Episode Number: 90
Production Date: April 13th, 2004
Running Time: 70:00
ROX #90 is extreme in at least four ways.
At over an hour, it is the longest episode in the series to date.
It also has the shortest title: “Fat.”
This show covers more geographical area than ever before, with scenes shot in three states and Taiwan.
It took longer to make this show than any program we've done so far. J started shooting in February of 2003, and I finished editing in April of 2004. But unlike ROX #87, which also took over a year to produce, it's my belief that all the extra time that went into the show actually made it better.
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“Fat” is funky and leisurely paced much like a Parliament record from the 1970's. The episode switches from the colorful imagery of Mardi Gras parades and vegan lunches to the stark contrast of burnt out cars and urban wasteland. My favorite part may have been the visit to St.Roch's chapel and cemetery in New Orleans. Eyeballs on a plate is an image I won't soon forget. It still all remains connected together with a central theme reinforcing the idea of a heavy concept album. This could well be ROX's Sgt.Pepper.
Oh my god.
If you haven't seen this episode yet, you seriously need to. I just finished watching my very own copy of ROX #90 on DVD. You should buy a copy of it and watch it on your nice home theater, not a lousy little pop up window on your cheap computer monitor. I think you can get the DVD here: http://rox.com/buy/
Well maybe you should be able to get it there. Shit I don't know.
Anyway the point is that yet again J and B tirelessly take you just beyond the limit of normally acceptable humor to make you say “Oh my god!”.
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Media for Fat:
Pix for Fat:
If St. Roch heals you, it's traditional to make a plaster cast of the body part so healed and give it to the shrine for display. Making plaster casts of internal organs (like the heart seen here) is a bit challenging, but such is the miracle of faith.
A statue watches over the Cypress Grove Cemetery.
Editor B lays down some statistics about obesity and mortality in America.