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Top Four Stories of 2009


Andrew: Yeah okay, number four...

Laura: Yeah?

Andrew: ...is the Half-Blood Prince DVD being released. That received...

Mikey: YAAAAAAAAY!

Matt: Ouch!

Micah: That's low, though! I mean, that's really low, because...

Laura: Well...

Mikey: That's what I was saying, it's so low...

Micah: That had the Deathly Hallows trailer on it.

Matt: Everyone's over it.

Eric: It had the Deathly Hallows trailer.

Micah: Did you confuse the voters, Andrew?

Andrew: No, I don't think so. No, well I think the main...

Micah: Do we need a recount?

Andrew: No, I think the main story there...

Eric: Micah, you announced them.

Andrew: I think the main story there is that the Half-Blood Prince DVD was released. It's not so much about the trailer, is it? I guess it is, I don't know.

Mikey: I think it is, because that's huge. The Half-Blood Prince trailer was a part of that DVD release.

Andrew: Right.

Matt: Well...

Eric: Our number one which we'll get to...

Matt: It's a sneak peek.

Eric: ...eventually redeems, yeah, Half-Blood Prince. Maybe you should have just put, "Sneak peek of Deathly Hallows with HP DVD."

Andrew: Well, better luck next year.

Mikey: Yeah, I think you worded it wrong, Andrew. I think you tried to make me fail.

[Andrew laughs]

Mikey: I'm going to blame it on that. Anyway...

Andrew: Story number two: Half-Blood Prince receives a PG rating. This was shocking because Order of the Phoenix received a PG-13 rating and then to hear that the movies by the MPAA standards, at least, went down to a PG rating, that was sort of like "W-T-F?" Why all of a sudden are we getting a smaller rating, you know what I mean? So...

Eric: Yeah...

Andrew: The number two story...

Eric: Yeah, that was ridiculous.

Andrew: I personally disagree with this, but the number two story of the year: Universal Studio's - what? Is it - yeah, Universal Studios Orlando announces a Spring 2010 opening date. And they also announced the - or they revealed the concept art for the rides at the theme park.

Eric: That was cool.

Andrew: Yeah, but I think the Half-Blood Prince DVD should have been there, right?

Mikey: Yeah, that's what I said. But, you know, I'm excited for Wizarding World. I'm going to go.

Matt: Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Mikey: But, you know. Yeah, that's my opinion.

Andrew: And the number one story of 2009...

[Drum roll sounds]

Andrew: ...as voted on by the MuggleCast listeners: the Half-Blood Prince film is finally released!

[Trumpet sounds]

Matt: Ah, yeah! [imitates cheering crowd]

Mikey: See, I did the clap that time. I did the clap that time.

Andrew: [in mock commentator's voice] "This is the first time Half-Blood Prince is receiving an award in the Best..."

[Eric and Laura laugh]

Andrew: "...Thing of 2009."

Matt: "Last year it won Biggest Fail of Not Released Film."

[Everyone laughs]

Andrew: "It received the 'BobFail' Award in 2008."

[Everyone laughs]

Eric: "A year before such an award existed."

[Everyone laughs]

Andrew: Okay. Well, that was fun - top seven stories of the year. And you know, now's a good time to mention MuggleCast's - or MuggleNet's 2009 Year in Review. We've done these every year since 2004. Just visit MuggleNet.com and you'll see in one of the recent news posts a link to the 2009 Year in Review. Basically what we do is we tell you - we show you guys the biggest stories of 2009. It's a great way to reflect and you know, remember all the things that happened during the year. You forget a lot of things, you know? So we got that list and we include some number - we include some data in there, including how many MuggleCast episodes were downloaded and how many page views MuggleNet had, how many news posts we made over the year, so some very interesting stuff overall. And also new this year is a - the videos feature, where we remind you about the best videos of 2009, and those were the ones in that category we were talking about earlier. So...

Mikey: Yeah.



Best Moments in MuggleCast History: Episode 176


Andrew: MuggleNet.com, check it out. [sniffs] Now it's time for our third best MuggleCast moment. This one is from Episode 176. It was, I think, our really only live MuggleCast-only show this year. It was in New York City right after the premiere of Half-Blood Prince. It was Episode - Episode 186 - uh oh. I think I'm having a BobFail right now. [laughs] I don't see it! Where did I see it?

