9 Chickweed Rage

024: They Wanted You to Model Because of Sitzfleisch Allure

March 27th, 2023

Edda's modeling career begins when a scout for the famous designer Nicolette Cignet picks Edda from everyone else in her dance company because of her nice butt. Only, Brooke Mac-El-Dee never says "nice butt," he prefers to say "caboose" over and over and over, with a brief digression to "sitzfleisch" from Amos. The twist is that they only want Edda for her butt and they want Janice to be the face. So, even though it makes zero sense, they'll use both of them: Janice's face and Edda's butt. There is no exploration of whose midriff and boobs will make the cut. Which, frankly, is a little surprising. Edda is angry to find out she's Janice's butt double. But showbiz is showbiz, right? The lone photographer sent to shoot this very important ad campaign takes his photos. They are terrible. Along the way, we are subjected to "undie-carriage," "golden hind," "sealing the deal," and "licking their chops." It's super gross. Edda ends up angry about butts, which takes us back around to one of the Thanksgiving strips we looked at, and helps us put in context why Edda was so mad about people saying "butt" all around her.

The Chickweed strips we discuss this episode:

Edda finds out the Nicolette Cignet people want to talk to her, Seth throws shade at Edda for it, and Seth goes out of his way to use "terpsichorean" are here.
Amos says "sitzfleisch" for no good reason, Edda and Janice find out they're both there for the job, and Edda and Janice shit talk each other's butts are here.
Edda finds out she's Janice's butt double, Gil explains why the Nicolette Cignet logo can't be seen on a small butt, and Gil sprays Janice with oil and water are here.
Gil takes his questionable photos, Edda and Janice talk about ballet being hard, and the truly terrible photo campaign are here.
We're introduced to the phrase "undie-carriage" and Edda goes on her Thanksgiving Butt Walk are here.

This award-winning, then award-losing episode includes:

  • Heart rates
  • The will to live
  • Urine drinking
  • Willie Nelson
  • The Huggle
  • Neck muscles
  • Steroids
  • Autopsy impressions
  • Rich Little is STILL doing impressions?
  • Fred Travelina
  • "The Way We Were" by Barbra Streisand
  • "Welcome Back Kotter" theme song.
  • Dutch Angle
  • The Terpsichorean Arts
  • Sitzfleisch
  • Cabooses
  • Lobster claws
  • Chaps vs. Shaps
  • Van der Graaf Generator
  • Butt Doubles
  • Body Shaming
  • Coco from Fame
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken
  • Sergio Valente Jeans
  • Cross-Country Travel
  • Transporting Ashes

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