THE PILOT // TAKE 69 - KRYPTON vs SMALLVILLE

Welcome to another episode of The Pilot and this week we go all SUPER with a double bill of all things Superman. First up we have the new series Krypton which, like Gotham is Batman without Batman, this is Superman without Superman. Its about everything that leads up to the existence of Superman. Does that make for a good pilot though?

That is pitched against the E4 (UK Channel!) stalwart, the ever-present Smallville! Now I don't know if you guys remember the pilot of Smallville but its more brutal than any of us remember it. You literally see a bunch of people exploding! But is that enough to warrant a top place on our Pilot Episode leaderboard? Listen to this week's episode to find out!

You can find Jed @jedshepherd on twitter and Rob @theehellyman. Say nice things!

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THE PILOT // TAKE 68 - QI vs ROBOT WARS

ROB plays with fire this week, literally and figuratively! Not only does he discuss two shows made by the company he works for, but he also discusses robots that shoot FIRE. First up is the relatively standard quiz show QI which we pit against the absolute batsmeg crazy ROBOT WARS.

Also can we take some time to dwell on the fact that we have done 68 episodes? We have never missed a week! Let that sink in while you hear us as hyper as ever discuss robots fighting each other to the death.

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

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THE PILOT // TAKE 67 - FLASH FORWARD vs TIMELESS

Before we started episode 1 of this podcast, Rob told me "Jed.." cos thats what he calls me.. he said "Jed, whats the point of this podcast? We already know the greatest pilot episode of all time is FLASH FORWARD..". I looked at him incredulously and said "how much have you had to drink today?" but he was stone cold sober and I was drunk with surprise. Yes, it took us this long to get to Rob's pick for greatest Pilot of all time BUT a year can do alot to a man. A year can either change your mind or firmly cement an idea in your head that threatens to destroy a podcast partnership that was going so swimmingly. We also look at Timeless.

 

This could be the episode that changes everything. Let us know what you think @jedshepherd and @theejellyman.

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THE PILOT // TAKE 65 - DAD'S ARMY vs ALLO ALLO

It's only this podcast that can get me up at 6am in Los Angeles to scramble around in the LA morning heat to watch Allo Allo. Yes that's right, I (Jed) couldn't bear to think of you guys being without The Pilot for a week so Rob called me transatlantically to record this episode. The theme is war based sitcoms and we travel to no man's land with Dad's Army which is a downright classic, then go over the top to pitch Allo Allo which nobody considers a classic.... or do they?

This is quite a surprising episode as one of these shows gets a massive score and stakes its claim very high up the Pilot chart. Let us know what you think on twitter @jedshepherd and @theejellyman.

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THE PILOT // TALE 64 - TASKMASTER vs TREASURE HUNT

Will THIS be the episode where we finally find out what the greatest show of all time is? I can't promise, but maybe... just maybe... we have a new all-time highest ever The Pilot score! This week we have the Dave staple TASKMASTER vs the highly ambitious 80s ratings-hit TREASURE HUNT.

WILL JED AND ROB MASTER THE TASKS AT HAND OR WILL THIS BE AN ENDLESS TREASURE HUNT? FIND OUT IN THIS WEEK'S EPISODE OF .....

THE PILOT!

 

@jedshepherd @theejellyman

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THE PILOT // TAKE 63 - PEEP SHOW vs PEOPLE JUST DO NOTHING

So you've seen our hastily themed shows for the last 2 weeks and you thought to yourself "Well... I can see how they did Creek Week.... then they did Murder week... makes sense..... but how can they jam a theme into these next two shows?" Well Joanne (It's always Joanne), let me welcome you to the inaugural PEEP WEEK! Yes it's Peep Show vs PEEPle Just Do Nothing! (Let us have this one yeah?)

Two shows that give us slices of lives we'd rather not experience first hand, but happy to look on as the rotten voyeurs we are. But which show had the better pilot? Find out on the latest episode of THE PILOT!

You can reach Jed on twitter @jedshepherd and Rob @theejellyman.

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THE PILOT // TAKE 62 - JESSICA JONES vs LUKE CAGE

Its another superhero episode but this time we record from the safety of POST/POP HQ and not at Comic Con surrounded by kids screaming at Rob for dancing too much! Two brilliant Netlfix shows tackling the same universe. There is alot to like about both, but enough about us, the Pilots were great too! Which one did we prefer? The answer will always be "the one without Iron Fist anywhere near it" but luckily for us, he stays away for now so we can enjoy!

contact us on twitter @jedshepherd and @theejellyman for your suggestions on what TV Pilots to discuss next!

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THE PILOT // TAKE 61 - MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS v DUNGEONS & DRAGONS

These two have theme songs for Miiiillllleeessssss but we won't let that sway us too much as we are too busy concentrating on the olympian task of deciding which one gets higher on the Pilot chart. Which Pilot deserves to be remembered as the best of all time? Its likely not here, I'm not gonna lie, but we do have two cult classics in MMPR and Dungeons and Dragons!

tell us what shows you want us to discuss @jedshepherd and @theejellyman on twitter!

