2/5 The Third “Annual” Golden Teacup Awards TM -Silver Teaspoon TM edition By CindyDee


LEGAL DISCLAIMER AND PREAMBLE – aka BLAH BLAH BLAH aka Does anyone even pay attention to this part?

The following Golden Teacup/Silver Teaspoon Awards posts are written by a guest author and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of IWSOD or the blog Justwalkwithme.com. IWSOD and JWWM are not responsible for any disagreements, arguments or legal action that may ensue.

It is further acknowledged that the scoring for the Golden Teacups and Silver Teaspoons aren’t really based on any rubric or other detailed analysis or scoring criteria, it is more how CindyDee was feeling at the moment these were written.

If for any reason any of the Golden Teacup winners are disqualified, the Silver Teaspoon recipient with the highest overall score will move into 5th place and the other Goldies will be shifted accordingly.

And now on to the rest of the post.

Welcome to the Third “Annual” Golden TeacupTM Awards.  Again, I am your host Cindy Dee.

We see many of the plots of Season Three fall into two main categories – personal betrayal (“All the World’s a Stage”, “Fast Food for Thought”, “Dead Men Leave No Trails”, “J. Edgar’s Ghost”, “We’re Off to See the Wizard”, and “The Eyes Have It”) and/or personal vendettas against the Agency (“We’re Off to See the Wizard”, “Tail of the Dancing Weasel”, “The Eyes Have It”, “Wrong Number”, and “The Pharaoh’s/Pharoah’s Engineer”). By creating stories that make the viewer feel personally invested, the writers hope the villains will invoke stronger emotions and be more threatening and compelling.

Another trend in Season Three is more interesting female Baddies in either a main or supporting role –even if we ignore Francine and her snark (and her fashion). Female villains are featured in 7 of 22 episodes – “Welcome to America, Mr. Brand”, “Sour Grapes”, “We’re Off to See the Wizard”, “Playing for Keeps”, “Fast Food for Thought”, “Reach for the Sky” and “Triumvirate” (actually 8 if you count Leslie O’Connor in “Over the Limit” – Smile ) which is up from four in Season One and tied with seven in Season Two. (I am ignoring the insipid Gwyneth in “Affair at Bromfield Hall” because she is a twit.) Whether the increased representation will translate to more awards remains to be seen

We have tweaked the format of the show this year and are starting with the Silver TeaspoonTM Awards.  The Silver Teaspoon is awarded to Baddies that were interesting or good (I mean bad) enough to deserve an award but didn’t quite make the cut for a coveted Golden TeacupTM.  Consider the Silver Teaspoon a step up from a participation ribbon – the STA is an honorable mention or the equivalent of an award given in the untelevised portion of the OscarsTM.

And , without further ado, the Silver Teaspoon recipients are :

5. Donna Clayton (Playing for Keeps)

“Playing for Keeps” is an uneven episode partly due to the sudden rewrite to deal with Kate Jackson’s absence when her father died. (And I am still bitter we didn’t get the slow dance scene that was in the script. I had hoped they would have found an excuse to stick it in a different episode.)

Ms Clayton is introduced as a hyper competent body guard – one who is a weapons expert, with a military flying background and has a black belt. (I am assuming it has something to do with her achievement in a martial arts discipline rather than fashion because I am sure her all belts are tan.)

I am not sure if I am more impressed with Donna taking charge and taking out assassin/saboteur Steckler (if that is even his real name coughRostovcough!) or her matchy match hair/neckerchief/lipstick/jacket. (Why the script insists that Donna is in western wear, I guess we’ll never know. Maybe it was to hide a certain tattoo on her arm? Or a hickey on her neck? Another unsolved SMK mystery. And the purse! Oh My Heck, SMK, it always cracks me up when you have the female agents or bodyguards running around in the field carrying big clunky purses. I know it was the 1980s, but surely there had to be a better way!)

What I also love about Donna is this gal takes no flack from anyone. Even though I believe she was going to get rid of Steckler from the beginning and take the credit and the money from the kill, it must have been satisfying to blow him up after he was such a condescending jerk and proclaimed he was running the show.

4. Fast Food for Thought – Carla

Ahhh, Carla. She is immediately suspicious of Lee and Amanda when they flubbed how they heard about the convention — Wow, just think Lee, if you had discussed the details of the case during the car ride or even in the parking lot like Amanda SUGGESTED, ASKED, BEGGED this wouldn’t have happened. But I can see how you were caught unaware, because off the top of my head, I can list FOUR other times you leaving Amanda out of the loop almost blew your cover. I hate to break this to you Lee, even pigeons learn from negative reinforcement, (or is an example of positive punishment?)

