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No no actually I am glad you cleared this up. I figured it was actually some well known thing that I had just never heard before, but it was the way they had delivered it and then how he didn't even let a beat pass after her line BEFORE HE STARTED TALKING ABOUT THE WEATHER AGAIN that made it seem so fantastically ridiculous.

 

On it's own it doesn't seem as crazy, especially if it is a popular British children's rhyme.

 

I am going to force myself to watch this film. Especially as I have such fond memories of the TV series. Im prepared to be aghast and inflamed. Its getting such a bad rep on here that I figure that it just cannot be as bad as you lot say. Surely?

 

 

By the way did you enjoy your trip to this side of the pond? The weather was reasonably well behaved for this time of year for a change. At least it was up in this latitude.

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I'm only 9 minutes in, and I'm already annoyed. I have a thing for dialogue, and I get annoyed with bad dialogue. So far the dialogue between Steed and Peel is nothing but witty banter. I don't mind it peppered here and there, but a whole conversation of it makes me irrationally angry.

 

 

I'm gonna have a bad time.

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I am going to force myself to watch this film. Especially as I have such fond memories of the TV series. Im prepared to be aghast and inflamed. Its getting such a bad rep on here that I figure that it just cannot be as bad as you lot say. Surely?

 

 

By the way did you enjoy youre trip to this side of the pond? The weather was reasonably well behaved for this time of year for a change. At least it was up in this latitude.

I genuinely hated it. Genuinely.

 

I had such an amazing time! I even got a tattoo in Dublin to commemorate my good time! Everyone we met kept apologizing for the heat (I think the highest it ever got was 75F... not sure what that is in C... maybe like 20? 25?) and I just kept being like, "Oh bless your hearts." But then the moment they found out we were from Texas they then blamed us for the unseasonably warm weather.

 

FUCKING WEATHER TALK AGAIN THIS MOVIE HAS MADE ME ANGRY JUST TO TALK ABOUT THE ACTUAL WEATHER

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Everyone we met kept apologizing for the heat (I think the highest it ever got was 75F... not sure what that is in C... maybe like 20? 25?) and I just kept being like, "Oh bless your hearts."

 

That sounds fucking delightful.

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I'm only 9 minutes in, and I'm already annoyed. I have a thing for dialogue, and I get annoyed with bad dialogue. So far the dialogue between Steed and Peel is nothing but witty banter. I don't mind it peppered here and there, but a whole conversation of it makes me irrationally angry.

 

 

I'm gonna have a bad time.

 

Oh God, yes! Honestly, I had no idea what they were talking about half the time, but everything was said in this quip-y cadence that drove me nuts. I was thinking to myself, if anyone actually spoke like that to me in real life, I might have to punch them. Not by choice, mind you. It would be completely involuntary.

 

It was all:

 

Steed (with smarmy smile): Ba. Ba ba ba ba?

Peel (with arched eyebrows): Ba ba--ba baba ba.

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I genuinely hated it. Genuinely.

 

I had such an amazing time! I even got a tattoo in Dublin to commemorate my good time! Everyone we met kept apologizing for the heat (I think the highest it ever got was 75F... not sure what that is in C... maybe like 20? 25?) and I just kept being like, "Oh bless your hearts." But then the moment they found out we were from Texas they then blamed us for the unseasonably warm weather.

 

FUCKING WEATHER TALK AGAIN THIS MOVIE HAS MADE ME ANGRY JUST TO TALK ABOUT THE ACTUAL WEATHER

 

Im not very metrically minded (I'll be cold and dead before they measure my height in fucking centimeters and weighing in kilos are only really used by drug dealers and the BBC, which are basically the same thing anyway) so im not sure the Celsius equivalent, but to work Celsius to Fahrenheit the rule is usually double it and add 30 for a very rough estimate, so if you can reverse that etc.

When you condider that where I live is on the same latitude as that dangly bit of Alaska that is penetrating Canada's back door like a Russian porno, then you might u derstand how we get all excited and, well, bewildered, if we get weather that we can take our coats off in before July.

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Oh God, yes! Honestly, I had no idea what they were talking about half the time, but everything was said in this quip-y cadence that drove me nuts. I was thinking to myself, if anyone actually spoke like that to me in real life, I might have to punch them. Not by choice, mind you. It would be completely involuntary.

