Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Bridge Over Troubled Water

Began my morning with breakfast and Daffy Duck's Easter Special. Daffy's bedeviled by an animator with a very strange sense of humor in what turns into a springtime variation on "Duck Amuck." The rest of the special is an anthology of new shorts, all featuring Daffy. The first has him and Sylvester chasing a golden egg. In the second, he has to defend a chocolate bunny factory from Speedy Gonzalez, who wants chocolate bunnies for the kids of his village. He's solo in the third as he tries to figure out how to get north without flying. 

Headed out to work shortly after the cartoon ended. At least I had no trouble getting Uber. The guy picking me up took six minutes; the one getting me at work didn't even take four. Gorgeous weather probably helped. It was still cloudy this morning, but by late evening, the clouds had vanished, and it was a lovely, breezy, sunny spring day. 

That was about the only thing that went right. Work remains a total and complete pain in the rear end. People continue to buy cartloads of water, despite Philadelphia claiming its water is safe to drink. No one wants to believe them. Today was our Senior Discount Day, too. I was dead tired and sore, and not really up to dealing with them all. We still don't have any help, either. It was me and one other cashier for most of the day. At least my relief arrived on time. 

Went straight into Match Game Syndicated when I got home. I came home in time for the second half of the first episode, which finished off the week with Robert Pine, Dick Martin, and Jamie Lee Curtis. Dick's delighted when his answer to "__ Rangers" turns up on the Audience Match after the audience gave him a hard time over it. The episode ends with Gene going out into the audience to find people willing to play a round with Charles.

None other than Dear Abby was the comedienne for the next week, joined by Bill Daily, Jack Carter, and Barbara Rhodes. Yes, Gene does give Abby a kiss to welcome "the new kid on the block." Bill Daily's more happy to hug everyone after his answer to "You Can't ___" comes up on top of the Audience Match. 

Finished the night online after a shower with Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. I go further into this classic comedy featuring Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell as gold-digging showgirls at my Musical Dreams Movie Reviews blog.

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