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Pilot Episode 44 – Home Movies

We’re baaaaaa-aaaaack!!!! After a more-than-brief hiatus, Cory and Jeff are back in a big way! To celebrate their triumphant return, they sat down to discuss one of their favorite animated sitcoms, Home Movies. You may have heard of it, you … Continue reading

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The Pilot Episode Emmy Special

Are the networks completely bereft of artistic content? The Emmy voters would have you believe it, base on the 2014 nominations. Is that a fair assessment? And what does this mean for the current landscape? Also, who’s gonna win? Cory … Continue reading

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Episode 42 – The Big Bang Theory

We’re back! After an extended hiatus, The Pilot Episode returns to discuss a show that Josh and Cory could NOT be more excited about: The Big Bang Theory. If you read that last sentence in a sarcastic tone, you read … Continue reading

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Episode 39 – Bosom Buddies

So, you think the Brits have cornered the market on men-in-drag comedy? Well think again! In 1980, 2 relative unknowns named Peter Scolari and Tom Hanks starred in a show that sought to tear down the walls of sexism, to … Continue reading

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Episode 37 – The Critic

It stinks! Not really, actually it does the exact opposite! This time out, the guys are VERY excited to re-introduce you all to the pilot episode of The Critic! Remember when Jon Lovitz was funny? We do! Plus, we get … Continue reading

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Episode 36 – Top 5 TV Theme Songs

It’s yet another Pilot Episode first, kids! This time out, your friends at The Pilot Episode discuss their top 5 favorite TV Theme Songs of all time, complete with song snippets! Listen in and find out how inspired Josh’s list … Continue reading

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Episode 34 – Clerks – the 4th episode, the one that aired first but wasn’t really supposed to, but it did so we’re discussing it…

Judge Reinhold as an actual Judge?!?! BRILLIANT! This time out, The Pilot Episode revisits Clerks The Animated Series to discuss the episode that actually AIRED first. In this case, it’s Episode 4, in which Dante gets taken to court by … Continue reading

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Episode 33 – Clerks

The voice of a generation (or at least the voice of a generation of slackers and fat guys), Kevin Smith brought his cult hit “Clerks” to television in animated form back at the turn of the century. It did not … Continue reading

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Episode 29 – Whites

In this day and age, it’s nice to know that race relations have come so far that we can all enjoy a show called “Whites.” It’s also good to know that Jeff is still very confused about why it’s called … Continue reading

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Episode 24 – The IT Crowd (American Style)

So what happens when you take something great and try to do it with a different accent? Well…it’s seldom good, that’s for sure. If you want proof, look no further than this edition of The Pilot Episode. ┬áThis time out, … Continue reading

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Pilot Episode Special – Arrested Development Season 4

There’s always money in the banana stand. And thanks to Netflix, there’s new Arrested Development to watch! After Jeff and Josh discussed the pilot episode of the Ron Howard-narrated modern classic, they thought it would be fun to take a … Continue reading

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Episode 23 – The IT Crowd

Have you tried turning it off and back on again? If not, then you may have missed out on one of the greatest british sitcoms in the history of Britain or sitcoms! This time out, we finish up our Graham … Continue reading

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Episode 22 – Black Books

And it’s part 2 of our Graham Linehan trilogy (and part 3 of our Britcom series, but who’s counting?)!!! This time out, your fearless hosts discuss Black Books starring and co-created by Dylan Moran with Mr. Linehan. Will this literate … Continue reading

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Episode 21 – Father Ted

We had so much fun with our last Britcom, we decided to do it again! This marks the beginning of our Graham Linehan series, as we take a look at the 3 most popular Britcoms created by Mr. Linehan in … Continue reading

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Episode 20 – Spaced

Shaun of the Dead. Hot Fuzz. Paul. It ALL starts HERE. This time out, the guys tackle their first Britcom as they discuss SPACED, the pop-culture extravaganza directed by Edgar Wright and written by Simon Pegg and Jessica Stevenson. Are … Continue reading

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Episode 19 – It’s Garry Shandling’s Show

Would you listen to a podcast about a podcast? Well, this time out, we’re watching a sitcom about a sitcom! It’s Metariffic! After our foray into talk shows last week, we are dialing back the clock to revisit Garry Shandling’s … Continue reading

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Episode 18 – The Larry Sanders Show

“So, it’s a show about a show? Sort of. Actually, that’s exactly what it is. You know what, just watch it.” – that’s how Josh explained The Larry Sanders Show to Jeff. Not really, but it MIGHT have gone something … Continue reading

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Episode 17 – The Wonder Years

What would you think if I sang out of tune? Would you even care enough to tell me? Sure you would. And this time out, the guys at The Pilot Episode care enough to tell you EXACTLY what they think … Continue reading

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Episode 16 – Freaks & Geeks

This time out, Cory gets his first wish granted: He requested that The Pilot Episode tackled the cult hit Freaks and Geeks. Jeff had never seen Freaks & Geeks. Jeff now LOVES Freaks & Geeks. If you’ve seen the show, … Continue reading

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Episode 15 – Cheers

NORM! That’s right, kids! This time around, The Pilot Episode goes to a place where everybody knows your name, and they’re USUALLY glad you came. “Cheers” has been a much-beloved and well-respected sitcom since it debuted in 1982, but was … Continue reading

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Episode 12 – Charles in Charge

There’s a new boy in the neighborhood….actually it’s still the same 3 guys from last time. This time out Jeff, Josh, and Cory dissect a pillar of pop culture, a touchstone of television history, a sitcom of epic proportions. That’s … Continue reading

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The Pilot Episode #10 – Seinfeld

What is the deal??? This time out, the guys watched the pilot episode of one of the greatest sitcoms of all time: Seinfeld! Did The Seinfeld Chronicles give us a taste of the Seinfeldian goodness that would come later? Listen … Continue reading

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The Pilot Episode #8 – That 80’s Show

Well folks, we have a first: A pilot episode that is so awful that Josh AND Jeff both agree that it’s dreck. BUT that doesn’t mean their discussion is bad! Far from it, listen in and hear the guys rip … Continue reading

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The Pilot Episode #7 – That 70’s Show

In this edition of The Pilot Episode, Josh and Jeff go back in time to a simpler, more innocent time. Well, at least back to a time with more bell bottom jeans and Farrah hair. That’s right, this time your … Continue reading

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The Pilot Episode #5 – Arrested Development

In this edition of The Pilot Episode Josh and Jeff tackle the most recent show so far, Arrested Development. Listen in and find out if Josh is really an elitist blowhard, or if he just expects more from his media.

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The Pilot Episode #4 – Night Court

In this edition of The Pilot Episode, the guys discuss another of Jeff’s favorite shows, Night Court! Listen in and find out which character Jeff was often compared to during his awkward teenage years.

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The Pilot Episode #3 – King of the Hill

In this edition of The Pilot Episode, our hosts discuss one of Jeff’s all-time favorites, King of the Hill. Listen in and find out just why that boy ain’t right, and hear Josh show off his vocabulary.

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