Two and two with Graham Elwood.
Two and two with Graham Elwood.
Matt Belknap, was that a David Wu reference? Very nicely done, even if it wasn’t.
It may not have been down everyone’s alley, but I LOVED the 40 minutes of serious game show talk. I’m with Graham, Jim Perry is a seriously underrated host. He had the best combination of unflappability and humanity.
And since everyone is clambering to know my opinion:
Best game show ever – Dick Clark’s Pyramid
Most fun game show ever – Gene Rayburn’s Match Game.
“The Jog Out.”
Loved this episode.
Oh my god, the game show conversation made me laugh out loud so hard. I loved it. Jimmy, I was waiting for you to mention Convy. Thankfully, you finally did.
Oh by the way, Ken Ober.
@Rich: I don’t know who that is or what you’re talking about, so I’m going to answer no.
oh wow, he is an Oregon representative who dressed up in a tiger costume and got caught on film. I swear you said something about dressing up like a tiger and dancing around in there somewhere but maybe I am hearing things. It was funnier than you know to me.
Once again, this podcast is worth every fucking penny. Sorry for the expletive, but you guys have really been laying it down lately. I’m sure the first few seasons weren’t easy or anything, but you guys are really showing the staying power! Love the show gents, keep it up!
First things first – very funny. “Pop a blah blah and watch a stupid” could be in the running for the season 9 intro. I also really enjoyed the game show host debate. It’s a rare and awesome thing to hear two people who have actually hosted game shows discuss the business and the craft of hosting.
Second, and read this in the critical internet nerd voice if you must, but Bill Cosby does have a Doctor of Education from University of Massachusetts. He got it in 1976.
This episode is a prime example of why I love this show. Going to spend the rest of the work day going back and listening to the other Graham episodes.
Bill Cosby has an actual doctorate in Education (Ed. D). I love the show, but this just rankled (I just got my own doctorate, and it’s not easy).
(also, I’m an unabashed internet nerd — but, i’m not that critical, I really liked today’s show. I love it when the “regulars” show up)
I could listen to hours of this game show talk.
I’m sure this has already been seen by many of you but thought I’d post it anyway – Jimmy being interviewed (badly) for local TV. Jimmy is hilarious and the presenters are clueless.
Bringing back ‘Stupid Question of the Week!’…? YES! With all of these great new guests it would be fantastic to hear their take on what we listeners are asking. Weird sentence but bring it back!
Haven’t heard the ep, but reading the comment about Stupid Question, what’s the email for it again?
I can’t figure out how to get Laughganistan! I went to CFN and couldn’t find it. Anyone know if it’s available yet?
I just watched Restrepo based on Graham’s glowing recommendation, and now I’m obsessed and must have this thing.
Send Stupid Questions via this form: http://pardcast.com/contact.php
Or just tweet them @NeverNotFunny — #sqotw
Mount Rushmore is in South Dakota. A little one would have to North Dakota or something.
Great to have Woody back for a full show! Episode 318 (featuring the first retelling of the Bag o’ Corn friend story and hot public transportation and garage sale talk) is my favorite NNF episode of all time. Maybe even the best 90 minutes ever recorded. Graham just has a rapport with Jimmy and Matt that is completely unique and hilarious every time he’s on.
Add me as another person who MUST WATCH Laffghanistan! Let’s do it!!
What about stupid questions that were sent in months ago? Are those lost in space?
Matt, thank you for defending Inception. I’ve never gotten so much shit for liking a movie. Frankly if you thought it was simple, it’s because you’re not a logical thinker and you missed 50% of the movie.
I thought people’s main complaint was that it was too cerebral and lacked deep, engaging characters. I don’t deny that it’s cerebral and requires a lot of focus to follow (or at least for me it did), but being a father and a husband, I was genuinely moved by the hero’s plight. Also, not for nothing, but the woman sitting next to me burst into tears in the scene where we
see his wife die.
PS that woman was my wife.
Jim Perry- $ale of the Century. BOOM.
I thought the truncated download problems were over, only to have this episode cut off suddenly in the middle of a Graham Elwood sentence.
