How Rude! The Full House Podcast (comedy)

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Direct download: Announcement.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:58pm EDT

Well, here it is, gang, the very last episode of How Rude! The Full House Podcast. There really isn't much to say here because we honestly left it all on the field during our recording. A sports metaphor? Here? And now? You know it, baby. Here are the returning voices you'll hear during this big ass finale: Eddie Klinker, Molly Jones, Lindsay Lewin, Johnny Kyle Cook, Brian Holden, Clayton Margeson, James Dugan, Bill Nielsen, Tony Springs, Alyssa Davis, Hope Rehak, Fred Pelzer, Chris Johnson, Matt Kidd, and Alex Marianyi. They're amazing people, as are all 134 honorary Rude Dudes and everyone who has listened to this goofy show. Should we even bother to mention how Steve's girlfriend in Fuller House is named CJ and not JD? Probably not. It's the last episode! XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO 

Direct download: 158._Michelle_Rides_Again.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:04am EDT

Brandon and Jon are back for one final bonus episode, and for this solemn occasion they're bringing two more torrid tales from the world of FH literature. In "Sugar and Spice Advice", idiot mop Stephanie decides she's old enough to run her own business before proceeding to run said business into the ground. Stephanie, you may be able to cook (under special circumstances), but the world of business? She ain't for you. She's ain't. FOR YOU. I mean for God's sake, she considers naming her business Good Food. What the fuck is wrong with this person? In "Hip, Hip, Parade!" we follow 4th Grade Class President Michelle as she tries to cobble together a school float for the Erotic Fall Festival Parade. Will she succeed, or will she be undermined by novelty fish heads, grumpy ass fuck face 5th grades, and one prig fuck dance instructor? Only time will tell. Full House books, it's been a blast, but we gotta say goodbye once and for all. So goodbye. Once and for all! XOXO

Direct download: 157._Sugar_and_Spice_Advice___Hip_Hip_Parade.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:58am EDT

Ethan Link (co-host of the Don't Quote Me podcast) is a yummy little macaroon ally of the LGBT community and our FINAL honorary Rude Dude. But that doesn't mean we treated Ethan any differently, no-no-no, far from it. Ethan, like his 133 predecessors, had to watch a perilously awful bit of television, and that bit of television is known as "All Stood Up". Jesse and Kimmy are at war. DJ and Michelle are at war. Stephanie and her new beau Ryan? Oh, they be at war, especially after Ryan makes the mistake of standing up our poor, sweet, dumb as potted dirt Steph. Who will win? Who will lose? WILL THE WORLD EVER BE THE SAME? Also: We preview some red hot summer bops from the impending How Rude! album, assess the acting skills of the Zwick children (they stink), and play one last round of Catchy Catchy, so don't move those earbuds from your waxy canals. We absolutely forbid it!

COMING UP: One last bonus episode before the big finale! XOXO 

Direct download: 156._All_Stood_Up.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:53am EDT

Will Biby (proud cat owner and former resident of Mulkeytown, IL) is our penultimate guest, which means he had to sit down and watch a particularly tiresome retread of an episode known as "Leap of Faith". Remember the what has to be nearly a dozen episodes in which Jesse worries about losing his mojo? Remember how in every single one of them he learns family is more important than risking your life for a cheap thrill? Well, now Becky gets to learn that lesson. Except, no, in this instance she learns that taking a risk can be exhilarating, especially when the person you love is right there beside you. But also ... Jesse is a sexist asshole who shouldn't enforce double standards on his wife. And also ... fuck it, God almighty just fuck it. Michelle is soy excited about seeing the Counting Cows in concert, the twins are flushing anything they can get their salty sodium hands on, and Joey cannot stop eating. Don't worry, we take more than a bit of time up top to discuss the menu and oppressive work culture of El Bloato, rest assured. Want us to read your email during our Saturday, July 1 finale recording? Shoot that lovely message over to thehowrudepodcast@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you one last time! XOXO

Direct download: 155._Leap_of_Faith.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:55am EDT

Ballroom dancer and Holidazzle alumni Grace Pelzer joined us this week to watch and discuss "Up on the Roof", in which Joey's latest business venture proves to be his stupidest and DJ's attempt at campus levity results in a man's death. Wait, does it? Does this end with a murder? I can't really remember in hindsight. Look, there's a sweaty security guard and a principal who rocks a toupee, that much I do remember. Meanwhile, Brandon is defending the Dust Buster, Jon is leading an improv workshop, and the group is reflecting on senior pranks, skips, and struts. It's classic How Rude! shenanigans, and if you miss out then you lose out, ya hear? XOXO

Direct download: 154._Up_On_the_Roof.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:56am EDT

Bo Durham is a master of confectionary creations and his redneck wedding is going to knock your socks off (because no one wears socks to a redneck wedding). He's an honest to God Wizard of Oz ruby red gem and we're so glad he joined us to discuss "Taking the Plunge". DJ didn't get into Stanford and she's bummed. Kimmy didn't get into a single school she applied to and she's genuinely depressed. Everyone cares about DJ, no one gives a genuine shit about Kimmy (not really). It is in this moment Kimmy finally realizes what she needs to employ, and that's straight up fucking Emotional Blackmail. Disturbing? Yes. Effective? God yes. Meanwhile, Brandon has thoughts on Hotel Transylvania 2, runts, and Frankenstein mice. You know, the usual shit Brandon has rolling around in his Brandon brain. YOU KNOW. XOXO

Direct download: 153._Taking_the_Plunge.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:51am EDT

Bryan Duff doesn't understand why a World Class Stick Man like John Stamos has been relegated to TV while someone like George Clooney is considered an A-lister. What happened? What is George's secret? They were both on ER! We take a hard look at the 3rd Batman's resume while also discussing Don Rickles, lawnmowers, and how Gia is not Hillary Swank, who is herself not Jennifer Garner. Oh, and I suppose we also discuss "We Got the Beat", in which Stephanie humiliates herself by being less prepared for a talent show than small children. One of those small children is Derek, who, I'm sad to say, will never be seen again on 'Full House' after this episode. Goodbye, sweet Derek, we wish you all the luck in the world. Find your community! Follow your dreams! Never back down! XOXO

 

Direct download: 152._We_Got_the_Beat.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:40am EDT

Bill Nielsen (host of the So Many Bits podcast) may wind up taking home the prize for Best Childhood Catchphrase. It's honest to God adorable and I would never spoil it here, you'll just have to exercise some patience and hear it for yourself! Bill joined us to watch and analyze "Dateless in San Francisco", in which Danny frets over a Valentine's Day date with Claire (who we never actually seen onscreen, in a clear display of cutting production costs); Aunt Becky frets over the dimming ember that is her love life; Stephanie tries to woo a straight up WEIRD looking dude; and Michelle, having seen all of this heteronormative bullshit on clear display, uses it to justify her obsession with Teddy. It's some of the most White People Bullshit we've ever seen from this show, and that's certainly saying something. Also: Could the Fonz win in a thumb war with Uncle J? And why is Joey still allowing himself to be the subject of unwanted sexual advances? Does he like it? Does he need it? Are we blaming the victim here? Who knows! All we know is that this podcast. Is. Fabulous. XOXO

Direct download: 151._Dateless_in_San_Francisco.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:49am EDT

Alyssa Davis was a wave and a hungry American child. Alyssa Davis is a fan of her manatee, Mr. Jelly Bean. Alyssa Davis will always be a member of the How Rude! family. It's all true! This week we're watching / discussing / groaning over "Air Jesse", in which Jesse feels the sting of homophobia (for once) when it's revealed he knows absolutely nothing about basketball. Ha! Imagine! A man not knowing about basketball! To be fair, he didn't give a shit about the Super Bowl, so this shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone. Meanwhile, Stephanie has made Becky a blouse so hideous it's forcing her to lie like a snake. Does she feel bad about the lie? Sure. Does she care enough to do something about it? No, Becky's fine. Becky's just. Trying. To live. Her LIFE. In other news, we discuss the family appeal of Avatar; discover Alyssa and DJ are hair twins; and concoct a new musical for Patti LuPone. P.S. It's not Baba Booey. It's Baba Looey. Our apologies, Baba! XOXO

Direct download: 150._Air_Jesse.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:56am EDT

Thomas Kelly is another proud member of the We Love Aunt Becky Fan Club. Aunt Becky is kind, smart, and a great mother. Aunt Becky is a beautiful, bodacious babe. And she deserves a hell of a lot more than the callous, petty monster that is Uncle Jesse. It's not like we needed more proof of this, per se, but "My Left and Right Foot" is more than willing to serve it up. It also makes more than a bit of time to examine Michelle's fragile psyche, a delicate glass bauble that shatters with the realization that her feet are fucking disgusting. Really, she's just like Kimmy in that way, and I think we all know how the Tanners feel about Kimmy (they hate her they hate her they hate her). We also discuss the comedian's dress code, tackle some world records, and face some personal demons, all while wondering what it would mean to take your Cat Lady to Shoney's. So don't go anywhere, true believers, because you know what they say: Egg Sell Seashore! Right? Stan Lee? We watched Guardians II this weekend. XOXO

Direct download: 149._My_Left_and_Right_Foot.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:44am EDT

Chris Woolsey is pretty sure you can't waltz into a dive bar like Weeb's with a bunch of small children. He's pretty sure Aaron's father is a disgusting creep and he's pretty sure a hat that has its own HANDS is a fashion no-no. You know what we're pretty sure about? Scratch that, we're certain: Chris is a fabulous fellah and a fantastic honorary Rude Dude! This week we're discussing "Super Bowl Fun Day", in which Joey's decision to become an Official Fan of Football leads him to act like a total fucking asshole, even if it means screwing over DJ's scholarship interview with Mimi. Dear Joey: Fuck you. Also on the agenda: We bask in the glory of Derek's one liners, discover the shallow depths of a dead man's resume, and learn about the single stupidest Super Bowl halftime show in recorded history. Missing out would be a crime, so don't fucking be a criminal! XOXO

Direct download: 148._Super_Bowl_Fun_Day.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:01am EDT

Christine Wines adores cooking shows, celebrity news, and a neoprene beer koozie. She's totally chill and nuts-o bananas, the perfect Rude Dude to have by your side while wading through "The Producer". Yes, once again we have to watch a wretched Danny Tanner wrestle with his own ego as Becky rises through the ranks of Wake Up, San Francisco. There's way too much going on at the periphery of this episode, from DJ and Stephanie's infantile obsession with sweets to Joey's snack food crisis and Jesse's inability to discipline his kids. "Wait, how many times has this show talked about how shitty Jesse and Becky are as parents?" Like, at least six. Like, half a dozen times, there's no way it's less. Is the show spinning its wheels, desperately trying to get to the finish line? Oh, you butter your biscuits, it is. Also: Drake Bell is not dead; our branded Apes content goes horribly awry; and we learn about the truly horrifying Blue Whale challenge that's rocking Europe. Get in on it! XOXO

 

Direct download: 147._The_Producer.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:53am EDT

Lauren Walker is our honorary Rude Dude for the week and she is more than a little suspicious of the "park vandal" subplot that resides within "D.J.'s Choice". And for good reason, since it really, really reeks of white suburbanite disdain. But you know what cures white suburbanite disdain? Wiping. Wiping will cool the embers of this outrage. Quick, the rags! To the slide, everyone! WE MUST WIPE! Elsewhere, D.J. is being torn between two guys who cannot stop yanking on her Goddamn arm. Nelson: Maybe use some of your money to take a gender politics class. Viper: Maybe take a break from penning garbage love songs and learn to accept a woman's clear fucking answer. Men: Maybe get it together overall. We also learn about the Golden Gate bridge, watch an insane commercial, and learn which singers you should hire if you want to win our love. It's great! 

