New hashtag for this episode: #whosDoingWhat
The guys are recording from their individual homes due to the quarantine for Covid-19 so the audio quality is a little spotty. They start out talking about how Rory is going to quarantine his family for 5 years. They don’t know it yet, but that’s what they are going to do. They proceed to go through what they were going to do throughout the wedding weekend with drinks and bar hopping, and coffee tastings, and going to Alinea. Dan is bummed about missing his Aunt’s 90th birthday, and adds “There in Spirit” by Jim James to the playlist. Then they joke that I do not actually exist, and that it’s like a Fight Club situation where Rory created me as another part of his personality. Dan goes through the speech that him and Rory would have given at the wedding. When they come back from the break they sing “Back in the Saddle” and then Dan sings “Back in Black” and “Backstreet’s Back” and they try to think of other songs with “Back” in the title. Dan announces that he is dropping a new podcast called the “Goodnight Show” podcast, which will be nightly for about 15 to 20 minutes every night. Rory talks about a new classification of Pen Pals fan, where if you are 5 episodes shy of becoming a Paller, you’re a Penner, or a Situational Penny. Rory starts a “saga” chant. It just ends up being Rory screaming “Saga!” because the delay between them was too much to coordinate. Dan says “I was always a kid growing up” because he forgot to say the word “good.” Rory stops DVK several times throughout the letter because he is convinced that we’ve covered this one before. He’s having serious deja vu, or there’s a glitch in the matrix. Rory, after the letter has finished says that he is going to put down that they have already read this letter (they haven’t). Of course this leads to discussion of alternate universes. They have a lengthy discussion over whether or not they have read the letter. They direct us to create a poll asking people if they think we have done this letter before. They start calling it a deeply psychological Ponters. “Deep state Ponters.” They share stories about getting in trouble in school, and outside of school. Rory talks about Sister Carmelita sending him to the principals office for talking in class.