Schooled



Last November I got the privilege of showing up to the Paramount lot and working for two days on See Dad Run, starring Scott Baio.

To answer your questions:

  1. Yes, Scott Baio is cool in real life.
  2. No, I did not ask him about Charles in Charge, Happy Days, or Joanie Loves Chachi.
  3. Yes, those are my own clothes. DAPPER!

I really had a great time on set and it was a fun part. Not every job is like that.

You can check out the full episode at this link. My segment is around the 15:30 mark.

-Tom, who is either smugly inept or ineptly smug.

The Complete Dungeon Bastard

Just a quick post here: the musings of Bill Cavalier, ADVENTURE COACH! continue to drop from the mystic confines of his vaunted Adventure Corner every week.

Admittedly, that can be a lot to keep up with.

So, to help you stay on top, we've put together this handy YouTube playlist that compiles all the episodes.

Of course, you can also find the videos posted over on dungeonbastard.com.

Share with your friends and become a fan on Facebook!

We're at ~200,000 views for the series, I appreciate your support.

-Tom

Return of The Dungeon Bastard

At this point the original video has over 21,000 views so I got together with my friends at Epic Level Entertainment and put together a series of videos for follow-up.

In "ASK THE BASTARD" Bill Cavalier takes questions from regular gamers and dispenses his unique brand of wisdom. It's Dungeons & Dragons meets Chuck Norris meets Richard Simmons.

Yeah, try to get your head around THAT.


More coming soon. (VERY soon!)

ADVENTURE COACH!

A month ago, my friend Cindi called me. She was looking to get familiar with her new HD camera and wanted to know if I had anything I wanted to shoot.

As I learned from Ghostbusters, the answer to that is YES.

And therefore I'm proud to unveil my latest project: Bill Cavalier, ADVENTURE COACH.

Check it out, share it, favorite it, rate it. Do all those quick but significant social media things if you are so inclined.

And there's more geeky deliciousness waiting for you over at the official website: DungeonBastard.com.

I want to give a big thanks to Cindi, Dave, John Frank, Blake, TC, Jane, Evan, Sarah, and Kevin for all their hard work. I had more fun than I had a right to.

And a special tip of the fedora to one Indy Cavalier for his good-natured sense of humor -- but more importantly: all the good times we've had gaming together.

-Tom, also known as Nan The Slink.

Perfect Job

Last night NBC aired the episode I shot of Perfect Couples.

As I mentioned back in the fall, it was a real treat to work on this, and I had a great time on set.

You can catch the episode here on Hulu. (I appear late in the show, but you really can't appreciate the context if you fast forward.)

I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed working on it.

-Tom, who thinking of changing his name to Prince Awkward.

Victorious Once Again...

According to my best detective work -- and the online programming guides for both Nickelodeon and DIRECTV -- the episode I shot will air this Saturday night, October 2nd at 9:30/8:30 central.

It's called "The Great Ping Pong Scam" in case you need more information to set your DVR or consult your local listings.

I had a really great experience working on this show. I hope you all enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed shooting it.

-Tom, who does not get to play ping pong in the actual episode. (Spoiler alert...?)

Victorious!

[UPDATE: It appears that this episode will air on Saturday, October 2nd. My apologies for the mix-up on dates.]

Hey, I'm back on your TV in a non-capitalist capacity. (Well, that's not strictly true, but it's a less overt capitalist capacity.)

Back in March I had the pleasure of working on Victorious, a new show on Nickelodeon.

Well, the TV elves have worked their magic, and I'm happy to say that it looks like my episode will debut this Saturday at 9pm Eastern/8pm Central.

It's called "The Great Ping Pong Scam" and I play a husband who's dining with his wife at a fine restaurant. Unless there's been some major editing, I tag the scene with a joke right before they cut to commercial.

Set your DVR to stun!

-Tom, who hopes there hasn't been any major e-

Fear of Girls: Bonus Edition

I'm happy to announce that Fear of Girls has its own dedicated channel on gaming website IGN.com.

As part of this launch you can not only view the original 11-minute short that started the whole nerdy phenomenon, but you can also view some clips we've re-cut with unseen footage and a new (SUPER FANCY) title animation in a collection we call THE WORST GAMERS IN THE WORLD.

Check them out after the jump!

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Game On

With the NBA finals beginning tonight (Lakers in 6 kids, don't bet against the president) this also marks the debut of a brand new website I'm proud to be a part of: Get Your Basketball On with Leroy Smith.

Leroy is the mastermind who motivated legend Michael Jordan. Or - as Leroy calls himself - a mastervator.

You see, in his sophomore year of high school, Michael Jordan was cut from the varsity team. Leroy Smith is the man who took his place - and thus motivated Michael to become the greatest basketball player of all time.

Catch me as dogged reporter Grant Whittaker in this fascinating series of interviews that explores the genius of Leroy Smith, and his unconventional -- some would say CONTROVERSIAL -- approach to motivation.

Click the thumbnails below to view the YouTube segments that comprise this hard-hitting piece of investigative journalism.

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Still Going Strong

When do you walk away?

That's the underlying question of a brilliant documentary I saw this weekend called ANVIL: The Story of ANVIL.

The movie follows a couple of 50 year-old guys who briefly tasted success as a heavy metal band back in the 80s. Twenty-five, thirty years later --ragged and worn -- they're still chasing the dream.

It's easy to dismiss their goofy personas and juvenile antics as a real-life version of Spinal Tap, but this movie is so much more.

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