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Episode 138 — Old Boots


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Posted 11 June 2014 - 10:56 PM

Join humans Billy Merritt, Joe Hartzler, Brian Huskey, and Sean Conroy as they search for an after hours club called Blowjobers, participate in a deadly game of chess with a short tempered player, and follow a student who is accused of being a vampire based on who he hangs out with on today’s improv4humans with Matt Besser! Plus, an i4h listener steps up to defend Mississippi in another edition of Case Closed. Make sure to get the UCB Comedy Improv Manual, Matt Besser’s new comedy album at mattbesser.com, and Dragoon’s new album at dragoongalaxy.bandcamp.com! Check out improv4humans with Matt Besser LIVE at the Blue Whale Comedy Festival in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday, June 14th!
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Posted 12 June 2014 - 05:51 AM

"I have a subpoena for you" as the perfect possible ending to a sketch is the new "Bend over and I'll show you" as the perfect possible answer to ANY question.

#3 sarah

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 06:36 AM

"That's a big girlfriend." - Matt Besser. Jerk.

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 07:27 AM

It's a numbers game, maaaaan.

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 07:55 AM

In regards to the Mississippi debate, let's keep in mind that they did not officially ABOLISH SLAVERY til FEB 7, 2013.

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 02:34 PM

View Postsarah, on 12 June 2014 - 06:36 AM, said:

"That's a big girlfriend." - Matt Besser. Jerk.

I assume you're calling my character a jerk? I would never say something rude like that. #blessed

#7 pfchangs

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 04:20 PM

Mississippi don't need to share a border with Mexico or have a significant Latino population to be racist against them, they tried to pass a "Papers please" law just like Arizona's a few years back: http://www.cnn.com/2...mmigration-law/

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 04:40 PM

View Postsarah, on 12 June 2014 - 06:36 AM, said:

"That's a big girlfriend." - Matt Besser. Jerk.

Yeah, that one stung and kinda put me in a foul mood for the rest of the episode. Especially since it wasn't part of a scene.

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 05:38 PM

I couldn't hear anyone on the call except for matt, but it was very difficult, so I apologize for talking over people's points (or not even hearing them.) Thanks for letting me do the show!

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 05:45 PM

View PostRancho Deluxe, on 12 June 2014 - 04:40 PM, said:

Yeah, that one stung and kinda put me in a foul mood for the rest of the episode. Especially since it wasn't part of a scene.


To be fair it was just off the cuff, when you are on air that often you are bound to say something inflammatory, I wouldn't take any offense to it, I really doubt Matt was trying to be malicious towards the heavier ladies.

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 06:39 PM

View Poststeppepper, on 12 June 2014 - 05:38 PM, said:

I couldn't hear anyone on the call except for matt, but it was very difficult, so I apologize for talking over people's points (or not even hearing them.) Thanks for letting me do the show!

you did a good job stepp, much better than any other case closed i can remember
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Posted 12 June 2014 - 10:28 PM

That Square Space song. I mean, what can be said?

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 10:42 PM

there were definitely musical notes, and lyrics about squarespace. if it was 'funny' i didnt get the joke, but im a big dumb lummox irregardless
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Posted 13 June 2014 - 04:31 AM

For any Go Bayside! fans out there, I bet this is the most popular shirt on the alien planet in the last scene:

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 05:25 AM

View PostCameronm, on 12 June 2014 - 05:45 PM, said:


To be fair it was just off the cuff, when you are on air that often you are bound to say something inflammatory, I wouldn't take any offense to it, I really doubt Matt was trying to be malicious towards the heavier ladies.


Jesus christ, 'heavier.' Yeah, all of us enormous fatties over 100 lbs. I think dudes have no idea how much ladies really weigh. Also it's crazy how Matt's comment came about from discussing a male improviser's weight loss and that immediately turned into shaming an imaginary girlfriend for being fat.

I have no doubt his comment was off the cuff and not malicious, and that's why it bothers me. It's such an automatic reaction to call a woman fat. I've never been overweight, but growing up I was a head taller than all the boys until 6th grade. I heard every variation of a fat slur, and I wasn't even fat. I can't imagine how much worse it is for someone who struggles with their weight. I would hope that someone with a daughter would learn some sensitivity to this, because this is one of the major areas of bullshit most girls face as they grow up.

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 06:45 AM

View PostRancho Deluxe, on 13 June 2014 - 05:25 AM, said:


Jesus christ, 'heavier.' Yeah, all of us enormous fatties over 100 lbs. I think dudes have no idea how much ladies really weigh. Also it's crazy how Matt's comment came about from discussing a male improviser's weight loss and that immediately turned into shaming an imaginary girlfriend for being fat.

I have no doubt his comment was off the cuff and not malicious, and that's why it bothers me. It's such an automatic reaction to call a woman fat. I've never been overweight, but growing up I was a head taller than all the boys until 6th grade. I heard every variation of a fat slur, and I wasn't even fat. I can't imagine how much worse it is for someone who struggles with their weight. I would hope that someone with a daughter would learn some sensitivity to this, because this is one of the major areas of bullshit most girls face as they grow up.

I'm sorry I said that. It was very howard stern show of me.

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 08:24 AM

Apology accepted.

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 08:37 AM

Thanks for the apology, Matt.