Dr. Cooper's two Moms returned this week on 'Nurse Jackie'. However, there was a slight problem for Toobworld - Blythe Danner was unable to play Mrs. Cooper due to a filming commitment. So instead of waiting until she was available, the show forged ahead with a recastaway - Judith Light.
I would have thought the producers of the show would have checked first before coming up with the script, to make sure both Danner and Swoosie Kurtz (who plays the other mother, Mrs. Sheinhorn) were available when they wanted to shoot that particular episode. But what do I know how the industry works? TV, like sausages and laws, is something I don't want to watch being made.
Since 'Nurse Jackie' is a reasonably realistic series, "The mere thought hadn't even begun to speculate about the merest possibility of crossing my mind"* that I should consider such options as quantum leaping to splain away the physical dissimilarity.
Instead, it's an old stand-by that we'll use - plastic surgery. In the nearly two years since we last saw Coop's mom on the small screen, she had "some work" done. Right down to the vocal chords, apparently.....
As the Trickster once said, "Reality is boring, that's why I change it whenever I can."
I'm just "The Man Who Viewed Too Much", and "Inner Toob" is a blog exploring and celebrating the 'reality' of an alternate universe in which everything that ever happened on TV actually takes place.
Most of my theories about the TV Universe come from thinking inside the box and thus can't be proven. But I've never been one to shy away from a tall tale.....
Remember: "The more you watch, the more you've seen!"