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    Episode 208 - Why is Christmas Vacation a Holiday Classic?

    Episode 208 - Why is Christmas Vacation a Holiday Classic?

    Merry Christmas, $h!tter was full! In 1989 the Griswolds returned for another attempt to put the Vacation lightning back into a smaller bottle, and the results were… shall we say, uneven? The holidays are the backdrop for a family gathering of epic comic mayhem, or so the National Lampoon gang would lead us to believe. Instead, we got a slew of PG-13 dad jokes, Chevy Chase pratfalls, and the return of Cousin Eddie so we can laugh at all them poor, dumb rednecks who gots no class. Over the last 30+ years this movie has clawed its way into the must-see Christmas Movie Classics Pantheon, and we just don’t get it. Yup, here is our (probably unpopular) hot take on one of the true slogs of the season, Christmas Vacation. If you love it, great! If you don’t, welcome aboard fellow Grinches! Happy Holidays to you all!

    | 0:00 - Intros
    | 4:05 - Bob’s Burgers (FX)
    | 6:30 - Dalgliesh (Acorn TV)
    | 14:00 - Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (2021)
    | 19:10 - tick, tick… BOOM! (2021)
    | 27:00 - Cowboy Bebop (Netflix, 2021)
    | 31:45 - Christmas Vacation (1989)


    | Clips
    | Scratching The Itch - Sex Cult Girl
    | Kathryn Jones - Christmas Vacation
    | Lindsey Buckingham - Holiday Road
    | Kool & the Gang - Fresh / clip from Bridesmaids / B-Side - Change the Beat
    | Loren Bouchard - Bob’s Burgers Theme
    | Music from Dalgliesh S01E01
    | Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Original Album Cast - Don’t Even Know It
    | Andrew Garfield, Joshua Henry, Vanessa Hudgens, Robin de Jesus, Alexandra Shipp & M.J. Rodrigues - 30/90 (from tick, tick… BOOM!)
    | Andrew Garfield & Moondance Diner Ensemble - Sunday - tick, tick… BOOM!
    | Team America World Police - Everyone Has AIDS
    | Andrew Garfield & Vanessa Hudgens - Therapy - tick, tick… BOOM!
    | Seatbelts - Tank!
    | Mentos Jingle / Outkast - So Fresh and So Clean / Devo - Fresh

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 207 - Beverly Hills Cop

    Episode 207 - Beverly Hills Cop

    We're not going to fall for the banana in the tailpipe...but we are going to enjoy this week's talk about the king of mega-gigantic-blockbuster action comedies that helped define the 80's, Beverly Hills Cop. This pop juggernaut of the Me Decade spawned two sequels and has a soundtrack full of bangers, and it firmly cemented the star power of Eddie Murphy forever. But does it hold up today? The heat is on as we find out!

    | 0:00 - Intros
    | 5:00 - American Scandal podcast (https://wondery.com/shows/american-scandal/)
    | 9:10 - Vancouver flooding
    | 11:00 - Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021)
    | 18:30 - Doctor Who: Flux (2021)
    | 25:00 - Fleabag (2016)
    | 28:20 - Beverly Hills Cop (1984) and its sequels

    | Clips
    | Scratching The Itch - Sex Cult Girl
    | Harold Faltermeyer - Axel F
    | Kool & the Gang - Fresh / clip from Bridesmaids / B-Side - Change the Beat
    | Clips from the American Scandal Podcast - Season 33, Episode 1
    | Rob Somonsen - Chess - Ghostbusters: Afterlife
    | The Naked Gun 2½- The Smell of Fear Trailer
    | Doctor Who theme
    | clip from In The Loop
    | Mentos Jingle / Outkast - So Fresh and So Clean / Devo - Fresh
    | Staind - It’s Been A While
    | Glenn Frey - The Heat Is On
    | The Pointer Sisters - Neutron Dance
    | Vanity 6 - Nasty Girl

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 206 - Aliens vs all the other “Aliens”

    Episode 206 - Aliens vs all the other “Aliens”

    Aliens - everybody talks about them, but nobody does anything about them. Once an Alien: Resurrection or Alien: Covenant comes rolling around, people are shocked they suck. Why? Because the only Alien movie anyone needs is 1986’s James Cameron classic, “Aliens.” This is what every Alien movie since has tried to be better than, and has failed at miserably. So let’s pick apart some Aliens. Try not to get any acid blood on your shirt, it’ll burn away your organs.

    | 0:00 - Intros
    | 3:55 - Them (Amazon)
    | 7:05 - Supertramp
    | 10:00 - Chuck (NBC)
    | 15:00 - Metroid Dread (Nintendo)
    | 16:45 - Forza Horizon 5 (Microsoft)
    | 21:00 - Mean Girls (Musical, Touring)
    | 24:36 - Aliens (1986) and the other, lessor Alien movies

    | Clips
    | Scratching The Itch - Sex Cult Girl
    | James Horner - Main Title - Aliens
    | Kool & the Gang - Fresh / clip from Bridesmaids / B-Side - Change the Beat
    | Mark Korven - Main Title - Them
    | Supertramp - The Logical Song
    | Supertramp - Take The Long Way Home
    | Cake - Short Skirt, Long Jacket
    | Metroid Dread Title Theme
    | Sofi Tukker - Freak
    | Ashley Park - What’s Wrong With Me? - Mean Girls
    | Kate Rockwell - Sexy - Mean Girls
    | Mentos Jingle / Outkast - So Fresh and So Clean / Devo - Fresh
    | Clips from Aliens (1986)
    | Teaser Trailer for Alien 3
    | James Horner Bishop’s Countdown - Aliens

