Season 2, Ep 58 – Garbage Lady (w/ Betsy Sodaro Live in LA)
Garbage Lady (w/ Betsy Sodaro Live in LA)
Hello from the Magic Tavern episode
Air date May 6, 2018
Episode no. S02E58
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Hosts Arnie, Chunt, Usidore
Guests Grunkle the Garbage Lady
Producers Arnie Niekamp, Evan Jacover, Ryan DiGiorgi
Associate Producer {$associateproducer}
Editor Garrett Schultz
Logo Allard Laban
Theme music Andy Poland
Audio assistance Jason Knox
Production assistance Garrett Schultz
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"Garbage Lady" is the fifty-eighth episode of season two of Hello from the Magic Tavern. It was originally released on May 6, 2018.

Recorded live at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles, CA on April 22, 2018.


Grunkle, the Garbage Lady of Hogsface, stops by the tavern for the first time in 13 years. Also, everyone’s getting old.


Arnie is concerned that the people in the tavern are only here to see Mayor Manana (let’s be honest, they mostly are). Arnie introduces Chunt who comes to the table and someone randomly calls him “Chib-Chib”. He is concerned he was confused with Chib-Chib, the local chimpanzee and town treasurer. Arnie tells him not to be too offended. But also, Chunt is wearing his glasses. Arnie asks if badgers traditionally have bad sight (though not good at grammar first time Arnie is). Chunt explains it’s probably a shapeshifter thing.

Chunt compliments Arnie on his Mayor sash. Arnie compliments Chunt’s sheriff hat. Apparently Chunt’s glasses allow him to actually see that there’s some busted windows around Hogsface, which according to Arnie means there’s crime. Chunt asks Arnie to explain how his mayor sash gets resized after Mayor Manana is done being mayor. Arnie just says it’s magic and Chunt feels like it’s a cop-out and they’ve been using that excuse a lot lately. Arnie shrugs it off.

Arnie introduces Usidore, and Chunt asks about his obsidian hand, which is now an obsidian arm. Arnie stalls on introducing the guest because he’s enjoying his time spent with Chunt and Usidore. Friends Night!

Usidore proclaims he did something wonderful for their friendship by leaving town and going back to the Great Halls of Terr’akkas, where he found a scroll he’d been looking for for many years that has a rune on it. The rune tells of how to make friendships last forever - look your friends deep in the eye and say “I am grateful for you.” They exchange this pleasantry (Arnie of course almost flubs it).

They finally introduce their guest: Grunkle the garbage lady of Hogsface. She is excited to be her because she hasn’t been allowed into the Vermilion Minotaur for the last 13 years. She got drunk and got into a diarrhea fight. Grunkle goes from house to house and eats everybody’s garbage. Chunt asks if she has a favorite piece of garbage. She loves broken wands, cauldrons full of spells that didn’t work, and bones.

Arnie asks how she got into garbage eating and she says it runs in her family. Her mother was a garbage eater and her father was some mud. She states she’s not good at anything else, and they ask her if she’s tried to do anything else. She apparently tried to ride a horse, but it was actually a cactus. And then she “dated” it for a while.

Arnie asks how her service works, as in if people just give her garbage or if she goes in to get it. She breaks in, moves their furniture around a little bit, plays with their pets, and then she waits until they are asleep. Chunt asks what she’s made of and she explains that she is half mud, so she can also slip under doors like Alex Mack. Also, she has to constantly knead herself so that she doesn’t turn into adobe. Usidore once knew adobe. He gave him a sock and set him free. Then Arnie insults her by calling her a mudblood. Arnie apologizes. Chunt tries to sort Arnie out by giving him his sheriff’s hat.

After the Traveling Executioners commercial is over, Grunkle states that she ate a guillotine once, apparently someone threw one out. Usidore goes on a rant about the government, rallying the tavern. Chunt tries fruitlessly to get Usidore to say “You Shall Not Pass,” but doesn’t get the pay off he wants. Instead, Usidore says “You can’t pass here, baby.” Chunt whines to Arnie about it.

Arnie does a quick friendship check. Chunt is the sexy one. Arnie is the smart one (I’m sorry, what now?). He asks the rest of the group who Grunkle and Usidore are. Usidore says that Grunkle is the Go-Getter.

Arnie asks Grunkle what she does to unwind? She says she likes to take a bath using bath salts. She lives in a hole in the ground. She’s been mistaken as a dead creature by bears before, and has had to fight them off with a diarrhea monster.

She also likes to look up at the stars and pretend they are pictures, but she doesn’t really have an imagination. But it’s okay, she has fun sneaking into people’s houses. Usidore is sad about it, and he wants to give her an imagination. Arnie keeps interrupting. Usidore does the spell and she looks up at the sky and to her it looks like snow and she’s starting to smell toast. Her left side starts shutting down. Arnie asks if there is a cure for imagination. Usidore says the cure is getting a job.

Usidore fixes it so that she is no longer have stroke symptoms. She also reveals that she is unable to eat real food. Arnie sympathizes and Usidore suggests Arnie try eating garbage. Arnie says he mostly does anyway. Arnie wants to know if Usidore can give Arnie and Chunt enhanced perceptions, which he can of course. Chunt tries to get Usidore to say “You Shall Not Pass!” again, but instead he tells them “Fly, you fools.” and also “You ain’t gonna pass this ass.”

They all thank Grunkle for her garbage-eating service. Usidore and Grunkle ride off into the sunset to go eat some birds together.


From Joseph Newman - Who the hell is Banana Man?

Answer: Usidore describes Mayor Manana.

From Taylor - Arnie clean? Did Arnie finally figure out how to wash clothe? His shirt many clean.

Answer: Arnie took a dip in the creek behind the tavern.

New characters

  • Alex Mack, a troll who can turn into a puddle

Foon sponsor

  • Gwendolyn’s Traveling Executions


Handmaidens of Blurth, a text from Great Halls of Terr'akkas, gets re-mentioned

Earth references

  • They Live (1988)
  • broken windows theory
  • Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. — Judy Blume
  • foie gras
  • Michael Jackson
  • Mike Piazza
  • erectile dysfunction
  • Improv 101 lesson: “Yes, and…?”
  • Tim Burton, Big Fish
  • "Uncle Fucker" - South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
  • The Three Stooges (“I’ll moidelize ya!”)
  • Nickelodeon kids' shows of the 90s:
  • * The Secret World of Alex Mack
  • * Clarissa Explains It All
  • * Salute Your Shorts
  • * Hey Dude
  • * Wild & Crazy Kids
  • * Nickelodeon Guts
  • * Double Dare
  • Harry Potter - Dobby, mudbloods, Filch, Sorting Hat
  • Law & Order
  • Lord of the Rings — “You shall not pass!”
  • the constellation Sagittarius
  • Archer
  • signs of a heart attack or stroke
  • Kenny Rogers
  • “What a Wonderful World” — Louie Armstrong

Behind the scenes

Garbage Lady
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Chunt, Arnie, Grunkle the Garbage Lady, Endolyn, Todd, Gwendolyn, Usidore
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