Sunday, October 21, 2007


FINALLY catching up on the last four episodes of 'Rescue Me'. As soon as I got upgraded to DVR, a couple of shows ended up saved with no timetable as to when I'd finally watch them. ('Damages' is a another one.) And I gotta say, I don't see myself coming back if there's another season. I really don't like these guys.

But anyway, that's not what I wanted to talk about.

In this latest episode, "High", Tommy was taking a phone call while hiding in the priest's box in the confessional. And a lady thought he was the priest so she entered and started to relate her sins in the last three days (since her last confession).

One of these sins was her impure thoughts while watching 'According To Jim'.
As reviled as the show has been, 'According To Jim' is still a part of Toobworld, and thus shares the same universe as 'Rescue Me'.

It's an easy enough Zonk to fix. The 'According To Jim' is not the same TV show that we watch. It doesn't even have to be a sitcom. A cop show, a legal drama, even a religious program on cable - 'According To Jim' could be anything.

Since 'Rescue Me' is set in New York City, perhaps 'According To Jim' is just a cable access show hosted by somebody sharing their world views. And I can't think of somebody more off the wall for that type of programming than Reverend Jim Ignatowski, whom we know better from 'Taxi'. Or maybe it's a mini-documentary culled from the hours of footage being compiled about a paper company in Scranton, Pennsylvania (as seen in 'The Office') featuring an office drone named Jim Halpert.

Maybe it's too crazy an idea. But the point is, 'According To Jim' doesn't have to be a ridiculed sitcom starring Jim Belushi.

When somebody actually refers to Belushi in connection with 'According To Jim', then we can talk about Zonks.....

Toby OB

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