The Incomparable

31: Supernatural


  on this edition of the uncomfortable [TS]

  will be discussing what may be my [TS]

  favorite TV show of all time in fact a [TS]

  lot of critics think that this is one of [TS]

  the greatest genre television series of [TS]

  all time maybe even one of the best TV [TS]

  series of all time and I think you'll [TS]

  agree I speak of course of the CW's [TS]

  groundbreaking supernatural haha as f [TS]

  [Music] [TS]

  test [TS]

  [Music] [TS]

  welcome one and all to the uncomfortable [TS]

  podcast I'm Jason smell your host today [TS]

  we have a strange strange strange topic [TS]

  which is humor and comedy in in kind of [TS]

  geeky geek culture and geeky media so in [TS]

  honor of april first the the holiday [TS]

  that celebrates silliness and wackiness [TS]

  I've asked up our our esteemed panelists [TS]

  and also scott McNulty to join us today [TS]

  to discuss humorous things and and let's [TS]

  do that now Scott McNulty [TS]

  sign in please I refuse [TS]

  ok I'll take that as a pass serenity [TS]

  Caldwell please present yourself a logo [TS]

  and reporting for duty [TS]

  excellent now that's how it's done [TS]

  McNulty Glenn fleischmann hello i am a [TS]

  glow with radiation I can see you from [TS]

  here to end a to see the radiation humor [TS]

  no no and Steve Lutz hey how's it go and [TS]

  I look forward to talking about humor [TS]

  thereby negating any possible humor [TS]

  content to this podcast gonna kill my [TS]

  new room until it's nice and dead [TS]

  children for the record i am also [TS]

  presenting myself right now [TS]

  thank you i can tell as though as the [TS]

  male baboon presents himself very much [TS]

  like that yes okay and and once again [TS]

  coming back around Scott McNulty [TS]

  ah i have my podcasting pants on and I'm [TS]

  ready with the funny tactical podcasting [TS]

  Pet Center recommend those we will [TS]

  accept that answer i wear my casual [TS]

  podcasting plans [TS]

  hello I actually isn't that like an [TS]

  oxymoron you because you don't actually [TS]

  need pants to podcast so why would you [TS]

  have podcasting pants maybe living [TS]

  visible these are transparent packs [TS]

  comparison to life forgetting who am I [TS]

  forgetting there's somebody I forget old [TS]

  and more in hello dad more'n why hello [TS]

  Jason's now it's good to have you here [TS]

  it's a pleasure to be here on time as [TS]

  always i'm totally punctual [TS]

  I'm thinking podcasting chaps right now [TS]

  that might just move [TS]

  I oh my yes it is that kind of show the [TS]

  income I after dark [TS]

  hide the children so so I i have asked [TS]

  all of you hopefully you've you've come [TS]

  prepared with at least a couple of good [TS]

  examples of things that you just think [TS]

  are really funny i'm gonna come out and [TS]

  open a good one because some people may [TS]

  have missed this because it came from [TS]

  the nineteen seventies board of the [TS]

  rings this is a Harvard Lampoon project [TS]

  some of the folks who then became went [TS]

  on to become in fact I think national [TS]

  lampoon I think with some of the folks [TS]

  who have gone on to found national [TS]

  lampoon wrote this thing while still in [TS]

  college if i recollect and it's a it's a [TS]

  really pitch perfect parody of lord of [TS]

  the rings because remember how because [TS]

  since we're all 80 years old remember [TS]

  how landlords first came out now the [TS]

  Rings you know yeah I remember that well [TS]

  so what you looking at the fifth i was [TS]

  waiting down at the booksellers in my [TS]

  cravat I paint you as an ascot man [TS]

  during these bright yellow cravat you [TS]

  rode your bike with the one big front [TS]

  wheel and the tiny back wheel down to [TS]

  the bookseller the penny-farthing yes [TS]

  sipping on your egg cream and I brought [TS]

  my entire week's pay of eighteen cents [TS]

  the first so the first 11 more rings [TS]

  first came out of England and then then [TS]

  after some tedious negotiation [TS]

  eventually came out and legitimate [TS]

  editions of the u.s. it was sort of [TS]

  seized upon the sort of this crowd of [TS]

  people into science fiction this was [TS]

  kind of part of that fantasy but it hit [TS]

  really hard in the counterculture [TS]

  movement they rediscovered lord of the [TS]

  rings and gave the popularity it has [TS]

  today and of course they read it as this [TS]

  you know sort of this anti-war thing [TS]

  even though they go to war and all this [TS]

  sort of flower children magic is [TS]

  everywhere in the elves and bloody blah [TS]

  so Henry beard and the National and [TS]

  Harvard Lampoon come lasha Lampoon guys [TS]

  wrote this thing that basically just [TS]

  took the piss and everybody was sort of [TS]

  a big joke about the summer of love and [TS]

  they made bad poetry and some it's just [TS]

  stupid and pure I'll but i think it's [TS]

  funny as hell end up you know it's got [TS]

  its got some great parody of the of the [TS]

  One Ring poem that sora sora apparently [TS]

  written engraved be such a great poet [TS]

  and the rings that you know this ring [TS]

  and no other is made by the elves hawker [TS]

  own mother to grab it themselves and so [TS]

  on so it's you know there's a reference [TS]

  the zoo pits instead of the the the pits [TS]

  in Mordor and Sorbonne and there's our [TS]

  source or on a sore head and there's a [TS]

  lot of is this yes it's this sounds like [TS]

  a madman seen parody actually get you [TS]

  know sort of as with as with some of the [TS]

  best parody instead of cleaning [TS]

  perfectly to the plot it diverges a bit [TS]

  in order to be funnier than if it just [TS]

  was you know paragraph by paragraph [TS]

  whatever but you know there's too much [TS]

  you know because we all I know on this [TS]

  podcast love Tom Bombadil so much [TS]

  there's Tim Benzedrine is the repair [TS]

  hello derecho his wife ashbury of course [TS]

  so I got it I got to stay Glenn the [TS]

  various wacky names do not make me want [TS]

  to read it it is it makes me makes me a [TS]

  little afraid to like it's again like a [TS]

  how long is it to this also leads me [TS]

  your pages long [TS]

  no it's actually its wealth for its [TS]

  really a parody of Lord of the Rings [TS]

  everybody to be like a million pages [TS]

  long but while the convergent media the [TS]

  paperback edition that is actually is [TS]

  not in print I'm looking to see if [TS]

  there's an illusion that is harmless on [TS]

  our topic tonight is what things you [TS]

  can't get in having a bright shiny ball [TS]

  that I'm holding waving in front of you [TS]

  i was a good version 1993 something [TS]

  expensive to purchase a copy and just [TS]

  you know starts at one penny and it's a [TS]

  hundred and seventy six pages but I know [TS]

  it's a cash i should i should have been [TS]

  more prepared with excerpts but it's you [TS]

  know it's it's a I think it's a big [TS]

  parody the summer of love it's parody of [TS]

  the hippie culture it's a parody of the [TS]

  sort of endless boring description and [TS]

  TDM and say that you know fifth part of [TS]

  the six parts of lord of the ring and at [TS]

  the end you know Sam and Frodo are [TS]

  hanging around the pits and sort of the [TS]

  flick the ring over their finger into [TS]

  them into the boiling mass so it's um I [TS]

  i think it's like I will say that I have [TS]

  at least seen a copy of bored of the [TS]

  Rings having seated on my brother shelf [TS]

  way back in the day [TS]

  although I never actually picked up to [TS]

  read it because sitting right next to it [TS]

  was another book of collected national [TS]

  lampoon works that were almost entirely [TS]

  dick and fart jokes so if you have to [TS]

  choose iiNet yeah but it's so I know [TS]

  it's closer to the source material of [TS]

  lord of the rings it's hard to pull [TS]

  yourself away from us or headbutt so so [TS]

  so Steve I'm gonna I'm gonna come to you [TS]

  now do you have a do you have a [TS]

  recommendation or favorite like i want [TS]

  what i did want to to to call out any of [TS]

  you guys familiar with the online comic [TS]

  strip achewood know [TS]

  nah it's a brilliant piece of work and [TS]

  and it's it's just got on indefinite [TS]

  hiatus so continue William of of things [TS]

  you can't get and all right excellent [TS]

  now there's still an extensive a backlog [TS]

  of of of past strips on the web and it's [TS]

  unbelievably funny stuff fairly surreal [TS]

  it follows the exploits of a bunch of [TS]

  small animals who just kind of hang [TS]

  around there's a cat who wear thongs and [TS]

  a squirrel who does coke and drives a [TS]

  fan [TS]

  there's a projectile vomiting creature [TS]

  of some kind and they basically just [TS]

  hang around and and say things alright [TS]

  yeah that sounds great they hang around [TS]

  and say things I values that many of it [TS]

  is the is the creator Chris on stands [TS]

  way with words [TS]

  that's it's like once again I come [TS]

  bearing absolutely no examples to prove [TS]

  my point but you really would have to [TS]

  read it anyway [TS]

