May 1, 2018
Comedy Bang Bang and Threedom’s own Scott Aukerman joins Jon & Lauren to remember a whole different era of TV! He talks about poring through TV Guides as a kid, Godzilla’s sidekick Godzooky, and watching sex scenes with his parents. Then, on the debut of Improvised Sitcoms, Nicole Byer stops by to create a show that never was.
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April 24, 2018
This week Jon & Lauren discuss a classic sitcom character – the parentless child or wacky neighbor who always seems to be around. They gain new appreciation for Wilson on Home Improvement, watch an upsetting scene from Doogie Howser, and chow down on Totino’s pizza rolls and Orange Crush. Later, Scott Aukerman joins in for a Very Special Episode of Boy Meets World.
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April 18, 2018
Dave Nadelberg, the creator of “The Mortified Guide” on Netflix, joins Jon & Lauren to talk about teen soaps from The Wonder Years to Freaks And Geeks. Together they answer questions from “Is Angela’s relationship with Jordan Catalano on My So-Called Life realistic?” to “Why weren’t there more hand jobs on Beverly Hills 90210?” Plus a Very Special Episode of Home Improvement!
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April 10, 2018
Raised By TV is back, and Jon & Lauren are talking about Nickelodeon’s original late night block Snick! They enter the secret world of Alex Mack, get Afraid of the Dark, go on Adventures with Pete & Pete, eat Airheads and debate how to say the word “crayon.” Plus: special guest Scott Aukerman joins a Very Special Episode of Punky Brewster.
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March 12, 2018
Jon & Lauren are coming back for a new season of Raised By TV! Catch the season premiere on Stitcher Premium March 14th, and everywhere else April 11th. Go to http://stitcherpremium.com/raisedbytv and use promo code “TV” to get one month of Stitcher Premium free.
January 10, 2018
It’s the season finale of Raised By TV, and Jon & Lauren are taking your calls and reading your tweets! Jon wants a realistic reboot of GI Joe, Lauren remembers the awful pilot of Teen Angel, both of them are horrified by the Ninja Turtles’ appearance on Oprah, and they leave you with a Very Special Episode of Full House.
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January 3, 2018
Recorded last Thanksgiving at UCB Sunset, Jon & Lauren invite their friends Nick Wiger (Doughboys) and Betsy Sodaro (Horny 4 Horror) to the dinner table to discuss their favorite TV crushes. Then, special guest Christine Lakin (Step By Step, Hollywood Darlings) stops by to talk about her TV experiences. And you won’t want to miss a Very Special Episode of Family Ties!
December 27, 2017
Jon & Lauren get sketchy on an episode all about sketch comedy! They explain why watching SNL is like a sport and how great acting elevated Kids In The Hall, and revisit classic sketches from Mr. Show, In Living Color and more. Plus: another Very Special Episode of Roseanne with Scott Aukerman & Betsy Sodaro!
December 20, 2017
Sleigh bells ring in this week’s Raised By TV, and Jon & Lauren are talking about Christmas episodes! They ask why so many sitcoms featured homeless people that turned out to be Santa, watch Christmas clips from Family Matters, Friends and The Simpsons, and sing along to an SNL classic. Plus: a very special episode of Punky Brewster!
December 13, 2017
Today’s episode was recorded live at the Now Hear This festival in New York City! Jon & Lauren do a “fantasy sitcom family draft,” where they pick the sitcom characters they would want in their real life family from Full House, Family Matters, Golden Girls and more. Then, Paul Scheer joins them for an especially disturbing Very Special Episode.
December 6, 2017
Thank goodness there’s a new episode of Raised By TV, all about Step By Step, Dinosaurs, and the rest of the classic TGIF lineup! Lauren used to think Perfect Strangers was called “Balki,” Jon realizes the racist Family Matters episode he half-remembers actually happened, and both of them eat way too many Gushers. Plus: a Very Special Episode of “Fresh Prince” featuring Scott Aukerman!
November 29, 2017
Today’s Raised By TV is brought to you by…commercials! Jon & Lauren realize that Creepy Crawlers is just an EZ-Bake Oven for bugs, recoil at the sexual innuendo of Mr. Bucket, and hated getting zit stickers when they played Girl Talk. Plus: Crocodile Dentist, Micro Machines, Fruit Stripe, Gushers, Crossfire, and a Very Special Episode with Mary Holland.
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November 22, 2017
Jon & Lauren are especially animated on today’s episode because it’s all about cartoons! Lauren explains which Animaniac is hottest, Jon was Lil in his Rugrats fan club, and both of them wonder if they have more cartoon memories of childhood than real memories. Plus: Tiny Toons, Inspector Gadget, Little Bits, Ninja Turtles, Arthur, Alvin & The Chipmunks, and a Very Special Episode with Scott Aukerman & Betsy Sodaro!
November 15, 2017
There are no Whammies on this week’s Raised By TV, as Jon & Lauren revisit game shows like Press Your Luck, Jeopardy and Double Dare. Topics include: why the Aggro Crag is probably disappointing in real life, whether Family Feud is trying too hard to go viral now, and why there needs to be a Celebrity Price Is Right. Plus: the debut of “A Very Special Episode!”
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November 8, 2017
Jon & Lauren are so excited to kick off Raised By TV that they spend the whole hour brainstorming ideas for future episodes. They touch on Supermarket Sweep, TGIF, Saved By The Bell, The Real World, theme songs, an infamous Oprah moment, why it’s creepy that Clarissa kept a ladder next to her window, and the 90s trend of keeping tarantulas as pets.