The McElroy Brothers

The McElroy Brothers

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The McElroy Brothers are Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy, three brothers who have created several popular podcasts, including My Brother, My Brother, and Me and The Adventure Zone, as well as the popular YouTube series Monster Factory for Polygon. Both Justin and Griffin have managerial roles at Polygon.


Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy grew up in Huntington, West Virginia.[1] They are the children of actor Clint McElroy and Louise McElroy.

My Brother, My Brother, and Me

My Brother, My Brother, and Me, sometimes abbreviated to MBMBaM, is a weekly comedy advice podcast hosted by brothers Justin, Griffin, and Travis McElroy. The show finds the McElroy's alternating between answering questions they receive directly from listeners and answering questions submitted to Yahoo! Answers.

The McElroy brothers released the first episode of My Brother, My Brother, and Me on April 11th, 2010. For the rest of the year, the show consistently landed in the top 10 or 20 podcasts on iTunes.[2] They began appearing on iTunes on October 11th, 2010.

On January 17th, 2011,[3] they announced they had joined the Maximum Fun network of podcasts. In 2012, they appeared on two AV Club writers' Best Podcasts of 2012 roundup.[4] They have amassed over 300 episodes as of September 22nd, 2016. They also regularly perform live. They have received positive press from The Daily Dot,[5] AV Club, Pajiba,[6] and more.

SeeSo TV Show

On September 15th, 2016, West Virginia's Herald-Dispatch[7] reported on a parade the McElroy brothers held in their hometown, Huntington, West Virginia, as part of an episode for their upcoming TV series on SeeSo. On January 26th, 2017, the brothers uploaded a teaser for the show to YouTube (shown below).

Unlike their podcast, the brothers spend each episode devoted to helping one person asking for advice rather than several. On February 16th, they streamed their first episode of the series, which features the parade reported on by the Herald-Dispatch, a week in advance of the show's February 23rd premiere on SeeSo.

The Adventure Zone

The Adventure Zone (sometimes shortened as TAZ) is a fantasy, comedy podcast featuring the McElroy brothers Travis, Justin, Griffin and their father Clint playing Dungeons and Dragons. It began as a special episode of My Brother, My Brother, and Me that aired on April 8th, 2014. The popularity of the episode led to its expansion into a standalone podcast series covering an original adventure authored by Griffin. The podcast has inspired a wide array of fan art and fan animations of certain segments.

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Monster Factory

On May 4th, 2015, Griffin and Justin McElroy, two senior staff members at video game website Polygon, released the first episode of Monster Factory, a YouTube show in which the two abuse games' character creation features to make grotesque playable characters. In the first episode, they worked to create a character that looked like the Pokémon Squirtle in Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin.

The series has since aired periodically on Polygon's YouTube channel.[8]

The Final Pam

One of the most popular characters to come out of the Monster Factory series was "Final Pam," a character Griffin and Justin created in Fallout 4. Pam was introduced on November 12th, 2015. The McElroys joked that hideous abomination of a woman that they created would be the harbinger of the end times and so they named her “The Final Pam.” The episode has over 816,000 views.

After the success of the first video, two more Monster Factory episodes were created detailing the nightmarish adventures of Pam and her 'family.' In the episodes, the McElroy brothers had The Final Pam reap devastation and horror, such as marrying a radroach to summoning ghost children to killing and immediately resurrecting gibbed foes.[2]

The Final Pam has inspired fan art on Tumblr and other sites. On April 2nd, Final Pam appeared in Monster Factory's Wrestlemania special, defeating her opponent.


Online Presence

The McElroy Brothers have a large fanbase on various social media platforms. On Facebook, the My Brother, My Brother, and Me Appreciation Group[9] page has over 30,000 likes. Griffin McElroy also had a popular Vine account before the platform was shut down.

The group is also popular on Tumblr, [10] where fans create fan art and celebrate much of their content.

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Walrus the Tree
Walrus the Tree

God, I love these guys. I recommend anybody and everybody to watch all of their series on Polygon's YouTube channel. I just finished watching Peacecraft, a solo Griffin McElroy adventure where he plays WoW without killing, with the main goal being to tour some of the most dangerous parts of the world, and also to end all the fighting, effectively ending the World of Warcraft itself. I found these guys through episode 1 of their newest series, Touch the Skyrim (in fact, it was through KYM showing it on the frontpage, not YouTube's recommendations). Also check out Car Boys. They play around with Beam NG.Drive (a sandbox for vehicles and stuff) and it's surprisingly horrifying at times.

The  Transistor
The Transistor

Literally the only reason to watch Polygon, seriously. Touch the Skyrim and Monster Factory are fucking golden in terms of content, and it's seriously amazing to see them tear apart the various games they play in the most hilarious fashion possible. 10/10 would recommend.


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