Years ago, when I saw Spinal Tap for the first time and laughed my head off at the song “(Listen (shhhhh) to the) Flower People”, I had no idea there was a hippie faction that actually called themselves the Flower People. And according to this episode of Ironside, they also named themselves after flowers and dressed like rejects from Willy Wonka’s candy factory. But how many of them were trafficking in stolen cars?
The next installment in my ongoing rundown of Ironside‘s debut season is up on The Beachwood Reporter. Drop in at the Psychedelic Daffodil and check it out.
The first three minutes of tonight’s episode of The Office was as funny as it gets. I haven’t laughed that hard in weeks.
While the rest of the episode wasn’t nearly as good (I didn’t think the Meredith intervention storyline worked) the creation of Princess Unicorn was brilliant. Dwight paired with the Princess (“Look at that. How does that happen. The king has sex with a unicorn?”)–now there’s a comedy dream team.
You can unlock the magic of Princess Unicorn over on her website.
NaBloPoMo, Day 20
“Query: If it doesn’t fly with ease in a 50 mile-per-hour wind, what can walk up and down the side of a glass and stainless steel building, has no blood, and . . . wears tennis shoes?”
The killer checks into the hotel where Norma is staying (along with Ironside and fifteen other cops.) I’m so distracted by his pulling out a couple of lousy quarters as a tip that I nearly miss who’s playing the bellboy. It’s Mike Farrell everyone!
What, no murder to solve? This week’s episode casts Ironside as a tough-hearted Mother Teresa. The Chief is having trouble getting his Big Brother program for at-risk youth off the ground. It seems the boys in the hood would rather make zip guns than play touch football in the park with a bunch of off-duty cops. Sheeze, kids.
With Mark driving and Ed riding shotgun, Ironside and Eve are left to peek out of the interconnecting window between the front seat and the back of the van; it’s the only way they can see outside the car and have all four appear on camera together. This incredibly awkward shot gives the appearance that Ironside is putting on a puppet show with Eve as his ventriloquist’s dummy.
There has got to be an easier way to kidnap someone than popping out of a pond in full scuba gear and chasing after your victim while wearing a wet suit and mask. Driving the getaway convertible while clad in rubber can’t be easy either.