Mission Hill Episode
"Unemployment, Part Two" (Or "Theory of the Leisure-Ass")
With loads and loads of contributions by tacosalad97124
Some information taken from TV Tome
Production Code: 3950-11
Original Airdate: July 28, 2002 (Cartoon Network Adult
Written by: Dan McGrath
Directed by: Christian Roman
David Clennon as The Boss
Dave Thomas (voice of unknown)
Oblivious to a world crisis that is brewing, Andy meets a teen actress,
Becka Michelle Butterfield, who asks him to go to the Grammys with her.
Unfortunately, things go wrong due to the town's fixation on the continuing
crisis, while Andy brushes it off. Meanwhile, Toby decides to walk to
school and ends up being pursued (albeit slowly) by a rabid (but eerily calm)
dog. In the midst of all this, Posey meditates to find her inner self,
destroying all her personal demons.
Due to a series of mishaps, Andy and Kevin end up handcuffed to a segment of
iron fence. Kevin is freed, but Andy is not, so Kevin runs to go get help,
leaving Andy on the street. At that moment, Toby comes along with the
rabid dog in tow. The rabid, quiet dog turns into a rabid, angry dog who
corners Andy and Toby in an alley, cowering behind the iron fence Andy is bound
Kevin, now unable to find his brother, goes to the Grammys, wearing a tuxedo
meant for Andy to tell Becka Michelle Butterfield what happened. He talks
to her and tells her a line his mother used to say about tolerance, "It
takes all kinds of fruits, to make fruit cup." Finding the line
inspirational, Becka recites the line as she presents an award. Her
recital of that line is accredited to a sudden peace talk and the world crisis
While still in the alley, Andy finds out about Kevin's day at the Grammys and
in a rage hits the rabid dog with the iron fence (don't worry animal lovers, the
dog is just stunned). He then drags the heavy iron fence home in the
pouring rain, while reminders of Kevin's accomplishment play out on every TV he
passes by. The noise he makes wakes Posey from her meditative trance just
as she sees her inner being.
Kevin returns, happy and thankful to Andy for making it possible for him to
go to the Grammys, and gives Andy a note from Becka, who explains she's winning
an award next week and wants him to come see it. It turns out it's the
Nobel Peace Prize.
- The episode opens with a shot of Andy sleeping with a "Freak
Factory" magazine on his face. The magazine appeared previously
3) but this time you can read all the sordid headlines!
- As Andy sleeps, his Maestro Malt liquior spills over the side of
the building and is eagerly lapped up by Stogie on the fire escape
one floor down. Wrong floor, or else Stogie has learned to climb!
- In this scene the building next door looks down on the roof of the
loft, even though it's depicted as a shorter building in every other
scene of the series.
- This episode peeks inside Jim's room for the second, and last
time. Jim's room is twice as big as Andy's but it has no windows,
which is consistent with the exterior shots.
- We see Jim's office for the first time, and this episode introduces
several characters who were supposed to appear regularly: The Boss,
Stacy, and Stan. In episode 14 we would learn that Stan is a career-
nothing who has worked in the art department for 27 years. In
episode 16 we would learn that Jim's assistant Stacy is madly in love
with Jim, but after a night of drinking she and Andy end up in bed
- Messages in Mission Hill's backgrounds were customarily obscured in
each shot, so that you could piece them together by observing several
different shots in a scene. The two-word title of a Worhol-style
poster in Jim's office takes longer than any other background to
fully decipher. The second word ("...sticks") is revelaed
in Act 2,
but the first word isn't revealed until Act 3. Watch carefully.
What is the poster's title?
- In act 3, notice how Beardly tiptoes strangely into Jim's office.
He isn't just being meek; it's a running gag that visitors have to
step carefully through the litter on Jim's floor. In unfinished
episode 14 the boss actually steps into a carton of Chinese food!
- BLING BLONG ANAL DETAIL: When Jim leafs through a sheaf of resumés
the names are: Susan Gorch, Kip Eggler, Dan Deustchbaum. (10
letters, 9 letters, and 14 letters respectively.) Do you see any
significance to these names? If so please share it, since I sure
don't see any!
Real World chick on the Elevator
Presumably you mean Leeann, the black-haired girl. She appeared
again in Andy's employment-hallucination in "Unemployment, Part