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    Cliffhanger (1993)

    Ever since the gang did Cobra, I've been hoping that they'd get around to Cliffhanger. All the insanity of Cobra and more, plus we get John Lithgow going crazy, the most dysfunctional group of hijackers I've ever seen, and the best first five minutes of any 90's action flick. Honestly, the first five minutes, just wow. So I saw this film when it first came out, and wasn't expecting much out of the first scene where they're taking Rooker and his girlfriend off the mountain. My interest was piqued though when her harness breaks and she starts to fall but I figured, "nah, they're going to rescue her." I was pleasantly surprised when the film did kill her off but had to wait until the film came out on VHS for me to confirm the best part. If you look at the old helicopter pilot during the tense scene when Sly is trying to rescue the girl, he's got a huge smile on his face, and when she finally falls, the camera cuts to him and he busts out laughing! Why this doesn't get more play I'll never know, but every person I've shown this scene to reacts with the same disbelief and "what the fuck?" attitude.
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    EPISODE 139 — Not Before I Get A Rubbing!

    Indeed. Thomas was a fantastic guest. His dandy-fied take on Winter's perversions was hilarious. I hope he's there next week as well.
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    Episode 102 — Tango & Cash

    This film is a prime example of the sort of crazy, "This had to be a joke right?" sort of homoerotisism in the 1980's action genre. If anyone hasn't checked out Ruthless Reviews guide to 1980's action, it's pretty classic. Here's their take on Tango and Cash: http://www.ruthlessr...144/tango-cash/
  4. Good God, why I have never seen this before?! And the first 12 minutes of the podcast are even better. I have to wait until tonight to listen to this, as i got to Giger's entrance and had to stop, since my office discouraged belly laughing. I can't wait for the Pope's entrance. ADPP is hands down a distillation of the best parts of CBB.
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    Episode 273 — Vape Cod

    Now this is the CBB I love: a CBB veteran going down the darkest and most twisted rabbit holes, the newby just rolling with it and having a great time, and Scott acting as the glue to keep it together. Please do more of these and less episodes revolving around recurring musical numbers and acronym games. And Jim O'Heir was just fantastic. Would love to get him on with Don Dimelo.
  6. From the first announcement of this series I've been awaiting the Dimello episode. He's by far my favorite Daly charcacter and I hope it's as fantastic as i hope it'll be. Judging by the Dalton and Chip episodes, I will not be disappointed. I just hope one of the guests turns out to be a "chocolate lady" who "has no idea where she is."
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    Deadly Prey (1987)

    This film absolutely has to be on the podcast. It's amazing how bad it is. But, unlike "The Room" it's actually possible to watch it and enjoy it.
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    The Craft (1996)

    Just thought of this while re-listening to the Fast 6 episode. I would love to hear a Jason vs. June debate on the hotness of Fairuza Balk.
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    Episode 72 — SEX CARL

    Yeah, seriously. Was this just a really small crowd, or were they just asleep? It was a great episode.
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    Episode BO2013.4 — Best of 2013 Pt 4

    I was pretty disappointed as well, but I suppose there wasn't time. Andy Daly's character's are always just amazing. The sheer depravity of his characters never fails to make me laugh. It was a very strong year, and while I had hoped "Halfway to China" would be #1, I can't begrudge the one that did. In any event, am looking forward to hearing Andy's new podcast cavalcade of the characters we've come to know and love/fear. The Don Dimello episode alone should be amazing.
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    Episode 254 — LIVE from Comedy Gives Back

    Holy Crap. I will listen to anything with Andy Daly in it, but combine his with Zach and David? My hat is off to you.
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    Episode 5 — New Posse

    This was amazing. Definitely going to take that advice on fighting dogs.
  13. Overall a great episode, with Leo Carpazzi and "Monster Fuck, Part 2" being particular highlights. Steven was great too, glad to see him back on the show. I like Paul Rust,and usually enjoy him on the show. But on this episode? His character's interactions with the other guests were pretty good but by the 3rd or 4th time he did the whole "CREEEEEPY" line I was praying for someone to deck him. It was like fingernails on the chalkboard every time.
  14. Conal Cochran is the real name of the character known only as "The Old Man" in Robocop. He's the CEO of Omni Consumer Products and that explains where Silver Shamrock got the funding for its massive advertising campaign, not to mention the technical know-how to produce those robot people. Seriously though, they're played by the same guy (Daniel O'Herlihy), who was actually born and raised in Ireland, so I guess that accent wasn't a fake one. Another funny tidbit, his son was Gavin O'Herlihy, whose most famous roles is probably as the murderous gang leader in the Charles Bronson classic, "Death Wish III"
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    Episode 73 — Congo

    Ditto. I got on a real Crichton reading kick after I saw Jurassic Park and read through all of his earlier stuff. Congo was one of my favorites. I was very excited for this flick, but man was it a disappointment to my 15-year old self. It's like the screenwriter took the basic beats of the movie, threw out any of the technical stuff, shifted the focus to the damn talking gorilla, and rounded it off with a set piece monster-killing scene. They lost a lot of good stuff, like the scene in the book they find a way to make peace with the grey gorillas and leave Zsinj, and later have an encounter with the ghost tribe(who throw poop at them). And yeah, I think I unconsciously blocked it out before, but now that Jason mentioned it, Peter was definitely banging that gorilla.
  16. Wow, congrats on a great year Jake. THis has become one of my top 3 podcasts. A great selection of the "Best of..." So happy that some of my favorites, including "Diddly Squat", and "Singing Shower Dude" made it in. "bread and butter" would have been awesome, but I understand that it'd take up too much time. Here's to many more.
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    Episode 51 — REWIND THIS!

