The Real Man’s Road Trip: Sean and Jon Go West
While I love these two and this was funny, the whole concept was very frustrating. These are not “lost cultures.” They’re not there for your entertainment. And there’s no such thing as a real man. Being called a lady shouldn’t be taken as an insult. They’re way too caught up in their notions of manhood.
Sean on Jon’s documentary “A little bit OCD”
(sorry for any spelling mistake,please tell me and I will fix it.)
8 out of 10 cats
I always thought Sean and Jon fitted as demon and angel image so well! Not saying that Sean is more evil and horrible and Jon is sweet and lovely and made of clouds. But in the sense of pop culture demon vs angel personality!
Sean with his beautiful sarcasm and irritation for do gooders, also his constant need to make condescending comments.
Jon with his need for things to be perfect and inarticulate, and unable to bear mistakes or ‘laughing it off’.
Also I absolutely love Jimmy Carr, just thought I need to throw it out there again.
so excited for that show
Jon Richardson: “Here’s the thing, if a woman wanted to be with me for the rest of her life, I would be so unsure of her mental stability that I would lose respect for her, and I couldn’t be with her for the rest of my life.”
Sarah Millican: “We don’t want to get married, so what we decided to do instead is we bought a box set of The Wire — instead of getting engaged, cause it’s about the same length of time as as a relationship. When we get to the end, you know, we’ll review it and maybe get Mad Men or something.”
Sean Lock: “I’ve been with my partner/lodger for many years, but I’m not going to get married because I can’t guarantee I’ll be in a good mood on that day.”
Sean Lock and Jon Richardson are to present a three-part factual series called Hillbilly Holidays. Described as a show which will “reinvent anthropology”, the format will see the comedians visit ‘discreet communities’ in America to “see how real men live”.
Channel 4 says: “From the Cajuns of the Atchafalaya Swamps in Louisiana to the bluegrass hillbillies of North Caroline to the survivalists of Colorado, there are still places corporate America fears to go. Richardson and Lock will be cast off into these forgotten backwaters and new frontiers - where Darwin’s survival of the fittest meets the American Dream.”
“Lock and Richardson will need to unearth their inner alpha-males and they’ll need to pick-up survival skills not featured on Scout badges. They’ll go ‘gator catching with the Cajuns of the Louisiana swamps, and pan for gold in Alaska. They’ll learn the art of hillbilly hand-fishing and brew up moonshine in the Blue Ridge Mountains.”
“Staying a week in each location, they will need to win over the locals who often ain’t too keen on outsiders. They’ll need to pepper the gumbos of red-necked survivalists, dill the pickles of Baptist snake-handlers and be educated in the ways of a nudist hog-trapper and a 3rd generation bootlegger.”
Talking about the show, Sean Lock says “I’m particularly looking forward to watching Jon wading through the swamps trying to find a plug for his travel iron”, whilst Richardson comments: “I am hoping that this show will once and for all put an end to rumours that I am not a real man. Failing that, I just hope I don’t cry in front of Sean.”