Cringe inducing moments are a specialty on The Devil’s Advocates. They occur frequently on the show and in our adult lives, but it just so happens that our childhoods were filled with even more cringe worthy moments. We didn’t end up as the sick, strange sociopaths you listen to each week without a lot of childhood trauma to make us this way after all.
The first stop this week on the cringe express is the story of Josh the tattletale. Josh and his siblings find themselves in some trouble, and in solidarity they vow to protect each other if anyone finds out. When presented with the opportunity to show his quality, how does Josh hold up to the pressure?
The second stop on our cringe journey involves an opportunity for Ben to become a baseball hero for his 7th grade class. It’s no secret that Ben handles sports about as well as Scott Peterson handles wives, but even the lowest of the low can sometimes surprise us. In a rare opportunity, Ben gets on base and has the chance to make it 2nd base to fuel a victory. Perhaps you’re thinking of something like that moment in the 2004 ALCS when the Red Sox were literally one out away from complete defeat, having lost 3 games and having no chances left. Baseball fans will remember Dave Robert’s stealing 2nd base as the single event that changed the course of history and started the greatest comeback in sports history, all the way to their curse-breaking victory in the World Series. Does Ben perform similarly during his one moment in time? I can assure you that whatever you’re thinking, it’s even more ridiculous.
Also, we discover that Chris is living in a house of horrors; full of booby traps and ways to severely injure yourself at every turn. We’re not sure why the house has such strange construction… our best guess is that it was designed by Ivo Shandor.