- Sweet Valley High (Literature, TV)
"Are you interested in details, Veronica? Can I help enrich your fantasy life? He says "baby" a lot when he touches you. His sheets are black, silk. His mood music is side two of the Rolling Stones' Tattoo You. He'll tear up as he tells you the story of his ex-wife leaving him. You'll turn to jelly."
"Yeah, I have that same Sweet Valley High book."
The Rolling Stones weren't yet dead in 1981 when they released Tattoo You, unlike some of their later albums. Side one was rock songs, whereas side two was ballads. Some of them were a bit, well, bland — a bit like Mr. Rook — but all is forgiven with "Waiting for a Friend." Not having grown up in the United States, I really know nothing about the popular Sweet Valley High book series and its myriad spinoffs, so I'll just take Veronica's word that the story lines tend to deal with smarmy teachers seducing their teenage students and then trying to pay them for abortions when they get pregnant, instead of, say slumber parties and the like. Isn't it just neat how Veronica Mars teaches us non-US viewers about American youth culture?
- 1.14 "Mars vs. Mars"