Friday, January 2, 2015

Tossed Salad and Scrambled Eggs

I'm usually a day late and a dollar short.  Missed the boat.  Didn't see the big picture. Didn't get it. Trying to figure out what the big deal was.  TV show Frasier was like that.

Here's a show about a psychiatrist doing a talk show on Seattle radio. Yawn! Boring. Well, so I thought and didn't bother giving the show a chance. Then a few months back I caught the last few minutes of the final show and thought it sounded sorta interesting.  Maybe I should catch an episode.

Lucky me.  Netflix had the whole series. No surprise.  Netflix is gaining the corner on the old television shows market. Yeah. I know what you're thinking. What about Hulu Plus and that other streaming service? But I don't subscribe to them, so Netflix it is.

I watched the first episode and it caught my eye.  I already mentioned Frasier's part in the show, but he has a brother Niles who is also a head shrink.  Put them together and you have a Lucy and Ethyl. Kinda.  Niles tricks Fras into taking in their Father, Martin Crane, an ex-cop who retired after taking a bullet to the hip.  Fras is not happy and gets more unhappy when Marty brings along his beat-up old recliner. The chair is obviously an eyesore among Frasier's tasteful decorating. But then Fras learns that Eddie is still around.

"Oh, no, dad, no, not Eddie."

"But he's my best friend."

"But he's weird. Gives me the creeps. All he does is stare at me."

"Aw, it's just your imagination."

Then we learn that Eddie is a dog! Here is a cut from YouTube.

Ron D. Voigts is the author of dark mysteries. His novel Strigoi, The Blood Bond is available on Kindle.

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