My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 374: Respect the Journey
October 3, 2017 5:14 AM - Subscribe

We're back after nearly a month of not recording new episodes, and boy, do we only kind of remember how this thing works. If memory serves, it's mostly just a fancast of Marc Cohn's "Walking in Memphis," right? Right?! Suggested talking points: PJ Masks, Brush On The Go, Kissing Scenes, Boss Mugging, Standing Still in Memphis, Griffin's Occupation, Dipping Posters, Cereal from Heaven
posted by Tevin (14 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
That wasn't a good episode, however, it's 100% understandable given the circumstances.
posted by Tevin at 7:27 AM on October 3, 2017 [1 favorite]

What's the song that Justin is riffing on when he sings the "munch squad" intro?
posted by tedious at 11:04 AM on October 3, 2017

I wanna Rock by Twisted Sister.

I haven't watched this video for years. It's bananas. Mark Metcalf is off the chain.
posted by maxsparber at 12:29 PM on October 3, 2017 [2 favorites]

It seemed like they were tired and just wanted to hang out and chat instead of answering questions. I am looking forward to Justin's PO Box being crammed full of Dipping Posters though.
posted by rogerrogerwhatsyourrvectorvicto at 1:08 PM on October 3, 2017 [1 favorite]

No instant classic bits but I really enjoyed the PJ Masks opener and Walking in Memphis riff.
posted by kmz at 1:22 PM on October 3, 2017

It's interesting how I felt like the main weakness with this episode was that they weren't in the groove of knowing when something was done and going on to the next thing. They've talked about how that's an important part of the show and boy howdy is it ever apparently. Hope they're feeling better next week.
posted by bleep at 4:07 PM on October 3, 2017 [1 favorite]

Why are those posters coming out on my birthday
posted by dipping_sauce at 6:40 PM on October 3, 2017 [3 favorites]

> Why are those posters coming out on my birthday
> posted by dipping_sauce at 6:40 PM on October 3

posted by Tevin at 7:11 PM on October 3, 2017 [3 favorites]

I wonder if there's a spike in sales when the McElroys mention a song from their childhood on an episode?
posted by drezdn at 5:47 AM on October 4, 2017

Like the people at iTunes are wondering "Why are we moving so many copies of 'Walking in Memphis' or "Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)"?"
posted by drezdn at 5:47 AM on October 4, 2017

I loved their journey regarding the dipping posters. There's a Mickey D's near me that is supposed to have them, so I think I'll check it out on Saturday.
posted by Rock Steady at 12:12 PM on October 4, 2017

"Brothers have strong feelings about a thing, slowly talk themselves into the opposite strong feelings" is one of the classic McElroy bits at this point, and McDonalds Posters is one of my favorite executions. Very enjoyable episode overall even if they were a bit tired and stiffer than some other times.
posted by fomhar at 12:01 AM on October 5, 2017 [2 favorites]

I listened to this a few days after it came out, so when they said "the only way a new sauce is a pop-culture event is if they're actually bringing back the Szechuan sauce" a little voice in my head was yelling "THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THEY'RE DOING THOUGH"
posted by Itaxpica at 6:38 AM on October 5, 2017 [1 favorite]

Late again to this one. Not a great episode, as everyone said, but the "someone left a bowl of Froot Loops on my lawn, what does this mean?" question is the type of question I'd use when trying to describe the show.
posted by minsies at 3:56 PM on October 9, 2017 [1 favorite]

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