Eric: Do you mean live? Hang on, live as in "in person" because we did one at Azkatraz after Half-Blood Prince, didn't we?

Andrew: Right, well no - that was a Leaky Mug. I was referring to MuggleCast only.

Eric: Oh, right! Got you.

Andrew: Oh, this is so embarrassing. I don't... [sighs]

Mikey: [laughs] BobFail! BobFail!

Laura: Oh, BobFail!

Andrew: I know I have it, hold on. Let me...

Mikey: Oh, Andrew, come on! Where's your professionalism, really?

Andrew: Here it is!

Mikey: Warwick Davis would be sad. Warwick Davis would be sad at you right now.

Andrew: Oh, it's saved in the MuggleCast Podcast folder, silly me. All right, [laughs] here it is right now... [time-travelling noises]

[Andrew plays the clip from Episode 176. To view the transcript for this episode, click here.]

Andrew: So there we go - one of the little moments - Ben's storytelling.

Matt: I love how Ben talks because basically he can work - he can say anything to a crowd and they'll just laugh at him. If he...

Eric: Yeah.

Matt: If he says the part where Harry blows up Hedwig, if he reads that chapter but in his own way, the whole crowd's going to be going [giggles like a little girl].

Andrew: Well, he's a great storyteller.

Eric: I'm sure Ben would tell you it's probably both a blessing and a curse, you know. I mean, is he going to propose to Emma Watson one day, and is she going to laugh at him?

[Andrew laughs]

Eric: Well, that's going to suck.

Andrew: Yes. The answer is yes.

[Eric laughs]



News Stories of 2010


Andrew: Okay. So 2009, out of the way. Forget it. We're done talking about it now. All these lists and all this nonsense, this voting. It was fun.

Mikey: Wow.

Andrew: But now it's time to look at what is there to look forward to in 2010. And there are a few things we've listed.

Mikey: I don't...

Andrew: And we'll just go through the list, no particular order. The opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park.

Matt: Ooh!

Andrew: I mean this has been...

[Mikey makes strange clapping noises]

Andrew: What the - what was that?

Mikey: That was me clapping.

Andrew: Oh.

Mikey: But I think I messed up.

Andrew: [laughs] I see.

Mikey: I didn't yell with it. I didn't go "YEAAAH!"

Andrew: Yeah.

Mikey: [laughs] I just did clap, and it sounded bad.

Andrew: The theme park has been - it was rumored since, I don't know, 2004, 2005. There were rumors going on forever. Universal Orlando announced it in 2007, and now it's so close to opening. And we're only a few months away. We don't have an exact date yet, but we do know its Spring 2010.

Matt: All right. Oh, it's going to be awesome.

Andrew: Very cool.

Matt: Oh! So excited.

Andrew: Deathly Hallows: Part I, hello! Obviously that's going to be one of the big stories of the year. And one of the biggest films of the year, without a doubt.

Eric: Oh, yeah. Though actually, I went to see Avatar just yesterday in theaters, which was awesome, and I saw all these previews for all these new 3D movies that are coming out. There's at least four or five - Alice in Wonderland will be a big hit. So I don't know exactly where Deathly Hallows will fall, but I'm sure it'll be a top film just like Half-Blood Prince was this year.

Andrew: Yeah, definitely. The Lego Harry Potter video game. Eric, I think, just added this, didn't you?

Mikey: Yes!

Eric: Oh, love it.

Micah: No, I put it in there.

Andrew: Oh. Yeah, I mean, it should be exciting. Micah, do you like those games?

Micah: You know...

Eric: I love them.

Micah: I've never played them before, but this game looks really cool. And compared to some of the EA games that have come out for Order of the Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince, which have been terrible, I think this game is actually looking to be pretty good.

Andrew: Yeah. Harry - possible Harry Potter Exhibition stops. We know, like I said earlier, it's going to be opening in Toronto, and I got to imagine from there it's going to keep going back west. I would - I hope L.A., maybe somewhere else up north, maybe San Francisco?

Eric: Maybe Forks, Washington.

