May 9th, 2008

Two Soon

daisy_knotwise reports that Katie has picked up a new word.

"No." The accompanying shake of the head leaves no doubt, as Gretchen asked her to please put the dirty diaper in the Diaper Genie.

Combined with the temper tantrum at the mall food court on Monday night, I'd say that this suggests that we have arrived at the Terrible Twos somewhat ahead of schedule, given that Katie's not quite 18 months old yet.

Maybe she'll grow out of them sooner too...

Still Vindictive After All These Years

If you're an old Quantum Leap fan, you may remember how NBC inserted the card in the final episode indicating that Sam never returned home in their final flipping of the bird to the fans of the series. QL had been bought by a since-departed group of NBC executives; their replacements never liked the show and went out of their way to make sure it would have low enough ratings to be killed.

Flash-forward to recent years, where we have yet another group of NBC executives who don't like Scrubs, but are afraid to cancel it, because the folks who originally bought it are now at ABC and would be delighted to pick it up. God forbid they should make it successful. So instead, the NBC execs mistreat the series for the balance of its run.

This season was supposed to be the last for Scrubs. When the writers' strike was imminent, NBC asked the creators of the series to pen a quick finale where Eliot and JD would kiss at the end. They said no way.

NBC didn't order additional episodes to let them finish the storylines. The Scrubs folks are writing them and filming them anyway. Maybe they'll show up on ABC next year. Maybe they'll go direct to DVD. I'm sure I'll see them eventually.

But then there's the fiasco that NBC aired last night as the "finale". This involves spoilers, of course.
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