Mike & Tom Eat Snacks | MATEScast

Michael Ian Black and Tom Cavanagh eat snacks and talk about it!

When two great friends... good friends... great-good friends... get together to pick a snack, eat a snack, and rate a snack, you end up with the P.E.R. SYSTEM. For us, the loyal viewers (and I know we're not viewers), it has been over two years since episode 100 was released but, let's be honest Mateys, we wait everyday in anticipation for more MATES! So, until Mike ventures out from the Wilds of Connecticut and Tom stops Flashing on The Flash, why not sit back with some Wacko Snacko treats, raw dog some tea, and enjoy how it all got started! #RespectForWomen

Episodes

Episode 100

Oreos | June 20, 2016

It’s the big 100th episode! Mike and Tom are back with a new snack!


Ratings
Mike: 8.5 | Tom: 10.0

Episode 99

Leibniz Butter Biscuits | January 11, 2016

Another week and another snack with your favorite snackers, Mike and Tom!


Ratings
Mike: 8.0 | Tom: 8.0

Episode 98

Tom's Potato Chips and Bacon Cheddar Fries | January 4, 2016

It’s a new episode with a new snack!


Ratings
Mike: DQ | Tom: DQ
*Snack considered a DQ (disqualification); it was potentially 6 months expired

Episode 97

Bagel Chips | August 17, 2015

What will Mike and Tom eat this week?!


Ratings | Plain
Mike: 6.5 | Tom: 2.0
Sea Salt
Mike: 6.5 | Tom: 8.0
Cinnamon Raisin
Mike: 2.0 | Tom: 4.0

Episode 96

Grapes | August 10, 2015

The one and only Mike and Tom are back with a new snack!


Ratings | Frozen
Mike: 7.5 | Tom: 8.0
Fresh
Mike: 10.0 | Tom: 10.0

Episode 95

Rice Cakes | June 1, 2015

A new episode with a new snack from Mike and Tom!


Ratings
Mike: 3.0 | Tom: 4.0

Episode 94

Crunch 'n Munch | May 25, 2015

The one and only Mike and Tom get together for a special snack!


Ratings
Mike: 6.0 | Tom: 7.0

Episode 93

Snapea Crisps | March 16, 2015

Mike and Tom have gotten together again to bring you, the viewer, a snack!


Ratings
Mike: 7.5 | Tom: 7.5

Episode 92

Twizzlers | February 2, 2015

Mike and Tom are back this week with a new snack!


Ratings
Mike: 9.0 | Tom: 9.0

Episode 91

Chips Ahoy | December 15, 2014

A new snack for a new episode!


Ratings
Mike: 5.5 | Tom: 6.0

Episode 90

Welch's Fruit Snacks | December 8, 2014

Mike and Tom share their thoughts on a new snack with, you, the viewers!


Ratings
Mike: 8.0 | Tom: 8.0

Episode 89

Premium Saltine Crackers | November 10, 2014

What snack will Mike and Tom love (or hate) this week?!


Ratings
Mike: 6.0 | Tom: 7.0

Episode 88

Barnum's Animals Crackers | November 3, 2014

Mike and Tom are back with a new snack! And at a new time...


Ratings
Mike: 3.5 | Tom: 7.0

Episode 87

Nilla Wafers | October 13, 2014

Mike and Tom decide to give a certain company another chance with a new snack...


Ratings
Mike: 6.0 | Tom: 5.0

Episode 86

Kind and Strong Bars | October 6, 2014

Mike and Tom get sent a special snack. Will they like it?!


Ratings
Mike: 7.5 | Tom: 6.5

Episode 85

M&M's | September 29, 2014

Tom sings the theme song for MATES and then Mike and Tom eat a brand new snack!


Ratings | Plain
Mike: 6.5 | Tom: 4.0
Peanut
Mike: 9.0 | Tom: 8.0

Episode 84

Ginger Snaps | September 22, 2014

Will Mike and Tom like this week's snack? Guess you will have to find out!


