I love you and I'm in love with you: Hollywood Handbook thread

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figure we should stop monopolizing the Comedy Podcasts thread

silby, Friday, 3 April 2020 16:03 (one year ago) link

I heartily recommend that everyone grit their teeth and pay for Stitcher Premium for a little while or burn a free trial and listen to as much of this damn show as possible, ideally from the beginning, I'm going to sit down at some point and make a stab at an All-Time Episodes list

silby, Friday, 3 April 2020 16:08 (one year ago) link

Shaun Diston Christmas ep was joyful, as are most of the musical ones. Also any episode where one of them is on the phone (the Gabrus one was demented and I remember an early Scharpling one?)

crisp, Friday, 3 April 2020 16:52 (one year ago) link

should reiterate for the record that my favorite episode of all is "Doing Spont, Our Close Friend" which is nevertheless a bad one to start with because enjoying it kind of requires you to already be familiar with HH's rhythms as well as an entirely other podcast, Paul F Tompkins' now-defunct Spontaneanation.

silby, Friday, 3 April 2020 17:23 (one year ago) link

also the shrimp-off episode of Doughboys is an honorary Hollywood Handbook episode imo

silby, Friday, 3 April 2020 17:24 (one year ago) link

holy cow i was going to start this thread with the same name today. i'm so glad they brought back the "i love you and i'm in love with you" bit for the tony hawk episode this week (to great effect)

na (NA), Friday, 3 April 2020 19:45 (one year ago) link

all of the try month episodes were pretty great

na (NA), Friday, 3 April 2020 19:47 (one year ago) link

and i love that this is a podcast that has a "try month"

na (NA), Friday, 3 April 2020 19:47 (one year ago) link

yeah honestly not a bad time to check the show out, several Pro Version episodes dropped in the free feed for Try Month as well

silby, Friday, 3 April 2020 20:07 (one year ago) link

I don't want to make it seem like just listening to recent episodes is "bad" but I have no idea how appealing the show is at this point to people who don't already like it. It's really good though!

silby, Friday, 3 April 2020 20:08 (one year ago) link

it's one of maybe four podcasts i listen to regularly and the only one i've bothered to keep current with while not commuting

na (NA), Friday, 3 April 2020 20:13 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

very fun episode today with these guys:

http://www.twitter.com/jeremylevick/status/1218281229667184641

First episode I ever heard was the Triumph at Comic Con I think. and the first episodes where I properly got into it were the critiquing Joe Mande's stand up eps.

cajunsunday, Tuesday, 21 April 2020 20:15 (one year ago) link

The Jeremy Levick/Rajat Suresh was great in the sense that despite claiming to be fans of Hayes and Sean the two seemed to have absolutely no clue how Hollywood Handbook worked.

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Thursday, 30 April 2020 13:34 (one year ago) link

lots of lols in the shea serrano ep. just noticed new ep is mario bamford. simultaneously nervous + excited.

Mordy, Wednesday, 6 May 2020 17:35 (one year ago) link

Maria Bamford ep not as sparkling as it should be given some practical issues but hopefully she'll be back someday. Shea Serrano was very funny with his "quiz answers".

Key archive episode to mention of the week: Whitmer Thomas and Clay Tatum, Our Friends from School

silby, Wednesday, 6 May 2020 17:40 (one year ago) link

I just started listening to this. It's funny at times but I feel like I don't really get it. Should I start at the beginning or something?

