Joel Murphy, Lars Periwinkle and their friends are back with their fourth annual Hobo Madness Tournament.

Three years ago, in a tribute to two greats who passed away, they pitted the films of Philip Seymour Hoffman against the films of Harold Ramis.

Two years ago, they’ve decided to pay tribute to NBC’s last great comedy line up. The four best episodes from Parks and Recreation, Community, 30 Rock and The Office squared off to declare one ultimate winner.

Last year, they attempted the impossible by crowning the best Simpsons episode of all time. They broke the episodes up into four categories – Homer’s Wacky Adventures, Road Trips & Vacations, Simpsons Family Episodes and Side Character Episodes – and narrowed the field down to 24 episodes.

This year, in honor of Bill Paxton, who squared off against an Alien, Terminator and Predator, and Kong: Skull Island and Godzilla‘s MonsterVerse, they are pitting 16 monsters against each other to crown one ultimate winner. The monsters have been split into two categories – sci-fi and horror – and the match ups have been randomly drawn out of a hat. They are also randomly drawing the location of these battles, using four possible locales – Desert, Snowy Mountain, Island Jungle and Bustling Metropolis.

Listen each week to Hobo Radio to hear the winners (you can find the link to each round below) and make sure to leave your feedback to let the guys know what you think of their picks.


Sweet 16: Hobo Radio 432 – An unstoppable killing machine

Elite Eight: Hobo Radio 433 – God only knows

Final Four: Hobo Radio 434 – Viva Las Vegas

Finals will be posted April 5


Listen to the entire tournament on the Hobo Radio Podcast. Subscribe on iTunes or through the XML feed. Tournament bracket background image courtesy of Sakimi Chan.