Sustained, my ninjas.I would like to organize a Videogum Congressional Task Force and charge them with understanding where the system broke down to the point where we somehow missed last night’s Juggalo-themed episode of Law & Order. I suppose the first order of business is to actually create a Videogum Congress. The rest should be easy, at least if my understanding of Task Forces is correct.

You guys, HOW DID THIS HAPPEN? I’m sure that my standard policy of not DVR’ing any show that has been on the air for longer than 17,000 years was at least part of the problem, but surely there should have been some kind of warning system in place. Where was our twin-key failsafe program? Some people Twittered to @videogum (Follow Tuesday! Please RT!) about it while it was actually happening, but by then it was too late. By then it was basically a lone Tibetan monk ringing his bell as the tidewaters of 2012 came swallowing up the mountains. It doesn’t help, either, that this teaser for the episode from the official Law & Order homepage doesn’t include any reference to the main reason people would want to watch:

Good teaser. “Honey, we have GOT to watch tonight’s Law & Order. This family gets brutally murdered, but then you think maybe a little boy didn’t get murdered, but then it turns out that he did get murdered, so they definitely all got murdered, horrifically. Let’s make it a popcorn night!” Sorry, Law & Order teaser clip. I’m taking out my frustration with having missed last night’s episode by mocking you when clearly you are not the problem.


And now I can’t find the episode on-line? What is this, 2008? Reliable day-after on-line viewing options, please, major networks. All I can find are postings on message boards, not that those aren’t incredibly entertaining in their own right:

I almost didn’t post that comment because I AM NOT READY TO BE REPLACED. Bet that dude crushed it with his commentary on Jay Leno’s return to the Tonight Show.

“We’ve got magicians walking around this bitch, your honor.” — Mack McMoy

We need to be more careful you guys. What do you think the piece of paper posted next to the phone in the kitchen with the number for written down in case of an emergency is for? If you see something, say something!

UPDATE: Here is a clip from Stereogum.

You can watch the episode here! Thank you, Dylan and Brad, for the tip. Medals of honor! Double dessert for you two tonight!

Comments (49)
  1. Quick summary: the first half of the show was devoted to Law and included two mildly inappropriate death puns; the second half was devoted to Order and was very, very earnest. The end.

  2. This is the episode based on the family in Virginia that was murdered, right? I will take some of the blame for this b/c I heard about it a while ago and didn’t tell anyone that cares/listens. Will the Senator from North Lolinia show mercy?

    • Wait are Law & Order eps really based on real-life crimes? (Is this a dumb question? I am googling the answer myself. Yes, it’s a dumb question.) It seems a little too soon, but I guess it’s probably always a little too soon to have a tv show made about a real-life tragedy. (But I’ve never seen Law & Order so maybe it’s done really well? I mean people keep watching, I guess, so they must be doing something right.)

      • I don’t know why I was logged in through facebook but I am claiming the above comment as my own, with my actual videogum username. I don’t understand the internet, obviously.

    • Meh, you can do better west…put some more effort into the next comment you make.



  3. All you need to know is that the juggalo murderer used a hatchet as his weapon of choice. Looks like their decision to bring on Professor ICP paid off well

  4. If we make a Videogum congress, can I be the corrupt representative Professor Wert Gifs (Independent) from the honorable commonwealth of Pun-sylvania?

    • Yes! I like the idea of a congress, but I’d like to request that we all wear curly white wigs and that I have a seat on the Videogum Congressional Topher Grace actions committee.

      • So more like a Videogum House of Commons? We should sit two keyboards lengths apart (for dueling purposes) and have a Prime Gabe’s question time.

    • If we have The Chat SIgnal, we clearly need some sort of “Citizens Unite” Alarm. The glorious sound of The Ginger Kid screaming across the heavens for us. Or something. I’ll leave it to you, Professor.

  5. Spoiler: They were killed by Ninjas :(

  6. Does this episode settle the dispute as to whether or not Juggalos actually bleed Faygo? And if so, what flavor? Or does that depend on the personality of the Juggalo? I have so many questions!

  7. Wait, I missed this episode! Did they solve the crime by following the trail of spilled Faygo?

  8. I hope Sam Waterson called someone a crack ass bitch.

  9. I know this doesn’t make it right, but I have a copy of the Bugaloos episode of Law and Order if anyone wants to see it. SPOILER: IT WAS BILLY BARTY

  10. Gabe, I watched the whole 2-hr block of L&O last night, and I contemplated alerting you when the Juggalo thing was first mentioned, but I thought you would poo-poo me. You always shoot me down. :-(

    I think they’ve dealt with “Horrorcore” on L&O before. But this was the first time they put the name Juggalo to it. You would have liked the Jukt-a-licious “horrorcore message boards” they showed onscreen.

    The scene where the Juggalo attacks the portly black detective in a stairwell with an axe was crazy.

  11. Fingers crossed that Mrs. Potato Dick made a guest appearance.

  12. Don’t worry, I heard there’s a follow up episode to see who killed Ass Dan.

  13. So this episode explains how Ass Dan died?

  14. You know this is just a set up for the season finale JUGFUR episode. You will never look at Sugar Bear the same way again

  15. I was hoping someone else besides me saw this. Also: Amnesia as a plot device! The murderous Juggalette in question had amnesia. And Billy from Six Feet Under used some ham-handed monologue about snow days to to talk her out of stabbing herself in the neck. And there was a subplot about PTSD and Billy’s haunted past. Oh, man. Did you guys miss ever miss it…

  16. I love the topical episodes. Wasn’t there one where a character got killed by SEXTING?

  17. vermits  |   Posted on Mar 2nd, 2010 +1

    This is what happens when Maggots try to change their lives. Just look at that Dad, total Maggot. It’s a shame because if you think about it, we are all horrorcore.

  18. I’m watching this right now! They use a message board! There is a website! Proxy!

  19. AAAhh i just took a drink of coffee when the showed the knife in the guys neck. Yikes Warn a person, Jeremy Sisto!

    Also, is this a new more gory Law & Order? I don’t remember it being that graphic. Or are they going crazy with power now that they’re back at 10 pm?

  20. as a makeup artist all i can say is…


    seriously, this is offensively bad. i could spend an hour talking just about the biological impossibilities. however, judging by what i see the creep from six feet under did it…5 seconds ago…with crayola tempura paint.

  21. Oh god tell me this isn’t a picture of Paris Hilton holding a copy of In the Aeroplane Over the Sea.

  22. I’m waiting for the Die Antwerd episode.

  23. Two of those murdered people were children. Why was this not SVU?

  24. BILLY. What has happened to you Billy?!

    Also, enhance.

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