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I have to begin with a brief explanation. I write for the hpathy.com monthly ezine called “Homeopathy 4 Everyone”. (Please go to hpathy.com and subscribe–it’s free!) One of my columns is a case quiz. Readers are asked to guess the remedy and the answer appears in the next issue as: “Revisiting: [last month’s quiz]”; hence, the quiz along with the answer always starts with the word “Revisiting”, which explains the titles below. Usually I give a clinical case but sometimes we have fun with “characters”–people from television, the movies, composers, cartoon characters, etc. It’s a good way to make constitutional homeopathy come alive!
Frasier Crane, the main character in the sitcom, “Frasier”. Frasier is a pretentious, pompous, social-climbing psychiatrist–try and guess his remedy!
You do know who Spongebob is right? It’s a cartoon that’s been on the air for 20 years! In this episode, Spongebob gets to be “Hall Monitor” for the day, but he lets the “honor” go to his head!
Raj is a character on “The Big Bang Theory”–a sitcom about science nerds. In this episode, Raj’s sister Priya visits from India. He thinks in his father’s absence he should control her but Priya lets him know that this is America, not India!
The Peanuts Gang–Charlie Brown and company. Guess their constitutional remedies!
Basil from “Fawlty Towers”, played by John Cleese of “Monty Python” fame. What’s Basil’s remedy? Basil is a snooty hotel owner who only wants to book guests who are cultured and well-educated.
What remedy is Donald Trump? I think he’s a Lachesis! See if you agree.
When I think of Calcarea Carbonica, I think of Beaver Cleaver: sluggish and slow to catch on, but sincere and well-meaning.
Sheldon is one of the science nerds from “The Big Bang Theory”. What’s his remedy? Sheldon has a very high opinion of himself, likes to argue and is unreasonably fussy about a lot of things, making him a difficult person to live with.
Homer Simpson from “The Simpsons”. One of the best shows on television! Try and figure out Homer’s remedy. Homer is supposed to be “Every Man”–or should I say, “Every American”: he coasts through life doing as little as possible, while hard-working people do his job for him.
Given that Homer is selfish and inconsiderate, what remedy could his long-suffering wife Marge possibly be?
Bart is Marge and Homer’s ill-behaved son!
In this quiz, we’re featuring clips from “Beethoven Lives Upstairs”. You must get this movie for your child! But you will appreciate it more!
Frank and George Costanza from “Seinfeld”. I love this show!!!!! Frank is bombastic and unrestrained. His son George is, well… unemployed and lives with his parents! Poor George!
How different remedy-types would potentially ruin your New Years Eve Party!
Which remedy-person would be least likely to leave you stranded at the airport?
We’re featuring clips from “What About Bob?” in this article. This is one of the funniest movies of all time!
Arsenicum album. Now there’s a remedy type you’ll never want to meet again!
Chuckie and Tommy of “The Rugrats” as “The Odd Couple”, plus a great video of Jack Klugman and Tony Randall as the real “Odd Couple”.
Please tell me you know who Wallace and Gromit are! You’re going to want to buy these videos for your kids, but you’ll appreciate them more for yourself! Anyway, I’ll be asking you to tell me what remedy Wallace is! Wallace is a hapless inventor; but, his dog, Gromit, is the smarter of the two.
Hank Hill, from the cartoon series “King of the Hill”. What’s his remedy? Poor Hank is embarrassed by just about everyone around him! His son is over-weight and bad at sports, his neighbors are stupid and his niece has taken over his house!
I love this claymation satire on life in Black America! Guess Thurgood’s and Muriel’s remedies. Thurgood is the superintendent of the Hilton Jacobs Project (high-rise apartment building) and fancies himself a great person, but the tenants give him no respect.
I love this sitcom, so well-written! Marie is like a little Jewish mother–only she’s Italian! Meddling in her children’s lives, supposedly meaning well, she sews discord wherever she goes!
Have you ever seen the kids’ show “Drake and Josh”? They’re teenage boys in a blended family who are complete opposites. Josh thinks about his homework while Drake thinks about girls and Rock ‘n’ Roll! Drake keeps getting Josh in trouble. Try and guess their remedies!
What remedy is Jess from “Gilmore Girls”? He’s one of those cool guys who’s always wearing a motorcycle jacket–every girl’s dream boyfriend, but you should know he’ll wind up breaking your heart. Click on the link below.