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Join us each week on The Great American Pop Culture Quiz Show for three fun rounds of trivia designed to challenge your pop culture brain and tickle your podcast fancy. Cheer on your favorite contestant as they progress towards the season championship match or throw your hat in the ring and apply to become a contestant yourself!
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これは、グレート アメリカン ポップ カルチャー クイズ ショーのシーズン 8、エピソード 5 のエピソード コピーです。 このエピソードの第 1 ラウンドのゲームのうぬぼれは、日本語版とアメリカのポップ カルチャー プロパティの模造品を扱っているため、日本語で表示されています。 このテキストを Google 翻訳で実行することに決めた人にとっては、かなり良いことです。 私は実際に日本語を話せないので、Google 翻訳を使用して生成したので、Google 翻訳を使用して元に戻した人が、私が入力した内容をかなり正確に表現していることを願っています. とにかくエピソードを楽しんでください! ブランドン、ギャル、ケイティが超かっこいい! まだ Patreon に参加していない場合、Gal は今月の終わりにドロップする Thunder Round でとても楽しいです. NOTES ⚠️ Inline notes below may be truncated due to podcast feed character limits. Full notes are always on the episode page. 🌭 Currywurst is amazing, and rarely available in the US. 👹 There’s a whole story behind Alec Baldwin’s feature directorial debut The Devil and Daniel Webster aka Shortcut to Happiness. 🕷️ Japanese Spider-Man is fully buck wild 👧🏻 Powerpuff Girls Z features Hyper Blossom, Rolling Bubbles and Powered Buttercup. It’s… something. 🧵 The Japanese version of Lilo and Stitch was fully wild. 🐢 The Japanese TMNT Superman Legend series only lasted two episodes. 👎 The HP Lovecraft Scorebreak. HP Lovecraft: Why it gotta be white? And racist? And misogynistic? And anti-semitic? [7/10: Sad but true] 🤦🏻‍♂️ "D'oh" has its earliest references as Diana's catchphrase on the WWII era BBC radio sitcom It's that Man Again. 🪓 Axe Cop was indeed co-created by a kindergartener. 😽 The choice to make the villain in Catwoman a cosmetics magnate seems more than a little sexist. 👎 The HP Lovecraft, Part II scorebreak: Let’s continue that HP Lovecraft rant: Seriously, there are so many diverse creators making amazing Lovecraft-inspired work these days, can’t we just put ol’ HP in the bin where he belongs? Did I mention the racism? [8/10: Going Hard. But I cannot argue with it.] 🚲 Bicycle Thieves is Italian. 🎶 That Lady Gaga/Elton John song isn’t Sign of Above, but Sine from Above. 🦈 There isn’t a Spy Kids movie with the shark; that would be the Taylor Lautner starring The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lava Girl in 3D. 📸 Brandon is on Instagram. 🐈 Katie is hyping Project Meow, helping stray and feral cats in Philadelphia. 🐦 Gal is on Twitter. 🎼 Gal blogs about music.
Look, we were going to burn all record of this episode of this episode ever having existed, but then we decided to make like George Costanza and do the opposite. But instead of a job at the Yankees, we ended up with a very fun pop culture trivia challenge for Brennan, Chelsea, and Darren! We'll see how sharp their ears are with another round of Skip Intro'd TV themes, before really getting our antonym on with a quiz on pairs movies and TV show with opposite titles. We hope you hate it! (That means we hope you love it, cuz you know...opposite stuff.) NOTES ⚠️ Inline notes below may be truncated due to podcast feed character limits. Full notes are always on the episode page. 🐩 For a kid’s book, Dogman has a shockingly Cronenberg-ian origin story. 🪶 Chelsea’s answer in the My Champion round was, of course, an oblique reference to poet Elizabeth Jenning’s poem A Game of Chess. Maybe the best female theological British poet of the 20th Century? Can you name another one? 🕵🏻‍♀️ That very catchy song from Veronica Mars is We Used to be Friends from the Dandy Warhols’ second album Welcome to the Monkey House (yes, the name is from the Vonnegut story). 🔫 The Tracer Bullet scorebreak: Bullet. Tracer Bullet. What people call me is something else again. I’m a private eye. It says so on the door. [8/10: Tracer Bullet is no Spaceman Spiff, but it’s high-quality content anyway.] 😼 Yes, there was an MC Skat Kat album. There’s a surprising amount of controversy around it, as well, centering on Romany Malco’s role in the production. 🦅 The movie Chelsea was thinking of was, deep breath, Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn. 📹 The Joaquin Phoenix mockumentary I’m Still Here posits that he’s given up acting to become a rapper, thereby shedding light on the vagaries of celebrity culture. In theory. 🌅 After the Sunset is a mostly forgotten Pierce Brosnan heist movie. 🗣️ The koff koff scorebreak. Koff koff I’m sure that doesn’t forebode anything. [6/10: Getting meta, are we?] 🎸 Wayne’s World's Stairway to Heaven gag has led to tons of real world instances of guitar stores banning the song. 👻 A Ghost is Born got rave reviews from sites like Pitchfork, but baffled fans who thought Wilco always sounded like Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. 🥣 The serial/cereal confusion was used to great effect in the Sandman, both in comics and on TV. 🐦 Darren is on Twitter. 🐦 Chelsea is on Twitter.
Ch-ch-ch-ch-check it out! The third matchup of the season brings in a new crop of players to test their knowledge of pop culture past, present, and future! Ok, we're not asking about any unreleased properties, but we ARE getting nerdy with Adal, Keegan, and Lucy as we quiz on pop culture representations of Dungeons & Dragons, as well as delving into the nooks and crannies of the multitude of weird ways that Fortnite has pulled in other movies and TV. All this, plus a lightning round! NOTES ⚠️ Inline notes below may be truncated due to podcast feed character limits. Full notes are always on the episode page. 👨🏾‍💻 Maurice Moss (often mispronounced “Mozz”) is the Richard Ayoade character on The IT Crowd. Not to be confused with British Columbian colonist Morris Moss. 🌳 Arbor Day is actually two movies: a little-seen horror spoof from 2019, and an Our Gang short from 1936. That’s the one with future Oscar winner Hattie McDaniel! 🧌 If you’re interested, you can buy an actual version of Orges and Oubliettes for the My Little Pony role playing game. 🚢 The Super 3D Noah’s Ark Scorebreak. Super 3D Noah’s Ark: Sure, grandma, this is a first person shooter for the SNES. [7/10 Never played it, but I love the idea of knock-off Christian bookstore only videogames.] 🎞️ Gothika has an amazing cast (Halle Berry! Robert Downey Jr! Penelope Cruz!), and made $140M worldwide in 2003. 👆 Kid Cudi had a song with Ariana Grande in “Don’t Look Up.” ⚡️ System Shock has the players on a space station, going up against a malevolent AI. There are no zombies involved. 🥱 The Portishead scorebreak: Portishead. Turns out the folks from To Kill a Dead Man have a band, too! [4/10 You all are getting obscure, even for me. But “Portishead” is fun to say.] 😢 Joan Cusack got fired from SNL after one season, but a whole bunch of the cast got fired that year. 🍺 They didn’t do Duff Beer as a Simpsons Movie tie-in, but you can get it at either Universal Studios Theme Park in the US. 🗼 George Orwell did indeed write a book called Down and Out in Paris and London. But we’re generally trying to be more obvious than that. 🤔 Adal does a bunch of great podcasts, including Hey Riddle Riddle 🐰 And Hello from the Magic Tavern. 👹 And The Monster Line. 🎭 Lucy is the Chair of the Board of Trustees and an actor with Advice to the Players, bringing Shakespeare to New Hampshire. 🗣️ And she recommends that Through Methods Discord server (where you can find your beloved hosts as well).
S08.E02: Having A Ball

