Watching: While talking to Tim.
The episode starts with Dee and Dennis reading In Touch magazine, and Frank asking them what they’re reading. I find their response of how they’re trying to stay in touch with current events is not only comical but completely realistic. When Frank mentions reading a newspaper and Sweet Dee mockingly reads something about Plutonium being smuggled from somewhere (because not even I cared that much to pay that much attention to it) really shows the mind set of most Americans and their idea of news. I think keeping up with smut media is a lot easier to deal with then facing real problems at hand like politics, war, animal abuse, famine, etc etc. It’s like celebrity gossip and fake fad news is an escape from the horror that is the “real” world.
Mac storms in and demands everyone watch this news piece about two busses colliding because he was giving commentary on it, and the only piece they show was of him saying how the accident was crazy. Again, this is the media manipulating what they want people to hear, see, and believe. If it leads it bleeds and it’s what the media finds “sexy” as to whether or not it gets enough air play. So already I have a feeling this episode is going to play a lot into the manipulation of the media. However every character on this show is manipulating in some sort of way so I guess they go hand in hand.
So a bit of foreshadowing goes on here when Frank wants to join Charlie and Mac on their “real” news making adventure. Dee said that that probably wasn’t a good idea because whenever he gets involved in something someone ends up getting hurt. So I guess we as an audience can infer from the title that Sweet Dee will somehow be set aflame.
So the voyeurism of Paris Hilton purposely showing her vag to the world is the get rich and famous quick scheme Dennis and Dee come up with. She’s going to go to a few clubs, have some nip slips, up skirts, and drinks and boom! Instant stardom. However it does seem to be true the more sex tapes come up the more famous people become, even average people. Mac however goes to a nursing home to investigate the corruption behind those doors. As Frank wonderfully states, “Like people getting ass raped”?
I really wish I could type laugh out louds, or ha ha’s, because when Mac is sweating and Charlie tells him that its freezing in the nursing home, and Frank saying that they’re trying to keep them alive by keeping it cool because meat spoils slower, I laughed for about ten minutes.
And is there seriously a China town in every major city? I mean really, there’s like two or three in New York, and one in Philadelphia too?
Mac has a heroic moment by punching a Chinese man in the stomach to stop him from choking, and of course Charlie didn’t put a tape in the camera, so they missed it. So they’re going to re-create the moment of Mac’s heroism.
Meanwhile, Dee is so trashed before she gets into the club to create her drunk “whore” moment that she ends up passing out in a pile of trash. Classy. Then the next most exciting thing is Dennis gets slipped some ecstasy and starts dancing his rear off in the club. I really like how ecstasy and glow sticks somehow go hand in hand. I wonder who made that correlation between the two because I guess we have a lot to thank them for.
While Dennis is tripping balls in the club he meets the dancing guy on the Public Access program. I think that was another major high light for me, because dancing guy is really cool. At least in the show.
Dee then gets dragged into the home made news footage the other dimwits are making, and Frank lights the building she goes in to save these kittens on fire, and the entire time Charlie films are helpless cries and shrieks of terror. I think it’s even better that Sweet Dee throws the box of kittens she saved.
And even classier is that they shove kittens down a well for Sweet Dee to save. I’m really surprised PETA didn’t write this show about twelve times for even depicting the multiple abuses to these kittens.
Dennis then has the striking idea that a celebrity should save the cats, and that the news coverage would actually get some attention that way. Of course he elects himself.
The show ends with Dee and Dennis being famous by being in dancing guys video for diaper time, grinding on each other wearing adult diapers and baby bonnets.
I give the show a 4/5 just based on that end scene where both Dee and Dennis are dancing in adult diapers. Also, how they really portrayed the “need” to be famous and recognized for doing something, even if it’s as outlandish as sporting adult diapers.