March 30, 2023
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315.5 — Last Looks: Ambulance
Paul Scheer [00:00:00] Big dogs, defibrillators and toned bodies. All this and more on this week’s Last Looks. Hit the theme.
Intro Song [00:00:22] [Last Looks Intro]
Paul Scheer [00:00:25] Hello, my Birkenstock bank robbers and hair clip surgeons. I’m your ambulance driver, Paul Scheer and welcome to How Did This Get Made Last Looks where you get to voice your issues on Ambulance a.k.a. Oceans 9-1-1. The tagline was courtesy of Vinod S. on our Discord. If you would like to submit a tagline for our next movie, join our discord at Discord.gg/HDTGM. Coming up later in the show, Jason I will chat about all the stuff that we are currently into. Plus, as always, we reveal next week’s movie and I will share an exclusive deleted scene from our Ambulance episode. But first things first, a big shout out to AC Gravy. People, I love that intro song and I would love to hear more intro songs if you have a Last Look’s episode theme song, send it to HowDidThisGetMade@Earwolf.com, but keep them short. 15 to 20 seconds is best. Alright people, let’s get into it. Last week we talked at length about Ambulance. We had questions and we might have even missed a few things. Here’s your chance to set us straight. Fact check us, if you will. It is now time for Corrections and Omissions.
Intro Song [00:01:28] [Corrections and Omissions Theme]
Paul Scheer [00:01:34] Thank you, Todd Fronower, for that great theme. I love Todd. All right. We’re going to the Discord. Lizard writes, “I am not a medical professional, but even with my single first aid class, I know you cannot use a defibrillator on someone without taking their shirt off, especially when it is likely it has metal parts on it like a cop’s vest. And if Cam had done this, she would have noticed the second bullet wound way earlier, which she probably should have figured out much earlier anyway, considering that he was bleeding like a can of tomato soup.” Boom. Calling out Cam. You know what? She may be cool as a cucumber because maybe she doesn’t actually understand how injured the people are. Maybe that’s a different way of looking at it. She’s not cool because she’s seen it all. She’s cool because she doesn’t understand it all. Anyway, ThickBoyWater2, Thick thighs, writes “Jake Gyllenhaal’s assistant, who sprayed paint on the ambulance green is played by the famous rapper Wale. And here’s a short sample from his 2013 triple platinum single Bad, featuring Terry-thomas.”.
Wale [00:02:39] [Wale Music Sample]
Paul Scheer [00:02:49] I love that. I mean, come on. Why wasn’t he singing in this? He should have been singing while he was painting the van. A missed opportunity. Michael Bay, we should have had a video at the end. Right? Like the same way that we had that L.L. Cool J. My hat’s like a shark fin. In Deep Blue Sea. We needed it. We need a Wale song. Anyway, UnevolvedPanda writes, “I did some Michael Bay dog research, and according to a 2017 variety article, Michael Bay has three dogs, all mastiffs. His dog in the movie is named Nitro Zuse, and he is named his other two dogs, Rebel and Bumblebee after Transformer characters. So Michael Bay is self-referential all the way down. In 2016, after Bay read an article about a lonely dog named Freya who nobody wanted to adopt because she had epilepsy. They decided to give Freya a cameo in the fifth Transformers movie as Anthony Hopkins’ dog. Due to all the media publicity surrounding this, Freya was finally adopted by a family. Thus, I forgive Michael Bay for all of his moviemaking faults because I discovered that he loves dogs.” Well, there we go. All right, let’s go to the phones. Scott from Toronto, what do you got?
Listener [00:04:00] Hi Paul. Scott, I’m a paramedic in the Toronto area. I wonder if any other paramedics or EMTs from the states called about the same issue. Our ambulances have what’s called a AVL. Automatic vehicle locator. It’s a GPS system that shows who’s closer to a particular call. That’s how the dispatching center knows how to assign an ambulance to a particular call. I guess I haven’t seen Ambulance yet, but I think they must have just thrown that idea out the window. Love the show. Take care.
Paul Scheer [00:04:30] Scott, You revealed yourself right at the end. You have not seen the movie, so you would know that they do rip out that GPS locator. And that is actually a big part of the movie, the GPS locators. So that is ripped out. So the movie is perfect. And I don’t know why you’re poking holes in it. Go back to being a paramedic and saving people’s lives. No, I know. Thank you for that, Scott. Okay. This is somebody who didn’t leave a name. I’m going to call them anonymous, but not the people that are trying to take down Scientology. Just a regular anonymous person.
