Talking with a friend on Sunday, she mentioned that when she reads about Dolores Umbridge, she pictures Mimi Bobeck, from the Drew Carey Show. I'm afraid that from now on, so will I.
And TV, sweet, sweet TV.
Trailer Park Boys: The Bible Pimp
I love this ep. Ricky is studying hard to get his grade 10. A preacher with a South Park voice and his daughter with Princess Leia hair canvass the trailer park, taking orders for Bibles for $59.95. Ray orders one to give to Ricky, "a gift of love from father to son", and insists that when it arrives (six to fourteen weeks), they spend an hour a day together reading it. The daughter sweet talks Julian. Bad things happen. Bubbles saves the day.
Trailer Park Boys: Never Trust A Man With No Shirt On
Lahey wants to get Ricky and Julian and their dope once and for all. But Randy thinks his ideas are too extreme and he and Lahey have a parting of the ways. Randy tries to get friendly with Ricky and Julian, but he shows up wearing a shirt, something he never, ever, ever does. Very suspicious. I think this was the ep where Mr Lahey said two things went together "like shit and strawberry shortcake".
Trailer Park Boys: The Bare Pimp Project
They sure do love the word "pimp"! Many, many hilarious things happen in this ep, but the best part is where J-Roc makes an "adult film" in the style of the Blair Witch Project. They make these little "stick pimps" to put up around, like the Blair Witch stickmen, but with coats and hats. And Bubbles runs "through the forest" with a flashlight under his chin saying, "I'm so damn frisky!" Oh, and Ricky and Julian go back to jail. It's the season finale, after all.
The X-Files: Shapes
Land disputes between ranchers and Native Americans. Werewolves. Etc. Not a good episode, but a good bad episode. And, my god, everything Mulder says sounds like a come-on. He's eager to help one young man off with his shirt. He's intense with everyone. He exudes "please fuck me". Especially at Sheriff Tskany (Michael Horse, who's always cool). In fact, here's a bonus drabble:
"Can I ask you something, Sheriff?" Mulder said.
"Yes," Tskany answered.
Mulder looked intently at Tskany. "Do you believe there's more to this world than we can see with our eyes?"
Tskany shrugged. "I suppose so."
"Do you believe a man can shapeshift into a beast?" Mulder put his hand on Tskany's arm.
Tskany stiffened. "I wouldn't have said so, but given the evidence..."
"And do you believe in the intense, immediate, and vital connection between two people who have just met?" Mulder moved his hand onto Tskany's chest.
"You fucking faggot," Tskany said and punched Mulder in the face.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Zeppo
One of the best and funniest eps ever! Xander Harris and the Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Night. Except, of course, the part where he has sex with Faith. Lucky bastard! Gah. I'd write more, but I'm still seething with jealousy. Also it's almost 2 AM.