Typo’s Best: Roy Raymond, TV Detective!
Site Admin Matt has returned to bring you more of the best from Typo’s nearly five year blog history! I jumped up to April 2008 for this one. It made me LOL, and I don’t usually LOL.
I just love how that Indian/Aztec guy (Is that what he’s supposed to be?) is looking right at the audience, as if to say, “I know, I know. Look, it’s a paycheck. Humor them.”
If you do not know of the joy that is “Roy Raymond, TV Detective”, then you have my pity. Roy was a supposed genius who ran a “Believe it or Not!” type TV show called “Impossible… But True!”. The basic gist is that someone would always try some sort of obviously faked scam and Roy, because he was the Smartest Man Ever, would then debunk it. Occasionally even his own cast and crew would try to pull a fast one on him.
I chose to see Roy not as a brilliant man, but a man of average intelligence stuck in a world of highly credulous idiots, particularly his girl-friday/love interest Karen.
By way of example…
“Yes Karen, that’s the amazing part. Not that a parrot can form full sentences at all, or that it can complete math equations, or even that it can somehow hold a stick of chalk in its wings despite a complete and utter lack of any kind of prehensile grip. That’s nothing. The amazing think is that it ‘speaks so well’. Why do I even keep your bigoted ass around?”