P.S. We totally forgot to discuss this episode's "cold stinger", in which Jesse punishes Joey for destroying a hammer by stapling him to a fucking fence. Enter a mangy dog who may or may not proceed to piss on Joey / eat his ass out. Who the fuck even knows with this show anymore? XOXO

Direct download: 146._D.J.s_Choice.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:04am EDT

Aasia LaShay Bullock and Jon are in agreement when it comes to Santa: He is not necessary. If you want to raise your children sans Claus, then you should do it and save yourself the trouble of spinning progressively more complicated lies. Brandon Shockney does not agree with this opinion. Brandon's grip on the joys of Santa is like that of a bear trap upon your very leg. It is unyielding. It is dangerous. And it is probably going to kill us with time. But enough about Brandon being crazy. It's Christmas time at the Tanner house once more! "Arrest Ye Merry Gentlemen" sees the Nuggets turning a sickly yellow at the very mention of old Chris Kringle, while Jesse and Michelle are finding themselves the hostage of a wildly cranky Mickey Rooney. Will anyone make it to Christmas Day alive? Doubtful! In other news, Aasia is taking us on a tour of hands free wine tech while waxing on her love for teen witches. And that movie we discuss? It's called 'The Star' and Oprah is not playing one of the animals, spoiler alert. Spoiler alert, Keegan-Michael Key is the dove, and Kelly Clarkson is playing a Goddamn HORSE. 

Did we mention how thankful we are for the 101 RATINGS in the iTunes Store? Because we're incredibly thankful and are so happy to have you as a listener. "Me?" YES, YOU. Thank you! XOXO

Direct download: 145._Arrest_Ye_Merry_Gentlemen.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:02am EDT

Kip "Kippy" Reiserer has so many genuinely great / mildly disturbing stories about living the frat life you'd need at least two Late Plates to get through them at all. He's just the Rude Dude you wanna have in the room when watching / discussing "Under the Influence", in which Kimmy acts like a total asshat at her first frat party and manages to dig up a ghost from DJ's past in the process. That's right, we're finally going to learn about how Pam died. Finally. In season EIGHT. We're also going to talk about food maids, group showers, and pass out a few frat-appropriate nicknames, so if you're ready to stink it up college-style, we got ya covered. Hashtag meat muffins. Hashtag sleeper dorm. Hashtag rock chalk. Be sure to follow Kip on Twitter (@kipreiserer / @ww2facts) as well as Instagram (worldwar2historypics)!

P.S. The viciously chronic eater Kip talks about in this episode absolutely had a nickname, as verified by Kip shortly after we completed our recording. That nickname: Mad Dawg. Sounds about right!

Direct download: 144._Under_the_Influence.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:04am EDT

Lisa Beasley has mastered the escalators and navigated the mall and its many splendors. She is between five and six Subway sandwiches high and was slash is a fan of Full House, so does that make her an honorary Rude Dude? Yes, of course it does, you dumb dummy. She's great! We were so happy to have her by our side as we watched and discussed "Stephanie's Wild Ride", in which Steph and Gia meet a pair of impossibly stupid high school boys and Michelle's hazily defined video game becomes an obsession for the adults in the Tanner home. We also take time to marvel at the casual viciousness of childhood slang and tell stories we would have never told our parents when we were still in our youth, so stay tuned! Never let your mind wander from this podcasting greatness for a second! XOXO

And remember, we're aiming for 100 reviews in the iTunes Store, so don't abandon us in our hour of need. Write. Those. Reviews! We're at 95!

Direct download: 143._Stephanies_Wild_Ride.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:01am EDT

Take a peek at our forthcoming podcast venture with this special pilot recording! We tackle the last week in movie trailer releases and rate them according to a scientific system: Stub It, which means we'd pay to watch it on the big screen; Stream It, which means we'd be willing to rent or check it out via Netflix or a similar service; or Skip It, which means we're likely never going to see it in our lifetime. What do we cover in this session? Check it out:

The Boss Baby / The Last Face / Black Butterfly / My Cousin Rachel / Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie / Baywatch / Wish Upon / Churchill / Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri / Queen of the Desert / Justice League

Stick around as we pick our Best of the Week and journey into The Vault to watch a trailer from the not so distant past.

Wanna hop on this podcast juggernaut as early as possible? Follow us on Twitter, @thetrailerspod, and you'll be the first to know when the show has officially gone live. You won't regret it! XOXO

Direct download: 142._Preview_-_At_the_Trailers.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:51am EDT

Tyler Samples (Rabbit Hole: A Wikipedia Podcast / The tl;dm Podcast) only had access to ABC as a child, so his television diet consisted entirely of nothing but TGIF programming. He's seen 'em all, my puppies, and that includes "Claire and Present Danger". What's it about? It's about Claire. Well, no, it's not really about Claire. It's about how Claire dating Danny affects Michelle's position in the childhood peking order, and she's not about to have that disrupted. "Oh-uh! I do not think so!" She's livid.

Meanwhile, Jesse is trying to make good at a "sold-out" Smash Club performance, but Viper's troubles with DJ may end his comeback before it can even begin. My God, the stakes. The delicious, sizzling steaks! We also make time to discuss a new bottom shelf board game and track the shirtless career of a young, promising actor by the name of Keanu Reeves. This is some good shit!

Don't forget, we're aiming for 100 reviews in the iTunes Store before we record our series finale, and at this point we're so close, you guys. So close we can taste it on our pink little tongues. Get us over that hump, me lovelies! XOXO

Direct download: 141._Claire_and_Present_Danger.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:03am EDT

The boys are back and they're bearin' the books once more for a boo-tiful bonus ep, my bonnie babes! Jon kicks things off with a report on "Truth or Dare", the first in a Club Stephanie trilogy in which the middle Tanner sister finds herself caught between romance and professional aspirations while at Camp Sailaway. Can she achieve her CIT dreams and capture the hearts of a lovely, luscious, oh so lickity-splickity Luke? Jon will never know because again, this is the first entry in a trilogy, and he's never going to read the other two. Oh well! Then Brandon caps the day off with a report on "Problems in Paradise", in which Michelle is haunted by THE CURSE OF THE GREEN LAGOON and Stephanie once again falls ass backwards into the lap of luxury while visiting sunny Hawaii. These books are dumb. Want us to read more? Let us know? 

And remember, we're shooting for 100 iTunes reviews by the time we get to our series finale, so if you haven't taken the time to visit the iTunes Store and leave your thoughts, we need you now more than ever. More than ever! XOXO

Direct download: 140._Truth_or_Dare_and_Problems_in_Paradise.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:23am EDT

Megan Brennan may not be the genetic equal of the Olsen twins, despite what her mother may say, but she knew the importance of rules from an early age and how optimism can help you avoid life's phantoms. The world can be a terrifying place, what with the terror of Sneaky Petes, the terror of chicken nugget babies, and the terror of improvising your steps at an Irish feis. That's why we needed Megan as we watched "On the Road Again", a traumatizing tale of fathers and father figures trying their best to bend a nearly grown ass fucking adult woman to their whims. In other news, Jon is learning about Jimmy Eat World and the full color spectrum of noise, and Megan may or may not know about a certain day walker named Blade. 

Also: We're shooting for 100 iTunes reviews by the time we record our big finale, so the work starts NOW. We're at 90. Get us. To. 100. Help us achieve our goal!

 

P.S. The name of the song is "Revolution Mind".

Direct download: 139._On_the_Road_Again.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:03am EDT

James Dugan knows exactly what he wants from his entertainment, whether it be from the TGIF lineup or the Power Rangers canon, so when he tells you this week's episode of Full House is nonsense, you better believe 'im, baby. "You Pet It, You Bought It" is honest to God one of the stupidest things we've watched since we started this enterprise in May of 2014. It's just straight up about Michelle buying a donkey and that's pretty much it. There are Civil War gags, there's an endlessly reoccurring bit about the Three's Company theme, but beyond that, there is literally nothing here. To make up for the lack of content, Brandon shows off his best Salem, Jon shows off his best Trump, and James talks about the hottest day he can remember. Also, Brandon doesn't know his Hitchcock from his own cock. Stop reading and start listening! XOXO

Direct download: 138._You_Pet_It_You_Bought_It.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:06am EDT

Geoff Dow spends an inordinate amount of time watching YouTube videos that actively call the viewer's sanity into question. He's a Wood Pusher, a Gladiator lover, and his artistic skills cannot be matched, at least when it comes to sketching one of our beloved Rude Dudes. Can you say the same for yourself, kind sir or madame? I thought not! Geoff joined us to watch and discuss "To Joey, With Love", the first example of a FH episode where the title has honest to God fuck all nothing to do with its plot. Seriously, why is this called "To Joey, With Love"? Please tell us. Please send an explanation to thehowrudepodcast@gmail.com. So what is this about? Well, it's about Joey's disastrous turn as a substitute teacher for Michelle's class, which we're pretty sure is Failed Career #11 for poor Joe-Joe. It's also about Jesse, who hates his brother-in-law, and Danny, who hates the very idea that anything could happen under his roof that doesn't directly beat his ego off. Everyone is a disaster and nothing matters, this show sucks eggs. But Geoff is great! XOXO

Direct download: 137._To_Joey_With_Love.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:06am EDT

Clayton Margeson returned to the How Rude! studio just so he could spend an inordinate amount of time playing Mary-Kate and Ashley: Sweet 16 - Licensed to Drive, a Gamecube title that defies logic and thumbs its nose at the very idea of fun. Seriously, this is a bummer of a game, and we honestly feel sorry for the poor kids who actively sought it out or received it as an ill-advised gift. But hey, if you always thought the Mario Party games were a little bit TOO varied and moved a little TOO quickly for your taste, you're gonna love the fuck out of MK&A:S16LTD. We also take a moment to imagine what a proper Full House video game would be like and quickly come to realize that 2002 was the worst year for music in the history of both music and years. Jeff Coffee, we hardly knew ye. XOXO

Direct download: 136._Mary-Kate_and_Ashley.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:06am EDT

Sometimes the content presented in a random episode of 'Full House' reflects the experience of our guests all too well, and that's the case with Damian Anaya. His story about a particularly secret Secret Club is just delightful and we can't wait for you to hear it. Yes, it's time to discuss "I've Got a Secret", a 20+ minute chunk of nonsense that's stuffed to the brim with plot. Michelle is dealing with her batch of doofus chums, Kimmy is sending DJ into a jealous froth by going out with Nelson, the Dads are making back alley bargains with The Seedy Man, and Jesse and Becky are taking a moment to go over their respective Fuck Triumphs. We also discover Share King Aaron hails from the Pet Semetary, no big deal. XOXO

P.S. Kathryn Zaremba, who plays Michelle's pal Lisa, comes off as an Annie knock-off because she WAS an Annie knock-off one year prior to this episode, playing the role in a musical sequel called 'Annie Warbucks'. Was it off-Broadway? You bet your sweet buttons it was off-Broadway. But the New York Times loved her, so what the fuck are we even talking about? You're a star, Kathryn, a star!