Matt: Oh.

Andrew: [laughs] Forks, Washington. Maybe, I mean, who knows? I was kind of surprised by when they announced Toronto. That - I don't know.

Matt: Yeah.

Andrew: Also to look forward to in 2010, maybe a book announcement by J.K. Rowling?

[Everyone makes "Ooh"-ing noises]

Micah: No

Eric: No, no.

Andrew: Micah, you don't think so?

Eric: No.

Micah: No, she's...

Andrew: Why not?

Micah: She's busy.

Matt: Of course. Why do you think she got a Twitter account?

Micah: Did we hear much from her in 2009?

Andrew: No, but she did say on her Twitter that...

Micah: I thought all she did was Tweet.

Andrew: She did say that [laughs] - she did say on her Twitter account that pen and paper are her priority a moment - are her priority.

Micah: Well clearly she's only pressed the computer button once. Pen and paper better be the priority.

[Andrew laughs]

Eric: Micah, you obviously don't understand the importance of that Tweet.

[Andrew laughs]

Micah: Clearly I don't.

Eric: Go back and read the filters and all the metaphors that she had inside that Tweet.

Micah: Uh-huh, yeah. Okay.

Eric: Twitter is insane.

Matt: Micah, do you want to list names? Do you want to list names about this as clearly something that upset you?

Andrew: Well look, it may not be a Harry Potter book, but I certainly think there's going to be some sort of book announcement from her relatively soon. I'm not saying in the next month, but in the next year, there's got to be something. I mean, we're in the new decade now! It's time to roll into something new, know what I'm saying?

Matt: No.

Eric: It's true.

Andrew: Other stories, more Lady Gaga songs. I don't know who added this - I'm going to guess Eric, but...

[Matt laughs]

Andrew: That's on par. Lady Gaga's very big, as we know from the MuggleCast audience. Lady Gaga - another big possibility in 2010: Lady Gaga guest-hosting MuggleCast.

Eric: Oh, nice. Nice.

Andrew: I completely agree. And don't forget, we are going to...

Laura: There we go.

Andrew: Ben and I are going to do that "Bad Romance" Lady Dumbledore and Fawkes collaboration - that'll be coming maybe in the next month.

Matt: Oh, awesome. Or year.

Eric: It's going to be great.

Andrew: Next story...

Mikey: Wow, I'm excited!

Andrew: Here's a bittersweet story. Actually, I'm not too sure about Emerson - he hasn't announced a date yet. But Mikey's getting married in 2010. Congratulations, Mikey.

Mikey: That's true.

Eric: Congratulations!

Laura: Aww!

Matt: Our little Mikey's getting married!

Laura: Congratulations!

Andrew: Wonderful.

Mikey: I think Emerson's getting married next year, too. I think they're engaged.

Andrew: I don't - well yeah, they are engaged. But he hasn't set a date yet, so I mean, you know, we don't want to say he's getting married, [laughs] just in case. Obviously he will be, we just don't know if it's this year.

Eric: This year.

[Everyone laughs]

Laura: Keep digging, Andrew. Keep digging.

Andrew: That's all I'm saying! Some people...

Eric: We don't think it's going to last, that's what he's saying.

Andrew: No.

Eric: That's not true, Andrew. How dare you insinuate that!

[Laura laughs]

Andrew: Some people have a long engagement, that's all I'm saying. Do not put words in my mouth. I love Emerson and Gaby, they're a wonderful couple. And this final story - this list went completely out of whack. Eric, Ben, Laura and Micah stay single and throw a badass series of bachelor/bachelorette parties. Yes!

[Everyone laughs]

Andrew: Oh, you guys are funny.

Mikey: So Andrew, are you getting married too?

Eric: That wasn't for live ears to hear.

Andrew: No. I don't know who wrote this list. I'm not responsible for the contents of its message.

Mikey: Well, if - you're obviously left out from this.



Best MuggleCast Moments in History: Emerson Spartz


Andrew: Anyway, it's time for Best Moment number four.

