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    Weekend at Bernie's 2 (1993)

    The fact someone even had the balls to pitch the idea of this movie is amazing enough but the fact it actually got made blows my mind every time I think about it. The plot revolves around a witch doctor who raises Bernie from the dead right after the first movie finishes for reasons that can only be described as hazy. Instead of just pretending he's dead, this time Bernie dances whenever music is played around him which is some fresh story telling I think we can all get behind.
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    Cyberthug?

    When Earwolf first launched, Cyberthug radio was briefly featured as one of the podcasts before being removed a few weeks after launch. Anyone know the story behind what happened? I was listening to the Cyberthug takeovers of CBB in the archives and now I'm kinda bummed the show never continued.
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    Ideas for new Earwolf podcasts!

    I think it'd be pretty cool if Earwolf did their first live streaming show around the Super Bowl and have the Sklars host some sort of comedy pregame show. Have fans call in with Skype or have some sort of chat going where there can be some audience involvement and bring in some of the comedians that are more knowledgeable on sports. I loved Besser guest hosting their show and I think bringing the guys from Bear Down in as guests would be a no brainer. Maybe see if someone like Norm MacDonald would be interested or see if Harris can talk his boss Michael Schur at Parks and Rec to come on as he did run one of the greatest sports blogs of all time, Fire Joe Morgan. Matt Mira from Nerdist would also probably be a good guy to get. I know Jeff was talking about how a live streaming show was something Earwolf wanted to try down the road on the Wolf's Den this week and I think something like this would be a great way to get their feet wet with it without committing to an entire live series. After it's done, a recording of it could be sold as a bonus episode or released as an Earwolf Presents. Even if the live thing can't come together (reliably streaming live audio is a different animal than just hosting podcasts in the bandwidth department and I'm not sure if the site is equipped to handle something like that yet) I think the show would definitely be a good fit for the 'Earwolf Presents' label.
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    Guests you want to see on Sklarbro Country

    What about getting Michael Schur (aka Ken Tremendous) of Parks and Rec/ FireJoeMorgan fame?
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    Episode 10.2 — The Final Challenge: Day 2

    I try to avoid the forums for this show to avoid the inevitable drama follows reality programming but I've been listening since the first week and while it's been shaky at times, the concept is too intriguing and I became way too invested in the outcome of it to not want to see a second season. That said, I'd make a lot of format changes starting with: 1. Scrap having the podcasts compete remotely. Instead of recording week by week over the course of a few months, schedule the Challenge for a week or two of daily recording in the Earwolf studios and have the contestants come to LA if they want to compete. Now, I know it's not fair to podcasts located in other parts of the country but lets face it, plenty of talented unknown comedians move west chasing the kind of exposure an Earwolf podcast is going to bring them already; if they're really serious about establishing a show and building a name for themselves, finding a way to spend a week in LA to record is something worth doing. What makes for a good competition reality show is watching the contestants develop and you lose a lot of that with people calling in over Skype. The interactions between the judges and the contestants feels very detached and comes off more like a teacher grading homework than it should. I don't think Matt would have had near as much trouble conveying exactly what he wanted out of the different shows in the coaching sessions had he been there during the creative process. 2. Give people more than 5 minutes to showcase themselves. The hardest part about listening to the early episodes is a lot of shows are giving very little content and it makes it next to impossible to really get a feel for them. I'd cut down the amount of shows in the contest to 6 and give each show more time to showcase what they do. For first two episodes, split the shows into two groups of 3 and have them do 15 minute 'mini-sodes' right off the bat with an elimination from each group right off the bat. After you're down to four, largely maintain the current format only this time when you give challenges, have each podcast record an entire episode. For the judging episodes, have the teams take out the best 10 minute segment for the guest judges to hear but make the full episodes available for download, perhaps as 'bonus content' for a buck or two. The passion generally displayed on these forums says something about the audience of the show and I'm willing to bet if people are emotionally invested enough in the show to start flame wars, they'd gladly cough up a buck or two each week to hear their favorite show. You could split the profits from the bonus shows between the contestants who recorded them and engineer Frank and help make the work everyone puts in to make the show great worthwhile and as long as the whole contest was recorded ahead of time before airing, no one could accuse you of just picking the show making the most money in bonus episodes purchased. No matter what the format for Season 2 ends up being, I hope it happens and I'm already bummed I won't have a new episode to listen to next Monday. I really hope Dum Dum Club pulls out the win, they've not only been my favorite in the contest, but one of my favorite podcasts period.
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    Episode 10.2 — The Final Challenge: Day 2

