May 25, 2023
Jason & Paul recommend all the TV, movies, music, and books that they’re currently loving, Paul digs into Corrections and Omissions from The Fast and the Furious, shares a bonus scene from last week’s episode, and announces next week’s movie.
The Traitors UK
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? (2022)
And Then There Were None (2015)
The ABC Murders (2018)
Prime Suspect (1991)
Dungeons & Dragons
The Legend of Vox Machina
Unicorn: Warriors Eternal
The Other Two
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319.5 — Last Looks: The Fast and the Furious
Paul Scheer [00:00:00] The realities of truck theft. Nextel joins the chat. And is Dom into BDSM? All this and more on today’s Last Looks. Hit the theme.
Music [00:00:17] [Intro Song]
Paul Scheer [00:00:33] What’s up, all you ice cappuccino drinkers? Hey, everybody. I’m Paul Scheer, and welcome to How Did This Get Made Last Looks coming to you from a hotel room in Columbus, Ohio. Columbus, Ohio, the home of where I saw Fast X for the first time. Alone, in an IMAX at 3 p.m. on a Tuesday. And god damn, that is the way to see that movie alone in an IMAX theater. I yelled out loud, “What?!” I said, “Woo!” And I literally got up and moved seats just to shake off some of the excitement I was getting by being in that theater alone. I feel like seeing Fast X alone in the IMAX is the way that Jason Momoa’s character in Fast X sees every movie. You need it big, you need it loud. You need to be flamboyant and enjoying your own films. People we’re getting into Fast X soon, soon enough. But before we get into that, we are going to give you a chance to talk about all the things that we might have missed from the Fast and Furious, a.k.a. Fast and Furious one. Jason and I are going to talk about all the things that we are into. Plus we are going to reveal next week’s film, which I’ve already given you a little bit of a hint about. And we are going to also give you a little piece of bonus scene, if you will, from our last show. But first things first, a shout out to John Astonish for that amazing theme song. Thank you, John. Send us your theme songs. We love them. HowDidThisGetMade@Earwolf.com. Keep them short. 15 – 20 seconds. You know the drill, people. Are you in SAG? I know so many people are in SAG and it’s so important that you vote yes on a strike authorization. Why? Why is that important? Well, I’ll tell you, residuals are down. Actors are struggling to get their health insurance. Actors are being kicked off their health insurance. We are being squeezed. And the only way to kind of fight back here have a voice is to give our union authorization to call a strike. It doesn’t mean we’re going to have a strike. But if 95% of us say, Hey, we are mad enough to go on strike because we want AI rights, we want better residuals, we want better health care. That will send a message, because the only thing that shuts down Hollywood is the actors. The writers can go on strike. We’ve been on strike. It’s been tough. The directors are negotiating. We’ll see what happens there. But when SAG goes on strike, everything shuts down. I’m lucky to be in all three unions, and I think this is the moment where we can really pull together in solidarity. So get yourself over to the SAG website. Make sure you vote as long as you are paid up on your dues. You can vote if you don’t remember your number. There are ways to get it. Just go to the website. Don’t give up. It’s so important. And most importantly, tell your friends. That’s right. Tell your friends who are in SAG, not the ones that aren’t in SAG, because then you could tell them about your problems. But really, we just want to make sure that vote goes up. So let your friends know. This is an important one, People. And solidarity here is giant. I can’t emphasize that enough. All right. But enough about that. Let’s get in to the Fast and the Furious. A movie that according to Discord user ASG 1982, should have had the tagline of “No Point, No Breaks.” Ooh, I like that. That should have been a T-shirt speaking t shirts and the Teepublic store. We have a t shirt. It’s a Mr. Potato Head, but it’s called Mr. Toretto Head from a joke that we edited out of the Fast and Furious podcast. And I don’t think you need to know what the joke was. I think the shirt’s pretty apparent in what the joke is. But if you want to get yourself a Mr. Toretto head shirt, head over to Teepublic.com/HDTGM and you will check it out there. I love that design We are also making because it’s been requested so many times, a largo shirt so keep your eyes out for that. But now, without any further ado, let’s talk about F and f one. Hit the theme.
Music [00:04:47] [Intro Song]
Paul Scheer [00:04:49] Guess what? That’s John Astonish again. John Astonish coming in two for two with a very special Fast and Furious theme. John, you are killing it and I love that you are thinking ahead. You know where we’re going. You know that we needed a fast and furious theme. So you gave it to us. Thank you so much. I love it. All right. We’re going to the Discord. Jackalope writes, “I thought we all understood that the sandwich shop was a front for their TV/VCR heist crimes. That’s why Mia was so annoyed when she had to actually make him a sandwich for once.” No, no, no. Jackalope. That sandwich shop has been in the Toretto name for a long time. They didn’t just make a sandwich shop. They would. They should have made a Best Buy. They can’t like they’re not. Do you think that they’re laundering money through the sandwich shop? I believe they are still a functioning garage and sandwich shop. Again, I can’t prove that. I don’t think it’s a money laundering place. I just think that the the pay would be low. I just think the sandwiches are so bad that no one goes there. It’s like, who would have, like, gas station sushi? Uh, that’s the kind of equivalent I’m getting from there. Corgi Herder writes, “Just wanted to clarify something about Vin Diesel’s Short film Multi Facial. The point of the film isn’t about how he can play all sorts of different races. It’s about how casting directors don’t know what to do with him due to his multiracial background and how he gets lost in Hollywood for not being able to fit into a box.” Well, thank you, Corgi Herder. But then B Chefs writes, “Per Wikipedia, Steven Spielberg saw multi facial and that’s how Vin got his part in Saving Private Ryan.” Well, here’s what I’m going to say about that, Corgi. And I don’t mean to be rude about this, but I believe by saying I, I, you know, I can’t fit in a box because I’m multiracial, I’m getting lost. He’s actually showing that he can be anything. I think it is in many respects a billboard for, hey, what am I? You decide. But he put it under the guise of. Oh, what am I? No one knows so I can’t get work. Am I right on this? I think that that’s the case. Maybe I’m too cynical, but I believe it was a concerted effort to get cast and basically say I could be whatever you want. All right, let’s go to an anonymous phone caller, someone who used to work for Nextel.