(TANGENT ALERT) Maybe IWSOD wants to chime in as I am flashing back to my introductory university psych course and not sure I have this completely correct. My simplified layman’s understanding of operant conditioning is that reinforcement refers to initial behavior increasing in frequency due to the interaction and punishment is decreasing the initial behavior. Positive refers to something being added as a consequence and negative means something taken away.

(from http://kristinhricko.weebly.com/operant-conditioning.html)

In this case, Lee does not tell Amanda cover, cover is almost blown and Amanda is ticked at him. So I guess since one would assume this should decrease his behavior of not telling Amanda their cover, this dynamic falls in the positive punishment category. However, Lee should make the connection that if he lets Amanda in on the ‘need-to-know’ – especially when she does need to know, this will decrease their cover being blown (which is bad) and Amanda being ticked at him (even more bad) — this would put it in the negative reinforcement realm. Ack! My poor head. But, no matter how you classify it, Lee is not learning from his mistakes and pigeons and lab rats do (heck, even single celled paramecia show learned behaviours!1 ) –so I think it is safe to guess how Scarecrow got his nickname. (end TANGENT)

So the evil Carla gets points for sleeping with Marvelous Marvin and leveraging a promotion from secretary to being in charge food processing.  I can’t give her too much credit for getting her hooks into Marvin – he is a very lonely man and naïve when it comes love (unless it involves his cheeseburgers) but then again, she had to fake being overjoyed sleeping in a bed with Marvelous MarvinTM bedsheets no matter what the thread count. So kudos to her for that – I am not sure how many people could make that sacrifice. She lost BadGal cred for getting involved with Eddie Le Grande–regional sales manager or not – girl, keep your eye on the prize! Eddie wasn’t even that good looking! Unless she somehow needed Eddie’s connections to find out the chief chemist’s Cecil’s background in chemical weapons, but I think I am over reaching.

I guess she had to get involved with Barry “Dumb –Dumb” Metz to execute her plan because he was in charge of food distribution but ‘dating’ father then son (especially this father/son duo) — oh ICK! There are absolutely no redeeming factors here. You’ve got to admit, it’s pretty low, impressive, but low. Hey, if this extortion business doesn’t work out, I bet you can get a guest spot on Jerry Springer!

She lost major baddie points for arguing in front of Lee’s open window considering she knew Eddie was a former agent and she was already suspicious of Lee and Amanda.

Do you think Carla’s fatal flaw might have something to do with her hotheadedness and impatient and impulsive nature?

But Marvin is not completely blameless in this outing. You know, if your head chemist is so angry he’s going to poison your customers, your son hates your guts and your former lover cheats on you with your son and tries to ruin you and your company, maybe it’s you. And Marvin spilling his guts to Amanda? –it certainly is not a way to promote company unity to a potential franchise owner. How horrible to tell complete strangers what a disappointment your son is – I bet Barry has heard that all his life.

Marvin’s rant ”So, uh, maybe it’s time for this old buzzard to kick Carla and Barry out of the nest and ….see if they can fly by themselves” also really bugs me. Maybe Barry is a putz, but Dude – in case you haven’t noticed, Carla is now in charge, you are just a figure head. Yes, Barry is a freeloader, but Carla is actually in the background running your company very efficiently. No wonder she gets ticked that you are going to toss her to the curb. She is working her buns (no pun intended) off and this is how you thank her?

Maybe in the beginning, Carla got involved with Marvin so he could be her sugar daddy, or she would marry and then divorce him for a huge settlement. Or she figured she would get close to him to embezzle funds from the company (despite her impulsiveness, I do believe she is smart enough to pull it off), but being with Marvin made her vicious enough to want to stick it to him where it hurts (in the double cheese burger with secret sauce) despite the huge risks in her plan.

She does get a little murdery in the end, but I figure by this time she is so annoyed with all the loser Metzes she’s had to put up and wasting years of her life smelling greasy cheeseburgers and secret sauce and wearing stupid company clothes with creepy anthropomorphic hamburgers on them are enough to put anyone over the edge.

3. The Third Silver Teaspoon goes to Looks at teleprompter, hisses at producer to come over. “Really?!?, You’ve got to be kidding me! Do I have to? Fine! But I am not happy about this!”

