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October 17th, 2014
Episode 142 of 463 episodes
What? No good television shows to watch tonight? Perhaps the good ones got canceled already. Find out more in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:33 Explanations: 4:05 Fast dialog: 17:52 Mo: I have some bad news: Your favorite TV show has been cancelled. Amy: I’m not surprised. Ratings plummeted last season, so the writing was on the wall. Mo: Also on the chopping block is your favorite reality show: American Idiots. Amy: Oh no, not American Idiots, too! I thought it was gaining ground in the ratings after a slow start. Mo: Unfortunately, it stayed a cult favorite and never garnered a large enough viewership to be renewed. Amy: I’ll have nothing to watch next season. Mo: You can watch some of my shows. All of my favorites are being renewed, with one taking a short hiatus. Amy: A short hiatus? We all know what that means. Mo: What are you implying? Amy: The network will put in a mid-season replacement, and if it does well, you’ll never see your show again. Mo: That’s not true. You’re just saying that because your shows got the ax. Amy: No, I’m not. That show is on its last legs. Mark my words. Mo: Well, even if it’s true, I still have something to watch, for now. Amy: What are you watching right now? Mo: A show called Podsters. It’s a reality show where a bunch of podcasters live in a house together and are watched 24 hours a day. Amy: I’ve never heard of anything so inane. Who cares about the lives of podcasters? They must be the most boring people in the world. Mo: You might have a point there. Script by Dr. Lucy Tse
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