Sounds Like My Fridays #DealMeIn2018

You know how I mash up the titles of what I’m recommending for my Friday Recommends? What’s that? You say you don’t read my blog every damn day? Can’t say as I blame you.

ANYWAY, on Fridays, I recommend stuff and I mash up the names into a click-baity title just for larfs.

And this week’s card for Deal Me In was a heart, which means I got to read a story by Sue Gelber, whom I now lerv. I lerv her with oh so many hearts.

The story I read this week was

“New Programming for Fall Season: TV Mashups” by Sue Gelber

on the Weekly Humorist

My favorite may have been Love Boat NCIS.

When dead bodies start littering the Lido Deck, the crew turns to US Naval investigators for help. Because our research shows Betty White appeals to all demographic groups, she stars as Captain Stubing’s love interest. But is she really a cold-blooded murderer? Slated for the Saturday 9pm time slot, it should be a strong lead-in for CSI Fantasy Island at 10pm.

Yeah, I would actually totally watch that!

Incredibly, they get funnier as she goes along.

If YOU need a short story to read, I have free ones here on my Free Reads page. I also have four collections for 99 cents each linked from my Short Stories page.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Imagine a mashup between two unlikely stories. Everybody’s doing it; let’s do it, too.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Sounds Like My Fridays #DealMeIn2018

  1. Jay

    October 15, 2018 at 7:04am

    CSI Fantasy Island(!) I love it. Mashups can be a lot of fun when they “work” and can be nonsensical when they don’t.

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      Marian Allen

      October 15, 2018 at 3:47pm

      Yeah. But wouldn’t you kinda like to see a mash-up between The Flying Nun and Buffy the Vampire Slayer?

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  2. Jay

    October 15, 2018 at 3:51pm

    Buffy would make any mashup palatable. 🙂

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  3. Deborah

    October 16, 2018 at 11:57am

    LOL! I’d like to see that episode too! Funny stuff.

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      Marian Allen

      October 17, 2018 at 7:53am

      Wouldn’t that be fun? “You’re NOT going to drive a stake through my heart? You like me! You really like me!”

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