Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Episode 42 - "Denise Fleming Is a Tampon"

Joe, inspired by nothing, asked for a book and a movie in modern times where it would, have been different with cellphones (or a working cellphone).  Randy went with the imprisonment novel Room, by Emma Donoghue [Amazon] [Goodreads] and Amy chose the 1998 comedy Can't Hardly Wait (which appears to be only available for digital rental on Google Play, but the DVD is dirt cheap on Amazon).

A note about the audio quality on this one: Due to technical difficulties, Amy recorded the first fifteen minutes with only the external mic on a Nexus 7. The rest of the episode was the regular USB headset mic and laptop. So if you notice a shift in how she sounds, that's why.

Show notes

What We're Into Lately:
Randy - Terriers
Amy - Hack, A Young Doctor's Notebook, The X-Files (for the first time! Really!)
Joe - Wolf Cop

  • The rest of the story for the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt episode with the plastic surgeon: NY Times
  • The podcast Joe mentioned: The X-Files Files
  • The most excellent treasure of the original video for "Moonlight Desires" by Gowan 
  • Amy would like to correct herself regarding the capitalization motif in Room. Obviously proper nouns should be capitalized. It's the improper ones that were bothering her.
  • Emma Donoghue does indeed live in London. London, ONTARIO.
  • The song "Mandy" wasn't even written by Barry Manilow, much less about his dog. Read more
  • Smashmouth has only two songs on the Can't Hardly Wait soundtrack: "Walkin' on the Sun" and "Can't Get Enough of You Baby." The latter is the only one on the soundtrack album.
  • Charlie Korsmo is a law professor at Case Western Reserve University. Faculty bio page, Undated interview in student newspaper.
  • Ilan Mitchell-Smith is a Medieval Literature professor at Cal State Long Beach. He's also an avid tabletop gamer. His Twitter
  • According to imdb, the following actors appeared both in Can't Hardly Wait and Six Feet Under: Lauren Ambrose, Eric Balfour, Peter Facinelli, Freddy Rodriguez, and Jennifer Elise Cox.
  • Also according to imdb, the following actors appeared both in Can't Hardly Wait and Buffy: The Vampire Slayer (TV series): Eric Balfour, Clea DuVall, Seth Green, Amber Benson, Nicole Bilderback, Christopher Wiehl, Channon Roe, Paige Moss, and John Patrick White.
  • Clea DuVall has four imdb credits for 1998, Eric Balfour has two. Career-wise, DuVall has nine pre-1998 imdb credits, Balfour has eighteen.
  • $40 million in 1998 is $57,677,699.43 now. 
  • Can't Hardly Wait was indeed the first time Breckin Meyer and Seth Green worked on the same project although they have no interactions in the film.
  • Fun fact: No parent is seen (and only one heard) in classic teen film Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  • Pursuant to a recent conversation about the suitability of our podcast for children, Amy counted the number of objectionable terms in this week's episode. Results

Next Episode

Just in time for Amy and Ma Go to Arizona, Amy asked for "Mother/Daughter" relationships, with the caveat that no more than one of the guys could pick bad mommy stories. Randy's chosen Maria Semple's Where'd You Go, Bernadette and Joe's picked Wayne Wang's adaptation of Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club

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