“Humor is mankind's greatest
~ Mark Twain
Welcome to CABB 5! As
many of your probably know, sometime ago we took a vote on the JABB
YahooGroup and decided we wanted to keep CABB going. So we
to do a yearly memorial for Mr. Rocket on his birthday, the first of
which you can find at CABB 3. But
we also wanted to continue to
celebrate Adam since he's a very humorous and captivating
character. So every so often we'll write a (hopefully) amusing
CABB. We hope you enjoy this one!
Big thanks to Yvette for
contributing an interview with Adam. For those of you who are new
and/or not on the YahooGroup, Yva is Yvette's Dyeland alter ego.
Like how Lady JenniAnn is mine.
I'd also like to thank the
JABB YahooGroup who is a continuous inspiration as I contribute to both
CABBs and JABBs. I'd like to thank all of those people who
participated in the survey in JABB 218. If you still want to
respond, please do!
Finally, to Charles Rocket
with out whom we wouldn't have Adam.
God bless and enjoy,
Ten Ways TBAA Woulda
Been Different with More Adam
Part 2" woulda come to a screeching halt when
an indignant Adam crashes the Greene family's Thanksgiving dinner and
gives them all that famous Ben Franklin and the turkey lecture.
Part 1" woulda changed also. Made uneasy by
Monica's strapless dress in "Fallen Angela," poor Adam woulda fainted
upon seeing her prostitute garb at the start of that episode.
The first few
episodes after "The Sign of the Dove" woulda featured
Andrew doing Adam's laundry to make up for his bratty behavior in that
There woulda been a
lot more show tunes, not just two bars from "Sunrise, Sunset."
One episode woulda
followed Adam as he petitioned the Father to
let Alexander appear during his revelation scenes as opposed to the
Andrew and Adam
woulda ended up locked in a contest to see who
had the most awesome hair. Assignments woulda been made to cast a
before going Home with them.
Adam and Alexander
woulda joined Andrew while he walked the dogs
in "Venice." May be then the episode woulda actually been good.
mince words, Adam woulda told Tess to chill out
when she went off on Andrew in "The Violin Lesson," "Feather on the
Breath of God," and others. Adam woulda then taken his buddy
ginger ale and orange juice and some actual support.
2. Tired of their
getting left outta the Monica-Tess bond and
missing his time in trees (a la "Cassie's Choice), Adam woulda
tree house and invited only Andrew and Henry to
it. This woulda
inspired a spin-off aptly titled "Dear God, There are Three AODs Living
in My Tree and They are HOT."
1. With another singing angel on board, TBAA woulda felt
comfortable filming a musical episode a la "Buffy" or "Scrubs."
Highlights would be the AODs and caseworkers facing off a la the Jets
and Sharks, Tess jumping onto the caddy and singing her own rendition
of "Greased Lightning," and Adam and Andrew singing the show's
anthem. Sample lyrics below:
"To dream the impossible dream/
of equal screen time not less/
To no longer bear nagging from Tess/
To have fangirls cry over our distress."
(Apologies to Mitch Leigh and Joe Darion who wrote "Man of La Mancha")
An Interview With Adam
Conducted by: Yva J.
First of all, it's a dark and stormy night…whoops, wrong setting, let's
try something a little different. It's a warm and comfortable
night. Yeah, that's better. I have somehow managed to
coerce Adam to come here, sit down with me, and chat about life, death
and cocktail wieners! Nice of him, I'd say, but now I shall
progress with this interview. Pull up a chair, grab your favorite
beverage and let us begin.
Every interviewer has a special means to bring the interviewee to the
table, and this is an accomplishment with 20 oranges, a presser, and a
glass. Once I have handed Adam a glass of his favorite freshly
squeezed orange juice, he gave me a winning smile, and I sat down with
a pad of paper and pen in hand and we began.
Yva: Adam, as you know, I no longer work for a newspaper, and
anything said here will only be posted to the John/Andrew Bucket
Brigade and possibly be seen by about 50 or so fans. Is that OK?
Adam: Of course, that's perfectly fine. I would have come
here anyway, just for the orange juice.
Yva: Cute, but at any rate, as you know, I am the founder of the
'Advocacy of Adam Appreciation', have you anything to say to the
JABBers reading this?