Listener [00:07:14] Hi, Paul. I’m calling about Tim’s comment. In the live episode for the Fast and the Furious. So I actually worked for Nextel customer care at the time that this movie came out and absolutely not. We could not in any way trace the number of a Nextel phone. That was actually a very big selling point for the Nextel phone. But after this movie came out, we would get multiple phone calls from both police officers, as well as people’s partners, pretending to be police officers in an attempt to get us to track their phone numbers. I actually pause the episode to make this call. I just wanted to finish it by saying, I love this podcast. You guys are doing a great job.
Paul Scheer [00:08:13] What? This is. Holy shit, This is amazing. I didn’t also know that, like, Nextel was known as a burner phone. Wow. I like people fake calling as cops to get you to trace numbers. Oh, what a bunch of psychopaths. All right, Next up, Joel from Australia.
Listener [00:08:32] Hey, Paul. Hey, Jason. Hey, crew, this is Joel calling from Australia. The other side of the world. Just calling to point out that maybe there was a missed opportunity in this Furious franchise when they’re running a sandwich shop. Why isn’t it called Dom’s Subs? So that was perfect for the power dynamic there and, and to feed into the homoerotic nature of the show. So yeah, real missed missed opportunity. Love the show, guys. Keep it up. All right.
Paul Scheer [00:09:01] Okay. I’m going to be honest. I didn’t get this at first. And then Scott, our producer, explained it to me that Dom’s subs would be a play on the dominant and submissive dynamic in BDSM. Now I get it. I was like, Is he saying like, Dom’s subs, is subs like a thing for dicks, like Dom’s dicks? Now I get it. Dom’s Subs. That’s great. And here’s a thing. I googled Dom’s subs and there’s three. There’s three Dom’s subs. Thank you, Joel. From Australia. Next up, Linnea.
Listener [00:09:39] Hey, Pauline. Crew, this is Linnea. I have a correction about the Fast and the Furious. So there’s actually like, a very tiny throwaway line when Paul Walker is walking into the FBI house. The really nice one was Ted Levine, and he says, like, Wow, this house is a lot nicer than the last one you confiscated. So I think we’re meant to believe that it was like some drug operation or something that they confiscated and they’re not spending millions of dollars on. Still definitely a waste of taxpayer money somewhere in there. But yeah, just thought you guys might want to know that. Thanks so much. Bye.
Paul Scheer [00:10:16] Yes, Linnea, I did hear that. But still, if you confiscate a house in a drug bust, it doesn’t mean that you just you know, you’re right. Like taxpayer dollars. I mean, something is going on there. You don’t get to keep it. I don’t imagine you get to keep it. Someone’s got to resell it. But I get it. Yeah. I mean, I just I feel like for them to move their whole operation in there seems to be a bit shortsighted. For what? Paul Walker just have a place to drive to. That’s not his house, because that’s the other thing. If they’re following him, they’re like, who the fuck is he going to in that house? It’s super expensive house. Like that’s more suspicious than anything else, in my opinion. Anyway, Linnea, a great point. Next up, James from Seattle.
Listener [00:10:56] Hey, Paul, How you doing? James from Seattle just wrapped up the Fast and Furious episode. Done a lot of thinking about the street wars and the other wars name. And there’s a total easy one that they could have done that would have been brilliant. Car wars. It’s right there. It was right there for them. Car wars would have been amazing. They could have spun off sequels. Thanks a lot, Paul. Bye.
Paul Scheer [00:11:22] Hell yeah. James. Car wars. It was right there all along. But we all know that Vin Diesel wanted it changed as we talked about in the show. That was one of its changes or one of the changes in the script. Next up, D.J. from NorCal.
Listener [00:11:41] Hey, Paul is D.J. Tanto from Northern California. I wanted to shine some light on another Point Break and the Fast and the Furious connection. And that’s where Paul Walker’s character, Brian and Vin’s character Dom, go to lunch. That’s Neptune’s Net on the Pacific Coast Highway. And what’s important about it is that’s the same place Lori Petty’s character and Point Break works. So there are literally scenes in both movies where the hero and the antagonist– I guess Dom’s the antagonist or whatever. They both go to lunch there, like, directly. Weirder fact that has to do with Neptune’s Net and not necessarily either of those movies. They remade the entire restaurant for Iron Man three for some reason. But yeah, that’s like one of the biggest connections between Point Break and the Fast and the Furious is Neptune’s Net, which is on the Pacific Coast Highway. You can still go there and get a fish taco.
Paul Scheer [00:12:40] Okay. I love this. Let me go one step further. One of the shows I love on Netflix right now or not right now, I mean, I’ve loved it on Netflix. Is this show called Chad and J.T. Go deep. On that, they actually they meet up with Jordana Brewster and they go to Neptune’s Net to talk to her because they love Fast and Furious. If you love Fast Furious like we do. Chad and J.T. go deep. They also love it. And you probably know those guys because one of their first pranks that went viral is they go to a lot of city council meetings and they do bits with the city council people because anyone can get up there and talk. And one of the things that they did was advocate for a statue of Paul Walker in, I believe, in Malibu, or maybe I’m wrong. Somewhere. But those guys are great. And yes, that is amazing. Another Point Break connection. And I’ll go one step further. Drew Pierce, who wrote Hobbs and Shaw wrote Iron Man three. So it all comes back to there’s a world here. There’s a fast and furious world around Neptune’s Net. Let’s get in there. Let’s figure it out. Let’s do a show from Neptune’s Net. And finally, Julie, what do you got?
Listener [00:13:52] Hi, Paul. My name’s Julie, and I just called in while I was listening to the Fast and Furious Live with Seth Rogan. I thought it was really funny that you read a second opinion or review from Amazon, or they called Paul Walker John Walker and didn’t mention that you’re Paul Scheer, but you’re also Paul John Scheer So I just thought that was interesting. Maybe Paul is mixed up with John more than we think. Thanks, Paul. Have a great day.
