November 9, 2023
Jason and Paul judge listener theme song submissions and recall June’s recent prank on Jason. Plus, Paul digs into corrections and omissions from New York Ninja, shares a bonus scene from the New York Ninja live show, and reveals next week’s movie. Cool the apple pie, it’s time for Last Looks!
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331.5 — Last Looks: New York Ninja
Paul Scheer [00:00:00] Put on your holiday sweaters. Tell us your favorite podcast song and grab yourself a fake wig. You’re not going to want to miss this. Places, everyone. It’s time for Last Looks.
Music [00:00:37] [Intro Song]
Paul Scheer [00:00:53] Hello, all you roller skating ninjas and rat tail eaters. I’m your host Paul Scheer and welcome to How Did This Get Made: Last Looks, where you, the listener, get to voice your issues on New York Ninja, one of the best movies ever made. Plus, Jason Mantzoukas joins me in just a little bit as we judge more of your new How Did This Get Made theme song submissions. Plus, we will share an exclusive deleted scene from our New York Ninja show. Thank you, Redbank, New Jersey. That was such a fun room. I love Redbank. And as always, we are going to reveal next week’s movie. But first things first, a giant shout out, a big shout out to Chris Chaney for that amazing opening theme song. Chris, I love it. If you want to send in a theme song, not a How Did This Get Made theme, but just a Last Looks theme, send it to HowDidThisGetMade@Earwolf.com. Keep em short. 15 to 20 seconds is best. Now, if you are listening to this on release day and you live in Minneapolis, we are in your city tonight and tomorrow night, Friday and Saturday at the Pantages Theater. And there might be some tickets left. We are very close to being sold out. So check HDTGM.com and you can always grab tickets at the last second at the box office. This little trick I learned. If you need a gift for a How Did This Get Made fan in your life let me tell you. We are doing it up great. How Did This Get Made ugly holiday sweaters are on sale now. We have four different designs. Geostorm. Team Sanity. Team Fred and Jack Frost. A snow dads better than no dads design. I love these. They’re all available at Podswag.com/bonkers. Also, if you’re an Unspooled listener, we have a brand new popcorn tin. You can get them both. Have fun and make sure you check out the exclusive How Did This Get Made wrapping paper for the How Did This Get Made fan in your life. All right let’s get into it. Last week we talked at length about New York Ninja, a movie that Discord user Farm Boy. I love Farm Boy. He’s been helping me out on tech back in the day, Farm Boy says the tagline for New York Ninja should have been “Better late than never.” Okay, I like it. I mean, I put some spin on it, but it’s simple. And you know what? Sometimes simplicity is the key. You all know that when you hear a good second opinion song. Anyway, we have questions about New York Ninja. We might have even missed a few things. Here is your chance to fill us in. Set us straight. Fact check us. Whatever you want to do. It is time for you to shine on something I like to call corrections and omissions.
Music [00:03:39] [Corrections and Omissions Theme]
Paul Scheer [00:03:44] Thank you, Alan Osborn, for that great theme song. Let’s go to the discord. Discord is, as always, Discord.gg/HDTGM. All right. Bobba says, “My theory with the birthday thing was that both he and his wife had the same birthday.” Simple. Sturdy. All right, I like that. Dr. Guts also weighs in on the birthday party debate, saying “I did want to correct Paul on one thing.” All right, Dr. Guts, what do you got? “When John is on the roof with the birthday decorations, he reads a postcard, not a birthday card. My guess is whatever was written on the postcard was something different than what he says in the movie.” Oh, all right. I like that again. Doesn’t make full sense, but I like that we are getting to the bottom of this. Anybody else want to talk about the birthday party? Oh, well, here’s somebody right here. Rocket Wesker writes “My interpretation of the Ninja Swords at the birthday party is this. John Liu used to be a ninja, but he turned his back on that life after he met his wife and just worked as an ordinary sound technician. Probably promised his wife he would never go back to being an assassin again or something along that line. Then his wife got killed. So he took his old weapons to the rooftop and started crying and saying sorry because he was returning to the life of blood and shadow, the one he promised her that he would never go back to.” Now that that’s drama. That works, I like that. JimJam writes, “Did anyone else notice that the Ninja seems to lure Randy into the park to be kidnaped for no reason? He calls her and tells her to meet him. Then he hides in a tree while she is taken. But then he doesn’t follow her or use her as bait to learn where they took her. She’s just gone and he leaves and does something else entirely.” Jim Jam. Yes. Makes no sense. Now, I’d imagine that’s due to the fact that the movie is re-edited and redone. Shawn McBee writes, “I watched Reenter the New York Ninja, the YouTube documentary about the making of this film.” By the way, I also did it after the show. But, Shawn, tell us what you got. Shawn says “The only original cast member in the documentary is Adrian Meltzer, the actress who played Randy. And she puts an end to the wig debate once and for all.” Here we go.
Documentary Audio [00:06:08] The biggest issue for me was the platinum blond wig. So, of course, I auditioned without a wig. My agent didn’t say anything about the wig. And all of a sudden, the first day on the shoot, Jon presents the wig. And I’m like, What? And he said, No, no, no. For the European market, you’ve got light eyes. They’re very big on platinum blonds. And so you’re going to wear the wig. I thought, Oh, okay. And then the wig became my life.
