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EHG 60: Tough Cookies

Mark Blankenship returns to the Blankenship chair to talk about Empire, Roseanne, and much more.

Dean of the Blankenship Chair Mark Blankenship joins us to talk about the newest show he's covering for Previously.TV -- Fox's runaway hit hip-hop soap opera Empire! Liv returns to tell us all about the "Troll Bridge" episode of Face Off, and then we go around the dial to discuss The Americans, the new Emmy eligibility rules, another weird old TV ad, and the imminent return of Intervention. Mark presents the "Don't Make Me Over" episode of Roseanne to The Canon, and then after naming the week's Winner and Loser, we all dig into a Game Time (from our beloved Joe Reid) that requires us to bust out our calculators. Take a dose of your experimental medicine and enjoy!

Episode Rundown

00:00:00 Intro
00:01:45 Empire
00:21:35 Liv's Face Off Report
00:25:15 The Americans and the art of lying
00:28:10 Emmy rule changes
00:33:00 Carvel Ice Cream Ad
00:35:30 Intervention
00:37:30 The Canon: Roseanne S04.E24 Don't Make Me Over
01:01:50 Winner and Loser of the Week
01:03:45 Game Time: Mountain Climber
01:31:45 Outro

Show Notes

  • Drip Drop

  • Carvel Thanksgiving ad of extreme laissez faireness (starts at 3:06)