049 — Scruples

Webster’s Dictionary defines Scruples as “HOLY CRAP THIS BOOK IS INSANE.” The Wikipedia entry for “trashy book” says “Scruples; see also: Webster’s Dictionary.” This legendary Judith Krantz book, suggested by Contest Winner Sarah Nolastname, tells a long, raunchy tale of incredibly rich people solving non-problems and having anatomically described sex.

If you ever wondered what it would be like to live in an Eagles song for roughly 600 pages, this is the book for you. If you remember Dynasty or Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous fondly, but always wished they had more hardcore descriptions of sex acts, then this is the book for you. If you really loathe gay people and wish books never included black people, then this is the book for you. And if you like a hell of a good time, then this is definitely the episode for you!


  • Zippermouth, Laurie Weeks
  • You Must Remember This


  • “The Tight Pants Song”, Saturday Night Live
  • “My Number One Lover”, Esquivel
  • “La La La”, Deep Throat Soundtrack
  • “Whachoodoin?”, N.A.S.A.