Mapping it out with Chris Fairbanks.
Mapping it out with Chris Fairbanks.
Don’t want to be a hater, but this season lately has been possibly the worst in memory, kind of going through the motions (Matt in particular has been an anchor) and what-not (pretty sure I had already heard every single anecdote from last week’s episode at least once before). On the other hand, NNF remains easily my favorite podcast, and I have nothing but love for the show. Looking forward to this episode, always love Fairbanks on the show.
Thinking this is the only possible place for me to list what may have been among the 2 funniest things ever said in human history, but I just re-heard: S7 S Silverman episode, Sarah went on for a bit about why she finds Natasha Leggero so funny/adorable/delicious and why she’s the person she just can’t keep her eyes off of, and Jimmy replies deadpan: “Yeeah, mine’s Frankie Valli.” I may be insane, but I re-listened to that clip about 111 times today.
Nice! Chris Fairbanks is one of my favorites. It has been too long.
Justin: I’m glad you don’t have “nothing but love” for me, because I don’t think I could take it. I’m surprised to hear that someone doesn’t like this season, since I feel that it has been strong. Jon Dore, Rich Sommers, Steve Agee, Rachel Q., J.R. Bowie were all very strong episodes and the rest were also enjoyable. And I feel that Matt has been the opposite of an anchor on the show (what is the opposite of an anchor? A balloon?). I think he may be less energetic than in past seasons (having two kids will do that to you, I’m sure), but I still think he brings the funny.
There was a time during season eight where I felt “man, this just isn’t doing it for me right now.” Interestingly (or not) I revisited those episodes after some time and found that I enjoyed them. So, who knows, maybe it will grow on you down the road.
Injun say: Me likely new format!!!
Strong disagreement with the other Justin’s complaint. I’ve loved this season. Matt’s been very funny.
Also feel as if posting that kind of rant here is not cool. Keep it pos, broheim.
Before everyone piles on Justin, I’ll say I’m okay with critical comments here. (Can’t speak for Jimmy.) It’s a little weird to post that kind of thing in a thread for an episode you haven’t listened to yet though. I mean, what if this turns out to be a great episode? Then you’ll look the fool. I happen to know it is a great episode, and I look forward to hearing Justin’s thoughts on it once he’s given it a listen.
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Another great episode, love having Fairbanks back into the regular rotation after the Season 7-9 gap. Even with his laugh snort and love of “titties”.
I’m sure that switching to the new format was a good decision, but I am going to miss all the humor that came from torturing the guest, the guest interrupting when they shouldn’t, etc…especially when the guest was Paul F. Tompkins.
I like the new format, but I have a suggestion. I think you guys should do two shows a week: one regular 90 min show with a guest, and another 30 or 60 min show that’s just Jimmy and the gang. You could shoot them back to back and release the Jimmy and the gang show on Thursday or Friday. I know this probably isn’t something you guys would want to do (or could do), but I think most fans would agree that one show a week just isn’t enough.
I like that suggestion, Sean!
That line “it’s a nice knife” had me at hello.
I almost wrote Matt a letter a couple of weeks ago to compliment him on how much he has grown as a performer since season one; so though one person obviously feels a certain way about something, I myself had a completely opposite reaction (as others have noted in their own comments). Art, it’s subjective.
I am in complete agreement with Elias. The “shut it down until addressed” added a nice level of tension. Oh well, I’m sure we’ll get used to this too.
I’ll never get to hear Todd Glass trying desperately not to laugh while Jimmy holds court again 🙁
I love the new format, but I was so comfortable with it that when Fairbanks started speaking, I was momentarily confused and terrified.
Also, I think Confusion should be played by Pat Francis
I would consider Hong Kong Phooey a contemporary of Scooby. He was a crime fighter, and he was also a Hanna-Barbera character.
I haven’t actually finished listening to this episode yet, so maybe you guys end up referencing Mr. Phooey, who was voiced by the original scat man, Scatman Crothers.
Weird place to post this but here I go! Is it possible to have the bonus audio episodes show up in the video feed either on iTunes or on the app? I was psyched to see I missed two live bonus episodes from earlier on in the season. Great episode by the way. Chris Fairbanks is always one of my favorite NNF guests.
Loved this episode (when do I not?).
Chris is one of my favorite guests that has ever been on the show, so I was super happy to see him back on for Season 12. His silly noises make me smile 🙂
I like the new format and I know Jimmy has been saying for several seasons now that this setup is the way they should be doing the show. However, I have to agree with some of the posts above, I’m very much going to miss Todd Glass trying to hold back his laughing (and failing) and Paul F. getting in Jimmy’s shot on the video during the no guest talking intros.
As always, best podcast around — ‘love it, love everything about it’
Hey last season ended with Jimmy heading to the doctor with his testicular issues. I can’t remember if he gave us an update on those to start this season. I’m concerned.
“Jroo says… HEY JIMMY – HOW’S YOUR NUT?!?!”
Just wanted to say that even if nobody else did, I caught Matt’s MC Serch tribute.”Here it …. COMES!”
Andrew – Had the same thought. Confusion is the role Pat Francis was born to play, like Mickey Rooney as Yunioshi in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
I’m a little late on this, but I want to nominate the moment when Jimmy and Matt are blaring the (synth? guitar?) solo of “Rock On” and Chris’ attitude toward the song slowly turns around. Moments like that are why video is worth it.
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