A few weeks back I decided I was going to finally get around to telling you about things I’ve asked you to remind me to tell you. It started with tulips, remember?
Well today, I thought I’d tell you the story behind why Lazy Dad and I have a inside joke about the TV sitcom Less Than Perfect. Even though it’s not on TV anymore. And as most TV shows go, it started off all harmless and funny and then got pretty raunchy. I just hate how TV shows turn on you like that.
But anyway, it was a seriously funny show. We would laugh and laugh and laugh at it and were sad when it ended. One of our favorite characters was the TV anchor Jeb Denton (played by Patrick Warburton).
And if you know this actor at all, then you know that he has a very funny way of talking.
Also in this show was a character named Kipp Steadman (played by Zachary Levi).
Kipp becomes Jeb’s assistant, but much to Kipp’s dismay the boss never calls him his assistant, instead he only calls him “Secretary.” And the WAY he calls him “secretary” is just too funny because of how this actor talks.
I couldn’t find a great clip of the way he says it, but here, just watch this clip on YouTube to get the gist. (You’ll want to hit stop at the one minute mark, unless you want to watch the other nine minutes of it.)
So Lazy Dad and I thought this was too funny in the show. The way it irked Kipp and the way Jeb said, “secretary.” So any time Lazy Dad or I said the word “secretary” we would say it the way Jeb did in the show. Cause, you know, *throws hair over shoulder* we thought it was too funny.
Several years after the show went off the air, Lazy Dad was at a meeting with our area pastors. In this meeting they were voting for two offices to be filled, Presbyter and Secretary.
And guess which one Lazy Dad was voted in for?
That’s right. Lazy Dad was himself, a bonafide “secretary.”
We laughed so hard over it. And for days on end called him “secretary.”
And THAT, my lazy people, is the inside joke Lazy Dad and I have over the TV show Less Than Perfect.
Uh… guess you had to be there.
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