Friday, September 16, 2005

"Full House" or "Dilbert"?

Below are two plot summaries, one from the TV show Full House and the other from the TV show Dilbert. The character names have been removed to disguise the identity of the show. Are you up to the challenge?

1. The new school year is starting, and _______, who is entering 2nd grade, expects a bad day at school, but instead, it turns out to be a good day for _______. The same can't be said for 12-year-old _______, who is entering 7th grade, a step closer to becoming a teenager. On her first day in junior high, _______ is humiliated by _______ and _______, a couple of bullies. On the next morning, _______ decides to put on make-up, because she believes the only way to fit in among the 7th graders is to do what _______ and virtually all of the other 7th grade girls are doing -- look twice as old as she really is by putting on makeup. _______ thinks _______ is overdoing it, so he lets _______ help _______ with the makeup. Meanwhile, _______ tries to teach _______ how to play golf so they can impress a client who likes to play golf.

2. When _______ sips from the cup of management, he loses "the knack" that makes him a great engineer. In denial of his situation, he engineers a satellite project that goes wrong and takes out all communications and power, sending the world back into the dark ages.

Answer bank: Full House, Dilbert


J.R. Wienerman said...

This is kind of funny, and it would have been legitamately funny had you not included the line about golfing with a client in #1. By introducing the notion of the workplace--of impressing a client who plays golf--you undercut the very humor on which your post relies: the unequivical disparitity between the two shows' themes.

Tom said...

J.R. doesn't know what he's talking about. This is a great post--one that will someday hang framed beside "A Sad Day" in al's boyhood home museum.

Anonymous said...

Your post is a brilliant critique of political correctness.

Anonymous said...

my brother told me it got erased, so i'll repost.


-from, seth"

Rich said...

there were rumors of a new post...could this be a false dawn for delino fans (and co-bloggers)?