Direct download: 135._Ive_Got_a_Secret.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:07am EDT

Surena Marie's first party had all the conventions of a TV sitcom: Saying you're going over to a friend's house? Check. Teenagers drinking? Check. Sneaking back home without anyone noticing? Check and check! So you can see how she could relate to "Making Out Is Hard to Do", in which Stephanie stumbles into a steamy lip-lock marathon hosted by bad girl Gia. Except ... do make out parties exist? Have they ever existed, or are they merely the creation of creeps who write for TV sitcoms? The world may never know. Plus: Jesse is having his 40th mid-life crisis, Jon is talking way too much about Starbucks' history with boycotts, and the Rude Dudes find out they're honest to God no better than the Rush Hour Renegades. It's ... a chilling moment, to be sure. P.S. What the fuck happened to Mickey? Did Gia kill Mickey? REST IN PEACE, MICKEY. XOXO

 

Direct download: 134._Making_Out_Is_Hard_to_Do.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:04am EDT

The Rude Dudes are on their tummies for another delightful bonus episode ... but are those tummies ... filled with ... pizza-pizza? No-no-no. Too early for pizza! Instead they gorged on heaping helpings of 'You Again?', a 1986 sitcom in which John Stamos and Jack Klugman bounce off each other in true Odd Couple style, and 'Topsy-Turvy House', the honest to God Russian adaptation of 'Full House' in which a creepy as fuck ginger monster dotes on frightfully skinny children. Neither is ESPECIALLY compelling, but hey, you're not here for the content. You're here for those goofy, doofy, oh-so poofy Rude Dudes! Right? You're here for them? Please love us. Them. Us. THEM. XOXO

Direct download: 133._You_Again_and_Topsy_Turvy_House.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:05am EDT

Mike Migdall has a girlfriend. Okay? Do we have this down? He's also our guest and the latest in a long line of honorary Rude Dudes, which means we made him sit through the thoroughly uninteresting and wildly pointless "Breaking Away". Yes, it's finally time for Nicky and Alex to enter preschool. Remember when they were admitted into that fancy preschool like ... two seasons ago? Well, NOW it's time for them to go. Except now they're just going to some public skank ass preschool so I guess absolutely no one in that writer's room gave a flying fuck. We can assume there was a high amount of turnover in that room though, right? Maybe literally no one remembered that original plot point. Who cares! We also learn a lot about Jackie Chan Adventures while trying to determine if Mike has ever ordered a pizza. Has he? We're asking. And then: We read a very nice email from a listener! It's great! XOXO

Direct download: 132._Breaking_Away.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:06am EDT

Lindsey Smith had a dream of one day visiting the mysterious and exciting world of her local (dilapidated) mall's Under 18 dance club. Alas, like the dreams of sitcom characters we know all too well, her dreams were stymied ... by FAMILY. Oh, family, when will you set us free? Why do you pin us to the earth when we so long to FLY? Lindsey, otherwise known as Boss Mommy, is here to help us discuss "Comet's Excellent Adventure", in which Jesse's dream of being a rock star officially dies because no one will leave him the fuck alone for two Goddamn minutes. Meanwhile, Comet is getting straight fucked as if he's not going to be dragged kicking and screaming back to the Astroturf hellscape that is the Tanner home. Live life while you can, Comet old boy, because that sweet Lassie love won't last forever! XOXO

Direct download: 131._Comets_Excellent_Adventure.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:06am EDT

Sometimes it's difficult to see the forest for the trees, and sometimes you have to say fuck the trees and burn down the forest if you hope to make it out alive and with your sanity intact. That's why we invited Brad Pike back to watch and discuss EVERY SINGLE EPISODE of 'Full House' Season 7. Those episodes: It Was a Dark and Stormy Night; The Apartment; Wrong-Way Tanner; Tough Love; Fast Friends; Smash Club: The Next Generation; High Anxiety; Another Opening, Another No Show; The Day of the Rhino; The Prying Game; The Bicycle Thief; Support Your Local Parents; The Perfect Couple; Is It True About Stephanie?; The Test; Joey's Funny Valentine; The Last Dance; Kissing Cousins; Love on the Rocks; Michelle a la Carte; Be Your Own Best Friend; A Date with Fate; Too Little Richard Too Late, and ... last but not least ... A House Divided. We survived, damn it, and now we can tell the tale of our experience. Is it harrowing? YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT BY GOD.

Direct download: 130._The_Complete_Seventh_Season.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:03am EDT

Brandon and Jon are ringing in the New Year by taking some recent feedback to heart and trying something different for the podcast. This week they're deconstructing "Fuller House: New Year's Eve Countdown", which is about the Fuller House characters counting down to the New Year on New Year's Eve. We hope you enjoy the trivia and our overall explanation of what happened. XOXO

Direct download: 129._Fuller_House__New_Years_Eve_Countdown.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:49am EDT

Justine Krueger is back to help us sift through the remains of 'Fuller House' season two: A Tangled Web! Glazed & Confused! New Kids in the House! DJ and Kimmy's High School Reunion! Nutcrackers! Happy New Year Baby! We got through every single sloppy second of it and were pleasantly surprised to find that it's actually better than the former half of the season ... in some ways. Pro: Multiple black actors are given speaking roles. Con: The show decides to give Max a girlfriend in a display of bizarre, difficult to quantify homophobia that is honestly astonishing. Important note: We're taking two weeks off for the holidays, me lovelies, so we'll see you again come January 9. We love you. We'll miss you. But you will never be far from our minds. Creepy, right? XOXO

Direct download: 128._Fuller_House_Part_Two_Corrected.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:38pm EDT

Carlos Luna is back in the Rude Dude Studio to discuss the first SEVEN episodes of 'Fuller House' season two. "Welcome Back" introduces us to the Ashton Kutcher xerox of a xerox that is Jimmy Gibbler. "Mom Interference" introduces us to CJ and Crystal, characters I'm sure we'll all grow to love over the next twenty seasons of this Goddamn show. "Ramona's Not-So-Epic First Kiss" introduces us to the Irish culture while freaking Brandon right the fuck out. "Curse of Tanner Manor" introduces us to Halloween while "Doggy Daddy" introduces us to a dog who can really take a hot corned cob down his throat like a champion. "Fuller Thanksgiving" introduces us to a hip as fuck Danny Tanner (who we somehow completely forget to mention), and "Girl Talk" introduces us to the new and improved Gia. Also: Straight twelve-year-old Jon asks Carlita out to the Hippie Hop and it doesn't go well. XOXO

Direct download: 127._Fuller_House_Part_One.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:26am EDT

Brandon and Jon are back and their bellies are fit to burst with boffo bonus babies, baby. That's right, they're giving birth to little bonus babies. Isn't it beautiful and also a word that starts with "b" that is synonymous with disgusting? This time around your intrepid Dudes are forsaking screens and diving into the world of fine literature with "My Best Friend Is a Movie Star" and "The Story On Older Boys". In the former, poor Michelle must contend with the fact that some people are more treasured than her if she's ever going to make a rich as fuck friend. In the latter, a 14-year-old Stephanie manages to convince everyone at DJ's college she's a freshman because everyone at DJ's college is a fucking moron. Also: Brandon takes a Best Friends Test that may or may not determine the future of his friendship with Jon. Who knows? It may ... and it also may not! XOXO

Direct download: 126._BONUS__Full_House_Books.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:27am EDT

Flip on your snit and bop on your soggy bounce because it's time for another delicious / nutritious bonus episode! This week our tummies our full of pizza once more as we discuss the 1986 Bill Allen / Lori Loughlin vehicle 'Rad'. It's the timeless story of a white guy who wants to do something and everyone else is like "No way!" and the white guy has to take a stand be all "YES way." Have you seen any number of underdog sporting flicks from the '80s? Then you 100% know what you're getting into with this nonsense: Gouda good music, villainous yuppies backed by snarling, corporate bastards, and enough Canadian background extras to fill three Tim Hortons. Maybe you didn't expect the Canadians. How am I to know? P.S. Jon accidentally refers to the miniseries 'V' as 'Z', so if you wanna call him out on that ... don't. Be nice. Being mean is not rad! P.P.S. Brandon still has that third floating wish from when we covered 'The House Meets the Mouse' and God help us all when he chooses to have it granted. XOXO

Direct download: 125._BONUS__Rad.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:05am EDT

Numbs 1: Meghan Murphy is a fantastic, extraordinarily funny person and we were so happy to have her serve as our latest honorary Rude Dude. Numbs 2: She's an enormous Disney nerd and an expert when it comes to their theme parks, which makes her the perfect person to discuss "The House Meets the Mouse". Is it little more than a 40-minute commercial for people who were on the fence about visiting Walt Disney World? Of course not, and we wouldn't have it any other way. Numbs 3: Brandon got a black eye while riding a damn roller coaster and only his Mother can provide answers as to why this happened to him. For why, mother? For why? P.S. Did you notice Brandon never cashed in his third wish? Brandon just has a floating fucking wish that he can use whenever he wants now! He's more dangerous than Michelle Tanner, I do say, I do say. XOXO

Direct download: 124._The_House_Meets_the_Mouse_Parts_1_and_2.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:18am EDT

