My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 442: Justin’s Special Shower Sauce
January 15, 2019 5:19 AM - Subscribe

There's a lot of what I'm going to classify as "Goof Echoes" in this episode — a strange phenomenon where subject matter of the past is placed, unconsciously, back on the table for discussion. Join us as we revisit challenging topics, such as Goose-Love, and Shampoo Chemistry. Suggested talking points: Glasswatch, Shark Cuban, Bung's A Bung's A Bung, Sudsy Substitution, Special Guestpert: Bridget Lancaster, Schiff in the Mix, Doose Guck
posted by Tevin (11 comments total)
I'm with Justin on not getting how to do a sink full of dishes. I mean, I figured out the plug part. But if you just have a sink full of soapy water, how do you get the soap off the dishes? Don't your hands burn in the hot water? My ex tried to show me a complex system of soaking, washing, dripping, rinsing and drying, and it's just like... I'ma use that soap sponge stick scrubber under running water, ok?
posted by yellowbinder at 10:19 AM on January 15, 2019 [1 favorite]

i thought you had to use a special kind of in-sink tub for that kind of washing? I never did it that way either but I read about it here on AsMe. I bet it’s something that gets taught to you if you grow up without using a dishwasher and not taught to you otherwise.

I really liked when they were talking about “yes and, no but, and yes also and yes instead”. Those would be new MBMBAM Bingo card items.
posted by bleep at 9:30 PM on January 15, 2019

Charcuterie Junior immediately entered my personal lexicon. I don't know when I'll ever have an opportunity to use it, but I'll certainly remember it forever.
posted by books for weapons at 11:19 PM on January 15, 2019 [1 favorite]

There have been a couple of times now, like in this episode, when Justin calls Travis out for his style of humor/interaction.
posted by meese at 6:31 AM on January 16, 2019

I’m so tired of the meta-dunking on Travis. If they never do it again, that would be lovely.
posted by lazaruslong at 7:08 AM on January 16, 2019 [3 favorites]

Travis definitely gets it from both ends. He does have a habit of just saying anything that comes to mind, but, honestly, that's how improv works, and they can edit out misfires. I used to keep track of hilarious things Travis said that they just talked over or ignored, but increasingly it seems like they find it funny to just tell him to shut up.

On the other hand, I guess it's a brother thing, in the same way that Justing and Travis will sometimes pick on Griffin. But Travis definitely seems to get the brunt of the mockery from the brothers, even though his spacey, random sense of humor is often the funniest stuff on the show.
posted by maxsparber at 8:19 AM on January 16, 2019

At this point I trust these guys to balance their characters on the show with their actual family dynamics. I don't think "dunking on Travis" is anything more than an in-joke at this point.
posted by showbiz_liz at 1:10 PM on January 16, 2019 [4 favorites]

I always thought the dunking on Travis was part of the bit. If they didn't think it was funny I think he would change things up. Especially at this point where they've polished their particular schtick to a mirror finish.

Now, whether or not you personally ENJOY that kind of dunking, yeah, I can absolutely see it being uncomfortable or unenjoyable. That's extremely understandable.
posted by Tevin at 1:13 PM on January 16, 2019 [1 favorite]

Yeah, I totally agree that it is mostly a bit. It does feel like something that used to be all three of them and funny, and lately just seems to be Justin and....not quite so good-natured? Like, often just comes across as mean. Maybe it’s still just a bit, but if so it is not landing with me at all. I so enjoy the show for that good good kid energy from my sweet pure boys. These bits just make me uncomfortable now, though they didn’t always.
posted by lazaruslong at 7:25 PM on January 16, 2019

To me it kind of sounds like it’s because in this episode Travis is leaning on this like surface level “words sometimes sound like other words” type humor which the other two don’t get down on as much (neither do I, so I enjoy the call outs, though not at the expense of their family). I think this ep was just unusually unbalanced in that sense. But sometimes with very close families this kind of directness is a necessary release valve. Their trusting frankness with each other is one of the things I love about the show.
posted by bleep at 7:48 PM on January 16, 2019 [1 favorite]

I must say the instant they said Proof has episodes devoted to Beanboozled I immediately stopped the podcast and downloaded the episodes in question.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 8:13 PM on January 17, 2019

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