Season 3, Ep 53 - The New Activia (w/ Tawny Newsome)

Season 3, Ep 53 - The New Activia (w/ Tawny Newsome)
Hello from the Magic Tavern episode
Air date August 10, 2020
Episode no. S03E53
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Hosts Arnie, Chunt, Usidore
Guests Activia Barleyfoot
Producers Arnie Niekamp, Matt Young, Adal Rifai
Post-production coordination Garrett Schultz
Earwolf producer Kimmie Lucas
Editor Chris Rathjen
Logo Allard Laban
Theme music Andy Poland
Special assistance Ryan DiGiorgi
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"The New Activia" is the fifty-third episode of season three of Hello from the Magic Tavern. It was originally released on August 10, 2020.


Arnie stumbles upon Castle Skullmaster and is surprised to find Activia Barleyfoot inside.


The episode starts with the Mysterious Man meeting with Tricia at the ruins of the Chicago Theater. Tricia's idea of using props in her improv show caused chaos within the community and she hopes to one day rebuild it. In the meantime, the Mysterious Man offers Tricia to come with him at the Institute as he catches her up on the podcast.

Back in the pocket areas of Foon, Arnie is still with Talbot, recording at an unusual time, at a giant ominous castle; Castle Skullmaster. Chunt was able to pick up his Rune call, while Usidore leaves his trolling audio messages. When Arnie enters the building, he finds Activia Barleyfoot, who is currently house sitting for Skullmaster, whom she had met at an ogre retreat. Despite the evil nature, she finds him nicer and softer than what others believe. Physically, Activia has changed so much since they last saw her, notici9ng her highights, new outfit, and cleaner appearance.

As they catch up, the group learns that Activa is trying to be less of an ogre from her Ogre Retreat, becoming much kinder to them and apologizing for her previous interactions with them. Meeting them changed her and made her want to be a better person. Activa does becomes slightly suspicious when Arnie dodges the status of Thank the Vermilion Minotaur, it's Foon!. Still, Activia tries to give the pros of her change in the form of networking, inviting the gang to take part of ogre retreats and crystals. They also learn that she has no idea about the Fragmenting/Shattering/Breakies that happened all over Foon. Arnie admits that the Vermilion Minotaur has been destroyed during the Battle at Hogsface, but Activa forgives them as the town has been destroyed many times before.

All this sudden change worries Arnie, prompting him to ask if Activa was okay. It seems that Activa is dying, but is getting by with the help of her crystal, Chris the Crystal. Chris the Crystal offers to help the group, giving Chunt his badger body back. As Activia leaves with a bunch of Birds that took the kitchen, Arnie is now forced to house sit.


There are no new emails this week.

New characters

  • Chris the Crystal

Returning characters

Earth References

  • Blue Period
  • Swingers, Jon Favreau
  • Christopher Walken
  • Buggs Bunny
  • Yoga/Hot Yoga
  • "Over the River and through the woods"
  • Crystal Healing
  • Chaka Khan
  • Red Robin
  • LinkedIn
  • Sweepsweek
  • March Madness
  • Fall Lineup
  • Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Aunt Viv
  • Must See TV
  • push notifications
  • Vision Boards
  • Toy Story, Woody
  • Socrates
  • Juicing
  • The Last of Us 2
  • "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher" by Jackie Wilson
  • "Message In A Bottle" by The Police


  • For some time in the beginning of the episode, Arnie, refers to himself as Arnold, and Chunt, referring to himself as Chuntworth/Flex Mulligan, as a result of the previous episode.
  • Activia stated that she has given up her quest on finding her father, Otok Barleyfoot.
  • This week was the week of Hogfacers' election as stated by Gianessa.

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