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MuggleCast 70 Transcript (continued)

Highlights from 2006

[Musical beat plays in background]

Andrew: It's a New Year's special of Ben's Top Ten Lists.

Ben: Thanks, Andrew. This week's list is Snape's Top Ten New Years Resolutions. Number ten, get over those childhood grudges. Number nine, find a girlfriend. Number eight, wash his hair.

[Andrew laughs]

Ben: Number seven, decide on his true affiliation. Number six, get a nose job.

Andrew: Oh!

Ben: Number five, use Clearasil for his greasy face. Number four, kiss and make-up with Harry. Number three, Eric. [laughs] Number two...

Andrew: What?

Eric: What? [laughs]

Ben: ...put a flower on Dumbledore's grave. And the number one - Snape's number one New Year's Resolution is to get a tan.

Andrew: But there was a lot of scams, too, that happened.

Kevin: Yeah.

Ben: Kevin Steck tried to steal a copy from his local Wal-Mart.

Kevin: I did.

Ben: Yeah.

Andrew: Oh, Kevin that was terrible. He got arrested.

Eric: Then, he realized he could get the book online anyway.

Kevin: I was successful. I typed three of the chapters and put them online. I mean...

Andrew: [laughs] I did have one and stuck it on eBay. Would eBay automatically just assume it's fake? Like, how do they know it's real?

Ben: Yeah, there's no way to make sure...

Kevin: In order to get it truly authenticized, I guess you would call it.

Ben: Authenticated?

Kevin: Authenticated, thank you. You're cutting that out.

[Everyone laughs]

Eric: [whispers] Authenticized.

[Laura laughs]

Kevin: Yes, you are.

Laura: No, no, no, no.

Ben: Because, okay, with anything in the Harry Potter books, anytime someone finds something that maybe is a coincidence, just like on...

Laura: Mark Evans.

Ben: Like, you know, when JK Rowling announced the title last year around Christmas, people tried to find some way to add up the amount of Christmas trees - like the presents underneath the tree, the amount of ornaments on the tree, divided by seven, because that's a magical number...

[Everyone laughs]

Ben: ...add four to that just because there's four branches on the top of the tree, divided by five because there is a five-point star at the top, and that gives you 71605...04...05...yeah.

[Eric laughs]

Andrew: And MuggleCast staffer - MuggleNet staffer K'lyssa did that.

Ben: Yeah. And I thought, that is absolutely absurd.

[Everyone laughs]

Ben: You're trying to twist things to make it fit what you want.

Eric: No, but I...

Ben: It's ridiculous.

Kevin: But this isn't such a large...

Ben: Actually...

Eric: No, Ben...

Ben: Actually, it...

Kevin: This isn't such a large twist, it's...

Ben: Okay.

Eric: This is actually pretty good. This is...

Ben: Okay, this reminds me of English class where the teacher tries to make everything symbolize something.

Eric: That's because everything...

Ben: It all doesn't have to symbolize something. The amount of time my router light blinks in the next minute doesn't have to symbolize something. It being backwards does not have to symbolize anything. It does not have to be a coincidence.

Eric: But, Ben...

Ben: That is exactly what it is. It is just a coincidence. No, it is not...

Micah: The names themselves...

Andrew: Ben, you've got to slow down.

Laura: Ben.

Kevin: Calm down.

Laura: Ben, chill.

Kevin: You're becoming Eric. You're becoming your worst enemy.

Laura: Okay, I think we're pretty much...

Kevin: Killed that.

Laura: I think we've Avada Kedavra-ed that...

Kevin: We killed it.

Laura: ...basically.

Andrew: We've Avada Kedavra... [laughs]

Laura: It's been AKed.

Andrew: Okay, I think we covered that pretty well. In conclusion, Dumbledore is not dead.

Kevin: He is dead.

Andrew: So... [laughs]


Andrew: And the discussion will go on forever.

Andrew: So, it makes sense that they would bury it. I don't know what else they would do with it. It's not like we've ever seen a shrine, so to speak, of all the wines of dead [laughs] - wands of dead wizards. Sorry, got wine on the mind. [laughs]

Laura: I wonder why.

Laura: See, the prophecy just needs to be like, "Harry, just do it." [laughs] "Stop depending on the people around you."

Kevin: Just do it. Okay, let's plug Nike.

