Because the ironing pile had practically taken over my house
, I decided it was time to act – even if I ended up like a damp rag afterwards, because it’s too hot to iron! But we were getting to the stage where there were more clothes in the basket than in the wardrobe, so…
I took comfort in the fact that it at least allowed me to watch Celestial Naviation
- bloody hell, that episode should come with a health warning! I had to stop countless times because I was laughing so much! So, I am inspired to present my usual “ironing wordspam” – and I’m apologising in advance for the length of this, which I’ve already trimmed judiciously! – but, well, you know…
So. The plot. Mendoza gets arrested for, as Sam puts it driving whilst being Hispanic
and he (Sam) and Toby head off to Connecticut to get him out of jail. The Secretary of State for Housing and Urban Development calls some Republican a racist and has to have her ass kicked – but not before the President has been inveigled into publically calling for her to apologise. And of course, the immortal “Woot Cannaw” and Josh’s legendary “Secret Plan to Fight Inflation.”
Off we go then.
Josh, who’s about to give a talk to a lecture theatre full of students hears about the arrest just before he’s due to go on stage. His talk frames the episode as we switch back and forth between Sam and Toby’s rescue mission (!) and the events of the “past 36 hours”.
I've tried really hard to trim this a bit, but what the hell - it’s fabulous, so here are all my favourite bits: ( Lost in Connecticut… )
Again, the incredible juxtaposition of the funny (in this case, the extremely funny) with the serious in this show in the early days never ceases to amaze me. If I had to make a list of my fave S1 episodes, this would be on it. Actually, it’d probably make a list of my favourite episodes full stop… but that’d be a pretty long list.
(And sorry it's such a long spam... but I couldn't help myself!)