Virginia Plain, Thursday, 7 May 2020 06:44 (one year ago) link

Arguably, but the beginning is behind the stitcher premium paywall now. Give it 15 or 20 episodes.

silby, Thursday, 7 May 2020 13:15 (one year ago) link

if for some reason you listen to hollywood handbook but not double threat, sean and hayes are on a very funny episode of double threat this week

na (NA), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 15:27 (one year ago) link

heh, the reason is I no longer commute anywhere so my time for actually paying attention to podcasts is already inadequate to make it through my feed

silby, Tuesday, 12 May 2020 17:12 (one year ago) link

i hear you. i'm current on hollywood handbook and how did this get made (which only comes out every other week) but no other podcasts

na (NA), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 17:15 (one year ago) link

for cbb + hollywood handbook i listen to most episodes esp if i recognize the guest. it's good when this gets bumped w/ ep recs bc i do end up skipping them and miss good ones where i just didn't know the guests. also i'm way out of continuity for santaman vs moriority.

Mordy, Tuesday, 12 May 2020 19:13 (one year ago) link

my old episode rec of the day: "Ryan Gaul, Our Close Friend"

silby, Tuesday, 12 May 2020 19:38 (one year ago) link

I love listening to these ad compilations.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9vgirDk6YI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VGXloYZctI

cajunsunday, Wednesday, 20 May 2020 07:49 (one year ago) link

imo they do ads better than any other podcast

Mordy, Wednesday, 20 May 2020 15:16 (one year ago) link

four weeks pass...

This is a classic bit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECw0dSj5H0o

NAthaniel (cajunsunday), Wednesday, 17 June 2020 09:23 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

*chefs kiss* to the Harvey Guillen episode

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Wednesday, 1 July 2020 16:23 (eleven months ago) link

ha, i was uncomfortable for the first half of the episode because i genuinely couldn't tell if guillen was in on the joke or not. so the moment when he goes to "kill the fly" was a big laugh.

na (NA), Monday, 6 July 2020 14:36 (eleven months ago) link

i had seen it was a shorter episode so that fed into my concern that he was actually mad

na (NA), Monday, 6 July 2020 14:37 (eleven months ago) link

theyve been in such fine form lately, i loved the kenny smith ep. "let's not... let them be remembered tonight" killed me

TRANCED INTO RADIOACTIVE PUREE (Will M.), Wednesday, 15 July 2020 21:17 (eleven months ago) link

two weeks pass...

A useful word of wisdom here for many of us in the industry:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-_gtHFng8w&t=3s

krankymusic (cajunsunday), Saturday, 1 August 2020 16:36 (ten months ago) link

or even:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-_gtHFng8w&t=3s

krankymusic (cajunsunday), Saturday, 1 August 2020 16:37 (ten months ago) link

one month passes...

paul f. tompkins surprise birthday party - instant classic

na (NA), Tuesday, 15 September 2020 17:07 (nine months ago) link

also a rare good "introduction to hollywood handbook" episode

na (NA), Tuesday, 15 September 2020 17:08 (nine months ago) link

oh my god the message from jeremy davies

na (NA), Tuesday, 15 September 2020 17:15 (nine months ago) link

Yes. So good! Paul f. tompkins is always a great guest.

cajunsunday, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 14:08 (nine months ago) link

three weeks pass...

all kevins are bartlett

na (NA), Friday, 9 October 2020 19:13 (eight months ago) link

one month passes...

Very excited for the Cowboy TV Christmas Special (which is continuing a gag invented on the pro version, for extra alienating points)

is right unfortunately (silby), Tuesday, 1 December 2020 20:15 (six months ago) link

This one was completely insane haha

cajunsunday, Tuesday, 1 December 2020 21:00 (six months ago) link

#iwantmycowboytv

is right unfortunately (silby), Wednesday, 2 December 2020 01:44 (six months ago) link

Have you listened to Hollywood Masterclass silby?

cajunsunday, Wednesday, 2 December 2020 21:04 (six months ago) link

Yes I enjoy the Masterclasses they are a different vibe and in some ways a more relaxed journey, the Shonk Lemons character ends up being a very rich one imo

is right unfortunately (silby), Wednesday, 2 December 2020 21:06 (six months ago) link

cowboy tv had me cracking up yesterday. the rodgman episodes are all pretty good.

tylerw, Wednesday, 2 December 2020 21:08 (six months ago) link

paul f. tompkins surprise birthday party - instant classic

it was goddamned delightful, a ton of laughs just when i needed them.

