Grab some egg not, flip the yule log on the TV and cozy up with Bryan, Walt, BQ, Sunday Jeff, Ming, Git’em and Tom for the 2020 Tell’em Steve-Dave Christmas Special: The Christmas K.I.S.S. This year we go back to the basics! Banter, games, rapping and more! Merry Christmas TESD Town!
“This is how you wormed your way onto the table!” – Walt to Git’em
“You know you’re definitely gonna be a widow right?” – Bry to Maribeth
“Orphan is the new midget.” – Walt
“I’m glad there’s no video so they can’t see me sweating.” – Tom
“I already have like 12 other accounts to go after him. Tom ruined Christmas!” – Git’em
“It doesn’t look like a tattoo anymore, it looks like a mole that needs to be looked at by a doctor.” – Walt to Ming
“Just remember, Tom’s the chef, you take out the trash when he’s done!” – Sunday Jeff
“You know how screaming at Bob Barker makes him a better game show host.” – Bry
“I’m going to have to start recognizing Tom’s basic humanity.” – Q
“Anything outside Monmouth County is the Forbidden Zone.” – Sunday Jeff about Walt.
“When’s that sweet bald man coming back to spend Christmas with us?” – Walt’s family about Sunday Jeff
“He was the Fonzie to your Cunninghams.” – Git’em
“We need to get your seed in a willing bearer.” – Q
“Tell’em Steve Dave is the Island of Misfit Toys, it’s all fucked up in here.” – Q
“He gets the Johnson list of grievences out and prepares to read them.” – Q
“Strangely her maiden name was Johnson so who knows how inbred we are.” – Bryan
“I know if he spend more than 10 minutes with you he’d know what a bad decision he made going to your dinner instead of mine!” – Walt to Ming about Tom Brady
Games / Reoccuring Segments
Tom gets to sit at the table this year instead of on the floor like in 2019. This time Tom acts at game master to allow Walt to play along with Bry and Q against Git’em, Ming, and Sunday Jeff. No stakes this year, just bragging rights.
Walt tells of how he tried to get rid of Git’em for the 2013 Christmas show after they finished recording the Fiasco Pod but he stuck around and produced gold with his retelling of his worst holiday memories.
Bry begins his own Christmas tradition by tailoring his tree to precisely his taste with horror themed ornaments and not using any cheap generic ones or hand me downs from Pam. Walt’s tradition of driving around looking at Christmas lights is going to change up a little this year as his youngest daughter will be the driver.
The Christmas Special is split between games and Christmas Chats.
Chat #1: Christmas Present. What does it feel like to be sitting together again for the 10th annual TESD XMas pod?
Game #1: Cryptic Riddles. In an effort to reduce player rage, Tom actually explains the rules of the game and how the riddles work. This combined with giving helpful (easy) clues leads to a perfect score for both teams. Walt questions if people are going to enjoy a game where everyone gets the right answers and there is no in-fighting. Ming, a Catholic, questions the validity of the Immaculate Conception.
Game #2: Dyslexia. Once again the clues provided by Tom lead to both teams solving most of these clues. Ming accidentally tells Mike he’ll see him at the TESD Christmas Pod, despite the fact he wasn’t invited. Is a Pole Vault the opposite of a Cane? Q has been re-watching I Love Lucy and is amazed at how funny it still is this day and age.
Chat #2: Christmas Future. Each person discusses their hopes and dreams of Christmas’ yet to come. Bry plans to drive up to hang out with Q Christmas Night but Walt thinks as a newlywed that plan will be squashed. Git’em wants to start a family and plant Christmas trees. Sunday Jeff spent a few Christmas’ with the Flanagan family and everyone had a great time.
Game #3: I Fought the Law and the Law One. Tom has a series of three Christmas related laws the teams have to guess which are true.
Game #4: High Ho Ho Low. Tom teaches an economics class as most of these questions are about commerce.
Chat #3: If a Christmas Carol was real and you could invite one person from Christmas Past, Present, and Future to dinner who would you? Q chooses Git’em’s future child, Walt chooses present Tom Brady, and Bry chooses his Grandmother. Git’em chooses his past self to try and warn him of his fate, Ming also chooses Tom Brady to steal him from Walt, and Sunday Jeff confusingly picks a future George Lucas to ask him a series of fanboy questions.
Game #5: Snow Ballin’. Tom gives the name of a sex act he found in a women’s health magazine and the guys have to guess what it entails.
Game #6: Family Feud.
Game #7: Holiday Character Guessing Game.
Game #8: Rap Battle