July 27, 2023
HDTGM all-star Jessica St. Clair returns to help break down the 1997 sci-fi masterpiece Absolution (aka The Journey: Absolution) starring Mario Lopez, Jaime Pressly, & Richard Grieco. Recorded LIVE from Largo in LA, they discuss the title credits over b-roll of lava, the awful sex scene, Team Z’s long underwear, and Richard Grieco’s inspired performance. Plus, Jessica compares the movie to Coal Miner’s Daughter even though she’s never seen it.
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324 — Absolution LIVE! (w/ Jessica St. Clair)
Paul Scheer [00:00:00] Cold Planet Hot asses. We saw The Journey: Absolution, so you know what that means.
Music [00:01:01] [Intro Song]
Paul Scheer [00:01:03] Hello people of Earth! And hello people of Largo! We are live. We are live in Los Angeles to talk about the 1997 sci fi classic Absolution. It is a movie where you could easily be confused because I thought it was the Ab solution with Mario Lopez, which I found out is an actual real thing. He does have a workout video called The Ab solution. He also has one called the Ab Final Solution. That’s really, don’t watch that. Weird period in Mario Lopez’s life. I was thinking before the show started, how do I describe this movie? It’s tough. Mario Lopez is in a world that has been destroyed by an asteroid and 30 years later. But we don’t know when that 30 years started. We’ll get into that in the main part of the episode. But 30 years later, it seems like most of New America is in the Antarctic. And he’s a soldier who’s transferring to another base. Then? I don’t know much more than that. I mean, I know weird things are afoot. Richard Grieco Really, that’s all I need to say about that. And Jamie Presley has no problem getting into a secure military facility multiple times. But like it seems like this place is like the outpost from the thing. It is very far away where, again, we’ll break it all down. But I can’t break anything down without my co-host. Please welcome to the stage Mr. Jason Mantzoukas.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:03:10] What’s up, jerks!? How we doing Largo? Yeah, that’s right. I don’t. I watched this movie this afternoon, Paul. Don’t remember it at all. It is a zero to me.
Paul Scheer [00:03:30] This movie is really odd because.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:03:33] Is it? I’d love for you to tell me about it. I just watched that trailer, and I was like, Oh.
Paul Scheer [00:03:40] Well, when you put all the scenes together quickly, it does like, Oh, right. Not much happens, though, when you put it all together. It seems like a different movie.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:03:47] It feels like a Nickelodeon version of Starship Troopers with tits, which sounds right up my alley. And yet I was like, Why is any of this a movie?
Paul Scheer [00:04:05] Well, to your point, that’s really the thing I have no real answers for, and I hope our audience might. It is a movie. It is rated R. Like it. Like it has all the trappings of a sci fi. Not like a science fiction film. A syfy channel film.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:04:25] Yeah, but yeah, it takes place in two rooms, basically.
Paul Scheer [00:04:30] I mean, with one room that has a little bit more, but there’s one dirt room, which is kind of a fun little motif. But yeah, it’s, it’s dirty, not dirty, it’s R, there’s a lot of fucks by one character in particular, which I don’t think any of them are scripted. But anyway, we’ll we’ll break all that down.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:04:47] Oh, I can’t wait to get into it.
Paul Scheer [00:04:49] I love. I love myself. Some Grieco.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:04:52] Grieco. Grieco. Grieco. Oh, Grieco in this. Thank God for Grieco is what I wrote in my notes. If not for Grieco, we would be fucked.
Paul Scheer [00:05:03] I came into this world not liking Grieco when he took over for Johnny Depp as Booker. Fuck Booker. Hansen was better on 21 Jump Street. Then Booker got his own fucking show and it sucked. Anyway, sorry if you’re not over 40.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:05:21] Who would have thought that Grieco at this point in time would be more viable?
Paul Scheer [00:05:29] Got to get them back together. Got to get them back together.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:05:31] For the love of Pete.
Paul Scheer [00:05:34] For the love of Pete and for the love of Pete. Let’s bring out our next co-host. She might have an opinion about Richard Grieco. She may not. Ladies and gentlement, Miss June Diane Raphael.
June Diane Raphael [00:05:56] Hello.
Paul Scheer [00:05:58] How are you, June?
June Diane Raphael [00:06:00] I’m not well after this viewing, I spoke to our guest backstage. This movie put us in a bad mood.
Paul Scheer [00:06:12] I wanted to ask you, where do you fall on Richard Grieco? Was that someone that was on your radar?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:06:18] Are you a Grieco freako?
June Diane Raphael [00:06:19] No, I’m not. And in fact, I said to our surprise guest backstage, I said, I is he from 21 Jump Street? And she said, yes. Uh oh, I revealed her gender. But I said, you know, I 21 jump street for me, I have this memory flipping around the channels and always being bummed if the only thing that was on was 21 Jump Street.
Paul Scheer [00:06:44] How dare you?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:06:45] You were bummed that the most important show in television history was on?
Paul Scheer [00:06:52] For me it was a cop show for kids. What better things to do you get?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:06:56] Yes, it was great. The only thing better was Whiz Kidz.
June Diane Raphael [00:06:59] It was the same. I felt the same way I did.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:07:03] A real show.
Paul Scheer [00:07:04] Real show, real good.
June Diane Raphael [00:07:06] The same way when I was watching Saturday morning cartoons and the only thing that was on was Steam Pipe Alley.
Paul Scheer [00:07:11] Oh, well, that was a rough one.
June Diane Raphael [00:07:13] That’s how I felt.
Paul Scheer [00:07:14] That’s a that’s a New York specific thing. Mario Cantone hosted a show on the Channel 11.
June Diane Raphael [00:07:22] Channel 11.
Paul Scheer [00:07:23] And he would be like, Hey, kids, what’s up? And it was just him in an alley with a bunch of kids. But a set alley. And he was.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:07:31] Like, Sesame had a Street.
Paul Scheer [00:07:34] Yeah, he yes.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:07:35] Steam Pipe had an alley.
Paul Scheer [00:07:37] That was it.
June Diane Raphael [00:07:38] And there were a lot of pipes. I was looking for facts of life. I was looking for other things.
Paul Scheer [00:07:44] I hated Steam Pipe Alley. Oh, I hated it.
June Diane Raphael [00:07:45] Oh, I did, too. I wasn’t looking for 21 Jump Street, so. No, I mean, I’ve seen other work of his. Of course.
Paul Scheer [00:07:51] Have you?
June Diane Raphael [00:07:53] Maybe not.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:07:54] Grieco?
Paul Scheer [00:07:54] The only thing I know is.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:07:58] I’ll give you $1000 to name one other Richard Grieco.
June Diane Raphael [00:07:59] I won’t be able to go. I won’t be able to. But listen, we’ll bring out our guest. But I just have to say, we will. I just have to say, I do think this is Mario Lopez’s best work.
Paul Scheer [00:08:14] Well, guess what?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:08:17] That’s it. Introduce the guest.
Paul Scheer [00:08:19] Well, and again, when you said why? I have an answer. Ladies and gentlemen, our next guest is a guest who has not appeared live with us for a very long time over Zoom. Yes, but not next to us on stage. She co-hosts Deep Dive with June Diane Raphael. Please welcome Jessica St Clair!
Jessica St. Clair [00:08:48] Hello. Hello.
Paul Scheer [00:08:54] Welcome. Welcome, Jessica.
Jessica St. Clair [00:08:57] Thank you.
Paul Scheer [00:08:58] As I said to June, this film was picked for you because you hate a trash can fire.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:09:06] And Mario Lopez, you wrote us an email that said “Never have me back on the podcast unless Mario Lopez is shirtless.”
Jessica St. Clair [00:09:19] I brought this on myself. I would rather literally catch my own hair on fire in a trashcan fire than watch this horrible film that made me so angry. I was so mean to my family afterwards. I was like, Get the fuck to bed, get the fuck out of my way.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:09:39] And that was to Dan? That was to your husband?
June Diane Raphael [00:09:44] I know. It ruined my day. It ruined.
Paul Scheer [00:09:47] I watched you with an angry face watching this movie in our living room on an iPad with earbuds in. Because when I was watching it in front of the children, there was a lot of F-bombs going on. So much so that my my littlest came up to me and was like, dad. And he’s like, shut the fuck up from the thing was like, Oh, sorry. I tried to turn it off real quick and he was like, Oh, like I was just watching a profanity machine.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:10:16] Are you watching the journey, Colon absolution?
Paul Scheer [00:10:20] I really think like this movie. I knew we were in store for something good when the first three shots are asteroid, Earth Explodes, title Credit Mario Lopez.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:10:29] Okay. I’m so sorry. But in between each of those just lava.
Jessica St. Clair [00:10:35] Like the. Like they took it from YouTube, which is not just the.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:10:40] Just B-roll of lava for the whole credit sequence as if the movie is going to be about lava people. I was like, I guess we’re on a volcano planet. Guess what? No way. The Arctic.
