Thursday, April 24, 2008

My name is Matt

I just watched a very special episode of "My Name is Earl." Actually, it wasn't that special; it was just wheelchair-centric, and at least the woman was a real wheelchair user.

Not only that, like me she is a challenged athlete, although she is a real one. Katy Sullivan - a bilateral above-knee amputee and U.S. Paralympic Track Team hopeful and now my favorite track star (sorry, S). She had a line that someone kiss sent a tingle down half her spine.

It was a funny episode, for me at least. I wonder if non-wheelchair users appreciated it as much.


Anonymous said...

I miss all our wheelchair tv shows... Mantis, the tech guy on Las Vegas, the research dr on House...I was hoping she'd be a recurring character. But mostly Mantis.

Matt said...

The Mechanically Augmented Neuro Transmitter System (M.A.N.T.I.S.) is a boss idea, and I will be in line once the world's lazy-ass scientists invent it, but the show was pretty bad as I recall despite having Gina Torres from Serenity, Angel and Hercules. Even better, MANTIS was Carl Lumbly, from Alias.

I talked to a friend at work who is an "Earl" fan. He said he alternated being thinking "that was funny" and "that was kind of offensive."

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