Popping the question with Pat Francis.
Popping the question with Pat Francis.
Wow, the NNF curse in FULL effect!
Danny Katz killed Betty Ford.
See,I told you if you believed in fairies and clapped really loud this would happen!
I’ll out myself…I’m one of those people who actually likes SModCast and NNF. I don’t listen to much else. I enjoy both podcasts (NNF more, since I laugh more at it), but the SModCast talks about some interesting things. It can get pretty crude sometimes, but I like some lowbrow humor sometimes. Like Pat said, people can like a wide variety of stuff, or hate it.
FYI, Matt, the SM in SModCast stands for Smith Mosier (for Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier, the two hosts).
BEST ENDING TO AN EPISODE EVER!! ONLY ONE COMPLAINT, 906 MIGHT HAVE BEEN -TOO- FUNNY! MY LAUGHING MADE IT PRETTY OBVIOUS THAT I WASN’T WORKING! SO, I MIGHT BE FIRED!!
…HAVE I BEEN YELLING THIS WHOLE TIME??!! (…) (…you guys should have said something…)
Just read my post, and it is a zero. Can we all just agree to pretend it didn’t happen?
…But for serious, great episode, great ending.
If you liked the ending in audio, well, ask the video folks. I think it’s some of my best work.
I listened to a few episodes of the SModcast back in the day…thought it was decent, but not enough to keep me coming back.
Jonny, I once tried to make a joke in an e-mail to Jimmy 4 years ago, and I still regret it to this day.
That’s a nice piece of business there, Eliot. (Both the editing and the closing credits.)
One of the great things about this show is that Matt is like the on-air representation of us, the listener. He is not a comedian, just a funny guy hanging out with professionals. So when he makes a joke that cracks everyone up, it’s like we’re making the joke…in a way. Or at least we experience a small moment of elation when his joke kills. Does that make any sense?
‘Nother great episode, the only podcast I’d pay for.
>>One of the great things about this show is that Matt is like the on-air representation of us
When I sat in on the podcast a couple months back, Matt let me sit behind him and poke my arms out in front while he held his behind his back. It really did feel like he was me and I was him! True story! Or it could have been a hallucination from Dan’s poisoned almonds.
My joke on the blog from a few weeks ago getting a shoutout from Jimmy, Matt, and Pat on the show was incredible.
My first foray into podcasting was SModcast, then I got pulled into all of Kevin Smith’s other shows. Once I heard NNF, though, I just couldn’t go back to edited content. It’s much more impressive knowing that this is all off the cuff unlike the SModcasts which are recorded over a few hours and then trimmed down to a full hour.
I listened to the first 20 mins or so of Jay and Silent Bob have a Podcast, I enjoyed it but a lot of moments made me cringe. Haven’t listened to the rest and probably won’t, have no reason why, just no interest.
I meant episodes
I listen to NNF and I listen to some of the shows in the SMod network; I also listen to several shows that I’ve found because of NNF… The 40 Year Old Boy, the Pod F. Tompkast, the Nerdist, etc. I think that Kevin Smith can be crude, verging on vulgar at times, but I find his stories interesting. If the worst thing that can be said about him is, “he talks dirty!” oh well. I’m over it.
He’s lived a life and he meets some interesting folks. Not unlike a Mr. Jimmy Pardo… Thanks for the years of entertainment fellas. Another fine show!
Awesome, a Pat Francis episode is a perfect birthday gift!
Danbot = awesome! Who wouldn’t like a snazzy, yes-and-ing, ironic-tee-wearing robot??? I could’ve sworn Pat mentioned in the past season (either 6 or 7) that we would be hearing his stand-up soon. Would love to see him and Jimmy on the bill for a stand-up show
BTW, there’s a radio station here in the Bay Area called KFOG, and they call their followers Fogheads (there’s a bit on the radio where they say, You’re a Foghead). Somehow being called a Foghead on a San Francisco radio station was weird until I heard the Foghat joke!
Such a great episode, the ending killed me!
I listened to SModcast for a very long time, and still do occasionally, but it’s mostly been replaced with other podcasts now(NNF, Pod F Tompkast, Comedy Bang Bang, Superego, Nerdist,…) Can’t listen to them all, ya know. I still like it though, especially Mosier.
If any of you guys want to hear Kevin Smith when he’s not being arrogant, or dirty, but acts like a normal person, check out episode 68 of SModcast, named “the talking cure”. It’s recorded right after the release of Zach and Miri make a porno, and they talk about the very low ticket sales of the opening weekend, and they are devastated. It’s really touching
NNF, The40YOB, Return to Sender, Walking the Room. No Corrolla, no Smith. NNF set the bar way too high. I can’t even listen to a jjgo anymore. This is really where I am supposed to be. The laughter here tastes better than other laughter I have swallowed.