Paul Scheer [00:10:56] And they do something that is so upsetting to me. I talked about this in the in a previous podcast where I like I like to just slowly ease into a How Did This Get Made movie.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:11:06] You do?
Paul Scheer [00:11:07] Well, because I.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:11:10] Do the movies ever let that happen?
Paul Scheer [00:11:12] Not really, no.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:11:13] I find these movies to be assaulting.
Jessica St. Clair [00:11:15] They slap you across the face.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:11:17] Start with a kick in the crotch and they end with spitting on my face. And I’m like, How much did I do this for?
Paul Scheer [00:11:24] But I would say that it’s really rough to drop VO exposition in a credit sequence that separated by black. So it’s like it’s been 800 hours. Black. Music. Music, Music Credits. Credits, credits. I’m almost there. It’s like they like you can’t separate sentences.
June Diane Raphael [00:11:45] I will tell you all and I’m not afraid to say this I, I rewound because as the movie as we got into it I thought oh I’ve missed something.
Paul Scheer [00:11:54] Me Too. Me too.
June Diane Raphael [00:11:56] I’ve missed something so important. Yes, that’s going to unlock the keys to the kingdom and the narrative become so clear.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:12:04] All of us did the same. Yes, I went back.
June Diane Raphael [00:12:06] I must have watched that credit sequence. 7 to 8 times.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:12:09] I figured maybe I looked away and missed a crawl or a cyron.
June Diane Raphael [00:12:14] Thought, yes, maybe there were people crawling up.
Paul Scheer [00:12:18] And then it just says 30 years later. So from what I understand.
June Diane Raphael [00:12:26] From now? 30 years from now?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:12:27] 30 years from asteroid impact. Right.
Paul Scheer [00:12:29] So I would imagine this movie comes out in 1997. But there’s also an alternative history, which we should get into at one point.
June Diane Raphael [00:12:39] That’s crazy.
Paul Scheer [00:12:40] Yeah. So in 1997, this happened, and from what we understand is that the earth becomes the lava. And nothing really has changed. Like turtle wax is still around because at one point Mario Lopez says, Hey, what do you shine those shoes with turtle wax? And I was like, Wow. Turtle wax made it through the apocalypse. Like.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:13:05] There’s also like. Just to get back to the how confusing it was. And Paul, you mentioned the absolutely pointless and needless Mario Lopez voiceover.
Paul Scheer [00:13:16] Yes.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:13:16] And the real insanity is the movie is confounding and without plot to a degree that they put it together and said, We got to put some VO in here to make sense of this.
Jessica St. Clair [00:13:30] That’s what I was wondering. Was it after the fact?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:13:32] Absolutely because they were like, we got to because this makes no sense. And and the VO makes it double confusing.
Paul Scheer [00:13:45] Well, this is the thing because he does VO throughout the movie a couple of times where they sit on his face. Well, that happens later. But I will say that I don’t think that.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:13:58] If somebody is going to sit on your face, VO might be the best thing to do.
Paul Scheer [00:14:02] It muffles. That gives you a shake. Here’s what I’ll say. The the the way that he read the lines is wrong, I believe, because he says and I just listen to it right before I came out here. He says.
Movie Audio [00:14:17] 800 hours. Almost there.
Paul Scheer [00:14:20] Like it’s 800 hours since I’ve been traveling. But I think what he wanted to say was it’s 800 hours, like.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:14:27] 8 a.m..
Paul Scheer [00:14:28] 8 a.m.. But he said the 800 hours.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:14:31] Zero. 800.
Paul Scheer [00:14:32] Right.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:14:33] He meant he’s meaning to say 8 a.m.
Paul Scheer [00:14:35] Because later on he goes, What time is it? Some guy goes 9:22 and he goes, Yeah, I thought that.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:14:43] I thought that. But when I think I think in military time
Paul Scheer [00:14:46] I thought that? He never think I thought it was 9:22.
June Diane Raphael [00:14:53] This is so important Paul, because I thought it was an intentional 800 hours and I thought, wow, where do you go that takes 800 hours?
Jessica St. Clair [00:15:03] Yeah, right.
Paul Scheer [00:15:05] Life takes 800.
June Diane Raphael [00:15:06] Like how long is that flight? And then I thought.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:15:09] 52 hours in it.
June Diane Raphael [00:15:11] Yeah. And then I was like, oh, that’s like, yeah.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:15:17] 16 days.
Paul Scheer [00:15:19] Siri. How many days is 800 hours? 33 days. Yeah. 33.
June Diane Raphael [00:15:27] Okay. But So how long does it take to travel around the earth?
Jessica St. Clair [00:15:37] Now I have to do math? Now I’m really fucking pissed.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:15:37] I cannot imagine. This is already.
Paul Scheer [00:15:40] 47 hours.
June Diane Raphael [00:15:42] 47 hours.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:15:42] This is already more research than the screenwriters for this movie.
June Diane Raphael [00:15:45] No, but this is important. This is okay. Because Jessica, let me say this. Jessica is what what is important is that I really thought because that 800 hours was with me throughout the movie and I was like, Oh, they’re on a different planet.
Jessica St. Clair [00:16:05] Like they are like the Hoth Planet and they are on hoth.
Paul Scheer [00:16:08] I just did some more research 17 times around the world. He could have gone in 800 hours.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:16:14] But to be clear, he is saying 8 a.m.. Yes. So none of this factors in matter to the movie.
Jessica St. Clair [00:16:24] This is when I knew we were in trouble. Yeah.
June Diane Raphael [00:16:31] I feel really misled just because when I said, What movie are we doing with Jessica? Paul said. A mario Lopez and Jaime Pressly movie. And I was like, Oh, great.
Jessica St. Clair [00:16:42] That’s what I thought. I go, Let me watch that romantic comedy. Let me see them have sex. Not the fucking awful sex scene we saw on a single bed that went out for four and a half hours.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:16:56] Are you kidding me?
Jessica St. Clair [00:16:59] Fast forward. Fast forward. Fast forward.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:16:59] That was the most realistic sex scene I’ve ever seen. All sex happens with no lower body movement and maximum back arching. In the scene, Jamie Pressley appears as though she’s trying to back bend away from him.
Jessica St. Clair [00:17:18] Yes away from this movie. She took her tits out for this.
Paul Scheer [00:17:23] She is.
June Diane Raphael [00:17:24] Multiple women took their tits out for this movie and that upset me. Women were harmed during the making of this movie.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:17:33] That scene slows down as it goes. That’s not how it works.
Paul Scheer [00:17:40] To me this sex scene, to me, felt like it’s like a party game, like you put it on and everyone has to hit a button because it’s going to end now. Oh, longer. Like it’s like everyone now it’s got And now.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:17:51] There’s got to be some rule about like lower body movement because I felt like there was somebody off camera being like, No, no, no, you can’t move, can’t move your butts can’t move your butts or your legs. Well, only arms, necks, heads.
Paul Scheer [00:18:06] It’s R, it definitely is a bit like the body parts are out multiple times and you know, I.
Jessica St. Clair [00:18:14] First, I’d like his bald penis. That’s what I’d like to see, his hairless penis.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:18:23] You’re on record. That’s going to be in like Entertainment Weekly’s Quote of the Week. Overheard at Largo, loud woman screaming that she wants to see Mario Lopez’ bare penis and balls.
Jessica St. Clair [00:18:45] I said bald penis.
June Diane Raphael [00:18:51] So here here’s one thing, Paul, about the sex scene and the lower body. So I. So earlier on, they’ve established they don’t take their boots off as cadets. They never take those boots off. Never. I don’t think he had his boots on while he’s having sex with her.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:19:08] He doesn’t play by the rules.
Jessica St. Clair [00:19:10] He’s a hot shot.
June Diane Raphael [00:19:12] But I will say, I don’t know if you felt this, Jessica, but I found there I mean, the men have their shirts off the entire movie, which is fine.
Jessica St. Clair [00:19:20] And they’re in their underwear.
June Diane Raphael [00:19:23] I really, guys we’re all screaming. What I really I really resented was the length of those undies.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:19:35] Yes, so much so that I. Are those military issue?
June Diane Raphael [00:19:39] They’re terrible.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:19:40] They look like flight pant they look like a sports uniform.
June Diane Raphael [00:19:42] Bloomers.
Jessica St. Clair [00:19:46] Like what old fashioned baseball players used to have to wear.
Paul Scheer [00:19:50] I didn’t want to bring this up this early, but I feel like.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:19:54] Are you wearing them?
Paul Scheer [00:19:57] I got them.
Jessica St. Clair [00:19:58] This is what you put on when you’re make a covenant with God.
Paul Scheer [00:20:10] Another. Okay. So another another bit of connection for you in this film, Jessica, is that this movie is directed by the same guy who directed A Talking Cat.
Jessica St. Clair [00:20:21] Oh, this makes total sense.
Paul Scheer [00:20:24] And but more importantly, he is known for a series of features called the 1313. He released one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, 11, 12. Like, I think he released over 14 films or maybe the 13 films that all heavily feature men in Boxer briefs. That’s like his calling card is these films.
