My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 487: Frasier Crane’s Anime Dreamscape
November 25, 2019 1:54 PM - Subscribe

Step inside the mind of the mind-reader himself (who is Frasier) as we pitch our bold new vision for Frasier. In this one, Frasier's getting nasty, and we're not willing to negotiate on that point, so don't bother asking.   Suggested talking points: Guiding Lights, Donuts with Morrie, Frasier's World, Reach for the Stars, Fumanji Jizz Mist, Eight Words a Day, A Call from the Dogman
posted by Tevin (19 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
The sponsor segment today reminds me that it's kind of amazing if this podcast has never prompted letters from lawyers.
posted by ardgedee at 7:03 PM on November 25 [3 favorites]


Can we be sure that's never happened?
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 1:01 PM on November 26 [1 favorite]


This episode was really funny. I also thought the little moment about Griffin's brain ghosts was extremely sweet and nice. I also like the whole construction of brain ghosts. I sure do got em.
posted by bleep at 2:24 PM on November 26 [1 favorite]


Mr. E., I gathered from one episode that ABBA (or its rightsholders) complained about use of "Take a Chance on Me."
posted by Countess Elena at 9:57 AM on November 27 [1 favorite]


Now that I think of it, in one episode Justin implied they had to give Casper a free ad placement because their clowning about the product made the sponsor unhappy, but I don't know whether that actually happened or he was stressing about the possibility of it happening.
posted by ardgedee at 12:25 PM on November 27


I thought he was just joking that would happen that time. If anything sponsors should be overjoyed by what they do with the same ad copy every other podcast has to make it worth listening to.
posted by bleep at 1:29 PM on November 27


I imagine different advertisers have different ideas of what they want. Some might be happy with what the McElroys do, others might prefer they just reading the copy exactly as written to their thousands of listeners.

I would hope that the brothers stipulate in contract form exactly what they will and won't do with the ad copy so that advertisers aren't surprised and angered by their shenanigans. That seems like the smart way to do it, but then I've also heard Money Zones where it seems incredibly far-fetched that they're actually getting paid for what they're saying.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 4:47 PM on November 27


It's pretty much the same advertisers every week for years at a time, if they didn't know and love what they were doing they'd be crazy.
posted by bleep at 5:04 PM on November 27 [1 favorite]


"I would hope that the brothers stipulate in contract form exactly what they will and won't do with the ad copy"

If this is indeed the case oh boy do I want to read that contract.
posted by joelhunt at 6:49 AM on November 28


Has Totinos advertised with them after the special?
posted by drezdn at 6:19 PM on November 28


No but Totino's was never one of their regular sponsors.
posted by bleep at 8:09 PM on November 28 [1 favorite]


> It's pretty much the same advertisers every week for years at a time, if they didn't know and love what they were doing they'd be crazy.

Yeah, it's the only podcast where I listen to the ads (if they're all talking, not in the ones where it's one brother reading the ad straight) and don't lunge for the 15-second button. I even bought something from one of their advertisers, once.
posted by The corpse in the library at 8:50 AM on November 30


The sponsor segment today reminds me that it's kind of amazing if this podcast has never prompted letters from lawyers.

You know..... I've been re-listening to old episodes falling asleep for a bit to help give my anxiety brain something to do, and maybe I'm just falling asleep before I hit the money zones, but are the old Xtreme Restraints ads still in the back episodes?
posted by WidgetAlley at 12:14 AM on December 1




I miss the terrible songs they used to do for their advertisers.
posted by beandip at 1:06 PM on December 2 [2 favorites]


"Will nobody take down this sinful old man?!?!"

Lost it at that whole bit.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 9:55 PM on December 2 [1 favorite]


You know..... I've been re-listening to old episodes falling asleep for a bit to help give my anxiety brain something to do, and maybe I'm just falling asleep before I hit the money zones, but are the old Xtreme Restraints ads still in the back episodes?


They absolutely are.
posted by dismas at 9:19 AM on December 3 [1 favorite]


I slipped and fell on some ice tonight, and my hand to God, one of the first things I thought was, "I popped my sacroiliac back into place! Look out, tap-dancin' stage!" because I have Internet Brain Poisoning.
posted by MrBadExample at 9:22 PM on December 3 [4 favorites]


I miss the terrible songs they used to do for their advertisers.

Stack Soap and Griffin's Space Jam are among the best ad jingles ever made.
posted by drezdn at 2:46 PM on December 5 [2 favorites]


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