This episode is a very special episode (like on Family Ties when Alex got hooked on speed or Facts of Life when the diplomat’s daughter committed suicide, but more fun) because it’s the first one performed and recorded LIVE in front of a crowd at the Upright Citizens Brigade theater in Los Angeles. Someone even wore face paint!
And except for forgetting to have someone take some photos (thanks to the fans who sent some in!) and losing the first two and a half minutes to the sands of time (explained in the episode), things went amazingly well. Seriously. It was super duper fun and I was overjoyed and it was packed and I can’t wait until the next one.
Garfunkel and Oates (Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci) joined the show to talk about birth control, cellulite, Bo Burnham, granola bars that taste like vitamins, spiders, the state of Virginia and an array of other assorted things. They also debuted their new song, “29/31.”
Buy their album, Slippery When Moist!
Anxiety! Farts! Bran!
(thanks to @prototypedemo for sending in the photo)
(note: Kate and Gary are just outside the frames of this photo)
There was also some discussion of sex, a round of Just Me Or Everyone with audience participation, an abbreviated Hey, Go Fuck Yourself! and an even more abbreviated Topic Sombrero.
Plus, Dustin outed Alison for her lack of garbage cans in Brooklyn. More about that can be found here.
Here’s Dustin outing me
Alison is writing this in third person and it feels weird but she’s doing it because some portion of it will be used for the iTunes summary and that should say Alison instead of I, Alison thinks.
Also there’s a surprise at the end of the episode which is teased at the beginning of the episode if by “teased” you mean “stated explicitly” and by “surprise” you mean “a song by Alison’s old band, The Angoras.”
Remind Alison to tell you about when she was 6 and a friend of hers promised her a big surprise (“wait here, I have a big surprise!”) and then disappeared while Alison fantasized about all the amazing things that were in store and then the friend came out wearing a party dress. That was the surprise. Big fucking deal! Taffeta!
Alison hates surprises anyway.
So do I.
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Credits? If you insist:
Executive producer: Alison Rosen
Producer: Gary Smith
Music: Trapp Dog Tom Rapp
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