Is Billy on the Street a good show? The Culture Gabfest discusses.

Is Billy on the Street a Good Show? The Culture Gabfest Discusses—Again.

Is Billy on the Street a Good Show? The Culture Gabfest Discusses—Again.

Slate's weekly roundtable.
Dec. 7 2016 2:43 PM

Wait, Could We Change Our Minds about Billy on the Street?

Is the show worth the watch? Stephen Metcalf and Dana Stevens reconsider.

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Chris Pratt and Billy Eichner

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In the Slate Plus bonus segment of Wednesday’s edition of the Culture Gabfest, Julia Turner asks Stephen Metcalf and Dana Stevens for a do-over when it comes to their feelings about the television show Billy on the Street.

When the hosts discussed Billy on the Street a few weeks ago, Dana and Stephen admitted that they didn’t like the show at all and found it to be humorless, assaultive, and even horrible. Julia disagreed. Her solution? Make them watch four segments to see if they’ll change their minds.

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Which best-of segments did Culture Gabfest listeners suggest that Dana and Stephen watch? And in the end, did either of them crack a smile?

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Stephen Metcalf is Slate’s critic at large. He is working on a book about the 1980s.

Dana Stevens is Slate’s movie critic.

Julia Turner is the editor in chief of Slate and a regular on Slate’s Culture Gabfest podcast.