Paul Scheer [00:14:24] Wow, Julie. Thank you. I feel seen. Maybe Paul and John. I mean, they’re Beatles. They’re apostles right. Is there a John Apostle? Yeah, There’s a you know, they get mixed up and that’s the cross I have to bear. All right. Thank you, Julie. Back to the discord, Cameron H, I was hoping you’d chime in. Cameron says, “My father was a truck driver later in life, so I know that freight is insured against theft. Trust me, no truck driver is laying down their life to protect VCRs unless you are putting them in danger first. In fact, my father told me the closest he’s ever got to being robbed is and he was in a large metropolitan area getting some sleep. When he heard a knock on his door, he answered it and there was a man there warning him that if there had been some truck robberies in the area and for 50 bucks he was assured that nothing would happen to his cargo. I asked my father what he did and he said I paid him. The next morning he found that a number of trucks in the vicinity had been robbed, but his was one of the few that were left alone. All I’m saying is there’s a much easier ways to boost merch from trucks without involving high speed chases, grappling hooks and shotguns.” Yeah. I mean, when I was working for my dad, who had a store in the Bronx, there are a lot of things that quote unquote fell off the back of a truck. And I don’t think any of these people that were selling these things were using grappling hooks. They definitely weren’t using Dodge Chargers. All right. Anyway, let’s go to PT 0707, “Small question about the character of Hector. Paul said the actor’s name in real life is actually Hector. But that’s not true. His name is Noel. He is just commonly cast as guys named Hector. When Paul mentioned working with him on TV series, assuming that Fresh Off the Boat.” Yes, I did. “His character is also named Hector. He also appears in the first episode of The League, but his character is named Ernesto.” So, you know, this is actually really interesting because I believe he was referred to as Hector on set. And we talked. We hung out a bunch. My gosh. But it was years ago. Now I’m forgetting. Oh, my gosh. Now I feel like a real jerk. Anyway, let’s let’s hear because we actually have a clip of Noel talking about this issue because according to IMDB, he’s played a character named Hector eight times on different productions. And he was on this show called The Rhodium Radio Show, and he explains how this happened.
Noel [00:16:38] So that’s just a coincidence that that’s not something where I’m calling my manager like hey man. If I’m not Hector, I’m not doing this next film he’s filming. That’s just a coincidence. Like Hollywood only knows two names for actors Hector and Carlos. So the way it would work is that usually I would get a role or an opportunity for another movie or another television show. And I kid you not. 80% of the time, the role and the name for the role was Hector. And I would just book the role. And it’s just something that kind of naturally happened on its own. It’s not like, you know, I’m out there once again. Like, if it’s not Hector, I ain’t doing the movie. And that’s how that kicked off, bro. So it just kind of stuck with me. But now I like it. And now I’m actually pushing it because, you know, fuck it If I’m known that much like Hector, I was going to keep that rolling, you know what I’m saying?
Paul Scheer [00:17:23] See? Okay, so my fault, my bad. I don’t know why I got confused about that. But we were talking about fast eight or nine at one point. Oh, man, I feel like a real jerk. Well, I’m sorry, Noel. And lastly, here’s a follow up email from Jason Carey about the cheese pizza with everything debate from our view on the top episode. Okay. I’m glad we’re bringing this back. Jason Carey wrote, “Growing up in New York, when you order a slice, it’s understood to be a plain cheese slice. That’s the same in Long Island, too? Yeah, sure. But when I moved to California and the rest of the country, if you just order a slice, they’re confused. You have to order a plain or cheese slice, I guess, in other places, slices with toppings must be the default.” Now, finally, some fucking logic to this argument. Yes. I grew up in Long Island, but I lived in New York. I always ordered a slice. I didn’t really get slices when I was on Long Island. It wasn’t really that thing, but New York was. So now I get it. Now I get what you’re talking about because that’s really the only place where I get a slice. Hmm. You’re right. I guess you’re right. I mean, yeah. Jason, best explanation here. And, you know, you would think because Jason kind of really had me reflect that he might be the winner this week for the best correction and omission. But I don’t know. There can only be one. Right? And there’s so many great ones this week. I mean, so many fantastic food conversations, so many detailed thoughts on this entire chain. And I have to say. The one that I liked the most, the one that I felt really brought it home. Well, yes, the cheese pizza is a great one. I think it has to be the connection of Point Break and Fast and Furious. I would never have put that together. That fact that they did these movies, which was a rip off Point Break and they put it in the same place is even dumber and better than I could have ever imagined. So. That’s right. D.J. from NorCal, you are today’s winner. And we have a special song from Tyler Mann. Hit it.
Music [00:19:34] [Winner’s Song]
Paul Scheer [00:19:38] All right. If you want to submit an all movie tagline or chime in with your own thoughts about the latest episode hit at the Discord at Discord.gg/HDTGM or call us at 619-PAULASK. Coming up. Jason and I will chat about all the things that we are currently into. We reveal next week’s movie and at the very end of the episode I will share an exclusive deleted scene from our Fast and Furious show. Stick around.
Paul Scheer [00:20:01] Welcome back. You’ve likely noticed that. How Did This Get Made every week is releasing a brand new episode on Monday. It’s not a new episode. It’s actually an old episode. We’ve been pulling from the vault. And this week’s Matinee Monday, because we ran out of Fast and Furious films, is Hurricane Heist, which is directed by Fast and Furious director Rob Cohen. Hurricane Heist, one of our favorites. Live from Chicago, Super fun. So keep on checking out the old episodes as we pull them from behind the paywall. Free to hear once again. And now, honestly, we spent a lot of time hearing from you. Let’s hear from Jason and I. We got a lot to talk about. Okay. Here’s a little segment we like to call Just Chat. And Mark Granger likes to create songs for us. So Mark hit the theme.
Music [00:20:47] [Just Chat Intro]
Paul Scheer [00:21:04] Jason, I feel like it’s been a while since I’ve really heard what you’ve been watching and been up to. We’ve answered questions, but we haven’t really gotten into our recs.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:21:14] Let’s dig in.
Paul Scheer [00:21:19] Yes. By the way, I want to ask you a question. Not to make this another bag talk, but Tom Bean. Yes. Has this new bag that I really liked and I wanted to get your opinion on it. I believe it is called the the sidekick. Have you seen this? It’s kind of like a larger version of, like, a traditional fanny pack. Oh, The side hustle. What I was interested in.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:21:42] Okay.
Paul Scheer [00:21:43] Side hustle.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:21:44] I don’t know that. Let me. I’m looking it up right now. Okay. Yeah. It’s like a square, right?
