You have to understand one thing: my mom has a very hard time not talking while the TV is on. This irritated me to no end as a teen (and adult). I’d have friends over to watch Werewolf in London and we’d all have to pretend she wasn’t just yelling spoilers at the screen. But even more humiliating is watching with horror as I start to do the exact same thing. And guess what? No one wants to pay attention to what I have to say either! Jokes on us!
So since this is Mother’s Day (well, on Sunday), I want everyone to know that sometimes I would occasionally, discreetly, listen to my mother’s version of a director’s commentary for a Law & Order episode or two. Here, I have compiled a list of my favorite outbursts from my mother during quality programming. And though these aren’t transcripts, they’ve been written to the best of my memory…well, and occasional imagination/exaggeration. But mostly memory.