April 27, 2023
EP. 317.5 — Last Looks: View From The Top
A special “Travel Chat with Paul & Jason” about their favorite travel gear. Plus, Paul digs into Corrections and Omissions from View From The Top, shares a bonus scene from last week’s episode, and announces next week’s movie.
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317.5 — Last Looks: View From The Top
Paul Scheer [00:00:02] Attention Royalty Airlines passengers. This is your captain, John Scheer, speaking. I’d like to welcome you aboard Flight HDTGM Last Looks. We’ll begin our journey today at Corrections and Omissions International airport and travel all the way to the reveal of next week’s movie. In between, we’ll stop for two brief layover breaks. Unless you’ve upgraded to Stitcher premium seats, then you’ll have a smooth, nonstop journey. Along the way, my copilot, Jason Mantzoukas and I will be chatting about our favorite travel accessories. Plus, I’ll share exclusive bonus content from our previous flight recording. If you look out the window to your left, you might even catch a glimpse of Lake Havasu. Anyway, I’ll let our flight attendant Paul, guide you through the rest of your journey. I hope you can sit back, relax, and enjoy today’s in-flight entertainment. 2003’s View from the Top.
Music [00:01:04] [Intro Song]
Paul Scheer [00:01:12] All right. Thank you, Captain Tall John, for that intro. Who says we still don’t care? We’re doing bits in Last Looks for you. And a big shout out to Quin for that theme song. Thank you to our producer Scott, for coming up with that idea. And now let me tell you this. We love your songs. We love them so much. If you have a song, send them to me at HowDidThisGetMade@Earwolf.com. Keep them short. You know the drill, people. Let’s get into it. Last week, we talked at length about View from the Top, a movie that, according to Discord user Venod S should have had the tagline “The mile why club.” That’s right, the mile why club. All right. Well, we had questions about View from the Top. I always want to say the view at the top. It’s from the top. And, you know, we might have even missed a few things. Here’s your chance to set it straight. Fact check us, if you will. It is now time for corrections and omissions.
Music [00:02:16] [Corrections and Omissons song]
Paul Scheer [00:02:26] Thank you, Casey Campbell, for that great theme. Let’s go to the discord. “In the scene where Gwyneth confronts Mike Myers about her promotion. There’s an odd slow pan across the frame photos besides his model planes. And the photos show Mike Myers posing with Sammy Davis Jr. Marty Feldman and Peter Falk. What do they all have in common? Eye problems. So I guess those are his heroes? Also, Myers apparently hasn’t aged at all since he took those photos in the sixties or seventies. Or maybe he is immortal.” By the way. Subject 117. I like that he is immortal and he has to live with never being able to fly a plane. You bring up something interesting, which is this movie does not treat anyone with an eye issue with any respect. I mean, it is it is treated really aggressively like a joke and putting Marty Feldman in there and Peter Falk and Sammy Davis Jr, all against their wishes. They didn’t want to be in this movie. They didn’t want their eyes to be part of comedy. But then they were. They did it all. Anyway, Birdy writes, “I’ve been a flight attendant since 1996. My first manual for a small charter airline did have a weight chart dictating how much you could weigh for your height. During a training, we were told not to worry about it, and that rule was never enforced as it was already a vestige of a prior error. I’ve heard stories from flight attendants that flew during the time that they would have to regularly weigh in at their headquarters and would get removed from the line if they were overweight. Hope this answers Jason’s question.” You know. Interesting you brought that up. That is crazy. But also, what I will say is I have been on flights where they have moved around passengers like Jenga pieces to distribute the weight evenly on an airplane. That still is in the mix. I remember one time our flight got delayed from coming home and they put us on a small propeller plane and it was all about weighing luggage and people. And I had to sit away from June, June had to sit up in the front. It was wild to see how much math was going on, to just fly us across from one island to another. And we were scared shitless. Anyway, George Glass writes, “I didn’t understand the obvious solution to Gwyneth Paltrow’s dilemma at the end. Why couldn’t you just work for the first class international routes out of Cleveland? I mean, they go out of their way to say it’s an international airport. She could have easily have done her routes and still headed home to Cleveland during her turnaround. Also, isn’t one of the perks of being a flight attendant getting free personal travel? In the 2 seconds, I considered that career. That was the allure.” I guess you would have free personal travel, but I don’t know if you could fly other people or maybe when you. I know that back in the day, Rob Huebels dad was a pilot and he could fly his kids for free in the jump seats. I think they’ve gotten a little bit more strict with that. But I don’t know if you could bring your whole family. You get personal travel. But yes, to your point, this movie makes no sense. The fact that she becomes a pilot is aggressively dumb. Anyway, let’s go to the phones. Alex from L.A..
Listener [00:05:39] Hey, Paul, this is Alex from L.A.. You’re completely right about the small cheese pizza. I worked in a pizza place, and people who said that there’s something wrong with them. I’m not sure what it is, but they are off. And I’ve asked before why they would say it, And they. They said because to guarantee. Nowhere does it say that the pizza would have cheese on it. Strange justification, but just thought maybe that would help from a former pizza slinger. Alright, that’s it.
Paul Scheer [00:06:10] What are you talking about? Regular pie. Is a cheese pizza If you’re going to order something like a grandma pie or are you going to order, you know, one of these fancy pies. That’s where you get into like, oh, maybe it’s more of a red sauce based or. But that’s fancy. Regular pizza. Regular cheese pizza? I don’t know. I don’t know. Now I’m all confused. One large pizza, please. That’s all I would say. Pizza is guaranteed to have cheese on it. The amount of cheese is different. And that’s where I’m going to take you to task, because every pizza has cheese on it. Everyone besides a square grandma pie. Anyway, Jenna from Atlanta, what do you got?
Listener [00:06:52] Hi, Paul. This is Jenna from Atlanta. I had to pause the podcast A View from the Top just to answer this question, because it seems so very important. Flight attendants at a certain airline that I work with, I create training for them. They have to have their hair pulled up above their shoulders. If they have longer hair, they have to be in a ponytail or a bun. And yes, the flight attendants when they’re even interviewing do have their hair pulled up in a bun most of the time. Nobody has their hair down. You see it on campus all the time. Everybody’s hair is up. So just wanted to give you that information. I love your show. Thank you so much. Love you, June. Bye.
