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Tuesday, October 28, 2003
Burt and Ernie and Tony
Blog watches TV so you don't have to. While flipping through channels this morning, Blog's eyes were set ablaze by the sight of Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr. running away from a talking broccoli stalk.
Sometime ago, actor James Gandolfini made appearance on Sesame street as a child-friendly version of his fictional alter-ego. In a segment about "being afraid," the mob boss confessed his own fears to a puppet named Zoe. He's afraid of getting his hair cut (what hair?) but is consoled when the barber gives him a lollipop. Snuggling his teddy bear helps him feel less scared at night.
The one thing Tony can't handle though is "giant talking vegetables." When the broccoli casually strolls on screen, he flees.
The message here? Everyday fears can be overcome by directing your attention to candy or stuffed animals. But when you vegetables try to talk to you, leave and consult Dr. Melfi. You may want to replace that Prozac with either Zoloft or pure grain alcohol.