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When​ ​Jon​ ​Gabrus​ ​and​ ​Lauren​ ​Lapkus​ ​were​ ​growing​ ​up,​ ​they​ ​watched​ ​a​ ​lot​ ​of​ ​TV.​ ​Like,​ ​a​ ​LOT​ ​of TV.​ ​Now​ ​adults​ ​with​ ​minds​ ​hopelessly​ ​warped​ ​by​ ​television,​ ​they’ve​ ​come​ ​together​ ​to​ ​indulge their​ ​shared​ ​obsession.​ ​On​ ​Raised​ ​By​ ​TV,​ ​Jon​ ​and​ ​Lauren​ ​revisit​ ​the​ ​best​ ​and​ ​worst​ ​TV​ ​of​ ​the late​ ​80s​ ​and​ ​early​ ​90s​ ​-​ ​everything​ ​from​ ​game​ ​shows​ ​and​ ​TGIF​ ​to​ ​Oprah​ ​and​ ​cereal commercials.

When​ ​Jon​ ​Gabrus​ ​and​ ​Lauren​ ​Lapkus​ ​were​ ​growing​ ​up,​ ​they​ ​watched​ ​a​ ​lot​ ​of​ ​TV.​ ​Like,​ ​a​ ​LOT​ ​of TV.​ ​Now​ ​adults​ ​with​ ​minds​ ​hopelessly​ ​warped​ ​by​ ​television,​ ​they’ve​ ​come​ ​together​ ​to​ ​indulge their​ ​shared​ ​obsession.​ ​On​ ​Raised​ ​By​ ​TV,​ ​Jon​ ​and​ ​Lauren​ ​revisit​ ​the​ ​best​ ​and​ ​worst​ ​TV​ ​of​ ​the late​ ​80s​ ​and​ ​early​ ​90s​ ​-​ ​everything​ ​from​ ​game​ ​shows​ ​and​ ​TGIF​ ​to​ ​Oprah​ ​and​ ​cereal commercials.
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When​ ​Jon​ ​Gabrus​ ​and​ ​Lauren​ ​Lapkus​ ​were​ ​growing​ ​up,​ ​they​ ​watched​ ​a​ ​lot​ ​of​ ​TV.​ ​Like,​ ​a​ ​LOT​ ​of TV.​ ​Now​ ​adults​ ​with​ ​minds​ ​hopelessly​ ​warped​ ​by​ ​television,​ ​they’ve​ ​come​ ​together​ ​to​ ​indulge their​ ​shared​ ​obsession.​ ​On​ ​Raised​ ​By​ ​TV,​ ​Jon​ ​and​ ​Lauren​ ​revisit​ ​the​ ​best​ ​and​ ​worst​ ​TV​ ​of​ ​the late​ ​80s​ ​and​ ​early​ ​90s​ ​-​ ​everything​ ​from​ ​game​ ​shows​ ​and​ ​TGIF​ ​to​ ​Oprah​ ​and​ ​cereal commercials.




38. …AND TWINS! w/ Ben Rodgers and Ryan Stanger

This week, Ben Rodgers and Ryan Stanger (and of course Gabrus) of The Action Boyz podcast join Lauren to get into all the action TV shows of their youth like MacGyver, Knight Rider, Quantum Leap and more! Plus: a Mr. T music video, Baywatch swimming secrets, "...and twins!" This episode is brought to you by Hello Fresh (www.hellofresh.com/RAISED60) and Try My Fit Jeans (www.myfitjeans.com code: TV).


37. Live from Dynasty Typewriter (w/ Tawny Newsome, Carl Tart)

It’s a Raised By TV sleepover, live from LA’s Dynasty Typewriter with special guests Tawny Newsome and Carl Tart! After sharing some of their favorite sleepover memories, they watch a clip show of racy late night TV and bizarre commercials from the 80s and 90s. Then stick around for a high-stakes Family Guy and Homeland trivia game. This episode is brought to you by Caavo (www.caavo.com code: TV), The Jim Jefferies Show podcast, and Try My Fit Jeans (www.myfitjeans.com code: TV).


