Or inside joke?
Last week, Fox’s House, M.D. featured a girl who became paralyzed after practicing yoga. At first, the docs thought that she had snapped her neck. Turned out, she had dieted herself into a case of scurvy (as if). Oh yeah, and it also turned out that she was a smoker. Hmmm. Nothwithstanding that no one gets scurvy anymore – even the guy who Supersized his way across America didn’t get scurvy, the episode mildly annoyed me because of the implications, first that yoga is dangerous and then that yoga promotes eating disorders (not to mention the fact that yoga is something that you can easily do despite being a smoker).
Although House airs on Tuesdays, I forgot about the episode until Sunday morning, when I suddenly remembered that one of the characters on the show is played by a real life Ashtangini.
Then I laughed.