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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

It's My Line

I challenged my administrative assistant to view Richard Simmons on Whose Line Is It Anyway? and bet she couldn't watch it without laughing. I won. She laughed.

Of course, she continued to laugh by making me a birthday card with my face on Richard Simmon's body.

Seriously, though, this is hysterical and a perfect blend of absurd silliness, uncomfortable tension, unpredictability, and improvisation. I do not know how the actors stayed as serious as they did. My favorite parts are when they lose it and, without the power to help themselves, recognize how ridiculous it is that Richard Simmons is their prop (a willing prop, too).

The goal for this Tuesday, then, is to watch the above video and try not to laugh. If you laugh, that is okay. Consider it a gift. If you make it through the video without laughing then I am going to find a way to send Richard Simmons to your house to do aerobics on your lap.

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