Bad Reception: Making the Best of Bad TV
EP71 - 1600 Penn

EP71 - 1600 Penn

September 16, 2019

We're back!! And so is Jenna Elfman! That's right, it's an all new Elfman on the Shelf! This time she's taking her lovable quirks all the way to White House in the politically inept 2012 NBC comedy, 1600 Penn! Now the Elfster is playing second fiddle to America's favorite singing snowman, Josh Gad! The votes are in, and viewers elected... to change the channel.

Plus we ruminate on what Jenna Elfman's porn name might be, Morgan ponders whether or not she can retroactively give birth to Josh Gad, and Mike records the next big auto-tune hit! More like FAIL to the Chief!

Cut the Shit:
Morgan - Veep
 
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Back Reception: EP7 - Baywatch Nights

Back Reception: EP7 - Baywatch Nights

September 3, 2019

Don't call it a rerun! We celebrate 10,000 downloads with a special edition re-release of one of our favorite early episodes! Already heard it? Well, there's some all new content bookending it! We'll be back next week with a new episode but hopefully this flashback will tide you over until then. 

This week we watch the bay... and the skies!! It's the Baywatch spinoff turned X-Files knockoff, Baywatch Nights! And that means anything goes. Or does it? We're still not sure. Jason Diego Mederos (of Hi Eduardo and Oh Shit! That's Scary) joins us to to bare witness to one of the craziest shows we've ever had the pleasure to be forced to watch! It's episode 219 "The Eighth Seal" and things are gonna saucy all over your nugs... Also, we were all drinking.

Cut The Shit: Morgan - Ghost Watch  Jason - The Riches Mike - MTV's Scream: The Series

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EP70 - The New Adventures of He-Man

EP70 - The New Adventures of He-Man

August 26, 2019
 

We Have The Power!!! The power to watch really bad 90s cartoon reboots that is! It's everyone's favorite muscle bound sword-swinger, He-Man! But not quite like you remember him. That's right, just a few years after Masters of the Universe, in 1990, He-Man was rebooted, lamer, and tamer than ever! Remember Skeletor, the awesome, ripped skeleton-man menace? He's here too! Except, now he sucks! What a great idea!! Just take everything that was cool about the original and make it terrible! Can you sense the sarcasm!?!!?

Plus, Morgan reveals her true robotronic roots, Mike fails to accurately remember almost anything about the original show, and we spend more time talking about 90s board games, Academy Award Winner Eric Roberts, and letting artificial intelligence complete our show for us, than the actual episode! Listen now, or we'll give you a bowl mullet!

Cut the Shit:
Morgan - Mindhunter S2
 
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Small Reception - “If an Urkel Falls in the Woods”

Small Reception - “If an Urkel Falls in the Woods”

August 14, 2019

The world has been clamoring for another Small Reception, and you know that we never disappoint! ...Okay, so nobody actually asked for it, but we didn't have time to do full episode this week, and it's better than nothing right?? We talk about Mike's two true loves: Carly Rae Jepsen and WWE wrestling, Morgan's many new soda-based jobs, our favorite TGIF shows, magic powers, visits to TV sets, and some stories about funny kids. Mostly we just shoot the shucks and read random questions from the internet. Is that anything? I really don't know. Hope you enjoy it!!

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EP69 - Melrose Place (2009)

EP69 - Melrose Place (2009)

August 7, 2019

We dish out the hot goss on the sexiest episode of Bad Reception yet! That's right it's episode 69 and you know what that means: obligatory innuendos and plenty of us saying, "nice." Get ready for a buttload of gasps, slaps, and stabs in the back, it's the 2009 reboot of Melrose Place.We're joined by our good friend, and fan of the show, Tara!! Morgan shows up a little late, but I promise she's on the episode! Whether or not she watched the show... well, that's a whole other story! Haha. 

Plus, Mike fanboys over Ashlee Simpson, Tara gets excited for her alma mater, Morgan tries to figure out exactly who Brooke Burke is, and we all reveal how little we know about art! More like Smellrose Place.

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EP68 - Poochinski

EP68 - Poochinski

July 30, 2019

We're getting too old for this dogsh*t! This week we're joined by our pal Ben Hunter to watch one of the most notoriously bad TV shows of all time, the gritty crime drama turned goofy fantasy sitcom, Poochinski! Nothing can prepare you for this unbelievably silly premise that concerns grumpy cop Peter Boyle, a lovable bulldog, brutal murder and... magic?? It only took a single episode for the network to realize this was one bone that was better off buried! 

