Shwayze and Cisco Adler head to KIIS-FM in Los Angeles to be interviewed by Ryan Seacrest, who plays "Buzzin'" for his 2 million listeners. It's the launching point for the guys' upcoming radio promo tour. Though Suretone Records head honcho...... Read Full Episode Summary »
When Shwayze's CD samplers arrive sans Cisco Adler's name, Shwayze slaps cheap stickers on the cases hoping Cisco won't notice the oversight. But when he does, Shwayze's over-the-top apology is what really annoys Cisco.
Shwayze and Cisco Adler head to KIIS-FM in Los Angeles to be interviewed by Ryan Seacrest, who plays "Buzzin'" for his 2 million listeners. It's the launching point for the guys' upcoming radio promo tour. Though Suretone Records head honcho Jordan Schur won't be joining them for a few days, he's sure they can stay out of trouble till then. Right?
Just before the Buzzin' crew heads to the East Coast, Jordan's assistant, David Patton, drops off boxes of CD samplers for them to bring on the road. But Shwayze's initial excitement turns to dismay when he discovers that there's no mention of Cisco anywhere on the CDs. Afraid the oversight will ruin the whole trip, Shwayze and his tour manager, Warren, devise a plan. They'll print out stickers that say "Featuring Cisco Adler" and affix them to all 40,000 samplers. Seems simple enough...
As the guys fly to their first destination, Shwayze and Warren start to slap stickers on the CDs as Cisco Adler sleeps. Although they're working hard, when they touch down, the guys are never too busy to have a little fun. At Q102 in Philadelphia, Cisco shows off his A-list phone book by placing a call to "Hugh Hefner," flawlessly imitated by Warren.
On their way out, Cisco spots a CD sampler and doesn't like what he sees. He's ticked that he didn't get a producer credit and thinks the stickers just make it look like even more of an oversight. Taken aback by his negative reaction, Shwayze and Warren decide to play dumb, chuckling nervously when Cisco suggests that the stickers look homemade. When he threatens to call Jordan Schur to complain, Shwayze and Warren reassure him that the label OKed the stickers.
At their next radio appearance, Shwayze overcompensates for the sampler disaster by gushing over Cisco's talents to the point of embarrassment. Afterward, Cisco tells his friend to cool it with the compliments because they're here to sell Shwayze, not him.
By the time the Buzzin' promo tour reaches New York City, Shwayze feels like everything he's done to try to make Cisco Adler feel better has just made things worse. When Cisco declines to go out on the town, Shwayze thinks it's clearly going to take a huge gesture to cheer him up.
Walking the streets for inspiration, Shwayze gets a "brilliant" idea -- he'll rent a giant mobile billboard and put a picture of a sexy, shirtless Cisco on it! Warren immediately gets on the phone to set it up. Even though it's probably the worst idea ever, he thinks it'll be hilarious.
When Jordan Schur shows up in NYC, Cisco asks him about the stickers on the CD samplers and finds out that the record label had nothing to do with them. When they call Shwayze for an explanation, he dodges the question, instead beckoning them to come to Times Square for a surprise.
Cisco and Jordan hit the streets and are confronted with a ridiculous sight: a mobile billboard featuring a shirtless Cisco in a grandiose pose and the words "Cisco Adler Presents." Shwayze is riding in the front of the truck, beaming with pride. Next to him is Warren, who can barely contain his amusement. Cisco and Jordan are aghast, demanding that Shwayze pull over to explain what's going on.
When Shwayze jumps out, Cisco confronts him about the monstrosity. Shwayze admits that the stickers and the mobile billboard were his way of making up for Cisco getting slighted on the sampler. Cisco says his ego isn't that fragile and calls the billboard a "big 24 x 10 foot mistake."
Warren admits that he knew the billboard was a bad idea but couldn't resist letting Shwayze go through with it -- he just didn't think it would actually go this far! Of course, Shwayze's real mistake was thinking that Jordan would be willing to foot the bill. Unfortunately for him, nonsensical mobile billboard campaigns aren't part of the Buzzin' budget.