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    MP S02.E14: Strange Bedfellows

    MP S02.E14: Strange Bedfellows

    Now that Alison has been forced to accept that Billy really actually did mean it when he moved out on her and in with Jake, she's free to go ahead and lock down Steve, as she had threatened to do in the last episode. There's just one problem: Steve's on his way to spend six months in Paris setting up MICROCOMP's European operation. But will he still go once he finds out Alison's finally single? Billy and Celia get assigned a joint feature on video dating, and though his reservations about taking on a subject that was passé even in 1992, this is Celia's first break at Escapade and she is determined not to let Billy and his sudden dim view of women screw it up for her. (Remember: she's new.) Just when Jake thinks he's all done informing to the FBI, Agent Hill asks him to wear a wire and record Palmer incriminating himself. Jake thinks he can just decline the request, so Agent Hill has to explain how Palmer hand-picked Jake to be his fall guy, and will pin all his crimes on Jake if the FBI can't make an airtight case against him. Michael continues trying to worm his way back into Jane's affections -- or, failing that, to inconvenience her so much that Robert will dump her -- but when he falls on the floor while he's at her place alone, Sydney's the only one to hear his cries for help, and proves she is his true soulmate by turning the situation to her advantage. Snuggle in between the sheets and join us for our podcast on "Strange Bedfellows"!
     
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    • 35 min
    MP S02.E13: Duet For One

    MP S02.E13: Duet For One

    Sydney was already wavering in her personal ethics when she decided to blow off Jane's invitation and have Thanksgiving with Lauren and the rest of her escorts. But now the rent is due, so Sydney can't screw around anymore. Or actually...that's all she can do because she needs a fast buck and she knows she can't possibly make it at Shooters or ask Jane for it. Her first client seems to have been chosen by Lauren as an easy on-ramp, and when Lauren follows up that date by handing off her credit card and telling Sydney to go on a shopping spree, Sydney gets a taste for life as one of Lauren's girls. Then her next date busts out some very vanilla bondage implements; Sydney gets spooked and, once again, tests the limits of what this gig economy employment opportunity actually affords. While all this is going on, Michael finds out that (a) Kimberly's mother has called the hospital to say Kimberly has died, and (b) he's well enough to move to a rehab facility to start working on his mobility. Unfortunately, the nicer hospital won't have a bed for him for another month, and the state hospital that can take him isn't up to his standards. Nothing for it but for Michael to manipulate Jane into letting him come live with her again! Alison returns from San Francisco to find out that Billy was actually serious about moving out of their place into Jake's. Their petty fights are as dumb as ever, and Jake is not available to be a sympathetic ear since, as he tells Billy, he has Palmer's criminal activity to shield from Amanda. And when Dr. Russia finds out that her mother is having a health crisis back in Russia (where else), Dr. Russia races home to look after her, leaving Matt as the only available responsible adult to take care of Nikki in her absence. Take your seat while we play you our podcast on "Duet For One"!
     
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    • 43 min
    MP S02.E12: Cold Turkey

    MP S02.E12: Cold Turkey

    An offhand conversation with another mechanic about how much their boss can reasonably charge for his reproduction Avantis leads Jake to do a little snooping in Mr. Woodward's desk, and what do you know: the guy's been fraudulently certifying that they're authentic originals! Jake isn't really sure what to do with this information (other than hint around to Amanda that her dad may be involved in something shady, maybe, possibly), but getting called in to talk to a couple of FBI agents will probably sharpen his focus somewhat. Having caught Steve sending Alison a rather polite email about missing her at the ranch, Billy decides to press his luck and demand that Alison give up the MICROCOMP account. She...obviously does not, but it does nothing to reduce the tension between them when she has to travel to San Francisco, on Thanksgiving Day, to deal with a snafu in the lead-up to a big MICROCOMP press conference. Billy tells her that if she goes, he's not going to be there when she gets back, and she's like, "BYE!" But then she has to acknowledge that Billy sort of has a point about all the lines Steve is blurring when she gets to San Francisco and Steve surprises her by showing up there, too. As usual, however, she doesn't really mind. Sydney tries to tell Lauren, and Ellen, and herself that she's better than sex work, but when her attempts to make holiday peace with Jane fall flat, she finds herself convinced that, actually, it might be nice to be welcomed into Lauren's stable after all. And Michael barely has a chance to rejoice in the news that Matt doctored his blood alcohol test results before he wheels in to Kimberly's room to find himself face to face with his would-be mother-in-law -- who's heard all about him, and isn't a fan. Dish yourself up a huge helping of our podcast on "Cold Turkey"!
     
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    • 48 min
    MP S02.E11: Collision Course

    MP S02.E11: Collision Course

    Apparently sex with Michael is better than any of us could possibly imagine, because despite EVERYTHING, he convinces Kimberly, over a champagne-soaked dinner, to give him another chance. He's so sure they're completely back on track that he even proposes, and though she's a little grossed out by his pushing his luck so far, she does still definitely want to bone, and they're on their way back to the beach house to do that when he fishes the ring out again and re-proposes and this time she says yes...just in time for his drunk, distracted ass to drive them straight into a guardrail and flip the car off a bridge. In the aftermath, Kimberly never regains consciousness, and requires surgery for massive head injuries. Michael gets off relatively easy with back injuries and possible paralysis...but since he knows he was definitely driving over the legal limit, he guilts Matt into using his access to the database to alter his record -- kind of a lot, actually! Alison has managed to conceal her crush on Steve from Billy, though when Jo ices her out in the courtyard, Alison has no compunction telling Jane everything, including that they kissed, cloddishly not considering that maybe Jane, recent cheating victim, isn't going to be on her side with this conundrum. Alison doesn't think her computer, of all things, is going to give her away, but Billy is waiting for her at her desk when she gets a moderately flirty e-mail from Steve. Whoops! And at Shooters, Sydney's new friend Ellen (that's baby Gina Gershon) is eager to introduce Sydney to the kinds of "friends" who might give her the gift of a real Rolex; Sydney is thrilled to hobnob with Hollywood A-listers and totally incurious as to what interest they might have in her barely-legal, just-off-the-turnip-truck vibe! Fasten your seatbelt for our podcast on "Collision Course"!
     
