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Episode 65 — Howard the Duck: LIVE!


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#1 July Diaz

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 11:08 PM

Recorded live at Largo in Los Angeles, Kristen Schaal joins Paul, June, & Jason to ask burning questions regarding duck boobies, how a duck’s penis works, and duck evolution in the world of Howard the Duck. Everything from Lea Thompson’s strange sexual relationship with Howard the Duck to the disturbing Jeffrey Jones electricity scene will be discussed. Oh yeah, there will be duck puns! Be sure to check out the screen grabs that were discussed in this episode on the Earwolf page!

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 11:39 PM

I love her other work too, but I don't think I'll ever be able to see Kristen Schaal's name without thinking "Kristen Schaal is a horse!"

Looking forward to this episode.

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 12:54 AM

It's great you guys were comfortable enough with yourselves as comedians to make so many puns. I think you really came out of your shells.

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 03:33 AM

Great episode and as a child we taped this off of HBO when it aired, and watched it dozens of times. Then I never saw it from age 8 or 9....so I had no idea it's George Lucas. Shame on me.

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 03:56 AM

Great episode, really good energy, Schaal was a great guest. The gang was on top form. Trainwreck of a film.

Probably the most WTF premise for a movie since Super Mario Bros where a meteor smashes into a planet and creates a parallel dimension because 'Fuck You. Science.'

So Howard gets sucked to Earth because...lasers?

But lasers are just light, not fucking tractor beams. And why did it only drag Howard, since there were clearly other objects and ducks closer to the beam than him. And how did the laser, which again, just light, go through fucking walls and buildings? And how was Howard dragged through the vacuum of space without freezing or suffocating?

Why the shitballs did the computer at the end know how long it'd take the Dark Overlords of the Universe to arrive? Why did it even have that function; Jeffrey Jones said it was supposed to measure gas around Alpha Centauri. And is anybody elses left side going numb thinking about this movidkf;hsdfhkdsj,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 04:58 AM

I haven't seen this movie in about 20 years but the comic it's based on is one of my favorites. Unfortunately for the film-goer's experience, Lucas is trying to telegraph a lot of what makes the comic so stellar but, in format that he has a very limited skill-set for. Lucas needed to be a much better writer for this movie to have worked. He is trying to cram many of the great elements of the comic into a 110 minutes movie, and there just isn't time for all of it. You can't make a woman fall in love with a duck so quickly!

What makes the comic great is its critique of modern American society. In the comic, some people see a duck because there literally is a duck present; some see nothing because they're oblivious, self-absorbed dolts; and others either ignore him as they would a shouting homeless man on the train, or believe he is a wearing a costume because it's difficult to believe this (a talking duck) is happening. June was on point when she said the employment agency staffer didn't even register Howard was a duck. That woman is a cog in the machine, she doesn't care. But Lucas in no way establishes this reality for the uninitiated viewers! He achieves only in building a confusing world that takes the viewer out. A shame, really, because this was a great opportunity to introduce people to a comic that Lucas himself, no doubt, loved.

Anyways, great episode, and great guest. Thanks all.

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 05:22 AM

A 90 MINUTE EPISODE?!?! OH BOY!!


Can you guys believe this show used to be only a half hour?

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 05:26 AM

Kristen Schaal. FTW.

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 05:50 AM

schaal owns

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 06:11 AM

View Postdanm_999, on 25 June 2013 - 03:56 AM, said:

Great episode, really good energy, Schaal was a great guest. The gang was on top form. Trainwreck of a film.

Probably the most WTF premise for a movie since Super Mario Bros where a meteor smashes into a planet and creates a parallel dimension because 'Fuck You. Science.'

So Howard gets sucked to Earth because...lasers?

But lasers are just light, not fucking tractor beams. And why did it only drag Howard, since there were clearly other objects and ducks closer to the beam than him. And how did the laser, which again, just light, go through fucking walls and buildings? And how was Howard dragged through the vacuum of space without freezing or suffocating?

Why the shitballs did the computer at the end know how long it'd take the Dark Overlords of the Universe to arrive? Why did it even have that function; Jeffrey Jones said it was supposed to measure gas around Alpha Centauri. And is anybody elses left side going numb thinking about this movidkf;hsdfhkdsj,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,


In all fairness, you're not a scientist, so you don't REALLY know. Also, every computer program comes with a function to calculate interplanetary travel for the Dark Lords of the Universe. You would know this if you were a computer programmer.

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 06:11 AM

EVERYONE SHUT THE FUCK UP AND LISTEN TO JUNE!

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 06:33 AM

This was some good ol fashion fun. Live episodes should be like this!

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 06:53 AM

This was a great episode & Kristen Schaal was fabulous! I'm sure it was great live, but by just listening, I can imagine it's really Louise in her bunny hat!

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 07:55 AM

June WOULD think that the ducks would eventually turn human.

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 08:11 AM

I guess the Earth equivalents of the Duckworld surnames "Duck" and "Waddle" would be "Mann" and "Walker," right?

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 08:24 AM

I so wish I could have seen June's face and her mic drop when they found the section where Howard attempts to fly. Did anyone happen to take a picture of that moment?

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 08:31 AM

View PostShannon, on 25 June 2013 - 05:22 AM, said:

A 90 MINUTE EPISODE?!?! OH BOY!!


Can you guys believe this show used to be only a half hour?


Yes. I relisten to the old episodes between each new episode. Such a change from when Burlesque and Season of the Witch were both under 40 minutes to episodes like From Justin to Kelly and this one being 90 minutes. Love it.

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 09:02 AM

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Also, Tony is my hero. "No Palm trees in Cleveland."

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 09:23 AM

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 09:58 AM

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I've probably said this 47 times, but I fell in love with June again in this episode.