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Raised by TV

​Lauren​ ​Lapkus, Jon​ ​Gabrus​, & Earwolf

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When​ ​Jon​ ​Gabrus​ ​and​ ​Lauren​ ​Lapkus​ ​were​ ​growing​ ​up,​ ​they​ ​watched​ ​a​ ​lot​ ​of​ ​TV.​ ​Like,​ ​a​ ​LOT​ ​of TV.​ ​Now​ ​adults​ ​with​ ​minds​ ​hopelessly​ ​warped​ ​by​ ​television,​ ​they’ve​ ​come​ ​together​ ​to​ ​indulge thei...Show More
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58:40 | Jan 10th, 2018

It’s the season finale of Raised By TV, and Jon & Lauren are taking your calls and reading your tweets! Jon wants a realistic reboot of GI Joe, Lauren remembers the awful pilot of Teen Angel, both of them are horrified by the Ninja Turtles’ appearanc...Show More

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1:04:15 | May 27th

On Raised By TV's most timely First & Last ever, Jon & Lauren are talking about the series premiere and finale of Game Of Thrones, and they brought in the original bad boy of podcasting Sean Clements to help! They wonder if there was ever a point to ...Show More

1:13:04 | Apr 10th

Today Jon & Lauren finally welcome Sean Clements and Hayes Davenport of Hollywood Handbook, two comedians who were inarguably raised by TV. They reminisce about watching old VHS tapes over and over again, make the case for The Challenge being the mos...Show More

1:05:18 | Apr 3rd

This week Lapkus & Gabrus welcome comedy legend Larry Charles (Seinfeld, Borat)! They reminisce about the weirdness of Christian TV and learn why Borat got a wildly different reaction in person than Bruno, before Larry describes how his latest high-w...Show More

47:46 | Mar 27th

Today’s Raised By TV guest is Horatio Saaaaanz! He chats with Jon & Lauren about messing with his siblings’ TV time, loving “Petticoat Junction” and “Unsolved Mysteries,” and why OJ was too nice to play The Terminator. Plus: The origin of “I Wish It ...Show More

55:46 | Mar 20th

On a new installment of “First And Last,” Jon & Lauren watch the series premiere and finale of ER! They declare that “Noah Wyle is bae,” don’t understand why no one in the pilot is using gloves, and wonder if they would have made good doctors, before...Show More

56:58 | Mar 13th

Today in Raised By TV's unfurnished basement hangout is comedian and "We Called Your Mom" host Beth Stelling! She chats with Jon & Lauren about how Married With Children made her feel dirty as a kid, why Rachel Brosnahan is so good on The Marvelous M...Show More

1:01:21 | Mar 6th

Raised By TV returns for a new season with none other than the Doughboys, Nick Wiger and Mike Mitchell! They talk about why Married with Children was such a forward thinking show, and find a long-forgotten bumper for Arnold Schwarzenegger's "Twins." ...Show More

47:31 | Feb 27th

It's the season finale of RBTV, and Jon & Lauren are discussing some of their favorite and least favorite series finales, from Seinfeld to Girls to The Shield. Then, they answer fan questions about their favorite studio title cards, what reality show...Show More

1:03:59 | Feb 20th

Tami Sagher (30 Rock, Inside Amy Schumer) is in the RBTV studios today! She talks to Lapkus and Gabrus about the different between VHS and Betamax and how the Brady Bunch cast got screwed out of residuals, before establishing that an essay she wrote ...Show More

50:30 | Feb 13th

Today’s Raised By TV special guests are “If I Were You”’s Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld! They reveal their bar mitzvah themes, talk about why the “Cheers” and “Charles In Charge” theme songs were so memorable, and debate which season of “The Wire”...Show More

56:03 | Feb 6th

Today's guest is Danielle Schneider from Bitch Sesh and The Hotwives! She talks to Jon & lauren about growing up in Boca Raton among old people, and her early obsession with Designing Women and soap operas like All My Children. Then she gets into her...Show More

59:50 | Jan 30th

Today Jon & Lauren sit down with writer and actor John Levenstein to go through his extensive IMDB page! They talk about his colorful childhood in Greenwich Village, working with Joan Cusack and the Lawrence brothers, and why Nick Kroll is a great em...Show More

1:01:18 | Jan 23rd

Jason Mantzoukas (How Did This Get Made, The League) is Jon & Lauren’s special guest this week! He shares childhood memories of watching Zoom, Magnum PI, and bizarre muffled commercials for a local toy store. Then in the second half, he goes deep on ...Show More

