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Episode 74 — We R Michelle Shocked


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 11:03 PM

What’s that? More improv4humans? Well, you got it! Today Matt Besser is joined by humans Jeff Hiller, Jill Donnelly, and Gil Ozeri and they’ll get shocked by Michelle Shocked, explore who would want the newly unearthed Titanic violin, and say thank you to Mississippi. Be sure to pick up an improv4humans shirt from the Earwolf Store and follow @MattBesser on Twitter to send in your improv suggestions. Music by Bobby Matthews and Dragoon. You can also now get Matt Besser’s new comedy album “The Six Most Important Sets in the History of Standup” at mattbesser.com!

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 01:00 AM

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 08:20 AM

You're all bloody next to that beautiful fridge!

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 09:00 AM

I'm confused -- was that Yoshi's, or was it in San Francisco? (edit: Oh, NM -- didn't realize there was one in SF too).

I had never actually heard the rant for myself -- it was way more entertaining than the articles I read led me to believe...

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 09:06 AM

I gotta agree with Jill on the religious thing, all religions have people trying to force it down your throat, including atheists. Its just there are more Christians in this country than anyone else.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 09:59 AM

man i love when besser gets pumped on a subject

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 11:09 AM

View PostTheNarnold, on 28 March 2013 - 09:06 AM, said:

I gotta agree with Jill on the religious thing, all religions have people trying to force it down your throat, including atheists. Its just there are more Christians in this country than anyone else.


It's a bit of both I think, other countries have worst examples of religious oppression than America and most western European countries, but Christianity and Islam encourage evangelizing in their texts more than the any of the other major religions.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 01:45 PM

Matt, you couldn't be more off by supporting Bloomberg's 32 oz. or bigger soda ban. I too understand the spirit behind the law, but nobody should be allowed to tell any citizen in this country what to consume or not consume. As stupid as this sounds, killing yourself with surgary garbage is one's right as an American. You should turn your anger at the great fat people of Mississipi towards the Pepsi and Coca-Cola corporations that produce this shit and sell it

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 02:55 PM

Loved it. This episode mimiced the manic randomness of Michelle Shockds performance.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 03:08 PM

Man, Jeff Hiller is freaking funny.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 03:17 PM

View PostStoneColdDumDum, on 28 March 2013 - 01:45 PM, said:

Matt, you couldn't be more off by supporting Bloomberg's 32 oz. or bigger soda ban. I too understand the spirit behind the law, but nobody should be allowed to tell any citizen in this country what to consume or not consume. As stupid as this sounds, killing yourself with surgary garbage is one's right as an American. You should turn your anger at the great fat people of Mississipi towards the Pepsi and Coca-Cola corporations that produce this shit and sell it


Yeah, ultimately I am against the Bloomberg laws. But I do think there are a lot of dumbies out there who are fooled into buying something unhealthy because they convince themselves they are getting a deal. I guess you gotta let dumbies be dumbies, especially if they live in Mississippi.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 03:35 PM

Awesome episode, lots of great moments from everyone. I don't ever remember a scene being abandoned like at the end of the show, so that was pretty hilarious.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 04:06 PM

Matt Besser, did you know that you can eat for free at the Heart Attack Grill if you weigh over 350 pounds? I was curious what you thought about that.

http://uptake-mu-blo...attackgrill.jpg

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 04:13 PM

Please send Eric and his shitty tape recorder to Mississippi

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 07:25 PM

View PostRIP Spirit Bear, on 28 March 2013 - 04:13 PM, said:

Please send Eric and his shitty tape recorder to Mississippi

love this idea
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Posted 28 March 2013 - 11:43 PM

View PostKickpuncher, on 28 March 2013 - 03:35 PM, said:

Awesome episode, lots of great moments from everyone. I don't ever remember a scene being abandoned like at the end of the show, so that was pretty hilarious.


Yeah, that was pretty great. I was reminded of the time when Lauren Lapkus kept shoe-horning the notion of "ass play" into scenes throughout the episode and then Matt suddenly went "meta" with the last scene and made it about Lauren returning home that day and dealing with the implications of what she had done.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 06:54 AM

I love how they tell Jeff Hiller that he's Carl Lewis and he acts as if he has NO IDEA who Carl Lewis.

"Ah, yes, I AM Carl Lewis... and um..." (hilarity ensues)

EDIT: Oh, shit. And they bring it right back at the very end. That was amazing.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:31 AM

The first sketch took some time to get up there, but once Jill got in there it became so awesome. I loved the english class where Gil said: "What the FUCK,,,?" and you could just hear Besser chuckling in the background.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 10:40 AM

Another great episode. High point: EVERYONE busting up at the introduction of Besser's Japanese speech writer.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 01:25 PM

None of us could have predicted that level of crazy from a former Mormon born-again sexually confused punk rock/folk artist who spent time in a mental institution as a teenager before living as a squatter in abandoned San Francisco factories.

None of us.