Monday, September 15, 2008


When I try to find a splainin which can disable a Zonk - you know, those references to other TV shows when both shows should be sharing the same TV dimension - I'm not going to worry if it's 100% believable. My peeps, we're dealing with a universe in which your Mom could be reincarnated as a car!

I just need that splainin to satisfy the basic requirements in neutralizing the Zonk.

Having said that, here's the first of two Zonks for today:

Tony: I say this world extends way beyond this little field of dreams we're dancing in, and I wanna see that world.

Chris: What the feck's he on about?

Jal: He's quoting, Chris. It's a literary reference.

Chris: What do you mean, like Shakespeare and shit?

Jal: 'Dawson's Creek'.

Chris: Never heard of it. Don't watch telly - it's shit.

(I didn't bother to bleep the word "shit" as it goes out regularly now from BBC shows as well as from our own FX. As for the F-bomb, I substituted Father Jack's favorite expression from 'Father Ted'. I saw no need to over-use the 'Battlestar Galactica' substitute.)

The key to splainin away this reference to 'Dawson's Creek' is right there in the dialogue. Jal referred to 'Dawson's Creek' as a "literary reference".

Therefore, in Toobworld 'Dawson's Creek' is a book; a novel which is apparently so popular that Tony can quote from it. (Then again, Tony is a well-read fellow. In the same episode, he was seen reading "La Nausée" by Jean-Paul Sartre in the bathroom.) However, it looks like Chris doesn't read as much as the others, and he just figured it to be a TV show. And since he has such a low opinion of my favorite medium, who cares what he thinks?

What's great about this splainin is that we can now call upon it for any future reference to 'Dawson's Creek'!

Toby O'B


Anonymous said...

Are you sure Tony isn't quoting Dawson's Creek, the television show?

Toby O'B said...

'Dawson's Creek' shouldn't be considered a TV show unless the references to it as such are overwhelming. 'Dawson's Creek' & 'Skins' should exist in the same universe.......