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#14: We Just Sound Like Network Jagoffs

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The puns come fast and furious this week as we raid R.E.M.'s discography for appropriate song titles for hacky descriptions of their breakup. Now that R.E.M. is calling it quits, we think about the bands that knew when to stop (and their counterparts who didn't). We also advise you to avoid the new Straw Dogs remake, while offering home-invasion alternatives in Suggested Titles. While we're recommending stuff, you should check out Community, because it's good, and because the show didn't do well with its ratings during premiere week. We discuss which shows similarly underachieved, as well as the week's winners. Extracurricular Activities wraps things up, as always.


:00 - Intro
:47 - Steven Hyden and Erik Adams talk about the bands who broke up right (and wrong)
15:24 - Suggested Titles: home-invasion movies, with Scott Tobias, Tasha Robinson, and Keith Phipps
27:43 - Premiere week post-mortem with Todd VanDerWerff and Erik
40:13 - Extracurricular Activities with Tasha, Scott, and Genevieve Koski


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