Paul Scheer [00:21:49] Yes.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:21:50] Okay, So I haven’t. I haven’t seen this bag yet. This. But it looks like, it looks like a slightly larger version of one of their cubes. One of the little cubes that they have that I use. So this looks cool. They have a thing called the Bantam, though, that is like a sling bag, like a small fanny pack or sling bag that I like a lot. I think that’s pretty great.
Paul Scheer [00:22:13] The one that you gave me. And again, we’re not going to get off on bags, but the one that you gave me, I can’t remember if it’s a state bag or not. The one that you often use the.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:22:22] Oh, the hyperlight?
Paul Scheer [00:22:24] That’s, that’s my thing. Like that to me is hard to beat. Hard to beat.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:22:29] Great. Fantastic bag. Love that bag. It’s a great. It’s a great. It’s very lightweight. Holds a lot of stuff. Minimal organization. It’s a killer bag.
Paul Scheer [00:22:38] I love it. I love it.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:22:39] I love bags. What can I say? Just a little brief glimpse of the zouks cubes here.
Paul Scheer [00:22:44] I love it. zouks cubes always going on. Now let’s talk about TV. I feel like there’s been a lot of stuff. TV, movies, music. There’s been a lot. A lot of stuff out there. What have you been most excited about?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:22:59] There’s been some fun stuff. I’ll say this. I loved Poker Face so much.
Paul Scheer [00:23:04] Oh, yeah.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:23:05] You know, I loved Poker Face so much. I had a great time watching it, and it really got me in a. Oh, I like this, you know, type of a show. It really got me feeling. So, you know, the same way that I love watching Magnum P.I. reruns. So I’ve watched a bunch of Colombo’s, which are great, which, you know, are also on Peacock if you got peacock for Poker Face. But yes, then I got super into watching a bunch of Agatha Christie adaptations.
Paul Scheer [00:23:35] The old PBS ones?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:23:36] Like some. I’m so, like, so I watched, like, Murder on the Orient Express, the Sidney Lumet version. That is an incredible movie. But there is an adaptation of an Agatha Christie story that I did not know called Why didn’t they ask Evans? Is the story. Hugh Laurie wrote and directed it. It’s a three hour movie that’s on. You can stream it. I watched it, I think, on Britbox. Yeah, it’s Will Poulter who’s in Guardians three. Yeah. Lucy Boynton. I mean, obviously Hugh Laurie, a bunch of other great, incredible actors and it’s just a fuckin home run whodunit. Agatha Christie.
Paul Scheer [00:24:17] Is it a TV? A miniseries, got it.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:24:22] It’s like a three hour, three episodes, three one hour episodes. And this is a model. I also watched one that was And Then There Were None, which is another.
Paul Scheer [00:24:32] I love that book.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:24:33] And so this is a great, it’s got Charles Dance and it’s another Sam Neill, another home run, great cast, great, beautifully shot. There just is a bunch of them that I’ve been watching that are on, some are on Amazon, some are on Britbox. They’re they’re all over the place, but they’re fantastic. One of them has John Malkovich playing Poirot. It’s I think it’s called that one’s I think the ABC murders. Is that one. It’s really cool. And all of them just truly stand as incredible examples of this form, especially when you compare them to what I did not very much enjoy, which has been the Kenneth Branagh recent adaptations of these stories.
Paul Scheer [00:25:23] Oh, yes, I feel the same way. Yeah.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:25:26] Those I feel like I have not been as interesting. I’m not nearly as interesting as this. And then to to back up one full step. I also just recently rewatched Gosford Park, which is.
Paul Scheer [00:25:38] Wonderful.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:25:39] Absolutely incredible. Absolutely incredible.
Paul Scheer [00:25:43] Now that I’ve forgotten about that movie, or not forgotten about, I haven’t seen a long time, but I loved it. Oh, that’s a great one.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:25:52] Please watch it. And it’s, the cast is absolutely bananas. And then Bob Balaban is, it’s all murderers. It’s all everybody’s a murderer in. It’s so good. Everybody’s such a like a totemic talent. And then Balaban is in there just mixing it up and being so fucking funny. Inside of this movie it is. The movie is exceptional.
Paul Scheer [00:26:17] Well, by the way, you know, you’re talking about this, and I’ve heard so much about this show I’m going to mention right now. That seems like it’s in the same vein. I’ve only watch like the first two episodes. Like, I got to tell Jason about this. Have you heard anything about this show called The Traitors?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:26:33] Traitors UK? Yeah, I heard about Traitors UK. I know what it is, but I have not watched it. Yes.
Paul Scheer [00:26:38] So essentially it’s a reality television series which is essentially like Gosford Park in a in a way. Could you make Gosford Park into a reality series where people are backstabbing and picking off contestants and they have to investigate and and find out who they trust and root out the traitors among the people.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:27:00] It’s like it’s like werewolf or mafia. The party game. Yeah, right.
Paul Scheer [00:27:04] Yeah.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:27:05] That’s how it was explained to me.
Paul Scheer [00:27:06] Yeah. It’s basically like it’s 22 strangers and they are, they have a bunch of missions that they have to do. And this goes back to the show I always wanted to pitch, which was kind of a version of what Alone is, but I wanted to do Die Hard, The reality series. Could you do it? Could you have one guy try to get through a building and every week you try to see how far you can get and what you could do.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:27:28] That would be that would be incredible. Yeah, love that.
Paul Scheer [00:27:31] Just because it would be a different kind of survival. But this is, it has that same energy. And I think what I like about this show and it’s hard to kind of communicate it. It is tense and it’s it’s like a drama. It doesn’t play like a reality show. And I think that’s what makes it really very, very good.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:27:52] And specifically my understanding was because this is a show that exists in multiple places and I was told the season to watch is Traitors UK specifically.
Paul Scheer [00:28:03] That’s the one that I started watching. Yeah. Okay Yeah.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:28:06] Oh good, a second person who I trust who’s recommended this now.
Paul Scheer [00:28:09] And I think there’s another version I believe on Peacock if we’re going to go back to Peacock with, with Alan Cumming.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:28:19] Oh wow. Oh nice.
Paul Scheer [00:28:20] Hosting it. I’m not positive, but it’s like it. I believe that he is the American, the American host, even though he’s not American. Yeah, but yeah, so. Oh, yeah, I think you will really like it.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:28:33] Yeah, no, that’s great.
