Many, though not all, of our characters inhabit a shared universe. Specific knowledge of this universe is absolutely not required to enjoy the show, but we feel that it adds an extra layer of entertainment if you happen to spot the connections.
Please note that the archives on this site only go back to about mid-2012. This was the point at which SV transitioned from the typical “two guys talking” show into the format it’s in now. If you dig a little, you can find and download the first 140 or so episodes of the show, but be advised that it’ll be a very different show than the one we’re currently producing.
The return of the Underwater Realtor, a guest sketch by Drop the Root Beer and Run and the continuing adventures of Nick and Willikins!
We concede that this is a horrible way to tell a story. On the other hand, just call this “part 2″ of this series of The Adventures of Nick and Willikins and we’re suddenly in the same illustrious company as Venture Bros or Mad Men.
Anyway, if you’re new to the Sarcastic Voyage podcast, or if you somehow don’t keep a Grail Diary of every bit we’ve ever done (shame on you), here’s a quick recap.
Nick, an English prat of indeterminate age, was making crayon drawings in his flat one day when a workman arrived with a large crate. The crate contained a butler named Willikins, whom the included documentation indicated was now Nick’s property. The documentation also stated that Nick was the last surviving heir of a wealthy English family, and it urged him to return to his ancestral home. He promptly did this and, upon learning that the estate contained a vast assortment of exotic wildlife, ordered Willikins to cook them into a soup. He then almost immediately lost interest in this pursuit and ordered the soup “bunged down the loo.” This tells you pretty much everything you need to know about Nick and his relationship with Willikins.
In subsequent adventures, the duo met a wily criminal named Erroll, encountered Willikins’ own father (”The Colonel”), and broke through the Sarcastic Voyage podcast’s own fourth wall.
In 2013, Nick became concerned about his lack of a male heir. He embarked on a quest to class up the estate, transform himself into a proper gentleman (with the assistance of his Good Great Aunt Petunia) and court a lady. This resulted in the entire hall being transported to the Victorian Era. After considerable effort, Willikins was able to return them to their proper time.
That brings us more-or-less up to date. Here’s what’s happened in the first three parts of the current series, The Omce and Future Nick:
Part 1 – After threatening to do so for four years, Nick and Willikins finally visit “The Colonies” — and Nick spends his entire stay in an England-themed park called Englandland.
Part 2 – On the plane ride home, Nick declares his intent to open a branch of Englandland… in England. This, he reasons, would entail learning what it truly is to be English. Willikins suggests that these things are typically a matter for one’s parents, leading Nick to realize that he has parents.
Part 3 – Having crashed their plane on a deserted island, Willikins struggles with basic survival and the loss of his own arm.
Will our heroes escape this most dire of fates? Does Nick actually have a family? And seriously — who waits 14 months to continue a story? What is this, Planetary? Find out in the next exciting episode of The Adventures of Nick and Willikins!
A live recording of our overwhelmingly successful panel/live comedy show at the Emerald City Comicon.
We’re busy getting our live show together for the Emerald City Comicon, but please enjoy this hand-picked compilation of our best material from the past year!
Duncan pitches a new idea, suffragettes and the thrilling season finale of Radio Adventures!
A visit from our landlord, McBurgerdey’s gets a new mascot and the stupidest sketch we’ve ever written (so far)!
An important employee meeting, a visit to the Hall of Presidents and a whole lot of Aaron!
Hard-talking reporter Mary Madison is back, pursuing the perpetrators of a sinister hypnosis plot.
Written, directed and produced by Amanda Smith and Ron “AAlgar” Watt
Duncan Boszko as Herbert and Agent Nelson
Mark Boszko as O’Shaughnessy
Terry Drosdak as King’s Secretary
Dave Fields as Harold King
Danielle K.L. Grégoire as Ruth Russell
Amanda Smith as Mary Madison
Sabrina Snyder as Spradley
Jason Wallace as Ambassador Kutch
Ron “AAlgar” Watt as Governor Chapman
Jughead logic, Puberty Cop goes undercover and a guest sketch from Clayton Weller!