WATCH: Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots Visit ‘The Mavis Malarkey Show’

Is this the most awkward interview ever?


Lauren Jo Black

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February 10, 2020


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Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots recently made the media rounds in support of their hilarious new release, “The Target Song,” and one of their interviews will likely go down in history as one of the most awkward interviews ever.

During an appearance on Public Access Channel 8’s The Mavis Malarkey Show, Bones and Eddie Garcia are welcomed to the show by host Mavis Malarkey, who immediately mispronounces their band name.

It all goes downhill from there when Malarkey apologizes for the awful smell in the studio that was left behind by his previous guest, a wildlife expert.

“Don’t take the monkey to McDonald’s before the show is all I’ll say,” he warns.

Malarkey goes on to question Bobby Bones’ name and appears to be taken back by the fact that his real name is Bobby.

“You don’t hear that a lot,” he tells him.

Bones and Garcia are clearly confused as the interview progresses.

“Tell me how long you guys have worked at Target…”

As they try to explain that they do not work at the retail store, Malarkey continues to go on a tangent about Target’s return policy.

While we’re not entirely sure what The Mavis Malarkey Show is or why the host looks strikingly similar to “After a Few” singer Travis Denning, the encounter is pretty hysterical. Check out the clip above.

Co-written by Bones and songwriter Jim Beavers (Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan), “The Target Song” follows Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots’ previous hits like “Hobby Lobby Bobby” and “The Emoji Love Song.”

“The Target Song” is the lead release from an upcoming live comedy album.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.