The Egbers: Show me the Funny!

The Egbers dish on their love of TV comedies and name the spookiest moments from this week's Halloween episode.

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Bravotv.com: What was your favorite TV moment from this week’s People’s Couch episode?

Andrew Egber: My favorite moment from this week's Halloween episode would have to be Simpson's Tree House of Horrors. I have always been a fan of that show along with other animation shows like Family Guy. I am also a huge Stanley Kubrick fan and we watched the part that spoofed Kubrick films like Clockwork Orange, 2001: A Space Odyssey, among others. Homer looked just liked one of the blokes in A Clockwork Orange and it was really funny. There were many other great moments but this would have been my favorite.

Bravotv.com: What are your favorite current shows and what should everyone be watching?

AE: My favorite current show that everyone should be watching would be Ray Donovan on Showtime. It just completed its second season and got picked up for a third so I am really excited about that. The show takes place in Los Angeles so I can relate to many of the locations they film. Jack was also in the pilot of this show! We get such a kick out of how Ray Donovan gets around Los Angeles in his car and there is never ever traffic. We always try to figure out where he is and where he is going and get so amazed he gets there in like five minutes. It would take us a like an hour!! 

Bravotv.com: What are your favorite shows and characters of all time and why?

AE: My favorite shows of all time would be and not necesarilly in this order are:  Seinfeld, Johnny Carson's Tonight Show (loved Don Rickles and Rich Little), The Carol Burnett Show, Baseball Tonight on ESPN, M*A*S*H, Get Smart, and the older Saturday Night Live. I really like comedy and on several of these shows they would laugh at each other. I like when people don't take themselves so seriously and can laugh it off, especially right there on stage where they have no where to go. When Tim Conway makes Harvey Korman laugh uncontrollably, when Kramer makes Seinfeld laugh, when Don Rickles made Johnny Carson laugh, when Will Ferrell makes Jimmy Fallon laugh -- these were all very big influences on me. The kids can't stand when I do things in public as it embarrases them, but sometimes they get in on the fun like when we act like mannequins in a store window just to see other peoples reactions.

Bravotv.com: What TV show was the biggest influence on your life? How?

AE: Well, I mentioned The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson earlier and this was a big influence on me. I would watch with my parents much like Sam and Jack watch with me today. There is nothing better at the end of the day laying in your parents bed and hearing your parents laugh at and with each other. It is something I have cherished my whole life. Was always lots of fun until my dad would kick me off the bed and then I would sit at the front of the bed with my eyes like an inch from the TV. Eventually, I was kicked out of the room. . .and eventually I got bad vision!

Bravotv.com: What was the scariest TV moment for you this week and why?

AE: Botched, The Reunion -- it had to be that woman's boobs.  Even a little big for me!!

Bravotv.com: What do you think of the "Horror trend" on TV right now?

AE: There is something great when life imitates art -- such as moments in theater that transformed the way people live today. But in these cases it is much more like art imitating life - so it is a bit sad at times.  We see all this evil going on around the world and it seems that these shows have created a way for those in the general public who are not on the front lines to create a sort of coping mechanism. These shows also act like some sort of adult video game where people dying is no big deal and in some cases they have more than one life. I know I am getting a bit philosphical but you asked.

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Bravotv.com: What was your favorite TV moment from this week’s People's Couch episode?

Sam Egber: My favorite TV moment from this week's People's Couch episode was when the woman with really huge boobs was talking about her plastic surgeries. It's so fascinating to me that people feel like they need to change what nature gave them. Along with the Justin Bieber wannabe and the Ken Doll guy, it was a really interesting and weird show but my family made me laugh so much with their commentary. Oh! And the former porn star man who turned into a woman and wants a cute vagina made for some interesting conversation, too.

Bravotv.com: What are your favorite current shows and what should everyone be watching?

SE: My favorite current shows include American Horror Story, Inside the Actor's Studio, Bob's Burgers, Family Guy, Web Therapy, Louie, Twin Peaks and The Good Wife. Those shows are all so different, but they're all so good.

Bravotv.com: What are your favorite shows and characters of all time and why?

SE: My favorite TV channel is Turner Classic Movies. I love watching old films from way back when and I've always wanted to go on the TCM cruise but I guess it's not gunna work out AGAIN this year. I wish someone would help me convince my Dad that it would be a good investment. Courage the Cowardly Dog is one of my all time favorite shows because its so creepy but not in a violent way. I also love watching old clips of the show What's My Line? on YouTube because its so cool to see how the stars of the movies I watch on TCM talked or acted in real life.

Bravotv.com: What TV show was the biggest influence on your life? How?

SE: I think it's fair to say that That's So Raven was a huge influence on my life. When I first saw Raven use her psychic powers, I fell in love with her. In all seriousness though, Inside the Actor's Studio has influenced me quite a bit. I love hearing the stories of all the actors they bring in because it's so interesting to see how everybody starts somewhere different and ends somewhere different, too. We all have different stories to share about our path in life and it's a very inspiring show. I watch the new ones when they come on TV but I also YouTube the earlier interviews, like the first one with Paul Newman.

