Sometimes Thanksgiving dinner can feel like you’re trapped in a room, unable to escape. But at least there is turkey. With The Exterminating Angel, the upper class are physically (mentally?) unable to leave a home and quickly start going mad. They could have calmed down by listening to some Dennis Wilson but they didn’t. They could have felt motivated by listening to Slade BUT THEY DIDN’T. And if they wanted to feel even weirder about their circumstances they could have watched It’s Garry Shandling’s Show. They had so many opportunities (including cannibalism) but they just decided to complain. Sigh.
TAPED FROM CHICAGO IT’S THE IMMORTALS! We start the show from the poverty of Mexico City with Luis Bunuel’s Los Olvidados, move on to the grosses realms of France with Serge Gainsbourg, return to America with Etta James (and briefly Beyonce) only to end the long journey at 30 Rock with the still running Saturday Night Live. Settle in, it’s a doozy of an episode!
Things get surreal when the Immortals weigh in on terrorists selling toy dogs, restaurant-based funerals, and long walks on country roads as part of their The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie analysis. Also, Echo and the Bunnymen return from…wherever Bunnymen come from, The Immortals learn that there’s not much Sarah wouldn’t eat including kangaroo and cat. Pedro eventually says “Wardance by Killing Joke” correctly on the first try, while Adam and Austin give lip service and more to Roald Dahl. Frankly, Austin totally blows it in the TV section, but it’s totally salvaged by whoever edited the episode (it was Adam).
The Immortals return to a goofy episode. Much like Tristana likes to choose between two pathways, is this the best episode or the worst episode of The Immortals? Either way, Pedro reviews most of this show from the bathtub, Sarah refuses to kill a chicken, Leigh sings The Message once a year, Adam has to go back to school and Austin tries to review the unreviewable. It’s a hell of a show!
The Immortals return and they hope that you’ll enjoy the show. They listen to Mexican waltzes, Spanish political documentaries and a little thing called Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band! They once again are up against Germany as they refuse to ever give us subtitles—this time for children’s poetry. They also rock out to fantastic live performances. Also they review grapes. They’re just grapes! Plain ole grapes! And they review them!