June Diane Raphael [00:20:56] You know, it’s unfortunate, though, Paul so I, I the all of the men have wonderful figures, but they all look so terrible because of the cut of those undies. And it was just so distressing. And at one point during the sex scene, Mario Lopez, his lower body is of course not moving, but you can see.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:21:22] He’s on top of her like he’s trying to pin her in wrestling. Yeah, like.
Jessica St. Clair [00:21:26] Like a starfish. That’s called giving someone the starfish.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:21:33] I can’t imagine that’s true.
Paul Scheer [00:21:37] I mean, I want to show you a little bit of these. Yeah, we got we got a lot of the I just checked.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:21:45] This is where it gets real because there’s butts and stuff and this is where it felt Starship Troopers to me.
Paul Scheer [00:21:49] Yeah, I guess we don’t have a good shot of the underwear. I’m sorry. Maybe there’s another.
June Diane Raphael [00:21:53] Okay, that brings me. I’m glad you showed them. Here’s. That man that we just saw on screen. Is he an alien?
Paul Scheer [00:22:02] Well, here’s a good question.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:22:07] So what happens? So what happens? I believe.
June Diane Raphael [00:22:13] Okay, Go on.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:22:16] Now, this. I really this is what I really am going to go out on a limb, okay? And this movie is completely plotless, I believe. But what I think is happening is Grieco is the only actual alien. He gives. What is it, Team Z or.
Paul Scheer [00:22:31] Yeah, the Z-Team.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:22:34] He gives them steroids that are his blood.
Jessica St. Clair [00:22:39] And fluids.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:22:41] And fluids or whatever. Oh.
Jessica St. Clair [00:22:43] Oh.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:22:46] So then that’s why they get healed, because he can heal from gunshots and so forth. That’s why they heal. That’s why they start to feel really zombified or whatever. I think it’s because they’ve been given his blood.
Jessica St. Clair [00:22:59] And his jizz.
Paul Scheer [00:23:02] Fluid. Jason, please use the proper term fluid.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:23:06] I’m so sorry. And I will. That sex scene, like when Mario Lopez is up in the skylight and Grieco is just cuming on all the guys. Team-Z!! And they’re all like, This is what I signed up for. Who knows how many be? How much of humanity is left? Is this worth it?
Paul Scheer [00:23:38] But all right. So are we to believe that when the asteroid hit the earth 30 years ago, Richard Grieco was on that asteroid?
June Diane Raphael [00:23:47] Oh. Hmm.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:23:49] I don’t know.
June Diane Raphael [00:23:50] Yeah, I don’t know.
Paul Scheer [00:23:52] He seems to have a good knowledge of human history.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:23:54] The movie seems to theorize that that was meant to weaken the planet so that they could take over. Take over more easily at this point.
June Diane Raphael [00:24:04] That was what they said was like the soft assault or something like that.
Jessica St. Clair [00:24:08] That’s what Mario was giving that girl.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:24:15] She’s back, baby. Jessica St. Clair. She’s got to go. Take care, Jess.
June Diane Raphael [00:24:24] Here is my question, though. Why? Why did Griego need them to, like, reach some sort of physical peak and do all of this work? But I don’t know if it was just to survive right because it seems like they just had to get into that machine, that tilt a whirl thing where if they couldn’t survive that one thing, there was no way they could exit.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:24:49] Machine the next. That wasn’t that was some sort of like, can they handle it machine. The next machine the Grieco goes in at the end is some sort of like teleport or something. But now.
June Diane Raphael [00:25:03] On resolution day?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:25:03] Was that it? Resolution day?
Jessica St. Clair [00:25:06] Reclamation.
Paul Scheer [00:25:07] Reclamation day. But but the but the machine. But the machine that, like, sucks up Grieco at the end, Like there’s a sequel here, right? Because he went up?
Jessica St. Clair [00:25:17] Did he?
June Diane Raphael [00:25:18] That’s what I said to Jason backstage. I said, what what is the last moment in your.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:25:23] I don’t know what it means. I just know what I saw.
Paul Scheer [00:25:28] Yeah.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:25:29] And that’s at the end of an entire movie. That’s a failure. So there’s a thing that says malfunction. Malfunction, malfunction. Grieco wants Jamie Pressly to go with him so that he can. Dot, dot, dot. I’m not sure she doesn’t. And because it malfunctions, it explodes. Now, we do see Grieco get to help Grieco get teleported away, right? Successfully or not? I’m not sure.
Paul Scheer [00:25:58] But I don’t know. Jamie Presley was going to be in that machine with him.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:26:02] Yeah. And she hadn’t been given his jizz at all, so she was just not. Yes, she was going to get right away.
Paul Scheer [00:26:07] There is a moment that I’ve never seen a more tired actress in my life.
June Diane Raphael [00:26:15] Yes. It’s like she had the gun.
Paul Scheer [00:26:17] He has his gun to that.
June Diane Raphael [00:26:19] She was exhausted.
Paul Scheer [00:26:23] She looks like.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:26:27] Do you want to know my theory?
Paul Scheer [00:26:29] Yes.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:26:29] My theory is they had Grieco for one day. They shot his whole thing in one day. And that was the last set up. And Jamie Presley was like, I am dunzo. I’ve been here for 19 hours.
June Diane Raphael [00:26:43] Because her face wasn’t like, I’m tired because I’m scared or I’m exhausted from like, the physicality of this moment. And this man has kept me captive. It was just like, I’m tired of doing this.
Paul Scheer [00:26:54] Yeah, yeah. She looks checked out and I think the thing that I’m putting together is and once you see it, you can’t unsee it with this movie, Richard Grieco is reading off of cue cards.
June Diane Raphael [00:27:08] That’s what I thought!
Jason Mantzoukas [00:27:09] When he goes back at times.
Paul Scheer [00:27:11] Back. But I was like, is he there? He’s like, let me tell you something.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:27:15] When he does this, actually he does this. Let me tell you something. Let me tell you something. He double talks twice and I was like what the fuck? He was he was like, I’ll give you one take. Even if I flub it, you use it.
Jessica St. Clair [00:27:33] And Jamie Pressley’s, like I took my tits off for this shit. Fuck you, Grieco.
Paul Scheer [00:27:37] Now, meanwhile, also, I believe.
Jessica St. Clair [00:27:40] You don’t even know your lines.
Paul Scheer [00:27:42] I have another big theory on this movie that he was a last minute addition, and they shot a majority before they locked him in. Because, in my opinion, if you took away Richard Grieco, it could be that guy from Avatar, right?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:27:58] Stephen Lang.
Paul Scheer [00:27:58] Stephen Lang I got like, you know, or the drill sergeant from Full Metal Jacket, because at one point Mario Lopez is in the bunk and he starts doing an impression of the guys. Like, I’ll say, you never don’t do things that.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:28:11] Yes.
Paul Scheer [00:28:11] And I’m like, well, that’s not his voice at all.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:28:14] And to bolster that point, Mario Lopez, when he arrives, is told by that guy that escorts him to his bunk that the guy that Grieco’s character, we haven’t met Grieco yet, but Grieco’s character doesn’t like Yankees, Right? Or people from Queens. Yes. And he’s a good old Southern boy is what they’re like intimating. But then Grieco is just full blown grieco.
Paul Scheer [00:28:37] And Grieco turns not liking Queens into something incredibly offensive.
June Diane Raphael [00:28:42] Different.
Paul Scheer [00:28:44] I mean, here’s a little bit of this, a little bit of like what you get in a Richard Grieco performance.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:28:50] Can I just say, this is the sum total number of people who are in this movie. Yeah. And this is one of the two rooms. Yeah. These people occupy.
June Diane Raphael [00:29:00] The whole movie. This movie looks like it could have been shot on this stage.
Jessica St. Clair [00:29:04] Yes.
Paul Scheer [00:29:05] I like I said that I’ve watched Chipotle training videos that had more cinematography.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:29:10] Why? Why? Why have you watched Chipotle training videos? Real question.
Paul Scheer [00:29:20] Writers strike, baby. I got to be prepared. I got to be prepared. Scoop that avocado baby. Here’s a little Richard Grieco.
Movie Audio [00:29:35] Is this man you new barracks mate?
Movie Audio [00:29:37] Sir yes sir.
Movie Audio [00:29:39] What is his name?
Movie Audio [00:29:40] Sir, I don’t know, sir. We haven’t met yet, sir.
Movie Audio [00:29:43] For the love of Pete. Anybody know this rat’s name?
Movie Audio [00:29:47] Sir. His name is Murphy, Sir.
Movie Audio [00:29:51] If I ask you that, Murphy and stand at his attention. You have been negligent toward your fellow squad member. As a gesture of apology to your lost honor, you will pay him a tribute of 61 pushups 10! 10! For each letter of his name and one to grow on. And you going to perform this task.
Paul Scheer [00:30:13] Reading cue cards. Reading cue cards.
