My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 444: The 100 Wishes of the Pandemonium Cube
January 28, 2019 11:32 AM - Subscribe

So, you think you're tough enough to crack on into the Pandemonium Cube? Huh! Well, I hope you enjoy being a skeleton, because that's what you're gonna be after you fail to open the Pandemonium Cube — a SKELETON. Suggested talking points: They Shall Not Grow Old Watch, Sora's Savior, Burrito Love Discount, Dream Commercials, "Secret Shopping", Say It With Donuts, Haircut Convo
posted by Tevin (20 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm afraid to listen to this episode because I don't think anything can live up to the title.
posted by Tevin at 11:32 AM on January 28, 2019 [1 favorite]

Spoiler: was not disappointed holy moly.

The Kingdom Hearts bit in particular had me laughing so hard I nearly had to pull over my car.
posted by Tevin at 6:09 PM on January 28, 2019

Same, re Kingdom Hearts bit.

I am so outrageously psyched for the Monster Factory episode they teased. More J and G sans T? Yes please.
posted by supercres at 8:17 PM on January 28, 2019

haven't listened to muhbimbam prime in a minute and the title sold me on tuning back in this week. fair play to the brothers!
posted by rotten at 12:08 AM on January 29, 2019

Monster Factory episode

Would it be weird to have a Fanfare for Monster Factory? Or would it just be "I cried laughing at [this bit]" over and over?
posted by EndsOfInvention at 7:33 AM on January 29, 2019

More J and G sans T? Yes please.

Who do I have to see to get this kind of negativity removed from my life?
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 10:33 AM on January 29, 2019 [16 favorites]

AGHGHGH! I didn't switch over the McElroy Family Youtube feed and I MISSED A MONSTER FACTORY!!!!!

(this episode was also good)
posted by runcibleshaw at 11:44 AM on January 29, 2019

Wow the lightsaber idea was Travis at his best, and not coincidentally, I love the way Griffin just CACKLES when he’s caught off guard by something very funny

This is absolutely one of the classic episodes!
posted by DoctorFedora at 5:01 PM on January 29, 2019 [1 favorite]

This was an all-time episode. Such a strange (but hilarious) vibe that they themselves pointed out.

I died at Travis' spelling with donuts joke. And then I died again and became a double ghost when Justin got so profoundly upset at being subjected to that level of stupidity.
posted by slimepuppy at 6:22 AM on January 30, 2019 [1 favorite]

I thought OOOOOOOOOO was Travis at his finest and I laughed loudly while walking down the street listening to it. I love that he throws in these terrible awful hilarious jokes and the others yell at him for it, but he keeps on going.
posted by The corpse in the library at 8:41 AM on January 30, 2019 [5 favorites]

Can anyone make out what Justin is saying here?

"You dumb piece of shit! I can't believe we [???????] that material! You make me so angry!"

I loved this bit and replayed it like 5 times, but still can't quite figure out what he's saying there!
posted by arcolz at 4:47 PM on January 30, 2019

I believe it's, You dump piece of shit! I can't believe we share genetic material! You make me so angry!
posted by books for weapons at 5:32 PM on January 30, 2019 [1 favorite]

Yes! That's totally it! Thank you!
posted by arcolz at 6:52 PM on January 30, 2019

Travis's "Heh heh heh heh!" response is so perfect. That's the laugh of someone who knows exactly how stupid his joke was but said it anyway and regrets nothing and that's why I love him.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 8:19 AM on January 31, 2019 [4 favorites]

See also: Sad Libs.

A segment I loved because of how much Justin and Griffin hated it and how much more that made Travis double down and relish every second of the bit.

Thank Travis for Travis.
posted by slimepuppy at 9:14 AM on January 31, 2019 [3 favorites]

I love Tavis' humor almost all the time, but I hated -- HATED -- Sad Libs.
posted by The corpse in the library at 4:44 PM on January 31, 2019

Yeah, it remains as clear as ever that Sad Libs was literally invented as a form of punishment
posted by DoctorFedora at 7:10 PM on January 31, 2019

Alright, fine, an explanation: for me, Travis is like salt in cooking. Absolutely elevates all other flavors but easy to ruin the whole thing by overdoing it. And episodes over maybe the past 6 months have been getting saltier and saltier. Multiple instances of steamrolling with just nothing in a single episode? And not “nothing” in a funny way; I liked Sad Libs. Recent episodes have felt like multiple Sad Libs in the span of one hour.
posted by supercres at 9:22 AM on February 1, 2019

No question he has funny bits. Probably has the funniest single bits, but also has some real lead balloons. I get (and enjoy) the shtick of being over-the-top comedically ungenerous. But this much? IMO comes off as a character flaw that used to play as shtick when it was rarer.
posted by supercres at 9:33 AM on February 1, 2019

Travis is also like salt to me, as in I want to turn the episode over and dump all the leftover Travis directly into my mouth when all the Griffin and Justin is gone.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 1:21 PM on February 11, 2019 [3 favorites]

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