Nobody Likes Onions


Nobody Likes Onions
Nobody Likes Onions
Nobody Likes Onions Logo.png
The onion logo for Nobody Likes Onions
Hosting Patrick
Updates Three times per week; Five times per week for patron members
Debut June 1, 2005
Genre Comedy, Talk
Website http://www.nobodylikesonions.com

Nobody Likes Onions (commonly abbreviated to NLO) is an American Internet radio show created and hosted by stand-up comedian Patrick Melton. The hosts address humorous events in their lives, and they also satirize current events, pop culture, other podcasts and even the show's fans. NLO's tagline is "It's like taking a cold shower in sarcasm."

NLO broadcasts live shows online at various dates and times. Episodes of the podcast, which include both recordings of live shows as well as pre-recorded podcast-specific shows, are released approximately three times a week. The show is consistently ranked as one of the highest rated shows on Podcast Alley. The show was nominated for two Podcast Awards in both 2006 and 2007 (Best Produced and Best Comedy in 2006 / People's Choice and Best Comedy in 2007), and won the Best Comedy Award in 2007.[1] NLO has also been featured on SIRIUS Satellite Radio.

Contents

The program name

The name "Nobody Likes Onions" came from the name used by host Patrick Melton for a satirical website. The name was a combination of "Nobody Likes Me," Melton's forum site for comedians (which was originally set up as a dating site), and an allusion to The Onion. Although the site never developed as planned, Melton decided to make use of the underutilized domain name, applying it to what is now the show. Melton commented in an early show that he would, at some point, probably change the show name. Melton mentioned the show name again during episode 193, he explained how he was seriously considering changing it.

Host

Patrick Melton

Patrick Melton

Patrick Melton is the creator and host of Nobody Likes Onions. In addition to acting as moderator of the show, Melton handles most of the production of NLO as well. A stand-up comedian, Melton applies his philosophy about comedy to the show on a regular basis - in humor, nothing is off limits.

Melton is best known for controlling the mood and direction of each show. His quick wit, acerbic views on society in general, an low tolerance for non-obesity in others make for an entertaining show. He often appears on the show as characters, sometimes planned and sometimes improvised, which are met by the fans with differing reactions. While normally providing a humorous commentary on his life or surroundings, Melton occasionally will behave outwardly silly, making absurd or nonsensical statements in annoying or ridiculous voices, which, when countered by the serious demeanor of other hosts can be quite funny. Melton's silliness has birthed a number of recurring characters on the show, including the lisping Steven Carlson and the enigmatic Ironcake. Mr. Melton will soon allow 16 year old student Troy Muzzey from Wisconsin to have the NLO experience for no fee, due to the kindness of FatPat(Facebook Troy muzzey you fatty).

In January 2010, Melton moved to Los Angeles to pursue his comedy career and expand the content and reach of the show. The show has thrived and continued in Los Angeles with new guests and hosts broadcasting from a new, larger studio in the Los Angeles area.

He continues to successfully write his own Wikipedia articles.

Former Guests

Hollywood Adam

From the show's inception until late November 2006, the program's co-host was "Hollywood" Adam, a high school friend of Patrick. Adam is himself not a comedian. He was largely quiet while Patrick did a great majority of the talking. After more than 130 episodes, citing family concerns and the long drive to the studio, he quit the show. James Choma, on his show, ZFTR, hinted on his show that Hollywood's departure was precipitated in part by the addition of other stand-up comics as regulars, but that the whole truth would remain private for the time being.

On episode 179, Adam's mother called in during a live show to defend her son claiming that Johnny B and Dagre have said "Fuck Adam" on the show before. The conversation shifted to Patrick's current relationship with Adam. Despite this, Mrs. Weeks seems to be friendly towards Patrick. This phone call has been the only instance of a discussion of why Hollywood Adam left the show. On the same show there were hints as to Adam's departure being linked to a loan Adam had failed to pay Patrick back.

Although, on Saturday, September 13, 2008 at 12:31AM EST Patrick and Adam Did a surprise live show on UStream to anyone who was there. Afterwards, Adam commented on the show saying "it felt like we haven't missed a beat" and "It was a good time." These statements were debatable, since parts of the show seemed awkward. Patrick commented that it felt like a one-night stand with an old girlfriend where you wake up and say to yourself that it was a mistake.

