a HUNDRED ‘sodes!! we celebrate this historic milestone with a Classically Terrible Episode of the show. its of course Stranger in a Strange Land, Season 3, Episode 9. you might know it as “The Jack’s Tattoo’s episode”. it’s somehow worse than you remember it! Jack goes on a regular vacation where he flies a kite, kisses a Hot Lady, and then decides to ruin everything for no reason and gets banned from all of Thailand. in the present, Jack is in Jail, and Juliet is on Trial. but Sawyer??? Sawyer’s talkin to the fellas. on this beautiful occasion of 100 episodes, we say to you, here’s to a hundred more!! (or maybe like, 21 more, instead? yeah okay)
its the very first hour of the very worst season!! LA X (Part 1), Season 6 Episode 1 is here. Sawyer digs up his wife, and Ben does a bad job of pretending everything is fine. and in the alternate world, a humble plane that we love gently lands safe and sound… but the ISLAND is UNDERNEATH the OCEAN??? well well well!! surely that’s consequential. we regret to inform you that John Lennon is here, too. what’s the mystery about guitars? listen and find out, buster!
it’s Sundown this week, season 6 Episode 6. Sayid wonders what happiness awaits him in an alternate world, because in the real world, he’s some kind of soulless zombie who everyone wants to kill. and even in the alternate world, the girl of his dreams is dating his brother, and his brother has to deal with a pie emergency!!! normally we make funny jokes but instead we spend most of this episode being mad at the show being bad. sorry!! being funny is hard
it’s nugget time here on the Island Shuffle as we watch the legitimately pretty wonderful Season 1 Episode 5, named White Rabbit. Jack in the Past copes with a bad dad’s death, and Jack in the Present is stuck in a weirdly striking horror movie. the whole gang’s thirsty! meanwhile we talk restaurant tips and tricks, and realize the plight of a humble janitor with a dream. if you love to listen to our show, well… “Good for You!”
it’s the Coen Brothers Check-In, but then we watch an episode of Lost like always. how about Season 1, Episode 10, Raised by Another? we learn about Claire’s past with the World’s Worst Man, and then a Slightly Less Worse But Still Bad Psychic. and in the present, Hurley does a funny census, and nobody believes Claire!! meanwhile we wonder about Big Pokemon and discover Ethan’s unfortunate political opinions. it’s an episode, for you? but you gotta listen to it!!
well it’s gonna have to be Season 3 Episode 13, The Man from Tallahassee this week. Locke thinks about his regular relationship with his regular dad, and then he holds a man hostage and eats his leftovers before blowing up his friend’s only escape. so, a normal one for our protagonist!! we also learn the true cure for depression, give the Edmonton Oilers a piece of our mind, and take a deep dive into U2’s recording process.
this week, laughter is a team sport, as we talk about Season 6, Episode 11 of Lost, called Happily Ever After!! desmond’s back on the island he hates, brought by his enemy father-in-law. to win desmond’s trust, widmore fries his brain. then desmond bears witness to a world where he has everything he could ever want… but in a cruel twist of fate, he does not recognize his loving beautiful WIFE!!! “is it worth it?” asks multiple characters on the show, and also us. we also pitch a great game show idea. its super practical and compelling to watch, just like the show Lost!!
it’s a Season 4, Episode 9 kind of week, where we talk about The Shape of Things to Come. in the present, it’s Ben’s time to have a really intense showdown with a terrible man. then after a bad decision, he flusesh a toilet. in the future, he becomes a paparazzi before his arch nemesis roasts his eyes. meanwhile we figure out a terrible truth about feet and figure out how to really spice up a classic trilogy. remember, its a show about a plane!
feels a little silly to write a description, everything you need’s right there in the title! well i guess we’ll provide the episode title, Lockdown, and tell you it’s Season 2 Episode 17. we’ll also tell you about Locke’s past, where he almost marries Katey Segal, but then his pesky ol dad fakes his death and gets up to no good. in the present, Locke gets Married! and Ben masquerades as a regular man from Walnut Ridge Road. we also provide some social commentary and revisit what it really means to say a funny Borat. it’s all a blur this week, baby!!
content warning: the flashbacks in this episode deal with domestic abuse, sexual assault, and incest. we keep discussion of this confined from roughly 3:55 to 16:05 if you’d rather skip it.
bad episode this week, folks! it’s Season 1 Episode 13, Hearts and Minds. it’s a Boone episode, the only one! in the present, locke torments boone for incredibly normal reasons. and in the past, well? if you read that content warning and said “Lost can probably handle these subjects tactfully,” i’ve got bad news for you, bub. it’s a quick contender one of the all time worst episodes, but at least Hurley does a funny peepee and throws up. we also run down some stats and think about the road going forward into the canonical final 30 episodes of the show. thanks for listening!