I Finished All 503 Fucking MBMBAM Episodes
I’ve previously written about the three McElroy brothers at length, but only now have I completed the Herculean task of finishing the then-current catalogue of 503 episodes for My Brother, My Brother and Me. To give an idea, that’s an average 65 minute length podcast every time, not counting the various other works under their umbrella, relistening to my favourite goofs or their Til Death Do Us Blart joint work with Tim Batt & Guy Montgomery. It took over two years, probably closer to two and a half, and I’m finally there.
While I might cringe at their personae at times, I think I’ve genuinely been better off having this show in my life, and the collective influence on what pop culture I find interesting and my own style of writing have been not-so-subtly influenced by my intake of these wonderful people. I’m almost saddened by the knowledge that I’m now on the same weekly schedule as everyone else!!! I always had so much to catch up to, and now I have. The boys celebrate ten years of the show in a month or two, and they deserve all the adoration they get. Well, some of it is frankly infantile, but most of it is okay.
Select favourite segments that I remember: Quintuple Vampire, Giant Scott Bakula, Catch Me On My Mobile, I am Amelie, Lasik Voicemails, Die In Your Sleep, any fucking home alone or tim curry segment, My Coffee with Niles/Friles and Nasier
10/10: Yes, I’m white