Mister T “Fortune Cookie Caper” (part 4 of 8)

Cross fade to a new scene, which starts on a street sign filling the shot, before picking up Mr. T’s Tour Bus rolling along. According to the street sign, we’re on the “1000 W.” block of Plymouth Street. Okay. First of all, if we’re talking Manhattan, 1000 West Anything Street would be somewhere out in the Hudson River. But there is no “Plymouth Street” in Manhattan. And the one in Brooklyn is too short to get up to the thousands. So where the heck are they?

We lose the bus and hold on a storefront called “Future Fashion Design”. What’s interesting about this is that down the street is another shop called “Contemporary Fashion Design”. If this were Futurama, there might have been a very funny joke about what each of those shops actually sells, but, this being Mister T, we must settle for the extremely mild humor of the mere juxtaposition of the two shop names.

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Mark "Scooter" Wilson

Mark is a history guy, a graphics guy, a guy for whom wryly cynical assessments of popular culture are the scallion cream cheese on the toasted everything bagel of life. He spends his time teaching modern history at Brooklyn College, pondering the ancient Romans at the CUNY Graduate Center, and conjuring maps and illustrations for ungrateful bankers at various Manhattan monoliths. Readers are welcome to guess at reasons why he's nicknamed Scooter, with the proviso that all such submissions are guaranteed to be rather more interesting than the truth. Mark lives in the Midwood section of Brooklyn with a happy-go-lucky, flop-eared dog named Chiyo who is probably, at this very moment, waiting patiently for her walkies.

Multi-Part Article: Mister T "Fortune Cookie Caper"

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