The Chris Isaak Show

Season 1 Episode 9


Aired Thursday 10:00 PM May 07, 2001 on Showtime
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From Showtime: When his boyhood musical idol, trumpeter Jo Jo Burnett dies suddenly after playing with Silvertone, Chris is shocked to learn that he left no friends or family. Determined not to face a similar fate when he grows old, Chris invites his girlfriend Celeste to go on tour with him. It's a fine way of showing his commitment to the relationship, but it is not, as it turns out, a good idea. Especially since being on the bus allows Celeste to catch a glimpse of the groupies and breast-flashing female fans and the juvenile antics of the other musicians. Meanwhile, Anson, always the party dog of the band, is having his own crisis of faith, sparked by a young woman's observation that his teeth were beginning to yellow. And Yola, who's also decided to come along on the tour, is making a mess of things with her micro-management.moreless

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • 1.  If we're to believe that the exterior shots from previous episodes are really those of Chris' house, then the scene where Anson jumps onto Chris' balcony from the
        right side (looking out,) is actually incorrect. There is no physical way for Anson to scale the side of Chris' house
        to get onto the balcony from the front side of the house. Additionally, the exterior shots show a glass enclosed balcony; a feature that does not exist in the interior scenes.

        2.  According to,,
        there is no such thing as "polisophobia" or a fear of corn. The closest thing I could find to it is Lachanophobia, the fear of vegetables.

        3.  For the first time, Chris acknowledges Mona's "lair," by telling Yola that he was down in "the abyss" when she inquires of him where he'd been. From her reaction, it's difficult to tell whether she understands
        (exactly) what he's talking about, as he, throughout the entire series, is the only person with whom Mona is ever seen interacting.

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    • NOTES (1)

      • Songs featured in this episode:

        "Wicked Game"
        Concert setting at Bimbo's – segues into soundtrack music as Chris makes his way backstage after the show.

        "Think of Tomorrow"
        Live concert setting at Bimbo's.

        "Don't Make Me Dream About You"
        Live concert setting at Bimbo's with 'Jo Jo Burnett.'

        "Pretty Girls Don't Cry"
        Chris and the boys, singing in the parking lot, preparing to leave for the tour.

        "Super Magic 2000"
        Live concert performance from "the road." (Actually a Fillmore shot...)

        "Speak of the Devil"
        Live concert from "the road." (Actually, a Fillmore shot...)

        Live concert setting at Bimbo's.

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