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The 70s, Part One

by Manimal April 29, 2000
The 70s, Part One

Watergate Hotel. Byron is doing his best to undermine McGovern's campaign by being a snot to people he's telephoning for donations. Byron weasels his way through the campaign headquarters and whips out a hand-drawn map of the hotel, which he starts marking with exits/entrances. Next: Byron in the garage with the map, which he hands over to Mitchell. Blah blah blah break-in violation of the Constitution-cakes. I'd recommend renting All the President's Men, instead of this rehash. The break-in is interrupted by the convenient arrival of the police. It cracks me up that everyone is wearing a suit and tie for the break-in. No one watched Starsky & Hutch and realized a turtleneck and black pants would be better suited for the job? Next morning, Byron is mixing himself a Metamucil cocktail when he reads the story of the arrest in the morning paper. Then Bob Woodward himself calls Byron up to ask him about Watergate. I'm sure Bob Woodward would be very surprised to hear that. Byron hangs up on him.

The O'Jays' "Love Train" plays as a "Williamson's Gin" rep introduces the 1972 "Martini Girls." Christie, in a big parade of scantily clad women, marches down the stairs, holding a tray of martini accoutrements on her head. A guy who looks like a poor man's Baldwin watches her. They make eyes. It is true love. They make chit-chat and more eyes at one another. Christie turns away from Nick and remembers that her job is to mingle, then bumps right into her boss. Nick walks up and makes a snotty remark to her boss, and her boss hisses, "Done, you're done!" at Christie. Rather than clocking Nick in the nose for getting her fired, she giggles and leaves with him.

Dexter over at Yolanda's house, watching Sanford & Son with Jo-Jo, her son. Jo-Jo asks why Dexter wasn't in Vietnam. Dexter has a "flashback" of his three minutes in "combat," and then Yolanda, looking pretty good in a dress with a giant cutout in the bodice, walks down the stairs. Yolanda and Dexter go out on their date as Al Green sings softly in the background. They confide to one another how nervous they are about the date. Yolanda spots a paraplegic and flashes on her husband in Vietnam and then walks away from Dexter, saying she has to go home. Dexter runs after her and says that although they have nothing in common, they are both haunted by ghosts, and that they minute they start feeling happy, the ghosts pop up. Yolanda says Dexter has no idea what he's talking about, and instead of acknowledging that she's right, Dexter tries to equate Yolanda's husband dying in Vietnam with his experience at Kent State. Dexter tries to lecture Yolanda about survivor's guilt and argues that they could be happy together yadda yadda yadda moving on. Yolanda starts crying, I'm guessing at the terrible dialogue.

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The 70s, Part One

by Manimal April 29, 2000
The 70s, Part One Watergate Hotel. Byron is doing his best to undermine McGovern's campaign by being a snot to people he's telephoning for donations. Byron weasels his way through the campaign headquarters and whips out a hand-drawn map of the hotel, which he starts marking with exits/entrances. Next: Byron in the garage with the map, which he hands over to Mitchell. Blah blah blah break-in violation of the Constitution-cakes. I'd recommend renting All the President's Men, instead of this rehash. The break-in is interrupted by the convenient arrival of the police. It cracks me up that everyone is wearing a suit and tie for the break-in. No one watched Starsky & Hutch and realized a turtleneck and black pants would be better suited for the job? Next morning, Byron is mixing himself a Metamucil cocktail when he reads the story of the arrest in the morning paper. Then Bob Woodward himself calls Byron up to ask him about Watergate. I'm sure Bob Woodward would be very surprised to hear that. Byron hangs up on him. The O'Jays' "Love Train" plays as a "Williamson's Gin" rep introduces the 1972 "Martini Girls." Christie, in a big parade of scantily clad women, marches down the stairs, holding a tray of martini accoutrements on her head. A guy who looks like a poor man's Baldwin watches her. They make eyes. It is true love. They make chit-chat and more eyes at one another. Christie turns away from Nick and remembers that her job is to mingle, then bumps right into her boss. Nick walks up and makes a snotty remark to her boss, and her boss hisses, "Done, you're done!" at Christie. Rather than clocking Nick in the nose for getting her fired, she giggles and leaves with him. Dexter over at Yolanda's house, watching Sanford & Son with Jo-Jo, her son. Jo-Jo asks why Dexter wasn't in Vietnam. Dexter has a "flashback" of his three minutes in "combat," and then Yolanda, looking pretty good in a dress with a giant cutout in the bodice, walks down the stairs. Yolanda and Dexter go out on their date as Al Green sings softly in the background. They confide to one another how nervous they are about the date. Yolanda spots a paraplegic and flashes on her husband in Vietnam and then walks away from Dexter, saying she has to go home. Dexter runs after her and says that although they have nothing in common, they are both haunted by ghosts, and that they minute they start feeling happy, the ghosts pop up. Yolanda says Dexter has no idea what he's talking about, and instead of acknowledging that she's right, Dexter tries to equate Yolanda's husband dying in Vietnam with his experience at Kent State. Dexter tries to lecture Yolanda about survivor's guilt and argues that they could be happy together yadda yadda yadda moving on. Yolanda starts crying, I'm guessing at the terrible dialogue.

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