Broke and Indebted
Best news today: Bernie Sanders dropped out. Now Democrats can go after Trump with both feet. Just hope Bernie can convince his Bernie Bros to lose the butt-hurt and vote for Biden instead of being self-defeating dumbasses like they were in 2016 and staying home or voting for Trump out of spite.
Caught this rare glimpse of Roc not bullying Max. It lasted about two seconds after I snapped the camera…
So far, so good with the grocery delivery yesterday; I have no symptoms of anything. But a follow-up on that: I sent feedback through Aldi’s website about Patrice’s great work and today received a “case number” and instructions to log onto Instacart.
Since it seemed my message got tossed into the “My bologna was slimy” pile, I sent a tweet to Aldi while collecting names and addresses at corporate.
But then Aldi tweeted back and assured me their peeps read all messages and forward them to the proper departments and stores. I’m believing them, but it’s likely my path will cross Patrice’s again one day, so if they’re lying and she gets no kudos, I’ll find out.
As a sitcom connoisseur, last night I realized CBS and NBC are running shows with identical premises head-to-head on Thursdays at 9:30.
NBC’s is called Indebted and its greatest/only asset is Fran Drescher (The Nanny). Here’s their promo blurb…
“Young parents Dave and Rebecca are ready to reclaim their lives after years of diapers and sleepless nights. However, things take an unexpected turn when Dave’s parents show up unannounced and broke, leaving Dave with no choice but to open the door to the two people who gave him everything. But these boomerang parents aren’t great with boundaries, and the question of who’s parenting whom quickly becomes blurred.”
If it somehow gets a second season, it wouldn’t surprise me if Drescher is the only survivor. When it comes to making comedy, she’s chewing through the cast, even though all she’s given to work with is the hackneyed Jewish mother schtick.
On CBS is Broke and I don’t know any of the actors. However, they are, without exception, delightful. I’ve paraphrased the CBS blurb…
“A single suburban mother is shocked when her estranged sister, her sister’s outrageously wealthy, big-hearted Latino husband and his fiercely loyal assistant/driver/friend land on her doorstep needing a place to live after the couple’s money dries up. Though class differences separate the women, and the size of the house will test the limits of family ties, the bond of sisterhood might be the catalyst they need to restore their relationship.”
Broke has the advantage of a brilliant little nerd whose scenes with the gorgeous Latino husband are unbearably charming. And the writing is wonderful.
If you get a chance to check them out, I’d like to hear your take.