Rob Grabowski of the Remake podcast and Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Chicago joined us just in time to mourn the death of democracy ... in more ways than one. True, Trump is our next President, and that's beyond horrifying, but what the fuck is going on at Steve's senior prom? Who's counting THOSE votes and why are we assuming they have our best interests at heart? All I'm saying is that if Kimmy and Gorilla had been taken seriously as candidates they would have been wearing those crowns at the end of the Goddamn day. But no, heaven forbid Rachel and her Stevie not get to stand on that stage, they "earned" it! LOCK. HER. UP! So anyway, "Prom Night" is on the menu this week and it's real fucking dumb and I cannot believe Trump is going to be our next President. But hey, we're still alive, we're having fun, and Jon's gonna throw a pizza prom next year, so maybe it will all be okay. Maybe. XOXO

Direct download: 123._Prom_Night.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:36am EDT

Nathan Kaplin could have gone to his very grave without having seen a second of the nonsense that is 'Full House'. But what happened to him? We happened to him, we did, we did. We took Nathan, we sat him down, and we made him watch "Room for One More". Fine, we didn't *make* him watch it. We asked him very nicely and he agreed to do it. But even so. Even so! We ruined this young man and for that we should be punished. Punish us. "Room for One More?" is all about Jesse and Becky wanting to have another kid. Their ultimate decision blows our minds and from this point forward we honestly have no idea what is coming next. Like, seriously, what the fuck is going on? Also, a pig named Scruffy is on the scene to warm our hearts and make our blood run cold, and he's the best part of the entire episode. We love you, Scruffy, please eat us out. XOXO

Direct download: 122._Room_for_One_More_.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:20am EDT

May Tilden took a short hiatus from writing wedding jingles to help us deconstruct "Grand Gift Auto", in which Uncle Joey desperately tries to assert himself as a person worthy of the family's respect. Can he do it with flashy material goods? Can he do it by appealing to the Tanners' basic human decency? No. And no! You will never be truly loved, Joey, you simple, dithering fool. YOU WILL NEVER BE TRULY LOVED. In the midst of this discussion we also make time to plan a Broadway in Chicago revival of 'Grease!' and solve a maddening food mystery, so if you think that might tickle your fancy bone, then get to listening! Did you write a five star review in the iTunes Store, you Goddamn bum? Can we appeal to your basic human decency? PROVE YOUR LOVE. XOXO

Direct download: 121._Grand_Gift_Auto.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:07am EDT

Bonus episode? Bonus episode! To celebrate the Halloween season, Jon and Brandon filled their tummies with pizza and are on the floor to tell you all about "Strip or Treat", the 4th season premiere of Freeform's 'Baby Daddy' sitcom. Our experience with 'Baby Daddy' taught us a few things: Straight male friendships are awesome and uncomplicated, young women are shrews, old Moms don't deserve pleasure, and Latin men are mucho-mucho sex gods. It's a moldy, lame show, is what we're trying to say. We also make time to pitch Brandon's new idea for a series and ask an all too important question: Is Tahj Mowry gay ... or should we just simmer down? Happy spooky-ooky Halloween!

P.S. Since the recording, Jon has lowered his rating of "Strip or Treat" to 2.5 Baby Daddies.

Direct download: 120._Baby_Daddy.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:09am EDT

Caitlyn Schwimmer is our honorary Rude Dude for the week as we tackle "Subterranean Graduation Blues" from top to bottom. What else do we do? We learn about bar and bat mitzvahs. We tuck in with an icy bowl of Coldies and Cream. We examine Caitlyn’s tomboy / girly girl aesthetic. We diagnose Spacey Lady. We discover a trilogy of Candace Cameron films that simply must be covered in the near future. We create an appropriately disgusting ad campaign for El Bloato. We learn about a cat named Jafar. And we swap terrifying train tales. What more could you want? What more would you have of us in these trying times?! We love you. XOXO

Direct download: 119._Subterranean_Graduation_Blues.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:09am EDT

Jack Felker is our honorary Rude Dude for the week and she knows a few things to be true: Dinosaurs are real. You should never come at her thinking you know more when it comes to Boy Meets World trivia. And the little boy from Brooklyn is probably her son. This week we’re trying our best to move through “Please Don’t Touch the Dinosaur”, in which Stephanie cleans Joey’s disgusting car and Michelle destroys a hastily thrown together, four million dollar exhibit. We also conceive of a brilliant series for Netflix (well, we have the brilliant title, at least) and marvel at the intricacies of Crossroads, so don’t miss out! And please, if you please, please do not touch the dinosaur! XOXO

Direct download: 118._Please_Dont_Touch_the_Dinosaur.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:17am EDT

Collin Dahlgren (otherwise known as Brad Pike's nemesis) joined us for what is unfortunately one of the most depressing episodes of 'Full House' in existence. And not simply because it involves child abuse! "Silence Is Not Golden" also makes room for a disgusting gentleman known as the Funny Buddy when it's not being distracted by atrocious book report antics. It's proof that maybe not all shows were cut out to tackle the inherent challenges of a Very Special Episode, is all we're saying. What else do we got? Well, Joey is the last living citizen of Dresden, Comet is a Time Lord, and Collin was a latchkey kid who turned about a dozen of his peers gay through the magic of backyard wrestling. It's great stuff, so get those ears ready, true believers! XOXO

P.S. Be sure to check out Collin and Margaret Lebron's new podcast, You Gotta See This, which premieres this week!

Direct download: 117._Silence_Is_Not_Golden_2.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:10am EDT

Brad Pike thinks you have a beautiful singing voice and that you're a ten! He also thinks your daddy-daughter dance was absolutely disgusting. What is wrong with you? And what the fuck is wrong with poor Michelle in "The Heartbreak Kid"? She's fallen in love with her sister's man and no one is setting her straight. Wake up, you dumb baby, HE DOESN'T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT YOU. Meanwhile, Jesse is wrangling with his new Xbox 360, Danny and Joe are at each other's throats over a phantom woman from their past, and sexy Garfield is making everyone cum. Yum-yum! XOXO

Direct download: 116._The_Heartbreak_Kid.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:06am EDT

James D'Amato of the One Shot podcast is here to assure us that lying is fine. In fact, lying could get you exactly what you want, even if people discover you have been lying. It's great! That's what we're supposed to take away from this week's Full House adventure, right? In "Be True to Your Preschool" our resident toe-headed chicken nugget barf blobs are trying to get into Snob Academy and the only thing standing in their way is their own father. Meanwhile, Kimmy is tooling around in The Wild Thing, a car that belongs to an unseen character we could not be more obsessed with if we tried. Who are you, Garth Gibbler? What is your story? In other news, Brandon is over math lessons being injected into FH, James is looking back on his 16th Hibachi Birthday, and Marco the Gangster is terrorizing the San Fran populace from his cell. Can anyone stop him? SHOULD anyone stop him? XOXO

P.S. A shoutout to Subi Shah for this week's highly disturbing album art!

Direct download: 115._Be_True_to_Your_Preschool.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:27am EDT

Subi Shah and Cher Vincent are no strangers to the world of deconstructing television: As the hosts of 'Gossip Girls' they know what it means to tackle a show one episode at a time, but they were smart. They picked a show they actually, actively enjoy, whereas we've trapped ourselves in a padded cell with a dopey sitcom we basically can't stand. Thankfully, Subi and Cher agreed to help us bear this wretched cross by watching "Birthday Blues", the episode in which Kimmy finally calls everyone on their shit. Why do they hate her so fucking much? Because her feet stink? As Subi asserts, all feet stink! Butts too. So get the fuck over it, Tanners! Meanwhile, Subi's predictions for the future are scaring the crap out of us, Cher is going into a fugue state while at the bank, and Jon's 21st birthday party was a lame duck disaster. We cannot recommend Subi and Cher's podcast enough, so if you're looking for more TV talk in your life, you're gonna love 'Gossip Girls'. Subscribe today! XOXO

Direct download: 114._Birthday_Blues.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:05am EDT

Ian Williams may have had his career as a professional ironing board surfer cut tragically short, but that didn't stop him from being our 101st honorary Rude Dude. We'll hear all about Ian's creepy daycare pal, his first date at the age of sixteen, and get a world premiere catch phrase by the time this comes to a close. Unfortunately, we'll also have to putter through "The Dating Game", which is ... not great! Everyone is trying to capture the elusive magic of the "perfect" first date: Stephanie is trying to court Josh, who may or may not be gay dumdum; Danny is trying to reignite a spark with Vicky with a disgusting meat boot; Joey is desperately trying to fuck his boss, and Steve? Steve's just trying to eat, dude. Whaddya got? Fruit? Cool, dude. Donuts? Cool, dude? Tin can found amongst the briny shoreline rocks? Cool, dude. XOXO

Direct download: 113._The_Dating_Game.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:05am EDT

Mary Catherine Curran rolled over to the studio on her fly as hell Pepsi bike because she's our 100th unique guest and that's how she fucking operates. M-Cat joined us for "A Very Tanner Christmas", in which the two youngest daughters learn an important (offscreen) lesson; Steve alters his life plan for DJ, and Becky complains about the gilded cage she has built for herself. Other items on the agenda: Michael Jordan, too much tickling, and sexy dangerous spank bank cinema. Remember, everyone, it's the people that make Christmas special, not the presents, and if someone wishes you a happy holiday season, push their non-secular ass into traffic. P.S. Thank you to Mary Catherine and the 99 incredible Rude Dudes who came before her, you are truly the reason why we have been doing the show this long. Merry Christmas! XOXO

Direct download: 112._A_Very_Tanner_Christmas.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:24pm EDT

Lilliana Winkworth showed up for the podcast wearing a fabulous loofah costume and she is not apologizing for it because it is 2016, baby! Join us as we review "Designing Mothers", in which Danny must once again tackle his fear of change and the Rush Hour Renegades fear for the soul of rock and roll. Will a new woman in Danny's life ruin his chances for happiness? Will a new woman in the lives of the Renegades ruin their chances for happiness? Do women just ruin shit all of the time, is that what we're supposed to fucking get from this? In other news: Snow globes, Sondheim, and a sexy new woman in Brandon's life might be ruining his chances for happiness. It's a brand spanking new episode of How Rude!, baby, so let's get down to it! XOXO

Direct download: 111._Designing_Mothers.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:05am EDT

Greg Yates braved the insanity that is Chicago's Market Days celebration so he could record our 110th episode and for that we thank him. We thank you, dear Greg, for sitting with us and watching "I'm Not D.J.", in which Topanga and Brace Face (AKA "the Jennifers") pressure poor Stephanie into getting her ears pierced. Is she ready? Should she have placed her trust in Kimmy, a girl who is only trying to help but is consistently demonized by everyone around her? Perhaps only Stephanie can answer these questions. She is an individual, after all! Oh, but back to the gratitude: Thank you, Greg, for enduring the scene at Uncle Jasper's Kiddie Kuts, otherwise known as the Well of Infinite Nightmares. And thank you, Greg, for telling us about your retainer mendacity and the worst haircut he ever received. We love you, Greg! XOXO

