August 31st, 2013
For a while there, you could only get 1 or 2 sketch troupes at a time on the tube. Thanks to the interwebs, sketch comedy has exploded over the past 15 years. From The Whitest Kids You Know to Key & Peele, MAD TV to In Living Color, the list goes on & on. All great news for the audience, since (Viva) variety suits this medium well.
The love of such shows is kinda what brought us together in the first place. The random blurting out of a favorite quote may just catch a friendly ear & next thing you know: you're hosting a podcast together. Luckily for us, three such shows have gone on to make fun films.
Different decades, different humor, and often a difference of opinions. Comedy is so personal that we tend to avoid it as a stand-alone topic. This idea worked in another way, though. Writing for 5 minutes of funny is not at all like writing for 90 minutes. See how these groups pulled it off.
August 24th, 2013
TCXY - 31 Flavors of Badass FroYo with NUTS!
Nearly 70 episodes later, we finally get around to the male side of the proverbial BADASS coin. You'll have to pardon us, but we just got so caught up in concocting our various themes that our answer to episode 12 obviously fell by the wayside.
BOOM y'all! Say hello to our little friends for this week. No, we're not doing Scarface, but we did risk being scarred by the face-melting AWESOME that was tackled. It was not a flawless victory of awesome, though. Sly & The Family Toned flew a little too close to the sun on their 2nd lap.
August 17th, 2013
There's a subtle power shift that accompanies the donning of a mask/disguise/makeup. It doesn't take a psychologist to see the allure inherent in such ventures. One is no longer themselves, but someone else. Some thing else. Actors are taught early on to be wary of such intoxicating practices, for obvious reasons. It's easy to lose oneself in the part.
Well, this week we decided to get lost with three such friends. We have touched on these friends in varying degrees in the past, but here they are wholly different creatures. Creatures who shift & snap, quip & quake. The work with prosthetics was so incredible that folks often forget what the actual actors look like in real life.
Each of these roles have become synonymous with the actors portraying them & we wanted to pay homage to them in our own slutty way.
Come... Sit... and talk with us. Or just listen. That'll work.
August 10th, 2013
(edit note: This used to be called Pete & Repeat, the Eye of the Beholder. Not sure if the other title is less or more confusing...)
We skipped the lather & rinse cycles this week, and went straight to the repeat. In the west, we're generally used to a more linear narrative, and it's always a treat when a film attempts to break that mold. Have we peaked your interest? Well, here's a CLUE: BASICally our theme this week is films that don't RASH ahead, instead they futz with their timelines. OMON.
It's the Telephone Game for the plot.
Now we're not talking disjointed plots here (Pulp Fiction, Sin City, etc). We're venturing in more of the primordial Chaos Theory vein, and have no fear: this is NOT the darkest timeline. Here we give your our version of the truth... about these three films.
Can you handle it? Ha HA! Get it?