About Pilots & Petards

Drew, Mo, and Jimbo are three Peace Corps buddies. Jimbo wanted to start a podcast, Drew came up with this topic idea. Mo joined in after guest hoisting.

Join us each week as we decide whether a pilot episode is deserving of a watch or rewatch of the proceeding series. Then hoist your petards with us as we cast judgement on the pilot episode and determine if that pilot is to be hoisted, or not to be hoisted: that is the question. After judgement we place the pilot episode in our running list: Quest for the Best and Worst Pilots Ever.

For those of us more dumber than Drew, petard is a real word, absolutely non discriminatory. Petards are explosive devices traditionally used to blow up doors or walls. Consult your local dictionary for further investigation. For those who overlooked it in Hamlet, “Hoist with his own petar,” is a phrase from Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The phrase refers to one’s own plot or device intended for another that ends up self destructive. Meaning, a hoisted pilot is self destructive in its goal of convincing a viewer to continue to watch.

Cheat Sheet:

  • Petard = bomb
  • Hoist a pilot = bad
  • Not to hoist a pilot = good

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