Thursday, August 18, 2022

Summertime Laugh-Ins

Began the morning with breakfast and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. "Mickey Goes Fishing" to catch Goofy's cat Mr. Pettybone a Big Red Gooey Fish. Pete will only let them rent for 20 minutes, enough time for them to go after those fish. 

Spent the rest of the morning writing. Brett's not happy about being hemmed in between Red Queen Fannie and White Queen Helen, especially after they ask the others to a tea party without inviting her first! She doesn't think their nonsensical rapid-fire questions are going to be much help with proving she has what it takes to be a good queen. 

Broke with just enough time to head off to work. Spent the afternoon sweeping and pushing carts again. This time, we were dead almost the whole day. The weather remains gorgeous, in the lower 80's and relatively dry for this time of year. Not to mention, a lot of people don't have much money right now...and we're in the middle of August. Other than birthdays, baseball continuing, and a few stray family reunions and vacations, there just isn't much going on.

Picked up a few things on the way home. I forgot to pick up ibuprofen at the Market Place yesterday. I've had terrible headaches for the past few days. Good thing it's currently buy one, get one. I love Talenti ice cream, but it doesn't go on sale that often. Picked up two for $6; thought I'd try two "pairings," Strawberry Margarita (strawberry-lime sorbetto) and Bourbon Fudge Brownie.

Put on On the Avenue when I got home. I go further into this backstage romantic comedy about an heiress who takes offense to a skit parodying her, until she falls for its author, at my Musical Dreams Movie Reviews blog.

Watched Let's Make a Deal while eating dinner. Came in just as a couple with cricket hats gave up trying to get a car and picked up an almost-as-nice trip to Mexico. Two people were given duffel bags with possible prizes in them. A young man in a Ghost of Christmas Past costume won cash. The lady traded her bag for appliances onstage. That proved to be smart, at least then. I know people nowadays who would have been very happy with the stuffed Gremlins in the bag! The crickets traded in their vacation for the Big Deal of the Day and got a grand piano, a stereo, and a TV that were likely just as much fun.

Finished the night online with Laugh-In. Many folks tend to be down on the later seasons, but some of the actors in season five and six are as funny as those from earlier in the show. Patti Deustch in particular provided a delightful deadpan contrast to wacky Ruth Buzzi and haughty Lily Tomlin. She makes a heck of a lot more sense in season six than she ever did on Match Game. The guests are equally funny, too. Jean Stapleton and Sally Struthers explain what made All In the Family a hit, Mike Connors parodies his tough-guy image in the long-running detective show Mannix, Don Rickles insults weirdos to his heart's content, and partially-deaf stage star Nanette Fabray makes the show disability-friendly by doing her blackout gags in regular speech and sign language. 

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