Paul Scheer [00:07:36] Wow. This is shocking. More details about what is going on in the flight attendant industry. We’re talking about weighing and hair above the shoulders. I wonder, is that a safety issue? Jenna, you can’t answer, but I’m going to ask that again to the world. This is dan, a pilot from georgia.
Listener [00:07:57] Hey Paul this is Dan calling from Georgia about a View from the Top. I have a little context for that last scene. It still doesn’t make any sense. But i can tell you as a as a pilot myself, she says that she is flying for Royalty Express and not Royalty Airlines, which implies that she’s flying for a regional airline. Royalty Express is probably a subsidiary airline owned by Royalty, which you can actually get rated to fly for for less than 1500 hours. And they might have bases in smaller cities, places like Cleveland for pilots to originate their trips from. So there’s a little bit of there is a little bit of intentionality there. But I don’t think it really landed. Anyway, love the show. First time, long time.
Paul Scheer [00:08:39] Okay. So it does make sense. But not it looks like the flight that she is flying is like a big like a John Travolta. 747. It doesn’t seem like that’s a small little one. But I get what you’re saying. Like maybe it’s like a mom and pop thing, like, oh, you get you fly a little bit. You do it Like, I know that the one time I was on a private jet, there was like a little bit of a, Oh, I am the flight attendant and I’m also the pilot. Like, they did some dual duties, like at least the copilot did. I’m pretty sure about that anyway. We’ll see. All right. Let’s take a phone call from Marcus from Niagara Falls.
Listener [00:09:15] Hey, Paul, it’s Marcus from Niagara Falls, New York. I’m just calling because I notice the soundtrack for A View from the Top has a lot of songs that were familiar to everybody, but not by the original artists Time After Time not by Cyndi Lauper. You got Celebration, not by Kool and the Gang. And you also have Don’t Stop Believin by a Journey cover band. I am surprised and I’m a little let down that you didn’t notice this one, Paul. All right, thanks. That’s all. Bye.
Paul Scheer [00:09:47] Wait a second. What? I don’t know how I missed that. How did I not know? Oh, wow. That bums me out. I mean, you know, we talked about the song, but I didn’t realize that they were all cover bands. Oh, brother, this movie gets better and better. Back to the Discord. All right. Mitch Capper writes, “I think it was a confusing choice to make Candice Bergen’s character married to a rich builder. Was she so successful because she was the most famous flight attendant in the world? Or was she married into money? Was the message the best you could hope for in that job was to meet a rich husband in first class.” Well, by the way, that makes sense, because being the most famous flight attendant in the world doesn’t mean anything. That’s not a thing. I’m sorry. Not even the most famous pilot in the world is a thing. Sully was that. And that’s it. And he got that for saving people’s lives. But he’s like, it’s not like he’s, like, getting a salary bump. I think you’re right. And I think this movie has weird morals. I think this movie was supposed to be a period piece. I’m almost confident of it. I’ve been thinking about this movie a lot, and I feel like this is supposed to be in an era, a bygone era. And then they realize, Oh, you know what? That’s too weird to do a period piece. It would be too expensive. And they cheaped out and updated it and it doesn’t make sense. Anyway, new blue goo writes, “I have this Estratopia. It’s the same type of I’m going to mispronounce this, but strabismus eye disorder as Mike Myers character. The movie’s representation of how it affects a person was not surprisingly, pretty bad. Yeah. Thank you. Like when he’d point at one of his eyes and ask. Oh, no. Is it this one? As if he didn’t know which of his own eyes was turned inward or the way he would read stuff which would give him double vision and some wonky depth perception. But he wouldn’t need to stare at something super close. From weird angles like he was doing. Also, it’s a pretty correctable condition and not so debilitating as to keep someone from being a flight attendant. I wear glasses with a prism in one lens that forces the lazy eye straight. And I also had a surgery done to shorten one of the muscles in my eye. The only time where I related to Mike Myers character was when he broke down about eye exams. Eye exams! Eye exams. I hate eye exams too.” Well, thank you new blue goo for giving us that perspective. Not that anyone was looking at Mike Myers as being a a perfect representation of what Estratopia is, but thank you for letting us know that it’s not even based in any kind of research. Like not even one iota. Maybe he would have a funny pair of glasses with a prism in it. You know, he could do that. But no, he didn’t do anything besides. I’m going to cross my eye. That’s my character choice. Anyway, Just Anna writes, “Did anyone else think that quantifying the plane at the end was not meant to be taken literally, but rather figuratively?” Wait a second. Just. Anna, What are you saying? “Now, she’s the pilot of her own life. She’s in control and she has her copilot. Nothing else in the movie suggested she wants to be a pilot. It seems like an attempt to be quirky and uplifting rather than a plot choice.” Huh. Hmm. Huh? My gut is the ending tested flat. They needed something, so they threw in a cockpit, and they had to turn back. Because if your point is right, then I believe her boyfriend slash husband. I don’t know what they decided to be, Mark Ruffalo would be the copilot in that scenario, but he wasn’t. And if he was, then I would buy your ending. All right. So many great questions and omissions this week, but I can only pick one. And that’s the one that really opened my eyes that really helped me understand something that I didn’t know. And you know what? What are you going to get for this? What do you get for illuminating me and our audience? You’re going to get a great song from Casey Campbell. And this week, the winner will be New Blue Goo, New blue goo. Thank you for shutting down Mike Myers’ representation of Estratopia. And now you get to rock out to Casey Campbell’s theme.
Music [00:14:14] [Winner’s Song]
Paul Scheer [00:14:20] All right. If you want to submit a tagline like Venod S submitted earlier in the episode, or you want to chime in with your own thoughts about this latest episode. Hit up the discord at Discord.gg/HDTGM. Or call us at 619-PAUL-ASK. That’s 619-PAULASK. Coming up, Jason and I do a deep dive on our favorite travel gear. I mean we’re talking bags, people. We are talking bags. Plus we’re going to reveal next week’s movie. And I will share an exclusive deleted scene from our View from the Top episode. So stick around.
Paul Scheer [00:14:54] You might have noticed that every week we are doing something we like to call Matinee Monday, where we pull an old episode out of the vault and rerelease it. Right now you could be listening to Mannequin 2 on the Move with Steve Agee, which asks the most famous question Where does the butt start? And then next week, we’re going back into the shop, the repair shop, because we’re opening the hood on our Fast and Furious franchise as we prepare for Fast ten by releasing Fast seven with Adam Scott. So keep on checking out those replays of classic episodes every Monday. So we are doing so a little bit different this week on Just Chat. Normally, Jason, I’d just chat. But this week we decided to respond to some listeners calling in for advice. Seth Chatfield Play us in.
