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'Holiday Havoc'

2015 FRED Holiday Shopping Guide

Posted Sunday, December 20th, 2015 at 5:09am

It’s that time of year again, when sites the web-over compile helpful holiday shopping lists to guide you into the deepest, darkest pits of retail with a map that will hopefully get you out alive. Here now, without further ado, is the 2015 FRED Holiday Shopping Guide…

2014 FRED Holiday Shopping Guide

Posted Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 at 2:42am

It’s that time of year again, when sites the web-over compile helpful holiday shopping lists to guide you into the deepest, darkest pits of retail with a map that will hopefully get you out alive. Here now, without further ado, is the 2014 FRED Holiday Shopping Guide…

2013 FRED Holiday Shopping Guide

Posted Monday, December 16th, 2013 at 16:31pm

It’s that time of year again, when sites the web-over compile helpful holiday shopping lists to guide you into the deepest, darkest pits of retail with a map that will hopefully get you out alive. Here now, without further ado, is the 2013 FRED Holiday Shopping Guide…

2011 FRED Holiday Shopping Guide

Posted Friday, December 23rd, 2011 at 15:19pm

It’s that time of year again, when sites the web-over compile helpful holiday shopping lists to guide you into the deepest, darkest pits of retail with a map that will hopefully get you out alive. Here now, without further ado, is the 2011 FRED Holiday Shopping Guide…

Doctor Who Holiday Shopping Guide 2011

Posted Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 at 15:10pm

Your guide to all of the knick knacks and bric-a-brac to pick up for the Whovians in your life this holiday season…

2010 FRED Holiday Shopping Guide

Posted Thursday, December 16th, 2010 at 17:28pm

It’s that time of year again, when sites the web-over compile helpful holiday shopping lists to guide you into the deepest, darkest pits of retail with a map that will hopefully get you out alive. Here now, without further ado, is the 2010 FRED Holiday Shopping Guide…

Halloween Havoc: Stan Lee Presents THE RAVEN!

Posted Friday, October 29th, 2010 at 8:00am

It’s our inaugural edition of Halloween Havoc here at FRED, and we kick things of with Stan Lee reading Edgar Allan Poe’s THE RAVEN. ‘Nuff said…

Holiday Havoc: THE VENTURE BROS.

Posted Friday, December 25th, 2009 at 0:17am

It’s Christmas, and that means the fine folks over at AstroBase Go - Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer - have put together another special Venture Bros. holiday tune exclusively for Quick Stop…

Paul Dini’s JINGLE BELLE: #02

Posted Thursday, December 24th, 2009 at 5:50am

Santa Claus gets along with every child except one – his own feisty teen-age daughter, JINGLE BELLE. As a special Holiday Havoc treat, Jingle’s creator Paul Dini (BATMAN: TAS, GOTHAM CITY SIRENS) & illustrator Stephanie Gladden (HOPSTER’S TRACKS, GIRLS OF MONSTER PARADISE) will be presenting ALL NEW weekly Jing strips here at Quick Stop this Christmas season and into the New Year…

Holiday Havoc: Stan Lee Presents THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS!

Posted Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 at 19:22pm

Christmas Day is fast approaching, so we thought I’d ask master storyteller (and living legend, natch) Stan Lee to get us all in the holiday spirit with a rousing reading of THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS as only Smilin’ Stan can!

A Bit Of A Chat with Ken Plume & Tom Kenny (Plus A Holiday Surprise!)

Posted Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 at 4:41am

In this episode, Ken chats with actor and voice artist Tom Kenny, late of MR. SHOW and the voice behind Spongebob Squarepants, about the release of the Spongebob holiday single “Don’t Be A Jerk (It’s Christmas)” and much, much more…

Holiday Havoc: An Evening With John Hodgman & Ken Plume II

Posted Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 at 6:48am

Continuing their annual tradition, we’ve got an in-depth conversation between minor television celebrity, PC, and literary trivialist John Hodgman and Quick Stop’s own Ken Plume. We present this audio feast for the ears, as one titan of culture and one Ken Plume touch on matters historical, Popeye musical, and those involving The Prisoner…

Holiday Havoc: Matt Berry’s Christmas Relaxation Podcast

Posted Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 at 5:02am

We’ve got an exclusive “Christmas Relaxation Podcast” from Matt Berry - star of THE IT CROWD, SNUFF BOX, DARKPLACE, & THE MIGHTY BOOSH. If the holidays have got you stressed, Matt is here to help…

A Cabin Fever Christmas!