Paul Scheer [00:06:37] Isn’t that great? And June is wrong. Any chance I get a chance to tell June she’s wrong when she’s not here, I’ll do it. Now, I sent that clip around to everybody after the show. Shawn McBee continues with some other great nuggets. “The Balcony monster was correct about John Liu’s whereabouts in making this film, Vinegar Syndrome was able to track him down through another cast member. He lives in Vietnam in a shack on the water with no electricity and has a friend who goes and visits him about once every three months. That friend has brought tidings from the company about the effort to complete the film. Liu has responded he did not wish to be involved, but sent along a good luck blessing.” Okay, Nice. Simple. I mean, John Liu was a controversial person. I don’t want to get into too much. “The initial rough cut was made determining the order from the scene numbers on the slates. That order was apparently incomprehensible, which is why they decided to reedit and make the most sensible story they could in their own way.” Okay. So they didn’t just completely go rogue. And then finally, he adds two more thoughts. “I can confirm what anyone watching this movie suspected from the start. No permits were acquired in the filming of this movie. Yes. And then my own observation not gleaned from the documentary, John, recognizing the killer of his wife by spotting his cufflink, would indicate that despite having lost one cufflink, he continued to wear the other all on its own with a mismatched mate.” Bam! Wow. That is. Honestly, I’m there for that. Johnny Unusual writes, “Despite that one audience members insistence that Vinegar Syndrome remakes old pornos, they really are distributors who clean up and redistribute cult movies. Initially, they were focused primarily on X-rated movies. And yes, their catalog does include a lot of film from the golden age of porn. However, there are a lot of X-rated movies that aren’t pornographic, like Midnight Cowboy.” Scoop then chimes in. “As a boutique Blu ray physical media person. I just wanted to say that Vinegar Syndrome is the Criterion Collection for exploitation and genre pictures. They restored and rereleased the unrated cut of Tammy and the T-Rex and do incredible work, giving a second Life to pictures that would ultimately turn to dust otherwise.” I am a huge fan of Vinegar syndrome. This is Paul talking. I met them when I was doing an Unspooled show in New Orleans and I will say this, they are putting out great stuff I would like and maybe I’ll put the offer out to them right now. Would you like to release Human Giant Season one and Season two on DVD because no one else is doing it? Vinegar Syndrome. Let’s go. Let’s do it. I did release Human Giant Season two, which has never been available anywhere at video. So if you’re in L.A., you want to go to Vidiots. I have a brand new section there called Pulled from streaming a bunch of stuff that you can’t get anywhere else. Tim C writes “Not a correction or omission, but I just wanted to share that my 12 year old saw his first movie boobs in New York. Ninja. Sad faced emoji. The wife and I were watching it to prep for the live show and he walked right in as they unfolded on screen. He did a Grandpa Simpson loop right back out of the room. He refused to believe me when I told them that they were her knees.” Oh, man. Tim, her knees? What a memory from our first How Did This Get Made live show. You know, I seeing nudity in a movie for the first time is kind of burnt into my mind. And for me, it was being at my grandparents house. They had HBO and Risky Business was on. And I thought, Oh. Risky Business. This is a kid. He’s cool. He’s like me, you know? I mean, as a I was very young, but I saw myself in Tom Cruise. He wore sunglasses and dances in underwear. And I remember going like, WHAT? Like that movie is way adult. I think a lot of people also, Scott included, said that their first like nudity scene was Starship Troopers. It’s weird because these are movies that you don’t always expect. Risky Business. I probably should have. I mean, from the plot. But I just turned it on and I was shocked. I remember people putting their hands over my eyes. Anyway, Cherry Cola writes, “My question is, how often do people think gang members are actually high five when they’re doing gang member stuff? I feel like there’s a lot of bad dudes high fiving in these movies, and it seems so weird to me. Also, a lot of cackling. Just cackling and high fives while doing bad guy stuff.” Well, Cherry Cola. Maybe the Warriors set a bad precedent. Yeah. Gang members in the eighties seem to be a little bit more upbeat. They’re kind of like they’re. They. It’s kind of like a fun gang. It’s like, kind of like our gang, but they murder. Shawn McBee writes one more time. He goes, “I got one more thing. I love the New York ninja button that John has at the end of the movie. It’s fully branded with the name of the company that made the film. You can read it, the 21st Century Distribution Corporation.” Wow. I wish we would have made those. Maybe we should have made those. Maybe we can make those. Should we make an I love New York Ninja pen? I hope Vinegar Sydrome hasn’t made it. I’ll check it in. All right. So many great corrections and omissions this week, but there can only be one winner. And honestly, you know, I always look to people to do some extra work. And Shawn McBee this week, not only did you do extra work. Yeah, you came in multiple times. Sean, there is only one winner and it is you. Honest Jams, give him what he deserves. His own theme.
Music [00:11:37] [Winner’s Song]
Paul Scheer [00:11:49] Thank you, Honest Jams. Thank you, Sean McBee. Remember, if you want to submit a movie tagline or just chime in with your own thoughts. Hit us up on the Discord Discord.gg/HDTGM or call us at 619-PAUL-ASK. And before we go to break right now, I want to just talk about something because this is brought up in the live show. We cut it out of the live show because we don’t want to be defaming anyone. So I thought we should just read the statement that Vinegar Syndrome put out because you heard me reference it a little bit earlier when I said John Lou is a problematic guy and some discord users also pointed this out. So Vinegar Syndrome has said this. “It has come to our attention that the allegations of inappropriate conduct with actors were made against John Lu concerning the events that might have occurred in the nineties. While we cannot confirm the legitimacy of these claims, we can confirm that John Lu was not involved in the restoration or rerelease of New York Ninja nor associated in the making of Doc.” So that’s all we really know about that. So thank you to everybody who pointed that out. Stick around after the break. Jason and I are going to judge your songs and we’re going to talk about some some stuff that we’re into. It’s a little mixed and match here. All right. Plus, we’re going to play an exclusive bonus scene from our New York Ninja show. We’ll be right back right after this.
Paul Scheer [00:13:05] People. Every Monday, we’re releasing a brand new episode that’s right, not brand new, old episodes, old brand new episodes, Matinee Monday is what we call it. And to tie them together with old and new episodes. Last week we did Ninja three The Domination, which is really fun. I love Ninja three. That’s the V8 one where they have like a sex scene with V8. So check back every Monday for a brand new Matinee Monday. And now Surreal Feld. Okay, I want to apologize because last time I missed pronounce your name. So we’re using your awesome theme one more time to make up for it. Surreal feld. Thank you for that. And now welcome my friend Jason Mantzoukas for a little Just Chat.
