Friday, January 15, 2010

The Chat Pack - TV Character

Welcome to Friday!  Today is the first installment of my Chat Pack.  {You can read yesterday's post to learn more about the Chat Pack.}  The question I chose for today is...

Of all the TV characters you have seen, which one do you believe is most like you?

monk.adrianThis is a cute question, and I have a very funny answer.  I thought of this character pretty quickly because I sort of have a reputation about avoiding germs.  I think I most identify with Detective Adrian Monk.  {Alright, how many of you already guessed that?!?}

If you've never seen Monk, you need to know he's a very quirky guy.  He's obsessive compulsive, doesn't want to get dirty, and if he shakes anyone's hand he grabs one of his trusty wipes to sanitize his hands immediately.  He never leaves home without them.

Although I am not obsessive compulsive, I really do try to avoid germs if at all possible but not to such a great extent.  This is the first winter season that I actually purchased hand sanitizer, so that just goes to show you I'm not that much of a germophobe.  Let's just say I try to be careful and am sure to wash my hands thoroughly after I've been in public places.

{WARNING!!!  Monk spoilers ahead, in case you haven't watched the finale yet.}

If you've followed Monk, you know the series finale was aired recently.  In my opinion, the funniest scene of all the episodes was in Part 1 of the finale.  In order for you to see the humor in this dialog and how I so relate, you need to know I have a serious phobia about vomiting.  I don't want to see or hear about other people vomiting {not even if you're telling me a story from 10 years ago}, nor do I want to vomit.  I would rather die!!  So take a look at what happens when Monk is informed by the doctor that he's been poisoned...

Dr. Shuler: You're gonna feel normal for a while. And then there's gonna be some vomiting, followed by death.
Monk: Vomiting?
Dr. Shuler: That's right. Followed by death.
Monk: Vomiting.
Dr. Shuler: Yes. Followed by death.
Monk: Vomiting!
Dr. Shuler: Adrian, I really need you to focus on the last part of that sentence. There's gonna be some vomiting and then death.
Monk: Is there any chance death could come before the vomiting?
Stottlemeyer: Two days?
Monk: Wish it were five.
Stottlemeyer: Why?
Monk: 'Cause it's a bigger number.

When he asked the doctor if there was a chance that death could come before the vomiting, I was laughing hysterically.  I told Rich I knew exactly how Monk felt! 

So... why don't you answer the question now?  Feel free to leave a comment or even answer in your own blog post and drop me a link.


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  1. Liz, It's been forever since I've responded on one of your blogs. I love Monk....I've seen every single episode and loved them all.
    If I was a tv character....I'd probably be radar o'reilly from MASH...naive, innocent, loves animals and the simple things in life.

  2. @Candy - Thanks for your response. I don't think I've seen every episode because there were a few years that we didn't have cable/satellite. I think Tony Shalhoub is a terrific actor. I hope he goes on to play another interesting character.

  3. I like your blog, and I don't have a TV character that reminds me of me.

    Well, okay, maybe Roseanne.


  4. I would be chandler(possible wrong spelling) from friends. Trouble is I say things before I think but thankfully mostly funny


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