As if this episode couldn't take an even more dismal turn, we're treated to the sight of Mitch walking back into our lives. He was the one walking toward poor Johnny Fever on the beach there. "Erlemeyer," Mitch says. Like the flask? No, I guess that would Erlenmeyer, wouldn't it? Maybe Erlemeyer is the off-brand kind of flask, the kind you'd buy a flat of at Costco. At any rate, I'll still go with Johnny Fever. Anyhow, Mitch introduces himself to the good doctor; it seems they knew each other back in the day, when Dr. Johnny went by the name of The Chemist. "Baby, if you ever wondered," The Chemist says, "wondered whatever became of me? I'm living on the air in Cincinnati. Cincinnati, WKRP." Actually, he says no such thing; instead he smiles dryly and says, "Well, I don't do that any more, Mitch...if that's why you're here." That's not why Mitch is here -- he's wondering if Dr. Johnny still gets visions and whatnot. "I try to stay eligible," Dr. Johnny replies. "I pray. I fast. I meditate. I try not to resent people I haven't seen in twenty years coming down and taking my temperature." Mitch -- I don't think he's referring to Herb Tarlek there. Maybe you should get to the point. The point, Mitch says, is that he's experienced a whole bunch of freaky shit lately -- see "levitation" and "Shaun, resurrection from the dead by" -- and no herbal supplements whatsoever were involved. Oh, and there's a weirdo hanging around Mitch's family, particularly his son -- "The analgesic pioneer," Dr. Johnny Fever mutters -- who may or may not be an alien. "Do I cross a line here, Mitch," Johnny Fever begins, "if I ask, with all this shaking up there, why you're down here?" Because he's a self-involved choad? "I lost my nerve," Mitch offers. Well, that, too. Dr. Johnny wonders if Mitch lost his nerve charging the Big Pipe. "The Big Pipe is easy," Mitch says. "Dry land is hard." Until the words "Man, am I a tool" pass his lips, that's probably the closest Mitch will come to insight, so revel in it, children. Anyhow, Dr. Johnny Fever suggests that maybe he and Mitch should head back across the border to see what all the hubbub is about.
John From Cincinnati
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John From Cincinnati