Reply All: #113 Reply All's Year End Extravaganza
December 21, 2017 6:06 AM - Subscribe

Our finale for the year! We solve some unsolved mysteries, call up some of our favorite people, and answer questions about stories listeners are still wondering about. Plus many weird surprises.
posted by Tevin (14 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
There's so much more that's great about this episode, but the breakmaster cylinder episode really did make me want to relisten to the twilight to starlight disk of mellon collie because I couldn't remember the track listing on that one.

But no I think the best part was Alex being so happy about being the creepiest in the song competition.
posted by dinty_moore at 7:08 AM on December 21, 2017 [1 favorite]

I'm not done listening to the ep yet, but the bit with the creepy phone call competition is one of the funniest things I've ever heard. (Good thing the bus wasn't crowded this morning, people woulda been staring at me laughing so hard!)
posted by dnash at 7:29 AM on December 21, 2017 [2 favorites]

Yes! The inclusion of Lyndon Johnson crassly ordering custom pants in the creepy phone call was just... I was driving and full-on cracking up driving down the interstate.
posted by chesty_a_arthur at 11:08 AM on December 21, 2017 [3 favorites]

Alex clearly did a better job on the creepy phone call, but the LBJ phone call (which I hadn't heard before) was the highlight of my drive into work this morning.
posted by noneuclidean at 1:40 PM on December 21, 2017

THE OWL THOUGH!!! My heart!
posted by Gin and Broadband at 3:13 PM on December 21, 2017 [2 favorites]

I heard that Lyndon Johnson call somewhere else not that long ago, but I can't remember where. I am pretty sure it was a podcast. What a delight to hear it again.
posted by radioamy at 3:44 PM on December 21, 2017

The LBJ call is a great example of mansplaining as it's a layman explaining how pants work to a tailor.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 4:39 PM on December 21, 2017 [5 favorites]

The creepy audio clips were both fantastic. It'd be great to hear the full length versions. As much as I love Reply All, I now kinda wish they'd pivot into a full time Joe Frank / David Franks / Blue Jam style dark, non-narrative audio art format. They're really good at this sort of thing.
posted by eotvos at 7:57 AM on December 23, 2017 [1 favorite]

radioamy, I think the LBJ thing was brought up on Bruce Campbell's latest appearance on the Nerdist podcast.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 2:10 AM on December 24, 2017

So much great here, but the thought of getting really into owls in 2017 was definitely something I needed.
posted by yellowbinder at 2:05 PM on December 24, 2017 [1 favorite]

Mister Moofoo: yes! I think they actually pulled up the clip on YouTube and played it during the episode. Thanks, that was bothering me.
posted by radioamy at 2:46 PM on December 26, 2017

There's a nice little animation of the LBJ recording from a few years ago. What an unselfconsciously vulgar man.
posted by Nelson at 11:15 AM on December 27, 2017 [2 favorites]

I was screech-laughing during the LBJ prank call.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 9:10 AM on January 1, 2018

I'm actually not surprised that the Longmont Potioncastle superfan won the benignly-creepy-prank-call contest!

Anyway, combining weird sound art, PJ and Alex ribbing each other, and LBJ talking about his bunghole is all I needed from this episode. I felt like I didn't even deserve the owl.
posted by en forme de poire at 1:31 PM on January 1, 2018 [2 favorites]

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