Returning champion Chris E. Hayner heads back to the show to talk about one of the weirdest and most amazing long-form music videos in existence.
Chris E. Hayner stops by as the two discuss Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” and Rebecca Black’s “Friday” from San Diego Comic-Con. Mat & Chris talk way too much about how they love “Friday” and hate the producer behind it.
Killer bees are on the swarm this week. Mat spends the episode talking about hip hop and rap, and how he’s always loved the genre of music. Additionally, he discusses Wu-Tang Clan’s “Triumph” and responds to your favorite hip hop and rap memories.
Mat discusses two music videos that he remembers from his childhood that have stuck with him, for better or worse. First up is “Sweet Dreams” by Eurythmics and “Enjoy the Silence” by Depeche Mode.
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.
For the first time, the guys dive into the work of Madonna by watching “Borderline,” “Express Yourself,” and “Music,” three videos from the singer from three different decades.
The gang is headed to the movies to check out some music videos. Mat, Will, and Andrew are discussing Dokken’s “Dream Warriors” from Nightmare on Elm Street 3 and Queen’s “Princes of the Universe” from Highlander, and yes, they all spend way to much time on Sean Connery impressions.
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.
The Triad of Mat, Andrew, and Will is back and discussing another minimovie from Michael Jackson. They’re discussing “Remember the Time, ” the video featuring Eddie Murphy, Iman, Magic Johnson, and Zues Lister as MJ is on the run after wooing Queen Iman.
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.
The guys are watching as many music videos featuring celebrities singing that they can before they tap out or get too drunk. This week, they’re discussing videos by Eddie Murphy, Don Johnson, Joey Lawrence, and Lindsay Lohan.
Time for a Halloween Spooktacular! Mat Elfring, Andrew Parks, and Will Ash are back and having a frightfully good time drinking beers and watching terrifying music videos. This week they watch “Come to Daddy” and “Rubber Johnny” by Aphex Twin, “Somebody’s Watching Me” by Rockwell, and “Scream” by The Misfits.
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.
To celebrate the start of the NFL season, Mat is talking about music videos performed by NFL teams. Of course, he’s discussing the “Super Bowl Shuffle” by the Chicago Bears. In addition, Mat learns about the overly-sexual “Ram It” by the LA Rams and ponders “Fear Da Tiger” by the Cincinnati Bengals.
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.
Returning champions Matt Drufke and Erin Kulinski are here to talk about a couple of Spike Jonze videos: “Sabotage” by Beastie Boys and “Get Back” by Ludacris. Mat and Matt discuss the finer points of bathroom etiquette, and Erin enjoys a good fake mustache and wig.
It’s been months, but Matt Drufke and Mat Elfring are back together again! They are joined by Erin Kulinski to talk about Lionel Richie’s “Hello” followed by “Goodbye” by the Spice Girls, which was only chosen because it had wolves in the screenshot.
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.”
Things get a little sexy on PKThe After Dark, as Cheeseburger picks out the videos for what he describes as a “very horny episode.” We watch “Dirrty” by Xtina (Before she became Xtina), “Toxic” by Britney Spears, and “Nasty” by Janet Jackson. Cheeseburger’s reactions are a bit gross.
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.
Mat and Cheeseburger take a tour of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” a John Landis directed music video that takes place in a dream, in a Vincent Price directed movie. While many consider “Thriller” to be one of the best music videos ever made, does it still hold up? After Cheeseburger and Mat discussed “Black or White,” they’re a bit skeptical. However, spoiler alert, “Thriller” is still awesome and has the best jacket featured in a music video of all time.
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.
Time to shoot off some fireworks and blow some stuff up! This week, Cheeseburger and Mat are getting uber-patriotic, drinking American beer, and watching three music videos about America: “Living in America” by James Brown, “R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A. by John Mellencamp, and “Party in the U.S.A.” by Miley Cyrus.
