Around 4pm yesterday, I got a tweet that said something of mine was read on ABC News by Diane Sawyer.
I was pretty sure I hadn't been arrested and relatively confident that I wasn't at the center of a scandal consider I don't really leave the house or interact with real-life humans on a regular basis.
It turns out that it was a tweet I wrote about Valerie Harper, aka Rhoda.
The reason the Internet is so sad about Valerie Harper is because WE ARE ALL THE RHODA.— Nina Bargiel (@slackmistress) March 6, 2013
First: Valerie Harper has terminal brain cancer. And that really sucks.
Second: the joke is a spin off of a scene in Romy & Michelle High School Reunion.
But it ended up on ABC News with Diane Sawyer - who referred to me as a "fan," because when you're a Peabody and a multiple-Emmy award winner, it's pretty undignified to say things like "slackmistress." Imagine how I feel.
On TV, the tweet looked a little skinner, as it was edited like this:
What we've learned from this exercise is Diane Sawyer isn't a Romy & Michelle fan. :(