Friday, June 13, 2008

Sacred Ass-Paddle

A show I have recently enjoyed is called, "Moonlight".

It's the typical vampire show where the lead vampire is trying to be a good guy even though he is a vampire.

The storyline has been done to death (pun intended), but it's always a fun ride to see the conflicts that a character has to endure trying to live in a world where, technically, he is unwanted and would literally be killed if discovered.

There is usually a love interest, who is not a card-carrying member of the undead society, which always creates even more inner-turmoil for the blood-drinking leading man.

This show has a lot of nice twists and turns in it, and the characters are very believable. Believable is a loosely used term for a show about vampires running amok in our cities underworld.

I did not write this article to be a review of the show, or to dig deep into the Gothic mainstream, or even as a commentary on our society because we enjoy watching this type of programming.

The real reason I'm writing this is because last night I watched an episode in Moonlight that still has me giggling today.

Let me set the scene for you the best I can remember...

The lead character, Mick St. John (yes, he's the hunky vamp) and his girlfriend, Beth, were going to try and find some suspect for a case they were working on. They went into a fraternity house and as Mick was looking around he was about to examine a board with Greek lettering on it that was hanging on the wall.

One of the guys yells, "Don't touch that! It's sacred."

As Mick begins talking to this guy, his attention is distracted slightly and the guy grabs the board from the wall and beats Mick in the face with it then starts yelling for his friend to run.

Since you can't keep a good vamp down, Mick immediately runs out and catches the bad guy.

Earlier in the show Mick did something that upset Beth, just what this scene was is not really relevant to this story. Just know that Beth is really angry with Mick from an earlier scene.

Beth comes out of the frat house and said something like, "Well that wasn't so bad."

Mick then looks up and said, "Other then getting hit in the face with a sacred ass-paddle."

If you're not falling down laughing at reading that line, just know that during the course of the show this was hilarious! It's a fairly dramatic, and serious, show, and to suddenly hear Mick come out with that line at that moment was extremely funny.

At the end of this comment, Beth looks him square in the eye and says, "Karma". Remember, she's still pissed at him from a previous scene.

If you have not caught the show before, I recommend it as a good one to watch, just be careful of the sacred ass-paddle. ;)

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