Music [00:15:43] [Just Chat Intro]
Paul Scheer [00:16:00] Jason, I’m excited to do something with you because here on Last Looks what we’ve been doing in the past. And I know that when you hosted Last Looks, you did the same thing. We listen to some voicemails, we give people advice, and I thought we give a lot of great advice about shows to watch, things to listen to. But maybe it’s time for you and I to give people some real life advice and we.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:16:21] Let’s fix people’s lives.
Paul Scheer [00:16:22] Let’s do it.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:16:24] They need it.
Paul Scheer [00:16:25] They’re ready for it.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:16:26] The audience is falling apart.
Paul Scheer [00:16:28] Now, I haven’t listened to these. Scott, you know, went through all of our voicemails, picked a couple. And I’m just going to tell you that the titles of them are getting me excited.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:16:38] Great. I’m not even reading the titles. So will you read them aloud?
Paul Scheer [00:16:42] Yes. Well, we will be hearing first from Chris in Pennsylvania, and the title is simply Luggage.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:16:50] All right.
Listener [00:16:51] Hi, Paul. This is Chris from P.A.. I went on a trip to a business conference last year and all my luggage got destroyed. American Airlines or whoever they were, you know, whatever, just destroyed inside, completely blown out. I need new luggage. I’m going to the same conference this year and I’m shopping around. And I thought, hey, maybe I should ask you and Jason, since you guys love your bags so much for some advice, just looking for some basic luggage, advice for flying that’ll, you know, survive. Have a good one.
Paul Scheer [00:17:26] All right. First of all, Jason, he came to the right place. I want to say this. Thank God American Airlines not a sponsor of the show. Oh, yeah. I don’t know how luggage. I have never.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:17:36] Got destroyed. How?
Paul Scheer [00:17:38] Destroyed.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:17:39] Destroyed.
Paul Scheer [00:17:40] And then said it like, well, you know, I was just one of the unlucky people.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:17:44] Or like, then like, he came down to the luggage carousel and it was just like all of his clothes and everything was just spread all over the floor of the like, destroyed?
Paul Scheer [00:17:54] Do you remember there was a commercial when I was a kid? I think it was for American Tourister luggage where they would have a gorilla jumping on like a suitcase.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:18:04] Oh, that does sound familiar, but I don’t.
Paul Scheer [00:18:06] Yeah, it was like behind the wall at the airport. A gorilla. But you and I would argue, went to one of the weirdest places to get our luggage. We were in Telluride, so we had to fly into Montrose in Colorado, and they are doing airport work. So they basically just had us outside in the snow and they would just pull up trucks and like, you never saw your luggage. Like we got to see the inside of how like a luggage is treated.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:18:35] Like it’s like when people put like a GoPro, turn it on with their in their luggage just to see how their bags get treated. And it’s just hilarious.
Paul Scheer [00:18:43] And we got to see it up close. And I felt like that was the first time I was like, Oh, wow, You really get to see how manhandled all these bags are. And that was also in front of a live audience as we were all are waiting for our bags and they didn’t even like hold back. But I’ve never had a luggage, I’ve never had a luggage break. I’ve never had that. Have you ever?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:19:00] No, No, I haven’t, actually. I mean, not in that context. I’ve had like a wheel break or a handle break or something like that, but never I’ve never had anything get destroyed, as he said.
Paul Scheer [00:19:11] Well, I want to talk to you about this because I feel like you travel with untraditional large bags. Like I know we both have our backpacks and so that but I feel like your large bags are not a traditional suitcase.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:19:28] Like my roller bags?
Paul Scheer [00:19:28] I mean. Yeah. Yeah. Or am I wrong on that?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:19:31] No, I mean, they are pretty they are pretty traditional in the sense that, like, I think we both, because of they were a sponsor on the show, have used the away bags. Oh, yes. Mm hmm. So I’ve used those. I also use a roller Rimoa bag that, that is one of like the hardshell bags. I like a hard shell.
Paul Scheer [00:19:53] Me too.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:19:53] I think more and more, because I’m traveling with stuff that I want to be a little bit protected. Yeah, but I mean, but there’s. I mean, I’m trying to think the I, I’m trying to think for for Chris in Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, I would look at those away bags and there’s another you know what?
Paul Scheer [00:20:13] Away bags are solid. I’d say the bigger ones. Not as good as the smaller ones.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:20:20] Oh, I don’t know about I don’t know that I only have the carry on size.
Paul Scheer [00:20:24] See, I had the big one and I had that same idea like, oh, I really want a nice big hardshell bag and I love the away bags, but I got the big one and I just felt it. It got banged up a lot, banged up and it just wasn’t as solid. Now I’ll tell you this.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:20:42] Go.
Paul Scheer [00:20:43] June spent a lot of money and this is a thing that I, I won’t even spend the money on. And you know, I love bags. She got herself a Tumi Bag. And that thing she got the carry on version of it but it carries so much. It’s almost like a bag made of packing cubes. Like you can kind of open it and do things to it. And I believe Jessica Sinclair also has one that’s almost like a dresser. Like you pull it up, like. So I’ve seen those. I won’t spend the money on those, but those are impressive bags.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:21:17] Yeah, I have a Tumi bag, a roller Tumi bag from year that I had for years that started to get a little old. But those are incredibly well-built bags. They are. They are expensive, like the other ones were mentioning, like Tumi and Ramoa. These are more expensive bags.
Paul Scheer [00:21:38] Get one, you’d be good.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:21:38] That’s what I was just going to say. The idea of you’re going to travel in this, it’s going to get beat up and luggage is something that it’s going to last for a very long time. You you know, if you want it to, you can have that piece of luggage for the next 15 years if you buy a Tumi bag, you know, versus some of these other things that are maybe perhaps less expensive. Ah, it’s so funny. You and I just Googled the exact same thing.
Paul Scheer [00:22:04] Well, I was going to say, because this is well, people can’t see it, but this is the bag that I have used because we were talking about like and I’m like, what bag do I use that I really like? And it’s this travelpro platinum elite, 25 inch expandable spinner suiter, which is a bag that I found off of Wirecutter, which is website we use a lot. And, and it’s not a hard bag, but it is a soft bag that I it has a hard bag case. Yeah. Hardbacks back in the sides. I love this bag like Yes Travelpro I and it’s 365 bucks on Amazon. It’s great. I am a big, big fan of this bag.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:22:46] Yeah, these are great bags, Travelpro. I mean, this is a company that’s been making roller luggage for ever. You know, like from. Do you remember when do you remember when you started to see roller luggage bags?
