Friday, February 17, 2012

Dessert and Schizophrenia

Does this strange scene from Fringe remind you of an old comedy routine?

As two alternate dimensions are being overlaid due to the meddling of a diabolical scientist, the diner owner finds his brain being occupied by multiple consciousnesses. This type of situation would not have been out of the ordinary for Lou Costello, who often fell victim to people behaving in a schizophrenic manner.  However, the following diner scene from Keep 'Em Flying (1941) provides a logical explanation for the contradictory actions of the server - Costello is in fact dealing with twins.

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