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While the economy and around 200 miles keep Nick and I apart, special guest Tucker Pannell (co-creator of Dot Swoof's "Fanatic Gumbo") joins me for a nostalgic journey to the day the music (or theoretical music) died, a pork-centric realization about one of today's most overrated fictional creatures, and hey!--Did you hear about the sexy pirate movie?--It was rated going to listen to this? ...You'd better. NOTE: Stay tuned after the episode for a special message from yours truly!




Episode 80 - Coney Island Whitefish

For Season 3's first instance of "The Best Movie of ALL-TIME!", Tucker Pannell was the second heart that could beat as one, as we watched the 1988 cult classic "Alien Nation". In the ensuing discussion, we tackle the douchiness (both on and--allegedly--off-screen) of the legendary James Caan, laughable line deliveries and incongruous music choices. PLUS(!), the vaguely auspicious test run of the first O.U.P. game segment! Don't needlessly throw your lunch in the trash until you HEAR THIS...

Duration: 01:21:08

Episode 79 - Téchnölogy, Tøø!: California Ramblin'

In our first (and longest) long-distance episode since 2010, Nick Melton returns for some chat about a smorgasbord of topics; from Roseanne to Denis Leary, from "Star Trek" to "Doctor Who", from coast to coast! Plus(!), the rap version of a Dolly Parton classic you never thought you'd hear! IT'S ALL HERE! LISTEN TO IT! NOW!

Duration: 01:17:46

Episode 78 - AnyTWOzel: This Time, It's Personal

In quite possibly the most overwhelmingly heterosexual episode to date, Tucker Pannell returns for a discussion of Beeks, B's, boobs and beverages.

Duration: 01:18:52

Episode 77 - Goodbye, Farewell and Muffins: Part II

In the THRILLING CONCLUSION to our two-part third season premiere, we finally bid a fond farewell to Nick with talk of Hollywood swingin', Dark Knights risin', and pop culture philosophizin'. APOSTROPHES!!!

Duration: 01:15:35

Episode 76 - Goodbye, Farewell and Muffins: Part I

After almost 18 MONTHS(!), we make our gallant return with rambles about roasts, Rip Torn, and beloved apothecary chains in what basically amounts to the extended intro to the THRILLING CONCLUSION to this, our third season premiere. (PART 2 AVAILABLE TOMORROW!)

Duration: 00:50:43

Episode 75 - Anywhozel

While the economy and around 200 miles keep Nick and I apart, special guest Tucker Pannell (co-creator of Dot Swoof's "Fanatic Gumbo") joins me for a nostalgic journey to the day the music (or theoretical music) died, a pork-centric realization about one of today's most overrated fictional creatures, and hey!--Did you hear about the sexy pirate movie?--It was rated going to listen to this? ...You'd better. NOTE: Stay tuned after the episode for a special message from yours truly!

Duration: 01:09:20

Episode 74 - Offer to Take My Tie

One week after its remake took the #2 spot at the box office, Nick and I look back at a film that I've loved for many years, the original 1981 Dudley Moore classic "Arthur". Inevitably, a great deal of our chat consists of preemptive comparisons of the original and new casts, some love for the great Mr. Burt Bacharach, and somehow, the roles of Bob Hoskins. So, listen and enjoy, kids!--It's the most fun money can't buy! P.S. The remake was great. Ignore the haters. See it and be delighted.

Duration: 00:46:57

Episode 72 - St. Crock of Shit

In the inaugural edition of the ALL-NEW O.U.P. sub-series "The Best TV _____ of ALL-TIME!", we fill that blank with "series" in our discussion of the cult hit British horror spoof "Garth Marenghi's Darkplace". Thrill as we look at the history of the series, its place as a veritable nexus of the current British comedy universe, and the utter hilarious ridiculousness that make it one of our favorites. After all...we ARE buddies, aren't we, listener?

Duration: 00:53:14

Episode 71 - The 2011 Oscarsode

You know(!)'s that time again, kids. Join Nick and myself as we assess the damage and relive the insanity that was the 83rd Annual Academy Awards! We've got winners! We've got losers! We've got senile Hollywood legends making us thoroughly uncomfortable!--It was a night we shan't soon forget. Plus, treatises in defense of two of the year's biggest Oscar nominees and some classic '80s sitcom themes! Don't miss it!

Duration: 01:49:29

Episode 70 - Difficult B

For our first "Best Movie of ALL-TIME!" of 2011, Nick and I discuss my favorite film of 2010: "Easy A". Contrary to what devotees may believe, it's more than just the allure of my beloved Emma Stone that has earned it such a strong place in my heart. There's also the film's dynamite cast, witty screenplay, and abiding love for all things 1980s. Nick only agrees with some of those things. Find out which ones--LISTEN, YOU!

Duration: 01:02:15

Episode 69 - The Culture of Poultry

After a much, MUCH-needed hiatus, Nick and I return with an old-fashioned conversational; strawberry cigars and all. Amidst the puffs of smoke, we briefly discuss the cause of our hiatus, an alcohol-based betrayal from a former "Sopranos" star, the perils of social networking, and the future of our online family. Welcome us back and tell your friends!

Duration: 00:55:37

Episode 68 - The Boy, Roberts, and Brenda Fricker

Nick and I wish you the happiest of holidays with this special double-length look at the perennial favorites "Home Alone" and "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York"! Feel the Christmas spirit flow through you as we discuss the implausibility of both films, their wonderful supporting casts, and (once again) the tragic downfall of the films' writer John Hughes. One or both of these are certainly candidates for "The Best Movie of All-Time!", ya filthy animal.

Duration: 02:08:36

Episode 67 - The Talking Cure, Part 4 (Some Relation)

As we draw closer to the end of 2010, recent hard times and a fresh cold leave Nick and I in a funk...but if you, the diligent listener can survive the dark, Russell T Davies-esque flights of unfancy that sprink from said funk, you'll be treated to tales of public school horror, intriguing sci-fi casting news, and a preparatory look at the subject of next week's double-length edition of "The Best Movie of All-Time!". (In case you're wondering, trust us--next week will be better.)

Duration: 01:01:09

Episode 66 - Spare the Snark, Save the Cheerleader

After months of invoking its name as an example of pure cinematic ineptitude, Nick and I finally revisit, for your listening pleasure, Chris Columbus' 2009 offering "I Love You, Beth Cooper". In a shocking (including to myself) turn of events, I end up rather fond of the film this go-round, while Nick still errs on the side of its failings. The ensuing discussion includes the film's place in the pantheon of teen movie-dom, its ever-adorable leading lady, and the perils of adapting one's...

Duration: 01:10:25

Episode 65 - Something in My Front Pocket

Our beloved hold music gets the workout of its life this week as Nick and I duke it out with the forces of technological upfuckery in a bid to bring you a discussion of my new job, the recently released "Green Lantern" trailer, and as seems to be a new tradition, more superhero movie casting news. Plus, Nick issues a challenge to an inanimate object! (Oh, and the word I was looking for: indictment.)

Duration: 01:05:16

Episode 64 - The Great Wizard Posehn

We've thrilled you with "The Best Movie of All-Time!"; made you feel our rage and disappointment with "The WORST Movie of All-Time!"...but sometimes, just one of those monikers isn't enough, leading to our rarest sub-series, "The Best/WORST Movie of All-Time!". Used only once to date (see Episode 19), this descriptor is the only one fit to describe our reaction to 1997's oft-forgotten "Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie"! Lend us your ears as the chat covers my near-encyclopedic knowledge of the...

Duration: 00:56:45

Episode 62 - Tumbleweeds of the Apocalypse

Concluding an unintentional zombie-themed month of "The Best Movie(s) of All-Time!", we come to my favorite zombie comedy (of the two; Sorry, "Shaun of the Dead", you know where we stand) 2009's "Zombieland"! Nick joins me for a look at the film's unspeakably amazing cameo, its novel approach to survival, and its standing as the birthplace of my adoration of Emma Stone. Plus, a reminder of why Entertainment Weekly is a terrible, TERRIBLE publication.

Duration: 01:01:09

Episode 60 - Zombedians of Zombedy

We can't believe it ourselves, but we've already discovered another instance of "The WORST Movie of All-Time!". You'd think the 2007 zombie western comedy "Undead or Alive" would be made of awesome (or at least campy fun) with that insane menage-a-trois of genres in the till...but sadly, YOU'D BE WRONG. Nick and I try to figure out exactly what went wrong with a film that boasts a cast of comedy favorites, a dreamy leading man, and zombie makeup effects that are second-to-few. Lend us your...

Duration: 00:42:05

Episode 58 - Kwansu, Dudes!

Another podcasting dream comes true, as I finally introduce Nick to the fantabuliciousness of the 1993 classic "Surf Ninjas"! In classic O.U.P. fashion however, it quickly becomes a fascinating look at the downfalls of Sega, Rob Schneider, and even THE MIND OF M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN! Plus, varyingly qualitative impressions of "Jurassic Park" cast members!

Duration: 00:55:15

Episode 57 - Mr. Balls

The great long-distance experiment continues, as Nick and I see what's in the news. Hear wild tales of copious French paternity, 3D you can feel, frivolous Chinese lawsuits, and everyone's favorite British Labour Party candidate! Plus, I debut a new celebrity impression!

Duration: 01:07:18

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