About Pilots & Petards

This is the origin story: Drew, Mo, and Jimbo are three Peace Corps buddies. Jimbo wanted to start a podcast; Drew came up with a podcast about pilot episodes; Mo joined in for the ride after being the first guest. Depending on the episode, the show has somewhat followed this format, click here.

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What are petards and hoisting?

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 being self destructive. So for our purposes, a hoist pilot is self destructive in its goal of convincing a viewer to continue watching the series.

Cheat Sheet:

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

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  1. Just listened to “Better Call Saul” and it was fantastic! Drew and Jimbo were amazing and, if these guys are smart, they will have Zanne on again as guest host! Now I want to watch the show! Edna

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