Sunday, July 15, 2007

Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Freud

For the past week or so, TeenTuna has been on a Jekyll and Hyde kick. It started with her finally deciding to watch the DVD of the musical starring none other than David Hasslehoff. This post, sadly (or not), is not about The Hoff. For some he's the Baywatch guy, for others he's the Knight Rider guy, and for the rest he's Hey! It's That Guy! from America's Got Talent or Our Drunk Father doesn't understand the 5-second rule. For me, he'll always be Snapper Foster from The Young and the Restless, which means nothing more than I'm old.

So yeah, The Hoff plays Jekyll/Hyde. He's not awesome, and he doesn't stink. TeenTuna reports he plays a better bad guy than good guy, and I'd have to agree.


After watching the musical on continual repeat for about a week, TeenTuna is now reading the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson. I like to think this is part of my master plan to trick my child into doing something -- anything -- productive over the summer. You may laugh, but a single episode of South Park got her hooked on Les Miserables and now she wants to read Victor Hugo. I'd explain how it all relates, but if you don't watch South Park, it will take too long to explain, and if you do, you may (or may not) remember the Thanksgiving Episode when the kids were staging Helen Keller : The Musical with GOBBLES! THE AMAZING TRICK PERFORMING TURKEY. If you don't know what the hell I'm talking about, smile and move on. Just remember, because of TIMMY! Cartman and Gobbles, my kid WANTS to read Victor Hugo. So there.


The first time TeenTuna sat through the entire story of Jekyll and Hyde, she was making lots of comments about this that and the other thing. (Spoiler alert!) When Jekyll turns into Hyde and starts doing all those nasty Hyde-type things, TeenTuna looked up at me incredulously and said loudly, "WOAH! Anger Management Issues, Anyone?"

I can't wait to hear her spin on the whole French Revolution thing.

1 comment:

Mensch71 said...

Your master plan has worked, Dr. Tuna! Teach your daughter everything she knows from PBS (early years) and South Park (TeenTuna years). I'm quite sure there's are faaaaaaaaaaaaabulous episodes on certain religions that she might want to watch... dum dum dum dum dum.