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  1. Agreed! thank you for the hard work. Change always takes getting used to, but it's not the worst
  2. I should shouldn't I
  3. Oh I was hoping you'd pick something I wouldn't want to watch or watch again because I'm going on Vacation this week. Looks like I"m going to download Easter Parade to my laptop and watch either on the plane or the train
  4. EvRobert

    Episode 193 - Blues Brothers 2000: LIVE!

    Jonny Lang's number (performed with Wilson Picket, Eddie Floyd and the Blues Brothers Band) is 634-5789 (Soulsville USA) aka the phone sex number. Which brings up an interesting thought. Lang was legit 16 years old when this was filmed, 17 when it came out. What kind of phone sex line hires a 16 year old kid to work there? Even as a janitor, wouldn't there be laws against that? Why does Wilson Picket and Eddie Floyd hire him? What risk the law for this kid? Is this a horrifying glimpse into Scribbles future? The Louisiana Gator Boys number is How Blue Can You Get and then the return along with the Blues Brothers Band (and eventually the rest of the cast) for New Orleans.
  5. EvRobert

    Episode 193 - Blues Brothers 2000: LIVE!

    I believe that when he's putting the band back together, just about everyone says "I'm sorry about Jake" and Elwood just kind of nods
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    Episode 193 - Blues Brothers 2000: LIVE!

    Side note: I just watched Caddyshack and was reminded of the abomination that is Caddyshack 2, which also had Dan Aykroyd...
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    Episode 193 - Blues Brothers 2000: LIVE!

    Sorta spoiler... they like the Johnny Lang number and the Louisana Gator Boys Number
  8. EvRobert

    Episode 193 - Blues Brothers 2000: LIVE!

    I honestly felt Paul and Jason were a little hard on the music. I like quite a bit of the music apart from the mess that is the movie
  9. EvRobert

    Episode 193 - Blues Brothers 2000: LIVE!

    Oh it's super easy to do
  10. EvRobert

    Episode 193 - Blues Brothers 2000: LIVE!

    Jason Correction #2--Paul Schaffer was NOT in the first Blues Brother's movie, although he was part of the original Blues Brothers Band on SNL. That's why when he asks "may I step in" is a "thing" it's the only time the original band was captured on "film" as opposed to "video" RE: the underwater car/sub thing, don't they open the door and water comes out of the floorboard? So I think the audience member who asked about it filling with water might be onto something
  11. EvRobert

    Episode 193 - Blues Brothers 2000: LIVE!

    Minor correction for JASON Merle Haggard wasn't the narrator on the Dukes of Hazzard, Waylon Jennings was. The reason I know this is I was really into Shooter Jennings many years ago, and I was hoping he would do the narration on the Dukes of Hazzard film with Johnny Knoxville and Sean William Scott
  12. EvRobert

    Episode 193 - Blues Brothers 2000: LIVE!

    yeah that I can kind of see, I don't think it would stop me but I'm a filthy monster
  13. EvRobert

    Episode 193 - Blues Brothers 2000: LIVE!

    That's how I shave...
  14. EvRobert

    Episode 193 - Blues Brothers 2000: LIVE!

    here's my theory, Dan SHOULD have been in the Cab Calloway role, the old mentor who showed up once in awhile, Joe Morton and John Goodman should have been in the Elwood and Jake roles and put Blues Traveler as the backing band (their song in this is one of my favorite songs, period). You could have followed similar beats without it feeling so cheap. I can't explain Scribbles.
  15. EvRobert

    Episode 193 - Blues Brothers 2000: LIVE!

    Here's my thoughts as someone who loves the original and has tried with BB2K (I will admit that I think the MUSIC in BB2K is almost as good). A) John Belushi. Belushi was such a charismatic presence that he lights up the screen B ) Tighter Script. As the pod points out, the plot to the OGBB, while being a series of vignettes, it followed an easy to summerize plot. Elwood picks up Jake, they go to the orphanage, get their "mission from God" to save said orphanage, put the band back together, put on a show. Everything is building up to that show. The final show feels like a show. Yes there are only two numbers, but you get the impression it would go on longer if John Candy hadn't showed up. The climax makes sense (the car chase) to pay the bill and ending up in jail. In BB2K, it is just vignettes. The plot makes no sense, why does Elwood want to go to Erkahau Badu's BotB? When the state police (and seriously at this point it would be the FBI and not Nia Pepples--or why wasn't Joe Morton and Nia Peeples just FBI agents) show up, they run but there's no climax to the run. Why do Mighty Mack and Joe stay (they would be held as accessories to the crime--ESP. Joe Morton) but Elwood and Scribbles run? C) Inherent Logic. The OGBB, while having crazy stuff happen, has an explanation (it's a former police cruiser with a souped up engine--there's also a cut bit where the powerlines Elwood parks under have given it some abilities but that's cut so neither here nor there). The car that they use in BB2K makes no sense and has no inherent logic. It goes underwater, it has a bedroom, it just does things for no reason. D) Why the band reforms makes sense. In the OGBB, these guys, for the most part, are living the lives of working musicians. Two work in a soul food restaurant (for Aretha Franklin-Matt Murphy's on-screen wife), some are working as lounge musicians at a holiday inn, only the trumpet player seems to have a good job (as the maître d') and reluctant to join them. In BB2K, everyone but Elwood has seemingly good jobs. Willie owns his own strip club, the Murphy's own a Mercedes-Benz dealership, the keyboard player seems to have a good job at the sex phone line as a supervisor, two are radio DJs. Their second vehicle is a Benz! it seems like for everyone, this is dad rock, it's a lark. So why would they risk getting mixed up with Elwood Blues, who according to the first movie has sent them to jail at least two previous times. Jack was the charismatic force in the first one that drove them, without Jake and Elwood these guys have seemingly got their lives together and have no reason to go back on the road. E) MAGIC! I mean crazy stuff happens in OGBB, but nothing that is flat out magic. The closest is Jake's revelation at James Brown's church (similar to Joe Morton's but without the full Blues Brother's transformation) but that could be interpreted as a demonstration of Jake's internal revelation. in BB2K you have Joe Morton's transformation, you have Erkah Badu turning them into ZOMBIES and turning Darrell Hammond's white supremacists into mice. That's just off the top of my head