dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Michael and the Cathode Ray Chasm

I think the problem with Michael is that he just can't see how people will react in any given situation because he has no real world knowledge. As I've said before, most of his youth was spent in front of a television screen. He therefore expects life to be just like TV. On TV, little children get to misbehave and be rude and everything's all better by the time the end credits roll. In real life, actions have negative consequences. Instead of canned laughter, he got yelled at, grounded and occasionally swatted on the rump by John. What did he learn? What TV told him to learn: parents are mean and stupid people who hate fun. Also, I think Liz was "supposed" to praise him for his cleverness for calling her "Sistwirp" and "Lizardbreath". Never had it occured to him that she'll resent him forever and justly so. The mess with Divala, the slandering-by-proxy of the Kelpfroths, his departure from Portrait, the list goes on and on. All are occasions that Mike made a mess of because he thought that TV's rules could be applied in the real world. He'll never figure out that hilarity never ensues.
Tags: mikerobe: the universal infant

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