While Barry basked in the afterglow of having had a 3-hour nap, LaToya is on the extreme opposite side of the spectrum. She has been playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons for almost 24 hours straight. Yes, she’s playing even during the episode. It wasn’t her plan to stay up, and so please excuse her delirium. T’Challa brings the heat with today’s topic, and Barry reminds us of his odd music tastes. Barry hearts Blackpink.
The show took an unexpected break last week but they’re back. LaToya outs Barry for being the reason for no episode and again asks if there will be a season 13 since it’s been a difficult season 12. Barry’s “busy” and is over LaToya’s complaints. T’Challa brings his first official topic for discussion while Barry and LaToya, mostly the latter, ramble on. Plus, there’s “library talk.” Did their public library experience scar them both forever?
It’s a T’Challa-free episode and the hosts take the conversation into very odd places. Barry is looking forward to a visit from Draknara, thirty years in the making. Will it be like the teenage version of himself as he again shares a home with his mother? LaToya downloaded the novel for the Monster Erotica challenge. Will it become a guilty pleasure? Find out who’s exercising and who’s not. Plus, consider how much screentime is enough.
My Corona! It’s the Coronavirus episode of the show as all talks turn to the pandemic. Seasons are being suspended (not ours), and industries are putting into place contingency plans. There’s even a run on toilet paper! The hosts wonder, when will the topic not be one you can joke about? LaToya is about to see her workload and income shift while Barry feels he’s superhuman and can repel the virus. Both avid soccer fans and cinephiles, they are saddened by the avalanche effect of COVID-19 and the escapism entertainment they love.
In a reverse of last week’s episode, LaToya plays the role of SPOILER this time around, ruining Barry’s evening. The hosts finally come to an agreement about the merits of the various 911 shows, and LaToya claims that she is now “cooking.” Finally, it’s the end of an era as Judge Judy walks away from her legendary courtroom show, and there’s a shocking new guinea pig announcement.
The hosts record together in the same room for the first time in six years. When they both decided to leave the library, neither host thought that it would be years before they’d see each other again. While life and circumstances may have previously kept them apart, LaToya made the trek to Milledgeville to visit with Barry. They both go a little off-script, and LaToya goes old school, completely winging it while, as usual, Barry’s the one holding the show together.