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Episode 34 — Eric the Paid Intern


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Posted 04 July 2012 - 11:01 PM

Eric the Paid Intern is leaving Earwolf to take a job in facial recognition software (because he's a genius) so here are some awesome Eric interviews and improv scenes that we've saved up from past episodes. Hear improv from Horatio Sanz, Adam Pally, Sean Conroy, Mookie Blaiklock, Danielle Schneider, and your other favorite improvisers.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 01:08 AM

I'm not a lady but surely the biggest obstacle stopping this fine young lad getting laid is not his haircut but rather him being afraid to interact with people who aren't homeless or crazy.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 02:26 AM

As a lady, I'm going to have to endorse Mart J's opinion. Though a good haircut never scuppered the getting laid process.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 04:06 AM

Did anyone else see Matt on 'Burning Love' on Monday? His interaction with TiTi was spectacular.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 05:02 AM

I thought that the antagonism of Eric was pretty entertaining to start out with, but his nonstop mopiness got a little grating, especially when compiled into one episode. A funny escapade into the farthest reaches of apathy, but in my opinion it is played out at this point.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 05:11 AM

I thought Eric's segments were always funny, mostly because he seemed so out of his element.

Is that really how he got that job? Im no programmer but I would totes move out to L.A. to be the punching bag for this improv show.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 07:07 AM

"I'm not bullying you.....RIGHT?!"

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 07:12 AM

godddddd, poor eric

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 07:35 AM

I guess I don't follow the forums enough to realize eric is an unpopular segment, but I thought I'd put it out there that I really enjoy them because of his and Matt's rapport.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 09:32 AM

View PostLukas Holmes, on 05 July 2012 - 07:07 AM, said:

"I'm not bullying you.....RIGHT?!"



That was awesome. Eric himself agreed (under duress) that he loves doing the man on the street interviews.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 09:41 AM

I also enjoyed the Eric/man on the street segments. The train wreck/bullying aspect was a great awkward segment for the show, and I liked all of the improv, because they typically got pretty ridiculous.

Eric is great as that bumbling 20-something mope character, it's hard to believe he's not Andy Daly or PFT faking us all out.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 09:46 AM

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 10:00 AM

Long live Eric the Paid(?) intern.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 10:07 AM

I enjoy Eric the Paid Intern's segments. Kind of hard to believe he's a real human being though.

Also I really liked the improv in the "choice or kick my ass" segment. Good stuff!

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 10:22 AM

View PostBen K, on 05 July 2012 - 10:07 AM, said:


Also I really liked the improv in the "choice or kick my ass" segment. Good stuff!


Double word. Horatio = (o)(o) sprinkles.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 11:10 AM

The man. The myth. The "intern"...
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Posted 05 July 2012 - 12:34 PM

I would listen to a podcast of just Eric being made fun of by Matt & Co. Truthfully though, the on the street interview stories don't produce as high quality of improv as the guest stories do. I would say ditch man on the street if you would bring it back with someone who isn't as entertaining as Eric. Maybe just start a segment called "Besser Berates" where you bring in an intern and poke fun for 5 or so minutes.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 01:11 PM

I have to admit I felt a little sorry for Eric the Paid Intern, but I was bent over laughing along at his headphone mishaps. This was a great feature to build an episode around.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 01:20 PM

That hair is a monstrosity.

Guests bafflement over Eric makes him a clear keeper, the man on the street is give or take though.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 01:41 PM

Yeah I would kill for this internship but I don't think Eric is doing too bad of a job. He's shy but his interactions with Matt are always funny.