The 'Lost' weekend: Getting foolish
Two things happened this week: April Fool's Day and Easter. The former means that most of this post will be about "Lost" April Fool's jokes. The latter means that this will be shorter than usual. What? I have a ham to eat. (Also, if you're feeling particularly Christian today in honor of Easter, maybe go check out this upcoming book about the relationship between the gospel and "Lost." Seems interesting.)
My favorite "Lost" April Fool's prank was this Think Geek idea for an alarm clock just like the computer that was in the hatch back in Season 2. I particularly like the video that goes with it (posted above), where the clock somehow causes an electromagnetic field to develop in some guy's bedroom. I also like that it offers a "23 year warranty, or your house implodes." You also have to check out this ABC.com listing for a new show on the network called "The Blind Sayid," posted on the day itself. (The other shows advertised are funny as well, but we care about only "Lost" here at the "Lost" weekend. As it should be.)
But that wasn't all that was going on in "Lost"-dom this week. For whatever reason, Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof were meeting with Kermit the Frog (as evidenced by this photo posted by Cuse himself). I like the details in the background of the photo that talk about the proposed zombie season, which I would almost certainly watch and watch all over again. Actually, if Kermit the Frog were the lead on that series, I would watch it four or five times a week. Get rid of the rest of the cast and replace the actors with Muppets, and you'd have a "Lost" spinoff that would actually be pretty awesome. Sam the Eagle can play John Locke.
But let's get serious for a moment again. A couple of you sent me this link to a screencap of every mirror scene in the sideways universe on this season of "Lost," and it's a good reminder that this season has been filled with this kind of imagery. Apparently, some of these mirror scenes feature the reflection holding different information than the person being reflected (such as Sun's wedding ring appearing and disappearing or that weird wound Jack saw in the season premiere), and I'm hoping that we're getting hints about just how these universes intersect. At the same time, I hope we get the information on that soon.
Anyway, that's all for this week. Hope you're having a good weekend, and we'll see you for the sure-to-be-revelatory "Happily Ever After" on Tuesday.
-- Todd VanDerWerff (follow me on Twitter at @tvoti)