Posted Sunday, December 20th, 2009 at 23:43pm

How do Aaron & Fitzy bring you holiday cheer this fine, festive season? Why, with not one, but TWO gifts! Not only do you get a brand new Cabin Fever Commentary for the holiday classic A CHRISTMAS STORY, but first and foremost, you can lay your eyes upon the visual feast that is CABIN FEVER’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL…

Paul Dini’s JINGLE BELLE: #01

Posted Thursday, December 17th, 2009 at 5:29am

Santa Claus gets along with every child except one – his own feisty teen-age daughter, JINGLE BELLE. As a special Holiday Havoc treat, Jingle’s creator Paul Dini (BATMAN: TAS, GOTHAM CITY SIRENS) & illustrator Stephanie Gladden (HOPSTER’S TRACKS, GIRLS OF MONSTER PARADISE) will be presenting ALL NEW weekly Jing strips here at Quick Stop this Christmas season and into the New Year…

2009 Quick Stop Holiday Shopping Guide

Posted Friday, December 11th, 2009 at 6:22am

It’s that time of year again, when sites the web-over compile helpful holiday shopping lists to guide you into the deepest, darkest pits of retail with a map that will hopefully get you out alive. Here now, without further ado, is the 2009 Quick Stop Holiday Shopping Guide…

A Bit Of A Chat with Ken Plume & Paul F. Tompkins

Posted Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 at 3:58am

In this episode, I chat with actor, stand-up, gadfly, and sartorial dandy Paul F. Tompkins. His second album, FREAK WHARF, has just hit the interwebs, and he took a moment of precious, precious time to have a virtual tete-a-tete…

Holiday Havoc: Paul & Storm

Posted Friday, December 26th, 2008 at 1:46am

Today, we’ve got an exclusive track from musical comedy duo, who provide a bonus edition of their festive “25 Days Of Newman”…

Holiday Havoc: THE VENTURE BROS.

Posted Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008 at 16:06pm

Today, we’ve got an exclusive track featuring THE VENTURE BROS.’ own Henchmen 21 & 24 singing a holiday classic…

Holiday Havoc: Paul Dini & Rashy

Posted Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008 at 1:16am

Today, we’ve got a special edition of Paul Dini’s “Monkey Talk”, which finds Rashy and his little brother, SuperRica, compiling a joyous celebration of children’s love for ol’ Saint Nick…

Holiday Havoc: Matt Berry

Posted Monday, December 22nd, 2008 at 0:26am

Today, we’ve got an exclusive track from the star of THE IT CROWD, SNUFF BOX, DARKPLACE, & THE MIGHTY BOOSH from his upcoming album, WITCHAZEL…

Holiday Havoc: SCRUBS

Posted Friday, December 19th, 2008 at 1:25am

Today, we’ve got an exclusive video from those fine folks at SCRUBS, featuring Zach Braff and a Muppety guest star announcing their move to ABC in the New Year…

Holiday Havoc: Mitchell & Webb

Posted Thursday, December 18th, 2008 at 2:15am

Today, we’ve got an exclusive sketch from UK comedy duo Mitchell & Webb - a little piece called “Lazy Writers”…

Masters Of Song Fu Holiday Special: The Songs!