[Laura and Mikey laugh]

Andrew: And this moment comes from Episode 183. Speaking of Emerson, actually, this is when he made his first appearance on the show - pre-recorded appearance. We've been doing this podcast since 2005 and he's never been on a recorded episode of MuggleCast like this one, or like a regular episode that we do - he's never co-hosted. So this was his first appearance. And let's go back in time. [time travelling noises]

[Andrew plays the clip from Episode 183. To view the transcript of this episode, click here.]

Andrew: And Emerson, a man of few words. But he did a great job on that show and he really enjoyed his time on it. He says he wants to come back. So he will come back. Hey listen we have a fun thing to do now, whoa, whoa, whoa. We're going to get into a Trivia Giveaway.



Trivia Giveaway!


[Matt gasps]

Andrew: So how this is going to work is we have some trivia questions prepared, and we're going to be giving away copies of the Half-Blood Prince DVD. Now listen, we assume most of you have a copy of the Half-Blood Prince DVD. If you do...

Micah: So don't call in if you do.

Andrew: Not that this is going to stop you guys because I know it's not. I shouldn't even say that - [laughs] - don't call in if you don't - if you don't have a copy of the Half-Blood Prince DVD.

Eric: Wait. What?

Matt: What? "Don't call in if you have don't have a copy?"

Andrew: Don't call in...

Micah: If you "do."

Matt: If you do have a copy.

Andrew: Right.

Matt: Okay.

Andrew: Call in if you do not have a copy of the Half-Blood Prince DVD.

Eric: So this could be a Catch-22 because...

Matt: Why? What are we going to do...

Eric: ... people would have to admit that they've gone this long without the DVD.

Andrew: Which is embarrassing to admit.

Matt: Well, then this would be a really exciting trivia contest then.

Andrew: So, feel free...

Mikey: So, these are the people who...

Matt: Need it.

Andrew: Feel free. People can begin to call in now. And we're going to ask a trivia question, and we'll see if you can answer them. You're going to have ten seconds to - to - to give us an answer. And the first copy is just going to be an - a U.S. edition, single disc copy of Half-Blood Prince. Hello Laurie.

Caller: Hello?

Andrew: Hi, welcome.

Caller: Hi! Oh, my God!

Andrew: Be honest, do you have a copy of the Half-Blood Prince DVD?

Caller: No.

Andrew: Oh, okay. Well...

Micah: Oh!

Laura: Wow!

Andrew: Then you're a perfect contestant.

[Andrew and Matt laugh]

Andrew: So Micah is going to read the first question to you. And...

Caller: Okay.

Andrew: ...you have ten seconds to answer. Now I got to be honest, these are pretty difficult. So don't - don't sweat it too much if - if you don't know the answer. I mean these are - these are very hard.

Micah: We don't want to...

Matt: We can help you.

Micah: ...hear keys on the keyboard typing either.

[Andrew and Laura laugh]

Caller: Can I say hi though? Can I say hi - I'm shaking right now.

Andrew: Oh sure, where are you calling from?

Caller: Oh god! Newfoundland.

Andrew: Oh, wow.

Caller: Canada.

Eric: Oh, wow, nice.

Andrew: What time - oh, Canada.

Caller: Yeah.

Andrew: What time is it there?

Caller: It's about eleven.

Andrew: Nice. The night is young in Canada.

[Caller laughs]

Andrew: All right so, Micah, go ahead, read the question, and Laurie will try to answer.

Micah: Okay. What was the name of Hepzibah Smith's house-elf in Half-Blood Prince?

["Jeopardy" countdown begins]

Caller: Oh my gosh. Oh.

Andrew: It's a difficult one.

Laura: That'­s hard.

Caller: Oh, it's - it's like Dobby, it's a different name. It's [laughs] can I pass?

[Andrew laughs]

Eric: They only get harder.

[Andrew laughs]

Caller: Hokey?

Andrew: That's correct. [laughs]

Caller: No - really?

Andrew: I think. Is it correct?

Micah: Yeah, that's correct.

Andrew: That's correct.

Caller: Wooo.

Matt: Yay!

["Jeopardy" countdown stops]

Andrew: Oh, hold on, let me do the winner...

[Trumpets sound]

Andrew: Yay!

Caller: Yay!

Mikey: Yay!

Andrew: People were saying it in the chat, but that's okay.