S08.E02: Having A Ball

2022-12-1951:19

We're moving on to the Altair IV Division here in season 8 as Mike, Aaron, and Tarn enter the ring to secure a spot in the playoffs. Round one is a fairy tale beginning for this episode, as we quiz our players about different actresses who've played "Cinderella" or some version thereof. Round two takes a turn towards violence as we look at pop culture characters who've popped up as playable characters in various fighting video games. All this, plus an electrifying lighting round to cap it all off. NOTES ⚠️ Inline notes below may be truncated due to podcast feed character limits. Full notes are always on the episode page. ❤️‍🔥 Dusa is a disembodied Gorgon head that you can romance in the game Hades. Wild. 🕛 Billy Wilder’s Midnight is an amazing screwball comedy. 👠 Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella was originally written for TV, and was only later put on stage. 🏀 The Bulbasaur scorebreak: Bulbasaur – is anyone picking Mudkip as their starter? Anyone? 💥 “Birdboy beatdown” is a reference to the time the Joker beat Robin to death with a crowbar. ⛓️ Comedic actor John Laroquette was indeed the narrator of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre. 🤖 Harlan Ellison got a credit in Terminator because it was real close to one of his stories. 🐢 The ninja turtle Michelangelo doesn’t have nunchucks in the UK version, where it was replaced with a “turtle line.” 👻 Jeffrey Dean Morgan did indeed play a maybe-ghost on Grey’s Anatomy. It is not fondly remembered. 💦 The Many Waters scorebreak: Many Waters: in case you thought the religious content in the rest of the Wrinkle in Time series was too subtle. 🪶 The e.e. cummings poem from In Her Shoes was called [i carry your heart with me(i carry it in] ⚠️ Oddly for a kid’s show, Gravity Falls was heavily inspired by Twin Peaks 🕹️ Mike develops short video games! 🐦 As of recording, Tarn is still on Twitter
We're back for another season! That's right: season eight has arrived, with new players (along with some old favorites) returning to claim all the pop culture trivia glory. Abhi, Alexa, and Ethan kick off proceedings with a snooty, French round of My Champion, before pivoting hard back towards the absolute trash bag nadir of American society: New Jersey. With a quiz about all the horrible things that movie and TV characters do when they're there, we'll lighten things up with a round all about pop culture-themed pinball machines. All that, plus the venerated lightning round! NOTES ⚠️ Inline notes below may be truncated due to podcast feed character limits. Full notes are always on the episode page. 💃 Amber Atkins is the Kristin Dunst character from Drop Dead Gorgeous. 🧶 There have been attempts to codify the rules of “Calvinball,” which seems to go against the spirit of Calvinball. 🦈 Julia Child worked for the OSS, but was not a spy. She mostly worked developing shark repellant. 🪴 According to Dan’s research, 40% of people in New Jersey don’t know why it’s called “The Garden State.” 👽 The second season episode of The X-Files which introduced the Flukeman of Newark isn’t in every top 10 list of best episodes, which is a travesty. 🗺️ According to some DC comics materials, Gotham City is in New Jersey. 🍟 The McDonald’s Happy Meal for Adults Scorebreak: The only thing dumber is the fact that you can re-sell them on eBay. [2/10 Going to choose to believe that’s not a thing.] 🥵 The pinball machine from The Thing is Heat Wave from 1964 🏫 Ingolstadt is where Victor Frankenstein studied, as it had a famously modern medical school. 🦖 Anguirus is a big old ankylosaurus kaiju who first appeared in 1955’s Godzilla Raids Again. 📖 The People Magazine Scorebreak. People Magazine: Did you used to get Entertainment Weekly? Now you get People. Did you used to get InStyle? Now you get People. Everyone gets People! [5/10 Sad but true.] 🎩 Deception on ABC centered on a “consulting illusionist” who would help the FBI solve crimes. 🗞️ Paper Girls was loved by critics, but didn’t get the audience numbers needed to pay for such an expensive series. 🕵️‍♂️ The Middleman was also loved by critics, but really did not fit on ABC Family at the time.