  22 truly appreciated but yeah he went on [TS]

  record on i think last week sometimes [TS]

  saying that he was pretty much burned [TS]

  out and there would be no no further [TS]

  strips in the immediate future which was [TS]

  very sad indeed which the strip called [TS]

  is called achewood ACH II would all [TS]

  right even going around since what 99 I [TS]

  think so something and over a decade ya [TS]

  got a little tired huh [TS]

  and it's been it's been sporadic for the [TS]

  last year or so anyway you can kind of [TS]

  sense that he was getting tired but I [TS]

  think the beauty of it is is really that [TS]

  his he has a phenomenal way with words [TS]

  and his characters are kind of nuts [TS]

  he doesn't necessarily go for the gag [TS]

  based humor ease [TS]

  he's a he's willing to just kind of [TS]

  float a bizarre punchline out there and [TS]

  let you kind of go your own way with it [TS]

  which it generally I find more amusing [TS]

  than the I don't like mondays style of [TS]

  comic I don't know what you're talking [TS]

  about their I'm night I had some [TS]

  fantastic lasagna earlier did you know [TS]

  I'm so good at selling less sad day [TS]

  indeed in a online viewer Garvey [TS]

  actually Garfield minus car fire field [TS]

  is a fantastic piece of works better [TS]

  when they take all the captions out and [TS]

  it's just john and garfield staring at [TS]

  each other existentially take don't [TS]

  think are you without so which is no [TS]

  that's your on an extra crazy [TS]

  well there's now 14 there's no one for [TS]

  peanuts to where they take out the last [TS]

  panel three panamera it's so depressing [TS]

  reality it's very dark [TS]

  alright fair enough Scott would you have [TS]

  a a recommendation something something [TS]

  that you were that you love so I there's [TS]

  a webcomic that reimagines the phantom [TS]

  of the first three star wars movies [TS]

  retold as if it's a bad D&D campaign and [TS]

  it's called darth's androids at darts [TS]

  darts androids dotnet and I think [TS]

  there's something like a 550 entries so [TS]

  far and it is a very funny by the way [TS]

  while you're talking Phantom Menace I'm [TS]

  i assume everyone here has seen the red [TS]

  letter media reviews of the first three [TS]

  star wars for the ring yeah i should say [TS]

  those are those the full fully [TS]

  commentary [TS]

  yeah the commentaries that are almost as [TS]

  long as the films themselves [TS]

  I can't i did i just can't as much as I [TS]

  you know support the idea i can't [TS]

  subject myself to that much Phantom [TS]

  Menace have you arrived fantastic it is [TS]

  i watch the first second i watched the [TS]

  first segment I managed to get through [TS]

  the first two movies because he posted [TS]

  he posted all of them and I was just [TS]

  putting them on in the background and [TS]

  then it gets very eat the comedy on the [TS]

  on the movies themselves as funny and [TS]

  then there's this like underlying serial [TS]

  killer subplot that drug ed I yeah it's [TS]

  pretty creepy [TS]

  I have to say it's a pretty decent job [TS]

  of it it's true it gives it a gulet [TS]

  color [TS]

  the big three tries to mail pizza rolls [TS]

  to use is is a positive i want to jump [TS]

  in with a even though you're going on [TS]

  the circle with a quick suggestion of [TS]

  george lucas and love a short parody [TS]

  film starring a friend of mine from high [TS]

  school before mr hines as the young [TS]

  George Lucas because as we know from [TS]

  previous podcast I apparently know [TS]

  everyone for some reason that's that is [TS]

  actually a pretty great short he's got a [TS]

  bad crop of but a sweet [TS]

  yes I love your movies at three in OT [TS]

  you know THX 1138 and 35 7337 it's it's [TS]

  a very clever little film is a hundred [TS]

  percent callbacks to your call forwards [TS]

  to American Graffiti [TS]

  well mostly star wars but also I think [TS]

  it's American Graffiti references in [TS]

  there and a great brilliant he was only [TS]

  like eight minutes long i think is it [TS]

  available a lot going on fire on its not [TS]

  available at all ever watched it and I [TS]

  want you when it came out back in like [TS]

  12 that I need personalizing not a [TS]

  challenge [TS]

  yes George Lucas's killed everyone who [TS]

  has seen it it's um we actually like [TS]

  it's like the ring using my and George [TS]

  Lucas close out of your screen when you [TS]

  watch it [TS]

  Martin was slightly concerned after this [TS]

  came out because it got enormous amount [TS]

  of attention that perhaps would harm his [TS]

  film career in Hollywood and instead it [TS]

  turned out like through second parties [TS]

  that Spielberg in and Lucas and some [TS]

  other people thought it was actually [TS]

  damned hilarious and it was a little you [TS]

  know little mean hold on for a while [TS]

  haha the new spot might not actually [TS]

  directed a couple features [TS]

  yes that one of the american pie [TS]

  director videos that I didn't say it was [TS]

  anything good [TS]

  got a job only did hate him but who [TS]

  hasn't gone yet Dan how about you are i [TS]

  know i know at least some of you maybe [TS]

  maybe my myrish name is mr. McNulty I [TS]

  think have red jasper fforde i have a [TS]

  kind of a great absurdist writer in the [TS]

  realm of I don't even know what you [TS]

  would call it mean sort of fantasy sort [TS]

  of just strange literary humor it's a [TS]

  story he's written a few series but the [TS]

  most popular one is a series of sort of [TS]

  mystery novels call that followed the [TS]

  character Thursday Next who gets [TS]

  embroiled in these variously [TS]

  Jerry crimes including i think in her [TS]

  first book she has to rescue Jane Eyre I [TS]

  i actually had I am in the middle of [TS]

  reading his most recent novel in the [TS]

  series one of our thursdays is missing [TS]

  and I had a brief paragraph that I want [TS]

  to read because it touched upon stuff [TS]

  that i thought was was close to our [TS]

  hearts so just to recover my paragraph [TS]

  dramatic reading Daniel the taxi was the [TS]

  usual yellow and check variety and can [TS]

  either run on wheels in the conventional [TS]

  manner or fly using advanced technology [TS]

  babble TM vectored gravitational [TS]

  inversion thrusters this has been [TS]

  demanded by the sci-fi fraternity who [TS]

  had been whinging on about hover cars [TS]

  and jetpacks for decades and needed [TS]

  appeasing before they went and did [TS]

  something stupid like allow someone to [TS]

  make a movie based on the title of the [TS]

  book known as I robot get married [TS]

  anyways [TS]

  mr. part is very funny he worked in [TS]

  previously worked in Hollywood I believe [TS]

  before he worked before became a [TS]

  novelist and his stuff is very similar [TS]

  in many ways to like a Douglas Adams or [TS]

  terry pratchett in that it's very absurd [TS]

  it's full of chalk full of references to [TS]

  both sort of geeky things and also just [TS]

  to general literature in one of the [TS]

  earlier books there's like there are [TS]

  roving gangs who who are disputing the [TS]

  the authorship of Shakespeare's plays [TS]

  all sorts of various references to [TS]

  things but anyways he's very funny if [TS]

  you not read him I had I had a hard time [TS]

  recommending him to some of my friends [TS]

  who are more traditional sci-fi and [TS]

  fantasy readers but i actually got one [TS]

  of them to one of them to read him and [TS]

  he actually surprisingly liked it a lot [TS]

  so i highly recommend that [TS]

  so how where do I start with just for [TS]

  Ford I would start with the air affair [TS]

  which is the first thursday next book [TS]

  there are I think six now and they [TS]

  started delving in and out of the both [TS]

  take place in a sort of parallel [TS]

  universe to our universe as well as [TS]

  inside books themselves who gets kind of [TS]

  meta at a few points so the most recent [TS]

