This Week in Milford

October 31, 2015

“Filming”? Who Look Dumb Now?

Filed under: Bad Jokes, freak hands, Milford Idiots — teenchy @ 11:22 am

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Y’know, last fall we had a nice sports-related story arc: aw-shucks, golden boy national prospect QB moves to town, takes over starting job from entitled egotist, who adapts to his crash role and helps golden boy lead Milford High to a state championship with little to no head coaching. The spring arc was even halfway plausible, with manipulative child of divorce softball pitcher with a mean streak getting bailed out of trouble by – and developing a relationship with – golden boy QB, who also fancied himself a baseball closer. (Let’s pretend that whole Bobby Howry thing never happened, shall we?)

Even with golden boy QB’s self-righteous mission this summer to kick the college football recruiting process down a notch (did he ever commit? Pretty late to be doing it now), we had a good setup for this fall and the defense of the state title. But noooo! Rubin gives us this ridiculous take on reality television, which fits in with his apparent worldview that the vast majority of teenagers are attention whores hounds who seek nothing more in life than to be in front of a camera. I’m guessing the upshot of this subplot is that the Darwin brothers will be too busy working on becoming actors that they’ll forget how to be offensive linemen: hilarity and injury ensues and the Mudlark’s defense of the crown goes down the bowl.

Honestly, Neal had given himself so much to work with that to see him bring us this hack job is disappointing – almost as disappointing as this afternoon’s edition of the WLOCP is sure to be. Time to start getting my drink on; I’m sure the trick-

or-treaters will like nothing more than to be greeted by nothing finer in the land…

Metapost: Instead of making it rain, how about just letting it?

meta-Metapost: Hey, where’d that come from? I didn’t post it…

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7 Comments »

  1. Marketable for what? Is there a market for Tanktown dimwits? HeHaw has been off the air for quite some time.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — October 31, 2015 @ 11:40 am

  2. Hey now, there’ll be no besmirchment of the fine “Hee Haw” name here.
    On a better note, Teenchy’s got a great point. We were pretty well blessed by the last autumn and spring arcs. They really were coherent and played out rather well, even under our company’s massed withering gaze. By comparison, this one went from an embarrassment of riches to just embarrassment at a Top Fuel Dragster’s clip.

    Comment by FoolyRain — October 31, 2015 @ 12:13 pm

  3. Is this the entire crew? Producer, star, and two camera jockeys?

    Comment by John S. Walters — October 31, 2015 @ 1:25 pm

  4. I’ve been staying out of this for the most part in order not to be an earache, but again, this entire plot is based on an impossible premise. No school would consent to having itself turned into a reality show– the liability exposure is unimaginable. Given that most of the subjects are minors, to do so would not even be legal in most jurisdictions: I fear we are seeing Whigrub on acid. I may comment occasionally but am only monitoring the strip for now: my interest is about the same as it would be in a talking chicken or a square egg.

    Comment by vaganova — October 31, 2015 @ 2:45 pm

  5. You might think that’s a dartboard over there upper-stage-left in P3. BUT YOU WOULD BE WRONG! That’s the DEW line readout. Thank God the Russky bombers are just now transiting the polar icecap – incoming!

    Hey if Mark Trail can blow up a boat (yet again), Alan and crew can be reduced to radioactive dust and bury this sad sad plotline.

    Comment by g2design — October 31, 2015 @ 5:55 pm

  6. I totally agree with the implausibility of this story arc. If any network would even consider such a show (highly doubtful) no school district would ever approve it being done. Let’s get back to the football games. This is supposed to be a strip about high school athletics after all.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — October 31, 2015 @ 8:09 pm

  7. I can honestly say I’ve never heard “make it rain” used like that before. I tend to associate it with strip clubs nowadays, if I’m being honest.

    Comment by emptyeye — November 1, 2015 @ 11:13 am


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