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Easy Way | S1E10

Easy Way | S1E10

May 11, 2019

Louis channels his inner Shia LaBeouf by living and napping in a store window for two days straight in the name of charity. It ends up being a surprisingly deep and hilarious commentary on today's society and the sensationalism of vapid viral trends. Now that's what I call performance art! #NappingForTheNeedy

Buckle up! We have our first ~big~ argument! I have this episode at No. 8, whereas Ethan has it at No. 30... and things get heated! Which one of us do you agree with more?! We're curious. Let us know! 

This is our longest podcast yet covering an episode of the series! We had a lotttt of notes. In the end, we're left with only one question -- WHAT BED NEEDS 75 RIDICULOUS POSITIONS?!?!

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Scrub Day | S1E9

Scrub Day | S1E9

April 18, 2019

In this legendary season one episode, Louis finds himself personally targeted by the big tough 8th graders on Scrub Day -- the dreaded day of Junior High initiations. Also, Donnie needs to pick a historical character to dress as for a "living history" school pageant. It's pretty great. I promise you, there's one thing EVERYONE remembers about this episode: THE VAT OF SLOPPY JOE!!!

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Family Picnic | S1E8

Family Picnic | S1E8

March 23, 2019

Louis cheats in a kayak race at the annual family decathlon and has a guilt-ridden mental breakdown about it. That's it basically. This one marks another big gap between our lists. I have this episode at #41, whereas Ethan has it DEAD LAST at #65. We might disagree on a few things here, but I think we can all agree that Louis learns a very valuable lesson: Sometimes, ya just gotta tell your dad "It's a family picnic, bro." 

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Kim Possible (2019) | Discussion and Review!

Kim Possible (2019) | Discussion and Review!

March 5, 2019

(Recorded 2/22/19, a week after the premiere.)

The live action Kim Possible movie is here and it's exactly what you'd expect from a Disney Channel Original Movie live action adaptation of a cartoon. It's low budget and cheesy by default and that's something you need to accept and embrace before watching this movie. It fully delivers on (most of) the basics, but is bogged down by a heavily flawed plot line. Instead of a fun origin story for a new generation, the script is dark and bizarrely focuses on tearing Kim Possible down instead of building her up -- packing a pretty soft punch for her live action introduction. In their attempt to make Kim "relatable" they overlooked and kinda sacrificed the important, effortlessly cool "aspirational" element of her character, which was a major key to the original show's success.

The cast is great, the performances are solid and the KP universe ultimately translates wonderfully to live action. However, the biggest misstep here is the addition of Athena. Her existence unfortunately causes the story to fall apart. Listen to us rant about this character (among other things) and how she is essentially the very reason why the phrase "if it ain't broke, don't fix it!" exists. 

This podcast includes additional SPOILERS for the Kim Possible animated film "So The Drama." 

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Jim Wise Interview (Coach Tugnut)

Jim Wise Interview (Coach Tugnut)

February 19, 2019

Our second cast and crew interview sure is a fun one! We talk with the multitalented Jim Wise, a.k.a. Coach Terry Tugnut! In addition to playing everyone's favorite insane gym teacher, he also wrote a lot of music for the series as well! He shares so many awesome things and gives us the inside scoop on the writing process for "Influenza," some super cool cast stories and, most importantly... what the heck Coach Tugnut's relationship with Donnie was all about! 

Big thanks to Jim for sitting down with us and thank you to everyone who sent in questions!! We hope yours was answered! 

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Foodzilla! | S1E7

Foodzilla! | S1E7

February 9, 2019

After a (very) extended holiday break, we are finally back in action! We're officially out of the Erich Van Lowe saga and kicking into true Even Stevens gear with with this memorable episode. Louis does an impromptu live news interview with the school lunch lady for The Wombat Report and it goes down in the fieriest of flames. It's legendary and the best thing that happens here. It's probably one of the best things to ever happen in the entire series, honestly. Listen to us laugh hysterically about it and other wonderfully bizarre things like trying to pursue a yodeling career in Sacramento, California USA. 

