Sunday, September 28, 2008

Uncle Sal and the Dubious Drama (Episode 60)

At a booth in the Liberty Bull Steakhouse, Uncle Sal opened the entertainment section of the newspaper and said, "What do you know about that?"

Giacomo lowered his menu and said, "What?"

Uncle Sal moved aside the Betsy Ross syrup bottle and showed the headline that the community theater was going to put on a production of Our Man Jeeves by PG Wodehouse.

"Who's PG Wodehouse?"

Uncle Sal snatched the paper back from Giacomo and said, "Whatsa matter with ya? Ain'tcha ever read anything? PG Wodehouse wrote all these books with a butler named Jeeves. Now, Jeeves's employer was always getting into these situations. Inevitably, he'd ask Jeeves for advice and Jeeves would come up with some crackpot scheme that only made the situation worse. They're funny stories."

He read on in the article and said, "Will you look at that? They got this guy Tab Graff to play Jeeves. That's hard to believe. Guy used to live up the street from me. I never met a bigger sourpuss than this guy. Ain't got a funny bone in his body and they got him as the lead in this play."

The waitress came to the table to take Giacomo's and Uncle Sal's orders. Uncle Sal put down the paper and said, "I'll have the liver and onions, extra onions." Then he picked up the paper again and shook his head at the article about the upcoming play. "I can't believe it. I just can't imagine this unfunny guy in a Wodehouse play. Well, in any case it should be interesting to see what happens when the director Graffs up his Jeeves."

This episode featured:
Otis Dobler as Uncle Sal
LJ Whiffenmyer as Giacomo
Cornelia Couch as the waitress
Jellybean Merengue as the Betsy Ross syrup bottle.

Tune in next week when Uncle Sal says, "I AM the king."

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