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11
Jan

Late Night with Conan O’Brien: 9/13/1993: John Goodman, Drew Barrymore, Tony Randall

Join Scott, Kevin, Sarah, and Hamish as they take a look back to the very first episode of one of television’s greatest talk shows: Late Night with Conan O’Brien! Listen as they take a very deep dive into an episode that would end up being the beginning of a magnificent 16 year run, spanning more than 2,700 episodes. They’ll detail the history of the show, from David Letterman’s departure from NBC, the hiring of a relatively unknown Conan O’Brien and Andy Richter, Conan’s chance meeting with drummer Max Weinberg, and the early criticism the show faced. They’ll also discuss Conan’s history on television, from his early days writing for SNL and the Simpsons, to his time as host of the Tonight Show, to his current show on TBS and new podcast. They’ll break down each of Conan’s first segments, including his very first monologue, comedy bits, and interviews with his first three guests: John Goodman, Drew Barrymore, and Tony Randall, and much, much more! They’ll also talk about the origins of the show band The Max Weinberg 7, and all of its changes over the years. From the origins of the Great Gazoo, leg wrestling with George Wendt, and Bob Costas throwing apples, this episode has it all! So join us on the couch as we take a look back...

That’s right. All the way BEFORE the year two thousand...the year two thou-saaaaaaaand! 

 

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5
Sep

Wonder Woman: Who’s Afraid of Diana Prince? (1967)

Join Scott, Shawn, Sarah, Kevin, and Matt as they have a Wonder-ful time breaking down and reviewing the very first live-action depiction of Wonder Woman, the 1967 unsold pilot presentation for a proposed Wonder Woman TV series: “Who’s Afraid of Diana Prince?” Listen as they laugh at this strange story of a 27 million-year-old woman who lives in a small apartment with her nagging mother, who also occasionally dresses up as a superhero and stops to admire herself when trouble arises. They’ll discuss this film’s connections to the great Batman ‘66 TV series, the odd decision to cast TWO actresses (one as Diana Prince, the other as Wonder Woman), why Steve Trevor being stuck at the airport isn’t really an emergency, and most importantly: What’s up with the mirror scene?! They’ll also talk about the other adaptations of the Wonder Woman character through the ages, live-action, and animated, and theorize what this series would have been like. So grab a bowl of ruffage, carefully fold your newspaper, and laugh along with us! Oh, and try not to fall off of the couch! 

 

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6
Jan

Inhumans: Behold… The Inhumans

Join Scott, Kevin and Sarah as they breakdown and review the first episode of the latest television entry in Marvel’s ever-expanding Cinematic Universe: Inhumans. Listen as they talk about the story behind this miniseries, from a scrapped future movie, to an edited IMAX release, to finally, a poorly reviewed series. They’ll also talk about the history of these characters, dating back to Stan Lee and Jack Kirby creations from the 1960’s and a fictional city that’s even older! What made this series get such bad reviews? Why did Marvel fans loathe this live action adaptation of classic comic book characters? Well, laugh along with us and find out. Just don’t ask “Whhhhhhhhhhhhhyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?”

 

This is part one of our review of the Inhumans’ two-episode premiere. Look for part two very soon!

 

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11
Oct

Animaniacs: Yakko’s World/Cookies for Einstein/Win Big

Join Scott, Shawn and Jonah as they take a look back at one of the most sharp and irreverent cartoons of the 90's: "Animaniacs"! Listen as they breakdown and review the second episode of the series, featuring Yakko singing a somewhat accurate list of countries in the classic segment "Nations of the World", the Warner brothers (and Warner sister) trying to earn merit badges in Switzerland by selling Kid Scout cookies to a frustrated Albert Einstein in "Cookies For Einstein", and our introduction to two genetically altered lab mice named Pinky and The Brain who attempt to take home prize money on a TV quiz show in "Win Big". They'll talk about the history of the series from a Fox Kids cartoon with Steven Spielberg's backing to a mainstay of Kids WB, and possibly beyond. They'll also point out some of the loving references to old Hollywood, nitpick Yakko's idea of which lands are actually nations, reveal the big secret behind Pinky and The Brain's big scheme, and much, much more! So grab a box of cookies and a cup of Swiss Miss, turn off Wheel of Misfortune and get zany to the max with us! Hellooooooooooo Nurse!!!

(And also, Shawn takes a couple of minutes at the end to share his thoughts on Star Trek: Discovery.)

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12
Sep

The Simpsons: Blame It on Lisa

Join Scott, Kevin, and Hamish as they welcome special guest Lucas to help them review and breakdown the highly controversial Brazil-themed episode of The Simpsons: "Blame It On Lisa"! Listen as Lucas gives his unique perspective on the many aspects of his home country portrayed in the episode. They'll talk about the popularity of The Simpsons in Brazil, the backlash this episode received, if Lisa's travel tips for Homer are true, the massive celebrity status of Xuxa, and lots of talk about Brazilian food and culture! Why did this episode anger an entire nation? Pour yourself some guarana soda, enjoy some rodízio from the local churrascaria and find out! Aproveite o show! Abóbora! Cogumelo!

