It wouldn't be Friday without a couple of episodes of The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya to digest... Which means that the world will become weekend-free once this series finishes I guess. Damn.
Anyhow, episode twenty-three sees Haruhi try her hand at hosting an impromptu talk show, but even her very best Terry Wogan impersonation (okay, she doesn't actually try that... it would be too surreal even for this show) while interviewing Kyon brings forth nothing of worth, leaving us all to stare off into the distance and watch Mikuru in a maid outfit playing with a pet lion, and making for a pretty irreverantly funny little episode.
Episode twenty-four on the other hand takes us to a rainy day at Yuki's apartment, making life rather difficult when it comes to drying the laundry. As so often seems to be the case, Nagato's fix for this problem seems to involve doing freaky things to Kimidori the balloon dog (how soon until he gets his own spin-off series?!), although this ends up back-firing. With that out of the way, the episode finishes with a literal bang, as Ryoko and Kimidori find that Yuki's idea of relieving boredom seems to involve immersing yourself in some kind of 24-esque scenario.
Finally, and gloriously, where would we be without some Nyoron Churuya-san to round things off? Rather unseasonally, it's Christmas in this instalment, and as per usual these brief two minutes had me laughing more times that I have during the rest of the week in its entirety, with the phrase "Sorry, I don't speak human" absolutely slaying me for some reason. This is the stuff of genius, and I simply can't get enough of it.