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Episode 31 — Birdemic: Shock and Terror LIVE!


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Posted 28 February 2012 - 12:02 AM

Did you guys know that there is a crisis with our environment? If not, you must not have seen Birdemic: Shock and Terror, this week's victim for a very special How Did This Get Made? LIVE! Our friend "Weird Al" Yankovic is on the panel to enjoy the CGI dancing, obvious typos, and complete lack of editing that made this thriller a cult classic. Also on hand is Whitney Moore, star of Birdemic, who tells us the truth about her robotic costar, shares insight into the audition process, and divulges information about the sequel. This is less like a podcast, and more like you're Just Hanging Out with some friends.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 03:24 AM

Awwww, yeah! This is my new jam!

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 04:47 AM

"47 minutes of the movie are a(n) autistic man's pursuit of a beautiful woman for purposes, I beleive, of murder."

Jason is awesome!

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 08:54 AM

Absolutely brilliant guys. I remember when I watched it for the first time and almost every single point you brought up I noticed: the blatant environmentalism, the awkward pacing/dialogue, the lack of birds to name a few.

Unfortunately, a sequel will never capture the magic of the original. However I will still watch it.

Oh, I'd love to see an episode with the MST3K/Cinematic Titanic/Rifftrax guys. I hope that is in the works.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 09:26 AM

my face hurts.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 10:18 AM

View PostJulia Hays, on 28 February 2012 - 03:24 AM, said:

Awwww, yeah! This is my new jam!



Oh boy. I wish I was not reminded of this song.... this had to have been a return favor. It contains more shock and terror than any other part of this movie.

wait wait... "Young ladies are doing their makeup.. and the brothas can't wait to hook up..."

AREN'T YOU HANGING OUT WITH YOUR FAMILY???
THIS CONCLAVE IS OVER!!!!!!

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 10:54 AM

I literally need to see the Literally Pie Chart

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 11:19 AM

Will a video of this recording also be released?

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 11:29 AM

Awesome show! Watching Birdemic was a horrible chore but the Rifftrax of it is really funny and I love how much their comedic commentary parallels at times with Paul & Co. Great to hear from Moore who provided the most enjoyable aspect of the film and clearly the only one involved with some actual film-making talent as an actor. And Weird Al, awesome as always! His description of how jarring it is when the birds FINALLY attack was simply perfect. I think this is the best HDTGM yet.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 12:14 PM

I'm sorry, but more often than not, Jason Mantzoukas derails the conversation instead of adding anything.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 12:48 PM

There are so many many questions pertaining to this epic pile of crap; but I'll just pose this one: Why such long drawn out beginning and ending sequences? I just wanted the misery to go away, but instead they sat there on the beach and watched as the two-dimensional bird pinatas drifted off into the green screen.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 01:51 PM

View PostJustin Stolle, on 28 February 2012 - 12:14 PM, said:

I'm sorry, but more often than not, Jason Mantzoukas derails the conversation instead of adding anything.


Most incorrect thing.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 01:54 PM

View Postshea jassem, on 28 February 2012 - 10:54 AM, said:

I literally need to see the Literally Pie Chart

The "L-bomb" stacked bar chart here [larger version].

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 02:18 PM

47 minutes into Birdemic before the birds appear

47 minutes into this podcast before Whitney Moore appears

I really, really hope this was intentional.

Great episode all around.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 02:43 PM

View PostJustin Stolle, on 28 February 2012 - 12:14 PM, said:

I'm sorry, but more often than not, Jason Mantzoukas derails the conversation instead of adding anything.


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derails it from being a podcast about movies to being a comedy podcast about movies.
o.g. earwolf · producer of gelmania · singer and lead guitarist of hot karate

#16 Justin Stolle

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 03:11 PM

View PostCyrus Ghahremani, on 28 February 2012 - 02:43 PM, said:

derails it from being a podcast about movies to being a comedy podcast about movies.

Paul does that just fine.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 04:21 PM

Pros: Awesome blue Mustang that gets 100 mpgs
Cons: Nathalie's dirty feet during the sex scene

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#18 Justin Stolle

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 04:29 PM

Though it not further explained, the reason that the attacking eagles and vultures leave the beach is that they are chased/escorted away by a flight of doves.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 05:20 PM

View PostJustin Stolle, on 28 February 2012 - 12:14 PM, said:

I'm sorry, but more often than not, Jason Mantzoukas derails the conversation instead of adding anything.


I have to disagree. His humor is what brings me to this podcast the most.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 05:27 PM

Listening to this podcast helped to heal the wounds I had from watching Birdemic. I had totally forgotten about everything amazing that happened in those first 47 minutes because the fucking bird noise made my teeth hurt and I was just so upset by the end that I couldn't remember ever enjoying it even a little.
...maybe I'm still a little scarred. That noise is awful. I don't feel like this was stressed enough.


The exciting discovery I made when imdb'ing our dear Whitney Moore I discovered that she plays Batman in my favorite film of the millenium, "The Death and Return of Superman"

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