Eric: Yeah, the chat can count, right?

Mikey: Yeah.

Laura: Yeah.

Andrew: Yeah, sure, whatever - it's a collective effort. Congratulations, you win a single-disc copy of the Half-Blood Prince DVD. And...

Caller: Oh my gosh!

Andrew: Could you do us a favor - let's see, how should we do this?

Caller: Yeah.

Andrew: E-mail Andrew at staff dot mugglenet dot com with your mailing address.

Caller: Okay.

Andrew: And can you include your Skype name too, just in case there are no posers - in case somebody pretends to be you.

Eric: [laughs] I'm emailing you right now.

Caller: Okay, I...

Andrew: Sound good?

Caller: Okay. [laughs] Yeah. Thank you so much.

Andrew: Hey, no problem. And thanks for listening!

Caller: No problem, thank you! Thank...

Andrew: Oh.

Eric: Aww.

Andrew: Laura - Laurie's very excited. That was sweet. Well, there we go. We have our first winner. Okay...

Mikey: Yay!

[Andrew laughs]

Mikey: I like winners.

Andrew: Okay.

Matt: Yeah, we don't do losers.

Andrew: [laughs] Next caller. Logan, hello!

Eric: Logan?

Caller: Hello?

Andrew: Hey, you're on MuggleCast Live! What's up?

Caller: Nothing.

Andrew: [laughs] Where are you calling from?

Caller: Minnesota.

Andrew: Minnesota.

Caller: Yeah.

Andrew: You said that with a pause. Are you sure?

Caller: Yes, I'm positive.

Andrew: [laughs] Okay, all right. [laughs] Okay, so, we have a question for you. Eric, you want to read this one?

Eric: Sure, which one?

Andrew: And you'll be winning a two disc edition of the Half-Blood Prince DVD.

Caller: Okay.

Andrew: Pick any, Eric. It's up to you. One of the ones that you emailed Micah.

Eric: Yeah, yeah, I'm looking at it right now. Okay, Logan, your trivia question - I'm trying to see - I'm trying to guess your skills.

[Andrew laughs]

Eric: Who - okay - here's the question...

Matt: Leave it to Eric to...

[Andrew laughs]

Andrew: I'm sorry - these are so hard.

Eric: Sorry.

Andrew: These are so hard. I feel bad. [laughs]

[Laura laughs]

Eric: Who is - okay, here's the question. Who is the original author of Advanced Potion Making?

["Jeopardy" countdown begins]

Andrew: You may receive help from the chat, I mean this is impossible, otherwise [laughs] we're going to be here all night.

Caller: Oh no! I exited the window!

[Everyone laughs]

Laura: Oh no!

Eric: Take it back in time! Take it back in time!

Caller: Oh my gosh! Is it...

Matt: Oh, I know it!

Caller: It's okay, no - yeah? Something - I don't know. I lose.

Matt: No, you...

Andrew: If you want to...

Eric: It's okay - it's okay. We have another question, right? We're only giving away three DVDs, right? And I made six questions. So...

Andrew: Right. Okay, okay. One more question.

Laura: It's the Half-Blood Prince.

Andrew: Load up the chat.

[Everyone laughs]

Matt: The Half-Blood Prince!

[Laura laughs]

Andrew: All right. Yes. Okay, one more question, go ahead, Eric.

Eric: Oh I...

Andrew: Feel free to look in the chat for help. Matt's spamming the chat with the answer.

Eric: That's okay. This is - this is - this is a slightly easier question. What is the name of Katie Bell's friend who witnesses her cursing - or her getting cursed? Katie Bell's friend.

Caller: Uh...

Matt: It starts with?

Andrew: [laughs] What does it start with?

Matt: It starts with an "L," right?

Caller: Oh my gosh.

[Andrew laughs]

Caller: Laura?

Andrew: No.

Caller: I don't - oh my God. I'm sorry.

Andrew: The answer is Leanne! And you win a - you win a Half-Blood Prince two-disc edition. Congratulations.

[Laura laughs]

Caller: What? Okay!

Andrew: Yeah. Well, you phoned a friend, and it was me, and I answered.

[Laura laughs]

Caller: Oh! Neat! [laughs]

[Everyone laughs]

Andrew: All right well...