Posted Tuesday, December 16th, 2008 at 23:46pm

Today, we unveil the songs from our very special Holiday edition of MASTERS OF SONG FU, featuring a bevy of festive tunage…

Holiday Havoc: Coraline

Posted Tuesday, December 16th, 2008 at 1:01am

Today, Quick Stop debuts the exclusive “Q” Alphabet Card from director Henry Selick’s stop-motion animated spectacular CORALINE, based on the best-selling book by Neil Gaiman and coming to theaters this February…

Holiday Havoc: Elephant Larry

Posted Thursday, December 11th, 2008 at 22:39pm

Today, we’ve got a seasonal sketch from the New York-based comedy troupe, titled “Game Show Hosts Of Xmas”…

Holiday Havoc: Russell Howard

Posted Thursday, December 11th, 2008 at 0:09am

Today, we’ve got an in-depth audio interview with the UK Comedian, MOCK THE WEEK regular, and all around funny guy…

Holiday Havoc: Jonathan Coulton

Posted Tuesday, December 9th, 2008 at 23:55pm

Today, we’ve got an exclusive holiday greeting from cyber-troubadour Jonathan Coulton - an evil, evil man who must be destroyed…

Holiday Havoc: David Mitchell Interview

Posted Monday, December 8th, 2008 at 22:36pm

We go in-depth, again, with the brilliant UK comedian, writer, presenter and guest on shows such as THAT MITCHELL & WEBB LOOK, PEEP SHOW, QI, WOULD I LIE TO YOU, and more…

Ricky Gervais: Holiday Havoc

Posted Monday, December 8th, 2008 at 2:38am

Today, we’ve got a festive audio easter egg from our recent in-depth interview with Ricky Gervais…

2008 Quick Stop Holiday Shopping Guide

Posted Friday, December 5th, 2008 at 2:11am

It’s that time of year again, when sites the web-over compile helpful holiday shopping lists to guide you into the deepest, darkest pits of retail with a map that will hopefully get you out alive. Here now, without further ado, is the 2008 Quick Stop Holiday Shopping Guide…

Holiday Havoc: Trailer Park - Denis Leary Interview

Posted Thursday, December 4th, 2008 at 0:01am

Christopher Stipp talks to Denis Leary about his new book WHY WE SUCK: A FEEL GOOD GUIDE TO STAYING FAT, LOUD, LAZY, AND STUPID and wonders why people need to lighten up…

Holiday Havoc: An Evening With John Hodgman & Ken Plume

Posted Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008 at 1:06am

Today, we’ve got an in-depth conversation between minor television celebrity, PC, and literary trivialist John Hodgman and FRED’s own Ken Plume. We present this as an audio feast for the ears, as this one titan of culture and one Ken Plume touch on matters historical, digit lossical, musical, and those involving the band Cameo…

Holiday Havoc: A Brian Blessed Christmas

Posted Monday, December 1st, 2008 at 0:03am

We kick off this year’s Holiday Havoc with a very special track presenting a unique holiday reality wherein the most exuberantly bombastic and gloriously hammy of actors records what can only be described as a holiday classic in the making…

Ken P. D. Snyde-Cast #30: Year In Revue

Posted Monday, December 31st, 2007 at 23:02pm

Dana & Ken return after another of their epic absences with a special look back at the year, plus a pledge for the year ahead…

Holiday Havoc: Lucy, Daughter Of The Devil

Posted Sunday, December 30th, 2007 at 22:48pm

Today we’ve got an exclusive video from Satan himself, the pere of [adult swim]’s LUCY, DAUGHTER OF THE DEVIL. With the help of creator/producer Loren Bouchard and a select group of elementary school students, Satan shares some of the holiday seasonal “Letters to Satan” that he gets…

Holiday Havoc: QI & Stephen Fry

Posted Tuesday, December 25th, 2007 at 0:24am

Today, not only do we have an extra special holiday sampler of the brilliantly funny UK quiz show QI, but we also chat with host Stephen Fry…

Holiday Havoc: The Venture Bros.

