The Idiot Boxers
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||ExplicitGreg Walker Talks Vegas||In this very special very special episode: Merrill is joined in the Magical Studio In The Sky by the Co-Creator and Showrunner of CBS's Vegas, Greg Walker, to talk what's coming for the rest of season one and whether he's a cowboy or a full on gangsta' (s||4/5/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAmerican Horror Story: Asylum Wrap-Up||In this very special very special episode: Da7e Gonzales flies into the magical studio in the sky for one last go around with Merrill as they talk the insanity that was American Horror Story: Asylum.||1/26/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHomeland Season Two Breakdown||In this very special very special episode: Da7e Gonzales tries to blow up The Magical Studio In The Sky but is stopped thanks to the efforts of agent Barr and his crack team of Marvel assassins. Oh, and some Homeland talk too.||12/22/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDirector Peter Atencio Talks Key & Peele||Key & Peele director Peter Atencio joins Merrill in the Magical Studio in The Sky to talk process and development of the hit Comedy Central series.||12/11/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAmerican Horror Story: Asylum Premiere||In this very special very special episode: Da7e Gonzales returns to the magical studio in the sky to talk American Horror Story: Asylum with Merrill.||10/20/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMark Ellis & Stephanie Morgenstern Talk Flashpoint Season Five||In this very special very special episode: Mark Ellis and Stephanie Morgenstern return for one last chat on the final season of Flashpoint with Merrill. Season 5 premieres September 20th on CTV.||9/17/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Newsroom S1 Finale||In this very special very special episode: John Scherer returns to talk Sorkinisms in The Newsroom.||8/30/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStrike Back S2 Premiere||In this very special very special episode: Merrill is joined by Rob Hunter to get gritty with the season premiere of Strike Back.||8/22/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBOSS S2 Premiere||In this very special very special episode: Merrill is joined by Rob Hunter to get political with BOSS season 2.||8/21/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 64: Series Finale||In this very extra special episode: The Idiots say good-bye to the listeners and the bi-weekly podcast of The Idiot Boxers. But fear not... they will be returning in the fall with a brand new podcast, so watch this feed closely. Merrill will live on to an||8/20/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus Episode: Falling Skies S2 Finale||In this very special very special episode: Merrill is joined by first time guest Robert Prentice from ThreeIfBySpace.net to recap and speculate on the season 2 finale of Falling Skies.||8/19/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 63||In this very special episode: The Idiots get set to make a very special announcement, but you’ll have to wait for the end of the episode for this. Before the announcement is made, the Idiots talk about crazy boutique shops in Long Island, being fat||8/6/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus Episode: The Newsroom Mid-Season Review||In this very special very special episode: John Scherer returns with Jacob Cole to talk Sorkinisms in The Newsroom.||7/26/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 62||In this very special episode: The Idiots hit a variety of topics this week, starting with some reactions to the Aurora theater shootings and shaming people on both sides of the aisle for politicizing the tragedy. They also rip box office whore Nikki Finke||7/23/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 61||In this very special episode: The idiocy continues in the Magical Studio in the Sky as Merrill complains about the shenanigans surrounding the 4th of July while Kevin talks about losing his power and watching every single goddamn James Bond movie in the m||7/9/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus Episode: The Newsroom Series Premiere||In this very special very special episode: John Scherer returns to talk Sorkinisms in the new HBO series, The Newsroom.||6/26/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus Episode: The Legend of Korra – Book 1 Finale||In this very special very special episode: Alex Billington of FirstShowing.net bends his way into the magical studio in the sky to talk The Legend of Korra with Merrill.||6/25/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 60||In this very special episode: It's another light week for TV watching in the summer, but that doesn't stop the Idiots from gathering in the Magical Studio in the Sky to talk TV news and other sundry things. They start off with Merrill giving his thoughts||6/25/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus Episode: Falling Skies S2 Premiere||In this very special very special episode: Da7e return to talk red eyed aliens, super human becoming Masons and much more with Merrill on the return of Falling Skies. Follow Da7e on twitter: @Da7e Follow Merrill on twitter: @Sonic43 Keep up with Merrill's||6/18/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 59||In this very special episode: The Idiots gather once again in the Magical Studio in the Sky to make it across the bridge of regular-season shows and the summer-seasons series. Even though there wasn’t much happening on the television front these pas||6/11/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus Episode: Teen Wolf S2 Premiere||In this very special very special episode: Fozzie returns to the magical studio in the sky to talk abs, curses and wolves.||6/7/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 58||In this very special episode: For Memorial Day weekend, the Idiots give a heartfelt thanks to all men and women in the military who have served the country, and they take a moment to remember those who have fallen. They then take some time to talk TV news||5/28/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus Episode: Hawaii Five-0 Season Two Recap||In this very special very special episode: Rob Hunter return to talk Hawaii Five-0 and Chin stupidity.