We're on a break between seasons for a special episode featuring three fine folks from Letterboxd.com, the social media site for people who love watching movies. Mitchell Beaupre, Mia Vicino, and the inimitable Slim joined us for some games celebrating the few movies of 2022 that don't have rhymes in their titles, and lightning rounds in the coolest*, hippest†, movie categories you can think of. Are these movie-savvy Letterboxers up to the challenge? Listen and find out! *not cool †not hip NOTES ⚠️ Inline notes below may be truncated due to podcast feed character limits. Full notes are always on the episode page. 🐊 The 2022 Lyle, Lyle Crocodile is actually the second animated adaptation of the book: it was also the first episode of HBO Storybook Musicals in 1987. 🧟‍♂️ Aside from Return of the Living Dead James Karen had memorable roles in Mulholland Drive and Poltergeist. 🇺🇸 The Myra Breckinridge Scorebreak. Myra Breckinridge: so that’s why we didn’t get any more Gore Vidal adaptations. [4/10: I guess we’re just forgetting about Caligula? Sounds like a plan.] 📼 The issue of the last movie released on VHS (not via wide release retail, as in the question) is complicated by the Disney Movie Club, which was sending out VHS copies until late 2006, and the recent vogue for releasing horror movies on VHS (like V/H/S). 👮‍♂️ The title of the documentary on the Shawshank DVD comes from the original story. The Shawshank Redemption was published in a seasonally themed short story collection, in which Shawshank was the Spring entry, subtitled Hope Springs Eternal. 🕷️ Alternate universe mode from Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse is an unfinished completely different cut of the movie, based on earlier versions of the script. 🌹 The Dainty June and Louise scorebreak. Dainty June and Louise because Momma gets married, and married, and married, and never gets carried away. [2/10: Love the show, just wish it had a different title.] 🥤 Is Uncle Drew great cinema? No, but it does have made the best performance of Nick Kroll’s career, which everyone missed because it was in a movie derived from a Pepsi commercial. 📕 The Book of Henry is a buck wild story, largely driven by a tween’s posthumous assassination plot, but that hasn’t stopped some people from thinking that it’s a true story. 🧠 Psychiatrist Carl Jung’s name is pronounced more like “yuung” than “young.” 🎧 All the guests from this episode can be heard every week on Letterboxd’s Weekend Watchlist podcast. 🎞️ Slim is on Letterboxd 🎥 He’s also on the 70mm podcast 🐦 And can be found on Twitter 🎞️ Mia is, shockingly, on Letterboxd 🐦 And on Twitter as well 🎞️ Not surprisingly, Mitchell is on Letterboxd 🧴 But they also writes for Paste 🎬 And for The Film Stage 🐦 And they’re on Twitter as well
Special: For The Books

Special: For The Books

2022-11-0743:02

Where does literature rub up against the rest of pop culture? This episode, of course! Liz is back for the third episode in a row alongside returning player Amy Brundle and newcomer Kendal for a bookish extravaganza! We'll talk frequently adapted authors in round one before a mashup round two game that somehow both confirms our biases and stretch our horizons. But in which direction? Find out, plus experience the customary round of lightning on this week's episode! NOTES ⚠️ Inline notes below may be truncated due to podcast feed character limits. Full notes are always on the episode page. 📖 Dave’s greeting is Historica Canada’s Heritage Minutes: Rural Teacher ⏳ The joke of Dan’s intro is that Brandon Sanderson writes a whole lot of very long books. 📰 Yes, Tina Brown’s news website The Daily Beast got its name from Evelyn Waugh. 🏹 We should be clear that we’re specifically asking about the 2020 Quibi version of The Most Dangerous Game. 🟥 We’re not the only ones who thought Red Band Society was a John Green rip-off 🏰 The original Castle Freak is only loosely based on Lovecraft’s “The Outsider,” but the 2020 remake is a more direct Lovecraft riff. 🎲 The You Don't Know Jack Facebook Game Scorebreak. The You Don't Know Jack Facebook Game Scorebreak is sponsored by Whiney Wine, the wine made for kids! [6/10 I used to love You Don’t Know Jack but have only a vague idea what a “Facebook Game” is? Is it in the Metaverse? Do you have feet now?] 📚 Quirk books now publishes more sincere, but still pop culture-oriented fare 🔍 The whole series of Proust in current translations is called In Search of Lost Time, though earlier translations were released as Remembrance of Things Past. This question brought to you by Dan and his wife recently re-reading the whole thing. 🧂 A Man for all Seasons is Thomas More, not Thomas Cromwell. 👤 The Jeff Schwartz Scorebreak. Jeff Schwartz, the contestant whose appearance on this show is what prompted me to listen. [7.5/10 I hope he hears this. Thanks, Jeff!] 🧌 The original Shrek is nothing like the movie version. 🧑‍🏭 The Ted Hughes book The Iron Man, which was adapted into The Iron Giant is much, much weirder the movie is (and not nearly as effective). 🧛🏻‍♂️ Caroline is a werewolf, Meredith is a vampire slayer – the books of The Vampire Diaries are very different from the TV show. ✍️ Liz writes for Consequence 🐦 Liz is on Twitter 🎬 Liz is on Letterboxd 💿 Liz also also also has a website 🐦 Kendal is on Twitter
S07.E13: As Seen On TV

