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Just a Bit Inside

April 27th, 2010 . by Tim Babb (TANcast's #1 Host/Editor Fan)

The time is coming near for TANcast: The PREPisode…the episode that lets any new listeners in on the many inside jokes and references we do every week on TANcast. But, as usual, we need your help…

As we mentioned on episode 97, we’re going to do a “High Five” count down of categories of inside jokes. As we list off each category, we’ll give examples of inside jokes form that category. That’s where you come in. We need your suggestions for inside jokes that fall into one of these 5 categories:

5) The Boys (Tim Andy & Noah)-This would be the place for any characteristics, back story, or habits of the boys that get referenced a lot.

4) Friends & Family– This category will be all about friends we mention on the show.

3) Media– We reference a lot of things from other podcasts, to movies, to TV…this is the place for the ones that stick out the most.

2) Past Segments-We often refer to jokes we’ve done in past episodes. But if the next episode is your first, you would have no idea what we’re talking about. This is the category where we’ll re-cap those bits.

1) Surprise-Not going to tell you what the #1 category is. After all, it would be pretty lame if we made a whole episode that had nothing for our long time listeners to enjoy, wouldn’t it?

Got any suggestions? Don’t worry…you don’t even have to decide what category they fall in (or even if it doesn’t fall into any of them…we’ll make it work). Just leave a comment with something(s) you think people need to know to get the most out of TANcast.

Hurry get your comments in before May 9, 2010!

26 Responses to “Just a Bit Inside”

  1. Mike (TANcast's #1 Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    #1) Pigeons! I’ve listened to every episode at least twice, and I still occasionally forget the origin of pigeons. Granted, for me, that signifies it’s time to listen to them all again. But that’s why I’m the #1 fan. lol
    #2) Superman rape. Granted, this is mostly because it’s my favorite topic TANcast has ever done, it’s also something you guys mention from time to time that most people… won’t get.
    #3) Actually, I can’t think of a #3. I’ve listened so often, most of the inside jokes will still make me laugh, but I don’t actually realize that people won’t get them if they haven’t listened to earlier episodes.
    #4) Even though you don’t really mention it, maybe throw in a “So…. Indiana Jones” just so I have a reason to giggle. lol

  2. Alissa (TANcast's #1 Female Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    (side note: Mike, I’ve listened to them all way too many times myself, and I’m not sure they ever fully explain the pigeon story. they start referencing it early on, and it’s mentioned in episode 2 but they never say “this is what tim lied about!” and explain. they just say he lied. at least that’s what I’ve gathered from my research. and my recent listening habits have had the sole purpose of discovering the full pigeon story…nothin yet.)

  3. NateNo Gravatar Says:

    I’m pretty sure they never did explain the pigeon story, I’d love to hear it finally.

  4. Alissa (TANcast's #1 Female Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    -You may want to explain your Mean Dawg things that you steal (Such as TANcast movie review, TANcast meltdown, and the Iran, and such as.) Just cuz you do the little voice thing and since Mean Dawg doesn’t exist anymore and I know I sure as hell never listened to it (am I even using the correct spelling of dawg?) and y’all hardly talk about it these days that could be cool to explain? I dunno.
    -If I’m not mistaken it’s been a good long while since Geoff has been on, and as such newer listeners (like, really new ones) may not know who the hell Geoff and Miranda are. Ya feel me?
    -Superman rape certainly needs to be touched on. (tee hee. touched on.) And yes please throw in one more So…Indiana Jones just for nostalgia’s sake.

    That’s all I got for now but as I continue listening obsessively (I don’t think I’ve listened to music for weeks) I’m sure I’ll think of more shit!

  5. JasonNo Gravatar Says:

    1.) The origin of saying “you’re doing it”
    2.) Andy’s “I’m Fucking in here!” story
    3.) Of course Superman rape and a “so….Indiana Jones”
    4.) The “My name is Tim” story
    5.) A Noah mic fail

  6. Mike (TANcast's #1 Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    Alissa, I could be wrong but I think they did tell the story early on. Or at least started to. Now if that got sidetracked by one of the “So…. Indiana Jones” type things, I don’t remember. But I’m pretty sure they at least started to tell the story. Although, I could be wrong.

  7. Alissa (TANcast's #1 Female Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    Mike, they did start to tell it, but basically all they got to was Tim going “You know I heard that from another comedian, right?” and then Andy got mad and kinda referenced what the homeless guy said and then they moved on to something else. I think something Noah brought up.