Mikey: "Neat"!

Andrew: Congratulations Logan of Minnesota!

Caller: Okay. How are you going to...

Eric: Make sure you send an e-mail.

Caller: Oh, all right.

Andrew: Yeah, send an e-mail with your Skype name and - so I know it's actually you, because I have your Skype name here, and you - we'll get it to you in the mail. All right?

Caller: All right. Thanks a bunch!

Andrew: All right, no problem. Poor Logan.

Matt: Yay! He won!

Andrew: We have to do these quick though otherwise we're going to be here all day.

Laura: Yeah.

Andrew: Because these questions are very hard. These are great questions, but they are very hard! [laughs] All right. One more caller. Hello Julia, you're on MuggleCast live!

Caller: Oh my God! Hi!

Andrew: Hi.

Matt: Hey.

Andrew: Are you ready for - where are you calling from?

Caller: I'm from Brooklyn, New York.

Andrew: Brooklyn! Represent! Eric...

Caller: Hi Andrew! I love you!

Andrew: Hi! Love you too!

Mikey: Aw.

Andrew: It's wonderful to have you on the show.

Caller: Thank you!

Andrew: Eric will be reading you...

Caller: Yeah?

Andrew: ... the final question and you'll be receiving a two-disc edition of Half-Blood Prince.

Caller: [shouts] Yeah!

Andrew: Oh. Oh my.

Caller: Sorry.

Andrew: Eric, go ahead.

Caller: What was the question?

Eric: Three questions this time. This is the top prize so does she get three choices if she doesn't get it?

Andrew: Sure. Yeah.

Eric: All right. Because these are the hard questions.

Andrew: Oh right. Go ahead.

Eric: All right, question is what magical creature do Cormac McLaggen and his Uncle Tiberius hunt while in Norway?

Caller: Oh my God, that's so hard.

Andrew: Feel free to use chat as the help.

Eric: It's - it's alliteration. It's something in Norway.

Caller: Oh, I hate this. Nogtails?

Andrew: That is correct.

Matt: Yeah.

Caller: Yes!

Eric: Got it.

Andrew: Congratulations. You win a two disc edition of Half-Blood Prince on DVD.

Caller: Yay.

[Andrew and Eric laughs]

Andrew: Well, congrats and hope you're enjoying the show. And...

Caller: I love you so much.

Andrew: I love you too.

Caller's Sister: I like you too.

Andrew: Oh hi Julia's sister.

Laura: Awww, hi.

Andrew: So e-mail andrew at staff dot mugglenet dot com with your Skype name and also your mailing address please.

Caller: Okay, thank you so much.

Andrew: All right no problem. Bye bye.

Caller: Bye.

Mikey: So Andrew do we know if Julia and Logan had a copy of the movie already?

Andrew: No, but...

Mikey: Okay.

Eric: If they didn't, do you want one?

[Andrew and Mikey laugh]

Laura: They sounded pretty excited.

Mikey: No, they sound excited so I'm happy for them.

Matt: Aw.

Eric: I thought Mikey was trying to get a copy of the movie. I was like "what"? [laughs]

Mikey: No, come on I bought it the first day. I had to.

Eric: I know man, I know.

Matt: You guys, Ben just tweeted he wishes he was on the live show right now.

Andrew: Aw.

Mikey: Oh, Ben.

Matt: Aw, poor Ben. Where is he?

Mikey: I'm going to text him right now. I'm going to text him.



Best Moments in MuggleCast History: Lady Dumbledore


Andrew: He was going to be on, but then he had stuff to do. Okay, well we have one last moment from MuggleCast this year we want to reminisce about. It was from Episode 182. It's the Lady Dumbledore episode. We all remember this and I was actually surprised that - I know I sound like I'm tooting my own horn but I was playing it back when I was putting the episode together and it was actually really funny.

Matt: Huh!

Andrew: And I'm going to queue it up now. Once again my unpreparedness leaves me without the episode - without the clip - but I know - I remember the time code. So here it is. We're going to go back in time. [time-travelling noises]

[Andrew plays the clip from Episode 182. To view the transcript for this episode, click here.]

