Apparently March 19 is a pretty big day in my space-time continuum. 2 years ago, I got my MuggleCast tattoo.
Full clip of the “Tootsie Roll Spiel” by Eric Scull / MuggleCast tee shirt advertisement - on MuggleCast Episode #31, “Since Before ‘Nam” - published March 19, 2006.
ON THIS DAY 7 years ago, a little ad-libbing happened on MuggleCast when I was asked to give listeners yet another reason to buy a MuggleCast tee shirt. The result was perhaps my truest “spiel” which at first appeared to be going nowhere fast, and at its conclusion was successfully able to bring things ‘round to a solid advertisement for our shirts. All based, of course, on the premise that you know about Tootsie Rolls.
Andrew: [laughs] And don’t forget, MuggleCast t-shirts are available at MuggleCast.com. Just click on “Store” at the top.
Eric, Eric has stated a few very important reasons why you must buy one of these t-shirts. Isn’t that right, Eric?
Eric: Yes, that’s correct - Episode 29.
Andrew: Can you give us another one though. I don’t think people are completely convinced.
Eric: Okay. Tootsie Rolls, right? Okay, Tootsie Rolls. I am staring at a tube of Tootsie Rolls and I am thinking, “Gee, who manufactures Tootsie Rolls.”
Andrew: [laughs] Yeah?
Eric: Now, you never know who does it. It’s not the Hershey’s company. It can’t be because I am looking at this tube an nowhere does it say, “Hershey’s Tootsie Rolls,” right? You follow?
Eric: Okay, so…
Eric: No. Okay, quiet Micah. All right. So now, Tootsie Rolls. Everybody…
Micah: Because I say so much.
Eric: No, everybody knows what Tootsie Rolls are - everybody has had Tootsie Roll. You know what? If they haven’t, they are going to have a Tootsie Roll. So I’m thinking, I’m sitting here looking at this whole tube of what used to be Tootsie Rolls - I actually ate them all - and I am thinking who manufactured these? Nobody knows. Nobody knows what company owns Tootsie Rolls unless you work for that company. I am thinking, but they sold millions. I mean how many Tootsie Rolls have you sold…have you bought in your life? That’s a lot of Tootsie Rolls. So…
Andrew: [laughs] So what’s your point?
Eric: The point…
Andrew: So what’s your point.
Eric: So the point is, Andrew and Micah and Laura and viewers at home, that you don’t know who manufactures Tootsie Rolls yet you buy them anyway. And in the case of MuggleCast t-shirts you know who manufactures them. You know that you’re going to get your money’s worth from MuggleCast. You know exactly who that money is going to and why it is going to them. And you can support the show by buying this, just like you support Tootsie Roll manufacturers. Like the CEO of Tootsie Roll, the CEO of Tootsie, is sitting there on a desk chair and he’s not doing anything for Harry Potter fans, but we are, and that’s why you should buy a MuggleCast t-shirt.
Andrew: Wow, that was inspiring. Long, lengthy and inspiring.
Andrew interviews Martin Freeman of “The Hobbit” and “Sherlock” fame!
I’m sure he’ll be another episode of MuggleCast before it ends!
Hello lovely followers!
Our very own Andrew Sims has just launched a NEW podcast on Hypable! This podcast is a show about some of your favorite film franchises, books, games, and more. The first episode is already available for download on iTunes and on Hypable!
Now here is the sad news… our beloved podcast MuggleCast will be ending in August. :( They will be releasing 5 more episodes before then, which means hopefully we’ll get to hear from some of our favorite hosts again! But, don’t worry! If something major happens in the Harry Potter fandom after MuggleCast has ended, they will be releasing new episodes.
Although MuggleCast may be ending this year, we still have 5 great episodes to look forward to and maybe even some great MuggleCast moments.
Also, if you want more Andrew and Mason (GoDaddy ad Mason!) in your life, you should look into subscribing to HYPE After Dark! It does cost $3.99 a month, but I highly recommend the podcast! It’s the highlight of my week. Get more information here!
Feel free to drop any of YOUR favorite MuggleCast moments or quotes in the ask box, and I’d be happy to publish them! I’m sure all of our followers would love to reminisce in the early days of one of our favorite podcasts!
Have a great day!
haha no, that was a mistype. It was early here on the west coast!
I don’t think MuggleCast is looking for any new transcribers right now, but I guess you could e-mail Micah (I think he’s still in charge of choosing transcribers) and let him know you’re interested.
I don’t know anything about MuggleNet Academia, so I’m afraid I can’t really help you there. But, I would just e-mail whoever is in charge and let them know you are interested in helping out with the transcripts.
Boys in House Ties: Eric Scull of Mugglecast in Honeydukes.