Episode #66: N.F.A. 2018

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

Special Guests: Mike Gann, King Bird

This episode of Fireworks Brigade was recorded in Wichita Kansas while the guys were participating in the National Fireworks Association’s annual convention. Enjoy! Some of the topics covered in this episode include:

  • Welcome to NFA, but where’s the Afterglow?
  • Master Class
  • If you had a chance would you clone Dino?
  • Color t-shirts cost a lot of money
  • CPSC Proposed regulations changes
  • Contact the CPSC’s acting Chairwoman Ann Marie Buerkle at (301) 504-7978 or at abuerke@cpsc.gov and let her know your views on the proposed regulations changes.
  • Mike Gann of Redbird
  • Beverage time
  • Salutes
  • Fireworks Judge
  • WWJD
  • Welcome to the Demo World Premiere
  • www.thunderkingfireworks.com

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Episode #64: Pyro Prophet

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

This episode of Fireworks Brigade was recorded at Starr Fireworks in Fargo, North Dakota. The clock has just turned to midnight and it’s the 4th of July. Enjoy!

  • Pyro Purge
  • Dr. Dud Premier
  • Price is Right
  • Master Class “Chinese Takeout”
  • Master Class “Little Saigon”
  • In the news

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Episode #63: More Pokin at the Bear

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

Special Guests: Oscar and Jenn

This episode of Fireworks Brigade was recorded at Starr Fireworks in Fargo, North Dakota. It’s the middle of retail week and even though the guys are tired, they take a few minutes to talk pyro. Dino and his lovely girlfriend Jenn join our hosts for the premier of “Pokin at the Bear” song parody. Our old friend Oscar from Mexico is also on hand. Enjoy! Some of the topics covered in this episode include:

  • Pyro Purge
  • Fireworks News
  • Pokin at the Bear World Premier
  • Explosive Compositions” Parody TV Commercial

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Episode #62: Plucking Eyebrows & Jarring Urine

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

This episode of Fireworks Brigade was recorded at the Starr Fireworks in Fargo, North Dakota. It’s the first day of retail week and even though the guys are tired, they take a few minutes to talk pyro. Some of the topics covered in this episode include:

  • Pyro Purge
  • Donald J. Trump visits Fargo
  • Trump Card Master Class
  • Night on the Town Master Class
  • Dino Roast
  • Explosive Compositions” Parody TV Commercial
  • Sweet Pyro Time” World Premier

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Episode #61: On My Way to Punta Cana

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

This episode of Fireworks Brigade was recorded at the Fireworks Brigade Studios in Chicago. The guys have just spent the morning enjoying the Gene Simmons Vault Experience and they’re ready to talk about their afternoon with Gene and also some pyro. It’s a typical day in the life for our stars! Some of the topics covered in this episode include:

  • The Gene Simmons Vault Experience
  • Pyro Purge
  • Deler Show Recap
  • Lampari Shells
  • Fireworks News
  • World Premier “ Fireworks Brigade Unboxed”
  • Bad trip

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Episode #60: Sprinkle the Outfield

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

This episode of Fireworks Brigade was recorded at the Fireworks Brigade Studios in Chicago. John’s ready to make his way back to China one more time before the selling season and he makes some time for pyro talk. Some of the topics covered in this episode include:

  • Banana Splits
  • Pyro Purge
  • Managing an inventory
  • Expansion talk
  • Master Class: Double Jeopardy
  • Master Class: Desperados
  • “Your Show” World Premiere
  • Check out the music video on our YouTube channel
  • Pyro News
  • Pyro Judge
  • What Would Johnny Do?

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Episode #59: Green Eggs & Bam

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

Special Guest: Pauline

This episode of Fireworks Brigade was recorded at the Fireworks Brigade Studios in Chicago. John’s returned from his Cabo sabbatical and he makes some time for St. Patrick’s Day breakfast with a side of pyro talk. Some of the topics covered in this episode include:

  • You can’t put a price on fine art
  • Lifestyles of jugglers and guys on stilts
  • Pyro Purge
  • ASD Recap
  • New product expectations
  • New labels
  • Pyro News
  • What does “Dilly Dilly” really mean?
  • Tournament of Bam (Fountains Edition)
  • First Ever “Master Class”
  • Master Class “Horsing Around”
  • Master Class “War Hammer”

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Episode #58: Shootin’ One Point Four

