Sean Lock and Jon Richardson head to Louisiana to live with Creole cowboys and Cajun swampmen, who wrestle 'gators and castrate bulls with their bare hands
Darryl and Peaches are Creole cowboys. Black cowboys may not be celebrated in the movies, but they've been around as long as white cowboys. When Darryl meets Sean and Jon he asks 'Which one of y'all is the sissy?' and gets them to help castrate a bullock. Sean and Jon get kitted up as cowboys, learn how to ride and auction cattle, but Jon is worried that Darryl and Peaches prefer Sean to him. At an impromptu zydeco evening on the porch, Sean impresses his hosts by having a go at playing the washboard, while Jon's vegetarianism leaves them nonplussed. Heading out on a trail ride - a Creole custom best described as Notting Hill carnival on horseback - Sean and Jon end up on a float with women bumping and grinding all around them. Sean has a ball, but Jon has never looked more miserable. And Darryl and Peaches refuse to believe that Sean or Jon are comedians. Jon tries out his onion joke and shows them pictures of his Apollo gig on his iPhone, but to no avail. Stuck in an insect-ridden shack with frogs in the toilet, a score of cattle to herd across state, and the prospect of a journey into the alligator-infested swamps, how will Sean and Jon cope?
Sean and Jon live the Cajun life in the swamps of Louisiana. Thirty miles wide and 150 miles long, the Atchafalaya river basin has been home to the French-speaking Cajuns for generations. Sean and Jon's host Jodi Meche is Cajun through and through, and hunts and eats anything he can find in the swamp. On the first night he takes Sean and Jon out to catch bullfrogs. With torches on their heads, and alligators all around them, Jon's sense of humour deserts him, but Sean sees the surreal side of the situation, comparing the bullfrog hunt to a crack addict's search for drugs. Jon has recently become vegetarian and is finding the Cajun appetite for killing hard to take. The next day Jodi takes them to his hunting camp on a remote island, where they're joined by Jodi's friends and family dressed in camouflage gear and armed with guns. Sean and Jon learn to handle guns, and then go out on a duck hunt. Jon takes a pacifist stance, but Sean is all ready for action. If only there were some ducks! As they head off to their final location in the swamps - this time to hunt alligator - Sean and Jon start to bicker. The atmosphere is still tense when they meet up with alligator hunter Joey the following morning. Joey has been hunting and skinning alligators all his life and takes Sean and Jon in his boat to where he has pre-baited some lines. Will Sean and Jon pass the real man test? And can they kiss and make up in time for the alligator feast and Cajun two-step at Whiskey River