We’re almost two seasons into the podcast, so you know what that means! Contract disputes, movie offers and a cast that loathes each other. Well, at least the last one. But if this was a sitcom, we’d be getting pretty close to the time where one of the stars leaves and the producers have to scramble to replace them.
While it’s the three same bozos as usual, we have mixed things up a bit – this week Michael has slipped on the stylish-yet-comfortable judge’s robe, while Jeff is going mano-a-mano with Richard for Rushmore supremacy.
Join us next week when Jeff either is back to judging or replaced by Ted McGinley.
Continue reading “Episode 93 – Later-in-the-Run Additions to Sitcoms”
It seems as though you can’t turn on a television these days without landing on a TV cop show within a few spins of your dial. People love to watch because they want to feel like there are good guys keeping them safe. Also, they want to be assured that if they are found dead in the dugout of a baseball stadium, the detective will have a witty one-liner like “Well, I guess he’ll need a pinch hitter.”
But TV cop shows are about more than solving crimes. They are also about the relationships between the partners. Often, they are mismatched pairs who have to learn to put aside their differences to root out crime. In other cases, Jack Webb is involved and the other guy kind of stands around.
This week Jeff gets to play both Good Cop & Bad Cop in a performance that’s sure to merit Emmy consideration, as he goes undercover as a amiable podcast host to take down the nefarious ferret smuggling operation run by Michael and Richard. He’ll win their trust by moderating their discussion of the Mt. Rushmore of TV Cop Teams and then…well, just wait for the final act.
Continue reading “Episode 22 – TV Cop Teams”