Stan sends in this pair, with Bob Ball joining in on the Mother Goose. The first is a CIDU. The second perhaps explains the first, but definitely deserves a Geezer tag. Barney Miller‘s last episode was over 40 years ago.
But it seems to be offering a moment of inspiration, when he discovers … his own name? (Or his pretend / pun name, no difference.)
It finally turns into a sort of techno-era observational-humor consumer complaint about passwords and online support and automated voice response systems. Stuff we all like to complain about, fine.
But to get there we have to follow a confusing sequence of redefinitions of “cordless” and “wireless” – do these parachutes lack the strings/lines joining the canopy to the harness? Is that what makes them cordless? Oh, you mean automatic deployment of some sort so you don’t use a traditional manual “ripcord”. But the online bit (which is what “wireless” seems to mean here) is an utterly implausible development in the sport.
Y’know, it’s almost there! But there’s nothing at all in the scene to relate to the baseball meaning of bunt, let alone the more specialized sacrifice bunt.
Stan explains “I’m not sure what’s going on here. Is the dog unhappy because the bird he’s just caught has ‘wren breath’ and therefore tastes bad? Or is the dog upset because he’s got wren breath after eating the wren? If either of these were going to be an issue, why did he eat it in the first place? What did he think would happen after eating a wren?”