I’ve also started listening to The Fighter and the Kid, mostly on YouTube, as Freddie Prinze Jr. has been on two episodes.
Thanks to UFC on FOX for hosting this video.
I’ve watched a few now but I’m hooked and I’m not even into MMA but Brendan Schaub and Bryan Callen make it seem like something I could get into and I really enjoy their dynamic.
Bryan Callen is an actor I’ve always liked when I see him in something. I had forgotten he was on How I Met Your Mother as Barney’s boss. Well, he was Marshall and Ted’s boss too, now that I think of it. He’s on the Goldbergs, too. He was really funny in Old School as well, which is true for everything he’s in. I don’t remember him from the first two Hangover films. I should check out his nine episodes of Seventh Heaven, any excuse to watch Beverley Mitchell, I say. I really need to watch that new show of hers, along with Christine Lakin and Jodi Sweetin. It is called Hollywood Darlings on the Pop channel, a channel I’ve never heard of until now. I do like all three of those ladies.
I thought I could recommend with the episode numbers but it seems like YouTube (or them, most likely) were not keeping track of it that way, from the very beginning.
Thanks to the Fighter and the Kid for hosting their own videos.
Josh Wolf joined Freddie Prinze Jr. for episode 273.
I saw the Kevin Smith episode, episode 248. This made me want to dive back into Smodcast and Tell ‘Em Steve Dave, but that would be years and years of episodes and I can’t do that. I do miss hearing Scott Mosier’s tales though. He was on FEAB (Four Eyes and Beard) with Matt Mira, another great podcast. They just had so many that I fell way behind. Sort of like what is happening with me and Fighter and the Kid.
That’s when I thought I’ll look up their other celebrity appearances but I didn’t really recognize anyone else who I really wanted to see, besides the list at the bottom of this post.
Hosted by UFC on FOX, thanks!
Except for Whitney Cummings, episode 126.
I’m not sure what happened with FOX, Bryan hinted about something in episode 274 but their production value went way up once they took ownership of the show. I guess it wouldn’t be that hard to figure out which episode the switch is made.
From there, I’ve seen episodes 274 and 275. 276 just went up (they are on episode 297 – so I’m crazy behind), and I’m trying to learn their schedule. 288 is the Bill Goldberg episode, so that’s the last full episode I saw. I want to watch 290 with Taran Killam. So I’m not as crazy behind as I thought I was.
These are two hour episodes, so it takes some time to watch them. Mostly, I watch them at night as I try to unwind and go to sleep. I usually do one hour one night and finish it the next. Or I just watched the whole episode and regret doing so when I wake up, wishing I had another hour of sleep. But that’s on me.
Watching these back to back like I have, Bryan has these facial mannerisms that I feel like I’ve incorporated, or maybe I feel like I’m about to incorporate and I have to pull back.
I’ve tried to look it up :
Schaub is pretty controversial, I guess. My main take away was his record, 10-5 MMA, 6-5 UFC, something his Wikipedia page isn’t great with. Or I didn’t understand it.
So this is the video wherein Schaub says his goodbye to UFC –
UFC on FOX
So the very first episode on their channel is 161
The Fighter and the Kid
Which makes me think that I probably shouldn’t go deep on this show either, just stick to the rivers and the lakes that I’m use to.
but now I’m just searching “fighter and the kid 161” “162” and still seeing that UFC on FOX is hosting the videos. Maybe they had an agreement to co-host a few of them?
Okay, so 171 is the final one on UFC on FOX
and 172 is the first one only on The Figther and the Kid
I’ll make a point of watching these episodes, in the proper order and see if I can get some answers that way. (Or probably not, as this became a daunting task.)
As long as Bryan is on the episode, I’ll watch these as I see there are times when one is not present. I like Brendan but Bryan is who I’m drawn to more, at this moment. Brendan also has his own show and I feel like that has to concentrate more on the fights that I’m not watching so I’m passing on that right now. Big Brown Break Down, is a great title for a show. I do like that Brendan has joined Bryan in stand-up and they have taken their show on the road, just like what happened with Smodcast.
