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Re: Scharpling & Wurster / The Best Show On WFMU
« Reply #660 on: July 05, 2019, 02:49:56 PM »
I also remember Angus, he had a good knowledge of comedy and I assumed he was a CABer. Don't recall hearing any of DCT's calls although it was great when Tom appeared on Podpit a few years ago.

Thank you! I'd love to do more of those interviews. All ten shows (guests are Kliph Nesteroff, Dave Anthony, Scott Aukerman, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Matt Gourley, Erin McGathy, Tom Scharpling, Jimmy Pardo, Cecil Baldwin and Todd Glass) can be heard here.

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« Reply #661 on: July 29, 2019, 02:27:06 PM »

Mary Houlihan is shockingly unfunny.

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« Reply #662 on: July 31, 2019, 09:30:16 PM »
Anyone listen to meet my friends the friends from friends?

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« Reply #663 on: September 06, 2019, 01:14:51 AM »
Anyone listen to meet my friends the friends from friends?

I tried to get into it but it didn't do much for me. I probably need to give it another go and binge on a whole bunch in one sitting.

Pat and Dudio did their own podcast on The Best Show patreon about Quantum Leap, but it wasn't great.

One of the best of the Patreon stuff (other than an AMA type podcast with Scharpling & Wurster) was a show called Strange Requests where callers would request songs, clips, old bits of audio etc. and Pat and Mike play them over the top of each other - A bit like an hour long live sound collage.


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Re: Scharpling & Wurster / The Best Show On WFMU
« Reply #664 on: September 07, 2019, 11:45:15 PM »
Pat and Dudio did their own podcast on The Best Show patreon about Quantum Leap, but it wasn't great.

This is a part of the Meet My Friends The Friends narrative - without the context, it must be pretty weird!

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Re: Scharpling & Wurster / The Best Show On WFMU
« Reply #665 on: November 21, 2019, 10:10:51 PM »
Sad news. Avalanche Bob has passed away according to the Best Show twitter account. I know he could be exasperating at times but he seemed a sweet soul underneath the indefatigable self-promotion, and he’ll be missed.

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« Reply #666 on: November 22, 2019, 02:28:22 PM »
Sad news. Avalanche Bob has passed away according to the Best Show twitter account. I know he could be exasperating at times but he seemed a sweet soul underneath the indefatigable self-promotion, and he’ll be missed.

Genuinely sad news about Avalanche Bob. Gonna miss those calls. He had an unknowing knack of winding up Tom by speaking over him. There's been a really lovely sharing of grief on Twitter from Tom, Mike, Pat and Dudio.

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« Reply #667 on: November 29, 2019, 01:31:48 PM »

Latest Best Show is a two hour tribute to Avalanche Bob.

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« Reply #668 on: December 06, 2019, 08:52:46 AM »
The new episode features Nathan Fielder in studio, and it's probably the funniest show since the PFT days. Not many calls, but a LOT of talk about air hockey, The Irishman and donut eating. It's absolutely brilliant.

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Re: Scharpling & Wurster / The Best Show On WFMU
« Reply #669 on: December 06, 2019, 09:02:35 AM »
The new episode features Nathan Fielder in studio, and it's probably the funniest show since the PFT days. Not many calls, but a LOT of talk about air hockey, The Irishman and donut eating. It's absolutely brilliant.

It was truly great. It's also got me speculating as to whether Tom and Nathan are working on something together and that's why he's been in Lipstick City for so long.

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« Reply #670 on: December 06, 2019, 03:22:12 PM »
It was truly great. It's also got me speculating as to whether Tom and Nathan are working on something together and that's why he's been in Lipstick City for so long.

If that's so, let's hope it doesn't go the way of the PFT collaboration (and friendship).

Re: Scharpling & Wurster / The Best Show On WFMU
« Reply #671 on: December 06, 2019, 11:41:08 PM »
No offense to Tom, love the show, but is he really even fit to carry Nathan's jockstrap?

Fielder-Morris, maybe. Fielder-Scharpling?

Re: Scharpling & Wurster / The Best Show On WFMU
« Reply #672 on: December 12, 2019, 10:08:58 PM »
The new episode features Nathan Fielder in studio, and it's probably the funniest show since the PFT days. Not many calls, but a LOT of talk about air hockey, The Irishman and donut eating. It's absolutely brilliant.

Is this available for free?


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« Reply #674 on: January 23, 2020, 10:44:12 PM »
There has been a bit of discussion about Tom's Kevin Smith rant in the Jay & Silent Bob thread. Thought it would be better to bump this than keep derailing that.

I'm new to The Best Show, never heard of it until yesterday. Anyone care to recommend a top ten (or however many) list of best episodes/bits?

Some more clips in the same vein as Kevin Smith & Juggalos:

Billy Crystal's Jazz Man

https://youtu.be/RIJ53t7Pgag

Ringo Starr

https://youtu.be/8d1iSO_4_0w

Mike Francesca talks about the Foo Fighters

https://youtu.be/K4SNLRATcM8

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The other mode of the show is the scripted comedy bits with Jon Wurster. Tom is essentially the straight man in these bits. They're a bit different from the above clips, they're often slow burns too and the payoff won't be immediately clear. They can last up to an hour, usually more like 30 minutes. Some of my favourites:

The Gorch

https://youtu.be/DZi8sPiEqyI

Michael Jackson reinvents himself as the Prince of Punk

https://youtu.be/T-QjtiUZlpk

And a follow-up to the juggalos bit

https://youtu.be/tmKH2brlEdw

There's lots more, that's less than the tip of the ice berg. You could go down a rabbit hole of just Tom talking to regular caller Spike, but I think you need a bit of show knowledge to get the most out of that.

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« Reply #675 on: January 23, 2020, 10:57:07 PM »
EDIT: Wrong thread

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« Reply #676 on: February 23, 2020, 06:41:12 PM »
And a follow-up to the juggalos bit

https://youtu.be/tmKH2brlEdw

Funnily enough, this call popped into my head last night.  It's one of my favourite Wurster calls, next to the Jimmy Crespo and Mike Sajak ones.

"There's something wrong with his hands...they're not there any more."

Re: Scharpling & Wurster / The Best Show On WFMU
« Reply #677 on: February 24, 2020, 03:29:56 AM »
It's one of my favourite Wurster calls, next to the Jimmy Crespo.....

The Jimmy Crespo one is especially good as it was done completely on the fly with no script and both Scharpling and Wurster manage to keep the call funny without it being mean-spirited or bullying to the young kid on the line.