Adam also appeared on a marathon show in 2009, which ended badly, because Patrick was stressed about multiple issues related to the marathon show. He lashed out at Adam, saying they weren't actual friends anymore and that Adam was pretending to know him since they hadn't talked much in a long time. This caused Adam to leave the studio and the marathon show came to a sudden end. There has been no mention of Adam returning to the show since.

Brian

A high school friend of Patrick and Hollywood Adam. Brian started on the show with a segment called "Brian's Emotionless Movie Reviews." In this segment Brian would make up a movie review of a movie he didn't see over the phone. Since Adam's departure, Brian has not returned to the show, with the exception of a couple of call-ins to the live show.

Johnny B

Johnny B was the most common co-host in the Tampa-based NLO landscape. Notable "bits" of Johnny's include his off-the-wall rants, comedic storytelling, and his ability to turn almost any subject into a silly song. He has also become the subject of a recurring joke on the show that he is not funny, steals jokes, or "turns everything into a song." Over the course of his attendance on NLO he became increasingly irritated with the comedic ribbing directed towards him by fans and co-hosts alike. Though much of the teasing was meant in jest, Johnny's anger would nonetheless build over the course of the show, leading to periodical expressions of anger. This led to Johnny's labeling as "oversensitive." After a number of shows which Johnny excused himself for (in Patrick's opinion) frivolous reasons, an episode that largely consisted of other hosts expressing grievances against him was released, effectively terminating Johnny's relationship with NLO. Patrick and Johnny met outside of the show in late 2008, and after furious bouts of oral persuasion on both of their parts, Johnny B was back in the regular roster of hosts.

He however hasn't appeared on the show since Patrick moved to Los Angleles, due to the fact that he lives in Tampa. He said that he would fly over to the new studio sometime, however Patrick has expressed his doubt in that actually happening because of Johnny's family and job.

Chef

First appearing alongside Johnny B in episode 98: "Feel the Rain", Chef has become a regular co-host on the Nobody Likes Onions program. Chef, along with Johnny B, have appeared more regularly on the program in the absence of Dagre. Chef is Jewish which is often the subject of jokes by the other hosts. Chef is a favorite of many listeners because of his ability to remain quiet for long periods of time and then lash out with very funny insults. On December 24, 2007, during the live show that would become episode 264: "Easonsa Eetingsgra", the sad news was released that Chef would be moving from the Tampa Bay area and would thus become an infrequent guest. In early January 2008, it appeared that Chef had not actually moved and is still co-hosting NLO. Chef was also the victim of attempted extortion on the part of Brandy Knutson (then Brandy Mickey), an issue which was finally broached to the fans in the appropriately-titled episode "Brandy Mickey Is A Lying Whore." Mickey—who at one point was arrested for, as Chef put it, "Writing bad checks or something"—told Chef that she was pregnant with his baby and proceeded to attempt to extort money from him under the pretense of child care. She has since been seemingly discouraged from her efforts, after an attempted restraining order on Chef's part and an ongoing online slur campaign by listeners. Toward the end of 2008 and early part of 2009, Chef was absent from the show for a couple of months. No reason was given for the absence, but Patrick commented that it was not due to a strain in the Patrick-Chef relationship. As Patrick put it, "It's like when you get a new sweater, and all your friends hate it, and even though you're not sure if this is the last sweater you'll ever own, you're like, 'this feels good for right now.'" It's later revealed that Patrick was referencing Chef's new girlfriend, who disapproved of the progrum. Chef has since returned to the show, and there doesn't seem to be any tension or break in the hosts' ability to entertain together.

Even after Patrick moved to LA, Chef has occasionally appeared on the show, due to various rendezvous between the two while Chef is out on alcoholic gambling binges and Patrick is performing stand-up comedy. Chef has also made the trip to Los Angeles and been a guest on shows live from the new studio.

Cowhead

A Tampa Radio DJ (102.5 The Bone) who has appeared on the show a couple times, along with his morning crew members Galvin and Moose. Cowhead is known for being ridiculously hilarious. On episode 300, it was said that Cowhead and the NLO crew had a falling out due to a misunderstanding on Cowhead's own radio show, where Patrick had been a guest.

