New ‘Oh Yeah, Oh Yeah!’ Podcast Promises To Break Down Every Single HBO ‘Entourage’ Episode Ever

Looking back, there was nothing quite like Entourage. 

Few television shows have influenced a generation of millennial men like HBO’s eight season (…and a movie!) saga about four buddies from Queens sharing in exploits together around Hollywood. As a coming-of-age college kid during the show’s hey-day, I soaked the show up as a form of half-hour escapism: The absurdly over-the-top lifestyle, the jokes, the cheesy storylines about “making it” in showbiz with your best friends by your side, through thick or thin.

From 2004 – 2011, Entourage was appointment television in my house every Sunday. Doug Ellin’s opus about Vince, Drama, Eric, and Turtle spoke to aging man-children like myself before premium cable evolved to Game Of Thrones, giving a generation of guys something to talk about besides a Jets-era Mark Sanchez butt fumble.

For years, we celebrated Entourage religiously here at BroBible, sharing important, contextual tidbits of news and gossip about the showrecapping E and Sloan’s relationship, and penning thinkpieces on why Entourage is universally revered by groups of Bros worldwide.

That said, as culture marches inevitably forward, Entourage is somewhat trapped in time – a portrait, if you will, of the very best and absolute worst of pre-social media Hollywood. Some parts of the show aged well, like a fine Avion tequila (…IE: the core four’s endearing friendship, the idea of an Aquaman movie actually being made); meanwhile, many parts of the show aged terribly (IE: Almost every cringe-worthy Ari insult ever).

Seven years after HBO aired the last of the show’s 96 episodes, it’s prime time to talk about Entourage once again – the good, bad, and the ugly.

Comedian JR Hickey, a writer for Postgrad Problems and here on BroBible back in the day, just launched a brand new podcast called Oh Yeah, Oh Yeah where he plans on breaking down all 96 episodes of Entourage with a guest every week. For the inaugural episode of Oh Yeah, Oh Yeah, JR reached out and asked me to help him recap the show’s pilot episode  –Entourage S1E1 – “Entourage”, which aired in the summer of 2004, when I was 18 and starting my freshman year in college.

It’s Die Hard at Disneyland, what’s not to love?  – Ari Gold

As a die-hard fan of the show back in the day who *hasn’t* rewatched an Entourage episode in years, it’s amazing how much has changed in 14 years. Like your parents looking back on the early ’80s, it’s pretty fun and cringe-y to revisit it with a 2018 lens, both cosmetically and thematically. For example, just imagine going out to an elite Hollywood movie premiere with a guy who wears a clearly-visible white undershirt like this:

Eric: Could you get laid without Vince?

That’s the question. Turtle: Do I give a fuck? That’s the answer!

Give it a listen below and subscribe to Oh Yeah, Oh Yeah in iTunes for new episodes every Monday. I’m extremely biased as a die-hard fan of the show, but I genuinely believe Oh Yeah, Oh Yeah  is the fans-eye Entourage podcast pop culture needs right now; JR has some really exciting guests lined up for the podcast, so hopefully all the listeners out there will enjoy revisiting Entourage a decade later as he breaks each episode down in a brave new era.

I’m excited to see how it evolves past our conversation about that *wild* first episode.

Listen below or over on iTunes… 

Brandon Wenerd avatar
BroBible's publisher and a founding partner, circa 2009. Brandon is based in Los Angeles, where he oversees BroBible's partnership team and other business development activities. He still loves to write and create content, including subjects related to internet culture, food, live music, Phish, the Grateful Dead, Philly sports, and adventures of all kinds. Email: brandon@brobible.com