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Thursday, April 16, 2015

TOP 100 FICTIONAL CHARACTERS OF ALL TIME – Updated 4-14-15

1 Chris Peterson from GET A LIFE

2 Navin R. Johnson from THE JERK

3 Clifford from CLIFFORD

*4 ALAN PARTRIDGE [up from #6]

5 Rupert Pupkin from THE KING OF COMEDY

*6 JOHN WICK [up from #7]

*7 RIFF RANDALL from RnR HIGH SCHOOL [NEW]

*8 BUGS BUNNY [up from #15]

*9 JIM ROCKFORD [up from #10]

*10 MARGE GUNDERSON from FARGO [up from #26]

11 STEPHEN COLBERT [down from #8]

12 Tony Soprano

*13 DANIEL PLAINVIEW from THERE WILL BE BLOOD [down from #9]

*14 LUKE CAGE/POWER MAN [up from #46]

*15 RON BURGUNDY from ANCHORMAN [NEW]

*16 OMAR LITTLE [up from #20]

*17 THE KID FROM WEEKEND AT BERNIE’S [NEW]

18 Sheriff Brody from JAWS

*19 EDITH PRICKLEY [up from #22]

*20 BIGFOOT [down from #16]

21 Kamp Komfort Clerk from NATIONAL LAMPOON’S VACATION

*22 NEIL HAMBURGER [down from #14]

23 Mr. Met

24 Dee from WHAT’S HAPPENING!!

25 Wonder Woman

*26 COUNT FLOYD [up from #51]

*27 JACKIE BROWN [up from #29]

*28 FRANKIE TEARDROP [down from #28]

*29 LIZ LEMON from 30 ROCK [up from #30]

*30 GREG UNIVERSE [NEW]

31 Joe Gideon from ALL THAT JAZZ

32 Harry the Guy With The Snake On His Face

33 Walter Sobchak from THE BIG LEBOWSKI

34 Manny Fraker from DEATH WISH III

35 Tommy Saxondale

36 Ignatius J. Reilly from A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES

*37 LOIS FROM GOODFELLAS [up from #82]

38 Quark The Ferengi from STAR TREK

39 Harold From HAROLD AND THE PURPLE CRAYON

40 Jerri Blank from STRANGERS WITH CANDY

41 Chuckie from SONS OF ANARCHY

42 Muttley

43 Droopy from MR SHOW

44 Ellen Ripley from ALIEN

45 The Counselor from THE COUNSELOR

*46 LARRY JOHNSON/GRANDMAMA [up from #47]

*47 MERV THE PERV [down from #11]

48 The DJ from THE WARRIORS

49 The Rock

50 Ted Baxter

*51 SANTA CLAUS [down from #4]

52 Dean Learner from GARTH MARENGHI’S DARKPLACE

53 Bill McNeil from NEWSRADIO

54 Sophia Pertrillo THE GOLDEN GIRLS

55 Meatwad

*56 SY ABLEMAN from A SERIOUS MAN [up from #74]

57 Superintendent Chalmers from THE SIMPSONS

58 Brody from SEINFELD

59 Hamlet from HAMLET

*60 PETER VENKMAN [down from #28]

61 Waldo Jeffers from “The Gift”

62 Judge Smails from CADDYSHACK

*63 DIRTY DEE from KISS MEETS THE PHANTOM OF THE PARK [NEW]

*64 LYNN FROM ALAN PARTRIDGE [up from #79]

65 The Wife of Bath from THE CANTERBURY TALES

66 President Camacho from IDIOCRACY

67 Roz from NIGHT COURT

68 The General

69 Lawrence Orbach

70 Martian from MARS ATTACKS

71 Lucille Bluth from ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT

72 The Cardiff Giant

73 The Old Man from LED ZEP IV

*74 PEPPERMINT PATTY [down from #56]

75 Paulie's Robot from ROCKY IV

76 Ben Grimm/The Thing

77 Madam

78 Coach McGuirk from HOME MOVIES

*79 LESLIE KNOPE from PARKS & REC [down from #64]

80 The Giggler from DEATH WISH III

81 Buford T. Justice from SMOKEY & THE BANDIT

*82 D-FENS FROM FALLING DOWN [down from #37]