Paul Scheer [00:05:02] Hi Paul, I just listen to the Ambulance episode. And there was one thing you guys didn’t mention that was driving me crazy for the whole movie. You did talk. You did ask what was their plan after the chase. But I’m wondering, what was the plan originally for the bank robbery? I know they skipped over the robbery and when they hold everyone hostage. So maybe we’re just supposed to assume that they disabled the cameras, but they weren’t wearing masks and they seem like such idiots, so they probably didn’t disable the cameras either. They weren’t wearing gloves. Their fingerprints are everywhere. I’m just wondering, what was their plan originally before the cops came in? How are they going to get away? How did Will think he was going to just go back to his wife?
Paul Scheer [00:05:41] Well, that’s a good question. I think the original heist plan was very simple. It was just like the heist plan from the movie Heat, So much so that I don’t think they figured out much more than that. They’re going to get a shitload of money and leave. Done, done deal. And if no one came and no one busted them, they would have gone and gotten that money. But then the cops are also following the other bank heist people. But these were not the bank heist people. They would have been busted or they would not have been busted. I won’t know because we don’t need to go that far. All we need to know is that it was an homage to Heat, and that was about as far as anyone thought about it. All right. Dr. Nan’s from New Jersey.
Listener [00:06:17] Hey Paul, it’s Dr. Nans from Jersey. Comments on the Ambulance. So the whole premise of the story is based on the character’s wife needing experimental surgery. However, in the real world, any time you’re involved in a clinical trial for some kind of experimental thing. Grant money pays for these. Insurance never pays for experimental treatments. So the grant money is at the hospital running the trial would be taking care of all the medical costs for the surgery. That’s all. Love the show. Bye.
Paul Scheer [00:06:49] Interesting. All right. Okay. That is good to know. I don’t know why it needed to be experimental. Why couldn’t she just have regular surgery. But thank you, Doctor Nans. Two doctors so far. Or a doctor and a paramedic. That’s amazing. Okay. Finally, Travis from Connecticut.
Listener [00:07:07] Hey, Paul. Travis calling from Connecticut with a, what I consider a huge omission in your Ambulance episode. Maybe it’s not. Maybe this is just how California works. But at the 30 minute mark, right around there, our protagonist, Cam, the EMT and her partner, are walking on the street and talking and a guy with a beard wearing what I can only describe as the robes of a mad prophet go running past them at full tilt. There’s absolutely no reaction from either them or anybody else around them. And at first I thought, maybe that guy’s running from the gunfight, but he’s actually running in the direction of the gunfight. So, again, what’s up with that guy? Is that just the thing that happens in California? And if so cool, but weird, right? Thanks. Love the show. Love you guys. Keep it up.
Paul Scheer [00:08:01] Hmm. This is interesting. I actually let’s it’s like, you know what? I want to throw it to all of you. What is going on with this bonkers bearded man who’s oddly sprinting past paramedics? We pulled a video of this moment. Right? We’re going to put it up online. I mean, it is, it is bizarre. I’m looking at it here. And this seems to me like Bayhem in the most aggressive way. I think what he’s kind of commenting on in a way is, yeah, Los Angeles is a crazy town and there are a lot of unhoused people going about their business. And it’s so, it’s so normal here in Los Angeles that we don’t even acknowledge it anymore. And maybe that’s a statement about the homeless population here in L.A. And there are a lot of people who have a lot of money who don’t like it, and they just want to kind of get rid of them. And there’s other people who want to do something that’s a little bit deeper. So maybe Michael Bay is on that one side of like just get him out of town because they’re doing stuff like that. Maybe it’s a social commentary, but I’ll let you be the judge. Anyway, take a look at this video. We’ll put it up on our Instagram and socials. So check it out. Back to the Discord. Leslie, who writes, “I have a second hand connection to Ambulance. The doctor on the golf course with the blue shirt and the French accent is a real E.R. doctor named Dr. David Farsi. He practices in Miami and volunteers generously at the organization where I work. He got the role because he’s friends with Michael Bay. He did not tell anyone in his professional life that he was going to be in the movie. One of his colleagues went to see Ambulance in the theater with his family and almost fell out of his seat when he saw his friend and coworker looming large on the screen.” Well, that’s awesome, Leslie, and you know what? Now, I actually believe that this guy could maybe operate through face time. I believe that this is actually not unheard of. Right? Or maybe I’m just thinking about another movie where there is a facetime going on. I don’t know. Anyway. Continuing on the Discord, Dr. Guts 1003 writes, “After helping the impaled girl, Cam invites her partner for enchiladas. So when we see the meeting, why is eating sushi?” Well, this I do understand, because that place they go to is Grand Central Market in Los Angeles. They got everything. They got barbecue, they got sushi, they got bagels, they got it all. So she is getting enchiladas, but he can get whatever he wants. And that’s the benefit of going to Grand Central Market. You can kind of get whatever you want. You can get ice cream if you want it. So he wasn’t enjoying what she was enjoying, but she was going to the enchilada place. Go to Egg Slut. He could have gone to Egg Slut, which is a place. Anyway, so many great corrections and omissions this week, but there can only be one that is the best. And this week the best goes to. You know who it is. Doctor Nans. Dr. Nans. Doctor. Doctor. Give me the news. You got a case of winning corrections and omissions. I don’t know. All right. You don’t get anything. You know what? You do get something. You got me singing a song, and you can get another amazing song from Seth Chatfield. Hit it.
