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  1. DanEngler

    Episode 136 — Grand Poo-Ba

    Says the man whose userpic is the diddling duck from a PG movie.
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    Episode 229 — Two Thumbs & Not Much Else

    C'mon, man. The afro is a dead giveaway! It's Erykah Badu.
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    Episode 229 — Two Thumbs & Not Much Else

    "Would You Rather" is also a grand experiment in evolving a comedy bit over time. Consider the following permutations over the four-year history of the show: • Theme song plays while the guests regularly talk over it • Scott cuts off the theme song whenever he grows tired of it • Scott starts insisting that people shut the fuck up for the full duration of the WYR theme • Variations on "We all know how this is played, so…GO!" • Scott introduces a formal explanation (still beginning with "We all know how this is played…") that he reads verbatim each episode • Scott introduces the Would You Rather Pile (which is not a pile of Would You Rathers that Scott is going to use, like you would use wood from a woodpile) • Scott introduces the notion that the floor will close for questions and there will be no warning. He talked about his fondness for running gags in this AV Club interview from last year. (Search the page for "running gag".) It's not a product of being "precious" or lazy; it's a conscious decision to establish a pattern and then break that pattern in favor of a new one.
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    Omissions: "Demolition Man"

    How you are registering "omissions" for an episode that hasn't been released yet?
  5. Mr. Tomkpins' sartorial style often lends itself to being (and sometimes literally is) complemented by a straw boater. Whereas Mr. Ansari would pimp-slap anyone who dared utter the phrase "straw boater" in his presence, which explains the awkward tension during his CBB appearance with The Washington Monugents.
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    Episode 152.5 — Sklarbro County 57

    Guys, you aren't going to believe this, but I think Kenneth may have witnessed a bank robbery all the way back in 2011. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaMm9_gq1H0
  7. DanEngler

    Episode 65 — Howard the Duck: LIVE!

    With all this talk about Howard and sexy ducks, I keep mistaking this for an episode of Who Charted.
  8. Anna's "That's Nuts!" and the gang's subsequent reaction is definitely in the Top 10 Professor Blastoff Moments. (Counting down from 1…) Also: She has a crazy soothing NPR voice.
  9. Only if their neighbors are Eddie Pepitone's Margaret and Al. (The Bitter Buddha, available on iTunes and VOD now!)
  10. DanEngler

    GIFs... We got some...

    The leading consonant sound in "Graphics Interchange Format" is a hard G. How you gonna argue that its acronym starts with a "J" sound? (As to the presumed authority of GIF's inventor, Isaac Asimov spent a lifetime contemplating the profound implications of artificial life, yet still sounded ridiculous .)
  11. DanEngler

    Birdemic 2

    In what regard is it a "trap"? Chill.com is a service for selling video on-demand, and has notably been used by various comedians including Doug Benson and Maria Bamford.
  12. DanEngler

    Episode 176 — No Thanks, Clayton!

    I would simply like to reiterate my position from last year:
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    Episode 132.5 — 06/14/13 TWO CHARTED 71

    TRIGGER WARNING: Endorsement of shamen, energy alignment, spirit guides, and related snake oil.
  14. DanEngler

    Episode 224 — Live From Austin

    Poehler/Pally 2012
  15. DanEngler

    Episode 85 — Animal Lovers

    Which is more disturbing: Gemberling's encyclopedic knowledge of bestiality porn -OR- Engineer Brett having a bestiality documentary bookmarked and ready to go at a moment's notice?
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    Episode 132 — Not Jared Leto Good

    Yes. I'd love to hear Patton on a "Get Lost" episode of Kurt Braunohler's K Ohle podcast. Also, yes. I always enjoyed listening to Scott force first-time CBB guests to sit through the entire "Would You Rather" theme song in (attempted) silence. The episode with Garfunkel & Oates and Weird Al was particularly amazing.
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    The Scarlet Letter (1995)

    Shariq, please post a photo of yourself so this sentence can be turned into a meme image.
  18. DanEngler

    Episode 108 — Infinity

    Aaron Earwolf, please! It's "Blastronauts".
  19. DanEngler

    Episode 84 —Double or Nothing

    Except for their tragic misuse of the word "catchment".
  20. DanEngler

    Actor/Actress in most HDTGM selections?

    See Shannon's HDTGM All-Stars Thread.
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    2 movies in theaters now?

    I disagree with this assertion. I've listened to nearly every episode of HDTGM, and I've seen only a handful of the movies they've discussed.
  22. DanEngler

    Episode 222 — A Peanut In The Rain

    Video episodes are typically released 10 days after they are recorded. This one should be available next Monday.
  23. Of course not, since the person who has been railing against imagined personal slights for three straight weeks is qualified to make that determination.
  24. DanEngler

    Episode 131 — Long Haired Man-Thing

    Maybe it's just me, but to me, it sounded like there was an impromptu Mary Lynn/Kulap dance party going on.