An unexpected and bewildering gift of Ferrero Rocher leads Jedediah & Torrey into a discussion where they QUESTION THE CONCEPT OF GRAVITY. And back in 1993, Little Jed continues to be excited about Christmas, makes a video, shoots a can off a fence, makes his mom a birthday present, has cool eyes, and makes a decision that he’ll regret for at LEAST the next week, if not forever. #holdyourgold
Jedediah gets the words to a song wrong and Torrey gets his mom the wrong gift. But to be honest, it’s a miracle we’re all not getting everything wrong all the time. Little Jed’s countdown to X-mas finally feels appropriate as we cross into December, with bad hair days, crappy mornings, canceled Playboys, abandoned comics, a now-cherished then-belated birthday gift, Hillary Clinton’s doomed foray into fixing America’s broken health care system, and Val Kilmer.
Jedediah’s Dad and Brother talk about sharing a birthday with each other and also with the assassination of JFK, Jedediah’s Aunt and Uncle talk about the day they got engaged and also what they ate that night, and Jedediah’s Torrey talks about gratitude and also the sorrow of the Secret of the Ooze. Additional music this week by Lily Sloane!
Empathy explained, a Christmas nightmared before, a Super Matt taped over, a square dancing partner revealed, a dog crap stepped in, a foot asleep, a cat potioned, a brother unvilified, and a dance unsuccessful. #boombodyboombody
Ghosts! Fear! Blood (in a video game)! Staying up way past your bedtime. Pumpkin goop! A story contest? California’s on fire!! A Goomba costume. A haunted library!! Homework IN ALL FOUR CLASSES!!! The end of TKD. A special guest!? Vandalism. Vigilantism. … Halloween.
Jedediah & Torrey wonder: if this week’s episode will be good or bad, what the D in D-Day stands for, and if Little Jed will dance with someone (Spoiler: he does!). 1993 brings us a slow dance interrupted, a very large sundial, The Good Son (Spoiler: he’s bad), Mortal Kombat, a drink with a booger in it, and a pair of letters declaring victory or defeat, depending on which pocket they were in.
Torrey tells 2 tales of mishearing embarrassment near-misses, then Jedediah leads a discussion into all the reasons a child might get 3 or 4 free games of pinball, followed by the ethics of “quarter things” and late fees. Meanwhile, in the diary, little Jed learns how to spell “throat” for once and for all, talks on the phone for a long time, hates school, does some exercises (???), and hopes he’ll dance with someone at the Homecoming Dance this weekend (!!!).
Jedediah tries very hard not to laugh. Torrey shares some conversation tips. A puppet show is performed, a ramp is built, a tape is played, acronyms are solved, names are called, and patrons are thanked.
Do you know how the moon was formed? You will after listening to this week’s episode. You’ll also know way more about Jedediah & Torrey’s haircut proclivities than you probably ever wanted. The first week of Seventh Grade is finally here and it brings with it a pair of absolutely devastating tales, more SFII GI Joes, a fake bat, Toejam & Earl, Day of the Tentacle, Winston Churchill, and time machines. It ALSO brings with it the voices of fellow 7th grade survivors Maggie Shader, Matt Sacco,...
Torrey and Jedediah and The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon and The Mandela Effect and The Berenstæin Bears and The Paralysis of Choice and Fear of the Unexpected and Capacity to Adapt and Friendship and Toby and Doug and A Little Mouse and An Orange Cat and Mel Brooks and Guile and Blanka and Chris and Dennis and Link and Ganon and Zelda and The Final Weekend Before Seventh Grade. Oh my.
Family feuds and family reunions, birthdays of patriarchs and matriarchs, jokes, jingles, old tapes and oldest cats, miraculous falling shelves, amazing false sneezes… all this and more, this week on the only podcast with both a 102-year-old man talking about time and a 4-year old boy singing about heinies.
Torrey’s back! :D And Jedediah’s sick. D: So put your underwear on under your boxers, grab a Walkwich, stuff some baguettes down your pants, return (or don’t) your library book, and accuse your Uncle George of knowingly buying you computer games that you already had so he could play them himself even though that’s ridiculous.