August 26, 2011
Yes, there are spoilers in this episode. For both Angel and Buffy. But if you haven’t watched them yet, you probably have no interest in watching them. So you may as well listen to some spoilers.
If, after listening to the spoilers, you think it all sounds pretty good. You should follow this guide for watching Buffy and Angel in conjunction.
March 2, 2011
February might be the shortest month, but there was no shortage of WTF in our search term stats.
i hope this search ends up on the nerd hurdles blog: Congratulations. You just Post’d our blog. What’s that mean? It’s when a crowd-sourced blog jumps-the-shark. Remember how awesome Post Secret (the blog where people would mail in anonymous confessions on postcards) was when it first started? It was a glorious. But then people started sending in obviously fake, exponentially ridiculous, secrets and confessions and it got wrecked. It happened to This Is Why You’re Fat too. The phenomenon has most recently cropped up on the previously awesome Not Always Right.
weird asian: I always thought Dr. Ho was a little odd.
twilight vampire (definition): n. Crap covered in glitter.
mandi tattoos: Good lord. Enough people have gotten Mandi’s face tattooed on their butts it’s become a search term?
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January 28, 2011
Jakob totally forgot to put the theme music at the start of this episode. Fitting, since there was no electro-funk in pioneer times. The oversight might have been because Jakob has almost no interest in all things pioneer—something Mandi revels in. She’d have remembered the theme songs.
Jakob did remember to include a theme to a new segment debuting this episode : BANANGEL. Igor & The Banana discuss the Buffy spin-off, Angel.
January 7, 2011
The whole point of this episode was to make it up to people who were upset by our treatment of Buffy The Vampire Slayer in our Buffy episode. Because, really, one of the other two is the obvious biggest hurdle. In hindsight, this is probably not going to appease the Buffsters. And Twihards (not to mention the abomination that are Twilight Moms) probably aren’t going to be happy either. There’s no recasting this time around at least.
Vampire fans might question why the Anne Rice Lestativerse isn’t on the card here. Blade and Underworld and good old Dracula as well could probably have cases made for them being bigger nerd hurdles than either Buffy or Trueblood. And people would be right to question our oversight. But let’s be honest, there’s only one franchise we were ever going to name as the biggest hurdle winner of Round 3 (not to spoiler the episode, but take a wild guess).
Throwing Blade into the mix might have monkey-wrenched the outcome we were carefully rigging. Because, goddamn, that Blade is hella nerdy. Heck, Westley Snipes is a hurdle unto himself.
Underworld though probably isn’t popular enough to be in the running for Ultimate Hurdle and Dracula is somewhat (for some uncomprehendable reason) universally loved.
We should probably have talked more about the Anne Rice Vampire Lestat novels in the episode. Because they remain primarily a literary fandom instead of a film franchise, getting into her world is by definition a nerd hurdle. Also the popular perception her books are written only for velvet-caped goths is going to keep many people away. Truly, the Anne Rice books could have been in the running. If not for the existence of the clear winner.
There’s surprisingly few Twilight Vs. Trueblood videos out there. This one seemed pretty funny at 2am on New Years.
The song that plays during the cage match “promo” and at the end of the episode is “Yo-Yo- Daddy-O” by superPOP and can be downloaded at the Arachnidiscs Free Downloads page.
July 16, 2010
We’re not sure if people even like these “gag reel” episodes but we pull them out whenever there wouldn’t otherwise be an episode. Mandi was away at the Winnipeg Folk Festival last week and Jakob was busy recording an interview for next week’s show, so this is what you get. Flawed hurdles are better than no hurdles at all, right? Amirite?
Okay, well. Here’s our third gag reel episode anyway.
This time around we’re not just serving up a smorgasbord of gaffs, but some choice cuts and never before heard classics like:
- Memories of Kurt Cobain (15 minutes of tangent from either the 1st or 2nd Zombies episode)
- Mediocracy (unreleased Idiocracy mini-episode recorded in March 2009)
- Inthest ith betht (Igor & Banana warm-up for Sexy Hurdles 2)
- Buffy / Twin Peaks re-cast (out-take from Buffy)
- Trevor smoking in the boy’s room at a Motley Crue concert
- Igor ‘Grew a Banana (Making a merkin with Ro Karen)
- And much, much more!