What is the Dreaded Rear Admiral?
Message by James Cherry
Summary: Finally, what a rear admiral really is
OK, so everyone was asking what the hell a rear admiral was. It was
first mentioned in 1F04, last year's hallowe'en special.
> Bart: Milhouse...Milhouse, wake up, quick! Look out the window.
>Milhouse: No way, Bart. If I lean over, I leave myself open to wedgies,
> wet willies, or even the dreaded rear-admiral!
>-- Covering his ass, so to speak, "Treehouse of Horror IV"
Bill Oakley, who _wrote_ that part of the script with Josh Weinstein,
emailed me the definitive answer as to what a rear admiral is.
>Regarding "Rear Admiral," I think the answer is probably as
>disappointing as you feared it might be: it doesn't exist. Here is
>the actual first draft script excerpt from the Halloween show:
>Milhouse. Milhouse, wake up. Quick, look out the window.
>No way, Bart. If I lean over and put my face against the window,
>you're gonna smash it, or maybe pinch my butt real hard.
>This was the first draft. In re-writing it, the writers wanted to go
>for something a little funnier, something that would sound like it was
>from the family of "flying wedgie," "purple nurple," etc. Someone, I
>do not remember who, said "Rear Admiral." It sounds real, having the
>word "rear" in it, but it was manufactured to sound real. As far as we
>know, it doesn't really exist.