October 2, 2018
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!”
September 25, 2018
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!
September 18, 2018
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.
September 11, 2018
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”!
September 4, 2018
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
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August 28, 2018
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!”
August 21, 2018
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!
August 14, 2018
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!
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June 14, 2018
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
June 12, 2018
Raised By TV wraps up another season with a episode live from Austin’s Moontower festival. Jon & Lauren have special guest Arden Myrin (Shameless) on hand to talk about hanging out with Marilyn Manson, and play “Pique Your Clique,” where they draft TV characters to create their new friend group. Plus a Very Special Episode of Beverly Hills 90210!
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June 5, 2018
Get your hankies ready, because this week Lauren is bringing on Kate Spencer (Forever35 podcast) and Elizabeth Laime (Totally Laime) to show Gabrus the power of Oprah. They listen to Oprah recite Maya Angelou, explain why her relationship with Gayle is so powerful, and watch an SNL sketch Elizabeth will never forget. Plus: an Oprah mystery from Episode 1 is resolved!
May 29, 2018
Boy, are Jon & Lauren excited to talk to Boy Meets World’s Rider Strong! He talks about his origins as a stage actor, his book-focused podcast Literary Disco, and today’s phone-obsessed generation, and answers the Boy Meets World questions you never thought to ask. Plus: a new improvised sitcom, “Meet The Meat!”
May 22, 2018
Dan Black (Comedians Of Wrestling) and Matt McCarthy (We Watch Wrestling) are here to teach Jon and Lauren (especially Lauren) all about professional wrestling! They explain why wrestling appeals to your inner sense of justice, and watch classic moments from Rick Rude hitting on Jake “The Snake” Roberts’ wife to The Miz blowing up at Daniel Bryan. Plus: a Very Special Episode of Full House!
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May 15, 2018
Nicole Byer of “Nailed It!” and the “Why Won’t You Date Me?” podcast is on the show today! She talks about her early crush on Star Trek’s Jean-Luc Picard, reading Judy Bloom books and going to Discovery Zone, and she bonds with Gabrus on being the loudest sibling. Plus: The gang takes a Pop Tart break, and create a new improvised sitcom, “Fathers Of The Bride!”
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May 8, 2018
To get a true TGIF experience, Lapkus & Gabrus watch the specific episodes of Full House, Perfect Strangers and Family Matters that aired on Friday, April 13th, 1990. How do they hold up in 2018? Hopefully better than the Lunchables they eat for their snack segment. Plus: some April 1990 facts, and a new improvised sitcom, “Dad Detectives!”