Winner’s Song [00:11:03] [Winner’s Song]
Paul Scheer [00:11:19] All right. Thank you, Seth. And thank you, Dr. Nans, for bringing the biggest plot hole into this movie when I thought there couldn’t be a bigger one. You found one. And we appreciate that. If you want to chime in with your own thoughts about the latest episode, hit up the Discord at Discord.gg/HDTGM or call us at 619-PAUL-ASK. Coming up, Jason and I chat about all the things that we are currently into. We reveal next week’s movie and I’ll share a deleted scene from our Ambulance episode. Stick around.
Paul Scheer [00:11:51] Welcome back. You have likely notice on How Did This Get Made that every Monday we’ve been playing old How Did This Get Made episodes out of the vault and rereleasing them back into the rotation. This week’s Matinee Monday was Fast Five with Adam Scott and keep checking out these replays of classic episodes every Monday. People, I’m improvising once a month with Jason Mantzoukas in our group called Dinosaur at Largo. You come check us out, just go to Largo-LA.com. Also, we are going to be doing some big shows at Largo for the next couple of months, so check out the schedule. I think most of them are sold out, but every now and then we release a ticket or two the day of. So keep, you know, keep your eyes open, keep your ears open, keep on following us on social media to find out more. And before we get into Just Chat today, I wanted to just briefly talk about something for those of you who don’t know Lance Reddick passed. And Lance Reddick, phenomenal in John Wick. Amazing in The Wire, just a fantastic actor and somebody that I became friendly with after he appeared on NTSF:SD:SUV and we pulled him in to do fun stuff. And you see him on shows like Eric Andre and of course Corporate, which I think he was so genius on. Anyway, we talked a bit about Lance in this Just Chat, but we recorded it before he passed, so I just wanted to call attention to that and just take a moment to remember Lance. And if you only know him from, you know, things like The Wire or John Wick, I highly recommend checking out Corporate. He is so good in that. I also I mean, I thought he was fantastic in NTSF where he played like this kind of crazed Guy Fiery character. He was so great. He came to the set with as many questions and thoughts as you might bring to a drama. When he approached comedy, he was just a good, fun guy. We actually recorded Fast Nine, The Fast and the Fuhrer. It’s a script written by Jordan VanDina, who wrote the binge movies. Also is writing that new Dennis Rodman movie, and he came to play Tyreese and he just killed it. I just loved getting calls from him. I’ve talked about this on some other episodes of other shows I’ve been doing, and it just, I miss the guy already and I just want to send a lot of love to his family, his wife Stephanie and his children. And with that, take a breath. Think about Lance. Send up some positive thoughts. And now Rob from Long Island, play us into Just Chat.
Intro Song [00:14:53] [Just Chat Intro Song]
Paul Scheer [00:14:55] Jason. All right.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:14:57] Here we go.
Paul Scheer [00:14:58] What is going on?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:14:59] What is going on?
Paul Scheer [00:15:01] What is going on?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:15:06] You were saying when we last spoke that you were busily catching up on all of the awards season movies, which I remain very, very on the outs. I haven’t watched anything really. And it’s terrible. But I have watched. I have watched five seasons of Bosch in the last three weeks.
Paul Scheer [00:15:26] All right. You know what? You mentioned this the other night, and I was like, God damn it, I got to start watching Bosch because I know it’s good. I know. And I know I’m going to get into it. And so tell me.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:15:39] It really is peak Dad TV. Genuinely, like I know I promised you that I was going to start Breaking Bad.
Paul Scheer [00:15:45] Yeah.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:15:45] And I and I full blown have put it off. Okay. I’m now into Bosch.
Paul Scheer [00:15:50] How much more do you have?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:15:51] It’s great. I don’t know. I think I have two more seasons. It’s. It’s, it’s, it’s scratching that itch that Justified did, which is great. And Reacher. Just great. It’s like fastball down the middle. Like detective. Detectives, Detecting. It’s really fun. It’s really good. It is, I can’t express this enough. Humorless. And that is my greatest difficulty with it, is that in moments where there clearly, clearly would be levity, there is none. Like Bosch is humorless. And it’s very funny. I think.
Paul Scheer [00:16:27] I. Okay, So I. I had this thing happen to me. I was going to the Upfronts, the Amazon Upfronts, and it was at Carnegie Hall. And I had to do a bit with Poehler, as a matter of fact. So it was super fun. We were talking about Twitch and they bring me up to my dressing room and my dressing room, says “Paul Scheer/The Cast of Bosch”.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:16:55] Oh, Whoa.
