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  1. From Paramount Theatre:

    Writer/actors June Diane Raphael (Grace & Frankie) and Jason Mantzoukas (The League) present a special back-to-back script reading of two never-aired pilots (The Housewives, co-written by Raphael & Casey Wilson; and buddy-cop comedy Off Duty, written by Mantzoukas) with a little help from some special guests and familiar faces. Followed by a Q&A led by - who else? - special moderator Paul Scheer, as we collectively wonder: how in all-that-is-good-and-holy did these NOT get made?

    Ticket information here.

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  2. Is this it? Like, they said this, or you're just making an assumption?

    I got the code from the episode description of the Drew Tarver ep.




    Until Sean and Hayes change their promo codes to daboyz, it is safe to assume that active Hollywood Handbook promo codes are going to be some form of the show's name. When I signed up for Stitcher Premium, I didn't want to go through ep descriptions to look for a promo code so I guessed. Took 3 tries. I think it was "handbook".

  3. Good morning fellow HH bro...ccoli.


    I was so hoping that HH would be on this week's Podmass, and it is! Hopefully the 1-3 punch of Paul F. Tompkins, Podmass and Rebecca Bulnes' glowing and enthusiastic review will bring in more listeners.


    On the latest CBB ep,, Scott described Kevin's photo-taking as creepy. They also played Would You Rather?, so no leftovers for the ants. Love the detail of the boys not letting Kevin listen to podcasts about "creepy murders" because they give Kevin nightmares.


    More avian-based comedy from Sean in Harry's ad. I'm glad to see the return of Santaman and his new broletariat, Howie.


    Surprised to see that they posted pics of Calling Anderson, an illegal immigrant who stowed away underneath Queen Elizabeth's skirts, who is a Lies of Locke Lamora type king of pickpockets, and who hates music.


    Engineer Cody, like Ivanka Trump, is



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  4. I'm so glad to see the influx of new peeps at the HH forum.


    Dalton's member title is Forum Boy. He gets it.


    This ep. is masterful. I don't know much about improv, but if the boys breaking the rule by touching their tongues to the mic has taught me anything, it's that rules can be broken if u r good. You have to be very good at improv to do bad improv. Like, you have to be v. skillful to work with "no, uh...".


    Other random thoughts:


    - Sean: We're not allowed to have music on the show anymore anyway.

    Paul: I heard.


    I know Paul is an advocate of HH. It's still nice to hear first hand that he listens to the show.


    - Sean seems drawn to bird humor. There is Sean's owl--which knocked on a door and spoke--in this episode and in previous eps we have:


    1. Condor stealing peaches

    2. Hayes being stuck in a tree and fighting with a bird

    3. Owl in a Howl ad

    4. Sean teaching birds to steal


    - Cody wants agency in his relationship with the boys.


    I don't blame Bosch for being slightly aroused

    So that handsome boy belongs to Sean. I thought he couldn't be Paul's, since he's not 3 corgwn. Also, Sean and Bosch have the same smile.



    From Variety, "'Hollywood Movie Night With Karlie Kloss,' will feature Kloss and her friends offering commentary as they watch movies. The show is executive produced by Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner of Hazy Mills Productions ..." For a second there I thought Sean and Hayes' Hollywood Handbook alter egos have taken over the host bodies and are producing a show about supermodels watching Hollywood movies at night.

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    Ok hear me out. Is it possible that Hayes and Carrie got married during the Doughboys episode?


    Would explain a lot of the points you brought up:

    - Hayes switching terminology mid-episode

    - NEw York Times doesn't report the marriage because humaburger podcast already has a leg up on them. Such a prestigious publication would never admit to reporting a hollywood elite marriage SECOND

    - Doughboys studio smell like onion rings so it reminded Hayes of WEDDING rings, got him thinking about settling down so hard he didn't even wait until the end of the episode

    - Nick Wiger constantly bringing up his lovely wife Natalie fuels the rivalry between the two podcasts so Hayes feels he needs to get married simply to one up the D'ohBoys, half of whom arent even married

    I am convinced. Your argument is airtight.


