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Posted by Bill Cosson on June 22, 2000 at 08:57:04:

In Reply to: WHY IS THIS MONKEY HOUSE SO QUIET??? posted by Terry on June 21, 2000 at 23:36:59:

Part of the quietness I'm sure is due to the shock we're all in that TVLAND would air the old episodes. It's a day we never thought would come, and now it's here, we're not sure what to do with it. Personally, I've taken the opportunity to upgrade the quality of my old tapes, some of which were grainy, edited sloppily as per commercials, and they had all those numbers and dates in white that the old VCRs were famous for.

To answer Terry's questions, I'll take them in order.

1. Do you have new perceptions of the show?

More attention is being paid to details. In "Trunk From the Past," Sarah pulls a pistol out of her bedside drawer, chambers a round expertly, and blasts a hole in the ceiling to quiet everyone down. I never knew she had a gun. And wouldn't you know it, the camera angle is such that you don't get to see what kind it is. It has a rounded barrel end, so I have to assume it's a Walther PPK or somesuch. Louis charges Jake 100 francs for the door broken in the scuffle with Ted; he doesn't even mention Sarah's damage to the hotel. Ain't that just like a Frenchman?

2. Does Jake and Sarah look more beautiful than ever?
I dunno. I'll leave that one to the individual. These folks all get their jobs because combine acting ability with pleasant looks. Jake and Sarah are no different.

3. Spotting any new spoken lines you had forgotten, or seen an episode you never knew existed?

Trunk From the Past is the only one I've seen. I've just taped the others, and haven't had time to see them. I noticed Jake sure was tongue-tied when Ted said (and I paraphrase), "I care for Sarah because I love her. How about you?" Jake shoulda said something, no? Anything! He's lucky Sarah was a patient woman.

: 4. Had a desire to fill in the guy who doesn't have cable? (That's me!)

I'll just add here that I think a second season would have been fun to see, but we've whined about this before.

Come on Monkiacs! Don't leave me hanging here! How's the show going??

Are you episodeless, Terry? Have you no tapes? We should do something about this if it's the case.

Au revoir.


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