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John Lennon
Number of Appearances 36
Played by Mike Hanford
First Episode Beatle Heaven
Latest Episode E.T. Bikini

John Lennon is a character played by Mike Hanford who has appeared on the podcast as well as the TV show. He died in 1980 but decided to come back to life in 1984. He doesn't mind if people know he's alive, but they're not allowed to tell anyone about it. He's not exactly hiding from Yoko, but he has a beret of hers that he likes and he doesn't want to give it back. His catchphrase is "drums."

Ringo is his favorite Beatle and best friend. They like to drive around the country together in his Winnebago.

He is the host of the podcast Questions for Lennon.


List of Appearances
Episode Release Date Other Characters Guests
870: E.T. Bikini 6.23.24 Jack the Ripper, Dr. Green Vic Michaelis, Zeke Nicholson
2024 Tour, New York 6.14.24 Hoover Personae, Adrian Brothers, O. J. Simpson, Dickie Donnelly Paul F. Tompkins, Ego Nwodim, Carl Tart, Lisa Gilroy
855: Crow Court 3.17.24 Magnus Nootropic Jermaine Fowler, Ben Rodgers
808: Live at the Bell House #1 4.25.23 Big Chunky Bubbles, Silver Screen Sammy Jason Mantzoukas, Adam Scott, Paul F. Tompkins, Griffin Newman
782: Unique Stuff 10.30.22 COOTER, Leo Karpatze Kurt Braunohler, Jacob Wysocki, Nick Wiger
2022 Tour, New York 8.20.22 Leanne Mutch, Major Bob Driver, Bridget Jones, Martin Sheffield Lickly Heidi Gardner, Paul F. Tompkins, Lily Sullivan, Drew Tarver
709: Sprague's Survivor 6.6.21 Gino Lombardo, Sprague The Whisperer, Andy Manders, Zoobi Condarino, Morpheus, The Dream Lord Jon Gabrus, Shaun Diston, Will Hines
667: Andy Samberg Is Not Family 8.2.20 Barry Sams Andy Samberg, Tim Kalpakis, Jefferson Dutton, Will Hines
658: AcroBATics 5.31.20 Dagmar the Small Myq Kaplan, Jessica McKenna
603: Fastidious Makeover with The Sloppy Boys 5.26.19 Mr. Fastidious, Ralph and Olivia Slodge Tim Kalpakis, Jefferson Dutton, Neil Campbell
599.5: 10th Anniversary Part 2 4.28.19 Joey Tortellini, Fabrice Fabrice, Martin Sheffield Lickly, Ernie Bread, Mr. Bread, Mama Bread, Fourvel, Batman, Eugenia Wobbles, Mall McCartney, Rudi North, Judy North, Randy Useless, Captain Moustache, Marissa Wompler, Miss Listler, Jesse Ventura, Huell Howser Thomas Middleditch, Adam Scott, Chelsea Peretti, Nick Kroll, Drew Tarver, Weird Al Yankovic, Paul Rust, Neil Campbell, Bobby Moynihan, Mary Holland, Horatio Sanz, Ben Schwartz, Jon Daly, Shaun Diston, Will Hines, Brendon Small, Jessica St. Clair, Lennon Parham, James Adomian
579: 2018 Holiday Spectacular 12.16.18 Gino Lambardo, Santa Claus, Big Sue, Rudi North, Peter Griffin, Beth, Morpheus, The Dream Lord, Deanas & Daenas Croc, Big Dog, Leo Karpatze, Killiam Jason Mantzoukas, Jon Gabrus, Paul F. Tompkins, Lauren Lapkus, Shaun Diston, Zeke Nicholson, Jessica McKenna, Will Hines, Ryan Gaul, Tim Baltz, Thomas Middleditch, Nick Wiger
575: That Dazzles Me Already 11.25.18 Keantwo Reeves Don't Stop or We'll Die (Paul Rust and Michael Cassady), Zac Oyama
551: New to the Wax with The Sloppy Boys 6.17.18 Gino Lambardo, Devin O'Shea Tim Kalpakis, Jefferson Dutton, Jon Gabrus, Shaun Diston