Paul Scheer [00:22:59] Oh my God.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:22:59] That weren’t just for pilots, you know? I mean.
Paul Scheer [00:23:02] That was like, yeah, we that was we lived in the Stone Age.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:23:05] Yeah. You had like, a real like, I remember I had a suitcase, like a full, long, thin suitcase that had wheels on it. And that made no sense.
Paul Scheer [00:23:14] Was the strap that you might put on a dog or something.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:23:17] Yes. Oh, my God. No. I think these are all great options that we’re giving. And there’s now, I believe, a couple of competitors to the Away bag that are also good that I think also get well-reviewed. I the only thing I think about that is the idea of durability. Lifetime durability, really? Yes. You know, I think that’s really it like like this Travelpro or Tumi bag or even some of the the bigger, tougher Samsonite bags are going to last perhaps longer than an Away bag maybe.
Paul Scheer [00:23:51] And what I’ll say about my travelpro.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:23:53] I don’t know if they’re still a sponsor.
Paul Scheer [00:23:54] No, they aren’t and they haven’t been for a while so you’re listening to a very unfiltered opinion here. I will say this. I’m down to replace my travel pro every couple of years. I do a lot of traveling, as do you. So that gets a lot like. There’s something about this $300 bag that if I can get three or four years out of it, I’m happy. And then I’ll get a new one. Like, I’ll get like I will kind of replace it.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:24:20] Because especially because you travel so much, you got to like for the people, like, we’re on the road, we’re doing a lot of dates a year, we’re traveling a lot. These bags get destroyed over time. You know.
Paul Scheer [00:24:31] They just get the wear and tear. Like I have a handle that was sticky. Did not know how to fix that. That was like it was it’s like a kind of melted or something.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:24:39] I’ve had to get my handles replaced on bags before. And then I will say that’s a good thing about a lot of these companies like we’re talking about, is their customer service is very good. So if a wheel breaks off. You can just send it back, They’ll send it to like they’ll do those repairs they are so that they’re interested in your bag lasting a while. There are a lot of now pretty solid gear companies like Patagonia now has a roller bag. Filson has a roller bag. Mystery ranch has a roller bag. A lot of like high end gear companies now make roller bags that are pretty great.
Paul Scheer [00:25:14] I’ll buy a bag from anybody like you turn me on to that. The bag that I love is and I’ll forget it. So tell me now the guy from Mythbusters.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:25:24] Oh, Adam Savage. Yeah, Adam Savage. Adam Savage. Like the tool bag?
Paul Scheer [00:25:28] Yeah, that tool bag is one. It’s right here is one of my favorite bags. And it’s like that is. I mean, that’s not a travel bag, but, like, I believe in anyone to, like, get a like a a bag, a backpack or a thing like that. I’ll buy anything there. But for luggage, I want a company that’s been around for a while. I want like, Oh, yeah, like that’s I don’t know why I have an old fashioned opinion about that. Like you should be making bags for.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:25:51] Yeah, I want somebody who understands Bags.
Paul Scheer [00:25:54] Yes. I’m like this and this.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:25:56] I understand and I can appreciate that. It’s, you know, that’s kind of I, I a lot of the stuff I love is exactly that. They’ve been making these bags for years, like the Rimoa luggage, all that kind of stuff. But I do get I get excited when I’m like, Oh, what’s this mystery ranch is making, like one of my favorite backpack companies. They’re making a if Tom Ben ever made a roller bag. Yeah, I would be. I’d be all over it.
Paul Scheer [00:26:19] Get that one. Mystery ranch. I got to look at that. I’ll tell you, the bag that really came in for me recently and again, it’s a backpack. Is. Is that topo bag? I’m loving my topo backpack.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:26:32] Topo makes a roller bag now. A soft shell roller bag that is very colorful. They’re kind of bold colorways. I haven’t seen it in the in reality, I’ve just seen it online, so I don’t have any experience with it.
Paul Scheer [00:26:44] If you go to the Denver airport, there’s a whole Topo store. And I was like, This is the worst thing ever. My we were coming back from vacation and my kids, they both got a stomach virus, but they got it like one of them got it on. We were leaving on Saturday, one got it on Thursday, one got it on Saturday. And I was up, they were puking and shitting and this is, you know, it’s wonderful to be a dad.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:27:13] Those poor guys.
Paul Scheer [00:27:13] But when they’re just like, like, like, like, you know, it’s like, oh, God. And, you know, I’m like, I’m on my hands and knees. Yeah, getting everything up. But we were in the airport and my oldest son had like, he hadn’t puked for a while, but he’d gotten everything out of his system. I knew he’d gotten everything out of his system. And he was like, Dad I gotta go to the bathroom, I’m like, Hey, buddy, I know you got nothing in there. I was like, I’ll go to the bathroom with you. And, you know, and I’m like, Let’s go. And then I saw that Topo store and I was like, And we went, And he’s still not feeling good. I’m like, Oh, buddy, you know what we should do? Like, let’s go look at this Topo Store for a second.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:27:46] We should go look at these pouches, packing cubes and backpacks.
Paul Scheer [00:27:50] I literally took anyway, and I will. To his credit, he was like, he really liked the store. And I think it took his mind off of his like his just stomach.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:27:58] I will say that that topo store was ground zero for a norovirus outbreak.
Paul Scheer [00:28:05] He was wearing his mask. It was good. But it was a funny thing, I guess. Like I never seen a Topo store and I wanted to go in so bad that I took my sick child. I was like, I was like, I got I got like, I’ve been cleaning puke off the floor for the last two nights. I need a moment here to look at some bags. And I and I couldn’t even rest in the store. I was like, Oh, mental note. When I go through Denver again, I’m going to hit this Topo Store. So it was such a moment.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:28:30] That’s incredible. That’s very funny.
Paul Scheer [00:28:36] All right, all right. So I think we gave him some good examples.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:28:39] I think in terms of, like, roller luggage or whatever, I think that’s great. If you are a, if you are in need of a backpack to accompany that. I’ll just keep recommending Tom Ben, the Cynic. Either of the two Cynic bags, depending on how big you need a backpack to be.
