This Week in Milford

August 20, 2016

Oh Look, Mother Bader Finally Gets a First Name


This plot has gone on so long that everyone’s back in long sleeves again!  At least it’s more appropriate than showing up to a funeral service in softball uniforms. Of course it’s still a funeral – Del’s – and the baseball Mudlarks aren’t here to offer anyone any moral support so much as they’re here to satisfy their collective morbid curiosity.

Mighty magnanimous of Rubin to bestow a first name on Mother Bader at this late date in the arc.  Has the finally fully named Sandra Bader actually stepped away? She still looks trapped within the courtroom pews to me. Speaking of trapped: stay tuned for a week of courtroom exposition leading up to a Labor Day weekend in which someone (anyone?) learns some kind of lesson.

If we’re stuck with courtroom drama for another week, might as well start it off with a laugh. This skit is still memorable for me, if only for the moment when the late Jan Hooks states her occupation.



  1. If Del is pleading guilty then this should be a rather quick trial. It would be just a matter of the judge imposing a sentence, right?

    Comment by Bobby Joe — August 20, 2016 @ 9:15 am

  2. So given the legal accuracy of this story line so far, which sentence can we anticipate for Del?

    A) Firing squad
    B) Gas Chamber
    C) Electric Chair
    D) 20 years in the public stocks without possibility of parole

    Comment by Moon Mullins — August 20, 2016 @ 9:52 am

  3. I say Del should have to sell industrial solvents the rest of his life.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — August 20, 2016 @ 9:59 am

  4. Selling a solvent? That’s not a solution!

    Comment by Moon Mullins — August 20, 2016 @ 10:08 am

  5. ”\

    Comment by mwilykat — August 20, 2016 @ 11:00 am

  6. P3: Here’s hoping “a Circuit Court” has interior architecture like the pre-Plexiglas Hennepin Co. Gov’t Center.

    Comment by g2design — August 20, 2016 @ 2:37 pm

  7. Hey, the kid’s a kid.

    Comment by 1966tvbatman — August 20, 2016 @ 5:46 pm

  8. Nowhere to be seen: Gil Thorp. And Mimi Thorp. And Bob Kazinski. And Principal Pearl. And Barry’s counselor.

    Hell, they could have at least sent Steve Luhm to represent the Milford school district. And mop up the tears on the shiny courtroom floor.

    Comment by John S. Walters — August 20, 2016 @ 8:39 pm

  9. Why?

    Comment by Gil's Barber — August 20, 2016 @ 9:07 pm

  10. Love that SNL link, ,thanks. LOL big time

    Comment by Gil's Barber — August 20, 2016 @ 9:18 pm

  11. […] off and, disguised as Shelly from Selasky’s Supper Club, got Del Bader drunk so he would cause death.  Hey, it’s not that much more far-fetched than the idea of Del agreeing to speak to some […]

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