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eb.jpgScott (you remember Scott, he's the guy who saw Joe Lieberman pee) poses an interesting question today: What tv character would represent your inner demon?

After giving it much thought - and discarding my original answers of Jan Brady, Kimmy Gibbler and Wesely T. Owens, the evil little brother from Mr. Belvedere - it dawned on my who my evil alter-ego really is.

Elaine Benes. Elaine and I have in common the fact that we both hang around mostly with guys. In fact, when I was in high school, I was the lone girl in group of five. We never ate at Monk's, but we did hang out at the same 7-11 pinball machine corner ever day.

However, it's not about what I have in common with Elaine; with an inner demon it's more like what I want to be sometimes, what I would become if I had no inhibitions or morals. Your inner demon usually has the personality traits of someone you despise. And I often despise Elaine Benis.

Elaine is self-centered, self-absorbed and a bit on the neurotic side. She's impulsive, egotistical, and rude. She's incompetent at most of her jobs because she really doesn't care about doing a good job. And, she's a skank. A ho. A woman who keeps a storage of contraceptives in her closet. She also has a tendency to fall for dangerous, psychotic men.

Elaine :"I'm not a terrible person."
Jerry :"Noooo...."
Elaine :"No, when I shoo squirrels away, I always say 'Get out of here." I never ever throw things at them and try to injure them like other people."
Jerry :"That's nice."
Elaine : "Yeah, and when I see freaks in the street, I never ever stare at them, and yet I'm careful not to look away, see, because I want to make the freaks feel comfortable."
Jerry : "That's nice for the freaks."
Elaine :"Yeah, and I don't poof up my hair when I go to the movies so people can see."

Yes, my inner Elaine comes out sometimes. I can't help it. Sometimes I will be that stranger at a party who counters the obnoxious behavior of another guest with Maybe the dingo ate your baby.


Are you a "bad dancer" too?

(Just saw the Christmas Party episode the other day, laughed my ass off).

So, Michele, what was the picture on your Christmas cards this year?

And I don't think for one minute you could be a skank or a ho.

Things could be far worse - your alter-ego could be George Costanza.

Ho, yes. But Super-Fine, which almost makes up for her skank-factor.


My inner demon would best be represented by Gladys Kravitz from Bewitched. If you only knew how often I was compelled to run around the house yelling, "Abner, Abner!!!!"

This entry is fueling the fire in my circle that you and I are actually the same person. My cronies and I had this conversation last month and I claimed Elaine Benis as my pop-culture alter-ego. I was accused again of being you just yesterday after the Ben Folds comments (I love Ben).

well, Elaine, i think that you should read this article.

My inner demon? I'm not sure, but I think it might be Krusty the Clown.

Yes, Elaine & Michele do dance quite a bit alike!


Hmmmm, and what was your take on the "masterbation episode"?