My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 237: John Turturro Robot Watersports
February 2, 2015 7:06 PM - Subscribe

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posted by drezdn (6 comments total)
Just the title was cracking me up and the actual episode didn't disappoint at all. My favorite bit might have been in the middle of the ads section when they realize that they've just spoken at length about jerking off in the middle of a flowers promo.
posted by kmz at 8:24 AM on February 3, 2015

Yeah, the high point of the podcast is MoneyZone, just because the McElroy's seem to determined to lose sponsors. Amazingly, apparently none have complained so far, although I recall a few episodes where they accidentally spent most of the commercial discussing an unrelated product.

I listen for the lost Griffin joke every episode -- the joke he makes that is such a deep cut that the other brothers refuse to acknowledge it or respond to it. This episode was a small one, but one I enjoyed: Travis has been saying "game recognize game" to highlight a regular submitter, and Griffin piped up with something like, "Oh, hi! I know you!", as though his game were actually recognizing her game.

Missed Justin's haunted doll for the episode. Wouldn't be surprised if they let it drop, but I was enjoying it.
posted by maxsparber at 6:31 PM on February 3, 2015

My two favorite bits were the intro and Griffin living in the Poke-verse, and then dying ("Revive! Revive!").
posted by drezdn at 8:03 AM on February 6, 2015 [1 favorite]

I just realized I credited Griffin with the hidden TRAVIS joke from every episode.

It literally took me two years to be able to distinguish which brother was which. Sawbones helped a lot.
posted by maxsparber at 8:13 AM on February 6, 2015 [1 favorite]

yeah, it took me the longest time though, in retrospect, they have such distinctive voices

it also took me a while to fully appreciate Travis' dedication to not dropping the riff but after listening to Bunker Buddies and Adventure Zone, it's hard not to see it. I used to think he was annoying but now it's hard not to see him as being the most solid member of the group. he does really well fleshing out the riffs and going after those deep cuts. it's weird to say this but he's probably the most professional of the bunch and fast becoming my favorite brother
posted by saucy_knave at 8:43 AM on February 6, 2015 [2 favorites]

They each contribute something different. Sawbones has made me realize how much structure Justin provides, while Travis serves as a sort of running ongoing lunacy, and Griffin is the eternally irritable, eternally needy younger brother. One of my favorite bits that pops up now and then is when Justin and Travis just sort of keep a bit going long past when Griffin has lost patience with it, talking to each other and ignoring him as he gets angrier and angrier. It's such a big brothers teasing little brother thing to do.
posted by maxsparber at 9:14 AM on February 6, 2015 [3 favorites]

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