Posted Sunday, December 23rd, 2007 at 22:58pm

It’s Christmas, and that means the fine folks over at AstroBase Go - Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer - have put together another special Venture Bros. holiday tune exclusively for Quick Stop…

Holiday Havoc: Paul Dini & Rashy

Posted Sunday, December 23rd, 2007 at 2:09am

Today we’ve got a special edition of Paul Dini’s “Monkey Talk”, which finds Rashy and his little brother, SuperRica, swingin’ it Vegas-style for the holidays…

Holiday Havoc: The Sound Of Young America

Posted Friday, December 21st, 2007 at 22:54pm

Today we’ve got an exclusive holiday special courtesy of Jesse Thorn and The Sound of Young America…

Holiday Havoc: Mitchell & Webb

Posted Friday, December 21st, 2007 at 0:10am

Today, we’ve got an exclusive sketch from UK comedy duo Mitchell & Webb - a little piece called “IT Helpdesk”…

Holiday Havoc: Jonathan Coulton

Posted Thursday, December 20th, 2007 at 0:10am

Today, we’ve got an exclusive track from cyber-troubadour Jonathan Coulton - an exclusive live version of his nontraditional Christmas tune “Chiron Beta Prime”…

Holiday Havoc: Opie & Anthony

Posted Wednesday, December 19th, 2007 at 0:05am

Today we’ve got a trio of “From The Archives” tracks from our good friends at Opie & Anthony, featuring Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, and Jim Norton…

The Fred Hembeck Show: Episode 102 - Deck The Howls

Posted Monday, December 17th, 2007 at 3:53am

Fred decides to celebrate the holiday season the right way - with werewolves!

Holiday Havoc: Billy West

Posted Wednesday, December 12th, 2007 at 2:17am

Today we’ve got an exclusive holiday skit from the one, the only - voice actor extraordinaire - Billy West, the voice of Futurama’s Fry, Farnsworth, Zoidberg, and Zap Brannigan, plus Ren & Stimpy, Popeye, Bugs Bunny… cripes, this list could go on awhile…

Holiday Havoc: Rifftrax

Posted Tuesday, December 11th, 2007 at 2:56am

Today, we’ve got an exclusive Holiday Havoc gift from Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, Bill Corbett – formerly of the legendary Mystery Science Theater 3000 and authors of numerous best-selling & very funny books and plays – and the rest of the team at Rifftrax…

Holiday Havoc: Jeff Smith

Posted Monday, December 10th, 2007 at 7:16am

We go in-depth for the holidays with the creator of the comic book BONE, chatting about his recent run on Captain Marvel and his upcoming project, RASL, as well…

Holiday Havoc: Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band

Posted Friday, December 7th, 2007 at 5:54am

Today’s Holiday Havoc is an exclusive track from Neil Innes and the reformed (and legendary) Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band…

Holiday Havoc: Jonathan Katz

Posted Thursday, December 6th, 2007 at 3:59am

An exclusive piece from the comedian and star of DR. KATZ…

Holiday Havoc 2007: Rick Moranis

Posted Wednesday, December 5th, 2007 at 4:53am

Our annual Holiday Havoc celebration kicks off with an exclusive tune from the actor, writer, and comedy legend…

Lost Tales of the View Askewniverse #2 - “Kev & Mosier Are Gay”

Posted Sunday, December 31st, 2006 at 0:03am

Our Holiday Havoc celebration concludes as it began - with another exclusive “lost tale” from behind-the-scenes of Kevin Smith’s View Askewniverse…

Holiday Havoc Day 17: The Venture Bros.

Posted Sunday, December 24th, 2006 at 23:31pm

It’s Christmas, and that means the fine folks over at AstroBase Go - Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer - have put together a very special VENTURE BROS. Christmas song…

Holiday Havoc Day 16: Dana Snyder & Ken Plume

Posted Sunday, December 24th, 2006 at 1:08am

Today, we’ve got a special treat from [adult swim]’s Dana Snyder and FRED poobah Ken Plume, co-hosts of our own Ken P.D. Snydecast - an exclusive holiday single…

Holiday Havoc Day 15: Monkey Talk with Paul Dini & Rashy

Posted Saturday, December 23rd, 2006 at 7:27am

Today, we’ve got a special holiday edition of Paul Dini’s “Monkey Talk” (co-hosted with his irrepressible sock monkey son, Rashy), which finds Paul taking Rashy and his little brother, SuperRica, on a pleasant drive to see some Christmas lights in the neighborhood… But Rashy has other plans…

Holiday Havoc Day 14: Mike Nelson & Rifftrax

Posted Friday, December 22nd, 2006 at 1:18am

Today, we’ve got an exclusive Holiday Havoc gift from Michael J. Nelson – formerly of the legendary MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 and author of numerous best-selling & very funny books – and the rest of the team at Rifftrax.

