On a lighter note…
As my husband sat down on the couch beside me, he said, “You have two choices. You can watch voluntarily, or I’ll make you watch by putting toothpicks under your eyelids.”
Clearly I opted for the voluntary option – under GREAT duress. He turned the station to ABC and Desiree was riding a big, bay draft cross down a path in Antigua. Waiting at the other end was Drew, who hauled himself up onto an almost equally large Paint cross.
I thought, ‘Wow, those are some nice looking horses. Shiny, in good condition. Usually when you see people on a tropical island vacation going for a ride, they’re on sickly looking old nags.’ What I said was, “Wow, those are some nice looking horses. Shiny, in good condition. Usually when you see people on a tropical island vacation going for a ride, they’re on sickly looking old nags.”
So enthralled with the show, hubby said nothing, so I repeated myself.
*Grunt* (Awesome! He’s listening.)
They rode at a lackadaisical walk down to the beach and dismounted. A few seconds later I perked up. “Did I just see that?!”
“Yep,” he said.
“That really happened, didn’t it?!”
“Yep,” he repeated.
So what did the rest of you think when you saw that? Oh, you don’t watch reality TV, really? Tsk, tsk. Well, the show had edited out the part where our lovebirds had dismounted. On the beach and getting settled down to have that ‘I’m breaking up with you’ heart-to-heart talk, for a split second the Paint cross walked into the camera shot, his/her head down sniffing the sand for a blade of grass with the reins dragging on the ground, then another quick edit and the horse was gone.
I live for these TV and movie gaffs It’s an opportunity to act incredulous. Like The Mask Of Zorro movie, starring Anthony Hopkins as the aged Zorro. The narration in the background talking about Toronado being a rare, black Andalusian, while a Friesian filled the movie screen. I darn near leapt to my feet, feeling insulted on all fronts that the producers thought they could fool me into mistaking a Friesian for an Andalusian. Pfft! Not even if I was blind, dudes.
For fun, let’s list all the TV and movie horse errors that Hollywood has made.