Monday, March 9, 2009

The liability of befriending a Patterson

8 comments:

DreadedCandiru2 said...

Oh, crap. Poor Lawrence; he keeps expecting the Pattersons to act like normal people. Too bad for him that they aren't. (Nice riff on Peanuts, by the way.)

April Patterson said...

Oh, crap. Poor Lawrence; he keeps expecting the Pattersons to act like normal people. Too bad for him that they aren't.

I know! I'm imagining Lawrence kept expecting Mike to just laugh and refuse the suggestions.

Nice riff on Peanuts, by the way.

Thanks--at first, I was thinking of having Elly giving Mike a stern look. But then the idea of the unseen "Peanuts" adult amused me more. :)

howard said...

But then the idea of the unseen "Peanuts" adult amused me more. :)

Unseen "Peanuts" adult? And here I thought it was the standard, stereotypical trumpet "Wah Wah" that plays whenever something goes wrong for a character.

April Patterson said...

Unseen "Peanuts" adult? And here I thought it was the standard, stereotypical trumpet "Wah Wah" that plays whenever something goes wrong for a character.

In the animated "Peanuts" specials, adults are always represented by an offscreen presence voiced by a horn instrument (I forget which) playing a "wah-WAH, wah-WAH, wah-WAH, WAH!" sound. We only get an idea of what the adult in question is saying based on the child's response--for example, Peppermint Patty saying something like, "I'm sorry, I don't know the answer. No, I didn't do the homework."

Sara said...

It's a muted trumpet. Yes, I know entirely too much about Peanuts. ;-)

April Patterson said...

It's a muted trumpet.

Yes! I remember when I learned about this years ago and was disappointed that it wasn't someone actually saying, "Wah-WAH, wah-WAH, wah-WAH, WAH!" ;)

godozo said...

I like to think that maybe Lawrence was trying to wake up Mike, but it went awry.

Sara said...

Yes! I remember when I learned about this years ago and was disappointed that it wasn't someone actually saying, "Wah-WAH, wah-WAH, wah-WAH, WAH!" ;)

Me too! I spent hours practicing trying to make the noise myself. I just couldn't understand how the person on the TV screen could make the noise so much better... ;-)