||5/21/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus Episode: Smash Season One Recap||In this very special very special episode: Jon Scherer returns to the magical studio in the sky to talk more Smash||5/16/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNick Santora Spills on Breakout Kings Season Two||In this very special very special episode: Nick Santora returns to the show to talk Breakout Kings S2.||5/15/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus Episode: 2012-2013 Pilot Pickups||In this very special very special episode: Merrill invites Jason Tabrys from NerdBastards.com and the soon to be relaunched bastardcast podcast into the magical studio in the sky to talk pickups.||5/14/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 57||In this very special episode: It's winding down through May sweeps, and there's tons of renewal, cancellation and pick-up news. So the Idiots have a busy time ahead of them. But that doesn't stop them from getting sidetracked about The Avengers and other||5/14/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus Episode: Last Man Standing Season One Recap||In this very special very special episode: Robert Fure jump up into the magical studio in the sky to talk about the return of manly men to television.||5/12/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 56||In this very special episode: The Idiots are on fire this week, both for television and for movies. They open up their first segment with a discussion of Marvel films and the insanity around spoilers and regional screenings. Kevin also throws some love to||4/30/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus Episode: Wrath of Nikita||In this very special episode: Merrill invites back Rob Hunter to talk more Nikita.||4/24/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 55||In this very special episode: As the TV seasons wind down for the year and the Idiots prepare for the summer seasons, it’s a slow time in the Magical Studio in the Sky. So in this spring slump, discussion turns to iPhone apps like “Draw Someth||4/16/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus Episode: Justified Season Three Wrapup||In this very special episode: Merrill invites Sir GMan himself, Andrew Robinson into the Magical Studio In The Sky to talk Justified.||4/12/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus Episode: House of Lies Season One Wrapup||In this very special episode: Merrill bring back Jacob Cole to talk Lies... House of Lies.||4/4/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus Episode: Shameless Season Two Wrapup||In this very special episode: Merrill invites first time podcaster Jacob Cole to talk Shameless season 2 while enjoying a nice glass of hard liquor.||4/3/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 54||In this very special episode: The Idiots recover from April Fools by not winning the lottery and continuing to watch the small amount of interesting television that is still out there. They take an opportunity to answer a listener email then move along to||4/2/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus Episode: The Legend of Korra||In this very special episode: In an attempt to master his skills of audio bending, Merrill invites returning guests Dave Gonzales and Matt Patches of Operation Kino into the magical studio in the sky to talk some Korra. Or rather, The Legend of Korra.||4/2/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus Episode: SMASH Halftime Show||In this very special episode: Merrill invites returning guest John Scherer to talk more SMASH!||3/26/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 53||In this very special episode: Even though there has been plenty happening in on television, the Idiots slow down a bit and realize there hasn’t been a ton of interesting things happening, aside from Merrill catching the superflu and fighting back co||3/19/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus Episode: NIKITA Season Two Halftime Show||In this very special episode: Merrill invites returning guest Rob Hunter to help talk the current status of the CW's ravishing rogue spy.||3/6/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 52||In this very special episode: The Idiots have only a few stories from the past two weeks to talk about, but they fill up the opening segment with a hate-filled Facebook post accusing them of insensitivity to Whitney Houston. Then they answer a more releva||3/5/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus Episode: Parenthood Season Three Breakdown||In this very special episode: Merrill invites FGN favorite Mel Valentin into the magical studio in the sky to help breakdown the twists and turn of the now complete third season of NBC's Parenthood.||3/1/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit‘Breakout Kings’ Co-Creator Nick Santora Talks Season 2||In this very special very special episode: Merrill invites Nick Santora up into the magical studio in the sky to talk kings. Breakout Kings that is. With the A&E "funcedural's" second season set to begin, Merrill talks with Nick about the difference||2/29/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus Episode: AWAKE Pilot||Merrill invites Matt Patches of Hollywood.com to help break down the psychosis behind the new NBC series AWAKE.||2/27/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus Episode: Key & Peele||In this very special episode: Merrill invites Fozziebare into the magical studio in the sky to help discuss Comedy Central's new sketch series, Key & Peele.||2/21/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 51||In this very special episode: The Idiot Boxers are back for a fun-filled episode of cynicism, swearing and really offensive rants about celebrity worship and the death of Whitney Houston (and they apologize in advance for what is said in the show). They a||2/20/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 50||In this very special episode: It’s the big, fat 50th episode of The Idiot Boxers, so the Idiots proudly toast with glasses of donkey semen and urine to celebrate the event. (Trust us, after you listen to this show, it will all make sense to you.) Th||2/6/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus Episode: Smash Pilot||When Kevin leaves, Merrill brings on special guest John Scherer (@jscherer0) to dance and sing through a special edition of The Idiot Boxers. What what is this special edition for exactly, why just the new NBC series Smash.