2.10: Noël (with Bradley Whitford and Ellen Totleben)

sung to the melody of “Carol of the Bells” —
Hark! oh my gosh
Hrishi and Josh
Discuss Noël
Puns and intel

Ellen Totleben
Tells us laymen
All that you see
Was her duty

She was the West Wing Set Decorator
And we’ll talk to Bradley Whitford later

When it’s just us
Things we discuss:
Tommy Schlamme

I got a job?
You got a job.
Bush versus Gore
Yo-Yo and more

Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas!
Bradley Whitford won an Emmy with this

Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas!
Epic flentl; you don't want to miss this.

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Yo-Yo Ma, at age 7, performs for President Kennedy
“Paper Boi” from Atlanta 
Paperboy by Atari
And from the corrections department: Paxton Whitehead is alive and well, and still performing. An earlier version of this episode Josh suggested otherwise, and he was (ahem) mortified to learn of the error. Apologies to Mr Whitehead!

PS — check out this amazing rendition of the show description above. Thank you to Ralph, Bridget, Anna, and Des!