Direct download: 110._Im_Not_D.J..m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:24am EDT

We learn a lot in this episode: We learn that the childhood fears of honorary Rude Dude, Gabi Moloney, were more than justified when you look at the terrifying evidence. We learn that doing 'shrooms in the forest comes with some basic safety rules you can't afford to ignore. We learn how Emma is a total butt. And we learn that Jon should never be the editor for a sleazy tabloid mag. But more than anything we learn that Michelle has lost her grip on the power she once wielded so effortlessly, all because a Norwegian Goat Boy and the Mutt Man are freaking her shit out on a daily basis. Can she spot a ray of hope in the form of her Uncle Joey, a man who has been terrorized by a closeted homosexual since his college days? We'll learn the answer to that question as well. Learning. Is. Fun. Duh. MENTAL, BABY. XOXO

Direct download: 109._Nice_Guys_Finish_First.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:29am EDT

TJ King could not be more relaxed. With his authentic Japanese fan he is able to cool himself with minimal effort, and he has the sort of confidence one needs when you're a turtle who learns how to fly. He's got that X-factor, baby, and you can't teach that shit! Join TJ and your lovable co-hosts as we dive into "The Play's the Thing", in which an amazing young man named Derek destroys Michelle's world with the kind of talent she'll never possess. EVER. In other news, Danny is fucking with Becky's routine and Steve is being a whiny little prick. We debate the merits of Popeye's versus KFC, envision a better, more honest play for kids called America: The Real Shit, and come to realize that TJ is our second guest to confuse Dave Coulier with Jeff Daniels. LOOK! HERE COMES THAT YANKEE DOODLE BOY. XOXO

Direct download: 108._The_Plays_the_Thing_Final.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:59am EDT

Matt Kidd faced the scorching summer heat to tell us all about his foul-mouthed grandmother, gossip-loving mother, and appreciation for twins with bountiful bottoms. Speaking of twins: Twins! There are way too many twins in "Trouble in Twin Town". There are also way too many fucking plots! Becky's snooty cousins are in town for the local twin expo and Jesse is determined to slap the silver spoons that are currently in their mouths so he can make them eat crow. Eat crow, you slob-hating snobs! Stephanie is pulling a "get smooched quick" scheme on a pair of mouth-breathing dum-dums. Be yourself, you thirsty queen! Danny is worried about Vicky's latest foray into the locker room of the Chicago Bears. She's getting fucked, dude, make your peace with it! Finally, Michelle is watching her distant relatives pretend to play Sega Game Gears. If you're so rich, buy a fucking cartridge, you Stephen King wannabes! Also: Jon tells an unsettling story about a friendly man's house and Brandon has an idea for a new video game. XOXO

Direct download: 107._Trouble_in_Twin_Town.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:11am EDT

Alex Marianyi is a man who stands on his own two feet. Alex Marianyi is trying to take your dinnertime prayers seriously. Alex Marianyi loves your fried hair and doesn't want you to change. He is also our honorary Rude Dude for the week, which means he had to sit through and help us dissect "Educating Jesse". That's right, Jesse is going back to school after revealing a secret that completely undermines everything we've heard about him in the past. It's a laughably stupid retcon ... but what are ya gonna do? At least it allows us to cut away from the Michelle plot, which is all about tying Goddamn shoes. Oh, be still, my heart! Also: Everyone gets confused by Joey's Star Trek impression and no one seems to know if a "chocolate Twinkie" is known as a Ho Ho or a Ding Dong (spoiler: It's a Ho Ho). We hope you enjoy this week's offering, but just know that no one will find Jon funnier than Jon himself. XOXO

Direct download: 106._Educating_Jesse.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:28am EDT

Phoebe Stonebraker is a modern farmer with a passion for rollerblading and slut wave music. She's also our honorary Rude Dude for the week as we return from our holiday break. What's happening with the Tanner clan this time around? Well, for starters, DJ and Steve are in mother fucking LOVE, baby, and there's nothing the patriarchy can do to stop them from kissing like two hesitant mannequins. Vicky's flown in from Chicago and Danny will have to put up or shut up in the feelings department. Coming in dead last is the Joey and Jesse plot, in which the former must carry the dead weight of the latter as they tape the first session of their new radio show. Is it bad? Yes. Is it as bad as some of the episodes we've reviewed as of late? No, but that's not saying much. Are you happy to have us back in your lives? Of course! Let us know that by penning a five star review in the iTunes Store. PROVE YOUR LOVE TO US. XOXO

Direct download: 105._Lovers_and_Other_Tanners.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:18am EDT

Jacob Eugene Horn joined us just as the summer heat ramped up and reduced us to little more than slaphappy goons. It's that time of year, folks, so strap in! We learn all about Jacob's siblings and their ghost story terror tactics. We also get a breakdown of his entire history with bands, most of which sported truly dreadful names. But ya know what we also talk about? A stupid. Little show. Called. 'Full House'. This week it's "Radio Days", in which Jesse's dashed dreams of superstardom in Asia are replaced by a desperate need to work at some two bit FM station, Stephanie pens salacious stories about her sibling's love life, and Edie McClurg stops by to effectively ruin poor Joey's life. Additional topics: Single White Dagwood, Jesse in the Magic Boarding School of Mysterious Sex Times, and the slap heard 'round the world.

P.S. We're taking the week of July 4 off! Love you! XOXO

Direct download: 104._Radio_Days.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:25am EDT

Jyreika Guest may have had a "come to Jesus" moment while watching this week's episode, "Road to Tokyo". The scales may have fallen from her eyes and what was once must-see TV now may seem just a tad ridiculous. Maybe. Spoiler: Definitely. Join us and the Tanner family as we take a journey to the other side of the world and bear witness to Jesse's fall from grace. The B-Plot Department is working overtime as Stephanie breathlessly awaits a call from a dummy, Michelle digs her way to Tokyo, Joey actively tries to bug the shit out of Danny, and DJ attempts to thwart the political aspirations of her one and only friend. WAY TOO MUCH IS GOING ON. We'll also learn about Jyreika's first grade school crush and how he's doing in 2016. It's all great! And you're great too! XOXO

Direct download: 103._Road_to_Tokyo.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:24am EDT

I heard Clayton Margeson of the Talking Games podcast joined us this week. Is this a false assertion? Nah dude. Join us as we kick around "The Long Goodbye", in which everyone is dealing with some sort of separation anxiety. Danny and Vicky are worlds apart and their genitals are suffering for it. The distance between Jesse and his children grows as he continues to make them "men". Finally, Michelle and Teddy's friendship is being threatened ... and one of them will do whatever it takes to keep it intact. Whatever. It fucking. TAKES. Also: Brandon is demanding more from our modern bubble technology when he's not calling Jon's masculinity into question. It's yet another rock solid bit a podcasting goodness, so head on over to the iTunes Store and leave us a five star review! XOXO

Direct download: 102._The_Long_Goodbye.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:21am EDT

Alex Nichols is the first new guest after five weeks of marathons and one week of nauseating porn coverage, and we couldn't have been happier to have him in the studio. Join us as we cast a wary eye on "Come Fly with Me", the season six premiere that reveals how quickly Nicky and Alex grew over the course of one summer. Even more inexplicable is Stephanie's "introduction" of Steve to the Tanner family. God fucking dammit, Full House, Steve is not a new character! Sure, you have one throwaway line about how DJ dated him in S5, but you can't do that AND have the entire family act like they've never seen him before. It's insane! Also: Joey is being a creep, Jesse is struggling with "Forever" and its lack of Billboard success, and Stephanie falls for a choir nerd. Alex has experience as a film extra and his Dad interviewed the FH cast back in the '90s, so don't think this episode isn't packed ... because it's packed to the gills! For the record, the TGIF show about a football player is called 'Brother's Keeper'. Go Sox, boo Royals! XOXO

Direct download: 101._Come_Fly_with_Me.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:23am EDT

Casey Sapphire (aka Eddie Klinker) joins us for a third time to help cover the utterly disgusting and not at all funny 'Full Holes'. The women seem troubled, the men are possible sex criminals, and we are largely clueless as to the so-called parody's intended audience. In other news, Brandon and Eddie are making a lot of progress with their Looney Tunes XXX project and Jon discovers the porn role he was meant to play, whether he likes it or not. Uh! Uhhh! UH! UHHH! XOXO

Direct download: 100._Full_Holes.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:51am EDT

Libby Schreiner is back and with her return we can finally put S5 in the ground. Pick up a shovel, get yourself a good scoop a dirt, and say goodbye. Thank you, Libby, thank you for setting us free. And thank you, Marvin, for being a fuzzy little dog pal who kept us sane during our screening of the following six episodes: Yours, Mine and Ours; The Trouble with Danny; Five's a Crowd; Girls Will Be Boys, and both parts of Captain Video. Highlights? Oh, we got highlights for ya. How about a deconstruction of Brandon's intimate seduction techniques? Or perhaps a window into Brandon's taste as he talks about his love for Big Dog parody shirts? If you're only here for sitcom shop talk, we would recommend a conversation toddlers have about superheroes ... a conversation we are STILL HUMORING in 2016. Can girls be superheroes? Can girls do anything without having garbage dumped on them? Maybe. Maybe! XOXO

Direct download: 99._Libby_Marathon.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:13am EDT

Johnny Kyle Cook and Brandon Shockney agree: Jon touches his face way too Goddamn much. Are they right? Are they wrong? Perhaps we'll never know! What we do know is Johnny has returned to help us burn through YET ANOTHER five episodes of the classic (?) sitcom's fifth season. Those episodes: Crushed; Spellbound; Too Much Monkey Business; The Devil Made Me Do It, and Driving Miss D.J. There's a lot to unpack here, including appearances by singer Tommy Page and a straight up fucking monkey. Did the monkey send Jon down a conspiratorial rabbit hole worthy of JFK? Yes. Is Brandon's favorite off-brand soda going to surprise and disturb you? Yes. You know, you ask too many questions, maybe stop ASKING and start LISTENING. XOXO

Direct download: 98._Johnny_Marathon.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:01am EDT

Marie Maloney had no idea pushing through five episodes of 'Full House' would be this difficult. By the time we were done ... man alive. We were positively slap happy! Join us for this, the third of our S5 marathons, a journey that takes us through Nick and/or Alexander; Bachelor of the Month; Easy Rider; Sisters in Crime, and Play It Again, Jesse. Consistent themes appear throughout this chunk of programming: Women are emotionally hysterical, Michelle is a self-obsessed little shit, and you should always sacrifice your needs for the needs of the hive mind. OBEY THE WILL OF THE HIVE MIND. Tuck in with a piping hot serving of pork and beans in a white wine sauce because Brandon has made up a terrible new game and you're gonna learn all about it. He also creates a new movie franchise and it's not awful but it is basically inexplicable. XOXO

