It was an uneven episode for The Challenge, so things go off the rails right away as Captain Cons takes the floor. Following 14:30 minutes of chit chat about drinking with celebrities, we get into an elimination made to spark drama (albeit worthless drama in this case), some long awaited tears, and a RUTHLESS line from TJ as contenders continue to whittle away.
We also dive into the proposed Old School Challenge with favorites like Mark Long, Landon, Darrell, and Rachel.
Everyone have a Happy 4th and be safe out there! Especially you, Cons.
A little bit of canoodling led to a whole lot of drama with red skulls being hard to come by right before TJ's challenge. Bayleigh was fired up while Melissa has us all worried about her baby. But through it all, MTV continues to drop nothing but fire tracks.
Another week, another challenge with tanks but not before some random nonsense talk for the first 7.5 minutes of the pod. It's down to the needy greedy and things are getting heated in the house. Namely Melissa making fun of Josh. We also get more last minute edits, Offspring, and an elimination before a solid Rest Of The Season On followed by a breakdown of Cons' awful Dogwalk draft and reminiscing about college at the 52 minute mark.
Tonight the Alliance discusses one of the weirder episodes in Challenge history with Dee being fired days before it aired for comments she made about the Black Lives Matter movement that likely led to the heavily edited episode we watched tonight. We broke down yet another challenge with tanks, Bananas getting his groove back, Melissa's baby snagging another W, and just a very weird episode as the real real world made its way into The Challenge.
FYI, with the episode being so short and choppy, we also had plenty of discussions about our favorite Nelly songs from 20:00-35:00 and ended with JJ heading back to work as well as Clem getting a vasectomy starting at the 1:00:00 mark for people that want more Challenge-centric content.
The Mega Powers explode along with potentially a few stomachs following tonight's challenge. We break down Josh breaking his face, the best/worst that Burger King has to offer, MTV's DJ continuing to ride a heater, and of course the battle we've all been waiting for: Wes vs. Bananas
We start this week's episode immediately on an AIM name tangent that goes until 12:58. After that, we discuss Big T taking a big L, the return of swimming challenges with all the usual hijinks (but no goddamn rats), Josh looking for a new enemy, and Aneesa getting that skull.
Finally, we include a snippet of this week's Podfathers episode where we talked to Cory about being a reality star on both The Challenge and Teen Mom, having a baby during a pandemic, being a dad with some of his worst moments caught on camera, and of course beating Cons in an arm wrestling match.
A big flashback episode for anybody that went to college in the early-mid 2000s as we had foam pits and dumb drunk injuries. The Alliance relives some of their glory days while also trying to figure out what Nelson's endgame was on a night that changed EVERYTHING. A double elimination night.
Hurricane Nany showed up, Nelson got caught eating chess pieces again, the bunker is causing mental chaos, and Zach was back playing games with Jenna's heart. There may have been only drama and an elimination this episode but The Challenge keeps trucking like a certain someone that showed up big time when it mattered tonight.
The Challenge veered off its typical formula, but we got some drama with a guy truly jumping in his own girl's DMs with her not knowing, ex-boyfriend warfare, TJ coming in fast and furious, and some great throwback tunes. We don't know if we will get on track next episode but the preview for the rest of the season has us excited
Bear has finally gone Full Bear and we absolutely love him for it. To nobody's surprise, Jenna is worried about Zach being home without her, Swaggy C is a day trader clearing 75 grand during a pandemic, and TJ is falling in love with another scrappy underdog living in an elimination groundhog day that may or may not be dead right now.
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Fire extinguisher fights on camera, threesomes off camera, and Nelson getting carried out in a metallic bag. Lots to break down in a typically chaotic episode of The Challenge that could be the beginning of the end for the Wes/Bananas alliance before a potential explosive episode next week.
The Challenge keeps bringing the heat with everything we like: Gratuitous explosions, unlikely alliances, costume party nights, and people with the ordacity to potentially burn someone with a burn vote.
We also get a quick lesson on Halloween around the world and learn about some old flames in the Alliance's lives before a legit David vs. Goliath matchup.
Cory is dominating challenges like he dominated Conor in an arm wrestling contest, Wes and Bananas are working together to ruin people's lives, and Dee just gave the best competitor in the house a free ride to the finals. What the hell is going on in Prague?
