The McElroy Brothers Will Be In Trolls 2: Chapter 4
March 8, 2018 2:39 PM - Subscribe

In this chapter, The McElroy Brothers ask actor, comedian, podcaster and voice over artist Janet Varney to help get them into Trolls 2.
posted by theodolite (13 comments total)
I've been wondering if we were due for another Trolls 2 podcast for a while, and they come back with Janet Varney? Good, good boys.
posted by jason_steakums at 4:39 PM on March 8

The advice to make an animatic is actually really good. They have their own personal animatic army already who are probably already working on it.
posted by bleep at 9:57 PM on March 8 [1 favorite]

Also is this show kind of their back door way of showing that they’re good at interviewing celebrities?
posted by bleep at 9:58 PM on March 8

It’s basically an excuse for them to interview celebrities about the entertainment industry.
posted by bleep at 9:59 PM on March 8

justin actually has been doing some voice over work lately, was expecting an episode to focus on that but maybe next time.
posted by JimBennett at 5:30 AM on March 9

I want Janet Varney to be a celebrity guestspert on MBMBAM some time. She was very, very good and is just such a talented person.
posted by Tevin at 10:52 AM on March 9

I feel like Justin's voice work is too earnest an attempt to get in Trolls 2 for it to work in the context of this show.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 1:01 PM on March 9 [1 favorite]

I almost, almost feel like they already have a deal in place to have a bit part as a three-headed Troll and they are just obliquely referencing it at this point.

A man can dream, okay?
posted by sixfootaxolotl at 6:59 PM on March 9

I almost, almost feel like they already have a deal in place to have a bit part as a three-headed Troll and they are just obliquely referencing it at this point.

On Wonderful this week (about 6 minutes in) Griffin made a reference to how leaving your phone on in "a session" would "get you kicked out of the 'Voice Actors' Guild'". It was almost certainly just a goof, but it did get me wondering whether they have got the Trolls 2 job and are just keeping it quiet.

In some ways I feel like, if they had got it, they'd need to keep it quiet. It seems like it would be in DreamWorks interest for the premise of TMBWBITT to continue working for as long as possible, if they do feel like they might be able to score some cheap publicity based on it. Given that the whole idea for the podcast comes from DreamWorks using YouTubers in Trolls in order to generate cheap publicity, I don't think this is wholly fanciful.
posted by howfar at 2:28 PM on March 10

It doesn’t seem like them to just straight up lie though.
posted by bleep at 6:52 PM on March 10

Man, I'd had no idea that Janet Varney was so straight-up hilarious overall. Maybe they can interview her again sometime, because that was great.
posted by DoctorFedora at 6:59 PM on March 11

Janet Varney has her own podcast where she interviews people about their teenage years: The J.V. Club.

She deliberately focuses on female guests, but occasionally has men on too (like, for instance, one Travis Patrick McElroy).
posted by rollick at 4:26 AM on March 12

This is tied with Blart for my favorite McElroy podcast. It's just so damned goofy and fun.
posted by graventy at 3:17 PM on March 12

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