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Improvised WikipediaFeb 24, 2023
Is it a religious ceremony? Is it a sport? Is it a hummus-based street food? Jon and Glen have never heard the word Kabaddi before, but they're not gonna let something so trivial stop them from rewriting a wikipedia page about it.
Formica! What is it? Was it created during a World War? Was it created by Australian television personality Sofie Formica's ancestors? Do Jon and Glen even know anything at all?
Come see Glen tell jokes on February 26th at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, PA!
Hey! A few days late because Glen was on the road, but we're back to teach you all about doorbells.
What's up with that big spike in Paris? Glen and Jon know all about it. Was it built for a World's Fair? Was it built with strontium girders to summon Zuul? Learn everything you need to know.
Daylight Saving Time
Glen Tickle and Jon Lunger rewrite the Wikipedia page for Daylight Saving Time and Glen gets genuinely angry at Ben Franklin, a French newspaper, and a bug-lover from New Zealand.
Liquid Fabric Softener
Why's it a liquid though, NICHOLAS!?
What even is dill? A lot of bush talk, and we pitch a great biopic as we get deep into ranch lore.
Handover of Hong Kong
Okay look. Sometimes Jon and Glen really have no idea what they're talking about, and this episode is one of them. They talk a big game but at the end of the day they're really, really stupid.
Also that long running bit about Jon not having Glen's phone number takes a dramatic turn!
We're off the rails on this one kids. We start talking about marbles for a bit, but then it's just a clip show.
Look, if Hank Green doesn't know how eels get down we don't know why anyone would expect us to.
Pop Up Video
What if you could watch a music video but with a bunch of word bubbles popping up telling you about the band and song? In the late 90s you could thanks to VH1's Pop Up Video, a thing Jakob Dylan hated.
Oh boy. We're gonna get put on a list for this one. How do you make C-4? Should you eat it? Why didn't the A-Team use it more? Should Glen and Jon have learned to weld? Why does Glen remember a scene from the 1995 Sandra Bullock classic The Net in such vivid detail? It does go boom though.
Why are these curvy little guys named after horses? What do they like to chomp? Why do the boys have the babies? Why aren't they at the Jersey shore? Why do people keep grinding them up and eating them even though Glen said not to? Learn all about seahorses in this week's episode! Also go watch Glen's new special The Favorite on Dry Bar Comedy! Use promo code GLENTICKLE for a free month!
80% of people poop their pants on stage. We talk about why. Also sorry this episode is late! It's a big week for Glen. Jerk! The Magazine Issue #1 just arrived and his Dry Bar special The Favorite is FINALLY out! Use promo code GLENTICKLE to sign up for the new Dry Bar+ app and get a free month!
Wave Race 64
Race jet skis with your favorite podcast friends as we tell you all about Wave Race 64 and get wildly off topic after taking a week off.
Powdered Toast Man
POWDERED! TOAST! MAN!
What is he made of? What are his powers? How big is his crank?
The creator of Ren & Stimpy may be trash, but Powdered Toast Man is a legend. Learn all about him this week from two guys who grew up unsure why they were allowed to watch the show in the first place.
Time travel back one day so this episode would be on time!
Learn about dimensions
Which Back to the Future movie is bad?
Why doesn't Jon think Time is real?
The XYZ Affair
Look. We had no idea what this one was. We take some bold swings about an event in early American history that we thought might have been the pilot for Three's Company or the plot of King Ralph. We don't know everything.
Shout out to Gabe Mara for the suggestion.
Who first squeezed an olive and thought, "Heck yeah that's the good stuff."
How old is Popeye?
Is it... lube?
Why are olives disgusting?
All these and more answered in this week's episode.
Ball Point Pens
Hoo boy, your two buds talk a lot about pens in this one. How they work? Where they come from? How they taste? Learn all about em.
We're back! We took some time off because pandemic, but we're all vaxxed up and ready to roll. Learn all about the first Ferris Wheel, all the lives it claimed, and all the boning that went down in the sky.
Spontaneous Human Combustion
TikTok user @ri3cjoh gave us this week's suggestion, and it's a gross one. Thanks a lot, Ric. Lot of goo talk this week. If you don't like gross stuff, sit this one out. Lotta goo.
Glen's new special still isn't out yet, but you can download the Dry Bar Comedy app for free anyway.
Facebook sucks eggs. We talk about how Facebook Live is supposed to work, but it doesn't because again, Facebook sucks eggs. We stan Jesse Eisenberg.
MI-6 or MI-5 or Just British Secret Intelligence (ft. Ricky Glore)
Ricky Glore joins us to learn all about MI-6, which we maybe didn't think was real, so we talk about MI-5 and James Bond. Taft gets stuck in a bathtub, then we kind of explore the basic concept of British Secret Intelligence.
What is hibernation? Is it just sleep? Do words mean anything anymore? What's Scottish artist Neil Slorance's tortoise up to? Learn the answers to these questions and more on this week's episode of Improvised Wikipedia. Hey, also Glen has a new special coming out THIS MONTH on Dry Bar Comedy.
2020 Year-End Special
Why pick one topic when you can speed run a bunch of them? We run through seventeen topics and don't check any of our work to close out the year.
The Pawn's Niblets (Jon and Glen talk about The Queen's Gambit)
It's a VSE (Very Special Episode) this week as we break from format to talk about the Netflix series The Queen's Gambit. Why? I dunno. It's 2020. Jon figured if he let Glen get all the chess out of his system in this episode he'd shut up about it for a few weeks. (He won't.)
