You know that proverbial character on the beloved, yet virtually extinct family sitcom? The wise old owl that is the gentle but firm moral compass to the misguided characters. Whatever path the individuals walk, the grounding of the entire show comes back to this one character who seems to have all the answers.
AND I WANT ONE, DAMNIT!
It’s not fair that these fictional people get a shaman to walk them through life and us real people are left to our own devices!
If someone could find/become a Mr. Feeny for me, that would be great.
Wise, Feeny, wise. Teach me your ways so that I, too, may one day be an owl perched in a tree, observing those around me from afar. Bespectacled and master of playing the unsung hero, characters like Mr. Feeny are immortalized in television history, passed down through generations. I get way too nostalgic for my own good, so my kids will be forced to watch “Boy Meets World” or face my wrath.
I also really, really love this one:
Wilson of “Home Improvement”. I don’t know if it’s because my father adored this show, or I’m sucker for the mystery man behind the fence, but he’s right up there with the Feenster. Either way, they win.