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Appreciating Our Parents

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Spoiler alert: Appreciating Our Parents does not turn out to be a cookbook like in that classic Twilight Zone episode To Serve Man. That being said, it’s still a pretty wild ride - a wild ride on the road to respecting authority, that is!

As you might guess, Appreciating Our Parents has a pretty heavy pro-parent bias. It focuses on Tommy, a little boy who apparently thinks his room just gets magically cleaned while he’s away at school, and his meals delivered by angels, and his cowboy shirts mended by helpful gnomes. Oh yeah, the cowboy shirts - this kid Tommy goes through cowboy shirts like nobody’s business. Westernwear stores struggle to keep up with his insane demand for cowboy shirts. And his poor sweet mother? Spends her days hunched over a sewing machine, forever mending the cowboy shirts he keeps finding new ways to destroy. Appreciate your parents and cool it with the cowboy shirts, Tommy!

So what are you waiting for, put on your best cowboy shirt and get to appreciating! Join Mike, Kevin and Bill for Appreciating Our Parents!


Written by: Mike Nelson, Conor Lastowka, and Sean Thomason

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Release date

June 21, 2020


11 minutes