?

Log in

The sort of discussions my wife and I have when we are very sleepy, or, Culture vs Science - A Journal of Zarjaz Things
October 2013
 
 
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
 
 
hipsterdad
hipsterdad
The Hipster Dad
Wed, Jan. 13th, 2010 08:24 am
The sort of discussions my wife and I have when we are very sleepy, or, Culture vs Science

I've been working on the theory that my mind is just naturally attuned to new elements to Doctor Who mythology, no matter how obscure or hard to spell. The first time they mentioned Raxicoricofallipatorious, the word stuck, if not the spelling, anyway. Stargate SG-1, on the other hand, it's one long process of me pausing episodes and saying "Wait, that System Lord with an apostrophe in his name they just mentioned, is that the one who killed that other dude with an apostrophe in his name?"

Last night, we watched a good SG-1 episode in the third season. It was a proper mindfuck of an episode with a few good emotional gutpunches. It was, however, utterly unnecessary. When we went to bed, I told Marie that I really liked it, but it would have been a whole lot simpler had the lady with an apostrophe in her name, instead of telepathically sending an episode's worth of hallucinations to Daniel for him to take forty minutes to decipher, just telepathically told him that her son was a Hasenpfeffer and was hiding on the planet Hug.

"You mean her son's a Harcesis and is on the planet Keb," Marie told me.

"Look, my brain's full up enough with Raxicoricofallipatorious and Clom," I said. "I don't have room for Hasenpfeffers, and the least you can do is acknowledge how clever I am bringing Laverne & Shirley into this."

"What are you talking about?"

"Schlemiel! Schlimazel! Hasenpfeffer Incorporated! It's from the opening of Lavrene & Shirley. You knew that, right?"

"But I never watched Laverne & Shirley."

"Good grief. We'll be eighty years old and I'll still be saying 'You know, he played Potsie on Happy Days'."

"And I'll be asking 'You still can't spell hymenoptera'?"

"H-Y-M-E-N-O-P-T-E-R-A. What's that, something to do with bugs?"

"You remember, six weeks ago I was telling you about how the hymenoptera undertransmogrify with the genes and the half-deploids frazzle with the chromosonal coding and gunkunk the doozers." (Note: Possibly not an exact quote.)

"You did mention that, yes. The point being that the overwhelming, overwhelming majority of people our age know about Laverne and Shirley, whereas only a very, very, peculiar few give one-half of a flying fuck about hymenoptera and half-deploids."

"I know who Laverne and Shirley are; they're those two actresses."

"Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams, yes."

Marie mumbled something, at considerable length, about half-deploids and their genetic makeup, and then I think she either fell asleep or pretended to before I told her who played Potsie. I didn't want to mention that I only know how to spell hymenoptera, or guessed that they might be bugs, because there were some butterfly aliens called Menoptera in a 1965 Doctor Who serial called "The Web Planet." It's facts like that which prevent me remembering what a Hasenpfeffer is.

Tags:
Current Mood: awake awake

15CommentReplyShare

tohoscope
tohoscope
danno!
Wed, Jan. 13th, 2010 02:03 pm (UTC)

So, who played Potsie? And what would he be called on SG-1?

Bonus question: what was Richie's brother's name and who played him?


ReplyThread
hipsterdad
hipsterdad
The Hipster Dad
Wed, Jan. 13th, 2010 02:14 pm (UTC)

I don't remember who played Chuck. Potsie was played by Anson Williams, and the reason I know that is he starred in a variety show pilot that Sid & Marty Krofft did for NBC. On SG-1, I'm sure he'd be a Go'auld called Poa'tsetse or something. The ancient Hammurabians or somebody probably worshipped him.


ReplyThread Parent
tohoscope
tohoscope
danno!
Wed, Jan. 13th, 2010 02:23 pm (UTC)

Poor Chuck. Never got a chance to jump that shark.

I really miss the days of the variety show format. Imagine the fun Sid & Mary Kroft could've had with today's celebs. Like Lady Gaga.

"Tonight on the Muppet Show: Marilyn Manson!"


ReplyThread Parent
hipsterdad
hipsterdad
The Hipster Dad
Wed, Jan. 13th, 2010 03:46 pm (UTC)

Heck, Prince was on Muppets Tonight about 15 years ago and nobody believed that when it was happening.


ReplyThread Parent
dave_iii
dave_iii
Dave III
Wed, Jan. 13th, 2010 06:03 pm (UTC)

They did have Alice Cooper once... that was the furthest they strayed in that direction, as far as I know.


ReplyThread Parent
mpceccato
mpceccato
Matt Ceccato
Wed, Jan. 13th, 2010 07:47 pm (UTC)

Debbie Harry also guest starred once. Probably a little tamer than Alice Cooper, but it did get her to sing "The Rainbow Connection".


ReplyThread Parent
mpceccato
mpceccato
Matt Ceccato
Wed, Jan. 13th, 2010 02:43 pm (UTC)

I met Anson Williams at Dragon*Con 2006. He was incredibly nice to Aron and I.


ReplyThread Parent
ebiannah
ebiannah
Duchess of The Paisley Army of Gnomes
Wed, Jan. 13th, 2010 02:29 pm (UTC)

LOL at the whole dang thing.


ReplyThread
dave_iii
dave_iii
Dave III
Wed, Jan. 13th, 2010 02:57 pm (UTC)

Did you know the guy that played Ralph on Happy Days, Don Most, also did the voice for Eric the Cavalier on the Dungeons and Dragons cartoon?

Willy Aames, who played Hank on that cartoon, was also Tommy Bradford on Eight is Enough and Buddy on Charles In Charge.

...And hasenpfeffer is a type of stew from Germany involving rabbit.


ReplyThread
hipsterdad
hipsterdad
The Hipster Dad
Wed, Jan. 13th, 2010 04:08 pm (UTC)

That kind of hasenpfeffer I know. The kind of hasenpfeffer that happens when two Go'auld System Lords have a child together in Stargate, that I don't know anything about.


ReplyThread Parent
dave_iii
dave_iii
Dave III
Wed, Jan. 13th, 2010 04:50 pm (UTC)

Ohhhh, HASENpfeffer. Ok, I'm with you now.

And I wouldn't say it bears thinking about-- Given the critter's lifestyle, I really wouldn't want to know too many details like that.


ReplyThread Parent

hipsterdad
hipsterdad
The Hipster Dad
Wed, Jan. 13th, 2010 04:09 pm (UTC)

Well, that would have just made the conversation silly.


ReplyThread Parent
sylvanas_reborn
sylvanas_reborn
sylvanas_reborn
Wed, Jan. 13th, 2010 05:26 pm (UTC)
*shudders*

Ok my brain hurts now. Thanks for that.

But at least I knew what the hasenpfeffer was from!!!


ReplyThread
hipsterdad
hipsterdad
The Hipster Dad
Wed, Jan. 13th, 2010 05:56 pm (UTC)
Re: *shudders*

Yes, Germany, to hear Dave tell it.


ReplyThread Parent
drhoz
drhoz
Drhoz!
Thu, Jan. 14th, 2010 01:18 pm (UTC)

Blon Fel Fotch Passamer-Day Slitheen


ReplyThread