Rocky’s teenage daughter hosted a sleep-over party for several of her girlfriends on Saturday night. For entertainment after dinner, the girls purchased a video-on-demand movie. Out of 16,000 possible FIOS choices, the girls selected the original Wizard of Oz.
After the movie, the girls discussed the fact that Buddy Epsen was supposed to be Tin Man, but was replaced after the metal-colored makeup triggered an episode of allergic anaphylactic shock. (Yes, they really called it “anaphylactic shock”!)
Rocky watched the interaction with amusement, and pondered “Have the 1950′s returned?”
[Disclosure: Rocky's daughter also cracked the "secret code" to the Verizon FIOS Video-on-Demand access screen. When next month's bill arrives, Rocky will discover whether less savory films have been ordered as well.]