Television: Mother Lupino

Big Augie sits in the meat cooler. Augie is so suety that on a warm day the cooler is the only place he can keep his body heat down. In comes one of his hoods to report a botched heist. Augie pulls a wicked knife, slams the hood against a meathook, and threatens to make him look like a slab of Grade A Prime. A woman in pink slacks, straw hat and cowboy boots interrupts. "Peter, darling," she husks, "hold the knife this way. And make sure we see that sweet meathook."

This well-chilled slab of sadism occurs in a...

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