Season 4, Ep 28 - Hogsfacer

Season 4, Ep 28 - Hogsfacer
Hello from the Magic Tavern episode
Air date May 22, 2022
Episode no. S04E28
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Hosts Arnie, Chunt, Dorisue
Guests Gianessa Relkorus
Producers Arnie Niekamp, Matt Young, Adal Rifai
Post-production coordination Garrett Schultz
Editor Anna Havermann
Logo Allard Laban
Theme music Andy Poland
Special assistance Ryan DiGiorgi
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"Hogsfacer" is the twenty-eighth episode of season four of Hello from the Magic Tavern. It was originally released on May 22, 2022.


Return to Hogsfacer to catch up with the town. Gianessa is there to share the results of the recent mayoral election.


Out on the road, the hosts are closing in on Hogsfacer. After the destruction of Hogsface and the rebuilding processes it has gone through while they have been on the road, Arnie is very excited to see what has become of it. However, Chunt shows some anxiety on who they could possibly run into and all the changes. Although "Dorisue" has no attachments to Hogsfacer, Usidore is ready to get acquainted with the town. His disguise consists of his hair dyed bright red and a "I'm with Stuupid" shirt. Usidore wants to rebrand Dorisue to have a more contemporary look to him. The group discuss the previous town they've been in and predictions on the naming conventions for the town before reaching the entrance.

Immediately, the town has a different vibe. A thumping base comes from Truce, a club at the center of town. Arnie remarks that although Hogsface generally looks old-timey, it seems that Hogsfacer just looks shittier. They look for the remnants of the old Vermilion Minotuar but only find another place called D.A.R.E. Usidore runs off to try to get a personal pan pizza. Arnie makes a point to ask a local and he and Chunt run into Gianessa Relkorus. She gives her condolences for Usidore’s passing and apologies for not being there at Usidore’s Death Day as she was not able to get time off. In fact, she has been so busy after becoming the official Mayor of Hogsfacer! Usidore returns, reassuming his guise as Dorisue and he is introduced to Gianessa. Gianessa is hurt that Arnie and Chunt were able to find Usidore’s replacement so easily. They decided to head to 2 Vermilion 2 Minotaur to catch up further and start the podcast.

Arnie gives his Magic Tavern intro adjusted for the new location. Dorisue is out, so Gianessa steps into the role of temporary third co-host. Her tones are complimented and Arnie and Chunt give her suggestions to start her own show. Dorisue barges in with his new look. After being made fun of for the look of his beard and hair, he decided to shave his entire body of hair, which some would say is more striking. Chunt notices that Dorisue is acting a little too Usidore-like and tries to cover for him. Meanwhile, Arnie asks Gianessa about her new role in town. Gianessa was inaugurated as Mayor by being shot and when the pellet was taken out it said mayor. She was successful in many of the roles she had ran for, so she got shot several times.

Gianessa recounts her time in disguise and offers her help to Dorisue to fix his eyebrows. She reveals that she still goes into disguise; she is Rockforth, the Deputy Mayor. Rockforth acts as Gianessa’s foil, the opposite of the things she believes in to be the voice of the people that hate her. She offers to show him to them and she goes off to the bathroom. Rockforth comes to the table while the hosts are touching Dorisue’s smooth face. Rockforth says that he has been running on a campaign to make women illegal. Rockforth leaves and Gianessa comes back. The gang compliments her on her disguise. Apparently, Gianessa did not run for Deputy Sheriff, instead, someone wrote in the name “Rockforth'' and she was shot with the role, so she went for it. Her roles in town do not stop there. Gianessa is also the Game Warden under the guise of Parius, a feminine, former twin who uses her voice to get people to listen to her more closely and do what she wants.

As the guys go over the minute differences from the Vermilion Minotaur and 2 Vermilion 2 Minotaur, Paruis comes over and introduces herself, as well as Gianessa revealing that it is still her. After chatting for a bit, Arnie and Chunt feel compelled to get Paruis whatever she wants and goes up to the bar to get her drinks. Dorisue tries to talk to her about her job, but Paruis asks about Dorisue’s hair. When Chunt and Arnie come back, Arnie asks Paruis to take off her glasses and reveals Gianessa. Arnie asks if Gianessa is tired of playing so many roles in town, which she admits yes. It seems like the people of Hogsfacer care less now, causing the town to be shittier and Gianessa bears the responsibility of it all. Dorisue suggests a magical solution, tiptoe-ing around the extent of his powers. Paruis briefly comes back and Arnie and Chunt rush to get her drinks. Gianessa then confronts Dorisue on what is really going on, to which Usidore reveals himself. Gianessa is relieved to see her friend again and promises to keep the secret.

Usidore proposes to the gang to have a proxy Mayor Manana to boost morale, but Arnie suggests that Usidore use his power to clone Gianessa, starting with Paruis. Gianessa comes up with the ethical implications of boning one’s own clone. She also wants to get rid of the Rockforth character as he is a terrible person. Usidore clones Gianessa to create a form for Paruis and she and Gianessa hit it off. Usdiore attempts to make another clone, Grace, but it does not end well. Arnie thanks Gianessa for the time and Gianessa tells them to use her name in town to be treated well while they are still in Hogsfacer.


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New Characters

  • Jim from Jimfucktoo
  • Toc the Tick
  • Babar the Third
  • Mayor Manana's Cousin, Cousin Manana, from the Isle of Bananas
  • Rockforth, the Deputy Mayor
  • Paruis, a former twin
  • Farruis, the made up twin by Gianessa
  • Grace, the second clone

Recurring Characters

Earth References

  • "I'm with Stupid"
  • Steve Martin
  • The Year Without a Santa Claus, Heat Miser
  • "You Don’t Mess Around With Jim" by Jim Croce
  • Uncut Gems
  • The Weekend
  • TikTok, "Oh No." by Capone
  • Truth or Dare
  • the D.A.R.E. program and its effect
  • Pizza Hut, the Book-It Program
  • McDonalds, Ronald McDonald
  • Babar: King of the Elephants
  • 2 Fast 2 Furious
  • Loveline podcast
  • Romancing the Stone
  • A River Runs Through It
  • Little Richard
  • Wheel of Fate
  • The Rockford Files
  • "I Shot the Sheriff" by Eric Clapton
  • ASMR
  • "Smooth" by Santana and Matchbox Twenty vocalist Rob Thomas
  • "Your Body Is a Wonderland" by John Mayer
  • Judgement of Solomon
  • Monopoly, Game Pieces; Wheelbarrow, Horse, Top Hat, Thimble, Shoe
  • "For sale: baby shoes, never worn"
  • Manga/Anime
    • Death Note, Ryuk
    • Sailor Moon
  • Save Ferris
  • SIMPing
  • Three Men and a Baby
  • She's All That
  • Taking Selfies
  • IUD
  • The Wizard of Oz, "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!"
  • a man, a plan, canal, panama palindrome
  • Simple Plan
  • Notre Dame
  • Anything Goes
  • Killing Grace
  • Meryl Streep
  • Kathleen Turner
  • The Chicks (formerly the Dixie Chicks)
  • Harry Potter, Voldemort's Snake, Nagini


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