Hitting Play

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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14
Jun

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Parts: The Clonus Horror

Join Lily, Shawn, Scott, and special guests Matt and Kevin as they discuss "Parts: The Clonus Horror", a hilarious episode of the great Mystery Science Theater 3000! Listen as they break down this ridiculous movie, scene by scene, including such moments as Richard the clone finding out the truth about Milwaukee, waking up with smoking trousers at the love barn, getting to meet his clone daddy, and so much more! They'll also discuss the wonderful host segments, mercifully breaking up the movie, featuring Mike Nelson and his robot pals Tom Servo and Crow! They'll talk about the makers of the film suing the makers of The Island, comments from the crew, and Matt talks about the Kickstarter for his independent comic book series, Catbeard the Pirate! So, sit back with a glass of orange liquid, count backwards from one hundred, and enjoy this giant sized episode of Hitting Play! Biography! 

Help Matt Nelson get the fourth book of his comic series, Catbeard the Pirate, published! Generously support his Kickstarter, and receive some great stuff! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/86891268/catbeard-the-pirate-book-four-corsairs-and-catnip-0 (You can also just search "Catbeard" at Kickstarter.com) 

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7
Jun

Round The Twist: Spaghetti Pig Out

Join Shawn, Scott, and special guest Hamish, as they breakdown "Spaghetti Pig Out" a popular episode of the Australian children's television classic "Round The Twist"! Listen as they discuss the background of this show, from a series of short story books by author Paul Jennings to four seasons over eleven years on Australian television. They'll talk at length about the lighthouse-dwelling Twist family, outlandish moments from the series that could never be in an American made TV show, as well as the logistics and dangers of using a remote that can control reality. And of course they'll also discuss a bunch of differences between Australian and American culture. This one's a ton of fun, so finish your spaghetti, hit play on your remote, and enjoy the show! 

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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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16
Mar

Firefly: Serenity

Join Shawn and Scott as they breakdown "Serenity", not the feature film, but the true pilot for the cult sci-fi series that was canceled much to soon: "Firefly". Listen as they discuss what made this different from other works of science fiction, why FOX actually aired the pilot episode last, the unique fusion of American and Chinese cultures found throughout the series, and much more! They'll also talk about the great characters, the parallels that can be drawn to the American Old West, the attention to detail in the show's look, the excellent writing by creator Joss Whedon, and why lawn chair technology evidently hasn't changed in 500 years. So sit back, gnaw on a nutritional immunization bar and enjoy this episode like a strawberry. Ooh grandpa! 

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23
Feb

Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? (w/ Gregg Gethard)

Join Scott and his very special guest, Gregg Gethard, as they discuss Gregg's amazing experience being a contestant on the geography-based PBS game show "Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?"! Listen as Gregg talks all about this surreal event from his childhood, including almost seeing someone get injured on the way to the show, how badly he wanted to beat his competition, his frequent microphone issues, how he got caught cheating, the story behind his terrible knock-knock joke, meeting award-winning actress Lynne Thigpen, the reason why he knew the exact location of Burkina Faso, and what ended up happening to his prizes. He'll also talk about how he handles the internet comments, some of his hilariously infamous standup sets, and most importantly, how this one day he spent on a game show set as a kid ended up being one of the defining moments of his life. Do it Rockapella! 

Watch Gregg's appearance on Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego here: 
Highlights Part 1: http://youtu.be/sG7UbCOYwS0 
Highlights Part 2: http://youtu.be/gmrM_27QEqE 
Full Episode: http://youtu.be/qRq7NJzAQKA 

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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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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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