Season One, Episode Three
Aaron Foley, author of How to Live in Detroit Without Being a Jackass,” joins comedians Mike Geeter and Seth Resler to talk about the third episode of the Comedy Central show Detroiters. Listen as the decode the episodes Detroit references, including the DIA, Temple Bar, and Monica Conyers.
Here’s what they discussed:
- This episode was recorded at Temple Bar in Detroit.
- The music group Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. had to change their name to Jr. Jr.
- Some Detroiters drink warm Vernors Ginger Ale to settle an upset stomach.
- The word “Downriver” can have a pejorative connotation.
- Meijer is a Grand Rapids-based grocery store chain that only recently came to Detroit.
- Rachel and Monica were both characters on Friends. Gwinnett County is next to Conyers Country in Georgia. Rachel Gwinnett = Monica Conyers.
- Monica Conyers is a former Detroit City Council member with a colorful past.
- The show’s “minion” joke was a reference to Monica Conyers calling the president of the City Council “Shrek.”
- Author Charlie LeDuff shot a video in which Monica Conyers debated an eighth grader.
- There’s no such thing as a “morning hot dog;” in Detroit, they’re called “Coneys.”
- The unofficial greeting of Detroit is “What Up Doe?”
- Local rapper Tone Tone has a song called “Whaddup Doe?”
- Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson has a clothing line called Lionblood.
- Judge Craig Strong dresses to impress.
- The Detroit Institute of Arts (the DIA) is a world-class museum.
- The Rivera Court of the DIA features Diego Rivera’s famous Detroit Industry Murals.
- Chris Rock has a famous bit about the Tossed Salad Man.
- The Motown Museum is a must-see stop in Detroit.
- Q: What group sings the song that plays while Sam wanders the street in this episode?
- A: The Spinners.
- Food: Tacqueria El Rey in Southwest Detroit.
- Drink: The Rye at Detroit City Distillery.
- Entertainment: The Detroit Public Theatre.
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