Obscure Reference Presents: Basket of Tapes Ep. 1 “Quincy Me, Mario!”

In this very special episode, Doug is joined by Jake Young to watch an unlabelled VHS with stuff taped off of the television. Today, they watch, primarily, an episode of Quincy, M.E. and some M*A*S*H episodes. Together, they discuss: The Frank Sinatra song “That’s Life,” violence in St. Louis, the Challenger disaster, New Coke vs. Coca-Cola Classic, whether the Tootsie Pop owl was an offensive Asian stereotype, That Girl, The Odd Couple, Twilight Zone, Chris Hardwick, the Wazzzap commercials from the 90s, the Nicholas Cage movie “Snake Eyes,” shifty chefs, Lou Grant, whether or not Ted Knight was a cow, Read More …

Clip Show! Season 2 (so far)

Clip Show! Season 2 (so far) After a nine month hiatus, most people have children. However, after a nine month hiatus, Obscure Reference came back on the…air? Can we say air since it’s a podcast? The Net? No, Obscure Reference wasn’t in that Sandy Bullock movie, so I can’t say that. Doesn’t matter! We came back! After 12 episodes back, and a wealth of new listeners every month, we figured now would be a good time to put out a clip show of some of the best of the last twelve episodes! Visit our homepage at http://obscurereferencepodcast.com Support the show by Read More …

Obscure Reference Presents: Season 1 (Season 1)

This is another Obscure Reference Presents where I pull together all the episodes from a short-lived podcast, and put them out as one episode. Just like the last episode, these are all episodes from a season of Season 1, the podcast where myself and a group of improvisers improv for an hour, then break it up into smaller episodes, add sound design and what-not. The reason this one is being released SECOND is the sound quality. This was the first one we recorded, but do to some sound issues when we were initially recording (this was one of the first Read More …

Obscure Reference Presents: Season 1 (Season Two)

This episode, I collect all the episodes of a podcast called “Season 1.” This is a collection of the ACTUAL season one of Season 1. The idea behind this podcast is that we would improv for as long as we can go, usually around an hour, then I would split it up into episodes and add sound design. It didn’t continue for three reasons: 1. Hard to make time to film a second podcast while I was working so hard to try to get new episodes of Obscure Reference out on a regular basis. 2. We had no basic plan Read More …

Obscure Reference Presents: Sketches Over the Years

In another episode of Obscure Reference Presents, Doug takes a look at a number of his previous podcasts, and collects the sketches of those ill-fated, and unsung podcasts. A long time fan of sketch comedy, and sketch comedy albums in particular, as soon as podcasting became an affordable thing, Doug has tried to make a sketch comedy podcast work. His efforts have resulted in a couple of short-lived podcasts, including The Accursed Mountebanks, which ran for two seasons of six episodes each, as well as a couple of non-start podcasts that included sketches. This is a collection of some of Read More …

Obscure Reference Presents: Basket Full of Tapes Episode One (with Jake Young)

Doug Driesel Jr. is a comedian with an odd hobby: He collects unmarked VHS tapes from across the country that have something taped on them from television. Doug is joined by guests as they watch these tapes and discuss them. In this episode, Doug is joined by improv actor Jake Young from Springfield, MO. Together, they watch some cheesy seventies goodness, taped from a reruns aired in the nineties. Together they discuss such diverse topics as Gavin McCleod, Battlestar Galactica, attempts to get children to read, Night Court, showbiz incest, how to get to Texas, Skittles and the recent presidential Read More …

Obscure Reference Presents – A Brief History of Music with Kevin Bennett and Connor Baker

Doug is bombarded by life and unable to make a podcast for the week, so he brings out an episode of a second podcast he never really got off the ground called “A Brief History of Music.” Enjoy how similar it is to Obscure Reference! Visit our homepage at http://obscurereferencepodcast.com Support the show by donating the the Patreon page http://patreon.com/dougdrieseljr Or support the show by buying some merch at the Cafe Press store at http://www.cafepress.com/obscurereference