Friday, September 17, 2010


Twelfth Night's second scene has Viola and a sea captain talking about how they survived a shipwreck. In Twelfth Night: The Shakespeare Club, set in the 80s, the young man fiddling with the boom box has missed most of the conversation--but he catches the word "shipwreck," and has this exchange with his classmates:

Mike: Shipwreck? My little brother just got that action figure.

Debbie: Not the GI Joe character, dipstick.

Mike: Why not, Debbie? It’d be awesome. I could play the captain as a sailor in the U.S. Navy instead of some hoser in tights with an eye patch. (getting excited) Then we could totally set it on Cobra Island instead of Illyria! That would be righteous!

(There is a pause as his fellow students look at him as if he’s grody to the max.)

Debbie: Dude, you’re such a nerd.

For those of you too young to know what Mike is talking about, take a look at the videos below. His action figure even came with a parrot. And no, neither Mr. nor Mrs. Redman had a Shipwreck action figure, but if anyone wants to donate one to our silent auction, we'd be happy to help you declutter!

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