February 9, 2023
Adam Pally joins Paul and Jason to chat about Adam’s new movie Who Invited Charlie? co-starring Fast and Furious family member Jordana Brewster. Plus, before Paul announces next week’s movie he shares a special message from Sleepaway Camp star Felissa Rose, digs into Corrections and Omissions from Wild Mountain Thyme, and invites his alter ego “The Love Doctor” to answer questions on the Help Line. Places people, it’s time for Last Looks!
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311.5 — Last Looks: Wild Mountain Thyme
Paul Scheer [00:00:00] Jason’s a honey bee. The Irish like to F. And can you spend Valentine’s Day with an ex? All this and more on today’s Last Looks. Places, people. It’s time for Last Looks.
Last Looks Intro [00:00:17] [Intro Song]
Paul Scheer [00:00:37] Hello, my swans and honeybees. I’m your host, Paul Scheer, a.k.a. Tall Jon. Welcome to How Did This Get Made Last Looks. If you have a better way for me to get into “places, everyone, Last Looks,” I’m open to it. I feel like I need something there. I haven’t quite found it yet, but I’m open to your suggestions. Head on over to our discord, discord.gg/HDTGM and give me some suggestions. Or my discord. You could go either way. Anyway, today you are going to get to voice your issues on a Wild Mountain Thyme. That’s right. And Jason and I are thrilled to be joined by our good friend Adam Pally. That’s right. A How Did This Get Made all star is joining us today to chat about his new film and really a lot of other things. But his new movie, Who Invited Charlie, is really good. So you definitely check that out. Plus, we’re going to reveal next week’s movie and I will try to solve your problems on Paul’s Help Line. But first things first, a shout out to Mark Granger for that amazing theme song. We love these songs. If you have a Last Looks episode theme song. Please send it to Howdidthisgetmade@Earwolf.com. But keep them short. 15 to 20 seconds is best. Let’s get into it. I know I talk a lot about movies, but there are bigger things in the world. You got problems. Let me solve them. It is now time for Paul’s Help Line.
Paul Help Line Song [00:01:52] [Paul’s Help Line Intro Song]
Paul Scheer [00:02:11] Oh, thank you, Dave Tanner for that slow jam theme. This week, we’re saying goodbye to Paul’s Help Line and Bonjour to Paul’s Love Line. That’s right. I put a call out to all those looking for Valentine’s Day love and tips. So let’s see if I, The love doctor can help you, hopeless romantics, aim Cupid’s arrow. All right, Carmen. What do you got?
Listener [00:02:35] Hi, Paul, this is Carmen. And I am in need of some Valentine’s Day advice. My husband and I have been together for eight years, married for five. Also, our first date anniversary is six days before Valentine’s Day. However, we recently adopted a two year old, so we are officially stuck at home, so we’d love your advice on some Valentine’s Day date ideas for staying at home after kids go to sleep. Thank you so much.
Paul Scheer [00:03:06] All right, Carmen, great question. Let me tell you, Carmen. This is something I deal with all the time. And you know what? A little goes a long way. Why don’t you both make a meal together and you can either make the entire meal together or you can take one part and he takes the other, and then you join together at the dinner table. Here’s the thing. Valentine’s Day is about being with the person you love and just having a nice time. You don’t need the pomp. You don’t need the circumstance. Is that it? Pomp and circumstance? Yes. All you need is time together. So open a bottle of wine. If you drink wine. If you don’t drink wine, open up a bottle of whatever you drink and make a dinner together. Have some laughs, have some good times. If you want to add an addendum to it. You know what? Get some of your favorite treats. Make a little movie night. Just make it special. But you can do that without anything else. And if you want to throw all this away, ordering from one of your favorite spots. I know DoorDash and Postmates got a lot. And just get your favorite meals. You could both get your own favorite meals. I want to hear about how it goes. Carmen, I hope that helps. Next up, our man from Minneapolis. Sam, what can I do you for?
Listener [00:04:23] Hey, Paul. Sam from Minneapolis, here. Long time listener. I know you were looking to give some Valentine’s Day advice. I feel like I’ve got a doozy for you here. Me and my fiance, we’ve been together for about four years now. Broke up this last weekend. We currently live together and it’s looking like we’re going to be living together for the next two weeks while we kind of figure out where to go from here. So I’m kind of wondering if you’ve known anyone in a similar boat or you know, have any advice for how to live together civilly, in not a big apartment. And then also, what, do I say anything about Valentine’s Day on that day? Or do I just keep my mouth shut, keep the jokes in and all of that. Love the show. Thanks, man. Have a good one.
Paul Scheer [00:05:11] Oh, that’s got to hurt. Now, I don’t know many specifics of this relationship, but I’ll tell you this much, Sam. Here’s a deal. Call it out. Be in front of it. If you are on good terms and it seems like you have to be or if you don’t have to be, you got to be for two weeks. Make it easy, make it light, make it fun. Don’t make any sort of jokes that make it feel uncomfortable and, honestly, Sam, at this point, get the fuck out of the house. I mean, honestly, on Valentine’s Day, leave. You don’t have to see each other. Don’t have to do anything with each other. You don’t have to do anything. Now, if you’d like to. Do you want to be civil with each other? You can just say, “Hey, I know it’s Valentine’s Day. I know it’s coming up. I don’t want it to be weird.” Maybe there’s an outreach. Again, I don’t know where you’re at. Did one of you break up with the other? Is there weirdness? There’s a lot of variables. I don’t know. But I think calling it out before it happens and then getting the fuck out of the house is probably the best thing to do. Go see a movie and not with your ex. All right. Oh, and this living with your ex. I’ve done that for a little bit. It’s tough. It’s tricky. You know what? Be respectful, be nice, be open, chat. And maybe with the pressure of the relationship after you actually get some closure that you so desperately need because you’re not trying to rekindle. You’re just trying to figure out what happened. And that actually is something that has happened to me and it’s kind of wonderful. Anyway, next up, Cecily from Chicago.
Listener [00:06:38] Hi, Paul. This is Cecily from Chicago. I’m calling cause that you were some sort of love guru. Well, I have been seeing someone for about six months, and I think that I am in love with him. But we haven’t said that to each other yet. We do a lot of like, I adore you and like, you mean so much to me. Kind of a dance around the word. And part of me wants to wait for him to say it, just like I asked him to be my boyfriend. But I’m just wondering, like, is six months too soon? Do I just bring it up? Should I just wait for us to like say it? Like two quirky way together? I don’t know. I’m freaking out about it. Okay. Thank you. And I love the show. And I love you and Jason. Okay bye.