The guys also delve into the supertwist, which cast members are on OnlyFans, and which Challenge Quarantine House they would choose to be cooped up with during a pandemic.
Finally No Quitters...HAS COME BACK TO THE INTERNET AIRWAVES! After a brief hiatus that definitely involved no quitting at all, some old friends and new dive into the premiere of the new Challenge season: Total Madness. The name may be meh but the cast looks pretty good (don't worry, we broke down all the newer competitors for other people that took a Challenge hiatus) and the This Season On looks as good as always.
So buckle up and get ready for another season of The Challenge that will have to get us by for the next few months since there are no sports at all. Don't quit on us, we won't quit on you.
The Alliance talks about The Final to the longest Challenge in the history of the planet and discusses the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad supertwist that MTV pulled on all its viewers.
A couple of notes:
1. JJ's connection went in and out, so his audio was tricky. We got as much of it as we could.
2. There won't be another podcast this season. We may record a quick recap if the reunion is extra crazy, but that likely won't be the case. We also won't be doing the podcast for the Pros vs. Joes show that is next.
3. If this was our last podcast, we wanted to thank all of the listeners for their support over the years. You guys and girls are the best listeners in the universe and were the true MVPs of every season. We owe everyone a sincere thank you for all the support whether it was listening to the podcast, interacting with us on Twitter (@NoQuittersPod), or just saying hi when you saw us in person. You are truly the CT that carried us on your back.
The Alliance talks about Halloween stories for the first 14 minutes of the podcast then dives into the last individual challenge of the season, the great final cast of competitors in the final, TJ designing the course, why parachuting in South America is a bad idea, and then even more Halloween and candy talk.
The Alliance gets back together after the Yankees were dismantled in Game 7 of the ALCS to discuss the happenings of the last few weeks, talk about the last few episodes of The Challenge as well as the upcoming Champs vs. Stars show and just how lonnnnng this season has been. The guys also turn on an old favorite cast member while they start to come around on an old nemesis, followed up by some Halloween chatter.
Since The Alliance won't be able to record this week, we are going to throw it back to an interview we did with the coolest man on the planet when the podcast first started. 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.
It sounds like tonight was a "full" episode of The Challenge, so we should have plenty to talk about next week!
Note: We had some connection issues with T.J. here and there but everything came out pretty well in the end.
The Alliance discusses JJ's new digs in Philly before breaking down last week's eliminations, ANOTHER Redemption House, the burn vote gone bad, old school birthday spots like Sportsland and Discovery Zone, and US Soccer's disappointing loss.
The Alliance opens up the podcast talking about Nelson punching Derrick before going on a journey talking about The Sandlot and porn stars. Around the 25:00 mark we start talking Challenge again, mostly about Hunter crying, Nelson getting booted, and CT being awesome.
The Alliance starts off the podcast talking about food, froyo, and CT baking a cake for about 12 minutes. Then they discuss party pranks, Tony's tantrum, The Many Faced God, a disgusting but necessary eating challenge, and an all-timer quitter performance.
The Alliance talks about Camila's comments, Leroy's level headedness and likability, the elimination round, and a brief change of pace with some Super Mario Bros. 2 and 3 talk.
The Alliance discusses JJ's trip to Italy, the issues with the show, the trivia episode being a letdown, the Redemption House being the worst place in the universe, and Nelson potentially being actually good (okay, probably not).
Then Ammo joins the podcast around minute 26 to talk about his experience on Real World: Go Big Or Go Home, leaving the Mormon church, what he's been up to, what he thought of The Challenge, and why Dionne hasn't been on a Challenge season yet.
Our pal @BarstoolReags fills in for international playboy @BarstoolJJ as The Challenge goes back to it's 10:00 pm roots. We gripe about the time change, the pace of the season, the commercial breaks, the editing, the latest #SuperTwist, and a bunch of other stuff. I would say we were cranky because of the time change, but based on our Twitter replies, you guys aren't pleased either. We also discussed how much we loved the old Challenges they showed, faking injuries to get out of the gym, and how goddamn awesome and cool TJ Lavin is.
The Alliance opens up with a 12 minute discussion on peanut butter and jelly, followed by what is fair/foul during a battle rap, Nelson's vocabulary, more talk of Jenna's dominance last episode, and Twitter beefs involving Cara Maria, Tony, Brad, and Tori.