It was a Thing on TV FAQ

February 26, 2020
  • You give a submission number each week.  What is that?
    • Greg, Chico, and Mike number each show idea, which then goes to a master list and if we like it enough, it goes onto the schedule.  Those are not arbitrary numbers.  If we say a submission number is 450, for example, there really are 449 other topics which preceded it.


  • Do you accept submissions?
    • Absolutely!  We have compiled over 1100 topics, and are always coming up with new ones.  Let us know if there is something you would like covered.  Maybe you have an idea for a show that we haven't come up with yet.


  • Who are you guys?
    • We're just three friends who enjoy television.  Mike is in Ohio, Chico is in North Carolina, and Greg is in New York.


  • When is your show released?
    • We aim to get shows published for release every Monday morning and Thursday morning.


  • Besides your site, where can I find this podcast?
    • We are available on Google Play, iTunes/Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Pandora, and through Podbean's app.  We are also part of the Place2Be Nation network.  If we should be any place else, let us know!


  • What's with the roaring and saying a show's name?
    • It's Greg's special tribute to Manimal's opening.  It has become a running joke in our recording sessions.


  • What is the deal with Ed Begley Jr.'s TARDIS that runs on vegetable oil?
    • It's an eco-friendly alternative to the TARDIS on Doctor Who.  Ed Begley Jr. is all about ecology and saving the world.  The way he travels through time is through a TARDIS which runs on vegetable oil.  The normal TARDIS is a gas guzzler.


  • Can I be on the show?
    • We really try to limit the number of guests we have on the show.  Certain guests we have on the show have a super-fan level of expertise or had direct experience with that show, in some capacity.  It is also difficult trying to align the availability of four different people.


  • How can I contact the show?
    • We can be reached by e-mail at contact(at)  Just replace the (at) with the appropriate symbol.  We're also all over social media:  Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, and Twitter.  We'd love to hear from you.