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Monday, August 3, 2015

WORST 100 FICTIONAL CHARACTERS OF ALL TIME LIST (revised 8/1/15)

WORST 100 FICTIONAL CHARACTERS OF ALL TIME LIST (revised 8/1/15)

1. Jerry Seinfeld from SEINFELD
2. Billy Crystal’s “Jazz Man” character
3. Johnny Rock from SEX & DRUGS & ROCK & ROLL
4. The cast of SONS OF ANARCHY
5. Baby from DINOSAURS
6. Ariel from THE LITTLE MERMAID
7. Chris Tucker from THE FIFTH ELEMENT
8. Damone from FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH
9. The Boston Celtics mascot
10. The Pina Colada Couple from “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)”
11. Bob Zmuda as Tony Clifton
12. Rudy from RUDY
13. Quentin Tarantino’s character from PULP FICTION
14. C-3PO
15. The Passenger in the “Sonic Guys” commercials
16. Luke from GENERAL HOSPITAL
17. Aqualung from “Aqualung”
18. Marty Fankhauser from CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM
19. Clippy, The Microsoft Word Paperclip
20. Les from HARDCORE PAWN
21. Mickey Rooney from BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S
22. Long Duck Dong from SIXTEEN CANDLES
23. Harling Mays (John Goodman) from FLIGHT
24. Guy Noir from A PRARIE HOME COMPANION
25. The E-Trade Baby
26. Kevin Morton from PEE WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE
27. Thorny from OZZIE AND HARRIET
28. Dave from “Alvin and the Chipmunks” (any version)
29. Stifler from AMERICAN PIE
30. Joe Camel from Camel cigarettes
31. Sylvester P. Smythe from CRACKED MAGAZINE
32. Carfax Carfox from Carfax commercials
33. Time For Timer, The “Hankerin’ For A Hunk Of Cheese” character.
34. The Hatchet Man, from the Insane Clown Posse Logo
35. Barry The Bee from BEE MOVIE
36. Darla Marks (Parker Posey) from DAZED AND CONFUSED
37. Andrew Largeman (Zach Braff) from GARDEN STATE
38. Silent Bob from the Kevin Smith Askewniverse
39. Cliff Paul from State Farm commercials
40. Richie Rich
41. Quagmire from FAMILY GUY
42. The California Raisins
43. Shaving Cream guy from the song “Shaving Cream”
44. The Six Flags Guy
45. Pepe Le Pew
46. The Great Gazoo
47. ET
48. Cotton Eyed Joe from the song “Cotton Eyed Joe”
49. Father Phil from THE SOPRANOS
50. The Grateful Dead Dancing Bears
51. The Turtles from the Grateful Dead’s TERRAPIN STATION album
52. Cows from the Chick-Fil-A Ads
53. Capt. Bayonne
54. Major Dad from MAJOR DAD
55. Guy smashing the ice cream cone on his head from Grateful Dead’s EUROPE ‘72
56. Mickey Mouse
57. Shia LaBeouf from INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL
58. Frasier Crane from FRASIER
59. Chet from WEIRD SCIENCE
60. Fake SPACE JAM Michael Jordan
61. Seth from HARDCORE PAWN
62. The Mucinex Blob from the Mucinex commercials
63. Doug Stamper from HOUSE OF CARDS
64. Iron Jay from THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO
65. Mac Tonight from McDonald’s commercials
66. Mickey from SEINFELD
67. The Charmin Bears from Charmin commercials
68. Ken from STREET FIGHTER
69. Billy Mack from “Take The Money And Run”
70. The General from The General commercials
71. Lois from GOODFELLAS
72. Ed Wilson (Rodney Dangerfield) from NATURAL BORN KILLERS
73. Watto from STAR WARS
74. Chris Gaines
75. Ronald McDonald
76. Mr. Smith
77. The Guitarist from MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
78. The Driver in “The Sonic Guys” commercials
79. The Judge from the Bob Dylan song “Joey”
80. Jim from THE OFFICE
81. Q from STAR TREK
82. Terence McDonagh from BAD LIEUTENANT
83. The Noid from Domino’s commercials
84. Matter-Eater Lad
85. Batman from BATMAN (all versions)
86. The Kids in the Trix cereal commercials
87. Ashley from HARDCORE PAWN
88. Bud Bundy from MARRIED WITH CHILDREN
89. Spuds MacKenzie from Budweiser commercials
90. Jon Cryer’s character from TWO AND A HALF MEN
91. Maxwell The GEICO Pig
92. Millionaire Hobo (a famous Los Angeles musician look)
93. Sling Blade (Billy Bob Thornton) from SLING BLADE
94. The Lawnmower Man from THE LAWNMOWER MAN
95. The Ernie Statue from SESAME STREET
96. The Pillsbury Dough Boy from Pillsbury commercials
97. Virginia from the Train song “Meet Virginia”
98. Vacation Jason from THE CHRIS GETHARD SHOW
99. Ziggy from ZIGGY
100. The Pure Prairie League album cover mascot

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

TONIGHT! THE 100 WORST FICTIONAL CHARACTERS OF ALL TIME (PART ONE)!

A few months ago we assembled a list called The Top 100 Fictional Characters Of All Time. I brought some names to the table, the listeners called in with tons of suggestions, and we had a great time. You can check the list out here.

Tonight we will begin to assemble the evil twin to the Top Fictional Characters list. We will start to collect names for the list that documents the worst fictional characters of all time. Who and what qualifies as “the worst”? Jar Jar Binks? Billy Crystal’s “Jazz Man” character? John Goodman in FLIGHT? And will Lois from GOODFELLAS make it onto both the best and worst lists? (yes, she will).

So get your suggestions ready and call up! The hashtag for the show is #Worst100 !

