October 13th, 2005

When Polter-Cows Attack!

Did I Get Really Drunk at a Biker Bar?

Okay, before, I get to posting about the episode, I have to post something else. And it might come off as bragging or self-indulgent...because it is. But when you have a fucking Master's degree and you're working in a goddamn university bookstore and you feel that if you actually took stock of your life, you'd start to cry, even the littlest things can make you ridiculously happy. And you need to cling to those things with all your might, to remind yourself that you are the coolest person in the entire world, or at least in the top ten thousand. Fifty thousand. Million, at least. You hope. Maybe.

So, in the premiere (don't worry, there are no spoilers before the cut), there was a reference to a Jennings Crawford. I immediately recognized it as a name Rob had used in both Slave Day and Cupid. So I asked him what the deal was, and he told me Jennings Crawford was a good friend of his with a cool name, and he couldn't believe I caught all those references.

Then, in Rob's commentary for the pilot, he was talking about a song playing by the Wannabes: "The lead singer, uh, of the Wannabes is named, uh, Jennings Crawford, which the close observers of my work may notice is a name that I use a lot; I just like the sound of the name."

Of course, I took "the close observers of my work" as a shout-out to me, because there was obviously no one else in the entire world who had caught his use of the name. I told him I was doing so. His response?

It was.


It totally made my day. And just so this isn't All About Me: I also sent him some comments about the commentary from the MM (anonymously, mind you). Like this one:

Ok. So I was wrong about Shelly Pomroy. And I really love RT. Seriously. As in I envy his wife.

His response?

I'll have to pass along the "envy his wife" comments to Katie. Make sure she appreciates me.

Now, let's talk about the episode, baby.

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