November 10th, 2023 · 104 minutes
As a main topic, your hosts officially introduce their concept of "Best, First, Favorite" (or "BFF"). An exegesis ensues on the distinctions and purposes of this powerful new Thought Technology.
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Things kick off with Merlin catching John up on the various conditions that have recently been causing so much compression in his life.
Merlin cops to a fevered reverie that contributed to his purchasing some fonts. John thinks Merlin's wife should have been warned he'd eventually own and operate a Segway.
In something like Follow-Up, John has a RecDiffs-related assignment for Merlin. Merlin agrees to try and stay in compliance with John's aggressive timetable.
As a main topic, your hosts officially introduce their concept of "Best, First, Favorite" ("BFF"). An exegesis ensues on the distinctions and purposes of this powerful new Thought Technology.
At length, BFF is applied practically to the oeuvre of The Original Peaches.
(Recorded on Thursday, November 2, 2023)
The episode of The Talk Show podcast where Merlin talks about the ridiculous Xfinity service outage graphic.
Not just another bad movie podcast, Blank Check with Griffin & David reviews directors' complete filmographies episode to episode. Specifically, the auteurs whose early successes afforded them the rare ‘blank check’ from Hollywood to produce passion projects.
We play Top Four: Greatest Laptops of All Time. And, just like with the real Top Four, everyone is playing their own version of the game. Simultaneously. 😵💫
Elliott Kalan, Dan McCoy, and Stuart Wellington watch a bad movie and then talk about it.
Walter Hill has made several great movies in his career. Is Bullet to the Head one of them? Meanwhile, Stuart unveils a new impression in his repertoire, Dan inspires a discussion about the horrors of gorilla sex, and Elliott keeps missing our special celebrity guest.
What happens when a movie that feels like it was written in 1984, and was inspired by the 2000 election, is made in 2008? You get Swing Vote. Meanwhile, Dan reveals an uncomfortable new use for tweed, Elliott explains his new game show, and Will busts out the world’s most accurate Paul Schrader impression.
With movies like this in the world, every day is like Cagemas. Meanwhile, Elliott discusses the troubles with carrier Con Air, Dan makes reference to commercials you’d only see if you watch cable news in the middle of the day, and Stuart’s giant penis reemerges for spring.
Hey, you guys ever think to yourself, “I like Toy Story, but I wish it could be more commercial, ugly, and frenetic?” Welcome to Foodfight! Meanwhile, Dan points out the movie’s one “goof,” Stuart brings it back to “Just One of the Guys,” and Elliott introduces his new “Southern Tin Tin Enthusiast” character.
Includes the first salvo in what would evolve into "dingdonggate."
see also: Words that Sound Like Other Words
In this movie pitch (never officially called a pitch, but pretty clearly meant as a film) the guys spin a yarn about an old Southern woman who loves the comic book character Tintin (pronounced "Tantan" due to her accent.) The film will be credited to writer Tentennessee Williams. According to Dan, she is his "most favorite character who exists in the world! This old lady who doesn't exist: an old lady southerner who loves Tintin."
Repeatedly since Episode 53: Hannah Montana: The Movie, host Stuart Wellington has insisted that a "ding-dong" is ripped off during the course of his oft-recommended movie Castle Freak. He cites it as a prime reason to watch the film and as an attraction comparable to the classic scene in The Invisible Maniac in which a guy gets choked with a submarine sandwich.
"Whoa, whoa whoa—did Sly Stallone just walk in here?"