Ratings
Mike: 4.0 | Tom: 5.5

Episode 83

Digestives | September 15, 2014

Get ready for another snack, viewers! Mike and Tom have a new treat this week. Will it top last week's? Will it get a good rating? You'll find out!


Ratings | Original
Mike: 7.5 | Tom: 7.0
Milk Chocolate
Mike: 7.0 | Tom: 3.0

Episode 82

Hard Boiled Eggs | September 8, 2014

Mike and Tom are finally back! And they eat a special treat just for your viewing pleasure!


Ratings
Mike: 6.5 | Tom: 7.5

Episode 81

Tim's Cascade Style Potato Chips | August 19, 2013

Ratings
Mike: 7.0 | Tom: 7.0

Episode 80

Astronaut Ice Cream | May 20, 2013

Ratings
Mike: 0.5 | Tom: 3.0

Episode 79

Popcorn Indiana | April 1, 2013

Ratings | Cheddar Cheese
Mike: 3.51 | Tom: 5.0 2
Kettlecorn
Mike: Hate 8.0 | Tom: 8.0
1Rating was an ascending 3.0, which translates to 3.5
2Rating based on a better quality of cheese popcorn

Episode 78

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups | March 25, 2013

Ratings | Reece’s Pieces
Tom: 5.01
Dark Chocolate
Mike: 6.0 | Tom: 6.5
Big Cup
Mike: 3.0 | Tom: 3.0
Peanut Butter Cups
Mike: 7.0 | Tom: 7.0
1Tom rated snack without eating it; Mike did not rate

Episode 77

La-Dee-Dahs | March 11, 2013

Ratings
Mike: 4.0 | Tom: 4.5

Episode 76

Peaches | February 4, 2013

Ratings
Mike: 3.0 | Tom: 6.5

Episode 75

Raisins | January 28, 2013

Ratings
Mike: 8.0 | Tom: 8.0

Episode 74

Marzipan | December 31, 2012

Ratings
Mike: 2.0 | Tom: 4.0

Episode 73

Gingerbread | December 17, 2012

Ratings
Mike: 4.5 | Tom: 7.0

Episode 72

Pearson's Nut Snacks | December 10, 2012

Ratings | Salted Nut Raw
Mike: 4.5
Nut Goodie
Mike: 5.5
Overall
Tom: 6.0

Episode 71

York Peppermint Pretzel Sandwich | December 3, 2012

Ratings
Mike: 7.5 | Tom: 6.5

Episode 70

Halvah | October 1, 2012

Ratings
Mike: 0.0 | Tom: 0.0
*Mike and Tom both independently determined this snack deserved a rating of 0.0

Episode 69

Ritz Crackers | September 25, 2012

Ratings
Mike: 8.0 | Tom: 8.5

Episode 68

Hitt Med Lakkris | August 27, 2012

Ratings
Mike: 4.0 | Tom: 6.0

Episode 67

Brooklyn Salsa Company | August 20, 2012

Ratings
Mike: 6.5 | Tom: 7.5

Episode 66

Ho Hos | August 13, 2012

Ratings
Mike: 3.0 | Tom: 3.0

Episode 65

Chicken in a Biskit | August 6, 2012

Ratings
Mike: 8.0 | Tom: 8.5

Episode 64

Watermelon | July 30, 2012

Ratings
Mike: Unknown | Tom: Unknown | Rob1: Unknown
1Guest on podcast, Rob Burnett
*Podcast cut out before ratings were given. Before it ended though, Mike and Rob both said they love watermelon and Tom said he likes it even though he’s allergic

Episode 63

Yogurt Raisins | July 2, 2012

Ratings
Mike: 3.0 | Tom: 3.0

Episode 62

Smarties | June 25, 2012

Ratings | American
Mike: 1.0 | Tom: 3.0
Canadian
Mike: 3.0 | Tom: 8.0

Episode 61

Blair's Death Rain Chips | June 18, 2012

Ratings
Mike: 5.0 | Tom: 4.0

Episode 60

Shrimp Chips | June 11, 2012

Find out what this week's snack tastes (and smells) like!


