High School is by no means a wonderful or wholly useful experience when you look back on it. These were the times when we were forced to sit in an awful building full of kids all going through puberty and experimenting with awful fashion styles while trying to grasp at some early vestige of adulthood. Don’t get me wrong, I loved it at the time because I didn’t have to give a shit about anything other than doing homework and beating video games, but now that I’ve been released to the harsh realities of the outside world I’ve realized how frivolous that four years actually turned out to be.
The only purpose high school seemed to serve was to get us old enough to settle on a life path, and once we’ve decided on that life path there’s no turning back. For instance, my high school had a great arts program, and I was able to decide that for the rest of my life I would be a TV show blogger. It was the worst decision I ever made and I still cry about it. I guess my point is, why the hell would anyone ever want to go to a high school reunion?
I guess there’s some people out there who made better decisions than I, and can correlate their high school days to the decision to go into oil drilling or reality television or whatever it is that makes people millionaires right now. I can’t speak for those folks because I can’t relate to them, and if you’re reading this blog I doubt you can either.
However, to play devil’s advocate, I suppose you could see the high school reunion as a redemption of sorts. There’s no way you were as cool in high school as you are now as an adult, so why not go show everyone how cool you’ve become? It’s not a bad plan, and unfortunately I’ve never attended a reunion so I can stake no claim as to said plan’s sensibility — though thankfully the five funniest people on television are about to crack that case wide open:
In case you didn’t get it, the title of this blog is a reference to the season one episode “Underage Drinking: A National Concern”. You should go see it if you haven’t already — it’s one of the few episodes in all seven years that gives us a brief glimpse into what high school was like for the gang. It’s also referenced in tonight’s episode, in ways I can’t explain without spoilering your face off. All I can say is that there will be a ton of guest stars tonight, some who you’ll recognize and some you’d only know by name. This episode is goddamn ridiculous, and by the time it’s over you’ll be staring at everyone in the room like “whaaaaat?!” — like that day after high school when I told my Mom I wanted to be a blogger!
Also, I’ve noticed a lot of you guys posting in the comments section about rules for Chardee MacDennis. In fact, some of you seem downright mad that we haven’t been able to provide such rules on this blog. I want to take a moment to apologize, and to let you know that Chardee MacDennis… Has. No. Rules. At least not at first. Okay, so those are the official rules to Chardee MacDennis, sorry it took so long to get them to you guys. Hopefully we can provide some more official version sometime soon, perhaps as some kind of blu-ray bonus feature. Who knows, time will tell.
Anyway, tune in tonight at 10pm to see the gang’s high school reunion, and don’t forget to check out an exclusive interview with one of tonight’s special guest stars, Nick Wechsler, on our Sunny Facebook Firsts!