How much does
-Submitted by DrBlackgaard
The only thing I can think to
say is... I actually want to know that answer! My reason being that Mr. Whittaker is (no
offense) more on the pudgy side than Eugene (skin and bones) Meltzner. For example, it is
very unrealistic how in either "The Nemesis" or "The Battle" (I forget
which one), Whit suggests walking back to Whit's End. Eventually he and Eugene make it
back to Whit's End and Eugene is practically ready to drop while Whit gracefully walks up
Whit's End's steps. Now how inaccurate is that? First off, (no offense... I'm not picking
at overweight people... overweight people happen to be very nice people to let you know)
Whit is overweight and that would affect the way he walks. He had more weight to handle
than Eugene. Secondly, as people get older, life gets harder for them. Whit qualifies as
an old man. And thirdly, don't we all have the faint recollection that Whit hurt his leg
at Manatugo Point and has been walking on a limp?
Oh... wait. In "Operation
Digout" Whit says the "doctor helped me get rid of the limp." But I'm sure
he limps every once in a while.
But for everyone who is
wondering (especially you, DrBlackgaard) how much Whit currently weighs, we'll probably
never know. But there is hope. In "Green Eyes and Yellow Tulips" Connie said
that "he's in the park jogging." Whoa now! If he keeps that up he'll look like a
stick man and he'll regain his girlish figure! Of course I'm kidding about the
"girlish figure part," but not the rest. Will Whit ever go on a successful diet?
Maybe...just maybe... he's on the Jenny Craig plan, or maybe he's taking Taebo classes,
or... ANYTHING is a possibility for Whit. Afterall, he took skydiving lessons! But there's
one thing you never want to do... NEVER ask Whit how much he weighs!