For a few seconds there we thought we might lose Todd to some neurotoxin found in improperly prepared ceviche. But it turned out he just doesn’t handle too much lime juice very well.
What unfolds later in the episode needs a bit of explanation. We first hatched this idea back in October 2012, and we even did all the prep work at that time. Then Todd moved to Orange County, and it took us almost five months to get together again to eat at Cinco. So tonight you see five months of careful planning finally come to fruition. We are pretty sure the results didn’t even last a week. Haha.
Sometimes a TV character or actor has to be replaced. This happens even on the most popular shows. Charlie Sheen was replaced by Ashton Kutcher. Winning! Going back a little further, B. J. Hunnicutt replaced Trapper John McIntyre as Hawkeye Pierce’s bestie on M*A*S*H. Going back even further, Dick Sargent replaced Dick York as Darrin on Bewitched, and nobody even noticed!
Tonight we replace Devin. It only took us 86 episodes to realize he was dead weight. Better late than never, I suppose.
Tonight’s menu: the number 86 – chili cheese fries.
88 Nights is drawing to a close. In fact, we will be eating our 88th and final item and filming our 88th and final episode this coming Friday evening, and we want all of you to join us!
The party kicks off at 8pm, and we will be there for at least an hour. You are free to order whatever you like, but we will all be eating “the 88″ aka Mexican Nachos. Bring cash. Cinco doesn’t take cards (although they do have an ATM).
So please come and shower us with praise for our mighty achievement. You might even realize your fondest dream by making it into the episode. You’re welcome in advance.
This video explains itself pretty well: we had four friends visiting us, so we decided to film their Cinco de Mayo experience. Simple.
Because the camera was set up on a tripod, and we were all sitting at a different table eating our own magical quesadillas, we didn’t know what they were talking about until now. In fact, Dave is probably the only one who really knows since he actually watches all the footage in order to create each episode. I can only assume the parts where they talk about how much work this project is despite our making it look effortless ended up somewhere on the cutting room floor.
My junior high lunchtime experience consisted of playing a card game called “tunk” for money, gambling with Now and Laters by seeing who could throw them closest to a wall in the courtyard, and eating nothing but Jolly Rancher Stix and Hot Fries. Not hot fries like Cinco’s asada fries. These Hot Fries.
All of us in the Cinco Four have played in bands before, and as everybody knows, the most fun part of playing in a band is coming up with the name. The Hollywood equivalent is coming up with the name of your production company. How about “Pearl Jam 2″, Devin?
As American as apple pie. Johnny Appleseed. An apple a day keeps the doctor away. You get the idea. What could be as pure and wholesome as the good, old fashioned apple? Nothing. That’s what. Apples are so wonderful, in fact, that we manage to pack almost an entire 4 minute episode chock full of appley goodness. Enjoy.
Tonight’s menu: the number 80 – tortas de milanesa.
Sometimes it seems that Todd hates every item on the menu at Cinco de Mayo, but is simply not true. Todd love the BLT. Todd looooooooves the BLT. LOVES it! So if Todd says something is amiss with the BLT combo, I’m inclined to believe him. I bet he wishes he were eating a BLT instead of the shrimp cocktail.
Also, Happy Birthday to our 1st President, George Washington! In his honor, here are some facts you may not have known about Gee-Dub. (Naughty language WARNING for those of you who like to keep little ears around.)