This week's Bombcast sparked a conversation about the phenomenon known as "growing the beard" (in reference to Patrick literally growing a beard.) I'm curious; do you guys think the Bombcast had its own general "growing the beard" moment? If so, what was the cause?
If I had to pinpoint the earliest spot that makes sense, it would be the February-through-June '09 run that is practically 100% killer shows. It opens with the circuit-bent toy and maybe loses a little steam between E3 and CAX, but the show seems to have become the show we know and love from then forward. But I'm only a little farther than that in my first-ever Bombcast back-catalog run. Maybe it's the first episode where they actually used DSi Shop music when talking Nintendownloads? Maybe it's the first time we transition to Brad saying "Emails?" Curious to find out if anyone feels the Bombcast grew instantaneously rather than naturally.