Okay, collective sigh of relief! The Herkelshimers have not abandoned us to suffer through Gil putting condoms on golf clubs in front of gobsmacked pre-teens. I’m going to credit Neal Rubin for an awesomely hilarious misdirection gag aimed at Gil Thorp faithful, even if it wasn’t his intention. Big ups, Neal and Rodd, for making this summer weird and somewhat unpredictable.
When Gil tells the kids about their “other coach”, are we to believe that he even knows the identity of this “coach” at this point or do we still wait for someone to wander in at the eleventh hour?
Perhaps, we have already met the “other coach”. One of the Herkelshimers (after Gil gets summoned over to Central City to bail them out after a McDougals gets trashed)? Eddie Grant? He doesn’t have anything better to than run Subwich into the ground. Maybe one of those smacked down clowns will seek to redeem himself by teaching kids the proper way to insert a golf club into a bag. Were these two panels of golf a red herring? Would Rubin dare? Dare, Rubin, dare!
Now as far as the Herkelshimers go, it’s nice to find out that Pop wasn’t driving after all. Also, it’s interesting to see that the Central City Armory (noted cathedral of the “squared circle”) is outfitted with a flashy marquee. The Fort Hesterly Armory in Tampa (previously discussed in the Championship Wrestling from Florida digression) had all the architectural flair of a mid-century American high school.
Fans flinging fire extinguishers at competitors? How awesome is professional rasslin’?