We're just getting started with the new 2023 series, Goosebuddies! We check out Episode 2 of Disney/Hulu's Goosebumps series, "The Haunted Mask". This story touches upon the classic book and also steps down new paths as the kids and parents both piece together the mystery of Harold Biddle. Also Justin Long does physical comedy! Enjoy the discussion and keep all forgein items off your face.
TV discussion starts: 18:15
OFF TOPICS: Future Kevin, Ben Stiller's Favorite Cat, Finding R.L., Endless Zack Fair, W.C. Fields in Philly
As the fall air turns crisp, enjoy this episode revisiting the 90s classic The Adventures of Pete & Pete. Your hosts Chad Quandt, Paul Ritchey, and Kevin Cole cover this season 3 episode focused on Little Pete and his magic coin which can only be recharged by endangering a train. Please understand: each year dozens of trains go off the rails because of plucky kids putting currency on the rails. Do not do this. This episode was irresponsible for Nickelodeon to air, encouraging other kids to do such dangerous acts. But we still had a good time talking about it.
TV discussion starts: 17:00
OFF TOPICS: Dire Straits, Weird Al, Novelty Music and why Paul hates fun, George Bush Senior's 90s Music Gun
Slappy' back, Goosebuddies! Your hosts Chad Quandt, Kevin Cole, and Paul Ritchey read through the first book in R.L. Stine's Goosebumps Horrorland series: Revenge of the Living Dummy. The Horrorland series promises an ongoing story connecting these spooky tales; does it start strong with the iconic puppet monster? What is Slappy's connection to a theme park? And who is Mr. Badboy? Is it Slappy? Oh yeah, it's just Slappy.
Book discussion starts: 8:29
What danger lies beneath our very feet? Could it be morlocks? C.H.U.D.s? Or something even worse: giant nightcrawler worms that have no real senses and just flop around crushing everything! Doesn't that sound positively spooky? We hope so, because Chad Quandt and Kevin Cole are reading Johnathan Rand's American Chillers series #15: Nebraska Nightcrawlers. Will these kids be able to shrink the subterranean assassins back down to size? Enjoy the episode!
Blast off, Goosebuddies! Your hosts Paul Ritchey, Chad Quandt, and Kevin Cole read R.L. Stine's Goosebumps 2000 book Earth Geeks Must Go! It is a 'story' about young boy Jacob Miller who finds himself on an alien planet with strange differences than his own. For example, everyone here eats food with arm pit mouths! Gross! To be honest, it's mostly identical to Earth for some reason. People read books with their tongues; is that spooky? Also there are war crimes committed by sentient bugs. Enjoy the episode!
Episode discussion begins at 8:35
OFF TOPICS: Handclaps in songs, falling in love on the internet, Dianne Feinstein's Kid Talk, the Work Generation, why TikTok Homesteaders rely on the very Internet that they hate.
Wake up, Goosebuddies, it's time for another episode! Chad Quandt, Paul Ritchey, and Kevin Cole read through R.L. Stine's Goosebuds 2000 book Slappy's Nightmare. In a bizarre turn, Goosebump's iconic main monster is the protagonist of the book as the dummy tries to be good for once. Just look at that cover. Slappy is scared! Upside is down, ketchup is mustard, cats and dogs are living together! Do we like this book or should we have hit the 'snooze' button? Enjoy the episode!
OFF TOPICS: Corporate Cinema, Tanking Timothy Chalomet, Lin Manuel Miranda's 'The Scuttlebutt', Cider Talk
Hope you had cable in the 90s because the Goosebuddies are checking out the Disney Channel cult show So Weird and its pilot episode 'Family Reunion' about paranormal believer Fi, her rocker mom, and the tour bus family that explores the things in the world that make a teenager cryptically whisper 'So weird...'. In this episode it's specifically the ghost of a poor wet boy who hates laptops.
Episode discussion begins: 15:45
OFF TOPICS: O.G. Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow, Chad is the Red XIII of Goosebuds, Nomura-san, The Playstation 2 Slim: The Greatest Entertainment System Ever Created, VHS cassettes are back, Warriors of Virtue, mix CDs vs mix tapes
Note: Sorry Chad is fighting through a cold so we hope his muffled voice isn't too bothersome.
This episode the Goosebud Boys cover R.L. Stine's Goosebumps 2000 book Return to Ghost Camp, a sequel that has no returning characters or plot threads. It's not even the same camp. Can protagonist Dustin Minium evade the shape-shifting fox monster known as The Snatcher? At least this book gives us a great opportunity to reflect on the Kevin Era (aka Phase 2 of Goosebuds Cinematic Universe).
Book Discussion begins: 11:15 (sort of).
Off Topics: Kevin's Anniversary, Hot Topic and 'Just Two Things' shirts, our personalized Emotionally Honest T-shirts, the grape-worthy terroir of Indiana.
Book discussion begins: 4:20
OFF TOPICS: Chicken Coins, Dave & Buster's afterlife, Kevin's prized smoothie machine
We're putting a ring on it! Chad, Paul, and Kevin read through R.L. Stine's Goosebumps 2000 book Horrors of the Black Ring. That's multiple horrors, not just one. Little Beth has to deal with a possessed teacher, poor sweet animal violence, and a Nazgul attack on her school. Also we will all be going by our new nicknames P.B. Crisps, Maggot Freak, and Dunk tanK.
Book discussion begins: 12:05
OFF TOPICS: MiSTer game emulation, Lil' Mark Wahlberg, Bleemcast, our cursed candies
It's a new year with new book crimes being committed, Goosebuddies. Chad, Kevin, and Paul cover R.L. Stine's Goosebumps 2000 The Werewolf In The Living Room. In this the scariest thing isn't the possible lycans' it's the international crime of moving a person against their will to a new location. In this story can little Aaron Freidus learn that his dad is a corrupt cop and a sloppy monster hunter?
We're squeezing out the year with one last Body Squeezer story. R.L. Stine's Give Yourself Goosebumps book Revenge of the Body Squeezers. Having defeated the green Squeezers in the Goosebumps 2000 books, you now face the kinkier blue variation. They're gonna squeeze you down into little black balls! Can Paul and Chad survive as a vengeful dwarf child as Kevin is our Book Master? Can we save Hollywood?
OFF TOPICS: The Pop Tart Collector's Market, Dwarf Fortress Stories #1
Book discussion begins: 11:30
This episode Chad, Paul, and Kevin retreat from the harsh horror winter to the safe shelter of The Adventures of Pete & Pete to discuss the episode 'Nightcrawlers', a charming story from the first season about Little Pete and his friends trying to stay up for eleven nights in a row. We do not recommend doing this in real life.
OFF TOPICS: Incubus vs Deftones, NuMetal and emo and confusing genre names, milking the guitar's prostate
Book Discussion begins at 10:20