Ratings
Mike: 6.0 | Tom: 7.0

Episode 59

Better Cheddar Crackers and Cream Cheese | May 21, 2012

A viewer sends a special snack; listen to find out what it is!


Ratings
Mike: 7.25 | Tom: 8.0
*Snack sent in by viewer

Episode 58

Kraft String Cheese | May 14, 2012

A special snack sent to MATES, listen to find out what it is!


Ratings | Tomato Basil
Mike: Puke Sound1 | Tom: 1.0
Jalapeno
Mike: 6.5 | Tom: 4.0
1Mike went through several non-numerical ratings, such as ‘Suck my dick’, ‘Suck my fat dick’, ‘I hate you’, ‘You are the Space Shuttle Challenger of string cheese’, before Tom helped him settle on a puke sound

Episode 57

Dakin Farm Farmhouse Mix | April 30, 2012

Ratings
Mike: 6.5 | Tom: 7.5

Episode 56

Tasti D-Lite | April 23, 2012

Ratings
Mike: 4.0 | Tom: 5.0

Episode 55

Panda Soft Licorice | April 16, 2012

Ratings
Mike: 2.0 | Tom: 4.0

Episode 54

Almond Joy | April 9, 2012

Ratings
Mike: 7.5 | Tom: 7.5

Episode 53

Zapp's Potato Chips | April 2, 2012

Ratings
Mike: 6.0 | Tom: 6.0

Episode 52

RC Cola and Moon Pie | March 12, 2012

Ratings | RC Cola
Mike: 8.0 | Tom: 9.0
Moon Pie
Mike: 4.5 | Tom: 2.0
RC Cola and Moon Pie Janelli
Mike: 6.0 | Tom: 6.0
Matty Ice1
Mike: 10.0 | Tom: 10.0
1Viewer, Matt White or "Matty Ice", sent in glass bottles of RC Cola and Moon Pies; Mike and Tom both gave Matty Ice a rating of 10.0

Episode 51

Racist Peruvian Snacks | March 5, 2012

Ratings | Doña Pepa
Mike: 6.5 | Tom: 7.0
Choko Soda
Mike: 1.5 | Tom: 3.0

Episode 50

Devil Dogs | February 27, 2012

Ratings
Mike: 5.0 | Tom: 5.0

Episode 49

Japanese Kit Kats | February 13, 2012

Ratings | Flavor
Mike: 8.0 | Tom: 5.0
Idea
Mike: 9.0 | Tom: 9.0
American
Mike: 7.0 | Tom: 7.5

Episode 48

Onion Dip | February 4, 2012

Ratings
Mike: 8.0 | Tom: 8.0

Episode 47

Pirates Booty | January 23, 2012

Ratings | Original
Mike: 7.5 | Tom: 7.5
Veggie
Mike: 1.5 | Tom: 1.0

Episode 46

Clementines | January 16, 2012

Ratings
Mike: 10.0 | Tom: 10.0

Episode 45

Chex Mix | January 9, 2012

Ratings
Mike: 6.5 | Tom: 5.0

Episode 44

Magnolia Cupcakes | January 2, 2012

Ratings
Mike: 3.5 | Tom: 5.0

Episode 43

Candy Cane and Chocolate Bobka | December 19, 2011

Just in time for the holidays, it's the candy cane and chocolate bobka!


Ratings | Candy Cane
Mike: 5.0 | Tom: 7.0
Chocolate Bobka
Mike: 7.0 | Tom: 6.0

Episode 42

Hershey Kiss | December 15, 2011

This week's snack...the Hershey Kiss!


