Hitting Play

23
Nov

“The Andy Kaufman Incident”

Join Scott as he takes a special look back at an interesting live television event that took place on the night of February 20, 1981. A late night sketch comedy show invited one of the most unique comedians of the time to host the episode. In the last sketch of the night, the host refused to act, resulting in a physical altercation on live television. Was this a real fight, started by a host with a reputation for his subversive behavior? Or was the whole thing planned ahead of time as a way to shock the TV audience? This week, Hitting Play delves into the sketch from ABC's show "Fridays" that later came to be known as "The Andy Kaufman Incident"! 
 
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9
Nov

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (w/ Steve Lavigne)

Join Scott as he welcomes a very special guest to the show: an artist, illustrator and letterer for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, (and a guy described as the inspiration for the character Michelangelo), Steve Lavigne! Listen as Steve talks about the early days of the Turtles, from working with creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird out of his apartment, to seeing the underground comic book expand to include a popular toy line and animated series, all within a span of three years! He'll also share some stories from the set of of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles feature film, including getting to meet the great Jim Henson! From working on TMNT comics, and action figure designs, to creating most of the licensing art you've seen on your favorite Turtle products, and owning and operating the great store and gallery, Shellback Artworks, Steve has been involved in all things TNMT for decades! So sit back, grab yourself a slice (hold the anchovies, dude!) and listen to a great conversation about everyone's favorite Turtles! Cowabunga! 
 
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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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17
Aug

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Official Trailer and International Trailer)

Join Scott and his special guest, resident Star Wars expert Paul, as they break down and review the new "Official Trailer" for the highly anticipated, latest offering of the Star Wars franchise: "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"! Listen as they discuss each new scene, pointing out details you may have missed, and speculating on the possible plot lines. They'll discuss notable changes due to reshoots, new information about the planet Jedha, our first looks at new ships and terrains, and theories regarding the Death Star's imminent test. Also included is a bonus segment where Paul and Scott discuss a new piece of information only found in the international trailer, and how this piece fits in the overall puzzle. From theories about Kyber crystals and Jyn's father, to guesses about the roles of Saw Gerrera and Darth Vader, they cover it all! May the force be with you! 

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10
Aug

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Mr. B Natural and A Case of Spring Fever

Join Lily, Scott, and special guest Kevin, as they revisit the hilarious cult classic Mystery Science Theater 3000 and watch two of its classic shorts "Mr. B. Natural" and "A Case of Spring Fever"! Listen as they breakdown each short, from the crazy creepiness of Mr. B to the annoying lessons of Coily the Spring Sprite. They'll also discuss the history behind these shorts, including what happened to those involved. One actually had a legendary career, while others never acted again. Kevin also talks about the recent MST3K reunion show and there's some talk about the new revival of the series, coming soon to Netflix. So put down your high quality trumpet, take your rotary phone off the hook, and laugh along with us! No springs! 

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3
Aug

Wonder Woman (Trailer) and Justice League (Trailer)

Join Shawn and Scott as they breakdown and review the new trailers for the fourth and fifth installments of the DC Extended Universe: "Wonder Woman" and "Justice League"! Listen as they review these highly anticipated trailers that premiered at San Diego Comic Con and discuss every little detail! From the "Wonder Woman" trailer, they'll discuss Gal Gadot's portrayal of the immortal demigoddess Diana, and her first adventure away from the land of Themyscira in the early 20th century. They'll talk about the look of this version of the Wonder Woman costume, as well as Chris Pine's character, Steve Trevor, and his importance to the Wonder Woman franchise. From "Justice League", they'll discuss the attempts by Bruce Wayne to recruit Jason Momoa's intimidating Aquaman and Ezra Miller's introverted Flash to aid him in preparing for an extraterrestrial threat. They'll also talk about the Apokoliptian villain Steppenwolf and the Motherboxes he'll be seeking on Earth. Plus, some rumors, a little bit of Arrowverse talk, and Shawn has some strong opinions of the "Star Trek: Discovery" teaser. So much to cover, so many heroes, may the Source be with you!

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20
Jul

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Celebration Reel, Panel, and Teaser Trailer 2)

Join Scott and his special guest, resident Star Wars expert Paul, as they take a look at the newly released footage from the latest offering from the Star Wars franchise: "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"! Listen, as they breakdown and cover the material released at the Star Wars Celebration Europe event in London! First, they'll breakdown the "Celebration Reel", featuring new footage from the movie, along with behind the scenes looks at the sets and the thoughts of director Gareth Edwards. They'll also discuss what was said by members of the cast at the Celebration panel, and what we now know (and don't know) about their individual characters, and their respective roles in the story. And they'll also discuss some exciting new moments shown in the new teaser trailer, including one huge character reveal! From planets, troopers, and droids to, rumors, news, and plot, they'll cover it all. So countdown the days to the premiere with us, and may the force be with you! 

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13
Jul

The Flash: Pilot

Join Shawn and Scott as they discuss and review the pilot episode of the series about crime scene investigator Barry Allen and the freak accident that transformed him into the world's fastest superhero: "The Flash"! Listen as they breakdown every little detail and Easter egg of the episode, from references to DC Comics' New 52, characters from the comics you may have missed, and references to the classic DC storyline "Crisis on Infinite Earths"! They'll also discuss the complicated history of The Flash and the many characters that have taken up the Flash mantle throughout the years in the comic books. Plus, there's some talk about The Arrow and DC's Legends of Tomorrow, and how this shared "Arrowverse" might absorb the new CW acquisition Supergirl! So grab a cup from Jitters, get your helmet strapped on, and listen to the story of the fastest man alive! 

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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
Jun

You Can’t Do That On Television: Pop Music

Join Shawn and Scott as they take a look back at a magical time in the history of Nickelodeon, back in the early 80's when a low budget Canadian sketch show for kids dared to defy convention, prompting many to say its title: "You Can't Do That On Television"! Listen as they break down the episode entitled "Pop Music", which most notably, was the television debut of a young Alanis Morrisette! They'll talk about Alanis' short run on the show, the history of the infamous green slime, and how it ended up becoming intertwined with Nickelodeon's identity as a network, how the longtime kid host, Christine McGlade, pretty much got the job accidentally, and how this show was heavily influenced by Monty Python's Flying Circus and Laugh In. So many sketches, so many that wouldn't be aired today! So relax in your dungeon, avoid saying "I don't know", and enjoy this slice of 80's nostalgia along with us! I heard that! 

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