By PATRICK McCRAY
Taped on this date in 1967: Episode 346
And why should he? I was about to write that this is another example of Barnabas at his darkest, but is it? There are probably a dozen ways that Julia could have kept Dave Woodard away from him, but her screw-ups made killing him a matter of survival. It’s not like there’s Vampire Probation and community service he could have been put on. No, Woodard was going to kill him. What choice had he? He didn’t ask for any of this. Meanwhile, the nicer he gets toward Willie, the less reliable Willie becomes. With total cowardice. God forbid that Willie be a man and simply stake Barnabas or smash the lid to his coffin. No, Willie seems to only do things that will lead to Barnabas’ lingering suffering, underlining his loneliness. Thanks, shmuck. And don’t even get me started on Julia. In the midst of so many small minds and their backstabbing reflexes, Barnabas has to go all Joshua on them in the humorless retribution department. What’s he supposed to do? Hug them? Man, Leo Buscaglia would have fared no better.
On this day in 1967, the Broadway musical, HAIR, opened for reals, having escaped from off-Broadway, proving that, yes, rock had a seemingly moral imperative to be everywhere. Now, nowhere was safe for snooty elitists who appreciated crisp melodies and dazzling wordplay. If they were lucky, they invested wisely so they could afford tickets to HAMILTON.