I haven’t decided if I’m doing more than one of these or not. Regardless, the following is an actual conversation that I had with my best friend, Kris. She’s an absolutely brilliant girl, but sometimes… well, she is a natural blonde. And that’s all I’m gonna say about that.
Kris: Do you remember that show about dinosaurs that was on in the 80’s? Apparently it’s still on one of the kids’ channels, because my nephew watches it now. I thought it was funny that it’s still on the air.
Me: A show about dinosaurs?
Kris: Yeah, you know. It had the mom dinosaur, the dad dinosaur, and the baby…
Me: Was it a cartoon or something?**
Kris: Well yeah, I mean, they aren’t real.
Me: (pauses, looks astounded) Really?!
Kris: (slowly realizes that she has just implied that a show about a family of dinosaurs could possibly be filmed using the real, live animals; slaps own forehead) Shit.
**NOTE: “or something” actually meant “or puppets, or claymation,” not live animals. I would presume that it would be difficult to do any type of children’s comedy show using real animals, living or dead.