First mentioned in Episode 4 , an "Italian Air Show" is a story that begins wonderfully, then takes a turn for the worse, and then takes an even worse turn. The most prominent Italian Air Show from the podcast is referred to as "Having a Ball in Arkansas" and was provided by a Scoop Mail on Episode 58.

The name "Italian Air Show" is a reference to the Ramstein Air Show Disaster of 1988.

The details and origin of the event and the use as a shorthand for a Scoopmail was reviewed on The Alarmist podcast.

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