Paul Scheer [00:16:56] So I was in this tiny rehearsal dressing room for hours because they wouldn’t let me leave, nor would they let them leave with the cast of Bosch Legacy. So it was.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:17:10] So this was the new show?
Paul Scheer [00:17:11] It was still all the Bosch guys. It was. It was–
Jason Mantzoukas [00:17:15] Was Lance Reddick there?
Paul Scheer [00:17:16] Lance was not there because Lance was on the, yeah. Lance was not there. But it was. It was
Jason Mantzoukas [00:17:22] Jamie Hector?
Paul Scheer [00:17:24] Titus and I were in the same room. Tity, tity, tity.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:17:28] Tity. You mean Tity Welli?
Paul Scheer [00:17:30] Tity Welli. Mimi Rogers.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:17:35] Mini Rodgers is so good on the show. I mean, she’s not in it a ton, but she was, in some seasons actually, she is, but she’s so good. Titus Welliver, Adam’s from Deadwood. My favorite. Incredible. Lance Reddick is unreal in the show. Jamie Hector is phenomenal in the show.
Paul Scheer [00:17:54] I love Lance Reddick.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:17:54] Amy Aquino, incredible. Everybody in the show is murderer’s. Great.
Paul Scheer [00:17:59] Let me say two things about this. Titus Welliver is fucking funny. Like, we had a great like, so he is a, a funny dude like, so like the idea that he won’t even like or that the scripting doesn’t.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:18:15] It must just be in the books. It must, the character must be, it must be from the books that there aren’t really jokes. Because there really is not. There is no levity and that’s that. But otherwise, I mean, it’s you’re going to love it also because it’s aggressively set in L.A. It is like, it is like truly shoehorning L.A. specifics constantly. He’s constantly getting In n Out animal style. He’s stopping by El Compadre to get drinks with these guys. He’s going to Shake Shack. It’s L.A. It’s so funny. It’s like when we did Ambulance with Roxane Gay, we were talking about how many L.A. iconic L.A. landmarks we recognize in that movie. LA Center Studios, like all the, all that stuff.
Paul Scheer [00:19:04] It’s like our iconic pitch that never has been made into a movie. Jason Statham, Los Angelino, Right? You know, just getting around to get some Dupars.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:19:13] Dupars is very heavily featured in Bosch. I won’t say, I won’t say who, but there is a major a major murder that happens right out front of the Dupars in The Grove. Like assassins kill someone out at the farmer’s market at The Grove. It is. Bosch is. I’m just constantly being like, Come on, Bosch! It’s great. It’s like, Oh, it’s great.
Paul Scheer [00:19:40] And by the way, Lance Reddick, who I love, Lance, who I put in NTSF and it was and killed it.
Lance Reddick [00:19:45] Todd Broker, the pride of Senior Dicks.
Paul In NTSF [00:19:49] I know who you are, Broker. And you and your goons. They’re not welcome here. So get out.
Lance Reddick [00:19:53] Yeah, I heard about you.
Paul In NTSF [00:19:55] So what? Big deal. I killed the dog. Gonna make a big federal case out of it? Everyone’s done it.
Lance Reddick [00:20:00] No, your bouncing skills, they’re unmatched.
Paul In NTSF [00:20:03] I don’t do that anymore.
Lance Reddick [00:20:04] But you’re doing it now.
Paul In NTSF [00:20:07] …Right. But this is more of, like, a limited time special engagement thing. Like a, like a McRib.
Lance Reddick [00:20:11] Someone with the power to shoot off a man’s head could come in very handy in the slow, fast food world.
Paul In NTSF [00:20:17] No. These hands will never remove another man’s head. I promised myself and the people of Peta that.
Lance Reddick [00:20:25] No. That’s a word I don’t like to hear. Just like hypoallergenic.
Paul Scheer [00:20:31] I just realized something about Lance Reddick, who is, I think, an untapped comedy fucking genius. He is 60 years old, which means when he was the fucking old guy in the Wire, he was 40.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:20:44] Yes, he was young.
Paul Scheer [00:20:45] Like he was the old guy. Like he was like. I feel like he was like the real superior. Like, it’s so crazy to me.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:20:52] No, no. And he is, I mean, just fantastic in this show. He has both. He he gets to do incredible like detective, you know, you know, ball breaking. On Bosch he’s Bosch’s captain and chief, all that kind of stuff. But then he has throughout the seasons this incredibly emotional storyline that is that he just destroys and is fantastic. He’s really great.
Paul Scheer [00:21:19] So good. And, you know, I loved him in Fringe. That was a show that I really loved. And I think that Fringe scratched for me that like X-Files, Lone Gunman itch.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:21:28] I never watched Fringe.
