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    Episode 74 — New Beginning

    I sincerely hope someone has an urn nearby if Dag ever falls in battle. This was really exciting to see this morning and so far it's off to a great start. I think my favorite line of the episode was Ken's background "Lid...?" when the character was introduced.
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    Episode 73 — Space Ship Attack

    Best wishes and thanks for all of the work you put into this, Sark! And congratulations to everyone involved on the end of such an entertaining campaign. I really do hope Sark can take a little time out to tell us what he envisioned when this whole thing started. There must have been so many "What the fuck are they doing to my campaign?" moments that called for insane, impromptu overhauls. If we do move on with new characters, I hope Mildred, Bart, Blackie, and Damien are just kind of paused, on hold for Sark's DM return. Otherwise, I think we'd all love a little epilogues for each character, detailing further adventures, retirements, marriages to Trondor, and the like. Such a great show, much appreciated. I know Blaine's gonna be an awesome DM with really cool ideas.
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    Episode 66 — A New Awakening

    Can't wait for Damien to start Squeaking... Squeaking for Vengeance!
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    Episode 274 — Oh, Golly!

    Wow, yeah that ending was completely unexpected. This might be getting too much into how the bread was made, but I really want to know if Andy had an idea for Gil and Golly before the episode then had to completely throw it out the window. Like was Golly supposed to be an actual ventriloquist dummy until he was deemed to be a box from the garbage? Had Andy already envisioned him as a source of evil more powerful than Satan himself? One of the great things about Andy's appearances is when the others try to trip him up and he has to do incredible gymnastics to make his characters' stories work out, but it felt like the relationships of past characters were thrust upon him. I'm sure this isn't a popular opinion, but I kinda hope this wasn't canon for all of the characters involved. I was really interested to hear where it was going before all of the callbacks drove the story and I get the feeling that might always be the case now if Andy wants to bring out a new insane character. Or maybe it was his idea to connect everything all along. Or maybe I'm a psycho for analyzing this so much. Regardless, I think the good vs evil (with mostly evil people on both sides) fight is going to be a fun set up and I'm always glad to see Jason and/or Andy as guests.
  5. I checked the comments just to see if anybody else had something to say about the "woo" lady and YIKES! I'm glad it wasn't just me. At least her crowd behavior was better than Sha Na Na's, when they stabbed that guy at Altamont. PS, I really wish I could have been at that live show for the return of "What's Up Hot Dog?" and a doo-wop sting response. I seriously might have teared up... that's insane, right? Always glad to hear Paul and Andy on here.
  6. Man alive, this was great. Everybody was on fire from the get-go. I completely forgot that Dr. Levine had latent psychic powers until her book plug at the end, and they never got around to exploring that. And yeah, that song was incredible. And I know Neil wasn't copying New No-Nos, but when his Congressman was giving his rules the Real Time theme song was playing in my head.
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    Episode 211 — April Fools!

    Great to hear the new season's about to start so I can see some new episodes, but I've gotta admit I'm more excited that this means Jon Hamm will be making the podcast circuit to promote it. I said it before on the old Comments boards and I'll say it again - as much as I enjoy him as an actor, I wish Jon would focus more on his career as a podcast guest. El Chupacabro character seemed like a complete accident, not at all planned, but it was so great I'm glad they stuck with it for the rest of the episode. It was gnawing at me that no one gave the punchline to the "mama was the town bike" set up until we learned that their mother was, in fact, a very beautiful bicycle.
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    Episode 15 — As The Dust Settles

    Thanks, that makes complete sense. I wasn't sure what powers had been chosen... they may have listed them all off in an early episode that I haven't relistened to. She's mentioned marking and another strike that provides cover but I don't know what types of powers/actions those are. And, honestly, it's not keeping me up at night, I just wasn't sure if everyone knew what they had at their disposal.
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    Episode 15 — As The Dust Settles

    Not sure if this has been brought up elsewhere - in 4th Ed. with the At-Will Powers, would anyone ever choose to just do a basic attack on their turn? On the show they might just do it to speed things up, say "Okay I'm just gonna take a swing at this guy" but it seems like any At-Will Power would have some beneficial effect and can just be done over and over. So in case that's another thing the group hasn't gotten used to, it may lead to some more destruction. Blackie definitely has it down with the Eldritich Blasts. I could just be wrong about powers... I only started this around the time this show started.
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    Episode 204 — The Pepper Men

    Wow, when Scott beat boxes he sounds exactly like Will Ferrell!
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    Episode 201 — End Scene

    The "R.I.P." after Jon mentioned Scott's left eye was one of the all-time best under-the-breath asides.
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    Episode 11 — The Battle Continues

    I think Bartho Shett's new laugh might be my favorite development so far. And it's weird that people thought they were having less fun because of the rules...? The vibe I got was more upbeat in this episode from the start, maybe because it was much more active and not just doomed people listlessly wandering in a strange landscape after taking 50 wrong turns. I really can't wait for Sark's reveal at the end of how he envisioned the campaign unfolding. It's great to learn more and more about D&D. Having had no idea that someone with a dead character can re-enter later with a new one, I just assumed there were two outcomes - everyone dies or the DM basically says "Huzzah, you win! Here's some EXP." But please, PLEASE let Gerry's new character's entry be a complete surprise. No spoiler pictures, no spoiler episode descriptions. That will blow everybody away.
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    Episode 114 — Surfing Rainbows

