There are some great running elements in the show, like Willis' fixation on his "Robe And Slippers Cruise" promotion that proves to be his undoing, and his escalating feud with the station manager. There's a passing resemblance to Steve Coogan's Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge BBC TV series from 1994, but this is a whole new treat for the podcasting medium.
It seems I just recently reviewed Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast but I'm doing it again so soon because I simply couldn't resist his latest offering. A LIVE team-up of epic proportions in front of an audience at Caroline's in New York, featuring Gottfried and fellow comedian Lewis Black.
It's great discovering new entries to Podcastland, particularly those that push the boundaries of what we get to hear. While To The Manor Borne By Robots is largely comedy-flavored, it is also by turns social commentary, science fiction, mystery, intrigue, with a helping of noir narrative ladled over the top.
Someone from the local paper was in attendance and wrote an extensive story on the incident. The rest of the show takes off from there, with the hosts Wold and O'Connell chiming in with stories that are brought mind by the guest's adventures. The episodes are not very long but they are, as advertised, always silly.
Considering that both of these guys have platforms from which to spew their views, this is like a DC/Marvel comic crossover of legendary proportion. This week was only the second edition of their mashup, and one gets the feeling that the two hosts are politely feeling out the edges of each other's hot buttons.