 

It was all:

 

Steed (with smarmy smile): Ba. Ba ba ba ba?

Peel (with arched eyebrows): Ba ba--ba baba ba.

Yes I wrote, "This dialogue is HORRENDOUS!" after every one of those quotes in my notes and then sometimes sporadically so I'm sure there are other quotes I picked up on but felt were unworthy of actually quoting.

 

There's something I'm holding off on bringing up until the main thread because it's genuinely my main theory for the entire movie but it literally is based off the way Uma Thurman read all of her lines and just the way her whole face moved. So awful.

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Too late! I'm already making designs to steal that observation from you and take all the credit for myself!

 

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*plots*

 

I'm only 9 minutes in, and I'm already annoyed. I have a thing for dialogue, and I get annoyed with bad dialogue. So far the dialogue between Steed and Peel is nothing but witty banter. I don't mind it peppered here and there, but a whole conversation of it makes me irrationally angry.

 

That's the problem, isn't it? They never have any genuine moments. It's all quip. And Steed seems condescending a lot, while Peel is all eyebrows. (I swear Uma Thurman's eyebrows are in the middle of her forehead for 90% of the movie and it looks weird. Like she's constantly getting something shoved in inappropriate places. It's unfortunate because she's gorgeous. But the only time she ever seems comfortable and genuine is when the eyebrows are down at their normal location. So those are the only times she is able to convey any sense of feeling.)

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I'm 20 minutes into this hunk of shit and it's clear that they tried to make the most British movie ever. Really, was it necessary to sword fight inside a tailor shop? Or how long did it take for the agents to get to Connery's mansion driving a car from the 30s with a top speed of what appears to be 15 mph? Fuck this movie and the teddy bear suit that it rode in on.

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Yes I wrote, "This dialogue is HORRENDOUS!" after every one of those quotes in my notes and then sometimes sporadically so I'm sure there are other quotes I picked up on but felt were unworthy of actually quoting.

 

There's something I'm holding off on bringing up until the main thread because it's genuinely my main theory for the entire movie but it literally is based off the way Uma Thurman read all of her lines and just the way her whole face moved. So awful.

Is the theory that Uma Thurman is a (not-so) secretly terrible actress?

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Is the theory that Uma Thurman is a (not-so) secretly terrible actress?

Dammit, you caught on to me.

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I'm actually kinda miffed by the correction & omission segment for this episode as I gave a pretty decent plan for how to best avoid the inbred holocaust in Frogtown, but it was ignored. C'mon people how else are we has the human species going to survive the apocalypse if we don't have a plan to repopulate already in place?!

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Okay I'm at the bear suit scene and there is LITERALLY no reason for them to be wearing the suits when a simple mask would suffice to protect ones identity. Also Connery should have actually kept his face covered but made them reveal their faces as so that he would have leverage over them, not the other way around. And finally how big were the knives he threw at the two dissenting bears because not only do their pierce their suits, but also inflict enough damage to kill them?

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I just about died when June said she wasn't pregnant to them and threw off the whole interview. I fucking love her and her incredibly gorgeous blue eyes that seem way even bluer in this video.

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I just about died when June said she wasn't pregnant to them and threw off the whole interview. I fucking love her and her incredibly gorgeous blue eyes that seem way even bluer in this video.

I want to be the June of my group but realistically I'm Paul. I'm great with hosting people, starting conversations, bringing people together (the audiences) and once in a blue moon, I will have a June moment (Not knowing Sandra Bullock was Stallone's daughter or The entire Apple episode) that gives me false hope that I could be her...

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I just about died when June said she wasn't pregnant to them and threw off the whole interview. I fucking love her and her incredibly gorgeous blue eyes that seem way even bluer in this video.

 

Thank you for sharing this! She's so funny -- it makes me wish she had another podcast without Paul and Jason to talk over her jokes. "Both of us being supermodels, we had something to talk about..."

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I'm at the last 10 minutes and it's dragging on fooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooorveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!

 

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Also, about that cat suit:

 

1. Why does the real Mrs. Peel have it on suddenly out of nowhere for no reason?

 

2. The fight between her and Eddie Izzard would have been 10000000% better if he was wearing the same exact catsuit too, character consistency be damned.

