TV Dinner, Dog's Dinner


The Kapitano household is on puppy alert.

Our bitch Sadie is extremely pregnant...and due at the weekend. The x-ray showed three (or possibly four) little papillions inside, and we've stocked up on equipment to feed the puppies just in case supermum Sadie can't manage.

So, with any luck expect some unfeasibly cute pictures soon.

In the meantime, I'm doing what I do best - avoiding housework by retreating into a childhood I probably never really had, with the help of YouTube.

There's low budget TV shows which looks great on paper but fail on screen - unless you've mastered the delicate psychology of watching through ironic spectacles. These are the shows you get nostalgic about mainly because you remember them so dimly. That, and your age was barely in double digits when they came out. Cases in point: Manimal and Automan.

And then there are low budget TV shows which fail on paper, but work great on screen - even though you can't work out why. Case in point: Sapphire & Steel [1, 2].

5 comments:

  1. How exciting! Puppies on the way. I noticed there's no mention of the puppies' daddy. Is the daddy known or not? Or is this a virgin birth? Now I can't help but wonder if that bitch is a ho, possibly imitating the wanton ways of her owner.

    I luv Manimal! Bring back Manimal!

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  2. noticed there's no mention of the puppies' daddy. Is the daddy known or not? Or is this a virgin birth?

    Daddy's called Perry, photos of him an Sadie here.

    Now I can't help but wonder if that bitch is a ho, possibly imitating the wanton ways of her owner.

    You calling my mum a ho? Oh, I see, you're calling me a ho. Well that's alright then :-).




    @Household Goddess: Will you be serving as Sadie's midwife?

    I can muddle through, but mother's done the 'helping with whelping' thing before. Probably Sadie will know what to do anyway. That's what the book says.

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  3. @Eroswings: I luv Manimal! Bring back Manimal!

    Only eight episodes made, but something of an anchor point in pop culture. A not-exactly lavish budget - all the bad guys seemed to operate out of the same warehouse - and a rather limited selection of 'transformations'...but we remember it.

    While Beauty and the Beast is thankfully forgotten.

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