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THE PILOT // TAKE 60 - MURDER SHE WROTE vs MURDER IN SUCCESSVILLE

Whisper it amongst yourselves, but its MURDER WEEK. Yes this week we tackle two pilots that revel in the most vicious of all sins. It's the tea time evergreen fave Murder She Wrote vs new kid on the block Murder in Successville!

We also get a visit from SMEGHEADS co-host Daniela as she reminds us how much of a Murder She Wrote geek she is.

Let us know what shows you want us to check out @jedshepherd and @theejellyman

THE CURRENT LEAGUE TABLE:

Planet Earth (19) 
The A-Team (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) 
Dawson’s Creek (18) 
Stranger Things (17.5) 
X-Files (17.5) 
Downton Abbey (17.5) 
Buffy The Vampire Slayer (17.5) 
24 (17.5) 
Crystal Maze (17.5) 
RuPaul’s Drag Race (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) 
Fraggle Rock (17) 
Animaniacs (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) 
Arrested Development (16.5) 
Atlanta (16.5) 
The Flash (16) 
Oz (16) 
Seinfeld (16) 
Homeland (16) 
The Crown (16) 
Garth Marengie’s Dark Place (16) 
Six Feet Under (16) 
Grey’s Anatomy (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) 
Beverley Hills 90210 (15) 
Modern Family (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) 
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (14.5) 
Jonathan Creek (14.5) 
Murder In Successville (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 (13.5) 
Murder, She Wrote (13.5) 
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) 
MacGyver (12) 
The Avengers (11) 
Heat Vision & Jack (11) 
Happy Days (11) 
Archer (10) 
Quantum Leap (9) 
Snatch (7) 
Big Bang Theory (5)

THE PILOT // TAKE 59 - DAWSON'S CREEK vs JONATHAN CREEK

IT'S CREEK WEEK! Yes that's right, this week Jed and Rob hold the first (and only) Battle of the Creeks. It's Dawson's Creek vs Jonathan Creek! Both 90s mega hits that captured the public's imagination in an unexpected way, but which one still holds up to this day? Which show has the better pilot episode, therefore - in our estimation - will get a high score on the leaderboard?

Well, climb through our podcast window and share a musical bed with us as we find out!

get in touch on twitter @jedshepherd and @theejellyman.

THE PILOT // TAKE 58 - FRAGGLE ROCK vs ANIMANIACS

On today's show, Jed & Rob try to not only find pilot episodes that can suitably be considered for the title of 'Greatest TV Show of All Time' but also shows that are considerably as zany as they are. Is being called "Zany" a compliment?

Find out which show we liked best! 

Let us know if you have any ideas for shows for the boys to discuss by letting them know on twitter. Just visit them @jedshepherd and @theejellyman.

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THE PILOT // TAKE 57 - ATLANTA vs RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE

I still haven't seen the photo of Rob Jelly dressed as a lady for an apparent murder mystery night, but until that day comes we can satiate our curiosity with the knowledge that RuPaul's Drag Race is in it's 10th season. On this episode we obviously look at the pilot, with it's very raw version of the show its now become. We also look at the more recent pilot episode of the Donald Glover vehicle 'Atlanta' which ended up surprising us both and that's without any of the guy's wearing 10 inch heels. Both really really great shows, but which one did we consider the best? Find out on this week's The Pilot!

@jedshepherd @theehellyman

THE PILOT // TAKE 56 - ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT vs MODERN FAMILY

As I'm typing this, Rob Jelly is singing showtunes at me in a bid to convince me its his destiny to be onstage on Broadway in one or two or a dozen different show, dazzling audiences every night with his subtle Robservations between heart-wrenching solo numbers. That might happen, but he has a harder task in convincing me, Jed Shepherd, that his choice of Modern Family is better than my choice of Arrested Development.

 

Find out if he does manage to do the unthinkable and let us know your suggestions of what shows we should cover on The Pilot @jedshepherd and @theejellyman on Twitter!

THE PILOT // TAKE 55 - WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE vs THE CRYSTAL MAZE

I was once on the Crystal Maze. I went first and proudly told my team that I'm really clever so I should do a Mystery challenge. The Richard O Brien stand in told me that I had 3 minutes and locked me in a room. My team pocked their heads in a small window and shouted commands as if I were a disobedient dog about to foul the new rug. I blame this distraction on the fact I left the room empty-handed, having patted down a "dead" body, raided a bookshelf and tried to pick the safe. This is disappointment and embarrassment can only be replicated by losing to Rob Jelly on any episode of The Pilot. Will this week be one of those times?

 

get in touch to reccommend the pilot episodes of your favourite shows, on twitter, @jedshepherd and @theejellyman

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)