Why did Scott feel like he needed to shelve the Will Forte episode? Did he really think it wasn't up to standard just cos there was no characters? Didnt some of the earlier episodes have no characters? Weird.
Jeez, you guys are really ... I don't want to say cultish, but I don't know how else to explain the lack of critical analysis or ability to see these properties (CBB, DLM etc) as anything other than perfect. I think it's why this is not a very fun community. No disagreement. These two eps were clearly not up to scratch, but still made for interesting listening. Definitely worth releasing but needed the caveat.
I disagree that there is no disagreement, what I think makes things less fun is when people blow their stack or immediately get personal when someone criticizes something. It's gross because we all know comedians read this site and it seems like blatant, uh, unsolicited surrogate defensiveness.
I can only speak for myself, but all I know is whenever I comment on an episode I am being completely honest. If I say an episode of any podcast is good, it's not just to kiss the comedian's ass. It's not like I'm delusional, and I think Scott Aukerman is going to track me down, come to the front door of my house and say, "Hey man, thanks for saying my last episode was good, here's 73 million dollars, and I'll see you at the movies!"
Also, I'm not going to make sure I consciously say an episode is bad every few days, to keep my record of positive comments under 100% and start a disagreement. Because uh, no one's keeping score.
Also, I think this is a fun community.
/2 cents, ka-ching!
Robin Gibb is in a coma. Is the NNF curse spreading to CBB?
I think some people were being overly supportive of the two "lost" CBB episodes (myself included), because Scott gave those intros and we expected them to be much worse. So when you go into it expecting a trainwreck, you're pleasantly surprised when it's just a slightly off or subpar episode. I don't think people really avoid conflict or act like everything is amazing on this board. There seem to be more than a fair share of arguments/disagreements.
I do sometimes feel like the DLM thread is really hostile to any slight criticism, though. Although, a big part of that is probably that Doug is present in it. Not a bad thing, as it is great to have a comedian interacting with us, but I think sometimes having him there makes it awkward to say anything even slightly critical, as Doug can react and a lot of his fans (myself included sometimes) can take offense. That's the only thread on here where I feel like I end up censoring myself when an episode isn't up to snuff.
For those that like characters, this week's episode is maybe the most character-y episode ever.
It's also probably the funniest episode so far this year. Womp it up!
Good episode, but far from the funniest. Jessica St. Clair was funny as always, but besides a couple good one-liners, Lennon Parham just didn't do much for me.
I did laugh my ass off at Scott's whigger voice though... (I'm mixed-race so I feel no guilt in typing that word).
"A lot of you said, 'Hey, I would have enjoyed those episodes even if there was no preamble.' And to that I say, that's because the preamble worked." - Scott Aukerman
Hah! Scott has a good point. Maybe he just mind effed me into not minding those two episodes.
Off topic to this week's episode. I thought I saw Huell Howser walking up Larchmont Boulevard here in L.A. I want to believe it was him, therefore, I'm going to say it was him.
The best part of Scott singing Wipeout is that he sings it as the Big Bopper for some reason.
I wish Scott would go back to calling voting while the floor is still open for questions a "classic Would You Rather blunder." It made me happy every time.