Paul Scheer [00:28:55] My Tom Ben bag. They sent me one of these. And this is not, you know, like again, we talk about these bags. People have been very nice. Sometimes they’ll send us a bag. I went on a just a day trip. I don’t really do this. Gus and I went up to San Francisco together. And it was super fun. We went to go see a Warriors game and. Yeah, basketball game. And I just. I never had just packed a backpack, just, you know, And I was like, Oh, this is so fun. Like this And that.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:29:21] Your hands free.
Paul Scheer [00:29:22] Yeah. And it was. And it was. I had everything and it was. And that gave me a different appreciation of how roomy that Tom Ben bag is for not only your clothes and your stuff and your toiletries, but also whatever things that you might need on an airplane.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:29:37] Oh, yeah. And when you can get there, like, you know, Rick Steves, the travel guy, Rick Steves is big on this. When you can get to a point of single bag travel. A bag that will just fit on your back that you can go and that you can take any trip with a weeklong trip, but just with one bag your hands free. That’s the goal.
Paul Scheer [00:29:57] Well, the only thing that that is really holding that up for me is lotions and liquids or whatever. And wires.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:30:10] For me it’s shoes.
Paul Scheer [00:30:12] Shoes. I forgot about shoes.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:30:13] You know, if I could get away with having one. But I always want to have a pair of boots or I always want to, you know, that’s what kills me.
Paul Scheer [00:30:20] A gym shoe I want to have.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:30:22] Like, what is actually a great trip. Is that Tom Ben backpack and the Adam Savage bag.
Paul Scheer [00:30:29] Oh, that’s nice, right? Because you can kind of.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:30:31] Just those two, because then you’re really like, again, you can you can put the Adam Savage bag around your body. And you are hands free.
Paul Scheer [00:30:40] Well, now tell me. I’ll tell you this. Adam Pally taught me a trick. I was going away for a while and I, you know, like. And that’s when you really have to pack a lot of stuff, you know? And Pally told me that what he does is he takes a duffle and just puts all shoes in a duffle and. And checks that. And that has been great because basically the duffel small it won’t be a super heavy thing. You may have to pay for an extra bag or whatever, but putting all shoes in a duffel was a life changer for me because then I actually have all my bag space and the duffel.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:31:12] It’s very smart.
Paul Scheer [00:31:13] Yeah, it was a smart move.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:31:14] Yeah, that’s a great idea.
Paul Scheer [00:31:15] All right, this is good. We really gave this person. I mean, look.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:31:18] Oh, man. Travel chat with Paul and Jason.
Paul Scheer [00:31:21] People have been asking for it, and I know that you’ve done like people need to listen to you on Kulap and SuChin’s show Add to Cart because you really go on a deep dive.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:31:34] We did a whole episode where I just talked about packing cubes and pouches and travel stuff just like this. The podcast is called Add to Cart. It’s cool up show who’s been on this show many times and I’m going to do their I’m going to do their live show in May where we’re going to talk about we’re going to talk about another round of travel stuff.
Paul Scheer [00:31:54] Well, I’m excited about that and kind of I get a little sneak peek of that. Can you talk to me a little bit about what you use for liquids? Because I have yet to find a good like if I’m putting a good moisturizer.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:32:07] What do I put liquids in or what do I put those things in? Like the liquid itself? Like the little tubes.
Paul Scheer [00:32:12] Well, gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme a let’s go both ways. Like, yeah, like, like I say, what do you. Yeah, what to do, you know, what brand you use.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:32:20] I mean I used two different tube brands. Are they just called Go tubes. They’re just those tubes that everybody, that you see.
Paul Scheer [00:32:28] Mine are always leaking. That’s what I always have.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:32:31] Okay so, so I was just about to say, but I started to have failure on the human gear one. Yeah, okay. The human gear. That company. Human gear. Oh, leave this open actually for a second. So the human gear. I like those. I like those, but they do. They started to fail on me. So I bought a set of the Nalgene ones. I also bought these matador flat pack that are on this window. Those are great because they are very thin, and when empty, they’re they disappear. They’re insignificant, which is great, but they’re a little bit of a headache to fill, to refill and clean and all that stuff.
Paul Scheer [00:33:07] Yeah.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:33:07] So that bothers me a little bit about those. So right now I’m it’s a mixture of the Nalgene, which are bulletproof. Those are great. And the human gear ones. And then I put the, it depends on how long I’m traveling for. I have a number of different kinds of dop kits.
Paul Scheer [00:33:25] I got a few.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:33:26] The one that I primarily used is the peek design one. It opens like a like a.
Paul Scheer [00:33:32] This is the one, yeah, that’s. Yeah, that’s my guy.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:33:34] Yeah, yeah. Big one. There’s two now. There’s a big one and a small one. I have the big one. I use that a lot. There’s a couple of other ones that Bellroy makes one that I’ve used. Topo has like just a dump, a pouch that I’ve just dumped stuff in sometimes. But mostly I would say 99% of the time I use this, I use this peak design.
Paul Scheer [00:33:54] I like this peakk design. As somebody who has gone through a lot of dopp kits, the peak design has been the one that I have stayed with the longest. And I have no desire to switch it up.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:34:04] I like all the internal organization. I don’t like, especially for a dopp kit. I don’t like just a big bucket that you throw everything into the I like having little places that I can put my toothbrush and toothpaste. Yeah it’s not mixed with everything else like little places that I can put all my little things so I know exactly where to go.
Paul Scheer [00:34:26] Can I tell you? Maybe you told me about this? Or maybe I found it myself. What I now have in my dopp kit, what I really like is I have a small clothing line, like a.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:34:40] Clothesline to dry your clothes. Yeah.
Paul Scheer [00:34:42] Yes. And that because that has been a trick on the road or something like that. Like if you’re especially, like going to go away with the family of a, like a bathing suit, I need to dry or something like that. Like to have one of those lines. Yeah. That has really been and it’s a, it’s a nice little plasticky, you know, like Yeah. The elastic thing, that’s a, that’s a no brainer. I like that.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:35:03] That’s a home run. Absolutely. Especially because like you can put it someplace where you’re going to remember it versus if you hang a bunch of stuff in like the shower, I will always forget that.
Paul Scheer [00:35:13] Oh, 100%. I have to always do an idiot check before I leave before I leave a room.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:35:17] Like, yeah, a full twice through.
