Gary and Mike

Season 1 Episode 8

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Aired Friday 8:00 PM Mar 02, 2001 on UPN
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In Minnesota, as Hasselholf's comet nears, Gary and Mike meet up with two girls whom turn out to be part of a cult. Gary wants to get out of there quick, but Mike says he's to close to getting some to leave, so Gary reluctantly agrees to stay the night. Soon, Gary is pulled into the cult with his new name: Ga. Now it is up to Mike, whose cult name is Huh, to save Gary in time.moreless

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • There are a number of inconsistencies when it comes to the Hasselhoff Comet. They say that the comet was discovered by David Hasselhoff while taping Baywatch Nights, putting it's discovery somewhere between 1995 and 1997. Then it is stated that the comet is only visible every 6000 years, making the next pass near earth in the year 7996 A.D, give or take a year. They also say that the comet only passes through our solar system every 6000 years. Comets never leave the solar system they revolve around the Sun (or any other star) just as planets do.

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Ba: This week, as Hasselhoff passes overhead, a window will open in the heavens. We call that window Glory's hole and we must pass though it to be delivered. That's why we call ourselves The Glory Holians.
        Gary: Please don't take this the wrong way, sir, but one, you're insane. Two, everybody here is insane and three, any one who would fall for this crap is a mindless idiot.
        (Mike burst though the door in the same white outfit that the cult members wear and breaks into a song about Glory's Hole.)

      • Li: What would you say if I told you that our bodies are merely husk. Temporary containers for our unenlightened souls.
        Mike: Kinda like corn?
        Li: Exactly.
        Mike: I'd say it's time to start shucking.

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    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • Air Jordans
        During this episode a shoe company rep. pitches the idea of the cult wearing a new atheltic shoe called Air Ba (named after the cult leader) This is a parody of Michael Jordan's/Nike's showe line Air Jordans.

      • Field of Dreams
        During this episode a softball game is played on a ballfield cut in the middle of a corn field. This is a reference to the Kevin Costner movie Field of Dreams where a farmer builds a ballfield in his corn field after hearing voices.

      • Heaven's Gate Cult
        The Glory Holians in this episode is a parody of the Heaven's Gate Cult. 39 members of Heaven's Gate killed themselves in March of 1997 beliving that the Hale-Bopp comet was their door to salvation

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