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If you're like Matt Gourley (Superego, Drunk History, James Bonding), then you know all the classic movie and television scenes so well it's like you were in the room when they happened. Well, you weren't. And neither was he. But the people Matt interviews were! Listen in as they tell the inside stories of how cinema and television history was made from a fly-on-the-wall perspective you've never heard.

If you're like Matt Gourley (Superego, Drunk History, James Bonding), then you know all the classic movie and television scenes so well it's like you were in the room when they happened. Well, you weren't. And neither was he. But the people Matt interviews were! Listen in as they tell the inside stories of how cinema and television history was made from a fly-on-the-wall perspective you've never heard.
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If you're like Matt Gourley (Superego, Drunk History, James Bonding), then you know all the classic movie and television scenes so well it's like you were in the room when they happened. Well, you weren't. And neither was he. But the people Matt interviews were! Listen in as they tell the inside stories of how cinema and television history was made from a fly-on-the-wall perspective you've never heard.

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English


Episodes

Django Unchained and Get Out with Marcus Henderson

11/8/2017
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Actor, chess teacher, great storyteller Marcus Henderson joins Matt to discuss his roles in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained and Jordan Peele’s Get Out. He tells us about his Django audition in which he pretended to be attacked by a dog, the layers he went into in portraying Groundskeeper Walter in Get Out, and running to the point of injury for Get Out. Plus, Marcus shares a memorable encounter with Samuel L. Jackson. This episode is brought to you by Hello Fresh (www.hellofresh.com...

Duration: 00:51:49


Meatballs with Russ Banham

10/25/2017
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Author and director Russ Banham joins Matt and guest co-host Steve Agee to discuss his role as Bobby Crockett in the 1979 classic comedy Meatballs. Russ tells of how his unusual wardrobe helped him during his audition before sharing stories of filming in a real summer camp and working alongside Bill Murray. Later, Russ talks about transitioning from acting into writing as well as how he ended up alongside the Rolling Stones on an episode of Saturday Night Live.

Duration: 00:43:03


Twin Peaks with Eric Edelstein and guest co-host Steve Berg

10/11/2017
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Actor Eric Edelstein joins Matt and guest co-host Steve Berg to discuss his role as Detective “Smiley” Fusco in the 2017 return of Twin Peaks. Eric tells of how he went from being a fan of the original series to having a role in the return written specifically for him, what it was like to engage in Transcendental Meditation with David Lynch, and his experiences acting opposite Kyle MacLachlan. Plus, the three Drunk History vets reminisce about their respective appearances on the comedy...

Duration: 01:00:23


Catwoman with Janet Varney

9/27/2017
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Actress and improviser Janet Varney joins Matt to discuss her role as Party Girl in the 2004 superhero film Catwoman. Janet tells us whether shooting party scenes are as bad as being at a party with people you don’t know, crying on the drive home at 5am, and running into someone from her childhood on set. Plus, we hear how Janet had to pretend to be invisible for a pre-read for the role of Invisible Woman in Fantastic Four.This episode is brought to you by Audible...

Duration: 00:46:52


RoboCop with Kevin Page

9/13/2017
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Actor Kevin Page joins Matt to discuss his role as Kinney in the 1987 action film RoboCop. Kevin talks about having to choose between continuing theatre or taking the role and what it was like getting obliterated by ED-209 and becoming the most squibbed man in film history. Plus, Kevin tells us about using a robot for an art gallery he owned for a couple of years and his role as Stu Chermack on Seinfeld.This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: WASTHERE) and...

Duration: 00:44:28


Legally Blonde with Alanna Ubach

8/30/2017
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Actress Alanna Ubach joins Matt and guest co-host Amanda Lund this week to discuss her role as Serena in the 2001 comedy Legally Blonde. Alanna shares how Jessica Cauffiel helped her book the role by having her mirror her movements, improvising her Vietnamese line, and being an adopted blonde. Plus, we hear Alanna answer important questions like “Why was Warner such a dork?,” as she answers questions asked by Matt’s parents.

Duration: 00:45:53


True Detective with Azure Parsons

8/16/2017
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Actress Azure Parsons joins Matt this week to discuss her role as Charmaine Boudreaux on the hit television series "True Detective." She tells Matt about her first reaction to reading her part as well as the strategies she took to enmesh herself into such a dark mindset. Then, she shares the unusual way in which she nabbed the role and her recollections of run-ins with Woody Harrelson. Later, Matt gets fellow "True Detective" actors Christopher Berry and Dave Davis on the line to talk...

Duration: 01:10:42


Close Encounters of the Third Kind with Cary Guffey

8/2/2017
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In anticipation of the 40th anniversary, former child actor Cary Guffey joins Matt to share his memories of playing little Barry Guiler in Stephen Spielberg's 1977 classic Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Cary discusses what it was like to act in a movie before he'd seen one and explains how he earned the nickname "One Take Cary." Then, he tells the story of how he called out Richard Dreyfuss for missing a line during a scene, shares what it was like to be a part of the cultural...

Duration: 00:44:56


True Lies with Tom Arnold

7/19/2017
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Actor and comedian Tom Arnold joins Matt to give us a behind the scenes look on what it was like working alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in the James Cameron 1994 action film True Lies. Tom tells us about how he ended up bonding with Arnold and James in his audition for the role of Albert “Gib” Gibson, many of his ad-libs making it into the final cut of the film, and James making a reluctant Arnold do a dangerous stunt by doing it in front of him. Plus, Tom confirms some trivia surrounding...

