Devin and I untangle our recent lack of enthusiasm for TV and explore the current state creatively and commercially of the television landscape.
Devin walks me through a therapy session as we unpack the current state of Saturday Night Live.
- Political satire (0:00 – 19:30)
- Alec Baldwin (19:30 – 27:00)
- Weekend Update (27:00 – 38:00)
- Pete Davidson (38:00 – 46:00)
- Mark’s theory on hosts (46:00 – 50:00)
- Why we keep watching (50:00 – End)
Some sketches we discussed:
- Robert Mueller/”The Bachelorette”
- #resistance bros at the bar
- Watching the presidential election returns
- Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer
- Adam Driver as a despicable oil baron
- “The Sink”
- “Wells For Boys”
- “Black Jeopardy” with Tom Hanks
- Killer ceiling fan
- Adam Driver monologue
- Cast jealousy over Pete Davidson’s new stardom
- Pete Davidson talking Ariana on Weekend Update
- Pete Davidson proposing to Maggie Rogers
- Pete Davidson’s Dan Crenshaw joke
In a throwback to the early days of our podcast, Devin and I caught up on some TV we’ve been watching recently.
The Good Place: 0:00 – 3:00
BoJack Horseman: 3:00 – 8:30
Insecure: 8:30 – 13:30
Forever: 13:30 – 19:45
Succession: 19:45 – 28:15
American Vandal: 28:15 – 33:10
Big Brother: 33-10 – End
Mark and Devin celebrate the five-year anniversary of their podcast (!) by exploring their pop culture origin stories and uncovering a few embarrassing secrets along the way.
Here are some things that were true on Sept. 15, 2013 — the day Mark and Devin released the first episode of The M&M Report:
The #1 song in America was “Roar” by Katy Perry.
The #1 movie in America was Insidious: Chapter Two.
The host of The Tonight Show was Jay Leno.
The host of The Late Show was David Letterman.
The most recent Beyoncé album was released following months of advance notice.
Cardi B was not yet of legal drinking age.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian were not married.
Justin Timberlake was kinda cool — but only for a couple more weeks.
Drake’s music career consisted of one mixtape and two studio albums.
Jonas Brothers were still together.
Bill Cosby was months away from NBC announcing his comeback in a new sitcom.
Donald Trump’s most recent trip to Russia was in 1978.