Even though July 4 was rapidly approaching, we decided to do a podcast, mainly because a) mid-week holidays suck and b) the podcast won’t be back for two weeks due to Joel’s vacation. So the show must go on…
- We start by talking about death of Andy Griffith, his remarkable career, and why he was able to be successful in the ’60s as well as the ’80s and ’90s,
- Part of the discussion gets a bit metaphysical, as we talk about how long we think classics like The Andy Griffith Show will actually endure, as classic shows like that are already starting to fade from our airwaves,
- We then take a hard right and talk about the awful Bravo show Miss Advised. Why? Mainly because of Julia Allison, who is just wacky enough to be catnip to reality show producers,
- We then start talking about the FX comedies, starting with Russell Brand’s new show Brand X. Let’s just say that the show needs work,
- We then talk about Anger Management, why Charlie Sheen keeps getting jobs despite his behavior, and why the show will be good for FX, even though it’s much tamer than any of its other comedies,
- Of course, we talk about Louie, and Joel uncontrollably gushes about the show. Jason, who was more skeptical, has come around and is excited about the new season.
- Finally, we preview the fifth season of Breaking Bad by going over where the show ended season four (there be spoilers here, so be careful).
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By the way, the bumper music is “Trevor Trailer Trash” from the late, great band Cropduster.