The Extra Hot Great Information Experience
All the dry information you ever wanted about our podcast
Table of Exciting Contents
- The Storied History Of The Extra Hot Great Podcast
- One Frequently Asked Question
- The Canon
- Submission Guidelines For The Canon
- Submission Guidelines For Game Time
- Help Us With Existing Game Time Ideas
- The EHG Lexicon
The Storied History Of The Extra Hot Great Podcast
A while ago, before Previously.TV, we did this podcast for a couple years. Then we stopped. Then we started again.
One Frequently Asked Question
Q: Is the old Ray's Original EHG Podcast run available for download?
A: Not at the moment. It's on our list but not at the top. It's weirdly complicated and expensive to put a back catalogue on a podcast hosting service.
Each week we hear a pitch for an episode of a TV to be included into The Canon. Sometimes it is one of the EHG gang pitching, sometimes a guest, and sometimes EHG listeners just like you. When an episode wins a majority of votes it is in The Canon for eternity.
|30 Rock||Double-Edged Sword||90*|
|30 Rock||Hard Ball||2*|
|30 Rock||Rosemary's Baby||42*|
|Absolutely Fabulous||Small Opening||72*|
|Alias||Truth Be Told||69*|
|America's Next Top Model||The Girl Who Pushes Tyra Over The Edge||5|
|Arrested Development||Forget Me Now||57*|
|Arrested Development||Good Grief||14*|
|Better Off Ted||Racial Insensitivity||86*|
|Beverly Hills 90210||Castles In The Sand||9*|
|Buffy the Vampire Slayer||The Body||7*|
|Buffy the Vampire Slayer||The Gift||24*|
|Clone High||Film Fest: Tears Of A Clone||8*|
|Clone High||Snowflake Day: A Very Special Holiday Episode||63*|
|The Colbert Report||January 18, 2011 show||56*|
|The Cosby Show||Denise's Friend||62*|
|Deadwood||Sold Under Sin||88*|
|Downton Abbey||Series 1 Episode 3||67*|
|Fawlty Towers||Communication Problems||5*|
|Firefly||Our Mrs. Reynolds||82*|
|Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends||Mac Daddy||59*|
|Freaks and Geeks||Dead Dogs and Gym Teachers||26*|
|Friday Night Lights||I Think We Should Have Sex||26*|
|Friends||The Ones With The Embryos||17*|
|Friends||The Ones Where Everyone Finds Out||44*|
|Frisky Dingo||Meet Awesome-X||3*|
|Frisky Dingo||Pimp My Revenue||89*|
|Futurama||Bendin' In The Wind||10*|
|Futurama||Time Keeps On Slippin'||2|
|Get A Life||Spewey and Me||79*|
|Gilmore Girls||Raincoats & Recipes||71*|
|The Golden Girls||The Case of the Libertine Belle||46*|
|How I Met Your Mother||Slap Bet||43*|
|I’m Alan Partridge||Bravealan||81*|
|It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia||Dennis and Dee Go On Welfare||47*|
|Joan of Arcadia||Jump||87*|
|Just Shoot Me||Slow Donnie||68*|
|Kids In The Hall||Season 1 Episode 2||60*|
|The Larry Sanders Show||Hank's Sex Tape||27*|
|Lost||House of the Rising Sun||65*|
|Mad Men||The Beautiful Girls||53*|
|Melrose Place||The Big Bang Theory||41*|
|Mr. Show||What To Think||30*|
|My So-Called Life||The Betrayal||6*|
|NewsRadio||The Public Domain||18*|
|The Office (UK)||Christmas Special||63*|
|The Office (UK)||Training||31*|
|The Office||The Coup||15*|
|The Office (US)||The Dundies||28*|
|The Office (US)||The Injury||60*|
|Parks and Recreation||The Practice Date||16*|
|Parks and Recreation||Jerry's Painting||51*|
|Party Down||Celebrate Ricky Sargulesh||48*|
|Peep Show||A Beautiful Mind||84*|
|Police Squad||A Substantial Gift (The Broken Promise)||4*|
|Saturday Night Live||Natalie Portman||19*|
|The Simpsons||A Milhouse Divided||1*|
|The Simpsons||Marge vs. Monorail||13*|
|The Simpsons||The PTA Disbands||13*|
|The Simpsons||You Only Move Twice||13*|
|The Simpsons||Home Sweet Home-Diddily-Dum-Doodily||61*|
|The Simpsons||Homer at the Bat||77*|
|The Simpsons||Lemon of Troy||91*|
|Six Feet Under||Pilot||4|
|Slings & Arrows||Madness in Great Ones||29*|
|The Sopranos||Pine Barrens||32*|
|The Twilight Zone||Time Enough At Last||76*|
|Twin Peaks||Zen, Or The Skill To Catch A Killer||35*|
|Veronica Mars||A Trip To The Dentist||34*|
|The West Wing||Someone's Going To Emergency, Someone's Going To Jail||26*|
|Will & Grace||A Chorus Lie||23*|
|The Wire||Old Cases||73*|
|WKRP In Cincinnati||Turkey's Away||58*|
|The X-Files||Jose Chung's From Outer Space||70*|
* Original Ray's EHG Podcast run. Not currently available.
