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The Best Show with Tom Scharpling

What is The Best Show? It used to be The Best Show On WFMU for thirteen years. Now we are on our own and making our way through the world! The show is comedy, call-ins, music and fun. It's Scharpling and Wurster and everyone else! Tell your friends that we're back and we're coming for your children!

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PHILLY BOY ROY! GETTING TO KNOW YOU! TIM FROM NEWBRIDGE NEWS! OH, SHUT UP!

BEST SHOW DELIVERS! PHILLY BOY ROY butt dials Tom! TIM FROM NEWBRIDGE NEWS calls in! Tom gets to know the listeners with the topic: GETTING TO KNOW YOU! Plus, a brand new show-within-a-show... OH, SHUT UP!

2hr 51mins

24 Jan 2018

Rank #1

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HAYES DAVENPORT! TIM HEIDECKER! COACH HAYES! COMMENTS SECTION! AT BEST SHOW!

HAYES DAVENPORT from Hollywood Handbook live in the studio! TIM HEIDECKER calls up and tell us all about his new album IN GLENDALE! COACH HAYES recaps Tom throwing the first pitch at the Newbridge Ratmen game! The exciting conclusion of AT BEST SHOW! COMMENTS SECTIONS are dramatically read by Tom and Hayes! Plus, exciting announcements and MORE!

3hr 7mins

1 Jun 2016

Rank #2

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CLASSIC BEST SHOW FROM 2006! DARREN FROM WORK! THE WORLD ENDS! MORE!

A classic "lost" episode of THE BEST SHOW! Originally aired June 27th, 2006 on WFMU! We hear a young Tom take on the hot topics of the day and then slightly lose it.. DARREN FROM WORK calls up with his thoughts on the Red Hot Chili Peppers and more! Plus: creepy predictions, mini revelations and MUCH MORE! Find out all the secrets and why this "lost" show never made it to the archives!

2hr 29mins

9 Nov 2016

Rank #3

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Bests 136 - Julius In Newbridge Flats

New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, Tom gets a call from Julius In Newbridge Flats!

27mins

10 Jan 2020

Rank #4

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JAKE FOGELNEST! DARREN FROM WORK! THE WORST ADVICE YOU’VE EVER GOTTEN!

JAKE FOGELNEST calls to talk about the new Comedy Central show CORPORATE! DARREN FROM WORK calls in about his checkered past! Phones ring on the topic: THE WORST ADVICE YOU’VE EVER GOTTEN! ROXY LANGE swings by the studio and MUCH MORE!

3hr 12mins

17 Jan 2018

Rank #5

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BEST CANDY BAR EVER! RAY RAY HUTCHINS! SOUND COLLAGE!

Tom asks the big question: WHAT IS THE BEST CANDY BAR EVER?! We hear a call from famous YouTuber RAY RAY HUTCHINS! Plus the triumphant return of the SOUND COLLAGE!

2hr 52mins

15 Jun 2016

Rank #6

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MARINA FRANKLIN! MORTY FROM LOWER WEST NEWBRIDGE! I STUCK THE LANDING! MORE!

The hilarious MARINA FRANKLIN comes by the studio to talk about her new podcast: FRIENDS LIKE US and more! Tom gets a call from MORTY FROM LOWER WEST NEWBRIDGE! Phones ring on the topic: I STUCK THE LANDING - the times that you said the exact perfect thing in a moment! Plus, much more! How much more? YOU GOTTA LISTEN!

3hr

25 Apr 2018

Rank #7

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SCOTT ROGOWSKY! REX IN NEWBRIDGE COLONY CANYON! SIMON DOOM PREMIER! OH, SHUT UP! GARY THE SQUIRREL!

Long-time friend of The Best Show and host of HQ, SCOTT ROGOWSKY swings by the studio! Tom gets a call from REX IN NEWBRIDGE COLONY CANYON! GARY THE SQUIRREL brings back his broadcasting boot camp! Plus, the return of OH, SHUT UP! and much much more!

3hr 2mins

31 Jan 2018

Rank #8

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THE BLOWHARD 100 PART 2! FRED FROM HONOLULU! RUSS FROM WEST NEWBRIDGE! WALLY WACKIMAN RADIO PLAY!

Tom continues the Blowhard 100 list. Fred From Honolulu pays the Best Show studio a visit. Russ from West Newbridge calls in. A Wally Wackiman/Z-Man radio play makes its debut.

3hr 16mins

26 Oct 2016

Rank #9

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MGMT IN STUDIO! VANCE THE PUPPET! OH, SHUT UP! AND MORE!