||1/30/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 49||In this very special episode: The Idiots ignore the trending topics about the #NFL and #DowntonAbbey to continue their pursuit of all things television – from godawful shows like Work It, Whitney and Are You There, Chelsea? to fantastic shows like S||1/23/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 48||In this very special episode: The Idiots ring in the new year by pushing through the January slump. They share their holiday stories – from Merrill’s very traditional Jewish-Japanese sushi sandwich to Kevin’s undying love for roast pork||1/9/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus Episode: Dexter, Season 6||With Kevin still on vacation, Merrill once again invited a guest into the magical studio in the sky to talk some TV. This time it's Film School Reject's Rob Hunter who has one goal during their discussion of the sixth season of Dexter, derail Merrill as m||1/1/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus Episode: American Horror Story||Kevin and Merrill may be on break from the usual but that won't stop Merrill from watching as much TV as possible. And with the help of Dave Gonzales from Operation Kino, the two of them talk the wonder and bat s**t insanity that is American Horror Story.||12/26/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 47||In this very special episode: Before the Idiots take off to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah and eventually the New Year, they squeeze one last show into 2011. They talk about their holiday plans and the toils of potty training. Then, they get serious for a||12/19/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 46||In this very special episode: The Idiots are recovering from Thanksgiving and Black Friday, crawling back into the depths of the living while watching as many TV shows as they can (well, as many as Merrill can while Kevin tries to fit in as many as possib||12/5/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 45||In this very special episode: It’s November sweeps, and the Idiots are damn tired of watching television. Merrill overdosed on pretty much every program he follows while Kevin mistakenly swept all the rooms in his house. The Idiots chat about disast||11/21/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit‘Flashpoint’ Executive Producers Anne Marie Traverse and Bill Mustos Interview||In this very special very special episode: Merrill once again gets to sit down with some heavy hitters over at his favorite show Flashpoint. This time around it's show Executive Producers Anne Marie Traverse and Bill Mustos who talk about the evolution of||11/14/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 44||In this very special episode: Now that Halloween is over, the Idiots take some time to complain about the problems they had with the holiday. Kevin then talks about how he’s approaching award season, then complains about an idiot woman in his Tower||11/7/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 43||In this very special episode: Merrill has given the Magical Studio in the Sky a terrifying new name, ostensibly for the fear factor of Halloween, and Kevin just wants to get out unscathed. The Idiots start off by chatting about the New York Comic Con, the||10/24/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 42||In this very special episode: In what just might be the most offensive episode of the show yet, Merrill and Kevin cut loose some shows off their DVR line-up. They complain about all things Whitney and fawn over New Girl a little more. Plus, they talk abou||10/10/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 41||In this very special episode: It’s premiere week, so the Idiots were busy watching hours and hours of television. It’s a tough life, but someone has to do it. But before they give the rundown on the new and returning shows, they talk about Fac||9/26/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 40||In this very special episode: Because God has it out for Merrill (or at least that was his theory last week) and Hurricane Irene caused a delay in production scheduling, the Idiots decide to do a new show this week as well. Welcome to Idiot Boxers 3.0, or||9/12/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit‘Burn Notice’ Star Coby Bell Interview||In this very special very special episode: Merrill sits down with Kevin's nemesis Coby Bell, better known as Jesse from Burn Notice. During the discussion, Coby gets into what it's like not that he is fully in syn with the rest of the cast as well as how||9/8/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 39||In this very special episode: Apparently Mother Nature is not a fan of The Idiot Boxers because she sent Hurricane Irene up the east coast to knock out Merrill’s power for an entire week. Mere hours after power was restored, the Idiots were back onl||9/6/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA Very Special Episode||In this very super special “special episode”: On the weekend of August 6, Kevin and Merrill made a trek to New York City where they joined forces with FozzieBare from The Podcast Podcast. What resulted was the Late-Night Chat Room, a live talk||8/17/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 38||In this very special episode: Kevin begins the show in his fall-back position… he snacks loudly while Merrill tries to talk about television. The sugar wafers call him throughout the episode, and he becomes more and more hungry in spite of snacking.