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  1. Mary Pat Gleason who played the Mary that died in this episode, just died. It's probably easier to name all the shows she wasn't in.
  2. I was like, 11 when I picked my AOL screenname and though I don't use AOL to dial up to the internet anymore, I also still have my original email address! I do have a gmail account for more professional endeavors, but yeah, my AOL account is still my main one. This thread suddenly has me wondering what would happen if they went out of business! That address has been in use for 25+ years now. I'd be sad to lose it (and a little embarrassed about being sad to lose it).
  3. So all these posts about how they should include COVID-19 next season reminded me...this show started out being a few years behind us, right? I am certain I read that this was the case. Harris was born in 1996 but was obviously not over 20 when the show started. At what point did they say "the hell with that!"? They had Mark watching the debate for 2020 candidates live so that is the one instance I can think of where they just sped up time. Is anyone in the know about when they decided to just drop the whole few years behind thing? Or did they just forget they were even doing that?
  4. Yes, that really made me roll my eyes. You don't get back together with someone you don't love because won't you think of the children!?! Co-parent in a calm, rational, non-hateful way. Get that kid a different therapist. I realize it must be plot-driven so their hands were tied, but it was dumb. They could have made it that her relationship with Nolan made her miss all the red flags her son was giving and she needed to break up to be there for her kid, who comes first. That would have made more sense (at least to me), especially during an episode with juvenile delinquents who could probably also use more parental guidance! Full circle and all that. Blergh.
  5. Well, that confirms that--last night's episode *was* new. My Dish DVR didn't record a new episode last night (though it has been). Damn it, Dish, you had one job.
  6. I am fairly certain that was Thomas Lennon. I was getting ready for the day while I was watching this morning and wasn't paying complete attention, and wondered if that was the real guy as well (since I've never watched it. I thought it was weird he would be able to communicate if he was in fact in jail), but when the guy started to sing, I was like "that sounds exactly like Thomas Lennon", so that's my final answer. I didn't see your post until after I posted--but it's so funny that it's the singing that did it for me too. Up until then I was unsure then, bam, nope, that's Thomas Lennon! Edit: My bad! I read your post and immediately commented and forgot to read other posts first so it seems this was asked and answered! But I'll leave it up anyway because I have weaponized narcissism (seriously, that guy was very interesting).
  7. It was a parody song of Flo Rida's "My House" with a social distancing twist (and I think the song's chorus is quite catchy, anyway). But that wasn't a "real song" of hers (well, it is now, but you know what I mean). I was actually surprised about it but thought it was funny once I realized what she was doing.
  8. I hope you DTMFA. He sounds awful. Why would anyone want to be with someone who can't just be honest that they like you and/or puts the onus of the relationship on you? Nope on out of there. Do you think they changed it because of the Coronavirus? "Hot Zone" may have sounded alarming at the time or something. And seriously, why are they being so terrible to Christy? There are plenty of non-relationship story lines for her, like her internship or school or her kids, or Marie Kondo-ing the apartment, or watching TV, or reading a book. Literally anything else would be less painful than her current story lines.
  9. I live for Jim Anchorton segments. "In your professional cosmetology opinion, what color is Trump's face?" "The president has made a vow he's going to win every single African American vote in 2020...is he going to get your vote?" "He's not going to get my vote--" "Are you calling the president a liar?" "Oh yeah, most definitely!"
  10. My sister bought me a bag once from...Big Lots. Yes, really.
  11. Those of us who have a clue about the greater world out there and see how much better other countries have it do find it astounding. But there are still many people out there who rail against it. "You chose to have a baby! Why should I have to support you!" and bullshit like that.
  12. I just want to know what Janet could possibly not know that Alexa does!
  13. The one guy who has conversations with himself mentioned probably the one designer I've recognized on the show in a while--Gordon Gartrelle! "Maybe if you tuck it in a little..." "It's tucked into my socks!"
  14. They probably sent it Express and didn't use the Yokel service.
  15. I really enjoyed Jim Anchorton trying to find Trump's new African American (I recognize these are not normal words to write). "Can I look at it (Trump's cutout) any way I want?" <stares hard> "You couldn't pay me enough!" "This is an unpaid position. "That's a deal breaker." Same ya'll. Same.
  16. Also not a quote, but I always enjoy the moment when the girls are sitting and looking at the Christmas tree and Rose sings the first line of The First Noel and Blanche and Dorothy are just about to join it when Rose starts off with another story. Just them taking a breath to join in the singing and then getting Story Blocked always amuses me even though it's such a small thing.
