S07.E08: Carb Loading

S07.E08: Carb Loading

Update: 2022-08-01


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!


⚠️ 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.

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S07.E08: Carb Loading

S07.E08: Carb Loading

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