Episode 48.5 - Coming AttractionsMiscast Commentary add
You know the guys are back together when Keelhauling is the first subject of the Coming Attractions Episode. Todd reacts to avoiding the re-record of Super Mario Brothers and the guys talk Netflix, as the releases of Luke Cage, GLOW and Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee have recently been released. Joe does a 180 on his opinion of Jerry Lewis and praises Jerry Seinfeld as a host. Joe also explains being emotionally invested in the relationship between Dave Chappelle and Neal Brennan. The next movie is announced (HINT* - SLOOOWWWWW MOOOTION) and the upcoming summer and fall schedule is teased.
Episode 48 - Super Mario Bros - "One Wears Red, the Other Wears Green"Miscast Commentary add
Joe welcomes back his wife Carrie as guest co-host after a series of unforeseen circumstances. The couple compares the video game and movie, Carrie points out some major mistakes that Joe had missed and the turbulent relationship between the directors and studio (and their effect on the cast) is discussed.
Episode 47.5 - Coming AttractionsMiscast Commentary add
Joe is on his own for this Coming Attractions Episode. He Explains the whereabouts of Todd, announces some special circumstances regarding the next movie and talks about his latest trip to a Theme Park. Joe takes a last chance to thank a previous guest and calls out to the listeners to pick their favourite past episodes.
Bonus Episode - B.J. Mendelson Interview - UneditedMiscast Commentary add
Check out the complete interview with B.J. Mendelson. In the interview, he talks about his time as a Mall Santa, A substitute teacher and his work as a public speaker. He discusses his comic book and we discuss, in detail, the movie Double Dragon.
Make sure to check out bjmendelson.com and buy his books, "Social Media is Bullshit" and "Privacy: And How to Get it Back." Check out his comic book, Vengeance, Nevada and keep an eye out for his upcoming projects.
Episode 47 - Double Dragon - "Going Through It"Miscast Commentary add
*NOTE* An issue with the recording caused a slight quality issue with the live portion of the commentary (not unlistenable, but not up to our standards)
The guys dive deep into a Rabbit Hole when they provide commentary for the... let's say video game adaptation, Double Dragon. Author/Speaker/Comic Book Creator B.J. Mendelson revisits us this episode via unheard clips from last week's interview. Todd experiences a major case of Deja Vu and an announcement regarding the next movie. A character actor in multiple Miscast Commentary movies is discussed. Todd is fascinated by the little person in charge of keeping the building standing and the futurism in the movie is taken to task. The lack of training for the actors is brought to light. Comparisons to other adaptations that came out during this time period are made and Todd spots an actor from a cult movie in a very small role. Joe has a theory about Alyssa Milano's involvement in a childish scene. B.J.'s clips include discussion about the prologue and cast, what should have been a solemn moment in the movie, Abobo's journey and how the end reminds him of Kevin Smith. For Extra Credit, all three of the guys try to get to the bottom of the question 'Is this the worst Video Game to Movie Adaptation?'
Episode 46.5 - Interview with B.J. MendelsonMiscast Commentary add
In this episode, the guys have their first interview on the show as they talk to Author/Speaker/Comic Book Creator and Mall Santa (Yes that last one is true and he has a great story about it), B.J. Mendelson. In the interview, B.J. discusses his motivations for writing his books, using social media to promote himself as a young stand up comic, the race to a million followers on Twitter and how he is somewhat of a soothsayer when it comes to his work. He discusses his time as a substitute teacher, his debate at the U.N. His ability to write for female characters in his comic, Vengeance, Nevada and how it was created ahead of the use of strong female characters in Superhero Movies. As the guys announce next week's movie, it is up to B.J. to explain his motivations as to why he challenged them to do the movie.
