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009: Prince Valiant & the Gorgon Dominatrix of the Universe

October 10th, 2022

So, the government really did bug Edda's bikini bottoms. And her response to that is to dangle her recently removed bikini from a window to confuse the agents of the Creepy National Furtiveness Agency (you know, the CNFA). Somehow, Edda knows to lower the bikini bottom down to the open window (she knows it's open somehow?) where two children are talking about inflatable office buildings. As if "inflatable office building" is a toy that children can buy and/or would be interested in for some reason. The children talking about "blowing up" these inflatable buildings convinces the CNFA that actual buildings are being exploded. So they arrest Amos & Edda (hooray!) only to let them go immediately (boo!). They explain that they overheard the plot on Edda's bugged bikini bottom. Edda, wearing a dress, explains that she is not in fact wearing her bikini bottom under her dress. Because that is something that needs to be clarified. Edda talking about not wearing her bikini bottom convinces the CNFA agents that she's likely not wearing underwear, I guess. So it short circuits their brains, because that's what women talking about undergarments does to men ALWAYS. Edda & Amos leave the short-circuited agents in their apartment and go to dinner. And at dinner, Edda tells Amos she's not wearing her bikini bottom and that short-circuits him too. Because men are incapable of hearing about undergarments without being paralyzed. Fun stuff! (Part 2 of 2)

The Chickweed strips we discuss this episode:

Prince Valiant and the Hyena Girl examine the inflatable office buildings here.
Things escalate and Edda & Amos are arrested here.
Adult human men are incapacitated when a woman speaks about her undergarments here.

This episode's bottom-less journey includes:

  • Swedish accent
  • Diminishing returns
  • Brooke's (Dillman) home phone number
  • Microphones
  • McEldowney's horrible blog
  • "As Time Goes By"
  • Alan Dean Foster
  • Pibgorn
  • Amos & Edda
  • Prince Valiant
  • Hyena
  • Dick jokes
  • Greek mythology
  • Dominatrixes
  • Looking For Mr. Goodbar
  • Goodyear Blimp
  • Murder Mysteries
  • Inflatable Cotton Exchange
  • The Lehman Trilogy
  • Erector Sets
  • The New York Central Office Building
  • Sirens
  • Urine
  • Duane Reade
  • Headphones
  • Richard Belzer / Jay Leno

Show Notes

The best of the Swedish Chef.
If you want to read the Brooke McEldowney interview, you can't claim you weren't warned.
"As Time Goes By" from Casablanca
Bathe in the magnificence of the Prince Valiant haircut.
What exactly is a Gorgon?
Is a dominatrix always a sexual thing? I mean, not necessarily, but also yes, probably?
That Old Black Magic

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