Hey! It's Dr. Del Redclay, live and in the flesh. And speaking of flesh, he's got his really hot assistant with him. They're sitting in a lounge somewhere, discussing his interview schedule (and also making it clear who's winning the PR battle at this point), when Joey Pants wanders in, carrying a rolled-up poster and wearing an ensemble that's quite subdued by his normal standards. He introduces himself as "Henry Caruso" (though the bad red hairpiece made me type that as "David Caruso" at least twice), and then takes a long, lingering look at Del's comely assistant. She introduces herself in turn as "Del's TA," causing Joey to sneer, "Yes. Yes, I can see that." Heh. If it weren't for what Artie says later on, that would totally be the best line of the episode. Joey sits down and launches into his spiel, saying that he represents the concerned Italian citizens of New Jersey. He's also sure to refer to them as "family people," just to get his point across. He then unrolls his poster, revealing a picture of "Iron-Eyes Cody," a famed Native-American actor from the early days of American cinema. Except it turns out that Mr. Cody wasn't really an Indian, but was instead a "second-generation Sigilian' from Louisiana." "You keep up your bullshit," threatens Joey, "and we're gonna go wide with this." Oh, yeah. I'm sure that'll be front-page news. Who cares what W and Saddam are up to when the relative ethnicity of a dead movie star is being called into question? Hell, not even Vin Diesel can make news with that story. Del puts on a brave face until Joey departs, but then quickly breaks down and calls the situation "a major PR boner." His TA assures him that Joey's claim is nothing more than a rumor, but also says that it wouldn't matter even if it were true. After all, she's part Italian herself. "My great, great something-or-other was a Pony Soldier. Well actually, he was a violinist, attached to Seventh Cavalry." Heh. And can someone please explain to me why Joey thought this ploy would work? I mean, besides the fact that he's Joey, of course.
Episode Report CardAaron: B | 707 USERS: B-
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