Which Episode Was It?
Which episode is the one where….???
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Q – In which episode does Jimmy thow a microphone and storm out of the studio?
Answer: #523 “Passing the Mic with Pat Francis.”
Q – Where did “Bag o’ corn friend!” come from?
Answer: Episode #319 with Graham Elwood
Q – Which was Mike Schmidt’s last episode as a weekly regular?
Answer: Episode #59
Q – Does anyone know which episode features Jimmy talking about the time he met Steve Perry? I assume it was a Pat Francis episode since he was involved, but that might not be the case.
Answer: Bryan_ from the forums at AST says it’s episode 303 with Pat Francis. ASTer BrainRotMenacer adds that it occurs at 1:02:07. It was recapped in Episode 705 with Steve Almond.
Q – Can anyone tell me the Christmas episode in which Jimmy, Matt and Pat eat all the cookies? (from Aarika)
Answer: Replying to myself because it’s, of course, episode 413 – also known as the “Gobs and Gobs” ep. It’s not *truly* Christmas until I listen to this one. (Aarika)
Q – When was “Get down there and DO YOUR JOB!” uttered on the podcast as an admonition for men to, um, orally please their women?
Thanks to fan Tracie:
Rob Corddry in episode 402. Jimmy, Rob, and Matt were talking about ‘fatherhood’ books, and Rob said that one of them said that you should abstain from oral sex while the woman is pregnant. Rob disagreed. 39:30 into the episode.
Q – When Al was telling his story about Dice having the plates packed up, all I could think of was how great it would have been to hear Jimmy say “PAY FOR IT!” in his Dice voice. Do you (or anyone) know what episode Jimmy says “PAY FOR IT”? (submitted by Nitin)
No answer yet.
Q – On which episode do they have a taste test for various Neuro drinks (Neuro Bliss being one)?
The Neuro episode is (like all NNF taste tests) is a Dave Holmes episode, 726. Soapy Jizz! (Thanks Aaron M.)
Q – On which episode does Pat tell the story about his naked neighbor working on a “project”?
There are no notes for that one but it’s 519.
Q – Anyone know the number of the ep where the “I can’t even imagine!” started?
It originated with Matt telling a celebrity sighting story. He saw Al Pacino outside a restaurant while walking Zoe, and overheard Pacino say “I can’t even fuckin’ IMAGINE!” into the phone.
Notes for Episode 624 has this reference: “11:15 Re-telling the Al Pacino star sighting story” and “11:30 Exactly what is it that Pacino can’t even fuckin’ imagine?” So it must have originally been told prior to that.
I’ve searched any phrase I could think of, but can’t find the earlier one. It could have been in season 5, and I didn’t start the notes until season 6.
Maybe someone else knows…
Tracie says: The female guest was Janet Varney. At some point, she told Jimmy that he had only 3 more times to say the phrase so he’d better choose wisely. It must have been 506 because Matt’s impression was in the Season 6 opening, right?
Update: The quote comes in a little past the 40 minute mark of episode 506.
Q – Which episode is the one where the guest references the addiction-related TV show where the girl in it is huffing computer screen spray and singing “I’m walking on sunshine?”
It’s Episode 401, and the guest was Dave Holmes. (The other guest for that unusual double-header episode was Maria Bamford.) And the TV show being referenced was the “Allison” episode of Intervention. Thanks to Rich Galvin for coming up with the answer, with a Best-Detective-in-the-Room assist from Amanda Zimmerman.
Q – Which episode gave us the phrase / possible fantasy baseball team name “Holes of Color,” who said it, and to what does the phrase refer?
It’s episode 919 with Aisha Tyler. Eliot used the phrase as a non-racist euphemism for “black holes.” Thanks to Carla Graham Mitchell, Mitch Tyo, and the other crybabies on the Never Not Funny Facebook fan page.
In which episode does Mike Schmidt tell the story about, uh, exposing himself and imitating a helicopter?
