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Munch Squad is a segment created and perpetrated by Justin McElroy. Every Munch Squad features a press release from a major fast food company, typically discussing their new products. Justin reads the press release out loud and the brothers provide analysis and commentary. The humor in the segment is largely derived from the bizarreness of the products, the choice of words used to describe the products, and the sometimes unorthodox promotional tactics used to promote them. Restaurants discussed include: Papa Johns, Denny's, Wendy's, McDonald's and every other fast food place that ends with 's.

Episodes with Munch Squad include:

"Theme" song Edit

The Munch Squad segment often starts with Justin making sounds that can be compared to: a radio adjusting itself, crackling fire, the running of tiny angry feet, or the approaching of thunder. Justin then announces, with the booming voice of the gods,

"I WANNA MUNCH!"
to which Griffin and Travis, incredibly unenthusiastically reply,
"Squad."
Justin then sings a guitar riff that is almost, but not exactly, the one in Twisted Sister's "I Wanna Rock", presumably the inspiration for the theme song. Recently he has started adding new elements in to extend the opening riff, such as the "oh-ah-ah!" from Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song," even adding a kazoo instrumental riff. Each episode that the Munch Squad appears in, Justin seems to extend the bassline riff, miraculously getting lower and lower. This has sparked concern for his mental and vocal health.

Then follows the Munch Squad segment, which always happens to start just when I've left the house and I'm on the train and haven't had any lunch and I'm trying to eat healthy and now I want a god damn cheeseburger, thanks Justin.

Featured ItemsEdit

The "food" featured on Munch squad in chronological order.

  1.  Ep 304: Taco Bell's Naked Crispy Chicken Taco
  2.  Ep 305: Wendy's Bacon Mozzarella Burger
  3.  Ep 306 (liveshow): Olive Garden's Breadstick Sandwiches and Deep Dish Spaghetti Pie
  4. Ep 309: Burger King's Flamin' Hot Mac & Cheetos 
  5. Ep 312: Domino's Burger Pizza
  6. Ep 321: Domino's salads
  7. Ep 322: Pizza Hut's Grilled Cheese Stuffed Crust Pizza
  8. Ep 324: Jack in the Box's Brunchfast Menu
  9. Ep 326: Wendy's Taco Salad
  10. Ep 328: Carl's Jr.'s Budweiser Beer Cheese Bacon Burger
  11. Ep 336: Wendy's Spicy Sriracha Chicken Sandwich
  12. Ep 340: Taco Bell's Naked Chicken Chalupa
  13. Ep 345 (liveshow): Doritos' Boldest Choice Campaign
  14. Ep 349 (liveshow): Jester's Jenny's Chicken Parmi Pie
  15. Ep 351: Taco Bell's Nacho Fries
  16. Ep 354: Taco Bell's Naked Chicken Chips
  17. Ep 356 (liveshow): McDonald's Artisanal Sandwiches
  18. Ep 357: Carl's Jr.'s Baby Back Rib Burger
  19. Ep 358: Arby's Smokehouse Pork Belly Sandwich
  20. Ep 363: Tim Hortons' 150th Canadian Anniversary Menu
  21. Ep 364 (liveshow): Applebee's Topped and Loaded Menu
  22. Ep 372 (liveshow): Yogurtland's Chocolate and Vanilla Ice Cream
  23. Ep 374: McDonald's Buttermilk Crispy Tenders (and art posters)
  24. Ep 375: Whataburger's Chorizo Burger
  25. Ep 376: Taco Bell's Naked Egg Taco
  26. Ep 385: Sweetfrog's Deck the Halls Christmas Spectacle
  27. Ep 392: Einstein Bros.' Wake Up to Bagels Campaign
  28. Ep 394 (liveshow): Taco Bell x Forever 21 Fashion Line (performed by Griffin)
  29. Ep 394 (liveshow): Burger King's Whopper Severance Package
  30. Ep 396: Bojangles' Heart Shaped Bo-Berry Biscuits
  31. Ep. 401: Zaxby's Zensation Zalad
  32. Ep. 406: Dairy Queen's Summer Blizzard Treat Menu
  33. Ep. 408: McDonald's & Sprite's "It's the MIX" Campaign
  34. Ep. 410: Fazoli's Breadstick Sliders
  35. Ep. 411 (liveshow): Domino's pothole.. Thing. (not a food)
  36. Ep. 413: Dunkin' Donuts Donut Fries
  37. Ep 415: Hummus and Pita Co. Hummus ice cream
  38. Ep. 417: Chick Fil A Meal Kits
  39. Ep. 422: Chipotle Bacon & Nachos


Controversy Edit

Justin has been criticized for luring his two brothers into a false sense of security by asking a decoy question, then interrupting his brothers' answers to introduce the segment.

In Episode 375, Justin was accused of using the abrupt and unexpected nature of the segment to avoid answering a question posed to him. He confirmed this, replacing the usual lyrics to the theme song with "I wanna deflect!"

Similarly, in Episode 396 he starts with "It's a defense mechanism!"