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Munch Squad is a segment created and perpetrated by Justin McElroy. Every Munch Squad features a press release from a major fast food company, typically discussing their new products. Justin reads the press release out loud and the brothers provide analysis and commentary. The humor in the segment is largely derived from the bizarreness of the products, the choice of words used to describe the products, and the sometimes unorthodox promotional tactics used to promote them. Restaurants discussed include: Papa Johns, Denny's, Wendy's, McDonald's and every other fast food place that ends with 's.

Episodes with Munch Squad include:

"Theme" song Edit

The Munch Squad segment often starts with Justin making sounds that can be compared to: a radio adjusting itself, crackling fire, the running of tiny angry feet, or the approaching of thunder. Justin then announces, with the booming voice of the gods,

"I WANNA MUNCH!"

to which Griffin and Travis, incredibly unenthusiastically reply,

"Squad."

Justin then sings a guitar riff that is almost, but not exactly, the one in Twisted Sister's "I Wanna Rock", presumably the inspiration for the theme song. Recently he has started adding new elements in to extend the opening riff, such as the "oh-ah-ah!" from Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song," even adding a kazoo instrumental riff. Each episode that the Munch Squad appears in, Justin seems to extend the bassline riff, miraculously getting lower and lower. This has sparked concern for his mental and vocal health.

Then follows the Munch Squad segment, which always happens to start just when I've left the house and I'm on the train and haven't had any lunch and I'm trying to eat healthy and now I want a god damn cheeseburger, thanks Justin.

Featured ItemsEdit

The "food" featured on Munch squad in chronological order.

