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Sean and Hayes congratulate The Bachelor for making a one-armed girl wear roller skates and finally putting her in her place. Then they hop in the time machine with a Classic Tanks But No Tanks from back when they were drivetime radio hosts on an Adult Hits station in Santa Fe. Eventually ANDERS HOLM of “Workaholics” shows up to preach on Gigolos and play a sad game inspired by American Idol.
Welcome to all of the Reality Show Show’s new listeners who discovered Hayes and Sean from Rolling Stone’s 50 Funniest Right Now list! The guys talk about new garbage program The Taste on ABC and its bewildering judge selection, followed by an appreciation of TBS’s new show King of the Nerds and their sponsor Little Caesars. But the real treat is the appearance of Real World and Challenge hero Frank Sweeney, who truly stops being polite as he tells shocking stories of his time on the shows.
It’s the Reality Show Show’s Season 7 premiere as Hayes and Sean respond to listener suggestions and wonder if guest JONNA MANNION from The Challenge is going to show up. To pass the time they dig into a crushing lemonation on Top Chef and the much-anticipated ascent of Padma Lakshmi to the role of Head Judge. They also recall their intense reaction to seeing a helicopter on The Bachelor and respond to the show’s claim that the amount of love you can have for someone isn’t affected by how many hands you have. Finally, JONNA MANNION from The Challenge shows up to be nervously asked questions about life as a reality star and her past relationships.
The guys settle their differences over a controversial term Hayes used on national television. Then they zero in on the premiere of “The Bachelor” and a game of You Just Got Kept On the Show. The guys celebrate the return of mean reality shows like Joe Schmo and Making Mr. Right, then 2 Broken Girls writer Pat Walsh sidles into the booth to celebrate his own birthday and take on the popular MTV shows Buckwild and Catfish.
It’s a minisode this week as all reality shows are on hiatus and Sean and Hayes run into a language barrier with their guest, Christopher Waltz from Django Unchanged. So instead they dig into some all-time Gamechanging from this week’s Top Chef, followed by another installment of Tanks But No Tanks. Finally, some teasers for shows the guys will be watching this winter season.
Sean and Hayes spill on their New Year’s resolutions, then celebrate Tate Stevens, winner and possessor of the X-Factor. Next the guys get into Bart’s impressive performance on Top Chef despite his being ten years old, then speculate as to what’s next for Team San Diego, winners of The Challenge. At the end, SEAN O’CONNOR spins tales of working on Shaquille O’Neal’s clip show and his enduring love of Jersey Shore.
Merry Nothingmas from the Reality Show Show! Sean and Hayes haven’t seen this week’s Challenge and Top Chef episodes, but they can tell with certainty what’s going to happen based on audio clips from the past week’s promos. Following that is a conversation about disappointments Sean and Hayes shared in the finales of the otherwise stellar seasons of Voice and Survivor. At last, Twitter account holder GUY ENDORE-KAISER reveals himself in his true form to discuss reality show adventures with the guys.