Movie Audio [00:30:14] Yes, sir.
Paul Scheer [00:30:16] That’s just a little taste of the Grieco. He has a writing crop, But yes, this is not written. No one is like we really need a Richard Grieco type. It’s out of character for him.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:30:28] Look at the same way that you would never give a richard Grieco character the repeated catch phrase “For the love of Pete”, that just doesn’t sound like him. And he never sounds right saying it.
Paul Scheer [00:30:43] But let’s also then walk one step further and go. At one point, Richard Griego brings Mario Lopez into a room, and they have this scene about the Bay of Pigs invasion.
June Diane Raphael [00:30:53] Oh, yeah.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:30:55] Fascinating.
Paul Scheer [00:30:57] As we speak about this. As we speak about it, I start to believe that Richard Grieco improvised everything.
June Diane Raphael [00:31:06] Oh, that’s interesting.
Paul Scheer [00:31:08] So here, just take a listen to we can kind of unpack this here.
Movie Audio [00:31:13] The Bay of Pigs.
Movie Audio [00:31:15] The Bay of Pigs?
Movie Audio [00:31:16] Yes, the Bay of Pigs. 1963. General Oswald and his men slaughtered 2000 Marines on the shores of Dallas, Texas. General Oswald on the shores of Texas. Yeah. A military genius. A wise man by his side. A glorious, glorious slaughter.
Movie Audio [00:31:42] Yes, sir. Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn Monroe.
Paul Scheer [00:31:49] Okay. So I guess it can’t be improvised because there is a picture of Oswald on the wall.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:31:54] I think I can explain this. I think this is the first piece of evidence that he is an alien.
Paul Scheer [00:32:01] Oh.
Jessica St. Clair [00:32:02] He doesn’t know US History?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:32:03] Jumbled up history incorrectly. Okay. They think he’s crazy, but in fact, he’s just an alien who’s gotten history wrong. That’s why Mario Lopez is like, I’m not sure it’s Dallas or whatever.
Paul Scheer [00:32:18] But how could he have gotten this far in the program? And like, when people came into his office, like, why do you have this picture of Nixon on your wall? Like the asteroid hit in 1997. Like.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:32:30] I don’t know, but that’s my that’s what I mean. That’s my best guess. I don’t think the movie takes place in an alternate history where they.
June Diane Raphael [00:32:39] This is what I thought happened. I thought it wasn’t our first clue that he was an alien. What I thought was, whatever happened to planet Earth? Or maybe we’re on another planet, because, again, I thought it took 800 hours to get there. We have lost history.
Jessica St. Clair [00:32:55] That’s what I thought.
Paul Scheer [00:32:56] Okay.
June Diane Raphael [00:32:57] Because of the pandemic, the virus that hit, because the pandemic has hit.
Paul Scheer [00:33:00] By the way, the only one time they reference it. It seems like an asteroid hit more than the pandemic.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:33:06] Well, one probably follow the other.
June Diane Raphael [00:33:08] So many things happened. And in that time, history got rewritten, which I was actually like, oh, that’s the only interesting idea in this movie. Yeah, that perhaps, like.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:33:20] I would go along with catastrophic events.
June Diane Raphael [00:33:22] Possibly. Yeah. Actually created a generation that has rewritten history.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:33:27] Now, the one question I have, though, is Mario Lopez has been sent from, I believe, something called the agency. Is that right?
Paul Scheer [00:33:37] Well, no.
June Diane Raphael [00:33:38] I believe well, he’s referred to as an agent, but I don’t know what organization.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:33:44] He’s not a new recruit. Like he’s pretending.
Paul Scheer [00:33:46] No, no. He requested transfer because his best friend, who, when they meet, seem like they’ve never met each other in their entire life. They speak to each other in such a way. Hey, man, what’s going?
June Diane Raphael [00:33:58] That poor actor. The monologue that he has to deliver about what Reclamation Day is or Recreation Day or Rejuvenation Day.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:34:08] He’s just. asconfused as we are.
June Diane Raphael [00:34:10] I was like, this is if you put these words in front of me and I had to deliver them. This man.
Jessica St. Clair [00:34:15] He was embarrassed. He was embarrassed.
June Diane Raphael [00:34:17] And some sort of I know this sounds crazy, but the stars have to align with another solar system.
Paul Scheer [00:34:25] I think it happens every 30 years. Now, here’s the interesting thing. My impression of this. Mario Lopez is a military man.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:34:33] I’d like to perform that monologue at auditions.
June Diane Raphael [00:34:36] It’s long, too.
Paul Scheer [00:34:38] It’s very long. We’re talking about it.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:34:41] It barely sheds light on the events of the movie.
Paul Scheer [00:34:43] Yes. I mean, if we’re talking about big monologues, we’ve got to go backwards for a second and talk about the Jamie Presley monologue, which then is the precursor to the sex scene, because it’s like she’s like, yeah, my parents were killed. I became a sex worker.
Jessica St. Clair [00:34:58] That’s a movie I wanted to see
Paul Scheer [00:34:59] And he’s like, great, can we have sex now?
Jessica St. Clair [00:35:01] Coal Miner’s Daughter. I want to see that. Never saw that movie. Is that what it’s about?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:35:06] Wait, wait, wait. Hang on. How is it like Coal Miner’s Daughter, Jessica. Go ahead. I’d love to. I’d love to hear what you think Coal Miner’s Daughter is about and how it relates to this movie specifically. Go ahead. Can you give a spotlight to St. Clair?
Jessica St. Clair [00:35:26] There’s a there’s what’s that’s a fancy Don’t let them down you know about that’s that’s that’s not coal miner’s daughter I always felt like that was sort of similar plot.
Paul Scheer [00:35:41] I’m here to tell you the coal miner’s daughter is about Loretta Lynn. That’s who, was raised in rural Kentucky, married at the age of 13, begins writing and singing her own country songs in the early and the early twenties. And with the tireless help of her husband, Oliver Mooney, Tommy Lee Jones, Loretta rises from local honky tonks to this small town.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:36:04] But at what point did she survived a dystopian future in which your parents are killed because one has the plague, one doesn’t. And then she becomes a sex worker at the outpost?
Jessica St. Clair [00:36:18] Does Loretta Lynn sing Fancy? God damn it.
Paul Scheer [00:36:23] But. But. But Jess might be right. Jess might be right because.
Jessica St. Clair [00:36:33] There’s always a connection.
Paul Scheer [00:36:37] Because Sissy Spacek was in another film called.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:36:41] There’s no way Jessica knew Sissy Spacek was in the coal miner’s daughter. She admitted to never having seen the movie.
Paul Scheer [00:36:48] Okay, Well, I didn’t want to give her all that. I want to give her flowers because the first.
Jessica St. Clair [00:36:53] Thank you, Paul. Paul takes care of me.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:36:59] I don’t understand. I heard you say the same thing in the same voice backstage.
June Diane Raphael [00:37:04] I don’t. I’m just going to clarify.
Jessica St. Clair [00:37:09] He takes care of me.
June Diane Raphael [00:37:09] Jessica came over the other day, and I was. She was putting an outfit together, and. And I said, just maybe try like, a button down shirt on it. And she grabbed one of Paul’s shirts and she put it on and she said, I like the way this shirt feels. And I said, okay. And then she said, as she was buttoning it up, she goes, Paul takes care of me. It was the strangest thing.
Jessica St. Clair [00:37:45] He does. When I need to figure out where a dongle goes into what cord, it’s Paul who answers the phone. Not you fucking assholes.
June Diane Raphael [00:37:53] He does take care of you.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:37:58] Please keep calling Paul. Please let it be Paul.
Paul Scheer [00:38:03] So I would like to say that Jessica is kind of right, because Sissy Spacek, her first film, was a movie with Lee Marvin and Gene Hackman called The Prime Cut, where she played an orphan named Poppy who gets sold into prostitution.
Jessica St. Clair [00:38:20] There we go.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:38:21] That’s no, no. No. I say no. This is not a win for Sinclair.
Jessica St. Clair [00:38:30] Six degrees of Sissy Spacek that’s the game we’re playing folks.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:38:34] You couldn’t name any other Sissy Spacek.
Paul Scheer [00:38:36] Also 25 years later in the in the Lonesome Dove prequel, Sissy also played a former prostitute, now married with children. And the residents must be okay with her previous occupation, which is also a school teacher.
Jessica St. Clair [00:38:50] Wonderful. Thank you, Paul.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:38:52] Is it simply the connection is there’s a sex worker in the movie?
Jessica St. Clair [00:38:57] Yeah.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:38:58] Then Pretty Woman who is like this movie.
Jessica St. Clair [00:39:00] Okay. Now you’re making connections. That’s called Yes, And.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:39:06] God.
