Just another day in the life of Edda & Amos Van Hoesen, when a simple trip to the pool ends up with Edda hanging by a thread. A rope? A wire? Look, we don't know. She jumps off a diving board with SOMETHING attached to her bikini bottom and she ends up hanging there for about a week's worth of comics. Amos speculates that it has to do with government surveillance, that someone planted a bug in her bikini bottom. We are not making this up. This is what he says. And so we spend all week on this topic. Sure, sure, there's a brief moment where Amos gets a boner. BECAUSE OF COURSE HE DOES! But does he ever make even the slightest attempt to help Edda down? OF COURSE NOT. He just continues to stare at her like a big dumb idiot. The biggest surprise is that he wasn't just making a goofy "joke" about her bikini being under surveillance. Nope, that's really what's happening. A government agency has put a bug in Edda's bikini bottom, and there's a (roughly) 200-foot cord attached that she somehow didn't notice. For reals. Yeah. We know. It's...it's something. (Part 1 of 2)
The Chickweed strips we discuss this episode:
This episode's partially bare-assed journey includes:
- Day drinking / day heroin
- LaCroix Raz-Cranberry
- Steve Martin
- Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
- Dirndls & Germans
- Coco Chanel: Nazi sympathizer
- "At Seventeen"
- Amos & Edda
- Red bikinis
- Diving board
- Dutch Angle
- Core strength
- Herbert Hoover
- J. Edgar Hoover
- Polly & Lolly
- Village of the Damned
- George Sanders (we said Saunders, sorry)
- All About Eve
- Rhys Darby
- Gadget Hackwrench...again
- NASA's space bikini
- Brooke McEldowney's secret X-rated stash
- Singin' in the Rain
- Not tipping your waiter
- To Catch a Thief
- Mission: Impossible
"At Seventeen" by Janis Ian
"I must think of a brick wall."
Shere Khan in the original Jungle Book.
Here's a little taste of Wrecked.
Recording sound for the first time in Singin' in the Rain.
In case you have a hunger to "dine on words."
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