Right off the Batman had me crying for 60+ minutes. Legit one of the best of the ENTIRE series not just 2019 (though released at the end of 2018 thus not making it qualify for 2018's Best of)
"I watched 'Paterno' on a plane"
Joe Wengert is the one that made me laugh out loud the most when the demon makes him get down on his knees and "get little like me and give me little kisses"
If Memphis Kansas Breeze doesn’t make number 1, I will kill myself, through assisted suicide, if I ever get a terminal illness.
The episode that sticks out the most to me this year is 606 Treasure Hunting. I'm always stoked when PFT does Brock Lovett and this was my favourite appearance of that character, I listened to it on a drive home and it just really stayed with me as a really enjoyable episode. Lot's of good stuff this year, though!
This year I wanted to reward new talent, while acknowledging the work of longtime faves.
My notes from the year:
576 Andy Daly as Joe Bongo teacher, Tim Baltz as Randy Snutz
577 Flula the German, Lily Sullivan as girlfriend
578 PFT as Sugar Hill Guy and Bobby Moynihan as Batman (top 5 episode)
582 Joe Wengert as laconic baseball coach w/demon problem
601 Kulap, Aussie gym rat, marriage counselor
607 Judge Ho Ego Nwodim (off the rails)
614 W hotel owner (Bean Dip), Randy Snutz (TOP 10) that’s what I said (Tim Baltz)
622 Jason Manzoukas, Rudy North, elderly high school play reviewer, bobble head museum
624 Greener Grass, BitCoin prospector (Griffin Newman) Jennifer Lopez assistant (Laci Mosley)(Top 5 new character)
627 Jiavani Linayao as Middle school team mgr
He's barely in my countdown but this year I've particularly appreciated Jon Gabrus. His lightning wit continually amazes me.
Did anyone else love #607 with Ego Nwodim & Betsy Sodaro as much as me? Judge Heaux Brown and Icky Spice were so great.
Also, Drew Tarver for MVP!
Attempting to put them into an actual top 10:
1. #616 Memphis Kansas Breeze
2. #612 The Juice is Loose
3. #588 Lil' Choices
4. #622 Pillow Coffin
5. #591 UnbeWiebeble
6. #592 The PeeE Neuers
7. #576 What the Sound Made
8. #600 Patrick McMahon Returns
9. #577 Miss-pered
10. #584 Wierdamony Alimony Tony
Honorable Mentions (chronologically):
#594 Now it's Time for a Breakdown
#601 20th Anniversary Special
#604 Hashtag Song Goals
#614 Bean Dip and Randy Snutz Return
#626 Trickery and Rhythm
My top 10 (chronologically):
578: Right Off The Batman (PFT, Moynihan)
588: Lil' Choices (Mantzoukas, Middleditch)
589: Werewolfwithal (Oswalt, Andy Daly)
595: Mother's Olive Oil (Adejuyigbe, Tart, Limperis)
600: A Story About Johnny Magory (Mantzoukas, Andy Daly)
604: Hashtag Song Goals (Seth Green, Tart, Ozeri, Jon Daly)
605: Treasure Hunting (PFT, McKenna, Silversun Pickups)
611: TindTeacher (Gabrus, Safi, Oyama, Momplaisir)
612: The Juice is Loose (Pardo, Tart, Lauren Ashley)
616: Memphis Kansas Breeze (Diston, Tarver, Tart, YACHT)
Memphis Kansas Breeze!!!
Lily Sullivan needs some votes. She killed it this year.
Ctr+F "Drew Tarver" and click dem eps!
Burbank is The Good Place is sooo underrated!!!!!!
Upon further review of the comments, MSL is mentioned quite a few times. My mistake! Carry on! Beep honk toot honk.
Looks like Memphis Kansas Breeze is a (well deserved) shoe-in but I hope we’re not forgetting about Martin Sheffield Lickley’s ‘Love Gym’ in the Batman 99 episode.
My wife and I have been singing that song all year.
Sprague the Whisperer and the Saga of Jud Wiebe were the highlights of the year.
My top 10 are:
#577 - Miss-pered (Sprague The Whisperer #1)
#578 - Right Off The Batman
#579 - 2018 Holiday Spectacular
#588 - Lil' Choices
#591 - UnbeWiebeble (Sprague The Whisperer #2)
#592 - The PeeE Neurs
#595 - Mother's Olive Oil (Chief!!!)