Direct download: 97._Marie_Marathon.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:27am EDT

The fucking straight up adorable Nico Carter is BACK for the second of our S5 marathons! This week we watched The Legend of Ranger Joe; The Volunteer; Gotta Dance, and both parts of Happy Birthday, Babies. Guys, this is getting tough. We are burning through so much content and it's probably going to kill us in the end. Luckily, Nico brought us free Cards Against Humanities expansion packs (he works for the company, don't ya know) and he was wearing a ridiculous onesie throughout our entire session. What more could you want? Maybe you'd like to hear about his fluid sexuality in the face of crushing boredom, or perhaps the French stage farce / film / musical / caveplay that inspired Happy Birthday, Babies? Perhaps you'd like to hear Jon recite an entire Fruity Pebbles commercial almost perfectly from memory? Look, whatever you want, we got it, baby. Dig in! XOXO

Direct download: 96._Nico_Marathon.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:04am EDT

Joey Gilmore is BACK and that can only mean one thing: That's right, it's marathon time once again! We're actually covering S5 of 'Full House' exclusively via marathons, so we hope you're ready for the return of many an old friend. It'll be a blast and we'll save so much sweet, sweet time. We only have so much time allotted to us by God, fair children. Do you hear the ticking of the clock? Anyway, we covered five episodes this week: Double Trouble; Matchmaker Michelle; Take My Sister, Please; Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Little Girl Gone?, and The King and I. They were all terrible. But Joey is great! We learn all about his seven year stint in a youth bowling league and how even his youngest brother was all too willing to torture him while he slept. We also talk about casting off dog slave names and how John Stamos could potentially find his way into the MCU. You know, cool stuff. Total cool kid material. We love ya, Joey! XOXO

Direct download: 95._Joey_Marathon.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:46am EDT

Cole Hersch knows what it means to compete with a younger brother. Cole Hersch knows what it means to covet that which you loved so dearly in the past. Cole Hersch knows what you should and should not do to a vagina. He is also our guest and honorary Rude Dude for the week! Join us as we discuss the last two episodes of 'Fuller House' S1: 'Save the Dates', in which the show aggressively doubles down on the nostalgia, and 'Love Is in the Air', in which DJ and Kimmy are faced with important choices and refuse to address them in any real way for the sake of maintaining the status quo. It's a thoroughly unsatisfying way to end a season that at times tried (albeit feebly) to do its own thing. Bummer! Meanwhile, Brandon is planning to produce a fully staged musical all for the sake of proposing to his future love. Is it Jon? Is he proposing to Jon? Manic Bron stans wanna know! Next week we'll be returning to the classic (?) series so don't think we're slowing down anytime soon. Ciao! XOXO

Correction: Cole's Twitter handle is actually @ColesTwitt3r and he's hilarious.

Direct download: 94._Dates_and_Love.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:39am EDT

Robyn Novak is snug in her cocoon-like blanket, passing those snacks around like they're going out of style. She knows what she wants in a man and this world cannot stop her! Who better than Robyn to help examine "A Giant Leap", in which Stephanie faces the ire of disgusting baseball fans, and "Partnerships in the Night", in which the entire Fuller clan co-opts Indian culture for their amusement? No one, that's who, and if you disagree perhaps we can bring Dick Tracy into the mix. What's that? You don't wanna fuck with Dick Tracy? Smart move. Also on the menu: Brandon's sexualization of a golden fork, Russian nesting dolls, and problematic college parties. It's all here! XOXO

Direct download: 93._Giant_Leap_and_Partnerships.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:39am EDT

Carol Olsen's left foot is cursed and she earnestly believes all baby animals outrank human babies in the cuteness department. In this post-9/11 world can we afford to think any differently? Carol joined us to discuss "Secrets, Lies and Firetrucks" and "War of the Roses". The former sees Max using the ghost of his dead Dad to secure bragging rights at a birthday party. The latter sees a frothing Becky trying to solve the mystery of 1,000 roses and to whom they belong. What do roses cost in this post-9/11 society? Are spiders animals? Why can't Brandon pronounce "Jumanji"? Look, sometimes this post-9/11 society can't give you answers. But we're here and we're gonna learn all about Carol's tenuous connection to the Olsen twins, so let's enjoy that! XOXO

Direct download: 92._Firetrucks_and_Roses.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:24am EDT

Emma Robertson is a staunch defender of 'Mrs. Doubtfire' and believes that anyone who can accept a film like 'Superman' shouldn't disrespect Robin Williams' greatest achievement. And hey, creepy bar patrons? Why don't you keep your insipid questions and compliments to yourself? Try that for a change, dumdums! Emma joins us in the studio to discuss both The Legend of El Explosivo and Ramona's Not-So-Epic Party. In the former, Max and Jackson get into all kinds of shenanigans during a Mexican wrestling match. n the latter, Ramona turns 13 and everyone is failing in the love department. Also on deck: Emma's personal experience with Mexican wrestling, Aladdin on ice, and dealing with leather-faced scarecrow drunks. It's a hoot from start to finish so tuck in with a mug of room temp cake soup and hit play already! XOXO

Direct download: 91._Legend_and_Party.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:43am EDT

Rosie Moan may have a case of the sniffle phlegm-flams but that did not stop her from meeting us at 9:30 in the morning to watch "The Not-So-Great Escape" and "Mad Max". What do you do when you're sick, huh? I bet you don't do jack all! Kidding, love you, never leave, never leave. In "Escape" ol' Ramona is looking for a way out of her new life, Stephanie can't pay for overpriced coffee, and Max finally picks his puppy. In "Mad Max" the titular boy with a passion for pizzaz freaks out when Aunt Stephanie flies off to play Coachella before his big trumpet recital. Care to learn Stephanie's HORRIBLE SECRET? Then watch the show before listening to our podcast, dummy, because here it be nothing but a vast sea of endless spoiler-fives. Spoiler-five, up top! XOXO

Direct download: 90._Escape_and_Mad_Max.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:01am EDT

Amber Linde is a major fan of the Holy Trinity: Full House, Saved by the Bell, and California Dreams. So when she tells you she's a fan of the '90s sitcom you can tank that assertion to the bank. Take it. To the bank! Amber joins us as we fully commit to 'Fuller House' and its oh so modern family antics. That's right, we won't be returning to the original show and its 5th season until we're done covering what Netflix has to offer, so stream along with us, ya nuts. In 'Moving Day' DJ faces the classic conundrum of just where the fuck everyone's gonna live in this Goddamn house. In 'Funner House', the gals paint the town red and cross paths with Fernando, a pair of primetime primed fraternal twins, and a hopelessly lost Macy Gray. We also make time for VHS compilations, factory kids, and Slimer-Grinch jizz, so get to listening! XOXO

Direct download: 89._Moving_Day__Funner_House.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:07am EDT

Elizabeth Kirkwood is BACK for what is easily the slap-happiest podcast we have ever recorded. We're wrapping up season four of the original sitcom, which means we tackle 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun', 'The Graduates', and 'Rock the Cradle'. The first episode sees DJ manipulating her cool Aunt Becky so she can lock lips with a boy named Ryan. The second sees Michelle graduating from preschool while Danny tries to fuck a college student (seriously). The third sees Becky getting Eggo Preggo! I know, right, who could have seen it coming? WHO COULD HAVE SEEN IT? Next week we'll return to 'Fuller House', so if you were wondering about that, stop! Our thanks go out once again to Kirkwood, who in this hour shares stories of the wretched Ms. Bird and how she used her charm to manipulate friends. It's nutty, it's zany, and we talk about the Squatty Potty for quite some time. Enjoy! XOXO

Direct download: 88._Marathon_Kirkwood.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:02am EDT

How Rude! is LIVE with returning guests Eunji Kim, Eddie Klinker, and Kristin Ramsey! We had a blast talking about the premiere episode of 'Fuller House', in which DJ scams her way into a free house and co-parents in the form of Stephanie and Kimmy. New characters include the kids (Max, Jackson, Ramona) and Kimmy's wildly gay ex-husband, Fernando. It's ridiculous, it's emotionally manipulative, and our guests basically loved it. 

An enormous amount of gratitude goes out to Zach Sigelko and everyone at the Lincoln Loft for welcoming us with open arms. We couldn't have pulled this off without Zach's help and if at any point he wants to cash in those chips for hugs and kisses we'll have them at the ready. Thanks must also go out to everyone in the audience. We're so happy you were there with us! This show is the worst! XOXO

Direct download: 87._How_Rude_Live.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:02am EDT

Jon and Brandon are full of pizza and on their tummies, which can only mean one thing: It's a supplemental episode!

This time around we're discussing the 2011 film 'Beastly', a lukewarm distillation of the classic fairy tale that utterly fails to deliver its "substance over appearance" message. On the plus side, it does feature Mary-Kate Olsen as a straight up bug nutty witch, and they make room for a "blink or you'll miss it" White Castle promotion that left us reeling. Get your nasty ass sliders out of my young adult adaptation! Remember, our live event is this coming Saturday, 2/27 at 7:30 PM at the Lincoln Loft (3036 N. Lincoln Ave). Admission is free and we're discussing the first two episodes of 'Fuller House', so please come and have a great time with us!

Bonus thought about 'Beastly' we forgot to mention: Early on in the film Kyle is praised by a teacher for his essay on Tony Kushner's 'Angels in America'. Kyle returns the compliment by saying he couldn't have done it without the teacher's help. The twist? Kyle doesn't actually like his teacher at all! I only bring this up because the actor they cast as the teacher is clearly meant to be effeminate and the nod to 'Angels' makes the moment seem all the more coded. What is going on between Kyle and this teacher? Makes ya think!

Direct download: 86._BONUS__Beastly.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:35am EDT

Tony Springs is a dancer and choreographer by trade, which means he has a lot to say about the Laker Girls' appearance in "Joey Goes Hollywood". He'll also take time to explain the flimsy premise behind his childhood nickname and why his middle school was basically the Thunderdome. Meanwhile, little Jon is screaming about apples and Bully Brandon is passing out some signature Back Attacks. Did we watch 'Full House' this week? OF COURSE WE DID. "Joey Goes Hollywood" is all about Joey being cast in a pilot that, if it existed in the real world, would only have been produced as a favor to the mob. On the sidelines: Stephanie is pulling a 'Bob's Burgers' Tina/Dina scheme and Michelle is making long distance calls to Tokyo. So dumb, so exhausting.

