In Season 2, Episode 20 of “Suddenly Susan”, Susan (Brooke Shields) recites a poem about her friend, Todd (David Strickland), who is seated front and center. In real life, the two actors were best friends until David’s tragic death at the age of 29.
The jar and the vase
They sat in the nook
The vase glanced at the jar with an arrogant look
I hold roses and lilacs and daffodils, too
What on earth could this simple receptacle do?
Then they moved the glass jar to a small windowsill
A rainbow appeared in the room it did fill
It had been in the jar
It was always inside
But the vase hadn’t noticed
Because of its pride
Then, she finally admitted
What she knew to be true
And the vase told the jar:
“I celebrate you!”