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12
Sep

The Simpsons: Blame It on Lisa

Join Scott, Kevin, and Hamish as they welcome special guest Lucas to help them review and breakdown the highly controversial Brazil-themed episode of The Simpsons: "Blame It On Lisa"! Listen as Lucas gives his unique perspective on the many aspects of his home country portrayed in the episode. They'll talk about the popularity of The Simpsons in Brazil, the backlash this episode received, if Lisa's travel tips for Homer are true, the massive celebrity status of Xuxa, and lots of talk about Brazilian food and culture! Why did this episode anger an entire nation? Pour yourself some guarana soda, enjoy some rodízio from the local churrascaria and find out! Aproveite o show! Abóbora! Cogumelo!

 

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8
Feb

Parks and Recreation: Hunting Trip

Join Scott and Matt as they breakdown and review "Hunting Trip", a hilarious episode of one of the funniest sitcoms of the last decade: "Parks and Recreation"! Listen as they discuss the history of this show, from its original conception as a spinoff from The Office, to lasting seven seasons on NBC as a staple of its Thursday night comedy block. They'll talk about the long history of the Pawnee City Hall building (really located in Pasadena, California) and how its ridiculous size and cost was actually explained in a companion book for the series. They'll also talk about the amazing cast, the great improvised moments, the real Ron Swanson, how the character of Andy Dwyer changed, and much, much more! Oh, and also a couple of side discussions about turkeys and Funko Pop figures! So grab yourself some turkey (or tofu equivalent), put on your fluorescent hat and survey the Indiana wilderness along with us! Boola! Boola! Boola! 
 
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16
Nov

Sledge Hammer!: Under the Gun

Join Scott and Shawn as they take a look back at the pilot episode of a hilarious 1980's series that spoofed "Dirty Harry", with all of the comedic timing and wit of "Get Smart": "Sledge Hammer!" Listen as they discuss the fascinating career of the show's creator, Alan Spencer, who began his show business life sneaking on to the set of "Young Frankenstein" and being befriended by Marty Feldman! They'll breakdown the many visual gags, the wonderfully insane title character played by David Rasche, the parallels to the San Francisco of Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry, changes from the original script, and much, much more! From famous guest stars and exaggerated action to a Marvel comic book tie-in and a feature film (that was totally changed) this influential cult classic had it all! So sit back with an inanimate object that you talk to, enjoy a cocktail weenie or two, and visit the insane, destructive world of "Sledge Hammer!" along with us! Trust us. We know what we're doing. 
 
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26
Oct

The Simpsons: The Town

Join Scott and his special guests, Kevin and Hamish, as they breakdown and explain every little detail and reference from the Boston-themed episode of The Simpsons entitled "The Town"! Listen as Kevin and Scott give Hamish a full education in all things Massachusetts, from the founding of the Massachusetts Bay Colony all the way to Dunkin Donuts and Cumberland Farms! Hamish is still a little bitter from the treatment his native Australia received on The Simpsons years ago in the episode "Bart Vs. Australia", but he warmly embraces this hilarious take on New England life and culture! They'll talk all about the unique Jordan's Furniture stores, the New England Patriots and their various scandals, Paul Revere, traffic, Make Way For Ducklings, candlepin bowling, Quincy Market, Newbury Comics, and so much more! They'll explain every sign, every poster, every Boston joke, and every face in the crowd. So grab an iced coffee from Dunkies, turn off your old VHS recording of The Movie Loft, and get ready for one of the most detailed, comprehensive, and wicked awesome episodes of Hitting Play EVAH! 

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29
Jun

Quark: May The Source Be With You

Join Lily, Shawn, Scott, and special guest, Steve, as they subject themselves to a painful viewing of the short lived 70's sci-fi sitcom about a heroic space garbage man and his eccentric crew and their adventures in the 23rd century: "Quark"! Listen as they breakdown the first regular episode entitled "May The Source Be With You", a terribly written parody of Star Wars. They'll discuss the interesting cast, from the director of The Money Pit, Richard Benjamin, and the dad from Mork & Mindy, Conrad Janis, to the former Doublemint Twins, Cyb and Patricia Barnstable, and the, um, cerebral Allan Caillou. They'll talk lots about what made this show cheesy, offensive, and boring, and why Andy the Android is probably the crappiest robot in all of science fiction. Are the evil "Gorgons" simply people in purple clothes being led around in a giant head by Chevy Chase in a Darth Vader helmet? Why power a spaceship with a glowing egg in a lava room with a monster splashing around in a kiddie pool? Can a plant look like a man? Do gamma rays tickle? They tackle all of these questions and, sadly, many more! May the Source be with you! 

