Tuesday, October 21, 2008


A short while ago (moments, really), a reader posted this comment on one of my older posts, about the Wonder Years, and specifically my feelings on one Winnifred Cooper. I have not corrected (tee hee) or altered the comment in any way:

You jeolous haters suck. Winnie is alway's the best then any other girl on the show. By the way this blog and site really sucks full of SOB haters. Winnie was alway's the prettiest girl then any of the other girls on the show. Why would Kevin want to ever hook up with Becky someone like her that is very annoying who likes to hit him all the time in the arm and punch. Winnie is the best and better then fat Topanga on Boy Meets World. Winnie will alway's be Winnie cooper to me and no one else can. Winnie and Kevin belong together no matter what. I think you sorry ass haters need to get some freaking help and get a grip. You all are so jeolous of a pretty girl like Winnie. Well that'd Fred Savages girl and no one can't mess with her. She and Topanga are lucky ones to be the main love interests to both savage brothers.

Naturally, I was thunderstruck at the magnitude of such a perfectly balanced and cutting analysis of not only the show, but my blog, and our collective discussion in general and felt the need to thank this bright shining light in a world of darkness for illuminating our rampant stupidity.

Here is my reply:


Thank you so much for sharing your insightful and well-articulated argument. Clearly this is an issue that you feel very strongly about and you are more than prepared to defend your point, as is evidenced by your inclusion of other Savage-brother-helmed sitcoms of the late 80s and early 90s. It's truly a shame that we can't enjoy this high level of discourse with our political leaders.

Once again, thank you for your grammatically incisive and enlightening remarks.

Ah, it's nice to have people in the world who actually care more about defending a fictional character in a long-since-canceled television program than the fact that our economy is in a black hole-like tailspin from which we seem unable to escape with any modicum of dignity as a country intact.

What I'm most curious about is how exactly this person came to find this particular post. I googled "winnie cooper" and after 76 pages, I didn't even see the post anywhere. So what exactly prompted this outcry for the girl who done us wrong?