57:00 | Jan 16th

Jon & Lauren travel north of the border to watch the series premiere and finale of Canadian teen soap phenomenon Degrassi! They ask why the plot is so absurdly complicated, appreciate how the actors in the show are played by real teenagers, and try t...Show More

52:01 | Jan 9th

This week Gabrus & Lapkus are in studio with the creators of HBO’s Animals, Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano! After explaining how they developed Animals and where they want the show to go from here, they dive into the TV that influenced them, from how...Show More

49:35 | Jan 2nd

This week Mary Holland, Erin Whitehead and Stephanie Allynne from Wild Horses are in studio to play the classic 90's sleepover game Girl Talk! They will discover their futures while sharing embarrassing school stories and trying to avoid zit stickers...Show More

1:11:06 | Dec 26th, 2018

Today’s guest is the only and only Billy West, voice of Doug, Stimpy, Fry and much more! Billy gets into his childhood of watching Supercar and obsessing over TV, explains why Stimpy doesn’t sound like a depressed old man, and paints a detailed portr...Show More

54:56 | Dec 19th, 2018

This week Jon & Lauren watch the pilot and series finale of Damon Lindelof & Carlton Cuse’s epic sci-fi drama Lost! They figure out what makes Matthew Fox hot, laugh at the earthquake effects that haven’t aged well, and try to remember what the deal ...Show More

53:22 | Dec 12th, 2018

This week, Ben Rodgers and Ryan Stanger (and of course Gabrus) of The Action Boyz podcast join Lauren to get into all the action TV shows of their youth like MacGyver, Knight Rider, Quantum Leap and more! Plus: a Mr. T music video, Baywatch swimming ...Show More

1:21:04 | Dec 5th, 2018

It’s a Raised By TV sleepover, live from LA’s Dynasty Typewriter with special guests Tawny Newsome and Carl Tart! After sharing some of their favorite sleepover memories, they watch a clip show of racy late night TV and bizarre commercials from the 8...Show More

50:15 | Nov 28th, 2018

On a new “First And Last” episode, Lauren & Jon talk about the series premiere and finale of a show they’ve never seen, House M.D.! They describe the pilot as mixing the tropes of a police procedural with a medical drama, then try to figure out what ...Show More

53:53 | Nov 21st, 2018

Today's Raised By TV guest is the incredible Ego Nwodim! She talks about growing up in Baltimore (which is not like The Wire), why Jamie Foxx doesn't get enough credit, and her surprising favorite film. And also, poop stories. This episode is bro...Show More

54:14 | Nov 14th, 2018

Today’s guest is the one and only Yeardley Smith, aka the voice of Lisa Simpson! She talk about her start in sketch comedy, revisits her role in Maximum Overdrive, shares why the Simpsons voice cast still records all their lines together, and dives i...Show More
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51:24 | Nov 7th, 2018

Jon & Lauren’s deer friend Mary Holland (Veep, Wild Horses) is on RBTV this week! They talk about having regulated TV time growing up, and realize just how bad the sets and acting on Hey Dude were. Then, Mary pulls out the PowerPoint to break down th...Show More
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55:48 | Oct 31st, 2018

This week’s guest is Xosha Roquemore from The Mindy Project and I’m Dying Up Here! She talks to Lapkus & Gabrus about Charm School, the joys of 70s period dialogue, and appearing on the Roseanne reboot. Plus: A new improvised sitcom with Mary Holland...Show More
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1:00:19 | Oct 24th, 2018

Today's Raised By TV guest is comedian & Nerdificent host Ify Nwadiwe! He talks about learning to love anime from "Toonami," almost getting into acting from a commercial, and the controversy over the "Insatiable" trailer. Plus, a new improvised sitco...Show More
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51:53 | Oct 17th, 2018

Throwing Shade's Erin Gibson is talkin' TV with Jon & Lauren today! She gets into Rainbow Brite, her book "Feminasty," and the time she tried to change her name to Nicole, before Jon almost makes her puke with a story about a kid who picked his nose ...Show More
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43:29 | Oct 10th, 2018

Welcome to the first-ever "First And Last," a new Raised By TV format where Jon & Lauren watch the first and last episodes of a series they've never watched before! This week, the fans voted on Twitter, and they watched the pilot and series finale of...Show More
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02:10 | Oct 4th, 2018

