|We dropped an A-bomb down his trousers|
They laughed. Seriously? It wasn't a joke, okay, I get that he's obviously a bald, crazed, ex-German scientist, but come on everyone we've got a lot funnier stuff than this, well we hope. I mean, this isn't supposed to be a sitcom, where you laugh, cheer, and clap when some popular reoccurring character merely enters. As Jim Carrey's interpretation of Andy Kaufman put it, sitcoms are the basest, lowest forms of entertainment.
However, the understudy for Lt. Ronny Colderman was only partially flustered, but stuck to his guns and played off the first scene as if he did not give one single fuck about the shit that the doctor was saying. The laughter continued unabated and fantastically. By the end, doves flew through the air, people with disabilities were miraculously cured of the ailments, and the Lord was pleased.
Leaving this unrealistic interpretation of events aside. The audience was great (I had paid off about a third of them) and really gave the cast enough energy to carry it onward to the effect of egregious hilarity. That was last night, tonight we had a much smaller crowd but the show still made everyone laugh and the actors (now a consistent cast with the parting of their dear ego-inflated director actor) pulled through admirably. Can't wait until the big crowds this weekend.
Until next time, may your dreams always have more dreams in them.