Does Elliott Goss lie because he’s ashamed? According to actor John Early, the answer is a resounding yes. On this episode of Search Party: The Podcast, host Bowen Yang guides a conversation about shame and guilt, bonding with guest Vanessa Bayer over their shared experiences on Saturday Night Live. Meanwhile, Vanessa psychoanalyzes Elliott Goss and why he’s able to reconcile his deceitful actions with few repercussions… aside from hives. Finally, our guests share shameful moments from their past, including the time that John’s house burned down on Christmas night when he was eight years old (true story!). His family lost everything, but in true Elliott Goss fashion, a grown-up John Early admits how much he actually enjoyed the attention and sympathy that came along with the tragedy.

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