Patrick has since worked on comedy shows in the Tampa area where Cowhead has also made appearances hosting, and the two seem to now be friends again.

Dagre

After Hollywood Adam quit, Patrick replaced him with a new co-host known only as "Dagre", who is also not a comedian. Dagre was initially presented as the first black man on Nobody Likes Onions, which was noteworthy because of the show's occasional racial humor. Nevertheless, as Dagre has a very white-sounding voice, a lot of fans did not believe that he was black. During a tirade against Dagre on episode 168, Partick revealed that Dagre is, in fact, white. But in a later episode claimed he was only kidding. Dagre's true ethnicity is revealed in the high resolution video that Patrick has uploaded. Viewers were shocked to find that Dagre is in fact not what they expected. Patrick had advertised to get the video or else fans would have to wait for episode 200 to see what Dagre looks like, and on June 25, 2007 a video was uploaded to the subscription-based Super Alpha Bonus Club area of the NLO forums. Fans can also view Dagre regularly during live shows on the studio webcams. Dagre made more and more infrequent appearances as the show neared its two hundredth episode and, by the middle of 2007, had been quietly replaced by Chef as the resident funny non-comedian host. Dagre now frequently posts pictures of himself on myspace. He is, in fact, white.

Noelle Lippy

A small and unheard stand-up comedienne from Tampa, Florida. She first appeared in episode 460, "Getting Lippy". She is most remembered for putting the brakes on news stories and not telling jokes. However being a woman she had some input in topics such as dating and sex. In one episode Patrick mistakenly called her Nicole. He argued that the spelling of her name looks similar to that of "Nicole", and asked fans to refer to her as such.

Roy Johnson

In late 2008, a conflict arose between Johnny B and Patrick which resulted in Johnny's temporary absence from the show. During his absence, one of Patrick's comedian friends, Roy T. Johnson, took over as co-host. His insight and egotistical charm made him flow well with Nobody Likes Onions. One of Roy's many comedic contributions to the show was the tag-line "Myah", a humorous conversational noise. After about 5 months, Johnny B and Patrick resolved their dispute, and Johnny returned as co-host. This alienated Roy and he began to fade from the show. He has not been on since February 2009, though Patrick and Roy still appear to be friends outside of the show.

Shannon

Shannon is a friend of the hosts and sits in on episode recordings from time to time. Appearing very seldom on the show, Shannon is a quiet and reserved individual who does not talk very much.

Whitmore

An "Official Show Guest" of the show who allegedly has cancer and is "dying in six months." This has never bothered him. It has been over a year since his illness was announced. It's unknown if he ever really had cancer, but he is currently alive and makes regular appearances on former NLO-cohost Johnny B's podcast.

Regular Guests

Along with the hosts there are some recurring guests. (listed in alphabetical order)

Al Jackson

Ari Shaffir

Brian King

Brian is undeniably the most tech savvy person to come onto NLO. He has appeared on several shows and has provided comedic conversations and interesting debates. Brian does his own podcast known as Brian Is In You. His podcast forums are located on the NLO forums home page.

His current girlfriend, Starline, writes and publishes a webcomic. Star has appeared on several marathon shows and participates in the chat during live shows.

Darren Carter

Darren Carter, a.k.a "The Party Starter", first appeared on episode 466 in Tampa. His first episode was entitled "Ginger Lover". On that episode Darren and Patrick discussed their stand-up careers and how red-headed children were being called "Gingers". Darren Carter had adequate knowledge on the topic because of his red hair.

Since the show has transitioned to LA, Darren Carter has been on several live shows. He is favored for his Snoop Dog impressions, comedic rapping, and his "Party Starter" song.

Gave and signed a dollar on episode 732, "Ginger Confused". He didn't have a dollar bill so Brian King purchased four quarters from him. He signed it "Darren Carter - 2011" and "Love Ya Buddy!".

Flip Schultz

Jake Lloyd

Jake Lloyd had appeared on a handful of shows in Tampa, and is now a regular recurring guest in Los Angeles. A comedian, actor and film-maker, Jake is generally liked by the fans despite being a constant target of Patrick's abuse (often making fun of the way Jake talks, the fact that he works as an extra in Hollywood, etc.) and being the general unwanted stepchild of NLO. During a show in which Jake was notably nervous and hyper he used the word "fucking" countless times when flustered and a collection was made of all of them spanning nearly four minutes landing him the nickname "Jake Fuckin' Lloyd." After a sarcastic remark he made on a show in Tampa about the general age of the show's listeners Patrick challenged all of the adult listeners to call in with their age and occupation and to offer up a "Fuck You Jake Lloyd."