Paul Scheer [00:07:32] You know what? You’re already doing it when you dance around the word love who you foolin’? What does that mean? Oh, like, Oh, I adore you, I do this. You’re doing it. Just take the plunge. You know what you could say? “I want to tell you something. I’ve enjoyed being with you. It’s been so lovely to be with you. And I know there’s a lot of energy put around this word, but I just want to continue having a wonderful time with you. And I love you.” You could diffuse it, because sometimes you don’t know how people take that word love. But I got to tell you, as someone who has not initiated love in certain relationships, it’s wonderful. It’s a wonderful. Six months. You know what? What else are you waiting for? Say I love you, if he freaks out. Good. Get the fuck out of there. You don’t need to be with somebody who’s still on the fence at six months. And if we’re holding back, I love you. What else are they holding back? Go for it. You asked him out. Seems like this person is not going to step up to the plate. And that’s okay. But they want to be stepping up. But you just sometimes have to, you got to show them the way. And I bet you will be received perfectly. All right. Well, that’s it for the Love Doctor. I hope I helped. Let me know if I did. And remember, you can always call Paul’s Helpline. And because this weekend is the Super Bowl, Paul wanted me to ask you– am I doing a character where I’m out of my character. That’s not me. I don’t know what I’m doing now. Anyway, this weekend is the Super Bowl, which got me thinking about sports movies. So even if you don’t need advice, feel free to give me a call. Tell me your favorite underrated or overrated sports flick. Blue Crush from me. One of the best surfing movies ever that is a fictionalized account of surfing. Anyway, if you got a sports movie. Hot take. I want to hear it. Give me a call at 619-PAULASK. 619-PAULASK and we’ll see you in just a second. But before I go, I want to let you know that if you are in Telluride, Colorado, Jason, June and I will be there all weekend long doing shows. Telluride Comedy Festival, we’ll be there on Saturday night doing a version of How Did This Get Made. It’s not exactly How Did This Get Made, so don’t worry about it, don’t freak out about it. It’s just something we do every year in Telluride. Go check it out. And every Thursday night on Twitch, Twitch.tv/FriendZone, also on YouTube, you can check out Rob Huebel and I in a little show that we call Thursdays with Rob and Paul. We’ll be right back shortly with your questions, comments and concerns on Wild Mountain Thyme. But first, oh you see I tricked you one more time. I have some bonus content for you. That’s right. From our Morbius show, I wanted to share with you something that we shared with the audience to celebrate what’s supposed to be our 300th episode, I reached out to a special guest. I’m still doing the voice. I reach out to a special guest from the movie Sleep Away Camp to shed some light on that episode’s biggest debate in the movie’s cold open. Who is the person on the dock? And what was their relationship to the people on the boat? We normally save this up for a live audience, but I thought, you know what? Let me give you a little sneak peek of the fun stuff that we do for our live audience. So check it out. This is, I think, the definitive answer, although I found myself even more confused.
Paul Scheer [00:10:38] Before we get into Morbius, since this is the 300th episode of How Did This Get Made?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:10:47] Now, are we– We’re just, we’re saying we’re retconning things and saying this is 300.
Paul Scheer [00:10:52] Well, this won’t even be in the episode. This is just special for Chicago.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:10:56] Yeah, that’s right, Chicago. Guess what? Nobody else got anything special. You think fucking Cleveland got something special? Nope. It was a casino.
Paul Scheer [00:11:09] But this is exactly what. I’ve been sitting on this for a long time because I knew this is going to be the 300th episode. So I wanted to plan something special for both of you and me, because I really don’t know what this is either.
June Diane Raphael [00:11:21] Is it a proposal?
Paul Scheer [00:11:23] It’s not a proposal. We are already married.
June Diane Raphael [00:11:25] Oh.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:11:27] Wait. What?
June Diane Raphael [00:11:28] Yeah.
Paul Scheer [00:11:29] We’ll tell you about it after the show. Cleveland was wild. All right, so here’s the deal. What you watched before the show started was a debate about Sleepaway Camp. Like how, who, what? So I went to the source and we are going to finally get an answer about who was on the shore. Check it out.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:11:54] What!?
Felissa Rose [00:11:55] Hi, Paul, Jason and June. It’s me from the Felissa Rose. Angela from Sleepaway Camp.
June Diane Raphael [00:12:01] Oh, my God.
Felissa Rose [00:12:02] And I heard from the amazing Paul, and we were discussing a few things. First of all, I want to say happy 300 episodes! And finally, I need to maybe help with a couple of the questions. Okay. So what was the relationship between the two on the beach? Husbands in love, married, madly in love. Oh, I love love. And also the three people in the water, friends just messing around, having a good time at camp. Hopefully that explains a little bit of the mystery and excitement that is Sleepaway Camp. I always say it’s a comedy. So much hilarity going on with the half shirts and the short shorts and the bodybuilding and the boys in the water. But it’s all in good fun. And I appreciate you so much for remembering Sleepaway Camp. I want to send you so much hugs. So much love. And meet me at the waterfront after the social. [kisses] Don’t ever do that. It’s a trap. I love you. I love you. Be well. Take care. Talk to you soon. Bye.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:13:16] Well.
June Diane Raphael [00:13:18] I’ll talk to you soon. Wow, Paul, that’s really special.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:13:21] She said, I love you. I love you. So she only loves two of us. “I love you. I love you. Be well.”
Paul Scheer [00:13:31] One was “be well”, I’ll take “be well.” Or maybe it was to you.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:13:34] That was incredible. I’m still confused.
June Diane Raphael [00:13:35] Thank you so much, Paul. Honestly, I’m even more confused.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:13:39] I am. Well, I mean, because wasn’t the person on the shore a woman? And she said husbands in love.
June Diane Raphael [00:13:47] Husbands. And I don’t know.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:13:50] Maybe they’re saying the doctor is– Oh, boy, what was that 13 years ago?
Paul Scheer [00:13:56] Well, we got an answer, but even her answer felt like, “Don’t ask me any follow ups.” Because it doesn’t really hold water. The people in the water were just people having fun?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:14:07] Just friends having fun.
Paul Scheer [00:14:08] All right. Well, that was just a little special thing I wanted to share with you all.
June Diane Raphael [00:14:12] Thank you, Paul. That was really, really special. Thank you.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:14:15] Paul. Thank you. And to both of you. Happy 300 episode.
June Diane Raphael [00:14:19] Happy 300 Paul.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:14:22] I’m so happy to be able to celebrate with Chicago.
Paul Scheer [00:14:31] Okay, So last week we talked about Wild Mountain Thyme. We had questions. We might have even missed a few things. We might have even misspoke. And our research could have been bad. And here is your chance to set us straight. Fact check us, if you will. It is time for Corrections and Omissions.