525: 2017 Holiday Spectacular 12.18.17 Gino Lambardo, Ho Ho the Elf, Mayor Junius Bobbledoonary, Chris Matthews, MC Sugar Butt, Gary Urbansky, Ming, Keith Jones, Ernie Bread Mister Heavenly, Jason Mantzoukas, Jon Gabrus, Lauren Lapkus, Paul F. Tompkins, James Adomian, Carl Tart, Tawny Newsome, Jeremy Rowley, Drew Tarver, Neil Campbell
506: Hot Tub Diarrhea 8.28.17 Pam Carton Chris Gethard, Madeline Walter
485: The 8th Anniversary Show! 5.1.17 Gino Lambardo, Cake Boss, Garry Marshall, Alan Thicke, Regina Crimp, P'Nut, Bone Queef, The Chief, Chucky Spliff, Dagmar the Small, Burt & Rauro Riley, Norm Hamer, Ming, Keith Jones, R. Schrift Jon Gabrus, Paul F. Tompkins, Lauren Lapkus, Zeke Nicholson, Carl Tart, Mary Holland, Jessica McKenna, Tawny Newsome, Tim Baltz, Ryan Gaul, Jeremy Rowley, Drew Tarver, Nick Kroll
477: Two Fingers Wide 3.23.17 Gwendolyn Speck, Jonathan Woodley American Football, Mary Holland, Tim Baltz
463: 2016 Holiday Spectacular 12.12.16 Gino Lambardo, Al A. Peterson, Gary Urbansky, Ron Urbansky, The Time Keeper, Frosty the Snowman, Norm Hamer, Ming, Keith Jones, Jesse Ventura, Dr. Green, Victor Diamond, Tiny, Willard "Willy" Mapleton Jason Mantzoukas, Jon Gabrus, Paul F. Tompkins, Tawny Newsome, Tim Baltz, Neil Campbell, Rhea Butcher, Will Hines, Ryan Gaul, Jeremy Rowley, Drew Tarver, James Adomian, Zeke Nicholson, Brendon Small
2016 Tour, London 9.28.16 Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, Gino Lambardo Paul F. Tompkins, Jon Gabrus
2016 Tour, Manchester 9.25.16 Gino Lambardo, Cake Boss Jon Gabrus, Paul F. Tompkins
444: Mind Your Please and Questions 9.12.16 Mr. Manners Tig Notaro, Drew Tarver
2016 Tour, Perth 8.29.16 Santa, Ho Ho the Elf Paul F. Tompkins, Lauren Lapkus
2016 Tour, Melbourne 8.26.16 JW Stillwater, Whitney Peeps Paul F. Tompkins, Lauren Lapkus
2016 Tour, Vancouver 5.26.16 Ho Ho the Elf, Santa, Randy Snutz Lauren Lapkus, Dan Mangan, Paul F. Tompkins, Tim Baltz
2016 Tour, Denver 5.22.16 Charles Dumpster, Frank Dorito Paul F. Tompkins, Lauren Lapkus
2016 Tour, Chicago Pt. 1 5.20.16 Werner Herzog, Big Sue Paul F. Tompkins, Lauren Lapkus
2016 Tour, Dallas 5.17.16 Mike the Janitor, Craigory James Paul F. Tompkins, Lauren Lapkus
2016 Tour, New York Pt. 3 5.14.16 Todd, Richard Harrow's Ghost Lauren Lapkus, Paul F. Tompkins
419: The 7th Anniversary Show! 5.2.16 Shelly Driftwood, The Time Keeper, Olivier & Wiliger Wronge Jason Mantzoukas, Paul F. Tompkins, Horatio Sanz, Neil Campbell, Tim Baltz, Drew Tarver
411: The Phony Marony Show with The Thermals 3.31.16 Tony B. The Thermals, Tim Kalpakis
391: 2015 Holiday Spectacular 12.14.15 Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ho Ho the Elf, Gino Lambardo, The Time Keeper, David Bunting Paul F. Tompkins, Lauren Lapkus, Jon Gabrus, Neil Campbell, Will Hines
388: Breath Before Death


Michael Jackson's Ghost Neko Case, Mookie Blaiklock
372: Motown Tea 8.31.15 Skip Garcia Diane Coffee, Horatio Sanz
349: The 6th Anniversary Show! 5.4.15 Cake Boss, Santa, Alan Thicke, Ho Ho the Elf, Klaus Schneider, The Time Keeper, Rickster, Brad Hammerstone, Chad Warren Lauren Lapkus, Thomas Middleditch, Neil Campbell, Erin Whitehead, Paul Scheer, Paul F. Tompkins, Joe Wengert
328: Beatle Heaven 1.8.15 Anders Holm, American Football