J Edgar’s Ghost – Nick “Ewwwwww!” Cross

What a skeezy creep.   Nicky’s M.O. is trolling Gin joints on M Street, picking up lonely women and using them for their contacts and access to classified information. Poor stereotypical clichéd librarian Agnes is no match for his slimy ways. Somehow Nicky knew to target Agnes out of all the single women working at the agency (or did he string dozens of women along and do the same thing to them? – busy guy!), he romanced her for months while drugging her and going through her files so he could blackmail Very Important People in the government, military and corporate world. She so wants to believe in him and that he loves her, he is able to convince her to give him another chance after he ran away from Lee in the bar (not suspicious at all!) and bugged her purse (just means he cares, right? BARF!).   To add insult to injury, he cuffs Agnes to a pipe, sets off a smoke bomb, leaves her to die, threatens to shoot her and then uses her as a hostage. And to top it all off yells at her when she is driving…

Nope – sorry folks I just can’t do it ! I just can’t reward the sleazoid Nick Cross yanks earpiece out of ear, storms off stage.

Sorry about that folks, we’ve had a slight miscalculation. The only reason Tricky Nicky was successful was due to plot holes the size of Wisconsin – (come on writers! You can do better!!) and Lee making mistakes that a rookie would be ashamed to admit. As an honorary G.o.L.D. (Guardian of Lee’s Dignity) associate, I object to Nicky being here. So Nick Cross is getting CROSSED off this list.  You don’t deserve a Spoonie.  Jerk!

I checked with our lawyers (well, the imaginary lawyer that lives in my head) not only can I do whatever I want in these award shows, there is precedence. She who-must-not-be-named in “Lost and Found” did not get an shout out in season one for the simple reason I hate her guts (and not in a good way) and the truly awful Sinclair in “Brunettes Are In” did not make the cut because he is so distasteful it makes the episode un-rewatchable for me. So I have decided that Nick Cross will join them in the persona non grata category.

My first attempt to rescind the Nicky’s silver spoon was labelled ‘juvenile and petty’ by my 13 year old. I will let you decide which one you prefer.

No matter which way you slice it, he ain’t getting an award so let’s move on.

The third Silver Teaspoon instead goes to

3. Welcome to America, Mr. Brand – Kenneth Clayton-Dobbs, the Seventh Earl of Tuickensham and Chairman of the International Conference on Economic Progress.

Actually, I am glad Nick Cross was so revolting, it made me carefully consider the other baddies and I realized I had overlooked this gem in this less-than-favourite episode. Let’s take a closer look at Kenneth Clayton-(no relation to Donna) Dobb’s CV (compiled by James Brand, Francine and T.P. Aquinas)

KCD was born in 1934 to a poor coal miner’s family and hated being poor and hated ‘the bloody aristocrats who exploited his family’. There are obviously some good genetics going on here because Kenneth does not look 50 to me. Maybe coal dust is good for the complexion.

Anyhow, he cheated on his entrance exams (ummm, how is this common knowledge? But whatever!) and

got into Cambridge where he hobnobbed with the upper crust, lied about his background, joined the right snooty pretentious clubs and convinced his fellow students he was an Earl.

After Cambridge, the ‘Earl’ started causing mayhem at the tender age of 22. (but I will entertain the notion that James got his decades mixed up. )

He caused turmoil in the Suez in ’56, the Congo in ’60, Rhodesia in ’65, and in Beirut in ’75 (at the age of 41) he, orchestrated the scandal that nearly destroyed the Bank of Great Britain. 1983-ish, he practiced his magic in Luxembourg and caused the default on the World Bank Loan.

But this is only a partial list of his accomplishments. Sometime before 1984 he hung a ton of paper in Beirut (I had to look that phrase up, apparently it means writing bad checks. LOL – seems kind of tame in comparison to the other trouble he’s mucked up – what his cheques to BlockBusterTM bounced? But, wait a sec – Block Buster went bankrupt. Oooooh – he is good!), was involved in extortion in Athens, phony gold certificates in Johannesburg and became a special consultant to the Secretary of the Treasury with priority clearance which allows him access to the U.S. Bureau of Printing and Engraving.

He is also besties with Charles and Di.

