Halloween is getting oh so close. Can you feel it? I feel the sugar rush building inside me. It's welling up from the pit of my stomach, and a week and a half from now, when Halloween actually arrives, it'll get to the top of my eyeballs. Eventually the sugar will begin pouring out my ears. Happily, it'll still be edible and delicious at that point.
Sunday, October 21:
8:00 - 9:00PM
Nature - “Supersize Crocs.” I can only hope that these are the kind that you flush down the sewers if you live in New York City and have them grow up to be huge man-eating things. Or was that an alligator? Is there really a difference? Does it matter?
9:00 - 11:00PM
Masterpiece Theatre - “The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard – Episode 1”. I must tell you, I'm quite excited for this. This show is all about Ros Pritchard (Jane Horrocks); somehow or other this fine woman ends up running for Parliament and ends up winning. What's more though is that her party ends up with a plurality (possibly a majority, I couldn't say), and she becomes Prime Minister. Oh yes, it's true (in a fictionalized sense).
Monday, October 22:
8:00 - 9:00PM
Antiques Roadshow - “Philadelphia (Hour Three).” I am hoping someone brings in the Liberty Bell — that, or the Rocky Balboa statue. Seriously, how much fun would that be, watching the appraisers take a look at the Liberty Bell, see the huge crack in it and deem it worth about $100? Good times.
9:00 – 10:00PM
The Mysterious Human Heart – "The Silent Killer". Tonight on the show, the heart gets a bad case of indigestion and ends up being a silent, but deadly killer. No? Fine, it's all about atherosclerosis, you know the blockage of coronary arteries that ends up causing heart attacks.
10:00 – 11:00PM
Lords of the Gourd: The Pursuit of Excellence. In October of 2005 I was partially responsible for unloading a mammoth truck full of gourds and bringing said gourds into a television studio. It was one of the singular saddest moments of my career. But, heck, if you like gourds watch this show. In my opinion, the only good pumpkin is a dead pumpkin (unless it's the Great Pumpkin).