Wednesday, March 10, 2010

nuit blanche

spoiler alert: this post makes reference to the March 10 episode on CBC

First, a mea culpa. An astute reader pointed out that I erroneously attributed a line to Woody Allen when describing Ken. The line was: 'I would never belong to a club that would have me as a member'. In fact it was Groucho Marx who coined that phrase. (You're sure it wasn't Karl Marx? - ed)

Groucho also said: "I have nothing but respect for you and not much of that" Hmm, makes me think of the way Deirdre is treating Ken these days. Make no mistake, Ken is on the shortest of leashes and taking constant blows to his diminishing male ego. (He should have untied the bow and pushed off with his pole...on Martha's boat - ed)

Deirdre is really letting loose, dancing in the kitchen (is that what that was, I thought she was ill - ed), listening to loud AM pop radio, watching vulgar prime time TV (oh the humanity! - ed) and highlighting Ken's lack of spine. Ken's only hope is to somehow tempt Blanche back to the house and use her to deflect Deirdre's withering sarcasm.

The only problem is Blanche seems to like living at Peter's place. It's like 'The Odd Couple' meets 'Glengarry Glen Ross'. Blanche can cut loose, give Peter 'stick', enjoy her grandson and even make the odd two-penny wager at the bookie shop downstairs. Still, as Ken says, Blanche & Deirdre have to make up sooner or later, don't they?

"You try having Attila the Hun for a mother and see how you do?" says Deirdre to Emily and others at the Rovers.

Hmm. Better order another pint (not a half), Ken. I think this is going to take a while.

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