Episode 17 – Home Improvement


Back in the saddle! We’re getting back up to speed after last week, and in addition to today’s show, we got dis:

Tickets still available here!

And read Mikey’s review of The World’s End, as mentioned in the episode.

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33 Responses to Episode 17 – Home Improvement

  1. newdist says:


    I like the show but I feel like you break the 4th wall too much.

  2. ludux says:

    Welcome to the C-POD

  3. Runty Sue says:

    Yep you read that right, whispering trout in my ears

  4. LMcCJ says:

    Anxiously awaiting the thank you post from the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons. Maybe they'll invite you to the annual meeting.

  5. Gristle says:

    Aw jeah, it's the SAWCAST

    (you're welcome)

  6. ThomasG says:

    since Kris and Mikey are real people and not fictional characters acting something out, the "Fourth Wall" paradigm doesn't apply so much as the "occasional obvious gag," which is lampshade hanging.

    since the premise is actually that Kris and Mikey are getting together to make a podcast, this makes the gags more like "making a fourth wall," if anything

  7. krisstraub says:


    also a word of warning, "first" posts are generally an instant permaban.

  8. krisstraub says:

    there is self-aware humor in everything i do. it can be a lazy device, but i think the difference here is, we are not using it as a device. we are actually just talking about the show.

    • ThomasG says:

      weird, I didn't know vaporware already made one.

    • MikeyNeumann says:

      Yeah, we've always been pretty up front on letting the audience in the one (laughing and not cutting it out, etc.)

      It's not supposed to be a hyper-real joke. We openly talk about doing Saw it For You's … right before doing them. Think of it like exposing the process.

      • newdist says:

        Yeah that lessens SIFY for me… sorry. It's like the magician explaining how he does the trick before he does it.

  9. @kcbanner says:

    I'd definitely like to hear a recording of the live show!

  10. secrectcheri says:

    Ah! I had a pink talkboy! it was a talkgirl! my brother had the regular blue one. they where the shit! Sucks, it's probably lost to some garage sale by now…

  11. Ricky says:

    This trailer makes it hurt that I can't go to this show.

  12. MichaelH says:

    Huh, I clearly saw a different and falsified Last Breaking Bad episode. Vince Giligan sure is pulling out all the stops to keep the ending secret.

    In the ending I saw, Walt is driving along Ventura Boulevard in LA, getting away from it all. However, suddenly as he is turning a corner a pedestrian carelessly walks across the road. We then get a montage of all of the series. There is also a little time counter in the bottom corner. For each crucial story beat, we see Walter's reaction time is getting slower and slower. Once we've caught up to present day, we see his reaction time is now too slow and he hits the pedestrian.

    He is, to coin a phrase, 'breaking bad'…ly.

    We cut to a hospital, where Walt lies his way in to seeing the unconscious pedestrian. The nurses say the man can be physically made well, but appears to have no mind left. They have no identification on the man, and were going to call him after the scene of the accident. Cut to Walt's face, and we see him distraught. "His name is Jesse," says Walt, and walks sadly away.

    As Walk walks away, the scene goes sepia, and we see a calender on the wall. The first big twist is that the whole show has been happening between 1972 – 1975.

    The camera then pans down to the foot of the bed. We see the name on the hospital chart is now 'Jesse (the body) Ventura'.

    The show's name appears superimposed on the final image, and we see the full tittle now:

    Breaking Bad: The Jesse (the body) Ventura Story.

    Fade to Black.

    Muppet theme tune plays over credits.

  13. groklife says:

    Nice return to form, guys! I had many actual LOLs, which was unfortunate, as I was doing some interstate driving and was looked at as if i were being inappropriate for the road. I probably should've worn clothes that day. In all seriousness, it was a really fun p'cast!
    My only complaint is still the volumes… Maybe you guys should run the finished edit through a compressor to even out the volumes. Kris continues to be low, and Mikey runs hot (aw, yeah!)
    That does make it difficult when listening in my car in traffic. Also, the laughing makes my iffy driving shaky at best.

    • MikeyNeumann says:

      It is run through compressors. I actually tune myself down and Kris up, but I have more dynamics in the way I talk.

      I'm just louder than Kris, haha.

  14. Garrick says:

    In your tower of Sega Genesis, you forgot the 56k modem that goes into that tower of Babel. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XBAND

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  20. Jack Conner says:

    Great trailer. I bet the concert was just as good.

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