Krewe du Oops
I stopped playing reality police after the first episode but there were a couple of Krewe du Vieux related bloopers that are worthy of attention. The big oops was Creighton’s kid parading with Spermes: she’s a doll but she’s too young. You have to be of age to parade with us; especially in what one of my Krewe of PAN friends calls “the penisy groups.” It was also weird that while there was a kid parading there were none on the route. It’s an educational experience for children and their parents when the latter have to explain a dude in a dick suit to their offspring.
There was also a typo in the credits. It’s Panorama Jazz Band, not Panoramic. For the uninitiated, Panorama is one of the most interesting bands in town since they’re led by a nice Jewish boy, Ben Schenck, and play a mixture of jazz, klezmer and a bit of everything else. Wild eclecticism. They, of course, usually parade with the Krewe of Mishigas as opposed to at the beginning of the parade but it was good to see them doing that voodoo that they do so well.
This was the episode that I appeared in as an extra and I can be seen very briefly under the tri-color as the Buy Us Back, Chirac float turns the corner. My friend Elliott is in Spermes and can be seen hammhawking it up behind Creigh and Toni.
Okay, now that I’ve name dropped and nitpicked, here are a few random comments that have naught to do with the post title:
- I love the additional separation between Creighton and my late friend the Mime. I missed the “I salute you, Ashley Morris” line the first time I watched but I’m glad they slid it in. Btw, Ashley would have thought that Davis’ campaign was hilarious: he and I were both devotees of Quentin Brown’s equally bizarre but less elaborate campaign antics. Davis, however, is indeed a bozo but he’s our bozo.
- I really enjoyed the scene at McAlary manor. The look on Davis’ mother’s face when the name Jacques Morial was mentioned was spot on. It was also cool to see Gret Stet native Elizabeth Ashley turn up as Davis’ bibulous Aunt Mimi. I hope we see her again.
- The heartbreaking scene this time around was Janette’s being forced to suspend operations of her eatery. I have friends and family in the restaurant business and it’s a hard one with surprisingly (to outsiders) low profit margins. It’s not enough to be an excellent chef: you’ve got to be able to pinch pennies until they squeal.
- Toni’s scenes were stellar. I loved the con job she pulled on the Lake Charles police to get access to the runaway cops’ cruiser. She looked like the cat who ate all the cream whilst parading at the end, which is appropriate since it was Spermes.
I cannot believe that I just used appropriate and Spermes in the same sentence. Oh well, there’s a first time for everything. And on that highbrow note, it’s time for me to close…
UPDATE: Liprap informs me that Ben isn’t Jewish. I’ll stand by the nice part.