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    Episode 453 - Unblocked and Unlocked

    gotcha, yeah. that makes complete sense. i forgot that we still have enough time in octy-doggy for a halloween ep to happen, even while, as far as I know, previous halloween eps have come a few days before.
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    Episode 453 - Unblocked and Unlocked

    also, does this mean no halloween-themed episode or what? i could've done with another visit to suicide house or with some of the other halloweeny characters from previous years
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    Episode 452 - Pow! Pow! Power Wheels!

    I love Claudia. she is so funny & creative, seemingly effortlessly. the other time(s) Beth was on, i kinda hated that character. the whole "pow pow power wheels" thing really grates me, like nails on a chalkboard. i felt this appearance was much better, partly because of how impressed i was at Jessica McKenna's raps, but i still hate the pow pow power wheels thing. warming up to the character and certainly to Jessica, but right now for me they're nowhere near cbb allstar status, & not close to neil cambell like previously compared in this thread, although i don't like some of his characters either.
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    Episode 453 - Unblocked and Unlocked

    this might have even been addressed in the episode or something, but when i listened on soundcloud earlier, Dicker Troy's voice had some weird recording feedback or something, giving it some kind of robotic tone. was that on purpose and i missed it or was it a mic/recording error?
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    Episode 441 - Your Cousin Marvin

    i basically agree [with the whole post, but snipped it to save space on the page]. they are such bros to each other that sometimes they behave like they're the only two in the room. that they spiral out of control on these nonsensical, deliberate mishearings of each other and whatnot so regularly really bugs me and it's really disruptive, and, like you say, not nice to the guest who was trying to bring something particular to the table. i love scott, but i'm pretty lukewarm on zouks. i know that's unpopular here, but their screwing around together is not a very appealing part of this show to me. i like this Marvin Phelps character, and he could be really good if he is allowed to be. keep it up, Carl Tart.
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    maybe it's just me, but for me... this was the funniest thing in the episode. laughed my ass off at this. thank you.
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    Episode 449 - Nasty Lyrics

    the episode was OK, but to be honest i lost it once the opening the plugs bag theme started. fucking hilarious to me. well done, joshua C. green
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    Episode 429 - Almost Mandatory

    that's one of my favorite Scott phrases.
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    Episode 429 - Almost Mandatory

    True. Role reversal on that one. I do think this sort of thing is a big part of their banter though. But I don't know why I'm singling him out - it is probably something a lot of guests do. I mean, countless premises are set up by someone saying something, and it slightly sounding like something else, so another person runs with that and repeats it back. PFT does it a lot too. Lapkus as well. Jason ain't the only one. I've listened to a couple more episodes with Zoinks in 'em, and while they didn't necessarily boost my estimation of him much, I did learn that he and Scott have known each other since they were kids and were in a tv show together as children. Er, I think that was true... maybe it was a bit... i can't remember! anyway yeah they clearly know each other well. I just... I don't know. The charm of Jason Mantzoukas just hasn't really struck me yet.
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    Episode 429 - Almost Mandatory

    You are right, I do respect the power & reach of HNM. It has shown up in a lot of usual places, uttered by some famous and unexpected people. It is fixed in the CBB lore. I don't think it's funny by itself, but using it as a reference to CBB or as a little nod-of-the-head is funny. I'm not sure I could think of another CBB one-liner that seems to be so universally well known among CBB listeners. About Zouks: he's fine, and his name on an episode would never steer me away or anything like that, but right now I just don't think I 'get' him. He's less in-character than most guests, I guess, and I'm not really into just listening to him berate scott and break down scott's bad jokes for 90 minutes. 'Banter' might be a good word for it. Just not really into listening to him banter. I enjoy it more when they're in character and embrace the silliness.
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    Episode 429 - Almost Mandatory

    Tommy MiddleDee is so funny. so quick and creative. and he likes weezer (posted some videos of them on instagram if i recall correctly). hopefully just old weezer. new weezer is 99% not good. i think if I won the opportunity to be on the pod and have scott invite my favorite guests like that one guy did for donating to kulap's movie, i'd currently pick Tommy MiddleDee, Lauren Lapkus, Neil Campbell as the Time Keeper, and Jon Gabrus as Gino. I guess we already get that group with somewhat regularity minus Middleditch, but still. That's the group that makes me laugh the most. There are a lot of others I'd enjoy too like Horatio Sanz, Mike Hanford as John Lennon, PFT, Nick Kroll, Claudia O'doherty, and on and on and on, but I can't pick 'em all. One guy I don't really get, and I know I'm in the tiny minority on this, is Mantzoukas. His main thing seems to be hearing scott wrong, and repeating back what he heard wrong. This might as well be heresy around here but the whole "heynong man" thing never really struck me as very funny either. I've heard a handful of his episodes, but maybe I still need to hear more to come around to him.
  12. enjoyed hearing this on the pod, dizzykizzy.
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    Episode 406 - Kid Detectives II

    This episode was really funny. I hadn't heard the first Kid Detectives so I went back and listened to that after, and then this one again. These are really good characters with some really funny qualities and I look forward to any and all additions to this series.
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    Episode 404 - The Timeys Leap Year Celebration

    I am not at all familiar with any of the people who played the Timeys, so using a group term in that sentence (describing all guests but Neil/Max) made sense to me. Sorry that I'm not toeing the line, but this was far below the standard of any Maxwell Keeper episode and it was clear they didn't have a handle on their characters the way Neil does on his. The richness of character and humor that Neil/Max delivers was diluted by having to share mic time with people who didn't get it the way he gets it. Maybe I *will* only come around when I'm disappointed with stuff. Maybe that's why I've never done so til now. When things are good I don't have to talk about it, I just enjoy it. They (CBB) don't owe me anything, but I'm allowed to dislike an episode from time to time, and I'm allowed to express disappointment about it. I liked your plugs theme, though.
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    Episode 404 - The Timeys Leap Year Celebration

    Please excuse that my first post is a negative one, but I'm really really sad to say that this episode was a huge, huge disappointment. I was so looking forward to the silliness that could have been Max recapping his wild Tallahassee Bacchanal but this just fell so flat. The Timeys were mostly not funny (except maybe the Time Master in bits) and didn't capture the essence of Neil's character and reflect it onto their own. The less we hear from these folks and the more it's just Neil/Max, the better. He is extremely funny and the rest of these people can't keep up with him.