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For the TV show, see My Brother, My Brother, and Me (TV series).

My Brother, My Brother and Me (often abbreviated as MBMBaM) is an advice show for the modren era hosted by the three brothers McElroy. The show is currently part of the Maximum Fun and comes out weekly on Monday.

People of the Podcast[]

Hosts[]

These three brothers are known both for their odd turns of phrase and the quality of their advice.

Friends & Family of the Show[]

A list of the brothers' friends and family can be found here.

Guestsperts[]

On several occasions the brothers have invited guests onto the show.

Show Format[]

Intro[]

Disclaimer[]

From Episode 18 onward, the show has opened with a disclaimer message read by friend of the show Bob Ball. During live shows, this message is often read aloud by their father, Clint.

“The McElroy brothers are not experts and their advice should never be followed. Travis claims he's a "sexpert," but if there's a degree on his wall, I haven't seen it. Also, this show isn't for kids, which I mention only so the babies out there will know how cool they are for listening. What's up, you cool baby?”
— Bob Ball

Intro Music[]

Advice[]

In each episode, the brothers take questions from listeners, as well as from the Yahoo! Answers service. Questions are submitted to the show via e-mail, although early on in the show's run, the brothers also took submissions via Formspring, Twitter, and even voicemail.

During live shows, in addition to answering questions that were emailed in beforehand, the brothers also accept questions from audience members during the show. Some formats include alternating between lines at mics in the aisle of the theater, having two audience members ask their question and the brothers choose their favorite or the one they think they be able to give advice on. This was phased out in favor of pre-submissions with a teaser for the question and a seat number.

Yahoo Contributors[]

The brothers rely on a large stable of fans of the show who search through the Yahoo! Answers service to find questions for the brothers to discuss. A list of some of the more prolific submitters (often referred to on this wiki as Yahoo Warriors) and the number of their submissions that have been read on-air can be found here.

Segments[]

In addition to doling out advice, the show features several recurring segments.

Money Zone[]

When MBMBaM joined the Maximum Fun Network, they began doing "The Money Zone" segment, in which they read advertisements from sponsors that help fund each episode's creation. They have some recurring sponsors that surprisingly haven't been scared off, a list of which can be browsed here.

Outro[]

Final Question[]

At the end of every episode, Griffin reads a final question for the brothers to ponder over and discuss at the start of the next episode. A list of every final question can be found here.

Sign-Off[]

Justin caps off each episode with the sign-off, "Kiss your dad square on the lips," originating in Episode 13.

Outro Music[]

Social Media[]

Episodes[]

For the complete list of episodes, visit the Episodes list.

Episode Milestones[]

Date Milestone
April 12, 2010 1st Episode
January 17, 2011 1st Episode on the Maximum Fun Network
April 20, 2011 1st Live Episode
April 16, 2012 100th Episode
Also the show's two-year anniversary. The brothers took messages from listeners that had previously received advice on the show.
May 12, 2014 200th Episode
The brothers took messages from listeners that had previously received advice on the show.
April 25, 2016 300th Episode
The brothers took messages from all of the guestsperts that had previously appeared on the show.
April 2, 2018 400th Episode
The brothers interviewed stars at the blue carpet opening of Jimmy Buffett's musical, Escape to Margaritaville.
March 2, 2020 500th Episode
The brothers talked to some of their family members and took messages from listeners that had previously received advice on the show.

References[]

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