Welcome back for the *thrilling* conclusion to Alf’s Special Christmas. In this episode, Dr. Shumway delivers a baby, Alf Claus pulls both a Woody AND a Clarence, and Joe and Bradford find themselves baffled at a modern spin on the same puppety material. With so much maudlin promise in the first half of this special, is it any wonder that part 2 doesn’t particularly stick the landing?
This week, Joe and Bradford tackle part one of Alf’s Special Christmas, a two-part holiday special filmed on location at the gates of Hell. In learning about the themes and traditions of Christmas, puppet space alien Alf explains a hundred ways to cook a cat, discovers how to relate to dying children, and also teaches us the warning signs of suicidal behavior. It only gets worse before it gets better, so come on in!
On this week’s podcast, we took a random shot in the dark with Wild Card, a movie that looked like it might have been Christmas-related. Instead, we got a movie about Jason Statham beating up Las Vegas gangsters and playing a buttload of blackjack. Is there an important holiday message hidden inside? Does the glitz and glamour of Sin City warm Milo Ventimiglia’s icy gangster heart? Or is it all just an excuse to have Statham beat dudes senseless to the soothing sounds of “White Christmas”? Tune in to find out!
This lousy Smarch weather is not conducive to watching Christmas movies, guys. We just didn’t have the spirit in us this week. But fear not, because we have another Stocking Stuffer ready to go!
On this episode, Joe and Bradford dip into the madcap holiday antics of Ed Edd’n Eddy‘s first holiday special:”Jingle Jingle Jangle”. How hard is it to be selfless at Christmas? Why are everyone’s own holiday customs so weird? How many Yuletide puns can one cartoon reasonably stand? Listen in and find out!
Happy Redboxing Day, gang! It’s that magical time of year when all of last year’s Christmas movies are now popping up in your local DVD dispensers! This week, we stall for as long as we can to keep from discussing the bleak comedy wasteland that is Bad Santa 2. Why bring back Bad Santa now? Who asked for a man-sized Thurman Merman? How does Willie keep getting laid? These questions and more answered in this week’s episode!
Welcome to our very first mini-episode, which we’re calling Stocking Stuffers!
Stocking Stuffers are Christmas Creeps in bite-size form. Each one will be dedicated to a holiday episode of your favorite TV shows! In our very first edition, Joe and Bradford discuss the King of the Hill season two episode “The Unbearable Blindness of Laying”. Hank goes blind at Christmas, and only his mom’s new beau can help fix him.
Gather around the dining table, friends! This week, guest Drew Meyer joins us to have a surprisingly level-headed conversation about the 1994 Denis Leary/Kevin Spacey comedy The Ref. What was supposed to be a shorter episode spins out of control as we keep finding little details that demand to be discussed. From the screenwriting craft to the mid-90s suburban malaise, The Ref is full of fun little cinematic surprises.