Paul Scheer [00:21:29] It’s good. It’s very good. I think they did a great job with it. I think it was like, there are moments like The X-Files where it kind of like lost its way at points, you know, like and they’re and they follow the X-Files formula.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:21:42] I feel like a lot of those network shows have that. The shows that had to do 22 episodes a season, I feel like a lot of those had like, like slow periods or where they seemed a little lost or whatever.
Paul Scheer [00:21:53] And Fringe, like The X-Files, if you just want to enjoy it for the the actual, like the legacy story. Yeah, it’s great. And you can do it and you can just do that. You can kind of take out all the extra episodes like. You can get rid of those.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:22:08] Oh, that’s interesting.
Paul Scheer [00:22:09] By the way, you’re talking about, you know, we have a lot of stuff to watch. I mean, I know we have lost touch. You first of all, I’ll say this. You should be happy to know that I finally was able to introduce June to Letterkenny. Spelling Bee episode. She liked it. And that was a huge, that was huge for me.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:22:28] And you said Spelling Bee episode.
Paul Scheer [00:22:31] Because you, I had asked you a while ago what, which one should be the starter and I trusted your opinion. June, and she gets into this on Deep Dive. She gets manicures in our bed, manicures and pedicures in our bed. So and oftentimes it’s happening very late at night, like 10 or 11 o’clock at night.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:22:50] Oh, my God.
Paul Scheer [00:22:51] Bao is coming over. So I am trapped in a moment of like, if I need to get up early, like there’s a man in my bedroom giving my wife a manicure and pedicure. But when I have her there, she has very little room. She knows that. She knows that I’m being put out so I can pick really what I want to watch. And that’s when I was able to get Letterkenny on. And she really enjoyed it.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:23:11] Oh, that’s great.
Paul Scheer [00:23:12] I need to go, I need to find my next moment to do it. But we got one out.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:23:17] Have you, have you guys tried, have you guys watched any of Poker Face?
Paul Scheer [00:23:22] Yes, I watched the first two episodes, but I watched it alone.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:23:25] It’s great.
Paul Scheer [00:23:26] I really enjoy.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:23:26] I’m I think this is dynamite.
Paul Scheer [00:23:28] I really, really like it.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:23:31] Staight up my alley like Columbo. Detective. You know it. Columbo meets Incredible Hulk.
Paul Scheer [00:23:37] Yes.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:23:37] She drifts from town to town, solving cases. I love it.
Paul Scheer [00:23:40] I love it. Really, really fun. What I was going to say to you is what I found myself doing the other night, was I was you know, I was a little bit stuck for what I wanted to watch. I got that moment of like, Oh, but I want to watch this and I want to watch this. And I get freaked out. And I said, tonight’s the night I start Yellowstone.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:23:58] Oh, wow. Did you?
Paul Scheer [00:24:00] I did. And Jason, I did not know what this show was about. And I was severely mistaken by what I assumed. Have you watched it?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:24:09] Yeah.
Paul Scheer [00:24:10] Holy shit.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:24:11] I haven’t watched all of it. I haven’t watched all of Yellowstone. Just because they’re up to, I think, season 6.
Paul Scheer [00:24:15] Yeah, yeah, yeah. I mean, I probably, I’ll probably slow down, but the opening scene of the first episode and for those of you, this is not a spoiler because it literally is the first image of the first, like there’s a been a wreck on the road. Kevin Costner, a little dinged up, is talking to a horse, then takes his gun out and fucking blows the horses brains out to, you know, to save the horse from its suffering. And when I saw that, I was like, What? This is, like I was like, this is where we’re starting? And then I saw the person who looks like June, and then I was like, Holy shit. Then that becomes like Succession. And then low income housing and Native Americans are enemies? What are we up for?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:24:53] Midwest Sopranos Succession.
Paul Scheer [00:24:56] Wow.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:24:57] It’s fun. And it’s it’s fun as hell, man. It’s great. Get involved with Yellowstone. Again, just peak dad TV, you know TV for dads, by dads. Kelly Reilly. I think is fantastic. I think everybody I mean everybody Costner’s great. Everybody in this show.
Paul Scheer [00:25:17] Kelly Reilly, just so you know, I’m constantly fielding compliments for Kelly Reilly because, because they all think it’s June.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:25:27] Yeah, yeah, yeah. That’s very funny.
Paul Scheer [00:25:28] And so people, I was talking to somebody the other day and they said, “I just want to say like, wow, congratulations to June. She’s doing so great.” And I, you know, look, if someone is saying that to me, I said, “Oh, yeah, I mean, it’s amazing.” And they’re like, “Yeah, well, we just love her on the show.” And then I’m like, okay, maybe it’s Grace and Frankie, but it seems like it’s not in a way too. I guess I can’t quite tell like the energy. “And she’s such a badass.” I’m like, Okay, I still think maybe Grace and Frankie. And she’s like, “And the success of it is just wild. I mean, it’s like everyone’s talking about it.” And again, I don’t know until they say, “And what is it like with, you know, with her and Kevin Costner?” Like, oh, oh, she’s not on Yellowstone.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:26:12] Holy shit. That’s incredible.
