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Episode 162 - My Stepmother Is An Alien: LIVE!


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#1 July Diaz

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 10:56 PM

Stand-up comedian Whitney Cummings (The Female Brain) joins Paul, June, and Jason to discuss the 1988 comedy science fiction film My Stepmother Is an Alien. Recorded live from Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles, they’ll talk about the horny adults party with kid waiters, Kim Basinger having conversations with the purse worm, Jon Lovitz improvising, and where Dan Aykroyd falls on the sex chart. Put her in a brar!


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Posted 12 May 2017 - 01:02 AM

Put 'er in a bra!

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 02:01 AM

I'm totally in with Whitney on the " why are you doing this movie, this movie is awesome " thing, but this was magnificent, start to finish.

Put'er in a brar indeed.

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 03:36 AM

I'm going to say this in defence of Jon Lovitz.

Jon Lovitz might not have been funny in this movie, but the guy gets a permanent pass from me to be as hacky and unfunny as he deems fit, because he kicked Andy Dick's ass. Anybody who kicks Andy Dick's ass is alright by me.

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 04:19 AM

Siskel and Ebert disagreed on whether or not Lovitz is funny in the movie, in fact that makes up most of their debate in their review:


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Posted 12 May 2017 - 05:34 AM

I think Jerico is straightup just Miller from Repo Man

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I'm glad I opted not to watch this one.

I'm so happy June is back live.

Put em' in a bra.
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Posted 12 May 2017 - 05:38 AM

Unlike Whitney, I was not raised by this movie, but it DID at least teach me how to drive stick. It stepped in and helped in times when my parents were of no use.
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Posted 12 May 2017 - 06:14 AM

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 06:21 AM

I only got to listen to the first couple minutes on my ride into work, but I would totally listen to an entire podcast dedicated to Paul and Jason riffing about being a couple. (I would also totally watch a tv series about them as a couple - but only if Jason was in a blonde pixie wig)
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Posted 12 May 2017 - 06:29 AM

So who's actively working on the 'put 'er in a brar' supercut right now? The most inevitable segment of the next Howdies, right there.
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Posted 12 May 2017 - 06:43 AM

I didn't know alot about this movie before watching it. I thought it was a kiddy/family movie so I was confused as it progressed. It's really not a family movie. I think it would have made for an awkward viewing with my parents.

But I enjoyed the movie and I laughed a few times but when baby Seth Green burst through the door I was on the floor. He stole the whole movie for me but I have a question. Seth was something like the 3rd/4th billed in the opening credits even though he was only in it for a couple of minutes. Was he well known when this came out? I only knew him from Buffy onwards.

I think "put 'er in a brah!" is one of those "you had to be there" things but let's hope Blake has an interview with Jerico lined up. It could be epic but I'll be honest with you, I'm a little afraid to google him

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 07:02 AM

OMISSION: There was a key part of the L.A. Times article that you left out: When he was a child, Jerico Stone had a young, black friend in Brooklyn who also suffered suffered from child abuse. Jerico, who also was beaten, bonded with this friend over their shared abuse, and the two created superhero alteregos for themselves called the Black Jacks, in order to cope with their abuse. One day, Jerico's friend showed up beaten up by his father and said, I can't stop it because my father is an alien. Jerico never saw the boy again.

THAT is why Jerico was so struck by the boy in L.A. years later--who looked like his friend, also showed up beaten up, and said the same line as his childhood friend--and followed him to the abandoned car. It is also why is was so astounding that the alien called Jerico "Black Jack" since that is what he and his childhood friend had called each other.

Here is the link to the original article. That part about his time in Brooklyn starts about 10 paragraphs down.

http://articles.lati...close-encounter

Thank you for the great episode and for including this interesting twist at the end.

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 07:47 AM

The thing that gets me about the movie not being from the POV of the stepdaughter is that there was a childen's book published the next year (so written around the same time) which not only has a nearly identical title, but which famously takes the child's-eye perspective (both figuratively and literally) on its cover:
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In contrast, both this movie and its poster most definitely do not:
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Posted 12 May 2017 - 08:00 AM

View PostJoelSchlosberg, on 12 May 2017 - 07:47 AM, said:

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I want us all to take a moment to appreciate how high waisted Dan Aykroyd's pants are.
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Posted 12 May 2017 - 08:00 AM

My God, I didn't even watch this movie and I feel like I need to do a "This Week in Feminism" just on that tagline alone.
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Posted 12 May 2017 - 08:05 AM

"put 'er in a bra" is catchy, but my new go-to insult will be "you have a body of a scallop."

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 08:05 AM

View Posttaylor anne photo, on 12 May 2017 - 08:00 AM, said:

My God, I didn't even watch this movie and I feel like I need to do a "This Week in Feminism" just on that tagline alone.

Yes! I was just coming to post about the slut-shaming of this tag. Terrible.
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Posted 12 May 2017 - 08:09 AM

View PostCam Bert, on 12 May 2017 - 08:00 AM, said:

I want us all to take a moment to appreciate how high waisted Dan Aykroyd's pants are.


The pants need to have lots of room for the part where Basinger notes, when she kissed him, that "suddenly there was a lot more of him down there."

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 08:11 AM

View PostCakeBug Tranch, on 12 May 2017 - 08:05 AM, said:

Yes! I was just coming to post about the slut-shaming of this tag. Terrible.

Also simultaneous virgin shaming??? Like beautiful women HAVE to have sex y'all. It's required to have sex if you're gorgeous and from this planet. No choice just do it or you're clearly an alien!
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Posted 12 May 2017 - 08:15 AM

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