LIVE EVENT! Saturday, February 27 at 7:30 PM at the Lincoln Loft (3036 N. Lincoln Ave) in Chicago. Get your butt there, it's free! The Facebook page for this event is now live so please RSVP and tell all your chums about it. We wanna see lots of friendly faces there, surf dudes and surf dudettes! XOXO

Direct download: 85._Joey_Goes_Hollywood.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:17am EDT

Shantira Jackson already knows how she feels about your crown molding and chances are it's not in the best of shape. She's the daughter of a master carpenter: SHE KNOWS. We were so happy to have Shantira as an honorary Rude Dude this week as dove into "Stephanie Plays the Field", which (hand to God) makes Stephanie choose between self-respect and TRUE LOVE. Off the field, Michelle is determined to prevent the conception of more children who might upstage her. You think you're primed to fuck? You ain't primed for shit. Also: The insane history of Barry Manilow, professional jingle writer; Shantira's history of watching 'Premium Blend' in her band uniform, and Jon's history of making super uncomfortable observations about how children grow. Jon: Stop talking about how children grow, you fucking creep.

Don't forget: Our first live event is set for Saturday, 2/27 at 7:30 at the Lincoln Loft (3036 N Lincoln Ave). We're screening the first two episodes of 'Fuller House' and welcoming back four of our favorite guests, and it's fucking FREE. See you there! XOXO

Direct download: 84._Stephanie_Plays_the_Field_Final.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:55am EDT

James Bumanglag may have had most of his childhood obscured by a blanket but by gum he's 27 now and he can visit any bridge that strikes his fancy. Ya hear that, MOTHER? Any bridge he fancies! James is our honorary Rude Dude for the week and together we deconstructed "The Hole-in-the-Wall Gang". What happens in this one? Well, there's a hole. DJ and Stephanie make the hole. And Michelle is forced to watch the hole. Then the hole goes away. No more hole! The end. Spoiler: James essentially loved every second of it. Question: Does Brandon actually know anything about Peter Lorre? Question: Does the top begin to fall at the end of 'Inception'? Question: Should we be like Mark Zuckerberg and Doug Funnie the hell out of our closets? ONLY YOU CAN COME TO YOUR OWN CONCLUSIONS.

Don't forget about our upcoming live event! Saturday, February 27 at 7:30 PM at the Lincoln Loft, located at 3036 N. Lincoln Ave in glorious Chicago. Join your co-hosts and a panel of returning guests as we watch and discuss the first two episodes of 'Fuller House'. Is it free? Yes! It's free! XOXO

Direct download: 83._The_Hole_in_the_Wall_Gang.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:27am EDT

Marla Depew knew how to see through Big Fashion when she was knee-high to a grasshopper. As an adult, she knows what it means to make adult decisions, and adult decisions don't take into account the fleeting whims of a toddler. Becky and Jesse may wanna take a tip from this week's guest as they wade through the events of "Fuller House", in which Michelle throws a salty-eyed tantrum and Stephanie doesn't know fuck all about fractions. Also in this episode: Jon divulges his teen browser history, Brandon once again holds his "only child" status above everyone else, and Marla relates how Wayne's World almost absorbed her personality. It's a damn delight! Be sure to jot down all the live event details laid out at the top of this one, folks. We want you there! XOXO

Direct download: 82._Fuller_House_FINAL.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:26am EDT

LIVE SHOW DETAILS: How Rude! is taping its first live session at The Lincoln Loft (3036 North Lincoln Avenue) on Saturday, February 27 at 7:30 PM. The event is free to attend so come celebrate your favorite podcast as we watch the first two episodes of 'Fuller House'. We'll be joined by special guests from podcasts past and it's gonna be great!

Fred Pelzer knows all about what it means to get married. Picking out suits, select the best venue, locking down the all important cake ... he's seen it all! So who better than him to help us dissect both parts of "The Wedding"? If you think you have a candidate, shut your filthy mouth. Join us as we sift through the tiresome antics of Jesse and Becky's big day, which includes no less than a tomato truck, an angry ginger, and a black choir used as fucking props. It's ... the worst. Also: Howie's back and he's DTP. Did you read about our live event above? Read about it again and get your ass to The Lincoln Loft that Saturday. It's gonna be, as we said above, great! XOXO

Direct download: 81._The_Wedding_Parts_1_and_2_FINAL.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:25am EDT

ANNOUNCEMENT: How Rude! is hosting its first live event on Saturday, February 27 at the Lincoln Loft, located at 3036 North Lincoln in glorious Chicago. Time TBD! Join us as we welcome back some of our favorite former guests to discuss the first two episodes of 'Fuller House'. It's gonna be a dang hoot!

Cat Abood may not be the biggest fan of sports but ya know what she does enjoy? The warm shot of beautiful nostalgia delivered by Nurse Full House. This time around we're tackling "A Fish Called Martin", in which the Tanners try to explain death to Michelle when her carnival pet goes belly-up. That's the A plot, if you can believe it. DJ is sitting on the sidelines, trying desperately to seduce a car-obsessed dingus named Bobby, and the Becky-Jesse nuptials hit yet another snag when square dancing is thrown into the mix. Square dancing? B-b-b-but ... that's for SQUARES! Also: Captain Pinkbeard, Isaac, and Dot. It's amazing! XOXO

Direct download: 80._A_Fish_Called_Martin_Final.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:57am EDT

Erin Schaut has so many fantastic stories it would honestly be a bummer to spoil them here. Needless to say, she's more than able to relate to "Stephanie Gets Framed", in which the titular Tanner takes advice from Steve Urkel himself. Should she take advice from someone who instantly repels everyone he meets, a guy who wears his acid wash jeans so high that his dick has all but vanished into a newly formed body cavity? No. Meanwhile, Jesse is torn between Danny and Joey when it comes time to pick a best man and Michelle learns how she use her looks to "earn" money. Ring in the New Year and keep burning through this idiotic sitcom with us, won't you? Huzzah! XOXO

Direct download: 79._Stephanie_Gets_Framed.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:11am EDT

Johnny Kyle Cook is a fan of John Stamos' plump ass, but that doesn't mean he wouldn't top Danny Tanner in a heartbeat. Join him and your ever reliable co-hosts as they dive into "Ol' Brown Eyes", in which Danny is determined to hijack DJ's fundraiser just so he can prove he's super duper cool. Doesn't Danny understand DJ's school needs to buy a new COM-PEW-TER? Danny, you fool! Did we mention Michelle understands the concept of petty vengeance? She understands the concept of petty vengeance now. Also on the docket: Old school computer games, "homo" music, and the high concept behind 'Tiny Toon Adventures'. Strap in and get ready for that plump ass because it is a beautiful, plump ass. Split that peach! XOXO

Direct download: 78._Ol_Brown_Eyes_Final.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:27am EDT

Matt Mayerle doesn't think people would pay to have their music constantly interrupted. Brandon thinks otherwise. Jon is going to make a lot of money with Flip Foam. None of them had fun watching "Working Girl", in which DJ gets a job as some creep's Happy Helper just so she can get a pair of Blowouts. Unfortunately, her grades suffer as a result, and Kimmy's penchant for garbage forgeries isn't helping the situation. But that's not all! You're gonna get some prime Pizza Tower stories and the Gibbler Guarantee, so sit your sweet booty down and relax, kiddo. XOXO

Direct download: 77._Working_Girl_Final.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:26am EDT

Lou Leonardo related to this week's episode of 'Full House' in a way he could have never expected, and the story he tells is truly one for the ages. Join us we discuss "Happy New Year", in which poor Joey is pressured to find a date and winds up "falling in love" with the first woman who happens to enjoy rollerblading. We were running on a low laptop charge this time around, so unfortunately the episode does wrap up pretty quickly. That said, we did discuss Lou's catch phrases after recording, and they were "Yahtzee!" and "At the end of the day ..." The former was from childhood and inspired by Lou's fun-loving Italian Uncle, and the latter is an adult's way of sorting through the bullshit so as to focus on what's important. You may have troubles, you may have woes, but at the end of the day, whaddya got? Ya got great friends like Lou! This is a fantastic episode. This is a fantastic podcast! Give a us a five star review, won't you? Happy New Year 1991! XOXO

Direct download: 76._Happy_New_Year.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:26am EDT

Steven King has portrayed Jesus, lorded over his own Mother, and found himself in one of Hollywood's seedier corners after a particularly disastrous taping of 'Deal or No Deal'. We're gonna unpack all of that but today's main objective is a calm, rational discussion of "Danny in Charge", in which the Tanner patriarch totally drops the ball while Joey and Jesse are off fucking animals somewhere in the woods. It's a mash-up of forgettable plots that had us longing for the creative risks of "Secret Admirer", if that tells you anything. Thank you, Steven, for being our Rude Dude for the week, and may the Lord bless and keep you! XOXO

Direct download: 75._Danny_in_Charge.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:32am EDT

Molly Jones may be a little confused as to the chronology of the Austin Powers films but that doesn't mean we love her any less! Molly is a wonder and we were so happy to have her in the studio for this, a stirring discussion of 'Secret Admirer'. Rusty is back and he's determined to destroy the Tanner clan, this time by way of sexual confusion. But what Rusty could never predict ... is that he could fall in love in the process. Oh love, how you play with our minds! We shall learn all about Molly's lifetime infatuation with backwards caps and why Comet loves hamburgers, so kick back and relax, mate. It's time to start the show! P.S. NO AUDIO ISSUES! Oh God, I can breathe again. You have no idea how badly that was driving me (Jon) up a wall. Love you! XOXO

Direct download: 74._Secret_Admirer.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:43am EDT

Chris Johnson is an adorable Gooby who has enough catch phrases to fill a large sack. He's simply the best! Join us as we wade through the muck and mire that is "Terror in Tanner Town", a bracing look at one little boy's descent into madness. Rusty isn't here for your comedy or your pot roast or your basic as fuck love. Rusty knows what makes this world move and it's chaos, baby. Pure, unbridled chaos. We'll also learn why a magic cat who controls the cast with marionette strings would make for a better viewing experience, as well as Brandon's history with the Playmobil corporation. Strap in and hold on to your hats because this shit is gonna get fantastic! XOXO

Direct download: 73._Terror_in_Tanner_Town.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:46am EDT

FAIR WARNING: The audio for this podcast includes a large amount of crackle, due to us possibly picking up some random feedback while recording. On the plus side, it has been filtered through GarageBand's Cool Jazz Combo setting, so said crackle isn't nearly as distracting as it was upon first detection. 

