Johnny Bananas joins the guys to talk about pulling one of the most ruthless moves in television history by taking the money from Sarah and running at the end of Rivals 3. Johnny also discussed the current state of The Challenge, how he got started in reality TV, what it was like to be turned into a backpack by CT, his thoughts on some of the biggest names in Challenge history, and what he plans to do now that he is $275,000 richer. Plus a special surprise guest called in and joined the podcast as we were recording.
The guys discuss Jenna's ass, Devin and Cheyenne's luck, the final challenge, the #supertwist, if you would screw your partner in said #supertwist, and a couple of questions from listeners.
The guys mourn the loss of JJ who was killed by Mrs. JJ in real life and Nicole on Twitter. After the funeral was over, the guys discussed Cory's popcorn muscles, his future, Wes' real life job(s), the return of #VinceFail, holding your nose when you jump into water, smoking cigarettes, and Nany constantly getting her heart trampled on.
Clem, Connor, and JJ discuss a shocking turn of events in the house as well as one of the most entertaining challenges in a while. Clem then springs a pop quiz on the guys for all things from the episode. And T.J., thanks for the shout out with the shirt. We know it was meant for us ;-)
BarstoolReags joins Clem and Connor to discuss Devin's supervillainry, Camila's perseverance, a decent Challenge, an entertaining elimination, and a whole lot about hot tray food.
Clem, Connor, and JJ discuss a fun episode that included what appears to be a time traveling TJ, the Camilanator showing up, a really fun challenge, JJ's love of Nicole in full bloom, the latest on CT, and some vintage #VinceFail.
Clem, Connor, and JJ discuss if/how The Challenge can be fixed, which new cast members they like, how much they hate Are You The One cast members, and thoughts on next week's episode.
Bobby (AKA @BarstoolReags) joins Clem and Connor to discuss the Nany vs. Camila matchup, the old MTV Spring Break shows, the lack of challenges and eliminations this season, the Nate/Nicole puzzling romance, Amanda still picking fights, Brandon getting absolutely MURDERED by our boy TJ Lavin, who we hope the replacement team is, and a solid talk about boobs and strip clubs.
Chief from Barstool Sports joins the fellas to talk about Ashley's MVP performance as a rookie, a fantastically sexually charged challenge, the disappointment of the new replacement team, and the latest twist after the challenge.
Clem, JJ, and Connor bid adieu to Leroy, and more importantly Averey. They also give some Mexican hospital stories, discuss the super twist, break down Tony's courting of Jessica, try to figure out when Tony may have shit his pants, and rain a ton of hate in Nate's general direction. Finally, the guys discuss who they want to see as Leroy and Averey's replacements.
Clem, Connor, and JJ break down the first episode of Rivals III by talking about Jenna picking up where she left off, if Bananas has lost his fastball, Nicole coming out strong, Tony getting screamed at, Ashley's potential as the crazy Challenge girl, Camila's craziness, and much more.
The fellas return to preview The Challenge: Rivals III by goingthrough all the teams, predict who they think will win the grandprize, and quickly discuss The Real World: Go Big or Go Home.
Clem and Connor discuss going to the Bloodlines reunion at the MTV studios with JJ before dipping into the mailbag and answering some of your questions about this season and previous seasons.
Special host JJ breaks down the finale of the season with Big Cat and Connor. The guys discuss their thoughts on the eating gross stuff, being trapped underground, and other parts of the final. They also talk about the biggest takeaway from Bloodlines, hopes for next season, and Big Cat's plans to host the Challenge Aftershow.
Big Cat rejoins the alliance after a trip out West and tells the guys all about his time hanging out with TJ. The fellas also discuss their love of Jenna, how hard the first leg of the final was, the strategies to finishing different parts of the final, and a random conversation about Peyton Manning and being at a Super Bowl.
JJ joins us again to talk about jumping from moving cars, the rise of Jenna, Diaper Breath's awful record in The Challenge, Rianna's stain, and the last Pit of the season. JJ also makes an impassioned plea to MTV to bring back a classic from our childhoods and Connor calls out Clem about some Twitter beef.
BarstoolJJ joins us to talk about a Challenge fixture getting sent home, his love of Aneesa, how most of these cast members don't even try to get ready for a Challenge, and Connor goes full hardo on us.
The guys try to figure out how those boxes stay full of air underwater, discuss Bananas still being the puppet master of the house, relish the new #VinceFail hashtag, and CT & Zach going to work in the pit. There is also a special bonus 5 minute discussion about the Knicks and Kristaps Porzingis at the end if you are into that kind of stuff.
The guys briefly recap last week's episode with T.J. before discussing the return of CT, the Diem Challenge, Bananas predictably stabbing Anthony in the back, and Jenna once again proving she isn't so bad.
Also, as we mentioned in the podcast, if you want to attend The Bloodlines Reunion Show in NYC next week (Thursday January 21st at 2pm) go to OnSetProductions.com and find the Apply For Tickets button.
Yup, you read that right. The best host and coolest person in the universe, T.J. Lavin, joined us to talk about this season and past seasons of The Challenge, what happens behind the scenes, his favorite competitors, how he got chosen to host the show, and MUCH more. We also break down this week's episode and the After Show of what is quickly becoming The Abe Show. If you haven't already, please make sure to follow T.J. on Twitter @TJLavin and check out his clothing line "Torque".
Note: We had some connection issues with T.J. here and there but everything came out pretty well in the end. Don't quit on us, we won't quit on you.