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Show Summary

As the show opens up, Adam complains about frozen lasagna and recalls making his son cry. He also talks about his recent interview with Bill Maher, and chats with Alison about the difficulty of a regular guy changing a spare tire. Alison then starts up the news and talks about a mosaic of gay porn in the shape of Rick Santorum’s face. The guys also talk about Jeremy Lin, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Jennifer Anniston. Later, Adam discusses the custom paint job in his kitchen, and takes a listener call.

Homeland co-creator Howard Gordon joins the show next, and Alison nerds out over one of her favorite shows. They also talk about another new show, Awake, and Howard talks about all the writing he has to do. The guys recall their favorite TV shows growing up, and Adam asks Howard about the state of Israeli TV (since Homeland is based on a show from that country). Adam also shares his love of Face/Off and his hate of Drive.

The rest of the news opens with a study about the psychology of living alone. Adam also sees a photo of his doppelganger, and comments on his recent Jimmy Kimmel Live appearance. The group then talks about how to tell if a girl likes you, and how to survive an avalanche. The show wraps up with Adam complaining about sexual harassment seminars, and how square footage can save a marriage.

Pre-order season 1 of Homeland off Amazon. Also check out ‘Awake,’ premiering Thurs March 1st at 10pm on NBC.


Tough Mudder
Adam on Jimmy Kimmel

Show Credits

Producer: Mike Lynch
Producer: Mike Dawson
Audio/Voice Over/Post-Production: Mike Dawson
Newsgirl: Alison Rosen
Sound Effects: Bryan Bishop
Associate Producer: Gary Smith
Technical Director: Chris Laxamana
Show Summary: Matt Fondiler

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  1. Chumpy


  2. Wolfy

    Great…acting? on Kimmel, Carolla. Lol, Get It On. And Homeland is a damn fine show. The scene in the “panic room” on the season finale was stuff of legend! Acting at its finest.

  3. Abi

    Adam’s cute, wearing the same shirt in nearly every picture.

  4. Kevin

    The ship was The Bizmarck, Adam


  5. Mike

    The same shirt five days in a row? Someone call Guinness!

    • CB

      Someone’s gay.

  6. Another Adam
    Another Adam02-24-2012

    Got my first new ketchup packet just yesterday at Wendy’s. They are super. Thank you Ace for making that happen.

    • Mark D
      Mark D02-27-2012

      Sorry, but if you had that much trouble with the old ketchup packs, you’re a retard.

      • Boner Sling
        Boner Sling02-27-2012

        It’s not about having trouble with the packets, it’s the disgust at the idea of people tearing them open with their mouths, or sucking off the excess that won’t drip out of these dirty packets that have been handled by every filthy human between Mexico and your local McDonald’s. If that doesn’t bother you, not only are you a retard, but you should probably get tested for oral STDs, you filthy ketchup-bukkake loving halfwit.

  7. JB

    Homeland is a great fucking show. If you haven’t seen it, start watching.

  8. Laurie

    I love your kitchen appliances! My husband took our diswasher panel to the car paint guy too – we painted it to match the other appliances. We went black with touches of red. Now he wants to go all red – I’m sending him the picture of your kitchen so he can get inspired 🙂 Love your common sense and great ideas!

  9. Boston Greg
    Boston Greg02-24-2012

    Bismark is the battleship

  10. BEEF

    BEEF here!

    GET IT THE F ON!!!! That POD rockeD ME 2 TIMES BABY!!! HELL YEAH!!!!

  11. Mark

    Whataburger’s had the ketchup in the little bucket containers since at least the 80’s.

  12. Tyler

    You can watch the pilot episode of Awake on Hulu now before it’s on TV. It’s pretty damn promising. Lucius Malfoy is a leading man.

  13. Tony

    That’s a good looking kitchen

  14. Mark

    So when is Bronson Pinchot going to be a guest on the podcast?

  15. Rich

    Adam needs some new shirts like nobody’s business. Geez.

  16. Jay

    Ace and team,

    I’m bit saddened that you can heap praise to the Asian while also backhanding us back to the last century. The word chink is racist in any context: no exceptions. Until you recognize this, you’ve lost this Asian fan and many other.