S07.E13: As Seen On TV

2022-10-2441:29

We've arrived! It's the season seven finale to determine the next super mondo champion of champions! Sure, this game opens with a round based on sweaty wordplay, with round two building into a series metatextual mashup clues that combine multiple mediums. And yes, it culminates in a lightning round where the leaderboard is constantly shifting. But this is the finals, darnit, so returning champs Liz, Derek, and Matthew are all operating at a very high level, so the competition cannot be more tense. I had to stop writing this episode description to go pat myself down with a cool wet towel just from recalling how intense everything got. And I'm working from home today, so I forgot to put on Old Spice, so now the sweat has really cooked up a nasty stench in my general vicinity. And when it comes to straight up B.O., I wouldn't necessarily say that everyone loves their own brand 🤢. So I'm gonna go take a shower and let you listen to this incredible season finale on The Great American Pop Culture Quiz Show. NOTES ⚠️ Inline notes below may be truncated due to podcast feed character limits. Full notes are always on the episode page. 🦸🏻‍♂️ Yes, Steven Tyler did a gig with Valiant (that would be the Bloodshot company) superhero Shadowman. Who is not cool enough to be Nightman. ⚖️ Can’t use it in the My Champion round, but when Nick and Nora actually did have a family reunion in The Thin Man Goes Home (1944), people got murdered. And the later Thin Man movies really weren’t fun for anyone. 🌹 We want to assure our Listen To Sassy fans that we would accept "W. Axl Rose" as the correct form of his name. 🛳 If you’re not sure about the connection between Tom Cruise and boat-based servitude, you might be happier for it. 🏃🏻‍♂️ Farrah Fawcett didn’t have a big role in Logan’s Run, but she was in there, as Holly 13. You know, the girl at the New You Shop. 💞 The Rebound scorebreak. The Rebound: hey, remember when Justin Bartha could be the lead in a romcom? [7/10. No. I don’t remember that. Wait, is that Catherine Zeta-Jones?] 🏆 Janet Jackson has 10 Video Music Awards; Lauryn Hill has 8 (four of them from 1999). 🪗 The Weird Al song with "I Touch Myself" is 1992’s "Polka Your Eyes Out". 👄 Oh, boy. We’re going to get more email about the correct pronunciation of Constantine. 📇 Tarsem Singh is known professionally as just Tarsem. 💊 The Matwix scorebreak. The Matwix: Yeah, no one needs to see Elmer Fudd waking up in a Matrix pod -we’re all kind of OK with this one getting memory holed. [5/10. Warner is memory-holing a lot these days. Yes, The Matwix is real, and really memory-holed.] 🔫 Man, we don’t ask enough questions about Lorenzo Lamas and Renegade. 🦅 Falcon Crest isn’t a spin-off of anything: it was envisioned as the inverse of The Waltons. But it does have Lorenzo Lamas! ✍️ Liz writes for Consequence 🐦 Liz is on Twitter 👩‍💻 Liz has a website! 🎞 Derek does movie riffing at Down in Front. 🔇 And you can see him live with Forgot to Mute. 🎙 See him live at Logan Square Improv.
It's the last of our divisional finals! Who will be the third contestant to advance to the season championship match? Will it be Rob? Or Scott? Or Liz? Or maybe a fourth contestant will crash the record, chloroform the other contestants and stroll to a leisurely, unfulfilling victory leading to record low ratings that will, in short order, doom the podcast? Only one way to find out; ask a friend who listens. NOTES ⚠️ Inline notes below may be truncated due to podcast feed character limits. Full notes are always on the episode page. 🪐 The OST is the subject of a lot of controversy, especially over the extent to which it covers private individuals and corporations. 👅 According to Dave Barry, “Yummy Yummy Yummy” is the second worst song ever, beaten out by Richard Harris’ “MacArthur Park.” 🧊 While not in the original credits, Bowie and the members of Queen were later added as composers on the official credits to “Ice Ice Baby.” 🦈 “Baby Shark” is successful enough that there’s a fight over who wrote it. 🐯 The RRR Scorebreak: RRR: The only movie with the courage to defeat colonialism with a dance off. And a tiger. [8/10. And an elk-based murder. Would be higher, but we record these far enough in advance that no one will remember a Netflix movie from the Summer.] 🎩 Note that Kipling poem is Gentlemen RANKERS. Get your mind out of the gutter. 🦇 In the Tim Burton Batman movies, Billy Dee Williams played Harvey Dent. 🏰 The Netflix Castlevania series had four seasons, running until 2022, and has a spin-off/continuation on the way. 🧑‍🍳 The Iron Chef scorebreak. Iron Chef: In the words of my uncle, “Allez Cuisine!”[6.5/10. Would be 9/10, but none of the new versions have really captured the magic.] 🌈 Rainbow Six is a Tom Clancy videogame franchise. 👯‍♂️ The Coen Brothers editing pseudonym is a whole thing. ✍️ Liz writes for Consequence 🐦 Liz is on Twitter 🖥 Liz even has a personal site 🐦 Rob’s research group is on Twitter 🎥 Scott can be found on his movie podcast, Some Like it Scott. They do trivia there, too. 🎞 Scott’s also on Letterboxd 🐦 Scott posts on Twitter
S07.E11: Oh, Einstein!

