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Sex should be wild. Unfettered and free. We're animals, aren't
we? And, basically, we're all wolves in sheep's fur. I always wanted
more. Not frequency, I am not talking about frequency; although
that would have been great, too. I wanted more intensity. I wanted
to be out there, outside myself, outside my skin. I wanted sex to
be like robbing life out of the jaws of death!
Joel: Are you okay?
Joel: Well, it's 20 below out, and you're breaking a sweat.
receives a "Dear John" letter from his fiancee Elaine,
while Holling's gift to Shelly
-- a satellite dish -- turns her into a TV addict.
Joel receives a "Dear John" letter from Elaine, he slowly begins
to fall apart. Attempting to hide his misery from the all- knowing
townspeople, he looks to Chris for help
in "jumping back into the pond." But after a double date with two
Ivy League coeds fails, Joel commits himself to bed and wallows
in his misery. A worried Ed visits Joel and
listens to him reminisce about his relationship with Elaine. When
Joel reveals that he can't get over his heartbreak unless he has
some kind of closure, Ed vows to help, once Joel explains what closure
Holling and Maggie to help him recreate
a scenario at Joel and Elaine's favorite sidewalk cafe, with Maggie
acting as Elaine, to give Joel the opportunity to say all the things
he wanted to say to her.
Holling buys a satellite dish for Shelly who "wants to see the world"
and unknowingly creates a monster. Watching every obscure channel
she can find, Shelly neglects Holling, her job, and sleep while
she remains hypnotized in front of the TV screen. Finally, she confesses
her obsession to Chris, the closest thing Cicely has to a priest,
and seeks forgiveness.
living at KBHR 'til spring thaw; an old Cyprus tree at Kipnuk Lake
fell on his trailer -- establishes name of the lake.
and Greg "the Joy King" George (now serving 3-5 at Lompoc)
stole albums from Sam Blade Records in Wheeling.
[MC Note: Chris actually says serving 5 to 10 on the episode.]
Tory Gould in high school; she, Mindy Ginn and Audrey Gutland called
Joel "the juggler".
Joel were together twelve years and lived together. Joel was devastated
when he didn't get into Harvard.
to Wax (Production Bible):
in Cicely 8 months at this point.
Joel's NYC dentist. Joel
is 5'9 _" (deleted).
from a bladder infection.
has a movie theatre.
Ed had a kitty
named Edgar as a child.
Swarthmore grad student; Alison, Joel's date, from Brown.
'Rick' Pederson - Grant
Kid Joel - Grant Gelt
(won an award for this appearance)
Tori Gould - Beverly
Proprietor (Movie theater) - Margaret
Alison - Therese
Tinling (as Therese Xavier Tinling) (Also appeared
[Note: This list is of the music that appeared in
the original airing of the episodes, and on TV syndication, but
many songs were changed to something generic on the recent DVD
release from Universal. * Indicates correct
song on the DVD. All others are changed.]
[Joel and Maggie argue as they discuss her bladder infection.]
Blues - Ruth Brown
[Joel and Chris talk about girls.]
Down Hearted Blues - Mildred Bailey*
[A desparate Shelly drinks coffee after after being up all night.]
Guitars, Cadillacs - Dwight Yoakam
[Joel, Chris and Alison play pool. Shelly dresses as Vanna White.]
One Foot Draggin' - The Coasters
[Alison leaves Joel, she's not interested.]
It's Just a Girl Thang - Icey J*
[Shelly dances on the bar while ordering from the home shopping
Let's Dance - Benny Goodman [This kind of
seems to be Joel's NY daydream theme...]
[Joel daydreams he stops Elaine from marrying Dwayne.]
Tea With Alice*
[Joel and Ed talk about closure, Joel lays in bed.]
"Magnum PI" Theme*
[Shelly has breakdown, recites a full lineup of TV shows.]
Get Your Life
[Holling serves drinks to Maggie and Joel in the "closure."]
Blue Moon - Billie Holiday
[Shelly apologizes to Holling.]
man and woman [The satellite dish arrives.]
crystals [ Comes
down dressed as Vanna.]
Blue vinyl records [Holling confronts her about watching too much
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leaves Joel for Dwight, a federal judge.
is ordained by the Universal Life Church from an ad in the back
of Rolling Stone.
On the Complete Season
Two DVD release, the voice reading the letter at the beginning
of the episode is not Jessica Lundy, who plays Elaine.
There is also a scene where the music has been replaced, one song
ends and there is too much space before the next one begins, as
extras are still dancing and there's no music.
Movie reference: The
and additional research