Corrections and Omissions Intro [00:14:50] [Corrections and Omissions Song]
Paul Scheer [00:15:05] Thank you. AC gravy. All right. Let’s go to that discord. Love the discord. NatCat writes “In the beginning of the movie, when Christopher Walken’s character is talking about how Anthony takes after the other side of the family, he says that his uncle thought he was a fish. The implication seemingly being that Anthony’s problem runs in the family. This would seem to lend to the fact that Anthony actually believes himself to be a honeybee. Though, this line is so buried in the dialog that it’s not an effective hint. Does his uncle tie a rock around his neck to try to become a fish? Should Rosemarie be worried that Anthony will try to fly or some other such honeybee nonsense?” That is a good point. I think we talked about this a little bit. The idea that his uncle was not well, mentally not well, and that’s, I guess, how you are supposed to take it when you first watch the film. But if it truly is that that side of the family just thinks that they’re animals, that’s even more wild because I, I really heard that open as he thought he was a fish and then he went to go swim with the– well, I guess then you’re right. He went to go swim with the fishes and then he killed himself. They thought he drowned because he committed suicide, but he was really just trying to be with his own. Wow, this movie keeps on giving. It’s a Russian nesting doll of a film. And you know what? That’s what great plays and great films are. Just give you ideas after ideas after ideas. And I tell you. A lot of people here like what this movie was selling. Earlybird writes, “As someone from Ireland, I’ve been waiting for this heaping pile of steaming leprechaun shit to appear on this podcast for ages. The day the trailer was released, it trended all over Irish social media. It felt like it was all everyone was talking about, and it even was featured on that evening’s national news under the headline Irish Accent Emergency Declared.” Here’s a clip.
News Segment [00:17:06] Based on his play, Outside Mullingar, oscar winning writer John Patrick Shanley directs Wild Mountain Thyme. Its trailer is packed with heavy hitting Hollywood stars, but it’s their accents that have everyone talking. It has compelled airline Ryanair to tweet what it called a public service announcement that Irish people don’t sound like this. Dublin Airport chipped in, observing that there’s fashion police, grammar police and even airport police. And if there was such a thing as accent police, it said somebody better call them. While the Leprechaun Museum was more succinct, tweeting “Even we think this is a bit much.”
Paul Scheer [00:17:41] Ah, I love it. Okay. EarlyBird’s post continues, “I’d also like to point out that Ireland was the first country in the world to vote for gay marriage. So Jamie Dornan’s homophobia was surprising. P.S. You guys reference the terrible score. Well, it was composed by Amelia Warner, a.k.a Jamie Dornan’s wife. P.P.S. June, Paul, and of course, we fuck. It’s the only thing that keeps us warm.” Holy shit, EarlyBird. It’s too early to say it, but you know what I’m thinking. Wow. And you supplied your own audio clip. Everybody else has to follow here because I don’t think anyone’s going to top that. But let’s see. George Glass writes, “Look, these Irish accents, both Dornan and Blunt worked with the dialect coach Brendan Gunn, listening to tapes of people from the region. Dornan, who grew up in Belfast, wanted to sound less metropolitan, which is why he doesn’t speak in his normal voice. While some on Twitter have ridiculed the accents in the trailer, Shanley said he had to make the accent more accessible to a global audience and that if the characters sounded exactly like how his relatives spoke. No one would understand them. So kind seems that the dialect coach was a waste of time. Yeah, like I’ve worked with a dialect coach. They give you tapes and then you kind of duplicate the sounds and tapes. So would that be listening to those accents and then, like, fussing with it on set? I mean, it’s a very bizarre. It’s a bizarre. Jamie Dornan, just speak in your your metropolitan accent. I think, honestly, I’m going to say– and maybe this is xenophobic and I apologize. Maybe just lose the accents entirely. There’s so much happening here that we don’t need another barrier. We don’t need another hurdle for us. That thing that Christopher Walken said about the fish, I’m fucking missing that. I need, I need it to be– you know what? Scheer, you should have put subtitles on, you know, that’s a note to myself that I’ve said out loud. Let’s go to the phones. Rachel from Philadelphia.
Listener [00:19:48] Hi, this is Rachel from Philly. I have an important bee correction. Maybe you’ve gotten a lot of calls about this, but male bees are not worker bees. The worker bees are female, and the male bees are drones, and their only job is to hang around in the hive and fuck the queen. So I just had to let you know and make sure that that was cleared up. And if this guy was comparing himself to a honey bee. Assuming that he was saying that he was like a male honey bee. That’s what he was saying. Okay. Thank you. Bye.
Paul Scheer [00:20:28] Bam! Rachel nailed it. Okay, so he is a honeybee, so his job is to, in your words, fuck. Also the same words of LeBron James when he broke the scoring record this week. “Fuck, man. Thank you, guys.” I love it. All right, so he just wants to fuck. Makes the ending a little less magical if you ask me. All right, here we go. NineD on the Discord writes, “Why did Rosemarie have to travel all the way to New York to see Swan Lake for the first time and never thought to go to any productions in Ireland or even the UK or Europe? She’s obsessed with it, but never thought to actually go to a show? As someone from Dublin, I found this hard to watch. Irish people seemed confused about picnics, raincoats and cars. Having said that, the gate thing made perfect sense. The gate should always be closed. I did some door to door campaigning before, and the most important thing above clear information and empathy for the people involved was to close the gates on the way out.” NineD, I have nothing to say to that. But yeah, you are right. You are 100% right. Let’s see here. Dr. Guts. Dr. Guts1003 writes, “At one point, Anthony says that bees hate smoke, which is why he kept encouraging Rosemary to quit. However, that’s not entirely accurate. Beekeepers actually use smoke to keep bees calm during hive inspections. The smoke makes the bees prepare to leave their hive because they believe the hive is on fire. They begin to eat lots of honey. Then they need the energy to go out and find a new home. Engorged with honey. Their abdomens are so full it makes them hard for them to sting. Then this makes it safer for the beekeeper to inspect the hive.” All right, so you were all picking up so much more in the bee stuff than I got in there. So, according to this, he should want her to smoke more. It would calm him down in many respects. But he’s trying to get energy well. I don’t know. Maybe when she smokes, he gets– well. He’s getting nervous. Well, no, I think it would still calm him. I’m just trying to make sense of it because he’s trying to find a new home, but I don’t know. Andrea writes, “Jason failed to mention that he actually played a honeybee in the Apple TV Plus show, Dickinson,” Which is a great show. Check out this clip from a YouTube featurette on the show.
Show Audio [00:22:39] Bee, I was hoping you’d come.
Show Audio [00:22:42] What’s up?
Show Audio [00:22:43] How did you get inside?
Show Audio [00:22:45] Girl, I flew through the window.
Show Audio [00:22:47] The bee is a figment of Emily’s imagination. The bee shows up every time Emily is feeling a bit lost or alone.
