Raised by TV
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When Jon Gabrus and Lauren Lapkus were growing up, they watched a lot of TV. Like, a LOT of TV. Now adults with minds hopelessly warped by television, they’ve come together to indulge their shared obsession. On Raised By TV, Jon and Lauren revisit the best and worst TV of the late 80s and early 90s - everything from game shows and TGIF to Oprah and cereal commercials.
||Explicit10. Q&A||It’s the season finale of Raised By TV, and Jon & Lauren are taking your calls and reading your tweets! Jon wants a realistic reboot of GI Joe, Lauren remembers the awful pilot of Teen Angel, both of them are horrified by the Ninja Turtles’...||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit9. Mt. Crushmore (Live at UCB w/ Nick Wiger, Betsy Sodaro, Christine Lakin)||Recorded last Thanksgiving at UCB Sunset, Jon & Lauren invite their friends Nick Wiger (Doughboys) and Betsy Sodaro (Horny 4 Horror) to the dinner table to discuss their favorite TV crushes. Then, special guest Christine Lakin (Step By Step...||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit8. Sketch Comedy||Jon & Lauren get sketchy on an episode all about sketch comedy! They explain why watching SNL is like a sport and how great acting elevated Kids In The Hall, and revisit classic sketches from Mr. Show, In Living Color and more. Plus: another Very...||12/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit7. Christmas||Sleigh bells ring in this week’s Raised By TV, and Jon & Lauren are talking about Christmas episodes! They ask why so many sitcoms featured homeless people that turned out to be Santa, watch Christmas clips from Family Matters, Friends and The...||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit6. Sitcom Draft (Live From Now Hear This)||Today’s episode was recorded live at the Now Hear This festival in New York City! Jon & Lauren do a “fantasy sitcom family draft,” where they pick the sitcom characters they would want in their real life family from Full House, Family Matters...||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit5. TGIF||Thank goodness there’s a new episode of Raised By TV, all about Step By Step, Dinosaurs, and the rest of the classic TGIF lineup! Lauren used to think Perfect Strangers was called “Balki,” Jon realizes the racist Family Matters episode he...||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit4. Commercials||Today’s Raised By TV is brought to you by…commercials! Jon & Lauren realize that Creepy Crawlers is just an EZ-Bake Oven for bugs, recoil at the sexual innuendo of Mr. Bucket, and hated getting zit stickers when they played Girl Talk. Plus...||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit3. Cartoons||Jon & Lauren are especially animated on today’s episode because it’s all about cartoons! Lauren explains which Animaniac is hottest, Jon was Lil in his Rugrats fan club, and both of them wonder if they have more cartoon memories of childhood...||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit2. Game Shows||There are no Whammies on this week’s Raised By TV, as Jon & Lauren revisit game shows like Press Your Luck, Jeopardy and Double Dare. Topics include: why the Aggro Crag is probably disappointing in real life, whether Family Feud is trying too...||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit1. The First One||Jon & Lauren are so excited to kick off Raised By TV that they spend the whole hour brainstorming ideas for future episodes. They touch on Supermarket Sweep, TGIF, Saved By The Bell, The Real World, theme songs, an infamous Oprah moment, why...||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPreview||Subscribe to Raised By TV today, and get ready for the first episode to drop into your earholes on 11/8!||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I’m so excited!
Dreams come true
I saw a live episode and it was just as amazing as you’d hope it would be. I feel like I’ve finally found other people as obsessed with 90s TV as I was.
Jan Gehbräs, please don’t start the show yelling “fuk boi” or do. Either way, 2 of my fav podcasters casting it up.