S07.E11: Oh, Einstein!

2022-09-2643:07

The season seven playoffs roll on as Ross, Jon, and Derek square off to determine the winner of the Monster Division. We'll take a trip back in time to the community sports programs of our youths before going even further back in time to quiz about pop culture portrayals of Albert Einstein. They'll make you say "Yahoo!" Seriously. Round two asks our players to name pop culture properties based on the titles of the fictional books found within them. All of that, plus the customary but nonetheless vibrant and exciting, lightning round! NOTES ⚠️ Inline notes below may be truncated due to podcast feed character limits. Full notes are always on the episode page. ⚽️ Ladybugs is also a rare movie role for legendary Dodger’s coach Tommy Lasorda. But he was on Arli$$ multiple times! 🧠 The “Einstein” in Farscape is played by long time British character actor and “that guy” John Bach. 🧫 The Weird Science TV series ran on USA for five seasons. 🏆 Another Period might be the winner in the “unlikely actor playing Einstein” race, with comedian Matt Gourley in the role. 🖐 The Persona Five scorebreak: Persona Five. By the time you’re shooting the concept of apathy in the face, it seems like there might be a metaphor going on here. 🌏 As Taylor promised, here’s that Joe Biden appearance on Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? 🐹 There’s a surprisingly deep backstory to “Hamster Huey” that is, mostly, unrevealed. 🪵 Yes, the Junior Woodchuck’s Guidebook has all the information of the library of Alexandria. It’s a whole thing. 🥷 The Clandestine scorebreak: The Clandestine. The Clandestine. And you thought Rocket Raccoon was a deep cut. 👼 The Heavenly Kid is really weird. 🩸 Bloodshot is good, actually. (No, it's not - Dave) 🎮 Yes, Mikhail Gorbachev was in one of the endings of the original Street Fighter II. 🐦 Ross is on Twitter! 🎞 Derek does movie riffing at Down in Front. 😆 Or see him live at Logan Square Improv.
After last episode's delightful diversion, we have arrived at the season seven playoffs. This week, Matthew, Dan, and Tim are all keen to become the winner of the Chronic Town division, but only ONE can do so, and advance to the season finale. In round one, we'll look at famous non-fiction books that have been adapted into scripted Hollywood movies, before going in the television wayback machine to mashup famous shows' pilot episodes that aired on the same day. And of course, it all comes down to the lightning round. NOTES ⚠️ Inline notes below may be truncated due to podcast feed character limits. Full notes are always on the episode page. 🥁 Major General Stanley from Pirates of Penzance was widely seen as a parody of British Field Marshal Garnet Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley. 🚀 The various versions of Captain Christopher Pike really very rather different. 🍁 Want to watch The Fall? Too bad. It doesn’t stream anywhere. 🪖 According to the people who should know, Charlie Wilson’s War actually downplayed the extent to which Wilson helped the mujahadeen fight the Soviets. 🥸 The Dana Carvey Master of Disguise was… not well regarded. 🌡 The Death Valley scorebreak: Death Valley, like Wellington Paranormal, but not, you know, funny. 🥖 Chalamet is in about 20 minutes of The French Dispatch, in the segment "Revisions to a Manifesto." 🚚 By the end of its run, Ice Road Truckers weren’t driving on ice, or to diamond mines, but they were in the pilot! 🧑‍🍳 Restaurant: Impossible with Robert Irvine premiered in 2011, and somehow has 19 seasons so far. ✳️ Community bounced around to Yahoo!, somehow, where it cost the company a shocking amount of money. 🤷‍♂️ The Tom Wolfe scorebreak: Tom Wolfe – No, there’s nothing creepy about a septuagenarian dandy hanging around sorority girls for I am Charlotte Simmons. Why would you even think that? 🌱 Tom Waits has some great lines in Ironweed. 🎻 Shamisens are really cool instruments. 🪅 Viva Variety was real strange. 🕸 You can find out all about Dan Moren’s books and other online activities at his homepage 🐦 Dan’s Twitter is on Twitter. 🎙 Dan is on loads of shows over on the Incomparable Network. ⚙️ Dan also hosts a rapid-fire discussion of tech topics on the Clockwise podcast 🎸 Tim is encouraging everyone to go see live performances! You can also find Tim’s music and photography on his website 🐭 Tim has also blogs about Disney World
