Maria wants to tango! Isabel is a special girl! Max and Liz do something? But OMG MARIBEL!!! This week, hosts Aliza, LaRena, and Lisa discuss what is quite possibly the gayest episode of Roswell: season 1, episode 3, Monsters.
Sources, Notes, & Corrections
- Christina Aguilera was 18, not 16, when “Genie in a Bottle” was released. Here’s a Bustle article looking back on the song, because I don’t like citing Wikipedia.
- According to fan site Brendan-Fehr.net, Brendan Fehr has two “Metallica-like tattoos.” This is confirmed in the book Crash Into Me: The World of Roswell by Robyn Burnett.
- Want to know more about Jewish weddings so you can better understand Topolsky’s age-inappropriate “visual aids?” Here’s an overview of Jewish wedding traditions. If you want to learn to dance the hora, you can watch this cute video of cartoon people demonstrating, or you can read all about it.
Bonus fun fact: Lisa once held hands with Frankie Avalon while dancing the hora. (I have no citation for this, but if you could look into my memory you would see it there, so. Fact.)
- Roswell does have a zoo! No aquarium, as far as I can tell. But you can visit the Spring River Park & Zoo year-round.
- As we mentioned, the real UFO Museum was founded by Glenn Dennis and Walter Haut. You can learn more about it here.
- Should Max be thinking about college? Well, that’s a personal decision, but maybe it’s not unusual that he hasn’t been preparing. In New Mexico, it’s much more likely that Max would take the ACT than the SAT. Unlike the SAT, which has a long-established pre-test generally taken in 10th or 11th grade, the ACT has only introduced a 10th-grade assessment within the last few years. So take your time and follow your dreams, Max!
- The minimum wage in New Mexico was $4.25 from 1994 to 2003.
“The Tango Maribel” – written and performed by resident music-maker Aliza Ora
Bonus Jingle B-Side
Check our Instagram for a bonus jingle, “The S.S. Maribel” with lyrics and vocals by Lisa Abigail.
The music and other sounds were sourced from freesound.org.
Under the vocals, you’ll hear bagpipes recorded during a parade by daveincamas, seagull sounds by NoiseCollector, and a lovely foghorn by stevebob69.