The Joke Machine is our first real weekly segment. The way the Joke Machine came into existence is that it was going to be the centerpiece of a sketch we were writing making fun of Robot Chicken. Basically, the gist of it was whenever they were stuck in the writer’s room they just reached into the joke machine and pulled out three random pop culture references, famous people, movie cliches, weird non sequiturs, etc, and use them to construct a funny scene. Since that video never happened (even though we made the prop) we re-purposed the idea for our podcast. If your selections are all too vague (or if you feel like it) you can select a fourth slip as well. Really it’s just an excuse for silly improv.