By Matthew E. Owen, Contributing Movie and TV Critic for SatelliteWerx.com
Podcasts are a medium that continues to gain in popularity over the past few years. For those uninitiated, podcasts are essentially the new era of internet radio. While satellite radio and more traditional forms of broadcasting still remain present, podcasts have been slowly gaining for the past five to ten years. Podcasts are an interesting beast, because they’re not incredibly difficult to produce and publish. Because of this, many regular non-broadcast folks have taken it upon themselves to create their own shows and programs for internet podcast listeners to consume. That’s what happened when the three McElroy brothers decided to make a comedy-advice podcast back in April of 2010. The podcast featured the eldest brother Justin McElroy, the “middlest” brother Travis McElroy, and the sweet, sweet baby brother Griffin McElroy. Since then, their podcast show “My Brother, My Brother and Me” has soared to stunning popularity, and for good reason.
WATCH FREE -My Brother, My Brother and Me – “Tarantulas & Travis Did a Hit” – Full Episode
Flash forward 7 years, and the “My Brother, My Brother, and Me” television show is about to debut. The show will be released on a fairly new streaming service called Seeso on February 23rd. Seeso debuted as a streaming service focused on comedy in January of 2016. The service features a collection of great originals, as well as full catalogs of classic comedy shows such as “Saturday Night Live”. While Seeso isn’t available everywhere (sorry Canada), it’s a nice fit for the eccentric and sometimes irreverent musings of the McElroy brothers.
Not to be confused with the Nickelodeon classic My Brother and Me, the McElroy show very much resembles the podcast except the comedy is taken to a whole new level. On the podcast, the brothers help give out advice to troubled listeners and internet commentators. Drawing from both fan emails and the internet question service “Yahoo Answers”, the three brothers do their best to answer questions and keep the laughs rolling. For an advance taste of their humor, check out any of their 300 plus podcast episodes. Episode 251: Cyclone 2.0” or their gut-busting recent “Episode 321: Which One Vapes?” is a great place to start for newcomers.
The TV show follows a similar format; questions get asked and advice is attempted. In a sneak peek of the first television episode, the brothers take a question from long time fan, Dan. Dan wants a tarantula as a pet, but his wife isn’t too keen on the idea. The brothers then take it upon themselves to re-brand tarantulas (or ranchos, depending on your preference) as the friendly creatures they truly are. It’s ridiculous, absolutely absurd, and borderline moronic. Thanks to the child-like attitudes and the true chemistry of sibling bonds, what could be considered as moronic ends up being sheer genius.
The My Brother, My Brother, and Me show on the new streaming service Seeso is shaping up to be an absolutely hilarious ride.