Friday, April 27, 2012

HIMYM Caption Contest Entries

On this week's show, we announced a Caption Contest inspired by our stint on "How I Met Your Mother".

We asked you guys to write a short caption of what the characters in the scene might be saying.

The writer of the best caption will win a CoasterDynamix Statix Model of  Millennium Force or Top Thrill Dragster!

Here are the entries!

(Editor's Note: If you haven't listened to our past few shows, a lot of these jokes aren't going to make sense. So, you might want to go back and download shows from the last few weeks!)
"I was sitting here." "Yeah, not anymore."
- Brian Greer
Mike: I'm excited - but don't know what to do!
EB: Just act like you're drunk Mike.
Ted: No need to do that, boyz, I already got that covered...
- Justin R.
Mike: Do you believe he really asked us if we heard The Beast?
EB:  Yeah, I'm usually not to familiar with a lot of park's rides, but even I know about that one!
Josh: I honestly thought they wouldn't have know "A Beast". I thought I was gonna impress them with my coaster knowledge.
- Erich
Mike: "Let's just say, that redhead was pretty interested in the Goliath, if you know what I mean."
EB: "I bet you wanted to take her on the old Anaconda, didn't you?
And then some Volcano: The Blast Coaster?"

-or- Ted, in another convo:

Ted: "I can't believe those guys knew about "A Beast..." I should get to A Magic Mountain so I can try out this A X2."‎
- David V.
Mike: Hey EB, can you believe that Josh Radnor? We should turn him into a character on the show!
EB: Good idea Mike, I got it covered.
Josh: Ahhh man, I really blew it with those Coaster Radio guys. Maybe those guys over at In The Loop will be my friends and start the "Josh Radnor Project."
- Tom Schultz
Ted: "OK. Guys. Two things... First, why are those guys behind me so happy? And more importantly, why are neither of them wearing pants?"
-Wally Phelps
Mike: ‎"So I said to the Big Breasted Redhead, 'Sorry baby, you must be this tall to ride.'
- Jonathan Lepolt
Ted: ‎"You know, I am thinking about a road trip of Ohio to ride this roller coaster- it's made of wood, it's really famous, I don't know if you know about it, it's called A Beast."
- Terry Farthing
Mike: "Doesn't everyone know Walt Disney's frozen corpse is stored in Expedition Everest?"
- Jeff
Mike: Dude, did you see the guy with the strip of toilet paper hanging out of his pants?"
Ted: Please tell me I'm not the toilet paper guy.
- Joel Tomyl
Mike: "David Arquette totally wishes he was us right now"
EB: "I know, this is way cooler than Jake and the Neverland Pirates."
-Kevin Spindler
Mike: "I'm super excited that NPH invited us out here!"
EB: "Oh man, I miss my Mickey Mouse sweatshirt..."
Ted: "Maybe they know about Millennium Force at Cedar Point..."
- BJ Wanlund
Mike to EB (speaking of amply bosomed red-haired girl):
"We were going up the lift hill, she grabbed for my hand and missed, and TOTALLY TOUCHED IT!"
- David Bales
TED (Completely out of it):  Whoaaaaa...they have....SON of a Beast nowwwww???  Whoaaaaaa....
- Dan the T-Shirt Guy
Mike: OMG EB! NPH shook my hand! I am never washing this hand again!
- David Weihe
Ted: So what- The last roller coaster I went on was so wild, it had the bar at the entrance of the ride.
- Peter Nancarrow
Ted: Carl, I think that weirdo in the black shirt just asked his friend if he wanted to 'ride The Beast late at night.'
- Kevin Welch

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 #628 - Shakespeare in Love (with Roller Coasters)

An interesting title for the podcast this week... but we'll explain it all.

On this episode of the "Original Theme Park Podcast," we transition from the winter months to the spring and summer and get ready for the 2012 season!

This week, we take a look at a recent survey conducted by Six Flags Over Georgia.  Last summer, they asked their guests' opinions on different aspects of roller coasters and thrill rides.

You'll be surprised at what they had to say!

This week is also our first show back since "our" episode of "How I Met your Mother" aired nationally on CBS.

Mike and EB will let you know how their lives have changed since becoming "background actors." Did Mike's new-found fame help him get "lucky" with a big breasted redhead in Las Vegas?

We also announce two new contests... including the return of "Soundwave!"  Plus, we unleash details about the "Most Interactive Summer EVER" at the show.

Summer is almost here and everyone at the show is getting excited! We hope you are too!


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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

HIMYM Caption Contest!

On this week's show, we announced a new contest!

What we'd like you to do is to take a look at this screen grab from "our" episode of "How I Met Your Mother" and come up with a really creative caption.

You can caption what Mike is saying...

You can caption what EB is saying...

You can even caption what Ted is saying!

We'll post all of the captions here, on Twitter and on Facebook.

The winner will win their choice of either a Coaster Dynamix Statix model of Millennium Force or Top Thrill Dragster!  Pretty Cool!

Send in your entries to Get them in by Tuesday, May 1st at 8pm!

Good luck!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Interactive Poll - Stay-cations?

We're going to be experimenting with some new features on the podcast during the next few weeks.

One of them is a weekly poll that we'll feature here on the blog.

You'll have a chance to make your voice heard and then we'll discuss the results on the following show.

Most times, the poll will be about theme parks and thrill rides, but other times it will be about music, movies and pop culture.

Let's kick things off with one about Summer 2012!

A lot of analysts say that this will be another summer that people will be staying close to home.  They say that gas prices will force people into another year of "stay-cations."

How far will you be traveling this year to visit the parks?

Thursday, April 12, 2012 #627 - On the Set of "How I Met Your Mother"

 Mike, EB and Tris hanging out with the cast
As fun as it was to visit Disneyland and Disney California Adventure a few weeks ago, it wasn't the main reason for our trip to the west coast.

Neil Patrick Harris, (the official announcer for the podcast), invited us to come out to Hollywood to be extras in an upcoming episode of the hit CBS sit-com, "How I Met Your Mother."

On this week's (very long) episode, we tell you the ENTIRE story.

We talk about what we saw, our interactions with the cast and crew and what it was like to be a "background extra" in MacLaren's Pub.

Here are some videos and photos from our visit to give you a visual reference as you listen to our stories!

This is an actual scene from the show. Watch the background!
EB and Mike are having an animated conversation in the background.

Mike, EB and Tris laugh about the "fake" beer and wine they are consuming.

We watched the action from chairs set up in the apartment set.

The directors, writers and script supervisors watch the action from these monitors.

We explain how this shot came to be during the show

You can see EB's head in this flashback scene.

Outside of Stage 22, where they shoot "How I Met Your Mother."

Make sure to set your DVRs to record "our" episode of HIMYM!  It airs Monday, April 16th at 8pm est on CBS!


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Thursday, April 05, 2012 #626 - California Questions

We've spent the past two shows going over every details of our California Trip that included visits to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.

But even with two whole hours devoted to both parks, there were things we missed.

AND... the audience was quick to remind us of the things we forgot to talk about.

PLUS, there were some things that we said about the Disney's West Coast parks that upset some of our listeners.  So, they sent strongly worded e-mails to let us know how they felt.

We had so many e-mails and interest about the last two shows, that we decided to set aside this episode and answer all of them!

Plus, we preview next week's show which is all about our visit to the set of "How I Met Your Mother." We even spill the beans on some of the stories about what we saw and did!

Make sure to set your DVRs to record "our" episode of HIMYM!  It airs Monday, April 16th at 8pm est on CBS!


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