Our second marathon session means the return of a beloved Rude Dude and this time around it's none other than Kristin Ramsey! Kristin may have pulled a muscle in her back but she was bound and determined to watch three crummy episodes of 'Full House' for your amusement. Those three episodes: Viva Las Vegas (in which Joey opens for Wayne Newton), Shape Up (in which DJ stops eating for three days), and One Last Kiss (in which Jesse cheats on Becky). You ready for it? You ready for Party Teddy? Let's go! XOXO

Direct download: 72._Marathon_October_Modified.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:35am EDT

SPOILER ALERT: 'Full House! The Musical Parody!' is a Goddamn delight, stuffed to the gills with deep cut references to the sitcom's history and enough raunchy material to make Jon blush (and that is certainly saying something). Hilarious performances, straight up show stopping numbers, what's not to love? Check out our group interview with co-writer and co-director Bob McSmith; Seth Blum; Marie Eife, and Meg Halcovage to find out more about their experience with the show. They're an amazing group of people and you don't wanna miss out on this, trust.

Get your tickets today by visiting fullhousethemusical.com and nab a free pair of sunglasses from Matt at the merchandise table by using #FullHousetheMusical on social media. The show runs through Saturday, December 19 (keep your fingers crossed for an extension), so make plans to see it today! We're not just saying this because we got free T-shirts, either. I mean, yes, we got free T-shirts, and the T-shirts are great, but the T-shirts didn't alter our perceptions. The show is wonderful! And those T-shirts ... those beautiful T-shirts. My God. We actually might do anything to keep these T-shirts. Don't touch our fucking T-shirts. XOXO

Direct download: 71._Full_House_The_Musical_Parody.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:46am EDT

You may think you've consumed all of your Halloween confectionary but look again! Peer into your spooky plastic pumpkin and I'm sure you'll find this, a delicious bit of podcasting for your oh so hungry ears. It's a supplemental episode this time around, which means your hosts are on their tummies once more to bring you their thoughts on an early John Stamos credit. 'Never Too Young to Die' is a fevered mash-up of the James Bond and Mad Max aesthetics, which means it makes little to no sense and features some of the worst music you're likely to find. That said, it does star Gene Simmons as a "bizarre" villain along with a thoroughly bummed George Lazenby, so there's definitely a few worthwhile elements. Wanna hear about Brandon's bachelor lifestyle? Wanna hear Jon's audition for the role of Ragnar in the forthcoming stage production of NTYTD? Then stop munching on those chocolate leftovers and start consuming a real treat!

Direct download: 70._Never_Too_Young_to_Die.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:07am EDT

Peter Kim is disgusted by parents who kiss their children on the mouth and that is just one of the many reasons why he fits right in with the Rude Dude crowd. Peter is on hand to help us dissect "A Pinch for a Pinch", in which Jesse's Mutually Assured Destruction theory of parenting leads to Michelle discovering a lust for petty violence. You cut me? I cut you. Two go in. NONE COME OUT. Speaking of coming out, Peter was a very sassy, very gay teenager who held his evangelical beliefs close to the chest, but you'll hear all about that soon enough. Peter is amazing. Start listening now! Also, stick around for a short addendum in which you'll hear all about our plans for the next episode as well as our forthcoming trip to NYC. That's right, the Rude Dudes are headed for the Big Red Apple, baby! XOXO

Direct download: 69._A_Pinch_for_a_Pinch.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:45am EDT

Liz Larrimore may have been a know-it-all as a child but she grew up to have the kind of discerning eye that can identify a douchebag. One such douchebag: Dave Coulier, who "performed" for her college freshman orientation. Liz sat down with us to discuss Mr. Coulier as well as "Good News, Bad News", another episode in which Kimmy and DJ work together and everyone else suffers as a result. On a similar note, Becky and Danny co-host a terrible TV show and no amount of rebranding is going to change that. Do you notice the audio ping-pong tick-tack? Look, we've invested in a new mic and it shouldn't be a problem in the future. Can you not spare a bit of mercy for your favorite Rude Dudes? Must you be such harsh masters, my lords? Love you! XOXO

Direct download: 68._Good_News_Bad_News.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:49am EDT

WARNING: This episode features a fair amount of hammering in the background (not a ton but a fair amount) and there's a bit of audio clickety-clack as well (but again, just a bit, so stay calm). With that said, please welcome our latest honorary Rude Dude, Carlos Luna! Aside from having a fantastic surname, Carlos is an avid fan of the sitcom and has many a theory about the world in which the characters live. Join us as we JFK the shit out of "Slumber Party", in which a bunch of horrible little girls and their mothers refuse to consider anyone who may not have a mother. Seriously, fuck the Honeybees and their bullshit mind games, some kids don't have a Mom! There's a lot of storytelling clutter on the side, including Jesse's makeover for Michelle and a boring as fuck yard sale, but we'll unpack all of that. We'll also unpack Carlos' latchkey kid status and his time as a Blockbuster thief, so strap in, kids! XOXO

Direct download: 67._Slumber_Party.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:05am EDT

This is now officially a mandate: Samantha Woodman is the second guest to bring us a treat without us asking and so from now on we are definitely asking: Will you bring us a treat when you sit down with us, future guests? We've had baklava and beer so you're gonna have to bring us something new. Something yummy or refreshing! Look, enough about our insatiable appetites for treats, we need to talk about "I.Q. Man". Can Jesse resist the allure of an older woman who wants to fuck his brains out on an oddly functional bathroom set for his latest ad campaign? Can Danny and Becky possibly make up for the glaring absence of Connie Chung? Can a sickly Stephanie escape the visceral horror of Dr. Michelle's homemade remedies? Yes. No. And no! We'll also talk about the pony business Samantha's mother runs, the joys of Garth Brooks, and why "Sammy" is not on the table. P.S. We did watch 'Grandfathered' right after this recording session and it fucking stunk. XOXO

Direct download: 66._I.Q._Man.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:47am EDT

Hope Rehak is the first honorary Rude Dude who brought us dessert (baklava) and from now on we expect dessert from all of our guests. Here are some ideas for those future guests: Donuts. Pie. Gingersnaps! Hope is also just an all around fantastic individual and we were happy to have her for "Crimes and Michelle's Demeanor", an episode that doesn't live up to the dread its title inspires, if only by so much. Look, we've been saying this for over a year now: Michelle is a horrible monster tot who has been begging for a comeuppance and now it has finally arrived. Will she accept her punishment or fly in the face of mortal man's so-called authority? No spoilers! Will Jesse and Becky declare bankruptcy after a series of asinine financial decisions? No spoilers! We can spoil one thing though, and that's Hope's past as an author of fan fiction. Hear all about it ... now!

Direct download: 65._Crimes_and_Michelles_Demeanor.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:32am EDT

Tom Fell is only two people removed from a major 'Full House' cast member and we can't decide if that's amazing, disturbing, or both. Tom is also just a hell of a guy and we were thrilled to have him by our side as we discussed "Greek Week", the S4 premiere in which everyone is tricked into marriage and Michelle's identical cousin shows Lifetime just how bad a wig can get. We'll also learn about Bob, who may or may not have found it in his heart to love Tom, and why Drake's may not be the hot spot for teens. Do you love our show? Have you expressed your love with an iTunes review? If not, maybe you never really loved us at all. Perhaps your love is nothing more than lust. We are not your smutty playthings, okay? Make an honest podcast out of us. Walk us around a table and take us home with you! XOXO

Quick Correction: 'Paris is Burning' is a time capsule of the '80s, not the '90s. That really is a fantastic documentary, so track it down on Netflix today. Also, fuck you, Madonna.

Direct download: 64._Greek_Week.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:49am EDT

When Jon and Brandon did the math and realized they'd be watching 'Full House' through February 2018 at their current pace they knew something had to be done: Pick up the Goddamn pace! With that said, please enjoy this, the first of many marathons. These babies will be coming your way around once a month, so be on the lookout for 'em! Today the boys will be covering the last four episodes of S3: Just Say No Way; Three Men and Another Baby; Fraternity Reunion, and Our Very First Telethon. That's a lot of nonsense, and your Rude Dudes couldn't have done it without their old pal, Alan Linic. Yep, another convention of these marathons is the return of former guests, so sit back, relax, and absorb the trio's musings on this extra chunky helping of sitcom tomfoolery! XOXO

P.S. The Stitcher page has been fully updated, hurray and hurrah!

Direct download: 63._Marathon.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:06am EDT

Happy Labor Day! As your annual respite from the suffocating corporate grind comes to an end, take solace in the fact that we, your beloved Rude Dudes, are here with another supplemental episode to ease your weary soul. This time around we're covering the 2004 non-hit 'New York Minute', in which the Olsen twins play complete opposites (shocker) who find their goals aren't exactly sympatico (double shocker). A bevy of respected character actors and comedians are along for the ride, proving if you want to be a success in show business you can never stop working. Ever. Some quick notes regarding the movie we didn't manage to cover: In the scene where Ashley uses a convenience store restroom there's a moment where she's walking around with a three foot long piece of toilet paper hanging out of her ass. As in it's presumably wedged between her butt cheeks. It's gross. Also, her character is a Republican, but since this is a PG film they don't bother to actually explore that. So yeah! Next week we'll be back to our version of the suffocating corporate grind ('Full House') but for now let's all just sit back, relax, and pretend everything is okay. Love ya! XOXO

Direct download: 62._New_York_Minute.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:47pm EDT

Elizabeth Kirkwood may have been the gal to go to in high school when you needed your homework done, but now she's her own woman, Quevin, and she's not gonna fall for your seductive tactics! Join us as we discuss Elizabeth's patience testing pageantry, recurring school-based nightmares, and inability to prepare a proper bindle. Oh, did we mention 'Full House'? Yes, that's what this podcast is about. Forgot for a second! This week we're covering "Honey, I Broke the House", in which little Stephanie manages to topple the Tanner empire in less than 20 seconds. She's desperate, she's harboring a secret, and she needs sanctuary. And a gun! P.S. This episode is dedicated to the memory of Cecil the Lion. Rest in peace, you great cat. XOXO

Direct download: 61._Honey_I_Broke_the_House.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:53pm EDT

Jon and Brandon are on their own as they wrestle with the humdrum monster that is 'The Unauthorized Full House Story'. Is it boring? Yes. Is it almost entirely devoid of true dramatic juice? Sure. Is it almost entirely divorced from the sitcom it's trying to talk about? Yeah! Basically! Look, we survived two hours of nonsense and a barrage of awful ads for Lifetime's programming, so you're gonna sit there, and you're gonna listen to our thoughts, and you're gonna LIKE IT. As a little bonus, we try to cast our own (bug nuts) version of this film using people from the Comedy Bang Bang stable, a project we feel would have been vastly more compelling. Pop in those 'buds! XOXO

Direct download: 60._The_Unauthorized_Full_House_Story.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:44pm EDT