It’s been a long time, folks. But after a 13 month break, Mat Elfring has returned to Podcast Killed the Video Star after finally adjusting to being a father. Now, after hearing the same kid’s music for a year straight, he’s discussing songs that get stuck in your head AKA earworms. This week, Mat is talking about Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” and Taylor Swift’s “You Need To Calm Down.” Hopefully, next time, there won’t be any ring rust.
It only took a year and a half, but we’re finally discussing the music video that kicked off the video revolution: “Video Killed The Radio Star” by The Buggles. Additionally, Mat discusses Marshmello’s “Alone,” which is fitting since there’s no co-host this week.
It’s time once again for Mat Elfring to pat himself on the back for living through another year. This week, he’s joined by Andrew “Cheeseburger” Parks and Will “Gravy” Ash, and the guys discuss some of Mat’s favorite music from the 2000s, which includes “It’s Time to Party” by Andrew WK, “Go Right Ahead” by The Hives, and “You” by Mustard Plug. The guys have had a bit to drink and spend a lot of time talking about concerts they all went to during their 20s.
Mat’s been gone after his wife had their child, and he’s adjusting to fatherhood. He and longtime parent Andrew “Cheeseburger” Parks decide to let YouTube pick the videos for them, which leads them down a weird rabbit hole, which finally ends with their frustration and watching an Outkast video.
It’s the holiday season once again, and Mat is on the hunt for more Christmas music videos. However, he’s already scrapped the bottom of the barrel with “All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey, “Mistletoe” by Justin Bieber, and “Oi to the World” by No Doubt.
After a short break, since Mat and his wife had a baby, PKThe is back. This week, Mat asks Twitter what he should discuss, and it said “Hotline Bling” by Drake. In addition, we’re talking about “Legend Has It” by Run the Jewels from earlier this year.
Mat, Andrew, and Will sit down to watch four music videos sang by WWE wrestlers. They’re discussing “Speaking From The Heart” by Randy Savage, “Bad Bad Man” by John Cena, “Dance All Night” by Naomi, and “#MMMGorgeous” by Tyler Breeze. Also, we learn Andrew does a stellar Macho Man impression.
Mat is joined by Cheeseburger Parks and Will “Gravy” Ash as they try to make sense of J-Pop. The guys watch BabyMetal’s “Doki Doki Morning,” Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s “Ponponpon,” and a special video chosen by Parks, who doesn’t get the concept of the episode.
All good things must come to an end, and for Mat Elfring at his guests The 5-50 Band, that means the final chapters of R Kelly’s “Trapped in the Closet,” for now. They watch the anti-climactic Chapters 29-33, which features the best and worst of the entire series.
It’s time, once again, to dive into R Kelly’s insane world that is “Trapped in the Closet.” Mat is joined by Chris, Brian, and Koopa of The 5-50 Band, formerly known as Los Mysterios, and they try to figure out just what in the hell is going on in Chapters 23-28.
Matt Drufke dives into Taylor Swift’s newest music video “Look What You Make Me Do,” which has broken YouTube records. Mat Elfring chimes in occasionally, even though he wasn’t originally part of the episode, to give his thoughts and some background info on the Taylor Swift/Katy Perry feud.
This week, Mat takes suggestions from fans of the show and watches three videos recommended by you! He watches Ima Robot’s “Greenback Boogie,” Shudder To Think’s “X-French Tee Shirt,” and Gorillaz’s “Saturnz Barz.”
After a long week at San Diego Comic Con, Mat is back! He and Cheeseburger Parks are discussing the evolution of singer Davey Havok throughout the years, and their first time seeing AFI live. This week, they watch AFI’s “He Who Laughs Last,” “Miss Murder,” and Dreamcar’s “Kill For Candy.” Honestly, this is all just a ploy by Mat to get you to buy Dreamcar’s album because he loves it.
In this miniepisode, Mat discusses Kesha’s newest music video “Praying.” The artist has gone through a tremendous journey over the past couple of years and created this image-heavy and emotional new video. This isn’t your typical PKThe episode, as we keep it on the serious side of things.
