Many people at the station are in a contemplative mood this day. Bailey wonders about larger issues concerning the proverbial cosmos, while Les is fixated on the specific of the nature of Russian women. And Herb and Venus begin to think about their own image in speaking to each other. Herb, who spends much money on his wardrobe, begins to believe that people laugh at the way he looks behind his back, something that he never believed before in thinking he dressed well. And Venus begins to believe he isn't "black" enough as Andy has scheduled an interview for him later that afternoon with reporter Rick Jesperson, who represents what is considered the militantly black Black Life magazine. Herb and Venus will get a different perspective of their self-image crisis when Herb meets with prospective client Ted Jeffries and when Venus has his interview with Rick.
Did You Know?
When Venus started playing the Bob Marley song, the music started the very second he pressed the toggle on the turntable. All radio station turntables needed "start-up time" - distance before the audio so the player could gain the correct speed before the audio started. This was generally acquired by turning the record backwards by a quarter turn. See more
Bailey makes a big deal in the record vault about how the guy from Black Life magazine sounded white instead of black. It turns out the reporter IS white but the writers conveniently gloss over that point. See more
[as Bailey and Les stare out the window in deep contemplation
Have you ever wondered what makes someone what they are?
Have you ever wondered why Russian women look like men?
I hadn't noticed.
I think they kidnap men from all over the world, take them to Moscow and turn them into Russian women.
[giggling under her breath
I think that's what happened to Jimmy Hoffa. By now, he's probably a grandmother in the Ukraine.
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References Let's Make a Deal
So White and So Funky
Written by Tom Scott
Performed by Tom Scott
and Dr. John
[Playing when Johnny and Venus are sorting records] See more