Barenaked Lady Takes to the Skies – Again – When Season Two of “Ed’s Up!” Takes Off November 7 on OLN
Get a front row seat as an iconic Canadian rock star comes down to Earth to try everyday jobs in season two of the hit series “Ed’s Up!” Beginning Wed., Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT on OLN, Ed Robertson, co-founding member of The Barenaked Ladies, sets out to try jobs he’s never dreamed of doing…and some that he has. This season, Robertson, an avid recreational pilot, must once again land his Cessna plane near the location of each of his new tasks. Easy enough, right? The catch this time around is that Robertson has to land on the closest body of water to his mystery location. With floats now added to his plane, Robertson takes to the skies and jets to various cities across North America to tackle some of the grossest and most exhilarating jobs imaginable.
From scrubbing feces off a bathroom wall to demonstrating his flying chops with the Canadian Air Force, this rock star has his work cut out for him in each half-hour episode of the 13-part series. With his newly acquired floatplane license, Robertson not only tries to prove he’s up for any task but also that he is able to do “real life” jobs – good and bad. Find out what Robertson really thinks about each task when he vents his true feelings in candid “confessionals” throughout the series. Not only does he shed light on the task at hand, but also shares his newfound respect for the committed individuals who are dedicated to their work no matter how dangerous…or dirty. More than just earning bragging rights for sticking out some seriously challenging tasks, it’s what Robertson learns about himself that makes this the ultimate ride.
Highlights from the first episodes include:
“Ed’s Up!” – Brooklyn Hospital Cleaning”
Wed., Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT
In the season opener, Robertson is spirited away to a Brooklyn hospital where he is given his first job of the series – cleaning a busy emergency room. A day’s work here is a world tour of cleaning, disinfecting and more cleaning. His first task? Cleaning a restroom – walls and ceilings covered in human effluent of all varieties. Will Robertson be able to overcome his squeamish tendencies, especially when he mops up blood in a delivery room and views dead bodies in the hospital morgue?
“Ed’s Up!” – Lake Charles Alligator Biologist
Wed., Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT
In this episode of “Ed’s Up!,” Robertson heads off to Lake Charles, Louisiana, to work with alligator biologists. His day begins with cleaning a tank housing baby alligators. Their size is no match for their smell as he quickly reacts to the powerful aroma. After gaining a little confidence, Robertson helps the researchers extract blood samples from the adults to test the serum against deadly flesh-eating viruses. Then, for a little fun, the group heads to the dark swamps in the middle of the night to gather wild gators and rob them of their blood for testing.
“Ed’s Up!” – Galveston Oil Rig Repair
Wed., Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT
Galveston, on the Gulf Coast of Texas, is a remote wasteland of giant equipment and migrant workers. Robertson joins the mechanic crew fixing and retrofitting massive oil rigs, but quickly learns his sense of humour isn’t appreciated right away. In fact, his new boss has little time for jokes from the pampered rock star. The heat and scale of the operation has Robertson quickly sweating buckets…and it’s not even lunch yet!
“Ed’s Up!” – Chicago Abattoir
Wed., Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT
Robertson eats meat and is proud of it, but can he hack it in a slaughterhouse? Processing more than 2,500 pigs a day, Robertson’s new employer has very little time to explain all the technical elements of the job. What happens when Robertson get his hands dirty and figures it all out for himself?