Paul Scheer [00:28:34] And there is something interesting about, like, going back and watching these old shows because I know I talked to you how much I loved Picard Season three. Then I went back and started watching just random episodes of Star Trek Next Generation and being like, this is I mean, again, I haven’t watched it since I was a kid and this is such a great show. Again, another really fun one-and-done style show where you just have great stories and, you know, and, and.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:29:00] Well, that’s what was fun. What I really was enjoying about Poker Face and what I feel like I then wanted to have more of, which was TV. It felt like a, it felt like just, it felt low stakes. It didn’t feel like I needed to know two seasons of canonical storytelling so that I can appreciate and understand what’s happening right this episode. It felt nice to just dip in, have a fun episode, and then be gone and be done and not have to really not be in the middle of some sprawling, dense narrative, but just be having a, like you said, a good time. And for me that has also been watching Doctor Who, which is.
Paul Scheer [00:29:41] And this is what I got to do.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:29:42] Just absolutely fantastic. I’m now in the Matt Smith years. For those of you who are keeping track. David Tennant just I mean, it’s so interesting too to watch Doctor Who because if you’re watching from these early years going through it, you’re also getting to see an entire generation of, or multiple generations of of British actors cycle through episodically this show. So you’re seeing a ton of people.
Paul Scheer [00:30:13] Like more than or I guess maybe they were ahead of the curve in the States. It’s like, like you could see great British actors appearing on television. It’s like, oh yeah, like there’s less and less of a separation between TV and film because there’s barely any film anymore. But but I feel like that’s what you get with these British shows. It’s like, Oh, everybody is in it. Well, same with Harry Potter.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:30:32] It’s also like over there, every big star. And boy, do I wish this was true here. Everybody there is. I feel like in the U.K., at some point in your career, somebody just offers you, do you want to be a detective on a TV show? If you like anybody, they are the star of a detective series. So also, I’ve also been rewatching Prime Suspect. Great, Helen Miram, Prime Suspect. A show that you know, traversed. Another show that traversed decades of content. That is incredible. Great mysteries. Great. You know, Luther. Fantastic.
Paul Scheer [00:31:07] Oh, Luther, So good. I have not watched the new Luther. I’ve heard mixed things.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:31:11] I haven’t heard about it. I haven’t watched that. I haven’t watched that yet.
Paul Scheer [00:31:13] It’s a bummer because I think the thing I loved about Luther while so dark and I found a lot of people that I recommended it to say I can’t watch is is too depressing because I think the crimes are really violent, you know, and they’re and they’re very sadistic. And it’s not like, look, it starts off with him chasing down, you know, like a pedophile. Like that’s where it starts. And there’s a great Luther book, if you like Luther, that’s the prequel to, the prequel to it. And and it basically ends where the season one begins. But. In the attempt to kind of keep it dark and push and have reality in a world where there’s hard to have reality. They get Luther into some scrapes that it gets harder and harder to get him back out in the world. It’s like it’s like a little bit like it’s it’s the reality of like if you acted like Dirty Harry or you acted like an American police officer, like there would be consequences. And there are consequences for Luther. Yeah. And then they have to, like, really figure out, okay, well, maybe if we let him out of jail. He could work this one case, and then he’s back in his jail, You know, like, it’s a very bizarre like, it’s crazy.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:32:18] It’s it’s like. It’s like, what if you took Bosch and you made it, like, ten times crazier?
Paul Scheer [00:32:23] Yes.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:32:24] I’m watching, by the way, watching Bosch legacy now, I watched all of Bosch, and now I’m in Bosch legacy. So it is a home run.
Paul Scheer [00:32:34] Hey, by the way, just to keep the British thing going not that Bosch is British. I had done this guy’s podcast. James Acaster.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:32:44] Incredible stand up. Such a funny stand up. His specials are fantastic.
Paul Scheer [00:32:48] I’m a little behind on him. I didn’t know that much about him. And I started reading this book called like Classic Scrapes.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:32:57] Oh, I don’t know it.
Paul Scheer [00:32:58] Oh, it’s so basically he was on a radio show with his friend and part of the radio show just became like his funny stories about his life. And he he compiled these very funny, short, weird stories, his classic scrapes that he’s gotten into, you know, whether it was, like there’s a great one that I really enjoy, which is like he he was, he had keys to his friend’s house and he had to really take a shit. And he uses those keys to go into her house because he knew she wasn’t home. And he like he went to go do his business. But realized there was no toilet paper in the downstairs bathroom. But he already had his pants off because he was going to the bathroom. So he ran to the upstairs bathroom to go get toilet paper, but then realized he was in the upstairs bathroom, had no pants on. And then he’s like, If anyone is to come home right now, I’m going to be naked in this woman’s house with nothing on and have to explain. And so like this, like that’s a classic scrape, like describing, you know, how he gets out of this situation of pooping, you know, So it’s like that level story. So, that’s not really a memoir as much as it is. Just just like an anecdote.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:34:07] Yeah. Oh, that’s great. I really like him. And you were going to say you were on his podcast. That’s about Last Meal. What’s it called?
Paul Scheer [00:34:12] Yes, Last Meal. So you kind of like pick pick a last meal. That would be really good to have. Oh man. Oh, man, He is.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:34:20] Super funny, man. Really. Really. He’s got a couple of specials that are all linked that are I want to say it’s on HBO. I watch them a couple years ago.
Paul Scheer [00:34:30] Like a trilogy, right?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:34:32] Yeah, exactly.
Paul Scheer [00:34:33] He’s a very I mean, I’m I’m now all in on it. I will also say.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:34:37] He’s a great British standup. The other the other British stand up that I really love is Stuart Lee, who, chase down, if you can, who is just very difficult to find. He makes it I will say this, he makes it very difficult to find his stuff.
Paul Scheer [00:34:52] Okay.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:34:53] But so it’s not easy. But the stuff that you can find is fantastic. And I’ve now kind of ferreted out a bunch of other stuff. Very good.
Paul Scheer [00:35:01] Okay, I. Oh, okay. I’m very interested to see this. Yeah, I love this. You know, I’ve been, you know, we both are book on tapes fans. And I will say I read Paris Hilton’s book.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:35:13] Oh, how was that?
Paul Scheer [00:35:13] And great.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:35:15] Oh, wow.
Paul Scheer [00:35:16] Great. I didn’t see the documentary on Netflix, so I’ll put that in front of it and saying that I think the documentary covers a lot of similar territory.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:35:23] Okay.