The guy has been BUSY! I feel like such an underachiever. Sad smile

He even has an M.O. when he wants to dispatch someone or blow things up– how cool is that? I want an M.O. (but probably not to kill people or cause explosions!) Though it does limit his targets to those who have gas stoves and full sacks of sugar, but I guess Kenneth could bring the sugar along with him.

The mystery deepens because apparently the real Earl died in a bizarre bordello accident in 1957, years after Kenneth started his impersonation. Lucky break, or either TP or James got their dates a little mixed up. But hey, it’s only numbers, it’s not like an accountant at MI6 or someone working at the Library of Congress would have to be precise with facts. But then again, maybe KCD murdered the real Earl and the bizarre bordello accident involved gas and a bag of sugar. Now THAT is an impressive attention to detail!

2. Pharaoh’s engineer – Frank Duran

Speaking of grudges, our next villain has been plotting his revenge for 20 years which means he had it in for the agency since the tender age of 18 or 19. I am not sure what the reason was, maybe he was ticked his carpet pattern wasn’t chosen for the agency hallways or maybe it was simply the challenge of destroying something that was deemed to be indestructible.

I think Frank owes a huge debt of gratitude to Kate Jackson. She directed this episode and the lighting, camera angles and suspenseful music in the opening set the tone for him snagging the award.  But what really cinched his spot for a spoonie is this shot.

I imagine if he were really mad, smoke would also come out of his ears. Yes, this is totally arbitrary and capricious, but for some this reason impressed the heck out of me and Frank now has a Spoonie.

Frank is a contradiction. He doesn’t kill Rupert, just scrambles his brains for a week or so, but has no compunction about killing Leo, or potentially killing thousands of people at the Agency and putting a serious dent in America’s intelligence community. Maybe he has a soft spot for older people (do you think back in the old days Lois and Glynis used to ply him with baked goods?) and he certainly knows that just because people are senior citizens and have retired doesn’t mean they can’t be incredibly useful .

But alas and alack, his cheapskate nature did him in. He really should have paid the extra few bucks for the unbreakable safety glass on his gas mask.

And our Number One Spoonie is:

All the World’s a Stage – Krutiov

Sorry to burst your bubble, Comrade!, but you don’t even crack the top 5 baddies this season no matter what voodoo Jedi mind tricks you are trying — and yes, I do always put my left hand in my pocket!  Maybe because Ted Glazer came before you and was more ‘hands on’ and used stupid duck props, this manipulating people from a distance is a big yawn fest in the drama department.  Though you do get points for finesse – if for some reason this had worked, Maria and the United States government would not realize she had been compromised (I assume you would have Tony ‘taken care of’ to tie up any loose ends).   And of course you get extra points for setting up the ‘rehearsal’ scene in the Q Bureau but promptly lost them for subjecting us to Tony’s absurd play (Mon Dieu! Mon Dieu!).  But don’t despair, you came really close to getting a Golden Teacup Award until someone else vaulted above you several places.  So go ahead, practice your ‘precise psychological equation’ mumbo jumbo on me to get that last coveted spot.

The anticipation is growing. Who will get the coveted Golden Teacup Award for season three? Who will be crowned Top Baddie? Will the Laser Shark Awardtm be given out this year or will it be retired with the kooky Gordon Redding? (Stayed tuned to the next post coming up soon!)

1. see Ginsburg, Simona; Jablonka, Eva (2009). “Epigenetic learning in non-neural organisms”. Journal of Biosciences. 34 (4): 633–646. .)

52 responses to “2/5 The Third “Annual” Golden Teacup Awards TM -Silver Teaspoon TM edition By CindyDee

  1. Love this post, Cindy. So hilarious!! Yes, Nick had to go. He is relentlessly unredeeming, if that’s a word. Agnes was so sweet and unassuming and he felt nothing about how he treated her or what he did to her. There are not enough showers to rinse off his slime.

    Carla was pretty sleazy as well, but I didn’t feel as bad for Marvin as I did for Agnes. Frank Duran was truly a mystery. Revenge was his motivation, but we never find out exactly why he was doing what he was doing.

    Krutiov was kind of funny to me. He was so confident in what he thought he was capable of, but ultimately he was too over confident and failed. Justice…

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  2. Bwahahaha – would love to see a Goldie get disqualified! How do they do that?

    And OMG, it’s a good think Magda is not reading your posts…she would totally skip over the Silver Teaspoon and go straight for the Golden Teacups. There is only first place. Everything else is losing – Magda Petrag

    I love how Donna was on to Lee right from the start. She was certainly smart! Yeah, Carla’s father/son thing is very icky. I think it makes me think the son is worse than Carla in this regard. Why would he want to sleep with Carla after he knew his father had? Just ewww. Carla definitely lorded it over both Metz boys…she made them look like schmucks.