Paul Scheer [00:39:10] So here’s what I’ll say. Jaime Presley delivers this monologue about her parents dying, her being, you know, sold into sex work and entertaining these men. And now she’s here and then it leads into a sex scene. It seems to me the worst possible time to have a sex scene, right? Like, yeah. And then I became a sex worker. Great sex now?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:39:35] She also says that she didn’t like it. She has, like, a very negative reaction to it. And then it segways directly into, like, pretty uncomfortable sex.
Paul Scheer [00:39:44] And the best it’s the best beginning of sex of all time because.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:39:48] It is?
Paul Scheer [00:39:49] Well, what I will say is it’s so it’s choreographed.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:39:52] Bold claim, Paul.
Paul Scheer [00:39:53] Because she has her bra off but it is still placed over her breasts so she lays down the bra can be easily peeled. It’s unhooked
June Diane Raphael [00:40:04] This is why I said women were harmed during the making of this movie because when she had that bra just laying across her, I was like, good, Jamie, Good. You know what kind of movie this is like? That was a great choice for you. And then in the next frame, it’s off. And I think something must, some conversation must have happened, as they often do. Yeah.
Paul Scheer [00:40:28] Did they show her the dailies of that one woman who took off her bra in the previous scenes? Like, it looks so good. That’s the most uncomfortable scene.
Jessica St. Clair [00:40:36] She’s forced to wear pantyhose. That poor girl. You know how uncomfortable pantyhose are? The moment you can, you take them off.
June Diane Raphael [00:40:43] Why was that? This is what I really didn’t understand. Why was that woman killed and shoved in a locker?
Jessica St. Clair [00:40:50] Why?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:40:51] I don’t know.
June Diane Raphael [00:40:53] While this movie’s going on, there’s just a serial killer?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:40:56] No, no villain guy. The villain guy kills or the bad guy who’s been.
Paul Scheer [00:41:01] But the biggest question to me is.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:41:02] He has some line that that. That explains it, but I don’t remember.
Paul Scheer [00:41:10] The main character that we’re looking for. Liles. Mario Lopez’s best friend that he’s got to bring a picture of his best friend to remember what he looks like. The only clue of my best friend is the picture of my best.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:41:23] Everybody in movies. Last night’s movie, Picture of the Daughter. Everybody in movies is like, I need a picture. Otherwise, the events of this movie cannot take place.
Paul Scheer [00:41:33] So but the one character that is assumed to be dead is not. He’s in the brig, but multiple other people are also dying, like the guy in the gyroscope. He died. Where they put his body?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:41:48] By the way, they said, You could be like your buddy over here, dead on the wheel. They cut to him, breathing so heavy. They cut to him and he’s visibly breathing heavily. And I’m like, Guys, Dallas is alive.
June Diane Raphael [00:42:04] Yeah. Get him some medical attention.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:42:06] An update on Dallas. He’s okay. That’s what I mean. I think they got, like, one take of everything. And we’re like who cares put it in. Who cares as long as they’re in long, long underwear. Who cares? All I care about is that they’re shirtless in boxer shorts that go right to the knee. They’re like board shorts, but tight.
Paul Scheer [00:42:33] I realize that.
Jessica St. Clair [00:42:34] Yes.
June Diane Raphael [00:42:35] God. With those socks.
Paul Scheer [00:42:38] I do have one pair of underwear like this.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:42:41] Why?
June Diane Raphael [00:42:42] No, you don’t.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:42:43] Wait, but is it for sports?
Paul Scheer [00:42:45] It is.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:42:45] Okay.
June Diane Raphael [00:42:46] It’s not that long.
Paul Scheer [00:42:48] They are. They are. They are. Sometimes they shoot down past my shorts that I’m wearing, and I’m like, Got to pick them up.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:42:56] They shoot down? How do they get that kind of propulsion? What are you doing there?
Paul Scheer [00:43:00] Let me out. Let me out.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:43:03] Bam!
Paul Scheer [00:43:07] They are very. Yeah, they are. They are tricky shorts. It’s also. It’s when you see a man, when you see.
June Diane Raphael [00:43:18] They’re so tricky.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:43:19] If you didn’t watch the movie, this is what they’re in front me to say. 75% of the movie.
June Diane Raphael [00:43:23] Absolutely. So let me say something about the color of them. If they were crisp Snow White. I would be okay. But they’re oatmeal. Yeah, it’s they look like they’re just like, um.
Jessica St. Clair [00:43:39] How about also the mock turtleneck? That’s when I knew we were in trouble. They’re wearing an oatmeal bodysuit tucked in real tight. And you love a body suit. Do you read a body?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:43:55] The black turtleneck, Like they’re all Steve Jobs.
Paul Scheer [00:43:59] I just. Can I just say something? You’re neglecting to look at one important fact. Yes, there are oatmeal shorts, but they’re also in brown shoes with black socks. They look like
Jessica St. Clair [00:44:10] I didn’t even notice.
Paul Scheer [00:44:12] What? Like an older man? Like, I just, you know, like, hey, where are my sock garters, like. It is. It is a gross look.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:44:22] Guys, this is post-apocalyptic. This is all we’ve got. So this is what we’ve got. And you know, what we’re neglecting to mention is they do such a good job seeding and showing us all these guys in their boxer shorts so that later Richard Grieco, once given Mario Lopez his artifacts, can sniff his underwear for so long? For so, so long as. But this is incredible.
Jessica St. Clair [00:44:52] What the fuck is this?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:45:12] What is this? Blue Velvet. Is this Dennis Hopper in Blue Velvet? Mommy. Mommy!
Paul Scheer [00:45:22] I will say that at least the actors and Mario Lopez, they do play it, like, what the fuck is going on? I appreciate that.
Jessica St. Clair [00:45:31] That’s the most natural moment of the entire film is how distrubed those actors are. And super hot.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:45:38] So hot.
Jessica St. Clair [00:45:39] But why was he smelling?
June Diane Raphael [00:45:41] I don’t know.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:45:42] Because he’s an alien. I think he’s got, like, heightened alien senses and is trying to get something off this.
Paul Scheer [00:45:49] It did seem like the smell came into play.
Jessica St. Clair [00:45:50] Wait, what did you just say?
Paul Scheer [00:45:52] The smell came into play.
Paul Scheer [00:45:56] You’re right. Or, it’s like you said, Paul. They were like, okay, we’ve got the guys will bring in the stuff. He’s like, I’m going to do some stuff. Don’t worry, just roll on it. And then that’s.
June Diane Raphael [00:46:04] What he here’s the thing. They know he’s gone, right? So what is he smelling that stuff for?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:46:13] Or you would think he would then use his nose to, like, follow him and be able to track him or something. But no, that doesn’t happen.
Jessica St. Clair [00:46:21] I thought it was more that he’s like in love with Mario, that he’s like, has a sexual like some sort of a sinister.
Paul Scheer [00:46:30] He wants pheromones. Like, yeah.
Jessica St. Clair [00:46:32] He just is starting to lose his mind. But there’s a part of him that wants to devour him sexually, maybe.
Paul Scheer [00:46:39] Mm hmm.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:46:40] Go, go, go on. This is, you know. This is St. Clair fanfic for this movie.
June Diane Raphael [00:46:49] I will say I mentioned it before, but I do think that Mario Lopez was doing some lovely work on this movie. I really do like this was he is carrying the movie and he’s doing a really nice job.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:47:04] Oh, yeah.
Jessica St. Clair [00:47:04] He felt like an anchor to me when everything else didn’t make sense. There were his dimples to rely on.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:47:11] And he does have a very good ability to casually toss off jokes in lines and stuff in a in a movie where everybody else is unfortunately being very by the book. Here we are. We’re in the military so that he can be like, who cares up?
Paul Scheer [00:47:30] But I would say what was uncomfortable to me about Mario Lopez in this film was he acted like someone from 1997. Like he felt very contemporary in a movie where no one else felt contemporary, which is bad, but also good for the viewer who, like, I don’t get it. So thank God I have one thing to hold on to.
June Diane Raphael [00:47:51] That’s true. I think that’s right. And I do agree with Jessica. The main thing I was like, I don’t know what planet we’re on. I don’t know, 800 hours where to travel. But I do know those dimples and I know that they are from planet Earth.
Paul Scheer [00:48:02] Like to me.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:48:05] I don’t trust anybody else in this movie, But those dimples. We’re in good hands.
Paul Scheer [00:48:11] It to me. He is the Olive Garden. Will I eat there? Normally. No, but if I’m in a place I don’t recognize any other restaurant, that’s. Yeah, I’m going Olive Garden. Yeah. I trust that that will provide a fine meal.
June Diane Raphael [00:48:26] We went to Olive Garden few weeks ago, and it was good. I had never been there before.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:48:30] I’ve also never. I’ve also never been.
June Diane Raphael [00:48:34] Let me tell you something, Jason. I was scared to go, and Paul said, It’s great. And I said,
Jessica St. Clair [00:48:40] It is. It’s great Quality control.
Paul Scheer [00:48:45] Pasta. You can’t mess it up.
Jessica St. Clair [00:48:46] Thank you. And then unlimited breadsticks.
