Episode 31 — The Professionals
Posted 10 April 2013 - 11:02 PM
Posted 11 April 2013 - 12:18 PM
No, she has been sober for YEARS, but thank you for being the first person to make this comment!
Posted 11 April 2013 - 03:55 PM
Wow, Natasha is incredibly funny and charming. As a youngster in the prime American Pie demographic, I had a huge crush on Shannon Elizabeth, but as a (semi-) mature adult male, I feel compelled to say (in the decidedly non-mature adult parlance of Heavy Metal Parking Lot) that NATASHA RULES, SHANNON SUCKS. Anyway, I don't know if I had ever heard her speak out of character before (even though that seems unlikely) or what, but I never realized she had such a heavy accent, but you can sort of tell that acting has trained her to suppress it because it drops out from time to time.
I loved the Karma Chameleon phone clip, but that was one that was way better listening to the audio and leaving it up to my imagination. Jake made no mention of the time frame, so I assumed it was from the '80s, but seeing the video made it pretty clear that it was made much later for camp value, and after a bit more searching, it appears to be from 2003.
Jake's hard sell here finally convinced me to put "Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains" in my Netflix Instant queue.
Posted 11 April 2013 - 05:33 PM
Because you have just introduced me to this movie and I AM VERY GRATEFUL! Richard O'Brien did the music for this movie?! I cannot believe this has escaped me until now!
Posted 11 April 2013 - 06:17 PM
Great voice, too. Sometimes I listen to podcasts where some of the people sound similar to one another and I get confused about who's talking. I can't imagine that happening with Natasha Lyonne.
Posted 12 April 2013 - 04:36 AM
AH! I knew that sounded familiar, but when he mentioned it was from the Long Island Poison Control Board (or whatever local group it was), I figured there was no way I had ever seen it, but I somehow still didn't manage to make that connection.
Posted 12 April 2013 - 05:05 AM
Also, Natasha Lyonne is delightful.
I remember when MTV did a show that talked about this in the 90's early 2000's. I can't remember what it was, but I think Kurt Loder hosted it and it just talked about the secrets of current music or something. Then they showed that and I lost all respect for current hip-hop.
By the way, I feel if Jake had just left the room for bits at a time, Natasha would have just kept going. Great episode.
Posted 12 April 2013 - 06:21 AM
So thank you for featuring it. Someday, when my grandkids ask me about the 80's, I'll sit them down in front of that film and be confident they'll have all the answers they'll need.
Keep the great shows coming Jake, yours has definitely become one of my favorite podcasts, and is definitely the most consistently interesting and funny.
Posted 12 April 2013 - 06:34 AM
I'm with this. I feel like Natasha has to have a spot on Jake impression that we were deprived of, and since they have similar accents she could totes take on a co-host spot every once in a while.
The energy of this episode reminded me of the Sklarb ep. in which Jake, Randy, and Jay laughed for minutes at a time. Awesome stuff.
"My name is Bruce. I fuck with viruses. I pull potatahs from the earth with my bare man hands. My beanie and five o clock shadow make me look like a longshoreman. And I can chill harder than a motherfucker."
Posted 12 April 2013 - 11:26 AM
Also my grandma owns one of those Karma Chameleon phones. I thought it was one of those things nobody else knew existed. it makes happy there was even a commercial for that.
Posted 12 April 2013 - 01:52 PM