These (above) are three very different women, with one major thing in common; they’re played by the same actress - the amazingly talented Katey Sagal.
I’m not sure it’s possible for me to even begin explaining just how mind blowing this is. I mean, if you – like me – watch what some people would call “too much tv” (is there really such a thing? Really?), you might’ve seen Sons of Anarchy (and in the interest of honesty, if you haven’t, you’ve got some catchin’ up to do – as well as some ‘s’plainin’; seriously, WHY haven’t you watched this yet?!), you’ve probably seen Futurama - again, if you haven’t…. – and, if you, like me, are closing in on two decades of serious tv-watching (some people call it “excessive”, I call it dedicated), you might’ve also seen Married with Children.
I’m lucky, I live in Sweden, which means that this show – originally aired between ’87 – ’97 – didn’t even reach the swedish viewers until mid 90′s and kept on going till the mid 00′s. It was a national pre-homework tradition to watch the Bundys straight after school – we barely had time to greet our parents before struggling with our siblings for the best seat in the sofa!
Anyway, as I was saying – three incredibly diverse characters all played (or voiced, as is the case with Turanga Leela of Futurama), by Katey Sagal. And when I say diverse, I’m talking Twilight versus Bram Stoker’s Dracula (you know the one, [gorgeous] Gary Oldman as Vlad, Anthony Hopkins as Van Helsing and the beautiful Winona Ryder as Mina Murray).
Now, if you’re wondering if I had a particular point to make with this post… I did. It was, umm, to fangirl over Katey Sagal (obviously), to maybe brag just a little about something that I perhaps shouldn’t take quite as much pride in as I do (i.e. my extensive experience as a tv show connoisseur) and maybe, umm, hopefully?, earn some karma points for helping less experienced viewers decide on what show or movie to watch next…?
Or maybe I didn’t really have a point per se, maybe I just recently started re-watching Futurama because The Blacklist decided to take an excruciatingly long break between episodes, and I accidentally watched all of the Orange is the New Black episodes a bit too quickly and I don’t really have the emotional capacity to get involved with another new show and deal with it’s hiatuses and emotional rollercoasting, ok? Ok!