Ernie K-Doe's professional peak was some time ago (at the height of the New Orleans R&B hey-day) culminating in his perennial classic, "Mother-In-Law". But he remained, until his death, a local celebrity, easily recognized by his flamboyant attire, highly coiffed wig, and outrageous bravado, often accompanied by his devoted wife, Antoinette (easily recognized by her matching wig).
A while back, Ernie shuffled off this mortal coil, but apparently he still likes a good meal.
A couple nights ago, I was chatting with some waiters from Ralph's on the Park. They told me that, on more than one occasion, Antoinette has come to dine, accompanied by Ernie's life-sized mannequin replica seated in a wheelchair. She says things like, "Ernie wants that table in the corner," then wheels him (er... it...? him...?) across the dining room (inadvertently bumping into other patron's along the way) and takes her seat opposite him. She orders him a steak.
I tried to compose some wry commentary to conclude the vignette. Here's what I've got: Wow. Just... wow.