June Diane Raphael [00:48:48] There was a 40 minute wait, and I said, Are we really waiting for Olive Garden? And we waited. And we waited and we waited. And and then we went in and sat down. Service was absolutely wonderful. And a giant bowl of pretty fresh salad came out.
Paul Scheer [00:49:04] Tell him about that salad, June.
June Diane Raphael [00:49:06] It was great. Delicious.
Jessica St. Clair [00:49:08] You can’t get that dressing. You can’t get that dressing. That’s a secret.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:49:13] Hang on, hang on. I want to let this go on. Is this an ad?
June Diane Raphael [00:49:18] Whatever do you mean?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:49:20] Am I not aware we’re doing an embedded ad?
Paul Scheer [00:49:24] This is pure passion. That dressing is good. That hot bread.
Jessica St. Clair [00:49:30] Hot bread with the little bit of parmesan on. It’s delicious.
Paul Scheer [00:49:33] My kids, looked at us as if we hid this Michelin star restaurant from them. They were like, This is the best meal of my life. Yes, My children’s two favorite places now are Papa John’s.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:49:51] For the politics.
Paul Scheer [00:49:52] For the politics. Well, my son says it all the time. He’ll say, I know Papa John’s a bad man, but I love that pizza.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:50:03] Oh, that’s cute. I’m glad we’re advertising for these two behemoths.
June Diane Raphael [00:50:11] Olive Garden. I have been sleeping on, and I.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:50:16] And I have been sleeping on a Casper mattress. Now, here’s the thing. It arrives in a tiny box full of breadsticks.
Paul Scheer [00:50:40] Oh, let me ask you this.
June Diane Raphael [00:50:46] Oh, God.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:50:47] Come on. It’s Saturday night.
Paul Scheer [00:50:50] In a movie with a lot of homo erotic imagery.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:50:54] Was there? Well, I guess I didn’t notice.
Paul Scheer [00:51:00] In a movie with a lot of homo erotic imagery. What did you think of the scene when Jamie Presley is seducing the guard outside of the jail cell?
Paul Scheer [00:51:12] Mario Lopez’s hand.
Jessica St. Clair [00:51:18] That was single. That was the craziest one of scenes I’ve ever seen that we believe that Jamie Pressly knows that Mario is going to know to do a reach around. Yeah.
Paul Scheer [00:51:34] They could not have planned that because Mario is in jail. They could not have planned that.
Jessica St. Clair [00:51:40] No, that’s not a thing. That’s not a thing.
Paul Scheer [00:51:42] But what was even the plan like? You just are you get close to him. And why does he wait? I guess the question is, why does he have to touch his balls? Jaime Presley could have touched his balls and pushed him there to get choked. Same end result.
June Diane Raphael [00:51:57] He doesn’t. It’s just for fun.
Jessica St. Clair [00:52:00] That’s for shits and giggles.
June Diane Raphael [00:52:03] It’s a goof. It’s fun.
Jessica St. Clair [00:52:04] It’s a goof fun.
June Diane Raphael [00:52:06] And it’s also like a little bit of a fuck you.
Paul Scheer [00:52:10] In what way?
June Diane Raphael [00:52:12] Just didn’t like it. Just say, Fuck you, guard. And you thought it was a woman. It’s a man.
Paul Scheer [00:52:20] This is what your could have had.
June Diane Raphael [00:52:21] He’s a man. Yeah. You thought I wanted to fuck you. A man’s grabbing your dick right now.
Paul Scheer [00:52:27] From when Jamie and Presley shows her hands like a magician. She’s like. But meanwhile, she’s 15 feet away from him. Of course, it’s not her hands. Like. Like it was such a great like.
June Diane Raphael [00:52:43] It was crazy. It was like. And honestly, their sex scene went on for so long that I was like, well, maybe they did discuss this possible scenario somewhere that night.
Paul Scheer [00:52:54] Did you find it awkward or uncomfortable when he was like, I want to say he’s fucking her from behind, but he’s not because she’s she’s like laying. He’s like laying on top of her from behind. And they’re just like, it’s a wee. It’s weird imagery because they’re not moving really. It’s it’s like, well, he’s like, planked on her.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:53:18] This movie lives in a world in which all of sex is gentle caresses. And that said it all.
June Diane Raphael [00:53:29] I know. Yeah.
Paul Scheer [00:53:32] But you know what? In the grosso movies, in the grosso movies that we have done.
June Diane Raphael [00:53:41] Starfishing. There he is.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:53:43] She is trying to get as far away from him as possible.
Jessica St. Clair [00:53:46] As a starfish. Yeah.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:53:51] If I was having sex with someone and they were doing that, I’d be like, Stop, stop. You’re going to hurt yourself. Are you okay?h.
Paul Scheer [00:53:57] It is really. I mean, this movie has, you know, besides great sex scenes, amazing fight scenes.
Jessica St. Clair [00:54:08] That was a little too Mario. And again, he’s committing and he is our North Star and he is our Olive Garden. But his fight scenes were a little too West Side Story for me.
Paul Scheer [00:54:20] Yeah, his fight scenes were like, Oh, I can fight. I took Tae Bo every Wednesday 9 to 10:30.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:54:27] I’ll go further and say, All of the military scenes are also like, Give me no hope that this is an effective military forces.
Paul Scheer [00:54:38] I wrote down, this was written by someone who kind of watched a military movie like I think they say stuff like this. I won’t watch it.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:54:46] They’ve got the military training exercise where they’re using live bullets for holograms. Again. Are they holograms?
Paul Scheer [00:54:54] Yes, because they disappear.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:54:55] So that’s what I couldn’t make any sense of.
Paul Scheer [00:54:57] But the holograms also have live bullets.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:54:59] Okay. So any headshot? That’s what I mean, because our guys get hit with real bullets, right? So?
Paul Scheer [00:55:06] So holograms are shooting real bullets from hologram guns.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:55:11] And the holograms are shooting machine guns. So there’s not a lot of, like, intense accuracy.
Paul Scheer [00:55:16] And it’s also like because they don’t have much of a set, it’s just three dudes standing with their legs spread apart like they’re riding a horse like this.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:55:26] No military. There’s no military training whatsoever. They’re not in any formation, just scared. They’re like.
Jessica St. Clair [00:55:36] Yeah.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:55:40] It’s as if, like, it happened. It’s as if it happened to regular people. Not at all. Even people in the military, they’re supposed to be experts at this, Grieco’s training them terribly.
Paul Scheer [00:55:51] And I guess when you’ve seen this movie or a scene like this before. It’s normally a person on a range. It’s like woman with shopping cart. Don’t shoot her. Bad guy. Oh, shoot him. Like, you know, it’s like, this is all bad guys. And they all just popped out of different windows and doors. That was it.
June Diane Raphael [00:56:07] Yeah. I mean, it seems like most of their training is just like upper body work. Yeah.
Paul Scheer [00:56:12] They’re jousting in one scene like American Gladiators.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:56:15] And in the obstacle. Yeah. And in the obstacle course, they never take cover. They’re like, our job is to be as out in the open as possible.
Paul Scheer [00:56:25] It’s wild. It’s a wild movie. And I think it deserves this audience to ask us some questions or to illuminate us. Maybe the director and writer is out here. Maybe we know about the shorts. We don’t know. Maybe Richard Grieco is here. We will see.
June Diane Raphael [00:56:42] Mr. Grieco?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:56:43] Paul, before you. Okay. If you don’t mind. Before you do, I do Just want to give my favorite Richard Grieco quote for the movie. Yeah. Okay. And it is. Would you ram a bayonet up your own mama’s coochie and feed her liver to the devil?
Jessica St. Clair [00:57:05] That was improvised. Yeah, for sure.
Paul Scheer [00:57:09] It was improvised. But Mario Lopez says yes to that faster than Would you kill the president? He’s like, Would you kill the president? Yes. Would you kill your mother? Yeah.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:57:20] Yeah. Wow.
Paul Scheer [00:57:22] Wow. Oh, yeah. Well, you know what? Speaking of a Richard Grieco line, I’m going to have you do your best version of say For Pete’s sake. And so say your name. And for Pete’s sake. And your question.
Audience Member [00:57:32] My name is Clint. For Pete’s sake.
June Diane Raphael [00:57:36] Yeah, it’s great.
Jessica St. Clair [00:57:37] That’s great.
Audience Member [00:57:37] My question about Richard Grieco’s character is he can heal from bullets to the face instantly. His fluids.
Paul Scheer [00:57:43] Hold on, hold on.
Audience Member [00:57:45] That’s a good question, though.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:57:47] I’m sorry, ma’am.
Audience Member [00:57:52] Yeah. He heals from bullets. It’s like his fluids cure the scar on the person’s arm. Why does he have a scar on his face?
Jessica St. Clair [00:58:00] We never find out. Right.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:58:02] I might conjecture Grieco wanted it.
Paul Scheer [00:58:06] Yeah.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:58:08] My guy has a scar, and they were like, Oh, but your guy heals from anything. He’s still got a scar.
