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Technically, Abby is not sticking to the mythology, because Frigg tried to PREVENT what ended up happening with the mistletoe.

I don’t quite feel right about the casting of Norma, because her hairstyle fits better with the Marvel adaptation of Thor, while I grew up on more authentic Norse mythology that portrays him as a redhead.

But the only redhead I had to work with was Ron, and he would never have agreed to be Thor because it’s hard to make any palindromes out of it. Balder was pretty cool for him, because not only is it “red lab” spelled backwards, but he gets to be married to Nanna, who, out of all the Norse mythological figures, has the name that is closest to being palindromic.

Not to mention that “Balder’s red lab” is also a “god’s dog.”

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 do you ever think about how immensely BETTER Shakespeare's plays would be if we didn't have to have all the puns and cultural references explained to us?

When I typed Norma’s last line, I mistyped it as “Ni” three times before getting it right. Which I guess might count as a pun related to a fleeting cultural phenomenon (unless Monty Python sticks in human consciousness for the next few millennia).

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The only one of those medication names that my spell checker recognized was warfarin. Apparently there really is too much of it.

Abby could have said “give the doxepin to write prescriptions while you wait,” which would have made more sense and fit the theme more satisfyingly… but fewer than half of English-speakers pronounce “pin” and “pen” the same, so she thought she’d go with what was more universally understandable.

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or maybe Cherlene

…So I changed my name from Pam to Sam
‘Cause Pam is just not who I am,
That made me happy as a clam,
But Mama still wanted a Pam.

So she drew my blood and stole a gram
And she made a clone and named it Pam,
But it feels to me like just a scam,
I don’t see my Clonazepam.

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