#71 Short Circuit

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Out-of-context quote from this episode: “[Steve Guttenberg] in this movie and Ed Begley, Jr. in She-Devil are the two biggest ‘… what?’ casting decisions.”
Steve Gutenberg finally makes it onto the show, Ally Sheedy has brown football helmet hair, Military robutts, Johnny 5 is alive, Steve Guttenberg makes no sense as a robot programmer, Jim Tasty of tasty videos gets inspired when one-pan pasta is invented, robots continue to like watching sunrises and sunsets, Tripp posits a semi-insane theory for robot humanity based on sunsets, Ally Sheedy thinks robots are aliens, Tripp teaches facts about dog food, Andrew has strong opinions about prestige television, Tripp projects a short fictional story about Steve Guttenberg’s high school life and laughs too long at his own bit, Johnny 5 is the beginning of the singularity, we talk a lot about WestWorld sex robots (no spoilers) and we take a bunch of shots at our old pal Ed Begley, Jr (someone draw that saloon, please!). All this and more!
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#70 Heartbeeps

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“It’s basically ‘My Dinner with Andre’ with robots. I don’t understand what we’re doing here.”

In this episode: A terrifying Andy Kaufman. A robot telling Catskills jokes. A severe lack of cool robot $hit. A gross misunderstanding of the appeal of C-3PO and R2-D2. Andrew wants baby robots, and almost breaks Tripp’s brain about robot lifecycles. A deep discussion of Muppet Babies vis a vis regular-size Muppets and their aging process.

And like, so much more.

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#69 Big Business

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Out-of-context quote from this episode: “This podcast sounds like the ramblings of a deranged human being. You did this to me!”

This is it folks. This is the one that broke Tripp. The second half of Andrew programs April is Big Business, and this twin switching comedy with Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin. Also, Fabio isn’t in this. I can’t recall if we mentioned that.

Is this movie suggesting country living is an ingrained biological trait? Why does Bette Midler have to sing SO MUCH? Who thought having the alternate twins dress the same was a good idea? Why is everyone so cool with switching lives at the end? All this and more!

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#68 Troop Beverly Hills

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Out-of-context quote from this episode: “It’s like Cyndi Lauper in Vibes cranked to 11. If you thought velvet, backless turtleneck was something, wait until you see this movie.”

April is programmed by Andrew, and we’re kicking it off with Troop Beverly Hills, featuring Shelley Long, the return of Jenny Lewis and Craig T. Nelson,

Tripp tells a Shelley Long/Shelley Duvall mixup story, Craig T. Nelson is kind of a dick, Chekhov’s balance beam is in the mix, questionable methods for taking care of children are revealed, Andrew busts out a history lesson about Imelda Marcos, we come up with a way better ending for this movie, some Wilderness Girls are actual monsters and there’s like a really weird level of evil from the Red Feathers.

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#67 The Wizard

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Out-of-context-quote from this episode: “This feels like it was written by a mom.”

Nintendo just released the Nintendo Switch, but we remember a simpler time, when Nintendo was all about the POWER GLOVE!

In this episode: Tripp offers to drive the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile (#TrippDrivesTheWeinerMobile), we come up with different versions of the Weinermobile and set up a drag race with the Mr. Peanut car, we pitch an animated series about dogs, tell the story of a murder in a hotel we stayed at, King Kong returns for the second consecutive episode, Universal Studios looks super low budget, and oh, yeah, like just a lot of Nintendo jokes. All this and more!

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#66 King Kong Lives

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Out-of-context quote from this episode: “Once again, it takes wayyyyy too long to notice a building-sized ape.”

In honor of King Kong’s giant-sized return in Kong: Skull Island, we take in Kong’s only 80s adventure: King Kong Lives!

In this episode: King Kong falls in love, gets a heart transplant and has a kid, for some reason, two gorillas are billed first and second in the movie, Indiana Jones is replaced by Montana Smith, Linda Hamilton kicks some butt, plus Tripp plugs Get Out for no reason at all. All this and more!

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#65 Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

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The end of Fourbruary is sadly here: Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers.

Moustapha Akkad begs Michael Myers to return for Halloween, Michael Myers and Dr. Loomis fall in love Lloyd Dobbler style, Andrew solves the gas crisis, credit card technology continues to perplex, Dr. Loomis stammers a bunch, Michael Myers drives a truck, the Haddonfield School of Witchcraft and Wizardry opens its doors, a small basic continuity error drives both Tripp and Andrew crazy, so many Uber drivers hang out, Tripp pitches a wacky comedy starring Dr. Loomis and some teens, Andrew (briefly) breaks the no politics rule and so, so much more. Plus, Tripp tells his famous vomiting story!
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