    I bid you good luck to your endeavors and thanks for the years of entertainment. I did my fair share to support the pirate ship. App uninstalled.


    • CB

      You’re a tard. ‘Chink in the armor’ is an oft-used phrase. Congrats on misunderstanding what he actually said too, btw. Get tfover yourself.

    • TraciX2

      You kidding? Oh please he talks sh*t about Mexicans every show. I still listen. You can’t take it eh? Kinda Sad.

    • marco

      Jay that is cold, gettin kinda nippy in here 🙁

    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle02-27-2012

      Me Chinese, me play joke, me go pee-pee in your Coke.

    • Chinkinese

      In any context? You’re an idiot. Pick up a dictionary:

      1. a crack, cleft, or fissure: a chink in a wall.
      2. a narrow opening: a chink between two buildings.

      So that’s racist? You fail it.

    • Driving a point home
      Driving a point home02-29-2012

      I think what they were saying is that a “chink” is an architectural term for a fissure, crack, cleft or narrow opening. It is not racist to use words in their correct connotation, and it would be overcorrecting for Penguin books to replace “the chink of a wall” in Midsummer Night’s Dream “the crack in a wall.” It would be racist to make a driving joke when Lin had an awesome drive to the basket, but it’s overly sensitive to assume that if “Lin” and “drive” are used in the same sentence that it is racist. It’s getting to the point in society where if someone says “lighten up”, the speaker can be accused of racism, because someone misinterprets “lighten up” as a skin color issue telling everyone to be whiter. We are losing our freedom of speech because of oversensitivity.

      • mixie

        We call these folks “The Offenderati”. Count me in as a cheerfully Hispanic Ace fan. It strikes me as someone looking to be victimized, and it astounds me that anyone would allow a word to have so much power to wound them. Like they’re making it into a bullet then flinging themselves in front of it.
        Maybe we should demand that six-year-olds everywhere start calling their guinea pigs “cavies”, and that no one ever use onomatopoeia to describe the sound of a helicopter blade.

  17. Rick

    Yo Ace! The HMS Hood, sank the Bismark!

    • Andy90

      Wrong! Hood was sunk by the Bismarck. The Bismarck was sunk by a bunch of British ships, after being hit in the rudder by torpedos dropped by aircraft from the Ark Royal.

  18. Ras

    Ace – do you associate Lynette with the cast of the Jersey Shore or Mussolini? Just wondering since you have a propensity to think Asians are all one type of person – love you but have to say you are not making a good point saying Asian like to rape people because of some incidents with Japanese soldiers in WWII. That is like saying American soldier all like to terrorize POW’s (abu ghraib) and like to piss on enemies.

    • CB

      Comparing AG, which was on a very small scale, with the shit the Japanese did, shows you don’t know shit about history, or really haven’t got any perspective. Either way, you’re wrong. The RAPE of Nanking alone shits on anything our country has ever done…and that was ONE incident among MANY.

  19. Hot Nikks
    Hot Nikks02-24-2012

    Hey man, why would you buy stainless steel appliances if you’re gonna paint them?

    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle02-27-2012

      Why wouldn’t you.

  20. Hood

    Ziegfreid was the Chaos Agent played by Bernie Koppel in Get Smart.

  21. Aaron

    Did anyone see the clip of Adam on on Kimmel? Watch the black guy sitting next to Adam when he starts yelling.

  22. Brett

    Question ACE – how much did it cost to have the automotive paint place to paint your appliances?

  23. FU

    Whoa…expressive use of color in that kitchen Aceman.

  24. Joe Santos
    Joe Santos02-24-2012

    The painted appliances look sharp. Anyone who doesn’t recognize that as a good idea upon hearing it kind of has to be a moron.

  25. Gendo

    I couldn’t breathe i was laughing so hard at the first 10 minutes. Brian you are brilliant.