36. First and Last: House

On a new “First And Last” episode, Lauren & Jon talk about the series premiere and finale of a show they’ve never seen, House M.D.! They describe the pilot as mixing the tropes of a police procedural with a medical drama, then try to figure out what the hell is happening in the twisty finale, and how it compares to the infamous finale of Dexter. Plus: Lauren never wants to eat ham again. This episode is brought to you by Caavo and Lola.


35. Come At The Queen (w/ Ego Nwodim)

Today's Raised By TV guest is the incredible Ego Nwodim! She talks about growing up in Baltimore (which is not like The Wire), why Jamie Foxx doesn't get enough credit, and her surprising favorite film. And also, poop stories. This episode is brought to you by The Jim Jeffries Show podcast, Caavo (www.caavo.com code: TV), and Robinhood (RAISEDBYTV.robinhood.com).


34. Yeardley Smith

Today’s guest is the one and only Yeardley Smith, aka the voice of Lisa Simpson! She talk about her start in sketch comedy, revisits her role in Maximum Overdrive, shares why the Simpsons voice cast still records all their lines together, and dives into the origin story for her new podcast, Small Town Dicks. This episode is brought to you by Fallout 76 and Caavo (www.caavo.com code: TV).


33. Human Chess (w/ Mary Holland)

Jon & Lauren’s deer friend Mary Holland (Veep, Wild Horses) is on RBTV this week! They talk about having regulated TV time growing up, and realize just how bad the sets and acting on Hey Dude were. Then, Mary pulls out the PowerPoint to break down the nuances of Survivor. This episode is brought to you by Fallout 76, The Jim Jeffries Show podcast, and BlueChew (www.bluechew.com code: TV).


32. Too Many Donut Days (w/ Xosha Roquemore)

This week’s guest is Xosha Roquemore from The Mindy Project and I’m Dying Up Here! She talks to Lapkus & Gabrus about Charm School, the joys of 70s period dialogue, and appearing on the Roseanne reboot. Plus: A new improvised sitcom with Mary Holland, “Dave’s Dead Dog!” This episode is brought to you by I’ll Be There For You: The One About Friends, Fallout 76, BlueChew (www.bluechew.com code: TV), Care/Of (www.takecareof.com code: TV), and Hitch Switch (www.hitchswitch.com code: TV).


31. Baby Police (w/ Ify Nwadiwe)

Today's Raised By TV guest is comedian & Nerdificent host Ify Nwadiwe! He talks about learning to love anime from "Toonami," almost getting into acting from a commercial, and the controversy over the "Insatiable" trailer. Plus, a new improvised sitcom with special guest Mary Holland, "My Babysitter's An Astronaut!" This episode is brought to you by Fallout 76, I’ll Be There For You by Kelsey Miller, Away (www.awaytravel.com/tv code: TV), and HitchSwitch (www.hitchswitch.com code: TV).


30. Rainbow Brite and Body Blacklights (w/ Erin Gibson)

Throwing Shade's Erin Gibson is talkin' TV with Jon & Lauren today! She gets into Rainbow Brite, her book "Feminasty," and the time she tried to change her name to Nicole, before Jon almost makes her puke with a story about a kid who picked his nose too much. Plus: a new improvised sitcom, "You Can't Keep Love In A Zoo!" This episode is brought to you by Hello Fresh (www.hellofresh.com/RAISED60 code: RAISED60), Lola (www.mylola.com code: TV), and Hitch Switch (www.hitchswitch.com code: TV).


29. First and Last: Veronica Mars

Welcome to the first-ever "First And Last," a new Raised By TV format where Jon & Lauren watch the first and last episodes of a series they've never watched before! This week, the fans voted on Twitter, and they watched the pilot and series finale of Veronica Mars. They describe the show as "Clueless meets Dexter," realize the pilot feels especially poignant in 2018, and try to guess which characters will stick around through the whole series. Plus: A new improvised sitcom, "Talk Of The...