83 John Kreese from THE KARATE KID

84 Gladys Kravitz from BEWITCHED

85 The Phoenix Suns Gorilla

86 Randy Marsh from SOUTH PARK

87 Quasimoto

*88 CONRAD BIRDIE [down from #17]

89 Scorpions “Guy With Forks In His Eyes” on the cover of BLACKOUT

90 Freddie Quell from THE MASTER

91 Moby Dick from MOBY DICK

*92 JACK DECKER from DECKER [NEW]

*93 THE WHAMMY from PRESS YOUR LUCK [NEW]

94 AMY JELLICO from ENLIGHTENED [NEW]

95 Patsy Stone from ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS

96 PC from the Apple commercials

97 Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer

98 Roger Kaputnik

*99 JAKE FROM ADVENTURE TIME [down from #94]

100 Turtle from ENTOURAGE

 

*= Ranking changed

 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Scharpling & Wurster! Live at Third Man!

Tom & Jon are coming to Nashville! Saturday, May 16th! LIVE AT THIRD MAN! And not only are they performing at Third Man, but the show is also being recorded for a release as part of the Third Man Records Live Series!

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Scharpling & Wurster Live! with Special Guests

7:30pm | $20 | 18+

Get your tickets here!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

TONIGHT’S SHOW! JULIE KLAUSNER LIVE IN STUDIO!



Julie Klausner is one of the funniest people alive and we are honored that she will be the first in studio FP* of the new Best Show! We will talk about her upcoming TV series DIFFICULT PEOPLE, the return of her podcast HOW WAS YOUR WEEK? and so much more! It’s gonna be a great time!
THE TOPIC FOR THE SHOW is “What is your secret stupid achievement?” Have you memorized all the dialogue to your favorite movie? Do you own every issue of CRACKED magazine? Get your story ready and call 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 #StupidAchievements!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Scharpling & Wurster Live!

Fresh off the heels of Scharpling & Wurster’s triumphant sold out live run in New York City and Chicago, the dynamic duo is ready to announce another live show. Where and when will it be? The details will be revealed during tonight’s show! Don’t miss out, it’s gonna sell out!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Pitchfork Loves The Scharpling & Wurster Box Set!

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We’ve been getting so many great responses to the Scharpling & Wurster BEST OF THE BEST SHOW box that Numero Group is releasing. So it was nice to see the glowing review that Pitchfork gave it – an 8.8 rating and “Best New Reissue”.

If you haven’t gotten your copy yet, order one online at numerogroup.com.

It’s an insane package – sixteen CDs of the best of Scharpling & Wurster (over 20 hours of laffs!), a 108-page hardcover book, a map of Newbridge, a cassette-shaped USB drive with all of the comedy plus four more hours of S&W greatness and so much more!

It will be in stores in May but if you can’t wait, order yours now!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The Top 100 Fictional Characters Of ALL TIME

