Sarah Troyer (Kiersten in “Purgatory“) is Kristen Dalton in HOMETOWN HOLIDAY. Kristen and Ryan (Bradley Hamilton) meet as guests at a community wedding in Rust Creek (Kristen’s hometown). Once a rising New York theatre star, Kristen came back home because life in the big city didn’t suit her. Ryan, a single Hollywood lawyer, was in town to sign a local rancher as his new client. Kristen mistook Ryan for the rancher, and Ryan went along with it. When Ryan returns to town for Thanksgiving and the holidays, the two of them discover that all is not as it first appeared. HOMETOWN HOLIDAY will air on Super Channel in Canada on 23 December at 8pm, and on UPtv in the US on 23 December at 7pm. A trailer is available on Youtube. Continue reading →
LAUREN: “You know Princess is a he, right?”
SYDNEY: “How can you tell?”
LAUREN: “He’s got little cat balls. You can see ’em.
Cat penis you can’t see, you know. Until it’s too late.”
A sexually ambiguous cat arrives at the office representing an important account on the day after Sydney is called upon to be a bridesmaid. She had responded to the bridesmaid thing by getting drunk and ordering a subscription to OLDER BRIDE Magazine. Once sober, she denies ordering the subscription (which comes with complimentary fanny pack) suggesting that Andrew or Zach has sent it as a prank.
Then Princess (a male Silver Tabby Chinchilla-Cross-Persian) arrives. Sydney proclaims her dislike for cats, but later is caught on tape by building security as she and Princess spend an evening together in the office.
Meanwhile, Simon and Colin the Quant (Sandeep Parikh) engage in an ad duel to determine whose campaign should be presented to the cat food folks. Colin, relying on statistics, wins the duel by cynically targeting the individual judges with appropriate subliminal stimuli. Probability wins out. Then Simon, through an improbable series of events, meets a talented graphic artist named Anastasia (played by noted female impersonator Jazzmun) in jail (long story) and together they devise a clever and funny campaign that wins the account. I don’t know if one is supposed to believe that subliminal advertising is new, or that is is rare (it is neither). The point of the story seems to be that improbability is the spice of life and the unusual will sell the mundane.
All of this leaves poor Sydney with no prospective mate and a ruffled bridesmaid’s dress of Daphne Blake-lavender which she ponders in a full length mirror as Mr. Princess the cat strolls between herself and her reflection. Embracing her inner catwoman, Sydney gets a kitty of her own, and finds that the fellow living next door to her is a veterinarian. It is a satisfying sort of ending to the story, but it is doubtful that we will ever see the vet or the cat again. Sarah Michelle Gellar is allergic to cats.
Sandeep Parikh (Colin) is Zaboo in THE GUILD, a webseries created by Felicia Day, about an online guild called The Knights of Good, who spend far too many hours playing an unnamed video game. THE GUILD is heading into its 7th season.
Nothing to do with this episode, but Zoey Deutch (Gellar’s stepdaughter Juliet on RINGER) stars as human/vampire hybrid Rose Hathaway in the film VAMPIRE ACADEMY, which was released in the US on 7 February. The next film appearance for Deutch will be as Mae in MIDNIGHT RIDER, the story of Greg Allman. Allman is played by William Hurt. Eliza Dushku (Faith of BTVS) is also in the cast.
Singer and female impersonator Jazzmun (Anastasia) whose full name is Nichcalo Dion Crayton, has a new single on iTunes called MAKE ME DIVA. Prior to THE CRAZY ONES, Jazzmun’s most recent TV appearance was in 2011 in episode #49 of GLEE as Queen Tina Turner.