Please enjoy this excellent episode of Shorty Street Scandal, wherein James Mustapic recaps the past week of Ferndale hijinks. This week? TK and Kylie hits the clubs, a bathtub hits the floor and Leanne hits the road:
Although Pania had tried to get him into internet dating, TK found love in a hopeless place this week – with Kylie and her atrocious blonde jokes. “How do you get a blonde to laugh on a Saturday? Tell her a joke on a Friday,” she said, causing TK to literally roar with laughter. The comedy duo hit the clubs together, entertaining fellow night-dwellers with their deeply unfunny jokes.
Talking of blondes – Leanne has had a hell of a time this week. Her mystery son who I like to call Emergency Eric emerged (yet again) to steal her away up North somewhere. She has been gone for a week now, James is absolutely fed up. Too many times Leanne has taken extended leave from the Street, and I think we all agree with James’ couch-punching sentiment that we are all “sick of her lies”. She could at least leave a note or something.
The much-anticipated storm hit Ferndale this week, and it was an excellent opportunity for the Warner clan to step up. At the IV, Chris announced himself as head chef and set about making “power cut pizzas”. As James says, everyone would have definitely preferred moussaka, but I’m not sure it’s possible to make such a luxury dish without power. Meanwhile, chivalrous Harry tried to draw a bath for Lucy, but instead managed to flood the entire top floor of the house. Shout out to the Shortland Street art department, stunt department and disaster department for executing the most flawless ‘bathroom falls through floor’ shot New Zealand television has ever seen.
Lastly, Boyd had a mare of a week when his small get together became an open invite for every person in Ferndale and their dog/cat/Santa. I was a little distracted during these scenes because it looked like Harper was eating a huge hunk of cheese for some reason.
Go Harper, you know where the real party at.
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