I'm longtime fan of the series from when it originally aired and finally watched all the episodes including the last episode last night. The last 1 1/2 seasons was so hard to watch! Such poor writing, no chemistry ... and the ending was so bad, glad I missed it in 1989.
But the Anselmo case; it annoyed/amused me when they referred to it. I got the joke that it was never discussed or explained. Anyone know what it was based on? Has Glenn Caron ever explained the gag? How many times was it mentioned? I caught on to it in the third season, I think.
I'll be digging through the threads about it. Can anyone enlighten me further?
Post by bluemoonshampoo on Nov 26, 2011 15:01:19 GMT -5
Welcome to the board...oh that pesky Anselmo case: I associate it with season 5! If they ever do a reunion film then they need to solve that case because that joke has been left open for 22 years haha. If I wrote that film I would have to shut the doors on it once and for all!
So, anyone done any research on the Anselmo case? I'm trying to reference when it started and maybe why. I found something referring to Anselmos in the 1960s, but that could just be random. My searches aren't turning up much and I'm not seeing references here. Anyone as rapidly curious as myself?
Post by bluemoonshampoo on Nov 29, 2011 12:15:23 GMT -5
I'm sure it had something to do with divorce - maybe bigamy? I'd have to re-watch- which funnily enough I'm about to do: from the very start! Wooo :-) xx I'll let you know when I get to the Anselmo bits!
At first I only associated the Anselmo case with Season 5 too, but then a scene from Cool Hand Dave I came to me. Agnes has just let slip to Bert that Ms. Hayes is pregnant and makes him cross his heart to keep it a secret. Dave walks in, Bert calls out to him, and Agnes pulls him back. Bert promises, "I was just going to brief Mr Addison on the Anselmo case. This secret goes with me to the organ bank" and heads toward David's office. Agnes yanks him so hard he slams into the reception desk: "Herbert Viola...you breathe a word of this to anyone and you're gonna be at that organ bank A LOT sooner than you bargained for." Not that this points to the facts of the case, but it gave me a chance to welcome you AND to remember the funny writing, all those metaphors for the dire consequences of Bert spilling his guts.
"Lady gets in trouble, it's nice to know she has somebody to call"