[Laura and Micah laughs]

Andrew: Put on your Nike shoes and just do it.

[Everyone laughs]

Laura: I actually didn't mean that, but that's okay.

[Everyone laughs]

Laura: Yep, my Mom's friend Bert, who actually listens to the show, which is really, really cool, suggested that we do...

Kevin: Hello, Bert!

Laura: [laughs] Suggested that we do...

Andrew: Hello, Ernie!

Laura: ...a 16- year old...

[Everyone laughs]

Andrew: [sings] Rubber ducky...

Laura: Alright.

Andrew: [laughs] Sorry.

[Kevin laughs]

Andrew: Oh, I just bumped my head into the ending of the show. It hurt. So, I think that...

Kevin: Oh, that was clever.

Andrew: That just... [laughs] I moved on and I hit the end. [laughs] So, what else? Okay.

[Laura makes screeching noise]

Micah: What was that?

Laura: Sorry, I was stretching. [laughs]

Kevin: And a dinosaur has now invaded our conversation.

[Everyone laughs]

Andrew: All right, let's all just take a stretch and then...

Laura: Of course.

Ben: Yeah, because, you notice at the beginning of Sorcerer's Stone, McGonagall says, "Would you trust Hagrid with such - why would you trust Hagrid with such a thing," and then Dumbledore says, [imitating Dumbledore] "Professor McGonagall, I would trust Hagrid with my life."

[Everyone laughs]

Ben: Actually, I heard Voldemort - he strolls downtown London and picks up chicks on his motorcycle.

[Andrew and Laura laughs]

Andrew: So, thatís where it went?

Micah: Yeah.

Ben: Yeah. Okay, what about Hagridís parents? We already discussed how his father was a wizard and his mom was a giant. I mean, the conception of Hagrid must not have been pretty.

[Andrew, Laura and Micah laughs]

Ben: [in his Hagrid voice] Rubeus Hagrid.

Andrew: I love that voice

Ben: [in his Hagrid voice] Keeper of keys.

Andrew: Yeah, it really is perfect.

Eric: You know, why do they have to die to prove anything? What does that prove besides drama happens in real life? You know, itís a fantasy story. I donít think...

Ben: Actually, I heard that Jo wrote it in there to make you mad.

Andrew: She wrote it in there so the kids...

John: "Iíll get that Scull."

Ben: [in a British accent] I canít think! Your hands are all sweaty!

[John laughs]

[Ben and Eric sing Itís My Life]

Micah: Well, somehow Iíll get my hands on it. I mean, I got the Dumbledoreís Toast, I got the Ford Anglia, so...

Laura: Yeah!

Micah: ...itís only a matter of time before...

Eric: Yeah, youíve got contacts.

Andrew: Yeah, whatís sad is that youíre not joking. Thatís the sad part.

Micah: I know.

[Andrew laughs]

Micah: I did spend a lot of money on that toast.

Andrew: Nah, I was going to say gullible. Heís, you know, "Oooh, silver hand!" and he goes off to play with it.

[Everyone laughs]

Andrew: In a not weird way.

Eric: No, no, we werenít thinking of it in a weird way, itís just a cute think to say.

Andrew: Actually, I would have to agree with that because...

Laura: What happened to defending your character?

[Eric laughs]

Andrew: Well, because I Ė see? This is the thing, you donít know who youíre going to put them up against.

Micah: He wasnít ready for the "Dobster."

[Laura laughs]

Andrew: I wasnít.

Ben: Letís talk about 'shipping. What is 'shipping? Iím like Dr. Phil. Iím like the Dr. Phil of 'shipping.

Laura: 'Shipping is... Oh my god.

Ben: [in his Dr. Phil voice] Well, you know what Iím going to say here. I think shipping Ė it is very, very important...

[Laura laughs]

Ben: the Harry Potter series.

Andrew: 'Shipping is very important to a lot of people of the Harry Potter series.

Dylan: I donít - Peter would probably run from a fight though. [in squeaky British accent] "Ah, master save me."

[Everyone laughs]

Eric: Well, if the Dueling Club stipulations say that a character can run away, then yeah, Pettigrew would win.

Dylan: Well, I guess he could crush it with his silver hand or something like that.

Andrew: Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls of all ages. You have not laughed until youíve heard the "Micah Tannenbaum laugh."

[Recording of Micah laughing]

Kevin: Hello?

