Sunday, April 5, 2009

Uncle Sal and the Finnish Farce (Episode 87)

Uncle Sal entered the Java Man coffee shop and saw Giacomo looking at his laptop. He watched a few moments of whatever Giacomo was watching before he said, "What is this?"

Giacomo paused the video and turned to look at Uncle Sal. He was about to start explaining what he was watching when he noticed the orange jersey Uncle Sal wore. "I like the old school Buccaneers jersey. Who's number eighty-eight?"

"Jimmie Giles. Tight end. So what is this you're watching?"

"It's this hilarious show from Finland. It's kind of a parody of news and politics."

"But with robots."

"Yeah. Kind of like Les Guignols in France does with puppets. The robots do all these sketches of current events in news and politics. This friend of mine, Sweaty Scott, he introduced me to it a couple weeks ago. And you could only find a few episodes here and there."

Giacomo sipped his cappuccino from the Baldknobbers cup and a little foam clung to his upper lip. "But now it's everywhere. You see one of the robots is basically the Finnish version of all these stupid, rich American girls that are famous for being famous. They don't do anything, but everyone knows who they are. Well, this girl" he pointed to the screen. "Is just like that. She was kind of famous because her dad is rich and rumor has it that he bought her a spot on the show once it started to take off in Finland. She recently had a run-in with a cop in Espoo. She was pulled over for speeding. And she didn't just give the cop the 'Do you know who I am?' treatment. She grabbed his tie, pulled it through the open window and then closed the window. She told the cop he could either let her go or start running when she got the car moving again."

"And now the show is more popular than ever because of the brat on the 'bot Finn spoof."

This episode featured:
Benny Hilson as Uncle Sal
Earl Borg as Giacomo
Jellybean Merengue as the laptop.

Tune in next week when Uncle Sal says, "I ain't afraid of no ghost."

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