Have you ever wished that Christmas could last all year?
Well, it may not be every day, but for these three buffoons, Christmas comes once a week in the form of Tim Allen's "The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause". Join John, Jacob, and Theodore as they descend into a wintry madness that only could come from plumbing the depths of a Disney threequel.
Special mentions and thanks to The Worst Idea of All Time, the podcast that invented this format, and who have publicly said they're fine with others continuing it now that their journey has come to an end.
Clause and Effect (52 and a half/52): The Fifty-twoth Watch
The final Christmas bonus, wrapped up nicely and tucked underneath the tree.
This track is meant to be played alongside the movie, as is the other bonus for our first watch. You don't have to listen to both right away and honestly you really shouldn't, so just choose whichever suits your fancy.
This is it. The last time the three of us will watch this movie together. Come join us as we cheer for the last reindeer fart, laugh at sweep elf for the last time, and tear up at the thought of never seeing Bud or the Santa plane ever again.
Clause and Effect (0/52): The First Watch
Cobbled together from scraps of barely usable audio comes our first ever watch of the Santa Clause 3.
This was meant to be watched alongside the movie, as is the bonus for our 52nd watch. Pick your poison, I guess. I wouldn't expect you to want to watch this movie twice in a row. Hear us groan at reindeer farts, laugh at jokes about Canada, and gasp in awe at the Santa plane for the very first time. Oh, how stupid we were.
Clause and Effect (53/52): Taking Up the Santle
Just in time for Christmas, as promised.
This week we didn't watch The Santa Clause 3. That's cause for celebration in and of itself, but that's not all. Instead, we watched both the first and second movies in the trilogy, and we were pleasantly surprised. Join us in our unpacking of the complex themes of the original Santa Clause, including child rebellion, brainwashing, and elves (with attitude). Furthermore, we tackle the slightly less complex themes of the second film, such as awkward dates, anti-social teachers, and the dangers of letting incompetent people do anything involving robotics.
Your homework this week is to have a good Christmas, or whatever you celebrate this time of year.
Clause and Effect (Finale/52): The Last Reindeer Fart
We have slain the movie, though we are the ones who were really defeated.
It doesn't take long to shift into after-party mode as John and Jacob discuss their memories of the podcast while Ted searches for an obscure piece of lost media for almost 15 minutes! Other topics of the night include Tim Allen green-screened into footage of the movie 2012, as well as prophetic dreams of Jerry Seinfeld.
Your final homework:
-Help Ted find an episode of an obscure Sci Fi show featuring an entity that lives in your memories. Tweet @clausecast if you find it.
-Google "Pyrrhic victory"
-Stay tuned for the wave of bonus episodes coming at you soon!
Clause and Effect (51/52): Non-Descript Non-Toxic Mint Substance
Not even the director knows what it is.
Yes, that's right. We watched with the director's commentary track this time. A lot of our theories were proven, and a lot of others were disproven. Also, we learn a lot about the production of the film itself, some of which we'd really rather not have learned.
Homework this week:
-Write Google and force them to add "disproven" to their auto-correct dictionary.
-Keep an eye out for any snow blankets outside your window. They're common this time of year.
Clause and Effect (50/52): The North Pole Emu War
Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
With only three weeks left until their freedom, the gang uses Christmas as an excuse to talk about the human condition. Again. Also, we devise a Santa Clause themed racer in which you can play as an affront to God and compare Jack Frost's hyper-capitalist society to a game of Mario Party.
Homework this week:
-Learn about the Emu War in preparation for our 86th anniversary celebration next week.
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The Worst Idea format is quickly becoming one of my favorites, and Clause and Effect executes it wonderfully! The hosts are always enthusiastic despite the grim subject material, and their theories are always compelling!