Andrew: Itís right over there around the...

Eric: [high pitch girly voice] You guys want some cookies?

Kevin: Oh, my god. Close the door!

Andrew: Oh, my god. Itís a Girl Scout! Ah, ah no, itís a Girl Scout...

[Laura laughs]

Andrew: ...theyíre selling cookies again. Wait, thatís Eric Skull in a Girl Scout uniform. Eric, shouldnít you be recording the show rather than selling Girl Scout cookies?

Eric: I just thought Iíd help out in the community. You know? Doing my part Andrew.

Andrew: [laughs] Oh, right. Well.

Eric: Doing my part by wearing a skirt.

Ben: Everyone. Everyone, everyone needs to buy a MuggleCast T-shirt. So...

Andrew: Ben, why would everyone need to buy a MuggleCast T-shirt?

Ben: Well, for several reasons, Andrew. It helps support the show, and they are so fashionable that I bought 12 of them last week.

[Andrew and Ben laugh]

Ben: I mean, theyíre just that great, so everyone buy a MuggleCast T-shirt. Okay? They come in two designs, a multitude of sizes and one design even has silhouettes of each MuggleCaster.

Eric: Ben you stink at PR Let me do it please. These MuggleCast T-shirts are...

Ben: No wait, hold on, hold on!

Eric: No, no, no, no.

Ben: No wait.

Andrew: I want to hear Eric.

Eric: I insist, I insist, I insist. These MuggleCast T-shirts are made of a special synthetic fabric and in like one year there is going to be something big happens and all the clothing in the entire world is going to deteriorate and all weíre going to have left are these MuggleCast T-shirts.

Andrew: Wow! I didn't know that.

Eric: So, if you want clothing, buy a MuggleCast T-shirt. Buy it like itís the only...

Andrew: [laughs] To save yourself in 2007.

Eric: Buy it like thereís nothing left.

Andrew: Dumbledore says it on page nine. "ĎMy dear professorí says Dumbledore ĎI have never seen a cat sit so stiffly,í and then McGonagall goes ĎGirl, you be stiff if you be sittín on that brick wall all day, mhm.í"

[Laura and Micah laughs]

Eric: Itís funny because I have 10,000 friends...

Andrew: Okay, donít show off.

Eric: No, no, I have 10,000 friends.

Andrew: I bet I have more friends than you on MySpace.

Eric: No, I have ten-thousand friend requests but I have no posts.

Andrew: Youíre such a liar. Shut-up!

Eric: No, no. But I have no posts. Not one I havenít updated...I created the account...

Ben: Awww.

Eric: In fact I think its dead now, I think they deactivated it. Disconnected the MySpace again because I havenít used it, but I have so many friend requests, itís so funny because I didnít have time to update.

Andrew: [pause] Youíre such a showoff.

Eric: No, I am not a showoff. Iím saying that itís so sad...

Andrew: You're such a...

Ben: Yeah.

Andrew: [mocking voice] "I have thousands of friend requests but they deactivated me." [laughs]

Jamie: Does that mean there are some good people who have come from Slytherin, or is every single person from Slytherin is bad?

Ben: [in fake British accent] They canít all be bad. That would be what we call in America, we call it a stereotype.

Jamie: What are you talking about Ben?

Andrew: So, speaking of nerds and really big dorks, Kevin Steck just came in. Welcome Kevin Steck

Kevin: [laughs] Thank you

Jamie: Oooh...

Kevin: Thank you very much.

[Andrew laughs]

Jamie: How do you think Voldemort asked Quirrell if he could stick out the back of his head?

[Andrew and Laura laugh]

Jamie: It isnít something you bring up over dinner.

Jamie: Why donít they release the film at 10:00 and the book at 10:05?

[Ben and Andrew laughs]

Andrew: That will confuse every single Harry Potter fan. "Book or Movie First, I DON'T KNOW!"

[Laura laughs]

Ben: Yeah, thatís it.

Laura: Does he really even need a job, technically?

Eric: He doesnít need a job.

Andrew: Yeah, he might have enough cash, yeah

Ben: Heís going to die anyways.

Andrew: Good point.

[Andrew and Ben laughs]

Andrew: Thank you, Negative Ben.

[Everyone laughs]

Eric: He's going to die anyway.

