The Chris Isaak Show

Season 1 Episode 7

T & A

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Apr 23, 2001 on Showtime
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From Showtime: Chris's public image takes a weird turn when his old girlfriend, comic Caroline Rhea, tells "The Daily Scoop" tabloid that Chris was shy about showing his butt when they had sex. Chris tries to set the record straight, but it only gets worse. When he shows Rhea his backside by mooning her over the video phone, she posts the image on the Internet -- turning Chris' behind into a cause celebre. Chris confronts the tabloid reporter, a middle-aged man named Tricia, who promises to fix things, only to manufacture a picture of Chris dressed up like a stereotypical gay leatherman. Anson, meanwhile, hits up Chris for $2,000 to pay for his girlfriend's medical treatment, neglecting to mention that the treatment is breast enhancement surgery. And Yola, eager to outshine her rival Cody at a birthday party for Leon, the head of the agency, tells a few white lies to score the loan of an $8,000 dress from a high-end boutique.moreless

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • 1.  In the scene with Chris and the band listening to the previous night's show with Lou, there's a moment when Chris, who's attentively listening to the playback, perks up and says, "That thing right there!" as he walks over to a speaker and raps his knuckles on it... Hersh is seen
        behind Chris, reading an issue of "Billboard," and Lou is busy at the console. That exact same clip – not
        something similar - was used twice in the scene... and in two different places in the audio playback.

        2.  In the scene where Caroline calls Chris using the video-conferencing feature on his new computer, she expresses surprise at him having such a piece of equipment. Chris declares that the record company had purchased it for him. That statement, whether intentional or not, would indicate that Chris is a bit "techno-phobic," and that the computer is a
        relatively new addition to his life. However, we saw in the opening scene of the first episode ("Freud's Dilemma,") that Chris had a notebook (laptop) or desktop computer monitor on the desk in his bedroom... This is also the last time you see that particular piece of equipment in Chris' house, until episode 15, "Storytime."

        3.  When Cody pulls into his parking space a few seconds after Yola's pulled into hers, we see that he doesn't pull completely up to the barrier before he opens the door and gets out. (It's actually a bit distracting, as it appears that he's only pulled the car in halfway.) As the two prepare to leave the scene, Cody's car is suddenly completely in the parking space...

        4.  Yola's phone conversation with Viv regarding her dress for Leon's birthday party establishes that the events of this episode occur in December...  (She states that something light and slinky won't really work for a December event) which doesn't match with the weather and the clothing worn by the cast... not even for San Francisco.

        5.  Actor John Destry first appeared in the series in season one's episode 4 "It's the Music, Stupid," as Chris' neighbor, 'Don' and appeared to live in the house next door
        to Chris' (on the right side, looking at the house from the street.) He's credited here, again as one of Chris'
        neighbors, but in this episode, he's 'Tom,' and again he appears to live in the house immediately to the right of Chris'.

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Quote #1:

        Chris and Anson discuss Monica's operation:

        Chris: "Did Monica have her surgery already?

        Anson: "Yeah, I really gotta thank you for that, man. You really helped me out."

        Chris: "What kind of surgery did she have?"

        Anson: "Tits, man."

        Chris: "Tits, huh? Use the correct nomenclature, you dick."

        Anson: "Okay, hooters…"

        Quote #2:

        Chris and Anson… further discussion about Monica's… uh… enhancement:

        Anson: "How can bigger not be better when it comes to tits?"

        Chris: "You don't want a woman Anson, you want a dairy farm."

    • NOTES (1)

      • Songs featured in this episode:

        "San Francisco Days"
        Live concert setting at the Fillmore.

        "Lie to Me"
        Rehearsal setting at Bimbo's listening to a recording of the previous night's show.

        "Falling in Love"
        Live, playing with Lisa Loeb and Dweezil Zappa – after Leon's party at Bimbo's.

        "Sink the Bismark"
        Chris, singing live in the Gay bar as he tries to avoid Tricia Miller.

        "Gone Ridin'"
        Live rehearsal setting at Bimbo's – the boys just playing for fun.

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