TTYL Podcast #10 – Strip Search Day 8

Abby Howard, Tavis Maiden - Strip Search Day 8 podcast

Strip Search continues to get the deluxe podcast treatment on That Thing You Like. Day 8 delivered a nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat elimination matchup: The talented, hat-and-beard wearing Tavis Maiden versus the dinosaur enthusiast / young gun Abby Howard. It was a battle of two talents, as each artist aimed to prove their dominance by showing off their D*.

(*delightful comics.)

Day 8 was a day of foot racing. A day of Presidential signature forging. And ultimately, a day of laughing. Pee-your-pants, bust yo’ gut, cat-fuelled laughter. One of the elimcomics is the talk of the interwebs, and we go next level on what it means for the competition.

Sadly, because of the nature of the show, it was also a day where somebody bade their Strip Search compatriots a sincere goodbye. With this week’s elimination, we’re down to the FINAL FOUR. IN ALL CAPS. BECAUSE SERIOUS BUSINESS. Listen as we break down all of the moments and challenges of day 8, including our love of Loading Ready Run’s newly-pointed interview questions.

Plus, as That Thing You Like is wont to do, we predict the future of each artist in our official Strip Search POWER RANKINGS. We rank, and we do it with power.

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#TeamTangent. Although everyone on the show is SO talented and SO nice and SO great, it may as well be #TeamEveryone. Have your own Strip Search thoughts? Leave a comment below, or shout at us on Twitter.


Chris Baxter – @cbax
Brian Shirlaw – @brian_rs

BONUS: We got to meet #TeamAmErika at Vancouver Comics and Arts Fest this weekend! If you ever meet them, a warning: Amy and Erika are the nicest human beings. Prepare yourself for their NICENESS.

Amy T. Falcone, Erika Moen - #TeamAmErika


  1. Actually, if you listened to what Katie said, she put up Lexxy because she hadn’t won an actual Elimination. (You know, the thing with the comics?) She and Monica were the only two who hadn’t technically won one of those yet.

    • That’s a totally fair point. But, in the very next social challenge, the artists talk about Katie’s decision to put Lexxy up in part because of the “not-winning an elimination challenge” thing.

      Then Abby and Maki both mention they hadn’t won an elimination challenge either. So, even if that was one of Katie’s reasons, that’s not necessarily how the other artists interpreted her selection.

      Anyway, point taken!

  2. It would definitely be confusing without the context! But the subject of me being an illustrator had been coming up more frequently in my one-on-one “talking head” interviews, it just never ended up in the final cut of the episodes. By that point, Mike had brought it up on the elimination stage, and Graham had asked me a few times after challenges why I entered when I was more of an illustrator and whether I thought it was helping or hurting my chances :>

    • Thanks for the great comment, Lexxy! Based on that talking head of yours, we figured it came down to editing. I think we can safely say at this point that being an illustrator definitively did not hurt your chances of going far on the show. 🙂

      – Brian

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