Looking at the thumbnails of the videos on The Fighter and the Kid page, they clearly get production values at some point. I couldn’t tell when that happen, I’ll probably have to go slower in my search and see when it occurs.
Looks like 211 is the earliest with the current set
210 has an older set, at least that’s how it looks like. They put a curtain up for a backdrop.
The comment section leads me to believe that people really like Bryan over Brendan, but I don’t see where that is coming from. Not yet, anyways. I get that I like Bryan more, but I’m more familiar with him. The comments read like they rather just have a podcast that doesn’t involve Brendan.
208 has Will Sasso, from Bryan’s MadTV days. The first of the curtain era.
207 has a logo backdrop. Not sure how else to describe that background. It is a well lit room, whereas I see some that are filmed in a very dark room, like from their UFC days. This episode has David Koechner AND Josh Wolf filling in for Bryan. I thought I recognized Josh Wolf in a couple thumbnails, I have to go back and see.
He is in two non-numbered episodes!
August 28, 2015
November 19, 2015
I wish they had committed to the episode numbers, for those two Josh Wolf appearances.
I can’t tell if it is just a different camera angle and I’m not really in a place to fully gauge what is happening. Mostly, I’m just looking for a good sampling of the old shows to get a better feel on the hosts.
Episodes 161 through to 207, appear to be the same room, but with the camera angle moving slower to camera left, over time.
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I found these interesting guest hosts. UFC on FOX is so cluttered with all of their UFC related videos, that I can’t even begin to start going down that list. Shame they didn’t just always have a Fighter and the Kid page, within the UFC channel. If anyone has any episode referrals, I am clearly making a list and can add to it.
Ed O’Neill, Episode 168. FPJr told a story about how O’Neill use to box and at the gym, would straight knock some kids out who thought he was nothing more than an old man!
So I had a lot more videos to post but after watching half of the Ed O’Neill interview, I’ve decided to not go backward in time. I’ve also decided to never watch an episode that doesn’t have Bryan in it, unless Josh Wolf is the guest host (or someone else that I really enjoy). Brendan is nice enough but I’ve found out that I watch for Bryan and their dynamic.
I will say that after the Bill Goldberg episode, I did want to watch the Steve Austin episode but that was an episode of Big Brown Breakdown and I was going to earn the Steve Austin section but I’ve only gotten to the 14:28 mark, and that was weeks ago.
I’ll eventually just skip ahead to the Steve Austin section but I’ve fallen way behind on this series.
Here is the list of guest stars that I had originally found interesting enough to provide the embedded videos but now I’m just going to provide the episode number.
Michael Rapaport (176 and 232)
Dominic Monaghan (179)
Tom Papa (186)
Dr. Drew (190)
Bob Saget (191)
John McGinley (203)
Rob Corddry (213)
Pete Holmes (216)
Chris D’Elia (225 and 265)
Jeremy Pevin (234)
Rapaport and De’Elia are friends of the show so they make several appearances.
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Bryan Callen does have his own podcast, Mixed Mental Arts, with co-host, Hunter Maats
If I wanted another daunting task, I would start this podcast. Not go backwards but just start at the latest episode and try to keep up.
They are on episode 266.
I guess I’m really a fan of Podbay FM, as I use that site for both Prinze and the Wolf and Living Between Wednesdays. They were hosting the official How I Met Your Mother podcast but it stopped when the show did and now those episodes are no longer available. I was so excited when I stumbled upon that and thought I had a new podcast to listen too but then the links were dead.
One of these days, I’ll get back into it. I’ve been tempted to just download the episodes onto my phone but knowing that there is a visual representation of the podcast, I don’t feel like I could go strictly audio with them. Especially as they have a news segment and they show images on the screen that Chen shows them. But I would listen to more episodes, if I had them on my phone.