This podcast is Stand By Me’s love child with It, ending with the Doyle’s and Frank’s childhood friend being tormented by Frank and friend’s childhood introduction to monsters, a creature that appears to them as a clown…much to Sadie’s delight. Sadie thinks clowns are funny and can’t help but tease the monster, frustrating him until he changes his form into something easier to kill. The monster has returned a few times always to uproarious effect, but nothing will quite compare to that first meeting.
It was so fresh and unexpected (not that I don’t still laugh every damn time I listen to it). Perfect acting, perfect writing, perfect.
Paget Brewster plays Sadie Doyle with a Katherine Hepburn-esque Mid-Atlantic English accent, which makes for some truly stupendous pronunciations of common words. She can take a simple one syllable word and stretch it out to four syllables long.The brilliance of this moment is it’s just Sadie listing several animals that she and Frank have seen on the Serengeti (and may attempt to hunt). And if she can do the amazing things she does with simple words, it’s nothing compared to the complicated creatures they’ve encountered on safari. Not to be missed.