Brad Meltzer


What a goof ball. They are all kinda weird(the guy that isn't Buddy is pretty normal) but Brad takes the cake. Sitting up in his green screen tower, recaping WHAT WE JUST HEARD.

The most annoying thing he does is slip jokes into his talking. In the Bohemian Club episode, he mentioned something about big lover or something to that degree, and slips in "which also happened too be my nickname in college". In the same voice! No hint of a comedic tone. Does it about once an episode.


And what are those math formulas floating behind him? Are those supposed to reinforce his genious?

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Yes, I think those floating formulas are supposed to show that he is on the genius level of the professor in Gilligan's Island. Think they got the board (3D BB) from the old Tennessee Tuxedo show, since that classic is no longer in production.
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Come on though.

At least it's better than re-runs of Swamp People, UFO Files, or the highly anticipated premier of Somalian Pawn Stars.

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Brad Meltzer may actually be some sort of evil, mad scientist that only stays in his secret volcanic layer all the time, plotting of a way to take over the world. But seriously, at first I didn't understand what his purpose was. He just sits in a studio somewhere, then recaps what we just heard. The only reasonable explanation I could think of is that he's afraid to go outside, and stays locked up inside somewhere. If you bring him out, I can picture him yelling "Ahhhhh the light, it burns!!!!"

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I actually like Meltzer and this show - but in agreement with your post - I sometimes wonder if he's an unused Bond Villain!

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I agree he's a goofball/weirdo, but I found that joke to be kind of funny. Somebody doesn't need to bust into a "comedic tone" to make a joke funny, it was dry humor, which I happen to enjoy. Bob Newhart, for example, delivered every joke in a dry tone. Or some more recent examples would be comedians like Todd Barry and Anthony Jeselnik, both of whom are very popular comedians who do their whole set completely monotone. It's a style of comedy some people like and others don't. I'm not saying Brad is a funny guy, at least not intentionally (most of us laugh at him more than with him), I thought that bit was kind of humorous though.

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Spot on, Admiral!

While Brad is not a great orator, his deadpan delivery of humor among dry information, is one of my favorite things. Like with the OP's example, I laughed so hard because Brad was clearly being self-depicating. He injects those one-liners in his presentations just to lighten the mood, to be fun.

I laugh at, and with, Brad...and I enjoy his uniqueness. He's not some pretty boy that thinks he's "all that"; he's an intelligent geek that proudly wears his excitement for history and mystery.

Oh, and he's a good writer.


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