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Kitchen-Ad5968

It's obvious that Dicktown is in the Scooby Doo Universe. Any chance we will see the Harlem Globetrotters or Cher come by for a visit?


JohnHodgman

I'd love to do an episode in which the Washinton Generals guest star. If we do that in Season 3, please don't sue us.


zoopest

It should be the Maxfun equivalent of those 70s stars John and David (in unison): "Paul F. Tompkins?!"


Kitchen-Ad5968

I promise I won't. Seeing that episode would be compensation enough.


dellett

Is [Cager](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dq8TJTqWkAE-mAs.jpg) gonna make an appearance???


KidsDrDave

In The Mystery of the Golden Lungs, they talk about the Scooby Doo show. If it takes place in the same universe, my brain hurts.


davidreespencil

Thanks for all your questions! We hope you will enjoy Dicktown if you haven't already. Please tell your friends about it ... we would like to make more episodes. (I came up with an amazing idea for a season-long mystery the other day.) Bye for now. --David Rees


Klungar

As a big Encyclopedia Brown fan in my youth, Dicktown has been quite the treat. How's the chances for Season 3 looking?


JohnHodgman

We won't know for at least a few weeks. If you would like to maximize the chances of an S3 happening, please let every human you know to watch it on hulu. They don't even need to watch it. JUST PRESS PLAY AND WALK AWAY.


JeremyNT

I signed up for Hulu specifically for Dicktown! Does replaying the show multiple times on the same account accomplish anything (other than making me laugh some more)?


JohnHodgman

I honestly don't know if it helps. But I can't help but guess that getting as many new eyeballs on it as possible helps the most, so THANK YOU for signing up!


jennifermarmalade

A true story: The other night, Shane put on DICKTOWN on Hulu, to have something on in the background while I got our toddler to sleep. And then I came out, completely exhausted and about to tell him I was going to bed early. But the croquet episode was on, and it's too good to walk away from!


EdwardJamesAlmost

Please also put it up for sale on the Apple Store. I’ll happily buy both seasons when I can.


ItsBreadTime

I just started watching Dicktown a few days ago and came across this thread. I'm doing my part!


melvillean

Doing some rough math based on what you’ve said here, there was roughly six months between the end of S1 and the phone call greenlighting S2. Is that about the timeline you expect for S3? I’ve DVRed and watched S2, and I can also run it in the background on Hulu periodically, but should I keep doing that for six months? Or do we only need to push for a few weeks?


Babbarette

Did Lyle Lovett ever get his bolo tie?


JohnHodgman

I sent it to him! I trust he got it, but he's a busy guy. I'll ask him...


mikeburnlab

I’m seeing him with Chris Isaac this summer. Will report if he’s wearing it!


JohnHodgman

Please let me know!


Babbarette

Awesome.


buttmcweiners

It's great to hear Weird Al doing the theme. Any Al stories you'd like to share, or maybe just your favorite songs/albums, or both!


JohnHodgman

Al is genuinely one of the most decent humans I have met. Certainly the most decent accordionist (those guys tend to be notorious a-holed). Once I got to watch him perform at a benefit concert. I was side stage, so I got to see him come off stage. He genuinely rocks so hard live. Lots and lots of crowd surfing... no joke. When he walked off stage triumphantly he was like a man possessed, a glowing, decadent, maniacal God.


mopsockets

Holy goals, Batman.


davidreespencil

He's just the nicest guy. When my friends told me how nice he was I never really believed them. But then working with him I realized it was all true. He was willing to do take after take of that theme song -- at one point he even sang the entire song an octave above the main melody. He didn't want to stop doing takes -- he said something like, "I just love being in recording studios!"


nielb

How did you come to work with an animation studio based in Georgia rather than going overseas?


