Title: "The Potable Gourmet"
Episode Number: 80
Production Date: February 15th, 1995
Running Time: 29:30
I think ROX #80, “The Potable Gourmet,” is one of the funniest episodes we ever made, a sublimely ridiculous true-life comedy. It still makes me laugh when I watch it, and I don't laugh easy.
This episode was to focus exclusively on mixed drinks, rather than merely featuring one or two drinks on the side. A simple concept. It went awry, of course, and that was wonderful.
However, not everyone involved in the production felt the same. One... [More...]
The night they taped this one, I was actually invited to this particular guys-night-in by T. Black, who stopped by my place on his way over to J's.
I don't recall exactly what I had going on that took priority over this, but ever since it first aired I've really regretted turning him down. (Yes, I actually would've drank the dead guy's ashes had it been put to me to do so.)
Wow. I'd forgotten about this episode. I watched it the other day and have had TBlack's “It's a man's party” theme song in my head since. I also had a dream that I was at some big community theatre reunion party or something and Terry and I wound up Jello wrestling. A man's party, indeed.
Joe M. Ma:
Her comment about Terry's “It's a man's party” phrase certainly rings true with me, too. I can hear it in my head often (get out of there, Terry).
I frequently spout that phrase when it's most appropriate (such as discussions about relationships during intense moments of male bonding over beers and whiskeys [similar to the theme of the show, of course]).
Unfortunately, only people around me that I've turned onto Rox ever get it, so it ends... [More...]
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Pix for The Potable Gourmet:
You can't make a proper ale flip without a metal rod and a blowtorch.
Russ and Tblack share a cup of coffee on the front porch, just to let viewers know they're still friends, despite the shenanigans at the party. "Here's to love and life and friendship!"
Is this bartender competent?