What Happending?

A podcast where Jon, Ari, & Carlos watch only the pilot and series finale of TV shows.
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Aug 16, 2018

They give him a chair that’s right by a bear, and he’s scared by the bear. Throckmorton! Grandpapa Bangaboo!

Aug 9, 2018

With Ari away eating ice cream again, special guest star Kelley joins Jon and Carlos to, finally, watch First and Ten, the HBO sitcom starring OJ Simpson that nobody’s ever heard of! The laugh track is confused and shows up late to the party, which is full of planted cocaine and swimming pool balloons. The NFL is working with the mob.  Salvino saves everything. 

 The Lemon Twist, Peter Bonerz, the I-5 killer’s flasher football career, flexible chubby fighters, taco speedboats, and Dr. Death are also discussed.

Aug 2, 2018

Special guest star Melissa helps our hosts explore the chronicles de Don Fernando and his familia in a What Happending language-learner first.  Many questions arise about the mystery of the hacienda. Just what is written in la carta? Who is the mysterious ghost bride? Why doesn’t the avocado save money on travel and make a phone call or two? Will the chubby boy from Madrid find his dog? And how many hijos does Don Fernando have, and when does an hija become hijos?

Cutlass fording, cuatroshadowing, giant Stargate portals, empanada continuity, and Y Tu Mama Tambien popcorn breaks are also discussed.

Jul 26, 2018

The real Bob Newhart’s fake phone call skills are on full display as our hosts watch the first and last episode of Newhart with special guest star Kelley! A satiated Ari doesn’t leave for ice cream during the first segment. The finale has a stunning twist the likes of which the What Happending podcast has never witnessed.

DragonHeart, Cop Rock, Dr. Sisqo, Clifford, Daniel Day Lewis’s GoGurt, and Simon Birch storytime are also discussed.

Jul 19, 2018

OJ Simpson has to wait a week, it’s time for Becker and the Scone Zone! In the first segment, Ari goes out for ice cream and never returns, but luckily Jake Becker is around to help Jon and Carlos watch John Becker and Jake. And Linda. The Becker finale yields a long lost surprise.

Ted Danson’s pants, Ted Danson’s eyes, Ted Danson’s hair, Ted Danson’s arm movement, Ted Danson’s brow, and Ted Danson’s personality are also discussed.

Jul 12, 2018

Our hosts are treated to a beautiful slice of Canadian trash life as they watch the first and last episode of the INITIAL seven season run of this mockumentary smash hit. Before watching, Jon has lots of questions about what constitutes the series finale. Luckily Ari has all the answers, and even throws in a beautiful anecdote from his childhood.

ReBoot, Heat, Training Day, Kenny Powers, knife hits, Drunk Oscars, Stunt Oscars, and Pat Roach are also discussed. 

Jul 5, 2018

It's kissy-kissy time in the Big Apple! Our hosts are treated to a delightful pile of Helen Hunt's frozen rolling pin lasagna served in Paul Reiser's Pyrex, and Ari's doppelganger makes his first What Happending appearance.

Raw Reality, Seinfeld with cell phones, and Selby’s knobs are also discussed.

Jun 28, 2018

It's the season 7 premiere! In celebration of reaching the 100 number milestone, our hosts rehash the very first (and never aired) episode of What Happending and rewatch the CBS classic Numb-threer's. What did they remember? What did they forget? And just who will win the Rob Morrow Award??

Math maps, Home Improvement, Brisket Fridays, Alice Cooper bike stabbings, and Don Vito are also discussed.

Jun 21, 2018

The dramatic conclusion to the Centennial Retrospective has arrived! Our hosts discuss the best and worst shows and theme songs, brainstorm crossover possibilities, and lament cliffhangers for which they will never know the answer. Jon also has a quiz!

Jun 14, 2018

The 100th episode extravaganza is here! In part one of this miraculous two-part event, our hosts discuss their favorite and least favorite characters from the What Happending archive, nominate candidates for “best death,” and roll out the red carpet for the winners of the What Happending MVP. The votes are tallied… who is taking home the hardware??

Jun 7, 2018

Synth music, white linen suits, cigarette boats, and LSD alligators... it's time for an '80s classic, all 145 minutes of it.

Vin Diesel, Jurassic Park, brandy beef, Calderon’s locker room presence, Jabba Housewife, and The Matrix are also discussed. 

May 31, 2018

The children of the Moesha family are always late for dinner. Sometimes everything turns out fine because they were just at The Den watching the hottest hip hop act in LA. Other times... it's not fine at all. 

Ben Carson, Mind of Mencia, DMX's van, batter chatter, Raw Reality, Burger King tales, and 24 are also discussed.

