It’s getting towards the end of summer, and Meredith, Hillary, Ann and Mike are trying to capitalize on the days we have left. Some of us are reading our Nancy Drews on our bunkbeds at the cabin, while some are bawling our eyes out over in the Documentary Corner ™, but we all made time to check in on our lovable TBTL dummies’ latest shenanigans. Luke came out of the whole boat crash situation about as well as could be expected, which is ever so slightly irritating. The abundance of movie talk over the week leads to conversations about Far and Away-era Tom Cruise, theories about the appeal of Kubrick movies, and assurances that liking The Matrix doesn’t make you one of those creepy men’s rights dudes. And we agree that nobody needs a wiener (of any kind) on their clothing. Plus, Mike wants to know if there are actual doctors in Bellingham, Ann is cautiously optimistic over how Song of the Fall is shaping up, and Hillary’s ready to start her retirement fantasy life of playing nickel slots at the casino. Oh, and if anyone asks, Meredith is a resident of Wyandotte, MI.
Our TBTL friendos spend a lot of time talking about their daily lives, so it’s no surprise that their animals are part of the fabric of the show. But what about the furry friends who came before? Ann and Christy decide it’s high time to take a look back at two TBTL pets of yesteryear: Luke’s cat Pagoda and dog MoMo. We debate whether Pagoda’s dignity is eroded by being forced to use the toilet and then listen to Luke abandon his dignity when he chooses not to. MoMo has some issues (and an affinity for a specific piece of floor covering). Luke is apparently less scary than a Mexican floor installer, but only slightly. As far as our own animals go, Christy has a pet history littered with tragedy, while Ann “trained” an amazing circus hamster. Then we spend way too much time talking about the Empire Today carpet guy and the new computer-generated Peanuts characters. Plus, the eternal wisdom of Bonnie Raitt.
Pontiac Bobby, Subaru Meredith and Camaro Mike (or is that Camero Meke?) recap the last two weeks of TBTL Car Talk episodes with approximately the same level of effort and care Luke and Andrew (and Kevin and Genevieve) put into them. Plus, find out why Bobby used to burn through D batteries, Mike missed his senior yearbook picture, and Meredith (apparently) haaaaaad to suck on a tube in an old Mercedes. (Don’t Google it.)
It’s a special episode of the show as the Little Red Bandwagon (minus Mike) is hanging out in the disgusting, ugly, dumb city of Seattle. After a fun evening with the Wagoneers at Gas Works Park, we’re spending the next day at the lake, and manage to squeeze in a quick debrief of all the fun. Then we go along with the ladies on their Singles tour around the city, which includes conversation about music, Matt Dillon’s fashion, and movie trivia, plus a little light stalking. Additionally, there’s boat cake, pickle talk, and a visit from a surprise guest.