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Men in Charge Season 11, episode 6: Bus Pass or Donner Pass?

Kevin and Tony open with an intense discussion of the bus pass (good) versus the Donner Pass (less good unless traversed using a bus pass), and Kevin describes his early employment days as a waiter and bus boy, when he’d announce that the table for the Donner Party was ready. After discussing how to get good ratings from Büber or Lyphte drivers by leaving a limb behind—those drivers get hungry too!—Tony and Kevin at last move on to the episode’s segments. First, the start of a new series, “Deputized!”, in which Lower Heights characters are deputized to help Sheriff Coors solve a crime. Dan Blanche is the first deputy, and it all goes wrong for him quickly. Next is a commercial for “Ice Cubes,” in case you didn’t know what they were or how to make them. Finally, “RV Rapture 9: Rupert Under Pressure,” in which Rupert the Heavenly Slug almost finally does battle with Mr. Cuddles, the Demon Gerbil, for possession of what remains of Margaret’s soul. Does someone get eaten in this episode? Maybe possibly…

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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.