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

This episode of Fireworks Brigade is recorded at Casa Starr in Cabo San Lucas Mexico. Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker are “Face Down and Kissin the Ground” and they’ve brought along a few friends. This episode includes the premier of “Shootin One Point Four” which is a song parody of AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Long”. A new segment called “Pyro Confessions” also makes a debut. Some of the topics covered in this episode include:

  • John’s Ding Sling
  • World Premier “Shootin’ One Point Four” song parody
  • What Would Johnny Do
  • First Ever Pyro Confessions
  • Dilly Dilly

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Episode #57: Iguanasicle

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

This episode of Fireworks Brigade is recorded at Pyropodcast Studios in Chicago. Johnny Starr has returned home from his annual Hawaii trip and he’s ready to talk pyro. Johnny’s a little salty and looks like he’s homeless. He’s ranting about everything from falling iguanas, higher prices for orange juice and global warming. Some of the topics covered include:

  • Johnny’s homeless
  • No soup for you
  • Havre DeGrace Duck Drop
  • Illegal crackers and pyro devices
  • Mass gropings
  • Australia beach fireworks fail
  • Frequent flyer and pooper
  • Service Dogs
  • WWJD
  • Pyro Playhouse, King Tut
  • Gene Simmons Vault

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Episode # 56: A World Without Thieves

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

Guests: Chris and Ryan the Non Pedestrian

This Christmas episode of Fireworks Brigade is recorded in two parts. The first section includes the usual fireworks chat and John is on the phone from Hawaii. The second section includes a special appearance by Ryan the Non Pedestrian and his father Chris. Make sure you stick around to hear John and Ron’s special pyro rendition of “Baby It’s Cold Outside”! There’s also the premier of the Geico inspired “PyBro” commercial and a reprise of Rock Starr Pyro. Some of the topics covered include:

  • Johnny travels and Dino’s still in the car
  • Fireworks news vs fake news
  • A world without thieves
  • Ryan’s holiday movie reviews
  • The Night Before Christmas, Nakatomi style
  • Ryan has a Die Hard epiphany
  • Baby It’s the 4th of July
  • Rock Starr Pyro Reprise

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Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

It’s a week before Thanksgiving and Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker are in Chicago talking MTV, pies and pyro. They are recording from the Pyro Podcast Studios in Chicago. Right before the food induced coma they manage to talk a lot of pyro and have a few laughs. Some of the topics covered in this episode include:

  • Johnny Carson
  • Pyro Purge
  • Johnny’s Pie Promise
  • Pyro News
  • Disney Fireworks
  • World Premier “Rock Star Pyro”
  • Fargo News
  • What Would Johnny Do

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Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

It’s Halloween night and Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker are back together after a long layoff. They are recording from the Pyro Podcast Studios in Chicago. In between trick or treaters they manage to talk a lot of pyro and have a few laughs. Some of the topics covered in this episode include:

  • American Werewolf in London
  • Pyro Purge
  • Johnny’s China trip
  • China firework factory fires
  • England petition to ban fireworks
  • Disney fireworks for the blind
  • Scary music
  • Good bye to a part of our youth
  • Pyro Purge
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    Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

    Special Guests: Andy Jorgensen (Fire Bros. Fireworks) Steve, Dino, Hannah Basciano (Passfire) Sam Shi (Brother’s Pyro) Riubin Zhang, Adam (Miracle Fireworks) Peter Rogoz (USA Rep. Vulcan / Shogun Fireworks & Creative Director Revolution Pyro)

    Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker are at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie Pennsylvania for NFA Expo 2017. Participants attend seminars, workshops and see daily live demonstrations from manufacturers and distributors each night at the Lake Erie Speedway. It’s a Friday evening after the latest demo and the pyros sit down with some other pyros and talk pyro!

     

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    Shogun Fireworks
    Revolution Pyro
    National Fireworks
    Fire Bros Fireworks
    Brothers Pyrotechnics
    Miracle Fireworks

     

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    Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

    Special Guests: Peter Rogoz (USA Rep. Vulcan / Shogun Fireworks & Creative Director Revolution Pyro) Don Lantis (President NFA)

    Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker are at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie Pennsylvania for NFA Expo 2017. Participants attend seminars, workshops and see daily live demonstrations from manufacturers and distributors each night at the Lake Erie Speedway. It’s a Thursday evening after the latest demo and the pyros sit down with some other pyros and talk pyro!
     

