44 - But They Are Turning a Blind Eye When Munch Is Going to Steal That Kidney and Put It In Marlee Matlin

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You know things get weird when Adam cops to snagging discarded prosthetic body parts from beside a dumpster, but that’s the journey that “Parts” (S6E22) takes the Munchie Boys on this week. A wildly discordant episode sends us careening from possible psychopathic killer dismembering his victims to the interesting world of the hasidim to body parts for sale to black market organ transplants, figuring out a way to shoehorn Marlee Matlin and Isiah Whitlock Jr. into the proceedings. Munch feels things. It delivers a bunch of cringe, and by the end, the severed head found in a Topaz with a throat full of seed is but a distant, resoundingly forgotten memory. Come for the insanity, stay for the deep dives on Haredi Judaism and a willed body mess that grew into a full-blown tempest.

Sources:

New York Times - Isiah Whitlock Jr. on Leaving Chelsea for Gramercy Park

Texas Monthly - Allen Tyler of University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and his Little Shop of Horrors

Fresh Air - On the ethics of organ transplants in Blurring the Lines Between Life and Death

Music:

Divorcio Suave - “Munchy Business”

21:08 - Chicago - “25 or 6 to 4” from Chicago (1970)

34:46 - Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - “The Message” from The Message (1982)

40:48 - Rosalind Harris, Neva Small, Michele Marsh - “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” from Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

57:50 - The Magnetic Fields - “A Chicken With Its Head Cut Off” from 69 Love Songs (1999)

Next Week’s Episode: Season 18, Episode 17 “Real Fake News”

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