The struggle is real on this week’s TBTL Week in Review. Forty N’ QUERTY Hillary’s anxiety is flaring because of the messy house in The Cat in the Hat, Word-forgetter Bobby is drinking warm Maker’s Mark with a Fresca back, and Future Detroit Tiny Fence Concert Host Meredith is at her wit’s end single-parenting the heck out of Bear. We’re happy for Luke’s positive life choices, and that Rich is (a) real(ly good friend), even if Luke is Frank Lloyd Wrong about where to keep his lasagna leftovers.
Over here at the LRB we know that you were promised a handful of special pet-related episodes of TBTL last week. We also know that these promises were poorly fulfilled, as our TBTL friendos proved once again that following a show sheet is not one of their stronger skills. Luckily, your LRB hosts can fill that gap, bringing more pet-related content than all three of TBTL’s Pet-agogy episodes combined (not that it was difficult). Mike is contemplating hair-of-the-dogging-it while his fingers are being decimated (literally) by cat attacks. Ann tells the tale of her self-mutilating hamster before she throws her newly-replaced phone over another mind-boggling Burbank statement. Meredith reflects on the civility of the mosh pit and how her dad got a bad case of prairie dog plague. Also on today’s agenda: secret therapy whispers, the Shaggy Defense, karaoke trapdoors, the problem with fake meat, White Guy Confidant Syndrome, the zucchini measure of friendship, and much more.
We’re getting close to Halloween so the LRB coven of Hillary, Meredith, and Ann is reconvening, with Mike taking his life into his (kitten bitten) hands to join them. There’s a thorough discussion of the new LRB family additions (both cat and human), another emotional breakdown from Mike, a peek at the Van Harn family’s pending super villain, and the continuing countdown to Hillary’s big day (carry me, Daddy!). In fact, we’ve got so much LRB business this week that we barely have time to recap TBTL, but we still manage to share our thoughts on Andrew’s scooter saga, Luke’s potential “house pig,” unnecessary tired weed jokes, and the yelling system. Everyone’s on board as Ann plays all her rage cards simultaneously for the throwiest Throw Your Phone moment ever. Plus, our own unfortunate towing stories, why Diet Coke is the best soda ever, The Good sTens Place, and it’s not Saucy Meat Time. Yet.
Are you a Luke, or an Andrew? If you’re listening to our LRB, you’re probably neither! (And that’s OK, because we’d think less of you for paying $3.50 a bottle for Lipton Diet Green Tea.) Now that that’s settled, enjoy this TBTL Week in Review covering everything from airport anxiety and buzzed birds to new RV restrictions and “Minnesota Nice.”