Men in Charge Season 10, Episode 17: Surprised by Ham
In this episode, Kevin at last tells his shoplifting stories—when his father tackled a man trying to leave the store with several hams wedged into his clothes, and when Kevin himself tackled a very sad chap with a Stephen Sondheim book concealed similarly. Tony realized then that, by contrast, he has no life. But a rich array of segments provides compensation for his dismay. First, we hear from “Fraud Riders,” led by an ardent crank who drives around in her Cherokee Pioneer, objecting to the insidious use of oxymorons in modern discourse. Next, a commercial for “Pippa’s Pre-filled Diaries,” for when you’re too busy to have a life with enough events of your own to document. Third, a new series begins: “RV Rapture,” in which St. Peter and Our Lord devise a way to rid our highways of so-called “recreational vehicles.” Fourth, a new commercial for “R.J. Gharlich (‘and daughters!’) Attorney at “Law,” alerting you to the dangers of being accused of identity theft by someone trying to steal your identity. Finally, a startling new use of the medium: our writer and performer Scott Herrick tells a story, mostly. Tune in for the middle!