Sunday, December 26, 2004

Joe's World

More seasonal thoughts:

Consider the Holy Family as the prototype of the typical television sitcom where everybody is smarter than dumb ol' Dad. Let's call the show Joe's World

Joe is this hardworking contractor. He drives a pickup truck with tool boxes and a ladder rack. He stops off after work at The Palms bar for a beer with his friends.

Then he comes home to his bright, perky, upwardly mobile wife, Mary, who could be played by someone like Helen Hunt in Mad About You or DeLane Matthews (my choice) in Dave's World. Her ally in getting Joe to do whatever she wants is her charmingly bratty, verbally precocious kid, Jesus.

You can read a typical episode in Luke 2: 39-53.


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