she liked Imaginary Men best of all

Arlene + Ben 4evah


I was very happy to see Michael Emerson win a deserved Emmy for Lost Sunday night. I recognized his wife but couldn’t place her. My friend said “she’s on True Blood but I can’t figure out who she plays,” and then I realized it was Arlene the Merlotte’s waitress: Carrie Preston.

Here’s how I imagine the dinner conversation in that house:

Him: What did you do today honey?

Her: I was in a saucer-eyed orgy around a statue of meat. What about you sweetie?

Him: Me? Oh I turned a huge underground frozen wheel and popped out in Tunisia. Pass the salt.

(Yes, I realize these scenes on these respective shows took place no where in the same time as one another, but for the sake of amusing myself, I am pretending they did.)

Author: Amy H. Johnson

Amy H. Johnson is the author of The Fangirl Files a memoir about Boy Bands, TV Boyfriends and imaginary betrothals to 80s English pop stars. She prefers to be referred to as a "Cute Famous Boy Aficionado".

3 thoughts on “Arlene + Ben 4evah

  1. Thanks for leading me here :). This is very cool news.

    Oddly enough, Arlene and her participation in True Blood Season 2’s maenad-induced orgies would not be entirely out of place in this season of Lost. Who knows, maybe when all is said and done, we will find out that the evil “infecting” the inhabitants of Lost island is not the “Man in Black” / Smokey at all, but, rather, Michelle Forbes, the woman who gives everyone black EYEBALLS and wears smokey EYE MAKEUP?

    I’d give anything to see Sawyer and/or Jack (while we are at it, let’s bring back Boone!) taking part in a maenad orgie. Hurley . . . not so much. (Still love you Jorge Garcia, just not in THAT way.)

    • I think there’s great crossover potential. I would pay good money to see a Sawyer/Eric showdown (a Shirtless Showdown, obviously!) Or Sookie take on Kate. And kick her ass. Jason and Andy could do their “God who Comes” act and spook the Losties.

      Speaking of those two – WHY is there not a Jason and Andy Show spin-off???!

  2. THANK YOU! I thought Michael’s wife looked familiar…..interesting couple.

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