Magnets On The Fridge
Season #3 Episode List
1: November 4 & 5, 2003 (Season #3 Premiere) - Paul, Paula, Ernie and L.P. return to Paul's house from their two day stay in jail. As it turns out, Nathan framed the other four in order to let the "Yet Another Show That Secretly Makes Over a Room in Your House" team re-do Paul's living room. Paul loves it because it looks like his grandmother's house. Ernie, Paula and L.P. are not convinced. On a side note, Ernie is on a reality TV show pretending to be Ozzy Osbourne's other son.
2: November 18 & 19, 2003 (Naked Lunch) - Paula's Uncle Dennis, a published science fiction author, is staying at Paul's place. Paul once again gets the desire to write, but is shown up by Nathan. Various happenings parallel either Naked Lunch or Burroughs' real life. Eventually Uncle Dennis, the "talking asshole," is asked to leave.
3: December 2 & 3, 2003 (The Unbearable Lightness of Being) - Nathan discusses the parallels between his life and the book. He reminisces about his life in Saskatoon, insisting that he was a young doctor, intricately involved with two women, coincidently named Sabine and Teresa. The other characters act out his flashbacks with him. LP and Nathan have a sarcastic-off.
4: December 16 & 17, 2003 (The Horse Whisperer) - Paul becomes convinced that LP and Nathan are attracted to each other because they have continued fighting. He then misunderstands what is going on when he sees them in silhouette in a compromising position. Ernie hits Paul in the face with an oar in order to calm him down. This turns Paul into something of an Ernie. It is revealed that Paula has the ability to transform people's personalities by "getting in tune with them" and whispering in their ears. Various transformations ensue.
5: December 30 & 31, 2003 (One Hundred Years Of Solitude) - The New Year's episode. Paul has organized a New Year's party, complete with a huge list of party games and no liquor. Everyone else spends the night plotting to sneak out and slip down to the third floor to another party for drinks. As they get progressively more drunk, Paul begins working the book into all of his games, culminating in a karaoke version of "Piano Man" re-written to be about 100 Years of Solitude.
6: January 13 & 14, 2004 (James And The Giant Peach) - The gang is on a road trip to New York. Ernie is convinced that based on the last two lines of the book, it must be non-fiction. He believes he is going to meet James living in the giant peach pit in Central Park. Various moments parallel the book-a hitchhiker a la Flock of Seagulls, a run-in with the sharks (resulting in an homage to West Side Story), etc. Paula discovers that Nathan and LP really did hook up.
7: January 27 & 28, 2004 (The Passionate Buddha) - A Voice-Over Guy takes the helm, forcing Nathan and LP into a loving relationship so that advice from The Passionate Buddha, a relationship guide, can be incorporated. The characters take chapter titles from the book and come up with their own advice, ruthlessly confusing Buddhism with anything from "the mystical East." They put their feet in their mouths time and time again.
8: February 10 & 11, 2004 (Any Restoration Comedy) - True to the audience suggestion, a restoration comedy in period dress. Paula becomes Lady Parkenride and Nathan is her servant Upchuck. Upchuck dresses as a woman (Vomitina) in order to become confidant to Lady Richwithall (LP) and her son Inheritance (Paul). Ernie is the ultimate fop as Sir Cinnamon Foptart. A delightful romp of backstabbing, sexual innuendo and frantic fanning--culminating in a marriage between Paul and Nathan, but with the note that this plot line may not hold true back in the modern day.
9: February 24 & 25, 2004 (Frankenstein) - Book club goes camping and each member tells a scary story to see if one of them can be the next Mary Shelley. The night culminates in Ernie's terrifying tale of Dr. Turducken (intent on creating a delicious monster-"there must be some way to eat turkey, duck and chicken all at the same time!") The story is told with the help of a chicken "puppet", a serious gross-out for the audience.
10: March 9 & 10, 2004 (Raise High The Roof Beam, Carpenters) - The group finds themselves in New Hampshire at the wedding of Paula's "evil" twin sister Bridget (last seen in Episode 1 of Season 2). Paul, who has had an undying crush on Bridget, dons a red hunting cap and wanders around labeling everything as "phony" a la Holden Caulfield. We meet Zelda, Paula's over the top mother, who reveals that Paula was a child genius. Bridget gets stood up and we discover that Paula has hooked up with America's most renowned recluse, J.D. Salinger.
11: March 23 & 24, 2004 (Uncle Tom's Cabin) - Inspired by the impact that Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel had on pre-Civil War America, LP and Ernie take on causes of their own. LP decides to try to get people to stop talking about Nascar dads and other over-worked topics, while ever-misguided Ernie decides to start a black nationalist movement. LP's inability to say certain words (in order to further her cause) leads to an incomprehensible news report, causing her termination at the station.
12: April 6 & 7, 2004 (Phantom of the Opera) - LP's job has been taken over by Deborah Estrada, who is being picked on by a phantom prankster. Deborah hires Ernie to be her private investigator, but all five friends end up at the newsroom stake out (complete with mustaches, sunglasses and donuts). In the morning, Deborah accidentally takes some Ibuprofen that has been left out on the news desk and dies. As it is revealed that LP was the one playing tricks on Deborah, all five main characters pull Ibuprofen out of their pockets to relieve their headaches...
13: April 20 & 21, 2004 (The Poisonwood Bible) - The gang reminisces about their last book club, which took place in a Greek/Southwestern fusion restaurant. Each member recollects the events completely differently. Depending on the storyteller, Nathan bites LP's arm off or the two of them make out or everyone performs a musical tribute to Ernie. The fighting about facts result in a dramatic collapse of book club...will these 5 ever talk to each other again?