1 Chris Peterson/Get A Life
2 Navin R. Johnson
3 Clifford
4 Santa Claus
5 Rupert Pupkin
6 Alan Partridge
7 John Wick
8 Stephen Colbert
9 Daniel Plainview
10 Jim Rockford
11 Merv The Perv
12 Tony Soprano
13 Papa John
14 Neil Hamburger
15 Bugs Bunny
16 Bigfoot
17 Conrad Birdie
18 Sheriff Brody
19 Tony Clifton
20 Omar Little
21 Kamp Komfort Clerk from National Lampoon's Vacation
22 Edith Prickley
23 Mr. Met
24 Dee from What's Happening
25 Wonder Woman
26 Marge Gunderson
27 Frankie Teardrop
28 Peter Venkman
29 Jackie Brown
30 Liz Lemon
31 Joe Gideon from All That Jazz
32 Harry the Guy With The Snake On His Face
33 Walter Sobchak
34 Manny Fraker from Death Wish III
35 Tommy Saxondale
36 Ignatius P. Reilly
37 D-Fens from Falling Down
38 Quark The Ferengi
39 Harold From Harold and the Purple Crayon
40 Jerri Blank
41 Chuckie from Sons Of Anarchy
42 Muttley
43 Droopy from Mr. Show
44 Ellen Ripley
45 The Counselor
46 Luke Cage/Power Man
47 Gran Ma Ma
48 The DJ from The Warriors
49 The Rock
50 Ted Baxter
51 Count Floyd
52 Dean Learner
53 Bill McNeil
54 Sophia Pertrillo
55 Meatwad
56 Peppermint Patty
57 Superintendent Chalmers
58 Brody from Seinfeld
59 Hamlet from Hamlet
60 Thor (From Norse mythology, not Marvel Comics)
61 Waldo Jeffers
62 Judge Smails
63 The General
64 Leslie Knope
65 The Wife of Bath from The Canterbury Tales
66 President Camacho from Idiocracy
67 Roz from Night Court
68 Dalton from Road House
69 Nathan Thurm
70 Martian from Mars Attacks
71 Lucille Bluth
72 The Cardiff Giant
73 The Old Man from Led Zeppelin IV
74 Sy Abelman from A Serious Man
75 Paulie's Robot from Rocky IV
76 Ben Grimm/The Thing
77 Madam
78 Coach McGuirk
79 Lynn from Alan Partridge
80 The Giggler from Death Wish III
81 Buford T. Justice
82 Lois from Goodfellas
83 John Kreese/The Karate Kid
84 Gladys Kravitz
85 The Phoenix Suns' Gorilla
86 Randy Marsh
87 Quasimoto
88 Tony Perkis from Heavyweights
89 Scorpions Guy With Forks In His Eyes
90 Freddie Quell/The Master
91 Moby Dick
92 Lambchop
93 Dr. Cronut
94 Jake from Adventure Time
95 Patsy Stone
96 PC from the Apple commercials
97 Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer
98 Roger Kaputnik
99 Luther from Runaway
100 Turtle from Entourage

Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Best Show’s Top 10 Music Moments

Our friends over at Pitchfork.com wrote a very nice piece celebrating some of the musical related highlights from the shows run on WFMU. It talks about Best Show's ties to the music world and how music often served as the heart of the show.
Audio links included. Enjoy!

http://pitchfork.com/thepitch/626-the-best-shows-top-10-music-moments/

Monday, December 8, 2014

The Best Show is… BACK!!!

Welcome to theBestShow.net, the official home to to The Best Show with Tom Scharpling! After a year hiatus, we're exited to announce that we are broadcasting again every Tuesday night from 9pm - Midnight.

Tom's back, Jon's back, Gary's back, and yes, even AP Mike is back! You'll be able to call into the show at 201-332-3484. All the old rules still apply, so please, make it a good call, or prepare to be hung up on. Sign up for the mailing list if you haven't already, and check out the message board. You can also stay tuned right here for all the Best Show related news you can handle.

Thanks for your patience, and get ready to be crushed! (with joy!)

Monday, December 8, 2014

Numero Group to Release: The Best of the Best Show Box Set!

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You know you want it!

Included inside this definitive collection are 75 calls on over 16 compact discs, edited by Scharpling & Wurster (over 50 of them previously unreleased or unaired), a 108-page hardcover book with cover art by Joe Matt that features essays by Patton Oswalt, Julie Klausner, Damian Abraham (lead singer of F*cked Up) and Best Show associate producer Michael Lisk (aka A.P. Mike), a definitive interview with Scharpling & Wurster by Jake Fogelnest, notes on the evolution and inspiration behind each bit written by Scharpling & Wurster, a USB drive with all of the calls plus 4 hours of bonus material, a fold-out map of Newbridge, Philly Boy Roy & Timmy von Trimble Paper Dolls, postcards, and temporary tattoos with The Best Show catch-phrases.

Place your pre-orders here:
http://www.numerogroup.com/products/scharpling-wurster-the-best-of-the-best-show

Monday, December 8, 2014

Adult Swim Premiers: The Newbridge Tourism Board Presents: “We’re Newbridge, We’re Comin’ To Get Ya!”

Here it is! The first glimpse into the universe of Newbridge, NJ as seen on the Adult Swim Infomercial series.

 

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