Take Off Your Pants And Grab Your Pitchfork

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Take Off Your Pants And Grab Your Pitchfork
Number 121
Broadcast Date April 22, 2013
Episode Length 1:24:33
Hosts Brian Brushwood, Tom Merritt, Justin Robert Young, George Ruiz

YouTube beats Viacom again, Sony Picture announces getTV, Futurama to end, Amazon Studios new shows, and more.

Show Segments

Opening Video

Patton Oswalt’s Star Wars Filibuster

The Big Story

  • Netflix shares explode as revenue tops $1 billion. [1] [2]
  • Netflhix added 3 million subscribers worldwide in Q1, will offer a 4-stream $11.99 plan. [3]
  • Netflix says less than 8,000 people ‘gamed’ its free trials to watch House of Cards. [4]
  • Netflix will switch from Silverlight to HTML5, explains what it's waiting for first. [5]

Another Big Story

Twitter seeks deal with Viacom, hosts a Comedy Central comedy festival, and announces content-sharing partnership with BBC America. [6] [7] [8] [9]

Yet Another The Big Story

Broadcasters file Aereo appeal, warn of ‘havoc’ and ‘massive disruption’ to TV industry. [10] [11] [12] [13]


  • YouTube beats Viacom in copyright case, again. [14]
  • YouTube is testing a new auto-generated playlist feature called YouTube Mix to aid in video discovery. [15]
  • Sony Pictures Television announces getTV, a new US digital TV network for classic Hollywood movies. [16]
  • Flixster is now on the Xbox 360, UltraViolet library in-hand. [17]

Tube Tops

  • Intel loses key TV business engineer. [18]
  • Next up for Google TV: An NBC app with full, free episodes? [19]
  • Apple said to be offering replacements for 'very small number' of Apple TVs with WiFi issues. [20]

Film Falm

  • 'Futurama' to end seven-season run on September 4. [21]
  • Amazon Studios’ new TV shows: what’s worth watching? [22]
  • Disney plans a brand new Star Wars movie EVERY SINGLE YEAR. [23]
  • NBC's sci-fi drama 'Heroes' may get a second lease on life as Xbox Live exclusive. [24]

Summer Movie Draft

Pain and Gain premieres this week.

What We're Watching



  • Hemlock Grove
  • Defiance
  • Doctor Who
  • Game of Thrones
  • Mad Men
  • The Americans


  • Doctor Who
  • Game of Thrones
  • Veep
  • Breaking Bad

George Ruiz

  • Mad Men
  • Game of Thrones
  • Vice


  • Daniel writes in recommending the show, Vikings.

Hey guys. Love the show. Im shocked to realize none of you are watching Vikings on the History Channel. The show is very polished with tremendous acting. I highly recommend it and you should definitely find time to squeeze it in.
Daniel from Lake Worth, FL

  • Aaron is skeptical about the XBox 360 serving strictly as a media box.

Hey Tom & Brian,
We recently had a friend move in with us who brought with her a modern HD TV. Up until now we'd been living with an old (but cheap) 32"" tube. I (as you can imagine) was thoroughly pleased at the addition of new hardware and thrilled to be able to hook up our 360 to it and enjoy it as a media center.
Imagine my surprise when I found out that the 360 is utterly useless in the living room without an Xbox Live Gold Subscription. We're casual gamers who gain nothing from a live subscription (seriously - we play the Lego games and that's about it). The only thing we'd get out of it would be Netflix, HuluPlus and YouTube. Do you guys really think that Microsoft can convince someone to choose a subscription they don't need over a Roku or an Apple TV that provides the same services for free?
Thanks for the great show
-Aaron E."

The Spoiler Zone (Game of Thrones)

This week the boys (including Justin) talk Game of Thrones.

Great Quotes

Fun Facts

  • Brian broadcast from one of chinbeard's friends near Rochester just after landing from a flight.
    • In doing so, he left Gatowag at the airport for many hours.



Preceded by:
"Sorry About the Piracy, eh"
Take Off Your Pants And Grab Your Pitchfork
Followed by:
"The Mergening"