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    Hosts: Johnny Starr, Ron The Banker, & Dino

    Ron the Banker, Johnny Starr and Dino are at Starr Fireworks in Fargo North Dakota. In what can be considered great planning or just a coincidence, it’s our 50th episode and it’s 4th of July eve. After a long day of warehouse and retail sales, they sit down to have a little fun. Ron premiers “Hate Crime” the first Fireworks Brigade movie and there’s a lot of pyro talk. Be sure to stay tuned after the regular show to hear some customers at Starr Fireworks compete for prizes by playing fireworks trivia.
     

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    Hosts: Johnny Starr & Ron The Banker

    Guests: Dino, Charlie Harper, Clay

    Ron and John are in Fargo for the start of “Retail Week”. After a long day of warehouse and retail sales, they sit down with Dino and world renowned pyro, Charlie Harper to have a little fun. The play a pyro themed game of Wheel of Fortune.
     

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    Guest Contributor: Ryan the Non Pedestrian Movie Reviewer

    Ron and John are in Fargo for the start of “Retail Week”. After a long day of warehouse and retail sales, they sit down to talk about the season and also have some fun. Some of the explosive topics covered in this episode include:

    ~ Video Killed the Radio Starr
    ~ Merchandising
    ~ Pyro Purge
    ~ Fireworks News
    ~ Iowa’s troubles adapting
    ~ Wild Willy’s
    ~ Chicago’s Fireworks Legacy
    ~ Rubbin is Racin
    ~ Gordon Lightfoot
    ~ Ryan the Non Pedestrian’s Summer 2017 Movie Review
    ~ Try our new firework; “Disappointment”
    ~ Adam West Tribute
    ~ Cabo Update
    ~ Fargo News
     

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    Hosts: Johnny Starr & Ron The Banker

    Ron and John are back in Chicago for this episode of the Fireworks Brigade and they cover fireworks news locally and internationally. Some of the explosive topics covered in this episode include:

    ~ I’ll Make Him an Offer, Godfather 2 Talk
    ~ Pyro Purge
    ~ China Trip
    ~ Dealer Show
    ~ Iowa Opportunity
    ~ Disney’s Fireworks Apology
    ~ Hit List
    ~ Lomaz File, RIP Larry the Liquidator
    ~ Most Interesting Man in Fireworks
    ~ Pyro Playhouse, I’m a Retired Investor Living on a Pension
    ~ $25,000 Taco

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    I’d Rather Go Home With the Phone
    Hosts: Johnny Starr & Ron The Banker

    Ron and John are back in Chicago for this episode of the Fireworks Brigade and they cover fireworks news locally and internationally. Some of the explosive topics covered in this episode include:

    ~ I Couldn’t Run a 10k Before
    ~ Pyro Purge
    ~ RIP Bob Yale
    ~ Fireworks Fund Raising
    ~ Seabrook N.H.
    ~ The Larry Lomaz File
    ~ Bartolatta Fireworks
    ~ What Does Johnny See?
    ~ Pyro Playhouse “Billions”
    ~ What Would Johnny Do?

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    Episode: #45
    Date Recorded: Tuesday March 14, 2017
    Title: I’ve Seen That Look in Leavenworth
    Running Time: 73 Minutes
    Hosts: Johnny Starr & Ron The Banker

    Ron and John are back in Chicago for this episode of the Fireworks Brigade. As the calendar turns to Spring, the fireworks selling season starts to heat up and you know that excites John. There’s a lot of pyro talk and fireworks discussion in this episode. The guys cover fireworks news locally and internationally. Some of the explosive topics covered in this episode include:

    ~ Building the future of Baja
    ~ Better to be rich and famous than poor and unknown
    ~ Edith is like the Oprah of Cabo San Lucas
    ~ Motorboating Dino
    ~ Legalizing fireworks in Iowa
    ~ Forget stealing the bottle rockets, steal the entire fireworks stand
    ~ Bad news for fireworks in India
    ~ Purim fireworks
    ~ Silent fireworks
    ~ Penguins love fireworks
    ~ Tournament of Boom
    ~ What would Johnny do?

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    Episode: #44
    Date Recorded: Saturday February 4, 2017
    Title: They Livin’ It Up at the Hotel California
    Running Time: 47 Minutes
    Hosts: Johnny Starr & Ron The Banker
    Guests: Louie, Oscar, and Vitamin T

    The guys drive from Cabo San Lucas to Todos Santos to check out the “Hotel California”. After a one hour “thrill” ride through the Mexican countryside with Johnny behind the wheel, Ron spills from the front seat and kisses the ground. This episode was recorded in the courtyard restaurant at the Hotel California. We enjoy talking the the servers and if you listen closely you can actually hear Johnny do a shot!

    So remember “You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave!”
    Except for Louie, they don’t even let him check in!

