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The premise of said fictional talk show: Ian Lyad (pronounced "lie-ad" according to the Jamaican patois) is the cultured and intelligent talk show host who has to put up with the antics of his co-hosts and guests, who all come from a wide cross-section of cultural, political and social divides. His major co-host, Mr. Muta (pronounced "moo-tah"), does most of the talking during the interviews, often antagonizing the guests and Ian himself, but also providing biting commentary on a lot of things wrong with Jamaica's developing musical and social culture and discussing methods to enact the much-needed changes craved by the country.
The Stir It Up series is best known to fans from Volumes 4 to 8; Volume 4 was never officially released, but bootleggers helped to make it available to the public, thus sparking a demand for official releases of the Twins' work. As a result, Volume 5, "Crucifiction of the Ghetto," was released in December 2004, to much critical and commercial success. Volume 6, "Resurrection of the Ghetto," was released in 2006, followed by Volume 7, "Til Death Do Us Part," a year later. Volume 8, "Trial and Crosses," was released in June 2009.
The series takes its name from the song "Stir It Up" by the late reggae artiste Bob Marley (who is presented as one of the characters in the fictional talk show).
The Twins have a website.
There is also a character sheet.
- Did Not Do the Research: In-universe example--George W. regarding Jamaica's lack of oil resources.
George W.: It's sanctions for your actions! I'm coming to Jamaica, and I'm taking your oil!
- Disproportionate Retribution: Spragga Benz's Expy murders his girlfriend on-air for cheating on him. Muta approves.
- Driven to Suicide: Kirk, the distraught final caller in Volume 7, after he walked in on his wife having wild sex with his best friend. Muta encourages him to shoot himself, and he does just that. Then the wife comes in moments later, and she's more dismayed at the fact that Kirk is getting blood all over her expensive Persian rug than over the fact that her husband just shot himself.
- Expy: Of all sorts of people, from dancehall artistes Beenie Man and Bounty Killa to international superstars Michael Jackson and R. Kelly.
- Fantastic Racism: George W., an Expy of then-U.S. president George W. Bush, is accused of this by Muta. George W.'s attempts to deny this really don't help.
Mr. Muta: How come you have nothin' black inna di White House?
- Kick the Dog: Mr. Muta does this regularly.
- Mass "Oh Crap": Beenie Man's demonic possession in Volume 7 elicits this reaction from the other panelists. He gets better.
- Precision F-Strike: All over the place, invoked by almost every character. Including Dear Pastor, much to Ian Lyad's horror.
Ian Lyad: Good lord, Mr. Dumas! You actually used the "F" word? A man of the cloth?
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Ian Lyad.
Mr. Muta: If you go down deh so (a certain club), you know seh a plenty thump.
- Shout-Out: To numerous entertainment figures, both locally and abroad.
- Take That: Lots of this, too; directed mainly at homosexuals and other sexual deviants, oppressors of the black race and the poor, and in one instance George W. Bush's presidential office.
- Token Minority: Ras Whitey, the only white Rastafarian in the series.
- Where Da White Women At?: Michael Jackson, according to Muta.