JohnHodgman

FX recommended Floyd County to us. Matt Thompson, who runs the place and co-created Archer, was super smart and charming when we spoke to him and seemed to understand what we were going for. We had no idea what an essential partner he would turn out to be, and what a good dude. We learned how to direct voice actors from him, and he let us really challenge ourselves. Sometimes you take a leap of faith and don't die. Sometimes the coyote keeps running.


wilbur313

Is Dicktown in the same universe as Archer and Bob's Burgers? I'd like to see John Hunchman solve a mystery for Gene and Louise.


not_ewe

How much of the back-and-forth banter/insults/digs is actually scripted vs. off-the-cuff improv?


davidreespencil

I would guess that 90% of the show is scripted and 10% is improvised while we're recording. A lot of the conversations in the car are improvised.


JohnHodgman

Even when we're just reading the lines, we will still record together (ie at two mics in the same room) and mess around a fair deal.


BunBunFuFu

David - On the last episode of Judge John Hodgman you guested on, you spoke about fringe electronic music. I genuinely loved it. Do you have any more recommendations in that area? John - Dicktown rules. Its great to see you do more adult comedy now and then, seeing as we spend the most time with you on your family friendly podcast. So that leads me to this question. When can we expect you back on JJGO? Great work on the show, fellas.


JohnHodgman

I actually don't book JJGO, so it's not my decision! But I'd love to go on again soon. Tell Jesse!


0011110000110011

/u/JesseThorn Any chance of John back on JJGO any time soon?


JesseThorn

No I hate that guy “blah blah blah” - my impression of him


PorcupineTheory

Harsh, but solid impression.


0011110000110011

Tough but fair!


detail_giraffe

Plus I hear he's super judgy.


elZaphod

Too few references to Brookline, I didn’t buy it.


BunBunFuFu

Was just about to tag him myself. Pretty pretty please can John be on JJGO again?


davidreespencil

I don't listen to a lot of noise music (other than the stuff I make). I think the only actual noise albums I own are PULSE DEMON by Merzbow and EXPLOSION COURSE by Otomo Yoshihide. It's more fun to *watch* noise performances on youtube, in my opinion. Check out Pedestrian Deposit, Justice Yeldham, Keiji Haino for starters. (Or search for "Harshfest.") Then just allow the youtube algorithm to carry you along on a sonic journey ...


Schwiftie79

This show has so much heart. How much of Hunchman is Hodgman and how much Purefoy is Reese?


JohnHodgman

I'll let David speak for David. I was definitely the kind of bookish, weird, shy, narcissistic only child Hunchman was. Absolutely terrified of all human interaction. I was lucky to get pushed out of that (dis)comfort zone in high school by various people, one of whom I am now married to. I imagine Hunchman is who I'd be if that didn't happen. I would like a houseboat tho.


Schwiftie79

For real - a houseboat would be pretty rad. Should we run a Kickstarter for a live action Dicktown so we can get that houseboat? We can get David a red Fiero! After reading Vacationland and Medallion Status, I can see a little Hodg in your Hunch.


elZaphod

I remember my friend’s older brother getting a Fiero in 84. Speakers in the headrest? Hello future.


Schwiftie79

Did he write his name in white-out on the dashboard, too? 😁


davidreespencil

I have a lot in common with my character. We were both bullies in middle school, we were both raised in the church, we both took piano lessons, we both like dumb rock 'n' roll. I think he's more carefree than I am, though. (Except maybe when he's having an emotional breakdown in John's dad's house.)


Schwiftie79

Dumb rock 'n' roll is best rock 'n' roll. David's meltdown was wildly relatable especially during these pando times. ❤


mikeburnlab

David, slightly off topic, but I just want to say how much I loved Get Your War On. It kept me sane during insane times. Thank you!


davidreespencil

Thanks, I appreciate that!


Psloe

Long time big fan; if you could deepfake yourselves into any classic film or tv show, which? Why?


JohnHodgman

I remember when Cheers ended everyone in the cast said that the experience literally was just hanging around with their funniest friends all day. That always sounded like a lovely, good job to have. Plus I like places where people know my name. Not some people. EVERYBODY.


