Brent Lillibridge Is in Danger and Nobody Cares

“Maybe the world is blind / Or just a little unkind”: these lines — posited originally by Gary Portnoy, composer of the theme song for TV’s Punky Brewster — seem perhaps like the aimless lamentations of the peculiarly sensitive. Upon further inspection, however, Portnoy’s (ahem) complaint appears to be as relevant today as when Punky Brewster’s mother abandoned her at a Chicago, Illinois, shopping center in 1984.

Indeed, if Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal is to be believed, recently acquired utility man Brent Lillibridge is trapped in Kevin Youkilis‘s old locker and nobody cares.

Nor does the author of this post bring this to the readership’s attention merely to bemoan humanity’s sorry state of affairs. In fact, as episode 2.16 of Punky Brewster itself reveals — in which Punky’s friend Cherie accidentally traps herself in an abandoned refrigerator — the consequences for Lillibridge could be death… or worse!

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Here, for the benefit of the reader — or anyone, really, susceptible to dangerous levels of enthusiasm wherein hiding places are concerned — is Part 1 of the episode in question.



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Noah
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Noah

Also, he’s listed as an outfielder for the Red Sox! Danger zone!

Yirmiyahu
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“This is the locker we assign to guys who we’re about to dump for nothing”

MikeS
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MikeS

The Red Sox might be best off if they keep him in there.

Apsedaler
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Apsedaler

“The last guy that had that locker used to get booed you know?….” “You mean, they said Yooouuuuk right?” …..”Whatever, just get used to it”

Blackout Restrictions
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Blackout Restrictions

how about posting the clip where the kid actually gets stuck in the fridge?

rambodiaz
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rambodiaz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOjXSY1Ej_g

Just be warned, it’s a little nerve wracking. And you will never hate little Alan more for anything in your life.

Mike
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Mike

I’m on the edge of my seat. Did he buy a new refrigerator or not?

Paul Sporer
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Shoulda kept your damn mouth shut, Alan. Have fun on permanent eraser detail.

rambodiaz
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rambodiaz

I remember watching Cherie getting trapped in that refrigerator. I was a kid. It was a Sunday night. And I was riveted to the chair.

To this day, I won’t let any friends of mine named Cherie anywhere near abandoned refrigerators that are within focal range of a TV camera.

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