making a glutton of himself at one of Adam's
(guest star Adam Arkin)
famous dinner parties, Joel becomes a bit ruffled by his chastisements.
Maggie later explains that his comments referred to everyone's observation
that Joel never reciprocates dinner parties. Completely clueless
as to the custom, Joel resigns himself to throw a party. Unfortunately,
he only puts forth a halfhearted effort that does not go unnoticed
by his mildly annoyed guests. Afterward, when Joel obsesses that
he may have poisoned the group with bad mushrooms, Maggie counsels
him that he is simply feeling guilty for giving a lousy party and
he can learn from this experience.
morning, plays an eerie, melancholy song that he used to miss while
doing time. Meanwhile, a listener, Edgar Hankins, commits suicide,
leaving a note blaming Chris for the sad song he played on the radio.
Grappling with the weight of his responsibility, Chris alters his
play list to only upbeat tunes. After Adam berates him, and folks
at a town meeting claim his new songs are boring, Chris rethinks
his decision and brings the whole spectrum of emotions back to KBHR.
finds out that Holling gave up his Canadian
citizenship, she is flabbergasted that he feels no ties to Canada.
Worried that Randi won't grow up knowing that country's beauty,
Shelly takes a trip with the baby to visit a friend for Winterfest.
Initially, she is overly enthusiastic about everything in Canada
until she realizes that it is just another place and she built it
all up in her mind. When Holling meets her as a surprise, she knows
that it's love, not geography, that will give Randi a home.
know, I usually like it when Holling sings, but ...
OF THE WEEK: An Australian Cabernet sauvignon
character in search of a personality: EDNA HANCOCK
this Joel is-worried-because-he-may-have-poisoned-his-dinner guests
story, didn't we already do this in "Jules et Joel?" I
think so. Remember Chris' Mea Culpa caller?
in Canada were up in arms over the perceived Canada-bashing. One
viewer threatened a lawsuit for her emotional duress. Hey, it wasn't
my favorite episode either, but it wasn't that bad.
(Note music listed is from the original TV airings. The DVD may differ. )
Neck Geek - Freddie Blassie
[Edgar Hankins at his taxidermy desk.]
Rain, the Park and Other Things - The Cowsills
Rubber Ball - The Cyrkle
Miles Across the Sea - The Four Preps
Marie - Daniel Lanois
This Land is Your Land
[Holling sings as he "rescues" Shelly from Canada.]
Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix