I am a big fan of the Fox show, but rarely am I more uncomfortable laughing than when it features creepy Mr. Herbert, the walker-assisted oldster who takes too much of a shine to the neighborhood boys, Little League players, etc. But I have to confess that I still do laugh, a little.
In last night's episode, young Chris Griffin accidentally breaks a window in Mr. Herbert's house and works off his debt by doing odd jobs for him.
This leads to an extended fantasy sequence cribbed directly from one of my favorite musicals, "Little Shop of Horrors." (On a related tangent, I was surprised they didn't call Robbie's plant the "Audrey II.") That it never crosses the line from being a fantasy is the only thing that helps me watch without needing a cleansing shower afterward.
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