S07.E12: Tunes For Tots
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.
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🪐 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 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.