The Play Dictator

Sometimes you just need to tie ‘em up to settle ‘em down. Now wait, before you get worried that I’m using bondage tactics, know that it’s just a robe (or as they say “rope”) belt around them.

Pablo (Indiana Jones) and Doodles (Dr. Henry Jones, Sr.) reenact a favorite scene from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
Later in this scene a fire starts and Jones, Sr. tries to blow it out before Junior sees it.
Pablo, the elder, plays the younger man here whilst Doodles has always taken a liking to Sean Connery.

We were watching TV. I prefer anything like PBS, Sprout, or Noggin (it’s like pre-school on TV!) which are commercial free. Everytime they’ve seen this commercial they’ve either run and hid or covered their eyes with the arms.

Maybe someone should tell the company they’re scaring kids into not eating their food.

But anyway, this elder/youngun reversal manifests itself in other ways.
I think it was Nick, Jr., when a different commercial for Clone Trooper toy gear
(Clone Wars) was seen by our merry men:

Doodles: I’m the Commander with the helmet and the dun (gun).
(Everything is a gun but that is a future post to be sure. This actually was a toy gun.)

Pablo: I’m the assistant!

Although the other side of this is that Pablo is the Play Dictator, or if I soften it, Director. He casts the play, sets the scene, gives Doodles his motivation for his character, etc. As a director he does veer towards a dictatorship at times. Everyone he controls or portrays is usually named Patrick or Jack
and the color purple is prevalent. (also hear Infinity +3 here.)

The Dict–er, Director usually casts me as the bad guy. I’ve been sharks, robox, bad pizza,
mustache robbers, wild animals, monsters, Darth Vader, and many more.

I think we were watching Bolt and I joked about the villain, to soften his scary edge.
Something I’ll usually do if a scene looks potentially frightening.

Jefe: He’s funny.

Pablo: No he’s a bad guy. Bad guys can’t be funny.

Actually, I think bad guys can be funny (Joker, anyone?), and often times are, but maybe not to a young child. There’s nothing too funny about a villain yet. And that’s probably a good thing for them to learn. But what does that say about me? Bad Dad?

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One response to “The Play Dictator

  1. Hayley

    That commercial is terrifying. That’s what they play on TV these days? Chef Boyardee makes me want to vom.

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