Paul Scheer [00:35:20] Yeah. To get through.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:35:21] Especially because I don’t know if you do this. I do this though. When I get to hotels, I hide stuff.
Paul Scheer [00:35:27] You see, we’ve talked about our ways that we get into our hotels. So you don’t trust that your stuff will stay safe?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:35:37] No.
Paul Scheer [00:35:37] Got it.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:35:37] No, I hide stuff and then I forget where I hid it sometimes.
Paul Scheer [00:35:40] See sometimes I need to write down stuff like.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:35:43] If there isn’t a safe. If there isn’t a safe and I have passport and you know, I’m going to avoid that. I’m going to hide it someplace so that if somebody comes in and just grabs my backpack and takes off, my my, my stuff isn’t in there. You know, I mean.
Paul Scheer [00:35:58] By the way, if you want to see the June special, what always happens and it makes me laugh every single time, June will get all of her stuff in the safe. And guess what? Safe door wide open. Never, never, never. Locked. Well, everything is in there. Door is never.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:36:16] Then just that that last step really, really gets her.
Paul Scheer [00:36:22] I look at it, I’m like, June, you want to lock the safe? Like, because I. You know what? I also, when we’re talking about, like, passports and things like that or like money or like a little thing, like things, like small things. I hide too. I hide and I have little methods and things like that that I keep them, you know? But, yeah, June will keep that safe door open. And that we reason I don’t use a safe often is because if June goes in there, she’ll leave it open and then they will defeat the purpose of the safe. The other thing that, Oh my gosh, I was just thinking about. Well, let me ask you this question. Yeah. Because maybe a question we’ve never talked about and I’ve never been brought up publicly. I know I’m I am prepared to be shamed. But a big debate between June and I is that when we go away. She and the kids bring a pair of pajamas for every single night that we are away. And I.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:37:22] Hold on. Timeout. Different pajamas?
Paul Scheer [00:37:25] Yes. And I’m like June, they don’t need seven pairs of pajamas.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:37:32] Wait, Whoa, whoa. I need. I need you to. Okay, Wait a minute. Just for clarification. When you’re at home, do the boys wear a different set of pajamas every night?
Paul Scheer [00:37:44] Yes.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:37:44] I got it. Okay. So this is.
Paul Scheer [00:37:46] Also I’m also not a fan of this.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:37:49] Got it. Okay. So like.
Paul Scheer [00:37:51] They get a.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:37:52] Little more sense, even though I think it’s nonsensical, it makes a little more sense in that it is keeping up their normal routine.
Paul Scheer [00:37:59] Okay. The only the only reason why there’s a routine there is like, June’s like no, you never wear pajamas twice. What are you talking about?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:38:08] Can I ask you a follow up question?
Paul Scheer [00:38:10] Yeah.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:38:11] Are they. Oh, wow. Okay. Because, I mean.
Paul Scheer [00:38:14] This is a great for me. I need this. I have never bought this up.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:38:17] Does June do that?
Paul Scheer [00:38:19] No.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:38:20] Can I. In the chat. Do people do, like, because I wear pajamas for, like. And I don’t wear pajamas. I wear, like, just a pair of shorts to bed. Like a pair of like. Yeah, you know, lightweight shorts. Yeah, go ahead.
Paul Scheer [00:38:35] Molly talks about what what I did when I was a kid. You put your jammies behind your pillow, and then when you’re done, you wear it the next day or something.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:38:40] Okay, So I’ve never put my jammies behind my pillow.
Paul Scheer [00:38:42] I know. That was probably when I was growing up, like my grandma used to do. That was like, you know. And. But yes, I have. I have my oh, I have, like, a whole line of my own pajamas that are, you know, me, though, that are sometimes they’re shorts, sometimes they’re like a pant. You know, I have some comfy shirts that I like, but I.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:39:02] Can I ask you a question? Yeah, sure. When you are traveling? No. Obviously, when you’re, like, touring or on the road, this isn’t applicable. But how often on the road when you’re at staying at a hotel or whatever. Are you doing laundry at the hotel?
Paul Scheer [00:39:16] Well, I mean, I’m a laundry fiend. Give me that.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:39:19] Like if because I was going to say because I am, too. And that has been one of the ways that I’ve reduced how much I bring.
Paul Scheer [00:39:27] Oh, yes. Because I know.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:39:29] I’m just going to send laundry in the middle of this trip and then I can pack half as much.
Paul Scheer [00:39:35] You see, that’s really smart. I’m never quite sure when I’ll be able to do it. And then I’ll get on a high horse about, Oh, I got to pay $4 for a pair of socks. Then I get angry. Oh, yeah. You know, the thing that I learned from a friend of ours and a friend of the pod, I won’t name them because I don’t know if he wants me to say this. It’s not even that scandalous. But like, I used to itemize all those things. And. And he was like, Why are you doing that? I’m like, What do you mean? He’s like, No, throw it in the bag. They do that for you. And since then.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:40:09] Wait. What?
Paul Scheer [00:40:10] Like, you just put all that shit like, whatever you want in the bag and they itemize it for you, and then they give it back to you. And I’ve never itemized since then. And it all comes back and it’s perfectly done. And I’m like, Whoa.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:40:22] Okay, So that’s interesting. I mean, I do it. And it, it always stresses me out because I’m like, Oh, no, I put all the all the checkmarks in the wrong column. Oh, no. And then I’m trying to tally it up. Well, you know, I’m like, okay, it’s two underwears.
Paul Scheer [00:40:38] Yeah, I was expressing this frustration. Why I didn’t do laundy in hotels. And he’s like, What do you mean? Oh, that’s like, funny. He’s like, Just put all the shit in the bag.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:40:46] All right, I’m going to. I’ll try it. I’ll check out.
Paul Scheer [00:40:50] They’re not washing your stuff with anybody else’s, so when they’re.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:40:53] No, no, I agree.
Paul Scheer [00:40:53] Yeah. So they’re, you know, but anyway, so we got that the pajamas every night like that. To me.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:40:59] Crazy, crazy. That feels like an enormous amount of space being taken up with.
Paul Scheer [00:41:04] That’s what I’m saying.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:41:05] Unnecessary amount of pajamas. If you’re going away for a week that’s forcing feelings of. Yeah, you only need one pair of pajamas for a week and you wash them midweek.
Paul Scheer [00:41:16] Yeah. And so, like, I’m talking about this. So you go like, okay, the kids are wearing it. So I have two kids each have seven sets of pajamas. So that’s 14.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:41:24] Crazy. This is a t shirt. Can we make a t shirt that just has seven sets of pajamas?
