9 Chickweed Rage

018: Is Nakedness Such a Hindrance to Shooting People?

December 12th, 2022

We flash back to World War II and immediately find ourselves dealing with two naked people in a...pond? ...a lake? ...a magical puddle? It's very unclear what kind of body of water. Anyway, the skinny-dippers are confronted with Nazis. We don't really know who we're dealing with at first. But the lady scares off some Nazis with her "terrifying downstairs business." We later discover that these mysterious people are Bill O'Malley, Juliette's stepfather, and Martine Clocqueur. Naturally, Martine is a beautiful double agent. We're just surprised she's not also a talented singer, dancer, or musician. Bill has a head wound which has resulted in amnesia. But when he and Martine make out, under the water of course, he remembers kissing someone else. That person is Edna, Juliette's mom, who is also a spy. Who isn't? Apparently Bill promised to get engaged with Edna after the war. Martine isn't so concerned about that because it's wartime and during wartime "everything we hold honorable has to be cured in salt and sliced very thin." Like that's a famous saying or something, which it isn't. What she means is that it's totally cool for them to have sex because it's war and, you know, only wartime rules apply. It's a little surprising that we don't see them doing it, all things considered, but she does press her "upsetting business" up against him a lot in that pond/lake/puddle.

The Chickweed strips we discuss this episode:

The "back-up beave" is introduced, the Nazis cavort away, and Billy thinks about Martine's "downstairs business" are here.
Billy and Martine make out under the water, Billy remembers Edna (or has his penis eaten by fish), Martine recommends they have sex despite Edna are here.
Martine throws herself at Billy and then slices all honorable things paper thin are here.

This episode's terrifying & confusing journey includes:

  • UCLA
  • KU / MU
  • Christmas
  • Sausage
  • Babe
  • Talent Show
  • Christmas cookies
  • Professional voice work
  • Liz Lemon shoots her Dealbreaker intro on 30 Rock.
  • World War II
  • Nazis
  • Amateur butt vs. pro butt
  • The Back-Up Beaver
  • Sexy Lady Godzilla
  • Crystal Gayle / Emmylou Harris / Loretta Lynn
  • The Nutcracker
  • "What are cows?"
  • The opening of the Ark of the Covenant in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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