Episode 46.1 - Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers pt 2 - "You! Let Me See Your Gross Eye!"Miscast Commentary add
The guys travel deeper into Middle Earth with Part 2 of their commentary for Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. The guys discuss the scenes deleted from the extended cut for the theatrical release, the last minute replacement that led to Viggo Mortensen taking the role of Aragorn and Orlando Bloom's Career after Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean. Joe lets you know which Hobbit alum plays multiple roles in this movie and gives thanks to his wife for supporting him during podcast production. A parallel between Frodo and Gollum that was shot but never made it in the movie is talked about and Joe talks about getting his two year old son into nerd culture. MASSIVE technology is discussed and Todd poses the question of who the main character actually is in the trilogy. Joe explains the process of getting the singer for the end credit theme.
Episode 46 - Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Pt. 1 - "I've Walked Here and There Before"Miscast Commentary add
The guys continue their epic journey through Middle Earth with the first of their 2-part commentary of Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. They talk about their lack of experience with the books, catch us up on where we left off in the first movie and what video game likely derived from this story. Todd shares a story of a public bathroom stall and they share their admiration for the work of Andy Serkis. Similarities between this and a former Miscast Commentary Movie, The Empire Strikes Back are brought to light. Numerous filming-related injuries are listed.
Episode 45.5 - Coming AttractionsMiscast Commentary add
In this week's coming attractions episode, the guys pitch for a new theme song, tease an upcoming interview and talk about Deadpool, including Todd's ill-fated viewing of the movie. Joe talks about the only weather related incident that made them leave the drive in and the guys brag(?) about a record they set at a Movie Theatre in their teens. Joe shares an unfortunate lottery story and they talk about inconsiderate retail customers and a meeting between Bill Gates and Donald Trump. An epic sequel is announced as our next Movie and it will be a 2 part episode.
Episode 45 - I'm Gonna Git You Sucka - "One Leg? That's Easy Access"Miscast Commentary add
This week, the guys watch one of their favourite comedies, the Keenan Ivory Wayans-helmed 'I'm Gonna Git You Sucka.' They talk about Wayans' writing pedigree before this movie, whose idea was the title for this movie and who wrote the theme to the TV Show 'A Different World.' The guys disagree over the attractiveness of the female lead and Joe reveals the numerous Voice Over jobs that have been done by the cast. Joe reveals that a sequel to this movie exists. A fight between Joe's cat and dog has to be addressed.
Episode 44.5 - Coming AttractionsMiscast Commentary add
The guys are back together for a Coming Attractions Episode. This week, Joe addresses how far in advance they have been recording their shows, the guys announce next week's movie and who accidentally ruined Avengers a year ago. Conan's upcoming format change is discussed and the guys react to Bill and Ted part 3 becoming official. Joe rants on fast food restaurants' very strange menu items. Joe asks a question about Star Trek that had never occurred to him (If anyone has the answer, please e-mail in) and talks about Las Vegas. The guys also make a big announcement regarding the Youtube edition of our episodes.
Episode 44 - Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back - "The C in C-3PO"Miscast Commentary add
May the Fourth be with you friends. Joe and Todd have foregone a Coming Attractions Episode to bring you another Star Wars Movie with The Empire Strikes Back. They discuss the circumstances around Mark Hamill's apparent injury prior to filming as well as his uncomfortable Scandinavian shoot, Joe reveals two celebrities with uncredited roles in this movie and discuss the amazing work of Frank Oz, despite not being the first choice for Yoda. Changes made in the remastered versions since the original version are pointed out and debated. Joe educates Todd on Yaddle and reveals his favourite Star Wars moment. The guys posit what Yoda's home world might be like and how the original script would have changed every detail of this franchise moving forward. Joe pitches the one role that Vin Diesel could play in the Star Wars Universe. The guys call the phone number that appears at the end of the credits.