Paul Scheer [00:35:23] But I was, I got I got it on tape and or tape. I got it. I put it in a CD.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:35:32] It’s six cassettes. Remember when audio books were like 12 cassettes.
Paul Scheer [00:35:36] Oh, yeah. And you could rent them from like Cracker Barrel, Cracker Barrel.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:35:40] I remember on road trips you would rent them from Cracker Barrel.
Paul Scheer [00:35:43] Yeah. And you have a reason to go back. Besides the delicious food. But so, you know, it starts off and you are like, okay, it’s a little like, exactly what you expect. And it kind of just like it just kind of frosts the cake to be like, okay, well, I’m here, I’m here. I don’t know. And I turn it off a couple of times and, but everyone kept talking about how great it is, how great it is. I’m like, I don’t, is it? I don’t know. And then Jason, it switches to a point where you’re like, I was riveted and it really revolves around for lack of a, to just abbreviated as much as I can. She’s a bad girl, gets sent to a very rich, sleepaway school, boarding school that’s going to correct the bad behavior in rich kids. And it is an incredibly abusive place where essentially it has been shut down because they compare the torture that they gave to these kids, like like the torture that you would get as a prisoner of war, torture, kids died from the things at the school. And it was covered up and it’s all been now found out. It is harrowing. And she was there. And what it did more than anything, her tenacity through surviving this is otherworldly. I mean, like the things that she described in that book, what they did, they one of the things that they did was every night they would basically have like I forget what she called it, but I’m going to call it a shit talk circle where you all sit in a circle and then each kid takes a turn ripping you apart. And saying how much of a piece of shit you are.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:37:34] And that was, that was, that was part of their program?
Paul Scheer [00:37:38] Nightly. Nightly. To rip these people apart until and and they wouldn’t move on to the next kid until you broke down.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:37:46] Honestly that sounds like something like from the 40s. I mean like that seems like crazy that you’re telling me that’s from, you know, 15 years ago or whatever, you know.
Paul Scheer [00:37:57] And she like, she escaped and she has these amazing stories of escaping. It’s it is, it is wild. And especially like after doing some research afterwards about it, because I was just like, what is going on? And, you know, it’s it’s like it’s honestly, like real life Matilda is like, you know, like, you know, like they are like on a level. But more fucked.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:38:18] Well, she was only being a little bit naughty.
Paul Scheer [00:38:24] But I just found the book very interesting, very interesting book and really well-written and yeah, so that’s a highly recommend.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:38:33] I like that. I’ll stick I’ll, I’ll stay in books for a minute and I’ll shift slightly to comics. Oh yeah. It’s been a while since I have, like my I don’t know if you’re this way, but like my comics pile has just been getting bigger and bigger and I’ve been letting it get bigger and I haven’t been reading as much. But so in an effort to kind of make a dent in it, I read a bunch of stuff in the last couple of weeks. A couple of things that I just thought were absolutely fantastic.
Paul Scheer [00:38:56] Please tell me, because I’ve gotten I’ve gotten in a weird zone where I haven’t wanted to read lately. I don’t know why I haven’t wanted to read. I got, I got to get back into it.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:39:04] Yeah, yeah. Sometimes you get out of it and sometimes you know, But there’s been some really great stuff. Cliff Chang. Who drew Paper Girls. The book Paper Girls wrote and drew a Catwoman story called Catwoman Lonely City that is fantastic. It’s. It’s one collection, one story. It’s like a you know, in Catwoman, it’s a crime caper story. Not a not unlike not unlike Ed Brubaker’s run on Catwoman, except this has just the incredible art that Cliff Chang does that is just, I find so compelling and so riveting. You know, Tom King, who we’ve talked about many times on this podcast, who is a listener. Screw you, Tom King wrote a book. You know, he did Mr. Mister Miracle. He did.
Paul Scheer [00:40:00] Amazing.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:40:01] Strange Adventures. And last year he did Human Target, which is a book he did with Greg Smallwood. Did you read this book?
Paul Scheer [00:40:08] I did, yes.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:40:09] Loved this book. Great book. So I just read that whole thing, which was fantastic. Really one of my favorite. Again, another detective, street level crime story inside the DC Universe, inside, you know, Justice League International, essentially.
Paul Scheer [00:40:26] And by the way, just you guys know both of these books. I was just looking at it online. The collections are in hardcover right now too. So you can get the, you know, the Human Target one. You can get Lonely City all together.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:40:38] And they are stories. They are finished, they are done. So when you get it’s not like one of those Oh no. And more is coming You can read these stories in their entirety and they’re terrific.
Paul Scheer [00:40:51] Are you reading, are you reading digitally or you are you you stick to the old school?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:40:56] It depends on what it is. It depends on what it is. So like I’m reading now, like I’ve segwayed a lot of my like, like a lot of the book, like books that for me, like Marvel and DC books that I just want to be like, keep up with. Yeah, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, Fantastic Four. I no longer get issues. I read digitally.
Paul Scheer [00:41:21] That’s how I do it.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:41:22] I still get. But any book that I feel like the art is part of what I want in it. Yes. So Greg Smallwood, Cliff Chang. You know Mitch Garrett’s when there’s a Mitch Garrett’s book, another person that I’d like to just offer an opportunity to eat absolute shit. These, I will buy those books. Chris Samnee. Another book I was going to put on there that I wanted to mention specifically to you, because it’s an all ages book. The book is called Jonna. Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters. It just finished. It’s Chris and Laura Samnee. Chris Samnee, iconic daredevil run like like, like draws the Robert Kirkman book Firepower right now. Incredible. One of my favorite artists right now. Beautiful, all ages book. That’s fantastic. He also did. You should also get for the boys his Thor book, which is called Thor. This is years ago. It’s another all ages. It’s an all ages Thor book, and then it’s called Thor. Thor God of Thunder. It might just be called. It’s an it’s the one that. Samnee.
Paul Scheer [00:42:32] The Mighty Avenger?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:42:34] Thor the Mighty Avenger. That’s. Yeah, yeah.
Paul Scheer [00:42:37] That’s great. Oh, I love that.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:42:40] And then I’ll shout out one more comic that I read that blew my mind. But mostly because I went into it blind. And it’s The Many Deaths of Layla star, and it’s written by Ram Vi and drawn by incredible artist Philippe Andre. Incredible. Beautiful, heartbreaking book. Really wonderful story.
