Content warning: this episode, for some reason, deals with the topic of child sex trafficking, and is handled as well as you would expect from Brenda Hampton. If you don’t want to hear about that, and about what she thinks of sex work in general, this is an episode to skip! Unfortunately, friend of the show Val (who we promise did not know what the episode was about before picking to be on this week) has joined us once again for S05E09, “Property Not for Sale”! Do you get it?! This week, we can’t wait to enjoy another regular day in Small-Town LA. And now to take a big sip of coffee and look at the newspaper!
What can I say about S05E08, “Settings Things Straight,” that the title doesn’t say for me? If you thought we were done with this awful storyline, you were underestimating just how much Brenda resents Shailene. At least now it’s finally truly over and done, right? Right? This week, we’re revolutionizing the Arizona diarrhea game. It’s… intriguing.
Happy November! We’re coming at you from the past for a spooky scary Halloween episode of Juergen’ It, talking about S05E07, “Girlfriends”! It’s season 5 of this teen drama, just about time for an episode about bullying! That’s what this episode is about, right? Meanwhile, we’re saying goodbye to the character of Henry Miller, and welcoming new cast member Hank Melar. What a cool guy! This week, we’ve got a very special little guy we’d like you to meet. It’s Jack!
Hot on the heels of our Patreon-exclusive Grease 2 episode which you should definitely check out, we’re heading right back to the bowling alley for S05E06, “Holy Rollers”! Just kidding, this is actually a church episode, not a bowling episode. Don’t feel bad if you fell for that lie, because last week did exactly as much work foreshadowing everyone going to the bowling alley as it did foreshadowing everyone going to church: none. Anyway, everyone is going to church for some reason. This week, we’ve got reefer madness. Better hide your knives!
We’re back, and doing our best to maintain enthusiasm about returning from vacation to watch S05E05, “Past History”! This episode comes to us from the minds of the Turk sisters, who have exciting new things in store for us: a relationship that is bad, and a new character who is probably also bad! At least we can distract ourselves with some cool pictures of tents. This week, we’re being promised elephants. Don’t let us down, Brenda!
What’s up fellow teens? To tide you over while Sam is on vacation, we’ve decided to unlock our very first Grant High School Exchange Program. Sit back and relax as we take you singing and dancing through the halls of East High in Small Town Albuquerque. We’re talking about mostly diegetic musiCALs, faked basketball shots, Troy’s Metal Gear Mission, and ending up in a refrigerator. This week, we totally PUNK’d you!
Friends, welcome back to The Podcast That Thanked Brenda Too Many Times. Ashley may have escaped from the show, but we don’t have that luxury. We are here to discuss S05E04, “Lies and Byes”, a rare Title title from this show. Ashley’s gone forever and nobody really seems to care! Fair enough! We have bigger fish to fry I guess, between Ben’s arson, and Ben’s accusation. It’s fine. Ben did nothing wrong, for once. This week, it turns out Eugene is still around. He’s just hiding behind the green screen.
100 episodes?! What were we thinking?! We’re joined by friend of the show Sara to celebrate our one hundredth weekly mistake, which in this case is watching S05E03, “I Do and I Don’t”. Lots of very special things happen this week! We say goodbye to some old friends, say hello to some new profanity, and welcome back Bruno Mars for a reprise. This week, I AM MAD AT RICKY AGAIN. Episode!
Supernatural fans, get the shotguns! It’s S05E02, “Shotgun”, another episode where very little actually happens! We can’t remember what Dylan’s mom’s name is so we just say some words. If at any point during this episode, you’re not sure what we’re talking about? We’re probably talking about Dylan’s mom, Pumpkin Spice Latte. This week, fluff time’s over. See you next week for a good one!
Four seasons down, but content never sleeps! Our nightmare continues with S05E01, “To Begin With…” and boy! We sure couldn’t hear each other for most of this episode! It’s perhaps our connectionissuesiest episode yet, but we somehow managed to discuss this entire episode. What was it about? Looks like… [checks notes] mostly milk? This week, the milk was a great idea. Thank you as always to the God of Television!