For the longest time, when I saw the skillet scene in Prodigal Father, I had this nagging sense of familiarity but couldn’t recall why. This is so random, even for me, but I finally realized this…
( 'Summerlee whacked me with a skillet' )
…brought back memories of a high school drama performance. We created a short play about the rampage of an insane squirrel in the town of Nutsville [based on a true story, seriously! It was in the paper and everything!] I was a baker and the highlight of my scene involved being bashed over the head with a loaf of my own bread and knocked unconscious. It was silly and comedic, tragic and poignant, bizarre and surreal, all at the same time!
Btw? Never say I didn’t suffer for my art. Consider three things:
#1- the loaf of bread was (duh) a prop. Naturally, it was a prop with the composition of a BASEBALL BAT.
#2- we’re high school kids, not trained professionals. So it was less about pretending to hit me on the head and more like actually hitting me on the head.
#3- our leading squirrel went MIA during rehearsals, so I got to enjoy first being abused by the understudy and then by the lead when she eventually returned. GOOD TIMES.
I tell you, I had no trouble acting out ‘apprehension’ and ‘pain’ by the end of the term. It was only being singled out for praise by my drama teacher for attention to character detail and developing her personality that made it all worthwhile. I am always hungry for praise and validation. It makes me pathetically easy to manipulate because even when I know it’s happening, I can’t help but go along with it.
As we started season 2 of TLW, All or Nothing prompted two exclamations from Netty:
#1. ‘Look at him, he’s so much more handsome! He’s automatically ten times hotter! Why didn’t he do this sooner?’
( *Lol. Yes, this is considered a good hair day for Lord John Roxton.* )
I feel irrationally proud, despite having nothing to do with the makeover. I’ve had to make excuses for him throughout all of season 1, so reaching this point now is all the more rewarding and meaningful.
( *the new, improved, prettier Roxton* )
Those Magic Piranhas did a damn fine job. *sniffles proudly*
@ odakota_rose - lol, one of the rare issues we’re on opposing sides over. :P I know, I know, it’s bizarre that I love The Wig Episode- the random dancing! the random make out scenes! whee!- and yet pan Roxton’s first season hair, but that’s how I feel. [And I can never say that without thinking about Daniel and Jack in Window of Opportunity. *giggles*]
#2. ‘OMG, it’s her!’ - I frantically try to identify who it is but fail as she continues-
( ‘It’s Natalie Bassingthwaite! She looks exactly the same! Botox…’ )
Considering how much I pay her out on SYTYCD [Australia] for her lack of charisma, shrill irritating personality and inexpressive features- I MISS YOU, CAT- you’d think I’d recognize her but the dark hair is a good disguise. If you ever want to hide from me, changing hair color would be a good start, I’m not that observant. *facepalm*
On the latest ep of The Gruen Transfer, the only comedy show I actually find amusing, the team were analyzing a Bankwest ad, in which an executive engages in conversation with a mini horse-like creature.
Imbecilic Dude: What can we do about our home loan rates that will make people happier?
Vertically Challenged Equine Advisor: Well. Hmm. You could make them smaller.
Wil Anderson: What do I think is wrong with this ad? Well, it’s not the fact that the people that want to look after my money take their advice from dwarf ponies, no, its that the dwarf pony isn’t telling them anything worth hearing. ‘Customers want lower interest rates’. Really? They didn’t know that before they spoke to- the horse?!
Having seen Divine Right last week, it of course reminded me of: ( *the infamouse ‘Horse Crowns King’ scene.* )
Lol, why does everyone in this show eventually get promoted to royalty?