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Give Me So Much More 'Strike Force Five' 2 min read

Give Me So Much More 'Strike Force Five'

Is it possible for the strike to end, the writers get everything they deserve, AND we get to keep this gem of a podcast?

By Cary Littlejohn

I already wrote about the first episode of this new podcast, but after listening to a slightly more polished second episode, I never want it to go away. Yes, yes, I realize that it's entire existence is the result of something truly destabilizing and bad for the writers and staffs of their shows, but I just love it so much.

A Second Episode About First Episodes - Strike Force Five
What’s the second episode of “Strike Force Five” all about? You guessed it! First episodes. A very special thanks to Jon Hamm for lending his sultry voice for the introduction. Have a question you’d like answered by Jimmy, Jimmy, Stephen, Seth & John? Write us here – A…

This second episode is, fittingly, about first episodes—the guests, the behind-the-scenes stories, the uncertainties.

I've always said that my dream job is to be a talk show host. Not because I have any aptitude for it or the first semblance of a screen presence, but because I just love chatting with interesting people. The idea of getting paid to do it is the dream.

The podcast is everything that makes a talk-show host charming but raised to the fifth power. They have a genuine friendship and fondness for each other, and the stories they could tell would fill dozens of books or hundreds of hours worth of podcasts.

I sincerely hope for a positive resolution to the strikes, but I am going to miss this show when it goes away.