Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Breaking Up

So, I'm pretty sure that before they got married, Coach and Christine had some kind of pseudo-rocky relationship. Like, I think there were hell of episodes where the whole premise is that Coach would screw something up and Christine would get mad and then Coach would have to come up with some sort of oafy, yet creative way to make it up to her/apologize. Then she would forgive him even though he probably didn't deserve to be forgiven and they would hug and kiss and then she'd probably say some one liner that totally delighted the audience and demonstrated that she was still a strong-willed person and then the credits would roll. I would estimate that this was the general story arc for roughly five episodes a season.

Anyway, despite this constant false-anger-cum-gruding-apology plot line, I seem to remember a period of time where they broke up or maybe almost broke up; I'm not sure which. Certainly things were tenuous. This was totally stupid because it was obvious neither one of them actually wanted to break up and everyone knew that of course they were going to get back together. During this time I think they probably went back to standard Luther/Dauber/Coach zany hijinx and/or football-centric plots, but they'd have to throw in a requisite line or two about Christine. Maybe they'd even make a joke about it like Luther would bring it up by being all: "How're things with Christine?" And Coach would just sort of glare at him and shake his head and then a few seconds later maybe the Athletic Director would come in and be all: "How're things with Christine?" and Coach would do the same thing and then the Athletic Director would turn to Luther for a little sympathy and Luther would also be doing the same thing, just shaking his head. This was probably hilarious.

I think this period of time was when the actress who played Christine actually had to leave for some reason.