Duration: 00:44:22


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 with Steve Agee

7/5/2017
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Matt is back from his honeymoon to interview Steve Agee about his role as Gef the Ravager in the 2017 Marvel film Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. In a I Was There Too first, Matt and Steve have a pre-interview before watching the film together. Among many great stories Steve reveals about his time on the film such as Stallone in the bridge chair, catching on fire himself, and getting beer squibbed.

Duration: 01:00:50


Ghostbusters with Michael Ensign and guest hosted by Mark McConville

6/21/2017
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While Matt is off getting married and honeymooned, I Was There Too will feature a special run of guest hosted episodes! This week actor Michael Ensign joins guest host Mark McConville to discuss the 1984 film Ghostbusters. Michael tells us about the multiple takes of his scene as the Hotel Manager due to the improvisation from the rest of the cast, his character standing up to Peter Venkman, and not realizing the popularity of the film until watching it in a theater with an audience saying...

Duration: 00:53:50


Rebel Without a Cause with Jack Grinnage and guest hosted by Amanda Lund and Maria Blasucci

6/7/2017
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While Matt is off getting married and honeymooned, I Was There Too will feature a special run of guest hosted episodes! This week actor Jack Grinnage joins guest hosts Amanda Lund and Maria Blasucci to discuss the 1955 film Rebel Without a Cause. Jack explains how he lied about his age to get a role in the movie, his college friendship with actress Beverly Long, and how they built the action around James Dean’s strengths. Then, they talk about the evolution of craft services, why everyone...

Duration: 01:02:42


Every Star Wars Movie with Peter Mayhew and guest hosted by Ben Blacker!

5/24/2017
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While Matt is off getting married and honeymooned, I Was There Too will feature a special run of guest hosted episodes! This week actor Peter Mayhew joins guest host Ben Blacker to discuss playing Chewbacca in every Star Wars movie. Peter tells us about how a photo of him in a local paper lead to him getting the role of a minotaur in Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger, receiving a phone calls months later being offered a role in a little movie called Star Wars, his working relationship with...

Duration: 01:00:26


Collected Stories Vol. 3: The Best of I Was There Too

4/26/2017
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Once again Matt has lovingly pieced together a collection of the best anecdotes told on I Was There Too about experiences on the set of the Star Wars trilogy, Back to The Future, Die Hard, and many more. You’ll hear from Steven de Souza, Tom Wilson, Lauren Lapkus, Ahmed Best, Jimmy Pardo, and more on topics ranging from beating Michael Jackson for the role of Jar Jar Binks to down to the wire re-shoots for Die Hard. Plus, Matt checks in with Starship 1, the mysterious real person that...

Duration: 01:01:59


The Star Wars Prequel Trilogy with Ahmed Best

4/12/2017
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Actor Ahmed Best joins Matt for a jumbo sized episode of I Was There Too to discuss playing Jar Jar Binks in The Star Wars Prequel Trilogy. Recorded live from Largo at the Coronet as well as the Earwolf studio, Ahmed tells us about the many stand in roles he played during the filming of the films, being pulled from the cast of Stomp in San Francisco, and contributing his own ideas on what the iconic Yoda lightsaber battle should look like purely as a fan of Star Wars. Plus, we find out if...

Duration: 01:07:01


The Running Man and Die Hard with Steven de Souza: Live from Alamo Drafthouse

3/15/2017
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Presented by the Alamo Drafthouse and recorded live from The Regent Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, Matt speaks with screenwriter Steven de Souza about the 1987 film The Running Man and 1988 film Die Hard. Steven lays urban myths to rest and goes in depth about both films including the unavoidable political aspects of the now 30 year old film The Running Man compared to today’s political climate and the ever changing script almost down to the wire of Die Hard. Plus, we hear a bit how the...

Duration: 01:01:29


More Back To The Future with Jeffrey Weissman

3/1/2017
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Actor Jeffrey Weissman joins Matt this week to discuss his unique experience of playing George McFly in Back to the Future Part II and III after Crispin Glover left the films. Jeffrey tells us about the mix of acting and impression that went along with playing the role, being in a weird place as the new replacement on set, and hearing Crispin’s thoughts using his likeness. We also hear about Jeffrey’s other roles in Clint Eastwood’s Pale Rider, Johnny Dangerously, Twilight Zone: The Movie,...

Duration: 00:51:09


Back to the Future Trilogy with Tom Wilson

2/15/2017
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Actor and artist Tom Wilson joins Matt this week to discuss being present (but also past and future) in the Back to the Future Trilogy as Biff Tannen, among other members of the Tannen clan. Tom tells us about finding a creative way to approach being asked the same questions about the films, which includes creating a handy postcard to present to anyone on the street that asks him the same questions over and over. We also hear what it was like for him - as someone who was bullied - to play...

Duration: 00:50:03


Dreamgirls with Jimmy Pardo

2/1/2017
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In another edition of I Wasn’t There Too, professional comedian and Never Not Funny host Jimmy Pardo joins Matt to talk about being cut from the 2006 musical drama Dreamgirls. Jimmy goes deep into how his role of comedian was offered to him out of the blue, befriending an extra while being on set for 13 hours to shoot his one line, and when he heard the news of when his role was cut. Plus, Jimmy tells us about being cut out of The Informant!, Bob Odenkirk giving him a push to do stand-up...

Duration: 00:58:59