After having the flu for a week and binging GLOW on Netflix, Mat hunkered down and put together an episode revolving around wrestlers in music videos. You can hear about Mat’s story hosting an event at E3 and just how sick he got as he discusses “We’re Not Gonna Take It” by Bif Naked, “It Doesn’t Matter” by Wyclef Jean, and “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper.
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 and Cheeseburger get weird again. This week, they’re in a post-apocalyptic future watching two videos about the post-apocalypse: “California Love” by Tupac and “Wild Boys” by Duran Duran. Will […]
Believe it or not, this week, we talked to My Chemical Romance’s singer, Gerard Way, about his favorite music video. Don’t get too excited… It’s a 30 second interview. Andrew and Mat talk about two MCR’s videos and spend way too much time working on their southern gentleman accent.
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.
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.
Mat and Cheeseburger put the “X Gon’ Give It To Ya” joke to rest as they watch the classic DMX video as well as one of Mat’s all-time favorite music videos “What U See Is What U Get” by Xzibit.
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.”
Lots of stoners out there will be reminding you this week that April 20 is coming up: a day people smoke marijuana more than normal. Mat and Cheeseburger Parks investigate whether or not people who smoke way too much weed understand humor. They do not. The guys watch “Because I Got High” by Afroman and “Dr Greenthumb” by Cyprus Hill.
Matt Drufke and Mat Elfring are back and diving into the world of music videos that tie into movies once again. This time, they take a look at the work of Will Smith, whose songs completely describe the plots of his films.
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.
Shaun Fitzpatrick returns to the show to talk with Mat about Limp Bizkit’s “My Way” and Crazy Town’s “Butterfly.” They quickly remember it’s not the best era for music nor music videos.
It’s Mat Elfring’s birthday this week, so he and Matt Drufke are watching two videos Mat loved during his teen years: “Tonight Tonight” by Smashing Pumpkins and “Freak on a Leash” by Korn. Interesting enough, they were both directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris.
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 talks to returning guest/comedian/artist Shaun Fitzpatrick about the iconic music video “Take on Me” by A-ha. Then, in a PKThe first, they take a request from one of their listeners and watch “Rock Me Amadeus” by Falco.
It’s minimovie week! Mat Elfring and Matt Drufke are discussing one of Drufke’s favorite music videos: Puff Daddy’s “It’s All About the Benjamins (Rock Remix I).” The guys discuss how Puff Daddy got from going on tour to playing a high school prom with BDSM enthusiast Lil Kim, in this Spike Jonze video.
Mat Elfring, “Rock N Roll” Andrew Leh, and “Cheeseburger” Andrew Parks are talking about two very different music videos featuring the same title: “Head Over Heels” by Tears for Fears and the Go-Gos.
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.”
Artist and comedian Shaun Fitzpatrick stops by to talk Mat about that weird era of post-grunge music where things got really poppy. They discuss the very weird and memorable “Popular” by Nada Surf, as well as the anti-establishment video “You Get What You Give” by New Radicals.
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.
It’s minimovie week! Mat Elfring and Andrew Parks break down a music video they loved as kids, Michael Jackson’s “Black or White.” They quickly realized it is a terrible video.
Comedian Matt Drufke returns to talk Johnny Cash and Bjork with Mat Elfring. They watch the incredibly depressing “Hurt,” then move onto the light-hearted “Oh So Quiet.”
It’s minimovie week! Guitarist Andrew Leh returns to talk to Mat about the epic 90s video “November Rain,” by Guns N Roses.
This week, Koopa and the Los Mysterios guitarist Andrew Leh comes on and we watch Wham’s “Last Christmas” and NSYNC’s “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays.” It’s a Christmas miracle!
Comedian Matt Drufke comes on the show this week to talk about Meat Loaf’s “I Would Do Anything For Love,” directed by Michael Bay.
Longtime friend, Andrew Parks, comes on the show to talk about two of Mat’s favorite videos by Kurtis Blow and New Edition.
I’m weird. I’ve always known I’ve seen the world a little differently than most people and my idea of what’s funny isn’t the same as everyone else. At the same […]