This episode is all about Waco, Texas, and the massacre that occurred there when the government interfered with David Koresh and the Branch Davidians. This cult was terrified of the apocalypse and when government agencies laid seige to their complex, they thought that the world was ending.
Another cult called the Heaven’s Gate Cult, thought that when a meteor shower arrived, they would be beamed up and go along for the ride (sort of). They also killed themselves.
This episode combines the lunacy of those two cults with the government not knowing how to deal with them when Mr. Mackey throws a party for the meteor shower and the ATF thinks that everyone inside will off themselves.
Also, Gerald and Randy watch each other jerk off in the hottub, and Randy freaks out that this makes him gay. This conversation takes place and makes him feel better:
Mr. Mackey: Well it’s not like you’re the only guy who’s watched another guy masturbate. I’ve done it.
Ned: Me too.
Guy: Yeah, I’ve done it a few times. Then everybody admits to having done it.
Mr. M.: Do you mean it. I’m not gay.
Jimbo: Well maybe a little. But we’re all a little gay.
What did you think of this episode? Have you ever been part of a cult?
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