This week, Mat and Rock n Roll Andy celebrate their love of Turquoise Jeep, a record label that puts out bizarre, mainly green screened, videos which are seemingly satire of contemporary R&B and hip hop. The guys watch “Wifey Boo,” “The Cleaning Lady Hates Me,” and “Lemme Smang It.”
PKThe takes the time to celebrate the nation that is dominating when it comes to music videos: South Korea. Rock N Roll Andy and Mat are joined by Brian Leh, as both he and Mat have a love for K-Pop, more specifically, Taeyang. The guys watch “Bang Bang Bang” by Big Bang, “New Face” by Psy, and “Wedding Dress” by Taeyang. Take a shot every time someone says “Taeyang,” and you’ll be drunk in 10 minutes.
Mat, Cheeseburger, and Rock N Roll are joined by the band Koopa & Los Mysterios for another round of R Kelly’s “Trapped in the Closet.” Things in the hip-hop dramedy start going off of the rails, and the guys have a lot of conspiracies about these characters and whether or not this is all based on a true story.
Matt Drufke goes solo this week to discuss Audioslave’s “Cochise” in the wake of Chris Cornell’s passing.
We’re back! This week, Mat and Cheeseburger Parks are joined by the band Koopa & Los Mysterios on their continuing journey through R Kelly’s hip-hop dramedy, “Trapped in the Closet.” In addition, we renew our love for Tron, even though his name is actually Twan.
In this short, bonus episode, Mat discusses Miley Cyrus’s new video “Malibu.” How has she changed as an artist and does the newest, highly-anticipated video live up to what we were expecting? Find out more in this week’s topical episode.
Mat and Matt are back and discussing two incredibly popular videos from the past few years, Miley Cyrus’s “Wrecking Ball” and Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.” The guys talk about the impact the videos had on the world, and they discuss one of the directors of the video, who has an allegedly shady past.
In this very special Minimovie episode, Mat, Rock n Roll Andrew, and Fitzy are joined by Thom Clancy and Andrew “East Coast” Bellon, who just happened to be in the studio that day. They start off by watching LMFAO’s “Sorry For Party Rocking,” but end up going on a journey into the career of director Mickey Finnegan, which resulted in watching Katy Perry’s “Last Friday Night.”
Lewis and Jocelyn are back, and this week, they’re talking with Mat about two music videos from the 50 Shades of Black movie series: “Love Me Like You Do” by Ellie Goulding and “I Don’t Want to Live Forever” by ZAYN and Taylor Swift.
It’s part two of our six part series, diving into R Kelly’s magnum opus. Mat, Cheeseburger Parks, and Rock N Roll Andy watch chapters 7-12 of R Kelly’s “Trapped in the Closet.”
In the first of a six-part planned series, Mat, Cheeseburger Parks, and Rock N Roll Andy watch chapters 1-6 of R Kelly’s magnum opus “Trapped in the Closet.” Alongside the gang is Brian Leh and Chris Leh of Koopa and Los Mysterios.
Mat Elfring and Andrew Parks return to wrap-up the rest of the Grammy-nominated songs for Best Music Video. They decide which video should win the award and try desperately to forget about that Coldplay video. Also, Mat admits he accidentally confused Xzibit and DMX the week prior.
Get ready for the 2017 Grammys! Mat Elfring and Andrew Parks discuss three of the five “Best Music Video”nominations and keep track of which one’s they think are going to win. They watch Beyonce’s “Formation,” Leon Bridges’ “River,” and Coldplay’s “Up & Up.”
Podcast Killed welcomes the husband/wife comedic duo Lewis Rhine and Jocelyn Hulme to this week’s episode. They discuss the abusive relationship between Paula Abdul and MC Skat Kat in “Opposites Attract.” Then, Jocelyn schools the guys on who everyone is in Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood.”
In this week’s over-sized episode. Mat Elfring and Matt Drufke discuss the best music videos of 2016. Drufke comes up with a convoluted way to figure out what three videos to talk about. The guys come to a conclusion of what their favorite videos were for 2016.