Friday, October 17, 2008

Situation Comedy

"Why isn't my life like a situation comedy? Why don't I have a bunch of friends with nothing better to do but drop by and instigate wacky adventures? Why aren't my conversations peppered with spontaneous witticisms? Why don't my friends demonstrate heartfelt concern for my well being when I have problems? ...I gotta get my life some writers."
That is a lament from Calvin and Hobbs but I've often felt that I have the opposite problem: life way too much like a sit-com. The Mr. Science spouse character? The live-in character in the little room under the stairs? The hippie family upstairs? The appealingly comical canine? The outrageously cute tot? I can see that the writers introduced the baby when the ratings started to dip. Now they must be going down again so the upstairs crowd has a new baby on the way. Where are the writers going with the new tent city springing up in the field? Are they trying to bring in a dose of economic reality? But I say, people don't tune in for that. Let's write those field party goers off the show and write in some jobs for everyone that doesn't have one. And let them write in a decent maid. She can make wise-cracks while she cleans the place up.


Gordon said...

This is one of the most true and apropos things I have ever heard.

Lynnis said...

Who are the tent villagers? Since they are squatters, suggest they find a new place to squat. It's not even your land. Brian's friend Paul had an interesting job for the census where he had to find out where the tent cities were and then try to interview the people. It was dangerous at times.