Lauren, Paul F. Tompkins, and Scott Aukerman abandon their regular show formats to spend some quality time together on a new podcast. Check out the first two episodes of Threedom in your favorite podcast app. Subscribe to Threedom to hear more free e...Show More
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53:55 | Oct 3rd, 2018

This week’s guest is Anders Holm from Game Over, Man and Workaholics! He tells Lapkus & Gabrus how Rushmore inspired him to start writing comedy and where VH1 Pop-Up Videos got their facts from, before they watch some classic Liquid Television. Plus:...Show More
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1:04:11 | Sep 26th, 2018

This week's guest is the incredible voice actor Grey Griffin! She tells Jon & Lauren about how she went from stand-up comedy to working in animation, her roles from The Fairly Oddparents to The Legend Of Korra, and becoming a voice on a Disneyland ri...Show More
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1:02:06 | Sep 19th, 2018

This episode brings the culture as Jon & Lauren welcome Bowen Yang and Matt Rogers from Las Culturistas! They talk about everything from bonding over Nicki Minaj to Double Dare and the appeal of boogers to children. Plus: a powerful sing-along moment...Show More
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51:11 | Sep 12th, 2018

This week RBTV welcomes Allison Raskin (Just Between Us, Gossip) to the show! Allison remembers being scared to watch R-rated movies as a kid, Jon explains why Gatorade is meant to be watered down, and Lauren might be convinced to start watching Vand...Show More
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1:01:37 | Sep 5th, 2018

Jon and Lauren are in San Francisco for Clusterfest, talking to special guest Michelle Collins (The View, SIRIUS XM)! They talk about Lauren’s frightening Lyft experience, Michelle’s youth watching Andrew Dice Clay and Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, and th...Show More
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44:50 | Aug 29th, 2018

First time podcaster Paul F. Tompkins (Spontaneanation) is here to talk about the many roles on his IMDB page, from Newsradio to Frasier to Pushing Daisies! He talks about how he learned to squeeze more jokes into his appearances on Best Week Ever, a...Show More
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45:21 | Aug 22nd, 2018

Lauren & Jon welcome writer and TV legend Danny Zuker (Modern Family, Just Shoot Me) to the show! Danny shares stories about PAing for Modern Family and Arsenio Hall, and how an infamous Mary Tyler Moore episode inspired him. Plus: an improvised sitc...Show More
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1:00:40 | Aug 15th, 2018

Lapkus & Gabrus are live from LA’s Saved By The Max restaurant, and they’re joined by Saved By The Bell superfan April Richardson (Go Bayside)! They talk about why SBTB was perfect for young comedy nerds, the weirdness of high school students startin...Show More
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02:54 | Jun 14th, 2018

Gossip is a new podcast (feat. Jon Gabrus!) where three unlikely female friends meet each week to drink coffee and share the latest gossip floating around their not-so-traditional suburban town, Golden Acres. It’s the first-ever comedic soap opera (p...Show More
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1:02:39 | Jun 13th, 2018

Raised By TV wraps up another season with a episode live from Austin’s Moontower festival. Jon & Lauren have special guest Arden Myrin (Shameless) on hand to talk about hanging out with Marilyn Manson, and play “Pique Your Clique,” where they draft T...Show More
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1:09:03 | Jun 6th, 2018

Get your hankies ready, because this week Lauren is bringing on Kate Spencer (Forever35 podcast) and Elizabeth Laime (Totally Laime) to show Gabrus the power of Oprah. They listen to Oprah recite Maya Angelou, explain why her relationship with Gayle ...Show More
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54:12 | May 30th, 2018

Boy, are Jon & Lauren excited to talk to Boy Meets World’s Rider Strong! He talks about his origins as a stage actor, his book-focused podcast Literary Disco, and today’s phone-obsessed generation, and answers the Boy Meets World questions you never ...Show More
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1:03:41 | May 23rd, 2018

Dan Black (Comedians Of Wrestling) and Matt McCarthy (We Watch Wrestling) are here to teach Jon and Lauren (especially Lauren) all about professional wrestling! They explain why wrestling appeals to your inner sense of justice, and watch classic mome...Show More
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49:06 | May 16th, 2018

Nicole Byer of "Nailed It!" and the “Why Won’t You Date Me?” podcast is on the show today! She talks about her early crush on Star Trek's Jean-Luc Picard, reading Judy Bloom books and going to Discovery Zone, and she bonds with Gabrus on being the lo...Show More
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53:30 | May 9th, 2018

