Monday, September 25, 2006


On the season finale of 'Three Moons Over Milford', real estate diva Michelle Graybar explored her inner "Cheterosexuality" with a "crazy naked man" who wandered into town and claimed to be from the dwarf planet Pluto.

Near the end of the episode, in a scene reminiscent of 'Northern Exposure', Michelle lost her chance to be with "Chet" forever when he seemingly disappeared in the forest, beamed back to his home planet thanks to a sequence of numbers he chanted: "4, 16, 11, 47".

Just yesterday I wrote about how the "Numbers" in 'Lost' (4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42) were a universal equation that pervaded everyone's life in the TV Universe, no matter what the show. Not all of the numbers had to come into play - there was a safe deposit box numbered 1516 used by Locke's Dad; the Oceanic Airlines flight that crashed was 815.

So now it appears those numbers are truly universal and are not just a factor in one TV dimension. 'Lost' takes place in the main Toobworld, Earth Prime-Time, while 'Three Moons Over Milford' has to be in its own dimension because the Moon had been shattered into three large chunks.

And as noted, the numbers "4" and "16" were integral to the equation needed by "Chet" to return to his home planet. (I'm still not sure about the significance of the numbers "11" and "47".)


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