  184 any well in one of our thursdays is [TS]

  missing the main protagonist is not [TS]

  actually thursday next but the written [TS]

  version of Thursday Next inside the book [TS]

  so if you can wrap your head around that [TS]

  one and you'll be all over you can also [TS]

  enjoy his lovely series of [TS]

  sort of noir a children's tales is his [TS]

  nursery crime series which includes it's [TS]

  the first mode the over / well over easy [TS]

  is the first one right or a big overeasy [TS]

  the big over easy and the fourth bear [TS]

  which are followed it's like a crime and [TS]

  crime investigations in nursery land [TS]

  basically while you're both pretty [TS]

  pretty amusing as well so if you have [TS]

  not [TS]

  you're looking for something funny to [TS]

  read i highly recommend mr. for mr. [TS]

  that's forward with 2 f's yes and in an [TS]

  e at the end as usual damn Welshman he [TS]

  shades of grey is more science fiction [TS]

  still humorous and now put well it's the [TS]

  first in a trilogy which I did not know [TS]

  when I was reading [TS]

  yeah it's a little more it's a little [TS]

  darker in some ways it is all the great [TS]

  can I leave you with one last short [TS]

  pieces including me i am terrible person [TS]

  yes the his ladies ladies and gentlemen [TS]

  open mic night is back in session the [TS]

  the the poetry stylings of Dan Morgan [TS]

  the beginning of each chapter of his [TS]

  books include quotes from other [TS]

  fictional books so in this particular [TS]

  one [TS]

  these are quotes from Brad shells [TS]

  bookworld companion which is about life [TS]

  inside books distilling metaphor out of [TS]

  raw euphemism was wasteful and expensive [TS]

  and the euphemism producing jeans on [TS]

  genres on the island were always [TS]

  squeezing the market [TS]

  besides the byproduct of metaphor using [TS]

  the cracked euphemism process liberate [TS]

  irony 238 and dangerous quantities of [TS]

  alliteration which are associated with [TS]

  downright dangerous disposal [TS]

  difficulties [TS]

  that's a quote from a fictional a [TS]

  picture work inside the fish meat inside [TS]

  a fictional work we have if there's [TS]

  anything we like about the company [TS]

  incomparable is metafiction that's [TS]

  telling more metafiction inside of it I [TS]

  can't wait until we do a podcast about [TS]

  this podcast that will be awesome [TS]

  it's called this podcast is this podcast [TS]

  is over is over when I don't think we [TS]

  had a gone to you yet [TS]

  no no you had not so you're next I i [TS]

  have two things and obscure 1a not [TS]

  obscure one but i will start with the [TS]

  obscure ones and this seems to be the [TS]

  obscure round which is also a little bit [TS]

  of a meta within a matter which is diana [TS]

  wynne jones who recently passed away [TS]

  god rest her soul is a fantastic fantasy [TS]

  writer that very few people know about [TS]

  because she mostly did young adult [TS]

  fiction and she had a lovely she's most [TS]

  well-known for Chrestomanci which is [TS]

  this fantasy series about magicians and [TS]

  cats and it's very it's very whimsical [TS]

  but she also did this little thing in [TS]

  the mid-nineties this technically to [TS]

  book series but it's it has sort of a a [TS]

  primer called the tough guide to [TS]

  fantasyland out which is basically the [TS]

  idea that all of the fantasy stories [TS]

  that you hear about and all the fantasy [TS]

  stories are all one giant world and in [TS]

  reality [TS]

  everybody comes through like tourists [TS]

  and the big bad Kings are not actually [TS]

  big bad Kings they're just normal people [TS]

  and these big bad fights don't actually [TS]

  happen but they're staged every year so [TS]

  that the tourists feel like they're [TS]

  actually getting something out of the [TS]

  experience like oh that's fantasy that's [TS]

  how it's going [TS]

  so she wrote this non this quote-unquote [TS]

  nonfiction book called the top guide to [TS]

  fantasy land which is all about the the [TS]

  reality behind fantasy series and then [TS]

  she did a two-book fictional series i [TS]

  called the Dark Lord of Dirk home is the [TS]

  first one the second one is I think year [TS]

  of the Griffin which is about basically [TS]

  the denizens of fantasyland having to [TS]

  deal with these tourists coming through [TS]

  and expecting this big giant battle and [TS]

  so they have to basically someone is [TS]

  elected you know the evil king [TS]

  and this it turns out to be this Griffin [TS]

  this family of Griffin's and so they [TS]

  have to put together they basically have [TS]

  to enchant their castle and and they [TS]

  have to take advantage of you know these [TS]

  this horde of undead and and but it's a [TS]

  very it's a very funny little and very [TS]

  satirical look at all of the things that [TS]

  are wrong with the fantasy trope and how [TS]

  outsider's view them [TS]

  she likes to do that a lot in all of her [TS]

  books where it's all you know based on [TS]

  what the normal world sees versus actual [TS]

  fantasy and it's very it's very fun i [TS]

  love she is she I wouldn't even though [TS]

  some of her books are a bit young adults [TS]

  i would wholly recommend that people [TS]

  read her her stuff because it's just [TS]

  it's so funny and and so with like very [TS]

  very concise and we that's great and [TS]

  very timely to since she just passed so [TS]

  yeah I am I I feel bad but first her [TS]

  stuff is so great so I'm encouraging [TS]

  more people to read it [TS]

  this is extremely obscure none of you [TS]

  have probably heard of it but there was [TS]

  this there was this fellow in England [TS]

  and in the seventies who wrote a parody [TS]

  of what started out really is a parody [TS]

  of science fiction as a as a radio show [TS]

  and it later turned into look and a TV [TS]

  series and a movie and a serious amazing [TS]

  tell me more and it's um of course I [TS]

  speak of the the plum trilogy [TS]

  no I I you know of course I'm talking [TS]

  about the hitchhiker's guide to the [TS]

  galaxy which is one of the funniest [TS]

  things I think that I've ever read but [TS]

  what I want to say about it is if you [TS]

  have only experienced in one medium i [TS]

  encourage you to experience in another I [TS]

  I grew up reading the books and only [TS]

  recently listened to the radio plays [TS]

  which was actually the original [TS]

  hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy which [TS]

  he was working on douglas adams working [TS]

  on a while he was working on Doctor Who [TS]

  and the seventies for the BBC and and so [TS]

  he was able and he slipped some parody [TS]

  into his doctor who episodes but it [TS]

  really all comes out in the radio place [TS]

  which are different from the books they [TS]

  they are substantially different in some [TS]

  ways where he would tinker with his [TS]

  story [TS]

  sometimes find better ways or just [TS]

  different ways to do it in the different [TS]

  formats but um so I really highly [TS]

  recommend those but I i come back to the [TS]

  book and how it is one of the funniest [TS]

  things that I've resonated I may have [TS]

  read it more than any other book that [TS]

  i've ever read because the original is [TS]

  so funny and and this equals are also [TS]

  quite good [TS]

  although they vary and tone and quality [TS]

  the first two or our books are [TS]

  essentially seamless so you know he he [TS]

  manages to cover a lot of ground in the [TS]

  later Series he actually tries to cover [TS]

  some things that are a little more [TS]

  serious about the evolution of his [TS]

  characters and he's got a great kind of [TS]

  moment where he gives the finger to some [TS]

  of his critics and basically says look [TS]

  I'm gonna talk about these characters [TS]

  that you've been following for a [TS]

  thousand pages and if you don't like [TS]

  that just skip to the end because that's [TS]

  got a funny bit with Marvin it can I can [TS]

