Friday, July 15, 2011

Episode 151: Talk to the Snail

Thinking that Alan Brady is about to cut the writing staff, Rob, Buddy, and Sally consider taking a job writing for a puppet.

Jelly Bean appears to be a gastropod version of Topo Gigio, the little mouse puppet who was appearing regularly at the time on the "Ed Sullivan Show". But the similarity was only physical; while Topo Gigio was a sweet, shy, gentle creature, Jelly Bean was rude, arrogant, and prone to violence.

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