To get a true TGIF experience, Lapkus & Gabrus watch the specific episodes of Full House, Perfect Strangers and Family Matters that aired on Friday, April 13th, 1990. How do they hold up in 2018? Hopefully better than the Lunchables they eat for thei...Show More
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51:18 | May 2nd, 2018

Comedy Bang Bang and Threedom's own Scott Aukerman joins Jon & Lauren to remember a whole different era of TV! He talks about poring through TV Guides as a kid, Godzilla's sidekick Godzooky, and watching sex scenes with his parents. Then, on the debu...Show More
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53:05 | Apr 25th, 2018

This week Jon & Lauren discuss a classic sitcom character - the parentless child or wacky neighbor who always seems to be around. They gain new appreciation for Wilson on Home Improvement, watch an upsetting scene from Doogie Howser, and chow down on...Show More
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56:34 | Apr 18th, 2018

Dave Nadelberg, the creator of “The Mortified Guide” on Netflix, joins Jon & Lauren to talk about teen soaps from The Wonder Years to Freaks And Geeks. Together they answer questions from "Is Angela’s relationship with Jordan Catalano on My So-Called...Show More
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1:00:55 | Apr 11th, 2018

Raised By TV is back, and Jon & Lauren are talking about Nickelodeon’s original late night block Snick! They enter the secret world of Alex Mack, get Afraid of the Dark, go on Adventures with Pete & Pete, eat Airheads and debate how to say the word “...Show More
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00:39 | Mar 12th, 2018

Jon & Lauren are coming back for a new season of Raised By TV! Catch the season premiere on Stitcher Premium March 14th, and everywhere else April 11th. Go to http://stitcherpremium.com/raisedbytv and use promo code "TV" to get one month of Stitcher ...Show More
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1:14:44 | Jan 3rd, 2018

Recorded last Thanksgiving at UCB Sunset, Jon & Lauren invite their friends Nick Wiger (Doughboys) and Betsy Sodaro (Horny 4 Horror) to the dinner table to discuss their favorite TV crushes. Then, special guest Christine Lakin (Step By Step, Hollywoo...Show More
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54:01 | Dec 27th, 2017

Jon & Lauren get sketchy on an episode all about sketch comedy! They explain why watching SNL is like a sport and how great acting elevated Kids In The Hall, and revisit classic sketches from Mr. Show, In Living Color and more. Plus: another Very Spe...Show More
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54:22 | Dec 20th, 2017

Sleigh bells ring in this week’s Raised By TV, and Jon & Lauren are talking about Christmas episodes! They ask why so many sitcoms featured homeless people that turned out to be Santa, watch Christmas clips from Family Matters, Friends and The Simpso...Show More
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1:16:25 | Dec 13th, 2017

Today’s episode was recorded live at the Now Hear This festival in New York City! Jon & Lauren do a “fantasy sitcom family draft,” where they pick the sitcom characters they would want in their real life family from Full House, Family Matters, Golden...Show More
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52:03 | Dec 6th, 2017

Thank goodness there’s a new episode of Raised By TV, all about Step By Step, Dinosaurs, and the rest of the classic TGIF lineup! Lauren used to think Perfect Strangers was called “Balki,” Jon realizes the racist Family Matters episode he half-rememb...Show More
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1:00:10 | Nov 29th, 2017

Today’s Raised By TV is brought to you by…commercials! Jon & Lauren realize that Creepy Crawlers is just an EZ-Bake Oven for bugs, recoil at the sexual innuendo of Mr. Bucket, and hated getting zit stickers when they played Girl Talk. Plus: Crocodile...Show More
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54:29 | Nov 22nd, 2017

Jon & Lauren are especially animated on today’s episode because it’s all about cartoons! Lauren explains which Animaniac is hottest, Jon was Lil in his Rugrats fan club, and both of them wonder if they have more cartoon memories of childhood than rea...Show More
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56:21 | Nov 15th, 2017

There are no Whammies on this week’s Raised By TV, as Jon & Lauren revisit game shows like Press Your Luck, Jeopardy and Double Dare. Topics include: why the Aggro Crag is probably disappointing in real life, whether Family Feud is trying too hard to...Show More
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59:54 | Nov 8th, 2017

Jon & Lauren are so excited to kick off Raised By TV that they spend the whole hour brainstorming ideas for future episodes. They touch on Supermarket Sweep, TGIF, Saved By The Bell, The Real World, theme songs, an infamous Oprah moment, why it’s cre...Show More

02:07 | Oct 26th, 2017

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