We're taking a break before the season seven playoffs for some very nerdy trivia with some special guests from the iFanboy podcast network! We were lucky enough to be joined by Josh Flanagan, Conor Kilpatrick, and their recurring guest and science-expert Dr. Ryan Haupt for a match tailored just for them! After a trip to Amity for a game of My Champion, we'll quiz about the history of the use of the famous 'morphing' effect across the history of movies and TV. In round two, we'll go DEEP into comic book lore with a round about early versions of superheroes we know from movies and TV. All this, plus an epic lightning round! NOTES ⚠️ Inline notes below may be truncated due to podcast feed character limits. Full notes are always on the episode page. 👾 The Aliens vs. Predator laser tag arena in Australia is the best thing to come out of those movies 🕛 There were three made for TV movies based on Midnight Run. 🗳 Benson ended on a cliffhanger, without viewers ever finding out who won the election. 🚁 The Helicopters following me around scorebreak: The Helicopters following me around: you can all see those, right? Right? [8/10. Goodfellas is a classic.] ❌ Pryde of the X-Men was a pilot for an X-Men cartoon that never happened. It used to be billed as “The Only X-Men Animated Adventure Ever Created!” 🕹 The X-Men Arcade Game did get a re-release around 2010 on Xbox, but it’s fallen out of availability again. Is it good? It’s fine – but 6 players at once is amazing. 👹 In addition to Kingpin, Daredevil was in Trial of the Incredible Hulk. It’s… not great. ⛴ The U.S.S. Flagg playset was more than seven feet long, but if it were to scale, it would have to have been more than 100 feet long (those planes were big). 🪦 Duke somehow survived the animated G.I. Joe movie, but got killed in the second live action Joe movie. 😬 Leisure Suit Larry is a relic of a lost time, and should probably stay that way. 🦸🏻‍♂️ Josh and Conor are mainstays on iFanboy, which has a more than weekly podcast 📹 iFanboy is also on YouTube (mostly old stuff that they've been re-uploading, but if you haven't seen it, it's new to you). 🔬 In addition to regular appearances on iFanboy, you can hear Ryan on the Science, Sort Of podcast.
The last regulation episode of the season is upon us! This week, Scott, Seth, and Diana compete for the last spot in the season seven playoffs in the third elimination match of the Vancouver Rehearsal Tapes division. On the docket this week are games about real life commercial products popping up in pop culture, as well as telling us how to get to Sesame Street with a quiz about the parodies they've employed. All this, plus a lightning round! Our next episode is a special with three special guests from the iFanboy podcast network, and we'll be back two Mondays after that for the season seven playoffs! NOTES ⚠️ Inline notes below may be truncated due to podcast feed character limits. Full notes are always on the episode page. 🍨 Don’t get Mother mixed-up with mother! Very different films. 🔍 Yes, people were actually upset about nerd Peter Parker using “Bing.” 🔎 And he switched to Google for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. 🥤 There were a number of 7 Up Spot videogames. The best, Spot Goes to Hollywood was initially released for the Sega Megadrive. But no one had a MegaDrive, so they also released it for the Saturn. It did eventually wind up on the Playstation. 🚛 The writers of The Expanse have said that the FedEx logos weren’t product placement. They just thought it was funny, and FedEx was OK with it. 🐶 The Astro City Scorebreak. Astro City: Why did you have to kill the Good Dog? Why? [8/10 G-Dog, we hardly knew ye. We all knew it was coming, but still.] 🦁 We were all hurt by the Mountain Lion subplot in 24, but Elisha Cuthbert was literally hurt. 🪴 The hunky gardener on Desperate Houseplants is basically just Guy Smiley with a sleeveless shirt 🔪 Ted Allen is now closing in on 700 episodes of Chopped. 📯 The musical instrument you wish you'd never stopped playing after high school score break. The musical instrument you wish you'd never stopped playing after high school: Mine's the tuba! Did I actually think I'd keep up my chops stumbling across tubas in the wild after graduation day's 'Pomp and Circumstance'? [6/10 Wordy, but Elgar is always going to get you some points.] 🦶 Zendaya is Mee-Chee was a whole meme and a thing. ⚡️ Zapped is really bad. But it has nothing to do with the 2014 Zendaya movie of the same name. 🧍‍♂️ Last Man Standing ran for a long time, but it wasn’t cancelled because of politics. 🍿 Scott can be found on his movie podcast, “Some Like it Scott.” They do trivia there, too. 🎞 Scott’s also on Letterboxd 🐦 And he posts on Twitter 📷 Seth is on the insta (we understand that’s what the kids call it) 🐦 Diana is on the Twitter
S07.E08: Carb Loading

