Telling embarrassing stories while talking about movies and sitcoms since 2017.
Episode 60 - Mortal Kombat (1995) w/ Daniel Maunz
RUSTY IS MISSING! We are joined by our childhood friend and author Daniel Maunz (Questions of Perspective) to ponder the mystery of where Rusty has been. The long delay in episodes is due to the very, very real and not a joke disappearance of Rusty (who is feared DEAD!) Speaking of death, it's time to delve into the only Mortal Kombat movie that matters, the 1995 masterpiece by not THAT Paul Anderson. We discuss the arcade game, our own MK films, and the enduring legacy of this very confusing series.
Episode 59 - Transformers: The Movie (1986)
Do you remember when Megatron boarded that shuttle and wasted all that autobot slime? Or when Unicron ate that planet of annoying looking robots? Today we are talking about the only Transformers movie that matters -- the animated film from 1986! Featuring a cast with more stars than in the skies above Cybertron and more deaths than we have here on Earth, this film served as the dividing line of the first Transformers era. We discuss it all today so please rate and review.
Interview: Lee Gambin on the Rise and Fall of the Very Special Episode
Film writer/historian Lee Gambin returns to tell us all about the history of the very special sitcom episode! We count down 5 of the wildest episodes as Lee explains the social and historical history behind these educational, wild, and controversial departures from the typical television sitcom plot. His new two volume book "Tonight, on a Very Special Episode" features essays from Lee and a group of super-talented writers on the most notable examples of this genre from 1956 - 1998. Pick it up ASAP!
Episode 58 - The Karate Kid (1984)
For our first episode of the new year, we talk for over 3 hours about the classic film THE KARATE KID. Not only is this our longest episode ever-- it is also our cleanest! This episode was requested by Ed's nieces, who recently discovered the film and loved it. As a result, all curses have been bleeped. Yep this is fun for the whole family. Yet it somehow ends up much weirder than any other episode? Perhaps we were driven mad by trying to be clean?
Episode 57 - Pee Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special
It's Christmas at the Playhouse and Pee Wee's newest friends, Ed and Rusty, drop by and share their thoughts on all things Chairry, Conky, Pterri and the Del Rubio Triplets? On this episode, we share our own Christmas memories, Ed tells the story of when his dad went toe-to-toe with the New York Jets in a game of no holds barred charity basketball and we get a very special visit from our old pal Skeletor. Please make our Christmas wish come true by filling our stockings with some ratings and reviews.
Episode 56 - Alligator
Ed had an ALLIGATOR poster as a child, but does he still love the film? Join us in our 56th episode for an exploration of the Lewis Teague-John Sayles classic, as well as a lot of xmas talk (even though this couldn't be less of a xmas movie). We talk the animal attacks genre and speculate a lot about if our friend Lee Gambin likes this film. We also weigh the plusses and minuses of having an alligator as a pet. And in a film with a ton of balding jokes you know we find a lot to talk about!
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Ed is a real gem and he has many important adages, such as "Don't fall in love on the Jersey Shore." I have learned so much about life and even about myself. Rusty is cool, too. What up, Rusty?