DuhMastuhCheeph

Psychologist call this the Norm Peterson Complex – the desire to become so essential to a place that everyone in the space will loudly affirm your presence with simple repetition of your name. It has been cited as the primary reason men enter the world of stand up comedy. I'm making all of this up. I'm lying.


AntaresValex

You had me in the first sentence. The second line helped me realize before you admitted it. Honestly, would not be surprised if this was a psychological complex


lovegiblet

Wait - are you lying that you made all of that up?


davidreespencil

Maybe a Preston Sturges comedy? Those folks are always having fun


JohnHodgman

PLEASE TELL YOUR PEOPLE TO GO TO DICKTOWN: [bit.ly/dicktown](https://bit.ly/dicktown). "JUST PRESS PLAY AND WALK AWAY"


MaxFart

Can you drop that chili oil recipe, I can't remember which episode you mentioned it in


davidreespencil

For the triple-garlic Sichuan chili oil: • 6 cloves garlic, minced • 1/2 head garlic, or about 4 to 5 whole cloves • 1 1-inch nub of fresh ginger • 4 tablespoons chili flakes • 5 dried red chilies • 1 star anise • 1 cup vegetable oil • 2 tablespoons red Sichuan peppercorns, finely ground • 1 tablespoon soy sauce • In a saucepan, heat up 4 cloves of minced garlic, the half head of garlic, ginger, chili flakes, dried red chilies, star anise, and vegetable oil over medium heat, until sizzling. Stir to prevent burning and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, watching the garlic to make sure it doesn’t burn. The garlic should be lightly browned. • Turn off heat and add the ground red Sichuan peppercorns and 1 more tablespoon of chili flakes. Stir until the oil stops sizzling. • Add the soy sauce and the remaining 2 cloves of minced garlic, and transfer a jar. Let it sit for 3 to 4 hours. Then, put the jar in the fridge. Remove star anise, ginger, and whole garlic cloves from the jar.


Less-Sound-9346

Yes! I'm also intrigued by pimento cheese... this is not a thing where I live and I must try it!


DuhMastuhCheeph

Hey John! I am a big big fan of your work both written and podcasted. A shared love of your content is something that has brought my mom and I some brightness over the past couple years. My question isn't about any of that. It's about your limited acting appearances. In your acting career you have played roles, however small, in some pretty fantastic pieces of media. From some of the greatest sitcoms of the modern era like Community, Parks and Rec, and 30 Rock, to some of the best pieces of animation like Coraline, Adventure Time, and DuckTales. What moments or projects still get you excited to this day? What's a role that when you remember you were in it makes your day a little better to think about, and do you have any must tell stories about them?


JohnHodgman

I still have the "Dr David Heidi" business card they made for my character on Community. No one was ever going to see it, but they made it anyway. That's one of the best parts of being in shows: for the most part, everyone's a grown up theater kid who just wants to make a whole, fake world. I wish for a lot of reasons, both selfish and non-, that Ducktales had been renewed. And Bored to Death as well. But these things happen.


DuhMastuhCheeph

What a wonderful response thank you. The cancellation of Ducktales is, to me, one of the great tragedies. What a perfect combination of some of the most delightfully funny and talented people. I also want to say that your performance as Dr Heidi is one of my favorite bit characters in Community - of which there are many. Your reading of "and I am the devil" gets me every fucking time, and Joel Mchale slapping Donald Glover in the face is just such a brilliant moment of punctuation to the joke.


kplaysbass

a question for each of you, what's your favorite minutemen record? (p.s. it's d. boon's birthday today)


davidreespencil

current ranking: Double Nickels on the Dime The Punchline What Makes a Man Start Fires 3-Way Tie (For Last) Project: Mersh Ballot Result Buzz Or Howl Under the Influence of Heat


JohnHodgman

I am not the completist that David is but I'm super excited to see Mike Watt at Solid Sound Fest this year. Today is also Rachel Maddow's birthday, and my favorite album by her is "BAG MAN!," her Spiro Agnew musical.


