‘Snide Remarks’ Classic: ‘What You Missed’

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The “Snide Remarks” Classic column we’re spotlighting this week is one that I find terribly amusing but that may not be everyone’s cup of tea. It’s called “What You Missed,” it’s #229, and it was published on Nov. 30, 2001. It’s simply a parody of those listings you see in TV Guide and elsewhere where they summarize what happened on the daytime soap operas last week. So it’s a spoof of the conventions of soaps (evil twins, dead people coming back to life, etc.), as well as an excuse to engage in wordplay and other mischief.

These lines make me laugh: “Francesca joins the Navy” and “Monkeys, everywhere monkeys.” They’re better in context.