HOLY MOLY! MGMT come by The Best Show studio! Tom talks to the band about their new album, Little Dark Age and so much more! THEN! VANCE THE PUPPET talks to MGMT about Prog rock! Plus, Avalanche Bob gets some air play, a call from Jello Man and another episode of OH, SHUT UP!

3hr 3mins

28 Feb 2018

Rank #10

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JOHN HODGMAN AND HAYES DAVENPORT IN STUDIO! MIKE ADAMS AT HIS HONEST WEIGHT! JARED CHEEK!

A special Best Show with JOHN HODGMAN AND HAYES DAVENPORT IN STUDIO! Musician MIKE ADAMS AT HIS HONEST WEIGHT swings by with JARED CHEEK of Flannelgraph Records to play his awesome new charity Christmas song!  Plus, A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT and much more!

3hr

14 Dec 2016

Rank #11

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PHILLY BOY ROY! SOUND COLLAGE! MISS ALEX WHITE! AYYYYY SMR!

PHILLY BOY ROY's long awaited post Super Bowl call! The return of the SOUND COLLAGE! MISS ALEX WHITE from the band White Mystery calls in to debut a song off their brand new record! Plus, the debut of AYYYYY SMR and MORE!

2hr 50mins

7 Mar 2018

Rank #12

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NO DUDEVEMBER! MARY HOULIHAN! KLIPH NESTEROFF! @BESTSHOW!

The second week of all female callers! MARY HOULIHAN swings by the studio to reveal her paintings of AP Mike and Dudio! Author KLIPH NESTEROFF tells stories from his great new book THE COMEDIANS! Plus the debut of @BESTSHOW!

3hr 5mins

11 Nov 2015

Rank #13

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JULIE KLAUSNER IN STUDIO! HAYES DAVENPORT IN STUDIO! SEAN CLEMENTS IN STUDIO! 2017 PREDICTIONS! TOM GETS A DOG! MORE!

JULIE KLAUSNER plus Hollywood Handbook's HAYES DAVENPORT and SEAN CLEMENTS are all IN STUDIO! 2017 PREDICTIONS are made! TOM GETS A DOG and you can find out her name! Plus, much much MORE!

3hr 7mins

11 Jan 2017

Rank #14

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JAMES MURPHY OF LCD SOUNDSYSTEM IN STUDIO! A CALL FROM THOR! MORE!

JAMES MURPHY OF LCD SOUNDSYSTEM comes by the studio to talk to Tom about the upcoming LCD Soundsystem album, working at Maxwell's and City Gardens, and much much more! THOR calls in to talk about Filth Fest! Plus, calls from Avalanche Bob, Toddophonic Todd, and much much more!

2hr 59mins

9 Aug 2017

Rank #15

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PATRICIA ARQUETTE! ORTHO FROM EAST NEWBRIDGE! AP MIKE WRESTLING! JOHN ROSS BOWIE! JAKE FOGELNEST! MARY HOULIHAN! AND MORE!

Tom gets celebrities of all stripes to call in and donates money to Community Food Bank of New Jersey for each call! A young man named Ortho calls in to interview Tom. AP Mike recounts his adventure as a wrestling manager. A bunch of other people call and more!

3hr 1min

23 Nov 2016

Rank #16

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TOM VERSUS GOOGLE! CHET AT NEWBRIDGE ESTATES! THE CONCLUSION OF NODUDEVEMBER!

Tom takes on Google over the theft of "Come On Y’All It’s Time To Have Fun"! Chet from The Newbridge Estates calls in to talk about the greatest band theme songs! Plus the conclusion of NODUDEVEMBER and more!

3hr 4mins

25 Nov 2015

Rank #17

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BEST SHOW BESTS #33 - Bryce Calls About The Final Grateful Dead Show

New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, Bryce calls about the final Grateful Dead show.

42mins

20 May 2016

Rank #18

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JULIE KLAUSNER! TROY FROM NEWBRIDGE TOWERS! GARY THE SQUIRREL! MORE!

JULIE KLAUSNER swings by the studio! TROY FROM NEWBRIDGE TOWERS calls in! GARY THE SQUIRREL debuts his new show: "Three Dimwits"! No Dude Vember continues and much more!

3hr 21mins

22 Nov 2017

Rank #19

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TIM HEIDECKER! GREGG TURKINGTON! MARK FROM NEWBRIDGE MEWS! I CANT DEFEND IT!

GREGG TURKINGTON calls in to discuss summer movies with Tom and claims TIM HEIDECKER hasn't seen The Mummy! TIM HEIDECKER calls up to defend himself! MARK FROM NEWBRIDGE MEWS calls in! Phones ring on the topic: I CAN'T DEFEND IT and MUCH MORE!

3hr 4mins

28 Jun 2017

Rank #20