The other day I was watching a ‘Law & Order’ mini-marathon on TNT because that’s what I do before baseball games start during the summer. This day I was feeling particularly tired from doing nothing all day long, so I fell asleep during one of my favorite episodes. Upon awakening from my slumber, I was disappointed to see that I had slept through the remainder of the ‘Law & Order’ mini-marathon right into that shitty show ‘Bones’, starring the guy who dated Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the ever-endearing Zooey Deschanel’s older sister.
Frustrated that my hibernation was disturbed for such terrible television, I searched frantically for the remote control to save what little sanity the 30 seconds of watching that show left me. However, before I could find the savior of my sanity, one of the characters on the show squealed with glee about something, and like an opossum in the headlights, I was witness to something that literally froze me in my tracks.
Britney Spears guest starred on that show… right after she shaved her head! I immediately ceased my quest for the digital God of channels and instead focused every ounce of attention I could muster to the television. Disgusted with myself on many levels (1. In high school I loved Britney Spears 2. I reduced myself to watching ‘Bones’ to see her act with her head shaved), I watched intently as to how the writers were going to weave this nutjob into their narrative.
And then I realized, that character on the show, it wasn’t Britney Spears. It was just a really effeminate-looking dude. His name, I learned: Eric Millegan.
Editor’s Note: If you ever, for some unexplainable reason, happen upon the episode of ‘Bones’ when Eric Millegan’s character returns from a trip to the Middle East with the military, the resemblance is even more profound. This photograph doesn’t do the actual resemblance justice.