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    EPISODE 126 - The Star Wars Holiday Special

    I am a huge fan of Jim Henson, but this had his psychedelic modern dance stink all over it. The Cirque du Soleil performance was straight out of the first season of The Muppet Show. I know no one who was actually working on Star Wars was involved in the Holiday Special, but as soon as I saw that, I thought of Jim Henson. I don't think he'd allow such cheap wookie costumes on his watch though. Also Princess Leia is TYPING ON A WORD PROCESSOR. WHY???? If there were such a thing as word processors in the Star Wars universe, why would a princess do her own typing? She's really a princess of the people, I guess.
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    EPISODE 126 - The Star Wars Holiday Special

    Yes! Making it even worse that the only person not credited is the little person inside R2-D2, like "they don't matter, who cares, it's more important to pretend R2 is a real robot"
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    Episode 116.5 - Minisode 116.5

    Wow, thanks for reading my comment! My 4th time on a minisode - I'm putting this on my resume! I definitely don't want to upset June, but I'm glad the TRUTH IS FINALLY OUT THERE! #FairAnimalActorCrediting #FAAC
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    EPISODE 116 — Top Dog: LIVE!

    It was like POP UP VIDEO for podcasts!
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    EPISODE 116 — Top Dog: LIVE!

    CORRECTION: Guys, the most important revelation to come out of the oral history by Blake Harris is that Reno was played by TWO DOGS: Since the dog playing Reno would have such a big workload, two dogs were actually cast to fulfill the role: Digby and Betty. Boone Narr (animal trainer): Digby was our face dog; he just had a gorgeous-looking face. In fact, in every PR shot you see of Chuck and the dog, that’s Digby. So he was our lead dog. But Betty did a lot of shots in the movie too. She was real mellow and she was a good dog. Except the problem with Betty was that she had had puppies earlier that year. So she had this one breast that would hang down. And every time, before we shot with her, we’d have to tape it up. We had to give her a boob job every time before we did a shot! So Aaron would be looking through the camera and he’d go “Betty’s boob is hanging out.” And then I’d go up there and tape it up. Poor thing, she just needed some cosmetic surgery that we couldn’t afford at the time. So not only was Betty uncredited in the movie, but Digby, the LEAD DOG, has never been connected to the movie at all! TWO uncredited dogs playing one role. Now we're getting into "Monkey Shines" territory. Isn't it dangerous to imply that ONE dog could behave in this erratic way? Reno's disjointed behavior (super smart in some scenes and distracted by sunglasses in dog POV) could be explained by there being two dog actors (could also just be shitty writing/directing/editing), but the brothers Norris want us to think it's just one dog (Betty), and they don't even credit her! Poor Betty is put through her paces shortly after giving birth!!? And then gets her body manipulated to make her look male (and dare I say, younger/sexier). "Betty's boob is hanging out." They make her sound like a dried up old porn star!! Come to think of it, maybe Betty and Digby asked their agents to get them off of the credits. Good dogs! Could we get June's take on this?? I agree with Jason, we should sue this movie.
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    EPISODE 116 — Top Dog: LIVE!

    Sounds like the same phone used by Baldwin's scientist cousin in "Fair Game"
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    Why did they change the theme song?

    I love the new theme. There, discussion ended.
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    EPISODE 110 — The Island of Dr. Moreau

    I was really confused for the first 20 minutes of the movie, because the blond guy on the lifeboat looked very similar to Val Kilmer. I thought he'd somehow come back and appear on the island to be a foil to David Thewlis? When that didn't happen, I just figured Val Kilmer was doing a double-role of Montgomery, kind but eccentric doctor, and Man on Boat, crazed lunatic. Then I found out he's not playing the dude on the boat... Anyway, that screwed me up, the kiss-the-bunny scene also screwed me up, but as soon as that birth scene happened, I couldn't think about anything else. The movie visuals, and imagining how sweaty Marlon Brando was all the time, really grossed me out. I think if Jason had been in the studio he might have mentioned the most bananas scene which was when Marlon Brando (American treasure) walks into his den with a plate of cookies because he heard someone playing the piano, offers the man-animals "a biscuit" and then proceeds to teach them musical theory before getting his neck torn off. I also had to watch this movie with the subtitles on. Actually it was default mode on the DVD I got (probably a good instinct on the part of the programmers) and I never turned it off because it actually helped me figure out what everyone was saying.
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    EPISODE 110 — The Island of Dr. Moreau

    I'm guessing you're not torturing your dog with electric shocks though, or screwing him up with drug cocktails that include hallucinogenics?
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    EPISODE 110 — The Island of Dr. Moreau

    He says "the endless Southern Pacific" so actually this movie makes perfect sense
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    EPISODE 108 — Con Air LIVE!

    QUESTION: When Cyrus finds out what Nic Cage's character's name is, Ving Rhames says... "Wait, I know that name. You killed 'The Giant'. Wallace Wilson, big bad brother. You put him down on the tiles, bare-handed, so they say." So, that random barroom redneck also had a badass nickname? And why wasn't it ever set up that he was "someone" and not just a drunk asshole? Why does Ving Rhames know who he is? Why is he called "The Giant"? He wasn't even big, not bigger than Nic Cage anyway. And if Ving Rhames is referring to some other person that Cameron Poe killed while he was in prison, why was he released after his original sentence? He would've incurred another sentence for killing someone in prison. By the way, the entire transcript of Con Air can be found here for some reason. Also, Nic Cage is named Poe in this movie and John Cusack went on to play Edgar Allan Poe in "The Raven" another terrible terrible movie.
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    EPISODE 108 — Con Air LIVE!

    They are taken on a jet to where John Cusack is. They are approached in the airport by some authority figure and are told "there's a jet waiting..."
  13. I've been trying to add the Emma Thompson/Kenneth Branagh/Emma Thompson/Kenneth Branagh reincarnation flick "Dead Again" for a couple of weeks, but the site isn't playing well with Rotten Tomatoes and I'm getting nowhere. This movie needs to be discussed.
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    EPISODE 106 — Deep Blue Sea: LIVE!

    It's none of our business why any of the three can't make it to the taping, but I believe Paul mentions that June is in Florida, not just at home with Gus.
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    EPISODE 106 — Deep Blue Sea: LIVE!

    I was certain someone would have brought up that the sharks decimate the "Enterprise view screen" in the shark lab by just tapping it with Stellar Skateboard, but can't get through the oven window!? For sure, I thought a giant underwater window would be constructed of thicker glass than a crappy man-sized oven that can be gutted with a hatchet. I enjoyed watching this "so bad it's good" movie, but got really mad at all the Jaws references and the knockoff Jaws score in almost every scene. How dare you, Deep Blue Sea!? How dare you!?
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