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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.

The Canon

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.

Show Canon Episode EHG
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
Archer Killing Utne 49*
Arrested Development Forget Me Now 57*
Arrested Development Good Grief 14*
Battlestar Galactica 33 36*
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*
Community Modern Warfare 25*
The Cosby Show Denise's Friend 62*
The Critic Miserable 74*
Daria Monster 22*
Dawson's Creek Castaways 37*
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 Future Stock 60*
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*
Louie Eddie 50*
Mad Men The Beautiful Girls 53*
Melrose Place The Big Bang Theory 41*
Modern Family Fizbo 4*
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*
Popular Caged 78*
Roseanne Homeward Bound 66*
Saturday Night Live Natalie Portman 19*
Seinfeld The Pick 63*
Seinfeld The Hamptons 40*
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 Sopranos College 1
Sports Night Smoky 52*
Terriers Asunder 26*
The Twilight Zone Time Enough At Last 76*
Twin Peaks Zen, Or The Skill To Catch A Killer 35*
Undeclared Eric Visits 79*
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 Home 54*
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 ehg@previously.tv

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 ehg@previously.tv
  • If you'd rather share a Google Doc, please share it with Dave (he runs Game Time) at his address, me@glark.org

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.

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