Before you read any further, know that this post will be chock-full of spoilers from 1991′s Oscar-snubbed film, Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead. Not only will we talk about the babysitter’s untimely death, but we’ll also touch on who did it (it was Justin Bieber) and the meaning behind, “I’m right on top of that Rose.” Also we’ll be covering major (MAJOR!!!!) spoilers from the most recent episode of The Good Wife. So if you’re not caught up, turn back now.
(it’s not too late!)
Okay now it’s too late. So as you now know, Will Gardner is dead. Like dead dead. Which is weird because we’re not really used to our network shows killing main characters off all willy-nilly. Why, if I had a nickel for every time someone went into a two-episode coma during sweeps, I’d have enough nickels to pay a hypnotist to remove Connie Britton’s Nashville coma from my head forever. Because, man, that was a waste of her hair!
As we now know, Josh Charles wanted to leave the show over a year ago and he agreed to stay on through season five so that they could write his departure into the story. As shocked as I am by their decision, I appreciate that they did it the way they did. Alicia didn’t belong with Will and she doesn’t belong with Peter and hopefully this tragedy will help her to realize she needs to find someone better for her. Also, yes, I know I’m talking about these characters like they’re real people. But I can’t help but care about the characters who star in shows that I obsess over. They’re lives are so much more fascinating than mine. (My current love triangle count? That would be a big, fat zero.)
But rather than wax poetic for 16 hours about the end of Willicia, I’d rather talk about the time Josh Charles played Bryan the Clown Dog Truck Driver in Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead. As someone who’s seen the movie over 2840239843 times, I’m embarrassed to say that I didn’t make this connection until my most recent viewing. (I was not right on top of that Rose.) But when I did make it, my brain exploded. Dorky Bryan the Clown Dog Truck Driver is the same guy as Will Gardner the Sexy Lawyer. THIS IS CRAZY NEWS!
Or to put it visual terms, this guy:
is this guy!
I know. I feel the same way.