||8/15/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 37||In this very special episode: The Idiots start out bemoaning the most recent live-tweet, the Nicolas Cage crapfest known as The Wicker Man. Later, Kevin does his artful impression of Merrill, and later extrapolates how they both sound to the audience. The||8/1/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 36||In this very special episode: Kevin returns from his vacation sunburned and grumpy. Merrill welcomes him back with a signed photo of that hot British chick from Transformers: Turn Off the Dark of the Moon. They catch up, then head into the summer shows wi||7/18/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 35||In this very special episode: Kevin gets caught up with the abundance of Victoria’s Secret pictures of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, so in a moment of brilliance, Merrill brings on Andrew Robsinson to fill in to help talk TV. Download this Episode Epis||7/3/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 34||In this very special episode: Even though the early weeks of summer have left the Idiots with fewer options to watch, they have plenty to talk about in this episode. After some early shenanigans which include Amanda Seyfreid’s breasts and Merrill||6/20/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 33||In this very special episode: With most of the season finales out of the way, the Idiots get ready for a short show… until they find FozzieBare squatting in the Magical Studio in the Sky. The more the merrier in Idiotville, so they invite Fozzie to||6/6/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 32||In this very special episode: Well, the Idiots were not taken in the Rapture, so they’re still here watching television. And it’s a good thing too because this was when many of the finales happened and all the renewal/cancellation news hit. So||5/24/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 31||In this very special episode: The Idiots celebrate Mother’s Day by talking about television, even though Kevin doesn’t seem too excited about the whole thing. Merrill makes up for it with passion about everything from the return of Flashpoint||5/9/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 30||In this very special episode: Because the Idiots are welcoming of all faiths, the Idiot Easter recording begins with Kevin asking some major theological questions. Yet somehow, the episode derails into discussions about shower sex. Still, the Idiots manag||4/25/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 29||In this very special episode: Right out of the gate, Kevin shares too much about his private life, derailing Merrill in the way only an idiot could. They still manage to talk about what they liked in television over the past couple weeks, which leads to a||4/11/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 28||In this very special episode: The Idiots start off talking not about television, but about music videos, as Merrill tries to understand Kevin’s unnatural obsession with Rebecca Black’s “Friday.” Eventually, they get on track to tal||3/28/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 27||In this very special episode: The Idiots come out of the gate fighting, then talk about what they liked for about 25 minutes. They refocus on some more intelligent discussion in the second segment with a voicemail from a listener. But soon, things derail||3/14/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 26||In this very special episode: The Idiots dance around the Magical Studio in the Sky to celebrate the first episode of Season Two, ringing in their one-year anniversary of the show. Kevin celebrates by eating a donut, while Merrill celebrates by letting Ke||2/28/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 25||In this very special episode: Kevin is grouchy because he’s fasting for his “old dude” doctor’s appointment in the morning. Merrill is furiously making Valentine’s Day plans with a pint of cookie dough ice cream and a stack o||2/14/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 24||In this very special episode: Just because Kevin is recovering from a bad case of strep throat doesn’t mean he can’t be an Idiot. Together with Merrill, they talk about all things orange, bacterial infections, what constitutes pornography on t||1/31/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 23||In this very special episode: The Idiots start off the show by chewing the fat to cover up the fact that there really wasn’t that much to watch these past few weeks. But they manage to talk about the things that rocked and the things that sucked. In||1/17/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 22||In this very special episode: With the first episode of 2011, the Idiot Boxers ring in the new year by talking about the best and worst of 2010. After reviewing the scant number of new shows over the past two weeks, they talk about what rocked and what su||1/3/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 21||In this very special episode: The world sheds a collective tear of sadness as we wrap up 2010 with the last episode of The Idiot Boxers until 2011 (which is just two weeks away, so it’s really not worth crying over). Kevin and Merrill run down some||12/20/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 20||In this very special episode: After surviving Thanksgiving and November sweeps, the Idiots get together to go through the basics… and to complain about people who can’t understand the simple concept of aspect ratios. They also hear about Merri||12/6/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 19||In this very special episode: The Idiots are facing holiday fatigue and the burdens of November Sweeps. Kevin faces the challenges by refusing to catch up on his stories, while Merrill pushes ahead and tries to watch everything on television. The first bi||11/22/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 18||In this very special episode: You know how last episode was supposed to be the most offensive episode yet? Well, you haven’t heard this episode. Be the judge afterwards. The Idiots get off to a slow start, but soon fatigue and irritation at politica||11/8/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 17||In this very special episode: The Idiot Boxers return with what could be their most offensive episode yet. They may be talking about shows under broadcast standards but they’re definitely using some HBO language. (Well, Merrill uses the HBO language||10/25/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 16||In this very special episode: The Idiot Boxers come back from an exhausting premiere week to talk about the shows that continue to keep their interest. In an attempt to appeal more to the ladies of the audience, Kevin invites a special