Holiday Havoc Day 13: Melonpool

Posted Thursday, December 21st, 2006 at 16:01pm

Today, we’ve got a special holiday video from Steve Troop and Quick Stop’s very own “Melonpool Quickcast,” wherein the “Melonpool” gang wishes everyone’s favorite droid a healthy helping of holiday cheer…

Holiday Havoc Day 12: Scrubs & The Blanks

Posted Tuesday, December 19th, 2006 at 1:44am

Today, we’ve got a treat from the folks over at SCRUBS - specifically, we’ve got Ted’s band, aka The Blanks, to record an original holiday a capella tune.

Holiday Havoc Day 11: Jonathan Coulton

Posted Monday, December 18th, 2006 at 1:49am

Holiday Havoc rolls along, as the days get colder and the season beckons, with cyber-troubadour Jonathan Coulton dropping an exclusive track…

Holiday Havoc Day 10: Jonathan Katz

Posted Friday, December 15th, 2006 at 0:04am

An exclusive piece from the legendary comedian and star of DR. KATZ…

Holiday Havoc Day 9: Sound Of Young America

Posted Thursday, December 14th, 2006 at 1:46am

Today we’ve got an exclusive holiday piece courtesy of Jesse Thorn and The Sound of Young America…

Holiday Havoc Day 8: Kenny vs. Spenny

Posted Wednesday, December 13th, 2006 at 4:01am

Today we’ve got an exclusive uncensored clip from the Canadian cult sensation KENNY Vs. SPENNY…

Holiday Havoc Day 7: Kaspar Hauser’s SkyMaul

Posted Tuesday, December 12th, 2006 at 1:38am

Today we’ve got an exclusive from the comedy troupe Kasper Hauser - a deleted ad from their SKYMALL parody SKYMAUL, that was deemed just too rude to print.

Holiday Havoc Day 6: Neil Innes

Posted Monday, December 11th, 2006 at 2:11am

Today, we’ve got an exclusive song from the Rutles, Bonzo Dog Band, & Monty Python alum…

Holiday Havoc Day 5: Billy West

Posted Friday, December 8th, 2006 at 3:10am

Today we’ve got an exclusive holiday greeting & tune from the one, the only - voice actor extraordinaire - Billy West, the voice of FUTURAMA’s Fry, Farnsworth, Zoidberg, and Zap Brannigan, plus Ren & Stimpy, Popeye, Bugs Bunny… cripes, this list could go on awhile…

Holiday Havoc Day 4: Rick Moranis

Posted Wednesday, December 6th, 2006 at 11:21am

Holiday Havoc rolls along, as actor/writer/comedian Rick Moranis drops an exclusive track from his album THE AGORAPHOBIC COWBOY, along with a special greeting.

Holiday Havoc Day 3: Howard Shore

Posted Tuesday, December 5th, 2006 at 0:46am

Today’s Holiday Havoc delivers an interview with Oscar-winning composer Howard Shore, of LORD OF THE RINGS, Cronenberg, and SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE fame…

Holiday Havoc Day 2: Challenge Club

Posted Monday, December 4th, 2006 at 3:37am

Our Holiday Havoc spectacular continues with a track from the Baltimore-based rock band Challenge Club – “Let’s Get Rowdy This Christmas”…

Lost Tales of the View Askewniverse #1 - “Final Meeting”

Posted Friday, December 1st, 2006 at 22:00pm

Even when you think you’ve seen it all, there are plenty of stories that fall through the cracks. Well, consider this a means of plucking those anecdotes from out of the void and presenting them to you, our loyal audience of Kevin Smith aficionados, via a little feature we like to call “Lost Tales of the View Askewniverse.”