The Chris Isaak Show

Season 2 Episode 9

Hell Is Other People

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Mar 17, 2002 on Showtime
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Hell Is Other People
From Showtime: Bret Michaels, lead singer for the rock band Poison, is producing a movie and may have a part that's perfect for Chris. To help him decide, Bret wants to hang out together. Eager for the part, Chris puts his best foot forward. But his principles waiver when a neighbor begins building a deck too close to Chris' house. To maintain his privacy and his relationship with the guy next door, Chris makes an anonymous call to the building department. Feeling like a snitch, Chris realizes that the effects of his underhanded tactics are extending much further than his own backyard. Kenney loves everything about Janine and he's blissfully happy. Then, during a mid winter fishing trip with the band, Kenney discovers that Janine had a previous relationship… with Anson! To make matters worse, Anson offers him inside information on what gets Janine sexually charged, turning his seething anger into a full rage. Kenney's struggle to come to terms with this incomprehensible truth puts his friendship with Anson to the ultimate test. Meanwhile, Yola is thrilled, and a bit intimidated, when she's asked to join an elite women's reading group. Anxious to impress these powerful businesswomen, Yola finds herself more drawn to that they are wearing than their insights on the book they are gathered to discuss. Later, when a weasely celebrity photographer grabs a shot of her and Chris in a seemingly compromising position and it becomes front page tabloid news, Yola is convinced her reputation in the music industry, and with her reading group, is ruined.moreless

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • 1.  In episode 7 ("Driven,")
        from season two, Yola had a full-length mirror installed on the back of her
        office door.  While it's possible that
        it could have been put there sometime after the time sequence established by
        the first 6 episodes, the mirror is conspicuously missing in this, the 9th
        episode of season two.  (We never saw
        Yola's office door in episode 8...)

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Quote #1:

        Chris to Yola after Bret tells Chris that the character he has in mind for Chris to play in his new movie is just a regular guy:

        "Regular guy. You couldn't be more regular if you ate bran all day."

        Quote #2:

        As Bret arrives at Chris' house to go over his script, Chris introduces him to his neighbors, Doug and Carl. They talk for a bit, and as Bret and Chris take their leave of the pair, Bret shakes their hands once again and says:

        Bret: "Listen, Harry, Dick; good meeting you guys."

        Quote #3:

        As Janine meets the rest of the band in the green room, it's apparent very quickly that she and Anson are already very well known to one another.

        Chris: "You guys are like a family. A great, big, backwoods family."

        Quote #4:

        Anson to Kenney, as he pulls a Jujube out of his mouth that he'd gotten stuck in his teeth: "You gotta be careful. They'll pull your cavities out."

        Quote #5:

        Yola, indignant about "The National Scoop" article, tries to get Chris to see how the piece could damage her reputation:

        Yola: "See, you can laugh, because as a man, there's no stigma attached to this."

        Chris: "Well that's one of the advantages about being a man. We're held to a much lower standard."

    • NOTES (1)

      • Songs featured in this episode:

        "Talk Dirty to Me"
        Live concert performance at Bimbo's with Bret Michaels.

        "Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing"
        Live rehearsal setting at Bimbo's with Bret Michaels.

    • ALLUSIONS (0)