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Sitcom Showdown

Dec 24, 2023

Community gets the Christmas nod from Steve in 2023 as we look at the musical episode 'Regional Holiday Music' and all it's gleeful satire!

Community starred Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Donald Glover, Chevy Chase, Ken Jeong and Jim Rash.

Merry Christmas y'all!

Nov 22, 2023

We hang with Mr Cooper in this episode of the Showdown, looking at the 1990s sitcom starring Mark Curry, Holly Robinson, Sandra Quarterman, Raven Symone, Nell Carter and Marquise Wilson.

Thanks to listener Nick O for the suggestion! 

Oct 30, 2023

ALF is selected by Jeffers for an almost Halloweenish peek into an alien-on-Earth sitcom.

'Working My Way Back To You' is the opener to ALF season 2, broadcast in late 1987, where Alf tries to avoid exile to the garage by becoming the Tanner family's butler for a week!

Steve & Jeffers also chat about Earth-based alien...

Sep 12, 2023

Steve brings 'Barbara' to the showdown (a listener suggestion) so that he and Jeff can check out the turn-of-the-century UK sitcom starring Gwen Taylor and Sam Kelly.

The ep in question is Series 3 episode 2, titled FLOOD, and it turns out to be packed with plenty of quality jokes. 

Thanks to Jono for the suggestion!

Aug 27, 2023

Steve uses Blackadder's 'Ink & Incapability' as a springboard to go on a Grand Tour of Edmund: A Butler's Tale & Boswell's Life of Johnson.

What were the links between Dr Johnson & Boswell, and the Prince Regent and Gertude Perkins and the great romantic poets (if any)? Or did Ben Elton and Richard Curtis simply...