Ratings
Mike: 8.0 | Tom: 8.0

Episode 41

Kroger’s Very Cherry Jelly Belly Pudding Snacks | November 8, 2011

Ratings
Mike: Evil | Tom: Evil
*The lowest ratings given on MATES; 7 rungs below the ‘Fuck You’ rating given by Mike on Episode 16: Yogurt

Episode 40

Pralines | October 31, 2011

Evans Famous Creole Pralines.


Ratings
Mike: 6.0 | Tom: 7.0
*Snack sent in by viewer

Episode 39

Banana Crème Pie | October 24, 2011

Ratings
Mike: 7.5 | Tom: 8.0
*Snack sent in by viewer

Episode 38

Guacamole | October 17, 2011

A viewer comes to MATES HQ to prepare "el rey de los esnacks" - Guacamole


Ratings
Mike: 9.51 | Tom2: 8.5
1Mike added 0.5 to his score due to Tom almost dying; he only removed points due to the chips not being homemade
2Tom is severely allergic to avocados
*Viewer, Juan Cristóbal, prepared the authentic Mexican dish, with fresh ingredients, during the episode at MATES Worldwide Headquarters

Episode 37

Munchkins | October 10, 2011

Munchkins are subjected to the rigorous P.E.R. system.


Ratings
Mike: 6.5 | Tom: 6.5

Episode 36

Edamame | October 4, 2011

Edamame enters the ring at MATES Worldwide HQ


Ratings
Mike: 8.75 | Tom: 9.0

Episode 35

Clif Bars | September 20, 2011

Mike and Tom discuss Clif Bars, rock climbing, and the importance of putting safety first


Ratings | Overall
Mike: 4.5 | Tom: 6.0

Episode 34

Cookies and Milk | September 12, 2011

Homemade chocolate chip cookies and a glass of whole milk


Ratings
Mike: Immortal1 | Tom: Immortal1
1The highest ratings given on MATES; based on ‘Funny Or Die’ videos that are beyond ratings
*The cookies were homemade by Tom and his kids using "love" and the Toll House Recipe

Episode 33

Popchips | September 5, 2011

Popchips put their product to the MATES test.


Ratings
Mike: 3.0 | Tom: 5.0

Episode 32

Cold Pizza | August 29, 2011

Joe’s Pizza, West Village, NYC (Plain) and Dominoes (Pepperoni)


Ratings | Pizza as a Snack
Mike: 4.0 | Tom: 1.0
Joe's Pizza
Mike: 7.0 | Tom: 5.5
Domino's Pizza
Mike: 0.5 | Tom: 0.5

Episode 31

Tato Skins | August 22, 2011

Tato Skins (Baked Potato and Cheddar & Bacon flavors)


Ratings | Original
Mike: 4.0 | Tom: 5.0
Cheddar & Bacon
Mike: 2.0 | Tom: 2.0

Episode 30

Starburst | August 15, 2011

Starburst original flavor


Ratings
Mike: 1.5 | Tom: 8.0

Episode 29

Take 5 | August 7, 2011

Take 5 Candy Bars


Ratings
Mike: 7.0 | Tom: 8.0

Episode 28

Häagen-Dazs | July 31, 2011

Häagen-Dazs Vanilla Ice Cream - Single Serve Size


Ratings
Mike: 10.0 | Tom: 10.0

Episode 27

Lorna Doone | July 25, 2011

Lorna Doone Shortbread Cookies


Ratings | Plain
Mike: 5.5 | Tom: 5.0
Dipped (Tea or Coffee)
Mike: 7.5 | Tom: 8.0

Episode 26

Toblerone | July 18, 2011

Milk Chocolate Toblerone


Ratings
Mike: 4.0 | Tom: 4.0

Episode 25

Mix and Match Snacks! | July 11, 2011

Fritos with Marshmallows, plus Bugles with Peanut M&M's


Ratings | Fritos and Marshmallows
Mike: 3.01 | Tom: 4.0
Bugles and Peanut M&M's
Mike: 2.0 | Tom: 5.0
Fritos and Peanut M&M's
Mike: 3.0 | Ian: 6.0
Bugles and Marshmallows
Mike: 7.0 | Tom: No Rating Given
1Score revised upwards based on the awfulness of Bugles and Peanut M&M's

