MONDO EXTRAS

The 70s, Part Two

by Manimal April 30, 2000
The 70s, Part Two

Stock footage of various cults, Moonies, swamis, and so on. TONS of stock footage about Jim Jones and all the horrors of Jonestown. Christie drives with a bunch of people dressed in white and she asks if she's going to have to do weird stuff like flotation tanks or electronic headbands. The leader tells her that The Path is about love, and Christie says emphatically that she "loves love!" As they get out of the bus, Christie is hugged by hundreds of people in white singing "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing."

Eileen waits in a living room as Christie, dressed in white and her hair in braids, comes down to greet her. Christie says her name is April now, and that this is her new life. Eileen tries to get Christie to come home. Christie tries to tell her about The Path. Eileen keeps calling her Christie. Christie keeps saying her name is April. The cult leader throws Eileen out.

More stock footage about the escalating tensions at Jonestown, leading up to the mass suicide.

Dexter tells Eileen they need a deprogrammer for Christie, and she says she wants Dexter to do it. Dexter refuses, saying he's not qualified. Byron appears, saying that they trust Dexter, and that he doesn't want to lose his sister. Dexter furrows his brow. Then they all put their fists in the center and I expect to hear someone shout, "Now break!" the way my high-school football team used to do.

A big van rolls up to The Path's house. Eileen jumps out and says hello to Christie. Christie turns to run. Mass chaos as Christie gets hauled into a van with Dexter, Eileen and Byron. The van rolls up to Byron and Christie's ancestral home. So I guess the Fearsome Foursome drove across country from California? Amazingly, they look as fresh as if they'd only driven across a studio lot. "Dust in the Wind" plays. Dexter locks himself and Christie up in a room, and she gets deprogrammed by watching lots of old home movies featuring herself and Byron. Lots of screaming and crying happens, the worst of it coming from my apartment.

"Take the Long Way Home" plays during the deprogramming scene. Byron and his parents reconcile and bond over the crisis. At this point, my VCR and tape totally gave up the ghost and taped only snow. Here's a very brief summation of the end: Christie snaps out of her cult thang after hearing Big Republican Daddy cry. The deprogramming brings Byron and Eileen together again, and they get married. She gets pregnant. Then some other stuff happens. Then The 70s mercifully comes to an end.

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The 70s, Part Two

by Manimal April 30, 2000
The 70s, Part Two Stock footage of various cults, Moonies, swamis, and so on. TONS of stock footage about Jim Jones and all the horrors of Jonestown. Christie drives with a bunch of people dressed in white and she asks if she's going to have to do weird stuff like flotation tanks or electronic headbands. The leader tells her that The Path is about love, and Christie says emphatically that she "loves love!" As they get out of the bus, Christie is hugged by hundreds of people in white singing "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing." Eileen waits in a living room as Christie, dressed in white and her hair in braids, comes down to greet her. Christie says her name is April now, and that this is her new life. Eileen tries to get Christie to come home. Christie tries to tell her about The Path. Eileen keeps calling her Christie. Christie keeps saying her name is April. The cult leader throws Eileen out. More stock footage about the escalating tensions at Jonestown, leading up to the mass suicide. Dexter tells Eileen they need a deprogrammer for Christie, and she says she wants Dexter to do it. Dexter refuses, saying he's not qualified. Byron appears, saying that they trust Dexter, and that he doesn't want to lose his sister. Dexter furrows his brow. Then they all put their fists in the center and I expect to hear someone shout, "Now break!" the way my high-school football team used to do. A big van rolls up to The Path's house. Eileen jumps out and says hello to Christie. Christie turns to run. Mass chaos as Christie gets hauled into a van with Dexter, Eileen and Byron. The van rolls up to Byron and Christie's ancestral home. So I guess the Fearsome Foursome drove across country from California? Amazingly, they look as fresh as if they'd only driven across a studio lot. "Dust in the Wind" plays. Dexter locks himself and Christie up in a room, and she gets deprogrammed by watching lots of old home movies featuring herself and Byron. Lots of screaming and crying happens, the worst of it coming from my apartment. "Take the Long Way Home" plays during the deprogramming scene. Byron and his parents reconcile and bond over the crisis. At this point, my VCR and tape totally gave up the ghost and taped only snow. Here's a very brief summation of the end: Christie snaps out of her cult thang after hearing Big Republican Daddy cry. The deprogramming brings Byron and Eileen together again, and they get married. She gets pregnant. Then some other stuff happens. Then The 70s mercifully comes to an end.

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