Paul Scheer [00:58:13] I’m going to go to the. I’m gonna go to Pete. That’s when I saw his hand up over here. All right, Pete, We have right here. Oh, yeah. All right, so here we go. You’re. We know your name. It’s Pete. But give me, for Pete’s sake. Oh, for Pete’s sake. And your question.
Audience Member [00:58:28] For my sake.
Paul Scheer [00:58:32] Great.
Audience Member [00:58:32] I thought you were going to touch on this with the director. I have some amazing movies that he’s done. Some of them probably are problematic.
Paul Scheer [00:58:39] Not the 13, 13, the movie. They need 14 in two years. So, Paul, you have a better voice. So I’m going to go ahead. The wrong student, the wrong crush. The wrong man, the wrong cruise, the wrong friend, the wrong teacher. So this is.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:58:57] The this is the wrong series?
Paul Scheer [00:58:58] Wrong boy next door, the wrong step mom, the wrong mommy, the wrong tutor, the wrong cheerleader.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:59:06] The Did you say the wrong the.
Paul Scheer [00:59:08] Wrong wrong house sitter, the wrong wedding planner, the wrong stepfather, the wrong cheerleading coach, the wrong fiancee, the wrong Mr. Right, the wrong Prince Charming, the wrong Valentine, the wrong cheer captain, the wrong blind date, the wrong high school sweetheart. And that said, wow, Wow. Great, great observation.
Paul Scheer [00:59:38] You had me at the wrong mommy.
Audience Member [00:59:42] And very quickly, Jessica, it’s so great to see you. I moved from New York out to L.A.. I just want to know, how is the Sinclair Faberge egg collection going?
Jessica St. Clair [00:59:50] Well, I was going to bring up that grandmother. We used to bring her to Olive Garden all the time. It was her favorite restaurant in South Philly. And we would say that it was her birthday every time, even if it was like it, she was mortified. But I will tell you what, do they bring out a spread when it’s your birthday?
Jason Mantzoukas [01:00:11] It’s almost like when you’re there, your family.
Jessica St. Clair [01:00:14] Is exactly like that.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:00:15] Somehow this is the second spot. What? How much are they giving us for this? We’re getting Olive Garden bucks. What is this?
Paul Scheer [01:00:29] Hi. What’s your name? Chelsea. Chelsea, give me your best. For Pete’s sake.
Audience Member [01:00:33] For Pete’s sake.
Paul Scheer [01:00:35] Oh, I like it. All right, great. Now, your question.
Audience Member [01:00:37] So, following up on the director, he is actually a former adult film star. Okay? And this came up with Talking Cat. And there’s actually a theme in all of his movies that he specifically casts men that he likes to see in outfits that he used to wear during his days as an adult film star. So that’s why the casting in this movie is all a very specific body type and why they’re all in their very long tighty whities and boots the whole time.
Jessica St. Clair [01:01:09] Wow.
Paul Scheer [01:01:10] Wow. So I will tell you this. I will tell you this. As you just said this, you have unlocked a core memory.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:01:18] ThHere we go. Oh, no. And away we go.
June Diane Raphael [01:01:23] Paul.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:01:26] You have the stage.
Jessica St. Clair [01:01:28] I don’t want to be sad again.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:01:30] Paul were you in this movie?
Paul Scheer [01:01:36] When human giant was shooting in Los Angeles before downtown got repurposed as, you know, very artistic and nice, It was kind of just a trash bag, bunch of stages and sets that you could get for really cheap. And so we were in this one stage and you could rent like every floor. You could rent a different stage. And on the front of the building we had our little poster. It said, you know, filming MTV, Human Giant. And then there was another one. It says Letters to Loni. And I was like, Oh, letters to Loni is in the basement. And so I went downstairs to go get to take a phone call, and I go down the stairs just a little bit. And as I turn, there is a naked man in a in a in a like a military hat. And those shoes and socks, those like that kind of like military look. And he had a hard on. And I realized that he was shooting he was shooting letters to Loni was an adult film and that was going on there.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:02:45] And you’ve just remembered. Oh.
Paul Scheer [01:02:50] And he and he was like kind of on a smoke break and was like, hey. And I was like, hey, we’re we’re shooting upstairs. And he was shooting downstairs.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:03:03] I’m shooting all over man. Fluids baby.
June Diane Raphael [01:03:06] Wow.
Paul Scheer [01:03:07] But that look seemed similar. Maybe it was. Maybe it was.
June Diane Raphael [01:03:12] And he just has to maintain an erection just throughout.
Paul Scheer [01:03:22] I just remember the image of seeing those. I remember it because I was like, phone, phone, phone shoes. Dick. Hat. To go upstairs. It was it was all very quick. You know, It was not like I was there for a long time. But I remember seeing shoes and pulled up socks and like a helmet that you would wear in the trenches. So maybe. All right. So. Oh, wow. Oh, this seemed like a nice gentleman. And letters to Lonie. I don’t know if anyone seen it. Any one?
Jason Mantzoukas [01:03:57] This episode promos a lot of stuff.
Jessica St. Clair [01:03:59] I wish we could watch that.
Paul Scheer [01:04:02] All right, we have a question over here. What is your name? Your best letters.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:04:08] Your best letters to Lonie.
Paul Scheer [01:04:13] What is it?
Jessica St. Clair [01:04:16] Paul gets cancelled. Your best letters to Lonie.
Paul Scheer [01:04:22] I mean, I wonder what was in those letters. I don’t know. All right. Your name, your best Pete’s sake and your question.
Audience Member [01:04:30] My name’s Gonzo. For Pete’s sake.
Paul Scheer [01:04:33] All right. I like its understated. Great.
Audience Member [01:04:36] Yeah, I had a problem from the get go where it’s at least insinuated that he’s there to find his friend. Protect his friend, do something with this friend. Yet at the end of the movie, his friend is shot dead in front of him and barely reacts. He’s kind of like (shrugs).Oh, shit I spilled the milk.
Jessica St. Clair [01:04:52] He’s more upset about Quintana than he is about his friend.
Audience Member [01:04:57] And also I’m still thinking about the mechanics of the reach around. So you can, you can clearly see it’s a brown hand. So it’s his cell mate. So his friends reach around and rubbing his. So he’s rubbing his cock with one hand. The guy’s enjoying it for half a second before he realizes it’s not Jamie Presley. Then Mario Lopez grabs from behind. Yeah, insinuating that Mario Lopez is probably resting his cock and balls on top of the guy’s head. Yeah, while this is going on.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:05:33] I agree, because that.
Paul Scheer [01:05:35] And that’s the poster, that image. You see the door somebody and.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:05:41] I couldn’t figure out. I felt like they thought that was hilarious. So something because Jamie Pressly like she’s seducing the guard. She just walks away and is like, yeah. And it’s and it’s the guys in the cell are both jerking him off and then choking him out.
Paul Scheer [01:05:59] Well.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:06:02] Which, I mean, is the name of one of this director’s movies. Yeah.
Paul Scheer [01:06:05] Now. But now what I’m understanding here.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:06:08] We still got it. The Olive Garden. When you hear your fucking family.
Paul Scheer [01:06:16] The wrong jerk off, the wrong choking them out. But now it does make sense. It’s like, Lyles, let’s do the thing that we do, okay? I get the cock you get his neck.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:06:31] But you’re right. I will say to your initial point, you’re absolutely right. He’s in voiceover. His goal is to find his friend, the guy he’s carrying a picture of. They, you know, he’s his, you know, whatever. And then he finds him. Oh, my God. They have a brief moment. The guy is shot dead in front of him. He’s like, Later.
June Diane Raphael [01:06:52] Okay, but here’s my favorite thing about Lyle, too, is that when they find each other, they have a moment together. And then I think a few minutes later, Lyle’s lying on the bed just staring straight ahead. Oh.
Paul Scheer [01:07:04] Oh, yeah.
June Diane Raphael [01:07:04] There’s no energy of, like, now we’re going to get the fuck out of here. I’ve been trapped.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:07:09] Lyle’s like, What are you doing? He’s like, I’m looking for a way out. Is it like.
June Diane Raphael [01:07:13] Like I’m still resting.
Paul Scheer [01:07:15] I thought he went back to go back to reading here. I just will quickly show, you know, for those of you who are concerned, they just give his friend a second look. Maybe the producer shot that as well because they added this VO. So this is the end of the VO here.
Movie Audio [01:07:29] I keep going over it in my head trying to remember the exact sequence of events. I’m trying to think of all the alternate paths I might have taken, looking for the one that could have saved Lyles and the others. I only had a second chance.
Movie Audio [01:07:43] You’ll get one Murphy.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:07:48] How? How are you given second chances at the events of the movie?
Paul Scheer [01:07:53] You cannot bring your best friend back to life. But I do love this movie.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:07:57] Someday we all will, she says? I want to be clear. This is the last line of the movie. Some, she says, you will get a second chance at what? You can bring to the event from this movie? You’ll be able to do it differently and save all your friends?
