Anyone catch last night's "special" episode of "The West Wing" which addressed a discussion about the events of Sept 11?
Doubtless the subject matter could generate a whole thread of discussion, but I wanted to mention something only tangential to the content of the show.
They had to go to great pains at the beginning to explain to the audience that this show was not occurring within "continuity"--that it was a stand alone special using the characters in a morality play but taking liberties with the backstory. They specifically cautioned the viewer against trying to figure out where this show took place in the timeline of the season.
And I thought, if only we all spoke the same language, all they would have had to say was:
"Tonight's episode is an Imaginary Tale" [img]/resources/ubb/smile.gif[/img]