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    Episode: #43
    Date Recorded: Monday February 6, 2017
    Title: Casa Starr After Dark
    Running Time: 1 Hour & 7 Minutes
    Hosts: Johnny Starr & Ron The Banker
    Guests: Louie & Oscar

    Several hours after the Patriots completed the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history, Johnny Starr, Ron the Banker, Louie and Oscar do their best to “wabo” back to Casa Starr. This episode is appropriately titled “Casa Starr After Dark” because it was recorded at about 3:00 am local time. You can feel the fatigue in Johnny’s voice as he tries his best to bring you firework news and conversation while hanging out in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico with his friends. So cover yourself in guacamole, roll around on some fresh tortillas and enjoy.

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    Episodio: #42
    El dia en que fue grabado: Friday, February 3, 2017
    Title: Amplified
    Running Time: 1 Hour & 18 Minutes
    Hospedadores: Johnny Starr & Ron The Banker
    Invitados Especiales: Dwayne, Louie, Vitamin T & Oscar

    This episode was recorded in Cabo San Lucas Mexico at the Casa Starr. Johnny and Ron have been regulars at the Cabo Wabo, El Squid Roe and the Giggling Marlin since 1991. Cabo’s a long, long way from Fargo, but well worth the travel. Johnny Starr welcomes Ron the Banker a few close friends. As far as we know this is the first podcast about fireworks recorded in Cabo. Grab a bowl of your favorite chips, spread some guacamole on your favorite body part and que te divertas.

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    Episode: #41
    Date Recorded: Saturday January 3, 2017
    Title: Amplified
    Running Time: 1 Hour & 46 Minutes
    Hosts: Johnny Starr & Ron The Banker

    The dog days of the fireworks industry continue to roll along and John and Ron find some time on a Saturday afternoon in Chicago to talk fireworks and Pyro. Some of the topics covered in this 41st episode include:

    ~ Deep voice intro worth of a pyro podcast
    ~ New label woes
    ~ Hawaii fireworks troubles
    ~ Mexico City explosion
    ~ Headlines
    ~ NBA CBA
    ~ Bow down to Litian
    ~ Baby it’s Cold Outside Redux?!
    ~ Lucky Dragon
    ~ WWJD

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    Episode: #40
    Date Recorded: Saturday December 10, 2016
    Title: Eventually Robot Hookers Turn Into Real Women
    Running Time: 1 Hour & 50 Minutes
    Hosts: Johnny Starr with Ron the Banker
    Special Pyro Guest: James Beavis “Starburst Fireworks” www.starburstfireworks.com
    Other Guests: Chris & Louie
    Returning Esteemed Guest:Ryan the Non Pedestrian Movie Reviewer

    The dog days of the fireworks industry have taken a firm hold on the guys. There are no more conventions, no more sales and no more trips to China. As we say goodbye to 2016, Ron and John talk pyro and interview James Beavis from Starburst Fireworks in Jersey! That’s not New Jersey, but the island of Jersey which is near France and is the size of Disneyland. They review some movies with Ryan and Ron does his best to spread some Christmas cheer with a pyro rendition of the Night Before Christmas. Some of the topics covered in this 40th episode include:

    ~ Dean vs. Dino
    ~ Master of Rockets
    ~ Pyro Purge
    ~ Hawaii Fireworks Issues
    ~ Lucky Dragon Casino Grand Opening
    ~ Possible Fireworks Ban in the Philippines
    ~ Salt Lake City Disco Ball Update
    ~ WWJD
    ~ James Beavis Interview
    ~ Ryan’s Christmas Movie Classics
    ~ Is Die Hard a Christmas Film?
    ~ Twas the Night Before Christmas Pyro Style

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    Episode: #39
    Date Recorded: Tuesday November 2, 2016~
    Title: I’m Not Teflon; Just a Reject
    Running Time: 1 Hour & 44 Minutes
    Hosts: Johnny Starr with Ron the Banker~

    In June, July, August and September Ron and John were on the road. Episodes of the Fireworks Brigade were recorded on location in North Dakota, Indiana and Michigan respectively. The guys were on location and talked a lot of fireworks with many passionate pyros. This episode finds Ron and John all alone and back home safely in Illinois. They are safely secured in Ron’s basement recording studio and John’s been out of pocket and in China for over a month. John travels to China twice a year to design, test and purchase fireworks for the Fourth of July season. Some of the topics covered in this 38th episode include:

    ~ John’s teflon tendencies
    ~ Creaky door or flatulent roommate?
    ~ Election madness and the need for a rape shower
    ~ Lick the Tomahawk
    ~ The painting village of Dafen
    ~ What is John buying for the 2017 Fourth of July season?
    ~ Finally a Fireworks Brigade 500 gram cake!!!
    ~ CPSC, PHIMSA, DOT, ATF
    ~ Pyro Playhouse, “A Bronx Tale”
    ~ Cub fan suicide watch
    ~ How do you make a 9-shot rack?
    ~ The good work of Starburst Fireworks
    ~ India restricts Chinese fireworks
    ~ Reindeer jerky
    ~ What would Johnny do?