Andrew: Ben, that should be your response to everything: "Who cares, heís gonna die anyways." Yeah, just say it about everyone that we bring up.

Jamie: [laughs] I would love for Harry to be hot dog vendor. it would be the best thing ever.

Andrew: This week chapter eleven of Sorcererís Stone titled ďQuidditchĒ. So, this chapter is focused around...

Jamie: Quidditch? [laughs]

Andrew: [laughs] The first Quidditch match. Yeah.

Kevin: Wow.

Jamie: This chapter "Quidditch" is pretty much focused around, uh, Quidditch.

Eric: I think this chapter is probably going to be about...

Jamie: Toasters?

Eric: Toasters.

[Andrew laughs]

Laura: Definitely.

Eric: You can totally tell because if you look at the chapter picture by Mary Grandpre...

Jamie: It just jumps out at you.

Eric: He charred black, doesnít he, Andrew?

Andrew: Sort of. I donít what you are trying to say about him though.

Andrew: So, he gets his nickname "Mad-Eye" from that large disgusting Ė well, not disgusting, sort of disgusting eye that heís got.

Ben: Thatís cool, man.

Andrew: Where do you think he got that eye from? But where'd he get it from.

Ben: Probably the ministry. Because when he got his eye gouged out or whatever how he lost it.

Eric: Itís standard issue.

Ben: No, man. Itís probably when he got his eye gouged out that the ministry said, "This is a perfect opportunity to give him something that can help him advance in his profession." So, they gave him the eye that can see through things. Wouldnít it be cool, Andrew, to have that eye though?

Andrew: If youíre a perv, then yeah.

Ben: Aw, okay. I wasnít talking about...

Andrew: Youíd be seeing too much. Iíd be seeing things I would not want to see.

Ben: Chicks dig scars, man, chicks dig scars. [laughs]

Ben: Hagrid said, [in his Hagrid voice] "Any witch or wizard that hasnít gone bad has always been in Slytherin," which really doesnít make grammatical sense but we all know what heís trying to say.

[Andrew, Kevin, Micah and Laura laughs]

Andrew: Nice impression. [laughs]

[Phone rings]

Laura: Iím so jittery

Andrew: I'm getting excited.

Laura: I think Iím going to pee my pants. Oh, my god.

Ben: Come on, Emerson.

[Emersonís voicemail recording]

Ben: Uh-oh, big mistake.

Andrew: Thatís his voicemail for all of you who donít know it.

Ben: Big mistake.

Andrew: All right.

Ben: One.

Andrew: Time for the second number.

Ben: Second digit.

Jess: However this feeds my theory that Dumbledore is an idiot...

[Laura laughs]

Jess: ...and that Dumbledore is evil, and that Dumbledore deserved to fall of the Astronomy tower, dead.

Ben: Ummm.

Jess: Because...

[Laura laughs hysterically]

Ben: [in his Hagrid voice] "Never insult Albus Dumbledore in front of me!"

Jess: Well, you know. [laughs]

[Andrew laughs]

Ben: [in Hagrid voice] "Keeper of Keys."

Jess: Iíve never liked Dumbledore. I just donít like Dumbledore. I think heís a fraud, I think he deserved everything he got.

Andrew: Oh, my gosh, who are you?

[Laura laughs]

Jess: You know I think, almost in a way, he sets up Harry in these situations so he canít take the blame for it.

Kevin: Wow.

Ben: Oh, whatever. Youíre like....

Andrew: I am on the verge of crying. I canít believe you would say this.

Ben: Youíre like the National Enquirer on MuggleCast.

[Laura laughs]

Andrew: And we are all going to be wearing our shirts right?

Kevin: Of course.

Laura: Oh, of course.

Micah: Absolutely.

Andrew: And weíre going to be taking a picture of ourselves wearing them in public.

Laura: Yeah, sure I will.

Andrew: Micah is going to be out in Times Square, taking a picture of himself.

Micah: Absolutely.

Kevin: Andrew, you know I donít go into public.

[Everyone laughs]

Eric: Not in sunlight anyways.

Kevin: Iím inclusive, you know? I just sit in my house crying the day away.

Andrew: [laughs] Force yourself.

Laura: You know... [laughs]

Andrew: Now you can feel put to shame.

