May 11, 2010 - 9:56am
Written by Rachel Fine
As I write this blog, I have not yet seen this episode of The Bonus Show, however, I can say with great certainty it is my favorite episode ever. Let me take you behind the scenes. After a grueling 12 hour flight (slightly less grueling for Jon & I, who spent the time sipping champagne in First Class), the cast & crew of The Bonus Show arrived on the volcanic isle of Kaui, greeted by the friendly native people, or “Kanaka Maoli”, as we came to know them. The sun, the sand, the surf- all beyond my greatest expectations. Jon & I learned native dancing, took scuba lessons, and worked on our tans poolside. We even had a nice dinner with Dog, The Bounty Hunter & his wife (they are HUGE Bonus Show fans!) I want to make you sit through hours of slide show vacation pictures, but Jon is scantily clad in most of them & I can’t be responsible for the wave of female attention this will stir up. I swear, we couldn’t walk around Hawaii without women throwing their coconut bras and begging for his autograph. Must be what it’s like to hang out with The Jonas Brothers.
Besides the endless tropical fun, we’ve got awesome clips. Remember that scammer Neil who brought on his fake “girlfriend” to play Stump the Booey and tried to bamboozle Will?!? Well, we’ve got the greenroom confrontation between those two that ends violently. Other highlights: It’s no secret (sorry in advance, JD), that Mr. Harmeyer has some trouble with the ladies. And this week, we learn that the trouble might start from his not-so-slick opening lines. But wait, there’s more! We get a rare glimpse inside a weekly creative meeting with the writing team in a new recurring bit we will call “The Creative Meeting” (clever, right?), Beetlejuice and Sal play games together and we meet some of Jason’s scalp zits. Because Jason has scalp zits. Which, as I write this, could potentially get in the way of our love connection over dipping sauce.
Annnnd…back by popular demand….THE RETURN OF TECHNO BEAVER!!!!!! Are you so excited?! I sincerely cannot get enough of Gary in the beaver suit. In fact, it’s tough to have normal conversations with him now without picturing the suit. Just last week, Gary & I were walking out of the studio together to head home after a taping, and as I watched him getting out his car keys, all I could think was that I’d prefer to see him handle those keys with giant beaver mitts on. It really makes everything more amusing.
All this, plus a “special” guest joins us in Hawaii. I don’t want to ruin the surprise, but prepare to see some half naked “Dancing with the Stars” caliber moves from someone….medicated.
Ps- where’s my Techno Beaver ringtone?!? Come on people! I’m not tech savvy enough to make it myself, I’m counting on one of you to send it to me. If the song is going to be incessantly playing on repeat in my head 24/7, I might as well embrace it. Sigh.