Paul Scheer [00:26:13] Yeah. So it is a constant like and like, they don’t look exactly alike. It looks, it almost looks like June wearing a wig, like it looks like June doing a character. And she’s phenomenal on it. But I could tell how people are confused.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:26:28] That’s a riot. Yeah. Oh, yeah. She’s great, though. And I mean, she’s this great. Like everybody on the show is dynamite.
Paul Scheer [00:26:35] I’m excited to see what’s next.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:26:36] I mean, it gets pretty nuts as the seasons go on. And that’s a little bit when I started to kind of fall off a bit.
Paul Scheer [00:26:41] Yeah, yeah.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:26:43] But I want to get back into it because I know that a lot of these spin offs are really good.
Paul Scheer [00:26:48] Well, McConaughey is coming in now for Kevin Costner.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:26:51] Yes, exactly. Which I also like. I’m, I’m, I’m curious, you know.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:26:55] I have been. I did the opposite of, not the opposite, but similar to you on a night when I was just like, you know what? I’m just going to start something, you know, something that I’ve long thought of starting but haven’t. And I’m now deep into season one of Peaky Blinders.
Paul Scheer [00:27:12] Peaky Blinders.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:27:15] Oh, yeah. Peaky Blinders.
Paul Scheer [00:27:17] How is that?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:27:18] Fantastic.
Paul Scheer [00:27:20] People love that show.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:27:21] Holy shit. Peaky Blinders is. And I don’t know. I’m only in season one, so I don’t. I hope it it. Yeah. Keep, maintains this level of how good it is. Because it is dynamite in its first season. Incredible performances from literally everybody. Killian Murphy, incredible.
Paul Scheer [00:27:39] Another June clone.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:27:41] Killian Murphy. Oh yeah, you’re right. If June got that haircut really buzzed on the sides, it would be pretty nuts. It’s a great cast. It’s a great show. It looks fantastic. It’s a blast. It’s got that anachronistic. Same guy, Steven Knight did that show I talked about, SAS, Rogue heroes. It’s got that same like, you know, Nick Cave does a lot of the music for the show, which is incredible. It’s a blast. It’s a blast.
Paul Scheer [00:28:08] Well, then the.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:28:09] Oh, I was just about to mention the, because we’ve talked about a lot of like the DC animated movies and stuff like that. There’s one out for Catwoman called Hunted. That is terrific.
Paul Scheer [00:28:19] Oh, really?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:28:19] That’s a great I think it just recently came out. It feels, it’s a very, like solid, pulpy noir crime story that has, that feels a lot like it’s inspired by the Ed Brubaker, Darwyn Cooke run on Catwoman in the comics. It’s it’s not one of those stories, but it’s a very, it’s a very similar type of story. It’s great.
Paul Scheer [00:28:42] Oh, I’ve got to check that. I just actually wrote, breaking news here. I wrote a a Harley-Catwoman special comic that’s coming out in a couple months.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:28:54] Oh, a book. That’s great.
Paul Scheer [00:28:55] Yeah, like a little mini. It’s an anthology book. And it’s a little heist story. And I love that character. That’s so fun. And speaking of DC, I thought the Valentine’s Day special for Harley Quinn was really good.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:29:10] Fantastic. Fantastic. You know, I’ve been that’s one of those shows that I rewatch a lot, you know, just about throwing an episode on in the background. And that show is pound for pound, maybe the funniest show on television.
Paul Scheer [00:29:23] It’s really good.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:29:24] Except maybe for the now recently canceled Southside, one of my absolute favorite shows of the last year.
Paul Scheer [00:29:30] It’s so funny.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:29:32] It’s so funny. Just got canceled. Please let the people know that they should be watching Southside and just in case, let’s also please everybody watch these other shows that I feel like need love like This Fool.
Paul Scheer [00:29:44] Oh, yeah.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:29:45] That show is incredible on FX. There’s so many great shows that I feel like are on that bubble.
Paul Scheer [00:29:50] I just got to work with Bashir who, he’s so good and I was so psyched to kind of just I kind of nerded out on him because he’s really funny. It was like really, really great. And I liked his other show that he did.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:30:06] Sherman Showcase.
Paul Scheer [00:30:06] Yeah, Sherman Showcase.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:30:08] Also great. Also great. He was great in Top Gun Maverick.
Paul Scheer [00:30:10] Yes. Yeah.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:30:12] He’s fucking fantastic man.