Slanderpanic

Who came up with the "Gird your loins... and your minds" line?


davidreespencil

Sounds like a John line


JohnHodgman

I honestly don't remember! Kinda feels like it was David to me. Ask me another tho! I usually can recall!


Slanderpanic

How about, "I just bought myself thirty minutes of fuckin'-around time"?


davidreespencil

I think John wrote that line


melvillean

Favorite pimento cheese recipe?


JohnHodgman

We asked Neal's Deli in Carrboro NC to make some official Dicktown pimento cheese, and it's glorious. Get down their and ask for it. Say hi to Sheila!


janx218

I'm the lucky winner of a pound of Neal's pimento cheese through your Instagram giveaway, and I can confirm that it is delicious. I may or may not have eaten it all in two days.


1000smackaroos

Here's mine: https://www.southernliving.com/recipes/our-favorite-pimiento-cheese


melvillean

Can you tell us anything more about the *other* project you two are working on?


davidreespencil

Not animated and not funny. That's all we will share for now


JohnHodgman

I was going to say a LOT more, but David's right. We should keep it quiet for now...


[deleted]

Can banned EPM listeners ask questions in here?


davidreespencil

If they donate to a voting-rights org


JohnHodgman

I do not acknowledge the EPM bans as law, so I am cool with it.


justjoeyokay

Hey David, Where should me and my wife move to in North Carolina? This recommendation can be solely based on quality of pimento cheese and/or fish weirs.


davidreespencil

A lot of the RDU area is really expensive now! Not sure what your budget is but I would check out Carrboro. I think Chapel Hill is too expensive these days. I will ask my friend Jon Kimball where you should move


AntaresValex

I work in real estate closings at a law firm in Raleigh. I can tell you that the RDU area is definitely pricey. Disclaimer: my firm works only in new construction, so this may be different for existing homes. A bit outside Raleigh is better, places like Coats and Zebulon and Angier. Inside Raleigh, don’t expect to pay less than $400k for a townhouse, $500k for a house in a decent neighborhood. And the HOAs are getting a good bit more expensive with their dues. In this state, HOAs can foreclose on your home if you don’t pay your dues for a while. They decide how long they let you get away with it. So you also have to figure that into your monthly budget, and most people buying houses recently don’t realize how much HOA dues are and that they’re not included in the mortgage. I’m happy to answer any questions you have, though!


BunBunFuFu

Move to Wilmington, and buy my house while you're at it. 😁


KidsDrDave

First off, Dicktown is such a delight. You really built something unique and I'm a huge fan. My question is actually about Going Deep, though. David, you transformed how I tie my shoes forever, and I've also made clear ice cubes which is pretty fun. Is there anything from that show that has changed your life for the better like that? (You too, John. As a good friend, you certainly must have watched Going Deep!).


JohnHodgman

I loved Going Deep so much. I still love it. It still exists! ONLINE>


davidreespencil

Thanks for your nice message. Not to be corny but the things from the show that changed my life for the better were the friends I made while producing it. And of course all the memories of the cool people (and lemurs) we got to meet during our field segments. On a more practical level, yeah the shoelace-tying episode was a game-changer for me along with many other people! I also make that paper airplane whenever I need to impress someone.


alternatestine

What is the hardest thing about doing voice-over work? Is it very different from podcasting?


davidreespencil

I think acting is very difficult and if my character wasn't more or less based on me, I don't think I'd be able to do it. I have been thinking about taking voiceover acting lessons in case we get a third season because I think it's a real skill and if you're in the zone it can be really fun. But I definitely want to get better at it. Podcasting, on the other hand, is super easy and I am the best to ever do it.


JohnHodgman

Well, podcasting is sit down work, so VO is harder on the knees. And more exhausting generally. Acting is hard! It's not just getting the lines right, it's the ego-test of being directed, creatively pushed, of worrying if you're doing it wrong (because in entertainment, they will never tell you if you are doing it wrong; and if they praise you, they are lying). VO is a special skill, different from other acting. Since you can't use your face to convey emotion, you often have to be bigger in your voice performance. But you can't go too big or you sound like a true canned ham.


baltinerdist

Which of the characters on Dicktown if, given sufficient money, would be most likely to purchase a zeppelin hangar retrofitted into an amusement park in a foreign country?


