The Chris Isaak Show

Season 1 Episode 5

The Real Me

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Apr 09, 2001 on Showtime
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The Real Me
From Showtime: Chris is initially thrilled when cousin Ordell shows up in town with his new band. His excitement turns to dismay when he discovers that Ordell's new band, Blue Hotel, is a Chris Isaak tribute band. If it was anyone else, Chris would raise hell, but he still feels guilty about his role in a lawn-dart accident that cost Ordell a toe years before. Ordell borrows Chris's clothes and dates his old girlfriends. When Ordell records a cheesy commercial for a fried chicken outlet using one of Chris's songs, Chris finally has to speak up. Meanwhile, Chris's band members are both intrigued and appalled by their alter-egos in the tribute band. Anson bonds instantly with Deke, his wild-man counterpart in Blue Hotel. And Roly has his eye on the woman who plays Hershel in the band; much to Hershel's consternation. Yola tries to sort everything out, all while struggling with her love-hate relationship with Cody, the young and cocky new manager at the agency.moreless

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • 1.  We discovered from the previous episode that the house faces the ocean and that the French doors in Chris' living room are at the front of the house. From the inside shots we can see what appears to be an open balcony with bamboo blinds, and we get a good view of both (from the inside looking out) for the first time in this episode. However, in the outdoor daylight exterior shots we see that the front of the house is enclosed by glass windows, some of which are opened as plants can be seen dangling out of them as they sit on the ledge.

        In the scene where Anson and Chris are talking in Chris' living room, we see the bamboo blinds hanging on the outside (exterior side) of the ledge, with the plants on
        the balcony visible from the inside. In the nighttime scene before Ordell calls Chris from jail, we get our first
        nighttime view of the front of the house. There is a reflection of light in the front window from the neighboring
        house (far right of screen,) while the blinds – those that are completely closed, that is – appear to hang on the inside of the balcony ledge (as opposed to the outside from the earlier scene.) This would indicate that the interior set for the house does not have a glass-enclosed balcony, while the real house used for the exterior shots in White Rock, does.

        2  Not sure if this is an actual goof, or not, but I thought it was worth noting. In the first performance scene with Stevie Nicks at Bimbo's, Chris is using Ordell's dental floss guitar strap on his white Gibson electric. In the scene with Stevie rehearsing "It's Late" in Chris' house, Ordell's guitar strap is now on one of his Gibson acoustic guitars...

        3.  Again, unsure if this is an actual goof or not, but Chris apparently has a spare bedroom in his house, yet he makes up the sofa for Ordell to sleep on after Chris bails
        him out of jail. Perhaps his spare bedroom is used for storage, but this one struck me a little odd.

    • QUOTES (1)

    • NOTES (1)

      • Songs featured in this episode:

        Live rehearsal setting at Chris' house with 'Helen'.

        "Wicked Game"
        Live concert setting, performance by 'Ordell' and his band, 'Blue Hotel.'

        "Solitary Man"
        Live concert setting at Bimbo's with Stevie Nicks.

        Live rehearsal setting at Chris' house with 'Helen' and 'Ordell.'

        "It's Late"
        Live rehearsal setting at Chris' house with Stevie Nicks.

        "Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing"
        'Ordell's' chicken spot, (a parody of the song,) heard in Yola's office.

        "Forever Blue"
        Anson playing at Chris' house.

        "Two Hearts"
        Live concert setting at the Fillmore.

    • ALLUSIONS (0)