This is why, although you laugh at Elle's bubbleheaded
nature when she talks about tracking down her pet dog's biological mother in order to invite her to the wedding, you also cheer her on when she asserts her individuality in the face of conservative convention.
You remember that song: "We got the bubbleheaded
bleach-blonde, comes on at 5; She can tell you about the plane crash with a gleam in her eye; It's interesting when people die, give us dirty laundry.
These are the cheery words of Charo, who is still around and hasn't aged a bit since her bubbleheaded
stint as the bust-shimmying, hip-churning cuchi-cuchi girl on the old Hollywood Squares 30-some-odd years ago.
It's hard to describe the weird enchantment of a medium that enables you to sit alone in your home office and audit the bubbleheaded
chitchat of Monica and Linda.
But it is not enough because it leaves the impression that the "real" images on "real" news programs are somehow untainted by manipulation or interpretation or, worse still, a bubbleheaded
lack of interpretation.
Gone is the lighthearted notion that you could be a giggly, bubbleheaded
heterosexual girl and have a heart that's young and gay.