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Men in Charge Season 11, Episode 1: Nobody Knows the Trouble We've Caused!

With this new season, the eleventh, Tony and Kevin cheerfully declare their indifference both to the title and to the occasion by declaring this the “vestigial” season of Men in Charge. After a chat about the “elevenness” of so many things, the show moves to the segments. First, chapter 11 of “Emily Wellingtonford,” in which Emily and Pandora Belladonna drive to the “All-Canadian Womenhood” club, the very place where, under the floorboards, Archie, Emily’s fleeing lover, is hiding. Next, the “Dangerous Cousins-in-law” and their eager Uber passenger are all hot to kidnap mall Santas, but of course they accidentally discharge their firearm. And finally, it’s “RV Rapture,” chapter 4, Fred and Margaret, RV owners who live during the day on Earth, doing good deeds, and nights in Hell around Satan’s Lake of Fire, exact a little canine revenge for the lack of RV amenities at that campsite. Oh, the trouble they cause…

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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
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.