Bad Reception: Making the Best of Bad TV
EP54 - Good Reception: Grey’s Anatomy

EP54 - Good Reception: Grey’s Anatomy

April 2, 2019

Code Lavender! Get us 100cc’s of soapy medical drama stat!! We’re back with another episode of Good Reception, but this time neither of us has ever seen the show. Somehow we’ve missed the biggest TV phenomenon of the past decade and a half, the much beloved, and oft referenced Grey’s Anatomy. We jump into the middle of season two with the show’s most ever watched episode, “It’s the End of the World.” Will we become the newest Anatom-aniacs (I think I just made that up?) or will it die on the operating table? Either way it’s a prescription for laughter! (sorry, these medical puns are DOA).

Also, we talk about the questionable nature of a certain “90s boning song,” debate who’s the best Billy Crudip, and try to decide if Ellen Pompeo is always crying. Plus Morgan coins her new catchphrase “I would like to uhh… touch that” and Mike pitches his new ABC drama, Don’t-ers. It’s gonna be… explosive! (Dun dun dunnnn!) [That makes more sense if you’ve seen the episode]

Cut the Shit:
Morgan - Disneyland
 
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EP53 - Accidentally on Purpose

EP53 - Accidentally on Purpose

March 26, 2019

We're back with another episode of the ever-popular "Elfman on the Shelf!" This time J-Elf finds herself in a more traditional sitcom, about an unconventional relationship! Sound familiar?? It's Knocked Up meets Dharma & Greg... meets an awful moldy old garbage biscuit covered in sewage juice! Josh and Tiffany join us for one of the most painful viewing experiences in the history of the show!

Along the way Tiff confuses Jenna Elfman, Jen Kirkman, James Dean, John Wayne, Kate Moss, Kate Upton, 30 Rock and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Josh helps solve a juicy Hollywood murder mystery, Mike demands an apology from the show, and Morgan reveals her extensive knowledge of Jason Segal nudity. Plus discussions of canned laughter, Beefaroni, GTA strategies, hoo-haws, Tiff's future self sabatage, and a brand new spinoff: Vagina Talk! Did we hate this show? Abso-maybe!

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Morgan - Playing House
 
 
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EP52 - V.I.P.

EP52 - V.I.P.

March 19, 2019

We’ve got our sights set and hot pants on for on the campy 1998 Pamela Anderson action comedy V.I.P!! Prepare yourself for explosions, inappropriate hot dog stands, Breaking Bad stars, pixie cuts, erotic daydreams, hidden arsenals, movie stars, tax evasion, and more silicone than any dress can contain!!

Hollywood Power Couple Josh and Tiff join us as we argue over celebrity sex tapes, basketball terminology, hot dog toppings, and the relevance of Bee Movie’s on-set experts. Plus sexy Brawny stories, pondering where the stars of Lizzie McGuire are today, and a brand new catchphrase for Tiff! Ten out of ten, would boob.

Cut the Shit:
Morgan - Going Outside
Mike - Overlord
 
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EP51 - Sonic Underground

EP51 - Sonic Underground

March 12, 2019

We’ve got the need for speed, and only the furry blue spiked one can get the job done! It’s our first video game adaptation and we went for the weirdest, goofiest, most gosh dark rock-n-roll-est show we could get our hands on, 1999’s Sonic Underground! Hope you’re ready for sick guitar riffs, laser blasting drum beats and, of course, fog spewing organ solos…(?) because this ain’t your daddy’s Sonic!

Morgan is somehow even sicker this week, hacking her lungs out (apologies misophoniacs!), but she’s a flippin' pro and showed up for the recording anyhow. This blazing fast episode also features talk of our new Gin Blossoms podcast spinoff, a retrospective of 90s kids television commercials, and there’s some bashing of the good name of Stephen Urkel. Plus Morgan tests her knowledge of Mortal Kombat (and video games in general), while Mike recalls his days deep in the punk rock scene. Quick! Give this episode a SPIN!

Cut the Shit:
Morgan - American Gods
 
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EP50 - Ghost Whisperer Revisited

EP50 - Ghost Whisperer Revisited

March 6, 2019

Happy Podiversary!! That’s right we’re celebrating one year of putting ourselves through awful TV shows for your entertainment! We also brought back our original guest host, Josh, and are revisiting one of the very first series we covered, Ghost Whisperer!! The fans just can’t get enough of JLH’s spooky spirit sleuthing. We chose to watch the season four episode “Stage Fright” (or as we prefer to call it “The Soap Opera is Coming to Town) for some very good, super mature reasons. As a bonus Morgan is super sick (and feeling “plunky”) so get ready for sniffles, coughs, and the delusional rants of a woman mixing cold medicine and cheap wine!