There are also a TON of things lined up for the show. There will be some S&W madness, AP Mike has something INSANE up his sleeve and we will have a special announcement from friend of The Best Show MIKE KROL!

When is The Best Show on? From 9PM-midnight EST every Tuesday! You can listen live at TheBestShow.net and download tonight’s episode the following morning at the website or on iTunes or your RSS feed or wherever!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

TONIGHT! PAUL RUDD LIVE IN STUDIO!

I am thrilled to announce that the amazing PAUL RUDD is coming by The Best Show studios tonight! Rudd is the star of so many great things and is a great dude and it's just gonna be great! We will talk about all sorts of stuff including his upcoming Marvel movie ANT-MAN! It will be one for the ages, don't miss it!

The hashtag for tonight's show is #RuddBestShow! Use it on all the social medias you have! Let the world know about tonight's show!

When is The Best Show on? From 9PM-midnight EST every Tuesday! You can listen live at TheBestShow.net and download tonight’s episode the following morning here or on iTunes or your RSS feed or wherever!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Scharpling & Wurster WEST COAST TREK – TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Tickets ON SALE NOW!

Thursday, August 27
Seattle, WA @ Neumos
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Saturday, August 29
Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
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Thursday, September 3
San Francisco @ Great American Music Hall
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Saturday, September 5
Los Angeles @ El Rey Theater
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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

New Scharpling & Wurster TOUR DATES!

Here we go again! Scharpling & Wurster are hitting the road and bringing their amazing show to the WEST COAST!

Thursday, 8/27 - Seattle, WA - Neumos - TICKETS

Saturday, 8/29 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir - TICKETS

Thursday, 9/03 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall - TICKETS

Saturday, 9/05 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey - TICKETS

All tickets go on sale this Friday 6/5 at 10am PST!

 

 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

TONIGHT! YO LA TENGO LIVE IN STUDIO!

Holy moley! The amazing YO LA TENGO will stop by The Best Show studios tonight! They’ll be talking about their new album STUFF LIKE THAT THERE and we will play a couple tracks from this new album and talk to them about everything that we can think of! It’s gonna be great!

And there will be the usual Best Show fun that you’ve come to demand! Don’t worry – the laff quota will be met!

When is The Best Show on? From 9PM-midnight EST every Tuesday! You can listen live at TheBestShow.net and download tonight’s episode the following morning at the website or on iTunes or your RSS feed or wherever!

We'll also announce new Scharpling & Wurster LIVE DATES tonight! Don't miss it!

#BestShowLaTengo

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

TONIGHT’S SHOW: MOLLY SHANNON! MOLD TOMMY! MORE!

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Hey everyone! It’s Tom Scharpling, just posting to say hi and let you know what’s happening in the world of The Best Show and Scharpling & Wurster.

Tonight on The Best Show the one and only MOLLY SHANNON will be calling in! She’ll be talking about her new movie ME & EARL & THE DYING GIRL (which will be screening at the Montclair Film Festival on May 9th!) and all sorts of other things throughout her awesome career and life. It’s gonna be great!

The Best Show is live from 9 PM- midnight EST and can be heard live at TheBestShow.net! Tune in, it’s gonna be awesome!

And as a constantly evolving person, I am looking to be exposed to new things. Books, movies, TV programmes – whatever! So if you’ve got some idea of what I should be checking out, call me at 201-332-3484! I will settle on one thing and check it out and talk about it next week!

And the hashtag for the show is #MoldTommy! Because you’re going to be molding me by giving me good things to check out.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT TONIGHT’S BEST SHOW!

This week The Best Show will NOT be live at 9 PM as normal. But there WILL be a new Best Show! It will be released as a podcast on Wednesday morning!

So spend tonight with your loved ones and get ready for an all-new Best Show tomorrow morning! You can download it at the usual places, either on iTunes or yourRSS feed or over at TheBestShow.net! Trust me, this one is gonna be great. Lots of fun and surprises lined up! So don't miss it!

And you know we've been dropping new shows on Fridays, whether it's BEST SHOW BESTS: THE BEST OF THE BEST SHOW or THE HALF HOUR OF POWER. This week will be no different, but get ready for the premiere of an all-new show! What is it? You'll find out on Friday!!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

TONIGHT’S SHOW! JAKE FOGELNEST LIVE IN STUDIO!

Hey everyone! It’s Tom Scharpling, just dropping you a line to say hi and let you know what’s happening in the world of The Best Show and Scharpling & Wurster.

I’m thrilled to welcome the one and only JAKE FOGELNEST to the Best Show studios! Jake has been insanely busy, working on the WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER series and DIFFICULT PEOPLE with Julie Klausner and BILLY ON THE STREET and other stuff! We’ll catch up with him and have a great time. You would be a fool to miss it!

THE TOPIC FOR THE SHOW is WHO HAS THE WORST CELEBRITY IPOD? Is it Kurt Sutter? Danny Aiello? McG? We will figure it out tonight!

Call in and tell us who YOU think has the worst celebrity iPod by calling 201-332-3484 during The Best Show!

And when is The Best Show on? From 9PM – midnight EDT every Tuesday! You can listen at TheBestShow.net!

And the hashtag for tonight’s show is #WorstCelebiPod!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

SCHARPLING & WURSTER LIVE POSTERS ON SALE NOW!

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Scharpling & Wurster sold exclusive posters illustrated and designed by the amazing Casey Burns at the live shows in March. There are a few posters remaining, and we are making them available to you via mail order!

The posters are SIGNED BY TOM SCHARPLING, JON WURSTER and CASEY BURNS! And when they’re gone, they are gone forever!

Order your poster at the Stereolaffs store now! Unfortunately we can only sell them in the US. Sorry!

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