Plus, we spend an absurd amount of time discussing our new (possibly grittier) While You Were Sleeping TV spinoff, Ben tries to remember anything that Peter Gallagher is in, Mike recaps the entire plot of the 1992 film Cool World, and Morgan repulses herself describing syrupy dog urine! When you're here... you're Poochinski! 

Cut the Shit:
Morgan - Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
Ben - Big Mouth
Mike - Crawl
 
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Small Reception - “At the Mercy of the TV Gods”

Small Reception - “At the Mercy of the TV Gods”

July 26, 2019

In a change of pace, this week we took listener questions from Twitter and answered them live on the air! Why? Because we were three days late and didn't have enough time to do a real episode?? NO! And frankly that kind of attitude is not welcome in the Bad Reception Recording Bungalow™️. It's because we love our fans and want to know what you want us to talk about. Including why Ross from Friends sucks, what TV shows we would make if we had the chance, what shows have been banned from the podcast, details of Mike's movie obsession, criteria for double long pilots, our favorite cancelled Matthew Perry joint, and movies that would make better TV shows. Plus Morgan digs deep into our relationship with the television and Mike learns how to use the pitch modulator. It's the feel-good hit of the summer, and you're not gonna want to miss this one... Or just come back next week when we watch more bad TV.

Thanks to everyone who participated: Tiff @SpontaniousRAWR, Brent @HVHPodcast, Dan @netflixnswill, Ben @benjaminhunter, Movies After Work @MoviesWork, and @FlicksXRayed.

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EP67 - Misfits of Science

EP67 - Misfits of Science

July 16, 2019

It's the return of The Cox! We're back with another installment of "Friends Before Friends" and it turns out that way before she was Monica Gellar, Courtney Cox was getting her telekinesis on in the super 80s (and surprisingly meta) action comedy, Misfits of Science!! This show is absolutely chock full of cheesy jokes, awesome tunez, stunnin' shades, lasers, mini-cassette tapes, Ferraris, big hair, and white high top sneakers!! Oh and it's seriously got one of the best theme songs ever! Why was this cancelled after 16 episodes?? It's totally bitchin'!

Also, Morgan's back! Mike's tired! At some point we accidentally say "Courtney Clocks" and it made me laugh! I don't feel like writing this dumb description any more. Nobody even reads these and I spend so much time on them! Buttcrack. See, I know nobody even read that. I could just write buttcrack over and over and it wouldn't even matter. I'm not going to, because I'm a professional. But I could... 

Cut the Shit:
Morgan - Derry Girls
 
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EP66 - State of Affairs

EP66 - State of Affairs

July 9, 2019

Do you love political minutia and hate entertainment? Do you like Veep but wish it was devoid of humor? Have you always thought 24 should "just drop the whole action thing already!?" Oh boy, do we have a show for you! In a desperate attempt to find anything relevant to currently popular TV show, Stranger Things, we watched the 2014 David Harbour star vehicle (just kidding he's only a supporting character) State of Affairs! Can you believe a Katherine Heigl project was a huge failure? No way! But at least it's got President Alfre Woodard! Josh fills in for Morgan while she's "across the pond," and we struggle to make our brains absorb this exceptionally banal show.

We also try our best to talk about anything but State of Affairs, including reading the titles of books from the bookshelf, recounting direct to video National Lampoon movies, painstakingly recapping 90s Mentos commercials beat by beat, creating the hit new slang term "meeting chats," and devising the best way to trick someone into thinking you're a gem expert. As Josh always says... C.I.A.-YA LATER!

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EP65 - Red Dwarf USA

EP65 - Red Dwarf USA

July 2, 2019

Happy Independence... Week!? We celebrate America by taking a look at what it does best: taking something from dumb old England and making it way better!! ::guitar solo:: In 1992 NBC took a crack at remaking the cult BBC sci-fi comedy hit Red Dwarf, hoping to find the next big American sitcom. Even though it never aired, and never even got a second episode, it's pretty obvious which one is better. I say that as someone who has never seen the British version, but blindly assume it is true. 

Morgan's back (although she's currently in the UK, so you know where her allegiance lie...) and talking Cheese puns, big American dongs, and all of the Charles Bronsons. Plus Mike tries to remember who Craig Bierko is, pitches "Buddy Space Cops," and spills coffee all over the computer with horrifying results (thoughts and prayers). Also it's the first and last time we do Tim Allen corner. Come on you cool space babes, it's time to blast off!!

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