Special guest and friend of the show Justine Parks is on tonight’s program! The Trio is scandalized by the presence of this 3rd (or is it 4th?) person. Yes, that’s right, it’s a regular quartet tonight. But don’t worry, there won’t be any barbershop numbers. Or will there…!?!…Nope, definitely won’t be.
The Ethan, Zach, and Justine Quartet share their experiences with mental illness and the mental healthcare system. The gang defines what a “normie” is, joins the Heaven’s Gate cult, debates the merits of mental illness as a concept, wanks it at the mall, and gets in touch with their inner-dwarf.
Zach insists on introducing Justine live on the air. And Ethan insists on not editing any episode. Ever! Which leads everyone into a Hot Tub Time Machine, a movie whose title betrays its complexity. Zach claims that he’s a card-carrying mental illness professional. Justine defines her own circle of non-normies, and together they adopt Mad Pride.
Do we have HAVE bipolar? Or ARE we bipolar? This is an all-important question. Are mental illnesses separate from us? Or are we partially defined by them? Justine maintains the latter, and Zach walks under it, mistaking it for a ladder. As it turns out, all four of us were locked in the loony bin for a while. But it wasn’t like One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Because we all eventually got out.
Lastly, Ethan doesn’t want to poop on Sigmund Freud. Justine discovers the opposite of comedy is porn. And Zach has a thing, but forgets it, and finds a slide whistle instead.