Bravotv.com: What was the scariest TV moment for you this week and why?

SE: I thought Ghost Hunters was a little scary because it reminded me of when I was younger and my older brother came into my room really late at night and told me that there were spirits all around me, even on my bed and I literally didn't close my eyes or move for the next 8 hours until everyone else woke up.

Bravotv.com: What do you think of the Horror trend on TV right now?

SE: I think Horror is a fun and intriguing genre but I will never understand why people are so okay with watching people brutally murder each other or kill one another but the second they see a naked body or people "making love" they throw a temper tantrum. It's confusing and I don't like it because it's important for people to be okay with naked people.

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Bravotv.com: What was your favorite TV moment from this week’s People’s Couch episode?

Jack Egber: My favorite TV moment from this week's People's Couch episode was when we were watching Botched, The Reunion.  I couldn't (and still can't) get over what these people have done to their faces/bodies. I was absolutely horrified. I mean, the woman with the boobs and the conversations my family were having with each other was just fantastic.

Bravotv.com: What are your favorite current shows and what should everyone be watching?

JE: My favorite current shows are The Voice, Shark Tank, Family Guy, Family Feud, Criminal Minds, and Ray Donovan.  Oh, and obviously The People's Couch (duh!!).  Everyone should be watching The Voice because it is one of the most entertaining singing competition shows. . . and The People's Couch.
Bravotv.com: What are your favorite shows and characters of all time and why?

JE: One of my favorite shows of all time is Family Feud because there is nothing more entertaining than real people making fools of themselves. I also love Seinfeld; I watch Seinfeld almost every night of the week with my dad and we always laugh and my dad loves telling me that he's seen every episode of Seinfeld at least three times. My favorite characters of all time are the whole entire Griffin family from Family Guy because they are just so funny.

Bravotv.com: What TV show was the biggest influence on your life? How?

JE: The TV show that has had the biggest influence on my life has been House of Cards because it started getting me to think about the political process and how interesting it can be. So as a result, I watch a lot more national news. It's funny how you can watch one show and it can affect the way you live your life.

Bravotv.com: What was the scariest TV moment for you this week and why?

JE: The scariest TV moment for me this week was America's Funniest Home Videos. It's scary because people still use VHS tapes.

Bravotv.com: What do you think of the "Horror trend" on TV right now?

JE: I think this "horror trend" on TV right now with shows like Grimm, Walking Dead, American Horror Story, etc., is really fascinating.  The creativity of the people making these shows has me believing that the stories and plots of these shows may actually become reality one day (even though I know it so won't!).

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Bravotv.com: What was your favorite TV moment from this week’s People's Couch episode? 

Julie Egber: My favorite moment from this week's Peoples's Couch episode was Botched, The Reunion. It was amazing to me how the people who were getting their "botched" surgery fixed were so obsessive and over the top about their appearance! Seriously, I think that woman had the largest breasts I've ever seen -- it's like she was trying to win biggest breasts in The Guinness Book of World Records. And the human "Ken" doll -- He needs to take it easy and maybe spend his money on a shrink to straighten his ass out instead of using it to make it bigger!! It's nice to know my husband loves me just the way I am.

Bravotv.com: What are your favorite current shows and what should everyone be watching?

JE: My favorite current shows include any that begins with The Real Housewives, The Millionaire MatchmakerMillion Dollar ListingDancing With The Stars, Shark Tank, The Voice and Stalker.

Bravotv.com: What are your favorite shows and characters of all time and why? 

JE: My favorite characters of all time include Carrie from Sex In The City -- that's probably my favorite. She's so real and relatable. I completely love Kramer from Seinfeld. His physical comedy was the best -- so entertaining!!

My favorite shows of all time include The Love Boat and Julie The Cruise Director from TLB. I always thought I wanted to be her when I grew up - lol. Beverly Hills 90210 -- supposedly the show was modeled after my own high school -- Darren Star went to my High School (Winston Churchill High in Potomac, MD). I also loved Happy Days -- life seemed so simple and uncomplicated back then!!

Bravotv.com: What TV show was the biggest influence on your life? How?

JE: The TV show that was the biggest influence on my life was The Oprah Show. I loved watching her afternoon talk show every afternoon at 4:00P. Oprah always had very interesting guests on whether they were dealing with challenges, suffering from tragedies or big superstars. Every episode felt inspirational in one way or another.

Bravotv.com: What was the scariest TV moment for you this week and why?

JE: The scariest TV moment for me this week was watching Ghost Hunters. It reminded me of my childhood and I used to think there were creatures under my bed. The show left me wondering, still, if I'm a believer or not!

Bravotv.com: What do you think of the "Horror trend" on TV right now?

JE: On the one hand I find it somewhat interesting especially American Horror Story. Having said that, The whole "horror" phenomenon is really not my favorite genre but more power to those who like it!!!

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