Laura: I can feel put to shame. I can feel put to shame because I am semi-proficient in Spanish and I went all over the internet to find some sort of translation for lunatico and I couldnít find anything, so I just came to the assumption that it is kind of a nonsense word like Moony is in English. So, thank you for pointing that out to me and I am going to go cry in my corner now.

[Andrew laughs]

Eric: Feeling put to shame...

Andrew: Weíll see you in a few, Laura.

Laura: Now, all we have to do is help them pass their tests.

Andrew: Yeah. [laughs]

Eric: Remedial Math with Kevin Steck.

Kevin: Oh yeah, Iím sure.

Eric: That would thrill all of you.

Kevin: That would be...

Eric: Honestly, though.

Kevin: ...a podcast hour to remember.

[Eric laughs]

Ben: Micah has a good question for you.

Emerson: Okay.

Ben: He wants to know why Notre Dame sucks.

Emerson: All right, so hereís the thing: Iím pretty sure Micah went to Syracuse and Iím pretty sure Notre Dame beat Syracuse 34-10.

Ben: Ohhh.

Micah: In football. How about basketball?

Ben: He said "What about basketball?"

Emerson: Pretty sure basketball doesn't matter.

[Everyone laughs]

Andrew: Yeah, and it's...

Ben: It's rough being Ben Schoen.

[Andrew laughs]

Jamie: [sings] I can't let you go! Want you in my life!

Jamie: [sings] Who wants to live forever?! Come on!

Ben: I don't know that one.

Jamie: [still singing] Who wants to live forever?! Come on! Who wants to live forever?! Oooh! Who dares to love forever?

Ben: I'm Ben Schoen, in the middle of the street in Nebraska, stealing someone's Wifi.

Jamie: I found on Google, one absolutely charming Harry Potter fan who puts a theory out there. He suggests that Harry will go to Godric's Hollow, go to his mother's grave, pluck out her eyeballs, and then he will finally have "his mother's eyes."

[Andrew laughs]

Jamie: Cryogenically freeze them so we can bring them back in fifty years.

Ben: Yeah.

Andrew: Yeah, [laughs] you can "File Save As" in Photoshop. [laughs]

Claire: Didn't Walt Disney freeze his head? Didn't he freeze his head? That was weird. That was really weird.

Jamie: Who's head are we freezing?

Claire: Walt Disney froze his own head!

Jamie: No way, really?

Claire: Seriously, like he did. He froze his own head. Honestly, I swear to god, yeah.

Jamie: Where's he keep it?

Claire: In the Disney Vault.

Jamie: A talking point - you know, if you keep it in your living room.

[Everyone laughs]

Jamie: "Oh, what's that?" "Oh, don't worry, it's just Walt Disney's head. So, you fancy a drink?"

Andrew: You know, it was a problem this week that they came, because I couldn't podcast naked like I normally do.

Jamie: Exactly. [laughs]

Eric: I know, it's so inconvenient. Put on some clothes.

[Jamie recites DADA winning e-mail really fast]

[Everyone laughs]

Andrew: Is that for real?

Eric: He is really good at that.

[Jamie continues reciting DADA winning e-mail really fast]

Eric: He's still going?

[Jamie continues reciting DADA winning e-mail]

Jamie: The end! Total DA's thirty-five.

[Everyone laughs]

Jamie: Thank you.

Andrew: What just happened?

Laura: Hey everyone, the editorial segment is back. Yay! Say "Yay," everyone. Come on. Yay.

Micah: Yay.

Brandon: Yay.

Laura: I love the enthusiasm.

[Micah laughs]

Jamie: Our questions for this - the first one is: #1. Is it simply that Dumbledore couldn't make himself invisible at this time? Some people forget that Dumbledore was not ridiculously powerful from birth, although it seems like he has always been one step ahead, e.g. when Professor Tofty said that during his N.E.W.T. examinations he could do things with a wand that nobody had ever seen before.

[Ben and Micah laugh]

Jamie: Magical abilities are clearly a product of age and experience. What's so funny about that?

Laura: You guys are so gross! You guys are so perverted!

Andrew: Grow up! Grow up. You're so immature.

Andrew: I don't know. It's like a cat. When it looks at something shiny it wants to touch it.

Laura: Okay, but a cat doesn't die when it touches something shiny. [laughs]

Andrew: Well, Harry doesn't know...

Micah: If it's a blender it does.

Laura: I was actually hired to work on MuggleNet on Halloween. So, this Halloween is going to be my two-year anniversary, yes.