Josh Denny

Josh Denny is a comedian and fat red-headed guy that has become a regular guest since the show's move to LA. He is known for his hilarious family stories and childhood memories. He and Patrick have cultivated a bromance of sorts, due to their mutual love of food, and their interest in food related televisions shows. (Such as Cake Boss and Man vs. Food). His first NLO episode was 530, "Calling It Quits".

During episode 692, comedienne Shelby Stockton accidentally nicknamed Denny "Big-Big". It was during this same episode he gave and signed a dollar bill to do the show.

Mike Bridenstine

Mike Bridenstine is a stand-up comedian. He runs his own comedy podcast, "Gentlemen Scumbags", under the Pantswise Media Network.

He is most notable for being a part of an ongoing joke on the show in which Patrick and Mike insist that the business world is simply a large front for homosexual activity. The joke is frequently brought up on the show by the guys shouting the names of office supplies - "staplers! envelopes! swivel chairs!" - followed by the general chant of "business!". This bit has also resulted in a shirt being sold in the NLO store featuring Patrick and Mike posing in shirts and ties with the word BUSINESS! printed largely across their bodies.

Mike first appeared in show 564, "Sex Retards".

Fifth person to give a dollar bill tto show that they are serious about the show (episode 689, "Vertical Horizon")

Ryan Stout

First person to give a dollar bill to show that they were serious about doing the show (Episode 685, "Retardicapped"). It was originally unsigned and then was signed on episode 705, "Family Matters".

Tom Segura

Tom Segura is a full-time stand-up comedian and good friend of Patrick. He is most noted for his discussion on pornography, racial profiling, and potty humor. The chemistry between Tom and Patrick ranges from dry and sarcastic to silly, and generally makes for excellent shows.

An ongoing point of discussion for the two on the show is to review pornography or talk about disgusting sexual acts. On several shows they have watched and discussed one clip in particular, called "Prune Brothers", in which an old lady has sex with two much younger prune juice delivery men. The video is both disgusting and hilarious, because of its corny dialogue, and Patrick and Tom always have fun talking about it.

In 2010 he and Patrick watched and reviewed the movie "Precious" and during a live show they danced to "Just Fine" by Mary J. Blige.

His first appearance was in show 504, "Belly Busters".

Tony Gaud

Gaud is a Florida-based comic who first appeared on episodes 2 and 3 (subbing in for Hollywood Adam) and returned to the show as a regular guest. Previous host Johnny B made fun of Tony Gaud's talk show on an episode, claiming Gaud's show sucked and was unprofessional; Gaud claimed he would not be on NLO again. Although he appeared in episode 242 after the incident, comments on and following episode 300 have made it clear that Tony is neither a guest nor a friend of the show and its constituents. Patrick has also made it clear on the NLO forums that he will never be associated with the show again. In episode 374, Tony left a voice mail wishing all NLO listeners a happy Christmas.

Sometime shortly before Patrick moved to LA, Gaud appeared on roughly a dozen shows, and it appears that he is in good standing with both Johnny B, (who bashed Tony mercilessly during episode 300), and Patrick.

Fan appearances

Dave (newwavedave)

Dave appeared on the very last official Tampa Marathon Show. It was released as episode 493: Jan 2010 Marathon Part 2. Dave was recognized as one of the more energetic co-hosts during the marathon show. Dave discussed his alleged job at the orange store to Brian King and Patrick. Patrick told the fans that Dave watched over his dog. After Dave's wife found the dog he wasn't able to keep watching it.

Doug (SpykeTheBassist)

Spyke first made himself known in the NLO community by first swallowing a magnet and two ball bearings and then he posted the x-rays on the forums. Members on the forums could see an x-ray of Spyke's genitalia which Ralph subsequently made into Spyke's Avatar. He then made himself more popular by getting NLO and the Onion logo tattooed on his upper lip and on his bottom lip it says "I Am Spyke". He has many other tattoos which Jake Lloyd called "white trash." He is slowly transforming into a dragon through tattoos, and other various body mods. He has been suspended by meathooks as well.

