The podcast began when Alex decided that his comedy routines would be better if he knew how to make jokes at the expense of Twilight, but he had no intention of diving in by himself. So he rounded up Chris and Ezra, two of his old college friends, and persuaded them to read the book and discuss it with him over Skype. And the rest is history.The purpose of this podcast, pure and simple, is to trash things that the hosts feel need to be trashed.Each episode tends to be broken into segments, many of which have specific themes. There is one feature, however, that appears in all episodes: the Compliment Sandwich. In a Compliment Sandwich, every participant gives two things, one at the beginning and one at the end, that they liked about the work being considered. Alex came up with the Sandwich, apparently spontaneously, in the very first episode on ''Twilight''. After the first compliment, the work is fair game for whatever they can come up with. Another regular segment is Lightning Bonus Round, but it only occurs when the topic is a movie.Not to be confused with the Disney made-for-TV movie of the same name, though they did an episode on it, or the My Little Pony:Friendship is Magic episode of the same name.
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