Kevin: That was a sad day in MuggleNet history.

[Laura and Micah laugh]

Andrew: I would have to say, I was an M&M one year. And that was kind of weird.

Ben: You were Eminem or an M&M?

Andrew: An M&M, I said.

Ben: I thought you were Eminem one year. [laughs]

Andrew: No [laughs] I said an M&M.

[Laura laughs]

Jamie: Andrew, that's why I asked you if you carry a chainsaw around with you.

[Everyone laughs]

Jamie: Because he carries a chainsaw. I didn't realize you went - oh my god, that must have sounded so weird!

Ben: I thought you were the rapper!

Andrew: No, I wasn't the rapper. Why would I be Eminem the rapper?

Ben: [laughs] Because that's an actual Halloween costume.

Jamie: Andrew...

Andrew: It is? I've never seen someone dress up as Eminem. [laughs]

Jamie: What did you think I meant?

Andrew: Not everything is a costume.

Micah: [in chipmunk voice] Finally, be sure to check out a brand new interview with David Thewlis who plays Professor Lupin, where he discusses the 5th Harry Potter film. [changes to normal voice] And just so you know that that was legit, that's all the news [changes to chipmunk voice] for this November 5th, [changes to normal voice] 2006 edition of MuggleCast. [changes to chipmunk voice] Back to the show.

Andrew: I have a question for everyone. Who's going to see Happy Feet this Friday?

Eric: I want to see Casino Royale.

Jamie: Yeah.

Andrew: Okay, but my question is who's going to see Happy Feet?

[Ben laughs]

Eric: I don't care.

Jamie: Back to the original question.

Ben: What's that movie going to be about? It sounds dumb.

Andrew: It's about penguins dancing on ice glaciers.

Jamie: Oh that sounds like a classic, an absolute classic.

Laura: Oh, that'll be my number one stop this weekend. I'm telling you that now.

Ben: It's like some ethical issues in society like stem cell research, like just because I think it's okay doesn't mean everyone does.

Jamie: It doesn't mean Ben's right.

Jamie: It's all a matter of opinion.

Jamie: Doesn't mean he's right either.

Laura: But the torture of a human being is a little different.

Ben: What if he deserved it?

Jamie: Yeah.

[Laura laughs]

Andrew: What if the bunny peed on the carpet?

Ben: Yeah.

Jamie: Yeah.

Ben: He deserves to have his little head chopped off.

Andrew: I think Jamie...

Laura: Well then, you know what? Then you guys should have killed me when I spilled that coffee all over the floor in L.A.

[Ben laughs]

Andrew: Yeah, I was ready to.

Jamie: Yeah, yeah exactly.

Ben: You just started kicking everything over, you klutz!

[Laura and Andrew laugh]

Laura: I can't help it that you guys had stuff all over that room.

Andrew: But Eric and Micah, you guys weren't on the show last week. What did you guys think of the trailer?

Eric: I liked it. It was really short. It didn't seem like 57 seconds when I first saw it in the theater.

Andrew: It's because it was 54.

Eric: Okay.

[Ben and Andrew laugh]

Eric: Okay, that's solved. Okay, so it's 54 seconds.

[Ben and Andrew still laughing]

Eric: It didn't seem like that. It flew by really fast. Most of the time was spent on the fading in of the logo. So... [laughs]

Andrew: Well, that was a lot of voicemails boys and girls, and Micah.

[Eric laughs]

Kevin: Yes, it was.

Laura: So, like Dementors aren't - they're not human and they're not animals. Micah's just - Micah? He's not.

Andrew: Micah. He's his own species. I'd take that as a compliment, Micah.

Kevin: It's true.

Micah: I do. I take it as a compliment.

Andrew: Oh, okay.

Micah: Yeah.

Andrew: You're an anchorman. You're not a man, you're not a woman, you're an anchorman.

[Micah laughs]

[End of segments]

Andrew: All right. Wow, what a long show filled with so much content.

Jamie: Yup.

Andrew: I'm exhausted. I think we're going to have to take a month off.

Jamie: Itís extremely tiring lying here just speaking into your microphone for an hour-and-a-half.

Andrew: Yeah, and listening to all this. Yeah, this is rough. Not to mention this is a double-header recording for us.

Jamie: Yeah.