#605 - Full Ninja Rights (Sprague The Whisperer #3)
#616 - Memphis Kansas Breeze
#596 - Mr. Met and the Legitimate Witch
No justice in this world if Right of the Batman is not No 1.
My top 10 in chronological order:
578 - Right off the Batman
584 - Weirdamony Alimony Tony
589 - Werewolfwithal
595 - Mother's Olive Oil
596 - Mr Met and the Legitimate Witch
600 - Patrick McMahon Returns
603 - Fastidious Makover
612 - The Juice is Loose
623 - The Pragmatic Jokers
628 - Floating Bus Reform
beep beep toot beep honk honk
Lil Choices had me rolling. It is for sure #1
forget lil choices, these were some DIFFICULT choices! This year had so many great episodes!
In no order!
I could listen to Thomas Middleditch every week. Lil’ Choices. Absolute favorite.
PFT and Bibby are the best - Right Off the Batman is for sure my #1
Memphis Kansas Breeze for the win this year. Honk, Beep, Toot, Beep, BABY!
I agree with Memphis Kansas Breeze and Hashtag Song Goals, but don't forget about Bean Dip and Tim Robinson
Thanks so much for putting the episode recaps on the ballot this year. Very helpful!
DRIVING BEAUTY QUEENS, MEMPHIS KANSAS BREEZE, AND MARTIN SHEFFIELD LICKLEY RETURNS.
drew tarver for real the best.
But also max Silverstri is funny too
Memphis Kansas breeze should win 10 times
I put a reminder in just to vote for Memphis Kansas Breeze at the end of the year
My ten fwiw
Memphis Kansas breeze
Bennyschwa and Horatio
Hashtag song goals
The peeE neuers
Martin Sheffield lickley
Hashtag song goals are going too be the next Calvin's twins. Came out early in the year so it may only make like 9th or 10th but there is so much room for more adventures and lore.
Thomas middleditch twisted my arm on Lil choices but I'm not sleeping on BIG DOG either.
Good move keeping tenth anniversary off the list
Why isn't 599 (the ten hour episode) on the list?
Thanks for a wonderful year of comedy every monday
Awesome year! Standout eps for me:
Memphis Kansas Breeze and The Chastman family
Carl Tart is for sure the MVP, and any ep with Zeke Nicholson and Thomas Middleditch is always a treat.
Nice to see all the love for Hashtag Song Goals in here. Definitely in my top 3 along with Memphis Kansas Breeze and Lil' Choices
Ok, you all take care now
Memphis Kansas Breeze! And any and every episode with Martin Sheffield Lickly.
I remember listening to #578 Right Off The Batman over and over again in the weeks after it came out. It kept sending me into uncontrollable fits of laughter. Definitely needs to be up there.
DID YOU SAY "BATMINTON?"
Also Zeke playing Peter Griffin!
Entree P NEWER!
I love you and I'm in love with you
Specific new characters that won my vote: Gemberling’s wiping expert, Carl’s Appetizer P. Neuer, Moynihan’s Batman, Neil’s Mr. Fastidious. Carl Tart is quite clearly this year’s MVP. Last year I’m pretty sure I said it was Sean Diston or Ego Nwodim. You take care!
It was an okay year.
This was a really good year.
Speaking of not sleeping, don't forget about the beautiful sleepover energy of 615: The Chastman Family! Tatiana, Kristian, PFT, Kirby, and Scott have a lovely and silly conversation followed by a lovely and silly improv.
Memphis Kansas Breeze blows it all up.
My Top 10:
Don't Stop or We'll Die
Ben and Horatio
600th w/ Jason and Andy
Hashtag Song Goals
Memphis Kansas Breeze
Will Hines University Initiation
I love you
I completely forgot about Hashtag Song Goals! Damn I wish I had voted for that too.
Yay! I contributed! Memphis Kansas Breeze is my flurping favorite Lol
Memphis Kansas Breeze all the way!
Do not sleep on Hashtag Song Goals!! It's impossible to find clips on youtube for some reason, but that song about Roger Stone made me laugh REAL big