And now, Scary-Crayon and Strange Cousin Susan present...
The Sarah Jane Adventures Drinking Game
by: Mickey and Wes

What do you get when you dust off Doctor Who's most fashion-conscious companion and give her a program of her own? You get "The Sarah Jane Adventures", premiering tonight (that is, April 11, 2008) at 7:30 PM on the Sci Fi Channel! Sarah Jane Smith was a plucky young reporter when she was introduced to the Doctor. Now, some thirty-odd years later, this not-so-young but still plucky (and absolutely dead sexy -- the boots, the boots!) reporter is ready to introduce herself to a whole new generation of television viewers. Armed with nothing but her handy sonic lipstick, an attic to die for, a super-computer who just happens to share her last Somewhere Michael Jackson is frothing with, and a tin dog in the wall, Sarah Jane single-handedly works to protect the Earth from alien threats... until she meets new neighbor Maria and becomes a mother all in one episode.

But while "The Sarah Jane Adventures" is a pretty kick-ass and enjoyable program, it is a children's show -- complete with scenery-chewing villains that snarl and cackle at length and a main cast mostly comprised of, well, children. As such, the older viewers who presumably make up the greater portion of the target audience in the United States (the show's appeal largely stems from its connection to "Doctor Who", which, we assume, is primarily watched by the series's preexisting adult fan base), may find it to be a bit childish at times. So to make these moments somewhat more bearable, we've devised a drinking game for you to play as you watch! All you have to do is provide the alcohol of your choice, tune in to watch "The Sarah Jane Adventures", and follow the instructions below. Fair warning: many of the drinking cues take place at least once per half-hour episode, so make sure your stock of hootch is good (but not too good). And because nothing having to do with drinking would be complete without a nanny-state disclaimer, we also advise drinking responsibly and knowing your limits. When you come across those scenes that require you to drink multiple sips and then a shot in rapid succession, nobody's going to fault you for skipping a sip or two. ;)

Drinking Cues:

Take one sip if...

Take two sips if...

Take one shot if...

Finish your drink (and pour
yourself another!) if...

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So those are the rules -- we hope they help to make watching "The Sarah Jane Adventures" even more enjoyable for you! And again, because Scary-Crayon and Strange Cousin Susan (and, by extension, Wes and Mickey) are not responsible for any embarrassment and/or injury that stems from participating in this activity, DRINK RESPONSIBLY OR ELSEwe remind you to drink responsibly and know your limits. Considering that Wes gave the game a test run by playing for three straight episodes last night, we also do not recommend playing this game with high-proof liquor. Wes used a mixed drink with Mountain Dew, lemon juice, tequila, triple sec, pineapple rum for the sipping while taking shots of sake and soju and already had a pleasant buzz going fifteen minutes into the first episode he watched. He was nowhere near wasted by the end of the 70-minute stretch, but he was tipsy enough to notice that Maria's bra size likely exceeds Sarah Jane's and repeatedly ponder why Chrissie would wear outfits that seem practically designed to make women look fat. You have been warned.

That said, even if you're not up for drinking -- or you're too young to drink; Scary-Crayon and Strange Cousin Susan don't encourage underage drinking either -- we still recommend checking the show out. Despite the hammy villain performances, "The Sarah Jane Adventures" is a fun science fiction romp that frequently manages to outshine the revived series (that is, "Doctor Who", which will be airing after Sarah Jane starting next week) from whence it spun. If you can ignore the unsettling fact that Sarah Jane is a 59-year-old woman who spends most of her time hanging out with impressionable young kids in her attic, you'll find a lot to love. ;)

Watch "The Sarah Jane Adventures",
now airing Fridays at 8:00 PM
on the Sci Fi Channel!

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