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Season 1  "Billy Joe Shaver"  1x5

Aired a month ago - Oct 20, 2017

By all accounts, Billy Joe Shaver should never have made it in country music. A poor Texas kid from a broken family, he lost three fingers in a sawmill accident before ever writing a song. Despite his physical challenge, Shaver landed in Nashville as a singer/songwriter with hard luck songs about real life. A chance meeting with Waylon Jennings in the back of a peanut trailer led to the breakthrough 'Outlaw' album Honky Tonk Heroes, featuring Waylon singing songs written by Billy Joe. A decade later, Shaver made a name for himself after shooting a man at a roadside tavern for allegedly talking to his soon-to-be ex-wife. The gun play led to a celebrity trial and a shocking verdict. And, of course, Billy Joe wrote a song about it.

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Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 1
We got no drugs, right?" That's what he's said.
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 2
and Billy Joe always carried this little derringer.
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 3
...which mile marker.
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 4
in the middle of nowhere in Central Texas...
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 5
Henry "Homer" Haynes and Kenneth "Jethro" Burns
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 6
And I'm barefooted, got little old overalls on and no shirt.
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 7
♪ Move over little... ♪
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 8
There's one song called
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 9
Boys Town is in La Zona Roja,
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 10
So, I started throwing my bottles at them, too.
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 11
He said, "It's a dollar." So I handed him a dollar,
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 12
And, boy, it was the best cigarette
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 13
My glove got hung in there, and it didn't have no safety switch,
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 14
Did one of those deals on me.
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 15
He doesn't write any fanciful stuff.
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 16
Kinky Friedman has known the man almost all his life.
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 17
We always say, "May the Lord take a liking to you,"
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 18
she said, "If it's a boy, I'm leaving."
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 19
So he's gonna go to LA. He's trying to hitchhike.
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 20
Singer Bobby Bare met Billy Joe
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 21
♪ Well, the devil made me do it the first time ♪
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 22
Hal was a fighter, and I got in a lot of fights, you know.
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 23
He said, "No, I think you liked the knife."
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 24
see how it affected him.
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 25
but his big break came in a roundabout way from the Grateful Dead.
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 26
...and he had a big roll of toilet paper.
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 27
And later that night, I'm all, "Whoa, man."
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 28
It was the weekend of the Dripping Springs Reunion,
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 29
but he kind of disappeared out into the wilderness for two or three days.
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 30
And I started playing "Willy the Wandering Gypsy and Me,"
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 31
which turned out to be Honky Tonk Heroes.
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 32
♪ Low down leaving sun ♪
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 33
Record company was happy,
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 34
and then he did the same thing with wife number two, Wanda.
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 35
Billy Joe walked in, and I said, uh, "Gee, man,
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 36
And they were pointing to the center of the casino.
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 37
and then on three, wham."
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 38
and she took them things out, mascara ran all down her face.
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 39
It's just one of those places
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 40
But I didn't care. We getting a divorce, you understand?
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 41
So we head for the back door,
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 42
all depict the other man as being armed with a knife.
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 43
and none of that would have happened.
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 44
He said, "What do I do?"
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 45
And I said, "Well, I guess so, you know."
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 46
and this lawyer convinced Billy Joe to turn himself in.
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 47
He ended up with Texas legal legend, Dick DeGuerin.
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 48
at Chinga Chavin's wedding in Las Vegas.
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 49
so had standing room only
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 50
For instance, prosecutor said, "Now, Mr. Shaver,
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 51
"You said, 'Where you want it?'"

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Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 2
and Billy Joe always carried this little derringer.
#2
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 3
...which mile marker.
#3
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 4
in the middle of nowhere in Central Texas...
#4
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 5
Henry "Homer" Haynes and Kenneth "Jethro" Burns
#5
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 6
And I'm barefooted, got little old overalls on and no shirt.
#6
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 7
♪ Move over little... ♪
#7
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 8
There's one song called
#8
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 9
Boys Town is in La Zona Roja,
#9
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 10
So, I started throwing my bottles at them, too.
#10
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 11
He said, "It's a dollar." So I handed him a dollar,
#11
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 12
And, boy, it was the best cigarette
#12
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 13
My glove got hung in there, and it didn't have no safety switch,
#13
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 14
Did one of those deals on me.
#14
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 15
He doesn't write any fanciful stuff.
#15
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 16
Kinky Friedman has known the man almost all his life.
#16
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 17
We always say, "May the Lord take a liking to you,"
#17
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 18
she said, "If it's a boy, I'm leaving."
#18
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 19
So he's gonna go to LA. He's trying to hitchhike.
#19
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 20
Singer Bobby Bare met Billy Joe
#20
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 21
♪ Well, the devil made me do it the first time ♪
#21
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 22
Hal was a fighter, and I got in a lot of fights, you know.
#22
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 23
He said, "No, I think you liked the knife."
#23
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 24
see how it affected him.
#24
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 25
but his big break came in a roundabout way from the Grateful Dead.
#25
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 26
...and he had a big roll of toilet paper.
#26
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 27
And later that night, I'm all, "Whoa, man."
#27
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 28
It was the weekend of the Dripping Springs Reunion,
#28
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 29
but he kind of disappeared out into the wilderness for two or three days.
#29
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 30
And I started playing "Willy the Wandering Gypsy and Me,"
#30
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 31
which turned out to be Honky Tonk Heroes.
#31
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 32
♪ Low down leaving sun ♪
#32
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 33
Record company was happy,
#33
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 34
and then he did the same thing with wife number two, Wanda.
#34
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 35
Billy Joe walked in, and I said, uh, "Gee, man,
#35
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 36
And they were pointing to the center of the casino.
#36
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 37
and then on three, wham."
#37
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 38
and she took them things out, mascara ran all down her face.
#38
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 39
It's just one of those places
#39
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 40
But I didn't care. We getting a divorce, you understand?
#40
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 41
So we head for the back door,
#41
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 42
all depict the other man as being armed with a knife.
#42
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 43
and none of that would have happened.
#43
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 44
He said, "What do I do?"
#44
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 45
And I said, "Well, I guess so, you know."
#45
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 46
and this lawyer convinced Billy Joe to turn himself in.
#46
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 47
He ended up with Texas legal legend, Dick DeGuerin.
#47
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 48
at Chinga Chavin's wedding in Las Vegas.
#48
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 49
so had standing room only
#49
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 50
For instance, prosecutor said, "Now, Mr. Shaver,
#50
Recap of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 51
"You said, 'Where you want it?'"
#51