BONUS: Let Threedom Ring

Lauren, Paul F. Tompkins, and Scott Aukerman abandon their regular show formats to spend some quality time together on a new podcast. Check out the first two episodes of Threedom in your favorite podcast app. Subscribe to Threedom to hear more free episodes every Thursday. Check out Threedom in Apple Podcasts: applepodcasts.com/threedom


28. Funky Butt-Lovin (w/ Anders Holm)

This week’s guest is Anders Holm from Game Over, Man and Workaholics! He tells Lapkus & Gabrus how Rushmore inspired him to start writing comedy and where VH1 Pop-Up Videos got their facts from, before they watch some classic Liquid Television. Plus: a new improvised sitcom with Paul F. Tompkins, “Pressing Charges!”


27. Grey Griffin

This week's guest is the incredible voice actor Grey Griffin! She tells Jon & Lauren about how she went from stand-up comedy to working in animation, her roles from The Fairly Oddparents to The Legend Of Korra, and becoming a voice on a Disneyland ride. Plus: a Very Special Episode of Dinosaurs! This episode is brought to you by Audible (www.audible.com/RAISEDBYTV) and Vistaprint (www.vistaprint.com code: RAISED).


26. Reading Lessons (w/ Bowen Yang, Matt Rogers)

This episode brings the culture as Jon & Lauren welcome Bowen Yang and Matt Rogers from Las Culturistas! They talk about everything from bonding over Nicki Minaj to Double Dare and the appeal of boogers to children. Plus: a powerful sing-along moment. This episode is brought to you by Stitch Fix (www.stitchfix.com/TV) and Vistaprint (www.vistaprint.com code: RAISED).


25. Saved By The Bachelor (w/ Allison Raskin)

This week RBTV welcomes Allison Raskin (Just Between Us, Gossip) to the show! Allison remembers being scared to watch R-rated movies as a kid, Jon explains why Gatorade is meant to be watered down, and Lauren might be convinced to start watching Vanderpump Rules from the beginning. Plus: a Reptar themed snack break, and a new improvised sitcom, "My Seven Stepdads"! This episode is brought to you by Vistaprint (www.vistaprint.com code: RAISED) and Calm (www.calm.com/raisedbytv).


24. Live From Clusterfest (w/ Michelle Collins)

Jon and Lauren are in San Francisco for Clusterfest, talking to special guest Michelle Collins (The View, SIRIUS XM)! They talk about Lauren’s frightening Lyft experience, Michelle’s youth watching Andrew Dice Clay and Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, and the guilty pleasures of Snapped. Plus: Lauren tests Michelle & Jon’s skills with a Seinfeld quiz, and a Very Special Episode of The Wonder Years! Photo credit: Mindy Tucker This episode is brought to you by Calm (www.calm.com/raisedbytv).


23. IMDB Journey (w/ Paul F. Tompkins)

First time podcaster Paul F. Tompkins (Spontaneanation) is here to talk about the many roles on his IMDB page, from Newsradio to Frasier to Pushing Daisies! He talks about how he learned to squeeze more jokes into his appearances on Best Week Ever, and the time he auditioned to be lead on The Office. Plus: A new improvised sitcom, “Bigfoot, Tiny Home!"


22. Danny Zuker

Lauren & Jon welcome writer and TV legend Danny Zuker (Modern Family, Just Shoot Me) to the show! Danny shares stories about PAing for Modern Family and Arsenio Hall, and how an infamous Mary Tyler Moore episode inspired him. Plus: an improvised sitcom featuring Paul F. Tompkins!


21. Saved By The Bell (w/ April Richardson and Derek Barry)

Lapkus & Gabrus are live from LA’s Saved By The Max restaurant, and they’re joined by Saved By The Bell superfan April Richardson (Go Bayside)! They talk about why SBTB was perfect for young comedy nerds, the weirdness of high school students starting a spaghetti sauce business, and how Zack misused his magic powers. Plus: founder Derek Barry stops by to explain how he got the idea for Saved By The Max, and a Very Special SBTB scene! This episode is brought to you by Microsoft’s social AI,...


Introducing Gossip

Gossip is a new podcast (feat. Jon Gabrus!) where three unlikely female friends meet each week to drink coffee and share the latest gossip floating around their not-so-traditional suburban town, Golden Acres. It’s the first-ever comedic soap opera (podcast). Find out what’s true, what’s false and if that priest really is a serial killer. Hear it in Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/gossip/id1391234259?mt=2