While there are a few clunky/on-the-nose jokes and the back half of the episode isn't as strong as the front, there's still a lot to like here! We're on pretty even ground with our rankings once again! 

We also make use of our own Wombat News segment because Shia's childhood memoir movie "Honey Boy" finally premiered at Sundance Film Festival and, amazingly, everyone loves it. Yay!

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Listener Topics Holiday Special! | Top 5 DCOMs, Kim Possible Trailer and more!

Listener Topics Holiday Special! | Top 5 DCOMs, Kim Possible Trailer and more!

December 18, 2018

HAPPY HOLIDAYS, EVERYONE! To switch things up a bit, we decided to do a ~fun~ "Listener Topics" episode! We asked you guys if there's anything you'd like to hear us discuss and once again, ya came through!

Topics include: 

1. How Even Stevens has shaped our personalities 

2. Would a show like Even Stevens be successful on Disney Channel today?

3. Why isn't Even Stevens as popular as other old Disney shows?

4. Our thoughts on the new live action Kim Possible trailer!

5. Hilary Duff recently said that a Lizzie McGuire reboot is currently being discussed. Of course we have thoughts on this. More general reboot talk ensues. 

6. We each list our Top 5 favorite Disney Channel shows!

7. We each list our Top 5 favorite Disney Channel Original Movies! 

8. Listener Letters segment

9. The Wombat News! (Funny or Die's video on "Heck of a Hanukkah," and more.)

...THAT'S ALL FOR NOW! Enjoy our longest episode yet. 

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Louis In The Middle | S1E6

Louis In The Middle | S1E6

December 4, 2018

A celebration is in order because we're finally wrapping up the first 6 episodes, otherwise known as The Erich Van Lowe Saga! Yay! Louis whacks One-off Character Number 4, low level local celebrity on campus Blake Thompson, in the face while doing less-than-stellar Marlon Brando impressions. One thing leads to another and Louis ends up saving Blake from almost choking to death on a piece of steak. Louis' popularity skyrockets after becoming the school hero, but his constant craving for approval quickly starts to negatively affect his friendship with Twitty and Tawny. Meanwhile, Larry Beale is weirdly in love with Ren Stevens we guess??? We talk all about the strange relationship that never came to be.

This episode is actually much deeper than we realized and we were both pleasantly surprised upon rewatching it! Could it be the best of these first 6?!

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All About Yvette | S1E5

All About Yvette | S1E5

November 21, 2018

Neither of us really like this episode. It's at the bottom of both of our lists. Discussing the episode, however, somehow resulted in nonstop laughter! Here, we meet Ren's new placeholder BFF Charlotte. Charlotte's previous BFF Yvette (a.k.a. One-off Character Number 3) visits Sacramento and things go downhill from there. This is probably the cheesiest episode of Even Stevens. Ever. Of all time. It's bizarre! It's cringy! It equates Brown University to your local Brown Middle School! It's only partially saved by a decent subplot involving Louis and Tawny, but even they can't totally keep this one from falling nearly as flat as a pancake. 

Has anyone ever told you that you're allowed to have more than one best friend? If you don't know, now ya know.

So far, I've never laughed harder while editing a podcast. This one is fun.

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What’ll Idol Do? | S1E4

What’ll Idol Do? | S1E4

November 8, 2018

In this episode we meet the second one-off character in the series -- Ren's conniving snake of a pre-high school mentor, June Marie. Ren is beyond excited to have June's help and thinks super highly of her, too bad June Marie has slimy ulterior motives. Meanwhile, Louis suspects someone stole one of his VHS tapes of a Saturday Night Live episode and installs a home surveillance system hoping to catch the thief. Thankfully, Louis' security cameras end up exposing June Marie's true colors. This episode marks the first appearance of the fabulous Tom Gribalski and the last appearance of Ren's placeholder friend Jewel. 

We debut another new segment: "Mom's Thoughts with Jeannie Butler!" Where my mother chimes in with her thoughts on the episode. We also read the most detailed and specific Listener Letter ever. ALSO, I went as Louis Stevens for Halloween. 

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