Friday, November 7, 2008


I'm not sure if this will be a trend this season, but we've seen a few celebrities appear as themselves on TV shows - only to be revealed as hallucinations.
It started with Dennis Reynolds being locked up in a Philly sanitarium on 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'. There was accosted by two other patients: Rob Thomas of the group Matchbox 20, and Sinbad. Later, it turned out that they were just two inmates who bore only a slight resemblance to the musician and the comedian.

Last night, Liz Lemon took a pill in order to prepare for her flight back to New York from Chicago. And then she found out that she was sitting next to Oprah Winfrey.
It turns out that the pill, which could cause dizziness, sexual nightmares and sleep crime, delivered a bigger wallop than Liz expected..... "Oprah" was in fact a 12 year old girl named Pam.

The last one we have is a bit of a cheat. Just as in the UK version of 'Life On Mars', NYPD detective Sam Tyler was struck by a car and now finds himself back in 1973 New York.

While making his way through a nightclub's throng in order to confront the club's owner, Sam bumped into folk rock singer Jim Croce. Sam did his best to warn the doomed singer to stay away from small aircraft, just as the UK Sam tried to warn Marc Bolan of T-Rex to stay away from small sports cars.
Of course, since the real Jim Croce eventually did die in a plane crash, an actor portrayed him in this encounter with Sam. But he's still an hallucination like Rob Thomas, Sinbad, and Oprah.....

I wonder who will be next? Maybe Phyllis Diller will appear in Charlie Harper's bed on 'Two And A Half Men' after he's been on a bender.....?

Toby O'B

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