"Hey, Bert! It's dark, Bert!"
Oh, Ernie...you know I love you, but I don't appreciate breaches of phone etiquette, nor do I appreciate you selling out your best friend. Don't you realize that this sketch takes place in the '70s or '80s, before caller ID or *69, which means you could just hang up without saying anything and Oscar would have no way of knowing who called? You disappoint me, Ernie.
You guys don't have a battery-operated radio? Silly boys. What if there was a hurricane? Oh wait, there was.
We're currently having a big winter storm here in Sioux Falls. Yes, in April. This is South Dakota, what else can I say? Anyway, last night (Tuesday) the electricity went off at 10:00 p.m. This was only disturbing to me because my computer was on at the time, so I was worried whether or not the surge protector was doing its job and would protect my computer (spoiler alert: it was, and it did). Having nothing else to do that didn't involve electricity, I decided just to go to bed since it was about that time anyway. But it was hard to get to sleep. Counterintuitive, perhaps, but it is hard to go to sleep when it is unusually dark. Plus, I was worried about my computer, so that didn't help. As the night wore on and the power didn't come back, it got harder to sleep. What if it didn't come on until the next day, which was today (Wednesday)? What if I was stuck with nothing to do while all those dictations sat unheard and untranscribed on the server? What if the power had come back on while I wasn't paying attention? Well, that was an easy one to answer. I knew that if the power had come back on, the lamp and the clock radio and (hopefully) the computer would come back on too, and those things turning back on would probably wake me up when the power did come back on, which is exactly what happened at about 6:00 a.m. this morning. So all's well that ends well.
Anyway, that's why I thought of doing this sketch today.