After last week’s Pop Culture Happy Hour match, it’s only right that friend of that show Margaret H. Willison should play with us this week. She’s here with her co-hosts of the Appointment Television podcast Kathryn VanArendonk and Andrew Cunningham. They’ll kick off the competition with an audio quiz about TV production company logos before moving into a one-letter-off game with slightly modified versions of popular TV shows. And we can only hope they’ve boned up on the knowledge needed for this week’s lightning round! This is it for regulation play for our season two Battle of the Podcasts! Next week, our returning champions from the season will come back for the playoffs!

Quizzes Played

Sweet Talkers and Turbine Walkers

Which champion would be the best at sweet-talking their way into a first class upgrade?

Taking the Sting Out

Identify the TV production company from their audio logo.

One Letter Oaf

A one-letter edit of an existing TV show creates a familiar but new production. Given a description of this new show, name the edited title.

The Bones Zone

Questions about the TV show Bones.

Characters Welcome

Questions about TV shows produced for the USA Network.

Appointment Television

Questions about TV shows featuring professionals you need an appointment to see.

I Am The Law

Name television series and miniseries created by David E. Kelley.

The Riddle

Like its defenses, it finally fell,

People were upset, it was easy to tell.

How to react with their patience on fumes?

How about delivering twenty tons of legumes?


First, CBS cancelled the post-nuclear apocalypse show Jericho. Then they uncancelled it. Why? Fans sent CBS twenty tons of peanuts to show support for their show. Why peanuts? Skeet Ulrich's Jake Green (channelling Gen. McAuliffe) says "nuts" when asked to surrender his town.

Match Results

Episode Notes

The Face/Off 2 Scorebreak does not link to IMdB because, somehow, that sequel was never made.
Here are all 18 possible answers to the hot potato round: Ally McBeal, Big Little Lies, Big Sky, Boston Legal, Boston Public, The Brotherhood of Poland New Hampshire, Chicago Hope, The Crazy Ones, Doogie Howser M.D. Girls Club, Harry's Law, Mr. Mercedes, Nine Perfect Strangers, Picket Fences, The Practice, Snoops, The Undoing, The Wedding Bells.