guest into the Magi||10/11/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 15||In this very special episode: Hey, hey! It’s premiere week at the Magical Studio in the Sky, and the Idiot Boxers have been furiously at work catching up on all the new television shows. They crank out the longest first segment in the history of the||9/27/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 14||In this very special episode: The Idiot Boxers continue their streak of irritating each other. Merrill desperately attempts to be professional, but Kevin’s plans to derail the show prevail. Yet they manage to get through all their TV watching with m||9/13/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 13||In this very special episode: The Idiot Boxers return to their cage in the Magical Studio in the Sky to talk the latest TV shows. Merrill is giddy about yet irritated at the Emmys, while Kevin is completely confused and insisting that Heroes won best dram||8/30/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 12||In this very special episode: There have been major changes to The Idiot Boxers podcast. The review segments have been shifted around, focusing more on what the Idiots thought rocked and what they thought sucked. This (and an alleged kidnapping of Merrill||8/16/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11||In this very special episode: In revenge for Kevin’s devotion to The Greatest American Hero theme song on the last episode, Merrill launches into full-force “I Love FlashPoint” mode, complete with music and everything. The Idiots give no||7/19/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Very Special Emmys Special||In this very special episode: After Kevin recovers from his catastrophic computer emergency, Merrill finally gets him to sit down and react to the recent Emmy nominations. Take a wild guess… who is Hulking out about 24 not being on the list anywhere||7/17/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit‘Flashpoint’ Creators Mark Ellis and Stephanie Morgenstern Interview||In this very special very special episode: Merrill got the chance to sit down with Mark Ellis and Stephanie Morgenstern, the creators of his favorite show Flashpoint. Besides trying to contain himself from the pure excitement of being in their presence, h||7/14/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10||In this very special episode: Belive it or not, Kevin and Merrill are still doing the show. Whoever thought they could feel so free? Flying away on a wing and a prayer, who could it be?… Kevin pays homage to teh greatest TV theme song ever while Mer||7/5/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit‘Rescue Me’ Interviews||In this very special very special episode: Merrill had a chance to ask some questions to Rescue Me producer Peter Tolan and star Callie Thorne. Season six of the acclaimed series premieres on FX on Tuesday, June 29 at 10:00 p.m. ET. Hear what they had to||6/29/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9||In this very special episode: It’s a time of rejoicing and a time to be carefree. The Idiot Boxers get their first review on iTunes, and Merrill lofts his challenge to Fat Guys at the Movies co-host Neil Miller for a Michael Bay challenge. Without a||6/21/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8||In this very special episode: The Idiot Boxers get set for the summer season, wrapping up a couple spring finales and looking ahead to the June premieres. Kevin exposes the debauchery of Merrill’s Formspring.me account while Merrill learns a valuabl||6/7/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSpring Finales||In this very special episode: The Idiot Boxers are recovering from a week of season and series finales. Before they give their final words on the season three finale of Chuck, they tear through the series finale of FlashForward, which is really just a sea||5/29/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7||In this very special episode: The Idiot Boxers give their take on various season finales and prepare for others, in particular the LOST finale, which wasn’t aired at the time of recording. They also bitch about V at least three times in the show. Th||5/24/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6||In this very special episode: The Idiot Boxers dance a jig and talk about how awesome some of the shows are looking for may sweeps, like 24, FlashForward and Lost. They also bemoan the success of the wretchedly dreadful V before rattling off some TV renew||5/10/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5||In this very special episode: The Idiot Boxers are ramping up for May sweeps with anticipation of finales in 24 and Lost. They also invite a special guest into the Magical Studio in the Sky – the Prophet Muhammed, who wears a bear costume but doesn&||4/26/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4||In this very special episode: In catch-up mode, the Idiot Boxers cover the slate of TV from the beloved 24 (RIP… sniff, sniff) to what show ABC wants to use as a replacement for LOST. They buzz about a Star Wars sit com and the loss of Merrill’||4/12/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3||In this very special episode: Couch potatoes Kevin Carr and Merrill meet up again in the Magical Studio in the Sky to bring you a rapid-fire review of the many TV shows on the internet. Merrill laments the cancellation of 24 while Kevin bursts his bubble||4/5/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2||In this very special episode: After flight delays in New York caused last week’s episode to be pre-empted, couch potatoes Kevin Carr and Merrill Barr sit down to catch up on their boob tube viewing. This episode features a listener voice mail, some||3/22/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1 – Welcome to The Idiot Boxers!||In this very special episode: Couch potatoes Kevin Carr and Merrill Barr sit down for a bi-weekly podcast to talk about TV and nothing but TV. Enjoy their sometimes abusive banter as they talk about cool shows that everyone’s buzzing about, TV news,||3/1/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
A bad day at the doctor made better by this podcast
I have a problem - embarrassing and, from what the doctors in the ER have told me, quite serious.