Episode 45 of Season 1. Thanks to NNFer Raj Kaup for finding it by looking at the episode titles and seeing one called “Look, it’s a Helicopter!” Good work, Raj. You are the best detective in the room. If you are in a room full of sucky detectives.
In which episode did Jimmy’s “Dirty Carson” impression originate?
Dirty Carson is first introduced in episode 17F with Josh Gondelman. (Thanks to Maximiliano Garcia Jr. on the Never Not Funny Facebook Fan Page)
Courtesy of Debbie Wiseman’s now-dormant NeverNotWiki, here are the “first mentions” of recurring bits or topics. Thanks Debbie!
Matt’s love of Paula Abdul. – Episode 102
You remember X? They opened for Y. – Episode 103
“I keep my temple clean.” – Episode 104
Jimmy doesn’t like George Lopez. – Episode 104
“Indeeeeeeed” – Episode 105
Jimmy discusses the weather. – Episode 105
Where we are on the iTunes charts – Episode 105
Rainbow Bridge! – Episode 106
The SNL headshot – Episode 106
South of movie star, north of dicey. – Episode 107 (movies stars and dicey neighborhoods were mentioned in 101, but not this exact phrase)
Jimmy gets someone’s kids names wrong (Pat Francis) – Episode 108
Jimmy gave his gardener a fax machine. – Episode 109
The New Kids On The Block story – Episode 109
The Tiffany story – Episode 109
Ooooonnnn the podcast! – Episode 109
Matt went to boarding school – episode 110
Jimmy does a good impression, then immediately loses it. (hillbillies) – Episode 111
Jimmy can’t smell food cooking. He gets sick talking about it and has to walk away.
– Episode 112
A rare night time taping. – Episode 113
Jimmy describes what everyone is wearing. – Episode 113
The Paul Anka audio – Episode 113 (again in Episode 318)
Jimmy is America’s Hair Dad – Episode 115
First rendition of “Chinese, Japanese, dirty knees, look at these.” – Episode 116
Jimmy is a big fan of Ellis Paul and would love to be friends with him some day. – Episode 118
The Chico CA gig story (Weasel-dog, Horn-yakker, “focused and into this…”)
– Episode 126
The throwing shoes in Macy’s story – Episode 130
Jimmy sings Mandy Patinkin – Coffee in a Cardboard Cup – Episode 132
Jimmy loves General Hospital and wrote a letter to Soap Opera Digest. No one wants to see the young people on soap operas! Jimmy wants to appear on General Hospital.
– Episode 134
Hot Toddy Belknap – Episode 134
“Chestnut Soup” story – Episode 134
“A round of drinks here, my good man”; Jimmy’s Titanic misquote – Episode 137
Matt abandoning his wife to the Coyote story – Episode 143
“We’re storm chasers; it’s what we do”; Jimmy’s Twister misquote – Episode 143
Enough of the bullshit! – Episode 149
James Spader in Less Than Zero – Episode 150
“Shadows in life, baby” – Episode 151
The Gildan – Episode 152
Travis Lee loves the yoyo – Episode 154
Jimmy’s going to be a dad – Episode 154
The baby is going to be a girl – Episode 155
The first show in the old studio – Episode 157
Celebrity guessing game – Episode 157
Monster energy drink – Episode 157
The Forrest Gump / Jenny Story – Episode 159
“We don’t edit!” – Episode 201
Pat’s bird nest story – Episode 202
The curse – Episode 202
Jimmy hates Wikipedia – Episode 203
“The Landlord” Pat Francis – Episode 203
Fuck machine story – Episode 203
Pat Francis’ Paul Stanley Impression – Episode 205
Jimmy’s Bells Palsy – Episode 206
The Belknap Cave – Episode 208
Andrew Koenig’s first mention – Episode 212
“My dojo!” – Episode 218
19, The Hardcastle – Episode 219
Jimmy cam – Episode 219
The third chair – Episode 230
