045 “Blue Ball Giraffe” This raucous episode kicks off with killing a fly with a lightsaber. Marc and John share a new segment of Ben’s “Stories from New York”, complain about women’s neadrathal-like impressions of men, John provides a follow-up on his Facebook tiff with a former colleague, the duo play a revealing round of John’s least favorite feature “21 Rapid Fire Questions” and revisit the exclusive improv game “The Meh News” with reporting on a zoo’s blue-ball alarm in the giraffe pen and a dog reporting in a park, along with granny’s neighborhood mu-mus. Special guest sign language interpreting expert David Rhodes from VRIDirect tells all in a fascinating interview about medical interpreting, sign language secrets and distinctions, how learning Greek and a next door neighbor led to interpreting for a famous comedian, how to keep sane and ethical in extreme interpreting scenarios, and a story of 99,000 crickets.
048 “The Horrible Game” In an accidentally UK-themed episode, Marc and John talk embarrassingly bad national anthem singing, the origins of “The Star Spangled Banner” as a British drinking song, revisit RocPodfest 2014 and play a new game “Recasted” which fails miserably. Plus an idea for a board game about impressions and a Guinness-themed End of Show Food rescue the show in the nick of time.
029 “Let’s See Your Cupcakes!” Marc regales a tale of being attacked by a conductor on the subway, and a game double-header with the premeier of two new games “Impress Me” (hint: It involves impressions) and “The Meh News”! Woody Allen, Lucille Ball, and Christopher Walken allegedly stop by! And don’t miss the 23 caret gold End of Show Food segment with Elsie and more! Guest: “Cupcake Wars” champion and frosting entrepreneur Heather Saffer (Dollop Gourmet) exposes the business of frosting, business and fame. She might even impersonate Sarah Palin...Special thanks to Baconery.
051 “Rent-a-Kid” Back in action and with a healthy Marc, a chock-full episode! starts with John celebrating Star Wars and his strange reptile-lineage by wearing a zip-up Boba Fett costume. We cover Marc’s head injury, a reality-show update and change of heart, unexpected and awkward porn, a ridiculous food festival, an obsession with adults acting as children, overtime-ignorance, child labor stories, kid rentals, and hand burning. A round of the improvised impressions game “Impress Me” goes sour despite alleged visits from Barbara Walters and Pauly Shore. Finally in a chipper mood, Elsie gets healthier with End of Show Food. Special guest Marie Roker Jones from the Raising Great Men organization inspires us with what we can do to lead kids to be amazing adults.
052 “If William Shatner Was In Charge of the World” John’s in a sequined gown for disco school, we cover the laws of standing in line, sex robots and solar roads, a networking scavenger hunt, Marc’s new obsession with car crash videos, a special Shatner-themed version of the classic improv game “If I Was in Charge of the World” and Elsie’s back to sweets with a red white and yellow inspired candy in End of Show Food. Special guest: corporate strategist, executive consultant, and motivational speaker Hellen Davis on how to be the best of the best.
064 “Burnt Toast and Fabric Testers” John is a human sanding machine, Marc shares a story of burnt toast, grilling and fire trucks, the laziness of littering, the Old Man stops by for an opinion on proper clothing choices for “fabric testers”, and a round of the improv game “A Twisted Tale” explores chopstick weapons, a cat revolution, and dog thieves cornering the market. Plus, a very unrevealing Elsie returns with a special End of Show Food which creates aroma debate.
065 “Fugetabouit (A.K.A. I’m Gonna Stab Ya in the Neck with a Pencil!)” Gangster co-hosts Vita and Louie take over the show and do whatever they want, covering where to hide bodies, a car crash, movie reviews on movies they haven’t seen, the great DeNiro, and Elsie joins in with fancy duds and a wild End of Show Food!