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 things recorded in the producer’s front room studio, so some settings needed to be fixed), it’s a little rough to listen to.

It’s still funny, though. And that’s why I wanted to make sure it gets out there.

We just recorded our first episode of the proper show in a long time. I want to bank 5 or six episodes before I start putting them back up, so expect a few more weeks of Obscure Reference Presents before we start hearing the new ones.

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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 about when things would be broken up, so the improv didn’t build up to any cliff hangers between episodes. It could have been something to work on, if not for number one and number three.

3. I’m not that great at sound design.

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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 the best of what these shows had to offer. Some of them, especially the The Accursed Mountebanks episodes, relied heavily on the Monty Python style of connecting sketches to one-another, causing a few throughlines and recurring jokes. When listening to these sketches, if there’s a reference to something you don’t get, it was probably part of the connective tissue of that episode.

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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 election.

A brief announcement about the future of Obscure Reference!

This is a brief message from Doug about the future of Obscure Reference with Doug Driesel Jr. In it, Doug announces a possible return date for the show, as well as an announcement about Obscure Reference Presents, the show that will be temporarily replace Obscure Reference, until the show can start back up.

129 Katy Meeks and Andy Barrett

Episode One Hundred and Twenty-Nine – The Not-So-Obscure Reference Podcast with Your Host, Me, Vikki

In this very special episode, Doug is joined by Vikki and Ambassador Mubu Abutu from Wakala. Together they discuss moving away from Connor, illnesses, lots of hypnotism, hiding from the government, dogs, the terrible actions of the mafia, sexism, and Coldstone.

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128 Adam Glen Parker, Thom Gray and Connor Baker – LIVE

Episode One Hundred and Twenty-Eight – Clothes Folder at the Gap Awkward Knees

In this very special episode, Doug is joined by Adam Glen Parker, The Boston Strangler and DJ Scaryface. Together, they join forces to entertain the audience at Art Inspired on 05/12/16. They discuss Nicktoons, church, strangling ladies, and some sad conversations about dogs.

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127 John Williams and Garrett Smalley

Episode One Hundred and Twenty-Seven – I Was in the Middle of an Action

In this very special episode, Doug is joined by John Mother Fucking Williams and Garrett Smalley. Together, they talk about Beatles, love songs, Doug’s Warby Parker of Theme Songs, Spanish phrases, vampires’ black blood, Beavis &/or Butthead.

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126 Thom Gray and Lukas Seymour

Episode One Hundred and Twenty-Six – You Should Have Never Told Me You Were a Rapper

In this very special episode, Doug is joined by Marlon Wayans and Todd Mathers. Together, they discuss mix tapes, Hot Topics, laying down fat beats, how comedy is going, Marlon burning some jokes, and lots and lots of SW1 Jokes.

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125 AJ Finney and Andy Barrett

Episode One Hundred and Twenty-Five – Clowns ARE Terrifying, Doug

In this very special episode, Doug is joined by road dog comedian AJ Finney and a very appreciative Binkles the Sadfaced Clown. Together they discuss mediocre places to do comedy, Mike & Ike Vodka, clowns, we hold our noses, and play How Did You Get Here and some other games. Who cares!? It’s funny!

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