Someone with way too much time on his hands wants to know. My last few posts have focused on the "fact or fiction" theme and, unfortunately, it still isn't out of my system. I am plagued by the memory of a Too Close for Comfort episode where the ever-so-gay Monroe Ficus is raped in the back of a van by a group of women. Whether this really happened, I can't say for sure - it just seems too bizarre to have really occured. Yet, there are many people out there with the same vague memory (many of you have thankfully repressed it). Well, I've tried to do some research and come up completely empty. There's a bunch of people out there wondering the same thing (notably at Jump the Shark and the AV Club), but no definitive answers yet. Supposedly, on the VH-1 show "Super Secret TV Formulas" episode 1 there is an actual clip and comment on this legendary scene. However, I haven't been able to confirm it, or find a clip of it on YouTube. What was it with all those sitcoms during this period? Why did they think sexual assault would make a good topic for a zany sit-com? Yet, there's numerous examples. My favorite (or should I say, worst) was the episode of Diff'rent Strokes where Gordon Jump plays a pedophile bicycle shop owner. I'm still recovering from that one.
If you have an answer to the infamous Monroe rape scene, please let me know. Also, (so that I can put the whole "fact or fiction" thing to rest) if you get a chance to look at this picture - I am real curious if it's a fake. It's from a post back in June, but no one really read my blog back then, and so I never got a response. The picture features a group of groovy looking secretaries and one is holding a picket sign that says "Long Copies, Short Copies, Dimensional Copies" with the letters LSD standing out. Is the drug reference real or Photoshop? Retrospace wants to know.