MONDO EXTRAS

Fathers Suck

by LTG July 5, 2005
Fathers And Sons

And, in spite of the rush to see Max, they stop back at the condo. Tom calls out from the other room and insists that Mahoney put on a suit. When he learns that his father didn't bring a suit, he demands that he wear his uniform. Mahoney would rather not, but Tom enters the living room and tells him that nobody will care if he wears it. (Meaning that Tom will care a hell of a lot if he doesn't.)

And, still in spite of the urgent need to see Max right away, they took the time for Mahoney to put on his uniform. He paces, waiting for the boys to get ready. And then I'm confused, because Joanna Gleason walks into the room. Oh, wait, I see -- it's Tom in drag. With the short hair and raccoon-eyes, he also looks an awful lot like Knot's Landing-era Michele Lee. Or perhaps present-day Liza Minnelli. So, again, even though he insisted that he had to see Max right away, Tom took however many hours necessary to get into that pantsuit and that makeup. I don't think Mahoney has ever seen his son in drag before. He's absolutely dumsquizzled. Simon has put on a very respectable suit. After letting his father look at him for several seconds with a shocked expression on his face, Tom just says, "Let's go."

And despite the fact that it must be 2:00 AM by now, the three of them are allowed to blithely stroll through the corridors of the hospital. They enter a room, where a handsome young man sleeps in a chair next to Max's bed. He wakes up and immediately checks on Max's condition. Everybody stares at everybody else.

Mahoney and Tom sit in chairs in Max's room. (Tom is slouched down in his chair like a linebacker. In a pantsuit.) Simon and Max's friend are nowhere to be seen. Max looks over at Tom, and Tom clomps over to his bedside, where Max whispers something in his ear. And then Tom clomps back to his chair, sits down, and starts sobbing. Mahoney struggles internally with whether he should comfort his big freak of a son. Tom pulls himself together, clomps back to Max's bedside, and whispers to him that he still loves him. And he goes on: "I'm leaving now, 'cause I don't want to see you die. And I'm not gonna see you dead." Selfish cow. He goes on to talk about how he never got used to living without Max. And the more he goes on, the more he sounds like Carol Channing. And then he asks Max if Max thinks about him. I really can't think of anything worse to call him than "selfish cow." Max's friend and Simon enter the room. Max's friend tells Tom that he spoke with Max's father, who hung up on him.

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Fathers Suck

by LTG July 5, 2005
Fathers And Sons

And, in spite of the rush to see Max, they stop back at the condo. Tom calls out from the other room and insists that Mahoney put on a suit. When he learns that his father didn't bring a suit, he demands that he wear his uniform. Mahoney would rather not, but Tom enters the living room and tells him that nobody will care if he wears it. (Meaning that Tom will care a hell of a lot if he doesn't.)

And, still in spite of the urgent need to see Max right away, they took the time for Mahoney to put on his uniform. He paces, waiting for the boys to get ready. And then I'm confused, because Joanna Gleason walks into the room. Oh, wait, I see -- it's Tom in drag. With the short hair and raccoon-eyes, he also looks an awful lot like Knot's Landing-era Michele Lee. Or perhaps present-day Liza Minnelli. So, again, even though he insisted that he had to see Max right away, Tom took however many hours necessary to get into that pantsuit and that makeup. I don't think Mahoney has ever seen his son in drag before. He's absolutely dumsquizzled. Simon has put on a very respectable suit. After letting his father look at him for several seconds with a shocked expression on his face, Tom just says, "Let's go."

And despite the fact that it must be 2:00 AM by now, the three of them are allowed to blithely stroll through the corridors of the hospital. They enter a room, where a handsome young man sleeps in a chair next to Max's bed. He wakes up and immediately checks on Max's condition. Everybody stares at everybody else.

Mahoney and Tom sit in chairs in Max's room. (Tom is slouched down in his chair like a linebacker. In a pantsuit.) Simon and Max's friend are nowhere to be seen. Max looks over at Tom, and Tom clomps over to his bedside, where Max whispers something in his ear. And then Tom clomps back to his chair, sits down, and starts sobbing. Mahoney struggles internally with whether he should comfort his big freak of a son. Tom pulls himself together, clomps back to Max's bedside, and whispers to him that he still loves him. And he goes on: "I'm leaving now, 'cause I don't want to see you die. And I'm not gonna see you dead." Selfish cow. He goes on to talk about how he never got used to living without Max. And the more he goes on, the more he sounds like Carol Channing. And then he asks Max if Max thinks about him. I really can't think of anything worse to call him than "selfish cow." Max's friend and Simon enter the room. Max's friend tells Tom that he spoke with Max's father, who hung up on him.

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