Season 3, Ep 82 - Barbara (w/ Krystina Arielle)

Season 3, Ep 82 - Barbara (w/ Krystina Arielle)
Hello from the Magic Tavern episode
Air date March 15, 2021
Episode no. S03E82
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Hosts Arnie, Chunt, Usidore
Guests Barbara
Producers Arnie Niekamp, Matt Young, Adal Rifai
Post-production coordination Garrett Schultz
Earwolf producer Kimmie Lucas
Editor Stephen Dranger
Logo Allard Laban
Theme music Andy Poland
Special assistance Ryan DiGiorgi
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"Barbara" is the eighty-second episode of season three of Hello from the Magic Tavern. It was originally released on March 15, 2021.


A mysterious stranger takes an interest in Usidore.


The gang finds themselves at The Half A Grandpa, where Usidore is still reeling from the events of the Wizard Council. The Green Chicken, Cluck You, was eaten in between episodes, Chunt has learned that Séance the Cat can speak to the Deb, and the two reminds Arnie that if he is the most important person in Foon and must be protected, he has to take care of himself too. #tomorrowasalad

A voice from the fireplace calls out to the hosts. The owner of the voice is invited to the table so the gang can get to know her. Although she initially introduces herself as Ale to the Chief, she rips off her mustache and reveals that her name is Barbara. Her backstory is riddled with mystery and contradictions; despite a youngish form, Barbara is a half grandpa. She is not a family type, but nonchalantly goes over her past in the village of Zak, where her mother works at a resort and is also separated from her twin. She adopts many nom de plumes and her interests are dangerous, like knife throwing at people and adding throats to her sack-o-throats. Still, Usidore is enraptured by her presence, ready to give her whatever she wants, and Arnie and Chunt are drawn to her voluptuous knife. Even before the break, Barbara convinces Usidore to be her life partner and almost got him to sign his name in blood until Chunt, acting as his lawyer, to look over the contract.

Barbara’s and Usidore’s relationship quickly escalates as Barbara gets more and more possessive. She is excited to have their wedding at the Belaroths’ and transforms their outfits to wedding attire. However, when Usidore signed the contract, which included language like “keep soul”, he did not include any secret names that would allow his soul to be stolen, which upsets Barbara. She is more than happy to get Usidore to leave Arnie and Chunt murdered and dead in a ditch, which he is compelled to while looking into Barbara’s eyes.

While Usidore grabs drinks for the table, Barbara confronts Arnie and Chunt, who are still only interested in the knife, to give away Usidore via their own sacrificed lives. The two are more convinced that Barbara is evil and uses the diamond on her knife to memorize all of them. Usidore was able to break free, see her true form as a succubus, and denies any relationship with her, despite Arnie suggesting using Barbara as a rebound after dating Jyn’Leeviyah.

Usidore walks Barbara out of The Half a Grandpa. Although she is very much evil, Usidore spares her and asks for his throat back, which she refuses. At first, it seems like they ended on good terms until Barbara lifts Usidore up and drops him into the river. When he returns to the bar, Arnie asks Usidore if the knife said anything about him.


There are no new emails this week.

New characters

  • Barbara
  • Louis, a grandpa at the Half a Grandpa who is there until his band takes off

Recurring Characters

Earth References

  • “Speak with the dead, terrible price”
  • Arnie Niekamp and Adal Rifai
  • Suite Life series
  • Huey Lewis and the News
  • Snakes on a Plane
  • “Single and Ready to Mingle”
  • Bumble
  • Borat, “My Wife”
  • Sugar Ray
  • The Bachelor/The Bachelorette
    • “I’m not here to make friends”
  • Time Lord
  • “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey
  • “Bitch Please”
  • Willy Wonka, Pure Imagination
  • “Lady on the Streets and a Freak in the Sheets”
  • Taylor Swift
    • “We are never getting back together”
    • Red Album
    • “Shake it off”
    • "Back to December”
  • The Expanse
  • Dimension 20


  • The Grandpas know Usidore as Little Chili Foot
  • Arnie calls out Usidore with his previous obsession with salsa. Now Usidore is into charcuterie boards.
  • Chunt has fucked two grandpas in this episode. If this episode coincides with Hey Tavern Tavern, which was recorded beginning of February, then Chunt has broken his dry spell.

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