Scandal Fever – a condition derived from watching the hit ABC drama, SCANDAL

DISCLAIMER: If you are annoyed at the barrage of posts on Facebook and Twitter on Thursday nights between 10 and 11 pm EST, please totally ignore this post and continue on with your day.

For the rest of you, please heed the following warning:

If you exhibit any of the following symptoms while watching Scandal, you may have (dun dun dun) SCANDAL FEVER. Don’t be embarrassed, I have it too. According to a Robinson poll, 7 out of 10 Americans have (dun dun dun) SCANDAL FEVER.

Symptom #1: You prepare snacks in anticipation of the 60-minute drama. (Subject becomes one with the TV/skin blurs)

Remote in hand- check Popcorn- check Kids in bed- check

Kids in bed- check
Remote in hand- check
Popcorn- check

Symptom #2: At the first commercial break you take to Facebook and Twitter because what you watched in the first five minutes left you asking like wt_? (Subject’s face is stuck in open mouth position 214, skin turns greenish)

No they didn't!

No they didn’t!

Symptom #3: After reading posts on Facebook and Twitter feeds, you are  more confused than you were previously. (Subject increasingly confused, internal body temperature escalates to 99.9 degrees)

You mean to tell me... He... no, she... HUH?

You mean to tell me… He… no, she… HUH?

Symptom #4: Fifty-four minutes into the program your heart pounds uncontrollably and after the big reveal, you are speechless. (Subject exhibits splotchy spots on face and torso)

SAY WHAT??? Ohhh emmm geee!

SAY WHAT??? Ohhh emmm geee!

Symptom #5: Total disbelief that you let a TV show get you so worked up. (Subject  faints from Sudden Onset Scandal Fever.)

Beep, beep, beep ____

Beep, beep, beep ____

With tonight’s finale, PLEASE be careful and consider yourself warned. If you exhibit any of the aforementioned symptoms, seek comfort among other Gladiators and be sure to tell BW&L readers your story right here after you are revived.

Peace,
DGR

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6 Responses to Scandal Fever – a condition derived from watching the hit ABC drama, SCANDAL

  1. Raph says:

    Yes, I have been infected with Scandal fever!

  2. Jackie B says:

    I’m right there with you. I definitely have SCANDAL FEVER. I’ve been preparing for the show all day in my mind. Is it just me, or do all of the SCANDAL haters want to stop by the house unannounced while SCANDAL is on. The door won’t be answered tonight.

  3. Donna D says:

    Well, my Scandal Fever is in currently in remission. I was treated during Lent, and have no symptoms. But I feel it coming on, as I will be investing in a free week of Hulu Plus to catch up. I may have to be revived after all of your Scandal Fever symptoms have gone away.

    Also, you failed to mention another symptom of SF is the shortness of breath and hyperventilation associated with every break between episodes and seasons.

    SF is not new. It was previously known as “24 Syndrome.”

    • Daphine says:

      You know, I never got into that one. This is new to me. I have warned myself to proceed with caution.

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