While we were considering setting up some kind of PayPal donation fund to get something better than dialup for the Guilfords, we were thinking of All the Things that Have Been Struck by Lighting in the History of Earth, and then it hits us: You know who was struck by lightning? The Big Ragu!
Yes! Carmine Rugusa, in Laverne and Shirley’s seventh season memorably (um, to me) was struck by lightning and yet still went on to be cast in a Broadway production of Hair sometime later toward the end of the series. So take heart, Jessi!
We hereby inaugurate Television Theme Show Friday with the theme song from Laverne and Shirley, “Forming Our Dreams, You Come Applicable”.
[Please note that designating today “Television Theme Show Friday” doesn’t necessarily mean that we’ll do this again.]
[We just had a crush on Carmine when we were young and wanted to talk about him.]
[We are using the Royal We to deflect some of our hidden shame.]
[Yes, we know the word “one” is missing in the first line; that's how it came out]
Two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight
Habitual bungler, born loser,
Hare pepper connected.
We will do it!
Give us each possible probability, we take it.
Give us each possible guideline, we break it.
We will let our dreams come applicable.
They do our way.
Nothing becomes us now,
Straight in front and on the rail back now turns.
We will let our dreams come applicable and will do it our way.
There is nothing, which we do not try,
Never belongs to the impossible word.
This mark is not stopping we there. We will do it!
On your marking, you receive sentence, and go you now,
A dream receiving, and we know straight now,
We, our dream come, will let applicable
And we do it our way! Our way!
If you let all come our dreams applicable,
And you do it our way! Our way!
Let all our dreams come applicable,
For me and you
[P.S. I still love you, Carmine]