The latest episode of HBO’s Treme, named after / set in the iconic, musically inclined New Orleans neighborhood, reveals what we’ve suspected all along: LSU girls love Auburn men.
When Davis (Steve Zahn) suggests at a family Thanksgiving gathering that his eccentric aunt (who claims she could gun her 1958 Mercury Monterey from LSU’s campus to the French Quarter in 42 minutes flat) was a “hellion” in college who drove men wild, she replies by quoting Randy Newman’s 1974 song “Rednecks“: “Listen, the song had it right about those LSU boys; ‘go in dumb, come out dumb, too.'”
Then, apparently to tick off her brother, she tacks on: “Now, an Auburn man, oh my God…”
Then Aunt Mimi (Elizabeth Ashley) accompanies Steve Zahn to a bounce show, where she’s whisked away by a drag queen who promises her a great deal on some new heels. That’s good television!
Thanks to Adam Krouse (and Lane Powell and Chris Washington) for the tip.