Music [00:13:57] [Just Chat Theme]
Paul Scheer [00:14:01] All right, Jason. It’s time once again for How Did This Get Made Idol. We are listening to new theme songs. Ken Jeong could not be here today to judge with us. He is busy on the masked singer, but we will be.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:14:23] But we do have Nick Cannon.
Paul Scheer [00:14:25] All right. Yeah. Now, Scott, you have to do your best. Nick Cannon. Scott, our producer, has to do his best Nick Cannon to setup every song we have, we have listened to some before. We’ve given feedback. People have sent back the notes and this is great. We’re putting them into the pot where we listen.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:14:40] Here’s the thing. For those of you who might not be up on this, we are taking submissions for new How Did This Get Made Theme songs because Shock of All Shocks. The current theme song is ten years old did you say?
Paul Scheer [00:14:55] You know, and I will tell you this.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:14:56] And I love it. This may stay.
Paul Scheer [00:15:01] But I also love our original one. I just also feel like, hey, we we made a transition to the new one. We had one that Devin played when we were on the road. People, we’re open.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:15:10] Paul, are there any theme songs, podcast theme songs that you love or that you so closely identified with the show that you or that you listen to, you know, like that you don’t fast forward through? Oh, that’s a really I fast forward a lot of theme songs for a lot of podcasts. The ones that I don’t are Doughboys. Blank Check. I love the original blank check theme song the the old one. And I’m trying to think of what other ones The old binge mode one I used to love. But there are some that I listen to because they get me excited for the podcast that I’m about to listen to. The way that a good TV show theme song does, the way that I watch every theme song, every of Game of Thrones or whatever, you know.
Paul Scheer [00:16:01] One that I find myself humming a lot is the theme to Elvis Mitchell’s show that he used to have, where it was like, Bend it, don’t break it like there’s a there.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:16:11] Oh yeah, yeah, yeah.
Paul Scheer [00:16:12] I just love that song. It’s a good like, underscore song. I like those.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:16:16] It is great when they yeah, it’s great when they use real songs. It’s good when they but I, I get really the way that we are talking about ours right now. I love the ones that are either fan generated or are or are for like or are by people that the the like the the doughboys one I know is Mike Cassidy from don’t stop or we’ll die.
Paul Scheer [00:16:39] No I like I just I like them all you know it’s sometimes it’s just a musical sting. The Keys to the Kingdom, the new Matt Gorley podcast, which I’ve been loving. What is that? Matt Gorley and Amanda have a podcast called Keys to the Kingdom, and all it is is an exposé of people who worked at theme parks. So it’s like all the princesses at Disney World, it’s all these great backstage stories, and then a lot of the voices are, you know, tricked out. So you don’t know who’s actually talking.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:17:06] These these people are breaking NDAs, I assume.
Paul Scheer [00:17:08] And it is fascinating, like the first episode about princesses. Just just like, here’s a good little stat, like the person playing Ariel was talking about how a lot of kids wanted to grab at her seashells, which are covering her breasts and nothing untoward, but they’re like, Oh, I want to touch those seashells. Right? Like and how you kind of fend that off.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:17:31] We all want to touch those seashells. And you and I, unless we’re in the bathroom of demolition man.
Paul Scheer [00:17:37] Well, you know, here’s the funny thing. Well that you need to touch the seashells.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:17:41] Yeah, you got, I guess.
Paul Scheer [00:17:42] To scoop it all out. I was telling a story to Huebel on the Twitch show where I was saying that my stepfather flirted with Snow White and kind of was, like, grabby with her. Oh, and Hubel was like, Oh, my God, this is like, you’re telling me this crazy story. And I was like, I don’t think it’s that. I mean, yes.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:18:00] Dads are creeps is my guess. Is the thesis of this podcast. I will say, speaking of Gorley, he and his band The Journeyman, do a fantastic theme song for the Andy Daly Bananas for Bonanza.
Paul Scheer [00:18:13] Oh, well, that’s a great yeah, I mean, those are great, great, great theme song. But yeah.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:18:19] That’s cool. I’ll check that our. Gorley is great, man.
Paul Scheer [00:18:22] I love Gorley. Podcast producing machine. Just a great guy. Roundabout, great guy. All right, let’s get into it. We got three themes. If we want to do more, we can do more. But let’s start off with three. And see what we got here.
Scott Sonne [00:18:34] Before we began. I just want to clarify. I feel like.
Paul Scheer [00:18:37] First of all, Scott, I don’t feel like you’re really giving us a proper Nick Cannon intro. Like, I don’t need you to be.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:18:44] Coming in very low.
Paul Scheer [00:18:44] You got to come in with the energy, you know, and look like if we we. Molly could jump in with this. And Molly, can you give me a little taste of what this Nick Cannon energy guy would be like? No, she says no.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:18:55] She shakes her head no.
Scott Sonne [00:18:56] I’ll shout out my game. And welcome to How Did This Get Made’s official Main Theme Song Contest. Here with producer Scott and I have Paul Scheer, Tall John and Jason Mantzoukas here with me, and we’re going to see if we can find the next great How Did This Get Made theme song.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:19:15] Pretty good. Pretty good.
Scott Sonne [00:19:17] Last time we did this, I was kind of given it a little flak for maybe prejudging some of these songs. Yeah. So going into this, I’m going to say I have not organized this in any way and will be judging them in order of when we received them.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:19:32] Great.
Scott Sonne [00:19:32] All right. All right. Are you guys ready for some earworms?
Paul Scheer [00:19:36] Yeah. Let’s do it.
Scott Sonne [00:19:37] First up, we have Balloon Ride Fantasy.
Music [00:19:46] Call the frickin studio. Someone there has got to go. How Did This Get Made? Have a plot twist on hit show doctor notes on radio. How Did This Get Made? Saw the movie from the start. Credits were my favorite part. Even though a monkey wrote the script. Rock attached his name to it. Jason, Paul and June explained for us to go insane. How Did This Get Made? How Did This Get Made? How Did This Get Made?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:20:24] Nice.