 

 

Edit: FUCK THIS MOVIE!! DEUS EX MACHINA?!?!?! REALLY?!?!?

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She's so funny -- it makes me wish she had another podcast without Paul and Jason to talk over her jokes.

From June's outstanding Vanity Fair profile:

 

I've gotten a lot of feedback from listeners who say, "Oh, Paul and Jason interrupt you too much" and "we need to hear you talk more." It's from a lot of women and it's so sweet that they are concerned. I think they love hearing a female voice that they can connect to. I think there's such a craving for it. But I also am always like, "You guys, I'm okay. I promise." If I want to say something, trust, I will.
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1. Why does the real Mrs. Peel have it on suddenly out of nowhere for no reason?

 

2. The fight between her and Eddie Izzard would have been 10000000% better if he was wearing the same exact catsuit too, character consistency be damned.

As far as consistency is concerned, this movie was apparently 2 hrs long but the studio cut over 30 minutes because test screenings were so bad. Basically no one involved with making the movie really knew about it or to what extent cuts had been made. Unfortunately the cuts basically cut out the bulk of the second act to where the Avengers figured out that Connery was behind everything, they skipped around from place to place in no time at all, and basically what the hell the Uma Thurman was and why she was basically indestructible. For some reason there have been people asking for a director's cut which no one thankfully has made, though the director has offered to re-cut the movie for free, which is interesting because no one in their right mind would willingly pay for that to happen.

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As far as consistency is concerned, this movie was apparently 2 hrs long but the studio cut over 30 minutes because test screenings were so bad. Basically no one involved with making the movie really knew about it or to what extent cuts had been made. Unfortunately the cuts basically cut out the bulk of the second act to where the Avengers figured out that Connery was behind everything, they skipped around from place to place in no time at all, and basically what the hell the Uma Thurman was and why she was basically indestructible. For some reason there have been people asking for a director's cut which no one thankfully has made, though the director has offered to re-cut the movie for free, which is interesting because no one in their right mind would willingly pay for that to happen.

The fact that they go from having no idea that Sean Connery is the bad guy to suddenly knowing that he is the bad guy confused the absolute fuck out of me.

 

This whole movie seemed to have 5 plots going around and not a single one of them went any deeper than the face value of their introduction.

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Dammit, you caught on to me.

Okay about this. Has anyone seen a movie where Uma Thurman was really good? I mean, I've seen movies that she was in that were good (Kill Bill). But now I don't remember if she was good or if the movie was just good around her, you know?

 

I"m a human spank. -- June Diane Raphael.

 

I love her so much. So proud of be the June of this group. I guess I need to get Spanx now.

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They literally treated this movie like the South Park Underpants Gnomes treat their underpants business:

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Oh, I know. I didn't mean to sound like "oh, poor June needs a safe space". I just mean that she's clearly a good improvisor and a hell of a comedian, and I wish there was more of her in comedy podcast format. She's got chops I want to hear more of.

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Okay about this. Has anyone seen a movie where Uma Thurman was really good? I mean, I've seen movies that she was in that were good (Kill Bill). But now I don't remember if she was good or if the movie was just good around her, you know?

Kill Bill Vol 2 was the movie that made me realize how bad an actress she really is. That black and white scene where she's driving and gives that awful monologue was when I basically asked myself the same question you just posed.

 

And to weigh in on the June discussion, she's fabulous and I love her. And she's never shy about speaking up when she really has something to say, even if it means yelling over Jason. There are lots of guests that I feel like weren't quite as bold about it (like Abbi Jacobson, which broke my heart because I want to hear everything she thinks about everything). But she should be in everything. I didn't really care for Grace and Frankie (but, then again, I don't think I'm the target audience), but she stole every scene she was in. And she's just as good - if not better - in Lady Dynamite.

 

Also, Paul said that the new ep will come out next Monday because of Vulture Fest, but wasn't it recorded this past weekend? Was Paul confused about the dates (which I'm sure happens very easily when you're traveling and have a busy schedule)?

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Oh June did a lot of press. I went to her Twitter. And I found this HuffPo Live one where she talks about Paul being on "Grace and Frankie" among other things. I didn't realize they were filming season three right now. No wonder she's too tired to do the late shows!

 

https://www.facebook...kushpsn00000001

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