The Chris Isaak Show

Season 3 Episode 9

Home Fires

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Mar 04, 2004 on Showtime
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Chris is pressured into having a yard sale and inadvertently sells his vintage Chess record collection to singer Cyndi Lauper, who intends to use it to decorate the walls of her guest bathroom.

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • 1.  It may be worth pointing out here that Chris' home, in past episodes, had never been quite as messy as it is in this episode; with the possible exception of the first episode from season two, "In The Name of Love." In
        that episode, Chris was purposefully trying to appear disinterested with Stephie, (whom he hadn't yet met,) and her Roy Orbison project. Obviously, his thought being that if he came off as a slob, perhaps this journalist, whom he didn't want to talk with in the first place, simply wouldn't want to stay for very long... So, while Chris is a bit of a pack rat on the show, his "stuff" has generally been out of sight... perhaps it's all been in that guest/store room of his? ;-)

        2.  There's a slight editing issue with this episode... In the scene with Chris and Olivia sitting in Chris' living room, discussing his options for liquidating his "stuff," Chris is wearing a light blue golf-style shirt with a darker blue design across the chest. In the very next scene, we see him carrying a box of his "stuff" down into Mona's lair. Here, however, he's wearing stage clothes, (black shirt, blue slacks) the idea being that this scene is later that night, just before a performance at the club. He exits the basement with his blue jacket slung over his left arm. In the scene immediately after that, he's back at home, wearing the same light blue shirt from the previous scene with Olivia, and having a conversation with Anson about his eyesore of a trailer. Finally, in the subsequent scene, he's back at Bimbo's, wearing his stage clothes, with his blue suit jacket once more slung over his left arm as he emerges from Mona's basement lair.

        3.  For the first time this season, we get a glimpse of Yola's car. Once again, she's got a completely different set of wheels. This one's a red Ford Thunderbird
        convertible. Since Cody's new car is also a Ford, it's probably safe to assume that the car company supplied both to be used on the show.

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Quote #1:

        Chris and Yola, talking in the green room at Bimbo's about Ms. Marsh and the house she may be looking to leave. Yola had just been on the phone with her:

        Chris: "Is that the old lady with the house?"

        Yola: "Yes. And FYI, I would be helping her out even if she didn't have a great house. She is like, she's like this storybook grandma."

        Chris: "Uh huh… And you're like Little Red Riding Hood with a bag full of escrow papers."

        Quote #2:

        Kenney and Roly bring boxes of their own junk to sell at Chris' yard sale; a move Chris isn't too keen on:

        Chris: "Hi guys. Glad to see I could help you with your spring cleaning…"

        Roly: "Well, we thought as long as you were having a nice little…"

        Chris: "I know what you thought. As long as I'm having a yard sale and providing the advertising and the venue, you guys would just hop on."

        Kenney: "Advertising and venue? Who are you, Bill Graham? It's a yard sale for crap's sake."

    • NOTES (1)

      • Songs featured in this episode:

        "I Drove All Night"
        Live concert setting at Bimbo's with Cyndi Lauper and Colin James.

        "Life Will Go On"
        Live concert setting at Bimbo's with Cyndi Lauper and Colin James.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Olivia: "It was only a bunch of scratchy old vinyl, anyway."
        Ooooh! What she said! As an avid vinyl record collector myself, that one felt like fingernails down a chalkboard! (Olivia says this to try to console a distraught Chris upon finding out that his record collection was accidentally sold at the yard sale.)

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