Thanks to Daniel Moyer for the name!
Jock Straps (ft. Pat Janssen!)
Gather your boys and cradle your downstairs. This week we talk jock straps with sports fan and comedian Pat Janssen!
Daniel Moyer comes on to learn all about the mysterious land of Canada, a place all three of us have been to in the before times when Americans were allowed to leave the country. Learn about tiny Elvis impersonators, Canada's best exports (comedy), and the group wonders what it's like to have a functioning government.
Hey and if you live in Georgia make sure you're registered to vote for the January Senate runoff election! It's important!
Ginger Ale (ft. Ryan Hill)
As Silver Surfer is to Galactus, so Ryan Hill is to Santa Claus.
He joins us this week to talk about ginger ale, and Jon and Glen scream at each other about gallium for a while.
Tommy Velocity and Jamie Crowbar kissed in 1924 and the rest is history.
Dreams (ft. Roya Hamadani & Ian Webster)
My seven-year-old once said, "Dreams are like private movies in your brain" and she's not wrong. We break down everything there is to know about dreams this week with two of our favorites, comedians Roya Hamadani & Ian Webster.
Hufu - Human Tofu (ft. Richie Warmkessel)
Puns! We love em. We look back at the first pun in history, and this might be the first episode where Glen loses it laughing at his own dumb joke.
Urinary Tract Infections (ft. Kirk Griffiths)
We adopted the "explicit" tag from the jump because of swearing, but boy howdy do we earn it this week.
Learn about urinary tract infections with our pal comedian Kirk Griffiths from the Proper Ebonics podcast.
Ferris wheels! Champagne! A lot of pee talk! Glen hurts himself laughing. Easily our grossest episode to date, but it's still funny. Enjoy!
Jon and Glen discuss the concept of reality itself and also the time Glen rode rollercoasters for a TV show.
Phonographs (ft. Ben Youngerman)
Well. It had to happen eventually. We brought Glen's nemesis Ben Youngerman onto the show as our dumb guest. Apparently we brought him up enough times that he invoked some kind of Beetlejuice rule where we had to let him on.
He wanted to know about phonographs because he's an old timey time traveler who looks like what would happen if a Dick Dastardly Funko Pop got its wish to be a real boy.
It's a good episode anyway. Glen explains exactly how phonographs work and also why Thomas Edison was such a piece of shit. We don't do people as topics because of the Vincent Price Rule, but Glen might record a special episode just shitting on Edison for an hour because for real that guy sucks so hard. He's the Ben Youngerman of Menlo Park.
Spookytimes is upon us, so we're throwing it back to our classic episode about ZOMBIES!
This was our most-listened-to episode for a long time, but as our audience grew it got unseated and isn't even in the top 10 anymore.
Also I (Glen) edited this episode in the hospital room with my wife waiting for our second kid to be born.
Pasta (ft. Rosalie Fry and my Toddler!)
What's up pasta maniacs? We talking pasta today with our friend and person living in Italy, Rosalie Fry! We cover all the shapes. We tell you to make it. My toddler babbles about Moana in the background. All around great ep. Get a bowl of noodles and listen to this show, then tell your best friend about it, but don't share your noodles.
Soup! It's soup!
GOOSEBUMPS (ft. Gabe Mara!)
Ermagherd! This week we talk Goosebumps with Gabe Mara from the Slow Readers podcast!
Is there a weird sound issue where the tracks are a little out of sync because we tried a new recording setup again? Of course!
Is it still a fun episode! You betcha!
It's a throwback to our second episode! We recorded this in person! In the same room! Together! We probably even hugged!
Remember physical contact?
McDonaldland (ft. Danny Getz)
Classic: Super Mario Sunshine
We're back with a Friday classic. We considered reuploading these in order, but Super Mario Sunshine is coming to the Switch as part of Mario's 35th anniversary, so we figured we'd ride this hype-wave all the way to glory and drop in this episode about neither of us ever played. Enjoy!
This week we learn about the island nation of Seychelles, but we didn't learn whether it was "Seychelles" or "The Seychelles".
Improvised Wikipedia Classic - Episode 1 Cardinals
Hey! Starting today, we'll be posting NEW episodes on Tuesdays and CLASSIC episodes on Fridays. What better place to start than with Episode 1 - "Cardinals"
This was our first go at improvising a Wikipedia entry, and we had such a good time we're still doing it.
If you're wondering why we're doing this, it's a boring technical answer that has to do with the way we were hosting our files before switching to Anchor. Uploading nearly 100 episodes at once seemed like not the best solution, so we're adding them gradually, in order. In theory this will go on forever, because we'll be adding new episodes each week. Plus these episodes were recorded over two years ago, so even if you've heard every episode it might be fun to look back fondly on the old ones.
The Interstate Highway System (ft. Jiah Peck)
What up with all these roads? Why are there no mountains anymore? Why can't we drive to Hawaii?
All these questions and more will be answered on this week's episode featuring Jiah Peck from the podcast Amusing Ourselves to Death that he hosts with past guest Justin Passino. Both Jon and Glen were recent guests on their show, so go check it out.
We're back with a new season, a tweaked format, and returning guest Addyson Young!
What's up with witches though?
The U.S. Dollar
What’s up with money though?
Friend of the show Leeanmerie Rouse drops in to give us the topic this week.
We’re still at home, and you should be too.