Paul Scheer [00:20:25] Wow. I got to say, right out of the gate, this might be my favorite one of the submissions.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:20:33] So far, I agree.
Paul Scheer [00:20:35] Wow. Wow.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:20:36] So a tight 44 seconds mixed. Great pop punk. Up tempo. I can imagine. This is how I got my question to you earlier about what theme songs do you listen to, if at all? Yeah, I can imagine. Because what I like about the theme songs I like is singing along and getting excited for the show. Here we go. And I can imagine people getting into that and singing along with those easy lyrics.
Paul Scheer [00:21:04] Yeah, I like it. It’s catchy. It’s fun. I have no notes. I really have no notes. I would just put this if we are separating, if we’re separating things out on the table and putting this on, it’s done. Cool. The apple pie, It’s ready to eat. This one is this is. This is for the big vote.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:21:21] What is this? Cool the apple pie. It’s ready to eat? That’s the t shirt. I don’t know if we do shirts for Last Looks but cool apple pie. It’s ready to eat. What? Somebody write that down please.
Paul Scheer [00:21:37] Take it. Don’t put it in the oven. It’s done. Cool it, it’s ready to eat.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:21:43] But it was in the oven. Because it’s hot. It’s hot. All right.
Paul Scheer [00:21:46] So I guess what I’m saying is.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:21:48] Put it on the table.
Paul Scheer [00:21:50] It’s ready to eat.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:21:53] You don’t even have to cool it down.
Paul Scheer [00:21:55] Some of these. What I’m saying is put it back in the oven. It needs a couple more minutes. This one my to let it cool. It’s ready. I should have said let it cool.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:22:03] But you do want to let it cool?
Paul Scheer [00:22:04] I do like I like to put what I wanted to say was let’s put it on a shelf, let it cool. Get this guy ready to go.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:22:11] Get the ice cream. The pie is ready.
Paul Scheer [00:22:13] Yeah, I like that song. By the way, I’m dealing with something right now that I didn’t even involve you with, but it’s really upsetting me.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:22:21] Oh boy.
Paul Scheer [00:22:21] So the audience at large has not heard this episode yet, but we did the Dungeons and Dragons episode when we were in. Gosh, yeah, I don’t remember what city we were in, but we had a great time.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:22:30] Philly. Maybe.
Paul Scheer [00:22:30] Maybe. It was a great it was a great venue is a great I remember the show. I just don’t remember the place and we made a great shirt and I won’t even spoil the shirt, but it has been taken down for copyright infringement and I can’t figure out why. And I’m fighting it right now.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:22:43] Is it possible that like I could see a company like Dungeons and Dragons being like, protective of the logo or whatever?
Paul Scheer [00:22:51] Yeah, I mean, look how good that shirt. People love that shirt.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:22:54] That shirt is incredible. So now is that and the ampersand with the The Dragon Dragon. Is that their thing?
Paul Scheer [00:23:04] Well, here’s the thing. I went online, I searched on Teepublic. I searched. I typed in Dungeons and Dragons. Not only are there just straight up Dungeons and Dragons shirts. Full logo for everything. But that logo also appears on multiple shirts. I’m like, why is our getting dinged? Because ours is more parody than it is anything else. It’s more.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:23:25] Like, can we resubmit with almost no alteration?
Paul Scheer [00:23:28] That we’re going to try to do. I wonder if they they dinged Morgan. So we’re trying to figure out that because we also have permission from Morgan.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:23:36] Do you think Morgan complained? Morgan, If you’re listening, do you not want us to put you on a shirt?
Paul Scheer [00:23:41] I have a feeling that what they have is one of those I kind of like I dealt with this in the past and we lost this battle. But like MTV allowed Human Giant to put our sketches up on YouTube and not on their site, but on YouTube proper, because we knew we’d get more views. And then that was a legal agreement that we signed with them. But then when YouTube has their like kind of filtering process, it just ripped them all off because it’s.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:24:07] Oh, wow. They assumed that it was copyright.
Paul Scheer [00:24:10] And then you go and then you go and you kind of fight it. But if you’re not the the owner.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:24:16] You think we got swept up in some sort of like a bot dinged us rather than somebody? Got it.
Paul Scheer [00:24:22] All right. Anyway, I hope Teepublic and I are on it, but I want to save that Dungeons and Dragons episode because I want to get this figured out because I want people to get that shirt. It’s so good. All right.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:24:32] Big time. I really I really like this song. Just to get back to these songs, I thought this was great. I could see this being played. I could see this hyping up a crowd for a sing along. This, you know, so far for me, very exciting, great work, Balloon Ride Fantasy.
Paul Scheer [00:24:47] I love it. The other thing I’m going to say about this is and I think all theme songs, it’s kind of like the way that theme songs in TV have elevated themselves, too. We’ve gotten away from these kind of fun theme songs like these legacy podcasts. I consider us a legacy podcast. We still have our.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:25:05] Isn’t that crazy?
Paul Scheer [00:25:05] I know it’s nuts.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:25:07] It’s crazy. And I know we’ve talked about this before, so I won’t waste much more time on it. But the idea that people have started coming to the shows who are themselves, the age of the show, like all these families coming with 13 year olds in attendance who are as old as the show is, that’s very weird to me.
Paul Scheer [00:25:24] Yeah, that is wild. And I will say this old theme songs have a more fun, like homemade vibe to them. I feel like newer theme songs have a lot more production on certain things.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:25:36] Oh yeah.