Andrew: But anyway, we hope everyone has enjoyed the past year of MuggleCasting and by hearing all those sound clips again, the MuggleCast year review, we think we did have a good year. Or at least I did.

Jamie: Yeah, we all did. Very good year.

Laura: Yeah, absolutely.

Micah: Thank you to the transcribers for working on that for us.

Jamie: Yes, yeah, thank you so much.

Andrew: Yeah. Seriously, a big thanks to them.

Laura: Awww, transcriber love.

Andrew: They all went through - they each had two or three episodes of MuggleCast to go through and pick out the funniest moments. So, thank you to all of them very much. It's greatly appreciated.

Show Close

Andrew: So, another year of MuggleCasting begins now. [fake crying]

Laura: Oh, god. Not another one. I'm just kidding. [laughs]

Andrew: Of course we're going to have some new segments for you over the next year and god only knows what other stupid stuff we're going to come up with.

[Micah and Laura laughs]

Andrew: Maybe a new catch-phrase. I don't know. We hope everyone is having a great New Year's whenever you're listening to this. Have a great 2007 in case we don't see you. I don't know why that would be, but...

[Andrew and Laura laugh]

Andrew: So, without further ado, I'm Andrew Sims.

Jamie: I'm Jamie Lawrence. Happy New Year.

Eric: I'm Eric Scull.

Laura: I'm Laura Thompson.

Micah: And I'm Micah Tannenbaum.

Andrew: Do not forget to become our friend on MySpace, Facebook, YouTube, Frappr - whatever the rest of the stuff is.

Micah: Last.FM.

Andrew: Yeah, Last.FM. It's all there at I just want to run through the contact information. To send something to our P.O. Box - we're going to have a PO Box update on 71, I promise. If Ben's on.

PO Box 223
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You can also call in your voicemail questions to 1-218-MAGIC in the United States. If you're in the United Kingdom, you can dial 020-8144-0677. If you're in Australia you can dial 02-8003-5668. You can also Skype the username MuggleCast and please try to keep your message under 30 seconds. Also, you can visit for our feedback forum to contact any one of us or you can just go use our first name at staff dot mugglenet dot com. So, we thank you all for listening once again. Seriously, I think it's time to get sappy again. Thank you!

Jamie: No, seriously, thank you.

Andrew: To all of our listeners.

Laura: Yeah, really.

Eric: You people, you know, being at Lumos and not being the only guy in costume, that made me feel special. I wasn't so...

[Jamie laughs]

Eric: Geeks of the world. You are my brethren.

[Micah and Laura laugh]

[Show music plays in background]

Eric: And all 15 people that came to Save Gas Money for the popcorn reading of Prisoner of Azkaban at Lumos, thank you. There will be a sequel to that somewhere at Prophecy.

Andrew: All kidding aside without - you know, you guys make the show. We don't. We just sit here and talk, but without you guys we wouldn't be doing this.

Jamie: It's weird. Like, when Andrew releases the show, it's weird what we've done is gone into that. I have to tell everyone without sucking up to him too much, he does what is a very, very messy, very, you know, messed up...

Andrew: Long. [laughs]

Jamie: Long, boring...

Eric: Hard.

Jamie: Hard thing and discussion into a very workable show. So...

Andrew: Well, thank you, Jamie. That's very kind of you.

Jamie: It's okay, and yeah.

[Andrew laughs]

Jamie: So, [laughs] we hope you'll listen to us into the new year and beyond. To Book Seven and beyond!

Andrew: Yeah. Without. I always like saying without you guys we would be nothing.

Laura: Nothing.

Jamie: Yeah.

Andrew: In the sense of this podcast, so we thank you all for listening. We hope to see you all through all of 2007. So once again, I'm Andrew Sims.

Jamie: I'm Jamie Lawrence.

Andrew: Did we already do these?

Laura: Yeah.

Eric: Yeah, we did.

Eric: Wait, we already did these. [laughs] Oh my God, we've been recording way too long. We'll see everyone next week for Episode 71. Bye!

Eric: [mumbling] Deathly Hallows dot net.

Jamie: Hopefully.

Laura: Happy New Year!

Micah: Bye!

Eric: Happy New Year.

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Written by: Micah, Adrienne, Allison, Amanda, Briana, Jessica, Mandie, Margaret, Martina, Matt, Megan, Roni, Samantha, Shannon and Shelly