Episode 369

Settling Into The Chair

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August 25th, 2021

1 hr 27 mins 59 secs

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About this Episode

University of California (NOT California University...you'll see) faculty member Bobby Krut returns to talk about Sandra Oh's new English-department half-hour dramedy on Netflix, The Chair. We discussed the almost-perfect pacing and casting, underrating Amanda Peet at your peril, whether Holland Taylor should get a spinoff, and more. Then we went Around The Dial with Nine Perfect Strangers, Messyness, I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson, and Unforgotten before Doug tasked us with adding a Russian Roulette-style trapdoor to a TV moment. Sarah wouldn't let the bird rest in her Canon presentation for a fifth-season Cheers episode; true crime won and Mike Richards lost; and the truth was once again stranger than fiction in a Game Time animé sequel. Don't pine for a crumpled podcast; listen to this shiny new episode of Extra Hot Great.

Show Topics

  • The Chair
  • ATD: Nine Perfect Strangers
  • ATD: Messyness
  • ATD: I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson
  • ATD: Unforgotten
  • Extra Credit: Russian Roulette
  • The Canon: Cheers S05.E09: Thanksgiving Orphans
  • Winner and Loser of the Week
  • Game Time: More Animé Bullshit

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