We found a crazy TV show – “Skippy the Bush Kangaroo” – set in Queensland in the early 90s. Skippy is a female kangaroo family pet like Lassie, but even smarter. You can tell Skippy to go get help from a particular person, and Skippy will hop into a restaurant and find that person (“Skippy & The Golfer” episode). It’s a great show full of sweet vintage fashion and I encourage everyone to check it out.
G’day, weasel plate!
As with all WTF Wednesdays, there are more questions than answers.
(technically my friend’s sister, but she’s my friend, too dammit!) odd mom out is a new show on monday nights on bravo. written by and starring jill kargman, it’s quirky, funny, smart and co-stars the (scene-stealing) newcomer KK Glick.
when i knew KK, she was called kristen. she is the 4 years younger sister of my best friend beth. the first time beth slept over my house in 7th grade, we made an Iroquois longhouse diorama and took screwdrivers around the house tightening all the screws on the light switchplates. i slept in KK’s bed dozens of times from 7th through 12th grade. she and beth shared a room and KK would often weekend nights sleep over a friend’s house, leaving a free bed for me to poach. beth and KK have a cool older sister and brother, their brother in particular was himself a friendly allstar athlete and had lots of friendly allstar athlete friends who were always hanging around their house – it was basically heaven for a 15 year old girl, and i slept over there a lot. back to KK – she was quite a bit younger, but still funny and not annoying – she was into sports and did her own thing with the acting – i remember seeing her do summer music as a little 10 year old kid, singing “Go to Timbuktu!” (Oliver, I’d Do Anything) and ‘summer nights’ from Grease.
we went on many vacations with her family – woodloch pines in the summer and killington in the winter. i wish i had some pictures that include KK with me here in NC, but instead here’s my mom and beth riding in their maroon woody minivan to the poconos.
the only other KK-related photo i have here is this, and this is a sad story which might end up on odd mom out someday – it’s KK’s christmas present bunny, named Oreo, we kept him overnight at our house for a day or two beforehand to help with the christmas surprise, here he is with my rabbit Barney. i think Oreo lasted about 1 day before he tragically died somehow of natural causes in his hutch. it was probably traumatic for KK. pretty soon thereafter, they ended up getting Murphy, a small white ball of tail wagging fluff who loved to lick.
anyway, i am so proud of KK for following her dreams and landing this amazing role on major Big Time TV. she plays dr. vanessa and is calm and hilarious. she is so much like her real self, it’s hard to believe she is acting.
in last week’s episode, they said my name! kind of. jill is telling her husband to find love and remarry if she should die first, and she suggests he remarry ‘lolly mctammany’ – haha! see the 30 second video here: Odd Mom Out
watching the ‘nature’ show on pbs last night called ‘odd couples’ about different species of animals being friends. basically it was different animals (cheetah, deer) that were friends with retrievers. retrievers are very friendly animals!
pouncey was EXTREMELY interested in this show. he went right up to the screen when the dog who could have been his twin was pouncing around. he sat 6 feet from the tv and watched intently until it ended. when they showed other animals (goose and tortoise) he was not interested. maybe his little pea brain works better than i give him credit for!