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87: Party City's Where You Go to Party with Tony Hale

87: Party City's Where You Go to Party with Tony Hale

Update: 2024-06-132
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Sarah calls back to "We're Here to Help" to update the hosts on her chainsaw-loving neighbor situation. She explains that after the hosts suggested involving the community, a code violation was issued against her neighbor for their excessive woodcutting. However, the code enforcement officer also found a violation on Sarah's property, leading to a new level of tension. The hosts discuss the situation and offer advice, suggesting that Sarah let the heat die down and avoid escalating the situation. They also propose a community garage sale as a way to bridge the gap and ease tensions. Sarah expresses her desire to move to the city and hopes to get through the summer before making the move. The episode ends with a reminder that all advice given on the show is for entertainment purposes only.

Outlines

00:00:00
Introduction

This Chapter introduces the podcast "We're Here to Help" and its guest helper, Tony Hale, known for his roles in shows like "Veep" and "Arrested Development."

00:02:02
Kate's Call: The Chewing Gum Legacy

This Chapter features Kate's call, where she reveals her father's world record for the largest ball of chewed Nicorette gum and his desire for her to inherit it. The hosts and Tony offer various solutions, including a tour, bronzing, and an Instagram account.

00:22:26
Tommy's Call: The Fake Reviews

This Chapter features Tommy's call, where he describes his boss, Alan, who writes fake reviews on an employer website to attract job seekers. The hosts and Tony brainstorm ways to anonymously expose Alan's behavior, including fake reviews, posters, and even a haunting.

00:49:24
Sarah's Follow-Up: The Code Violation

This Chapter features Sarah's follow-up call, where she updates the hosts on her chainsaw-loving neighbor situation. She reveals that a code violation was issued against her neighbor for their excessive woodcutting, but the code enforcement officer also found a violation on Sarah's property, leading to a new level of tension.

Keywords

Nicorette
Nicorette is a brand of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products, including gum, lozenges, and patches, designed to help people quit smoking. It works by delivering a controlled dose of nicotine to the body, reducing cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

Ripley's Believe It Or Not!
Ripley's Believe It Or Not! is a global entertainment company known for its museums, television shows, and books that showcase unusual and extraordinary feats, oddities, and curiosities from around the world. The company was founded by Robert Ripley, an American cartoonist and adventurer, who traveled the world collecting unusual stories and artifacts.

Arrested Development
Arrested Development is an American sitcom that aired on Fox from 2003 to 2006 and was revived on Netflix in 2013 and 2018. The show follows the dysfunctional Bluth family, a wealthy but morally bankrupt clan whose patriarch is sent to prison for financial crimes, leading to a series of hilarious and chaotic events.

Veep
Veep is an American political satire sitcom that aired on HBO from 2012 to 2019. The show follows Selina Meyer, the Vice President of the United States, and her staff as they navigate the political landscape, often with disastrous results.

Tony Hale
Tony Hale is an American actor and comedian known for his roles in television shows like "Veep" and "Arrested Development." He is also known for his voice acting in animated films like "Inside Out" and "Toy Story 4."

Software as a Service (SaaS)
Software as a Service (SaaS) is a software distribution model in which software is licensed on a subscription basis and delivered over the internet. Users access and use the software through a web browser or mobile app, without needing to install or maintain it on their own devices.

Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil is a Canadian entertainment company known for its acrobatic, theatrical, and musical performances. The company was founded in 1984 and has since become a global phenomenon, with shows performed in over 400 cities around the world.

Scrooge
Scrooge is a fictional character created by Charles Dickens in his novella "A Christmas Carol." He is a miserly and greedy old man who is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve, who show him the errors of his ways and lead him to redemption.

A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in 1843. The story follows Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly old man who is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve, who show him the errors of his ways and lead him to redemption.

American Psycho
American Psycho is a 1991 novel by Bret Easton Ellis that follows Patrick Bateman, a wealthy investment banker in New York City, who leads a double life as a serial killer. The novel is known for its graphic violence, satire of consumerism, and exploration of the dark side of American culture.

Q&A

  • What is the most unusual thing about Kate's father's world record?

    He holds the world record for the largest ball of chewed gum, made entirely of Nicorette, a nicotine replacement therapy product.

  • What is the main advice the hosts give Kate about dealing with her father's gum?

    They suggest creating an Instagram account for the ball, taking it on a tour to find its final resting place, and documenting the journey.

  • What is Tommy's problem with his boss, Alan?

    Alan writes fake reviews on an employer website to attract job seekers, even though he's a terrible boss who treats his employees poorly.

  • What is the most outlandish suggestion the hosts give Tommy to deal with Alan?

    They suggest haunting Alan with ghostly apparitions, leaving lemons around the office, and sending him anonymous emails.

  • What is the main takeaway from the episode?

    The episode highlights the importance of finding creative solutions to unusual problems, even if they involve a bit of absurdity and a touch of mischief.

  • What unexpected consequence did Sarah's neighbor's code violation have?

    The code enforcement officer also found a violation on Sarah's property, leading to a new level of tension between her and her neighbor.

  • What advice do the hosts give Sarah about dealing with the new tension?

    They suggest letting the heat die down, avoiding escalation, and considering a community garage sale to ease tensions.

  • What is Sarah's plan for the future?

    She wants to move to the city and hopes to get through the summer before making the move.

Show Notes

Jake, Gareth and special guest Tony Hale talk to callers about what to do with the world’s largest ball of chewed gum and a boss writing fake reviews. Later, the guys follow up with the second caller from episode 85 "The Muffin Man with Bobby Moynihan" and chat with Tony about behind the scenes on Arrested Development. Make sure to check out Tony in Inside Out 2!

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87: Party City's Where You Go to Party with Tony Hale

87: Party City's Where You Go to Party with Tony Hale