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    • 45 min
    MP S02.E10: The Tangled Web

    MP S02.E10: The Tangled Web

    After clashing with Amanda over Alison's vision for the MICROCOMP campaign (and, apparently, not really comprehending when she tells him that if it flops, Alison's going to be out on her ass), Steve invites his current girlfriend Jo back out to his ranch that weekend -- and hey, wouldn't it be fun if Alison came? And also Billy, since it would be weird if he were excluded? History repeats itself: Billy correctly assesses that Steve is into Alison and risks life and limb -- this time by riding a horse (sort of) out to spy on them; Alison denies that Steve has feelings for her and whines about Billy's jealousy -- after all, she's not jealous about Billy's new co-worker, Celia, who he can't stop complaining about! (Billy shoots back that he hates Celia and since we've certainly never seen crushes grow out of sparky animosity on TV before, that's exactly where their relationship will remain, surely!) Meanwhile, Jo and Steve are getting down to it, apparently for the first time, when Jo admits that she still isn't over Jake, and Steve admits that he's sort of trying to get over someone too. Then Steve and Alison end up alone on the deck.... Speaking of Jake: back in L.A., he's spending more time with Palmer, his boss/Amanda's dad. Getting tipsy tidbits about Amanda's idiosyncrasies from Palmer only tantalizes Jake into asking her more personal questions, which she is not interested in answering. And while she's shutting him down at home, Palmer is shutting down Jake's inquiries at work as regards some wild numbers he accidentally saw on some sale paperwork. And when Michael hears that Kimberly's solution to her problem with Michael is to ditch her job and go home to Cleveland, he begs her not to derail her career and promises to be professional at the hospital. He manages to keep it up for one whole scene, so they're probably fine forever. Join us as we discuss all these sticky situations in our podcast on "The Tangled Web"!
     
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    • 41 min
    MP S02.E09: Married To It

    MP S02.E09: Married To It

    Everything's coming up Sydney! She's got a job! (At Shooters, where else.) She's somehow figured out how to check Kimberly's hospital schedule, so she knows when to go by the beach house and cozy up to Michael! She is, in fact, doing exactly that (because Michael can say he doesn't want to bone her anymore, but confronting her fully naked body in front of him on his deck is a test his resolve cannot pass) when Kimberly comes home and finds them in bed! This touches of a shitstorm: Kimberly tells Jane. Jane disowns Sydney. Kimberly kicks Michael out -- and, when he ignores her, moves out of the beach house herself. Michael tries mooching his way back into Kimberly's heart with a big showy gift of flowers, but when that doesn't work, he takes it out on Jane, embarrassing her at a dinner party with Robert's parents, unintentionally setting Robert up to be Jane's hero some more. Poor Sydney thinks that isolating Michael from his previous two lady friends means he'll have no choice but to pick back up with her by default, but it seems she's miscalculated this game of seven-dimensional chess. The time has come for Matt and Dr. Russia to start selling their story to the INS, which is why it's very bad timing for Matt to meet a cute art dealer who's not totally sure he wants to sign on to Matt's whole complicated situation. And as Jo and Steve continue hanging out -- even as Steve is making it perfectly clear, at least to Alison, that Jo is his second choice -- Alison's terrible poker face keeps giving away her true feelings about him. Dearly beloved, we are gathered here to witness our podcast on "Married To It"!
     
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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
583 Ratings

583 Ratings

mucheer ,

I love these recaps!

90210 and Melrose were two of my favorite shows growing up, and I love going back and rewatching the episodes and realizing how ridiculous certain things were. I live by the philosophy “I kid because I love!”, so making fun of these shows just makes me love them even more. Keep it up, ladies-you crack me up!!

APB828 ,

You are doing a major service

This is such a great podcast. I wasn’t allowed to watch this show due to my Felice like mom’s rules of it being full of inappropriate content. Now ~25 years later listening to this podcast has me in stitches realizing how bad these actors and characters were even though we were made to think they were righteous.
I’ve had some difficult time and listening to this podcast has helped me laugh again so I thank you.

lilstarrgazr ,

Ugh

I give a second star for the fact that they cut and interweave actual scenes from the shows into the pod and I acknowledge the work.
The first couple episodes of 90210 felt funny and nostalgic. The hosts and I were laughing at the same kind of things. By the end of the first season, it was obvious that the hosts hated what they had decided to do.
They hate all the characters and/or actors. They take great joy in making fun of the actors (Shannens speech, Luke being slim). Why continue doing this if you hate it.
Couldn’t listen past the 4th season of recapping because the ladies became so miserable to listen to. Everything is an insult or the ninetiet thing that ever ninetied. Um...?
Do better.

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