What Happending?

A podcast where Jon, Ari, & Carlos watch only the pilot and series finale of TV shows.
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Feb 5, 2019

With Carlos as scrum master, the What Happending team iterates once again on the David E. Kelley project with Chicago Med – er, Saving Hope – Chicago Fire? Chicago Hope!

 Adam Arkin AKA hat wig, Peter Berg’s Shocker, fake Billy Madison’s dad, reused prop organs, and Turbo Man are also discussed.

Jan 22, 2019

It’s the all-time greatest sitcom ever developed by an ad agency! But where are all the cavewomen? And where do these prehistoric beasts get their insurance?

Gogurt, the Frisbee family, Flo, The 13th Warrior, pets in space, the TV Guide Channel, Lurtz, and Ron Popeil are also discussed.

Jan 9, 2019

Special guest star Hideo -- What Happending’s first-ever English co-star -- helps our American hosts understand the British cult classic character Alan Partridge, as well as many other things about his strange and distant homeland.

Catch phrases, Jordy shore, Cluedo, BBC, Joey Chestnut, Vin Petrol, and Peter Purvis are also discussed

Jan 2, 2019

It's one of those dark sitcoms set in LA or NYC featuring struggling thirty-somethings! And DJ Qualls!

How to do proper accents, Road Trip, extra Pat Connaughton, Richard Rucolo’s IMDB metadata, TV commercial IMDB, and cookie trees are also discussed.

Dec 18, 2018

Jennifer Garner and co. take five seasons to get to Mongolia and find Sloan’s red ball of infinite life that floats in the air when you put a magical toilet seat under it. 

Rufflin’ Mark Ruffalo, Ahmad Rashad, Dustin Johnson, Blue Bloods, sad jaw guy, and the Renaissance man of Mongolia are also discussed.

Dec 11, 2018

Ari makes his triumphant return with the conclusion of TGINovemtoberspooktacular! And the season eight finale!

Jon’s animatronic cat, ASMR, jaw guys, and pay phones are also discussed.

Nov 27, 2018

Guest star Kelley and our hosts watch a reality show in a fake town where real kids build a fake nation! Poor Jimmy.

Half-burnt DVDs and 3:10 to Yuma are also discussed.

Oct 30, 2018

Spooktacular mid-October to sometime in November continues with the cult classic Buffy the Vampire Slayer! Girl power!

Penn & Teller, Phil Helmuth, 24, Tru Calling, Raw Reality, Sprung Monkey, fighting jeans, and Mount Mazama are also discussed.

Oct 16, 2018

As part of our October theme of self-torture, we entered the Octagon again to fight Ryan "Rubber Man" Murphy! There's red devil boys and green meanies.

Tony Danza’s motorcycle skills, Brock Holt, Jeff Bagwell, Rod Carew, and neck beards are also discussed.

Oct 2, 2018

Minneapolis in the ‘70s. Shit is about to go down.

Kowabunga man, Ron Burgundy, pocket combs, chain wallets, shag carpet horrors, and couch hiders are also discussed.

Sep 21, 2018

Post-Raw, mid-Klumps, pre-Norbit Eddie Murphy teams up with Phil Morris to mash it up for the claymation smash hit — grab a 40 water and listen!

Bull, uncle stories, Phil Knight, clay floating, and Neti Pots are also discussed.

Sep 13, 2018

A quiet lane in a peaceful suburb. Or is it?!? A plumber. Or is it?!? A triplet. Or is it?!?

Don Knotts' foyer, Log Lady, steam pipe kitchens, dad plumber skills, neck beards, honey mussy, Snow Dogs, and Vanilla Ice are also discussed.

Aug 23, 2018

The father of a broken family moves them into an old haunted mansion to try and make things right, and other terrible decisions.

Dermot Mulroney, Lost numbers, Wilson’s horrific face, naked fires, gimp suit jump scares, and corn on macabre are also discussed

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.

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