I got into podcasts because of Smodcast. The original format of just Kevin and Mosier, or Kevin, Bryan, and Walt was/is great. Especially when they would just tell stories or riff on random topics. Old Smodcast, pre-stoner Kev isn’t that far off from NNF. It was basically just random trivia, lots of stories, and gay jokes.
I stopped listening when they got into a huge period of just live recordings. You could tell they didn’t really have enough to talk about to record a show every day (sometimes two) for weeks at a time.
Honestly, it kind of started to go downhill when Kevin starting doing hours of podcasts every week. I don’t think anyone has enough to say to fill that much content. And now he’s doing hours and hours of material every single day. I don’t think there is anyone that is funny or interesting enough to spend that much time with. When it stopped being a funny thing he did for fun and he had to have a network and his own venue, etc, it just stopped being entertaining.
Like a lot of others, my podcast listening has expanded to NNF, Comedy Bang Bang, Jordan Jesse Go, etc. But honestly, Smodcast was the gateway, and I think the older episodes really do hold up.
Like a few people said above, SModcast actually got me into podcasts. I listened to it from 2006 to 2009. Kinda tuned out when it started taking really long breaks and became mostly live shows.
From there I listened to Carolla for it’s first handful of months. I actually discovered NNF because of Jimmy’s first appearance on it. I checked it out, got hooked by the free sample episodes, bought all the seasons and listened to every episode within a couple months.
Now most of my favorite podcasts are by people I first heard about on NNF (WTF, Comedy Bang Bang, Comedy and Everything else, Doug Loves Movies, Pod F Tompkast, FitzDog Radio).
I’m honestly surprised at how much SModcast overlap there seems to be. Makes me wonder how much there might also be with some of he other podcasts I listen to with totally different sensibilities, like say, Joe Rogan’s podcast, Bill Burr’s or Jim Jeffries’.
Smodcast was one of my two gateways into podcasting (the other being The Steve Dahl Show, which was essentially the audio from his Chicago radio show). I still listen to Smodcast, but it’s fallen down my list of priorities. The key to Smodcast, in my opinion, is the presence of Scott Mosier, who keeps Smodcast much more interesting than the rest of the Smith shows (Plus One and Jay and Silent Bob Get Old became the same thing week after week).
Oh, I almost forgot, though I imagine most of you went and checked this out already. If you watched MTV you might have seen this. When you think Summertime Blues, the most famous version is by Eddie Cochoran (sp) and that is just sort of rockabilly out of the late 50′s. The Blue Cheer Version is definitely heavier, though I would never call them the first heavy metal band, Revolution and Helter Skelter were pretty heavy too.
I love NNF/SMod:
Never Not Funny and specifically because of Mr. Jimmy Pardo remains as my favorite Podcast, as well as my first. Since NNF my queue has grown larger mostly incorporating Scott Aukerman, Greg Behrendt, Jesse Thorn, Chris Hardwick, Marc Maron, Doug Benson, Howard Kremer, and…
Kevin Smith, who can be crass and crudely honest, but i find his sincerity refreshing. He talks about his family and is open about much of himself, which i always respond to. Unlike Adam Carolla he would openly say that his Wife is his best friend and loves her as much or more than he loves “anal”
I think you should have him on, and have Jimmy on aswell. Crossover would be fantastic, he may seem crass but its part of what makes him lovable.
Damn, i think i might listen to too many of these…gotta cut some of these jokers loose
Love the show as always
Like a lot of the other comments on this page I started getting into podcasting with Kevin Smith and explored a lot of the other ones in the “prestigious” SModcast “Empire.” But after the what seemed like 50th episode in row devoted 30 minutes to the fleshlight and 30 to how amazing and creative he is while smoking pot I gave up. There are too many other great ones out there for me to waste an hour with it. He’s an entertaining talker but I think I just Kevin Smith-ed myself out. While I credit him with showing me that podcasting was a legitimate medium, he is getting borderline unbearable.
Also, not enough midget talk on this episode. What happened?
Nothing compares to NNF! I am enjoying the new Smodcast – ABC’s of Saturday Night Live with Jon Lovitz. But nothing compares to NNF!
What a joy!
I am shocked by all the Kevin Smith talk!!! People reading these comments would think that we talked about KS for the whole show. I think we spent maybe 5 minutes on him!!! More midget talk please!!!!!!!!!!
But what if Kevin was a midget? Now THAT would be funny!
(Also, Never Not Notes for this episode will have a Kevin Smith timer to show that Pat is right.)
To be fair, Jimmy said he’d be interested in hearing what kind of crossover there is.
NEVER NOT NOTES for this here episode!
I’m a huge fan of Smodcast, so you got one crossover person here.
Awesome episode! Pat will always be my favorite guest on this show.
The ending of this episode alone is worth the audio/video subscription price. Hilarious! Well done, team!
Couldn’t agree with Pat more about Smith. Really, really not a fan.