  26. val

    Adam, I make homemade lasagna all the time. I cook for the family every night. And I have a full time job! Too bad we’re both married 🙂

  27. Gendo

    The German Battleship that Adam references was called the “Bismark”

  28. donewithidiots

    This was so much better. I know a lot of people are going to get steamed at a lot of the opinions Ace expressed today, but damn, he was ON today. This must be what guilty white stupid libs must feel like watching Oprah. Lots of agreeing.lol

  29. TraciX2

    Wow, I expected Adam’s kitchen to look MUCH different. Fun colors for the kids…

  30. Jim Ray
    Jim Ray02-24-2012

    woo hoo my tweet makes the webpage!
    Lynette can call me a creep anytime she wants.
    I prefer to think she meant to type “creepy”

  31. Michael Pemulis
    Michael Pemulis02-24-2012

    Maybe I’m out of line, but I’d like a link to a toilet flushing sound embedded next to Matt Fondiler’s name, in the show credits.

  32. Leo

    You guys need to invite Adams doppelganger and have him sit in with Dr. Bruce have them talk medical problems for an Episode or something haha

  33. Ainslee Lara
    Ainslee Lara02-24-2012

    Nice kitchen, Ace.

  34. Citylife80

    THE BISMARK!!!!!!!

  35. Katie

    nice kitchen ace man!

    get it on

  36. TheMidsizeLebowski

    Wait, wait. Did Adam seriously just say that putting on a spare tire is hard? WHAT?!??! Someone please tell me that Mini Cooper spares have some weird quirk and that’s what he was talking about…also, yet another great episode.

    • Dryness


      I think Adam was referring to the fact that it had a crappy tools to do the job with. A crappy jack and lug wrench and such made it more difficult than it would be with the right tools.

  37. Katie

    (correct link)

    Favorite part of the show!


    unofficial podcast illustratior

    • marco

      Thumbs up Katie

    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle02-27-2012

      Keep ’em coming.

  38. Silent Running
    Silent Running02-25-2012

    Here’s how to make SBC funny:

    Have him go out as Bruno or whichever character, have him confront the wrong people (preferably the Romanian villagers from Borat), and film him taking a beating. Then, when he begins flapping his arms and explaining that he’s really just a comedian and that it’s all a put-on for teevee, continue filming, and hope the beating turns into a savage beating.

    I would definitely laugh at that. For a very long time.

  39. oscar

    great show as always, to have a stay at home wife and still have to eat frozen______, is just a shame.

  40. Jimbo

    Allison has a boyfriend? Oh no!

  41. Andygirll

    LOVE the painted appliances idea! Brilliant 😀

    LOVE the Santorum picture! Also Brilliant!

    Have to disagree wholeheartedly about Drive I LOVED it!

    LOVE Ace on Celebrity Apprentice! HILARIOUS! I hope he stays on a while!

  42. a.j.

    For the record, Carollo’s a HORRIBLE actor. That’s never been his talent and the dude should not be encouraged. Funny and sad how he tried to fish for another compliment about his acting chops from the guest at the end of the show. LOL.

    • Yak

      Who’s Carollo?

  43. ma mcrae
    ma mcrae02-26-2012

    BWAHAHA … “you need somebody judging …. I would wipe my ass with a tube sock if ….” wakes up entire apartment complex with knowing guffaw.

  44. Riggz

    Somehow I thought Ace Man’s kitchen would be a bit more manly looking… oh well. Gotta find a Dr. Drew or Jimmy Kimmel doppleganger, then pair them up with the Adam doppleganger and have them do an April Fools show together.

  45. Oscar

    painting the appliances at an automotive painter is a good idea, all the old school looking appliances are way expensive.

  46. marco

    No love for The Kraw?!? Cmon Aceman, step it up.

  47. Trent

    Need me some “this week in rage”

  48. Mike

    Let me be one of the dozens that don’t read what was previously posted and say the battleship Adam wanted to know was the Bismarck. Dawson told Adam it was the Bismarck during the show, so why post the answer here?

    I’m more suprised that he knew the name of the Bismarck’s sister ship the Tirpitz.

    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle02-28-2012

      The more you know.

  49. Robin

    I’m not sure what he was talking about with the Tirpitz either. The Tirpitz was the sister ship of the Bismark. It spent most of the war stuck in dock due to the British blockade. IIRC, The British sent bombers to sink it a few times, finally succeeding near the end of the war. There were something like 200 survivors. About 900 went down with the ship.

    I think he was thinking of the Hood when he said Tirpitz.

  50. mixie

    Hey, Aceman–your kitchen is amazing!

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