He first appeared in studio on episode 507 "All Pain No Gain". He brought his good friend Rob who sounded amazingly similar to Jonah Hill. Spyke remains active on live shows and on the forums.

Matt (I'm Learning Things)

Matt is a very popular fan because he is completely blind. His dad drove him over to be on episode 424: Blind Ambition. On the show Patrick is constantly worried that Matt might injure himself or something. After everyone gets comfortable, Patrick asked questions everyone would want to know from a blind man such as, "How do you masturbate?, How do you use a computer? How do you find the bowl when you pee?".

Nick Starr

Originally, Nick appeared as a tech reporter for the show. Neither Nick nor Patrick took his reporting job seriously so he started becoming a regular guest. Nick started talking about his personal life, and revealed on an episode that he hadn't had sex in three years and hasn't had a girlfriend in a very long time. On a later show Nick talked about how a girl messaged him, claiming she was interested in him and would like to hook up. Patrick insisted that the girl was not real, while Nick continued to believe she existed. During this conversation Nick had said some lines that quite quickly became classic:

"She lives outside of Jacksonville, which is, just a train ride away from here" - In regards to how easy it would be for him to meet her.

"Ass everywhere, it's, awww, it's sooo hot" - Talking about her MySpace page and how she has many pictures with her rear on display.

It was later revealed that the "girl" was just a forum user who used a porn star's picture to fool Nick. During a live show, Patrick attacked Nick, who punched a box of donuts and left Patrick's house, slamming the door.

In August 2007, Nick posted thoughts about killing himself on his Twitter page. He has repeated the thoughts about killing himself onto his Twitter page and has even gone so far as offering his address to anyone who is willing to come around and kill him and posting 'KILL ME' repeatedly. On all occasions he has not followed through. Patrick speculated in episode 215 that Nick would never kill himself, and claimed Nick is nothing but an attention whore. Patrick has recently launched a new campaign via Twitter that is called: Do It Nick. The site refers to Nick's repeated attempts to kill himself, and is Patrick's way of taunting him for it.

Nick is now living an openly-gay lifestyle in San Francisco, and is a semi-frequent contributor to the live shows, although it is unlikely he will return to the show as an in-studio guest.

  • He moved to Seattle in May 2011, where he has used his "gay-lebrity" status to immerse himself into the Seattle gay scene. Nick continues to discuss his personal life and behavior on social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

Richard (Hobbes)

Hobbes is one of the many Canadian NLO fans and he is the first listener to participate in the NLO experience. Hobbes arrived in Burbank, California on February 2, 2011 and spent the weekend living the lifestyle of a professional LA comic and true NLO fan.

Live shows

Prior to March 2006, NLO was distributed solely as a podcast. During live episodes, the show takes calls from fans who voice their opinions on segments. The callers have added a completely new dimension to the show. Callers will often call in to help in the ribbing of a particular host, comment on a story or topic in the news, ask the hosts to perform some kind of stunt, or just to flirt. NLO also uses a custom-built feedback system which allows users to send messages directly to the studio via their website.

In the beginning, the hosts were hostile to callers that had differing opinions. The show seems, however, to be learning to harness the humor in other viewpoints and make callers feel more welcome. Treatment of callers varies with Patrick's mood and how eloquent or interesting the callers as a whole have been; Patrick has been known to shut down the live feed altogether if the callers have been particularly detrimental to the show's flow.

In 2006, live shows went from an audio-only stream to video broadcast over ustream.tv with three studio cameras. The current setup has four studio cameras.

NLOL

NLOL (Nobody Likes Onions Live) is a yearly gathering where the hosts and friends of NLO have a few days worth of parties, events and a comedy show. NLOL 2007 took place in Tampa Florida as a one night comedy show, featuring Johnny B. and Patrick. In August 2008, the second NLOL took place in Las Vegas, Nevada. By then, the gathering had expanded from a single comedy show to a six-night stay in Vegas including a live recorded show as well as a stand up show featuring Patrick, Johnny and Roy. NLOL 2009 was held May 14–17 in Houston Texas and was one of the largest yet, featuring Patrick, Johnny, Jake and the stand-up debut of Brian King. A second NLOL 2009 was held for two weeks in New York City, London and Paris, where fans came out for a recording of live shows, as well as other scheduled events in Europe.

