This week’s episode >>> The Emoji Movie.

Emoji’s have been around for over the last 20 years and have been on a steady incline of popularity. These electronic/digital ideograms have completely taken over how we speak to each other in the modern era and inject a sense of personality and emotion into our messages that normal words cannot do as seamlessly. So this week join Tuong La and Living Emoticons Victoria Lulloff , Kristine Shadid, and Amanda Parker as they communicate and translate their feelings digitally to make a Top 5 Emojis list!

Suns out, grills out!

Who doesn’t love a backyard BBQ party in the middle of the summer? The joys of sunshine, good company, and great food make backyard BBQ parties some of the best times you can have all year! So join Tuong La and The Upford Network’s Kendalyn Aldridge, Damian Duvain, and Tom Zalatnai as they put their minds and stomachs together to grill up a Top 5 Foods For a Backyard BBQ Party list!

Take a whiff outta this list!

Fun fact: people can detect at least one trillion distinct scents (It’s true! We Googled this)! Not only is Smell one of the most powerful senses, it is also the most primal and layered sense where it can elicit an ultra-wide variation of emotion depending how your particular nose detects a scent. So join Tuong La and Stink Sniffers Angus MacDonald, Samantha Leggatt, and Leslie Cserepy as they waft the best aromas into their noses and rank Top 5 Smells!

Dracarys!
If there is one thing we can agree on collectively, it’s that Dragons are pretty frickin’ cool. Something about these fire-breathing, scaly, giant flying lizards has endured throughout our history, literature, and mythology. This week join Tuong and Daring Dragon Riders, Justin Godelie, Shannon Godelie, and Dan Foerster as they take to the skies and reign down a fiery Top 5 Dragons list!

The Circle of Life made some cool weird shit…

Let’s face it, humans are boring. Sure we may be the dominating species on the planet but we are also in many ways just not that interesting. The world is full of exciting animals in the world, some that behave in peculiar ways and some that just look so strange that it basically looks like something that came out of James Cameron’s Avatar. This week, join Tuong La and Faux Wild Life Experts Axandre Lemours, Catherine Ballachey, and Seth Gerry as they get their Zoology on and rank Top 5 Interesting Animals You’ve Never Heard About.

“I was saying Boo-urns”

Ah The Simpsons. A show which is well regarded as one of the best TV shows of all time purely based on it’s early seasons. While the show is still ongoing and has just completed its 31’st season, the magic of this beloved animated family started to wane somewhere after the first third of it’s total run. That said, at it’s best, The Simpsons in it’s prime has some of the snappiest/most hilarious dialogue, phenomenal visual gags, and the most heartwarming moments in TV history. This week join Tuong La and Attractive Shelbyville Cousins Matt Barrow, Taylor Fleming, and Samantha Leggatt as they ‘Do the Bartman’ while ranking Top 5 Simpsons Episodes!

The saga of ranking fictional animals continues!

The bond between horses and people is something special that we have witnessed in real life and in fiction. There is something majestic and bad ass about these creatures that have stuck with us over centuries that we keep coming back to. In fiction in particular, we see these loyal animals in some of the most entertaining stories while also being the heart of why the main character often succeeds. Join Tuong La and Montreal Improv’s Vinny Francois, Kadi Diop, and Stefan Spec as they gallop into your hearts and neigh out a Top 5 Fictional Horse list!

SOUPS ON!

There’s nothing like a big bowl of hearty warm soup to get your taste buds going. The delicious combination of throwing ingredients in a big pot of water and fusing the flavors together into something that not only tickles the nostrils but fills you up like someone is giving your stomach a nice cozy hug, is why soups have been a staple meal throughout the dawn of time. This week join Tuong La and Soup Heads Angus MacDonald, Samantha Leggatt, and Leslie Cserepy as they reunite with the powers of the internet to deliberate on the delectable topic that is Top 5 Soups!

Gotta Rank’Em All!
…okay maybe not all of them but you get the idea. For over 20 years, Pokémon is still, to this day, one of the most beloved franchises of all time. In fact in many ways, Pokémon has never been more popular – now catering to the adults who grew up with the franchise as well as the younger generation of newcomers…er trainers. From the humble beginnings of only 150 Pokémon to now 800+ there has never been a better time to rank them! So join Tuong La and Gym Leaders Samantha Leggatt, Sarah Ghadbane, and Angus MacDonald as they pit their love of Pokémon, into the Ranked Poké-Gym, to battle it out and find out what the Top 5 Best Pokemon are! 

We know we can’t just eat one…
We were very lucky to record this episode pre-quarantine because live-sampling needed to happen (for research of course) to once and for all decide what the best chips are! These thin-sliced, deep-fried, crunchy snacks have been a staple in Snack Food Culture for centuries and we knew we had to do this episode justice. So join Tuong La and Potato Heads Hayley Kellett, Simone Dorie, and Leslie Cserepy as they get their sweet, salty, and savoury on and rank Top 5 Chips!