Paul Scheer [00:41:29] I mean, this and this is the battles that I get into with June, because June and I were raised in different ways. And there’s a certain part of me that I will refuse to fight these battles anymore. When she looks at me and says, No, no one ever wears their pajamas more than once, I was like, that’s that’s like, Tobey Maguire doesn’t wear underwear more than one kind of like, lifestyle that I can’t.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:41:52] What is that?
Paul Scheer [00:41:53] Oh, this is a whole thing. This is, I think, publicly known.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:41:58] I love this.
Paul Scheer [00:41:59] Tobey Maguire never wears the same pair of underwear twice.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:42:05] He treats underwear as if they’re disposable.
Paul Scheer [00:42:07] Yes. He’s like, it’s too gross. And then apparently that is something that a lot of people share. And they’re like, oh, yeah, yeah. Know, I don’t wear my underwear twice. And then I was I offered up to the two actually offered up here to last looks is like, can someone do the math on this? Can we figure out how much a year are we spending in underwear? And if you buy it in bulk, is it a better thing?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:42:30] I got to figure that Tobey Maguire is not like. Or maybe he is because it’s disposable. I was going to say, you’ve got to assume he’s buying nice underwear. He’s not just buying like, you know, Fruit of the Loom Cotton briefs in a 12 pack.
Paul Scheer [00:42:43] That’s my thought. Yeah, maybe because it’s the one where. It’s one and done, you know so in that way whip em on, whip em off. And that might be the best way to wear Fruit of the Loom. The elasticity.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:42:57] I wonder. That’s an interesting. Huh? I’m so suggestible. I feel like in two years I’m going to be like, Remember when you told me that Tobey Maguire thing? I’m doing it. Yeah. God, I feel like.
Paul Scheer [00:43:10] I’ve found the right. I’ve bought the bulk.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:43:12] Yeah, it could be so easy for me to tip into that where I’m like, Oh, yeah, No, I order 500 pairs of underwear from, like, Tommy John at time.
Paul Scheer [00:43:22] Oh, here. So 72 pairs of this is from Shane Ludtke saying 72 pairs for $144 or $730 per year based on cheap underwear. Okay. So that I mean, we don’t know what brand that is.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:43:37] Let’s say that Tobey Maguire is probably spending, if he’s if he’s getting nicer than that underwear. Right. He’s probably spending upwards of two grand a year in underwear, which is.
Paul Scheer [00:43:48] A drop in the bucket.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:43:49] For for for Spider-Man. Is it nothing.
Paul Scheer [00:43:51] And those are Gildan boxer briefs. And I’d say that Gildan makes good stuff.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:43:55] When McGuire’s concerned. You know, when it comes to underwear, he plays by Cider House Rules.
Paul Scheer [00:44:02] Oh, here, you can buy it. You can actually buy it in.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:44:06] Sorry, Paul, but the chat window for this underwear site would like to know if you need any help.
Paul Scheer [00:44:14] Hey, I’m looking. I give more than 72 pieces underwear.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:44:17] What a creep. What a creep this chat? This AI chat. We’re looking at underwear. Hey, would you like to talk about our product?
Paul Scheer [00:44:26] By the way $2 a pair. I would.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:44:29] I feel like that would make $2 a pair. I’m like, Oh, that’s going to give me a rash.
Paul Scheer [00:44:37] Allegedly. I’m going to give them the benefit of the doubt, but I’m going to also say if you wear it once. But here’s the other thing. Would you wear underwear right out of the package?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:44:45] Never. No, no. Here is. But here’s the thing. So, you know, I don’t wear anything out of the package. I wash everything that arrives if I get a jeans. No, no, no. Never Jeans. Never. I’m sorry. That’s a good point. No, no. I mean, like what?
Paul Scheer [00:45:01] Any jeans are you doing? Anything with jeans? You put it in the freezer.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:45:04] Okay. Oh, no, I’ll put them in the freezer. I’ll put them in the freezer or I’ll spot wash them if. If I spill something or, you know, I mean, something like that. Sometimes I will do like, I’ll soak them in the tub. Okay. And then, and then hang them dry. But no, I never wash them. But any of them, truthfully, I don’t do much, you know.
Paul Scheer [00:45:23] Yeah, I know. That’s that’s how I feel. Isn’t that bad. And but now I’m like, no, that’s I think that’s why they’re supposed to be.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:45:29] I think that’s pretty, you know, as long as you’re not living like a monster and like Tobey Maguire just shitting up the jeans, I don’t know. I don’t know what he’s up to.
Paul Scheer [00:45:37] I mean, look, it seems to me like. Like June wearing different pajamas every night. Something is built into you as a child. Where you’re like. Or. Or you have built into something where you’re like. And this is it. This is like my idea of fame is blank. My idea of I will never like there’s something switched. And that’s where you live now, I think.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:45:59] Yeah, it’s interesting. Yeah, I think you’re right. It is very related to how you grew up because when I grew up, pajamas were not even really a thing after. After I was a little kid.
Paul Scheer [00:46:09] Yeah.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:46:10] No, I didn’t have pajamas into my adolescence or young adulthood.
Paul Scheer [00:46:14] The the only real difference, like my pajamas, have always been a pair of, like, gym shorts and a T-shirt.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:46:23] That’s what I mean. Yeah.
Paul Scheer [00:46:25] Now, where I’ve expanded is when it gets in the colder months, I have like a pair of, like a longer, like I go like a comfy pants that go like a lounge pant I might wear. And, and often that’s really a basis of just like running around with the kids. And sometimes I’m like, Oh, I don’t want to just be in my short shorts, you know?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:46:43] No no no.
Paul Scheer [00:46:44] Yeah, you know, but. But that’s all it is. And it’s not matching t shirts. And sometimes you’ll find these really comfy shirts. And I got a nice collection of, like, comfy.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:46:52] Every once and a while. Like, I will see a pair of, like, pajamas, like proper pajamas that look great. Or if somebody, if somebody wants gifted me a pair of pajamas that were really, you know, very nice, fancy pajamas. I cannot sleep in pajamas. Like I wake myself up because I’m, like, all twisted and turned in the pajamas. Oh, like I feel trapped in them.