Notable segments

The show has several recurring features which reoccur at widely varying intervals. As the show has progressed into a more talk-oriented program, the clear distinction of segments has gone away and the show now contains more free-flowing conversational stylings.

There are also a number of running jokes, inside references, and allusions to NLO culture that might not be easily understood if one is not familiar with the show. Many of these jokes are conveyed through the copious use of sound clips programmed into a soundboard, many taken from pop-culture, movies, television, and past segments/guests of the show.

Caller Voicemail

NLO used to open with a short, often random voicemail from one of their fans. They lasted no more than a couple of minutes, but still set the tone for the show that ensued.

Is It Gay?

Guests or listeners will present a situation from their life, and the hosts and callers will then debate whether or not it can be interpreted as gay, usually culminating in a lot of joking and roasting of the presenter. Occasionally, a poll of the audience is taken live through the uStream listener feedback system.

P.O. Box

Listeners will send in various interesting items that are to be talked about, or food/drink items that become challenges for the hosts to consume. Past items include Japanese cola, alcoholic beverages, 15-year-old Crystal Pepsi, cookies, etc. Sometimes listeners will send in creepy or gross things to try to scare the hosts, such as cryptic letters, riddles, books and even pubic hair.

Cringe Moments

A segment in which Patrick discusses situations that make one want to cringe in disgust. Fans are encouraged to email or call in with their cringe fantasies. An example of a cringe moment would be taking a pair of toenail clippers, sliding them over your front teeth, and clamping down as hard as you can. And twisting, if you're feeling fancy.

Legacy segments

Bad Podcast of the Week

Early on, one of NLO's most well-known features was the Bad Podcast of the Week, in which Patrick chooses a podcast and delivers strongly worded, over-the-top criticism. Reaction from BPOW "victims" has been mixed, ranging from indifference to indignation, but all of the shows enjoyed higher traffic as a result. Some of the BPOW's have stirred up a great deal of discussion and provoked strong reactions.

One of the early bad podcasts in September 2005 was a vidcast of The Mary and Karla Show, whose hosts Melton mocked as "two manatees" and "fat cows." Mary and Karla retaliated a couple weeks later by reviewing the review.

In December 2005, NLO featured the podcast "Porcuponics" in its BPOW segment. During the course of the segment, Patrick directed some obscene comments toward a very young child. In the ensuing uproar, Patrick announced he was quitting the show. During his brief hiatus, Nick Starr and "Hollywood" Adam put out three episodes that were shorter than most, and were regarded by most fans as not up to the show's usual quality level, before Patrick returned to the program on Christmas Day, and retracted the statements as having gone too far.

Patrick also issued a letter of apology to the producers of Porcuponics, [1] but declined to edit or remove the show in question, saying that doing so would be lacking in integrity. As the show had been downloaded over 15,000 times by that point, it is doubtful that such actions would have had any effect if they had been taken.

Another podcast featured on the Bad Podcast of the Week segment created a wider uproar, when Patrick satirized Cruisin' With Susan on NLO. Susan Miller, a truck driver and the producer of Cruisin' with Susan, responded with a cease and desist order and threats of legal action, as well as comments on her own show and the introduction of a "good podcast of the week" segment on her show. Patrick declared that satirizing Susan's podcast would become a recurring feature (an assertion which soon fell through), with NLO showcasing Susan's latest podcast in a segment titled 'Snoozin' With Susan'. Miller followed through on her legal threats and later ceased producing her podcast after winning the lottery.

This segment was brought back recently roasting "Caked On Stripes", a defunct podcast by Deric and Bri Harrington, who were guests on the show at the time.

Johnny's Bit Idea of the Week

A recurring segment on NLO that started in late 2007. This segment consists of Johnny, a professional comedian, talking about his various idea for 'bits' or jokes in comedy show. The ideas are either from Johnny, or from fans who write in with their own bit ideas for Johnny. The comedic value of the bit is either when Johnny has a bad bit, in which he is soon ridiculed for it by Patrick and Chef, or when the fans write in with a bad bit (to date, none have been taken seriously) and Patrick, Johnny, and Chef make fun of the bit, which is usually funnier than the joke itself.

