Only In America with Larry The Cable Guy, Episode 1, premiered on History Channel Tuesday night. The show was created so the redneck comedian could proclaim the greatness of America. How does he begin to “Git-R-Done?” By doing alleged things with moonshine as seen on Episode 1 of Only In America with Larry The Cable Guy. You’ll notice in the first part of this article, the words “alleged/allegedly” are used a lot. For one can’t be considered guilty unless convicted in a court of law. Yet the comedian certainly isn’t wise by having alleged participation on behalf of moonshine filmed for national TV.
Only In America with Larry the Cable Guy, Episode 1, Sees the Comedian Allegedly Having Possession of and Transporting Moonshine
The show begins around the Dawsonville, Georgia. A man named Chester makes the star and his crew be blindfolded so they can be taken to a secret still, somewhere in the backwoods. There, Larry The Cable Guy meets Dwight, a third generation “shiner.” Dwight shows the comedian how 180 proof moonshine is made, even though ol’ Larry gives a dubious disclaimer on behalf of the History Channel attorneys saying they really aren’t making moonshine, even though viewers see and hear about the process of it being made, which included using natural spring water and mud (to seal in the steam).
The liquid comes out and the comedian says, “What we’ve just concocted here is called the high shot,” and it’s bottled and boxed up. Larry then allegedly transports it by walking through the woods, finally finding David, who allegedly has it put in a souped up car so it could be allegedly transported. David discusses the history of transporting moonshine, and how it led to the eventual formation of NASCAR on Only In America with Larry the Cable Guy, Episode 1. The two take turns driving on the country roads with an alleged box of moonshine until they come up on Bill Elliot and his son. The NASCAR star takes Larry on another rampaging ride.
Maybe the History Channel lawyers should’ve advised the redneck comedian to make sure he didn’t cross any state lines with any moonshine, as it appears he’s already broken the law by allegedly having possession of and transporting it in the first place. Larry The Cable Guy is quoted as saying “After a day of making moonshine…” during Episode 1 of his show and he takes a drink of some clear liquid out of a Mason jar, too. The episode itself is called “Larry Makes Moonshine,” so what are people, including the law, to conclude?
Only In America with Larry The Cable Guy Sees the Comedian Learn Some Manners on the Episode 1 Premiere
Later, in Burlington, Vermont, the Only In America show discusses manners Emily Post-style with various descendants of the famous woman. He gets dressed up to look more “presentable” by Emily Post standards, then learns how to speak properly, so he can greet the locals. When he goes to Emily Post’s former home, he dines with most Post descendants, but first gets some bathroom etiquette. Some more of Emily Post’s lineage teach Larry The Cable Guy about eating right at the table. The program explains how to act at the table during each course of the meal before the bread is broken, but Larry is glad that manners are a part of America, even as he backslides constantly.
Episode 1 of Only In America with Larry The Cable Guy Concludes with a Frog Jumping Contest
At the Frog Hop of Fame in Angels Camp, California, the comedian attends an annual event that focuses on frog jumping. California bullfrogs are shown to be very big and Larry tries to get the hang of how the competition works, including naming one “Cornhusker.” He talks with a number of kids who compete, and watches them with their frogs trying to make the longest jumps. At the competition, the star of Only In America has his frog do 13 feet, 9 inches worth of jumping, enough to win over the youngsters.
Larry The Cable Guy often cuts in with commentary during the show and does the predictable joking around while interacting with the featured Americans. At least you can say the man is trying to show some balance, going from “Deliverance” to daintiness in the same one hour program. So one could say this show will have something for all Americans if it lasts long enough, though the comedian might want to think twice about allegedly doing illegal things on film.
“Larry Makes Moonshine,” Only In America with Larry The Cable Guy, February 8, 2011, History Channel