Episode 20: "A Good Month for Redheads" -
Episode 1.20 -- “Caroline and the Cereal”
Original airdate: April 18, 1996
Written by Ian Praiser, Michelle Nader and Amy Cohen
Story by Ian Praiser, Michelle Nader & Amy Cohen and Rob Lotterstein & Ellen Idelson
Directed by Pamela Fryman
It’s so passé, it’s hip! Ben Siemon joins us for a complete balanced breakfast in episode 1.20, “Caroline and the Cereal”! Pour yourself a bowl and dig in with us as we ponder such imponderables as Remo’s new piercings, Caroline Duffy’s 2020 Twitter presence, strange films we watched in health class, who’s been clothes shopping at outdoor art fairs, and why April 1996 was a banner month for TV’s redheads. Mambo!
This week's "plugs":
Amy recommends Halt and Catch Fire on AMC!
Christie recommends SNL's The Californians!
Ben recommends the BBC's The Great Pottery Throw Down on HBO Max!
This week's guest:
Ben Siemon is a LGBT writer and comedian based in Los Angeles. As a writer, he's been on staff for several cartoon shows including 2017's Ducktales and The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle. As an actor (with a very limited range), Ben is best known for his recurring role of Grocery Clerk With Half an Eyelid on Crazy-Ex Girlfriend. Ben is also a Jim Henson Company trained puppeteer, performing with the company's improv show Puppet Up!
When we say this episode was written by a lot of people...
Caroline's agent James (the late, great Meshach Taylor)!
Now seems as good a time as any to mention that we love Caroline's glasses!
This screencap looks so much more dramatic than the actual context
(Del asking Annie to stop by his office):
It's other notable '90s redhead Vicki Lewis!
The blond guy on the left has the most unbelievable IMDB page...
Mmmmm! Tastes of sugary single lady sadness!
"Who am I? Marilyn Monroe!"
"No! No no no no no no!"
We don't even have a joke about this, we just love it.
Everyone's favorite, Big New York Bus Company!
A look that says, "I do all my clothes shopping at outdoor art fairs":
Caroline's way too excited to have just cost herself a major licensing deal...
Has Richard seen more vaginas in his life than pecans?