Andrew: That clip was a little long. But - [laughs]

Eric: I'm never sure when you play those clips when it's you guys actually talking, like if the clips are over and you guys are back.



Show Close


Andrew: Well it's over now, we assure you all. So there you go, there's some of the best MuggleCast moments of 2009 and hopefully many more to come. We asked people to send in their best moments and they did so on Twitter, so thanks to everyone who sent in their favorite moments from the show. You know what guys, this wraps up MuggleCast episode 188, our final episode of 2009. It's been a very fun show. I actually have a semi-sad announcement to...

[Dog barks in the background]

Andrew: ... bring to the table here.

Matt: Was that a dog?

Andrew: Laura is going to be studying abroad this semester - this upcoming semester and she's going to be without internet so we are not going to be seeing her for a good six months.

Laura: Five, but yeah.

Andrew: Oh, five.

Matt: Laura...

Eric: So they don't have internet in Costa Rica?

Matt: No.

Laura: They do but it's not readily available everywhere. So...

Andrew: So she's going to have be in an internet cafes to do MuggleCast and stuff - she would have to be in an internet cafe to podcast and she can't be sitting in the public podcasting, that'd be ridiculous.

Matt: Right. Well, guys let'­s do a tribute to Laura. So let'­s pull a Half-Blood Prince and everyone get a pen or pencil and put our wands up in the air.

Mikey: I have a pen here, Laura!

Eric: I have a pen, I'm doing it now Laura!

Laura: Wow!

Andrew: My cup goes up to you, Laura! I'm going to cry, this is a very big moment, guys.

Laura: You guys - you guys never fail to amaze me.

Eric: We have to do "For She's a Jolly Good Fellow". We have to sing her off.

[Laura sings]

Andrew: [singing] For she's a Jolly good, Laura.

Matt: [singing] But it ain't no lie Laura. Bye bye bye!

[Laura and Mikey laugh]

Andrew: Well, Laura we'll miss you very much. But we hope you learn a lot in Costa Rica. We'd like to thank everyone who watched us on Ustream tonight, there were many of you, thank you so much. It's been a very fun show and we want to thank you guys for all the support over the year. It's been another fun year in...

[Sad, slow music begins playing]

Andrew: ... Harry Potter and of course in MuggleCast, and we just thank everyone for their support. Thank you to Ustream, thanks again to all the listeners listening. It's been a great time. I'm Andrew Sims. Are we even going to try to do an order here?

Laura: No.

Mikey: No.

Andrew: [laughs] No! Forget it!

Eric: We're MuggleCast.

Andrew: Once again, Andrew Sims, Laura Thompson, Micah Tannenbaum, Mikey Bouchereau, Eric Scull, and Matt Britton all here saying Happy New Year to you all and we will see you in 2010. Goodbye everybody!

Matt: See you Laura!

Mikey: Bye everyone!

Laura: Bye! Happy New Year!

Matt: Bye, guys.

[Andrew sighs]

Mikey: Bye, bye.

[Music ends]

Andrew: All right, that's a pretty lame way to end it. So, I'm just going to turn on Britney Spears.

Laura: Yeah, I agree.

Mikey: Yeah, that's - it's sad!

Matt: Oh yeah, Britney Spears make it so much better, yeah.

["3" by Britney Spears starts playing]

Eric: That was - yeah.

[Matt sings along]

Andrew: This is better. Oh, hold on.

[Eric and Laura laugh]

Andrew: Okay, there we go. So, thanks, everyone for listening...

[Eric'­s cell phone interferes with the call]

Andrew: ...Eric, thanks for that interference with your cell phone.

[Eric'­s cell phone does it again]

Matt: Eric!

Andrew: What a great way to end the year.

Eric: How do you know it's me?

Andrew: Because it's always you, and I see it in your Skype channel thing.

Mikey: [laughs] Bye, guys.

Andrew: All right, thanks everyone!

Laura: All right.

Andrew: Bye!

Micah: He's got the dog, too.

Laura: All right, bye.

Andrew: Yeah. Eric's just full of disruptions.

Micah: It's always his dog.

[Andrew and Micah laugh]

Andrew: Bye everyone!

[Music continues]


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Written by: The Transcribers