Episode 24

Chinese Crunch Crunch | July 4, 2011

Mike and Tom remind themselves why America is so great by trying a Chinese snack


Ratings
Mike: 3.5 | Tom: 3.5
*After the episode was released, the viewers (and I know they aren't viewers) clarified that this was actually a Japanese snack called "Aji yo se"

Episode 23

Fig Newtons | June 27, 2011

Letterman producer Rob Burnett gets invited back, and he brings a staple in the snack arsenal: Fig Newtons


Ratings
Mike: 5.0 | Tom: 7.0 | Rob1: 3.0
1Guest on podcast, Rob Burnett

Episode 22

Snyder's Pretzels | June 20, 2011

First ever MATES guest Rob Burnett stops by with Snyder's of Hanover Sourdough Hard Pretzels. Friendships are tested.


Ratings
Mike: 3.0 | Tom: 7.5 | Rob1: 8.5
1Guest on podcast, Rob Burnett; he selected the snack

Episode 21

Teddy Grahams | June 12, 2011

Cinnamon and Chocolate flavored Teddy Grahams stop by MATES Worldwide Headquarters


Ratings
Mike: 4.0 | Tom: 4.0

Episode 20

Pop-Tarts, plus viewer mail: Israeli Cheetos | June 6, 2011

Frosted Strawberry and Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-Tarts, plus Peanut Butter Cheetos from Israel


Ratings | Frosted Strawberry
Mike: 6.5 | Tom: 5.0
Frosted Brown Sugar Cinnamon
Mike: 6.0 | Tom: 5.5

Episode 19

York Peppermint Pattie | May 30, 2011

Mike and Tom get the sensation


Ratings
Mike: 5.0 | Tom: 4.0

Episode 18

Lay's | May 23, 2011

Classic, Barbecue, Sour Cream and Onion, Baked, and Baked Sour Cream and Onion flavored Lay's potato chips. Extended play episode!


Ratings | Baked Sour Cream
Mike: 1.0 | Tom: 0.0
Bakes Original
Mike: 3.0 | Tom: 0.0
Sour Cream
Mike: 4.0 | Tom: 4.0
BBQ
Mike: 2.0 | Tom: 4.0
Original
Mike: 8.0 | Tom: 9.0

Episode 17

Viewer Mail: Tastykake Krimpets and Meanies Corn Snacks | May 16, 2011

Viewer Mail: Tastykake Krimpets and Meanies Corn Snacks


Ratings | Tastykate Krimpets1
Mike: 0.0 | Tom: 0.0
Meanies Corn Snacks
Mike: 1.0 | Tom: 2.0
1Best-before-date (BD) was March '07; snack was a bit over 4 years expired
*Both snacks were sent in by separate Viewers

Episode 16

Yogurt | May 9, 2011

Dannon, Yoplait and Chobani Yogurt


Ratings
Mike: 'Fuck You' | Tom: 5.5

Episode 15

3rd Degree Burn Scorchin' Habanero Doritos | May 2, 2011

Ratings | 3rd Degree Burn Scorchin' Habanero Doritos
Mike: 5.0 | Tom: 3.5
Doritos Operator Lady
Mike: 9.0 | Tom: 9.5

Episode 14

Bugles | April 26, 2011

Original, Nacho Cheese, Hot Buffalo, and Sweet and Salty Caramel flavored Bugles


Ratings | Original
Mike: 7.0 | Tom: 6.5
Nacho
Mike: 3.0 | Tom: 1.0
Hot Buffalo
Mike: 5.0 | Tom: 3.0
Caramel
Mike: 8.5 | Tom: 8.0

Episode 13

Cheese and Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers with Hot Cocoa or Pepsi | April 18, 2011

Wacko Snacko! Keebler Cheese and Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers, with Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa or Pepsi


Ratings | Janellied with Hot Cocoa
Mike: 5.0 | Tom: 3.0
Janellied with Pepsi
Mike: 1.0 | Tom: 0.0

Episode 12

Microwave Popcorn | April 11, 2011

Newman's Own and Pop Secret


Ratings | Newman's Own
Mike: 1.0 | Tom: 1.0
Pop Secret
Mike: 5.0 | Tom: 4.0

Episode 11

Snickers | April 4, 2011

The Rolls-Royce of candy bars?


