MONDO EXTRAS

The 70s, Part One

by Manimal April 29, 2000
The 70s, Part One

Uh-oh, the morning after! Eileen kisses Byron good-bye. He wakes up to find her fully dressed. He asks where she's going. She says, "Our separate ways," and tells him not to get confused about what happened. Byron says maybe they have a future. Eileen says, "To follow you again?" and says she has to go. She leaves, and tries to stop herself from crying.

Byron and Dexter are playing pick-up basketball and Dexter is ribbing him about leaving with Eileen. Byron throws the ball viciously at him. They start picking up the pace of the game, and things turn testy when Byron starts making fun of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's name and picking on Dexter for being a Black Panther. Things start getting vicious. Elbows are introduced, and so is the phrase "black conspirators." Dexter points out that he has never been NOT black, while Byron has always been a Tricky-Dick-lovin' jive-ass honky. He accuses Byron of wanting to call him "nigger." Byron looks ashamed. Dexter calls him something to do with wood that I didn't catch. Brad Rowe tries to look distraught and upset, but mostly looks like he's been crying over spilt Kool-Aid -- his lips are unnaturally pink. He kicks the basketball and walks away. So much for that tagline, "The decade where everything changed . . . except their friendship."

Actual NBC news footage of Watergate with John Chancellor. Stock footage of the scandal and arrests. Some song plays in the background that I'm sure won't be on the soundtrack, either. I think it's Elton John's "Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road." More stock footage of Nixon lying his ass off. Byron walks in on John Dean's office getting cleaned out.

Eileen walks into "Mr. Conover's" office and asks for a promotion. Mr. Conover says okay, that Eileen can be HIS secretary instead of working in personnel.

"Superstition" by Stevie Wonder plays. Cut to Yolanda's house, and Quincy gets off the phone to tell Dexter that the Panthers have agreed to meet with the Muslims and the NAACP. Yolanda is not allowed to go. But she's very gracious in agreeing Dexter should go.

More classic rock plays as Nick "produces" another song by "King Harvest." He's coked up. Christie walks in to complain. Nick says he's been up for thirty-six hours straight, and wants to finish the song and to go back to his place, and they'll grab a bite to eat. Christie says that's all they do, and she wants to go out and dance, and party! Nick does a pretty good impression of being strung out. Nick snots, "Some of us take our work seriously," and Christie says, "You sound like my father." Nick mutters, "Maybe he knows what he's talking about." They fight some more, and Nick says he loves his job, it's not a choice, he has to do it, and asks Christie if she loves anything. Christie says she USED to love him, and then flounces out.

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The 70s, Part One

by Manimal April 29, 2000
The 70s, Part One Uh-oh, the morning after! Eileen kisses Byron good-bye. He wakes up to find her fully dressed. He asks where she's going. She says, "Our separate ways," and tells him not to get confused about what happened. Byron says maybe they have a future. Eileen says, "To follow you again?" and says she has to go. She leaves, and tries to stop herself from crying. Byron and Dexter are playing pick-up basketball and Dexter is ribbing him about leaving with Eileen. Byron throws the ball viciously at him. They start picking up the pace of the game, and things turn testy when Byron starts making fun of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's name and picking on Dexter for being a Black Panther. Things start getting vicious. Elbows are introduced, and so is the phrase "black conspirators." Dexter points out that he has never been NOT black, while Byron has always been a Tricky-Dick-lovin' jive-ass honky. He accuses Byron of wanting to call him "nigger." Byron looks ashamed. Dexter calls him something to do with wood that I didn't catch. Brad Rowe tries to look distraught and upset, but mostly looks like he's been crying over spilt Kool-Aid -- his lips are unnaturally pink. He kicks the basketball and walks away. So much for that tagline, "The decade where everything changed . . . except their friendship." Actual NBC news footage of Watergate with John Chancellor. Stock footage of the scandal and arrests. Some song plays in the background that I'm sure won't be on the soundtrack, either. I think it's Elton John's "Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road." More stock footage of Nixon lying his ass off. Byron walks in on John Dean's office getting cleaned out. Eileen walks into "Mr. Conover's" office and asks for a promotion. Mr. Conover says okay, that Eileen can be HIS secretary instead of working in personnel. "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder plays. Cut to Yolanda's house, and Quincy gets off the phone to tell Dexter that the Panthers have agreed to meet with the Muslims and the NAACP. Yolanda is not allowed to go. But she's very gracious in agreeing Dexter should go. More classic rock plays as Nick "produces" another song by "King Harvest." He's coked up. Christie walks in to complain. Nick says he's been up for thirty-six hours straight, and wants to finish the song and to go back to his place, and they'll grab a bite to eat. Christie says that's all they do, and she wants to go out and dance, and party! Nick does a pretty good impression of being strung out. Nick snots, "Some of us take our work seriously," and Christie says, "You sound like my father." Nick mutters, "Maybe he knows what he's talking about." They fight some more, and Nick says he loves his job, it's not a choice, he has to do it, and asks Christie if she loves anything. Christie says she USED to love him, and then flounces out.

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