Episode 5 — Obscure MTV Moments
Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:05 PM
Posted 09 October 2012 - 07:51 AM
I grew up on 90s mtv, wow I forgot how different it was. Never saw Liz's show but I might have to go watch it now because the only thing that would make me want to turn on mtv right now is funny attractive women.
"My name is Bruce. I fuck with viruses. I pull potatahs from the earth with my bare man hands. My beanie and five o clock shadow make me look like a longshoreman. And I can chill harder than a motherfucker."
Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:08 AM
I feel so old hearing her say she watched Hostel 2 at 15.
By the way, why does that guy keep posting about the Iron Sky movie every week? Starting to get a little creepy.
Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:56 AM
Julie Brown was hilarious. My family didn't get cable until 1994, but I have great middle-school memories of watching her in "The Edge" in '91-'92. She did a great bimbo, as seen in her Guns N Roses groupies bits she did with a pre-Friends Jennifer Aniston.
Great show Jake. This has already joined Comedy Bang Bang and How DId This Get Made in my top 5 podcasts.
Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:36 PM
I think he's actually Scott Jeffries.
This has quickly become one of my favorite podcasts as well. It seems sort of remarkable that someone could still come up with a podcast format that feels totally fresh, but I think Jake has done it. This episode was a great mix of clips and an interview/discussion with the guest blended together. I've never seen Liz's show and didn't know anything about it, but she seems like a perfectly well-adjusted young woman despite what sounds like a very weird experience for someone in their formative years (both the format of the show and all the ancillary stuff that comes with it). Also, as someone who was totally fascinated with Wesley Willis, I think it's pretty awesome that Jake 1) had him on his MTV show, and 2) chose that clip to represent the show on here.
Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:01 PM
MTV was amazing to me. Everything felt adult; like a window a world I hadn't seen before. They were a hub of creativity with all of the MTV Station Idents and shorts. You'll never see that kind of situation on tv again. A cheap network looking for material wherever they could get it, and playing it on tv.
I ditched MTV pretty early in life because it just lost that feeling it once had. Videos became even more sparse, and it seemed like it became targeted to a demographic rather than a hodgepodge of cool stuff. I always hated Real World. TRL was garbage. And Woodstock '99? Excuse me while I vomit... They just went too commercial, which I get from a business standpoint.
I did happen to catch Liz's show one day around Thanksgiving a year or two ago. Not a huge fan, but it was enjoyable enough to make me wonder how it snuck onto the channel.
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:09 PM
Thank you for being so awesome on here. Liz has handled her MTV teen stuff with such grace. Way better than I did when I was her age! Glad you dug her as a guest!
Recording a new episode tomorrow with Eli Braden who is HILARIOUS and great. Fans of The Howard Stern Show will know him from his numerous song parodies about Robin's boobs. The topic for his episode is...
Posted 31 July 2013 - 09:58 PM
ANYWAY, this episode was a fun little trip back through time.