As we hit day 15 of NaBloPoMo it's becoming obvious that my life doesn't consist of much. Luckily, I've been aware of this for quite some time, so no harm done.
That being said, I've come up with a game called "Guess that TV show character, from really old television shows I used to watch". I'm still working on the title. I want to find room for ". . . that used to be on Nick at Nite, but now Nick at Nite plays shows that were currently on when I was a kid, and that makes me feel old"(remember, you have to say these game titles with a game-show-host tone of voice), but I'm still looking for the right wording.
So here's how it works: I'm going to give you a character description I found online (yes, very little effort is going into this) and you are going to try and guess the character. I want the characters name, not the actors name, and the name of the tv show that I'm talking about. There will be several clues within the description, and if you know me at all, this should be easy.
There is a prize for the first one who gets all of them right! (I know some of you may think "she keeps talking about prizes, but I still haven't gotten mine yet", but I assure you, there are prizes).
Okay, here we go . . .
1.) I'm a hyperactive, manipulative producer of Dick's TV show who eventually marries Stephanie and has a daughter. Exceptionally shallow and superficial, my wife and I represent the quintessence of the 1980s "yuppie" couple. The dry erase board in my apartment always lists "Take Over CBS" (the network which originally aired the series) among my ever-changing daily tasks. I often speaks in an annoyingly alliterative manner. Who am I?
2.) I am best know for my wise cracks, put downs, and brazen remarks. However, despite my sharp criticism of my daughter and my roommates, I love and care for them deeply. The girls often seek me out for advice, and every situation they encounter leads me to reminisce about my life in Sicily. I've had affairs with several famous historical figures, including Pablo Picasso, Winston Churchill and Sigmund Freud. Who am I?
3.) I am a former thief, who was lucky enough to happen upon a Private Detective agency with an owner that doesn't seem to exist. Although I'd never tell you my real name, I'm sure you've heard me called this one. Who am I?
4.) I'm originally from England, but after emigrating to the United States, I began working for a middle class family in Pennsylvania. I often make subtle remarks that are geared to be advice the recipient has to figure out on his own. I often write the events of the day in my journal, right before I go to bed. Who am I?
5.) I am a World War II Veteran who served in the Seventh Fleet. I am sort of a Father figure to a young man who I love like a son, but can also frustrate me deep in my core. My surname is Grumby, but most people just refer to me by my nickname. Who am I?
Hopefully this isn't too easy. Good Luck!
Side note: I drew this picture of a dinosaur on my iPad today.
Sorry he has no legs.