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Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

8 Episodes 2017 - 2017

Episode 1

Johnny Paycheck

Fri, Sep 22, 2017 30 mins

An animated series recounting the adventures of country music's most eccentric characters begins with Johnny Paycheck ("Take This Job and Shove It"), whose career was defined by drug, alcohol and legal problems.

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Episode 2

Jerry Lee Lewis

Fri, Sep 29, 2017 30 mins

Jerry Lee Lewis calls himself "The Killer" and stokes epic rivalries with Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley, and also creates a scandal by marrying his 13-year-old second cousin.

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Episode 3

George Jones and Tammy Wynette (Part One)

Fri, Sep 29, 2017 30 mins

Part 1 of 2. George Jones and Tammy Wynette become the first power couple in country music, but their tumultuous relationship is punctuated by George's alcohol-fueled escapades and paranoia over Tammy's romantic past.

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Episode 4

George Jones and Tammy Wynette (Part Two)

Fri, Oct 13, 2017 30 mins

Conclusion. George Jones and Tammy Wynette project an image of marital bliss while collaborating on 33 hit songs and nine studio albums, but backstage, their real life is a mess, highlighted by actual gun play, an accusation of poisoning and ingenious disappearing acts in the name of alcohol.

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Episode 5

Billy Joe Shaver

Fri, Oct 20, 2017 30 mins

Billy Joe Shaver gets a break writing songs in Nashville for Waylon Jennings, Elvis Presley and others, and starts a recording career of his own, even though his right hand had been badly mangled in a sawmill accident when he was in his twenties.

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Episode 6

Waylon Jennings (Part One)

Fri, Oct 27, 2017 30 mins

Part 1 of 2. Waylon Jennings cheats death by giving up his seat on Buddy Holly's ill-fated plane trip in 1959, and later moves to Nashville, where he becomes roommates with Johnny Cash in the mid-1960s.

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Episode 7

Waylon Jennings (Part Two)

Fri, Nov 3, 2017 30 mins

Conclusion. Waylon Jennings gets fed up with Nashville's rules, dons his black hat and records what and how he wants. He also hires Hell's Angels for protection and babysitting duties, and becomes a target of the Feds for his cocaine-fueled antics.

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Episode 8

Blaze Foley

Fri, Nov 10, 2017 30 mins

The Season 1 finale profiles Blaze Foley, who was a legend in country music circles but remained largely unknown by the general public. Physically imposing, with a wry sense of humor and love for booze, he battled his demons by writing about them, and became best friends and brothers in self-destruction with Townes Van Zandt.

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