Sunday, March 29, 2009

Uncle Sal and the Senseless Scribe (Episode 86)

Uncle Sal and Alice walked into A Cool Dry Place jazz club for drinks before going to a play. They sat across from Giacomo and his new (typically busty) girlfriend Graciela.

"Uncle Sal, don't you think a New York Islanders hockey jersey is a little casual for the play?"

As he reached for a piece of bread in the bread basket, he said, "It's Kelly Hrudey. The Islanders goalie the last time the team was any good?" Realizing that explanation wasn't sufficient for anyone else at the table, Uncle Sal said, "I gotta shirt and tie underneath. By the way, what's the name of the play we're seeing tonight?"

"It's called Ragamuffins and Jam. It's kind of a re-imagining of the legend of King Arthur with a reggae band instead of knights and minstrels. It's written and directed by a guy called Horace Weddle. It's been getting really good reviews. Most people seem to think it's really funny. Except for Percy Motkovich in the Potboiler. He hated it. He said the direction was like trying to lead a bunch of five-year-olds in a fire drill. And he said the lead actor was as uninspiring as a turkey sandwich on a rainy day."

"But that don't even make sense," Uncle Sal said."

"Exactly. I mean, Percy doesn't always make sense. I remember one time he said that a certain actor in her costume looked like a twig in a bowl of pudding."

"So, he writes like this all the time?"

"Yup. And he has the nerve to call out someone who not only wrote a play but got it on stage."

Uncle Sal shook his head slowly from side to side and said, "Well, if that ain't the Mot callin' the Weddle hack."

This episode featured:
Umberto Flinderplatz as Uncle Sal
Frieda Crooks as Alice
Octavious Bankhead as Giacomo
Berta Foxglove as Graciela
Jellybean Merengue as the bread basket.

Tune in next week when Uncle Sal says, "I think someone's been having some fun with you."

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