    I didn't have a problem with this episode. As Kulap has said in many introductions, the charts are an excuse to get to know the guests. Well, Steve-O talked so much that the charts took a backseat - does anyone really feel ripped off that they didn't get to hear more opinions on some songs? - but we got to know a lot about where he's at these days. And why would anybody think Steve-O knew what this podcast was supposed to be before he showed up? I get that it was abrasive, and his voice was difficult to listen to, but that garnered more sympathy from me than animosity. He just sounded like someone going through a manic episode, not somebody with an agenda or trying too hard to be funny. Jackass and Wildboyz were big enough for me that I was genuinely bummed when it was obvious he was on a downward spiral in that fake gangsta rap era, so I'm actually happy for the guy that he's found ways of enjoying life in non-self-destructive ways. It seems hypocrisy has been a major bone of contention in these comments but he admitted his hypocrisy, feels regret and wants to make things right. It's nice to hear how self aware he his, how deep thinking he is (though I can't get on board with some of the more out there stances)... like at least he knew that, say, the rainbow thing sounded far fetched. There are a few very loud regular guests who I have to skip when I see they're on, even though I love Howard & Kulap and do enjoy the format of the show. This episode doesn't annoy me the way those do, and when they happen - guess what, I just keep my mouth shut because this is a weird place for negativity. (Did I just passive-aggressively contradict myself?) Wait, why did I just write a novel about this episode? I guess just a weird need to defend it, but it doesn't seem likely that Steve-O would be a returning guest no matter how the episode went.
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    Episode 199 — Garry Unmarried

    I'd like to think the "Go fuck yourself" line in Garry's new Plugs theme is an homage to Dave Shumka's style of podcast-segment-theme-song authorship... it may have been, unconsciously. Of course this episode was great, Gillian and Paul are consistently two of the funniest guests ever.
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    Episode 198 — Aren't You Glad

    This was a lot of fun. Ron was awesome and legitimately funny. I'm just gonna have to chalk that up to being Canadian. It was mentioned a few posts ago but the Sergei Federov mention was great... I don't think any discussions about Detroiticity are complete without a RoboCop mention, though.
  16. This has gotta be my favorite appearance by Huell or by James Adomian. Before Comedy Death Ray, I had only known of Huell Howser through Adam Carolla's rants on Loveline, then I guess a brief Simpsons character based on him, but I got pretty sad when I read that he died a couple weeks ago. Naturally, (unfortunately?) my thoughts went to "So how is this going to affect future Adomian episodes of CBB?" When I saw the title of this episode I actually got nervous - like maybe it was recorded before he died or there would be some other awkwardness. Nope, this was great, especially when he abruptly lashed out out at Jeff Garlin for simply not having seen California's Gold. But now I'm kind of sad again.
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    Episode 7 — Follow the Whispers

    So now that the cat's out of the bag on these comments and I won't be spoiling anything - the purpose of the hooks was actually to kill him and not capture him? He was being dragged down to the other... half-sphere?... just because he'd die on the way? I guess I assumed he'd be dragged into it and survive the way Mildred did. To be honest, I couldn't really picture what the vessel was, though, so maybe it only had room for one person... and maybe if he had rolled high enough skill checks or used his second action he could have made it in there for safety? I guess I'm just confused as to why it felt like it was a given that he was going to die before there was much discussion. He still had 5 HP, right?
  18. Good Lord, this was one of the funniest things ever created. Just comedic genius from everyone involved. There are so many hilarious points that it wouldn't make sense to start pointing out individual facets of this insane story.
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    Episode 190 — You Know What I Mean?

    Everyone take a second to remember exactly where you were the first time you heard "Woof WOOF!" before it sweeps the nation. We were in on the ground floor.
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    Episode 2 — Roll For Your Fate

    Without spoiling anything, the end is hilarious/insane. I hope there are a lot more "That was the right call, right?" moments in the story.
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    Episode 1 — Let the Game Begin!

    Extremely recently a friend and I decided we ought to give D&D a try and this is exactly what I needed to hear now. Really fun podcast, Brian is hilarious, the logo and music are awesome, and I'm sooo looking forward to hearing the next part of the story. I think I pictured a D&D game as 90% dice rolling, 10% story so hearing this makes me look forward to giving it a try even more. Could've done without 5 minutes of feces chat, and I'm kinda hoping Blackie Green rolls some critical failures, but I could listen to this for hours.
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    Episode 23 — The Lone Ranger

    It sounded to me like he just wasn't talking about the right character - like maybe he thought the discussion was about the Green Hornet with his sidekick Kato, since there is a direct relationship between Lone Ranger & Tonto and Green Hornet & Kato. This was kind of a confusing week for this podcast in general... but I still enjoy it!
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    Episode 22 — Police Officers

    I hope in Friday's episode we finally learn whether or not Jay Kang always uses the "Caspian" in his name!
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    Episode 181 — Happy Endings

    The Closing Up the Plug Bag theme might be my favorite music on CBB. I like the idea that more and more may be added to it over time, but can't help but feel disappointed that the amazing "wickawickawickawaaah" in the background is being drowned out. It will always exist in the past episodes so I can't complain.
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    Episode 97 — Funchbob Coolpants

    This is the second week in a row that Kulap has launched into the first chart and it surprised me... like "Oh, yeah, this podcast counts down charts!" The opening conversations have been so much fun to listen to that I completely forget about the regular structure.