As you may have heard, Ghost Whisperer was unexpectedly canceled by CBS after five seasons and over 100 episodes of Jennifer Love Hewitt wearing cleavage-baring fashions while assisting the dead in walking toward The Light.
Ghost Whisperer and I have a weird relationship.
I love the fact that the show starred David Conrad, but I have always hated the fact that my most favorite show Joan of Arcadia was canceled to make room for it. Joan of Arcadia wasn’t just canceled, it was canceled just as they introduced a character who seemed to be the Devil, played by Pittsburgh’s own Wentworth Miller. I mean. AUGHHHHHHHH! So frustrating.
But that’s not why I’ve never really watched Ghost Whisperer. As I’ve written before, I’ve never really watched the show because it freaks the hell out of me.
Scary eerie show, and when you’re a “restaurant widow” who spends most evenings alone in a quiet, 100+-year-old house, the last thing you need to worry about is finding some ghost in your basement who needs your help settling matters on earth so that he can cross over.
I have enough Blair Witch basement phobias thank you very much.
Anyway, upon cancellation of the show, I began getting tweets and emails from the diehard fans of the show asking me one thing: IS HE OKAY?!
I finally sent him an email and said, “I think they fear you’re preparing to fling yourself from the Rachel Carson Bridge.”
David’s response was that he’s just fine. “Pity me and the crew couldn’t do a wrap-up episode, but so it goes,” is how he put it.
He then said, “I am always on the look out for bridges I can jump off. Safely. But it’s one of my favorite things to do. Stop on a country road where you see the locals taking a dive. What’s more fun?”
To which I replied, “YOU’LL PUT YOUR EYE OUT.”
I am not making that up.
If David Conrad is ever admitted to the ER with an eye injury suffered when he jumped from a country road bridge, would you please let me know so that I can show up and tell him, “Told you so. Do you need me to give you some mouth-to-mouth resuscitation?”