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    Date Recorded: Friday September 9, 2016
    Title: Behai French Fry
    Running Time: 1 Hour & 25 Minutes
    Hosts: Johnny Starr with Ron the Banker
    Very Special Guest: Nancy Blogin, Executive Director National Fireworks Association (nationalfireworks.org)
    Also Appearing: John Mo, Brothers Pyrotechnics (brotherspyrotechnics.com) ~ Bob Blake, Vice President National Fireworks Association (nationalfireworks.org) ~ Doug Burda, Red Apple Fireworks (redapplefireworks.com) ~ Chuck Decker, Uncle Sam Fireworks (unclesamfireworks.com
     

    The mission of the NFA is to work diligently to ensure that the Fireworks Industry is regulated in a fair and sensible manner. They promote the safe use of fireworks in all sections of the industry. This is the second night of the NFA convention in Grand Rapids Michigan and John and Ron are recording from the “After the Smoke” party. They speak about the passion of fireworks with some of the most influential names in the world of pyro. Some of the topics covered in this 38th episode include:
     

    ~ Party Pooper
    ~ Too much of a good thing
    ~ That’s one disturbing statue!
    ~ Brothers Pyro is a classy and family affair
    ~ Nancy can’t listen to Bon Jovi in Peter’s car
    ~ Behai French Fries
    ~ John questions his life choices
    ~ “Starnac” the Magnificent
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    Episode: #37
    Date Recorded: Thursday September 8, 2016
    Title: I Never Blew an Envelope
    Hosts: Johnny Starr with Ron the Banker
    Special Guests: Peter from Revolution Pyro (REVOLUTIONPYRO.COM) &
    Ricky from Cannon Fireworks (CANNONFIREWORKS.COM)
    Running Time: 71 minutes

    The National Fireworks Association (NFA) presents their annual convention in Grand Rapids, Michigan. John and Ron take the time to talk fireworks. Some other topics covered in this 37th episode include:
    ~ Is there anyone famous from Grand Rapids?
    ~ NFA recap
    ~ Turtle eggs and fireworks don’t mix
    ~ Political corruption night
    ~ What would Johnny do?
    ~ “Starnac” the Magnificent

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    Date Recorded: Sunday August 7, 2016
    Title: Johnny Starr Comes From a Long Line of Mavericks
    Hosts: Johnny Starr with Ron the Banker
    Running Time: 66 minutes

    The Pyrotechnics Guild International presents “Fire in the Sky, The Sequel” the PGI’s 2016 Convention in LaPorte Indiana. John and Ron take the time to talk fireworks. Some other topics covered in this 36th episode include:

    ~ Indiana Wants Me
    ~ Cherry pickers convention
    ~ PGI
    ~ Danger zone
    ~ Olympics
    ~ Pyrolympics
    ~ John’s a Maverick
    ~ WWJD “What Would Johnny Do?”
    ~ Indiana Trivia
    ~ The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

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    Date Recorded: Sunday July 3, 2016
    Title: Pappie Don’t Do No Bull****
    Hosts: Johnny Starr with Ron the Banker
    Special Guests: Mama Stol a/k/a Pauline
    Running Time: 95 minutes
     

    It’s late night during retail week at Starr Fireworks in Fargo. John’s feeling a bit disheartened as life after the Fourth of July once again slaps him in the face. Ron and his girlfriend Pauline try to cheer him up and they all manage to have some fun talking about fireworks. Some other topics covered in this episode include:
     

    ~ Pauline’s Long Train Ride to Fargo
    ~ Johnny Doesn’t Eat Vegetables
    ~ Pyro Purge: Wholesale & Retail Recap
    ~ Fargo Drama
    ~ Vicki Dog
    ~ You Eat and You Go
    ~ Grandpa Chucky’s Bathroom Habits
    ~ James Bond Replacements
    ~ Summertime Soundtrack
    ~ Dino Roast Redone
     

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