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:
Chad displays a sheepish smile. He can't believe he's on such a stupid television show.
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!"