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17
May

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Goes Roller Skating!

Join Lily and Scott as they have a blast, breaking down "Kimmy Goes Roller Skating!", the second season premiere of the hilarious Netflix original series "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt!" Listen as they discuss the many positive reviews and accolades received by the first season, including seven primetime Emmy nominations! They'll also discuss the great performances by Ellie Kemper, Titus Burgess, and Carol Kane, as well as the masterful joke writing of creators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, and so much more! (Including some silverfish talk.) So shake off the dead silverfish, sit back with a deep dish ham/clam, and enjoy the show! 

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3
May

Angie Tribeca: Pilot

Join Scott and his special guests, husband and wife team, Kevin and Sarah, as they review the pilot episode of the hilarious police procedural spoof, "Angie Tribeca", created by another husband and wife team, Steve Carell and Nancy Walls. Listen as they discuss the shows' incredible joke density, from visual gags you would have missed, to the brilliant acting of Rashida Jones (in the title role of Angie Tribeca) and her 237th partner J. Geils, played by Hayes MacArthur. They'll also talk about the many celebrity guests and cameos that appear throughout season one, such as Rashida Jones' real life father Quincy Jones, Bill Murray, Keegan-Michael Key, and even a very funny guest appearance by the actual mayor of Los Angeles playing a security guard for the mayor of Los Angeles. There's so much to cover and not enough space to do it in the description, so with all due respect, listen to this episode! 

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19
Jan

Rick and Morty: Close Rick-counters of the Rick Kind

Join Scott and Hamish as they travel across space and time to review "Close Rick-counters of the Rick Kind", an episode of the most outrageous animated sci-fi comedy to ever air on television: the hilarious Rick and Morty! Listen as they discuss Rick and Morty's beginnings as The Adventures of Doc and Mharti, a series of shorts made by Justin Roiland for Channel 101, to his teaming up with Dan Harmon, and getting picked up by Adult Swim. They'll also discuss the mobile game "Pocket Mortys" and its connections to this episode, the popular comic books based on this series, as well as some crossovers with Gravity Falls and The Simpsons. From the easter eggs you may have missed, to pancakes' syrup absorption rates, to visiting some parallel universes of their own, Hamish and Scott cover it all! So sit back on a human, use your pizza to order a tasty phone, and enjoy the show! Wubba Lubba Dub Dub! 

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12
Jan

30 Rock: Black Tie

Join Lily and Scott as they review "Black Tie", a hilarious episode from the Emmy winning first season of one of television's greatest comedies: 30 Rock! Listen as they chart the origins of the series, from Saturday Night Live head writer Tina Fey's proposed sitcom about a cable news network to almost getting shelved by a pair of NBC executives. They'll also discuss the uproarious yet tragic character of Prince Gerhard, a sickly European noble (played by Paul Rubens) who falls in love with his birthday party crasher Jenna, the volatile ex-wife of Jack (played by Isabella Rossallini), and how Kenneth and Tracy play the metaphorical angel and devil on Pete Hornberger's tired shoulders. From the star-studded cast of Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, and Jack McBrayer, to the great tone set by great music and the bustling New York City setting, it's no wonder why it's considered one of the all-time greats. So celebrate your body and your mind, have a glass of champagne (if you can safely metabolize grapes) and enjoy the show! 

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8
Dec

The Office (US): The Alliance (w/ Bottlerocket)

Join Scott, Kevin, and special guest Vine superstar Bottlerocket as they review "The Alliance", a hilarious early episode of NBC's hit adapted Britcom The Office! Listen as they discuss how this series differed from its UK counterpart, some hidden jokes you may have missed, and what scenes were left on the cutting room floor. They'll also talk about their own experiences with office life, why not quite everybody can stand Steve Carrell's Michael Scott character, and other celebrities that auditioned for roles in the show. So take a break, have an alliance member tape you up in a cardboard box (poke some air holes first) and enjoy the show!

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