And the week is rounded off by this heartwarming family tale from Nicky.
Ann: We appreciate Mr. Colbert’s support of free-market principles in general, and our organization in particular. The Daily Show, of course, has been somewhat more critical. I believe the catchphrase is “military-industrial handjobs.”
Jon: Well, you know, I don’t watch that show. I think it’s crass.
Ann: I’m not complaining. In fact, I figure we agree on more things than you realize. Science. Technology. Equal rights for every human. The need to stand up to religious oppression.
But it’s not enough just to support the issues. You also need to understand the value of a fast right hook. For too long, there was nobody in the media who did both…
…until now. Now we have someone in the shouting game who plays for our team.
Jon: Whoa, whoa, stop right there. Are you telling me your organization created Keith Olbermann?
Ann: Not exactly. Walk with me.
Miranda: Da-dy! I told you, no more kissing until you dispense with that abominable fuzz!
[Phineas and Ferb theme song]
TV: Agent P! The evil Doctor Doofenshmirtz is up to his old tricks! For reasons unknown to us, he’s bought up eighty percent of the country’s tin foil!
Miranda: Doctor Doofenshmirtz is the worst person in the world.
Jon: Now, honey, remember how we talked about…well, actually, you may have a point there.
Shock and awe! What’s going on? Who’s the kid? Why the beard? How does Stephen feel about all this?
Answers to all of these questions (well, except the beard one) coming up, in…In Care Of Thee
Side story! This opening scene takes place several months before the Rally to Restore Humanity, and will look familiar to anyone who’s seen episode 10 of the Hellsing TV anime. (If you haven’t, please track it down, because it’s beautiful.)
The title is from The Tempest: “I have done nothing but in care of thee / Of thee, my dear one! thee, my daughter.”
Miranda: Oh, no! I’m late!
Good morning, Daddy!
Jon: You’re five minutes late, Mandy. But don’t sweat it. We have TiVo for a reason.