    Oh boy, Nick Cross…he makes me laugh. Yeah, he’s a skeez, but he’s a funny skeez! But I must confess, YOU are funnier!! I love your attempt to rescind Nicky’s spoon. Tell your 13 year old to grow up 😉

    Oh, but you do have an M.O….it is called snark until we are all busting our gut from laughing so hard!

    Completely agree with Krutiov only getting a spoon. Duck man was way better than the crystal dewdrops guy.

    Hmmm…top baddie? I’m voting for Gregory.

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  3. I imagine if he were really mad, smoke would also come out of his ears.

    Yep, I’m also always waiting for this to happen, Cindy.

    Frank, our little fuming dragon…

    Fuming
    Revenging
    And
    Not
    Kidding

    I LOVE your post(s), Cindy.
    Though, I shouldn’t read them riding in a bus… it’s just too hard to stiffle the laughs – and IF I can manage stiffling them, it sounds like snorting…
    even more embarrassing. 😉

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  4. I gotta finish up reading this post.. I’ve been relishing it slowly it’s soooo good! and there’s so much here Cindy! I think you could have done 5 posts on the silver teaspoons! 🙂

    anyway, moving on to Frank Durran. he was a very visual baddie.. Love how KJ directed his character 🙂 You were spot on when you said that Cindy!

    he certainly knows that just because people are senior citizens and have retired doesn’t mean they can’t be incredibly useful .

    LOL! This is the kind of championing seniors can do without 😉

    But alas and alack, his cheapskate nature did him in. He really should have paid the extra few bucks for the unbreakable safety glass on his gas mask.

    But we got that cool shot of him with the one broken eye! It was a visual treat!! 🙂

    So true though – Durran doesn’t deserve a teacup!

    Ahhh Krutiov! The Krusty Comb over! I find his psychological warfare interesting.. so I’m now really curious to see who you’ve put in the golden tea cup awards!!!

    Maybe because Ted Glazer came before you and was more ‘hands on’ and used stupid duck props, this manipulating people from a distance is a big yawn fest in the drama department.

    haaaaa!! yes Krutiov needed a special prop! 🙂

    Sooo how many nominees will there be Cindy? is it five?
    Are we voting? or are you just awarding? [either way I’m happy – just curious!] I’m scratching my head trying to remember all the baddies now.. though there is one that really stands out for me!

    The anticipation is growing. Who will get the coveted Golden Teacup Award for season three? Who will be crowned Top Baddie? Will the Laser Shark Awardtm be given out this year or will it be retired with the kooky Gordon Redding? (Stayed tuned to the next post coming up soon!)

    It is growing!!! 🙂 I’m totally looking forward to it!!!

    I’ve gone back to the season 1 and 2 awards to refresh my memory. so awesome!!

    Ohhh I hope the laser shark award [aka the mutated (and ill tempered) sea bass awards] will be awarded this season! I love that award! I love a dumb baddie 😉
    I have a baddie in mind.. who could be recipient of both the golden teacup and the laser shark award!
    But… iwsod will button it.. and wait to hear the outcome 🙂

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    • 5 golden teacups awarded and a laser shark which may or may not overlap. It will be interesting to see how our lists match up. I was thinking at the end of season 4 (or maybe even before) we could rig up some fan favourite awards for each season. I have to put my thinking cap on to try to come up with the best way for voting.

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  5. Hoorah!
    Kenneth Clayton-Dobbs!
    Yeah that photo for his bio screams: I’m an english baddie!! 🙂
    I love that about smk 😉

    Actually, I am glad Nick Cross was so revolting, it made me carefully consider the other baddies and I realized I had overlooked this gem in this less-than-favourite episode.

    then I’m glad you disqualified Nick Cross too! I love WTAMB! and.. thanks for revisiting even eps that aren’t faves for the sake of the golden teacups!!! We Salute You!!!

    There are obviously some good genetics going on here because Kenneth does not look 50 to me. Maybe coal dust is good for the complexion.

    Wow.. kudos on the detail Cindy! Well you know people do say the english have lovely complexions!

    he cheated on his entrance exams (ummm, how is this common knowledge?

