In a World...where most people live there lives unaware of the forces at work around them, one man will find himself with no memory of who he is or was. Moving on with his life, he finds peace, until his old life desperately seeks to drag him back for his own nefarious purposes.
This episode contains the improv games Gibberish Switch, Old Job New Job, Pardon, Countdown, and Cutting Room.
About This Episode
In this episode, we pay homage to the genre of “Amnesia Thrillers.” You know the movies, where a hero wakes up with no memory of their previous life, and the slowly discover that they used to be a very dangerous person involved in very dangerous things. Some movies in this genre are The Bourne Identity, The Long Kiss Goodnight, and the TV show Absentia (which Avish keeps referring to as “Amnesia” - whoops!).
We make some changes on the fly to our improv game list and end up having a lot of fun being commentators at the world cup as player after player is taken out...
The Bourne Identity on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bourne_Identity_(2002_film):
The Long Kiss Goodnight on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Long_Kiss_Goodnight
Absentia on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absentia_(TV_series)
Segment 1 - Discussion the Genre Tropes: 04:53
Segment 2 - Creating the Movie Outline: 10:53
Segment 3 - Picking the Improv Comedy Games: 17:27
Start of show: 24:35
Improv Game - Gibberish Switch: 26:00
Improv Game - Old Job, New Job: 28:57
Improv Game - Pardon: 40:41
Improv Game - Countdown: 51:27
Improv Game - Cutting Room: 56:11
End of show, into announcements: 1:09:53
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Transcription of the “Discussing the Genre Tropes” Segment (Unedited and Un-Cleaned up)
Avish Parashar: Without further ado, then we will begin with segment one.
Avish Parashar: Right now we're going to spend five minutes discussing the tropes cliches commonalities of this genre so i'm going to set my little timer i'm still here on the duck I know at some point, I said I switched from the duck but I did not yet.
Michael Worth: I like the duck the duck.
Avish Parashar: Nothing.
Avish Parashar: You know what some variety, though.
Avish Parashar: All right, five minutes starts now all right, you want to kick us off when you think of the tropes of this type of.
Michael Worth: email or what do you think so it's actually a fairly small cast you've got the main character, which is of course the amnesiac um.
Michael Worth: The main character, has a series of skills that are highly specialized and very uncommon.
Michael Worth: This is kind of the triple that what the skills will be will probably be part of the funny and it's at this particular one um there's usually the main character is there there's a second secondary characters are as follows.
Michael Worth: The person or small group of people that rescue and slash nurse this person back to health, so it could be like a family could be you know, like just a person.
Avish Parashar: off at a love interest.
Michael Worth: yeah there's a love interest that emerges somewhere in there, like if it's a family, maybe, like the eldest daughter falls in love with him or you know this assuming it's a guy because it could be a girl, but whatever i'm.
Michael Worth: The major secondary character is the villain that wants this guy back he either wants this guy back or dead yeah i'm.
Avish Parashar: For what the pursuer like there's a person trying to get me or whatever is they're trying to get the the main character right.