Great post ami, for an even greater epi!
for CVs, the writer who wrote Babasa's dialogues, and especially for Ashok ji! We all were appreciating AnIka and Neelu ji's performance in yesterday's epi, but Ashok ji reminded us today that woh bhi kuch kam nahin!
You mentioned all the major good points, and I liked your take on 'educated vs. learned' (and
at JAMi's story; very nice and appropriate!).
I wanted to say this in one of the threads yesterday, but didn't want to start another debate in an already busy forum. Anyways, let me say it now, as it seems more appropriate: I don't think it's fair when we blame Babasa for not always speaking up in aangan dramas. Not everyone has an out-spoken personality. Some people prefer working privately behind the scenes, rather than escalating an already heightened situation out in public. I think Babasa is one of these people. He has always tried to help solve problems in private, whether by talking to Bhabho in their room, or by talking with Suraj about his problems (SV2 track especially comes to mind). At most times, such personal and private support is more necessary than outspoken, public support. So I think Babasa is a well-thought out character, and is more than just an extra added for comedic effects. And today he proved that he can also speak out when required.