Show Audio [00:22:55] You’re so sweet.
Show Audio [00:22:56] I’m covered in pollen, baby.
Paul Scheer [00:23:00] Jason, he’s played a boogie. He’s played a honeybee. This guy’s unstoppable. I love Jason. And I love his voice. And especially in a honeybee. And if you not watch Dickinson, it’s very, very good. All right. So many great corrections, omissions. But you know what? Why am I even going to pretend to deliberate when I know the answer is here to stay? And that is that this week’s winner will not get anything but a great song. A great song composed by and sung by Katie Morris. The winner of this week, Corrections and Omissions, is Earlybird. Take it away.
Winner’s Song [00:23:38] [Winner’s song.]
Paul Scheer [00:23:54] Thank you, Katie Morris. Thank you Early Bird. What a great crop of corrections and omissions. If you want to chime in with your own thoughts about the latest episode, head at the Discord at Discord.gg/HDTGM or call us at 619-PAULASK. Coming up after the break, Jason and I are joined by actor, comedian and our friend Adam Pally to talk about his brand new movie, Who Invited Charlie. Stick around.
Paul Scheer [00:24:19] People. Did you notice that every Monday, How Did This Get Made is pulling out old episodes from the vault and then rereleasing them back into the rotation? This week’s Matinee Monday was one of our favorite episodes, Deep Blue Sea with Evan Goldberg and Paul F. Tompkins. “My hat is a shark fin.” Oh, we get into it. “Is the parrot real? Is the parrot just in L.L. Cool J’s head?” It’s one of my favorite episodes. So check that out and make sure you’re checking out my YouTube channel where we are hosting little clips of every Matinee Monday. I try to do that every week. All right. Let’s get ready for it, because today we are going back to chatting with our friends. Jason and I were thrilled to Zoom with our good friend Adam Pally. And whenever Adam comes on, he comes on for a purpose and then we get sidetracked. But, you know, Adam was a guest on Mac and Me, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2. But today we are chatting about his new movie, Who Invited Charlie, which is out now. Mark Granger. Play us in.
Just Chat Intro Song [00:25:21] [Just Chat Song]
Paul Scheer [00:25:38] Adam, you are, I think, a How Did This Get Made all star. You were at one of our first ever live shows or in the early days of us doing live shows because we came to New York City and did Webster Hall, was that?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:25:51] Irving Plaza.
Adam Pally [00:25:52] Irving Plaza.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:25:53] Yeah, it was Irving Plaza for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, if I’m not mistaken. Right?
Adam Pally [00:25:56] And it was so fortuitous because at the time, my son was in the pocket of us watching that movie.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:26:07] So you were immersed at that point.
Adam Pally [00:26:11] Yes. So I was able to sit down with you guys and go deep without having to like– I rewatched it, obviously.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:26:18] What are your kids obsessed with now? So we can we can bring you back.
Adam Pally [00:26:21] Oh, it’s gone so far left in the small amount of time.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:26:27] Just Michael Moore documentaries?
Adam Pally [00:26:28] Yes. No, no. Yeah, they’re just like– they’re libertarian almost at this point.
Paul Scheer [00:26:34] They’re watching only Midas Touch tiktoks.
Adam Pally [00:26:36] Bill O’Reilly, a concierge service subscriptions. Each of them. No, Cole and Gigi, who are the older ones, are now like Wednesday is– Wednesday has like taken over their lives. Like, my daughter wants to be her. And my son, like, is like doing that thing where he’s like, “No, I just like it.” You know? Like he’s like, “It’s actually really it’s actually cool.”
Jason Mantzoukas [00:27:06] “It’s really cool, actually. It’s like a detective story, Dad.”.
Adam Pally [00:27:09] I’m like “You and your friends talk about it?” He’s like, “Yeah, yeah.” Well, what parts do you like about it? He’s like, “You know, well, Wednesday’s obviously, like the coolest part.” Right, Right. Yeah. And then my littlest is into the worst kind of YouTube videos on the planet. It’s just sad. It’s just like, I’m sure, Paul, I’m sure you’re in that.
Paul Scheer [00:27:32] I’m watching a lot of Minecraft play through videos and things of that nature. Yeah, that’s rough. But I will say that my kids are also watching old movies, so, like, we just started watching on repeat, Will Ferrell’s Kicking and Screaming, the soccer movie.
Adam Pally [00:27:47] Robert Duvall?
Paul Scheer [00:27:48] Robert Duvall. And now my kids are like, they love the Macarena and they’re obsessed that the Macarena is like a current dance. So it is like, “No, guys, the Macarena isn’t current. That’s old. When that movie came out.” And then last night we went to a Clippers game and they said, “Everybody get up and dance.” They played that fucking Macarena. And my kid was like, “I told you, Dad, it isn’t an old dance.” I’m like, well, you’re right. You’re technically right. It is now a stadium of people are dancing to the Macarena.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:28:18] That is the night that your son lost respect for you. “My dad didn’t know the Macarena was current.”.
Adam Pally [00:28:29] Well Paull, are you a parent that is, like are your kids embarrassed by you?
Paul Scheer [00:28:33] Not yet. No. No. They’re only they’re only eight and six. They’re not. They’re not embarrassed yet. I’m sure at one point they will be.
Adam Pally [00:28:39] That is the worst feeling. Oh, the worst feeling on the planet to be like– it happens to us like, regularly. Like we’ll get in the car in the morning and we’ll be driving down one side highway and some song will come on that– like lately it’s “21 can you do something for me?” Like the kids, like they love that they all and it’s so cute. They all do it. So like, I’ll we’ll get into it. I’ll put it on like “21, can you do–” and if I don’t know what block we’re on, like if we hit 60th, if before I’m ready, my daughter will be like, “Dad!” I’ll be like, “What? What? What?” “Just turn the music off. You can’t dance like that.”
Jason Mantzoukas [00:29:24] Oh! Oh, my God.
Adam Pally [00:29:26] “Oh, my God. Did anyone see us?”.
Paul Scheer [00:29:31] Oh.
Adam Pally [00:29:32] “No, I don’t. I don’t think so.” She’s like, “Oh, thank God. All right, bye.”
Jason Mantzoukas [00:29:42] Then you just sit in your car and weep.
Paul Scheer [00:29:42] I’m running the opposite way. I like to screw with my kids because I do carpool with my kids and our friends. And when we pull up to school, I will have a song on Spotify ready to go like, like a Dora the Explorer or like Paw Patrol. And I blast that as we pull in the school. Like they were listening to it. So it does create this moment where they are frantically trying to distance themselves from this car that is blasting Paw Patrol. They don’t want to be associated with it.