  I put a plug in for a i believe there [TS]

  for any of his essays most of which i [TS]

  think or a lot of which were come [TS]

  collected in the salmon of doubt i right [TS]

  which is his unfinished also includes an [TS]

  unfinished novel some of which are I [TS]

  just remember reading when I think there [TS]

  is one about like cookies because i feel [TS]

  like i read this one about cookies that [TS]

  was laughing so hard that i could not [TS]

  yet I could not actually see what one of [TS]

  the best things about the radio shows [TS]

  having read recently wish you were here [TS]

  which is the biography of douglas adams [TS]

  it's like 53 vision its revised so much [TS]

  that neil gaiman wrote the first couple [TS]

  versions before he was neil gaiman and [TS]

  there are footnotes of the footnotes in [TS]

  the book it has been so extensively [TS]

  overhauled over the years is a [TS]

  fascinating biography but when you find [TS]

  out from this which I don't think I knew [TS]

  before is that not only was he writing [TS]

  the radio plays before they aired he was [TS]

  running them while they were recording [TS]

  them literally he was writing them while [TS]

  the actors were speaking lines he was [TS]

  writing lines for the next scene which [TS]

  explains why the radio plays may have at [TS]

  times appeared a little erratic and the [TS]

  reason the first really got a guidebook [TS]

  suddenly ends which says they say let's [TS]

  go the rest of the universe is the [TS]

  publisher practically drove to his house [TS]

  and Claude the manuscript of his hands [TS]

  and put it on the press [TS]

  well as a man who is not good at [TS]

  deadlines he's famous saying that he [TS]

  loves deadlines especially the wish [TS]

  thing sound they make as they blow past [TS]

  him you had a phenomenal phenomenal [TS]

  disregard for the notion of time and [TS]

  space so one of the things I love about [TS]

  douglas adams and I i I'm going to [TS]

  follow in dad's footsteps and read a [TS]

  very tiny fragment from very early on in [TS]

  the first book because what i love about [TS]

  him is his way to put these characters [TS]

  in kind of awful situations and have [TS]

  these really kind of deadpan responses [TS]

  so even though it's funny [TS]

  let's not forget this is aches a comedy [TS]

  series that begins with the complete [TS]

  destruction of planet Earth and he plays [TS]

  it for laughs and this is this is my [TS]

  best part where where where forward [TS]

  taking orders or pages still in his [TS]

  bathrobe into the pub and this dressing [TS]

  gown and is yes in or ordering which I'm [TS]

  really freaking clue what that meant [TS]

  right first read the book it's a [TS]

  bathrobe uh ordering beer and peanuts [TS]

  and I and I love this he says I'm going [TS]

  to watch the match this afternoon then [TS]

  forward glanced around [TS]

  no no point he said and looked back out [TS]

  the window what's that foregone [TS]

  conclusion then Arsenal without a chance [TS]

  no no said forward it's just that the [TS]

  world's about to end [TS]

  oh yes sir so you said the department [TS]

  lucky escape for Arsenal if it did for [TS]

  looked back at him generally surprised [TS]

  no not really he said there's there's [TS]

  two phrases from the book that i use [TS]

  probably so often that people who know [TS]

  me already discussed that I would incite [TS]

  them one is a substance almost but not [TS]

  quite entirely unlike t that is produced [TS]

  by a vending machine on the heart of [TS]

  gold the asset and the other of course [TS]

  is the statement about products made by [TS]

  the Sirius cybernetics core since we're [TS]

  all technology people we've encountered [TS]

  this the whole thing which is that your [TS]

  plastic pal who's fun to be with [TS]

  exactly its know the think it's the [TS]

  statement about the fact that that the [TS]

  Sirius cybernetics product that [TS]

  corporation products are so deeply [TS]

  flawed it's the it's the minor design [TS]

  flaws quote is that you were so overcome [TS]

  with a joy that defeat admire design [TS]

  flaws that you totally overlooked at the [TS]

  major and I'm and I'm how to use this [TS]

  I've been tempted to use this in about [TS]

  half the hardware reviews ever in my [TS]

  life [TS]

  Steve might join me at the [TS]

  probably some text adventure aficionados [TS]

  out there oh they can just go to the [TS]

  galaxy is also a tactic with top we see [TS]

  well it's just on a video game type yes [TS]

  yes it was a spoiler alert for those who [TS]

  haven't solved it because somebody was a [TS]

  great moss actually knows what was it [TS]

  you Steve who knows exactly what to do [TS]

  to I yet sadly that I totally gave up on [TS]

  that game in 1993 so don't never quite [TS]

  got back to its brilliant but but what I [TS]

  want when you talk about things that [TS]

  stick with you from Douglas evans i find [TS]

  this hilarious that my wife has only [TS]

  played one text adventure in her entire [TS]

  life and I wish the hitchhiker's guide [TS]

  to the galaxy and that probably [TS]

  completely turned off texted Billy I [TS]

  think it did but we don't reference into [TS]

  it because one of the funny things in [TS]

  that game is that if it was actually [TS]

  parodying the fact that you could pick [TS]

  up objects and drop them and have them [TS]

  in your inventory and one of the objects [TS]

  that you had was no tea right and you [TS]

  can pick it up no tea and you could drop [TS]

  in OT and to this day no t is here in [TS]

  various situations my wife will turn to [TS]

  me and say you have no t know it's funny [TS]

  somebody mentioned the socket flat [TS]

  because this was back in the days when [TS]

  infocomm actually packaged crazy stuff [TS]

  with their games and the game actually [TS]

  came with a piece of pocket fluff one of [TS]

  the things about Hitchhiker's Guide all [TS]

  the ancillary stuff was that it did the [TS]

  same thing that is proposing board of [TS]

  the Rings did is it transcends the peri [TS]

  because it's a purity but it's so damn [TS]

  good that you're enjoying the funny part [TS]

  but you're also enjoying the story and [TS]

  the modern equivalent that I would say [TS]

  is the series futurama a matt groening [TS]

  co-produced venture after after the [TS]

  simpsons you know which was the simpsons [TS]

  wasn't a big success so he thought he'd [TS]

  go to the science fiction genre and [TS]

  pretty something massively successful [TS]

  there but it's not the same thing a [TS]

  loving attention to detail super nerdy [TS]

  details and details in it and have two [TS]

  people work on the son of maths PhDs and [TS]

  they and I like to flaunt it in the in [TS]

  the notes on the blackboards the virtual [TS]

  blackboards on the show but it also has [TS]

  that thing where the story some of them [TS]

  have real hard and they're not just [TS]

  parodies of the genre at some point they [TS]

  ran out of just parroting and create [TS]

  something new that was also hilarious [TS]

  when i'm going to stop you there because [TS]

  you know what I think I think we should [TS]

  do a whole [TS]

  cast about futurama not lose everyone [TS]

  but that won't be today and Glenn should [TS]

  just repeat futurama a couple more drama [TS]

  today could we look for for things that [TS]

  we like in other in other media in in [TS]

  movies and TV does anybody have [TS]

  suggestions of some movies or TV shows [TS]

  that would be that would be good and [TS]

  Steve perhaps because I know especially [TS]

  he loves the horror genre i think there [TS]

  are a lot of really good examples in [TS]

  that donor will start with dan Warren [TS]

  uh-oh there's a couple on some of which [TS]

  we discussed for but i will start with [TS]

  one that I've been recently watching [TS]

  which is that the TV show supernatural [TS]

  which seems off the top of it [TS]

  yeah am I go ahead unless I will because [TS]

  I'm it's got the doesn't have Dean from [TS]

  the gilmore girls from the gilmore girls [TS]

  and does I you know it and that is in [TS]

  fact mine at least in one episode this [TS]

  is what i love about this show is that [TS]

  let's just talk about the Gilmore Girls [TS]

  Scott I think we should I never liked [TS]

  Jess know he was no good [TS]

  I know just go ahead and my character [TS]

  knock ok i'm glad they got rid of him [TS]

  and then he was on heroes what was that [TS]

  about I don't ever think of him as [TS]

  anything but very scared of well [TS]

  boyfriend it's true that that punk was [TS]

  an attitude from Stars Hollow [TS]

  yeah why didn't kick him out of Stars [TS]

  Hollow nobody wants that kind of you [TS]

  know they're just so pleased looks like [TS]

  that is like this although he was like [TS]

  Luke's nephew or something that wasn't [TS]

  he wasn't at his desk so I can leave [TS]

  anytime I hall [TS]

  ok you have some ants and it's glazed [TS]

  yes I i want to let you dig as deep a [TS]

  hole as you like and telling us about [TS]

  how great supernatural is going [TS]

  supernaturals a fantastic show and maybe [TS]

  one of the best shows I've watching [TS]

  years in fact i would go too far as to [TS]

  say is it is the best sort of the horror [TS]

  fantasy show since Buffy I would [TS]

  actually say it is actually dropped dead [TS]

  funny there there's an episode in which [TS]

  for example the two characters made the [TS]

  brothers go and visit Hollywood to [TS]

  investigate a ghost sighting and while [TS]

  there they make reference to the fact [TS]

  that they're passing the gilmore girls [TS]

  set and the actor who was on that show [TS]

  kind of looks up awkwardly and makes [TS]

  them get off the little tram and walk [TS]

  away [TS]

  they've done a number of parody episodes [TS]

  they did one this this most recent [TS]

  season I watched that is entirely a no [TS]