  1.  Ep 304: Taco Bell's Naked Crispy Chicken Taco
  2.  Ep 305: Wendy's Bacon Mozzarella Burger
  3.  Ep 306 (live show): Olive Garden's Breadstick Sandwiches and Deep Dish Spaghetti Pie
  4. Ep 309: Burger King's Flamin' Hot Mac & Cheetos 
  5. Ep 312: Domino's Burger Pizza
  6. Ep 321: Domino's salads
  7. Ep 322: Pizza Hut's Grilled Cheese Stuffed Crust Pizza
  8. Ep 324: Jack in the Box's Brunchfast Menu
  9. Ep 326: Wendy's Taco Salad
  10. Ep 328: Carl's Jr.'s Budweiser Beer Cheese Bacon Burger
  11. Ep 336: Wendy's Spicy Sriracha Chicken Sandwich
  12. Ep 340: Taco Bell's Naked Chicken Chalupa
  13. Ep 345 (live show): Doritos' Boldest Choice Campaign
  14. Ep 349 (live show): Jester's Jenny's Chicken Parmi Pie
  15. Ep 351: Taco Bell's Nacho Fries
  16. Ep 354: Taco Bell's Naked Chicken Chips
  17. Ep 356 (live show): McDonald's Artisanal Sandwiches
  18. Ep 357: Carl's Jr.'s Baby Back Rib Burger
  19. Ep 358: Arby's Smokehouse Pork Belly Sandwich
  20. Ep 363: Tim Hortons' 150th Canadian Anniversary Menu
  21. Ep 364 (live show): Applebee's Topped and Loaded Menu
  22. Ep 372 (live show): Yogurtland's Chocolate and Vanilla Ice Cream
  23. Ep 374: McDonald's Buttermilk Crispy Tenders (and art posters)
  24. Ep 375: Whataburger's Chorizo Burger
  25. Ep 376: Taco Bell's Naked Egg Taco
  26. Ep 384 (life show): Cinnabuns' cinnamonbun-cookie & The cookie bomb bite
  27. Ep 385: Sweetfrog's Deck the Halls Christmas Spectacle
  28. Candlenights 2017 (lifeshow) : Regal Cinemas' Cheetos Popcorn
  29. Ep 392: Einstein Bros.' Wake Up to Bagels Campaign
  30. Ep 394 (live show): Taco Bell x Forever 21 Fashion Line (performed by Griffin)
  31. Ep 394 (live show): Burger King's Whopper Severance Package
  32. Ep 396: Bojangles' Heart Shaped Bo-Berry Biscuits
  33. Ep. 401: Zaxby's Zensation Zalad
  34. Ep. 406: Dairy Queen's Summer Blizzard Treat Menu
  35. Ep. 408: McDonald's & Sprite's "It's the MIX" Campaign
  36. Ep. 410: Fazoli's Breadstick Sliders
  37. Ep. 411 (live show): Domino's pothole...thing. (not a food)
  38. Ep. 413: Dunkin' Donuts Donut Fries
  39. Ep 415: Hummus and Pita Co. Hummus ice cream
  40. Ep. 417: Chick Fil A Meal Kits
  41. Ep. 422: Chipotle Bacon & Nachos
  42. Ep. 429: Mickey's Spicy Spooky Cheeto Pizza
  43. Ep. 431: Burger King's Nightmare King
  44. Ep. 437: Burger King's Dogpper, Whopper Detour, and Whopper-Shopper.com
  45. Ep. 438 (live show): Sonic's Fritos Chili Cheese Faves
  46. Ep. 441: CoreLife Eatery's Tim Tebow Food Revolution and Baskin Robbins' Brownie-Inspired Flavors
  47. Ep. 444: Krispy Kreme's Say It With Donuts
  48. Ep. 445: Bojangles 50-piece Chicken Supremes® platter
  49. Ep. 446 (live show): Wendy's Made to Crave Menu
  50. Ep. 447: McDonald's Donut Sticks and Domino's Points for Pies
  51. Ep. 450 (live show): Stars of ‘The Bachelor’ Love Subway’s New Ultimate Cheesy Garlic Bread
  52. Ep. 451: Chicken Guy!
  53. Ep. 452: Pizza Hut's P'Zone
  54. Ep. 453: Dunkin's Peeps Coffee and Peeps Donut and Carl's Jr.'s Truffle Burger and Truffle Fries
  55. Ep. 454 (live show): April Foods' Day
    • 7-Eleven–Avocado Toast Slurpee
    • Checkers/Rally's–Unseasoned Fries
    • Dunkin'–donut so big you can use it as a coffee cup holder
    • Hardee's–hiring a CBO (Chief Biscuit Officer)
    • Jersey Mike's–Stack Sub (two subs on top of each other)
    • McDonald's Australia–McPickle Burger (a burger that's nothing but pickles)
    • McDonald's Canada–McNugget Singles
    • McDonald's Germany–Big Mac flavored smoothie
    • McDonald's–Shake Sauce for fries
    • Oreo–cookie where the cream is on the outside and the cookie's in the middle
    • Carl's Jr.–Vape Cup (when you drink your soda you also get vape)
    • Pop Tarts Ravioli
    • Red Lobster Twizzlers Straws
    • Stonefire Grill–getting rid of breadsticks
  56. Ep. 455: fresh&co's 4/20 Menu and Toppers Pizza's Pretzel Bites
  57. Ep. 456: Carl's Jr's Rocky Mountain HIGH Cheeseburger Delight and Dairy Queen's new tagline
  58. Ep. 458: Krispy Kreme's Fruit-Shaped Donuts, McDonald's Worldwide Favorites
  59. Ep. 459 (live show): Heinz's Creme Egg Mayo
  60. Ep. 460: Earl of Sandwich debuts in Idaho
  61. Ep. 462: GarfieldEATS


Controversy Edit

Justin has been criticized for luring his two brothers into a false sense of security by asking a decoy question, then interrupting his brothers' answers to introduce the segment.

In Episode 375, Justin was accused of using the abrupt and unexpected nature of the segment to avoid answering a question posed to him. He confirmed this, replacing the usual lyrics to the theme song with "I wanna deflect!"

Similarly, in Episode 396 he starts with "It's a defense mechanism!"

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