“Who Do You Think You Are”, in the running (because this isn’t something objective and measurable, of course) for the shortest Franks and Beans episode, has one joke in it. This puts it ahead of some other Franks and Beans episodes (hey-ooo!).
And with THAT joke, this blog post now has more than some others. Hey…hey-oo…ooo.
Oh well, the first one was better, but what can you do.
The joke in this episode is easy to spot but perhaps is more difficult to define. Simply, we’re posing a rhetorical question and then answering it even though it is both rhetorical as well as visual. So the obvious nature of the answer, and the fact that dammit, we still go ahead and answer it, is what I enjoy about this little clip.
Larry, undoubtedly, enjoys the fact that we’re using his Halloween costumes as a sight gag in episodes and not just as a sight gag at the end of episodes. But really, why would you want to waste a perfectly good Hulk Hogan costume, anyway? So it’s almost like we had to use it, and thus we did for a second time in the show. That’s a pretty nice mustache, Larry.
The “NO!” ending to this episode (according to the screen shot, complete with a tiny “0:18” in the bottom right corner) is bittersweet considering the recent past for the Steelers. This was filmed in advance of Super Bowl XLV in early 2011, and as with any great team, time marches on and situations have changed for our beloved black-and-gold squad. It seems the last few pieces, with a couple notable exceptions, of the Super Bowl XL-XLIII-XLV teams are moving on. Hines Ward, whose jersey Larry wears in this literally head-shaking ending, has retired, and today news comes that the Steelers have released 2008 defensive player of the year James Harrison. It’s a shame that these things have to happen, but I hope that it’s merely a precursor for more glory to come in the near future. Thanks for all the memories, Silverback.