For those of you following up on yesterday’s post, I played a prank on my best friend this weekend that was 30 years in the making.
She tricked me into believing that she was dating John James, star of the TV drama Dynasty, when we first met in college. We have laughed at the memory over the years, but I finally found the right moment — and resources — to give her a little payback.
Her family planned a surprise birthday party for her on Friday, and I flew in as part of the festivities. Bad weather delayed the actual party, which meant my little surprise became the appetizer.
I told her I was dating someone new — ‘John’ — but was purposely vague on details.
Then my phone rang.
The actual John James was the on the other end of the line. I had found his manager’s number, and John graciously agreed to be a part of my “wonderful, evil plot” to get back at Caroline.
John and I chatted briefly to establish our relationship, and then I passed the phone to Caroline, speaker on so I could listen to her ‘pass judgment’ on the new guy.
She soon complimented him on his ‘radio voice’ and asked if he had worked in media. He ‘fessed up to being a producer and an actor, cleverly mentioning he once performed in the musical Promises, Promises near her hometown (where their photo was taken oh-so-many years ago).
She soon realized they knew the same musical director who conducted the same show at the same theatre…Wait a minute, who did you say you were?
She believed he was the real John James quickly enough, and even thought we were dating for a moment.
To the victor go the spoils!
A huge thanks to John James for making my redemption possible.
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Happy Turkey Day!
I hope you enjoy:
- Watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
- Cheering on your favorite sports team
- Eating yourself into a food coma
- Seeing a movie with family and friends
- All of the above
- None of the above
You can do as much or as little as you like — that’s something to be thankful right there.
And as you consider your entertainment choices, I want to point out one available to you online — a collection of ten of the greatest Thanksgiving episodes from television, comedy and drama.
I found the list on TVSquad.com, and I have to say — they hit the turkey right in the stuffing on this one. These truly are the greatest Turkey Day TV celebrations of all time — ranked in the correct order, I might add — complete with clips for your viewing pleasure.
Gilmore Girls. Friends. Cheers. Everybody Loves Raymond. WKRP in Cincinnati. Plus five more. (It is a list of ten, you know.) I guarantee you’ll laugh.
And it should clear up any lingering confusion you might have about turkeys flying.
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