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Men in Charge Season 10, Episode 23: "Men in Charge: Below the Music"

Everyone loves the "Below the Music" podcast with Dr. Elinor Galworthy, the real life show about your favorite bands. But this week they forgot to schedule a band to documentarily spy on, so they're doing "Men in Charge" instead.

Hey, we do have music. We just don't make any of it. Except for the sounds of pain.

Dr. Galworthy tests her patience with segments on Tony and Kevin's efforts to steal sketch ideas from each other; finding inspiration with scriptwriters Ann and Scott while Tony and Kevin try to steal sketch ideas from them; and a final, wrapping-up-style visit evaluating Men in Charge's musical design with Moragh van der Werff, Professional Radio Comedy Sketch Show Music Consultant, and her "Sounds Off!" Team Andi, Clare and (sigh) Kenneth. As Dr. Galworthy, formerly of the show "Ask Aunt Louise," says of Men in Charge: "We want to remind you that they’re not a musical band, but instead a bunch of well-educated yet dysfunctional would-be Emmett Kellys and Judy Tenutas!"

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Tony Flinn, known around the model railroad track in his basement as “Professor of English, Emeritus,” recently retired from Eastern Washington University to age in place, like an old car up on blocks in the barn, convenient for climbing behind the wheel and saying “Vroom! Vroom!” He and his co-host and co-producer, Kevin Decker, have been writing and performing in “Men in Charge” since probably 2014, or even earlier, depending on whether you’re using the Julian or Gregorian calendar.
Kevin Decker, Professor of Philosophy, was left holding the bag when Tony Flinn recently retired from Eastern Washington University. That bag was full of cats. At first, he thought they were cute, but then they woke up and started mauling him. It turned out that the cats were mountain lion cubs, often referred to incorrectly as “cougars.” One had rabies. From his now-permanent hospital bed, Kevin writes for and co-produces “Men in Charge,” the title of which may or may not be ironic
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