  8. Tim Babb (TANcast's #1 Host/Editor Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    The full pigeons line is actually said in the first episode. Andy attributes it to “his favorite homeless person.” Several episodes later is where I rock his world and tell him it’s a joke I heard a comedian tell once.

  9. Bryce (Tancast's #_ fan)No Gravatar Says:

    I give up my #3 to Alissa. I thought I was a big fan. I was wrong.

  10. Alissa (TANcast's #1 Female Fan and NEW #3 Fan wooo!)No Gravatar Says:

    Haha thanks Bryce. I’ll give it back once you’ve earned it! Lol.
    And really Tim… hmm… I believe you I just don’t remember. I probably fell asleep during that part the last time I listened. I shall listen now!

  11. JohnNo Gravatar Says:

    Under “Friends & Family”: It took me awhile to understand what the difference between Steph and “OG” Steph was.

  12. Mysterious Matt (TANcast's #1 Mysterious fan)No Gravatar Says:

    It has only been alluded to a couple of times, and I think that the whole story has now been told twice, but the “Tim drops girl on head” story is surely a must.

  13. Ian(#1 Fan of Andy's Crocs)No Gravatar Says:


  14. WaDiWoNo Gravatar Says:

    A long time ago … You had that wacky “Ham” youtube video. I went looking for it today, but can’t seem to find it. It still haunts me – worse than any of the poo stories or thoughts of Andy wearing crocs. I dont recall why you had it on the podcast , but I wish I could have those 10 minutes back …. please.


  15. Tim Babb (TANcast's #1 Host/Editor Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    WaDiWo, Do you mean Pickle Surprise?

  16. Melanie (TANCast's #1 MILF/GILF)No Gravatar Says:

    superman rape, you’re doin’ it, pigeons…all good.

    I vote for Alissa as TANcast’s #1 historian.

    And I love pickle surprise, for the record.

  17. Ian(#1 Fan of Andy's Crocs)No Gravatar Says:

    The tancast unit of measurements love that

  18. Ian(#1 Fan of Andy's Crocs)No Gravatar Says:

    T maintenance as well! lol

  19. WaDiWoNo Gravatar Says:

    Damn yes – Pickle surprise

  20. Melanie (TANCast's #1 MILF/GILF)No Gravatar Says:

    God, I can’t believe I forgot about T-maintenance! That one seriously brought tears to my eyes, and I would so vote for Tim every day on the KTLA thing if you replayed it.

    OK, I’ll fess up – I’m already voting every day.

  21. Andrew S - TANCast's ?(-1) Australian fanNo Gravatar Says:

    The pigeon story has definitely been explained or otherwise I wouldn’t understand it. But yes it should be in the Prepisode.

    I’m pretty sure no-one’s ever said why OG Steph is called OG Steph. “Old Girlfriend” is my best guess, but whose?

    Vote +1 for the girlfriend dropped on her head story.

    Some kind of explanation of why Tim is so obsessed with Disney might help. Or even just an up-front statement of this fact.

    Getting it done.

  22. Andrew S - TANCast's #33 Australian fanNo Gravatar Says:

    Humph, my name is supposed to be “TANCast’s square-root-of-negative-one Australian fan” but the symbol doesn’t seem to have been acceptable to the blog engine.

    I wonder if it works in the comment body?

    Andrew S, ?(-1) Australian fan

  23. Mysterious Matt (TANcast's #1 Mysterious Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    Andrew, I had trouble with “OG” too. I think that you’ll find that it refers to “Original Gangsta”.
    PS: √-1 or √-1 might work. Or I might have said something that makes no sense.

  24. Mysterious Matt (TANcast's #1 Mysterious Fan) √-1No Gravatar Says:

    Dang it, I messed up my address and ruined my lovely little avatar. PS (ampersand) radic (semicolon) for the root symbol.

  25. Andrew, TANcast's #[square root of -1] Australian fanNo Gravatar Says:

    Thanks Mysteriious Matt (apparently you need two i’s, says Prepisode comments).

    Fail on me for not getting my comments in by May 9. Didn’t read that little bit til after.

  26. Mysterious Matt (TANcast's #1 Mysterious Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    Oh yes, and Andrew it was remise of me to not mention the other way that you could insert a symbolwrite the square root of negative one:



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