Jessica St. Clair [01:08:15] Is he trying to queue up that there will be a sequel?
Paul Scheer [01:08:15] I think so. I think it’s like there will be a sequel. This because this is of.
Jessica St. Clair [01:08:19] It is bold.
Paul Scheer [01:08:20] It’s the journey: absolution.
Jessica St. Clair [01:08:22] A lot of movies made. That’s true.
Paul Scheer [01:08:24] How about Journey: Resurrection?
Jason Mantzoukas [01:08:27] Yeah.
Paul Scheer [01:08:28] I will just say, just to point out this one thing, the special effects clearly were done way after. And this moment when they’re all looking at the alien, they probably said that you’re going to see this cool alien being. And what they could afford was just a flashing yellow light. But they all are pictured something way cooler. So here we go.
Movie Audio [01:08:45] See that your mission is nearing completion. We have monitored your progress on a blue planet for some time from your arrival and integration into the human habitat to your right hand. You have done well. But I must now urge you to accelerate the implementation of the celestial get.
Paul Scheer [01:09:04] Letters to Lonie.
Movie Audio [01:09:07] But within an hour, the survival.
Jessica St. Clair [01:09:10] Letters to Lonie.
Movie Audio [01:09:11] By the conditions.
Paul Scheer [01:09:13] And why is the evil alien the voice of Moviefone? At 7:10, you can see Avatar two. Way of Water. The earth will be destroyed by our great leaders at the planet.
Movie Audio [01:09:29] Time is of the essence. The cycle is almost complete. The attack force will be ready to strike. Too much time is running out. Their objective has to be clear that. They must be ready to give their lives for the cause.
Paul Scheer [01:09:48] I swear to God, that’s what letters to Lonie looked like. Many years later. Many years later, I shot in that basement with Christopher Lloyd a Funny or Die sketch, and I couldn’t get that image out of my head.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:10:03] I would believe it if this was all repurposed footage from a different movie.
Paul Scheer [01:10:07] Oh, yeah, absolutely. Okay, so obviously we had opinions about this film, but there are people out there with a different opinion. It is now time for a second opinions. Zac, take it away.
Audience Member [01:10:22] What is this I see? A low quality movie is on my screen. That means June, Paul and Jason will have a doozy. Provide us all with funny commentary. Literally, if you have something to say because you have eclectic taste, you know Amazon is the place because no one can see your face. Grieco’s character is not gay leather gloves in cigars, are they? Are they in the military? Let’s hear your opinion. Opinion. Canadian opinion. Your second opinion. Your first opinion, Opinion, Opinion. Vengeance. Let’s hear your opinion. Opinion Opinion. Your second opinion Opinion Pinion. Pinion. Thank you. Love you guys.
Paul Scheer [01:11:22] Thank you, Zac. Great job. Very hard to find any opinions about this movie, but we did. The average rating is a 2.6 out of five stars. There are 158 total reviews. 19% are five stars. 35% are one star reviews. Timothy W Thompson writes, “Never saw this movie before. Fun title. Fun. Five stars.” Then we move on to Letter box “For the love of Pete. Richard Grieco is getting no notes on his ad libbing in most scenes and random and clearly reading off of cue cards and others. It is tragic, but the gravitas and hilarity and charm he brings to the screen is undeniable. My favorite bad sci fi movie, the whole set and crew, aside from Lopez and Grieco, clearly moonlit as stars of a Skinemax feature. Flamingly fantastic stars. I love every inch of every shit of this wild film.”
Jason Mantzoukas [01:12:39] And you wrote that one?
Paul Scheer [01:12:44] This is the weirdest one. It’s a third opinion. The one star review from Luis, and he writes, “So I tried to listen to this movie with my earbuds, but the sound only came out on the left earbud only. In the right ear, is where you would hear it, like the background sounds and footsteps. So then I started with the right ear button and I could only hear people talking around me. Then I noticed the characters mouths were moving, talking, but I didn’t hear anything. I was perplexed decided to put both earbuds in to listen. Weird. Nah, I only give it one star because they’re zero. They can’t give zero stars to waste of my time and energy. One star.”
June Diane Raphael [01:13:30] I will tell you, Paul, if if that person had the beats, earbuds, earphones.
Jessica St. Clair [01:13:37] Linked in my Amazon store.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:13:40] I’m sorry is that an ad for Beats?
June Diane Raphael [01:13:41] Wouldn’t had those. They wouldn’t have that trouble because they just lay you could wear them. They magnetically close right here like a little necklace. You never lose them. Never lose them. They’re wonderful.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:13:52] What the fuck is happening?
Jessica St. Clair [01:13:56] Beats the beats buds.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:13:57] Can we just shout out things and then add.
Jessica St. Clair [01:14:01] If they come up?
Jason Mantzoukas [01:14:02] Yeah. Wow.
June Diane Raphael [01:14:04] They come up organically.
Paul Scheer [01:14:06] These are some of the tags that this movie has on IMDB. Sex scene Asteroid. Male nudity, Alien post-apocalypse, Female frontal nudity, bare chested male, rear entry sex, blonde, lust.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:14:26] These are things I feel like these are all pornhub categories.
June Diane Raphael [01:14:30] Yeah.
Paul Scheer [01:14:31] Kissing while having sex. Man wears underwear. Woman on top Sex. Reference to Sun Tzu. Low budget film. Space Station. Military training. Martial Arts. Bully Comeuppance. Independent film.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:14:49] Okay, now about covers that pretty much replicates almost entirely my notes. But I will say where is there a space station?
Paul Scheer [01:14:58] No space station.
June Diane Raphael [01:15:00] Unless we are on one.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:15:03] Oh, I don’t. I mean, I think we’re in, like, the Arctic or something, aren’t we?
June Diane Raphael [01:15:09] No, That’s all of America is now.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:15:12] Just a wasteland?
June Diane Raphael [01:15:12] New America.
Jessica St. Clair [01:15:14] New America completely frozen. That’s right.
Paul Scheer [01:15:17] Well, any final thoughts? Would you recommend this movie? Would you recommend this to your friends, your family?
June Diane Raphael [01:15:23] No.
Jessica St. Clair [01:15:25] Never.
June Diane Raphael [01:15:25] No. I
Jason Mantzoukas [01:15:26] I’ll be honest. I don’t know if I’d recommend it to myself.
Paul Scheer [01:15:29] Because you have no memory of this.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:15:31] I’ve seen it. I don’t know.
June Diane Raphael [01:15:33] I don’t ever want to discuss this again. I want to forget about it.
Jessica St. Clair [01:15:37] It never happened.
June Diane Raphael [01:15:38] Yeah. I want to put this in a place I never return to.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:15:42] That being said, I would encourage everybody to watch it
Paul Scheer [01:15:46] 100%. Thank you, everybody, for coming out to the show.
Jessica St. Clair [01:15:49] Thank you guys.
June Diane Raphael [01:15:50] Thank you.
Paul Scheer [01:15:53] Thank you, Jessica St. Clair. And there is one thing I want to bring up to you, something I think is really cool that we have been doing. I am a part of this organization called Tusk, and we are raising money for our crew members affected by the strike. So what I am doing right now is helping put together a giant celebrity auction where you can do very cool things. You can actually eat corndogs with Brett Gelman, Murray from Stranger Things. You can get a vase from Seth Rogen, you can hang out and smoke weed with Woody Harrelson. You can have me pick your fantasy draft and so much more. Head on over to TuskTogether.com. Hit on auction and start bidding now. And just a reminder, How Did This Get Made is going on tour. We are almost sold out all across all the venues we’re at but not yet. New Jersey, I want to say Red Bank. We’re coming for you. We want you to come out to that show. And you know what? We got a special thing lined up for New Jersey that I think might knock your socks off. I’m working on it. I’m not saying it’s going to happen. Happen, but there might be something really special happen in that night. Now, people, I want to remind you, TeePublic.com is your one stop shop for all of your How Did This Get Made needs. We’re going to have exclusive merch on tour, but the only place to get exclusive merch right now is TeePublic.com. Check out the How Did This Get Made store. You can go there. You see all the designs of all of our shirts. Anyway, if you have comments, concerns, questions, whatever. Let us know. That’s right. Hit me up at the discord. Discord.gg/HDTGM or 619-PAUL-ASK. 619-PAUL-ASK. You can come in, help us out, maybe even give us an alt tagline for this abomination of absolution and we will get you on the show. A big thank you once again to Jessica St. Clair and our amazing team producers Scott Sonne, Molly Reynolds and our movie picking producer Avril Halley, and our engineer, Casey Holford. We’ll see you next week for Last Looks. Bye for now.
September 28, 2023
EP. 328.5 — Last Looks: Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Paul and Jason chat about reality TV, music they’re loving, and their favorite L.A. activities. Plus, Paul digs into corrections and omissions from Jonathan Livingston Seagull, shares bonus content from the live show, and reveals next week’s movie.