The first sponsor, SexyIs.com lingerie – Episode 233
NNF Facebook group mention – Episode 233
The Pat Francis Outro collection – Episode 236
Graham Elwood’s suit story – Episode 237
How Jimmy met Danielle – Episode 238
A 15 camera shoot – Episode 240
Stupid Question of the Week – Episode 301
Wham! Rap snippet – Episode 302
Jimmy loves Coke Zero – Episode 304
24hrs Podcast marathon mentioned – Episode 304
591-Rock 591-Roll – Episode 306
The high end C story – Episode 308
The Belknap’s are pregnant! – Episode 310
Jimmy’s Mad Men audition – Episode 311
Smile Train – Pat suggests a charity auction benefiting them – Episode 311
First dollar bet (Matt won) – Episode 314
He’s 2 for 5! – Episode 315
Comedy podcast award – Episode 315
“Slice like a hammer” – Episode 318
“We beat them in a war” – Episode 318
Bag o’corn friend! – Episode 319
Mel’s diner waiter recommends anything but the waffles – Episode 319
Plug for The 40 Year Old Boy podcast – Episode 320
The first time they take a break – Episode 321
Getting finances in order – Episode 322
Jimmy is the best detective in the room. Don’t argue. – Episode 401
Eliot’s first appearance – Episode 401
Pat’s mom’s build a bear voice recording – Episode 408
Jimmy wonders whether or not he should curb his cursing – Episode 411
First mention of super fan & future guest Darryl Asher from a Stupid Question submission – Episode 418
Matt awkwardly says “and enjoy ’em” at the end of the dates and deets – Episode 418
That voice!!!! – Episode 422
Jimmy explains his weird love-hate relationship with Rent – Episode 424
Jimmy Pankow plane flight story “Look at us, isn’t this great, doing what we love!”
– Episode 425
Scott Aukerman heard that Jim Belushi pees in jar in a closet while on set. – Episode 501
Matt mentions the Craig’s List-guy-jerking-off-to-tornados story (59:30) – Episode 505
Alexander Hamilton – Episode 511
Jimmy did his NPR guy, resetting every couple of minutes. “Samm Levine is here, he’s starring in Inglorious Bastards.” – Episode 520
“Get your finances in order.” Matt explains to the listener that they have a month to get their finances in order, which Jimmy declares is a gorgeous phrase. – Episode 521
The infamous mic stand throw at Matt and Pat for their interruptions. Episode continues after a quick break. – Episode 523
Introduction of Eliot Hochberg to NNF. Do Jimmy and Matt yell at Eliot for talking off mic? Of course they do. – Episode 615
Jimmy Introduces the idea of “the intern” position to look up information. – Episode 616
Jimmy announces the launch of Never Not Notes hosted by Darryl Asher. – Episode 617
The first sign off with “AK-47 gone, not forgotten”. – Episode 621
Cajun Jimmy – Episode 701
Jimmy suggests having a phone line fans can call in to for stupid questions – Episode 712
Dice’s lady – Episode 801
Rachel Quaintance’s Floyds – Episode 801
What are you asking me? Jimmy said he loves this new thing he’s doing. – Episode 804
Pocket computer- IT’S NOT A PHONE ANYMORE! Said by Jimmy – Episode 809
Decision to change to current format where first segment includes no guest – Episode 812
Stallone in a bottle – Episode 910
Jimmy counts his folded money twice – Matt claims this is the first time he’s seen Jimmy do it. – Episode 1111
Nashville mention! Jimmy loves it, Matt hasn’t watched yet. – Episode 1218
Orange Is The New Black just won an Emmy for Comedy, it’s not funny! (This isn’t the first “funnaaayyyy!”) – Episode 1525
The 7-11 sign has a dirty tarp over it, they wonder why – Episode 1525
Hamilton The Musical – Episode 1621