Secret Segment

Running from the beginning of the show and eventually petering off between episode 60-90, the "Secret Segment" was a segment that only Patrick knew about. The secret segment would start out by Patrick saying "Hey Adam." in a conversational way. He would repeat this several times and scream "Secret Segment!", often cutting off Adam mid-response. The secret segment topics have ranged from comedian spotlight and "Adam Eat This" to Adam's mom telling stories about his childhood. One of the biggest secrets to ever be announced was "crull".

Scruples

Running regularly through shows 80 - 120, and occurring from time to time afterwards, this segment consisted of the hosts of the show pulling cards from The Game Of Scruples, and discussing the question, often taking callers on live shows and having them talk about the question. They also took listener submitted Scruples questions, some of which they took seriously, and some of which they mocked for not following the correct format of a Scruples question.

Million Dollar Questions

A segment that made a brief appearance in episode 232, this segment stemmed from a book that the show received in its P.O. Box, which consisted of questions like "Would you be a mime for a year for a million dollars?".

Johnny B. Tech support

In this segment, Johnny offers somewhat ridiculous tech-support advice to listeners who call in with their questions and problems, such as fixing a broken Xbox 360 game console by wrapping it in a towel and throwing it into traffic.

Throw Johnny Under The Bus

A segment in which Johnny's self-esteem is exploited to bring hilarity to the show. Embarrassing or awkward situations that Johnny would rather not have discussed on air are laid out for all to be part of.

Super Alpha Bonus Club / Overdose

The Super Alpha Bonus Club, or "SABC" (pronounced "sab-see"), is the official member fan club of NLO launched in March 2006. Joining the SABC allows the listener to download movies (often filmed before or after regular shows but sometimes focus on the goings on outside of the show), pictures, bonus audio and also allows access to the SABC forums where only other SABC members can post and are hidden from the view of non-SABC members.

The pricing plan for the SABC is $10 a month or $100 for a yearly subscription.

Since the arrival of the newly designed NLO Store, the store contains SABC gift packages that listeners can buy for other people.

During the 2 weeks leading up to St.Patrick's Day in 2008, there was a special offer available to purchase a 1 year subscription for only $60, and continue to pay $60 for each year until the person canceled their subscription. This offer was based around St.Patrick's Day due to a tie in with the name of the host, Patrick Melton.

Near the end of March 2009 Patrick announced that as of April 1, 2009 the SABC would no longer exist and would be replaced with a newer, bigger, and better fan club that was yet to be named. Those who were currently SABC members would continue to be referred to as such beyond the clubs dismantling. They would wear the title proudly in the future of NLO. Although this never happened and the SABC lives on to this day.

Patrick has since revealed that he still plans on changing the SABC name, as well as how it operates. The new fan club will be titled "Overdose" and will permanently replace the SABC, although you can keep your SABC title on the forums if you sign up before the introduction of the new club. It is due to open in March 2010 (four years after the launch of the SABC). On top of the regular bonus content, members of Overdose will also receive two extra shows per week via a secure RSS feed, bringing the weekly show count up to five instead of the publicly available three. However, as of August 2011 this has not occurred.

The Fans

Nobody Likes Onions has listeners all over the world. The NLO fans are known for responding quickly to Patrick's comments and requests on the show. Fans, mostly young ones, have pulled pranks on podcasting and online poker rivals of Patrick. The term "NLO Army" was coined by forum users in November 2005 and has been largely adopted as the moniker of Nobody Likes Onions fans. Other names, such as the "NLO Ants", NLO Faggots" and "Alpha Fans" have also been popular.

Departure to Los Angeles

On December 21, 2009, Patrick announced on the show that he was leaving Tampa to move to LA. Reasons for the move were so Patrick could pursue his career as a comedian, as well as to broaden NLO's audience, in the bigger city. This announcement meant several changes for the show. The current guests on the show would no longer be hosts, which included Johnny B, Chef and Dagre primarily. Since the move, Patrick has showcased new comedians and potential long term co-hosts for the show as well as more famous comedians, like Jamie Kennedy and Todd Glass. Certain guests that have begun to move into more co-host-like roles are Tom Segura and Darren Carter. The move to LA has represented a new era for Nobody Likes Onions.

References

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