THE PILOT // TAKE 54 - BEVERLEY HILLS 90210 vs SECRET BODYGUARD

Sometimes this podcast covers shows we've never heard of and often its surprisingly good and changes the way we think about TV forever. Could SECRET BODYGUARD be a show like that? You'll have to listen to find out if we think if it's a gamechanger. On the other hand this week brings BEVERLY HILLS 90210 which anyone who lived through the 90s can attest to being sticker on pencilcase worthy. But which show did it better?

 

let us know your thoughts on twitter @jedshepherd and @theejellyman.

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THE PILOT // TAKE 53 - THE A-TEAM vs MACGYVER

Jed and Rob have been battling each other every week for a whole year now and they are no closer to finding out which is the best pilot episode. There's just too many TV shows! This daunting task will not stop them though, as they present two more debut episodes from the past. This time it's the much loved The A-Team against the fondly remembered Macgyver.

Will they finally find the best pilot episode of all time?

Will Jed get Rob on that damn plane, fool?

Will Rob be able to escape POST/POP HQ using only a paperclip and a pack of chewing gum?

 

Find out this week on the PILOT!

 

If you want the boys to fight it out using a TV show of your choice, please let them know on twitter @jedshepherd and @theejellyman.

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THE PILOT // TAKE 52 - SIX FEET UNDER vs GREY’S ANATOMY

Once again, Jed & Rob bring two pilot episodes to the table and battle it out to discover which one is the best, not only in the circle of this episode, but against all TV pilot shows ever! It’s the morbid-but-comedic SIX FEET UNDER vs the guilty pleasure of GREY’S ANATOMY. Who will win? Stay tuned for the answer!

 

If you want to recommend a TV show to the boys, let them know on Twitter @jedshepherd and @theejellyman and use the hashtag #putitonthelist

 

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THE PILOT // TAKE 51 - TRUE DETECTIVE vs HOMELAND

This week, Jed and Rob tackle two critically acclaimed HBO TV shows. We have TRUE DETECTIVE featuring ritualistic murders and naked girls VS fully clothed girls fighting terrorism in HOMELAND.

Both incredible pilot episodes, but which one is better? I don’t know why I’m asking you guys, because it’s up to Jed & Rob!

Let us know what you think of this week’s show and please let us know which shows you want us to do on Twitter @jedshepherd and @theejellyman.

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Planet Earth (19)

Sesame Street (18.5)

Lost (18.5)

The Office (UK) (18.5)

Breaking Bad (18.5)

Sopranos (18.5)

The Walking Dead (18)

The Good Place (18)

Westworld (18)

Battlestar Galactica (18)

Halt! And Catch Fire (18)

Stranger Things (17.5)

X-Files (17.5)

Downton Abbey (17.5)

Buffy The Vampire Slayer (17.5)

24 (17.5)

Daredevil (17)

Sherlock (17)

Orange Is The New Black (17)

The Young Ones (17)

The Simpsons (17)

Blindspot (17)

Luther (17)

Twilight Zone (17)

The Prisoner (17)

Hill Street Blues (17)

American Gods (16.5)

Knight Rider (16.5)

Black Books (16.5)

Gotham (16.5)

Billions (16.5)

Fringe (16.5)

Columbo (16.5)

American Horror Story (16.5)

Black Mirror (16.5)

The Flash (16)

Oz (16)

Seinfeld (16)

Homeland (16)

The Crown (16)

Garth Marengie’s Dark Place (16)

Mad Men (15.5)

Star Trek (15.5)

Porridge (15.5)

GLOW (15.5)

Green Wing (15.5)

South Park (15.5)

The Americans (15.5)

Rainbow (15.5)

Cheers (15)

Knowing Me, Knowing You (15)

Hard Knocks (15)

The Exorcist (15)

Mork & Mindy (15)

Marvels Agents of Shield (15)

The Flintstones (15)

Series of Unfortunate Events (14.5)

Attack On Titan (14.5)

Bottom (14.5)

Family Guy (14.5)

Peaky Blinders (14.5)

Ren & Stimpy (14.5)

Bojack Horseman (14.5)

Scrubs (14.5)

True Detective (14.5)

W1A (14)

Supergirl (14)

Red Dwarf (14)