In addition to the discussing everyones favorite cleavage-bearing ghoul wrangler, we ponder the world’s fascination with prison breaking, and bring up Hey Dude yet again. Meanwhile, Morgan drops the name of her new James Bond film, Josh proposes the new erotic sub-genre: Ghost Cucking, and Mike can’t stop talking about GoBots!! Now it’s time to go to the obstetrician and grab a quick BLT! Happy Birthday to Us!!!

 
Cut the Shit:
Morgan - Russian Doll
 
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EP49 - 666 Park Avenue

EP49 - 666 Park Avenue

February 26, 2019
 
It's spooky satanic shenanigans meets high-priced Manhattan real estate, in the first show ever made for horror geeks and architecture nerds! If you're looking for thrills, chills and soul damning deals, tell the cabbie to take you to 666 Park Avenue! After concluding that the show is neither Lucifer nor Ugly Betty (but not ruling out that it may secretly be Castle Rock Season 2) Mike and Morgan dig into this slick horror drama that was sent to an early grave. Plus Morgan cries, cries, cries while calling Ms. Britney a "B," recounts the traumatizing time she watched Legion at the gym, and gives some "Revelation Exclamations." Meanwhile Mike discusses the etiquette of a Whoop-Dee-Doo, explains how zombies work, and declares secret doors to be the "coolest thing ever." And don't forget the butchering of Rocky Horror classics and an exciting round of New York City mayor trivia! If you lived here, you'd be cancelled by now! 
 
Cut the Shit:
Mike - Parkitect 
 
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EP48 - Tremors: The Series

EP48 - Tremors: The Series

February 12, 2019
From the depths of television obscurity, we unearth the 2003 Syfy TV spinoff of the immensely entertaining Tremors film franchise! Is this "underground" series worthy of the good Graboid™️ name, or should we have left it buried? Lot’s of talk about Wild Things and “Kevin Bacon’s Front Jimmy” in this one, and we seem to be on constant lookout for a connection between Graboids and hemorrhoids that never really comes to fruition. Meanwhile Morgan has some tingly feelings for Michael Gross and can’t stand people who pronounce Nevada “NeVAHda,” and Mike reveals his frosted tip past and insists that everyone knows and loves the 1993 film Heart and Souls. This one is gonna make the earth move, because sometimes you just want giant worms!
 
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EP47 - Sabrina: The Animated Series

EP47 - Sabrina: The Animated Series

February 5, 2019

It's the animated prequel to the original live-action adaptation of the classic comic series that is a spinoff of a larger universe!! Before she was a teenage witch, beloved character Sabrina was a tween-age spell-caster-in-training. And also a cartoon! Will Morgan's nostalgia for TGIF color her judgement of this single season cartoon curiosity? Will Mike be charmed by a bastardized version of a character he knows pretty much nothing about? Jason Diego Mederos (Things I Hate) returns to help us bring back classic 90s slam "You Got Moded!" as well as tell the story of his very special family Groundhog Day tradition. Meanwhile, Morgan throws shade at Melissa Joan Hart and brags about her fried-pan-cheese, while Mike recalls his time directing She's All That and absolutely nails a Jon Lovitz impression. Listen as we conjure up some laughter, and bewitch your funny bone! 

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Morgan - Doug
Mike - The Critic
 
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EP46 - Imaginary Mary

EP46 - Imaginary Mary

January 29, 2019

We kick off our new series, Elfman on the Shelf (aka Bottom Shelfman, aka The Dharma Initiative) with the 2017 Jenna Elfman sitcom bomb, Imaginary Mary! In a career chock full of duds, could this ABC family dramedy with an adorably annoying CG co-star be a diamond in the rough? …I can only imagine! Meanwhile Morgan is full of serenades this episode including her funky parody of “Angel of the Morning,” plus she throws shade at mini-golf, Jenna Elfman’s charisma, and Scientology! Mike gets really deep into some beard banter, teases some Full House fan theories, and overshares his fear of children! We also find time to praise the TV series Alice, and declare our love for Rachel Dratch! Listen up and [Insert a John Lennon Imagine joke here]!

Cut the Shit:
Morgan - The Abstract Concept of Appreciating and Sharing the Things You Love
Mike - Vacationland by John Hodgman
 
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EP45 - The Cape

EP45 - The Cape

January 23, 2019
Holy generic superheroes! It's not a bird. It's not a plane (although it certainly is PLAIN). No it's NBC's laughably lame, costumed, crime-fighting crusader, The Cape! We finally take on the most popular genre in the world, by watching a series that almost no one even remembers! However, the real hero is Keith David, because he's always awesome. Also, Morgan educates everyone on Walrus reproductive anatomy, Mike tries to figure out what the hell a Milkshake Cake is, and everyone is calling everyone a mofo. So, here we come to save the day, mutha f****s!
  
Cut the Shit:
Morgan - Logan
Mike - The Flash
 
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