Category Archives: TV

Bonus #Content: Phil Rosenthal Talks ‘Somebody Feed Phil’



So, I know we didn’t do a new show last week, and this week we’re doing a Ben tribute episode that’s going to be Patreon only. We’re getting the whole band back together for that one. Including Bret! So we’re going to do that one Patreon only and donate the proceeds to charity.

In the meantime, I thought I’d share this interview I did with Phil Rosenthal. Phil created Everybody Loves Raymond and he has a new food show out on Netflix, Somebody Feed Phil. I do a lot of these phone interviews and they don’t always make great audio, but I wanted to share this one because Phil is just such a great interview. I can tell he’s good because when I get the transcripts back I barely have to edit anything. He just naturally speaks in complete sentences. He’s great. Enjoy!


Frotcast 339: Stinker Lets Loose, Comic-Con



Do you remember the good ol’ boy movies of the 1970s? The ones that celebrated a guy, who maybe wasn’t particularly handsome, or smart, or heroic, but he loved sweet cars, was always up for a good time, and inexplicably surrounded by hot willing women? Well Mike Sacks remembers those movies, which is why he wrote ‘Stinker Lets Loose,’ the novelization of a “lost” 1976 CB radio classic about a cross-country trucker sent to deliver a shipment of Coors to the president — accompanied by his overweight buddy and a female chimp in heat. We talk to Mike about his book, discuss Game of Thrones, and get the scoop on Comic-Con from Matt Lieb (of ‘The Star Wars Show!’), who just got back from there. Starring Vince Mancini, Joey Avery, and Matt Lieb. Donate at Patreon.com/Frotcast, and Frot on.

3:20 – Is Game of Thrones jumping the shark if I’ll keep watching it no matter how much I complain?
13:52 – We talk to Mike Sacks, author of ‘Stinker Lets Loose,’ the novelization of a non-existent 70s CB radio adventure comedy.
22:35 – Actual excerpt from the ‘Stinker Lets Loose’ audiobook
41:35 – Matt Lieb tells us all about his Comic-Con experience.
1:06:27 – Listener emails. We talk Chester from Linkin Park and celebrity death in general.


Frotcast 331: Alan Sepinwall, Peak TV, and Peak Conspiracy



This week on the Frot, I chat with TV critic Alan Sepinwall about Breaking Bad and Peak TV, and we talk about Alex Jones and the Berkeley bike lock bandit conspiracy (or not). We also talk Veep, Silicon Valley’s Papa Roach joke, and The Leftovers. Panel includes Matt Lieb from AJ+, Brendan, and comedian Jane Harrison, who had her first lesbian experience this past week and is now a squirting truther. Hooray! Enjoy and Frot on! Donate at Patreon dot com slash Frotcast. Produced by Vince Mancini. 

1:11 – Jane immediately derails the show with her lesbian experience.
5:55 – We talk about Alex Jones and his Chobani lawsuit with former Chobani spokes person Matt Lieb.
10:44 – A brief appearance by El Chapo
13:00 – Talkin’ TV with Alan Sepinwall
38:00 – Talkin The Leftovers
44:33 – We play the Leftovers-inspired “F, Marry, Depart” with right wing news personalities.
56:26 – We segue from 9/11 trutherism into Jane becoming a squirting truther.
1:01:10 – The Silicon Valley Papa Roach joke, and was it just a magnificent coincidence?
1:11:55 – Emails! Specifically, a question about the Berkeley bike lock attack guy.


Frotcast 329: Matt Ufford, United Guy, Big Little Lies



SB Nation’s Matt Ufford joins the Frot-fun this week, to talk the United incident (we couldn’t help ourselves!), celebrity encounters, and the Big Little Lies finale. The rest of the Frot crew includes Vince Mancini, Matt Lieb, and Joey Avery. Donate at Patreon dot com slash Frotcast, and frot on!     


Frotcast 325: Justin Halpern, Matrix Reboot, Back From Dubai



Big show this week! Matt Lieb was accepted into the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Vince is back from Dubai, and Powerless Executive Producer Justin Halpern guests. Comedian Joey Avery is also in the Frotquarters, where we talk the Matrix reboot, Beauty and the Beast’s gay character controversy, that BBC interview guy trying to steal Halpern’s thunder, and Jenna Elfman’s new imaginary friend show. Enjoy, or go Frot yourself! Donate at Patreon dot com slash Frotcast.

2:50 – The Matrix reboot, and the internet’s most lukewarm takes about it.

15:30 – Matt Lieb on ‘Get Out’

21:00 – Comedy: what we think is funny vs what the audience thinks is funny, and the compromise.

42:00 – Matt has a story about identical twins dating the same guy

43:30 – Justin Halpern joins the pod (to hear the end of Matt’s twin story)

57:13 – Justin refuses to be outdone by the BBC interview guy with his own baby interruptions

1:00:00 – Some of this year’s most Mormon Mormon names, from ByCommonConsent

1:07:30 – Justin has a Tommy Lee Jones story.

1:11:50 – Justin talks Powerless, and explains why network shows have such a polished “look” to them.

1:17:26 – I talk Dubai for a bit while Justin tends to his child

1:28:44 – We talk ‘Imaginary Mary,’ Jenna Elfman’s imaginary friend show, which quickly transitions into Matt’s irrational hatred for Laura Linney.


Frotcast 322: Joe Sinclitico and Lee Keeler



This week on the Frotcast, comedian Joe Sinclitico (Adam Devine’s House Party) joins hosts Vince Mancini (FilmDrunk) and Brendan (former NFL practice squad member) to discuss North Korean assassinations, Taboo, and the genius Norm MacDonald. Later, we’re joined by Lee Keeler of Devastator Press, who’s publishing a memoir written in the style of a trading card price guide. Enjoy and frot on! Patreon.com/Frotcast

1:53 – Donald Trump’s epic non-answer to the two-state solution.

6:00 – Joe Sinclitico joins the party.

7:00 – North Korea’s assassination of Kim Jong-nam and how it’d make a great movie.

23:00 – Talking Taboo, aka The Tom Hardy Telly Program

32:00 – Bald guys who wear hats: at what point do you take the hat off?

55:15 – The genius of Norm MacDonald

1:04:00 – We’re joined by Lee Keeler of Devastator Press, to promote Ryan Bartoski’s Emotionally Relevant Trading Card Guide

1:27:30 – Emails!