FUNNYFIXX NOTE: This is the last of our Thurapy Classic remixes. I loved the individual stories that originally began premiering in May 2008 where each character had their therapy session featured, Roy Ray on Mondays, The Alegrias on Wednesdays and Dottie on Fridays. But putting all the stories about one event together makes it even funnier.
A wild fire threatens to burn down half of Panther County. But the real fireworks start when Roy Ray invites Bernie to go to Estelle’s booby bar with him and the fire fighters.
Rednecks and neighbors in court-ordered therapy. Weekly series exploring social issues and revealing “Secrets of Panther County.” Everyone has a totally different story about what happened that week. Starring Wesley Nielsen as Roy Ray, Laura Morey as Dottie, Amanda Ayres as Regina and Armando Versace as Bernie. Music Composed and Performed by Shawn K. Clement. Produced by Sharon Y. Cobb.
FUNNYFIXX NOTE: This Thurapy story was based on the horrific wildfires we had in Florida in June 1998. Even though I was living in LA at the time, I just happened to be home in Northeast Florida to visit my family when the fires started. I remember driving along I-10 with my mom and seeing smoke from several fires on both sides of the interstate. It isn’t unusual to see smoke from one fire, but spotting five fires in different locations at once was frightening. The fires burned south until over 500,000 acres were scorched. My brother Charlie is a fire captain in Central Florida and was one of the heroes that saved lives and homes.
Bernie learns one of Regina’s darkest secrets and their marriage is in jeopardy.
FUNNYFIXX NOTE: So does it matter if you tell white lies to impress someone in the beginning of a relationship? Or maybe it’s that minor misunderstandings grow into major mistruths over time and you’re not brave enough to ‘fess up. In the Alegria home things are never as they seem and the question becomes: will Regina and Bernie’s love survive the lies.
The therapist unwittingly reveals another of Bernie’s deepest secrets to Regina during their weekly session.
FUNNYFIXX NOTE: You know how gossip can get out of control…well, it’s always like that in Panther County. Even the town therapist blabs about her clients. A no-no which comes back to bite her in the butt.
The Alegrias wake up to a dragon under their house and the neighborhood turns out for the excitement.
FUNNYFIXX NOTE: If you watch the original THURAPY sessions for this story you’ll learn lots more details of the “event” and also the background of the characters. Click on “Thurapy Webisodes 04 Alligators & Alibis” under the FUNNYFIXX NAVIGATION list to the right to see the original stories.
FUNNYFIXX NOTE: After editing our second webisode together with the three points of view, we’re seeing that the stories the characters tell is actually funnier when we can see them together. We still like the individual character sessions from the original webisodes, but this is a good way to revisit the stories. What do you think?