Paul Scheer [00:43:03] Oh, wow. This is great. Oh, you’re giving me some stuff that I’m like. I’m looking forward to next. Yeah.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:43:09] These are all collections that are done. These are stories that have a beginning, middle and an end. They’re not ongoing.
Paul Scheer [00:43:16] I love this because I. I just recently went back and reread the New Frontiers, the DC, because I had when I listened to James Gunn talk about what he wants to do with DC, I was like it sounds like New Frontiers and I posted that and he like retweeted it. People got very excited about that and you know, and then that. Yeah, because it was a fun way to kind of go back and look at it, if that is going to be the blueprint. I don’t know. You know, rumors about the new Superman that may feed into this. So there are some things about it that are interesting to me.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:43:52] And it’s, I will say, like there’s been a number of like, subsequent to that, there’s been a number of like lists and suggestions of what to read and what to what to maybe be thinking of, for what to be reading in preparation for the new DC stuff. And there’s a lot of good stuff inside of all those lists that I feel like is pretty good. Some good reading that people can do.
Paul Scheer [00:44:16] I mean this is yeah I like I like kind of hypothesizing and we’re going to have a, by the way, it’s going to be even delayed a little bit more than we even imagined because of the writer’s strike right now. Oh, yes. And the you know, so.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:44:29] We are on strike, baby.
Paul Scheer [00:44:30] We are on strike. I saw you out there. I was out. I’ve been out there. I want to ask you, did you see anybody fun that you got excited about to see? Yeah, because obviously writers, you know, we both write, we know people, but sometimes every now and then you get to see somebody on a writer’s line. Oh, my gosh, That’s so and so.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:44:49] I haven’t yet seen any. I mean, I will say what I have seen is like old friends I’ve run into so much. A lot of people that I’m delighted to be catching up with, especially after, frankly, many years of not seeing a lot of people, you know.
Paul Scheer [00:45:05] That has been the best like the best part of it just even bumping in. Yeah. Just people who are busy, like, you know, that’s it.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:45:12] So that’s been fun. But there hasn’t been anybody that I’m like, Oh, cool. You know, excited to talk to David Simon or something like that. You know, like.
Paul Scheer [00:45:19] I got to meet Patrick Shoemaker, who who runs the Harley Series with Justin Halpern, and I just got to geek out with him. We got to talk the Flash.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:45:29] I love that show.
Paul Scheer [00:45:30] Oh, it’s so fun.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:45:31] And I want to thank you. I’m sorry to interrupt. I know we’re talking about the strike, but thank you for making sure to put Dungeons and Dragons on my radar. Oh, yeah.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:45:40] Boy, was it fantastic.
Paul Scheer [00:45:42] I’m now free to stream. So you get that now. So you to watch it now. It’s so good.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:45:47] I absolutely loved it. And then I will then shout out another show that I really love, which is the Legend of Vox Machina.
Paul Scheer [00:45:56] Yeah.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:45:56] The critical role people. And that is another Dungeons and Dragons-esque animated narrative. And it’s a blast. Really fun adventure show.
Paul Scheer [00:46:08] Yeah and that’s with Sam Reagel is in that. Great improviser and also did a lot of casting directing for voice work some of your favorite voices.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:46:17] A voice director. Yeah, Yeah, I’ve. He’s. I’ve worked with him a bunch. The voice director is great. Great. And it’s a really fun show. Another show that I want to shout out just because it’s fucking incredible. And I think that I feel like everybody reveres Gendy Tartakovsky. Has such reverence for him, and he is obviously an incredible, you know, absolute genius. And I feel like people slept on his show, Primal. And now he has a new show out called Unicorn Warrior’s Eternal. That there is.
Paul Scheer [00:46:53] No, I didn’t even know about this.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:46:55] That’s what I mean. Somehow, like a true like like auteur of this medium is doing stuff that people, like I don’t think people know there’s a second season of Primal, and I have heard so little about this new show, but there’s only three episodes so far and it is so beautiful and so incredibly done and so dynamic. I urge everybody to watch Unicorn Warrior’s Eternal. It’s great.
Paul Scheer [00:47:25] Okay. And let me tell people where they can watch that because that will be on. Make sure I give you the. By the way, he is behind things like Clone Wars and Samurai Jack and Dexter’s Laboratory. Like he’s been around and around and around.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:47:38] The Hotel Transylvania movies.
Paul Scheer [00:47:41] Where can I find this I’m looking for it. And now, even on his website, I’m having a hard time figure out where exactly.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:47:45] I think. I think it’s a Cartoon Network show. So that means it’s on HBO?
Paul Scheer [00:47:49] Paramount. Max. Yeah.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:47:54] Max, now. Yeah. Max.
Paul Scheer [00:47:57] Okay, great. .
Jason Mantzoukas [00:47:59] And, and I’ll shut out. Also returning for a third season, also only a couple of episodes in, but so far, bullet proof season. The Other Two.
Paul Scheer [00:48:10] Oh, I didn’t know about that. Oh, man. Now you’re like, this is.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:48:13] Incredible show.
Paul Scheer [00:48:15] Like, this is what happens. I don’t even know. And I get overwhelmed and then I and then I’m watching Star Trek, and then I feel good about myself because I’m like, I did something. And then. And then I’m back in this boat again.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:48:24] I’ll leave you with two music recommendations. Just because it’s been a minute. Arguably, for me, it’s going to be hard to beat this album as Album of the year for me, which is Kara Jackson’s Why Does the Earth Give US People to Love? Oh, an absolutely stunning collection of songs, incredible record. And then also great a great record from a band that I absolutely adore. Wednesday has put out a record called Rat Saw God, and that is a fantastic rock record. And then one of my favorite new one of my favorite bands in recent years, This is the Kit have started putting out new songs, but their record has not come out yet. Or maybe, I don’t know when this episode is dropping, maybe the records out now, but the songs they’ve put out so far fantastic. This is the Kit, the record they put out a couple of years ago. One of my favorite records of that year. Absolutely fantastic band.
Paul Scheer [00:49:19] This is great. All right. I have now just written down a million things. And you can also always check up on what we are recommending on the Discord page. Go to Discord.gg/HDTGM and you can see a compiled list.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:49:30] Put it all in the show notes too.
