Pow! Bang! Zoom!

“Why do you always try to needle me into doing things I don’t want to do?” Ralph said to his wife, Alice.

Alice pulled the TV remote out of Ralph’s hand, pointed it toward the television and zapped it off. “Ralph Kramden,” she said, “I’m tired of our life together. Since you retired from the bus company, all you do, day and night, is watch TV. It’s a sickness within you, Ralph, and I’ve had it. I’ve tried various and sundry approaches to get you up and off that sofa and to motivate you to do something, anything, besides watch that goddam TV, but nothing works. I could parade in front of you buck naked and you wouldn’t take your eyes away from that damn screen.”

“One, two, three, four….”

“Are you doing a countdown, Ralph?” Alice asked.

“Yeah,” Ralph said, “and by the time I reach ten, you either have to strip naked and strut for me, hand me back the remote and leave me alone, or it’s pow, bang, zoom, you’re going to the moon, Alice.”

Written for these daily prompts: E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (needle), My Vivid Blog (remote), Ragtag Daily Prompt (zap), The Daily Spur (sickness), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (sundry), and Word of the Day Challenge (countdown).

8 thoughts on “Pow! Bang! Zoom!

  1. emkingston December 30, 2021 / 10:18 pm

    Alice is going to be on the moon naked *giggles*

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  2. leigha66 December 31, 2021 / 12:47 am

    I loved the reruns of that show, it is so dated now though.

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  3. Nope, Not Pam December 31, 2021 / 1:01 am

    I hope she did the butt naked and then left him 🥳

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  4. newepicauthor December 31, 2021 / 6:04 am

    Alice had a real good shot at becoming our first astronaut,

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  5. Gr8BigFun December 31, 2021 / 6:27 am

    Dated you say? Could you imagine this show premiering in today’s woke world. Maybe Alice should send Ralph to the moon on the end of her boot!

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    • Gr8BigFun December 31, 2021 / 6:29 am

      Ooops forgot to add, love the reunion show, send me a script and let’s talk.

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