Monday, October 18, 2010


George Takei and Katee Sackhoff joined Oprah Winfrey, Jim Nantz, Sinbad, Betty White, Abe Vigoda, and Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20 in a very exclusive Toobworld club: they played fantasy versions of themselves in a TV show.

This time around, Howard Wolowitz of 'The Big Bang Theory' settled down in his bed's leopard skin patterned sheets, wearing silk pajamas (and probably with some lotion), to enjoy a masturbation fantasy with the star of 'Battlestar Galactica'. But then his ex-girlfriend Bernadette showed up in the fantasy and Howard confessed that he was confused.

That's when the gay actor who played the 'Star Trek' helmsman appeared, requesting the chance to join in. ("I'm not that kind of confused," groused Howard.)

Best part of this dream sequence is that neither of the shows that made these two actors "science fiction icons" (as Sackhoff described them) was mentioned. Had they been, their Zonks could have been easily splained away.

1) 'Star Trek' - Someone came back from the Future and gave Gene Roddenberry incredibly detailed information about Starfleet, right down to the type of actors to cast to get the characters just right. George Takei just happened to bear an incredible resemblance to the real Hikaru Sulu.

2) 'Battlestar Galactica' - This remake belongs in an alternate TV dimension, but if it's mentioned by Toobworld citizens like Wolowitz (or Dwight Schrute of 'The Office'), then it's a reference to the TV adaptation of the real life events seen in the original version of the series. (Probably it was funded by that same world security bureau (which I've dubbed "UNreel") responsible for the TV adaptations of 'I Spy', 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.', and 'Doctor Who' in order to deflect any investigations into the real circumstances. Katee Sackhoff was one of the actors hired to play one of the original people involved in that ragtag fleet's journey to Earth. (Making the character of Starbuck a female helped to confuse the issue of reality for "the event".)

Oh Myyyyyyyy!

* Here's the list of the sources for those other fantasy appearances:
Oprah - '30 Rock'
Sinbad & Rob Thomas - 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Jim Nantz - 'How I Met Your Mother'
Betty White & Abe Vigoda - Snickers blipvert

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