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We're gonna party like it's 1988: Old friend Ellis Burks' re-signing with the Red Sox recalls the time he was pressed into service for a photo-op playing catch with 1988 Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis. Wonder if Burks will be getting a call from the Duke's lieutenant-governor this year.
Bishop: The text, vic! Don't say the text!
(Cut back to vicar.)
First Vicar: Leviticus 3-14. . .
(The pulpit explodes. Vicar disappears in smoke, flying up into the air. Cut to close-up of the bishop. Behind him there is smoke and people rushing about. Sound of people scrambling over pews in panic etc.)
Bishop: We was too late. The Reverend Grundy bit the ceiling.