C____ and I have this running joke about how, whenever I recount a scene from a television show or a movie, I inadvertently embellish it and make it more elaborate.
Like, there’s this Golden Girls episode where Blanche is dating a verbally abusive guy. Eventually (time index 20:08, above), Dorothy corners the dude and gives him a piece of her
dick mind. Enraged, he grabs Dorothy’s arm, causing her to cry out in pain just as Blanche enters the room and tells him to get the fuck out.
We used to joke that in my version, Blanche would be holding a shotgun like in some old Barbara Stanwyck movie. Later, we decided it would be funnier if she showed up wearing the Caterpillar Power Loader suit from Aliens.
Jokes have a way of becoming embellished and more elaborate over time too.