  Maj to the universal monster movies of [TS]

  the thirties is shot entirely in black [TS]

  and white and involves a shapeshifter [TS]

  who turns himself into like the Bela [TS]

  Lugosi version of Dracula the lon chaney [TS]

  version of The Wolfman and and sort of [TS]

  kidnaps people and throughout that [TS]

  despite having these totally [TS]

  off-the-wall episodes there's an episode [TS]

  for example there's a time loop episode [TS]

  in which they the two characters get [TS]

  stuck in a time loop which ends every [TS]

  time with one of the brothers dying in [TS]

  various unfortunate ways including [TS]

  having like a piano dropped on him but [TS]

  throughout this they managed to actually [TS]

  hold a pretty good plot like ongoing a [TS]

  storyline as well my personal favorite [TS]

  humorous episode involved an episode [TS]

  where they discover an artifact that's a [TS]

  rabbit's foot which makes you [TS]

  exceedingly lucky [TS]

  well you have it in your possession so [TS]

  you know somebody shoots at them and the [TS]

  board like ricochets off like four [TS]

  different walls and knocked the gun out [TS]

  of the persons hand accept them when you [TS]

  lose it [TS]

  your luck goes downhill which involves a [TS]

  variety of pratfalls and increasingly [TS]

  unfortunate happenstance so i will say [TS]

  this I you know rock the show you want [TS]

  but okay you have actually watched it [TS]

  then I hold actually no respect for my [TS]

  will say that i did watch the first few [TS]

  episodes and perhaps they were at that [TS]

  point they were still taking themselves [TS]

  very seriously and it was no it's really [TS]

  starting starting with the second season [TS]

  I feel like they really get into a [TS]

  groove that there's a lot of metal [TS]

  references to the show there's an [TS]

  episode with a wishing well that grants [TS]

  actual wishes including a little girl [TS]

  who wishes her teddy bear is alive and [TS]

  so ends up with a giant 6-foot depressed [TS]

  teddy bear they can't understand what [TS]

  it's doing there and at one point tries [TS]

  to kill itself by shooting itself the [TS]

  head and disclose something out of the [TS]

  fridge [TS]

  Wow and during that conversation one of [TS]

  the you know one of the characters is [TS]

  like oh yeah it doesn't cover is over [TS]

  we're writing a book about weird things [TS]

  what's the name of your book a [TS]

  supernatural [TS]

  it's it gets very mad i hear there's an [TS]

  episode in later seasons in which they [TS]

  actually end up in our world as you know [TS]

  the end are recognized as the actors [TS]

  portraying them so it's a clever show i [TS]

  gotta say I'm surprised but pleasantly [TS]

  so it has to have completely changed [TS]

  them from further w having seen a couple [TS]

  seasons and episodes here and there is [TS]

  not a bad show for the CW's setting the [TS]

  bar high [TS]

  it's better than charmed much my taste [TS]

  is in everything [TS]

  charmed that's the only worse than [TS]

  saying for the CW you can find a hole in [TS]

  my taste [TS]

  please go ahead actually eyes having [TS]

  seen the first episode I thought it was [TS]

  basically the dude charmed [TS]

  yeah i mean it it's already operating on [TS]

  writing weird half-assed barely [TS]

  supernatural event up each each week in [TS]

  a scooby-doo type fashion but with less [TS]

  said that they give them i mean what [TS]

  makes the show is that the rapport [TS]

  between the two guys playing brothers [TS]

  they actually are really funny they go [TS]

  back and forth they act like actual [TS]

  brothers you know they bicker they fight [TS]

  but they have they have a good [TS]

  relationship they have good chemistry [TS]

  today and i gotta say you brought you [TS]

  brought up supernatural rather than [TS]

  spaced really i've talked about space [TS]

  before on our podcast and I have [TS]

  extolled the virtues and I could do so [TS]

  at any moment in fact if you would like [TS]

  I could perform the entire series from [TS]

  you from beginning i would like to see [TS]

  that that might be another podcast after [TS]

  why read blah enough for today but we [TS]

  left you think I can't be emotional and [TS]

  cried like a baby at the end of [TS]

  Terminator 2 with the thumb and the [TS]

  that's the first thing together [TS]

  Robert Scott help me out here well do [TS]

  you love charm to do we just spoil you [TS]

  bringing up termed you do just like a [TS]

  girl version of supernatural I here but [TS]

  it's far superior match the supernatural [TS]

  please [TS]

  it's closer to the material there are [TS]

  more girls there who crosses happens [TS]

  I've not been so insulted in Scott tells [TS]

  me about how he doesn't like to know [TS]

  that's i'm saving that for later [TS]

  how about a little i am a big fan of [TS]

  british sitcoms or brit comes as the [TS]

  come off the show with an option so the [TS]

  it crowd or the IT crowd one of the well [TS]

  played sir thank you is is one of my [TS]

  favorite a geeky sitcoms it is it [TS]

  follows the adventures and misadventures [TS]

  of this kind of corporations IT group [TS]

  which three people and they are in the [TS]

  basement and they go around doing things [TS]

  and I think the first moved in the first [TS]

  the opening of the first show you know [TS]

  the phone rings one of the IT guys picks [TS]

  it up and he says have you tried [TS]

  rebooting and he hangs up and that kind [TS]

  of sets the whole time for it [TS]

  it's a very good chance it's very much I [TS]

  it's almost like an office kind of [TS]

  flavored thing it's true but it's more [TS]

  absurd than the office yes because then [TS]

  later and maybe the second season you [TS]

  find out that there is a someone who's [TS]

  been trapped in the server room and he [TS]

  lives there and he's thinking maybe a [TS]

  vampire and they're not sugar and ren do [TS]

  you have [TS]

  would you like to install the virtues of [TS]

  something where and i'm going to mention [TS]

  again with the mid-nineties Galaxy Quest [TS]

  is great [TS]

  okay you tell me you took my things to [TS]

  go ahead take think I'm sorry well it [TS]

  was it's a it's a combination of several [TS]

  galaxy quest was one of the ones i was [TS]

  thinkin fifth element is kind of serious [TS]

  but also kind of ridiculous it's just [TS]

  this this series also kind of terrible [TS]

  also kind of terrible but it no longer [TS]

  feels good [TS]

  I don't like it interior know it's [TS]

  terrible and delightful i took my future [TS]

  wife in a day badly so I have a soft [TS]

  spot so bad which tells all kinds of [TS]

  things about yeah right it's so-so [TS]

  galaxy quest tell me more about about [TS]

  galaxy quest [TS]

  oh gosh Galaxy Quest is kind of problem [TS]

  for everybody seen it on the podcast [TS]

  right anybody not seen it'sit's [TS]

  protostar track day is understated [TS]

  although i have quoted at me repeat [TS]

  ok so go see anybody know it's one of [TS]

  the best Star Trek movies ever made in [TS]

  fast and hard to achieve in my opinion [TS]

  has that's the same qualities to [TS]

  transform the parody even though it's [TS]

  incredibly funny [TS]

  it does and it it has stellar casting is [TS]

  alan rickman isn't it yeah Alan andhra [TS]

  alan rickman isn't it is basically the [TS]

  spot is his spot character i believe and [TS]

  yeah yeah and it's basically you know [TS]

  your water dimer yeah washed-up [TS]

  television actors who used to be on this [TS]

  star trek like show which has ended on a [TS]

  cliffhanger and then they get basically [TS]

  take abducted right bye-bye action by [TS]

  aliens who have actually seen that has [TS]

  seen the show based on like radio [TS]

  broadcasts through the foremost [TS]

  authorities right they modeled their [TS]

  entire society on the historical [TS]

  documents that are actually the episodes [TS]

  of this star trek like cancelled TV show [TS]

  and they've come to recruit them and [TS]

  they built the mastership so that they [TS]

  can lead them into battle against their [TS]

  alien their alien foe accept these [TS]

  people are all just kind of vein actors [TS]

  who are not remotely capable of doing [TS]

  what the characters can do so it's the [TS]

  three amigos in space [TS]

  yeah nailed it [TS]

