I have refrained from mentioning this, because I have tremendous love and respect for Graham Elwood.
But Doug, you were correct in Rental Car IX when you said, "Graham and me." It depends on whether the subject(s) are preceded by, or followed by a verb. Do you mention what you're doing first, or do you mention who is doing it first? In general, if the subjects are first, it's "I." If you the verb (action) comes first, it's "Me."
The easy way I remember what to say is to take every other person out of the sentence. For instance, "You can see Graham and me/I..." you could think, how would I say this without Graham? "You can come see I..." or "You can come see ME..." The correct full sentence would therefore be, "You can come see Graham and me..." You tell us what we're doing (seeing,) and then who we're doing it to (you and Graham.) If you want to say "Graham and I," you start with that, and then tell us the action to be taken. "Graham and I will be at..." or something like that.
For "Marley and Me," it's a little bit different, because it's just a title whose sentence structure is incomplete, so it remains ambiguous who the subject of the sentence would be. If the title started with, say, "Stories About..." it would still be "Marley and Me." But if it ended with something like, "...Go to the Park" it would be "Marley and I." However, since the title is simply a subject, one would assume that any action implied by the names in the title is moot. So, who is the movie about? "The movie is about Marley and me," or "The movie is about Marley and I." How do you know which to do? Take out Marley. "The movie is about me," or "The movie is about I." It's about me. And Marley. Marley and Me.
Again, mucho respect-o for Graham, but not thirty seconds prior to this discussion in the same episode, he mentions that the Comedy Film Nerds book will be signed by "Chris and I." If Chris were to not sign the book (tear) that sentence would be, "The book will be signed by I," which is incorrect. "I will sign the book," or "The book will be signed by me." Add Chris back in, "Chris and I will sign the book," or "The book will be signed by Chris and me."
I hope this helps your confusion, and I hope Graham continues to thank "everyone that came out to see Doug and I..." at the beginning of every CFN Podcast. It's one of my favorite things, even though it's wrong.
(There really is no way to make any of that sound non-douchey, I'm sorry. )
And it seems even douchier since it has already been solved across multiple different podcasts.
Before everyone jumps on you, I will say that was grammatically helpful. The me/I rule alone in a sentence example makes sense. Even if you did explain that same point three times.
I was just commenting on the three examples I heard in the ep, I guess. I'm also used to having to explain the same shit 8 times to my students before one of them says, "Oh, OK, I got it now." It becomes a useless art after a while.
i almost understand.
(me almost understand?)
'Tis the season of boner eps.
Matt Besser, James Adomian, Jay Hollingsworth and Graham Elwood
"I feel the same way about disco as I do about herpes." HST
Boner ep is a classic.
Not to mention: The first ever podcasted bouncing?
Thanks for giving me the opportunity to sound like a baller/bigshot Sunday night when I leaned over to the bartender and said, "I've got this".
(I don't usually buy drinks for other dudes, but when I do, it's Ketel One)
Hey, check me out. I'm a ghost.
I know Kuku and Wewe were on quite recently, but it's time they came back.
Pretty sure Graham was humming the opening theme to Coast To Coast AM and not the theme song from the movie Hero, anyone with me?
i wouldn't recognize either of those.
and thanks scammy!
and you got it, knur ris!
What a rage-filled, yet delightful, episode!