    ETA: Speaking of Hollywood Elite Marriages, and court cases, Sean's bride is a beautiful lawyer, so this makes Sean the George Clooney of comedy

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  6. Re: Carrie-Anne Moss putting a ring on Hayes. Let's talk about this. There's no better time than Valentine's Day to pry into the private lives of entertainers. At the start of the Do Ugh Boys (TM Eggs) podcast, Hayes referred to his significant other as girlfriend, and by the end of the show "my girlfriend" had become "my wife". So I think Carrie-Ann Moss is now Carrie-Ann Moss-Davenport. But I can't find any mention of their nuptials in the New York Times. I had thought that if u r white upper middle class, you have to have one of those cringeworthy and unintentionally hilarious wedding announcements in the NYT, or else ur marriage won't be recogized in the eyes of god and law.


    So glad that our clean boys gave us advice on taking a shower. I've tried many things for my dry hair: cold water, hair masques, argan oil etc. But it seems like the the one thing that's missing from my shower routine is a sawed-off shotgun. This is the kind of insider beauty tip you can't get from basic how-to-shower vdeos like this one:


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  7. Hayes and Sean blew me away with their creativity. They took the lemon of the hosts not being in the same city and turned it into Cloverfield. It's not enough to just come up with a fantastic concept, you have to have the skills to deliver a coherent story. The boys did it by tying Wendigabrus to previous episodes and the various participants' characters. It's believable that Wengert will try to out Gabrus Gabrus. We know from the Brandon Content episode that Wengert gets too into stuff. It makes sense that Hayes is the one chasing the Wengert-turned-berserker since Sean is scared of monsters.


    The best horror stories are not just about monsters. They are about people, their relationships with each other, and their hopes and aspirations. And sure enough, in this ep. we learn that Gabrus is not as working-class as he presents himself ("Hayes Davenport is dealing out who's fucking blue-collar and who's not?!"), that communications-wise, the relationship between Sean and Hayes is unbalanced, and that nobody is content with the current state of their careers and they are hustling, but not to the point where they view people like an opportunistic Terminator.


    Speaking of horror, the D.A.N.A plot in the ziprecruiter ad is unsettling, like a Bradbury story. The boys should write a horror movie.

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  8. So you don't like Nick and Jess? But I thought that's what they're setting up as the big payoff

    Siiigh, yeah. The creator has professed her love of Jess/Nick so that isn't going away. I generally don't find heterosexual romantic stories interesting, and Jess and Nick's vibe to me has always read as sibling-like, so their coupledom is also vaguely, unpleasantly, incestuous to me.


    I thought it was already there? I stopped watching after they switched out Mr Wayans even though I do like Mr Morris. Although I did watch one more episode for what might have been the most disappointing crossover ever with Brooklyn 99.

    Winston has been on fire lately.


    I actually like Amy and Jake and Rosa and Adrian Pimento. I think it helps that the show doesn't put a lot of focus on romance. I also hope that Eleanor and Chidi gets together on The God Place. They would make a hot couple. Or even better, Eleanor and Tahani and Chidi.

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  9. I hate to be that guy but it's actually "foo-re-ka-kay" (in IPA it's basically the same furikakeɪ)

    As someone who lives in Japan this has been driving crazy over the past month with no podcast host being able to say it right.

    I have taken 3 years of college Japanese--where oral exams are part of the curriculum--taught by native Japanese speakers, and except for 2 'B's, have gotten all 'A's. Obviously, that is no comparison to someone who has lived in Japan for years, but I'm also not someone who taught myself Japanese so I can read scanned untranslated manga online. Since Paul has trouble even pronouncing "Louise", an attempt at correctly pronouncing "fu" would probably kill him. So I just transcribed what I think sounds the closest to the correct pronunciation.


    Here's a native Japanese speaker saying furikake a bunch of times.




    For the curious, here's a

    that teachers you how to say "fu", and here's
    with native Japanese speakers saying "ri".


    PS. I know I sound crazy defensive, but I'm really not. Cam Bert is a good tamago, and I don't mind his corrections.

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  10. (hey Cisco don't you bet Auden is like so high right now probly doing crazy equations and sh*t?)

    I'm eating a Dove bar and re-watching a "New Girl" ep (ugh, I hate Jess and Nick together) because I can't find a horror movie to watch because I've pretty much seen all the horror movies worth watching. Do I have studying I need to do? Oh yeah. But that's Tomorrow Auden's big problem.

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