Whatever Happens, Happens.
The philosophy of episode 8.
8. If you turn 8 sideways it means infinity.
Infinite like our chaotic universe.
This universe, we zoom in to see our galaxy, planet, continent, country, state, city, neighborhood, block, building, basement, studio. A chaotic universe within the chaotic universe.
We zoom in further. Episode 8. We see a man proclaim that tonight chaos reigns supreme. Whatever happens, happens.
Is this chaos? In a show where chaos is the engine, how would we know? What is the chaotic version of chaos? Chaos squared. Square. Chris Gethard is a square. When he goes on vacation he puts sunblock on his pocket protector.
Chaos. Some say the ocean is chaotic. You look at a fish, it swims through the seaweed, oh wait that’s not seaweed, that’s an octopus in disguise. Octopus. 8 tentacles. 8 episodes.
The tentacles wrap around the fish and devour it. The fish panics. It experiences personal chaos. The octopus is calm, cool, collected. 5000 miles away vacation jason swims in the ocean and sees a turtle. Neither the turtle or Vacation Jason are aware of the chaos the fish is experiencing at the hands of the octopus. Vacation Jason and the turtle are on vacation.
You zoom out. Look at the whole ocean as one unit. One universe. One show. The ecosystem expands and contracts, it moves and it flows. The chris gethard show expands and contracts. It changes from year to year. Episode to episode. It starts on a stage. It expands to the internet. It expands to television. It contracts as it connects personally with a viewer.