Think it's just a coincidence? Maybe.
But then again, maybe not.
Was it a coincidence that Lost was available on Netflix Instant Watch so I could
But the fact that season five became available two days after I finished season four????
Or maybe the island wanted it that way.
Okay, I'll stop with the melodrama. But seriously, could I have let this day pass without offering up my own Lost tribute? I think not.
One of the innumerable things I love about Lost is the humor that intertwines its way through the scenes like a smoke monster through the jungle. Some of the comedy is obvious, some much more subtle. I could give endless examples, but here are a few bits that tickle my (occasionally bizarre) sense of humor.
1. Season 1 - Pilot, Pt.2
Sawyer: "I saw a guy lying there with an ankle holster, so I took the gun. Thought it might come in handy. Guess what? I just shot a bear!"
Kate: "So why do you think he's a marshall?"
Sawyer: "Because he had a clip-on badge. I took that, too. Thought it was cool."
2. Season 1 - Solitary
Jack: "Hurley, you built a golf course?"
Hurley: "Rich idiots fly to tropical islands all the time to whack balls around."
Michael: "All the stuff we gotta deal with, man, this is what you've been wasting your time on?"
Hurley: "Dudes, listen. Our lives suck! Everyone's nerves are stressed to the max. I mean, we're lost on an island, runnin' from boars. And monsters. Freakin' polar bears!"
Michael: "Polar bears?"
Charlie: "You didn't hear about the polar bear?"
3. Season 1 - Numbers
Hurley: "Dude, do not do that right now! Leave the bulb for another time, man."
4. Season 2 - Man of Science, Man of Faith
John: "Jack thinks I'm crazy, doesn't he?"
Kate: "Why? Because you want to drop into a hatch that's been locked from the inside by a foot-thick steel door that says 'Quarantine'?"
John: "Well, look at the bright side. The damage is done."
Kate: "Bright side."
John: "And if Jack thinks I've lost it, I can't blame him, really. Then again, five hours ago I was pulled into a hole by what appeared to be a column of black smoke."
5. Season 3 - A Tale of Two Cities
Tom: "Hey! You got yourself a fish biscuit! How'd you do that?"
Sawyer: "I figured out your complicated gizmo, that's how."
Tom: "Only took the bears two hours."
6. Season 3 - Tricia Tanaka Is Dead
Sawyer: "Son of a...What's a head doin' back here?"
Hurley: "Oh, that's just Roger."
7. Season 4 - The Other Woman
Juliet: "You knew this would happen. You sent him out here because you knew this would happen. You wanted this, you wanted him to die! Why?"
Ben: "Why? You're asking me why?!? After everything I did to get you here, after everything I've done to keep you here, how can you possible not understand.....that you're mine. (long pause) Take as much time as you need."
8. Season 4 - There's No Place Like Home
Ben: "Am I interrupting?" (Jack points a gun at him.) "Nice to see you too, Jack." (Ben walks past Jack towards John.) "Couldn't find the antheriums, could you?"
John: "I don't know what they look like!"
9. Season 5 - Because You Left
Hurley: "Want a fry?"
Sayid: "No, thank you."
Hurley: "You know, maybe if you ate more comfort food, you wouldn't have to go around shooting people."
10. Season 5 - Because You Left
Richard: "Pay attention. Next time we see each other, I'm not gonna recognize you, alright? You give me this. Alright?"
John: "What is this?"
Richard: "It's a compass."
John: "What does it do?"
Richard: "It points north, John."
Yes, I have a twisted sense of humor. But it's better than none at all, right?