    What an awesome episode. Really brought back a lot of memories of those days. I discovered the magic of taping shows in 1992 as a 6th grader and ended up with 54 6-hour tapes full of stuff like The SImpsons, In Living Color, and movies taped off of HBO. The discussion of the amazing box art that graced low-budget films of the time also struck a cord. I have a few favorites, but for my money, few if any VHS covers will ever top this one:
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    Episode 69.5 — Minisode 69.5

    Holy crap, Gymkata! Just an amazing choice and perfect for this podcast. I've had a couple viewing parties for it and it never fails to entertain/baffle folks that it got made at all. This should be fantastic. Points I'm hoping they mention 1. The sad flag ninjas 2. "Yakmallah!" 3. Thorg's wrist guards and of course, 4. The utterly bonkers, "Village of the Crazies" In case you don't want to devote the full 90 minutes to watching the flick on YouTube, there's a great rundown of it here: http://www.i-mockery...imocks/gymkata/ Yosh!
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    Episode 4 — The Knowledge Zone

    Oh man, is it great to have another episode of this show. "F.L.A.!" I hope we get these more regularly though. Earwolf folks, any news on a potential schedule or will it continue being released every couple of months?
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    Episode 68 — Over The Top: LIVE!

    Wow, what a fantastic episode, definitely in my top 10. Mad props to the HDTGM crew and Bobby, especially for these three reasons. 1. I have a feeling they kept the lid on the whole "Mike Hawk" thing on purpose as a treat for whichever audience member got to it first during the questions. There's no way such a crew would have missed that, so leaving it for the audience was magnanimous of them. 2. I have never ever thought of listening to the kids' arm-wrestling scene as a transaction between a whore, her john, and her pimp. Now I can never forget it. Jason, you are a twisted genius. 3. And you're also quite prescient. Case in point: Also, for what has to be the greatest collection of "Over the Top" screen grabs and gifs, check this out: http://www.i-mockery.com/minimocks/over-the-top/
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    Episode 233 — Royal Watching

    Someone must like me up there. First the return of Hot Dog and now a new Andy Daly character? Fantastic.
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    Episode 229 — Two Thumbs & Not Much Else

    Word. As it seems from the responses my post generated on this thread, I was right to say i'm in the minority in regards to how I feel about the show's latest swing towards more word-play and gimmicks. Still though, this fellow makes a very good point that all shows go through phases. I'm certainly not giving up on CBB, as it is a fantastic show. But will be screening them for guests I know will be good, (i.e. Kroll, both Dalys, Mantzoukas, St. Clair, Parnam, PFt as Herzog or Ice-T, etc.) in the future. But folks who love the stuff I don't like, maybe you have help me out. Can you tell me why Scott demands silence through the "Would You Rather" theme song? It's not funny in and of itself, takes up air time, and sometime when people do talk over it (which does make me laugh) Scott's fake anger isn't funny either. What's the point?
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    Episode 66 — Demolition Man: LIVE!

    Oh man, can't wait to listen to this episode. Also, glad to see the new poll. Out of all those sports movies, I'm crossing my fingers for a review of "No Holds Barred." It is amazing.
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    Episode 229 — Two Thumbs & Not Much Else

    I suppose I'm in the minority here, but this episode illustrated the best and the worst of CBB to me. On one hand I love the darkness of PFT's Herzog impression (especially the firefighter story), and Ben Schwartz is always great. I love the show the best when guests are allowed to run wild and get dark, i.e. Andy Daly's hilarious cast of demented deviants. More than anything, Brett Gelman's I-Brain bit and Don Dimello's appearance alongside Patton Oswalt got me hooked on this show and I wish we could hear more of that ilk. Lately however, I've been having to skip through or just not listen to more and more episodes, as Scott's really getting annoying. Stuff like the singing and lame wordplay is self-indulgent and and as Marc Maron put it so well, "precious." It's like hanging with a bunch of theater kids who can do nothing but reiterate the same tired inside jokes over and over again. I can't even listen to the ads anymore as they've gotten so drawn-out and grating that I'd rather miss a few minutes of content than suffer through having Scott do stuff like repeatedly and annoyingly yell "TING!" in my ear for 90 seconds. I wish more guests would tone Scott down a bit. Like in this episode, when Scott kept trying to force the bit about verbalizing every "period" and Ben responded with "This is so stupid." I practically cheered.
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    Episode 65 — Howard the Duck: LIVE!

    I had the same look on my face when I saw this as a 9 year-old. I knew there was something weird about it but couldn't put my finger on what because I was too distracted popping one of my first boners. God Bless you Lea Thompson. Seriously though, this was one of the best episodes in a long time. Kristen Schaal was fantastic, and the trio was on top of their games. Between this and the future releases of episodes covering "Over the Top" and "Demolition Man" you guys are having a fantastic summer. Still crossing my fingers for a HDTGM of "Cliffhanger" though. The viewing experience is worth it for the first five minutes alone.
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