At 36:41 when Jimmy says “Thank you Dan, you did a great job bringing that over” – I almost lost control of my car.
No SModcast or Carolla-cast, though I do like Carrola otherwise (hint). WTF, Walking the Room, Proopcast, Totally Laime, and Gilmartin’s new one.
I did ask my wife’s parents permission to marry their daughter. I already knew I was getting a yes, and already knew my wife wanted me to ask. I also knew neither of my brothers-in-law to be did this, so I took the chance to make them look bad.
I love Smodcast and Hollywood Babylon (Smith’s show with Ralph Garmon). A lot of those SAmodcast network shows suck frankly but those two are pretty consistent and funny. He’s different in a lot of ways from Jimmy but also very similar in their genuineness and. I actually held out hope Kevin would be on the Pardcast at some point since there is so much crossover in the whole LA comedy podcast scene.
It’s two different kinds of comedy but you don’t have to hate one to like the other.
This has nothing to do with this episode, but I was watching an old match game and thought how awesome Jimmy would be at hosting that. I thought he heard he hosted this is there a way I can watch this?
This also has nothing to do with the episode, but now that I’ve listened to nine-hundred-and-six episodes of NNF, I think I’m ready to finally see the Jimmy Pardo spot on The Tonight Show. Is that available anywhere?
Can’t help you with those 2 videos, but if you head over to Never Not Notes, episode 905
Then click the link at:
>>56:00 Jimmy says if you’re short you should wear a bellhop uniform
That will give you some vintage Jimmy video that he has discussed numerous times.
I’ve been a Kevin Smith fan since I saw Clerks when it came out. We were born in the same hospital a few years apart, and a lot of his appeal has been expressing a lot of my own thoughts and feelings in a way I couldn’t (see, for example, Randall’s monologue in the jail cell in Clerks II). I listen to one or two of the podcasts he does, but I’m literally 50 episodes behind on Smodcast, and none of them are listen-as-soon-as-they-come-out-worthy. The first few episodes of Plus One, the one he does with his wife, were sweet and touching and not quite as crude (which I don’t really mind).
He’s a gifted storyteller who’s sometimes funny (a better description for what Henry Rollins does at his talking shows, too, I think). There’s room for all of it, and besides, I live in Indiana and we’re starved for entertainment, so much so that driving 4+ hours to Chicago to see a Jimmy Pardo at the Mayan Theater (none of you will get that) seems reasonable.
I agree with… well, all of you when you say that this was the best ending ever! Once again, Pat, you nailed it. Bravo. I loved it.
Same goes here david — killer ending. Matt’s response to the damaged D in Dangerfield was perfect, too. Ultimate irony.
Also, anyone know what, “dude, are those table fries,” is in reference to? Get nothing from a web search.
I gave up on Smodcast a long time ago. I’d rather have him do a podcast than keep making movies though.
I have listened to Smodcast since episode one, and listened to NNF since episode 6 of season 1, I refuse to choose between the 2 podcasts. Both give me enjoyment, I look forward to both each week.. So there, Pat Francis, fortunately I listen to NNF for both Jimmy and Matt, I’m a huge fan of NNF. Sorry you find Kevin Smith so offensive, Mr. Francis, although honestly, if you don’t like someone, why to you spend so much energy with the vitriol hating someone. Cannot imagine why someone you hate could have that much relevance in your life to speak about with such venom. I think Pat is really a huge Kevin Smith fan, he just hates to admit it in public.
Damn, why does Bob Zmuda hate Pat so much?
In the beginning all I listened to was Gevais, Smodcast and the best show on WFMU. I heard about NNF from a caller on WFMU so I looked it up. I believe the 2nd season of NNF was just starting. Been listening every week since. I only listen to SModcast occasionally now. You can only listen to crude dick and fart jokes so much. MY top 5 are:
3) Doug Loves Movies
2) Tell ‘em Steve Dave (a SModcast network show)
OK I guess I should go on record: I have never listened to the Smodcast, nor have I have watched any Kevin Smith movies, or anything in which he was featured, besides the CNN stories about him (not) being too fat to fit in an airline seat.
Totally off topic here (sorry Pat, didn’t listed yet) I am watching Flipping Out and Jeff is doing a remodel on Tommy Shaw’s house. Made me think of you Have you seen it? Well then, carry on.
I hope next episode they’ll talk about midget Kevin Smith impersonators so this blog blows up!
Hilarious episode! I was laughing through the whole thing, and kept laughing at that gorgeous ending. Thanks for brightening my day, fellas.
When I started listening to podcasts back in 2007, I only listened to nerdy stuff, but I quickly started downloading comedy podcasts, including both NNF and the SModcast. I immediately became a die-hard NNF fan and I have branched out to many other podcasts as well, but I just could never get into the SModcast. Too crude for me, and it just didn’t keep me interested enough to listen to a whole episode.
HOCUS POCUS by FOCUS
One of my favorite songs.
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