To clarify: Some other listeners and I had problems with paid for downloads not being complete. The problem was apparently addressed and fixed. But then it happened again. Anyone else still having issues?
I don’t mean to sidetrack the conversations but each time I come here to read the the new comments, I read the title of the show as
“two and a half” with Graham Elwood
guess I have Charlie Sheen on the brain.
Please confirm – is the truncated file video or audio? Also, the recent problems happened twice, so it may be worthwhile to clear your cache and download again, as I’m lead to believe that currently things should be working.
That said, it has not gone unnoticed to me that over the last couple of months there have been several problems with the downloading of video. I take this issue seriously, and I’m in the process of finding out how it can be fixed permanently.
Thanks for your patience,
That’s so weird, it has literally never happened to me. Never had any download issues. Huh.
Oh, also, I love how you guys said you wanted to bring back Stupid Questions, but then never explained the premise of it for new listeners. Just brought it up, said “Let’s do it!” and moved on. New listeners must be so confused, awesome.
I completely agree with Matt about Inception. I personally enjoy movies that require the audience to engage and participate with the film’s ideas. I can’t stand movies that are designed for an apathetic, passive audience, and I get upset when I feel like a movie assumes I’m an idiot. I think entertainment can be a two-sided exchange, and the side doing the entertaining should not always assume that the audience is in a vegetative state.
RD & Elliot, I have been having the same issues with the audio files getting cut off. I’ve had to download them a couple of times before I get the whole thing. Clearing out cache etc doesn’t seem to help.
Weirdly I notice the cut off files are more frequent if I download at home on DSL but at work on a WAN no issues at all.
Did I say I was downloading at work? Not work, at the library. Yeah, the library.
Yeah, that’s more a timeout issue, which is a combination of your ISP and the load on our server — ie. if we’re busy (like when a new episode comes out) and you have a slower/choppier internet connection, it will time out and your browser will think the file is complete when it isn’t. It seems like downloading through iTunes solves this, or downloading at off-peak hours.
But that is separate from the recent video issues, which were initially a result of exceeding our bandwidth limit, then compounded by a mixup when we upgraded to a new host package and the host restored from an older backup that didn’t include the most recent episodes.
LOVED the show! Agree wi/Patrick – loved hearing “inside” talk on game shows. You can hear the long history between Graham and Jimmy in any of their shows together. The richness that comes from long history between Jimmy and many guests is one of the best parts of NNF; that and hearing you guys knock it out of the park with new guests!
You know, it would be incredibly funny and interesting if Regis Philbin could ever be coaxed on. The Sklars do this “dueling Carsons” thing. Imagine if you could get Todd Glass and Regis Philbin on at the same time and all of you could do “dueling Regises”… or would that be “dueling Philbins?”
What do you think happened at the end of Inception? Did it keep spinning or not?
Just curious…we are a house divided.
One thing I love about Inception is the ambiguity of the ending. It really leaves it up to each viewer to decide if Cobb is still dreaming or not. To oversimplify things, I think an optimist will say the top falls, and a pessimist (or a cynic) will say it does not. I’m in the first group, while acknowledging that that says more about me than any concrete proof in the film itself.
But the more important thing, from a character standpoint, is that Cobb no longer cares (he walks away without seeing if the top falls). He completes his journey by letting go of the obsession that has tortured him. This allows the ending to be ambiguous but still satisfying. We must conclude that regardless of whether Cobb is back in reality or stuck in a dream indefinitely, he is happy.
Game Show Host Mount Rushmore was so good I have re-listened to it numerous times.
Also, the masturbation humor was hilarious. Graham is always at the top of my favorite guests.
For the girls: Hanky Panky is the best brand of undies. They are the prettiest (all different colors)… lacy, stretchy, comfortable thongs available. And they come in low rise and regular rise.
Walking five dogs with tears streaming down my face laughing at “All That Jizz!” Oh My God! So funny!!
For those who may go back to look at these: We discovered that some eps that we had moved to a different server were truncated. That should be fixed now, and please note the email Matt always gives for support – it’s a faster way to get action on things if you know that something is wrong.
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