Upright Citizens Brigade

Season 2 Episode 8

Big City

Aired Wednesday 10:30 PM Aug 09, 1999 on Comedy Central
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Episode Summary

A prostitute interviews for a job at a coffeeshop, but the manager is appalled by her resume. When the prostitute reminds his that "it's never too late to be what we want to be," the manager reveals he's always wanted to be an astronaut. She helps him train to be an astronaut while she learns to make coffee. She throws him a huge party to celebrate.

A redneck visiting the big city is invited to the party, but despairs that he'll have use the subways with all the Molemen.

A woman wearing a walking cast is forcibly carried to the party by a "helpful" man who keeps insisting she's not that fat.

A rich man is forced to venture out into the big city when his butler dies, guided by a Cockney street urchin. They are invited to the party, and when they arrive, the manager has prepared for his first flight with a spacesuit made of coffee cups and a coffee-pot helmut. The manager throws himself out the window and is killed. "That's life in the big city!"moreless

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  • To sum up this episode in as many words as possible, I have to say this is really crazy and out of character for the series, but still works (especially if you are a fan of Midnight Cowboy).moreless

    This episode is actually a melding of the plot point of the big city, wrapped into a huge parody of Midnight Cowboy. They even used the title track from that movie by Nilsson remixed in a couple of different ways to emphasize the parody. Interesting change of pace here I must say.

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  • QUOTES (5)

    • Urbane intellectual: Why don't you go visit the Statue of Liberty like the rest of the tourists?
      Redneck: Good God man, I've been trying to avoid the long stare of that cold bitch's metal eyes all day.

    • Prostitute: Hey baby, want a handjob?
      Rich man: Hand... job? I've never had a job before. I want to work, let me work!

    • Helpful man: You think you're too fat for me to carry, don't you? Heck, you're a little wide in the hips, but that's God's gift when you're givin' birth.

    • Urbane intellectual: What's wrong with mineral water?
      Redneck: Nothin', if you're a rockman, who lives in the molten lava depths of the earth, only to occasionally ascend to try to dwell among us decent Americans.

    • Prostitute: I will not suck a double-head dildo on a hovercraft.
      Manager: That's insane.
      Prostitute: I know, that's why I won't do it!

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