5/30/11

Fact or Fiction? #17: Important News Regarding the Monroe Rape


Long time readers will remember my posts regarding the infamous Too Close for Comfort Monroe rape episode.  My hazy memory of the Rush's neighbor, Monroe Ficus, being brutally raped by a pack of women in the back of a van seemed to incite similar foggy memories around the country.  In fact, my little post inspired a brilliant 10 minute film on the subject as well as a contact from the lovely Lydia Cornell.

Well, it seems the most disturbing sitcom episode ever made (besides the traumatizing Diff'rent Strokes Gordan Jump rape episode, of course) is finally coming to your TV.  An anonymous tip has revealed that the episode will air on Antenna TV on June 3rd, 6:30 PM EST. At long last, the urban legend will be brought to the masses. Life is good on Retrospace right now.

10 comments:

  1. So happy for you to have this mystery solved. Hope you get this channel. I don't, have Charter cable in Mass and it is just another network we will probably get in, oh, about 10 years. :(

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  2. Wow, that puts you up there with the bigtime bloggers! Congrats!

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  3. I remember how creepy that episode of Different Strokes was with the Maytag Man trying to get Arnold and Dudley drunk.

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  4. AnonymousMay 31, 2011

    I don't have Antenna. Is it possible to post it up .

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  5. This is a sideways step, but the guy in this picture looks an awful lot like Brian Cutler, who played Rick Mason on "Isis." He also had a bit part in "Emergency!" as Paramedic Dwyer.

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  6. I remember that episode because of one line Monroe had (this may not be verbatim) "This big fat lady jumped on me and broke my beeper."

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  7. I had a crush on Monroe when I was a little girl.
    I don't recall him being gang raped.

    FourthGradeNothing.com

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  8. First of all, great blog. Second, I DO remember that episode. Crazy memories brought back. Thanks.

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  9. Someone just posted the entire episode (For Every Man There are Two Women) re: the Monroe rape on YouTube yesterday, June 4th :)

    Check it out here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGdJF4nW6Go

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  10. AnonymousJune 06, 2011

    Just watched it on YouTube. Disturbingly, hilariously inappropriate but not as full-on creepy as Arthur Carlson-turned-bike-shop-owner putting the moves on Arnold in "Diff'rent Strokes." I think it's the revulsion of seeing Gordon Jump play the character.

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