Paul Scheer [00:30:13] So fun. He’s funny in this movie that we are in. I guess we kind of play enemies. I mean, I don’t even know. Yeah, I mean, loosely, but yeah, he’s really, really funny. What a great, like, energy and yeah, I love that stuff. I mean, how can we ever catch up? And I think the people are probably furious at you, that in all these series that you’re starting that that Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul not on that list.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:30:37] I know. But I am also deep into Doctor Who for people who were interested in hearing my journey through Doctor Who. I’m like so heavy into Doctor Who. I think it’s absolutely fantastic. I’m so, I’m furious and and will offer apologies, genuine apologies to everyone who’s been saying watch Doctor Who to me for the better portion of a decade because you’re right, I do love it. It’s great. I’m obsessed so that I will happily talk about at some point if we want.
Paul Scheer [00:31:08] I want you to have a proper partner for that because I feel like I can’t. I would like to join you at one point, but there’s so much you know. You know what I’m excited about to check out right now. And I feel like everybody’s been going back to it is Party Down. The new season just came out and I am so excited to see what they do with this. I’m actually wanting to save it a little bit, you know, because.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:31:32] It’s hard when things are all out at once because I sometimes will be like, well, let me try and just watch one and then I’ll watch another one in a couple days or try because I for some shows, I want it to last. I don’t want to just like blaze through in a weekend. All the episodes of Poker Face. I’m glad that they’re forcing me to watch it week to week or whatever.
Paul Scheer [00:31:53] I take my time on that kind of stuff. Like I literally watch. I watched those first two episodes of Poker Face in one night and I was like, okay, now I’m going to stop for a couple of months and I’ll go back. Because it’s like, it goes by too fast.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:32:04] Yeah. There’s a great show. We just spent a couple of days doing comedy in Telluride, Colorado, with the hilarious Tim Baltz, who is just so, so funny. You might know him. He’s on Eastbound and Down. He plays Edi Patterson’s husband on that show, one of the great comedy pairings that’s on TV right now. Yeah, but he did a show a number of years ago for Seeso, the now defunct network Seeso. This show has now found its way onto Peacock. It is called Shrink, and it is not Jason Siegel’s show Shrinking. It is Shrink on Peacock and it is super funny.
Paul Scheer [00:32:42] So funny.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:32:43] It’s only one season, I think it’s eight episodes. It’s a blast. It’s all, it’s a huge swath of great like comedy performers from Chicago and L.A. Super funny, great, great show. And you can just crushed the whole thing.
Paul Scheer [00:32:56] It’s, he’s really, really good. He’s he’s one of those guys who, if you listen to Comedy Bang, Bang.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:33:01] Oh, thank you, Molly. I said Eastbound. And I mean Righteous Gemstones.
Paul Scheer [00:33:06] And Righteous Gemstones. We talked about that here on the show. That show is so good.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:33:09] One of my favorite shows.
Paul Scheer [00:33:10] I can’t wait for this. I said to him, I said, you know, I’m so excited to, you know, just see where you guys go. But I’m also like, I’m scared because the show is getting darker. And it started pretty dark and and he was like, he’s said, “There are nights where I would go home and I would be in bed and be like did I say that?” Like, you know, like in and then I am like, So that makes me very excited for more Righteous Gemstones.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:33:39] He also has a podcast called Hey Randy, that’s on CBB World. If people aren’t on CBB World, they are missing out on some truly iconic podcasting. Hey Randy, incredible. Lilly Sullivan’s podcast, This Book Changed My Life is incredible. Seth Morris, and this is where I’m biased because I’m on a lot of the episodes. The Bob Duka podcast is just full throttle with Bob Duka is some of the pound for pound funniest stuff I’ve ever heard. It’s Seth is doing like next level stuff. Seth and Aaron Whitehead have a show that’s called College Town. There’s just a lot of great stuff on that. I don’t know. It’s not a patreon, but whatever that, whatever that CBB world ecosystem is, there’s a ton of great content in there. But Tim and Lily’s podcast, I will specifically single out again, we were just with them in Telluride and did a bunch of hilarious shows. Their podcasts are fucking hysterical.
Paul Scheer [00:34:39] I love it. And I pitched this podcast when we were on stage and I want to give it a better pitch here, which is Valley Heat, which is hosted by Doug du Gay, who’s a freelance insurance adjuster, trying to figure out who’s using his garbage can as a way to distribute drugs. And it all takes place in the neighborhood of Rancho Equestrian District in Burbank. And it is a, I mean, I’m not going to blow it because whatever. But it’s a it is a comedy podcast, but it is impossible to figure out like who this guy is because he hides his identity so well. It’s so funny. And it is there if you, there’s all I’ll say is listen to the first two episodes. If you’re not into it by the first two episodes, well, then you know, then you’re not going to love it. But I guarantee you, when by the time you get to the advertiser that is advertising, what do you call it? A Frisbee golf, the Frisbee golf advertiser in episode two.