Adam Pally [00:30:21] Anything is better. It reminds me of a story I heard from Abby Elliott, who won’t mind me telling it. But she recounted to me a story that I imagine formed her adulthood, where her father’s car was being detailed and he picked it up and the windshield wasn’t ready, and he took it anyway, and he drove it to her school and he parked it in front early and he took a bunch of like, blood, fake blood. He’d put it all over himself and he put his body through the windshield and he waited. And he laid there and waited until high school got out.
Paul Scheer [00:30:56] Oh, my God.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:30:58] High school. High school especially.
Adam Pally [00:31:01] 16 year old Abby comes walking out.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:31:03] So at that point, if Chris Elliott is your dad for that long, you’ve got to be like–.
Adam Pally [00:31:09] I’m sure there’s stuff going back and forth. But she said in a split second, she was like, “Oh, my God.” And then was like, “Fucking, father.”.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:31:16] Wait a minute.
Adam Pally [00:31:17] Kids were looking at her and being embarrassed. And she was just like, “Let’s go, let’s go, Dad.” And he had to like slowly, like, climb off the car. And she got in the front seat.
Paul Scheer [00:31:31] But I guess this now brings it to this moment where your kids are cognizant that you are like an actor, so they are able to recognize and you are in arguably one of the biggest films that like our kids like. I imagine your kids like Sonic. Mike loves Sonic. We have it in the DVD in the car, and I feel like, so does that give you any extra cred or is that like, where does that fall in? Because there are certain things my kids don’t know anything that I do because they can’t watch anything that I’ve done.
Adam Pally [00:32:04] So it’s a help and a hindrance because I have like one young kid and older kids. So like my ten year old is not as psyched. Like he had a story. I don’t know if I told you this publicly last year and sleep away camp and it rained one day and when it rains at sleepaway camp, they show movies. So they showed Sonic the Hedgehog. And so everyone around him was like, “Yes!” And he was like, “Oh, no.”.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:32:31] So this isn’t an opportunity for him to be like, “Fuck, yeah, my dad’s in this movie.”
Adam Pally [00:32:38] I thought that I would be like, “Why? Why wouldn’t you be like, fucking awesome?” And then you realize that like, ten years old, the kids around him at the time, it’s, like, not old enough to, like, process how cool it is that your dad’s in a movie. It’s just like your dad’s part–.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:32:55] “You’re weird.”
Adam Pally [00:32:55] Your dad’s part of the story or whatever. And so then they saw the name on screen in the beginning. They’re like, Cole, is that? And he was like, “Yeah, yeah, yeah.” And then my first scene is with Jim Carrey and Jim Carrey, like, obviously I play low status and Jim Carrey is like, “All right, Officer Fart Face, I’ll see you later.” And he’s there for the rest of like till like color war. He was fart face jr.
Paul Scheer [00:33:24] Oh no.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:33:26] FFJR.
Adam Pally [00:33:27] Yeah, and like, you don’t think about that. You know, you’re just like.
Paul Scheer [00:33:30] Right, Yeah. Your kids are carrying.
Adam Pally [00:33:31] But then my five year old runs around, like, being like, “My dad’s a police officer!” Like, it’s all right.
Paul Scheer [00:33:39] I mean, I guess the question is, will you be letting them watch Who Invited Charlie? Your new film.
Adam Pally [00:33:45] Thank you, Paul. That was amazing. You’re so good, that Segway. Really good. You guys. You guys should collectively replace Gordon. Really good. You don’t need any more guests. You just only need one more guest. I made this movie last year, it’s really sweet. It’s like a really, like, sweet family movie. It’s like a chance I got to do a What about Bob or Planes, Trains and Automobiles?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:34:10] Oh, that’s great.
Adam Pally [00:34:11] Really, tonally sweet and fun. And so there are a couple things that you don’t want your kids to see. But when it premiered, we took our kids, my kids and Danielle and I sat them, like in the back. And the first 15 minutes is like really fun and light and funny. And then it gets into the movie and then like, the last 15 minutes is really kind of like, feel good and light, and funny. So we like, went outside and had lunch and hung out. And then I brought them back in for the 15 minutes and everyone clapped and was like, crying.
Paul Scheer [00:34:42] Oh, that’s great.
Adam Pally [00:34:44] Oh, okay. I guess. I guess I see what this is now, you know? So like, I think that they eventually will see it, but it was like the first time they got to see me, like in a movie.
Paul Scheer [00:34:56] Like that’s kind of exciting.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:34:57] In a theater.
Adam Pally [00:34:57] In the theater.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:34:58] To go to the movies to see–
Adam Pally [00:35:00] Well they never had to go for COVID cause COVID. By the time Sonic came out we were COVID. So everything was kind of virtual and weird. So this was the first time they were like, whoa. And like, it was rad. I never had that experience when I lived in California. Like, the kids were too young and I don’t know, I just never had the experience of being like, “This is my job.” It didn’t even feel like a job. It felt like, you know, I would be embarassed.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:35:24] Also what a weird job to try and explain to kids, Yeah, what a strange job. Oh, the people that you see on this stuff, they’re not those people. Those are characters that are played by– I’m one, you know, like that whole–.
Adam Pally [00:35:38] Yes.
Paul Scheer [00:35:38] By the way. And the movie you described it as like a What about Bob? And what I like about it is I think a lot of those movies like when you watch Planes Trains and Automobiles or What About Bob you’re like just leave or get them out of there. Call the police, do something. But I think the idea that this movie is about a family escaping York City during COVID. Yeah. And they’re trying to like hide, not hide out in the Hamptons, but just kind of be like we we’re going to wait out this this virus, which we all kind of did. People went in different directions. And then his college roommate Reed Scott, you play his college roommate, you show up so you can’t really escape. And I think that that puts a different pressure on this movie than like the like just the comedy that we’ve seen in the past where it’s like, oh, you have to stay invested because of just the premise.
Adam Pally [00:36:21] Yeah, and the COVID of it all. You know, obviously I think there’s always this worry, even as we’re making it, as it was written and producing, everyone’s like, no one wants to see a COVID movie, no one wants to see a COVID movie. And I’m like, at this point, what movie is not a COVID movie? Like, yeah, we’re so far down the line of history at this point that it’s like, are we just going to, in movie making, do this big thing where it’s like, well, if there’s a movie between 20 and 2023, we’re just going to pretend that it wasn’t that time, you know, like,.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:36:54] Yeah, does fiction live in a world that did not go through the the pandemic?
Adam Pally [00:37:01] Pandemic, Right. And so that alternate reality to me is like we’re so far past that. And I think critics said, you know, I was reading a lot of stuff, was like, oh, I don’t want to see pandemic art, you know, and stuff like that. And it’s a little bit, I’m a little bit like, “Too bad.” you know, like, that’s the world. The world has done this, so art is going to reflect it. And I think Nick Scott, who’s the writer who writes on a show called Outer Banks, which my kids love, I’ve never seen it.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:37:32] Oh, it’s an Australian show, right?