 

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26
Aug

The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang: May the Farce Be with You

Join Scott, Hamish, and Kevin for a look back at a cartoon with one of the worst premises in the history of television: the atrocious "Happy Days" animated sci-fi spinoff "The Fonz and The Happy Days Gang"! Listen as they breakdown and review the second episode of the series, "May the Farce Be With You", in which The Fonz, Ritchie Cunningham, Ralph Malph, the anthropomorphic dog Mr. Cool, and a super-powered girl from the 25th century named Cupcake accidentally travel to outer space in the year 2057 and try to stop an alien robot queen from destroying the earth with a laser beam. (Y'know, like a typical Happy Days story!) They'll talk about Garry Marshall's wildly popular sitcom "Happy Days" and how even its infamous "jumping the shark" moment wasn't as bad as this abysmal Saturday morning cartoon. From logic-bending powers and an incomprehensible plot to lackluster action and an intro by none other than famed disc jockey Wolfman Jack, this has everything you don't want in a TV show. So pull the lever, fire up those star jets, and endure this mess with us! Ayyyyyyyyyyyy! 

 

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9
May

Generation X

Join Scott and Hamish as they take a look back at what is technically the very first X-Men movie, the 1996 made-for-TV: "Generation X"! Listen as they review this feature length TV movie that was also a failed pilot for a possible series. They'll compare the original members of the team that are seen in the Uncanny X-Men and Generation X comic books to their live-action counterparts. They'll also discuss the new characters that were created just for this production, the interesting acting choices of Matt Frewer, scenes that were cut or reshot for television, and the possible impact that a picked up Generation X series would have on the X-Men cinematic franchise that would start only four years later. From cheesy CGI and X-ray vision, to accents and dream webs, they'll review it all! So put on your dream helmet and ride the white light as you laugh along with us! Zap! 

 

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11
Feb

The Simpsons: The Town and Super Bowl LI (w/ Matt Selman)

Join Scott, Kevin, and Hamish as they welcome a very special guest, Simpsons executive producer Matt Selman, for a revisiting of the hilarious Boston-themed episode "The Town"! Listen as Matt shares some inside details about the episode, including its original story, involving conspiracies and red coats, a one-time only Easter egg for a re-airing of the episode, and how it became a wonderful love letter to Boston, how an episode is made, as well as the New England Patriots' recent improbable championship win, and how The Simpsons eerily predicted the victory and parade back in October! They'll also discuss Tom Brady's uncharacteristic local commercial, their individual experiences watching the big game last Sunday, and various Boston area eateries. If that wasn't enough, Matt addresses questions about a possible Simpsons movie sequel, a (hopefully far off) series finale, and also talks about a possible episode for next season, and much, much more! This one is a ton of fun, especially if you share a love of The Simpsons and Boston sports. So grab a grinder and a bottle of Brockton's Best, and move from Springfield to Boston along with us!
 
If you're listening as this episode is released, make sure to set your DVRs or watch The Simpsons on FOX this Sunday, February 12th at 7:30pm, and lookout for a one-time special Easter egg reference to the New England Patriots' championship win!
 
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8
Feb

Parks and Recreation: Hunting Trip

Join Scott and Matt as they breakdown and review "Hunting Trip", a hilarious episode of one of the funniest sitcoms of the last decade: "Parks and Recreation"! Listen as they discuss the history of this show, from its original conception as a spinoff from The Office, to lasting seven seasons on NBC as a staple of its Thursday night comedy block. They'll talk about the long history of the Pawnee City Hall building (really located in Pasadena, California) and how its ridiculous size and cost was actually explained in a companion book for the series. They'll also talk about the amazing cast, the great improvised moments, the real Ron Swanson, how the character of Andy Dwyer changed, and much, much more! Oh, and also a couple of side discussions about turkeys and Funko Pop figures! So grab yourself some turkey (or tofu equivalent), put on your fluorescent hat and survey the Indiana wilderness along with us! Boola! Boola! Boola! 
 
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18
Jan

UHF (1989)

Join Shawn and Scott as they continue their look at the work of Weird Al Yankovic and delve deep into his hilarious 1989 cult classic film, "UHF"! Listen as they breakdown this great film, including its many segments and commercials, such as "Spatula City", "Conan The Librarian", "Raul's Wild Kingdom", "Wheel of Fish", Weird Al's music video for his Dire Straits parody "Beverly Hillbillies"., and so much more! They'll discuss other famous actors and comedians that were considered for roles in the movie, cameos you may have missed, and tons of behind the scenes details. What movies are referenced in the film, how did the critics feel about UHF, and, more importantly, what really happened to Raul's poodles? They'll talk all about it and much, much more! So make yourself a Twinkie wiener sandwich, keep it tuned to U62, and watch along with us!

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