- Stories of Hope and Forgiveness
Infobox Mission Hill episode
episode_name = Stories of Hope and Forgiveness
episode_no = 11
aired_as = 11
Alt. Title = Day of the Jackass
prod_code = S01E11
July 28, 2002
"Stories of Hope and Forgiveness" (or "Day of the Jackass") was the eleventh episode of "
Mission Hill". It was written by Dan McGrath. It first aired on July 28, 2002.
Andy, oblivious to an ambiguous nation-wide crisis gripping the country, is asked to the Grammys by actress Becca Michelle Butterfield. Meanwhile, Toby is (slowly) pursued by a rabid dog, and Posey meditates in an attempt to find
nirvana. When circumstances result in Andy's being handcuffed to a fence, Kevin must attend the Grammys in his stead.
*"Arctic Cat" by
The Gloria Recordis playing on Jim's car radio before the DJ comes on with Grammy news.
*Becca Michelle Butterfield is patterned after
Sarah Michelle Gellar, who appeared in " I Know What You Did Last Summer", the title of which was also parodied in this episode ("I Still Have Some Issues With What You Did Last Summer" and "It's Just Like Last Summer, What With The Killing And All").
*It is heavily implied that the nation-wide crisis has much to do with an incident where
Dennis Rodmanis evacuated by helicopter from a ship for unspecified reasons.
*The sign on one of the protestors reads "$ for peace, not for liquor" giving some hint as to the nature of the crisis. "Money for liquor" is also mentioned in a newscast as a phrase common to the crisis.
*When Posey finally reaches the secret to enlightenment during her meditation, it is revealed at the last minute to be
*Becca Michelle Butterfield presents an award for "Best Pop Song by the Offspring of a Rock Legend". The nominees for this category appear to be
Sean Lennon, Jakob Dylan, Lil Ice Cube, Junior Walker Jr. and Catherine "Bonzo" Bonham. Though some of these people are fictional, two are indeed the children of prominent rock artists and they both have pursued careers in music. These two individuals are Sean Lennon, son of John Lennon; Jakob Dylan, son of Bob Dylan. The other three names refer to Ice Cube, Junior Walkerand John Bonham, respectively.
*Celebrities caricatured within the episode include
Steven Spielberg, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Marilyn Manson, Dennis Rodman, Beck, Dolly Parton, Jay Leno, David Lettermanand Conan O'Brien.
*When Posey embarks on her journey to Nirvana, her interaction with her "Inner Being" is a reference to the New Age belief of "Christ Consciousness"
*At the end of the episode, Becca accepts the
Nobel Peace Prizein Stockholm, Sweden. However, in real life, unlike the other Nobel Prizes, the Peace Prize is awarded in Oslo, Norway.
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