The Four Sheets Drinking Game

Cheers with Zane

This is a drinking game you can play while watching Four Sheets. It has six rules. Here they are.

#1 PLEEPLEUS (PLEE-plee-us)

When you see Pleepleus the monkey, yell his name. If you’re the first one to do it, you get to make someone take a sip of their drink. (Need some drink recipe ideas? We got you.) Note: you can only cry “Pleepleus” once per location. The rule resets when we switch to a new spot.

Since Zane’s first drinking show, Pleepleus has been along for the ride. Even though he stands only nine inches tall and weighs in at just under a pound, Pleepleus can hang with the best of them! Zane has hidden this plush monkey in every episode of all of his drinking shows as the original rule to the drinking game.


Anytime Zane burps, do the good burp sign (thumb on forehead, fingers closed, and pinky in the air). If you’re the last one to it in your viewing group, take a sip!

While in Belgium shooting one of his first episodes ever, Zane was in the middle of trying a bunch of different beers when the bartender honored him with the good burp sign, and the tradition was born.


When you see Steve McKenna in the show, or there’s a Steve McKenna reference, it’s an all-play. Everyone take a sip!

Steve McKenna has been Zane’s friend since college, back in the last millennia. Zane started talking about him in the shows he did, and the fans wrote in asking to have him appear in the show. Thus the legend of Steve McKenna was born. He’s a madman who does not disappoint. His actions have spawned songs about him, T-shirts, and several children…


When you see Zane’s wife, Mel, say “Melbert” (not her real name, but it might as well be when she’s around Zane and the crew). If you’re the first to say it, you get a point. Whoever has the most “Melbert” points at the end of each episode gets to make someone take a sip!

Zane and Mel at Machu Picchu
“Melbert” with Zane at Machu Picchu

Mel is the Line Producer of Four Sheets (a role she filled for two of Zane’s past series – a total of about 70 episodes). While Mel prefers not to be on camera, that only encourages our crew. After a decade working together, we really are a family – and, like other families, it’s everyone’s job to mess with each other.


If you see Zane or his wife touching or holding an animal, it’s “A Natural,” which is an all-play. Say “natural” and everyone takes a sip.

Zane is wild about nature. All of his companies have green initiatives and give-back programs. He and Mel foster orphaned cats, they always stop to help an injured animal, and their house is a veritable menagerie. So, while shooting, Zane is (very) often distracted by animals. We just roll with it.

Zane in Cusco with an alpaca


This one is simple, but not easy: every time Zane takes a sip, you take a sip.

***NOTE: This is a “pro” rule that we do not (officially) recommend. In fact, our crew of hardened drinkers tried to play along with this rule and gave up halfway through one episode. So… don’t play pro rules.

That being said, depending on your sip size and beverage intensity, this rule may be manageable.