The Chris Isaak Show

Season 2 Episode 12

Farm Boys

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Jun 04, 2002 on Showtime



  • Trivia

    • 1.  In the scene
      where Evie tells the cast that they can stay with her and her family, she says
      that Yola (and calls her by name,) can take the spare room.  Unfortunately, at no time before then were
      any of the members of the band introduced to her.  If Evie already knew Yola's name because of her familiarity with
      the band, there's not indication that Yola found that odd.

      2.  In the scene
      where the band have their jam session in the barn ("Somebody to Love,") Roly is
      seen playing a standup bass.  There's no
      indication that this instrument was brought by them on the plane, which would
      mean that it would have to have been in the barn; a fact that none of them seem
      to find unusual…

  • Quotes

    • Quote #1:

      Chris, Roly, Kenney, Hersh, Anson, and Yola are all having a wonderful conversation about inspirational women, (Barbara Ann, Layla, Peggy Sue, Mary Lou, etc.) Chris says, with a thoughtful look on his face: "You know, if it wasn't for a woman, I never woulda picked up a guitar."

      To which Kenney replies: "If it wasn't for drums, I'da never picked up a woman."

      Quote #2:

      As Chris and company enter Evie's house after discovering that they hiked 10 miles out of their way to get there, Kenney comments to Chris: "Way to go, Sacagawea."

      Quote #3:

      As Chris tries to resist Evie's offer to put the band up for the night, Hershel admits to being tired and Anson claims he's hungry. Kenney comments, "Chris, the kids are tired and hungry."

      Quote #4:

      The band, after hearing the news that they'll be staying yet another night on the farm and attending the birthday party planned for "Old Grandad," discuss other options they may have to leave the creepy place:

      Hershel: "Wait a second, there's guests coming to the party, right?"

      Kenney: "Everybody in the coven."

      Quote #5:

      As Kenney and Roly return to the house after the party, they discover Anson, sitting in the living room after having been struck by lightening:

      Roly: "Somebody's makin' popcorn…"

  • Notes

    • Songs featured in this episode:

      "Somebody to Love"
      Live jam session on the farm.

      "Easier to Forget"
      Live performance setting in the barn at the party: Allison Moorer, Doug Thordarson and Tim Blunt.

      "Up This High"
      Live performance setting in the barn at the party with Allison Moorer.

      "Walk Slow"
      Live performance on the farm with Allison Moorer.

      "One Day"
      Live concert setting at Bimbo's.

  • Allusions

    • Roly: "I tell you Chris, there's something going on around here. Mary Hart's gonna be pullin' a sad face when she tells the world what befell the beloved Isaak on a lonely farm in Nebraska."
      Reference to the TV program, "Entertainment Tonight," and its longtime host, Mary Hart.