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Episode 175 — Mop Water


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Posted 09 September 2012 - 11:01 PM

The Fall Season is upon us and who better to join us other than star of stage and screen Justin Kirk! Justin stops by to talk about his new show Animal Practice, working on Angels in America, and his first role in the theatre. We are also joined by the mysterious Mike the Janitor who might have a connection to Andrew Lloyd Webber. Don’t forget to pick up the Comedy Bang! Bang! LIVE Summer Tour episodes!

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 11:43 PM

Very excited to see Justin Kirk's name, after I just watched the best episode of Weeds in many years (which he's always been great in, despite the show's failings).

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 01:14 AM

Comedy Bang Bang has had some strange, strange episodes over the years, but I feel like this one may go down as the single weirdest episode in history. It was like CBB filtered through Lost (or David Lynch), and then filtered again through mescaline; and believe me, I mean that to be complimentary.
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 05:07 AM

View PostAlex Goldberger, on 10 September 2012 - 01:14 AM, said:

Comedy Bang Bang has had some strange, strange episodes episodes over the years, but I feel like this one may go down as the single weirdest episode in history. It was like CBB filtered through Lost, and then filtered again through mescaline; and believe me, I mean that to be complimentary.

Agreed.
But is it canon?
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 06:34 AM

I didn't find anything especially strange about this episode, just seemed fairly routine to me. Nice twist on the usual Andrew Lloyd Webber appearance. I do like they just bailed on making the story go full-circle at the end.

Oh and uh we can give people 'lifts' without it meaning elevator in England. We do also use the word elevator as well. Also elevator surely comes from the word elevate which means to "lift or raise something to a higher position" So surely calling them elevators has the same problem as calling them lifts.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 06:56 AM

View PostGhost of HST, on 10 September 2012 - 05:07 AM, said:

Agreed.
But is it canon?


Hmmmm... do they have meth in Venice?
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 07:24 AM

I loved the brief return of Scott's "Maybe It's Just Me" segment from the CBB TV show.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 07:37 AM

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 08:20 AM

This episode made me want to trod the boards with Justin and Scottrick

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 08:54 AM

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 08:56 AM

Can we get a whole episode with Mike the Janitor? Feels like you guys only scratched the surface...

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:06 AM

I have to say, the most absurd episode is definitely with Adam Scott and Alan Rickman, but this did get pretty silly.

I thought I was going to end the episode without bursting into laughter at my desk, but then Mike the Janitor forgot what happened after he took his clothes off. The rest is history.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:48 AM

Mike the Janitor's 'Pardon The Interruption' pull caught me off guard.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 10:06 AM

Surprised Dame Sir ALW didn't suggest a musical version of Angels in America, maybe a catchy, emotional romp about how AIDS affects the lives of a group of New Yorkers, maybe taking place over 525,600 minutes.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 11:10 AM

PFT just fills the room so well I completely forgot who the guest was.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 02:18 PM

When Dame Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber was confessing his true feelings to Scottrick, I was DIEING to jump in there and shout "My god, he's passing out from all the blood loss! Scott we have to get this lord to a hospital immeadiately! -after plugs."

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 02:29 PM

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 02:50 PM

LL Cool Jason Alexander was brilliant in the Broadway adaptation of "Any Given Sunday". I remember the guys on Forgive This Intrusion raving about it at the time.

I loved the episode, but have to admit my disappointment that the discussion of Mike's New Jersey/Italian accent and WTF didn't lead to a classic "MARC MA-RON!"

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 04:08 PM

Wow! Scottabox seems really obsessed with the upcoming fall tv season.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 08:08 PM

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