“Ask yourself whether this is the right moment for humor.”
The Mentalist: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1196946/
That line made me pause, literally. While watching Kendall Cho, a character on TV’s “The Mentalist” interrogate a witness. The witness makes a joke, and that is his reply. You have to imagine the speedy flat monotone delivery Cho uses to give the line, almost a tribute to Jack Friday.
Recently, I’ve seen some celebrities gaining popularity through live tweeting tv shows and movies. I watch all my TV via PVR, often weeks later, and my opinions and stories are worthy of more than 140 characters, so I blog here. I’ve been blogging while pausing TV for decades, but never really sharing my thoughts.
While watching this show today, I hit PAUSE when I heard that line, and wanted to evaluate my reaction more than just a quick 140 character one liner. I thought tom myself, and now, through the power of the blog, to you; How would I would react in an interrogation room.
Of course, a lot would depend on whether I was guilty or not.
I know I don’t lie well in a situation like that. I crumble at the first signs of discipline or disapproval, but during straight questions, I believe I would be as light hearted as my nerves would allow. I know for a fact my inside voice would be creating f a lot of funny things to say. In realty, I would probably speak few out loud. Knowing the way my brain works, I would almost certainly filter the wrong ones, and say the wrong thing.
I don’t even have confidence in my own fictional spontaneity.
- “The Mentalist Red Gold S03E15 (CBS)” and related posts (range.wordpress.com)