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Episode 216: Nerdist Podcast
Sklar Brothers
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Nerdist Podcast: Sklar Brothers

The hilarious twins Randy and Jason Sklar come on to talk sports (yes, sports!) with Matt, they come up with cat based web video and discuss their new show United Stats of America, now on The History Channel!

Check out the Sklars’ show United Stats of America on The History Channel!


  1. ColonelForbin says:

    MORE SPORTS! Also, the Death Cab For Kitty/Postal Service riff killed me. i was laughing so hard.

  2. Stain says:


  3. @Ross
    I agree wholeheartedly with your first point, but I don’t believe that anybody on this podcast has a problem being criticized, only the method used to criticize, the frequency with which the criticism comes, and how insignificant the perceived fuckup has to be to trigger a criticism. Nobody likes being spoken to as if they’re inferior and many people think that you have to grandstand and attempt to speak from a moral high ground in order to get a point across. In other words they think that if they’re not screaming at the top of their lungs that nobody will listen.

    I also agree with your second point in that I think Tiger Woods knew that what he was doing was wrong, but, again, while I think it’s correct that people look at his actions as wrong I think that people should take care not to speak about it as if they know for a fact that they would’ve acted any differently had they been in Tiger’s position. As easy as it is to Monday morning quarterback the life of Tiger Woods many people tend to forget that absolute power corrupts absolutely.

    By the way…are you a Fringe fan?

  4. Ross says:

    Marvelous episode. The more I hear the Sklar Brothers the more I enjoy them. Two points about the moral discussion:
    1) If only people of spotless character are allowed to criticize others, nothing will ever change. If someone were to initiate legal proceedings, say, against anyone who enters their child in one of these toddler “beauty pageants”, I’d cheer them on, even if they themselves weren’t someone I’d ever allow in my house. The truth of a critique should not be negated by the character(or lack of) of the speaker.
    2) That “they don’t know any better” argument for cossetted celebutards–that dog won’t hunt. Check out the episode of “Head Games” that aired 6/10/12; unless you’re a sociopath, most ethical behavior has been hardwired into us by evolution(as long as it doesn’t risk self-preservation). These handled types may not have had anyone spell out why what they do is wrong, but they feel it at the moment of action, whether they admit it or not. Such people only get away with it/keep acting that way because they are allowed to; it’s like Bill Maher’s old line from one of his stand up shows–“Men are only as faithful as their options.”
    Oh, and as to the imaginary conservative candidate the Sklars described as being worth listening to–you’re all probably too young to remember, but such people were all around a generation ago. We used to have moderate & liberal Republicans, and their mirror images on the left. Before Falwell’s “Moral Majority” began radicalizing the far right, it was an everyday occurance for a lawmaker(or President) to work closely with those across the aisle on issues where their philosophies overlapped. What hard-liners can’t seem to remember is that our whole system of government is built, despite the sacred myth of “American rugged individualism”, on compromise.

    Anyway, guys, thanks for another entertaining podcast–and the great news that there’s finally something worth watching again on the History Channel.

  5. Matt Grandis says:

    “Yeah I’d say it’s well and truly milked”

    JUST LIKE YO MAMA! Yeah, I’m done now …

  6. Patty Marvel says:

    @Josh – I’ll let Hubby know you approve of his message!

  7. Josh says:

    Holy moly I hope the Nerdist Three had a chance to read these. Unreal you guys — high fives all around! I spend my days these days writing and take a break from writing with these podcasts and these comment threads (I know, take a break from writing by writing? very nerdy). Y’all have been entertaining me all weekend! Truly great stuff.

    Also, not for nothing, but I think @Hubby Marvel might have won this round with his Star Wars yo mama: “Your mom is so fat, she — wait, that’s no mom.” Genius!

  8. Bemopolis says:


    Your direct connection to the distaff branch of your progenitors is so cellularly endowed that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has extended an offer for her to emigrate to Australia, causing a deviation to the moment of inertia of the Earth so large that it will shift the Milankovitch cycle into one which will significantly counteract the current and projected effects of anthropogenic global warming.

    Let’s face it, you mom’s be fat.

  9. Hirundinidae says:

    So, so sad now… I was (really) in the midst of researching how to get Chris, Matt and Jonah action figures made to sell. I thought I had a brilliant, unique idea…SOB!