Season One, Episode Two
Bill Bushart, the “Godfather of Detroit Comedy,” joins comedians Mike Geeter and Seth Resler to talk about the second episode of the Comedy Central show Detroiters. Listen as the decode the episodes Detroit references, including Faygo, the Slow Roll, and Sexy Specs.
Here’s what they discussed:
- This episode was recorded at Lockhart’s BBQ in Royal Oak.
- Woodward was the first paved street in the United States.
- Campus Martius is a reinvigorated area at the heart of Detroit.
- There’s a RoboCop statue coming to Detroit…eventually.
- The Hunky Specs commercial is based on a real Sexy Specs series of commercials.
- Faygo is a popular soda in Detroit.
- Joel Fragomeni is Insane Clown Posse’s Upchuck the Clown.
- Temple Bar and Mort Crim both made second appearances on the show.
- Belle Isle is a popular summer destination for Detroiters.
- Detroit’s People Mover doesn’t get used very much.
- Mike Ilitch, the founder of Little Caesars Pizza, passed away. He’s revered for his investment in the city of Detroit.
- The Detroit Chimera Graffiti Mural is a mural by artist Kobie Solomon on the Russell Industrial Center’s building number two.
- Eastern Market is a historic market in Detroit.
- Mike loves Supino’s Pizza.
- Slow Roll is a massive bike ride through Detroit.
- The Woodward Dream Cruise is an opportunity for car lovers to show off their vehicles in the summer.
- There’s a popular local line of clothing called “Detroit vs. Everybody.”
- American Coney Island vs. Lafayette Coney Island are right next to each other at Campus Martius.
- Stroll’s Ice Cream is based on Stroh’s Ice Cream.
- Bill teaches the Intro to Comedy class at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle.
- Q: In the 1970s, what show aired at 11:30pm on Saturdays on Channel 50?
- A: The Ghoul Show.
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