I know it’s Monday. Cho Friday is what I call Kimball Cho. He’s a character on a crime show: The Mentalist. He’s Chinese*. His manner is curt. His delivery is clipped. His attitude is cool, not to say cold. In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, next to the entry for “flat affect” is this picture.
I call him Cho Friday because he reminds me of Joe Friday in the old Dragnet series.
Next time you have seven spare minutes, you might enjoy this video of what the maker calls “the best of Cho“. Not the bits I would have chosen, but good, anyway. And Cho picking up women in a bar is classic.
*I stand corrected: Cho is Korean, not Chinese. Which only goes to prove that, when Cho is on the screen, it ain’t the dialog I’m paying attention to.
WRITING PROMPT: How would three of your characters go about it if he/she had to pick up a stranger in a bar? If you don’t have any characters, yet, come up with three and plan the scenes.