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ChristmasCast 2015 - "Kobayashi Shake"

ChristmasCast is Mega64's annual Christmas podcast special that has run for several years now (2006 - Present). The format of the special typically involves the core Mega64 crew often joined by both close friends, as well as people from the video game industry, consuming either disgusting or excessive amounts of one particular food until they are forced to vomit it back up - all in the name of the Holiday season.

Rocco Botte has stated that the inspiration for the idea came from the MTV show, Jackass, where the cast attempted to drink milk until vomiting. There have been a few Christmas traditions throughout the years - one being Rocco wearing the same Santa Claus jacket every year since 2008. He has also licked the never-washed jacket each year since 2015. Another big tradition was that Kevin Bushong would bring questionable/repulsive foods, progressively getting worse each year. That tradition almost came to an end in 2016, when Kevin brought surströmming into the studio. The stench of the surströmming, as well as some other factors involving insects and urine, are possible factors to the future changes in the format of the special. In 2017, the podcast became more of a tournament/"Battle Royal" eating competition - with Dr. Ryan winning the very first "XMAS Eating Extravaganza" and Garrett Hunter coming in second place. As per tradition, the podcast ended with Kevin bringing a carton of year-old milk to the set.

ChristmasCast HistoryEdit

(List includes Mega64 cast, crew, and various recurring guests. Other guests omitted.)

2006 Edit

Rocco Botte - Gallon of milk

Jessica Boyd - Gallon of Eggnog.

2007 Edit

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ChristmasCast 2007

Rocco Botte - Jar of Mayo

Krista Chatfield - Bottle of Ranch Dressing

2008 Edit

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The drunkest Shawn

Rocco Botte - Tub of Butter

Shawn Chatfield - Zinfandel Wine

Derrick Acosta - Vanilla Frosting

Garrett Hunter - Cool Whip

Eric Baudour - Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Fluff

Bryan Abou Chacra - Block of Cheddar Cheese

Krista Chatfield - Cream Cheese

2009 Edit

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Kevin squeezing down some mustard - A sadist is born

Rocco Botte - A Birthday Cake

Shawn Chatfield - Jar of Strawberry Jam

Derrick Acosta - 3 Large Costco Pizzas

Garrett Hunter - Big Jar of Deli Pickles

Eric Baudour - Tub of Ice Cream

Frank Howley - 50 Pizza Rolls

Kevin Bushong - Bottle of Mustard

2010 Edit

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Kevin eating a spoonful of sauerkraut

Rocco Botte - A Platter of Shrimp

Shawn Chatfield - Milk and Lactaid

Derrick Acosta - 10 Cheesy Potato Burritos

Garrett Hunter - Tuna Salad

Eric Baudour - Sushi

Frank Howley - Mac & Cheese

Kevin Bushong - Sauerkraut

Dominic Botte - 10 Hot Dogs

2011 Edit

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Kevin revealing a jar of pigs feet

Rocco Botte - Carton of Cottage Cheese

Shawn Chatfield - Salad Ingredients (Lettuce, Tomato, Salad Dressing, etc)

Derrick Acosta - A Tray of Cookies

Garrett Hunter - 3 Jars of Green Olives

Bryan Abou Chacra - His Height in Subway Sandwiches (6 Foot-long subs)

Eric Baudour - Malt Vinegar

Frank Howley - Chili Cheese Dog with Go-Gurt

Kevin Bushong - Pigs Feet

2012 Edit

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Kevin drinking clam juice

Rocco Botte - A Whole Ham

Shawn Chatfield - Gerber's Baby Food

Derrick Acosta - 120 Bagel Bites (Pizza Bagels)

Garrett Hunter - Jars of Marinara Sauce

Bryan Abou Chacra - Jars of Honey and a Whole bottle of Coppola Diamond Merlot

Kevin Bushong - Bottle of Clam Juice

Rob - Twinkie Hot Dog with EZ Cheez and Milk (From UHF)

2013 Edit

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Kevin holding up his jar of gefilte fish

Rocco Botte - 50 Hardboiled Eggs

Shawn - Sun Chips Touched by Money

Derrick - 2 Boxes of Donuts

Garrett - Vienna Sausages

Bryan - Cold Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup

Kevin - Gefilte Fish

2014 Edit

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Kevin presenting his century eggs - "Alien/HR Giger shit"

Rocco Botte - 10 Pounds of Mashed Potatoes

Shawn Chatfield - 30 Bowls of Oatmeal

Derrick Acosta - 2 Full Racks of Ribs

Garrett Hunter - Marmite

Frank Howley - Jar of Kimchi

Bryan Abou Chacra - Full KFC Family Meal

Kevin Bushong - Century Eggs

Mariel Cartwright - KFC Bucket

Rob - Fruitcake with EZ Cheez

2015 Edit

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Kevin and his fermented silkworms - The Original Bug Stunt

Rocco Botte - 7 Pounds of Heinz Ketchup

Shawn Chatfield - 1 Soft Taco from Taco Bell with His Beard Trimmings

Derrick Acosta- "Christmas Pocket" - 2 Jumbo Rice Krispy Treats with Panda Express Orange Chicken

