Ben and Janeane open the show on the beautiful California
beach, a setting Ben chose because of all the viewer letters that say they want to
see Janeane naked.
"Relaxation Tape No. 2" features Relaxation
King Brent Forrester (Dick), trying to soothe away the tensions and anxieties of
his listeners. Just a giant floating head superimposed on several scenes of nature,
Brent speaks in a calming voice as New Age Music plays lightly in the background.
Brent is easily distracted by a beautiful young woman sunning herself on the beach,
urging listeners to: "Let the sound of the ocean relax every muscle...starting
with your calves...and moving up to your nice, creamy thighs...that's right...relax
and rub that into your stomach...very good with the lotion thing..." When the
woman spots him, she screams and attracts the attention of several other beach-goers.
One begins to poke at the giant head with a rake, causing Brent to temporarily loose
his cool and strike him unconscious.
An episode of the talk show "Roundtable"
features host Art Lewater (Stiller) examining the controversy over a recent episode
of the hit sitcom "Skank". The sock puppet with a bad attitude, who is
actually played by British actor Theodore Hume (voiced by Dick), was featured wasting
water in his season premiere. This drew criticism from Senator Edmund Warring (Odenkirk),
for trivializing "serious issues such as water conservation". Skank's retort
on the next week's episode: "The human body is ninety percent water...how much
of that is wasted every year by murder? Senator Warring, get your priorities straight
or shut yer stinkin' trap!" Appearing opposite each other on "Roundtable",
Hume tries to explain that nobody is going to emulate Skank. He also brings evidence
that Warring used to have water balloon fights as a child, wasting an untold amount
of water. The two begin their discussion maturely, but are soon screaming at each
other to "shut yer stinkin' trap!"
Ben and Janeane are talking about the "clean,
fresh air" and "natural beauty of the water" of Southern California
when they catch Andy drinking some of the contaminated water. Andy begins gagging:
"I really drank some of that stuff...it burned going down."
"Headbanger's Ball" features MTV VJ Karen
Duffy (Garofalo) interviewing Metallica's Lars Ulrich (Odenkirk) and James Hetfield
(Stiller). The pair have always wanted to score a movie, but wanted to wait for one
"as extreme and dark" as Metallica. Luckily, the new Pauly Shore movie
"The Boy Who Magically Switched Places With His Dad" came along. Having
already been rejected after writing a song for the film "18 Again"--entitled
"18 is Three Sixes"--James decided to just revise the song for the new
movie. The video for "The Father-Son Switching Song" features Pauly Shore
(Dick) switching places with his father (Fred Willard) after discovering a book of
magic spells. The son then takes his father's place on a local t.v. talk show while
the father gets in trouble at school for smoking cigars. James explains: "This
film deals with a lot of complex issues on a lot of different levels, but the bottom
line is...it's just the old switcheroo! Ha!"
Andy Dick's Political Children's Theater features
Andy and two child actors (Brady Bluhm and Narissa Nicola) performing a scene "meant
to spark discussion of a very serious topic...the homeless". In it, the young
boy asks for a handout and the girl tells him to get lost. The cast join hands and
ask the audience: "where do we draw the line?"
"Henry the Wicked", the story of King
Henry (Stiller) and Sir Charles (Odenkirk), is interrupted for a message from the
KFSB Pledge-a-thon. Needing to raise $10,000, the host of the pledge (Garofalo) extols
the virtues of "free television". When they return to the show in progress,
Henry and Charles are still arguing. Henry pulls something from his coat--but we
can't tell what. The host explains that every pledge will receive a beautiful tote
bag. One of the operators (Dick) explains that every $200 pledge receives a tape
from "comedian-slash-commentator-slash political satirist Mark Russell."
As the dramatic tension in "Henry" builds, we continue to cut back to the
pledge every few seconds. Finally, the host steps onto the "Henry the Wicked"
set, announcing: "I'm not moving 'til you make the call...the gravy train is
over, get off!"
Andy is performing mime as Bob shills for him, encouraging
other people to give him money. Bob and Ben get worried when Andy starts to climb
the building and won't stop.
Relaxation King Brent Forrester returns for "Relaxation
Tape No. 6", but is invaded by a turban-clad Jefferson Conn (Stiller), Master
of Inner Balance. Brent doesn't want to share the space with Jefferson, so they begin
competing to relax the audience. Jefferson intones: "You are happy, you don't
look like a pathetic Superboy with strange blond hair." Brent gets worked up
by Jefferson's taunts, and disintegrates.
Stiller's Wheel of Filler lands on "Bruce Springsteen
Makes an Answering Machine Tape". The Boss (Stiller) is shown attempting several
comedic ideas, finally deciding on: "Hello? What's that, I can't hear you, you
got to speak up...ha-ha, got you! Just playing around with you!"
Ben tries to break up a fight after Andy destroys
Bob's sand castle. In response, Bob decimates Andy's castle and the two attack each
As the credits role, Andy is seen disciplining the
child actors from his "Political Theater" sketch. Accusing them of stepping
on his lines, the girl retorts: "Stepping on lines? You use mine as a railroad
track!" He finally explodes, screaming: "You do your part and you do it
well and then get out of here!"