Ratings
Mike: 10 | Tom: 9.0

Episode 10

Cheez-its | March 28, 2011

Original flavor Cheez-its


Ratings
Mike: 8.0 | Tom: 6.0

Episode 9

Muffin | March 21, 2011

The Muffin


Ratings | Blueberry
Mike: 2.0 | Tom: 0.5
Chocolate Chip
Mike: 0.0 | Tom: 0.0

Episode 8

Crudités | March 14, 2011

Carrots, Celery, and Wakim's Foods Hummus for Garlic Lovers


Ratings
Mike: 6.0 | Tom: 6.0

Episode 7

Planters Nuts | March 7, 2011

Wacko Snacko! Cocktail Peanuts, Honey Roasted Peanuts, Mixed Nuts, and Cashews


Ratings | Honey Roasted Peanuts
Mike: 5.5 | Tom: 6.5
Cashews
Mike: 7.0 | Tom: 5.0
Mixed Nuts
Mike: 5.0 | Tom: 7.5
Cocktail
Mike: 3.5 | Tom: 5.5

Episode 6

Combos | February 28, 2011

Original, Zesty Salsa Tortilla, Pepperoni Pizza, and Cheddar Cheese Pretzel flavors


Ratings
Mike: 4.0 | Tom: 3.0

Episode 5

Banana | February 21, 2011

The Banana: God's perfect creation?


Ratings | Bananas in General
Mike: 7.0 | Tom: 8.0
The Specific Banana Eaten on the Show
Mike: 9.0 | Tom: 9.0

Episode 4

Mallomars | February 13, 2011

Pure Chocolate Mallomars Cookies


Ratings
Mike: 8.0 | Tom: 5.0

Episode 3

Slim Jims | February 8, 2011

Original and Tabasco flavored Slim Jims


Ratings
Mike: 9.0 | Tom: 7.0

Episode 2

Fudge Stripes | February 1, 2011

Keebler Fudge Stripes


Ratings
Mike: 2.5 | Tom: 1.0

Episode 1

Cheetos | January 26, 2011

Cheetos enter the ring in the inaugural episode from hosts Michael Ian Black and Tom Cavanagh


Ratings
Mike: 4.0 | Tom: 8.0

Hosts


Michael Ian Black

Comedian, Actor, Writer, Director, Snackologist

Michael, Mike or "Magic" as he's known to his partner Tom, has a predilection for Slim Jims and bananas. He is not a lover of yogurt and determined that Lemon Flavored Starbursts share an acute similarity with Lemon Pledge. Oh, and one shocking revelation from this stud-of-snacks were his thoughts on Carmel Flavored Bugles.


Tom Cavanagh

Actor, Writer, Director, Hockey Lover, Snackologist

Thomas, Tom to his friend and closest pal Mike, has always loved Cheetos and Snicker Bars. He certainly does not have an affinity for Combos, Tastykake Krimpets, nor Fudge Stripes. And no one could ever question this culinary-snack-king on his tremendous knowledge of Lay's Potato Chips.

Photos

As Mateys we didn't have the pleasure of watching Mike and Tom eat their snacks (since, you know, we’re not viewers... which may or may not be debatable), so it's fun to see a few candid photos of MATES. Each of these images were taken from various sources scattered throughout the internet; this site does not have the rights to these images, they are simply here for everyone’s enjoyment.

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