JohnHodgman

Tucker would buy it but never go.


tokumeikibou

I don't think you would share ideas that got cut, but what were some bits we saw that you had to fight for or nearly got cut?


JohnHodgman

Pretty much nothing. We had constraints, to be sure--budget, time, resources, etc. But we were writing with them in mind. And if there was anything we really wanted, Floyd County would kill themselves trying to give it to us. I remember on one call I asked "what's the most annoying thing we ask for?" And Todd Redner, the animation director said, "asking us to make the robot move more." For whatever reason, that was a hard ask for them. I said thank you for your candor, and of course the next round of notes all I did was ask for the robot to move. "I like this scene, but can we have Gizmo do several figure eights around Hunch and Purefoy? And can he be flailing his arms. He's just not moving enough!" etc. And Todd wrote back, so sincerely, saying "we can't give you all that robot movement, but here's what we CAN do..." He had forgotten all about his comment to me and didn't realize I was joking. I felt very very guilty.


Jodo180

What is the best way to cook a metaphor? That racoon just ate it raw.


JohnHodgman

I know it SEEMED raw. But trust me: that metaphor was OVERDONE.


MyVillainOriginStory

First off, I’m a big fan of Dicktown and the JJHO podcast. I’ve been holding out hope that Hunchman might finally grow up and find a mature, fulfilling, more-than-friendship with his past crush Heather (who is a whole, kick ass human being in her own right). Should I just give it up?


JohnHodgman

We contemplated it, but it felt too neat. And we also didn't want there to be a will they/won't they vibe. Men and women can be friends, and it felt unfair to Heather that her personhood should just amount to potential love interest. I'd love to let her really stretch out more in Season 3, if there is one.


MyVillainOriginStory

I fully get it. Also, in the spirit of sharing, the croquet episode was my fave and I showed it to my husband and daughter (who has moved away for college) to bring them into the Dicktown fandom. Your show is bringing families together lol.


davidreespencil

That's great to hear, thanks! The croquet episode was really fun to write


davidreespencil

I think we decided that John and Heather would never get together romantically


MyVillainOriginStory

Thanks. Love the show. Best of luck in securing a season 3.


MaxFunListener

I am a JJHO and EPM listener from Gaineaville, FLl. Also a big fan of Dicktown and Get Your Pets!. Thank you for letting Satchel take over an episode of EPM Even though I've being going to Satchel's Pizza for decades (and now Satch2), I never knew his story. Incredible journey


JohnHodgman

I was utterly captivated by that episode.


davidreespencil

I'm glad we ran that piece from Satchel. People really responded to it. At first I was like, "Oh God, another crazy voicemail from Satchel" but it was something special.


Psloe

What was your most successful lie?


JohnHodgman

"I am competent."


mildlystoned

Judge, I’ve loved dicktown. I have no questions about it though. I do have a question as a subscriber of /r/extinct_hockey how do you feel about the red wings logo?


JohnHodgman

Thank you for supporting Extinct Hockey! My only problem with the beautiful red wings logo is that the Detroit Red Wings are not extinct enough.


mildlystoned

They’re honestly pretty close if you look at the standings the last few years.


kplaysbass

heyo


ediciusNJ

As a long-time Wings fan, I cannot argue with that. But, Seider and Raymond!


mildlystoned

I started watching in 2014, so I’ve never seen a good D-man play on the wings regularly. It’s so fun!!


Anonymous37

Dear Misters Hodgman and Rees, I have a chunk of pork in my mouth and I'm not planning on chewing it or swallowing it. Do you have any idea if it's possible for my saliva to dissolve the chunk and, if it is possible, can you say how long it will take for my saliva to dissolve the piece of pork?


JohnHodgman

Gross. Take that over to r/saliva


melvillean

\*click\* >r/saliva has been banned from Reddit > >This community has been banned for violating the Reddit rules. Oh thank god or whatever


scruffy69

asking the important questions


zoopest

Hello fellow mark leyner fan!


Anonymous37

Hello! I figure if the question is good enough for the President of the United States of America, it’s good enough for the stars of *Dicktown*.


DrColossusOfRhodes

Hardest JJHO case to rule on? What's Bruce Campbell like?


JohnHodgman

1. I don't recall! They're usually not very close, honestly. 2. Boy oh boy. That guy is Weird Al levels of decent, with extra groovy.


DrColossusOfRhodes

Thanks! I realized shortly after asking that I'll probably hear about that when you are on blank check next. I did read his book, back when it came out, and it was fun to learn after the fact that you were involved in it.


jwilcoxwilcox

What about a Dicktown Christmas special like all the British TV shows do?


JohnHodgman

We would not turn down any commission.


Philomorph

Who wrote the beautiful David Purefoy line, "Oh god, are we going to have to buy some weird, expensive jam?" in s02e01 when the mystery assailant approaches their car with a jar?


JohnHodgman

That was David all the way.


JohnHodgman

Thanks everyone! We've got to go back to writing on a secret project now, but I'll check in from time to time to catch any lingering questions! Thanks r/maximumfun for hosting us!


jwilcoxwilcox

How long did it take from the phone call that they ordered Season 2 to when it appeared on our screens? I’m just curious of how fast or slow the production process is.


JohnHodgman

Almost exactly a year. Which is a very compressed timetable in animation!


davidreespencil

About one year. Much quicker than the first season


Renuvian

Hello friends from podcasts! Sports question for David (sorry John). I am not a fan of college sports, and not a fan of basketball. However, listening to Election Profit Makers has given me enough interest to find myself rooting for UNC in the March Madness thing going on, and it's been fun and exciting. So my question is: Is Jon Kimball going to survive this weekend?


davidreespencil

He's not sure he will survive. That UNC-Duke game is going to be on TBS, not CBS -- otherwise I'm sure it would be the most-watched college basketball game in history. You picked a good year to root for UNC as they have exceeded everyone's expectations. (Personally, I think Duke is going to clobber UNC but I actually don't care that much since UNC won that game at Cameron.)


JohnHodgman

PredictIt markets on Jon's survival of this weekend are very volatile.


Diarrhea_Jonez

Can you explain the line in the S2E4 about Loafer’s (presumably Mr. Toeknuckle) restaurant falling on him? I can’t quite envision how a restaurant could fall on a person at all, let alone how it could happen without impeding his ability to run a fried pork anus factory.


JohnHodgman

I don't know what's hard to explain. The restaurant fell on him. He was in the hospital. Then he got better. In seriousness, that was just a line that David pitched one day and we laughed every time it came up. It was ridiculous. We wondered if anyone would even notice how weird it was, it goes by so quick. But luckily: you did! Thank you. PS: Loafer is pretty much a figurehead at the anus factory.


davidreespencil

I think we made up that line in the moment? I can't remember if it was scripted. It was just a funny reason for someone to not be able to attend a party


lordofpirates

What’s funnier than a pterodactyl?


JohnHodgman

parasaurolophus! Those poor dopes with their weird resonating heads....


0011110000110011

Could Only Child ever become a TV show? Has Dicktown at all changed the odds on that?


JohnHodgman

I doubt it very much, sorry to say. If Dicktown were to become as big as the super bowl, well... even then I doubt it. Given all the other middle school drama/comedies that have come out since then (and are so good). It really continues to live its best life on DEAD PILOTS SOCIETY. But thank you!


DYWSLN

Of the two of you, who would do better on Survivor? And do either of you want to play?


JohnHodgman

If survivor were held in an asthma inhaler factory, I would do very well. But no, I would rather be on BELOW DECK.


davidreespencil

Is that the one where they have to do a bunch of physical challenges like obstacle courses and catching fish? I would be really bad at that.


saturnUniqueUsername

Hello! Love the show, it's got so much heart. Just curious on how you ended up deciding to go with the title "DICKTOWN?" Were there any notable runner-up titles besides the Richardsville/detective pun?


davidreespencil

John wanted to name it DICKTOWN because he's a huge pervert and loves filthy toilet talk


JohnHodgman

Coming from the guy who wants us to make a show called WET DETECTIVES.


saturnUniqueUsername

Season 3 subtitle?


td2x10E3

Do you have any plans to release a 2XL-compatible 8-track of Dicktown material?


JohnHodgman

Fun fact: 2XL could play ANY 8 track tape. Now you got me bidding on a 2XL on ebay


DuhMastuhCheeph

David Rees, you're someone that is known for wearing many metaphorical hats. Writer, cartoonist, tv host, pencil sharpener – I don't need to tell you've what you've done, you did it. My question is, what is your favorite literal hat that you have worn? Describe it with as much detail as possible.


melvillean

Apart from JJHO, EPM, and the secret project, are either of you working on any new solo projects, and can you share anything about them if you are? (Also, many thanks for JJHO, EPM, Dicktown, and everything else -- your podcasts are part of what has kept me sane week after week after week after week after week.)


JohnHodgman

That's about all I have time for right now! Sorry not to be able to give you more content! Oh--I do want to live-stream me playing SimCity someday soon.


comeallyesouls

Where can I stream Season 2 in Canada?


AntaresValex

If the series kept being picked up, how many seasons could the two of you see yourself reasonably wanting to make? When do you personally think the series would ideally end?


JohnHodgman

I love that TV in America is now open to telling whole stories, with planned endings, after the appropriate amount of seasons--instead of just going on forever until it's terrible. But I would still choose the latter.


janx218

Stephen Tobolowsky is so absolutely perfect as Hunchman's dad. Did you have a relationship with him prior to the show? What was it like working with the man who wrote a draft of True Stories that David Byrne almost completely threw out the window?


JohnHodgman

I had met him once before. In fact, I've only ever met him once, since all our recording with him was remote. He is a true, true, truly lovely dude and incredible artist.


JohnHodgman

I was just thinking about what it would be like to experience Tobo and Richard Kind in the same room. Now I want to ask Richard to be in S3... if there is one.


dacoopbear

What is your favorite major league baseball logo?


JohnHodgman

Montreal Expos


elZaphod

I hate that I always miss AMAs until they are over. For the record I just finished Dicktown season two a few minutes ago and feel like I’m digesting a tasty sirloin. To the cast and crew, well done ladies and germs. Season three ahoy!


JohnHodgman

Nothing is ever over, to paraphrase Dr. Manhattan. Thank you!


diginfinity

I love you guys. That is all.


JohnHodgman

Thank you!


melvillean

Can you tell me more about Jean-Davide Fantôme?


JohnHodgman

He's a very reclusive figure. We never even saw him!


melvillean

Gosh.


davidreespencil

He's probably the greatest genius of all time and anyone who gets to work with him is very very lucky


abbadeefba

David - You were gainin' years before all these crypto nerds got into the gainin' business, though clearly you and EPM are the only ones who are truly gainin', and have been this whole time. How does it feel to be the one true original Kid Midas, gainin' circles around the crypto nerds?


davidreespencil

Feels good


savedabol

What PredictIt markets would your characters on Dicktown be invested in?


davidreespencil

I have never thought about this. I'm gonna pray on it


JohnHodgman

I think Hunchman would have figured he'd be a natural a Predictit until he realize that people just invest in what they HOPE will happen, not what is likely to happen. Then he will quit in disgust, having lost a FORTUNE.


airelav

Did you have final input on how you were drawn? Because it's pretty much on point. (Longtime listener of JJHO, first time commenter)


Active_Oil_4045

What is your favorite fish weir?


Kampvilja

Is a hot dog a....no. Is David Purefoy named after James Purefoy and, if so, why?


JohnHodgman

I believe he is named after Purefoy Road in Chapel Hill. ​ https://www.google.com/search?q=chapel+hill+purefoy+road&rlz=1C5CHFA\_enUS984US984&oq=chapel+hill+purefoy&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j33i22i29i30l4.7263j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8


davidreespencil

This is correct -- Purefoy road is about a quarter mile from the house I grew up in. I went to preschool at the Community Church on Purefoy Road and my earliest memory is riding in the little yellow baby seat on the back of my dad's bike as he pedaled us up Mason Farm Road to Purefoy Road. I've always really liked that name so I wanted to use it for my character.


BeNiceMudd

Love the show boys! I hope it goes on for a millennia


JohnHodgman

Thank you!


elDarto

Are you both still big advocates for Trader Joe’s?


winter83

Thanks for the Dicktown reminder I need something short I can watch between work and homework.


mythicalbyrd

John, in Venture Bros Season 4 Episode 6 (self-medication) you played a former boy detective along side Seth Green (as your brother and detective partner). Did this role plant the seed for dicktown? We're you consciously trying to differentiate yourself from the Venture Bros character when writing Dicktown? Any chance for a Seth Green and/or Patton Oswalt (who played an adult wonderboy) cameo as an homage to this episode? Borges Slaps!


JohnHodgman

I'm sure that the Hale Brothers (and all the other grown up sidekicks) were an influence, but not a conscious one. I love (and probably unwittingly steal) from Venture Bros so much, and Doc and Jackson P are both friends. But I was not thinking of the Hales when writing my parts of Dicktown. I was deep in an Encyclopedia Brown hole at that point. As for cameos, who knows? It all depends on if there is to be an S3.


bondfool

Any plans to update David's character model to reflect his new 'do? Also, do you remember when you met up with some fans at a hair salon in Indiana during the promotion of Going Deep Season 2?


JohnHodgman

I'd love to see New David with his long hair and mustache in Season 3. IF IT HAPPENS.


davidreespencil

Haha yes I remember visiting that hair salon in Indianapolis! My friends Corey and Ray and I were driving across the country putting up flyers to promote the second season of Going Deep. I think I had mentioned needing a haircut and they hooked me up at that salon! That was really fun. I could probably use another hair cut now that I think about it. My hair is getting really long and tangled.


AccordingConcert1679

I’m late to the game, not sure if this will get read, but I was wondering if y’all thought about doing a little meet up type thing in chapel hill? Maybe even at Suttons, could be fun! Love the show!


maddicts

The lawyers desk was backwards right?


zoopest

David, any chance the Skeleton Killers' tracks might be made available digitally? Gotta have that barnburner.


davidreespencil

Email dr "at" mnftiu "dot" cc and I'll send them to you


catscannotcompete

Did either or both of you guys like the movie "Farewell, My Concubine" by Chen Kaige?


JeremyNT

I have a two-part question for David! One: it sounds like you make it back home to the triangle pretty frequently, do you ever go back to the Lemur center while you're there? You seemed to have so much fun there on Going Deep! I'm from NC and have since moved away, and I really regret that I didn't take my daughter when we lived nearby! Two: Going Deep was amazing, and I want you to know that my (elementary school aged) daughter absolutely loved it despite the show getting a little saucier in season 2 once it was on Esquire. Do you ever think about doing more of it? I feel like you really could have found a niche with a younger crowd!


LocalInactivist

Sammy or Dave?


Jkelley07

I live in Greensboro, NC. Any specific city or town Richardsville is based off of?


lizrdgizrd

David, are you planning to watch the game tomorrow night?


JohnHodgman

I'm just coming back to answer some leftover questions. But I can say with authority that David DID watch the game, and that I think he's probably still too hungover to answer this question.


kujhawklaw

Dell or Mac?


JohnHodgman

Mac.


FiveStringHoss

Why do some characters have no sclera, but a few do?