Merry Christmas to all (again)! Happy holidays to those who don’t celebrate Christmas! Jimmy B is back to help me get off my duff and talk about another film. This time, it’s Joe Dante’s tale of Christmas cheer and mayhem (Well, Chris Columbus’s tale, really).
We talk about the effects, the acting, the fake snow, the ridiculous rules, and our deep love for this film. I don’t think it’s quite in the “nearly perfect” realm, but it’s close. Stay tuned for my attempt at a Scottish accent!
We’ve got our Bathroom Buddys and Peltzer Smokeless Ashtrays ready and are both watching on Blu-ray, so we stay in sync. Cue up the first frame of black after the Warner Brothers logo.
Merry Christmas to all! Happy holidays to those who don’t celebrate Christmas! A solemn welcome to those who don’t care for Muppets! Jimmy B is back for a look at one of his–and now my–favorite Muppet films. My-cocaine is Scrooge and Kermit is Bob Cratchit. Statler and Waldorf are ghosts. And the songs are middling but listenable.
We compare this extensively to the original novella by Charles Damn Dickens Himself, as well as to other Muppet movies and probably Shakespeare and Steel Magnolias.
Jimmy is back again to talk about the oldest pilot his podcast has tackled yet. And the first in black and white. It stars Vincent Price as an art gallery owner and Peter Lorre as a forger who work together to… solve crimes? We’re not 100% sure, really.
Jimmy is back for the greatest episode (two, actually) of Drop the Pilot of all*: Baffled!, starring Leonard Nimoy as a racing driver who has visions of murder. (Don’t they all, really? I mean, Jenson Button predicted 9/11.) Jimmy explains what’s happening, because I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT’S GOING ON. Even the things I thought I understood were wrong. I guess you could say I’m truly Confused! and Bewildered!
Jimmy and I did a Drop the Pilot episode for the 2004 run at Lost in Space as a TV show, but I neglected to post it here. We discuss the relationships, the director (John Woo!), the cast (Adrianne Palicki! and some other people), and the aliens.
Drop the Pilot is back again, this time with a good show! Jimmy doesn’t think so, but I think it had a lot of potential even if the episode was terrible. Bunco has Tom Selleck and Robert Urich, but it stars Donna Mills and a cast of amazing character actors from 1977 that will make your head spin.
Jimmy B invites me back on Drop the Podcast to talk about the failed Hart Bochner/Jamie Lee Curtis trifle Callahan. Everything about it is pretty terrible, and Jimmy is in deep denial. Make no mistake tho: our stars are very, very pretty.
Join John Pavlich of Sofa Dogs as I join him and Jimmy B to talk about The Long Kiss Goodnight. It’s a Shane Black thriller about mommies and memories set at Christmas, so it’s perfect for April of 2018, AKA the Year With No Spring.
We’re watching it on various devices. Cue up the first frame of black after the studio logo.
Jimmy B is back, and this time we’re having a look at the pilot for the 1974 action/mystery/comedy(?) Evel Knievel, named for the world’s greatest motorcycle jump daredevil, Evel Knievel. He’s played here by the fine and mustacheless Sam Elliot, and oh my god does he look like Scot Bakula. Wow. It’s uncanny. Good theme song. Nothing else of substance.
Jimmy B is back with more failed TV pilot goodness. In this episode, we look at the the Kelsey Grammar-produced sitcom Alligator Point, starring Nathan Fillion and Jaime Pressly. I love it, Jimmy hates it, and over the course of things we meet somewhere in the middle (we both hate it).
Running commentaries that you listen to while you watch the movie.