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10 Times Marc Maron Had Bad Luck With Women

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By Nikki Wantz

Marc Maron might be considered a self–obsessed misanthrope with a particular “je ne sais quoi” that keeps us glued to our televisions every week, but the real meat in Maron’s muddled misadventures are the women. They are interesting, complex and often bring out the best (and worst) in Marc. Let’s honor them by counting down some of the most memorable women on Maron and their cringe-worthy encounters with the show’s star.

10. Shay, “Boomer Lives”

Shay was Marc’s good-natured neighbor who also had a missing cat. It seemed like they had an instant chemistry until Marc finds out she’s not buying what he’s selling. Oof. Back to the drawing board.

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9. Caroline Rhea, “Nostalgic Sex Buddy”

Newly single Marc wants no frills sex? When fellow comic and former flame Caroline Rhea makes an appearance it seems like he met his match. But he ends up getting more than he bargained for.

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8. Rachael Harris, “Yoga Teacher”

Marc saw a meaningful relationship with Rachael. (It helps that they both share a common bond in dating emotional terrorists.) Unfortunately, Rachael wasn’t done with dating screwed up guys and ended up leaving Marc in the dust. At least he tried!

Rachel


7. Sydney, “Mouth Cancer Gig”

Sydney (Tig Notaro) was the concierge at the Lubbock, Texas hotel where Marc stays while on the road. He shows her an unsightly sore on his mouth, to which she replies, “I’m not allowed to give out medical advice anymore.” (Anymore? What’s the story there?)

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6. Justine, “Dominatrix”

Justine was so nuts, she had an entire episode named after her chosen profession. They say don’t judge a book by its cover but you can barely get through a few pages of Justine without cringing. Run, don’t walk away. When he could have had a nice girl, which leads us to…

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5. Megan, “Dominatrix”

Megan was perfect for Marc. She’s beautiful, articulate (aside from not listening to The Stooges) and was generally interested after Illeana Douglas gave her the hard sell. Even after he went with Justine, she gave Marc another chance. Geez Marc, fall for the nice girl already!

Megan


4. Lauren, “White Truck”

Marc meets Lauren in a parking lot and before they know it sex happens (well, that was easy). Little did Marc know about the husband she was kinda sorta leaving but actually wasn’t. Pro-tip: If you’re not sure someone is getting divorced, make sure you have a shotgun handy or at least a pair of boxing gloves.

Lauren


3. Alexia, “A Real Woman”

Alexia is beautiful, age appropriate and knows good tunes! Too bad she had ulterior motives leaving Marc in an awkward unexpected position. Sadly, not a first for him.

Alexia


2. Toni Maron, “The Mom Situation” and “Marc’s Family”

It’s not going out on a limb to say his mom is a major reason Marc has issues with the fairer sex. She’s cruel, vapid and might make a better Disney villain than a mother.

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1. Jen, Various episodes

Jen was the closest Marc has come to a serious relationship thus far. They even lived together for a while, even though the whole thing was based on a lie. Will we see Jen again? For Marc’s sake, it’s probably best if we don’t.

Jen

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Stomach Bugs and Prom Dates

E.Coli High is in your gut and on IFC's Comedy Crib.

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Brothers-in-law Kevin Barker and Ben Miller have just made the mother of all Comedy Crib series, in the sense that their Comedy Crib series is a big deal and features a hot mom. Animated, funny, and full of horrible bacteria, the series juxtaposes timeless teen dilemmas and gut-busting GI infections to create a bite-sized narrative that’s both sketchy and captivating. The two sat down, possibly in the same house, to answer some questions for us about the series. Let’s dig in….

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IFC: How would you describe E.Coli High to a fancy network executive you just met in an elevator?

BEN: Hi ummm uhh hi ok well its like umm (gets really nervous and blows it)…

KB: It’s like the Super Bowl meets the Oscars.

IFC: How would you describe E.Coli High to a drunk friend of a friend you met in a bar?

BEN: Oh wow, she’s really cute isn’t she? I’d definitely blow that too.

KB: It’s a cartoon that is happening inside your stomach RIGHT NOW, that’s why you feel like you need to throw up.

IFC: What was the genesis of E.Coli High?

KB: I had the idea for years, and when Ben (my brother-in-law, who is a special needs teacher in Philly) began drawing hilarious comics, I recruited him to design characters, animate the series, and do some writing. I’m glad I did, because Ben rules!

BEN: Kevin told me about it in a park and I was like yeah that’s a pretty good idea, but I was just being nice. I thought it was dumb at the time.

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IFC: What makes going to proms and dating moms such timeless and oddly-relatable subject matter?

BEN: Since the dawn of time everyone has had at least one friend with a hot mom. It is physically impossible to not at least make a comment about that hot mom.

KB: Who among us hasn’t dated their friend’s mom and levitated tables at a prom?

IFC: Why do you think the world is ready for this series?

BEN: There’s a lot of content now. I don’t think anyone will even notice, but it’d be cool if they did.

KB: A show about talking food poisoning bacteria is basically the same as just watching the news these days TBH.

Watch E.Coli High below and discover more NYTVF selections from years past on IFC’s Comedy Crib.

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Hacked In

Funny or Die Is Taking Over

FOD TV comes to IFC every Saturday night.

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We’ve been fans of Funny or Die since we first met The Landlord. That enduring love makes it more than logical, then, that IFC is totally cool with FOD hijacking the airwaves every Saturday night. Yes, that’s happening.

The appropriately titled FOD TV looks like something pulled from public access television in the nineties. Like lo-fi broken-antenna reception and warped VHS tapes. Equal parts WTF and UHF.

Get ready for characters including The Shirtless Painter, Long-Haired Businessmen, and Pigeon Man. They’re aptly named, but for a better sense of what’s in store, here’s a taste of ASMR with Kelly Whispers:

Watch FOD TV every Saturday night during IFC’s regularly scheduled movies.

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See More Evil

Stan Against Evil Season 1 is on Hulu.

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Okay, so you missed the entire first season of Stan Against Evil. There’s no shame in that, per se. But here’s the thing: Season 2 is just around the corner and you don’t want to lag behind. After all, Season 1 had some critical character development, not to mention countless plot twists, and a breathless finale cliffhanger that’s been begging for resolution since last fall. It also had this:

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The good news is that you can catch up right now on Hulu. Phew. But if you aren’t streaming yet, here’s a basic primer…

Willards Mill Is Evil

Stan spent his whole career as sheriff oblivious to the fact that his town has a nasty curse. Mostly because his recently-deceased wife was secretly killing demons and keeping Stan alive.

Demons Really Want To Kill Stan

The curse on Willards Mill stipulates that damned souls must hunt and kill each and every town sheriff, or “constable.” Oh, and these demons are shockingly creative.

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They Also Want To Kill Evie

Why? Because Evie’s a sheriff too, and the curse on Willard’s Mill doesn’t have a “one at a time” clause. Bummer, Evie.

Stan and Evie Must Work Together

Beating the curse will take two, baby, but that’s easier said than done because Stan doesn’t always seem to give a damn. Damn!

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Beware of Goats

It goes without saying for anyone who’s seen the show: If you know that ancient evil wants to kill you, be wary of anything that has cloven feet.

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Season 2 Is Lurking

Scary new things are slouching towards Willards Mill. An impending darkness descending on Stan, Evie and their cohort – eviler evil, more demony demons, and whatnot. And if Stan wants to survive, he’ll have to get even Stanlier.

Stan Against Evil Season 1 is now streaming right now on Hulu.

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