It's crazy how taste can differ so much. I'm a fan of the show, and Andrew up there said the last Brody ep was his favorite.. he's clearly a fan of the show as well, and yet we couldn't be further apart in opinion.
I will say in all fairness, this episode was waaay better than his last appearance (my absolute least favorite), but when guests are kind of overbearing like Brody, Andy Kindler, couple others.. I just find myself really struggling to even get through. My favorite parts are typically Howard related. The weird questions he asks, and the summations. Just love it. Whenever there is a guest like this, it kind of overpowers the general vibe of the episode and turns it into something that is unfamiliar and less funny. While it might be funny to some people surely, it's not my cup of tea ya know?
So anyway, with no offense meant to Brody I have to cast my vote for the never have him back again side (along with Kindler, please god). I could list an insane amount of favorite guests, there have been some real comic geniuses passing through the Who Charted? halls. So many great people that it makes me wonder how certain folks get to come back so often. I think they are probably personal friends in normal life, or just readily available for recording. So I hate to even say this and offend but..
Either way, this is getting too long..
In summation! You catch that? My point is, I love the show. It's literally my favorite podcast or I wouldn't speak up about it at all, but guests like this just distract so much, and it does surprise me that opinions differ so much. I realize we can't have Sarah Silverman every week, but it seems like the guest really decides whether or not the ep will fall into greatest hits or safe-to-pass-on, and I just have to opt for the former. A solid 9/10th of these things are awesome, and the few others are hardly listenable.. with no fault to Howard, Kulap, or the wonderful sound guy and producers etc. I'll come back every week, I'll just occasionally be bummed out when I see a certain few guests' pictures smiling at me from the home page, as if to say, better luck next week!
Anyway, don't hate me cause I'm beautiful. One mans opinion.