Topic: "Heeeerrre's Frodo" (3)
Strikes are not what they used to be. Before Frodo's time, violence was a likely event, and well into Frodo's day strikes were characterized by a complete shut-down in sympathy with the aggrieved brotherhood. On more than one occasion, governmental intervention was required either to ensure public tranquility or to provide necessary services. Frodo specifically recalls an inability to even obtain baseball scores from the night games completed while he slept. Those were, indeed, serious events when strikes quieted our fledgling economy.
The individuals who write the jokes for comedians and construct the dialogue for television sitcoms have gone on strike in recent days. Were it still the baseball season, Frodo would undoubtedly relax with a manufactured product from Milwaukee, and cheer on his newly-crowned hero Yunell Escobar of the gallant Braves, and completely ignore the indignities suffered by these pounders of keyboards. However, Frodo is characteristically unable to find suitable entertainment on any of the more than 300 channels which beam their way, via satellite, into his black-and-white. This "entertainment paradigm" does not seem fulfilled by any of the movies, repeats, documentaries, cartoons, televison evangelists (see "cartoons" referenced previously), or cable news outlets which dominate every click of the remote control.
Given the spirit of the upcoming Holiday Season, Frodo decided to amuse himself, and you dear reader, with an imaginary return to the golden days of television. This special gift, from Frodo to you, requires only that you imagine yourself in bed, with your own black-and-white beneath the canopy formed by your arched feet, listening to voices you recognize as if they still filled your home with laughter. Herein follows Frodo's rendition of true creative genius:
"And what is your name, Sir?"
"Cy, what do you do for a living?"
"Cy, are you married?"
"And what is her name?"
"And what does she do?"
"So Sue and Cy both sew?"
"Is the little girl in the audience one of your children?"
"What is her name?"
"Cy and Sue, who both sew, have a child name Cece; is that so?"
"Well Cy, what will you do if you win some money on our show this evening?"
--with apologies and gratitude to Jack Benny and Mel Blanc, who helped to twist the mind of Frodo into the pretzel that it is.