The Gist

Philly vs. Boston

Both cities have a reputation for being obnoxious. But which is worse?

Fans watch the New England Patriots Super Bowl victory parade on Feb. 7, 2017, in Boston.

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On The Gist, Super Bowl LII is an occasion to ask the age-old question: Who’s more obnoxious, people from Philadelphia or Boston?

Plus, Another Period takes the Gilded Age as its setting to satirize the worst of reality TV: extravagant wealth, petty arguments, and a shaky camera. Riki Lindhome co-created and stars in the Comedy Central show.

In the Spiel, a reprise of the vaunted documentary, Busted: 43 Minutes of Crisis and Conflict, a production of the American Dream is Deadworks.

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