Garrett Hunter - 4 packs of Hebrew National Hot Dogs

Bryan Abou Chacra - A Raw Potato, Banana with its peel, Grapefruit and a Lemon (with their rinds)

Kevin Bushong - Fermented Silkworms

Mariel Cartwright - Giant Crickets, Bug Kebab (Silkworms and Grasshoppers), Grasshoppers, and a Scorpion

2016 Edit

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Kevin with his surströmming - A Food that Changed Christmas Cast Forever

Rocco Botte - Baked Beans & Urine via LifeStraw

Shawn Chatfield - Reese's Puff with various Toppings and Beverages

Derrick Acosta - Grapevines

Garrett Hunter - Dry/Salted Fish, Spam, SkyFlakes, and Balut

Bryan Abou Chacra - Raw Beef, Onion, and Pita Bread

Frank Howley - A Zebra Tarantula

Kevin Bushong - Surströmming

Mariel Cartwright - Various Vintage Jello Recipes

Rob - Crave Case of White Castle Burgers and Big Red

2017 - "<u>Eating Extravaganza"</u> Edit

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ChristmasCast 2017 - Garrett and Doc Ryan in the final round of the Extravaganza

Round 1 - Oreos

  1. Shawn (6) - vs - Katie (3)
  2. Doc Ryan (5) - vs - Mariel (1.5)
  3. Bruce (3) - vs - Tyler (2)
  4. Casey (4) - vs - Rocco (7)
  5. Derrick (21) - vs - Matt (17)
  6. Frank (8) - vs - Joseph (7)
  7. Sarah (2) - vs - Meg (3)
  8. Mauricio (7) - vs - Garrett (10)

Round 2 - Corndogs

  1. Shawn (1) - vs - Doc Ryan (4)
  2. Rocco (4) - vs - Bruce (1.3)
  3. Derrick (3) - vs - Frank (4)
  4. Garrett (5) - vs - Meg (1)

Round 3 - Tomatoes

  1. Rocco (6) - vs - Doc Ryan (9)
  2. Garrett (11) - vs - Frank (10)

Round 4 - Milk

  1. Garrett (L) - vs - Doc Ryan (W)

Doctor Ryan won the first XMAS Eating Extravaganza. As Shawn states at the end, "Evil has won... there is no god". There is much fan speculation and outcry that Doctor Ryan had cheated due to his vomiting/purging in-between rounds, thus having an emptier stomach. Whereas Garrett did not purge in-between rounds and kept everything in his stomach.

2018 - "Eating Competition Round 2" Edit

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ChristmasCast 2018 - As tradition, Rocco dons the now 10 year old Santa jacket.

Much like ChristmasCast 2017, this year's special was another eating competition, however, some adjustments were made. To qualify in the tournament, Mega64 members and guests were to eat a single pack of PopTarts. The first four to finish their pack of PopTarts moved on into the knock-out rounds.

Qualifying Rounds - PopTarts

- Group 1 -

  1. Rocco (W)
  2. Shawn (W)
  3. Frank (W)
  4. Matt (W)
  5. Jenny
  6. Nathan
  7. Kevin
  8. Eric

- Group 2 -

  1. Derrick (W)
  2. Garrett (W)
  3. Meg
  4. Doc Ryan (W)
  5. Mariel (W)
  6. Bruce
  7. Johnny
  8. Tyler

Knock-out Rounds

In this round, winners of the PopTart qualifier were paired together with whom they would compete against later. With their partner, they were required to partake in a "White Elephant" gift exchange. The pairs were to choose one out of five Christmas gifts that were presented to them. What was inside of the gifts was unknown and would also be the food the pair would eat in their knock-out round.

Round 1 - Pickled Mangoes

  • Rocco (W) - vs - Frank

Round 2 - Smoked Deboned Milkfish / "Bangus"

  • Shawn - vs - Matt (W)

Round 3 - Vlasic Deli Pickles

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Doc Ryan unhonorably Fornite dances as Garrett tries to shake his hand.

(A very controversial bout - The first round of pickle eating was a tie in numbers, with Garrett and Doc Ryan both completing three and a half pickles. Garrett had surely won this round due to him having swallowed his half while Doc Ryan was still chewing. However, due to some uncertainty and Doc Ryan's tantrum, a One-Pickle Sudden Death match was ruled. With the Sudden Death ending in a tie as well, Kevin ultimately ruled that Doc Ryan was the winner.)

  • Doc Ryan (W) - vs - Garrett

Round 4 - Hershey's Chocolate Syrup

  • Mariel - vs - Derrick (W)

Semi-Finals - Sour Cream

  • Rocco (W) - vs - Matt
  • Derrick - vs - Doc Ryan (W)

Finals - Eggnog

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Congratulations to Rocco Botte, the Food Influencer.

The final food for the competition was a quart of eggnog - a rich, sweet, dairy-based beverage generally associated with Christmas. With tensions rising and stocks going down in the Twitch chat, Rocco needed to bring the trophy home. After much pain and vomit (as well as Frank's chair thrust attack on Doc Ryan) , Rocco and Doc Ryan both managed to finish their quart in time. In the end, Rocco was decided the winner of ChristmasCast 2018. The deciding factor was that Doc Ryan had puked up a good portion of his eggnog.

Christmas Cast Video GalleryEdit