Valley Heat Audio [00:35:41] Summers here, and that means Frisbee golf is here. I don’t know if you’ve tried Frisbee or playing golf, but you put those two things together and you have a great summer activity. All you need is 18 of those chain net catchers, Frisbee, a few friends to play with, and anywhere between 150 to 200 acres. And you can play an amazing game of Frisbee golf. And why just play Frisbee golf when you can run your own Frisbee golf course? Oh, I see. This is an ad for actually building your own Frisbee golf course and making it available to the public. If you are the owner of anywhere between 150 to 365 acres of forest or flat land, you can start your own Frisbee golf course.
Paul Scheer [00:36:21] If you’re not on board by that.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:36:22] Oh, funny.
Paul Scheer [00:36:23] Check out.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:36:28] Yeah. Yeah.
Paul Scheer [00:36:28] Really, really funny. And that was given to me by Seth Morris, who, you know, again, a huge fan of good characters and podcasts. So there it is. Jason, I feel like we got a lot of stuff out there. People are now overwhelmed and but always a pleasure to chat with you and let’s let’s do it again real soon.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:36:47] Absolutely.
Paul Scheer [00:36:48] All right. Thank you, Jason, for just chatting with me. And to all you singer songwriters out there, remember, we’re always accepting new theme songs for Just Chat and Last Looks. Send them to HowDidThisGetMade@Earwolf.com. Now that we got Ambulance out of the way, let’s talk about next week’s movie. We are going from tons of drone shots to tons of Stallone shots. That’s right. Next week, we are watching the 1994 action thriller The Specialist, starring Sylvester Stallone and Sharon Stone. Oh, boy, I cannot wait. This will be Sly’s ninth How Did This Get Made movie appearance. Here’s a short breakdown of the plot: A woman entices a bomb expert she’s involved with, into destroying the mafia that killed her family. Oh, you got to take down the mafia with bombs. Rotten Tomato gives this film a 10% score on the tomato meter. And Hal Hinson from The Washington Post says, “With all the preening, posing and stretching, it’s hard to know if The Specialist is an action movie or an exercise video.” Boom. Anyway, take a listen to the trailer.
Trailer Audio [00:37:46] The government taught him to kill. Now he’s using his skills to help one woman seek revenge against the men who killed her family. Sylvester Stallone. Sharon Stone. The Specialist. Rated R.
Paul Scheer [00:38:11] You can rent The Specialist on AppleTV, Prime video, YouTube or Google Play. I encourage you to check out Hoopla or Kanopy, which are digital media services offered by your local public library that allow you to consume movies, music, audiobooks, e-books, comics, and TV shows for free. Anyway, that is it for the show. Thank you. And remember to rate and review. It helps. And if you listen on Apple Podcasts, make sure you are following us business on social media @HDTGM and for commercial free access to How Did This Get Made and our entire archive and so much more, sign up for Stitcher Premium for a free one month trial using the code BONKERS. A big thank you to our producers, Scott Sonne and Molly Reynolds. And our movie picking producer Avril Halley. Our engineer Alex Gonzalez and our publisher, July Diaz. We’ll see you next week for The Specialist. But before we go, we thought we’d share a bonus deleted scene from our Ambulance episode. So check it out.
Paul Scheer [00:39:02] I had a friend who worked on a movie and all he said was–.
June Diane Raphael [00:39:05] You had a friend who worked on a movie?
Paul Scheer [00:39:07] On a Michael Bay movie. Sorry.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:39:13] So savage flex, Scheer.
Paul Scheer [00:39:15] I know, really.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:39:16] Wow.
Paul Scheer [00:39:17] Sorry, guys. I had a friend who worked on a MICHAEL BAY movie.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:39:22] Can you get me an audition?
Paul Scheer [00:39:25] Well, I’ll talk to him. We’ll see. My friend who worked on a Michael Bay movie told me this story, that they’re shooting a scene. They had their script, and he goes, I can’t use his name. I’ll just say, like Smith. It’s not Will Smith. He goes, “Smith. Heard you’re funny. Not funny now. Be funny.” And that’s how he was directing him in the scene, like. And he’s like, he didn’t even have to be funny, but he’s like, “Be funny!” Just screaming at him. Be funny.
Roxane Gay [00:39:57] Well, I mean, we all know that’s what really will bring about the comedy. Be funny!
Paul Scheer [00:40:03] Be funny. That’s the direction.
June Diane Raphael [00:40:05] Oh, my God.
Paul Scheer [00:40:07] He’s doing the script, which is not funny.
November 26, 2023
Guest Conan O’Brien
Conan O’Brien (Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend) joins Paul, June, and Jason to discuss the 1993 romantic comedy and the final installment in the series, Look Who’s Talking Now starring John Travolta and Kirstie Alley.