Paul Scheer [00:25:36] And I like a throwback. I’m not calling this a throwback per se, but if it reminds me of when I was I don’t know, it just has a nice feel to it. I like how it feels.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:25:46] Yeah, well, it feels like, like a like somebody made it. It doesn’t feel like we pulled library music for, you know, for our high end fucking show. It feels like, Oh, no, it feels like what is exciting is these. I’m hoping our fans who are writing something that excites them about it. I think that’s what’s great about the the current theme song is that it is it is so dense with lore, you know, so dense with podcast lore from those first few years that it’s it is crazy and it’s, I think, really fun as opposed to just bland theme music.
Paul Scheer [00:26:22] I agree. Let’s get into the next one we got.
Scott Sonne [00:26:26] All right. Coming up next, we have Chris Chaney who.
Paul Scheer [00:26:31] Like this.
Scott Sonne [00:26:32] along with the song, sent a video as well. Let’s see if this apple pie is hot enough to come out of the oven and cool down.
Paul Scheer [00:26:42] That’s what I’m talking about.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:26:43] Careful Scott.
Scott Sonne [00:26:44] Or does it need a little more time to bake.
Paul Scheer [00:26:45] Yeah, all right. Apple pie. Give it.
Scott Sonne [00:26:48] All right, Chris Chaney.
Music [00:26:53] Hello, Mary Lou. [Indiscernible]
Paul Scheer [00:27:33] Okay. All right. Yeah. A lot of stuff I like about this. First of all, love. Love the length. Love the video.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:27:42] Yeah. So this person has put together a a video accompaniment that is similar to the one we play in the live shows, in that everything that is being described in this song. Clips from those movies are being shown on the video. So it’s. It’s great.
Paul Scheer [00:27:59] If I’m going to give you I’m going to start off with the note. I come back with the positives. The one thing I’m going to say about this is that it is simply a list of the movies that we’ve done. I don’t feel like it encompasses the show, but let’s go back to the complements. I just I like the the sound of it. I like I the length of it. I like the fun of it. I was into it. I was waiting for it to maybe turn to a little bit of the show.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:28:24] Yes, I agree. I agree. And I know what you mean. It is a it’s a classic list song. Yeah. And we’re getting into like pop punk really lends itself to this type of an uptempo vibe, which is fine by me. I don’t love pop punk, but, you know, this guy’s doing a great job. Who is this? Chris Chaney. Great job. I like the video, is helpful, but not necessary. I think the song works. I could see this. I could see this coming around in some way, shape or form. I could see this as I could see this as something that gets played prior to a live show. Onscreen while the audience is watching something like different songs or different video accompaniment for different songs, this is cool.
Paul Scheer [00:29:10] I like it. I like it a lot. And I feel like, look, we’ve also been doing a lot of fun stuff on the road, which is like the shows on the road now have like a whole kind of prelude and it’s fun and there’s a lot of stuff in this kind of works perfectly within that I’m all in.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:29:23] Yeah, And I’ve also been liking how many people have been coming to multiple shows on the road.
Paul Scheer [00:29:28] It’s amazing. It makes me step up my game to kind of figure out different things. So I try it when we do shows on the road that we don’t repeat things on multiple days.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:29:38] It’s funny to think of us and our podcast like it’s the you like our fans are like the Grateful Dead or Phish fans. I know they’re following us from city to city, like camping outside, making grilled cheese sandwiches for each other.
Paul Scheer [00:29:52] I mean, I wish I would like to have some of those grilled cheeses.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:29:56] I mean, let’s be honest. If a fan handed me a grilled cheese sandwich, there’s absolutely no way I’m eating it.
Paul Scheer [00:30:01] Well, you can’t I mean, you know, it would kill you. Let’s see what we got here now.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:30:06] Yeah, but great job, Chris Chaney, great job.
Scott Sonne [00:30:08] Before we move on to going with Paul’s pie analogy, do we want to assign each song like the type of pie you think you know it emulates?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:30:17] Scott, no. Scott. Absolutely not. What type of pie? So what? That’s a rhubarb? What do we say again?
Paul Scheer [00:30:25] You’re not on you’re not on the pie thing, Jason I feel like, you know.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:30:29] Alright, I’ll do it. I’ll do it. Fine. Great. Let’s do it. Let’s do Scott dumb pie thing.
Paul Scheer [00:30:33] All right, all right. I’m going to call that a blueberry pie.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:30:38] You’re gonna call that blueberry pie? Okay, great. So, yeah, yeah, yeah, totally. Totally. Blueberry pie. Got it. Got it. So that was like a pecan pie to me. Jesus Christ.
Paul Scheer [00:30:52] Here we go. What we got next?
Scott Sonne [00:30:53] All right. Coming up next, we have a song from Darren Keen in what type of pie will it be?
Paul Scheer [00:30:58] Yes.
Scott Sonne [00:30:59] Let’s find out.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:31:01] I don’t like this pie thing.
Music [00:31:29] [Indiscernible]
Paul Scheer [00:31:30] All right, Jason.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:31:32] I enjoyed that. I enjoyed that. That had like that had vibes. That had vibes. It feels a little low energy for a theme to me.
Paul Scheer [00:31:41] Yeah.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:31:41] Or maybe it’s maybe it’s just muted.
Paul Scheer [00:31:44] No, I feel like it had like there was a I was.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:31:47] So sorry to interrupt you, Paul, but Molly has weighed in and says that song is Key Lime. Okay, if if that helps. Okay. I know that helps me quite a bit.
Paul Scheer [00:31:57] Yeah, but, like. All right, so I. I hear what you’re saying. Can we play it again a little just a little bit of the front of it. Because I also feel like the lyrics are getting a little muted. Just play me like 5 or 6 seconds.
Music [00:32:11] [Indiscernible]
Paul Scheer [00:32:14] Stop for a second. I think what it is, it’s like there’s a reverb or there’s a a tin can-ness to it.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:32:22] It’s a little it’s a little muted. There’s a there’s a I don’t know what that is, but maybe it’s a mix thing or because it’s a it’s an up tempo song. Yeah, but I mean, I like this. I like a kind of fuzzed out rock n roll kind of giving me some some eighties, you know, synthy vibes in there. There’s something here, I like this.
