The Nanny McTooth

Dec 5 2012

Ladies and Gentleman, Boys and Girls, People of All Ages,

It gives me great pleasure to tell you that

Cai has an
Nanny McTooth
Her Dramatic Quest for Freedom

This just in!
…or out, depending on your perspective…

(Note: Stunning camera work by yours truly. Don’t judge. Filming steadily while shushing herds of children and keeping the naked breakdancing one out of the shot is a tough skill set to master.)



Nanny McTooth is

Thank you for all the encouragement you provided. When I wrote to you yesterday, asking you to support the Free Nanny McTooth Today Campaign, I never imagined we’d actually free Nanny McTooth that day.

In an abrupt about-face last night, Cai had a change of heart and delivered into my hands the keys to Nanny McTooth’s freedom — a length of string and close proximity to a door knob. It took us two (count them, TWO) slams of the door to winch her out. Full credit to Cai for the fierce determination to continue despite comforting his mother who was busy gagging between sets and assuring him he needn’t go on.

In other words, good work, friends. But mostly Cai. Good, good work, Son.

If you’d like to offer Cai and Nanny McTooth your congratulations, please feel free to leave them a comment. I’ll read them every one.


P.S. I decided to lay off the Tooth Fairy for one night. Bad-mouthing her doesn’t seem to produce more reliable results anyway. So instead of criticism, I fed her a hot toddy with an extra splash of bourbon. Interestingly, she did a MUCH better job after that. Coincidence? I think not.


For more video work by Cai, he also starred long ago in this instructional video. If you’re ever at a loss trying to teach kids where and how to wash, Cai’s your man.