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18 August 2019 @ 05:25 pm
good grief it's a running gag  





what does it mean
 
 
 
deloricdeloric on August 19th, 2019 12:18 am (UTC)
Whips and midgets is too kinky? Over the line?
selva oscuraanonymousblack on August 19th, 2019 06:29 pm (UTC)
might be they draw too much attention away from ted? ted seems to need a lot of external validation.
deloric: pic#124646474deloric on August 20th, 2019 05:02 am (UTC)
But I don’t know who ted is -_-
selva oscura: [magritte] it's not an appleanonymousblack on August 20th, 2019 05:48 am (UTC)
ted baxter is the silver haired fellow on the right in the top picture and on the left in the second. his character is the extremely inept anchor of the six o'clock news on the mary tyler moore show. a lot of the time his ego makes him annoying and exhausting, but sometimes he lets a little vulnerability show through and the result is almost always affecting. in the first picture he is explaining that he wouldn't visit italy because he believes fellini films accurately represent literal reality, and i mean:

fellinis-satyricon.jpg


my guess is somehow he ended up watching satyricon and it made an IMPRESSION. perhaps to the extent of mild trauma. i'm not exactly sure why the idea of that is so funny to me, it's a strange mix of resonance and schadenfreude. i like the episode this little scene makes me invent in my head quite a bit.


Edited at 2019-08-20 05:50 am (UTC)