This Week in Milford

October 26, 2015

Put The Show In A Microwave?

Filed under: Alan Mayne, Holly Dobbs — nedryerson @ 3:53 am


Another Monday, another meeting where Alan and Holly scheme to improve the ratings of “Welcome Back Carter”. The conclusion? This show needs some more heat! Yes, this show featuring the forgotten actress Holly Dobbs teaching English in a tank town needs to be hotter. Maybe Holly should deviate from the curriculum and start teaching kids how to make swimwear out of Diet Coke cartons. Would that be hot or disturbing? The only way to find out is to tune in!



  1. “Down 17 percent from week one” probably means that six households watched week one, and just five watched week two. Holly’s obviously not working out, so she leaves. Since they’ve got the whole production crew already in Milford (one camera man, as best I can tell), they re-boot with an alternative show:
    1. “Right Behind Boo”. Young Miss Radley is obviously a Kardashian in training, so just follow her around and film everything.
    2. “Coach of the Week”. Each week, Gil passes coaching duties to some unqualified, unsuspecting person … a janitor, a dental hygienist, the guy at the transmission repair shop … and we see the hilarious results. At least, more hilarious than Dory’s jokes.
    3. “What’s My Lineup?” In a game show format, host Marjie Ducey names a famous team. Contestants have sixty seconds to name as many starting players as they can.

    Comment by Philip — October 26, 2015 @ 4:48 am

  2. Hoping for (a) Holly coming on to Marty Moon during a football game, or (b) all-out catfight with Mimi.

    Of course, Mimi would kick Holly’s ass in about five seconds, so maybe we go with option (a).

    Comment by John S. Walters — October 26, 2015 @ 5:37 am

  3. Maybe they’ll plant Paul Strange’s skeleton in Gil’s closet.

    Comment by billytheskink — October 26, 2015 @ 7:22 am

  4. If the tags are correct, and why wouldn’t they be, we last gazed upon Juicy “Hot Show” Ducey over 6 months ago. Even in Muckfard-time that’s quite a while.

    While all you (ahem) fanbois are rooting for an H&M throwdown, I’m rooting for our best girl Marjie. Alan, you want hot show? Muckfard already got hot show. It’s just that we can’t find her right now…

    Comment by g2design — October 26, 2015 @ 8:25 am

  5. Apologies for not getting back on Saturday’s post. I have Milford playing 3 games thus far, as I only record explicitly depicted or stated contests. These are the wins over Oakwood, Bastrop, and Jefferson.

    Holly wishing Mimi good luck at Tilden in the October 17th strip presents an interesting case, but I think it is more likely a reference to Mimi’s occasionally depicted job as the coach of the Lady Lark volleyball team than it is to an unseen football game.
    For one thing, Rubin has typically been very good about explicitly depicting the results of a 9 or 10 game football schedule every year he has written the strip.
    For another, the first episode of “Welcome Back Carter” airs shortly after the game against Bastrop, the second airs shortly after the briefly depicted “big” win over Jefferson. If “Carter” follows the weekly schedule most television shows do, the Jefferson game must occur the week after the Bastrop game, leaving no room for a football contest against Tilden.

    I’ll keep my eye out for other references, though.

    Comment by billytheskink — October 26, 2015 @ 3:57 pm

  6. Love your ideas Phillip. We all know Marjie D needs airtime for this show to survive.

    Comment by robmize2013 — October 26, 2015 @ 7:18 pm

  7. What this show needs is the desperate antics of an attention seeking Marty Moon, trying to get his big national break and impress Holly at the same time. The show could spin it as a love quadrangle – will Mimi and Holly fight over Gil? Will Marty and Gil fight over Holly? (Didn’t Marty date Mimi, or at least want to, back before she married Gil?) That’s entertainment.

    Comment by AirForbes — October 26, 2015 @ 9:11 pm

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