  Tim Allen by the way oh man that has [TS]

  four months of his career as you sort of [TS]

  shatner asked a guy who ends up sucking [TS]

  it up and doing his job and saving the [TS]

  that planet of jellyfish people from [TS]

  certain destruction out and alan rickman [TS]

  he delivers the performance Alan [TS]

  requires extraordinary actor in any [TS]

  movies and no matter how terrible we [TS]

  know this right and in this movie which [TS]

  is good shoot you know he seems totally [TS]

  to be this pompous ass and then at the [TS]

  end there's scene where I'm in tears [TS]

  yeah and they're reflecting yes yes [TS]

  you just like my granddaughter's hammer [TS]

  I will avenge the or whatever that line [TS]

  is my great still stained my crap Thor's [TS]

  hammer quality by grabthar's hammer [TS]

  ology ruin that he completely ruined the [TS]

  punch line now it's a nice job led [TS]

  another interesting reznor about this [TS]

  film though on the DVD you know what [TS]

  deleted scenes usually watch deleted [TS]

  scenes and you say there's a reason [TS]

  these were in the movie galaxy quest the [TS]

  deleted scenes should have been in there [TS]

  missing plot points and some hilarious [TS]

  stuff on the excellent Sam Rockwell is [TS]

  in this movie too [TS]

  yes and he actually plays a redshirt he [TS]

  was a guy who was an incident in like a [TS]

  couple episodes and then throughout the [TS]

  throughout the episode he's like today [TS]

  I'd be expendable guide their my last [TS]

  name its use the redshirt throughout [TS]

  their my favorite part in the movie i [TS]

  think we probably have to fire the [TS]

  spiral the spoiler Horner off because [TS]

  it's the it's the countdown device just [TS]

  being vague but I yeah i'll just say it [TS]

  might be like that the countdown device [TS]

  is my favorite part of that movie [TS]

  because now there's just no point seeing [TS]

  it thanks alone is that surprises [TS]

  surprises just say there is a device [TS]

  that has to count down [TS]

  yes there's a whole this giant have two [TS]

  smaller version of the spoiler horn for [TS]

  spoilers that really aren't the old [TS]

  because we're the millers that don't [TS]

  boil and whack we bring that out [TS]

  oh and and Justin what's-his-face just [TS]

  not guy this long as possessing long [TS]

  isn't he's playing a bit of a bit of a [TS]

  dweeb by the way [TS]

  spoiler alert you hadn't been for you so [TS]

  so I I fully endorse red selection of [TS]

  galaxy quest great funny parody that [TS]

  elevates itself and i think that's a [TS]

  that's a recurring theme here is that [TS]

  you can take something that's sort of a [TS]

  loving parody and if you do a really [TS]

  good job it elevates above the source [TS]

  material and it's just you know it's [TS]

  just funny on its own and it creates its [TS]

  own little little universe and i [TS]

  actually am hopeful that there's been [TS]

  some talk that they might revisit galaxy [TS]

  quest which I would be up for because [TS]

  that is a film great film [TS]

  I wanted to say also this is very very [TS]

  recent but Paul which is by the crew [TS]

  two of the three creators of space simon [TS]

  pegg and nick frost it's their writing [TS]

  debut I don't know if they directed it [TS]

  but they also star in it they didn't [TS]

  know did not direct Mottola yes greg [TS]

  mottola superbad superbad yes but I it's [TS]

  that explains a lot but Paul is also [TS]

  hope not only is it hilarious but it is [TS]

  chock-full with so many ridiculous [TS]

  science fiction references and cameos [TS]

  and guest stars it's basically to geeks [TS]

  who go to comic-con and then decide to [TS]

  tour road or go on a road trip of famous [TS]

  alien artifacts in the you know [TS]

  southwest and then they run into an [TS]

  actual alien and they have to deal with [TS]

  that to give nothing away [TS]

  I and yes the voice of Seth Rogen yes [TS]

  the voice of Seth Rogen is the alien and [TS]

  I was I was really concerned because i [TS]

  was pretty much assuming that this was [TS]

  going to be the hangover with sci-fi [TS]

  jokes and to a certain extent it kind of [TS]

  is but at the same time the sci-fi jokes [TS]

  are at such a wonderful level jason [TS]

  bateman does a great Han Solo cameo [TS]

  which I will not spoil because it is [TS]

  just so perfect that I I can't do it [TS]

  like I i was in glee for at least five [TS]

  minutes after that happened it that [TS]

  there's just there's a lot of great [TS]

  acting there's Jason Bateman Sigourney [TS]

  Weaver's and it Simon Pegg nick frost I [TS]

  Jane Lynch has a has a short thing [TS]

  there's just there's so many wonderful [TS]

  wonderful actors know my selections [TS]

  Doctor Who parodies specifically the [TS]

  curse of life death that the curse of [TS]

  failed and like first grade fail yeah [TS]

  that's right well the live curse of [TS]

  people much but it's much better if you [TS]

  get the titles i'll just erase that fix [TS]

  that for me will ya it's it's brilliant [TS]

  because it's by steven moffat who wind [TS]

  up red running the real show but it was [TS]

  done when it was off the air and it's [TS]

  got an all-star cast as well its got [TS]

  rowan atkinson is as the doctor and [TS]

  julia sawalha is that as a an assistant [TS]

  and Jonathan Pryce is the master and [TS]

  then there are lots of Steve you like [TS]

  this part there's lots of poop jokes to [TS]

  is also if you [TS]

  but--and boob jokes a really JW a and [TS]

  Richard grant Jim Broadbent Hugh Grant [TS]

  and joanna lumley all appear as [TS]

  subsequent doctors in the regeneration [TS]

  yes because the doctor does really [TS]

  stupid things and keeps killing himself [TS]

  and abs nothing is on youtube if you [TS]

  what is available on 23 minutes was done [TS]

  for that one of the Red Nose Day telefon [TS]

  charity telephones if you look at [TS]

  parodies of Doctor Who I was surprised [TS]

  by this [TS]

  I didn't notice i have seen some others [TS]

  there are over 50 disparities listed [TS]

  some are just a single scene and summer [TS]

  extended sketches or episodes in TV [TS]

  alone and there's a bunch of other stuff [TS]

  to me doctor who was right there so many [TS]

  episodes and it was so cheesy [TS]

  sometimes it's hard to parody stuff [TS]

  that's cheesy and the older series where [TS]

  was Les you know less serious and more [TS]

  of a low-rent but yeah curse of fatal [TS]

  death curse of fatal death which is [TS]

  which is a call back to many ridiculous [TS]

  dr. titles like the deadly assassin [TS]

  that's the best one and and there are [TS]

  also several points in the curse of [TS]

  fatal death where there's a serious plot [TS]

  problem that is caught by the companion [TS]

  who says but doctor I don't understand [TS]

  that and he just turns to her and says [TS]

  I'll explain later and the redskins [TS]

  garlic's a one-point beautiful this [TS]

  happens there's sort of a pause in the [TS]

  dollar in the Daleks say he will explain [TS]

  later [TS]

  yes yeah alright we are we're running [TS]

  out of time i'll explain later exactly [TS]

  right Steve have you I opposed your [TS]

  question earlier about something like a [TS]

  horror horror release that that you find [TS]

  particularly funny you have something [TS]

  for me [TS]

  you did mention something along those [TS]

  lines and it's obvious you're trying to [TS]

  draw shaun of the dead out of me but I'm [TS]

  going to fear aside and discard your [TS]

  expectations which turned out to not [TS]

  have actually been your expectations [TS]

  like that's a lot of so many used [TS]

  tissues [TS]

  I understand about showing up a TV show [TS]

  that's again from Britain that's what [TS]

  really is the brit com [TS]

  no it is not it is actually a travel [TS]

  show in its own way called an idiot [TS]

  abroad [TS]

  oh I'm just some of you are familiar [TS]

  with it but it's it's it's sort of a [TS]

  spinoff from the Ricky Gervais pause [TS]

  sure isn't your marriage or face to face [TS]

  service okay I'm gonna go with your PHA [TS]

  so it's a spin off its that right Cass [TS]

