Little Guy goes to bed fairly early, and Mr. Dude was sick in bed. So I decided to make myself dinner and watch the Oscars.
Guys, I almost NEVER watch the Oscars. I'm not interested in celebrity gossip, or the red carpet, or even in seeing the latest movies.
Heck, I realized that I hadn't even seen most of the movies that were nominated in any of the categories for this year's awards. That's probably because I never get to the movie theater anymore. Or remember to rent the movies later. Or even know that the movies are coming out to begin with.
[We call that living in the "Parenthood Bubble".]
Let's suffice it to say that watching the Oscars is a little out of character for me.
You know how they have different celebrities come on stage to introduce the next category and announce the winners?
In my head, I'm usually seeing the actors as the various characters I've seen them play. Or I'm scratching my head trying to figure out who they are.
[Enter Whoopi Goldberg.]
She's been in a lot of stuff that are family favorites: The Lion King. The film version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella. Sister Act. Sister Act 2.
And what comes to mind first when I see her walk out on stage?
"Hey, she played Guinan."
As in, a character on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
I LOVED The Lion King. I thought Sister Act was hilarious, and that the sequel was even better. And she redeemed Brandy's performance in Cinderella.
And the first thing that comes to mind is her role in Star Trek?!
I have a disease, people. Mr. Dude's forever ruined me with so much exposure to Star Trek that I may never recover.
I'm pretty sure the only cure for it is more cowbell. Or coffee. Or chick flicks. Or ... something.
[UPDATE: Mr. Dude has informed me that Guinan only appeared in Star Trek: The Next Generation, not DS9. I'm not sure if I should give myself a proverbial slap on the wrist for making such a rookie mistake, or a pat on the back for not being as well-versed in the Star Trek universe as I thought, thereby having some hope at "normalcy". Either way, I informed him that he will NOT be getting me to watch them again. He still hasn't watched multiple seasons of Downton Abbey, The Big Bang Theory or Sherlock with me.]