Adam Pally [00:37:34] Yeah, it’s on Netflix and it’s supposed to be like amazing YA. But I think what he was trying to do was go right against that and be like, you know, for the last ten years every sitcom started with the economic crisis and the main character had to move back in with his parents like why can’t that be COVID?
Paul Scheer [00:37:53] We have a history of just making things that focus on World War two. We go back like, we are always going back to different things, it’s like whatever.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:38:02] Every movie and TV show of the eighties, Lethal Weapon, Magnum, P.I., Riptide. These are all stories about Vietnam vets returning from the war or the A-Team are all vets. The Lethal Weapon guys are. They’re all grappling with the events of the Vietnam War. That’s eighties TV right there, you know?
Paul Scheer [00:38:21] And I would argue that, like the idea of telling any– and not to make it too lofty– but any artists like don’t be in any way affected by something you’ve lived through and gone through. Let’s skip over that like just create something brand new. It’s like, well, no, this is I mean–.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:38:38] People don’t want to be bummed. You know who I thought did it well was the Knives Out sequel Glass Onion.
Adam Pally [00:38:45] Yes, they did it great. They did it great.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:38:47] I thought they did it great because they were like, “No, this is just the norm now.” And like everything from some people are wearing N95 masks. Some people are in cloth masks all the way to Kate Hudson, who’s wearing like like just a piece of mesh.
Adam Pally [00:39:01] Well, the way they told that story too. It’s just like that’s another joke there. There’s more to you know, And like, I think–.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:39:09] And it helps you inform those characters, you know?
Adam Pally [00:39:11] Completely. And so I think we were trying to do that. And it is also a small– it’s one of those movies like it’s not a long time period and it’s it’s very acute. And in that it’s almost you’re watching it with a warm feeling of nostalgia for those first weeks of lockdown because it approaches it in the light way as opposed to like– I think when it first started, everyone was like, no one wants to joke about this and no one wants to joke about like spraying packages and whatnot, it’s too– it’s like ugh. And we don’t really do those jokes, but, but being now removed from it, even seeing the image, you’re like, I do remember when I was doing that, you know, and like one of my favorite jokes in the movie is Xosha Roquemore is like, I’m trying to pick her up in a deli with masks on. And the clerk is like, “Six feet apart.” And I’m flirting with her. And I’m like, “We got to really take this seriously. Tom Hanks has it now.” Like that, to me, it’s just–
Paul Scheer [00:40:22] I remember when Tom Hanks, when Tom Hanks got COVID, it was a big deal. It was at the Arclight.
Adam Pally [00:40:27] Right.
Paul Scheer [00:40:28] With Yasir Lester, your former costar. We were about to host a Black Monday premier screening in a crowded movie theater. And that was a real, a real moment. By the way, you do star in this movie with Jordanna Brewster, who is obviously How Did This Get Made royalty. I mean, Fast and Furious. Did you get any dirt, any Fast and Furious dirt?
Adam Pally [00:40:49] I do get some dirt. I don’t know how much of it I’m at liberty to say.
Paul Scheer [00:40:53] You probably can’t.
Adam Pally [00:40:54] They hold that franchise. You know, if you’re in the family, you’re in family, you know?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:41:01] It’s family.
Adam Pally [00:41:02] Yeah, it’s family. They’re not super liberal with the details. But like, I would always keep an ear out for, like, scheduling conflicts, you know, or like, like there would be a couple days when they’d be like, “Well, we got to see Jordana out because she’s leaving for Romania.” I’m like, Oh, interesting. Interesting what do you do in Romania?
Paul Scheer [00:41:21] I didn’t know much about her, but I got a bigger amount of respect for her comedy in the sense that when I saw her in Chad and JT Go Deep, like she’s really funny in that I was like, oh, she like, gets like she’s incredibly fun and just has a real like– because I’ve only really had my experience with her in those Fast and Furious films, which are very serious.
Adam Pally [00:41:45] So I never knew her, but her sister Isabella was my first agent. So like I’ve known the Brewster family for a long time, and Jordanna was always like doing Fast and Furious right away and was like an action, wanted to be an action star, that’s what she was doing. So I never really met her and knew her. And then, like, the first day, we were all in a church, you know, like shooting small movies in New York is like shooting– Shooting small movies anywhere is tough. But shooting them in California, there’s a certain like the sunshine cures a lot of what ails you, you know, like, it’s a lot easier to have no trailer in California when you’re like, you know and I’ll just go sit over there and it’s nice out.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:42:31] There’s a bench over there. I’ll sit in the sun and read.
Adam Pally [00:42:34] It’s a lot easier. In New York when you’re when you’re making like an independent film. It’s like -20. Most times you’re in like a church basement, you know, or a conference room of a no powered office, like left open office or something. And so the first day we were in this church, it was freezing and we’re running behind. And she was so chill and like joking around. And I had never met her. I didn’t know what to expect. And she made this joke about like, “Yeah, I wouldn’t be here if this wasn’t a good script.” And she started so, like, flatly in like a joking way. But I was like, “Well, yeah.” Yeah. Yeah. That none of us would be anywhere. Like, Yeah. And from then on I was like, Oh, you’re, you’re like, So, you know, exactly. You have the perspective of the whole industry. You’ve been doing it forever. Like most people who have been in it since they were kids are. I would say easier to work with.
Paul Scheer [00:43:41] Yeah, I think you’re right about that. So now where can people watch it?
Adam Pally [00:43:45] It’s in New York, L.A. and Miami on February 3rd at the local Angelica’s. And I don’t know where in L.A..
Jason Mantzoukas [00:43:57] You’re alternative art house, movie theaters, your landmark theaters, you know?
Adam Pally [00:44:04] Exactly.
Paul Scheer [00:44:04] But I do think that this movie also, if you don’t want to get to a theater.
Adam Pally [00:44:09] You don’t have to.
Paul Scheer [00:44:10] It’s streaming.
Adam Pally [00:44:11] Stream it on demand. I’m sure it’ll be on a streaming service somewhere. But I think right now it’s on your cable boxes.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:44:17] It’s out in your city right now, either on your TV or in a theater. Go see it. It’s the number one movie in the country.
Paul Scheer [00:44:24] That’s it. Beat out Avatar. Congratulations.
Adam Pally [00:44:27] Yes. It’s the number one movie coming out on February 3rd in New York, L.A. or Miami and streaming at the same time. It’s the number one movie doing all that.
Paul Scheer [00:44:34] Wow. This is exciting.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:44:35] Aren’t you so glad that you told James Cameron you wouldn’t be in Avatar?
