Friday, March 20

Lost Friday - "Namaste."

Season 5 - Episode 9: "Namaste."

Another Lost Friday is upon us. Betty White is the funniest female actress of our time.

I swear, I've never seen Betty White in anything that didn't make me laugh my ass off. Her cameo in My Name Is Earl last night easily made the episode the best of the season. Seriously, I think she's the funniest female entertainer I've ever seen, and I'm including Lucille Ball. And yes, I'm factoring in that Betty White is essentially the sweetest lady on Earth, and Lucille Ball was a complete bitch, so take that into consideration.

Since we're on the topic of last night's 'Must-See Thursday,' I want to draw attention to The Office, and strongly encourage anyone and everyone to check out this episode in any way you can. It was nowhere near the funniest episode of the season, but it was clearly the most important episode they've done in at least two years. Anyone who has ever worked in a cubicle-based environment, especially in this current economical climate, will simultaneously cringe and applaud this episode that hits way too close to home to be laughed off and forgotten. It was really, really fantastic.

Onto this week's episode of Lost, I enjoyed it a lot more than the episode from two weeks back. It has answered questions, reunited most of the Oceanic 6 (why did Sun end up on the other the present day?), and more or less got us comfortable with the current situation. I enjoyed watching the borderline-slapstick nature of Sawyer running around, trying to cover everyone's asses once they warp-whistled into 1977, and I think we're setting up for a tremendous second half of Season 5.

And hey, since I took last week off, this week's Lost Friday is Super-Sized! Now let's make with the ha-ha, Joke Monkey!

("Dear CDP. It has been days since I've last kissed your masculine, bearded face. I miss you so much; I feel like I may burst if I do not feel your soft caress soon. Please send erotic photos. Love, Sun.")

("Damn it, when did The Outfield release 'Your Love' as a single? Was it 1985 or 1986?")

("Jack, for God's sake, put your shirt back on.")

(Frank laments getting the cheapest spray-on tan imaginable.)

("Um, do you want ham or chicken for your dinner selection? Hello?")

("Yo, Jordin Sparks, wake up.")

("Sun, be honest with me, does my wang look infected to you?")

(Sawyer's sideburns are 1977 approved!)

(Not wasting any time in 1977, Jack helps himself to some high-quality, Dharma Initiative-sanctioned weed.)

(Jack accidentally refers to Jin as 'that Chinese guy' for the last time.)

("What the hell do you mean the Playboy Channel didn't exist in 1977?")

("Hey, check this out. So, like, it's like a hatch, right? Only, instead of steel and concrete and stuff, it's made entirely out of hemp and hacky sack beads.")

(The first TiVo was significantly more complicated than present day.)

("Hello there. I'm 'Dead In A Week Guy.' Nice to meet you...oops, I'm dead.")

(This guy is the Anti-Sullenberger. I mean, this guy crashes more planes than the Luftwaffe. But seriously, folks.)

(It took a few weeks, but I just realized that this girl is really, really adorable. Then again, even a pile of laundry looks good lounging in a hammock.)

(Internet porn in 1977 was lacking at best.)

("Dad, drop us off at the end of the street. I don't want my friends at the dance to see you.")

("Hello, my name is Asshole McDickface.")

(Not Pictured: The eight dudes standing behind Hurley.)

Well, there you have it; another Lost Friday in the books. Sound off in the comments section, enjoy the first weekend of Spring, and get caught up with every Lost Friday so far this season.

Season 5 - Episode 1/2 Review.
Season 5 - Episode 4 Review.
Season 5 - Episode 5 Review.
Season 5 - Episode 6 Review.
Season 5 - Episode 7 Review.

I...didn't really care about this episode. I can't really touch on why, other than I felt like it didn't address much - it's just the set-up for next week, really, when OMG all heck starts to break loose, right? I think this struggle between the Oceanic groups is what disturbs the delicate peace between Dharma and the "hostiles" which leads to the truce being broken. How Sun might factor into this, I'm not sure. But I think the island is manipulating them all into shaping the past - either by changing the events that transpired, or by setting up the principal players so that this version of history is played out exactly as presented to the Oceanic survivors during their previous time on the island. So, can the island be, on some level, sentient and somehow self-aware? Or is there an actual entity (that just calls the island home) directing all of these events? By the end of the show's run, these are the only questions I'll care about having the answers to.

All is explained.
Wow, this place is deader than Latin today.
Ok, way to go out with a bang. That Hurley one was pure gold. Well played.
Osculare pultem meam!
I guess I was the comment killer this week?
No way, Maus. My captions were a little...rushed this week.

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