  French we can survey if if if you ever [TS]

  listen to that podcast it basically [TS]

  involves and I haven't so I have no idea [TS]

  but I don't know where you're missing [TS]

  out that site it involves a payment so I [TS]

  as a cheap bastard I I pretty much just [TS]

  live vicariously through those who have [TS]

  actually first sentence for your money [TS]

  first was glad I understand a large part [TS]

  of it is is ricky gervais days [TS]

  yes and Stephen Merchant to murder Shan [TS]

  Shan Shan they're basically abusing the [TS]

  the the bald-headed karl Pilkington who [TS]

  I they consider it a you get his name [TS]

  right just as well because he and I we [TS]

  share a lot of a lot of qualities and so [TS]

  I I bothered to look up the [TS]

  pronunciation of his name but anyway [TS]

  they just torment this guy and he's a [TS]

  think they consider him kind of a [TS]

  half-wit and it i haven't quite gotten [TS]

  weather hits it's all kind of a dry act [TS]

  or whether he genuinely is just kind of [TS]

  a daddy and dude who's I've heard enough [TS]

  of it now i want without the entire [TS]

  ricky gervais podcast it's that's just [TS]

  him he's just that guy and ricky gervais [TS]

  said wait a second i had this guy is [TS]

  hilarious in his own unintentional way [TS]

  let's put him in uncomfortable [TS]

  situations and see what he does and [TS]

  that's exactly what this is they've [TS]

  taken a karl Pilkington and and sent him [TS]

  to the seven wonders of the ancient [TS]

  world and put him up in the worst [TS]

  accommodations possible put him into [TS]

  these situations where he's likely to be [TS]

  killed and and then they just they watch [TS]

  what he does and then call him while [TS]

  he's there is an call him in torment him [TS]

  and talk about how their they just [TS]

  opened their third bottle of champagne [TS]

  and they're about to go take a nice [TS]

  bubble bath while he's being trampled by [TS]

  a bowl in the middle of some dusty field [TS]

  in Mexico to Mexico episode was very [TS]

  funny it was it was good and it was [TS]

  actually that kind of interesting that [TS]

  that turned out to be the place that [TS]

  he's he liked the most of the various [TS]

  places to visit [TS]

  but very funny and extremely shy know [TS]

  where he just basically says this isn't [TS]

  so great that's not the thing that I [TS]

  like so much about the show and I i know [TS]

  i'm taking this completely the wrong way [TS]

  because I'm supposed to look at him into [TS]

  a stupid idiot [TS]

  how does he not see the beauty in that [TS]

  cigarette and and in fact basically [TS]

  everything he says is about what i would [TS]

  say in the same situation [TS]

  no that's that's heat that's the [TS]

  brilliance i think of karl Pilkington [TS]

  this that I mean he has a very [TS]

  straightforward you and and sometimes [TS]

  you know he uh I think what a lot of [TS]

  people like Ricky Gervais Stephen [TS]

  Merchant who is the one who I think [TS]

  really strapped in the world traveler [TS]

  says you know it broadens your mind and [TS]

  you can really see into other cultures [TS]

  and you can appreciate history and all [TS]

  that is true and I think you can [TS]

  appreciate it on that level then there's [TS]

  that other level which is I'm staying in [TS]

  a really crappy place and this food is [TS]

  really weird and I'm afraid to drink the [TS]

  water and I don't really see what the [TS]

  fuss about this thing is it's just kind [TS]

  of an old bunch of bricks and Carl [TS]

  that's the level he's working on and he [TS]

  and he just looks everything because why [TS]

  why is this so great this wall and then [TS]

  they say walk across it is why would I [TS]

  do that why would anybody do that ever i [TS]

  love it there's a particular scene I [TS]

  think he's at what Tanaka plan and in [TS]

  Mexico and he's basically yeah it's [TS]

  actually pronounced n notched it planned [TS]

  yeah [TS]

  Gervase you have been around your face [TS]

  if you go and work to say it right [TS]

  he's it's at the very end of the episode [TS]

  and he's effectively given up on trying [TS]

  to figure out what's so great about it [TS]

  and he puts on his headphones and and [TS]

  and i think it's a Depeche Mode song or [TS]

  something that's on and just starts [TS]

  walking away dancing there at that point [TS]

  he's happy he's given up on on the [TS]

  monument and I think he's walking away [TS]

  says you know there's nothing so boring [TS]

  that any comes up with completely the [TS]

  wrong band in the wrong song that that [TS]

  but that's such a figure can't fix us [TS]

  anyway it's a great show that's it sits [TS]

  on the science channel shell things [TS]

  where are we [TS]

  I guess because it's somewhat of a [TS]

  science experiment to send this poor [TS]

  bastard out and see what he does [TS]

  yeah I revives I think the basis that [TS]

  it's because karl Pilkington is a wonder [TS]

  of science [TS]

  no one can explain him there we go [TS]

  whatever works anyway it's it's genius [TS]

  and i highly recommend my favorite [TS]

  moment in in the mexico episode is also [TS]

  the next episode when he's in the ring [TS]

  with the bulls and he's like okay this [TS]

  is too dangerous i have to leave so he [TS]

  leaves the ring and they show him [TS]

  walking down this road and then they [TS]

  show and he's wearing a sombrero and [TS]

  then he starts running the other way [TS]

  because there's a swarm of bees [TS]

  he's just absolutely incredulous [TS]

  throughout the mexico episode that what [TS]

  the hell's wrong with you people like [TS]

  you're all trying to die and he's trying [TS]

  to find a Mexican jumping beans it keeps [TS]

  asking everyone what he asked everybody [TS]

  finds if they've got Mexican jumping [TS]

  beans and nobody has a clue what he's [TS]

  talking about [TS]

  has anybody out there anybody feel [TS]

  unfulfilled this there's something else [TS]

  that you would like to share that I have [TS]

  not yet prompted you to share we would [TS]

  probably be remiss if we did not mention [TS]

  rifftrax in some way shape or form [TS]

  mentioned it earlier in short you did [TS]

  yes in passing somebody it is i've never [TS]

  heard I've never heard of specifically I [TS]

  wanted to bring up something called I [TS]

  riffs which is basically will retract is [TS]

  of course commentary tracks similar to [TS]

  mst3k and written by most of the same [TS]

  crew that was involved with mystery [TS]

  science theater and again another [TS]

  hilarious example of you know just great [TS]

  stuff and a lot of that mystery science [TS]

  theater stuff is now on netflix instant [TS]

  watch so you know if there are movies [TS]

  that you haven't caught on mst3k a lot [TS]

  of them are up there now and one of the [TS]

  things i wanted to bring up so this [TS]

  works well and i will then let Steve [TS]

  finish what he is talking about is it [TS]

  during mst3k it ended often with keep [TS]

  circulating the tapes because people [TS]

  would tape it on VHS tapes on the [TS]

  sequence at the time and then they would [TS]

  mail tapes to each other and this group [TS]

  of fans created their own before [TS]

  rifftrax they did their own Mystery [TS]

  Science Theater episode with Star Trek [TS]

  five and the only way at the time to get [TS]

  it was to send three dollars to this [TS]

  address and then you would get a VHS [TS]

  tape of this hilarious mystery science [TS]

  theater with Star Trek five and you can [TS]

  find it on the internet now so look [TS]

  forward [TS]

  it's well worth [TS]

  the effort but iris as you know is is [TS]

  essentially the ability for people to [TS]

  come up with their own rifftrax which [TS]

  then people can purchase and download [TS]

  and sync up with a DVD of of whatever [TS]

  film-- you may happen to have laying [TS]

  around the house and in fact i [TS]

  understand that a plucky little podcast [TS]

  might have put one of those together [TS]

  recently i believe so you can you can [TS]

  find it it's the Phantom Empire chapter [TS]

  five is it now whole area see if I do [TS]

  say so myself all my god it's funny [TS]

  added features many of the people on [TS]

  this podcast in fact all of them today [TS]

  except me [TS]

  well no I did all of the people that [TS]

  features are on tonight's podcast subset [TS]

  of today's on upset right Scott Scott [TS]

  and read more both in it as well but [TS]

  they are playing arm only sound effects [TS]

  stress course my cat in the background I [TS]

  i will throw out really quick that a and [TS]

