It was another hilarious and edifying edition of the rave TV drama series, ‘Professor Johnbull on Tuesday night as the second episode, Eliza My Daughter, was aired on NTA Network, NTA International and Startimes channels.
The episode began with the lead character, Professor Johnbull (Kanayo O. Kanayo) manicuring his garden plants, and enjoying a sonorous highlife song by Flavour, which incidentally is the soundtrack for the drama series, exclusively sponsored by Globacom.
As Professor Johnbull sighted his engineer son, Churchill (Junior Pope), he confronted him and sought to know who repaired his transistor radio and made it possible for him to enjoy the radio set once again. Churchill’s response that he did rekindled the endless conversation between father and son on which profession Churchill should pursue. “I am highly impressed with your genius in fixing gadgets”, Professor Johnbull posited as he tried to dissuade his son from becoming a musician, describing Churchill’s plan to become a musician as “arrant balderdash”. Convinced that music was his calling, Churchill respectfully held his ground.
While the conversation was ongoing, Elizabeth (Queen Nwokoye) rushed out of the main house, looking sickly and nauseous. Before Professor Johnbull and his son could move close to Elizabeth to ascertain what was wrong with her, she started vomiting.
After carrying out what he termed “optical examination and initial parental diagnosis” of checking the body temperature and eyes of Eliza for signs of pregnancy, Professor Johnbull went further to discreetly procuring pregnancy testing strips from a local pharmaceutical shop, and enlisted the help of Caro as well as a medical doctor, acted by Pascal Atumah, to unravel the pregnancy mystery.
Interestingly, in her characteristic illiterate manner, Caro gave the pregnancy testing strip to her lover boy, Olaniyi, the nkwobi seller, acted by Yomi Fash-Lanso, who turned the issue to a communal discussion involving Mai Doya and Samson, the “adjudicator” acted by the comedian, Ogus Baba, to make Professor Johnbull a laughing stock.
He admonished parents from overreacting and stop being overtly suspicious of their girls despite the prevalence of sexual immorality amongst the youth.
The programme, bankrolled by Globacom, runs on Tuesdays at 8.30pm on NTA Network, NTA International and Startimes while the repeat episode runs on Fridays on the same channels at the same time.