Tossing Salt Presents:
Ten Days Of Dougie (Day 1)
TV Show Reboots, Wiener Dogs & El Toro Tequila
July 4, 2021
Happy Indpendence Day! And welcome to the first of ten. It’s time for a Day of Dougie. So far today, I’ve washed clothes, have a lasagna in the oven cooking, and fallen over the dog. It’s been a day. Now it’s time to relax and take care of some bid’ness. Where my Magic Bag at? Let’s find out what the topics for today will be and do this.
And we reach into the bag. We are talking TV Show reboots, Weiner Dogs, and El Toro Tequila. What a variation of topics? This should be fun. So are you ready? Let’s do this.
TV Show Reboots…
Just like the movies, very little is original these days and something that has become popular is taking television shows that were popular in the past and remaking them, with a modern slant on things, new actors portraying the characters we once loved, and making what was old new again. Hollywood can’t do anything new or original so just pick something from the past and try to cash in on the nostalgia factor. It’s lazy and predictable, but it’s better than thinking outside the box and being original, right? Look at Hawaii 5-0, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Magnum PI, the game shows Match Game, Joker’s Wild, and The Dating Game, etc. All were successful in the past and now, they’re back. It’s not that anyone particularly cares or is watching them or at least I know I’m not, but I don’t watch television much anymore anyways so more power to the Networks. They suck!
What I’d really like to see is, if this crap is going to continue, to do spin-offs that actually make sense. Say what you will about The Conners, but it’s done a great job of allowing us to catch up with Rosanne’s family and where they are in today’s world. What happened with Roseanne was a travesty and she got royally screwed, but the show itself is a reboot done correctly and a great example of how it should be done and not just recasting familiar characters with new actors and actresses.
A couple of shows from the past I’d like to see rebooted would be, bear with me now, Married With Children, and All In The Family. Get this. For Married With Children, we now focus on Bud Bundy and his kids, who live in the same Bundy house. Marcy and Jefferson still live next door and Grandpa Al, Grandma Peg, and Auntie Kelly can stop by for cameos and appearances. It’s still Married With Children, but it’s a natural evolution for twenty years later.
As for my other choice, All In The Family, we move ahead to 2021 and Stephanie lives in Archie and Edith’s old house. Michael and Gloria’s son Joey lives with her. But here is the catch. Joey is gay, a “fruit” as his grandpa Archie would say, and his boyfriend is Lionel Jefferson’s son. Cameos by Sally Struthers, Rob Reiner, and Michael Evans could happen from time to time and it would make for an interesting clash of cultures and ideas as the memories of Archie and Edith are part of Joey and Stephanie’s life as they deal with today’s world. It could be very interesting.
The bottom line is that I’m not against reboots if they make sense and are done in an interesting and challenging manner. Just doing it for the sake of doing it though, that’s not all it’s cracked up to be. ‘Nuff said!
What can I say about weiner dogs? I like them with ketchup, mustard, chili, and slaw. They’re quick to prepare, filling to eat, and a great summertime food. If I wasn’t already cooking a lasagna, I’d probably go fix me a hot dog. Yeah, I know that wiener dog was probably supposed to be about dachshunds, but I never had one and they look funny. Little long dogs, the barking and in the way variety, with short legs, long noses, and are favorites of The Far Side artist/writer Gary Larson. I don’t have any particular use for them myself so I went for the other option. And that reminds me of a song.
I wish I was an Oscar Meyer wiener
that is what I’d truly love to be
because if I was an Oscar Meyer wiener
everyone would be in love with me…
Let’s move on.
El Toro Tequila…
This is some nasty shit! I don’t mind tequila or most other adult beverages of an alcoholic nature, but this stuff, made popular by the tiny red cap, is just plain rough. “How rough is it?”, you ask? Well, it whooped my ass so badly back when I was but a young lad of 17 years of age, that I swore never again. That was thirty-eight years ago and it still gives me chills just thinking about it. So if you want to get together and drink Jack Daniels or Fireball or even just a cold beer, I’m always down. But if that small red cap shows up, I’ve got to bail. And that’s all I have to say about that.
And there you go. That’s the end of number one of ten. Only nine more editions of Ten Days Of Dougie to go. Thanks for reading. Thoughts, comments, and any questions are always welcome. Until tomorrow, take care and stay safe. I’ll see you on the flip side.