Review: ‘Three Sheets’ third season more spirited for MOJO

Comedian Zane Lamprey is the host of MOJO HD’s celebrated international pub crawl and fan-favorite Three Sheets.  <P></P> <P>The 14-episode third season premieres on MOJO <STRONG>Thursday, April 10 at 9:00pm, ET/PT.</STRONG>  </P> <P>The second season of Three Sheets becomes available on DVD April 8th.  Well worth checking out.</P> <P>***image3:center***</P> <P>Affable Zane takes Three Sheets to Rio de Janeiro, Chile, Barcelona, Portugal, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh, Argentina, Gibraltar, Bangkok, Cognac, Moscow, Copenhagen, Scotland and Las Vegas, all shown in 1080i high definition.    </P> <P>It doesn’t suck to be Zane.  He gets paid to drink and yuk it up with locals as he learns insightful little details of each country he visits; their unique hotels, restaurants, customs, regional alcohol and food specialties are revealed.</P> <P>The show follows Zane in a different location each show as he eats at an area restaurant, then chases a good meal with a night of drinking with some interesting "townies," and then he learns of their unique regional hangover cures. </P> <P>Lamprey previously starred in shows for MTV, VH1 and Comedy Central and now finds himself in the gig of a lifetime.</P> <P>Essentially you just sit back and enjoy the ride, as Lamprey represents Americans and tries to keep up and drink for national pride and honor.  Lamprey dissects the local customs and traditions when it comes to the high alcohol content fermented or distilled beverages.  All to prove Americans aren’t pusses when it comes to knocking them back.</P> <P>In just three seasons, Three Sheets has traveled to more than 25 countries over four continents.   Lamprey represents America with a joie de vivre that helps to fix the damage the US has received of late.  He’s our sotted ambassador of good cheer.</P> <P>The show is an enjoyable trip that takes us on the paths less traveled, and blends a bit of Dave Attell’s "Insomniac" with a touch of Anthony Bourdain’s "No Reservations."  There is a goofy openess in Lamprey’s approach to all his subjects and destinations, but always measured with respect.</P> <P>***image4:center***</P> <P>MOJO notes that this season Zane and Three Sheets travel to:</P> <P>Chile – Zane visits Valparaiso and tackles Chilean wines at an oceanfront restaurant at sunset.   Then it’s off to recreate "Top Gun" by making powerful "Pisco Sours."  Zane and friends push a bar owner to the limits while playing drinking games.  </P> <P>Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.- Zane’s playing bartender on a Copacabana beach.   He buys a skimpy "mankini" swim suit and learns why Cachaca is the national drink.  </P> <P>Barcelona, Spain – It’s a non-stop party in Barcelona.  Zane hits the town sporting a Spanish-style mustache.  He refines himself  with a Cava excursion, then gets down and dirty tackling sangria, beers, tapas and "firewater" even inventing his own original concoction</P> <P>Porto, Portugal – Zane drinks with a "Count" and gains membership into two bizarre fraternal orders where he uncovers the truth about Port Wine.  Along the way, he imbibes a mysterious drink said to create an "eternal sunshine" in the mind.  </P> <P>Hong Kong, China – Zane gets a medicinal boost from a local herbal doctor, visits one of the world’s largest mini-bottle collections and learns about a rare martial art called Drunken Monkey Kung Fu.  </P> <P>Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam – Zane eats goat udder with ice cold Saigon suds and learns all about "Bia Hoi" ("fresh beer").  He motors around Saigon on the back of a scooter.  He is invited to a home where he drinks local vodka and learns Vietnamese drinking lingo. </P> <P>Argentina – Zane tangos his way though one of the world’s most prized wine regions also known as the "Paris of South America."  He tries a libation known simply as "Santanas."  He eats steak with gauchos in the mountains and visits the bustling bar scene of Buenos Aires.</P> <P>Gibraltar – Zane battles a cave full of real monkeys in search of his mascot, stuffed monkey "Pleepleus." He takes on a cocktail called "J.C.’s" and samples a slew of beers in this tiny British outpost between Spain and Africa affectionately known as "The Rock."  </P> <P>Bangkok, Thailand – Zane wanders the streets of Bangkok and realizes that to drink in Thailand, you need the right attire.  After sampling local beers, Zane scrutinizes the differences between Thai whiskey and rum.  He winds up with a "blow-out" at a Muay Thai kickboxing match while kick boxing, Thai style.</P> <P>Cognac, France – Zane travels to one of the most beautiful regions of France to immerse himself in all things Cognac and learn why this drink has a sophisticated reputation.  From blending, to barrel making, to tasting, Zane’s stamina is challenged for the first time when he learns that going Three Sheets is taboo in Cognac. He tries to hold it together in order to be accepted into the Cognac Cigar and Cognac Club where Cognac’s elite meet.</P> <P>Moscow, Russia – Zane begins his Russian drinking experience at a traditional bath house where he is steamed, dunked and then flogged with leafy branches.  He is then greeted with ice cold beer and endless vodka shots.  This prepares him for the ultimate challenge, going shot for shot with locals at a house party and a trip to the woods where he makes moonshine with a Samagon Guru.</P> <P>Copenhagen, Denmark – Zane begins his Viking adventure where he chills out in an ice bar and goes pint for pint of Carlsberg Beer with young Danish guys.  He heads north to Aalborg where he’s greeted with a "bang" from the local Cannon Lodge.  He parties on a docked ice-breaker-turned Aquavit bar called the Elbjorn.  </P> <P>Scotland – Zane travels to Edinburgh where he dresses in a kilt.  He sips a dram from a $10,000 bottle of whisky and learns the nuances of scotch by a sword welding man (also in a kilt).   Zane’s challenged to down haggis with Belhaven beer and participate in a kilt liftin’ party.  A deep-fat fried Mars bar is the hangover cure for this episode.</P> <P>Las Vegas – According to Zane, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. </P> <P><BR><STRONG>This is a great TV show, something new is learned as you plan trips, laughing while doing it.</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG><EM>Grade: A<BR>Grade: F for alcoholics</EM></STRONG><BR></P><EMBED src=http://www.mojohd.com/external/videoEmbed.swf?evid=165&xmlFileName=/xml/threesheetsVideoPlayer.xml&videoPlayerPath=/mojoseries/threesheets/ width=448 height=330 type=application/x-shockwave-flash wmode="transparent"></EMBED>Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.

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