Paul Scheer [00:47:16] I like the idea of it. Somebody has really told me that these pajamas made by Lake Lake pajamas are supposed to be fantastic. June has a pair of a lake pajamas. I read an article about lake pajamas. But I think for men, I feel the same way when I’m putting on like a when I’m buttoning it down and I look like I’m in a Dickens Christmas Carol or something like that, I, I don’t like a button down shirt. I want to.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:47:39] You know what? I could get on board for a giant long sleep shirt.
Paul Scheer [00:47:44] Oh. Ooh, I could do that.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:47:46] I feel like I could do a. Sleep shirt. It’s like goes to my knees.
Paul Scheer [00:47:51] I like that’s like that old school. Like I feel like girls used to wear that, like, or that was like the way that I say, Yeah.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:47:56] Like the way you just described Dickens. I’m. I’m picturing, like, a Scrooge level.
Paul Scheer [00:48:01] Does anyone have sleep shirts? Let’s get some sleep. I thought you’re going to wear a sleep hat. And I was like.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:48:05] Oh, wow, that would be interesting. No, a sleep shirt would be very interesting to me because I feel like I’d probably still get twisted and turned in it.
Paul Scheer [00:48:12] One of the sketch I did this, I produced a show with a Lonely island called Party Over Here, and it was so funny, so fun, and we had a great time. And Nick Wigger and Jessica McKenna wrote this sketch or I or I don’t want to miss naming.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:48:27] The doughboys. Jess McKenna from an on off book rather.
Paul Scheer [00:48:31] So Funny or, or maybe Heather Campbell wrote. Heather Campbell Great from But yeah, how did this get played? Anyway, great people wrote this.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:48:38] Murderer’s row on that show.
Paul Scheer [00:48:40] Yeah, just hilarious people. And we were told when we made the show that we couldn’t have any sketch over 30 seconds or no over 60 seconds, which really dinged us because we had to cut. Yeah. So we had to do two best of episodes in our first season because.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:48:55] My God.
Paul Scheer [00:48:56] We didn’t have enough material because of all that, but we still managed to get some really funny stuff through. And I still think in the 60 seconds it would have been great if we just had a little bit more air.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:49:05] Wow.
Paul Scheer [00:49:05] But there is one sketch that Jessica that Jess did that I loved. It was the premise was she was like she worked at Vice and she’s like, What’s up, everybody? I’m from Vice and this is the newest shirt. And it was the shirt was so big and she was showing how like how big the shirt was. And so she goes into it and she could never get out of it because the shirt was literally like the size of the stage that we performed on. Like. So she was constantly crawling through the shirt trying to find the head hole.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:49:32] That’s great.
Paul Scheer [00:49:33] And it was the visual love that still makes me laugh. It’s so funny. And the benefit of this is you can never see it because Fox eliminates it from anything.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:49:43] What a mess. Oh goodness.
Paul Scheer [00:49:47] It’s so stupid. Why? Why are we taking it down? Jason, We answered a question. I think we should do this again. We got great phone calls. Keep on calling us and we’ll wrap this one up and we’ll see you next time.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:49:58] Absolutely.
Paul Scheer [00:49:59] All right. Thank you, Jason. In place of pass help line, Jason, I will continue to answer listener calls from time to time on just chat. So if you want advice from Jason and then give us a call at 619-PAULASK. And to all of these singer songwriters out there, send us those songs HowDidThisGetMade@Earwolf.com. Now that we got a View from the Top out of the way, let’s talk about next week’s movie. We are going from Mike Myers to bike tires. Yeah, you heard me. That’s right. We are watching the 2004 motorcycle action movie Torque. Starring Martin Henderson, Ice Cube, Jamie Presley. And How Did This Get Made all star Adam Scott. Here is a short breakdown of the plot. A biker returns from Thailand to set things straight with his girlfriend, but he’s framed by a rival biker gang for the murder of another gang member’s brother. Boom. Complicated. Yes. Get it? You have to. Unless you’ve been hit in the head multiple times with a steel pipe or choked out by a motorcycle chain, which actually happens in this movie. Rotten Tomatoes gives Torque a 22% on the tomatometer. And Sheila Johnston from the London Evening Standard says “Shot like a feature length commercial Torque is as bright and shiny and inconsequential as a chrome hubcap.” Ooh, nasty. Sheila, listen to the trailer.
Trailer Audio [00:51:12] The world of speed. A game of risk. A man of action. On January 16. The only way to survive is to break every rule. Torque. Rated PG 13.
Paul Scheer [00:51:40] You can rent Torque on Apple TV, prime video, YouTube or Google Play. I encourage you to check out Hoopa or Kanopy, which are digital media services offered by your local public library that allow you to consume movies, TV, books, everything Comics for free. That is it for the show. Please remember to rate and review us. It helps. And if you listen on Apple Podcasts, make sure you are following us. Visit us on social media @HDTGM for commercial free access to How Did This Get Made and our entire archive and so much more. Sign up for Stitcher Premium for a free one month trial using the code “bonkers”. And a big thanks to our producers, Scott Sonne, Molly Reynolds, our movie picking producer, Avril Halley, our engineer Alex Gonzalez, our publisher, July Diaz, and Jess Cisneros, who makes our amazing social media videos. We will see you next week for Torque. But before we go, I thought I’d share with you a bonus deleted scene from our View from the Top episode.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:52:34] It also seemed like Cleveland and Nevada. No offense to Cleveland, but are so similar to me. Like those both of those periods of her journey felt similar, felt the same stakes wise, you know? And I was like, I’m not sure why we’re still playing. I don’t understand why we’re here.
Paul Scheer [00:52:55] Well, we’re here for the intrigue. We’re here for the, this is what I was talking about with Stanley Kubrick. We’re here to see what does it take to become a steward?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:53:03] In this movie?
Paul Scheer [00:53:04] Well, this is they are the air militia. They’re protecting us there. They are the only people keeping us in the sky from our own devices. We would go crazy, open up doors. They’re up there protecting our skies.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:53:17] The flight attendants and pilots are a loosely militarized private militia.
Paul Scheer [00:53:22] It’s what, you know, look on the dark web, you’ll see it. People don’t want to admit it. It’s right in front of our faces people.
June Diane Raphael [00:53:27] I do believe Paul. Like if we were. No, I think Paul’s right, actually. Like I thought this through sometimes up in the sky. Like if it were to go down, If shit were to go down up there, yeah, yeah. We would all get in order behind. Christina Applegate. And we would.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:53:47] Yes, absolutely.
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