Lately, Offspring has been requesting that we TiVo the reruns of the old "Drew Carey Show." She first discovered Drew on watching reruns of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" and thought that it would be fun to watch those as well.
Several have been slightly raunchy, and I was glad that she just didn't "get it" when a recently-shown episode featured more adult humor and understanding failed her. We're now watching with an eye out for anything that we may have to fast forward for after recent mentions...
In one particular recent episode, Drew's brother Steve is set to marry Drew's archenemy, Mimi, the very next day. Drew and his family and friends gather around for a family meal to welcome Mimi into the fold. Drew's elderly Uncle Alfred is there, and the conversation that ensued made me choke back laughter AND tears because it's like it came straight out of any one of my own family gatherings. I keep trying to tell you people that I come from a family of loons, but you seem to think that I'm merely jesting. Here's proof positive:
Drew's mother is talking about getting all the family together for a picture.
Uncle Alfred: "I took the wrong medicine, and I'm going to have an erection in about an hour."
Drew's Mother: "And we can't have that ruining another family photo!"
Juggling Freak darn near fell off the bed laughing. He said that he thought that the whole comment could be applied equally well to either my own father, or my stepfather. Sad thing is -- he's right. For more proof, I direct you to the tale of my brother's college graduation.
And you people thought I was making it all up!
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