Paul Scheer [00:32:44] I like this. I like this. It’s fun. I mean, by the way, what a great second batch of songs. I like that. I like the how much this is about the show and how we talk about movies and yeah, do we love that we hate it, do we hate that we love it. Like there’s a there’s a good vibe to this song that I just feel.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:33:02] You know, what could be great? You know what could be great? What if this if the theme song had a presumed call and response to it.
Paul Scheer [00:33:12] Oh, I love that.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:33:14] Can you give me the lyric sheet again for this one, Scott, that you had put up for a second? Just because I feel like this song has natural call and response so that it would be like the one voice is saying, Do we hate that? Do we hate that we love it. We love that we hate it. Yeah, yeah. But you know I mean, like so that the audience gets to chime in because that’s what I’m picturing. I’m picturing people driving people doing their dumb lives and shouting out loud while they have their headphones on or whatever. Yeah. The way that when I’m listening to these Shadow Wolves episodes of Action Boys, I will find myself in public wandering around going Shadow Wolves.
Paul Scheer [00:33:53] I see a lot of that.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:33:54] Yeah. So anyway, yeah, I like I’m not necessarily that this artist that Darren here has to do that, but I think this exemplified a way to me to do a call and response.
Paul Scheer [00:34:06] Yeah, I like that. Yeah, I agree with that. And I feel like, I mean, look, we’re talking a lot about like how the live shows go. I mean, right now when it comes to a live show, the entire audience is chanting Geostorm and Kumate. I feel like we could have more call and response. I’m down with that.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:34:19] Oh, yeah. I think I think especially, you know, and I like the idea that we’ve talked about having like a handful of theme songs that we use because I think dropping them in, if people love them all, we’re dropping them in and people get excited for, Oh wait, we got this one or We got that one the same way that every show gets individual movies. Yeah, maybe they get songs, maybe they get too, you know, they’re already getting T-shirts and all this kind of stuff. And not that we’re basing everything around the live shows, so relax you studio heads.
Paul Scheer [00:34:47] No, we just do some things. And you know, look, by the way. Yeah, calm down. We like to make the show fun for everybody.
Scott Sonne [00:34:53] Speaking of you mentioned, you know, call and response and shouting Geostorm, Paul, I saw your twitch stream. You shared a story of you and June driving by Jason.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:35:02] Oh, my God. You said that story?
Paul Scheer [00:35:04] Yes.
Scott Sonne [00:35:04] I would love to get Jason’s take on it.
Paul Scheer [00:35:06] Okay, So yeah, so I was talking about this time June and I were driving in our neighborhood and there was a, there’s a restaurant with some nice outdoor seating. We were driving by and we see Jason. As a matter of fact, June sees Jason, and June’s like, Oh, there’s Jason. I said, Oh, and she, before I could say anything, rolls down the window and I’m expecting her to say, Hey, Jason, like just because that’s June. Friendly conversation, you know, just.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:35:30] I just want to be just for setting the scene. You guys are seeing me, but my back is to you. So I have not seen you.
Paul Scheer [00:35:39] Right. Right. We are driving by and we’re doing a little shout as we drive to get your attention a little bit. Yes, that good point. So, boom, June rolls down the window and without conferring with me that she has to. But it was just immediately rolls on the window and starts yelling out. Geostorm. Geostorm. And she’s screaming and it’s like a Sunday morning, right?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:36:06] Yeah, the restaurant is packed. Yes. You know, people are sitting at all the outdoor tables. And all I can hear now is I can tell there is a car that is parked in front of all of these tables, full of all these people just screaming geostorm at me.
Paul Scheer [00:36:22] And and so then as she starts screaming, I start screaming because and then my kids who are also in the car, they don’t know what’s going on, but they know Jason, they start screaming. So now you have a car of of people yelling geostorm nonstop.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:36:39] I’m getting more and more uncomfortable because I won’t engage with it because I’m at lunch with people, right? You know, like I’m at a table full of people and I don’t I don’t want to engage with whatever like car full of maniacs has decided they’re going to scream at me from the street.
Paul Scheer [00:36:58] And and and rightfully so, because you’re also on the street. And and I would say oftentimes in my experience, sometimes people just want to yell something at you. And it’s it’s, it’s like, yeah, bam. Like it’s.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:37:09] I did it.
Paul Scheer [00:37:10] I did it, I acknowledge it. And you go, and it’s not like, now let’s chat. But we. Won’t stop yelling. And it’s funny to me because I’m like, Why? Like, if now it’s like, now I’m starting to feel uncomfortable because now I’m like, now we’re a part and we’re screaming and and so we’re just it’s going on for way too long. And then, and then you turn around and it was one of my favorite moments of all time because it was a great just a convergence of you turning around like, okay, I get it and thank you. Hello, and.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:37:46] Then and then realizing it was all of you, I just collapsed into laughter.
Paul Scheer [00:37:52] Just like in a minivan screaming at you, just calling attention to so much. It was.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:37:59] Incredible.
Paul Scheer [00:38:01] It was. You’re you’re that turn of that face which is like I guess because you’re like, these fucking idiots.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:38:06] So annoyed. So annoying.
Paul Scheer [00:38:09] Too much.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:38:10] Enough is enough. I hear, you know like that, you know, because I’m sure you’ve dealt with it. Yeah. It’s like, it’s okay. I got it. I got it. Yes, yes. Thank you. Thank you. Holy shit. That was really funny.
Paul Scheer [00:38:23] Oh, my gosh. People used to run up to. I mean, obviously you get it because of the league. And and there’s a couple of things that they would yell at the league. That was tricky, too, because like, Geostorm is a crazy thing to yell out to anybody in the street. But it’s something that I feel like we’ve all experienced. It’s a nice, fun little thing.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:38:41] Oh, it’s great. It’s great. Heynongman for me is the, from Comedy Bang Bang is so wonderful and easy because each of us says it and then it’s done.