Submission Guidelines For The Canon
- Audio submissions only
- 2 to 3 minutes long
- We'll add clips, don't worry about that
- Please include 10 seconds of dead silence at the start of the recording (it helps us 'scrub' out any hums or white noise if we can sample it cleanly)
- Make sure you are not sending something we already tackled (see above).
- Send your submissions to email@example.com
Submissions For Game Time
Do you know what time it is? It's (time to submit your games for) Game Time! Each episode of the podcast ends with an epic test of TV trivia and some of the best, craziest, and most fun ones have come directly from our listeners. Some game types we've played in the past include thematic quizzes (e.g. "What's My Ride?," matching the transportation to the show), knowledge endurance tests (e.g. Hot Potato, where a list of related things are traded back and forth -- one we already did involved opening credit cast members of Law & Order), and if you are feeling ambitious we also do audio quizzes (e.g. theme songs). If you want to check if your idea has been done before, just email Dave. Here are the guidelines for submissions:
- For straight-up quizzes, we need a minimum of 32 questions, and more is better! Sometimes we add our own questions to the mix.
- Why not give your game a name? We love puns.
- TV-related, please!
- You can send your game as an email attachment (e.g. .txt file, Word doc) to firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you'd rather share a Google Doc, please share it with Dave (he runs Game Time) at his address, email@example.com
Help Us With Existing Game Time Ideas
Sometimes we get (or think of) a great Game Time idea but we need more questions. That's when we ask the awesome folks who follow @EHGassist on Twitter. Join us there!
The EHG Lexicon
A quick guide to some of the shorthand we use on the podcast.
The Blankenship Chair: Named after frequent guest and frequent urinator Mark Blankenship.
Cinnamon Toastencrunch: That's what we call Benedict Cumberbatch after Jeff Alexander put it in our heads.
"CHOMP!": Megan Draper.
I Am Not A Crackpot: Perfectly sensible opinions the world has yet to embrace for some stupid, misguided reasons.
Is This Worse Than Jazz: We compare things to jazz (which is terrible).
Joe's Blowsy Blondes: Joe's category of preferred actresses whose brassy, unself-conscious personalities make them irresistibly delightful. Includes but not limited to Busy Philipps, Leslie Grossman, Ari Graynor, Kathryn Hahn. [Note: "blonde" can be flexible.].
Nineteen: Average age of Vietnam combat veteran.
The Nonac: The anti-Canon. The worst shit show of an episode of a good show. i.e. Battlestar Galactica's Black Market.
The Pierce: The character you can lift out of a show and drop in an active volcano without changing the show much and maybe improving it in the process.
Shits and Giggles: Just for fun. i.e. Playing the tiebreaker question after someone has already won Game Time.
"Shaa-ping!": A quote useful to remind ourselves of our — and Paz de la Huerta's — place in the universe.
Spoilers A-ho, Fun Ahoy: One Day Dave forgot how to say "ahoy" and we ran with it.
Smooth Joey Apollo: Joe's odds-maker alter-ego.
Tara Ariano: Wig Cop, Tara Ariano: Accent Cop, Tara Ariano: Continuity Cop: Tara Ariano is on the case on TV's little and wig mistakes.
"That's Bullshit!": On occasion Peggy Oslon tells it like it is.
The Spread Eagle: Seventeen.
Timothy Off-With-His-Pants: Timothy Olyphant. Dave wrote a jingle and everything!
Through Methods: How you get things others don't know how to get. i.e. "How did you watch the new Luther already?" "Oh, you know... through methods."
The Unhateables: Actors who are universally beloved.
Will Dave Hate This: People take sides on an upcoming project and explain whether or not they think Dave Will Hate This. Dave then explains his view and a winner is declared. Traditionally the loser commits suicide.