Adam: Well aside from thanks for the support, I can't think of
anything off hand to say. I'm touched.
Yva: OK, this interview is being conducted because Lady JenniAnn
had gone out for a manicure or something or other. So, I have to
say that I really appreciate you taking a small break from your duties
to talk to me this evening.
Adam: My pleasure, Yva.
Yva: So, where have you been lately? You have spent the
last month in Dyeland, but you have been rather quiet about what you
are doing between planning parties and meeting with your friends for
pool or games of Twister and Jenga. What is a typical day like
for you, Adam?
Adam: Oh I don’t know, I get up, check the turkeys, make sure
they haven’t gotten into things that they aren’t supposed to have
gotten into. I sometimes meet Andrew and we talk over breakfast
and orange juice. Then we head off to our perspective assignments
and then we return to Dyeland when time permits. It’s not as
exciting as it might sound.
Yva: (abruptly roused from daydreaming) It does sound
interesting, but Adam the question that is ravaging the minds of all
Adamdroolers is simple. How do you feel about being called
Adam: Well, as an angel, lying is out of the question, so, the
only thing left for me to do is to plead the fifth.
Yva: That's as close to a ‘I don’t like it’ response as we are
going to get. You know that, don’t you, Adam?
Adam: I sometimes forget that you studied Political Science, Yva,
and that as a political scientist; you have the ability to twist words.
Yva: <growing indignant> Hey, what is that supposed to
mean? I studied Political Science, but the only thing that did
was leave me skeptical when it comes to politics. If I wanted to
twist words, I'd have become a lawyer. The truth is, I'm just
looking for the facts so I can give you a hard time.
Adam: Is that
Yva: Yeah, and besides, this isn't about me, Adam. This is
about your feelings about being called ‘Luscious’ by Lady JenniAnn, and
sometimes by me, as well as other Dyelanders. So out with it,
cutie pie, how does it really make you feel?
Adam: It doesn’t affect me all that much. Except the
redness in the face, the sweating palms, and the chuckles that emerge
from Andrew, it is just another day in Dyeland, as far as I can see.
Yva: OK, how about another line of questioning. You have
met quite a few Dyeland inhabitants, and after having done so, would
you say that there is one or two that are more stubborn than Tess?
Adam: Is this a trick question?
Adam: Did Andrew
put you up to asking this question to get me in
trouble with Tess?
Yva: No, Adam, and besides, do you really need Andrew or one of
us to get yourself into trouble with Tess? You seem to be doing
quite well with it without any of our input.
Adam: OK, fine, there is really no one that I know of who is more
stubborn than Tess. Please don't tell her I said that, I could
really get into trouble for that one, especially if she were to find
out about this interview.
Yva: Are you saying that you are afraid of Tess?
Adam: No, but I would prefer to not get on her bad side,
especially right now, when I have so much job related stress that I
could write a book about it.
Yva: 'The Angel of Death's Guide to Stress Reduction'. Yep,
sounds like a winner to me.
Adam: Very funny, Yva.
Yva: I have my moments.
Adam: That doesn't surprise me.
Yva: It shouldn't, you know me. You also know that I have
always given myself the chance to annoy and give Andrew a hard time as
of late, and it is about as much fun as giving you a hard time. I
guess I could write a book about that topic alone one day. But,
seriously Adam let me ask you one last question before we wrap this up.
Yva: What is it about you guys that makes you so much fun to
tease and poke fun with?
Adam: I have absolutely no idea, but when I asked the Father that
question, He said, ‘No comment’. I guess the answer to that
question is ‘God only knows’.
Yva: OK, well, thank you, Adam for taking the time to talk with
me, and on behalf of JABBers everywhere, you totally rock. I
personally love ya and think you're absolutely awesome, but of course
probably already know what I think.
Adam: You're awesome too; a bit mischievous, but I love you, too.
I got up from my side of the table at that moment and gave Adam the
biggest hug I could manage. Once he disappeared, I smiled as I
looked over and saw that he had drained the orange juice from the glass
I had given him. I went over and picked it up and set it in the
sink. All the while I was smiling…this has definitely been fun!!!
(Photo Credits: The photographs used on this page are from "Touched by
an Angel" and owned by CBS Productions, Caroline Productions, and Moon
Water Productions. They are not being used to seek