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Episode 205 - Jessica Chaffin, Our Close Friend


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#21 CiscoKid

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 02:49 PM

LTL, more like LOL cause your assertion is downright hilarious!

But on a real note, it's satire. It's making fun of other Podcasters, podcasts, talk shows, hollywood, hollywood-insider types, movie production, TV production, pop culture, themselves, their advertisers, and their audience. For a long time they stuck to a format, doing segments like Gmail Roulette or Teaser Freezer. Nowadays, each episode will sort of take on its own story, following a loose but distinct narrative that is continuing but in a somewhat non-committal way to ease new listeners into the groove. Sometimes they use their situation to their advantage i.e. when Hayes is out of town he'll call in and they'll make it part of the story. This one in particular they improvised a ~hour long scene located onset, and had their guest play along as if she had been cast in Lady Grandpa, a spinoff of a bit from an earlier episode. But I reiterate, it's satire. It's sometimes biting, sometimes too real, sometimes dumb, but mostly it's nice, cool, funny and smart. If it ain't for you, it ain't for you.

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 04:23 PM

It's funny that there's an ad for a punk rock musical at the end of this because I've actually always thought that the way these guys do ads is so punk rock.

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 05:03 PM

Hollywood handbook isn't funny, we just think the hosts are hot and laugh at their jokes so they might like us more

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 05:16 PM

im wearing a HH shirt in my high school senior photo. beat that.

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 10:43 PM

View Postsmitty, on 26 September 2017 - 07:04 AM, said:

So not to kill the vibe of this forum by doing an actually serious post, but I can't believe advertisers would complain about Sean and Hayes' way of doing ads. If the ads were standard, I would skip right through them like I do on other podcasts. Sean and Hayes have actually made me want to listen to them. Isn't that what you should want as an advertiser??

omg same

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 11:44 PM

View PostLTL, on 27 September 2017 - 11:31 AM, said:

Once again I clearly don't "get" this podcast .. I understand they are doing insider Hollywood caricatures but none of it is actually funny. I always try to check in when its guest that I like; to the same disappointment.
Is it the joke they are dumb faux insiders.-- that's it? Is the whole bit that "it's not funny". .. and they are clueless.

Make fun of me or explain. I still don't get it.



whats LTL stand for?

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 07:37 AM

View PostLTL, on 27 September 2017 - 11:31 AM, said:

Once again I clearly don't "get" this podcast .. I understand they are doing insider Hollywood caricatures but none of it is actually funny. I always try to check in when its guest that I like; to the same disappointment.
Is it the joke they are dumb faux insiders.-- that's it? Is the whole bit that "it's not funny". .. and they are clueless.

Make fun of me or explain. I still don't get it.


Get a load of this dummy! "Uh, duh... I don't get it!"

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 08:21 AM

View PostLTL, on 27 September 2017 - 11:31 AM, said:

Once again I clearly don't "get" this podcast .. I understand they are doing insider Hollywood caricatures but none of it is actually funny. I always try to check in when its guest that I like; to the same disappointment.
Is it the joke they are dumb faux insiders.-- that's it? Is the whole bit that "it's not funny". .. and they are clueless.

Make fun of me or explain. I still don't get it.


ok LTL (Lily Tomlin's Lawyer?), in this instance Jessica was a true corker of a guest (it's a good thing), so much so that H&S didn't even tell her she was a corker, which they usually always do, proof the boys knew they had to bring it and the last thing they'd want is to do an ep that makes total sense and is easy to imbibe, for that reason everything was more tripped out. an important factor in this is that Ms Chaffin is a big movie star and master of improv so the boys being rude and giving her shit even in the context of the scene is in itself edgy and hilarious (see HH#1 w Jake Johnson, also Gabrus running amok on CBB). yet with H&S basically disrupting their own show Jessica was very patient apart from a few heavy sighs, one 'I'm deeply regretting this choice' and the part at the end where it got real and Clem Dawg and Ronn- I mean Jessica opened up their minds about the process, the stuff the FBI was after in the first place

but I understand if you can't appreciate subtleties in tone, inverted improv dynamics and are clinging to an unrealized expectation from when someone told you HH brought joy into their life and for a brief moment hope sprang internal. do not despair, I suggest you try being a little less critical, a lot more open to whimsy and you just might discover that the best parts of HH aren't always the words

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 01:15 PM

LTL,

No worries. It took me a while to get the jokes as well. When Sean snickers or when Hayes laughs loudly, THOSE are the joke parts. I'll rewind and listen to them again so I can laugh with the boys. I recommend listening to the first Matt Gourley ep. They cover the basics of comedy there and it's a good gateway into the boys style. They establish that comedy is about being brave and the boys are VERY brave so therefore it's comedy.

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 09:03 AM

What a guest this week. I can't believe they managed to get Brett

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 02:20 PM

I think we're onto something here. Everyone start posting their senior pics. I'll have to pay Getty images for mine, but I'll be right back.

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 02:51 PM

Well judging by some of the discussion going on this week this may not be a Popular Opinion, but: this ep was lovely and nice and funny and I really liked Jessica Chaffin. Ban me if you have to, Dalton, but this is one story I'm stickin' to like a diaper to pea soup.

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 01:51 AM

Chaffin really brought it, this was a great ep; Sean's TV terminology was so classic

Also i Get the show, and when listening, i love to think of myself enjoying it

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 08:05 AM

tom pays homage to HAIM SLIDES at the end of this week's best show. worth a listen.
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Posted 30 September 2017 - 11:04 AM

View PostCiscoKid, on 25 September 2017 - 11:45 PM, said:

Suck it chanson


No thank you, and can we please have someone else suck it for a while, or make up a rotation so I'm not stuck doing all the sucking. That way we can slowly phase it out altogether and make this forum suck-free by 2020.

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 06:35 AM

sit down in the shade and watch the bay go dye, all the colors of the rainbow sky

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 08:44 PM

Finally, I managed to be the first person to comment on a brand new HH episode.

Here's the description:

After last week's blockbuster extravaganza, I am SHOCKED to see the boys raise the bar so high that their bed post notches have reached well into culture's symbolic father's attic where we can hear grandad's ghost make everyone feel weird.

Pretty grossed out about the description to be honest, but I'm just so happy to have another episode.
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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:24 PM

First