Adam Pally [00:44:40] A hundred percent. You know, I grew up a little bit in like Jersey, and so he wouldn’t want me in it because I would call it Way of the Wooter.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:44:54] Wait, Pally, while you’re here and I know we’re promoting your movie. I do want to shout out to all of our listeners, I’ve said it before, Paul and I have talked about it, but your and Garbus’ show 101 Places to Party Before You Die is absolutely one of my top shows of last year. Absolutely fantastic. Now available on HBO max to stream, if I’m not mistaken, if it hasn’t been scrubbed from the service.
Adam Pally [00:45:18] No, no. We survived the attacks. We’re not attacked. We were so inexpensive they couldn’t even make a tax break of us. They were like, we just throw it up there. But it’s on HBO and it’s on most, most planes right now, which is really a trip, which is really fun.
Paul Scheer [00:45:35] That’s the best way. I see so many people watching movies that my friends are in that I’m in over the shoulder of the people on planes, watching them on planes. Planes are, I find the best place to watch a film.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:45:48] Also a great place to watch a travel show. While you’re traveling.
Adam Pally [00:45:52] That’s what I was saying. Gabrus and I said, I guess we’re working, dot, dot, dot on planes.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:46:00] Amazing, by the way, great. It’s such a funny show but in that vein of like the Bordain or Action Bronson or Stanley Tucci, all these kind of travelog food-based travelog shows. But there’s something, you guys, your dynamic together is so fucking funny and so charming and so wonderful to, like, dip into your friendship that is so demonstrably on display that that is also what is delightful to watch, just to be able to hang out with you guys. It’s not like, Oh my God, that burger looks so good. Or oh my god that blank looks so good. It really is. It’s a hang and that’s what I think is great.
Adam Pally [00:46:40] Well, I really appreciate it. And I heard, I texted you guys. I heard you guys talking about the podcast before, and it was so sweet and Gabrus isn’t here. But the sweetest part was when you talksed about Gabrus and his performance because he is truly like, the hardest part of that show is just being yourself at all– is not being like affected by what’s happening.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:47:03] Sure.
Adam Pally [00:47:04] You know what I mean? Like you’re running late. The show is going like this. The the joke’s not hitting. It’s like the hardest part is just being like authentic and Gabrus’ performance is like just one of the best comedic performances in a TV show. Like, I know it’s not scripted. I know it’s not scripts but like he’s acting and he’s great.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:47:24] And it’s so compelling to watch Gabrus just firing on all cylinders.
Adam Pally [00:47:29] It’s great. Yeah and I and and–
Paul Scheer [00:47:31] I would argue that you guys couldn’t get there without the relationship that you both have, because it does have that sense of trust, that sense of play that I feel like you always want from these shows. But if you can’t find people that really do trust each other like that, I think that’s why Bravo. Bravo essentially works. Because even on some level, even with the fighting, these people will let their guard down and be who they are with each other. And that like, that’s the secret sauce. Like you really want to see it. You don’t see that in The Bachelor.
Adam Pally [00:48:00] Yeah, yeah, yeah. Lubrication. No, you’re right. I mean, you know, the whole secrets of that show is just that not caring about, like you said, like that, the burgers, the food. It was like the bits and honesty. So there would be times where we would be doing a bit. And mostly, as I’m sure Mantzoukas can say, mostly it was my fault where I would be like, “We’re going to hit this bit.” Like I would be like, “Do not give up on this bit. Like, let’s keep doing this, but I’m going to hammer I’m not going to give up on this bit.” Even though like 3 minutes ago we had this amazingly in-depth conversation about like, what happens when you die. And I would go away for it and be like, “No, come on, we need like fun one liners.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:48:47] Your discomfort, the emotionality would force you into a bit.
Adam Pally [00:48:49] Yes. And then the scene and not realizing that the scene is we’d have to say stop like pull back, stop and actually have that conversation about what happens when you die and push through. You know, obviously I’m uncomfortable, but like push through that because it’s like in like every good improv scene, it will lead to a better joke later if you’re just like–
Jason Mantzoukas [00:49:14] Oh yeah.
Paul Scheer [00:49:14] Yeah,.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:49:16] And that’s what’s so great is the joke. The show is so effortlessly funny, but in a way that is oftentimes through the exploration of genuine heartfelt emotional concepts and ideas and the things that you guys are going through. The show is suffused with that emotionality, but then still finding incredibly funny and silly bits.
Adam Pally [00:49:40] Yeah, yeah. And that’s, I think that’s who we are, who we are and who. And I wanted to say, and it’s a good segue way if I’m going to use one of your tricks, but because before we go, I need to say thank you to you guys. You know, obviously for you guys are like two of– not just like the people I’ve watched the most, but literally the people I’ve spent the most time with asking questions. And never once did either of you guys– I am talking when I was like, you know, 20. Never once we you like “You’re not going to make it.” Both of you from the moment it was just like, “Yeah, let’s go. Learn it. Keep going.”.
Paul Scheer [00:50:19] But that’s part of the fun of like this world that we came from. And I was talking about this the other day, like the community that we came from and that UCB world that we were lucky to be a part of at the time, that we were a part of it, like built this sense of like we were all super supportive in it together. I just had lunch with Ben Rogers today who Action Boys Podcast. Ben has a podcast coming out.
Adam Pally [00:50:44] Is this guy? The night Hawk? Is it the night wolf?
Paul Scheer [00:50:48] Is it? No, it’s something different. It is something–
Adam Pally [00:50:51] You heard that character? Holy shit.
Paul Scheer [00:50:53] Yes. Oh, this is not Night Wolf. This is a different thing. I don’t want to spoil it because I don’t think he’s announced it, but it’s really great. But we went out to lunch. I haven’t seen him in a long time, but it was like, Oh, I saw him like a week ago, like that. Kind of like we have that kind of connection. I think we all have been incredibly supportive of each other all the way.
Adam Pally [00:51:12] Yeah, but you guys, but you two specifically and obviously like our crew, but you two specifically were in my life as teachers and that is a relationship that is fraught with– it can be fraught with all sorts of stuff. And never once in my whole life did you guys ever not like throw the rope back down. And that is incredibly encouraging to a young comedian, you know? And so, like now to be 40 and and like, working, it’s really I owe a lot to you guys. So I really want to say thank you.
Paul Scheer [00:51:47] Wow.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:51:47] Absolutely. I mean, and I’d like to echo what Paul said. Like, I feel like this community that we came out of, you know, what you’re describing, how you feel about us. I feel about people above me who always put their successes made them turn around and pull me up. You know, there was a way that that was, I feel like that is the cycle that I am so grateful to have both benefited from and then have been on the other side and been able to help people from.