S07.E08: Carb Loading

2022-08-0146:13

Deb, Derek, and last minute fill-in, returning player Adam are ready to flex their pop culture knowledge this week! Round one is a carbo-loaded extravaganza of pop culture properties that have all been breadified, before round two dives into the unnecessary backstories of iconic characters. And it's all capped off with an exciting lightning round! NOTES ⚠️ Inline notes below may be truncated due to podcast feed character limits. Full notes are always on the episode page. 🤖 Alan Tudyk was K-2SO in Rogue One. And has been a voice in every Disney Animated film since 2012. ✂️ His direction of Dead Again led Roger Ebert to compare Kenneth Branagh to Orson Welles, Hitchcock and Olivier. 🙈 Ready or Not is funnier than you think and has a great turn from Andie McDowell (who doesn’t show up in a lot of horror movies). 🛞 For a show based on a major movie franchise, Treadstone didn’t make much of an impact. 🤷‍♂️ The Liberty League Scorebreak. The Liberty League: No, we're not in NESCAC, we're actually in the Liberty League. [1/10 No idea what this is about.] 📵 Nokia did a bunch of DC Comics movies tie-ins and product placements. All with Windows phones. Which is why you’ve never seen them. 🤷 Luke Evans is the one from Fast and Furious 6 and The Hobbit series. 🤢 There was also a backstory for Slimer from the Paul Feig Ghostbusters, but it didn’t make it into the film. ☠️ Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures goes real dark. The ghosts are actually dead people! 🔫 There was a Sopranos video game, but it wasn’t an open world game. It was also, you know, not very good. 🐈 The Cat Party Scorebreak. The Cat Party: Hey Boris! You're not invited! [2/10 I like cats, and Boris is a funny name, but what in the world are you people doing with these today?] 🧛🏾‍♂️ There’s a Blacula reboot in the works, because of course there is. 🎄 The Pee-Wee Christmas Special was really something. ⚓️ Charo was on The Love Boat a lot. But not as much as Florence Henderson. 📷 Deb is on Instagram 🐸 Adam can be found on the Muppeturgy podcast. 🐦 Adam is on Twitter 🎬 Derek does movie riffing at Down in Front. 🔇 You can see Derek live with Forgot to Mute. 😆 Derek is also found live at Logan Square Improv.
Rhyming words and mashed up names take center stage this week as Tim, Jeff, and Eleanor compete for the last spot in the Chronic Town Division finals! Round one looks at theoretical spinoff/prequels in the vein of "Better Call Saul," while round two explores possible collaborations between actors and musicians with complimentary names. All that, plus a lightning round to determine this week's champ! NOTES ⚠️ Inline notes below may be truncated due to podcast feed character limits. Full notes are always on the episode page. 🎎 Doll & Em is a lot of fun, and chronically unseen in the US. 🍁 The quarantine version of "Let’s Go to the Mall" is not quite up to the level of the original. 🐊 Crawl earned almost $100 million! It won a Fangoria award for Best Wide Release! 🤖 In Alien: Resurrection Winona Ryder’s character is mostly just called "Call" but Call calls herself "Annalee" as well. 🐿 The Chipmunk Hunk Scorebreak: Chipmunk Hunk, Chipmunk Hunk, he fights crime and other junk. Is he strong? Listen, punk, something something -unk. 🎶 Pretty much all the main cast of The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl have their own theme song, all to the tune of the classic “Spider-Man” cartoon. 👎 Pitchfork did not like Steve Buscemi’s Rub Out the Word. And, from their description, it does sound terrible. To wit: “Steve Buscemi reads the cut-up passages of William Burroughs while backed by the drones of Elliott Sharp.” 🎙 If you’re trying to look up the Ricky Martin track, it’s “Vente Pa’ Ca.” It won Song of the Year at the Latin Grammys. 👩‍🍳 Bea Arthur’s role on The Star Wars Holiday Special raises a lot of questions. 💉 Tim was referencing Evangeline Lilly’s outspoken anti-vaccine views. 📚 The Jocaste Nu Scorebreak: Jocaste Nu...wait never mind. This scorebreak doesn't appear in the archives, so therefore it doesn't exist. 🤐 Not only did John Krasinski fire someone else to put Emily Blunt in A Quiet Place, he had her do the firing. ☄️ As Roger Ebert pointed out, Dodgeball never claims to be a “true” story, but a “true underdog” story. 📸 Tim does music and photography. 🐭 Tim also written about Disney World. 🐦 Jeffrey is on Twitter. 📷 Eleanor in on Instagram.
S07.E06: Fall Guys

