Smokin’ Comment – Senor Wences’ Exclusive Lou Grant Exclusive
November 2, 2010 in Smokin' Comments
Some information is too powerful to remain unknown. Like an eel in a kettle, somehow it will escape and possibly scare your pets if they’re in the kitchen at the same time. Information is wriggly and scaly and maybe has teeth and a little tail thing, and to be uninformed in this connected world is to be contained by a kettle of mystery on a stove of bewilderment. Senor Wences knows this, for he has seen an eel. Not only has he seen it, but he’s grabbed it by the tail and swung it around his head like a true American and proclaimed that the eel is called Lou Grant. Read on to witness this exclusive eel exclusive.
“Is everybody aware that all the Lou Grants are available on Hulu? You can just sit there, and watch Lou Grant, and there’s no better way to spend your time. I mean, come on, shut up. Ed Asner! Lou Grant!
This is a great episode, in which we come to realize that Animal has some issues with his work as a photographer of the Vietnam War, a Vietnam wartime photographer, and he has flashbacks, from the experiences he had, while photographing the war, because they weren’t fun, those experiences he had, taking photos of the war. We learn a lot about Animal, in this one. He goes to the zoo and has flashbacks because the animals are too Vietnamese.
A lot of veterans issues are explored in this, so it’s important for America. Lou befriends a vet who is down on his luck, and tries to help him out, even giving him a job weeding his yard though the vet is a funky street negro who gives Lou a hard time initially in a black way! They get to bonding and Lou is given food for thought when they compare WWII and Vietnam coming home experiences. Lou was never called a baby burner and spit upon! Lou really thinks about this, and thinks there’s a story there. That’s what’s great about Lou Grant. He really learns from the people he meets.
And, anyway, also, my other point is, and the one I’m really getting at, is that a character, an official at the VA, says this, at one point: “I do not believe a Vietnam veteran is different than any other kind of veteran. Except maybe more of a crybaby.”
Hahahahaha! Awesome! Lou Grant SCORE! This show is full of shit like that. (Seriously, don’t get me started on the Hare Krishna episode, or the wife beating episode…good god, the wife beating episode is the apex of everything you’ve ever known, felt, or imagined.)
See, because, what I’m saying is that if Tim Gunn says something like that that, I’ll watch his show. It would be so good if Tim Gunn would just go ahead and say that. If he looks at some designer’s camouflage patterned thingie and says, all nose in the air, “I do not believe a Vietnam veteran is different than any other kind of veteran. Except maybe more of a crybaby.”
If he did, I’d watch all the live long day, like I do with Lou Grant, as everyone should. Just watch Lou Grant. Just do it. It’s all you need.
Couldn’t have eeled it better myseelf.