Paul Scheer [00:38:50] Yeah, you know what it is. And but people used to yell for the league a lot. Shiva Khameini, who was a, a name of a of a character in the show and that yelling was also that would scare my kids so like yeah they’re younger so now they’re they’re more used to it. But now my kids have yelled Geostorm at you. That was really a highlight of my day.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:39:16] Really funny. Oh, that’s funny.
Scott Sonne [00:39:19] I just hope, Jason, that one day you don’t end up facing an actual geostorm and then you don’t take that warning seriously. Someone’s like Geostorm! Geostorm! And you’re.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:39:29] Just like, Oh, all right, man, I’m really I’m super popular today. What’s the deal?
Paul Scheer [00:39:35] I will say this, that, you know, I don’t know if I ever told you this, but every now and then, my kids love Jason. Jason’s great. They’ve seen him, you know, a bunch, but they’re like, on a random night, they’ll say. Can Jason have cake? Like, it’s like. Like it’s.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:39:54] Oh, yeah, it pops back up. Like my allergy?
Paul Scheer [00:39:57] Your egg allergy just sits in their head, and it’s apropos of nothing. It’s like. It’s like it’s. It’s just running in abackground program.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:40:09] Yeah, Because there was a period. There was one night where I feel like Gus specifically had a number of questions for me about things that I could or couldn’t eat, which was very cute.
Paul Scheer [00:40:21] I will say this much too. I never like I’ve always recognized how scary that allergy is, right? Because you realize, Oh my God, eggs. And you’re and you’re so you’re just, you know, you’re you’re so aware of it. You’re so president of I’ve known you for a long time, but when I had kids is when I really understood, oh, God, this is a hellish thing because as an adult, you can at least navigate. But as a kid.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:40:48] You can advocate on your own behalf. But as a child, crazy. Oh, yeah.
Paul Scheer [00:40:53] You are. I mean, I’m just. Oh, my God. Yeah.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:40:58] It’s so funny. I was just with my cousins, all of my first cousins a week ago, and we were just telling stories and blah, blah, blah, reminiscing. And one of my cousins told a story about me being a baby and her mother. My, my aunt. They were babysitting for me and my cousin remembers her mother was making me scrambled eggs. Okay, this is before they knew I was allergic to eggs, but I had had a number of really bad incidents. And so my cousin said to her mother, Remember, Jason’s mother said not to feed him eggs. He doesn’t he doesn’t handle them well. I can’t remember what she said, but he doesn’t they don’t agree with him or something. And my aunt said that’s because he hadn’t he hasn’t had my eggs. And then she, like, almost killed me twice. And my for the rest of her life felt such guilt for almost killing me that during that babysitting, that every time I went to her house she had like sugar cereals to give because I wasn’t allowed to have sugar cereals. So she’d be like, there’s something in the cupboard, you know. And I, yeah, I’d be like, yes, I’d get to take home sugar cereal. It was amazing.
Paul Scheer [00:42:17] Well, it’s so funny because to me it’s like I understand the idea of like, Oh, he doesn’t like steak. Well, he hasn’t had my steak, right? Because it’s like that’s not like, Yeah, but eggs you can’t there’s no getting around it. There’s no like, you know, you can’t dress it up. You can’t like, you know, it’s like, it’s not like.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:42:34] Yeah, I was like, That is so funny. And they were like, Oh yeah, she was relentless. All it was going to take for you to be able to eat eggs was the way that she prepared them.
Paul Scheer [00:42:47] I mean, this is the best, you know, it’s always like this. I mean, last night I was having this argument with my my youngest son because he was like, no, you don’t understand. When you cut my nails, it hurts. And I was like, yes, I understand. Like, it feels weird, maybe, But it’s like, it doesn’t hurt. He’s like, No, no. It’s like it’s it’s hurting me. I’m like, And we’re just in a debate. I’m like, I don’t think it’s true. Then she’s like, Do not disagree. If he says it hurts, it hurts it, but it’s not. But it’s like he’s like, not my toes, only my hand. I’m like. Okay. Yeah, it’s like a very funny. And I think what he is, is just he can see it happening on his hand and I think he sees something being clipped off. I think it’s like a fear. It’s like, you know, he’s.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:43:29] Maybe it’s maybe it should hurt or it’s like maybe something that might hurt. It also makes a sound. Yeah. Yeah. It also makes a hard sound that mustn’t this hurt? Maybe I should be scared of this.
Paul Scheer [00:43:40] Yeah, I know.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:43:41] It’s like I get that.
Paul Scheer [00:43:41] It’s like. But it’s so funny to, like, debate your kids about. You’re like, No, no, it doesn’t. Now, meanwhile, look, if I find out a couple of years later the back. Yeah, My dad never believed me. It hurt. And I actually have a rare disorder where if I cut my nails.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:43:53] I’m allergic to getting my nails cut.
Paul Scheer [00:43:56] All right, we got some songs. I feel like we did it for this episode. We’ll go back. We’ll listen to some more. We should even just talk about what we’ve been up to in the next one. So tune in again will kind of go down the wormhole here. We’ll listen to more songs. We have more submissions. Thank you for these submissions. These were across the board, I’m going to say, without any you know, look, all of these are apple pies. That should be cooled. They none of these need to be put back in the oven.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:44:19] I thought these were great as well. I loved all of these. And I love the ones we listened to whenever the last time was.
Paul Scheer [00:44:25] I agree, I agree.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:44:26] I’m having a blast listening to the stuff you guys are coming up with. How creative everybody is. Your lyrical content. Musical content, Great work all around everybody. I mean, some of you are much, much better than others.
Paul Scheer [00:44:39] We won’t say. Exactly, but we have to.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:44:41] Yeah, you know, but I’m just saying I loved all of these. Except the ones that I have not liked.
Paul Scheer [00:44:47] And those, you know who we’re talking about. We’ll see you next time. Bye for now.
