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.
Joke Machines are listed newest to oldest
- #10 Jon: Pretentious homeless man, elementary schools, Walmart, Barak Obama. James: Jesus, Scarlett Johansson, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
- #9 Jon: Pro wrestling, Lance Armstrong’s testicle, hardcore strategy games. James: Lesbian cult, Cleavland steamer, ghoulish theme park.
- #8 Jon: The Shins, Duncan Trussle, test aboout testicles, insurance hole. James: Sulu, sneeze jacking, Jimmy Pardo, delinquency.
- #7 Jon: Small town brothel, Skull and Bones Society, Kevin Federline. James: Uwe Boll, mac and cheese, fart inspector.
- #6 Jon: Monkey dressed as people, molesting camp counselor, Jean-Claude Van Damme. James: Classy broad, colonic, cum guzzler.
- #5 Jon: Hats on women, drunk Mel Gibson, All green. James: Televised poker, potato chips, Mexican day laborers.
- #4 Jon: Dolph Lundgren, Michael Bay’s harem, John Grisham. James: Really fast turtle, pussy farts, bumper stickers.
- #3 Jon: People who feed really fat people, bloody farts, Fleetwood Mac. The Priest: Potato peeler circumcision, New Zealand toothbrush fence, Tienanmen Square, jizz shot glass.
- #2 Jon: Peter Jackson movies, nerd love, Mexican soap operas, guy who owns a sleazy porno company. James: triangle players polar bears, Hootie and the Blowfish, Nickelodeon Awards.
- #1 Jon: Captain Picard, David Sedaris, Ronald Regan. James: Humpback whales, Dick Chaney, testicle cancer.