Baywatch (14)

Dr.Who (14)

curb your enthusiasm (14)

Deadwood (14)

Saved By The Bell (13.5)

The Jetsons

The Office (US) (13)

Twin Peaks (13)

House (13)

Only Fools & Horses (13)

The Wire (13)

GBBO (12.5)

Pugwall (12.5)

CSI: Las Vegas (12.5)

The IT Crowd (12)

Friends (12)

Everybody Loves Raymond (12)

The Avengers 

Heat Vision & Jack (11)

Happy Days (11)

Archer (10)

Quantum Leap (9)

Snatch (7)

Big Bang Theory (5)

THE PILOT // TAKE 49 - HILL STREET BLUES vs CSI LAS VEGAS

baa baa baaaaaaa baaa baaa baaaaaa baaa ba baaa ba ba ba baaa ba baaaaaa. No, we haven’t let a herd of sheep into the studio (though one of the hosts IS called Shepherd), those baaas above belong to the Mike Post penned theme song to Hill Street Blues, the grandaddy of gritty cop shows. We pit this old timer against the flashy nuances of CSI Vegas with its fast cuts, zooms into wounds and pretty faces. The BIG question is though… which is the better pilot episode? Has HSB aged like a fine wine, or is it simply blown out of the water by the superior effects of CSI that can take the audience to places Hill Street Station can only dream of?

 

Tune into this week The Pilot and find out! You can contact both hosts on twitter to let them know what you think of the episode and recommend future shows @jedshepherd and @theejellyman.

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THE PILOT // TAKE 48 - SESAME STREET vs RAINBOW

Don’t ever say that Jed & Rob are childish… they are more accurately children! This is two weeks in a row where they’ve pitched “kids” shows against each other and quite frankly it makes for a brilliant episode.

 

Yes, Rainbow is basically the British version of Sesame Street but did it take a stellar formula and make it better? Does the pilot for Sesame Street hold up? It’s been decades! Find out in this all new episode of THE PILOT!

 

Let the guys know what you think and suggest some new shows to discuss @jedshepherd and @theejellyman. 

 

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THE PILOT // TAKE 47 - THE JETSONS vs THE FLINSTONES

Jed & Rob have been a little cartoon heavy recently and that's simply because animations are historically some of the most popular shows on television. Two of the biggest animations of the last 50 years are represented here and its a Hanna Barbera special. Which one will win? The strangely prescient Jetsons? Or will it be the classic in all sense of the word The Flinstones?

Nevermind all that, on this episode we hear if Rob really did give Jed a very strange shoutout on his BBC show. The proof is in here!

@theejellyman & @jedshepherd on twitter for all of your requests of TV shows. Don't forget to use the hashtag #putitonthelist

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THE PILOT // TAKE 46 - SCRUBS vs W1A

Uh oh. We have got to a pilot episode that directly concerns one of our two hosts. Yes, W1A is a TV show about an institution that employs our very own Rob Jelly. Will he go easy on it and give it a higher mark than necessary, or will he fight against "the man" and proclaim that Scrubs is the better show?

This one is very very very interesting!

@jedshepherd and @theejellyman on twitter for any pilot episode recommendations!

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THE PILOT // TAKE 45 - MARVEL'S AGENTS OF SHIELD vs BATTLESTAR GALACTICA

We are witnessing the longest pilot episode ever. BSG comes with a 3 hour life investment and you will find out if it was worth it! We pitch the greatest sci-fi TV show ever against Marvel's Agents of Shield and maybe it's a Thor point, but only one will come out the Incredible (Hulk) winner!

let us know what you think @jedshepherd and @theejellyman!

 

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THE PILOT // TAKE 44 - THE PRISONER vs THE AVENGERS

Isn't TV magic? We weren't born in the 60s yet we can see things that happened in the 60s through a magic box we call a television. We take it for granted, but it really is a time machine. It transports us to places and times we have no right being in and that's why it feels like Rob Jelly and Jed Shepherd have gone on a real adventure over the past year. Join them as they discuss two shows from the swinging sixties that feel like your really have become unstuck in time. Both bloody weird and one of them oh so good!

let them know what you think and recommend more pilot episodes @jedshepherd & @theejellyman

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THE PILOT // TAKE 43 - MORK & MINDY vs HAPPY DAYS

Disclaimer: For those with a nervous disposition, this episode contains alot of singing. 