I go weeks between bathroom trips. I've been warned about Megacolon and other disorders, but regardless of my fiber intake, my water intake, and my "rooting" attempts, nothing seems to help.
Two weeks ago, I got to a point where every move of my body felt like I was sitting on a hot bag of knives. I finally, after days of "trying," I found myself in the emergency room. For being impacted. The most humiliating decision to visit the ER ever.
After having my blood drawn, a doctor probed me and confirmed "yup, you're in a bad way."
Next, a nurse came in and filled me with what must have been 30-40 gallons of castile soap and water.
Then, I was left naked (the "gown" they gave me was useless) in the ER room with a portable commode (one of those folding chair-things with the bucket/hat attached).
I waited less than five minutes, and rushed onto the commode. Now, while this room is closed off and fairly private, it does have a giant door that was open except for a curtain. Therefore, privacy was nonexistent as I'm firing off massive amounts of discomfort and doctors and nurses kept coming in to ask questions, gather supplies and generally watch me cry in shame.
After what seemed like an hour, the cramping and evacuating ended, and I was comfortable enough to get off the commode; unfortunately, the doctor and nurse hadn't given me anything to "clean up" with. I had to wait for someone to come in, and they gave me two hand towels. HAND TOWELS! As if I didn't feel like a creep enough already, with the gown bunched up in my hands, trying to cover my junk, I now have to destroy two hand towels?!
All the shame seemingly over, I crawled back into the hospital bed, exhausted, sweating, and wishing I could just disappear.
Then, the doctor came back in. She said I could put my clothes back on and the nurse would be in shortly to sign me out.
As I got up and moved my jacket off my clothes, the doctor noticed a pin on my jacket. "Do you listen to [redacted] podcast? Don't you do standup too?" OH HOLY LORD! She recognized a community I follow and had recognized me from the little bit of standup I did. HOW COULD THINGS GET ANY WORSE? KILL ME NOW!
Then, the nurse came in, showed me my paperwork (follow-up stuff I needed to do; the seriousness of my condition, etc). I thought her tone and lack of eye contact was because the doctor recognized me (I thought that was unprofessional), and that she had been the one to inject me with a keg-full of soapy water, but I was wrong.
The reason the nurse didn't make eye contact was because, when I got home and looked at a dating site on my phone, the nurse was someone that earlier in the day (before I went to the ER), had commented on my profile and asked me out on a date.
Little did she know, hours later, she'd be knuckle-deep and watching me cry while I stank up the Ballard, WA emergency room.
I'm still alive, and I don't know why. This level of shame should be enough to make any grown man abandon all hope, swallow something life ending or at the very least move far, far away from any civilization and live out the remainder of his days alone with his unending shame.
At least I've got The Idiot Boxers to help me laugh through my shame. If your life is ANYTHING like mine (and I can't possibly imagine you have shame at the level I do) then you're guaranteed a good listen - If I can smile through my tears, then you'll have no problem enjoying (and learning) from these guys.
-- Hootie the Toilet Owl (Seattle, WA)
These guys watch more TV than anyone I know and they bring that experience to you. Reviewing nearly every show you care about they bring insight, wit, and news to each episode. One of the best television podcasts on iTunes that deserves your subscription. Do it now.
Rape the Terrorist & Make 'em into a Human Centipede
This show is fantastic...they bring up topics we all think about but would be getting into trouble mentioning in work emails, such as the raping of terrorists.
Now if we can only get them onboard with The Walking Dead...
Great job/show guys, keep it up!