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    Episode 217.5 - Minisode 217.5

    Nawwwww... there's some DARK SHIT in WFRR. The Dip and the shoe? Holy Shit.
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    HDTGM Classics Pluto Nash 7/12

    I'm into hijinks... and maybe some shenanigans.
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    HDTGM Classics Pluto Nash 7/12

    I will be there!
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    Who’s That Girl (1987)

    This is her shittiest movie (and that's saying something.) Who cares if her fans wouldn't accept it as being bad... it doesn't even have cult status. In the vein of Glitter and Burlesque. She's ridiculous (yet gorgeous) but the movie is a big cartoony fiasco.
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    Vice Versa (1988)

    I would like to second this one. Jason, June, and Paul could have a field day with it. This was recently added to Amazon Prime. I saw this as a kid a bunch of times and of course never realized how shitty it is until a rewatch this week. It's chock full of famous people and has so many ridiculous and cliched scenes. Judge Reinhold and Fred Savage's performances are wild and really cringe inducing. It has held no cultural significance and has been pretty much lost to the annals of time... and it's easy to see why.
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    Episode 217 - Jaws 3-D

    This might explain why when his girlfriend brings Mike his belongings (because she's kicking him out of her place - he does not have his own place to live) she brings a SINGLE dufflebag that really didn't seem that full. Only one counter argument: Them sweet abs.
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    Episode 217 - Jaws 3-D

    It's weird. WB cartoons - Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, etc have always been a big part of my pop culture life. I loved them as a kid and couldn't wait to watch the Bugs Bunny Tweety Show on Saturday mornings (before wrestling,) but for some reason Space Jam was never my thing... I think that may be due to the fact that I was about 15 when it came out and was too cool for that mess. I am aware how much it has always meant to people around my age and younger though and who could forget all the "Taz- mania" of the mid 90s. As for Avatar, fuck Avatar. I walked out of that movie instantly forgetting about 75% of it. Dances With Wolves with Giant blue people, dragon tails and weird fireflies? Idk It's funny how little cultural impact it has had.
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    Episode 217 - Jaws 3-D

    I'm a kid of the 80s and I saw Jaws 3D when I was fairly young (on TV) but the movie I saw way more was The Muppets Take Manhatten and it only occurred to me this evening that since Manhatten came out in 1984, this scene is totally a homage to Jaws 3D.
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    Episode 217 - Jaws 3-D

    Speaking of these guys, this is dumb as hell, but I totally thought that the skeleton Kay and Mike come across was one of the coral bandits. They have the same hat. I just couldn't figure out how the shark picked the bones clean. On my rewatch I caught Mike saying the skeleton was a part of the pirate ship attraction, but since they never came across the bodies of our dudes at any point in the movie I like to pretend that Mike just thought that was a fake skeleton.
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    Episode 217 - Jaws 3-D

    Correction: Someone asked if all the scenes take place in Sea World and there was at least one that was not (maybe two if we consider that the bar is probably not in Sea World) There is an early scene where we see Mike, Kay, and Sean in their kitchen. This scene is hilarious to me for a few reasons. 1. The rad 80s wallpaper. 2. The serious product placement (Wheaties, Tropicana, Dunkin Donuts) 3. Kay walks in the kitchen yawning and states "Some guys can sleep in in the morning. Some of us have to be at work early." as she passes Mike and Sean already having breakfast... so who exactly is sleeping in? Clearly Kay is the last one up and no one is "sleeping in." Way to shame people for no fucking reason, Kay.
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    Episode 217 - Jaws 3-D

    Hey Paul, For whatever it's worth, I'm totally obsessed with Halloween 3 and I wanted to hear what you had to say about its connections with Jaws 3.
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    Episode 217 - Jaws 3-D

    Not to hate on any of the guest stars, but I am always so excited to get a just June, Paul, and Jason ep. They have such amazing chemistry. He's like the Jessica Fletcher of Sharks.
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    HDTGM Classics Pluto Nash 7/12

    I can do the 12th.
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    Episode 215.5 - Minisode 215.5

    Oops... didn't mean to frighten! Just trying on something new. I guess people don't change their avatars around here much.
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    Episode 215.5 - Minisode 215.5

    I adore tzatziki.
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    Episode 215.5 - Minisode 215.5

    No! Pick a side!
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    Episode 215.5 - Minisode 215.5

    At least us Ranchers aren't Moldy Oldies.
  18. The way they served up the step-dad to be killed was particularly hilarious to me. Here they were, alone on a boat...He had been beat up all to hell, was drunk as shit, was being a complete belligerent asshole, talked direct shit about Dill's kid, and there was even a line somewhere about the only police being out of town. The only thing that would have made it better was for him to have gotten accidentally covered in chum while counting a huge wad of cash and spouting off about having no parents or siblings.
  19. I dunno, for narrative purposes I am willing to suspend disbelief that the characters within the game buy their world as real, and to express that to the audience (and to not give away the twist) the world has to seem real. This actually touches on something I was thinking about this movie and that it lacks a stylization. How interesting would it have been that when the twist were to be revealed that the world got more and more video game like... Less detailed, the same NPCs walking down the street, more obvious souless behavior... even some pixelization?
  20. The news broadcast is outside the matrix.
  21. They explain this that is close to the name of one of his favorite teachers? First McConaughey says this and then the news broadcasts quotes a teacher with a name that is a riff on Baker Dill.
  22. Addressing Baker Dill being sentient: He does seemingly start to become sentient when he pulls the knife on the 2 drunk guys in the beginning. That's the beginning of things starting to go awry. I assume that when Baker pulled the knife, this could also be the moment that the kid got the knife in meatspace? We as the audience know something is off because that's when the salesman first misses Baker, he's very confused as to why Baker isn't there at the coast. He should have been there according to the strict predictability of video game timing. Something changed. I guess you could assume this is when the kid started to code the game into the new game: killing the stepdad. ? Before this time, it was just Baker being the player in the fishing game. I don't think Baker has the literal spirit of the kid's father, but I do think this is the "eaten the forbidden fruit" moment. Whether he has free will is unclear and doubtful, but I do think he became sentient.
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