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6
Jul

The Simpsons (Shorts): Good Night

Join Lily and Scott as they take a look back to a pivotal point in the history of television. A time when a successful producer returned to television and helped a talented British actress with her sketch comedy show by approaching a comic strip artist with the idea of creating some animated shorts. Those cartoons increased in popularity to the point hat they were spun-off into their own show, where they've been a household name for almost three decades: The Simpsons! Listen as they breakdown the very first Simpsons short ever to air on The Tracey Ullman Show entitled "Good Night"! They'll discuss the early history of The Simpsons, from Matt Groening's attempt to retain publishing rights to his other characters, and Dan Castellaneta's Walter Matthau-like voice for Homer, to the strange look of the characters and the reason the shorts were never given an official release. So take a trip back to April 19, 1987 and see where it all started! And don't let the bed bugs bite! 

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22
Mar

One Crazy Summer (w/ Graig Murphy)

Join Scott and his very special guest, standup comedian and WEEI Whiner Line Hall of Famer Graig Murphy, as they discuss one of the greatest (and underrated) comedic films of the 1980s: One Crazy Summer! They'll start by recounting their past experiences as award winning callers to The Big Show's Whiner Line, once one of the most popular sports radio segments in Boston, and their very different reactions to trying to tell jokes to a large, local celebrity filled crowd. From there, they discuss the other major thing they have in common: growing up constantly watching One Crazy Summer. Listen as they discuss the masterful writing and direction of Savage Steve Holland, the great animated rhino sequences, the many Cape Cod locations at which it was filmed, the hilariously absurd sight gags, subtle jokes you may missed, and why the rules of the Nantucket Regatta are apparently rarely enforced. From the great casting of John Cusack, Demi Moore, Bobcat Goldthwait, Joel Murray, Curtis Armstrong, and Joe Flaherty, to the possibility of the sequel "One Epic Fall", they cover it all! So sit back, grab a garbage bag sized popcorn, and listen for the jingle. 

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1
Jun

The Simpsons: Bart Vs. Australia (w/ Hamish McGregor)

Join Lily, Shawn, Scott, and special guest Hamish, joining them all the way from Australia, as they discuss the classic (and somewhat controversial) Simpsons episode: Bart Vs. Australia! Listen as Hamish sets the matters straight regarding all of the misrepresented aspects of Australian culture in this episode. Do Koalas create power outages? Is Foster's a popular Australian beer? How prevalent is boomerang throwing? Does Hamish eat kangaroos? How culturally accurate is the Outback Steakhouse? Hamish patiently fields all of these questions, and many more! A discussion that spans the globe! This episode is a bottle of beauty! 

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