Tell Me Why I Don't Like Mondays

Imagine my surprise when I awoke this morning to find the entire cast of Raines standing around my bed, silently staring down at me.

"Get up, Cee-Cee," Boyer said, his countenance grim. "Today's the day."

I rolled over and rubbed my eyes sleepily, not sure of what I was seeing and hearing. "The day? Uh, what day?" I asked, sitting up.

"The day, sunshine," Raines said, standing near my overflowing basket of dirty laundry. I wished suddenly and fervently that I'd not forgone washing my unmentionables yesterday in favour of seeing a movie and going for sushi. Raines was clearly trying to not look at the lacy edges, the shiny straps, all tossed hither and yon, and failing.

"It's the day NBC formally announces which shows are returning for their Fall line-up, hon'", Lance said, as I stood up and pulled my robe on over my jammies.

"Oooh, right. That day," I replied, scratching my head and yawning. "But, what, pray tell, are you all doing in my bedroom? And...how did you get in my house?" They all looked meaningfully at one another, shifting from foot to foot, jangling change in their pockets, looking anywhere but at me.

"Wait a minute. You're not really here, are you? In fact, you're all just hallucinations. You're just figments of my imagination. You're not going to tell me anything I don't already know about this situation. But the fact that you're all here, that I'm seeing and talking to you, must mean that...."

Raines pursed his lips and gave me that trademarked hang-dog look. It all suddenly clicked in my sleep-addled brain.

"Dang," I sighed.


So, to ease our broken hearts and satisfy our most basic and petulant urges for revenge, who would like to prank call NBC with me, using this Jeff Goldblum sound board?


Kelsey049 said...

I hate NBC.

Did you see the other crap they kept? All stuff which had the same or less then steller ratings that Raines had.

No fair! Raines only had 7 episodes. *goes off to cry in a corner*

Cindy(Metazemom) said...

Cee Cee, I have shed many tears today(crummy way to spend a day off). I have not completely given up on a reprieve of some kind but I know theres not much hope of even USA taking us. I just hope Jeff is not soured on trying a weekly show again, 20 some odd years is too long to wait this time. I will still be on the boards, e-mail me if you would like. I am very angry at NBC an called to tell them just that at both numbers.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Cee Cee. Sorry Raines was cancelled but I thought it would be since the concept was one that was a hard one to write and the majority of people have no imagination themseleves which is evident from the crap that NBC continues to produce.

It might have worked had they been ghosts instead of hallucinations.

You should write fanfiction. I like your writing style.

Miz Cee-Cee said...

Thanks, anonymous. Fan fic isn't really my bag, but I appreciate your compliment. :) And your condolences. I have to say that while it IS a major bummer that I won't have a fresh weekly dose of Jeff for ogling, I wasn't really surprised; and while I'd love to have him on t.v., I think he's a movie star first and foremost. I am really really looking forward to seeing Adam Resurrected and any other projects he may have in the works. Maybe this is the best thing that could have happened - being committed to a weekly series can seriously hamper your ability to choose roles in great films, right?

Cindy(metazemom) said...

Hi Cee Cee, I really miss your postings on the Raine's site but I understand. We are still fighting to have USA take us but I think you may be correct as to Jeff being a movie star first. I do hope you will continue this site an if you ever come to So Cal let me know. Same name at aol. Be talking too U. :)

Miz Cee-Cee said...

Hey Metazemom, thanks for popping by. I have been really super busy with work this past couple of weeks and the summer is always the most hectic for me, so I think that has more to do with my absence from THA INTERNETS than anything else. Plus, I'm not really sure what to say over at the Raines board anymore - I live in Canada so we don't get the USA network or any of the others that people are talking about having Raines moved to. If that were to happen I would be forced to watch it solely via downloading from the internet, which makes me pretty much persona non grata according to the networks. So. Anyway. I keep hoping to find some news to post here about Jeff to keep everyone in the loop but it's quiet out there. I do have a fun idea for a fluff-post; I'll try to find some time for that soon.