Stocking Stuffer #17: Lupin the Third — “Christmas at Tiffany’s”

Ani-May soldiers onward! We’re back with another Stocking Stuffer, this week tackling “Christmas at Tiffany’s”, a Christmas episode from stalwart anime series Lupin the Third‘s second series. Lupin & Co. spend the holiday in New York City when they’re offered the chance to rob the world famous Tiffany’s for fun and profit. Will the heist go off without a hitch? Or will the gang find themselves behind bars for Christmas? We break it all down this week! There’s holiday heists, there’s lightsabers, there’s even a cameo from a certain Home Alone 2 hotel. It’s all here!

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Stocking Stuffer #16: Aggretsuko – “We Wish You A Metal Christmas”

Welcome to Ani-May, everybody! Bradford is taking the reins this month and programming the next few episodes. Kicking things off, we’re dipping into the Netflix anime series Aggretsuko, and its season-capping holiday special “We Wish You a Metal Christmas”. It’s a little bit The Office, a little bit Dethklok, and 1000x more adorable than that description might suggest.

Will this month’s first anime be the one that melt’s Joe’s icy gaijin heart? Or will Bradford’s anime goodwill tour have to soldier onward? The answers to those questions may surprise you! (Or maybe not. I don’t know you.)

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  • Aggretsuko is currently available on Netflix
  • SEE ALSO: Netflix’s Tuca & Bertie
  • VIDEO GAME CHAT: Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE
  • Come back next week as Ani-May continues!

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Episode 83: Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Thing

April 30th is National Bugs Bunny Day, so we’re celebrating the only way we know how: With a Christmas special! Join us this week as we discuss the direct-to-video Looney Tunes film Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas. In this shameless rehash of “A Christmas Carol”, Daffy Duck is an evil department store owner visited by three spirits to teach him the True Meaning of Christmas! Or at least, that’s what the last ten minutes is about. The rest is your usual Looney Tunes shenanigans executed on a shoestring budget.

Also in this episode, J-5 remembers the plot of “A Christmas Carol” through cultural osmosis, Bradford narcs on his neighbors, and we discover the one thing this cartoon has in common with Silent Night Deadly Night.

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Episode 82: The Leprechaun’s Christmas Gold

Can you believe it’s been four years and we haven’t discussed a Rankin/Bass special yet? Anyway, we’re rectifying that this week by diving deeeeeeeep into the R/B catalog and digging up the 1981 special The Leprechaun’s Christmas Gold! It’s about leprechauns trying to stop a banshee from stealing their gold before Christmas morning. Why leprechauns? Why Christmas? Why anything?

Later we move on to some unfinished business regarding our episode on The Star by discussing it’s spiritual antecedent, Nestor the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey. That’s right, you’re getting two Rankin/Bass specials for the price of one this week. Lucky you!

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KRANKOMETERS:

  • THE LEPRECHAUN’S CHRISTMAS GOLD: (-1, 0)
  • NESTOR THE LONG-EARED CHRISTMAS DONKEY: (1, -2)

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Episode 81: Anna and the Apocalypse

Happy Redboxing Day, everybody!

Last year’s holiday hits are finally available to rent, so this week we’re digging into one Joe has been looking forward to for quite some time: the Scottish high school zombie musical Anna and the Apocalypse! The trailers describe it as “Shaun of the Dead meets La La Land” and you would be surprised to find out which half of that equation fares better. Oh, and also there’s a bunch of Christmas stuff in the movie too for some reason.

Anywho, come join Joe & Bradford as we break down which aspects of this film work, which ones don’t, and why Search Engine Optimization is such an important factor now in the holiday film industrial complex. Fun!

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Episode 80: The Star

Now, I know what you’re thinking. “The Christmas podcast that does swears is gonna do a Bible movie?!?” Let me state right up front that there are absolutely ways to make religious movies with the artistry to back up the message. And then there are ways to make religious movies that exclusively preach to the choir. Guess which category The Star falls into.

We spend a lot of time discussing what makes this goofy little donkey film so uninspired. But fair warning: We also spend a lot of that time dropping f-bombs. If you’re not cool with that, we’ll see you next time. If you ARE cool with that, then I think you’re in for a treat.

In this episode, we discuss the possibility of gorillas at the Nativity, what a remake of The Crow starring Oprah Winfrey might look like and, of course, where The Star fits into the Winslowverse…

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Episode 79: The Office Christmas Special

The office Christmas party is such a cliche at this point that every workplace comedy inevitably has to make that episode. I mean, there’s even a whole movie built around the idea. (We reviewed it once; it’s terrible.)

This week, the guys take a look at the Christmas special from the original UK version of The Office. Is David Brent a sympathetic figure? How easy is it to separate the Brent persona from Ricky Gervais himself? Does this special undermine the tone of the rest of the series? These are the questions we wrestle with in this episode. Come join us!

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