Hitting Play

11
Jan

Comedy Bang! Bang!: Kevin Bacon Wears a Blue Button Down Shirt and Black Boots

Join Scott and Shawn as they breakdown and review "Kevin Bacon Wears a Blue Button Down Shirt and Black Boots", the season five premiere of the hilarious absurdist talk show "Comedy Bang! Bang!" Listen as they detail the show's interesting history, from its beginnings as the Indie 103.1 radio show "Comedy Death Ray Radio", running concurrently with the Comedy Death Ray stage show, to being adapted into an amazingly creative talk show that ran for 110 episodes on the Independent Film Channel. They'll talk about the very talented and very funny Weird Al Yankovic, making his debut as the show's third bandleader/announcer in this episode. They'll also talk about the episode's special guest, Kevin Bacon, and even play a little Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon of their own! So pour yourself a glass of green water, hold on to your gold, and laugh along with us! 
 
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4
Jan

Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch (w/ Scott Ross AKA Scotty Gee)

Join Scott and his special guest, the very talented Scott Ross, (AKA Scotty Gee of Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch) for a fun episode about Scotty's journey from dancing in Boston to touring the world as a member of one of the most popular hip hop groups of the 90's. He'll talk about being called by Donny Wahlberg, working with Mark Wahlberg, signing with Interscope, filming the music video for their smash hit "Good Vibrations", performing on The Tonight Show and The Arsenio Hall Show, and even appearing in a Sega video game. They'll also talk about his current career in music with Full Sircle Entertainment, managing bands and teaching dance at his Dream Studios locations. So join us for a fun look back at some good vibrations! 
 
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28
Dec

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

WARNING: SPOILERS AND MAJOR PLOT POINTS ARE DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE! MAKE SURE YOU SEE THE MOVIE BEFORE LISTENING! 
 
Join Scott and special guests Hamish and Paul for this discussion and review of one of the most anticipated movies of the year: "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"! Listen as they share their own viewing experiences, discuss details of the movie scene-by-scene, highlight the many nods to the the original trilogy, and compare the trailers to the final product they saw on the screen. They'll breakdown elements of the film that drew from George Lucas' original 70's source material like the Whills and Darth Vader's sanctum, as well as characters, vehicles and terms from modern Star Wars properties like Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels! They'll share their thoughts on the movie's plot, unexpected moments, and thrilling conclusion. What changes were made in reshoots? How well does the story fit Star Wars canon? Was it the best Star Wars prequel? These questions are answered and many, many more! So grab a glass of blue milk, snuggle up with Bor Gullet, and may the force be with you! 
 
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7
Dec

Batman (1966): Smack in the Middle

Join Shawn and Scott as they breakdown and review "Smack in the Middle", the second episode of the iconic 1966 series "Batman"! Listen as they detail this story, which continues from the Batman pilot (covered in last week's episode of the podcast) in which the dastardly Riddler hatches a plot to separate the Dynamic Duo, kidnap Robin, and steal a small country's priceless treasure. They'll talk about Burt Ward's difficult performance, attempting to portray Jill St. John's character, Molly, disguised as his character, Robin. They'll also talk about the only on-screen death to ever occur on the show, why Batman and Robin needlessly caused millions of dollars worth of damage, and the stupidity of Batman falling love with a girl he only talked to for three minutes...oh, and also tried to kill him! From Batmobile chases and "La-zar" beams to well labeled instrumentation and jewel-encrusted woolly mammoths stuffed with postage stamps, not to mention the brilliance of Adam West and Frank Gorshin, this episode has it all! Plus, they rank the cinematic Batmen! So spray some "Can A" in your face, turn off the detect-a-scope, and conclude this campy bat-venture along with us! Na-na na-na na-na na-na na Batman! 
 
And don't miss our breakdown of the first part of this story, "Hi Diddle Riddle" in last week's episode! (It'll help this episode make a little more sense!) 
 
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30
Nov

Batman (1966): Hi Diddle Riddle

Join Shawn and Scott as they breakdown and review "Hi Diddle Riddle", the pilot episode of the iconic 1966 series "Batman"! Listen as they discuss the brilliance of Adam West, playing Batman as a serious detective despite the show's lighthearted campiness. They'll also discuss Batman and Robin's first adversary of the series, The Riddler, played masterfully by the great Frank Gorshin. From The Riddler's near-impossible (but always quickly solved) riddles and Batman's penchant for labeling everything, to interesting facts about the cast and two rare mentions of the murder of Bruce Wayne's parents, they discuss it all, and much, much more!!! Oh, and if that wasn't enough...the "Batusi" also makes an appearance! So sit back with some fresh-squeezed orange juice, disconnect the red telephone, and speed into Gotham along with us! Na-na na-na na-na na-na na Batman! 
 
And don't worry! We won't leave you hanging! Look out for our episode about part two of the story, "Smack in the Middle": Same Bat-time, Same Bat-podcast! 
 
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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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16
Nov

Sledge Hammer!: Under the Gun

Join Scott and Shawn as they take a look back at the pilot episode of a hilarious 1980's series that spoofed "Dirty Harry", with all of the comedic timing and wit of "Get Smart": "Sledge Hammer!" Listen as they discuss the fascinating career of the show's creator, Alan Spencer, who began his show business life sneaking on to the set of "Young Frankenstein" and being befriended by Marty Feldman! They'll breakdown the many visual gags, the wonderfully insane title character played by David Rasche, the parallels to the San Francisco of Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry, changes from the original script, and much, much more! From famous guest stars and exaggerated action to a Marvel comic book tie-in and a feature film (that was totally changed) this influential cult classic had it all! So sit back with an inanimate object that you talk to, enjoy a cocktail weenie or two, and visit the insane, destructive world of "Sledge Hammer!" along with us! Trust us. We know what we're doing. 
 
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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! 
 
Make sure to follow Steve at Shellback Artworks' Facebook page for all of the latest updates on his comic con appearances, online store, and his board game Kickstarter! 
 
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19
Oct

Am I Right?? (w/ Jesse Pruden and Evan Wilson)

Join Scott and his very special guests, hosts of the hilarious Canadian Comedy Award nominated radio show "Am I Right??", Jesse Pruden and Evan Wilson! Evan and Jesse are usually in Calgary, but for this conversation, they are strewn about Canada with Jesse angrily sitting on a park bench in Vancouver while Evan enjoys a coffee at the airport in Edmonton. Listen as they discuss some memorable moments from the long run of their radio show. From hilarious returning guests like Andy Kindler and Tom Scharpling, to teaching Norm MacDonald about Twitter, and other times the interviews did go as planned. They'll also ramble on about Pop-Up Video, Del Amitri, and so much more! This episode was a blast! So grab your headphones, and get ready for this continent spanning conversation! 

Listen to the return of "Am I Right??" here: http://cjsw.com/program/the-throwback-am-i-right/ 

Or check out their archives on iTunes: https://itun.es/us/RxbRt.c 

And don't forget to donate to CJSW's annual funding drive! 

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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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