A night of hilarious, over the top and manic sketches; you know….the ones you don’t show your mom. Oh - but you wanna bring your mom to the show? No worries, we’ve peppered in some of the old classics too.
Join us and watch as Buzz Off Lucille takes it too far(t). Also, don’t go chasing waterfalls.
Written by and Starring: Buzz Off Lucille Abby Holland, Julie Rosing, Jenn Roman, Molly Gaebe
This week Hitlist tried to get some producers so they can go to Broadway, Eileen tried to get as much press for Bombshell as possible, and surprisingly; Kathie Lee Gifford didn’t drink a glass of wine during her cameo!
If you’ve ever watched the TV show “Dollhouse” by Joss Whedon, you’d get a sense of unease when hearing the phrase, “Would you like a treatment?” The show follows the tale of a girl, Echo, who is a “doll” – her memory has been erased along with many others. They are kept in a secret facility underground and rented to millionaires who pay to have these dolls’ minds programmed to whatever the millionaire wants whether it be a companion, a coach, midwife, sex slave, whatever. There is one thing: the “dolls” volunteered to be there. Each pre-doll human had horrible memories or things happen to them that they wanted to forget. It’s a lot like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, but the dolls get erased and replaced with other memories over and over again. After every persona the doll has taken on, someone comes to get them and asks them if they’d “like a treatment” – and the treatment is to get your mind erased again. In watching it, you question if you’d want to live in a world where you could erase your memory.
Life can be fucking hard, shitty things happen to you. Your Mom was an alcoholic; your cousin asked you if he could smell your feet while cornering you on Christmas morning, you’re born with a tail and it snapped off in a boating accident, your Dad owned snakes and it made you super weird, that guy cheated on you. Whatever it may be, if you survived past 25 years old, you’ve probably had some fucked up shit happen to you. If you could erase your memory of these shitty things, would you? All of our memories make us who we are, you learn from everything that happens to you; bad or good. Sometimes things hurt, they’re painful, you can’t bare it, and you think it’ll never end. I’ve had my share of shitty things happen to me – (my Dad owned birds, not snakes) and I’ve definitely been tempted to find a place to erase my memory. Of course we try temporarily erasing the pain through getting hammered, smoking dope, eating shrooms and E, watching 2 seasons of Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse in one day on Netflix, playing solitaire on the subway, getting a dog you can’t take care of, whatever your choice of erasing may be. We don’t want to deal with the pain, we want to just bury it or make it go away.
It seems as though maybe we need to work on our coping skills. Erasing your memory would be the easy way out. I guess it would be a form of coping, but I would argue it wouldn’t be the healthiest way. If you decided to erase the bad things that happened to you, you wouldn’t grow as a person. You’d stay in the same state and we wouldn’t evolve as humans. We’d never learn from our mistakes or be able to feel the pain so we could enjoy the good. Don’t you feel better after getting a good cry out? Doesn’t it feel good to re-build, to get mad and change things that aren’t good in your life? We need balance, the yin and yang. Life is what you make of it and when shitty things happen, try to get through it and know that it will get better. Remember: “It’s always darkest before the dawn.” It’s easy to say these things and so hard to implement, I know. But I think we need to get mad, get frustrated, feel the pain, go through that fire, there’s only one way to go through it and it is just that, going through it. If you try to erase it, go around, or go over it, it’ll come back to haunt you one way or another (watch the show, you’ll see). So let’s deal with our shit before we all turn into dolls.
What will you say when someone asks you if you’d like a treatment?