"Wait... what were we
just talking about?"
"You were going to tell
me how you got your glass eye, and then you kinda went into a
"No... I mean yeah...
but before that?"
"Ummm, well you said
something about an episode of 'Perfect Strangers' when Balki broke
the fourth wall by staring directly into the camera for twenty-eight
minutes because he was mad at the director."
"Oh yeah... That was a
weird episode.... or epperino as I like to say."
"Why do you say
epperino instead of episode?"
"I just do."
"So did Bob finally
tell you about his eye?"
"No! He came so close
last night. I mean I really thought he was going to tell
me. But as soon as the subject came up, he went quiet and started
convulsing a little."
"Jeez oh man. How long
can a guy go without talking about his glass eye? If I had one, I'd
mention it all the time. Constantly. You should just ask
"I can't! He'll tell me
when he's ready, Cindy. But I really do wanna
[TAMMY AND BOB
"...and then Theo
started beating Rudy with his slipper because he caught her coloring
the pictures in Mr. Huxtable's medical journals.."
"Bob, I don't remember
that episode. I mean epperino. And I used to love that
"Well that's what
"Okay. Um... Hey I got
a question for you."
"Ask me anything,
"How did you get
"Just don't ask me
about my glass eye. That's the only subject I won't discuss. I will
never reveal how I got my glass eye, no matter how close we
"So what happened last
"Well I tried asking
him straight up how he got the glass eye and he got really weird and
defensive. I don't think it's gonna work out."
[TAMMY AND BOB
"Baby, would you mind
moving down-wind of me? Your perfume is giving me a sore
"Sure. Um....Hey Bob,
do you remember that epperino of 'Roseanne,' when Jackie dumped
Booker because he wouldn't tell her the story behind his glass
"No, no, the way I
remember it was... Jackie and Booker got married and, long story
short, she never asked him about his glass eye. And they both lived
together for the rest of their lives. And there was a spin-off
series called "Jackie & Booker" which was about their happy
relationship. And the subject of Booker's glass eye never came up.
Never. And the show lasted for 20 seasons and it's still going
strong today. And the ratings have never been higher."