Hitting Play

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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30
Nov

Aqua Teen Hunger Force: The Shaving (w/ “Morgan Freeman”)

Join Scott and his very special guest, Aqua Teen expert "Morgan Freeman" (wink, wink) as they breakdown The Shaving, a classic episode of the funny and surreal Adult Swim animated series Created by Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis: Aqua Teen Hunger Force! Listen as they talk about the onion-like creature voiced by The Best Show's host Tom Scharpling, how the show's creators pitched the show a little differently, and the shocking reveal at the end. Also, Scott talks about the origin of the characters Master Shake, Frylock, and Meatwad, "Morgan" talks about his own experiences about watching this episode, then this episode finishes with a shocking reveal of its own! It's the weirdest episode of Hitting Play yet! 

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24
Nov

Arrested Development: Pier Pressure

Join Scott and fellow Arrested Development fan Steve, as they breakdown the hilarious tenth episode of Arrested Development's Emmy award winning first season: "Pier Pressure"! Listen as they discuss this cautionary tale of young George Michael Bluth's struggle between putting family first and doing the right thing. They'll talk about the amazing attention to detail found within the show, the brilliant acting of one of the funniest ensemble casts in television history, and why this series rewards repeated viewings. Also, Steve talks about how some of the real life experiences of the show's creators have influenced various aspects of the show, how Jeffrey Tambor was a late addition to this amazing cast, and how the character of Lucille Austero finally made him appreciate Liza Minnelli. So grab a frozen banana, pour yourself a glass of milk (leave a note if you run out), and enjoy the show! 

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20
Oct

Back To The Future Part II (The 2015 Hill Valley Scenes)

Join Shawn, Scott, and Hamish (joining the show from "the future" AKA Australia) as they take a very special trip back to the present and discuss every little detail of the 2015 Hill Valley scene from the iconic 1989 film "Back To The Future Part II" to see just how close it was in predicting the world we now live in. And when we say every little detail, we mean EVERY LITTLE DETAIL! They'll discuss how the movie's predictions of products, movies, advertisements, cars, fashion, sports, and news stories hold up and other little details you may have missed. Listen as they review, among many other things, every news item from Doc's copy of the USA Today, the items in the antique store window, the Chicago Cubs winning the 2015 World Series, and of course the Hoverboard. Some predictions were dead-on, while others may require another 30-year DeLorean trip to actually see. So, c'mon all you bojos, ride your hoverboards into town, meet us in front of the Cafe 80's and explore with us the Wednesday, October 21, 2015 we've always dreamed about! 

This is only part one! For part two, we will discuss the 2015 McFly House scenes! Look for it...in the future! 

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21
Sep

COMMENTARY: Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Join Scott and special guest, Star Wars expert Paul as they travel down a painful road, delve deep into a dark memory from their childhoods, and watch George Lucas' first installment of the Star Wars prequels: the infamous "Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace"! Listen as they discuss some of the terrible CGI, the crazy names and backstories for the many background characters, and make a somewhat modest defense for Jake Lloyd. (Hey, he was just a kid.) They'll point out cameos you may have missed, talk about "Episode I Racer" for Nintendo 64, and reminisce about falling for the hype and buying merchandise for the movie. All in real time as they watch the movie!!! Oh, and a "mystery guest" also calls in! 

It's a regular episode, but as an added bonus, it also syncs up with the movie! So, if you can, pop in your copy of the movie and listen along, otherwise just listen and enjoy our misery! 

7
Sep

Flight of the Conchords: Mugged

Join Scott and special guest Kevin (AKA K1 of the movie riffing group One Wall Cinema) as they discuss the hilarious comedy about New Zealand's fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo: Flight of the Conchords! Listen as they detail the history of Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement's work, from their early days touring with the Wellington comedy troupe "So You're a Man", to their great BBC Radio 2 series, to this HBO series, and the projects rumored to lie ahead. They'll breakdown some of the lyrical variations of songs in this episode, explain the brilliance of their musical wordplay and subtlety of their comedic delivery, and tell you why this is a show you should track down and watch. So check it out, and if you don't like it: Why? W- Why? W-why? Be more constructive with your feedback!
 
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24
Aug

Futurama: Mars University

Join the college-bound Lily as she and Scott give her a proper collegiate send-off by reviewing the hilarious second episode of Futurama's second season: Mars University! Listen as they discuss how Lily can learn from the college experiences of Fry and Guenter, reveal the multitude of gags you may have missed, and share some childhood amusement park horror stories. Super-intelligent talking monkeys, robot fraternities, Martian jungles, what's not to love?! ROBOT HOOOOOOOOOOOUSE!!!

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4
Aug

Review: Stealing, Addiction, Prom

Join Lily, Scott, and special guest Hamish, as they discuss the first episode of the hilarious Comedy Central series starring Andy Daly: Review! Listen as Hamish gives the Australian perspective on this show, which was adapted from Phil Lloyd's Australian Broadcasting Corporation series: Review with Myles Barlow. They'll compare and contrast the U.S. and Aussie versions, talk about the similarities and differences in the characters of Forrest MacNeil and Myles Barlow, as well as discuss the state of the television industries in the U.S. and Australia. Plus, Hamish shares his awkward high school dance story. A great conversation spanning over 10,500 miles (16,900 kilometers)! Reviewing Review: 5 stars! 
 
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6
Jul

The Star Wars Holiday Special

Join Lily, Scott, and resident Star Wars expert Paul as they break down and discuss what's been described as "the worst two hours of television ever.", the broadcast event so bad, its creators tried to prevent it from ever being see again: The Star Wars Holiday Special! Why was there only Wookie dialogue for many segments? What's with Mark Hamill's makeup? It Itchy's virtual reality helmet what we think it is? Why is Chewbacca such a terrible father? What's happening at the end? Bea Arthur? All of these questions are answered and many, many more. Also, Shawn calls in from his sick bed to share his thoughts as well. This was quite the experience. Join us, friend. Happy Life Day!

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27
Jun

Bob’s Burgers: Human Flesh

Join Lily, Shawn, and Scott as they break down the first episode of the wonderfully great FOX animated series: Bob's Burgers! Listen as they trace back the history of Loren Bouchard's work in animation with Jon Benjamin, going all the way back to the hilarity of Home Movies, and the delightful "Squigglevision" classic: Dr. Katz. They'll also discuss the lost character of Dan and how the now beloved Belchers were originally intended to be a family of cannibals! (Yes, really!) Also, they'll attempt to come up with some puntastic burger recipes of their own. Don't taste me, bro! 

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