Episode 43 - The Karate Kid - "Am I Allowed to be Thinking These Things?"Miscast Commentary add
This week, Joe and Todd dive into The Karate Kid. Before pressing play, former WWE Star Chyna's genitals are graphically described. When the movie starts, Joe talks his 80's crush on Elizabeth Shue, underdog movies and John G. Avildsen, who seemed to be at the forefront of the subgenre. The racist stage name of Pat Morita as a stand up comedian is revealed. The guys rehash a story of an unfortunate injury for Joe and the most famous Karate Kid Fan Theory is discussed. Joe shares another story about another unfortunate injury and reveals a very rare award distinction. The similarities between the Cobra Kai and Geese are discussed. Todd argues that an actor with a small role in he movie is more well known from other things.
Episode 42.5 - Coming AttractionsMiscast Commentary add
This week, Joe talks about the struggles with his upcoming viewing of Avengers: Infinity War and announces an altered episode schedule for the next two weeks as we have some well-timed Movies to do. All that, plus connecting the Netflix show GLOW with a couple of recent deaths in this week's Coming Attractions Episode.
Episode 42 - Ernest Goes to Jail - "We're Living In the Past. Who Isn't?"Miscast Commentary add
Joe and Todd take on the role of Vern as they watch Ernest Goes to Jail this week. Joe reveals a tattoo he almost got, what was the only non-Ernest movie this director did. The guys discuss who could fill Jim Varney's shoes as Ernest and somehow make an organic connection to gun control. Todd commits to performing an Ernest Monologue. For extra credit, the guys pitch what new Ernest Movies would have been made had Jim Varney still been alive.
Episode 41.5 - Coming AttractionsMiscast Commentary add
In this week's Coming Attractions Episode, Joe makes a big life decision, celebrate the delivery of their first ever prize and call out the products that they talk about constantly but have received no freebies from. Todd points out a double standard from American Idol and they start a bunch of arbitrary beefs. The next movie is announced and the whole mythos of the main character in this movie is questioned. Joe literally couldn't find the trailer, so he plays a fake trailer.
Episode 41 - Starship Troopers - "Tits and Bugs and Explosions and Boners"Miscast Commentary add
This week, the guys dip into the Paul Verhoeven well once again with Starship Troopers. Joe settles a bet with his wife, Carrie, on air and the guys discuss media in the world of Paul Verhoeven Movies. Joe talk about a movie that could have been Verhoeven's big film. They dive into the 90s shows that connect almost every member of the cast and Todd asks Joe which cast member he would rather get with. Joe explains how this movie actually drew a bigger audience than the box office suggested. The guys try to figure out what the Three Hole in "Flip Six Three Hole" actually is. They also have a theory as to why Casper Van Dien was Paul Verhoeven's choice as the star and discuss which director will get all of their movies done on the show first. For Extra Credit, the guys try to figure out what would make you "Like to Know More" and they say what it would take for them to quit making the show.
Episode 40.5 - Coming AttractionsMiscast Commentary add
In this shorter-than-usual Coming Attractions Episode, the guys announce the next movie. how much they have covered a particular Genre and the importance of D.I.Y. Joe also revives his worst, yet favourite impression.
Episode 40 - The Crow - "Still Better Than Eating a Tide Pod"Miscast Commentary add
The guys talk about Joe's love for a Goth Girl in High School, The Lee Curse and the early days of Alex Proyas as they take on the 90s classic, The Crow. Joe reveals who Ernie Hudson lost the role of Winston to in The Real Ghostbusters Animated Series and what famous line one of the cast members improvised in a classic movie. The guys discuss the details behind Brandon Lee's Death. The original pitch for this movie and who would star in it is discussed as is what seems to be the cause of the bad luck on set. Joe and Todd disagree over a character recognizing Eric.
Episode 39.5 - Coming AttractionsMiscast Commentary add
Post-dated Superbowl talk, Scientology and White supremacy are on the menu for this week's coming attraction episode. The guys talk about rioting after winning, Todd's encounter with a group of racists (I promise that this is worth listening to) and, of course, announce next week's movie.