May 24, 2018

Jack Bauer is back at it, givin' speeches and takin' names, even if he can't make a proper pancake. But will the Iranians cut off the Middle East oil supply? Will Kal Penn be swept away in a Tsnaumi? Will Emily get sniped, or is she really the sniper? And, most importantly, will Jack's son go to Georgetown or Stanford?

24, Road Trip, hair curtains, Dave DVDs, 24, Benny Hill foot chases, Diana Taurasi kingdom, Grover Cleveland, 24, Paul Newman, and hoodies are also discussed.

May 17, 2018

Watch a David E. Kelley show based in Boston? What a novel idea! Let's see if Ally can overcome lost love, CGI arrows to the heart, a serial butt-grabber, and a mysterious child to get to wherever it is she is heading down the middle of a dark street at night.

Remember the Titans, Bon Jovi, daytime sexy thoughts, scarf deaths, Yak Baks, touching piano, and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark are also discussed.

May 12, 2018

Bra, listen to this, bra, you don't want to spend a life behind not listening to this, bra, trust me, bra, I've been there done that, bra, there's no end to that tunnel except a room without a view, bra. Strike one, two, and three.

Ozzie Osbourne, Steven Seagal, Real Housewives of Miami, hot balloons, Omar, and McDonald’s playpen photoshoots are also discussed.

May 3, 2018

Dark days on the beat got you down? Mucked up that whole warrant thing again? Sad because your wife is too hot for you? Upset that you sold your baby on the black market? Try bursting into song! Guest star Kelley returns for a very special musical series with plenty to talk about, if Jon would ever shut up about his breakdancing skills.

RoboCop, Joe Cocker, Glen, Sheryl Crow’s trailer, and ponytail Steve Zahn are also discussed.

Apr 19, 2018

David Duchovny IS Jake Winters -- not to be confused with Jake Cardigan -- and he's on a mission to read a lot of sexytime diaries while he wanders around town with his dog and tries not to feel sad. 

Laundry mats, soup and cassettes, Superman credits, and so many other great things are also discussed.

Apr 12, 2018

With Ross away playing laser tag, special guest star Shannon rides in on her horse of victory to watch…. this!

Umlauts, Nam, Lunesta, Galgagremda, Blowfly, Krod bod, gourds of lube, dolphin haircuts, and Bruce are also discussed

Apr 6, 2018

Contestants are trolled into thinking they’re The Troll, but they’re all being trolled while thinking they’re The Troll.


We'll be back at full length soon with The Red Shoe Diaries!

Mar 29, 2018

Celebrity Mole: Yucatan is hot and ready and doesn't even cost five bucks! Special guest star Melissa returns to help our hosts decipher just WHO is THE MOLE? You'll have to listen to Ahmad Rashad to know! 

Cash Cab, Carson Daly, silent sustained reading time, rock penis, Threat Matrix, the governor of Connecticut begging for forgiveness, donkey shows, and SUV Vandals are also discussed

Mar 23, 2018

Let's soar through the ages and epochs of time to the 1950s! And again!

Small cheeseburgers, pickled baseballs, bootleg The Right Stuff, Gushy, and Tatchie, and Shtopa, and Jimmy, and Tony, and Ziggy, and Shmooky are also discussed.

Mar 13, 2018

It's a back-to-back Boston spectacular! Our hosts learn all about the rough-and-tumble lives of the students of Carl Winslow High School, and get plenty of sage advice from Chi McBride.

Tony Roma’s, pill dinners, Home Improvement, Dazed and Confused, The Town, It’s Pat, and fiduciary rock are also discussed.

Feb 28, 2018

The conclusion of the four-part Shatuary series has arrived, released just in time before it became Sharch! Our hosts overcome lingering TeKnichal difficulties from the TekWar episode to learn all about the many employees of Boston's most fascinating, completely legal, and definitely on-site law firm!

Hanging chad, Trent Lott, Korean Def Leppard, hat wigs, the fucking red line, Charles Grodin, S-shaped couches, and According to Jim crossovers are also discussed. 

We’ll be back in a few weeks after a spring break hiatus!

Feb 15, 2018

Shatuary rolls into week three with William Shatner's TekWar! We hadn't heard of it either--no nibbling around the edges, only big, chunky, ravenous Tek bites allowed!

Besides Cosmos PI Jake Cardigan and his war with futuristic drugs, Marty Dollar, Willy Wonka QVC, hooker currency, super music machines, hologram shackles, Dennis Miller’s Weekend Update mullet, Training Day, and tighty skinnies are also discussed.

Feb 8, 2018

Episode two of the monthlong Shatuary saga! Can Shat wrangle the horrifying hellscape that is the mean streets of... somewhere? You bet your ass, or at least he and most of his fellow officers are going to die trying.

The pipeline, chicken, disco, Felix Leiter, Streets of Rage, disco balls, and Johnny Starbuckle are also discussed.

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