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Episode 61: Ben Flips a Car

In this special edition of Read the Manual Ben tells a story of how he almost died. The big twist at the end is that this isn’t actually a special edition of Read the Manual, you’ve been had. You’ve been diddled again, and yes I’m sure that does mean something entirely perverted. It’s felt like forever since we did an RTM. Shut up. We did one. Oh, and Missingno joined us too. Cause we wanted him to SO THERE.

This week’s big topics include Ben’s new job, Animal Crossing music, Seussical, Hop Along Queen Ansleis, Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience, Donkey Kong Country 3: Double the Trouble, Twilight Symphony, Heroes, Fireball Charming, the Cowboy Bebop movie, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Treasure Planet, Rescuers Down Under, Batman Beyond, Alphas, How I Met Your Mother, The Host, Happy Accidents, Clueless, Snatch, This Means War, Wargames, Hannibal, Bates Motel, Game Over, The Purge, Fine Bros, Venture Bros, the Dick Van Dyke Show, Comedians of Comedy: Live at the Troubador, Jon Benjamin Has a Van, Freaks and Geeks, Thomas Was Alone, Ben There Dan That!, MOTHER 3, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Bioshock Infinite, Hyperdimension Neptunia V, Heavy Rain, Shovel Knight, and the new Mewtwo-like Pokemon.

GUEST APPEARANCES: Missingno

ENDING SONG: Will the Circle Be Unbroken ~ Garry Schyman

EASTER EGG(S): hevietoc sfuvsot

Read the Manual & the SMYN Network: The Year in Review

OOPS there’s no full RTM this week. Doba was painfully busy editing Red Carpet, helping with GOTY, and hosting the 24 Hour Cast. So that happened. That all happened. That all happened and it all happened at once.

Instead, take this bit that ended up being WAY too long for the GOTY. It’s RTM and the hosts of the other Network shows talking about their years in music, movies, and games. Think of it as a mini RTM and we’ll see you next cycle with RTM 55.

Episode 37: Oh My God WHY IS THIS SO LONG

Ever wanted to listen to an episode of Read The Manual for a straight 6 hours? Well first off, if that’s something you’ve ever wanted to do you should probably hop in the nearest MRI and get your brain scanned. While you wait you can listen to this episode which fulfills that sick and strangely specific fantasy.

Not only do we have the most guests on any episode ever to create the longest episode to date (and hopefully longest we ever do), but we also bring back an old segment from the past. The Copout makes a return this week as we talk some Persona 3 and 4. WARNING: The last two hours of the show are very spoiler heavy for the Persona games, so listen at your own risk.

This week’s big topics include the Gorillaz, Frank Sinatra, Kamen Rider, Rosario + Vampire, Sacred Blacksmith, Grimme, Pulp Fiction, Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Tom Goes to the Mayor, The House of Small Cubes, Cat Soup and Cat Man, Spice & Wolf, 5 Centimeters Per Second, Darker Than Black, Gunslinger Girl, Angel Beats!, Cyberbully, Left 4 Dead, Borderlands, Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Okami, Juniper’s Knot, Xenoblade, an evil Sonic ROM hack, Kid Icarus: Uprising, Super Robot Taisen, Star Wars: The Old Republic, and Heavy Rain.

This week’s Copout topic is: Persona 3 and 4

GUEST APPEARANCES: Darkurai, Fayte, ZeroRanma, Sylvester Stallone GameBuddy, Peofun, Youko (of Show Me Your News!)

ENDING SONG: Manchester ~ Kishi Bashi

EASTER EGG(S): There isn’t one, this episode is 6 hours long, what is wrong with you, why

Episode 13: The Episode We’d Like To Forget

The story is simple… Ben was having internet troubles, he couldn’t get it to stop dropping every couple minutes. This was a problem because Ben was going off to camp school the next day. When it fixed itself it seemed the world just hated us and Doba’s internet stopped working. Given a near impossible deadline the two hosts just recorded their lists separately and mashed it together.

Let’s hope we never have to do that again…

This week’s big topics include computer problems, Studio Ghibli scores, Scott Pilgrim VS The World, Marvel VS Capcom 3, Heavy Rain, InFamous, Saint’s Row 2, The Cat Returns, trolling music, 4chan music, Big Trouble in Little China, Nichijou, Bobobo-Bo Bo-Bobo, GymLeaderBen Christmas Special, Wanko to Kurasou, Minecraft, Fable developer says used games hurt more than piracy, Japan puts a hold on PSN restart, and how Amazon servers could’ve been part of the PSN attack.

GUEST APPEARANCES: None

ENDING SONG: Scatman ~ Scatman John, Let’s Have A Party ~ Metronomy, I’m Awesome ~ Spose, Read A Book ~ Bomani, A Glorious Dawn ~ Carl Sagan, Everyone Else Had More Sex Than Me ~ TISM, Always With Me ~ Yumi Kimura, Reprise ~ New Japan Philharmonic

EASTER EGG(S): None