  17. I generally avoid Erie for all fests (just because of traffic, people, etc.), but that food did look good and I may have to revisit this in the future. I have not eaten at the restaurant, but I have colleagues who have and they said the food was really good. The prices seemed really good (for example, $9 for a pulled pork sandwich and side--good portions). They were overall very pleased. I will report back if I end up going.
  18. Just earlier this afternoon, our local newspaper (reminder: I'm from Erie) had a Facetime Live session with RJ Messenger (aka: Shirt-Guy). I'm going to attempt to post it here and hope it works. It's about 40 minutes long and some of the questions you asked here were asked. I thought RJ got a bit prickly at some of them--I mean, dude, you lived it but there was A LOT that of course could not have been shown to viewers so excuse us for not knowing everything! One of those was about how Glenn bought the house--I guess he did use his real name so as not to commit bank fraud. RJ thought a few people got the shaft a little bit. So, if you have any interest in knowing a bit more: Check it out!
  19. So...I was rubbed wrong by the guy who shot Osama bin Laden joking about killing Osama bin Laden. I realize he wasn't the one coming up with the jokes, and I don't mean to say bin Laden was any sort of good guy--and I even understand gallows humor!--but I was a little surprised they went there. I don't feel like killing should be hilarious fodder for jokes, even if that person deserved to be killed. But maybe that's just me.
  20. Yeah, something about Rachel's only regret being not seeing Donna and Harvey together. It made Rachel look really lame.
  21. I admit I was multitasking, so maybe I missed it, but I don't think they explained how he figured it out. I mean, honestly, I probably don't read emails that closely, especially the closing and anything under it. Please know it is 90% likely that I will ignore your email signature quote you spent hours crafting, just as you likely ignore mine. But OK, so let's say he read the name, did he recognize the name? Did he google the name? Did they explain that? He did make mention of googling him but stopped because he wanted him to explain it himself. But if I saw a name they didn't give me, the likelihood I'd notice and then check into it is slim (I'd probably think they had a hyphenated name or preferred X last name for whatever reason). But then again, if that person had cameras trailing them maybe that's a different story...
  22. Agreed. I was horrified as I kept watching over the last few weeks and realized just how rehearsed this is (and *this* is what we get)? I get they need to have some control, but I actually think a little spontaneity could go a long way. I think the episode with Henry Winkler was one of the best* because he didn't stay within the confines they gave him. *and by best I don't mean great, but I think there was a little more life in that episode than others. Just glad to hear I wasn't the only one who had no idea who that was and why she was screeching the song of her dolphin people. UH UH! UH UH! UH UH! I'm all for people I've never heard of, but that was awful. She was...not good. But so many others are also not good. I don't know if they are stifled under the strict parameters of the show or just more uninteresting than I ever thought. And I actually at first liked the final 2 minutes where David just spoke about some story in his life (that I assume? was true, but at the very least it was generally amusing), but he's already given that up it seems. As I wrote a few weeks ago, I do want to like this but they are making it so hard. Maybe have only 2 guests and maybe they don't have to always talk about whatever weird celebrity thing is happening. I couldn't care less about Lebron and Taco Tuesdays. And when you do discuss whatever weird celebrity thing is happening or photo you post, let it be a surprise to the guests or something. I get that it's not a talk show, but, damn, let your guests talk for a second before you move on to the next (dumb) topic! (and seriously, enough about pussies, camel toe, titties, jizz, etc. It's just...tired. If that makes me a prude, fine. But is there anyone who is of an age to have watched David Spade when he was originally on SNL that finds that hilarious? If so, I'm sorry.)
  23. Not to pile on, but I'm having the same issue as everyone else. Manage Forum good. Manage Topic bad.
  24. I'm only a few episodes in. This is where I live so I already know the main ending (though not how it gets to that point). I agree with everyone so far about all the plot holes (thanks for the tires I could have found myself! Here's a wad of cash!). And a lot of these places he's digging for tires and iron do not look familiar to Erie. I guess they could be as I don't go digging in junkyards a lot but a few of us locals think the areas seem like somewhere else. And unless it was a trick of the camera, they show him sleeping outside of Dobbins Landing, which, no. I once got a parking ticket when I was like 2 minutes late when the meter ran out. This is a historical site along the bayfront of Lake Erie. No. So either they pretend to have him sleep there or they were given special permission to park/film there. And in the 2nd episode he goes to a car place to see if they have a trade-in they'd sell him. They turned him away because of legal matters. That place's owner was arrested on fraud. His business slogan was "Andy says, write it up!" (as in, a deal). Well, since he's been arrested people have been having fun with that. So...can people just buy trade-in cars, run them through a car wash, do a little light vacuuming, and then sell them for 3 or 4 times what they bought it for? Maybe I am in the wrong line of work?
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