This was the first order of business in the case of the Farkle Family versus their Father Fred.
Setting: Court room. Various Disney characters and Cast members are already seated.
Entrance rear: Attorneys, both for the Plaintiff and the Defendant enter from rear door. The Plaintiffs, Fanny Farkle, wife; Francine Farkle, teenage daughter; and Fabio Farkle, younger son, enter next and sit beside their attorney, Filomena Francis.
After they are seated, the defendant, Fred Farkle, enters from the rear entrance and sits with his attorney, Frank Philpot. As he seats himself he shoots a friendly glance at his family. They return the glance with a smile.
Court Clerk: All rise for Judge Julia.
The courtroom participants rise in unison. Judge Julia strides in from stage right, acknowledges her Court Clerk and sits herself. She props glasses at the end of her nose, opens a thick folder, looks over her glasses at the courtroom.
Judge Julia: You may be seated. Court Clerk please read the charges.
Court Clerk: On this day we are hear to judge the complaints of the Farkle Family, Mrs. Fanny Farkle, Francine Farkle, and Fabio Farkle against the defendant, Mr. Fred Farkle. Their complaints are that Mr. Farkle’s so-called Type A obsession with Walt Disney World and particularly with planning every detail about any such trip in fact ruins any enjoyment they may have had from any said trip and indeed becomes a matter of such strain and stress that they suffer from physical and emotional ailments as a result of Mr. Farkle’s behavior.
Courtroom participants begin to murmur.
Judge Julia: (pounds the gavel) Oh we’ll have no such reaction from the visitors.
Very well, we will hear opening arguments from the Plaintiff’s attorney tomorrow.
And that will be on the next post!
Yep. And I won’t apologize. I guess I should do a search and find out just how many blogs there out there about Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Walt Disney, Imagineers, etc.
You know what? I will do that.
I think there may be three kinds of people out there when it comes to websites, blogs,podcasts, tweets, and the like, when it comes to Disney World:
- Those who for one reason or another want it all, want to know it all, want to be able to “enlist” others in their mouse-absorption – cult, even perhaps to the detriment of what else may or may not be in their life.
- Those who feel the need to do their homework in order to make the most of what they would like to take from a trip to Disney World or Disneyland.
- Those who think the first two groups are out of their Goofy-minds and would probably not be reading this or any other Disney blog in the first place.
On a scale of one to ten, with ten being that I am metaphysically united with the castle, the mouse, the theme parks, the resorts, etc.. and one being that I do what I have to do to enjoy a vacation there, I’d put myself up around a seven.
I used to think I was a ten until I began to read the boards and listen to the podcasts, and read others’ blogs, and the travel guides, and the websites and then realized I was at best in the Double A league, certainly not the major leagues! I am ok with that.
But what I want to do in this blog is actually explore the minds and souls of those of us who really spend their energy on all things related to their pilgrimages to Orlando.
Let’s start with a trial: The Family Farkle, versus Father Farkle, in The Case of the Swat Team Planner: