Ep. 22 “‘Season Finale: Merry Viewer and a Happy New Listener!”

On this episode of The Idiot Box Experts: The guys unwrap their countdown of the best Christmas movies, eulogize the Colbert Report, and pitch their Christmas movies. They talk about Sony pulling The Interview, Paul quotes Billy back to himself, and calls himself what?! All that and more on this episode!

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Ep. 21 “Other Wasn’t Available” Feat. Julie Ferris

In this episode we go the full Ferris with Billy and his sister Julie as they discuss the holidays as well as Hallmark Christmas movies. Billy also give us an update with  the Renew/Cancel news.

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Ep. 20 “Time for Sale”

In this milestone episode the guys talk about great opening sequences, Billy may need therapy, and they talk about the effectiveness of commercials.

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The Musical

You asked and they delivered. The guys have a lip sync battle and sing ‘Let it Go’!

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Ep. 19 “Cutting the Cord” Feat. Michael J. Moore, Esq. LDO NCLE ABO

On this episode of the Idiot Box Experts: Is Alaska bigger than Louisiana? What do the guys say about the video they owe you? Find out the best karaoke songs, hear their Sci-fy pitches, plus the guys welcome in a cord cutter as a special guest. All that and more on the Idiot Box Experts!

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Ep. 18 “The Strait Man (Not that there is anything wrong with that)”

On this episode of the Idiot Box Experts; The guys talk about sitcoms, scary movies, and give their pitches of original hero’s. This pitch does have a twist and things could get ugly.

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Ep. 17 “Listener Appreciation”

This special episode is written by YOU the listener!! Come hear the 3 pitches, theme song, and questions asked by you!

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Ep. 16 “Fall Preview”

On this episode, the guys preview what is to come for this Fall including some reviews of early pilots that have already aired. They also give their most American pitches yet and they let everybody know what is going to be so special about the next episode!!

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Ep. 15 “Paid Channel Language”

On this episode, It it the last installment of the report cards and the guys grade HBO, Showtime, and Starz. Listen to what shows they are looking forward too in the fall as well as The Pitch: Cooking Shows!! Please remember to rate and review us!!

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Ep. 14 “The Return”

On this episode of the Idiot Box Experts: Does Billy make his return? What gave the hosts a case of the giggles? Hear Paul’s response to some notable TV and Movie questions/quotes, find out what grade last season’s network champ, NBC, gets, plus much more!

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PSA with Doug Miller

Paul and Doug have an abbreviated episode and focus on an important issue. Depression and Addiction are very real issues and there is hope available. Here are some numbers in case you or a loved one are suffering from any of theses issues and know that help is out there.

National Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Information Center – (800) 784-6776
National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255

http://emschaplains.com (non-denominational, non-accusatory, and completely confidential)
Doug Miller – damiller911@yahoo.com

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Ep. 13 “Not On My Watch!” Feat. Leah Valvano BSN, RN, EMT-I

On this special episode of the Idiot Box Experts, we have Leah Valvano filling in for Billy while he gets his batteries recharged. We talk powerful women on the screen, medical shows, and find out why Tara Reid’s new fragrance Shark is relevant. Also, Leah gives Billy and Paul a Pitch challenge that should prove entertaining.

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Doug’s “B” Movie Review Special: Why you should be watcing ‘The Strain’

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In the mid 80’s Anne Rice made a massive change in the Horror Vampire Genre with “The Vampire Lestat” series. It introduced the beautiful, seductive, remorseful and “human” vampire. This was carried on into Laurel K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake series (Very good),  Sookie Stackhouse  (boring)  and hopefully died a horrible, writhing, bloody death with the “Twilight” series at Guillermo Del Toro’s deft hands. Mr. Del Toro reintroduces us to the Horrific, the strange, the inhumane vampire that wants nothing less than your blood and soul, …preferably while screaming. I read the first of the books that this was based on over a year ago and was impressed with plot, characters, and hopelessness of it. The TV show has tried and succeeded in living up to the book. I am no Harvard educated scholar. I could not care less what some high brow asshat has to say about literary styles. I do however read 2 to 3 books a week and was left feeling pleasantly disgusted by the books. I love the homage to Bram Stokers Abraham Van Helsing, the throw back to classic monsters being ..well… monstrous. This is not a misunderstood critter that can be reasoned with. It is us or them. Do you miss the horror in your horror? That is why you should be watching ‘The Strain’ Sundays at 10/9 central on FX.

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Ep. 12 “What Does the Fox Say?”

On this Episode: The guys are back in their respective places and they have “it”. They discuss and grade Fox on their performance as well as what they are giving away, what would Paul remove from this world, what movies makes both men cry, and a special announcement by one of them with much more on this episode of the Idiot Box Experts!!

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Ep. 11 “Cable: We Know Very Funny Character Drama”

On this episode of the Idiot Box Experts: Paul and Billy are recording across the table from each other in the same room for the first time. Listen to all their sidetracks, hear their bad student film pitches, and find out which cable networks make the grade! Plus, which TV show did the guys recently marathon? All that and more on this episode of the Idiot Box Experts!

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Minicast 3- “Ancona’s Anecdotes ‘Skype-in Show'”

On this Minicast, Paul has our first Skype in show! We talk Sea Turtles, Big Brother, True Blood, and we find out who uses Kangaroo Urine for their hair!!

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Ep. 10 “CBS, Eye of the Beholder”

On this episode of the Idiot Box Experts: What has Paul so tongue-tied? Why is Billy suddenly checking the skies? The guys countdown the best and worst fictional roommates, make their War of Roses pitch, and hand out the CBS summer grade as the summer grading series makes another stop. All this and much more on this episode of the Idiot Box Experts!

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Net Neutrality… You need to watch this.

This was a funny and informative video explaining exactly why cable companies shouldn’t be able to end Net Neutrality. The Idiot Box Experts like our internet like we like Switzerland… Neutral…

Click the picture below to tell the FCC why they should support Net Neutrality 

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Ep. 9 “ABC, First Alphabetically, Last in Viewers”

On this episode of the Idiot Box Experts: what has Billy so upset? Is there an impression Paul can’t do? The guys make their pitch, countdown the best and worst fictional TV/Movie jobs, and kickoff their summer report cards with ABC. All that and more on this episode of the Idiot Box Experts!

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The Boxie Awards Pt. 2

Part 2 of The Boxie Awards will not disappoint! We hand out the major hardware for Best Sitcom, Best finale, and Show of the Year! We finish the awards show with our first inductees into the Idiot Box Experts Hall of Fame. We also announce what you have to look forward to with us, The Idiot Box Experts!

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The Boxie Awards Pt. 1

We are finally here! This is part 1 of our special awards episode! Lets see who walks away with the coveted Boxie Award. Big winners in the Animated Series, and Best TV Drama plus much more. Also, find out who you voted for the best Idiot Box Experts Host!

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Renew/Cancel Special

On this episode of the Idiot Box Experts: Paul and Billy bring you a bonus episode, the Renew/Cancel Special! The guys recap the fate of all the network shows that were on the bubble at the end of the TV year, look ahead to next season’s broadcast network schedule, and hold themselves accountable on some predictions.

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Ep. 8 “And Now We’re Gonna Tell You Exactly What’s Happening… WHAMMY!”

On this episode of the Idiot Box Experts: Find out who Paul wants to have dinner with, why a bird and a Twinkie played a pivotal role in the guys’ lives, and what catchphrase you voted as the best in TV history. Paul and Billy dive into sports media where you’ll find out why ESPN has been put on notice and why the Donald Sterling case is a big deal. Add in the spaghetti western pitches, channel surfing with the experts, and a revealing ask the experts segment and this is a can’t miss episode!

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Ep 7. “I’ll Show You Late Night My Pretty”

On this episode of the Idiot Box Experts: What will Billy’s funeral be like? Why does Paul like animals on tv so much? The movie villain poll results are revealed, find out which bubble show is the most watched show in France, what makes a late night show work and much more!

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Ep. 6 “How I Wrote Your Script”

On this episode of the Idiot Box Experts: How is Paul using ‘aluminum foil’ to change the world? Why is Billy distraught about the HIMYM finale? Find out what you voted as the worst series finale of all time, what the script writing process is like, who the English Gentleman is and much more!

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Minicast 2- Ancona’s Anecdotes “B-Movies” Feat. Doug

In our 2nd Minicast, Paul debuts Ancona’s Anecdote. He has our very own Doug, from Doug’s “B” Movie review! Listen to find out why he hates Killer Clowns from Outer space,  hear a story that shows how much Doug loves his mother, and much more!

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Ep. 5 “We’re Not Inclined to Resign to Maturity”

On this episode of the Idiot Box Experts: Why does Billy like Paraguay so much? Find out why Harry Potter and Star Wars fans are fighting over this weeks poll question. The guys make what they call their most controversial pitch yet when pitching an original game show, they pay tribute to the TV show Psych, plus much more!

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Ep. 4 “We’ve Been Framed?”

On this episode of the Idiot Box Experts: Does Paul have an alter ego? See what the survey says when the guys break down television’s best and weirdest game shows. Find out which popular TV show was renewed for 3 more seasons. Also, find out what shark attacks, taxes, and healthcare all have in common, plus much more!

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Minicast 1-As the Ferris Wheel Turns: “Ratings”

In the first ever Idiot Box Experts Minicast, Billy explains exactly how television ratings work and why you should care about them. If you’d rather read it than listen to it, then here’s a brief synopsis (But trust us, it’ll be a lot more fun if you read as you listen. Think of it as an audio book full of delicious knowledge):
TV Rating- Percent of TV households watching a show out of all television households
TV Share- Percent of TV households watching a show out of all television households that were watching TV at that time.
In this minicast, Billy goes into a little more detail and explains that not all ratings are created equal (Curious? Here’s a hint: television advertisers have an age bias). He also talks a little bit about mid-season replacements.
Do you miss Paul during this minicast? Fear not dear listener/viewer/reader. He’ll be back with Billy in 7 short days for the next episode of the Idiot Box Experts. Until then, may all your favorite shows be new this week.
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Ep. 3 “Spin Move”

On this episode the guys pitch their Toy Story Spin-off, argue about Saved By the Bell, discuss the formula for successful Spin-offs, reveal why Billy’s at war with the birds, and much more!!

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Ep. 2 “Thirst for Firsts”

This week the guys countdown their top TV theme songs of all time as well as reveal their Lifetime pitches. They talk about the  strong crop of first year TV shows and what they need to do to establish themselves as long running hits.

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Ep. 1 “The Pilot”

Today the guys go over some of the best sitcoms from the 1990s through today, as well as some of your favorites. They also discuss how TV pilots work. Lastly, Billy and Paul also finally show off their first TV pitches and more!

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