“In a world where you can make a Mr. Potato Head movie and you can make a show about a butler being assigned to an orphanage because he used to be a hockey player… In other words, in TV, ideas don’t matter. You can develop anything into a television show, that’s the point of television.”—Dan Harmon discussing his new show with Splitsider.
Michael Kayne (UCB Theatre) keeps the Thanksgiving spirit going with ‘The West Wing’ episode ‘Shibboleth.’ Join Michael and Craig as they try to figure out the actual meaning of the word ‘shibboleth,’ dare to listen as Michael fights back tears while watching the episode, and find out why this episode is sponsored by George Brett’s diarrhea.
Lauren Lapkus (Orange is the New Black) revisits her childhood with an episode of “The Baby-Sitters Club.” Lauren talks about her times as a babysitter, learns an important lesson about Sign Language, and discusses some sense memories from her youth.
This week, the podcast returns to its Brooklyn home for an hour of reflection on the fate of Nikki & Sara Live and the future of Nikki and Sara. In the closest thing that show will ever get to a reunion special, a good chunk of NSL's staff packs into Sara's apartment to laugh at favoritemoments from its run and share stories of sustained disappointment and authentic joy.
Fair warning, the ladies will be taking another podcast break until the new year, so savor this cathartic party of an episode and you’ll hear from them soon.
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“I think it would be cool to do [another season]. I think it would need to be years from now. Eastbound & Down is a character piece and it follows this guy as he takes on life. I think you could pick it up in like 10 years with whatever he’s dealing with then. He’s probably going through some crisis. I think it might be cool to do that in the future or a movie or something like that. Yeah, why not?”—Eastbound & Down co-creator Jody Hill in an interview with Splitsider.
Matt Mira (Nerdist podcast, James Bonding) watches a recent episode of “Pawn Stars.” Matt gives his evaluation of the show’s merchandise, talks about some of his own collectibles and dishes about his time working at a funeral home.
“The show was canceled. I’m not canceled. 99.999% of stand-up comics don’t get this far. If I’m really lucky, what we did onTotally Biased will be remembered long after it stops airing. Heck, my mom is still mad that they canceled Frank’s Place. (Google it. It was great).”—W. Kamau Bell on the cancelation of his FXX show Totally Biased.
This week on The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show, I ask a romance novel editor everything I always wanted to know about romance novels. Who writes them? What makes the great ones great? How weird do they get? Find out all this and more when you listen on iTunes or JeffRubinJeffRubinShow.com.
Jerry Stahl (Permanent Midnight, Happy Mutant Baby Pills) stops by to enter the world of San Quentin Prison with MSNBC’s “Lockup.” Jerry talks about his experience working with inmates at San Quentin, comes up with the title for his next book, and learns why “gassing” is the grossest thing that can ever happen at a prison.