out of the mouths of toddlers

Kathy and I are almost finished with Northern Exposure. Early in season 3, after one particular episode, Ben announced “the dog is not Rick.” It’s amazing what kids can pick up on.

By elyograg

Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy with the proof.
-- J.K. Galbraith

One reply on “out of the mouths of toddlers”

What you have to explain here is that the entire episode was about Maggie believing that her dead boyfriend, Rick, had been reincarnated as a dog.

Ben was wandering around the room playing with his toys while we were watching this, and didn’t really seem to be paying attention. Suddenly, without any prompting he stated, “The dog is not Rick!”

Obviously he was paying much more attention than we gave him credit for.

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