Right at the end of the EB Rhett makes a polyamorous joke about something link said and links reaction is kinda... Questionable. He goes "no. NO!" As if he was insulted that Rhett even said that, and Rhett goes like, yeah, you can't put that on network tv. While mayim was going ugh because she made a video talking about how she finds it unhealthy and got backlash for not using the right terminology.
Gosh, yeah, Nonny. That really piqued my interest, I gotta tell you.
The moment Nonny is talking about is at the end of Ear Biscuit Ep. 113. It starts at 1:07:31 when Link talks about him and Rhett recording the audio book version of The Book of Mythicality. Link says “It’s getting heated and awkward in here.” Mayim makes a comment on how that should be their next book to which Link responds that he wants to be “Heated” because he doesn’t want to be “Awkward.” It turns it into a TV series. At 1.07.33 Link starts talking about this show and who it’s starring and at 1:08: 34 Link says that “they get into dating– they get in a love quadrant with Hot and Heavy.” and Mayim asks what a “love quadrant is” to which Rhett replies “I think it’s like polyamory.” But Link says it’s like a love triangle but with four people instead of three.
I did catch that Mayim’s reaction was on the negative side with her “aw for pete’s sake”. I didn’t get the impression that Link had a strong negative reaction, however. He just said “Nah, I’m just saying, it’s like a love triangle with four people.”
It’s interesting that Rhett would say that it is a polyamory term because the term “quad” does indeed exist and it means “a relationship involving four people, each of whom may or may not be sexually and emotionally involved with all other members.” A common form is two couples forming a cross-couple relationship. If we use Rhett, Jessie, Link and Christy as an example, their quad could be that Rhett and Jessie, Rhett and Link and Link and Christy are involved but there are no other combinations. So Rhett already has a partner and Link already has a partner but Rhett and Link are dating, with the consent of the partner they already have.
Seeing as Mayim’s reaction was negative, that could have RandL backtracking and trying to veer away from polyamory. Because it did seem like that was what Link was talking about with these four characters (who one could assume, if one wants, would be Rhett and Link and their wives, given context clues) until Mayim reacted badly.
I just gotta say that I’m all for Rhett and Link talking about polyamory if it’s in a positive way. Since I am polyamorus, I of course want the discussion to be positive. It’s never fun hearing that you’re an immoral person and that what you are doing is wrong when everyone involved is very happy and feels very loved.