Paul Scheer [00:49:31] Yeah, we got all the show notes.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:49:33] Just click on the thing. You’re, Oh, we do it says. Great. If it’s all in the show notes, it’s right there so you don’t have to write it down. You don’t have to furiously be scribbling guys. Just click on the show notes and just it will happen.
Paul Scheer [00:49:46] I’m sorry, I’m looking for the kit. Let me see. I mean, I have to learn. The artist is. Oh, this is the kit.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:49:51] Tthis is the Kit.
Paul Scheer [00:49:52] All right, that’s it. I’m into it. Jason, what a pleasure. We will talk again soon.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:49:57] Absolutely. Goodbye.
Paul Scheer [00:49:59] Thank you, Jason, for chatting with me. Now, we got fast and furious out of the way. Let’s talk about next week’s movie. We are going from the beginning of the road to the end of the road. Well, kind of. It’s more like part one of a three part end of the road. It’s going to be a long end of the road. I mean, this road is like the runway and fast five or six where the plane will just keep on going and then going and going. Anyway. We’re going to be watching Fast X. That’s right, Fast ten, Part one. Here’s a short breakdown of the plot. Okay? And God knows for me, even to compact this into a sentence is wild. But Dom Toretto and his entire family are targeted by the vengeful son of drug kingpin Herman Reyes. That’s right. The bad guy from Fast and Furious five. He was there the entire time. We didn’t know. Rotten Tomatoes gives this film a 54% on the tomatometer. What? That’s ridiculous. Alison Willmore from Vulture says “A decent diversion, though watching it feels like sustaining a head injury.” Alison, how dare you. Anyway, take a listen to the trailer.
Trailer Audio [00:50:56] Dominic Toretto. He destroyed my family. And now, you have to watch who you love most die.
Trailer Audio [00:51:05] He’s coming for you with everything. What’s the plan, Dom?
Trailer Audio [00:51:10] I’m not sure anymore.
Trailer Audio [00:51:12] This is your last ride.
Trailer Audio [00:51:14] You made one mistake. You never took my call.
Paul Scheer [00:51:22] So here’s the deal, people. We don’t do this a lot, but we do it every now and then. You can’t stream this unless you do it illegally, which I don’t recommend. You got to go to the theater. You got to see it. And we gave you plenty of time to go see it. It’s going to be full of spoilers. It’s going to be great. We cannot wait to jump in your suped up Honda Civic, get yourself to a theater, and next week we will break it all down. We are almost to the end of this episode. Before I go. Let’s check out a bonus scene from our Fast and Furious show where we did answer an audience member’s question about the time of Brian and Mia’s dinner date. Take a listen.
Paul Scheer [00:51:57] All right. Your name, sir? Your question?
Audience Member [00:51:59] My name is Luke. I want to say first, I’m a United States sailor and I would listen to you guys underway, on deployment. And it really meant a lot to me. And I just, thank you.
Paul Scheer [00:52:09] Thank you.
June Diane Raphael [00:52:10] Very cool.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:52:12] So thank you so much.
June Diane Raphael [00:52:13] Thank you.
Paul Scheer [00:52:14] Now, do you use any Nas on your boat?
June Diane Raphael [00:52:16] Great question.
Audience Member [00:52:17] Every day. Every day.
June Diane Raphael [00:52:18] Does the military have access? Does the Navy have access?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:52:25] Is there any kind of military grade Nas?
Audience Member [00:52:28] Frighteningly amount. Frightening amount. So my question is, I’m not from L.A..
Jason Mantzoukas [00:52:34] If you’re a sailor. That’s the wettest Nas.
Audience Member [00:52:38] My question is, I’m not from L.A.. I don’t know your culture. I don’t know how things are.
June Diane Raphael [00:52:44] There is none. Don’t worry. There’s nothing and there’s nothing.
Audience Member [00:52:47] If someone asked me on a first date to go to Cha Cha Cha’s at 10 p.m., I would respectfully try to change that. Am I wrong in this? Is that too late?
Paul Scheer [00:52:59] I mean, I don’t even know how to answer this.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:53:02] I like a late dinner. I like. I like dinner. But that does seem like too late. That does seem too late. Especially for L.A.. Especially for L.A.. [Indiscernible] Here’s what I will say. Okay. Here’s what I will say. Mia has a late shift at the tuna sandwich shop, so that’s just might be when she gets off work.
Paul Scheer [00:53:25] Dom, I got to go to school. (Dom impression) You stay here and sell the sandwiches.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:53:29] But I want to go to college. (Dom impression) You make tuna.
Paul Scheer [00:53:33] Well, great point. Thank you. Oh, wow. All right, What else do we have here? By the way, that date.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:53:40] Can I just say? Boy, do I like the idea of you on a boat somewhere listening to us talk a bunch of nonsense. Thank you so much, man.
Paul Scheer [00:53:49] I was going to say that that date was such a bad date because he asks her nothing about herself. So tell me about your brother. And how does he know those guys? And, like, tell me.
Seth Rogan [00:54:00] Does he have a lot of VCRs around? Like, say, I wanted to.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:54:05] Brian is bad at being undercover, and they are cops, and they’re not suspicious enough. She should be like, Wait a minute, are you a cop?
Seth Rogan [00:54:15] There’s a part where the cops are like, the guys from D.C. are coming and we got nothing to show. And it’s like, Yeah, you’re terrible at this.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:54:23] That’s it for the show. Remember to rate and review us. It helps. And if you listen on Apple Podcasts, make sure you are following us with us on social media @HDTGM. And remember, our summer tour is coming up. It’s right around the corner, so stay tuned. Sign up for the mailing list. Look on the website. Tickets going to go on sale on early June. That’s right. Our East Coast tour. We’re coming back. 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 code BONKERS. And a big thank you to our producers, Scott Sonne and Molly Reynolds and our movie picking producer Avril Halley. Make sure you check out her YouTube channel where she does so much great work. So many funny shows there. Our engineer, Alex Gonzales, our publisher, July Diaz. And Jess Cisneros, who makes our amazing social media videos. We will see you next week for Fast X. Can’t wait.
December 7, 2023
It’s a super-sized Last Looks! Paul and Jason chat about all the TV, movies, comic books, and podcasts that they’re currently loving.