It’s the spooktacular episode of season 12. Barry and T’Challa are in the festive mood by watching a marathon of spooky movies while LaToya is being the Halloween Grinch with no plans to hand out candy. Barry’s excited about how his students took part in reading Romeo and Juliet and LaToya makes it clear what her biggest pet peeves are. T’Challa, as always, hangs back and exudes his aloof coolness.
Barry forces LaToya to record the show early. She reminds him that slavery has been abolished. T’Challa returns to the show and reminds us of how much we need him. LaToya and T’Challa debate whether or not Barry is a voyeur or something worse. The hosts discuss their number, although now it’s apparently called a body count. And LaToya urges Barry and T’Challa to get hip to The Social Dilemma.
The hosts meander through another show. Neither prep and seem to flounder without the much-loved T’Challa. What is there to discuss? The usual. Both hosts have just finished watching season two of The Boys, the current season of The Vow, and have also cast their vote in advance of the November election. If you’re curious who they voted for, you’ve obviously never listened to the show.
It’s another unscripted, wholly organic episode of the show. Didn’t get enough talk about Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Want to know what shows the hosts are currently watching? T’Challa again joins in and asks his uniquely thought-provoking questions. And just when you thought you’d heard it all, Barry provides a mental picture that LaToya can’t erase.
While Barry basked in the afterglow of having had a 3-hour nap, LaToya is on the extreme opposite side of the spectrum. She has been playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons for almost 24 hours straight. Yes, she’s playing even during the episode. It wasn’t her plan to stay up, and so please excuse her delirium. T’Challa brings the heat with today’s topic, and Barry reminds us of his odd music tastes. Barry hearts Blackpink.
The show took an unexpected break last week but they’re back. LaToya outs Barry for being the reason for no episode and again asks if there will be a season 13 since it’s been a difficult season 12. Barry’s “busy” and is over LaToya’s complaints. T’Challa brings his first official topic for discussion while Barry and LaToya, mostly the latter, ramble on. Plus, there’s “library talk.” Did their public library experience scar them both forever?
Neither Barry nor LaToya bothered to fill in the agenda for this week so there’s no telling where the conversation may go! Additionally, LaToya is more sleep-deprived than usual and with lower inhibitions, T’Challa proves to be the most responsible and sane. Barry also needs to know if something is racist and asks LaToya. Yeh, really!
It’s another week where the hosts fail to record on show day. Saturday is the new Thursday. Both hosts have had a rough week and there is no T’Challa to keep them from their doom and gloom. Barry attends a football game and listens to new music while LaToya gives her feedback on WAP and an early Christmas. Plus, LaToya manages to unintentionally talk Barry out of paying for and watching the new live-action version of Mulan.
Despite the lateness in recording this week’s show, the delay falls on the heels of the passing of Black Panther actor, Chadwick Boseman. The year 2020 continues to be the worst in recent history. And speaking of history, the hosts get very worked up over what they feel could be a sign of the end times. Is it possible that the US will secede from its union? Why do we know so little about our own history? And how can we feel anything other than disappointment and exhaustion?
After their usual 2-week hiatus the show is back. However, it’s not LaToya who’s bringing the initial doom and gloom to the episode. The hosts discuss the passing of the show’s biggest fan and LaToya wonders if the show should go on after the end of this season. Everyone is off-script and given the Zoom snafu, the show is finally a short one. Barry also shares his experience from the first day back at school with students in attendance.