Tune in this week for Jed & Rob talking the hottest food they've ever eaten, Toblerones, number 2s and also they find time to talk pilot episodes! It's the classic sitcoms Mork & Mindy and Happy Days that are the catalyst for an argument on which is better and we can certainly say that we decided!

Hope you enjoy this episode and if you don't then you're a complete Shazbat!

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THE PILOT // TAKE 42 - THE AMERICANS vs 24

Jed & The Jellyman are back again with another virtual fight to the death. This time they have presented two critically acclaimed political/spy thrillers, one set in real time and the other set in past time! The 1980s to be exact. Which one of these vaguely titled TV pilots will win? Tune in and find out!

let us know what you think @jedshepherd and @theejellyman on twitter cos we want to know!

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THE PILOT // TAKE 41 - ARCHER vs BOJACK HORSEMAN

What’s a horse’s favourite TV show? Neighbours. OR potentially Bojack Horseman, we have never really got to the bottom of that question due to horses not being able to speak in a language we can understand + grants for the TV-watching habits of horses are very hard to come by. Still, Jed & Rob attempt to discover if Bojack Horseman has a better pilot episode than Archer, but we must stress that this is ONLY from a human perspective and not a single horse was asked for their opinion.

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THE PILOT // TAKE 40 - HALT & CATCH FIRE vs THE BIG BANG THEORY

Jed & Rob gather round the table at POST/POP HQ to get to the bottom of these two shows that represent the lifestyle choice some may call "Geekdom". Its a thorny subject but they also have to work out if these two possibly possess all of the necessary ingredients to be rightly called the best pilot episode of all time. Have we found it? Is this the work? Listen and find out!

 

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THE PILOT // TALE 39 - EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND vs SEINFELD

Two pilot episodes, both vehicles for a stand-up comedy star to shine... which is apt really as we also discuss Rob Jelly's burgeoning stand-up career! We know that these shows are much beloved to many people, but do they stand-up? (see what I did there?). Find out on this week's THE PILOT!

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THE PILOT // TAKE 38 - BLACK MIRROR vs THE TWILIGHT ZONE

This week, Rob and Jed enter the strange worlds of two of the best ever anthology TV shows ever made. Current champion, BLACK MIRROR with its sideways glance at how society has become barbaric faces off against the one that started it all, THE TWILIGHT ZONE.

Both classics in their own right, but can Twilight Zone stay relevant and feel fresh when its up against a show that has become the byword for when something strange happens in real life? Its a very interesting show this week and if you enjoyed it, hit them up @jedshepherd and @theejellyman on twitter!

See you later alligators!

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THE PILOT // TAKE 37 - FAWLTY TOWERS vs MONTY PYTHON

 

Jed & Rob are back again to punch it out in the proverbial back alley to see which Pilot episode is better and decide once and for all which TV show is the greatest. This week its Fawlty Towers vs Monty Python and as you can imagine, these two choices are some of the cream of British television. Could these possibly topple our current leader Planet Earth?

 

If you agree let us know @jedshepherd and @theejellyman on Twitter, if you disagree then shout into the void!

THE PILOT // TAKE 36 - WESTWORLD vs DEADWOOD

Recording this in the very real London, England it makes perfect sense for Jed & Rob to discuss shows based on fictional 19th century goings on in the wild west of America. This week the hosts tackle the HBO super-hit Westworld and the much celebrated Deadwood. One of them has Anthony Hopkins and the other one has Lovejoy but both are equally as loved by the telly watching public... but which one has a better pilot? Found out on this week's show!

You can contact Rob @theejellyman and Jed @jedshepherd

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THE PILOT // TAKE 35 - REN & STIMPY vs SOUTH PARK

Its a new year and The Pilot podcast waits for no man as we continue to try to find the greatest Pilot episode of all time. Will 0218 find us something to beat Blue Planet or Lost? could it be an animated show? this is what Jed & Rob are delving into today and these aren't just any animated shows, these are some of the most influential animated shows ever made.

Have a listen and see if you agree on how we have rated these shows and let us know on twitter @jedshepherd & @theejellyman.

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