    Don’t you love how smk throws in these little gems!

    what his cheques to BlockBusterTM bounced? But, wait a sec – Block Buster went bankrupt. Oooooh – he is good!)

    Whoooooooo and… whahahaahahaahaaaa!! 🙂

    The guy has been BUSY! I feel like such an underachiever.

    Don’t! based on your blog posts alone – you rock 🙂

    It is truly ridiculous how only James could have noticed this guy!!!

    thanks Cindy! Enjoyed your write up of snooty ClayDob!

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  6. This is really brilliant Cindy. It’s hilarious. I love your selection of silver teaspoon recipients-and I fully agree. None of them are in the gold teaspoon category. I can’t wait for the next instalment

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  7. I laughed the hardest at the Donna and the Giant Purse bit because I was rereading the Playing for Keeps script recently for some background and it actually specifies she carry that. I wonder if there was supposed to be something IN the giant purse?

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  8. Love this, Cindy! I always enjoy your comments, so I’m not surprised the post would deliver. It’s been an usually busy work week, so I’ve not had much time to comment, but I did get to read and was laughing right along with it. Great choices too!

    I think Donna Clayton hoped she’d only slink by with just a sentence from the fashion police. That flying apparatus that made her look like the Red Baron certainly earned her a place on this list! I love that you grabbed that image of Frank the dragon at just the right moment. I can’t believe I forgot about Nick! And good ol’ Comrad Krutiov with his comb over and his mind games. I think there’s still one that I’m routing for for the golden tea cup and will eagerly await your next update. 🙂

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  9. ROTHFLMAO…yep that’s all I got! laughing too much with a snort or two! Love these award posts!

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    • Hi Heather, your comment went into moderation as you used a different name (or didn’t use one and wordpress used your email address) Ive edited your name to your first name – as maybe you aren’t using your full name anymore? Let me know if you’d like to me change the others! I can do this as so far you’ve only commented a few times and it’s easy enough 🙂 or of course if you are happy I shall leave it.
      Wonderful to see you stop by – and rothfl&s (roll on the floor laughing & snorting) away with us all 🙂

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  10. Cindy, you are HILARIOUS!!!

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  11. Nick ‘Ewwwww!’ Cross

    rofl!!!

    Poor stereotypical clichéd librarian Agnes is no match for his slimy ways.

    Yeah! what Nick Cross did to Agnes was awful!
    but.. what the smk stereotypes did were just as awful! gah!

    And to top it all off yells at her when she is driving…

    rofl! that is just the worst thing ever! whahahaa!!!

    eh? whoooo controversy during the awards!!!
    Get Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway on stage now!! 😉
    I think Cindy Dee is about to announce La La land has won a silver teaspoon! 😉

    rofl! love to ‘technical difficulties’ what a crack up! I just never know what’s going to come next 🙂 except.. I know it’s gonna be good! 🙂

    oh rofl. plot holes the size of Wisconsin.. so true.. but why should Nick pay for the writer’s mistakes?

    Ah. okay on the basis of being a G.O.L.D is a good reason to deny Nicky! Don’t worry.. eh won’t be too ‘Cross’!

    So Nick Cross is getting CROSSED off this list.  You don’t deserve a Spoonie.  Jerk!

    roflmbo!

    She who-must-not-be-named in “Lost and Found” did not get an shout out in season one for the simple reason I hate her guts (and not in a good way)

    rofl. I thought that would make her an effective baddie? but then.. we are scoring this with our own criteria 🙂
    Cindy, this is your awards, and I’ll support your decision! 🙂

    whooo hoo! I like the more mature graffiti covered picture! haaaaaa! I bet that was a hoot to put together! I think the curly moustache (after all he is a bad guy) is hilarious!

    Okay. No spoon 4 U! whahahaaa…

    I’m gonna pause here and draw out the fun 🙂 bye!

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    • LOL, Warren and Faye do get a shout out in the next section. Great minds think alike. But, Dang – totally should have let Warren Beatty present Nick’s award. That would have been hysterical! Oh well, missed opportunity.

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  12. Am loving these posts, Cindy. Have been travelling and still trying to recover but your posts have made the jetlag more bearable. Disclaimer: Learjet may still be incoherent. This is the responsibility of Learjet alone and in no way reflects on the quality of Cindy Dee’s posts

    Was pleased to see the inclusion of two female baddies in the running for the silver teaspoon. Somehow I don’t have such a strong emotional reaction to them as the male baddies. Maybe it’s because I’m blinded by the sheer eighties-ness of their horrible fashion chooses.

