TIME FOR THE SHOW is back for a second year, thanks only to the tireless labor of the children in the Hypercube sweatshops, whose names will quickly be forgotten by history, but whose deeds will continue to earn us “likes” on Farcebook. The hosts planned a meeting before this episode to talk about what to do with the show in the new year, but it wouldn’t be an episode of TIME FOR THE SHOW if we didn’t spend the show talking about what to do on the show, so it was decided to save said meeting for the show, which turned out, as usual, to be potentially, but not actually, a good idea. All of the above plus Blind Eyes, Viewer Mail, Is It a Band, and Peas’s Apologies in this, the premiere episode of 2019 of TIME FOR THE SHOW!
In part two of episode 85, Doktor Faux and returning Hypercube contributor Doktor Purge return to the Studio after an evening of laughing hysterically in the other room. Reverand peas and Cosmac join in a block-table discussion about trans-rights, identity and the purpose of self. No, really, they do.
Caller 23 and Chef Gutenberg join Doktor Faux in the studio as Peas re-learns how to do radio. Faux asks peas about Koreans, things peas would say that would make others think he’s stoned and answers letters from the Hypercube mailbag. Faux introduces the SHOWCIETY points system. Peas discusses how he is a good racist, if not the best before ranting through a songbreak and then apologizing and leaving. Doktor Faux reads from the new CUBESPEAK booklet.
The whole point of doing the show live is to AVOID HAVING TO EDIT, but Fidd and Faux had to be in the OTHER studio during showtime this week, so we committed the ultimate Time for the Show sin by PRE-RECORDING A SHOW! That’s right, for the first time ever, this episode is actually a pre-prepared show, which gave us the chance to do things somewhat differently than usual, namely the inclusion of some prank calls by Faux and Fidd. The usual peas/Fidd/Faux circle-jerk was recorded the night before, much later than we normally do the show live, which explains why peas was DRUNK from minute one and passes out before the session is over. PEAS IS DRUNK ON THIS EPISODE, but it’s okay; he felt really bad about it the next morning and apologized to me and told me not to make a big deal about it.