SnoutCast #180: How the Goodwins Met Your Mother

We set out to do a show on subverting expectations–narrative and otherwise–but our conversation with TV writer Chris Harris took a slightly different direction and ended up (wait for it) subverting our expectations. WHAT.

(Colophon: this is what it sounds like when you record a telephone call using Google Voice.)

[ Download mp3 – 26 MB ]

00:59 – “Canadian”
02:21 – putting the “games” in The Goodwin Games
05:21 – Easter Eggs
07:28 – DeeAnn on Magic and Showmanship
11:11 – “no more actual games”
12:42 – a Game Control fantasy
16:50 – based on true events?
19:07 – the 9th and final season of HIMYM
21:51 – “I didn’t leave the room once!”
23:10 – one last Easter Egg from @BenGoodwinRIP
28:07 – The End

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Music: instrumentals from “Code Monkey” and “Tom Cruise Crazy” by Jonathan Coulton

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  1. "Why would they end a series like that? They're not supposed to. You CAN'T end a series like that. You just cannot end a series that way." – my daughter verbatim after watching the final show. (I'm used to it, having every one of my favorite shows prematurely cancelled since "Nowhere Man").

    On a side note, each interview you've done with Chris Harris has ended up with us completely watching a TV series because of it. Can't wait for the third interview!

  2. Thanks, Scott! I don't know how old your daughter is, but hopefully dealing with the heartbreak of cancelled TV shows will prepare her for worse things later in life. 😉

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