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Bob Odenkirk and David Cross open this episode with a Playboy Club atmosphere, with swinging jazz, smoking jackets, and scantily clad women wearing moose antlers. "All the cats are here," says Bob. "And the 'Mr. Show Objects' are here with us tonight as well," says David, referring to the ladies. In a later sketch, a father (David) is relieved to bring his boy home after a kidnapping. Strangely, the kidnapper never asked for a ransom. After the boy is safely home, the kidnapper (Bob) calls and asks if the father received the "package" he left. He's angry with himself when he realizes that he accidentally left the boy, instead of the toe in a jar he had meant to leave. He's further chagrined when he realizes that he mistakenly cut off his own toe, instead of the boy's. "There are days and there are days," he bemoans. Later, the heavy metal band Wicked Sceptre is dumbfounded when they find out from dismayed record company execs that the bootleg backstage party video of them having sex with each other indicates that they're gay. The show closes with the low-budget science fiction parody, "Racist in the Year 3000." Byron (David) considers himself "practically the last pure white man in the galaxy." Sitting in a Star Wars-style cantina (though a low-budget version where one of the musicians wears a Nixon mask), Byron complains to the bartender about how the planet has changed. "Everything was fine until that goddamn black Jew lesbian tree-hugging Martian President Billins went and signed that goddamn Bill of Robot Rights," he gripes. He's further dismayed to learn that his sidekick, Dougie (Bob), with whom he was trying to propagate the species, is 1/80th African-American -- "I can't believe I've been making love with a man who's part Negro!"