Shaidar Logoff (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 8 December 2020 03:02 (six months ago) link

The boys are going independent next year! I love this for them.

is right unfortunately (silby), Tuesday, 8 December 2020 16:42 (six months ago) link

i haven't heard about this yet but i am concerned that not being able to complain about earwolf anymore will cut down on their material by 80%

na (NA), Tuesday, 8 December 2020 16:44 (six months ago) link

There’s an announcement at the top of the show this week. Chef Kevin is coming with them but I’ll miss the engineers.

is right unfortunately (silby), Tuesday, 8 December 2020 16:44 (six months ago) link

I think they may have fulfilled all their ad commitments for the rest of the year in one episode today.

is right unfortunately (silby), Tuesday, 8 December 2020 20:44 (six months ago) link

Wow the boys have been nominated for Best Ad Read at the iHeartRadio Podcast Awards! Well deserved!

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/iheartradio-podcast-awards-jenna-fischer-and-angela-kinseys-office-ladies-tops-nominees-exclusive?fbclid=IwAR37QlIHAHBDBkzMmhtfWhS61_Zdtae4I_9E43QcjqUM_EU2VpVApcLiScU

cajunsunday, Wednesday, 9 December 2020 14:34 (six months ago) link

Happy Meal-ass

is right unfortunately (silby), Sunday, 20 December 2020 22:07 (six months ago) link

two months pass...

I want my Cowboy TV

Canon in Deez (silby), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 16:58 (three months ago) link

#iwantmycowboytv

cajunsunday, Tuesday, 9 March 2021 11:00 (three months ago) link

i have not been listening regularly but when i've dipped back in recently it feels like the boys (especially hayes) are being more overtly aggressive/rude to guests. i'm used to them being more covertly insulting. maybe bc i gravitate to the ones where they have their buds on and those are the ones where they feel they can get away with it?

na (NA), Thursday, 11 March 2021 19:21 (three months ago) link

three weeks pass...

I'm kind of glad the boys are back on their usual nonsense this week.

'The Podcaster's Promise' felt like an interesting work of art but wasn't always the easiest listen!

cajunsunday, Thursday, 1 April 2021 10:30 (two months ago) link

idk I could’ve gone for another month of that flailing concept

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Thursday, 1 April 2021 14:50 (two months ago) link

I’m trying to guess how many drinks hodgman had before his episode because that was a hilariously tough listen at times.

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Thursday, 1 April 2021 14:51 (two months ago) link

Two good low-key runners:

- Sean breaks into song and the show just keeps going around him
- Sean says “give me a beat” for a rap, then insists on slowing the beat down

Canon in Deez (silby), Saturday, 3 April 2021 17:30 (two months ago) link

Amazing Arclight story from Sean

many people know I proposed to my wife inside the ArcLight Hollywood, but few will recall this equally touching story about going there to acquire a promotional Deadpool glass... pic.twitter.com/u6q3TdDjWu

— sean clements (@SeanClements) April 13, 2021


thrilling conclusion. pic.twitter.com/iL4QWQU7Gb

— sean clements (@SeanClements) April 13, 2021

cajunsunday, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 11:32 (two months ago) link

It’s good

Canon in Deez (silby), Wednesday, 14 April 2021 14:12 (two months ago) link

A couple months til episode 400

Canon in Deez (silby), Wednesday, 14 April 2021 14:20 (two months ago) link

Wow. I wonder who they'll get. Scharpling hasn't been on for a while. Return of Scharpling for the big 400?

cajunsunday, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 15:54 (two months ago) link

Engineer Codyboy

Canon in Deez (silby), Wednesday, 14 April 2021 16:09 (two months ago) link

two months pass...

Happy Meal ass

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Tuesday, 15 June 2021 15:17 (one week ago) link


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