  I think we talked about doing a podcast [TS]

  about this subject [TS]

  haha well but the author Terry pression [TS]

  who is I think another one of the great [TS]

  examples [TS]

  hey Jason you should read some pratchett [TS]

  by the wicked omens ah I i purchased [TS]

  guards guards so i'll be reading that [TS]

  good man [TS]

  yeah another douglas adams sort of vain [TS]

  and where Douglas Adams did for sci-fi [TS]

  terry pratchett has done for fantasy [TS]

  creating a huge series taking place in [TS]

  the world of Discworld and he's written [TS]

  like 30 novels or something [TS]

  the man is the man's produce if nothing [TS]

  else and a few of those have actually [TS]

  been turned into TV productions there is [TS]

  a production of the colour of magic [TS]

  which was his first discworld book that [TS]

  aired on Sky TV and Britain the last [TS]

  year two years ago and then most [TS]

  recently a version of making money which [TS]

  is one of his more recent books starring [TS]

  richard coyle from Stephen Haas [TS]

  happening [TS]

  yeah well there's also an as I think red [TS]

  mentioned good omens which was a [TS]

  collaboration between Terry Pratchett [TS]

  and neil gaiman and it's a it's a [TS]

  hilarious book and they are making a [TS]

  British a british version the miniseries [TS]

  that directed by monty python [TS]

  i'm terry jones that actually in [TS]

  production though it's been rumored for [TS]

  you on it is no no this is this is [TS]

  actually have a new Monty Python would [TS]

  have liked last week or two my god yes [TS]

  so so anyway I'm glad that you all could [TS]

  could join me for this very loosely [TS]

  themed podcast because i wanted to do [TS]

  something to mark april first back in [TS]

  the old days [TS]

  Steve and I we all we all gonna be [TS]

  murdered well yes and now you're useful [TS]

  this is is no more [TS]

  no Steven I back in the old days along [TS]

  with a bunch of other people Lisa [TS]

  Schmeisser included uh did a site called [TS]

  TV where we did a parody on april first [TS]

  every single year an entire parody [TS]

  website and those were the days and as [TS]

  my wife said to me this very week she [TS]

  said boy I'm glad you don't do that [TS]

  anymore so instead we have had was a [TS]

  pretty nightmarish experience here after [TS]

  you a lot of work [TS]

  yeah alright so thank you all for [TS]

  sharing your your things that make you [TS]

  laugh with us because this important to [TS]

  laugh so up i would like to thank you [TS]

  individually now as is our custom in [TS]

  this podcast this the the incomparable [TS]

  nations custom is to thank you [TS]

  individually not collectively so Dan [TS]

  more'n I thank you [TS]

  thank you Jason Scott McNulty I am [TS]

  grateful for your presence [TS]

  well thank you Jason I have to go watch [TS]

  the episodes of the supernatural have on [TS]

  my DVR [TS]

  coming for you right now [TS]

  serenity Caldwell I am grateful for your [TS]

  presence [TS]

  it is always a pleasure Jason's down [TS]

  always did we test that tonight a little [TS]

  bit [TS]

  it's a pleasure for event at the present [TS]

  time is your pleasure [TS]

  where is obtained go and Fleischmann I [TS]

  acknowledge your presence I was promised [TS]

  a shallow grave and that's what i will [TS]

  get Steve Lutz I appreciate you being on [TS]

  this podcast from a hotel room instead [TS]

  of watching hotel room born you are [TS]

  forever in my debt [TS]

  indeed I am and on that note until next [TS]

  time again as is our custom I Jason [TS]

  smell host of the income [TS]

  well thank you the listener for [TS]

  listening to this nonsense [TS]

  until next time [TS]

  [Music] [TS]

  unfortunately everything we discussed [TS]

  tonight is real isn't it that's the one [TS]

  downside everything we discussed that is [TS]

  no no one of the things but actually [TS]

  night yet one was not real and you have [TS]

  to figure out which one of them was [TS]

  poisoned it was made but had actually [TS]

  were not real and poisoned [TS]

  I'm a very poor simulation of a [TS]

  podcaster im a series of perl scripts [TS]

  running on a laptop that's right oh I i [TS]

  could get Captain Kirk to him actually [TS]

  should have been obvious actually sell [TS]

  the touring test earlier today [TS]

  yeah yeah but the next thing I say will [TS]

  be the truth the last thing i said was a [TS]

  lie [TS]

  normally the air or air or air are and [TS]

  that's the end we uh demeanor sis [TS]

  episode with the the statement one of [TS]

  the people this podcast will die [TS]

  wow that's as it turns out i was never [TS]

  actually alive so who that we didn't [TS]

  Lackey twist when you're here you're a [TS]

  vampire now I'm a set of prescripts tips [TS]

  yes [TS]

  who's the vampires scarier than a [TS]

  vampire when you think about this is [TS]

  just like that episode of supernatural [TS]

  listen knife in the wound [TS]

  i'm going to start saying mean things [TS]

  about something else you like I was like [TS]

  something you'd like to do you know what [TS]

  we want to change sucks [TS]

  alright and I gentlemen ladies yes I am [TS]

  pressing the big button that turns off [TS]

  the recorder push the button Frank know [TS]

  i will cease to exist [TS]

  Steve it's time for the it's time for [TS]

  the hotel room important yeah i actually [TS]

  started at about 45 minutes on [TS]

  [Music] [TS]

  Sal show 1900 house on the PBS where the [TS]

  the people lived in that house and only [TS]

  use technology from 90s I never actually [TS]

  watched it but I'm sure but yeah that [TS]

  was so I'd I remember them like on a [TS]

  fence collecting collecting something in [TS]

  the dirt that's the only memory I have [TS]

  of the show I like the 17th century one [TS]

  where they're like supposed to be a [TS]

  trading company and had to deal with [TS]

  actual native americans were descended [TS]

  from people in the sixteen hundreds of [TS]

  anything worse than competent whatever [TS]

  and then they all cut smallpox and died [TS]

  and it stored in the cholera they came [TS]

  down with the grips there's am there's a [TS]

  young adult novel called running out of [TS]

  time that's all based around that which [TS]

  is very funny at least around haha no I [TS]

  take that it's just that I'm so speaking [TS]

  of comedy and I don't we start horrible [TS]

  death that sounds like an outtake right [TS]

  there [TS]

  [Music] [TS]

  Steve Steve probably i don't know if we [TS]

  ever showed this to Steve when I when I [TS]

  was in college [TS]

  our college newspaper and Steve work for [TS]

  the humor newspaper [TS]

  the humor newspaper [TS]

  / and and these people should have sent [TS]

  it to you maybe they did but we got the [TS]

  I got this book from a guy he may have [TS]

  been a drifter I don't know but he had [TS]

  enough money to mail us this book and he [TS]

  was fit right in with us it was it was a [TS]

  book of comic strips and what it was was [TS]

  there were peanuts trips where he had [TS]

  replaced all the dialogue we have been [TS]

  absolutely filthy yes it was called [TS]

  penis nuts and his family was called [TS]

  famous knots [TS]

  yes he did indeed drop it by I think [TS]

  decided that we would be sued into [TS]

  oblivion if we tried to print them yes [TS]

  at least trying to redraw it was it was [TS]

  the creator's brilliant in its way and [TS]

  just horrible invaluable completely [TS]

  forgot like the nineteen-twenties sexy [TS]

  comics with any characters right but he [TS]

  had not touched up the the pictures in [TS]

  any way you know takin shots of like you [TS]

  know Lucy grabbing are like Linus [TS]

  grabbing Lucy around the that the legs [TS]

  and trying to get his blanket back but [TS]

  of course he replaces captions with [TS]

  something a little more saucy yeah [TS]

  brilliant i'm glad I'm glad you remember [TS]

  that yeah it was good work if if if I [TS]

  actually think I still have that in my [TS]

  box of filthy things at home box film [TS]

  anything edible to military research if [TS]

  we may have a patient now that nobody [TS]

  cares about being sued i was living on [TS]

  the area a former boyfriend of my wife [TS]

  his filthy things were labeled military [TS]

  research that no one ever opened that [TS]

  box sure why would you accept military [TS]

  historians out there is a sarin gas yes [TS]

  I just put filthy things online i think [TS]

  anybody really wants to dig in then more [TS]

  power to sure when you get when you got [TS]

  die adolescence you know they'll go [TS]

  right to it and you have been warned [TS]

  basically is what that says [TS]