Hitting Play

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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12
Oct

The MAD Magazine TV Special

Join Scott for a look back at a failed pilot made by one of comedy's most enduring properties: MAD Magazine! Listen as he details the interesting history of MAD Magazine, starting out as a comic book in the 1950's, then making the switch to the magazine format to avoid conforming to the Comics Code after publisher William Gaines' testimony before congress. He'll talk about ABC's commissioning this pilot in 1974 and why it ultimately never aired. He'll also breakdown the many segments in this special, from shorts by Don Martin and Antonio Prohias' Spy vs. Spy, to longer features like Mort Drucker's Godfather parody "The Odd Father" and others from "the usual gang of idiots". And if that wasn't enough, you'll also get the history of MAD's other forays into television, and the mysterious origins of MAD Magazine icon Alfred E. Neuman. So get ready to say "What, me worry?", as you listen to this page turning episode of the podcast. (And don't forget the fold-in at the end!) 

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5
Oct

The Ren & Stimpy Show: Space Madness/The Boy Who Cried Rat!

Join Scott and Lily as they breakdown "Space Madness" and "The Boy Who Cried Rat", two hilarious stories from a classic episode of "The Ren & Stimpy Show"! Listen as they detail the tumultuous history of Ren and Stimpy, from the masterful early episodes with creator John K. at the helm, to Nickelodeon's split with John K., the banned episode, and even the much maligned Spike TV series "Ren and Stimpy: Adult Party Cartoon". They'll discuss the great moments of "Space Madness", including its retro sci-fi look, it's wonderful musical accompaniment, and of course, Ren's descent into madness. From there, they'll discuss the hilarious "The Boy Who Cried Rat!", Ren and Stimpy's homage to Tom and Jerry, and other classic cartoon predecessors. And if that wasn't enough, they'll also breakdown two great shorts included in the episode: a commercial for the nauseating breakfast cereal, Sugar Frosted Lumps, and Ren and Stimpy's strange preparations for Yak Shaving Day. This episode has it all! So finish your kitty stew paste, get your toaster helmet strapped on, and go mad with us! (Thanks for hitting play, and not the history eraser button!) 

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28
Sep

Space Ghost Coast to Coast: Banjo

Join Scott and Shawn as they breakdown and review a classic episode of a subversive animated talk show, hosted by a superhero and featuring his two imprisoned adversaries: "Space Ghost: Coast to Coast"! Listen as they discuss "Banjo", the highly rated episode featuring Space Ghost's monstrous pet sea monkey as well as celebrity guests Schooly D and Weird Al Yankovic! They'll talk about the history of the characters of Space Ghost, from the  1960's Hanna-Barbera cartoon "Space Ghost and Dino-Boy", to Adult Swim spin offs like "The Brak Show", and even DC Comics like "Future Quest"! They'll also discuss the great voice work of the late C. Martin Croker, who voiced the hilarious villains Zorak and Moltar and the great musical work of the late Sonny Sharrock. Plus, Shawn will also talk about the amazing experience of seeing Weird Al Yankovic live! So don't forget your super-special vitamin, feed your sea monkeys, and get ready to receive a transmission from the Ghost Planet! 

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27
Jul

Pokémon: I Choose You!

Join Lily, Scott, and special guest Hamish, as they embark on an exciting quest in a world of collectible little creatures and watch the very first episode of the hit anime series "Pokémon"! Listen as they breakdown this episode, detailing the story of 10-year-old Ash Ketchum and his quest to become the world's greatest Pokémon master. They'll discuss the history of Pokémon as a franchise, from its concept as a game inspired by insect collecting, and its many Nintendo iterations, to its incredibly long running TV series and current worldwide mobile gaming phenomenon "Pokémon Go"! They'll also talk about the dangerousness of allowing kids to have Pokémon licenses years before drivers' licenses, Ash's somewhat sociopathic tendencies, some differences in the Japanese version, banned episodes and scenes, and many observances of life in a world full off fantastical pocket monsters and the people that must wander alone, trying to train them. So sit back with some snacks and hot chocolate and thank you for saying "Hitting Play, I choose you!" 

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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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1
Jun

X-Men (1992): Come the Apocalypse

Join Scott and Hamish as they delve deep into the character of Apocalypse and break down the classic episode of the X-Men 1992 animated series entitled "Come the Apocalypse"! Listen as they discuss Apocalypse from his beginnings as Louise Simonson's leader of the "Alliance of Evil" in X-Factor #5 to his feature film debut in "X-Men: Apocalypse". They'll also review his four horsemen in their original forms, including the shocking transformation of Angel to Archangel in this episode, as well as the comic books. They'll also talk about the incredible anime intro that only aired in Japan (plus with some closing credits elsewhere), the ToyBiz line of action figures that was sometimes tied to the show, and a whole bunch of funny moments from the cartoon. And if that wasn't enough, Scott also plays a clip of an X-Men skit he recorded as a little kid. So put on your yellow spandex, leave Morph behind, and enjoy the show! 

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9
Mar

Maximum Carnage

Join Scott and Hamish as they take a look back and discuss the epic Marvel Comics' Spider-Man crossover event of 1994 and the amazing video game it spawned: "Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage"! Listen as they review what made this video game unique, from its limited edition red cartridge to its comic book panel cut scenes, to its Green Jellÿ soundtrack. They'll also discuss its frustrating game play, the histories of the characters involved, their own personal experiences with the game, and much, much more! So rent the game, grab a pizza, and enjoy the show! (And watch out for bald guys with umbrellas!) 

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1
Mar

Sealab 2021: I, Robot

Join Scott as he takes a trip under the sea and reviews "I, Robot", a hilarious episode of the Adult Swim cartoon hit Sealab 2021! Listen as he details some of the craziest, and nonsensical conversations ever to take place on television. (There's a lot of talk about robot bodies!) He'll talk about the show's creators, Adam Reid and Matt Thompson, and how their discovery of an old tape in 1995 led them to the creation of this show, then Frisky Dingo, then Archer. Also mentioned is the great artist Alex Toth, who not only did art and design for the original series that this was based on, Sealab 2020, but also Space Ghost, Birdman, and many old Hanna Barbara cartoons that were given new life on Adult Swim. Scott also talks about Alex Toth's work on one key issue of X-Men, and how if it wasn't for the intervention of another comics legend, a certain classic character would've ended up looking like a weird Space Ghost villain. And much more! So put on your scuba gear, turn off your chainsaw hands, and enjoy the show! (Not you, Pod 6, you jerks!) 

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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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