S07.E06: Fall Guys

2022-07-0449:41

We're back in the Vancouver Rehearsal Tapes Division this week where Coleen, Liz, and returning player Glenn will duke it out across three round of pop culture trivia. After a social game of My Champion, we'll celebrate the practical stunts that make us gasp at the movies before diving into the Best Supporting Actress category at the Academy Awards. Then, if you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find it, maybe you can hire…The Lightning Round! All this and more, this week on The Great American Pop Culture Quiz Show! NOTES ⚠️ Inline notes below may be truncated due to podcast feed character limits. Full notes are always on the episode page. 🦴 Sadly, “Yakima Canutt” was not his birth name – it’s just from an early photo caption that identified him as a “cowboy from Yakima.” But it’s way better than “Enos.” 🏍 While Steve McQueen has often been credited for the big jump in The Great Escape, it was actually his stunt double, Bud Ekins. 🤖 The wingsuits are just about the only thing in Transformers: Dark of the Moon that aren’t CGI. 🏠 If you haven’t seen the falling house scene from Steamboat Bill, Jr., you owe it to yourself to check it out. 💯 The Ubbi Dubbi scorebreak: Ubbi Dubbi Rubbemubbembubber Ububbubi Dububbubi? Frubom Zuboom? [1/10. I never watched this show, and had to write it out phonetically.] 🙊 You can try putting things into Ubbi Dubbi yourself, if you want to for some reason. 🏆 Yes, Judi Dench got an Oscar for only 8 minutes of screen time. 🤨 The conspiracy theories about Marisa Tomei not winning her Oscar are false (and kind of insulting). 🧙 The TGAPCQS Cognoscenti: We know Production Master Dave is the straw that stirs the drink. [2/10 It’s really Taylor] 🥩 Raw pushes a bit past foregoing vegetarianism for a feminist horror parable. 🏰 No actual wolves are in Wolf Hall. 🐺 In the Rampage movie, the wolf can fly, because why not? 💻 Glenn has a blog! 🐦 Glenn is also on Twitter 📖 Buy Glenn's book: Six Centuries Of Type & Printing 🔬 Coleen would push listeners to the Mass General Research Institute blog ✍️ Liz writes for Consequence 🐦 Liz is also on Twitter 💻 Check out Liz's personal website
Our seventh season loops back around to the Monster division for another exciting matchup! Returning contender Jon takes on new challengers Mark and Josh. We'll start with some classic popular popular music presented in an unconventional way, then head out into the wild wilderness to go a pop culture hunt for Bigfoot (and his cousins Sasquatch, the Yeti, and the abominable snowman). All this, plus a lightning round! Bzzzzz NOTES ⚠️ Inline notes below may be truncated due to podcast feed character limits. Full notes are always on the episode page. 👠 Even Adrien Grenier knows that Nate was the real villain of The Devil Wears Prada. 🎸 “Me First and the Gimme Gimmes” is a great band that deserves your patronage. They’re currently touring Europe, have lots of merch on their webpage, and can be heard on just about any music streaming service. 🐥 The Chicks’ video for “Goodbye Earl” does indeed include Jane Krakowski, Lauren Holly, Dennis Franz, and, in a cameo, Adrian Pasdar. 🌙 PJ Masks Scorebreak: PJ Masks: Because nighttime is the right time to fight crime. I can't think of a rhyme! PJ Masks...It's time to be a hero! [7/10 I liked that show, but I have overarching logistical concerns about it. Definitely sub “Octonauts.”] 🐕 Laurel and Hardy showed up on Scooby Doo largely as a tie-in to their then just about current Hanna Barbara cartoon. 🦶🏾 The Bigfoot episodes of The Six Million Dollar Man are maybe best remembered for the rotating ice tunnel on the Universal Studios Tour. 🤖 Also, the Bigfoot on The Six Million Dollar Man was a robot. Controlled by aliens. Because an actual Bigfoot would have been ridiculous. 💈 Hirsute means hairy. 🦆 “Larry, I’m on Ducktales.” ⚖️ The Ketanji Brown Jackson Break. Ketanji Brown Jackson: It only took 232 years! [x/10 I’m not allowed to express political opinions publicly. Tiny American Flags for some!] 🐳 Dale the Whale on Monk was played by Adam Arkin, Tim Curry and Ray Porter 🪡 We’re far from the only ones who thought that Needle in a Timestack was a dumb name. ✝️ Assassins 33 AD is indeed, a real movie. 🔭 In Destination Moon, a Woody Woodpecker Cartoon was used to explain space travel. It did a good enough job that NASA just repurposed it to that end officially.
Season seven rolls on as we make our way back to the Chronic Town division. Brendan, Dan, and Jeff will all battle it out to advance to the playoffs by showing off their knowledge of TV shows and popular songs that share a title. Then, they'll blending properties from the highest and lowest of brows: pinpointing the crossover stars between superhero films and Oscar best picture winners. And as (almost) always, it all comes down to the lightning round! NOTES ⚠️ Inline notes below may be truncated due to podcast feed character limits. Full notes are always on the episode page. 🌎 Check out all of Dan's great works at his website. 🐦 Dan tweets on Twitter. 🤖 You can find Dan podcasting on various shows on The Incomparable network. 🕰 Dan is also host of the Clockwise podcast. 🧛🏻‍♂️ And because he doesn't sleep, he's also on The Rebound podcast. 🐦 Jeff's on Twitter. 🧩 Jeff is part of the National Puzzlers' League!
Bark bark! We're back for our next episode, with a canine twist! Rob, Chloe, and Thom are here to test their knowledge of dog, dog-adjacent, and dogified pop culture as we kick off season seven's Vancouver Rehearsal Tapes Division. We'll put puppy-based puns into existing pop culture titles, before quizzing on actual pop culture pooches. And of course, it all comes down to the lightning round! NOTES ⚠️ Inline notes below may be truncated due to podcast feed character limits. Full notes are always on the episode page. 🐶 Doogs are the best. 🐦 Rob's research group is on Twitter! 📷 Chloe makes an Instagram about making a musical!
Season seven continues this week with all-new players Ross, Drew, and Amy. After a Marvel-ous round of My Champion, round one takes a cue from Encanto" to explore all the characters we DON'T talk about. Round two celebrates the actresses who played Jerry's many (many many) girlfriends on Seinfeld, before it all comes down to the lightning round! NOTES ⚠️ Inline notes below may be truncated due to podcast feed character limits. Full notes are always on the episode page. 📰 Ed Asner played Lou Grant on two different shows: one a comedy, one a drama. 🧜‍♀️ Ponyo was inspired by The Little Mermaid. 🇺🇸 Pogo is an American classic. 🤯 The Project 863 Scorebreak. The Scorebreak that;s better than anything Netflix puts out. [1/10. Have no idea what this is, feel like I might have been punk’d.] 🍉 Note that we didn’t say which “Gallagher” we were talking about. It gets weird. 🤖 Yes, Lance Henriksen is on The Blacklist. 🦆 Daffy Duck was Robin Hood, not Friar Tuck, in that cartoon. 🦸🏼‍♀️ That Helen Slater Supergirl movie is really weird. 🤴 The Kings Scorebreak: Have you ever wondered what Succession would be like if it was full of painfully earnest biblical references, starred Ian McShane, and aired on NBC in 2009? If so, watch Kings! [4/10. I watched that show, but comparisons to Succession are highly misleading.] 👍 The Fonz wound up as a school teacher, because reasons. 😾 Garfield dolls sticking to glass was a huge deal. 🐈 Luna was just a doll in most of Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon. 🐞 The French cartoon Miraculous is real popular with the kids. 🎞 Drew has a YouTube Channel of his music ⏰ Drew can also be found on TikTok 🌧 Amy would like to plug the charity Rain for the Sahel and Sahara 🐦 Ross can be found on Twitter. 🎥 Ross is also on Letterboxd, like all the cool kids.
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