    I try to avoid the forums for this show to avoid the inevitable drama follows reality programming but I've been listening since the first week and while it's been shaky at times, the concept is too intriguing and I became way too invested in the outcome of it to not want to see a second season. That said, I'd make a lot of format changes starting with: 1. Scrap having the podcasts compete remotely. Instead of recording week by week over the course of a few months, schedule the Challenge for a week or two of daily recording in the Earwolf studios and have the contestants come to LA if they want to compete. Now, I know it's not fair to podcasts located in other parts of the country but lets face it, plenty of talented unknown comedians move west chasing the kind of exposure an Earwolf podcast is going to bring them already; if they're really serious about establishing a show and building a name for themselves, finding a way to spend a week in LA to record is something worth doing. What makes for a good competition reality show is watching the contestants develop and you lose a lot of that with people calling in over Skype. The interactions between the judges and the contestants feels very detached and comes off more like a teacher grading homework than it should. I don't think Matt would have had near as much trouble conveying exactly what he wanted out of the different shows in the coaching sessions had he been there during the creative process. 2. Give people more than 5 minutes to showcase themselves. The hardest part about listening to the early episodes is a lot of shows are giving very little content and it makes it next to impossible to really get a feel for them. I'd cut down the amount of shows in the contest to 6 and give each show more time to showcase what they do. For first two episodes, split the shows into two groups of 3 and have them do 15 minute 'mini-sodes' right off the bat with an elimination from each group right off the bat. After you're down to four, largely maintain the current format only this time when you give challenges, have each podcast record an entire episode. For the judging episodes, have the teams take out the best 10 minute segment for the guest judges to hear but make the full episodes available for download, perhaps as 'bonus content' for a buck or two. The passion generally displayed on these forums says something about the audience of the show and I'm willing to bet if people are emotionally invested enough in the show to start flame wars, they'd gladly cough up a buck or two each week to hear their favorite show. You could split the profits from the bonus shows between the contestants who recorded them and engineer Frank and help make the work everyone puts in to make the show great worthwhile and as long as the whole contest was recorded ahead of time before airing, no one could accuse you of just picking the show making the most money in bonus episodes purchased. No matter what the format for Season 2 ends up being, I hope it happens and I'm already bummed I won't have a new episode to listen to next Monday. I really hope Dum Dum Club pulls out the win, they've not only been my favorite in the contest, but one of my favorite podcasts period.
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    Guests you want to see on Sklarbro Country

    Norm MacDonald
  8. Anyone else notice that Pat Beroletti has 'HENDERSON!' written on his headband during the hot dog eating contest right now?
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    Henderson?

    Looks like I'm the first one to stumble into the forums. Anyone else here? Henderson?
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    Henderson?

    HENDERSONS! [attachment=622,31]
  11. I don't know how I missed it the first time, but in the sketch fest episode, one of the emails is from the #2 ranked competitive eater in the world, Patrick Bertoletti. (He actually should be ranked third but Major League Eating still hasn't kissed and made up with Kobayashi after last years hot dog eating contest arrest so he's not on it...) I can't be the only one to see the enormous potential of having such a icon in the world of sports as a Skaboro Country citizen. I'm not just talking potential future guest here but the first citizen of our great nation to represent us at the most prestigious and glorious sporting event of all, the 4th of July Nathan's Hot Dog eating contest. If you look at Bertoletti's numbers the past few years, he's not that far of Chestnut's hot dog pace and he's beaten him in other events. Who knows? Maybe he'll lead this great nation to a "Miracle on Ice' type moment this July 4th, only instead of ice, it's a pile of regurgitated hot dogs.
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    Henderson?

    HENDERSON!!!
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