Air Dates: May 6, 13, 1991
Interviews with gay men (approached on the street) about their lifestyles and straight women (regular contributors Katalina Groh, Kate Olsen and Michelle Heuer.) The women are lively as always, but neither the interviews nor monologues dig deep enough to be memorable.
By this time, Joe’s Basement had become notorious enough to earn a full-blown feature in the Chicago Tribune. A reporter and photographer observed the taping of the show’s opening, in which Joe sits in a chair a reads from not one, but ten pieces of fan mail.
In fact, the project’s creativity was flagging, and the best episodes were behind us.