LaToya has slept for less than 3 hours and it shows as she rambles her way through the episode. It is of no consequence to Barry or T’Challa as they are mostly prepped and ready for the show. Who would have thought that there would be so much upcoming streaming content amid the pandemic? And say it isn’t so, AMC may be no more? Plus, Barry still owes LaToya a wall tree and he also can’t live with himself now that perfect attendance is out of reach for this school year.
Despite the lateness in recording this week’s show, the delay falls on the heels of the passing of Black Panther actor, Chadwick Boseman. The year 2020 continues to be the worst in recent history. And speaking of history, the hosts get very worked up over what they feel could be a sign of the end times. Is it possible that the US will secede from its union? Why do we know so little about our own history? And how can we feel anything other than disappointment and exhaustion?
The season comes to an end in a way that is both poignant and hopeful. Wait, what? No, it’s the same show but T’Challa is calling the shots. At least, he thinks he is. He provides the hosts with six surprise topics. LaToya takes no offense and Barry shows why his name is first on the title card. Depression Hurts.
Summer vacation is coming to an end, but there is no finality to the fallout from the coronavirus. Schools are shifting start dates and the plans for the new school year. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp forbids localities to require masks despite the surge in cases. T’Challa is back and doesn’t seem quite so bored by LaToya, and Barry just can’t let Bigfoot or his animal fetishes go.
LaToya has hijacked this week’s show by taking Barry’s breadcrumbs in their program guide and making it better. T’Challa isn’t thrilled about this week’s show, and Barry is determined to make what should have been a serious episode and coloring it. From Star Trek to Aunt Jemima, Juneteeth to The Neighborhood, this episode is sufficiently diverse and almost monster erotica-free.
The hosts are tired. Is 2020 done yet? From COVID-19 to George Floyd, this week’s episode has an unequal sharing of highs and lows. Both Barry and LaToya are depressed. T’Challa is easing into the summer break. However, the weight of life is truly upon them. No amount of television watching can get them out of the funk. Maybe Barry’s teeth collection will.