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Episode 35 — Tiptoes


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Posted 30 April 2012 - 11:00 PM

There is no tiptoeing around it, this movie blows! Not even a French Peter Dinklage in cornrows can save this non-comedy about a full-sized dwarf dealing with his wife's pregnancy. Not sold yet? Neither is Dave Holmes who joined us in watching this Sundance "Official Selection." Check out Tiptoes if you haven't yet, and pick up a brand new How Did This Get Made? shirt!

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:25 AM

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:04 AM

Here goes... what a painful experience this movie was. :S

If Dinklage hadn't stated that he was French I would have thought he was Austrian.

LOL Kermit legs!.. i said exactly that.

Great show guys.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 03:10 AM

Great Show. I really had no interest in seeing this, but the fact that you guys actually recommended it means I might now. Would love to find out if you ever find the 2-hour version. Also, I looked it up, and that girl Sally is a porn actress in real life!

Also... Thank you thank you thank you for not having that horrible earwolf sign-off. Not only is it super loud and annoying, it's cringe-worthy regarding how not funny it is. Whenever I don't catch it in time to turn off, it kills whatever buzz I'm on after listening to your show. It made me not all that intereted in exploring the rest of the podcasts on the site. It feels disrespectful like their stepping all over the shows. There's no reason for it to come in with howls and yelling ultra-compressed and full blast and last as long as it does. When I'm wearing headphones, it's actually painful. Sorry, rant over.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 04:25 AM

Blackmail. Someone had blackmail photos of some sort involving Gary Oldman. That's the only explanation I can accept.
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 05:27 AM

http://www.nytimes.c...=1&pagewanted=3

Dinklage talks the movie a bit and it's revealed that there was two and a half hour long "director's cut".

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 06:08 AM

I agree with everything you guys said about it, especially the circlejerking midgets, a scene I rewatched at least three times to make sure I heard it correctly.

Now that I know that the film was originally 2.5 hours long, it makes so much more sense. The jump cuts, the incomprehensible story, the fact that Peter Dinklage's character just disappears near the end, the non-sensical ending. I want to see this directors cut.


Also I did a search for Tiptoes fanfiction, nothing.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:50 AM

By the end of this episode I was convinced that event was really called the "Midget GLAAD Awards."
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:38 AM

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:31 AM

View Postsarel, on 01 May 2012 - 06:08 AM, said:

Also I did a search for Tiptoes fanfiction, nothing.


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Posted 01 May 2012 - 11:11 AM

I was a little bummed that you guys kept using the word "midget" even though it's clearly offensive to little people. But...idk, maybe it's not a big deal? Is it like saying the N-word or is it like saying Black instead of African American, where only uptight people really care about the difference? Hard to say. I'm not a little person. But why risk it, if you're not sure? Why bother offending an entire group of people? What does truly harsh my buzz (yo) is when you guys throw around the word "retarded." Definitely not an okay thing. And I wouldn't say I'm the easily offended type (how could I be, watching these movies every week?).

Anyway, it was thoroughly entertaining as always. I really don't want to sound like "that guy" with those complaints up there. This is, by and large, my favorite podcast. But as far as being socially aware, you guys could step it up. That's fair, right?

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 11:18 AM

It was pretty disgusting to hear the term "midget" used so flippantly during this podcast. Jason seemed like the only one who consciously chose to say "drawf" or "little person." These people really hear enough insensitivity thrown at them throughout their lives from little children, hacky radio DJs and general assholes - it's dissappointing to hear the same from smart and socially aware comedians. I hope you sell a lot of t-shirts though.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 11:28 AM

I never did finish watching this after watching half of it while wasted. I figured that nothing I would see would make the movie make any more sense than it did when I thought it was a drunken fever dream. Judging from the sounds of this episode, I was right.
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 11:29 AM

View PostGertrude, on 01 May 2012 - 11:18 AM, said:

It was pretty disgusting to hear the term "midget" used so flippantly during this podcast. Jason seemed like the only one who consciously chose to say "drawf" or "little person." These people really hear enough insensitivity thrown at them throughout their lives from little children, hacky radio DJs and general assholes - it's dissappointing to hear the same from smart and socially aware comedians. I hope you sell a lot of t-shirts though.


WHO ARE YOU CALLING "THESE PEOPLE"?????
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 11:58 AM

Since Dave Holmes was talking about those awkward moments before the action starts on camera.....


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Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:02 PM

I didnt mind them saying midget cause im positive they have nothing against them and it was just easy to say at the time but then again im not a lil person so my opinion isnt the best haha great episode good to hear your voices!

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:14 PM

Oooooh myyyyy Gooood....



1:09...

"He's the head of >indistinguishable< at Cedar >indistinguishable<..."
"So call him!"
"So how many dwarf babies does he have?"
"They usually say they do about half a dozen a year."
"So get me one!"
"I don't know if there's been one done, but he can definetly get you all the sonograms."

So get me one?!?!? Like, go steal me a dwarf baby from the hospital??
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:53 PM

If you pretend that Tiptoes is an ironic drama ghost written by Zach Galifianakis, it's pretty hilarious.
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:54 PM

*deleted accidental duplicate post because I am an retarded.
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:04 PM

View PostJacob C, on 01 May 2012 - 11:11 AM, said:

I was a little bummed that you guys kept using the word "midget" even though it's clearly offensive to little people. But...idk, maybe it's not a big deal? Is it like saying the N-word or is it like saying Black instead of African American, where only uptight people really care about the difference? Hard to say. I'm not a little person. But why risk it, if you're not sure? Why bother offending an entire group of people? What does truly harsh my buzz (yo) is when you guys throw around the word "retarded." Definitely not an okay thing. And I wouldn't say I'm the easily offended type (how could I be, watching these movies every week?).

Anyway, it was thoroughly entertaining as always. I really don't want to sound like "that guy" with those complaints up there. This is, by and large, my favorite podcast. But as far as being socially aware, you guys could step it up. That's fair, right?


View PostGertrude, on 01 May 2012 - 11:18 AM, said:

It was pretty disgusting to hear the term "midget" used so flippantly during this podcast. Jason seemed like the only one who consciously chose to say "drawf" or "little person." These people really hear enough insensitivity thrown at them throughout their lives from little children, hacky radio DJs and general assholes - it's dissappointing to hear the same from smart and socially aware comedians. I hope you sell a lot of t-shirts though.


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