Writing television is easy! To prove it, we sit down and brainstorm a concept for a new TV show in every episode of Blank Meets Blank. From two random hat drawings we plot a pilot, a first season and even throw in a fantasy cast for good measure. It's a fun, ridiculous writing exercise that will, of course, propel us to Hollywood fame in no time. Your showrunners-in-training are Jakob Burrows and Jim Scampoli, also known for discussing the best and worst that TV has to offer at showswhatyouknow.com. If you leave a review, don't forget to include something we should throw in either hat!
Pepsi County – “8 Mile” Meets “PepsiCo”
Continuing our efforts to create a new TV show every episode (which are now released monthly by the way) we draw the random prompts “8 Mile” and “PepsiCo”, the company that owns Pepsi, out of a hat, and mash them together into a concept for an animated show about rapping soda cans.
Gone To The Dogs – “Westworld” Meets “Communism”
After a long break we can welcome you back to Blank Meets Blank where writing is easy and ideas are cheap! On this podcast we make up a new TV show every episode, starting with two random prompts from a hat and brainstorming our way to a pitch and a pilot.
This time we drew
“Westworld” and “Communism” and struggled to mash
them together until we ended up with a simple story about a robot and
A city of oil and metal gleams in the desert. Aristocratic analyst A.I.s rule with corrupted logic centres, directing the robot population. Humans are barely a memory. Deep under the gleaming metal spires, mining robot KRL makes an unusual find; a frozen creature. Not only is this pup the last of its kind, it’s also straight-up adorable!
Not The End of the World – Aladdin Meets Ragnarök, The Winter of Worlds
Three nerds play a pen-and-paper RPG and find themselves transported to a ruined Viking world. By day they attend high school; by night they travel to Asgard and play ancient gods. But when people start disappearing in real life they have to ask… Who else is playing – and what is their end game?
Not The End of The World is a supernatural drama combining Aladdin with Ragnarök (the end of the world in Norse mythology), with a dash of Jumanji and The Neverending Story thrown in for good measure. Hear all about it in episode 5 of Blank Meets Blank!
We’re about to take our mid-season hiatus so this will be the last Blank Meets Blank for a bit. While we’re away please slang us a review on Apple Podcasts, tweet about the show, tell a friend, and keep an eye on showswhatyouknow.com for updates on this and our other programming.
Chime Attack Adventure – Saved by the Bell Meets Crunchyroll
The bell has not chimed for 100 years, not until an unlikely group of high school students climb the clock tower. Now the spirits engraved on the bell are loose and it’s up to those students to put them back – with the help of Chime, the boy from the past who trapped them last time.
Animation is easy and waifus are cheap! Time to make an anime in episode 4 of Blank Meets Blank. We pull classic children’s sitcom Saved by the Bell and combine it with Crunchyroll, the anime streaming service – allowing us to pick and choose anime tropes at our leisure. We end up with a slice of life high school adventure comedy called Chime Attack Adventure! Don’t let the Cerberus eat your homework, and remember to rate and review Blank Meets Blank on Apple Podcasts.
Next episode will be the last before we take our mid-season break to produce the next five episodes of Blank Meets Blank! We’d really appreciate you telling a friend and spreading the word while we’re on break.
Founding Fathers – The Brady Bunch Meets The American Dream
A newly married gay couple inherit a theme park based on the American revolution and, through classic family values, turn it from the brink of ruin to dream come true.
It had to happen sooner or later. In episode three of Blank Meets Blank we pull a TV-show that neither of us have seen. To make it worse, we have to figure out how to combine it with the concept of the American dream, something already integral to classic US sitcoms. What do we do? Panic. Talk about cowboys. And then we create a fantastic modern, yet classic, sitcom.
Big thanks to everyone who has left a review on Apple Podcasts! Don’t forget to review and tell a friend if you’re enjoying this.
Dunaway Daughters – Gilmore Girls Meets Clickbait
Time to brainstorm another TV show in 60 minutes! This time we pull dramedy classic Gilmore Girls by Amy-Sherman Palladino and have to somehow combine it with… the concept of clickbait? The resulting show becomes a heartwarming drama about a cross-generational family vlog! How do we get there? Listen to find out.
Big thanks for the great response to our pilot! We’ll be releasing the first 5 episodes of Blank Meets Blank on a bi-weekly basis, then taking a mid-season break to produce the remainder of season one. Let us know with a review if you’d like us to greenlight season 2 – and don’t forget to include something you’d like us to add to the Hollywood Hat and the Crazy Hat!
So much fun
Jim and Jakob are by far, two of the easiest and most interesting people to listen to in the podcast world. Much like their work on “Shows What You Know” and all of the shows branching from that, “Blank Meets Blank” continues the trend of hilarious and creative discussions from the two best dudes. My wife and I love all the work these two do and this could potentially be their best show yet. Looking forward to watching this show grow!
A great, smart show!
This podcast is great! These "Shows What You Know" guys, Jim and Jakob, sure know their stuff and they're killing in this. Every episode they flex their creative muscles and go through a very fun journey developing whatever concept they draw off a hat and we have the luxury of going along for the whole ride! What other podcast could come up with great successful long lasting ideas for shows like this? I'll tell you: NONE. So do yourself a favor and check these guys out!
Jim Scampoli Invented Podcasting
Jim Scampoli is The Godfather of Podcasting and this is the type of material where he shines best.