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 205 - Every Which Way But Loose (Any Which Movie But This…)

    Episode 205 - Every Which Way But Loose (Any Which Movie But This…)

    Clint Eastwood and his ape best friend, Clyde, travel the American West in search of love and fistfights. At least that’s what we think this so-called 1978 blockbuster comedy was about. It’s a shambolic, terminally unfunny mess of a film about toxic masculinity and bad country music, as far as we could decipher. It is also Eastwood’s weirdest film ever, one we thought would be an enjoyable lark. You’d think pairing the Man With No Name with an orangutan for some hijinks would be a no-brainer. You’d be dead wrong. That this was one of the highest-grossing movies the year it was released ultimately left us wondering: WTF was up with 1978?

    | 0:00 - Intros
    | 4:00 - The Exploring Series https://youtube.com/c/TheExploringSeries / The SCP Foundation (YouTube): https://youtu.be/cZXd5d4VVEY
    | 9:25 - ABBA Voyaga and ABBA: The Concert
    | 15:55 - Eternals (2021)
    | 27:55 - The Sparks Brothers (2021)
    | 31:30 - Every Which Way But Loose (1978)

    | Clips
    | Scratching The Itch - Sex Cult Girl
    | Eddie Rabbit - Every Which Way But Loose
    | Kool & the Gang - Fresh / clip from Bridesmaids / B-Side - Change the Beat
    | Clip from The SCP Foundation
    | ABBA - Don’t Shut Me Down
    | ABBA: The Concert - Knowing Me Knowing You (Live)
    | ABBA - Keep an Eye on Dan
    | Ramin Djawadi - Eternals Theme
    | Clip From Parks and Recreation
    | Sparks - Dick Around
    | Sparks - Eaten By The Monster of Love
    | Sparks - Tarzan and Jane
    | Sparks - Mustache
    | Mentos Jingle / Outkast - So Fresh and So Clean / Devo - Fresh
    | Clip from Every Which Way But Loose (Sexy Sex Scene Soundtrack)
    | Jerry Reed - Eastbound and Down

    • 58 min
    Episode 204 - Clash Of The Titans

    Episode 204 - Clash Of The Titans

    What do you get when you combine actors who are past their prime with special effects that are past their prime, in support of a literally ancient story? If it’s 1981, you get fantasy classic Clash of the Titans! Join the MagHuge crew as they revisit their inner 10 year olds, who dreamt of making epics with a super 8 camera and the toys in their basements. Does it hold up? Listen and find out!

    | 0:00 - Intros
    | 4:00 - The Sparks Brothers (2021)
    | 11:00 - Sex Education (Netflix)
    | 17:00 - The French Dispatch (2021)
    | 28:50 - Army Of Thieves (2021)
    | 31:00 - Clash of the Titans (1981)

    | Clips
    | Scratching The Itch - Sex Cult Girl
    | Lawrence Rosenthal - Clash of the Titans Theme
    | Kool & the Gang - Fresh / clip from Bridesmaids / B-Side - Change the Beat
    | Sparks - When Do I Get To Sing My Way?
    | Sparks - Amateur Hour
    | Sparks - The Number One Song In Heaven
    | Sparks - Angst In My Pants
    | Ezra Furman - Love You So Bad
    | Alexandre Desplat - Animated Car Chase - The French Dispatch
    | Dr John - Right Place Wrong Time
    | Mentos Jingle / Outkast - So Fresh and So Clean / Devo - Fresh

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 203 - Dune for Dummies by Dummies

    Episode 203 - Dune for Dummies by Dummies

    “A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care that the balances are correct.” For a few uber-nerds, that line means the start of the most respected - and ripped off - science fiction franchise of all time, Frank Herbert's. Dune. This month, a new film adaptation was released - the third time the original 1965 novel was adapted, we might add. To commemorate this, and to cash in on the click bait, we’ll be talking the movies, books, and legacy of all things Dune.... And like all things Dune, lots of things are left out and the ending is sort of rushed and abrupt.

    | 0:00 - Intros
    | 4:45 - Halloween Kills (2021)
    | 13:00 - Shaft (1971), Shaft’s Big Score! (1972), Shaft In Africa (1973)
    | 19:45 - The Batman (2022) trailer
    | 23:26 - Midnight In Washington (Schiff, Adam - 2021)
    | 30:00 - Dune

    | Clips
    | Scratching The Itch - Sex Cult Girl
    | Toto - Main Title - Dune
    | Kool & the Gang - Fresh / clip from Bridesmaids / B-Side - Change the Beat
    | John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter & Daniel Davies - Halloween Kills (Main Title)
    | Mike Dupree - Shaving Cream
    | Isaac Hayes - Theme from “Shaft”
    | Gordon Parks - Blowin’ Your Mind (feat. O.C. Smith) [Shaft’s Big Score! Main Title]
    | Nirvana - Something In The Way (from The Batman Trailer)
    | Gary Jules - Mad World
    | Lorde - Everybody Wants To Rule The World
    | Think Up Anger ft Malia J - Smells Like Teen Spirit
    | Nouela - Black Hole Sun
    | Mentos Jingle / Outkast - So Fresh and So Clean / Devo - Fresh
    | Hans Zimmer - Armada - Dune
    | Clips from Dune (1984), Dune (2021)

    • 51 min

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