    I take your point about disqualifying Nick Cross – but I really, really hated him.

    Loved that screen cap of the “smoke” coming out of Frank’s nose. He manages to look simultaneously sinister and hilarious 😦 🙂 (Learjet is confused)

    I think Krutiov is a worthy recipient of the Silver Teaspoon award: because he manipulated someone who manipulated someone. Still not convinced about the “precision” of his psychological equation though 😀

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    • Waaahhahhaaa!!! Love your disclaimer Learjet! 🙂 Jetlag makes you funny 😉 tee hee..
      I’m lovin all the dislaimers floating around! haa!! anyone else like to give us a disclaimer? 🙂

      whooo gotta get on to Nick Cross.. what’s this about being disqualified?! I’m checking it out now!

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    • *Simultaneously sinister and hilarious *
      Ahhh, the baddies of today have so much to live up to. 😂

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  13. Oh and super quick question – Cindy will your next post be the final post of these awards? or do you think there will be two more? I’m happy with whatever you are happy with.. just wondering. bye! 🙂

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  14. Cindy I’ve been looking forward to this awards broadcast! 🙂

    lol thanks for the disclaimer haaaa.. heck I’m not responsible for anything on the blog haaaa 😉

    I love your scoring system! 🙂 tee hee..

    phew, glad we’ve got that disqualification procedure sorted in advance 🙂 tee hee..

    Personal betrayal vs personal vendetta hmm that’s an interesting insight! Lots of personal!

    whoooo loved your thoughts on the female baddies! there were more than I remember! Gosh. I wonder if any females will make the top five?!

    and rofl. Yep Gwyneth is a twit 🙂 perfect description!

    Ah Donna Clayton. Nice choice! [I’m bitter about no slow dance too!!]

    Rostovcough! haaaaa!!! I love it!!

    Yeah the western wear is a mystery! Is Shenandoah in the west? lol.
    At least Donna Clayton was a competent bad girl with the skills to be a real threat. Alas, she was no match for Polyester Lee!

    Carla.. ahhh Carla.. You’ve summed it up perfectly. Her technique for recruiting men was ewww.
    the gif I did of Carla’s plan for world domination sums her up for me. [If I remember I’ll try and find it and link to it] Just. ew.. We don’t know the order of things. Maybe Eddie was her first umm prize?!

    Ahhh love your tangential thoughts on Lee not informing Amanda and then suffering the consequences! 😉 your psychology knowledge sounds good to me!
    And yet sometimes Lee probably convinced himself it wasn’t his fault for a while thre until he was ready to admit it to himself!
    Absolutely Lee should have made the connection! tee hee.. ahhh that’s human nature for ya! that unknown variable can get in the way of ‘learning’ 🙂

    You’ve got to admit, it’s pretty low, impressive, but low. Hey, if this extortion business doesn’t work out, I bet you can get a guest spot on Jerry Springer!

    rofl! I loved this!!!!! 🙂

    Do you think Carla’s fatal flaw might have something to do with her hotheadedness and impatient and impulsive nature?

    I think Carla’s fatal flaw was relying on Dumb Dumb Barry (such a perfect name!)- at all!!! She had way too much confidence in his infatuation with her. But really it didn’t matter how hooked he was, he was still a dumb dumb!

    Yeah!!!! Get stuck into Marvin the not so Marvellous! He deserves it! Can we have some awards for non baddies who were stupid, nasty or just plain unlikeable?!

    I don’t want to dominate comments by continuing….but I don’t want to limit myself either! Rofl. So compromise: I’ll pause here and pick up with Number 3 in the next day or two..

    Cindy I’m loving this award ceremony!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂
    You Rock!!

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  15. Squeeeee!!!! Again – this post is my carrot to get me through my work day! Looking forward to laughing and sniggering and wallowing in some cindy Dee smk baddie goodness 🙂

    Hi Everyone!

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  16. Oh my, this is just laugh out loud funny! I should know not to inhale my morning coffee while reading your hilarious posts Cindy! Thank you so much for making my day and comparing Lee to a single celled paramecia 😉 And yes, Nick doesn’t deserve an award, the rat.

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    • Funny thing is, you really can train paramecia. For some reason the link printed really tiny at the end of the post. If you look up paramecium on Wikipedia, they have a section on learning with the associated links. Poor Lee. LOL!

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