Fade in on two guys with a hunger for Smash... Louis Peitzman and Matt Piwowarczyk discuss NBC's best/worst musical drama: Smash.
Megan Hilty (@meganhilty) stops by to help AfterSmash Beyoncé. Louis casts Liza as Madame Morrible, Matt craves birthday wishes, and Ivy keeps her baby, probably.
Before taking a final bow, AfterSmash answers listener questions. Louis predicts Jimmy's death in prison, Matt finally confesses his love for Phantom of the Opera, and the podcast comes to an end, for now.
After the series finale, AfterSmash takes a look at Smash's deleted scenes. Louis wants Linda's groan to be the new Wilhelm scream, Matt covets a grotesque caricature of Marilyn's decapitated head, and Jerry wants to be your star.
Alex Wyse (@alexwyse) stops by to suggest using Sia for the final montage. Louis calls Sutton Foster the Anthony Hopkins of the Tonys, Matt thinks "people on streets" predicted the Hamilton lottery, and Leigh Conroy thanks Tom Wopat.
Lesli Margherita (@QueenLesli) stops by to announce her casting in the revival of Cats. Louis throws old people under the bus, Matt wants to sabotage the Tony voters with hoverboards, and Tom plays tug of war with a bottle of wine.
Robbie Rozelle (@divarobbie) stops by to credit Smash with Hamilton's success. Louis shouts out Fiddler on the Roof's Grindr tie-in, Matt outs Kyle as the father of Ivy's baby, and Tom gets into a shade-off with Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Josh Safran (@Anthologist) stops by to explain why Jimmy is such a dick. Louis wants to know where Ellis ended up, Matt wonders why a Will & Grace reunion never happened, and Liza has a turkey in the oven.
Andrew Briedis (@Actor_Friend) stops by to share the history of the Harold and Maude musical. Louis spoils the ending of Carousel, Matt remains haunted by the Gloria Estefan musical On Your Feet, and Sam gets screwed over again.
Michael Swan (@as_seenontv) stops by to revisit his theory that straight men are the biggest stunt queens. Louis wants to hear more about Marissa Tomei in Moonstruck, Matt calls "The Goodbye Song" choreography a Coke commercial, and Kyle forgets to look both ways.
Amy Heidt (@amyheidt) stops by to call out Ivy on her last-minute jitters. Louis starts writing songs for the Lord of the Flies musical, Matt wants to see Julia adapt Peanut Butter Baby for the stage, and Eileen upgrades from throwing martinis to dumping ice buckets.
Emerson Collins (@ActuallyEmerson) and Blake McIver (@BlakeMcIver) stop by to gloss over the plot of Take Me Out. Louis outlines his case against David Foster, Matt hopes for a C. J. Cregg cameo, and Ellis is nightmare fodder.
Stacey Oristano (@staceyoristano) stops by to acknowledge the rivalry between Smash and Bunheads. Louis recalls Anjelica Huston's Captain Eo look, Matt reveals he brings his publicist on every date, and Kyle rearranges index cards.
Amy Spalding (@theames) stops by to work through her fear of Dylan Baker. Louis accuses Smash of shading both Bernadette and Patti, Matt slips into his anxiety-induced Irish accent, and Leigh Conroy updates her website.
Maris Kreizman (@mariskreizman) stops by to accuse Jimmy of breaking and entering. Louis wonders why Law & Order wasn't a musical, Matt threatens to isolate Debra Messing's vocals, and Ivy begs for a break.
Jennifer Ashley Tepper (@jenashtep) stops by to envision John Doyle's Bombshell. Louis pitches a reality show for the Gummers, Matt praises Kyle's cute sweaters, and Terry falls.
Ryan McPhee (@rdmcphee) stops by to do a dramatic reading of Nikki Blonsky's tweets. Louis agrees with Jerry's critiques, Matt calls Hit List the new Karen, and Ana wears an impractical sweater.
Wesley Taylor (@westaytay) stops by to dish on Bombshell's alcoholic ensemble. Louis wants to know everyone's salaries, Matt makes a case for Smash's Oscar, and Bobby can't keep his mouth shut.
Ben Rimalower (@benrimalower) stops by to defend Jon Robin Baitz's transition lenses. Louis gets distracted by Rita Moreno's sex life, Matt enjoys multiple Borles, and Eileen visits prison.
Kevin O'Keeffe (@kevinpokeeffe) stops by to make the radical suggestion of truncating the season. Louis calls JHud miscast, Matt celebrates the return of a legend, and Jimmy is rolling.
Alex Bedder (@itgetsbedder) stops by to condemn theater mansplaining. Louis accuses Smash of plagiarizing Grease 2, Matt wishes Puppetry of the Penis had a dramaturg, and Julia has perfect teeth.
Sean O'Connor (@seanoconnz) and Erin O'Connor (@erinoconnz) stop by to guess what Harvey Fierstein is saying. Louis is forced to explain his jokes, Matt worries about Julia's personal hygiene, and Leo gets into college.
Jen Goldberg (@GirlGoneGoldbrg) stops by to reflect on how Season 2 is both better and worse. Louis gets compared to Josh Gad, Matt explains the cozy mystery genre, and Karen self-identifies as a muse.
Between seasons, AfterSmash takes a look at Smash's deleted scenes. Louis tries to screen every version of Gypsy, Matt does his JFK impression, and Ellis steals a fedora.
Molly Ephraim (@MollyEphraim) stops by to accuse Birdman of ripping off Smash. Louis gets distracted by Into the Woods, Matt jumps off the Ellis train, and Leo can't say no to fish and chips.
Erinn Hayes (@hayeslady) stops by to teach the proper treatment of anaphylactic shock. Louis does last-minute Wikipedia research, Matt blames the Bombshell poster on WordArt, and Eileen gets to sing.