Paul Scheer [00:44:52] Thank you, Jason. And thank you to everyone who submitted a theme song. We know that we still have more to listen to, and we will do our best to get to them all. Now that we got New York Ninja out of the way, let’s talk about our next movie. Next week, we’re going to be going from corny ninjas with voices dubbed to horny aliens who love eating grub. That’s right. Next week, we are watching the 1987 comedy Munchies, a movie that is a blatant knockoff of Gremlins. And kind of crazy, too. Here’s a short breakdown of the plot. “A space archeologist finds a furry little creature in a cave in Peru, but his groundbreaking discovery is thwarted by his evil twin brother who kidnaps the creature. What the brother doesn’t know is that the creature, when chopped up, regenerates into many new creatures. And they are mean.” I told you, it’s gremlins. Anyway, Rotten Tomatoes does not have enough reviews to give this film a score. So we turn to letter box. Oh, I love letter Box where Oscar Montoya writes, “I know it’s bad. I know the plot is non-existent and terrible, but the aesthetic was really fun. The set design rivals Pee wee’s Playhouse Manic colors and patterns. The acting as camp as hell. Mavis is a queer legend. The munchies themselves are so corny, but still, eighties. Can only recommend watching this with fellow idiots.” And just a shout out to Oscar Montoya. He’s a super funny improviser and actor and this is what I’m saying. You’ll find good people on letterbox get on letterbox people. You will love it. Martin Scorsese is on letterbox now. So cool. All right. Let’s listen to the trailer for Munchies.
Trailer Audio [00:46:20] The munchies are here. And they want you for lunch. And they want you for dinner. Nothing human can feed this hungry. Munchies. Rated PG.
Paul Scheer [00:46:48] Oh, you’re going to love it. Now we are almost at the end of this episode. But before we go, we want you to check out this bonus scene from our New York Ninja Show, where an audience question leads me to giving a glowing endorsement for one of my favorite products. Splinter out. What do you got?
Audience Member [00:47:05] So I have a really quick comment, which is that if you watch it with subtitles, it starts after Nida dies with in parentheses melancholy synth instrumental. I love that. And then the film ends with grooving, beat with synth. Haven’t stopped thinking about that. And then I have a question for Jason. What?
June Diane Raphael [00:47:27] I’ll just wait I guess.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:47:31] Everybody else can just close your eyes.
Audience Member [00:47:34] Yeah. I’m sorry. What was more erotic? Every scene between the ninja and the kid in this and every scene between Stallone and the kid in Over the Top?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:47:47] That’s a question for me? Wow. I thought it was going to be about boobs. What a bummer. There. It was pretty wild. When he does finally rescue the kid, which does happen. The kid survives the first encounter.
June Diane Raphael [00:48:03] Thank God. If that kid if that kid died, I truly was going to have to turn off the movie. I was like, I can’t.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:48:10] But he seems to rescue the kid from the suburbs. When they when he finds the kid, the kid is like, out in like, like, not in the city. It’s out in like a suburban neighborhood with standalone houses and like a driveway. And I was like, Where are they now?
Paul Scheer [00:48:27] Bayonne. All right.
June Diane Raphael [00:48:30] But also, he rescues the kid and heals the child by pulling out a bullet from his own chest.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:48:40] The kid is shot. Both of them are shot with the gun. And none of them are treated. Neither of them are treated by medical experts.
Paul Scheer [00:48:48] Well, he pulls out a bullet like you would pull out a splinter. Like it’s like, oh, they just got one of those bullets right under my skin. Did you go all the way through.
June Diane Raphael [00:48:57] You want to quickly plug your splinter?
Paul Scheer [00:49:01] Oh, I do.
June Diane Raphael [00:49:02] Yeah, go ahead.
Paul Scheer [00:49:04] There’s a thing called Splinter Out. You can buy it on Amazon, and it’s a little splinter removal kit.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:49:10] Watch out behind you, Paul.
Paul Scheer [00:49:13] And when you have kids and they get splinters, you got everything you need in there. I love that little splinter kit. It’s the best. I use it all the time on my kids. I got one with me right there backstage, ready to go.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:49:22] Is this product placement for a splinter removal thing? I got them, they’re called tweezers.
June Diane Raphael [00:49:29] No, this is as thin as a credit card. You put it in your wallet. Again, we’re not making money off of this. It’s just a public service announcement.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:49:40] Look under your seat. You got a you get a splinter thing. You get a splinter thing.
Paul Scheer [00:49:46] By the way, there. There it is. Right there behind you.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:49:52] You have it?
Paul Scheer [00:49:54] Behind your head.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:49:55] Oh, my God.
Paul Scheer [00:49:58] The best thing you could possibly get.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:50:00] How is it? Why do you. Wait a minute. Why do you have it ready to be shown?
Paul Scheer [00:50:05] That’s our amazing stage manager, Beth. She was able to pull that up. Thank you.
June Diane Raphael [00:50:09] That’s what it is. And it’s amazing. This is an amazing product.
Paul Scheer [00:50:13] Splinter out. And that box is the box that they all come. And you can take them out of the box, put them in your wallet. You can put them all in your car. You got them. That’s great.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:50:21] I love that we talked about the splinter, the splinter out and boom, it’s there. But we talk about boobs the whole time. Nothing.
Paul Scheer [00:50:32] It’s a family show.
Paul Scheer [00:50:35] Thank you, everybody. A big thank you to Avril Halley for finding these great movies. Remember, rate and review this show. It helps if you listen on Apple Podcasts. Make sure you are following us and make sure you’re listening every week, because now they’re not going to download episodes if you don’t listen to them within 15 days. Weird. Anyway, rate nd review us. It does help. Visit us on social media @HDTGM and a big thank you to our producer, Scott Sonne, Molly Reynolds, our movie picking producer Avril Halley, which I already said. Our engineers, Casey Holford and Rich Garcia and Jess Cisneros, who makes our amazing social media videos. We will see you next week for Munchies.
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.