Adam Pally [00:52:21] Yeah. And I feel like I continue to try to do it, but, but even still today, like you always need help in this industry. You always need to be like having help. And the fact that I can still– you guys still help me is amazing. So thank you.
Paul Scheer [00:52:36] Well, and you know, I also just say, like we were shown that by the UCB 4 when we first started there. As they got more famous, they let us start doing bits on CONAN or introduced us that well. But I feel like there’s no I mean, I don’t understand the downside of hoarding anything because it’s sort of like, I don’t know, there’s different ways of broaching stuff, but yeah.
Adam Pally [00:52:54] It’s just so hard to get– for anything to happen. That and especially now, it must be hard to find a community. But it was truly lucky that it was a time and a place where like– that was part of the thing, too. It was how funny you were, but also like, could you help someone out?
Paul Scheer [00:53:15] Yes.
Adam Pally [00:53:15] Part of the stock that you had, like, can you help people who– because the people here are the most funny. So that will help you. And like, that is an amazing thing to be part of.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:53:26] Yeah. So being a part of a community that was so predicated on. Yes, being as funny as possible and yes, like a healthy sense of competition. But really the whole scene was predicated on support.
Adam Pally [00:53:38] Yeah. Those Kroll Show pictures are amazing. Amazing. I can’t believe I was ten years ago. And like, you know, the amount of us that posted those pictures, like, that’s– the amount of box office like that.
Paul Scheer [00:53:54] Yeah.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:53:54] Oh, no, it’s really– you go back and you watch those shows and it’s really impressive, you know, and that is a document or a testament to a time and a place in our larger comedy scene that we all were. You know, that whether we’re all on Kroll Show together, we nonetheless were still doing improv shows with each other, or going to see each other’s sketch shows, blah, blah. I mean, yeah, exactly.
Paul Scheer [00:54:19] We started a long and important tradition. I think it started back with Corddry with Childrens Hospital and continued all the way through so many different things, which is like, “Hey, will you come over here and work for a little bit of money? But it will be a lot of fun.” And yeah, and honestly, like, yeah, I’m psyched. It’s like and all of a sudden, like these networks are like, Oh my gosh. And then you get these other giant people to come in and play because it just looks like fun. I always remember like we got Jeff Goldblum and J.K. Simmons to do some of the first, you know, bits on NTSF just because they were excited to be in that community of people doing fun stuff.
Adam Pally [00:54:55] And it still is there. I mean, this movie is another like all these little movies I get to make are like part of it. Like they, they have a lot of the same people as my third movie with Reed. Like my second one with Xosha. Like a lot of the same people because that’s how I was taught to do it. Like, you know?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:55:14] Oh, yeah, you have a little repertory company that you like working with. Yeah.
Adam Pally [00:55:19] Yeah. And then you grow it and you grow it and you grow it and like, that’s, you know, I again, I know we’re over time, but I would feel remiss if I didn’t deeply thank you guys.
Paul Scheer [00:55:30] Wow, you don’t have to but that’s–
Adam Pally [00:55:34] I know but I told Molly that I would, so now.
Paul Scheer [00:55:38] Now you have to. I mean the other thing and we do ask everybody to– we ask Molly to kind of make sure that everyone does come in with at least something like that.
Adam Pally [00:55:49] And she caught me off guard, she said, “And what are you going to thank them about?” And I was like, Oh.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:55:54] The last segment is the Thank you’s.
Adam Pally [00:55:56] Yeah, yeah. Luckily I had something locked and loaded.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:56:00] And underneath this we’re going to put the end music from SNL. The goodbyes.
Adam Pally [00:56:05] Put on what-his-face saying, “Ladies and gentlemen, Teenage Fan Club.”.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:56:11] Don Pardo’s introduction of Teenage Fan Club.
Adam Pally [00:56:17] “Teenage Fan Club.”
Paul Scheer [00:56:19] Who invited Charlie out in theaters. Select theaters in New York, L.A., Miami and streaming wherever you have like a streaming on demand service, which you have it, Apple TV, Roku.
Adam Pally [00:56:30] It’ll probably be on your television.
Paul Scheer [00:56:32] Adam Pally, follow him on all social media and we’ll talk to you soon.
Adam Pally [00:56:37] Later, guys. Thank you again.
Paul Scheer [00:56:39] Thank you, pally, for chatting with us. Be sure to check out Who Invited Charlie in select theaters and streaming on VOD now. To all you singer and songwriters out there, remember, we are always accepting new theme songs for our Just Chat and other Last Look segments. Send them to WowDidThisGetMade@Earwolf.com. Now that we’ve got Wild Mountain Thyme out of the way, let’s talk about next week’s movie. We are going from a man who thinks he’s a honeybee to a man obsessed with the number 23. That’s right. Next week we are watching The Number 23 starring Jim Carrey. Here’s a short breakdown of the plot, “A man’s discovery of the obscure book about the number 23 leads him on a descent into darkness as he becomes more and more convinced the book is based on his life.” Rotten Tomatoes gives this film a 7% on the tomatometer. And Anthony Quinn not like the guy who played like Zorba, Zorba the Greek. That’s a thing, right? Zorba the Greek. I think that is. All right. Anthony Quinn from The Independent says, “While dozing through this nonsense, you may wish to speculate on the number’s real significance to this movie, possibly the IQ of its writer.” Bam! Slam! Anthony Quinn. Fuckin’ nailed it. All right. Anyway, take a listen to the trailer for the number 23.
Trailer Audio [00:57:53] The number, I’m seeing it everywhere. What is 23? Two divided by three, six, six, six. Number the devil. Walter Sparrow, is about to discover. My birthday, 2/3.The number 23 rated R.
Paul Scheer [00:58:21] You can stream the number 23 for free on Tubi or rented on Apple TV, Amazon and YouTube. I encourage you all to check out Hoopla or Kanopy, which are digital media services offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, e-books, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet or phone, and even your TV for free. That’s it for today’s show. Remember to rate and review. It helps. It really helps. And if you listen on Apple Podcasts, make sure you are following us. Visit us on social media @HDTGM. And for commercial free access to How Did This Get Made and our entire archive and so much more sign up for Stitcher Premium for a free one month trial using the code “bonkers”. A big thank you to our producers, Scott Sonne, Molly Reynolds, our movie picking producer, Avril Halley, our engineer Alex Gonzales, our publisher, July Diaz, our amazing artist. That’s right, The ghost of Craig T Nelson. That’s Zach McEllis on Instagram. And of course, Kyle Waldron, who also is on Facebook and Instagram. We will see you next week for the number 23.
September 28, 2023
EP. 328.5 — Last Looks: Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Paul and Jason chat about reality TV, music they’re loving, and their favorite L.A. activities. Plus, Paul digs into corrections and omissions from Jonathan Livingston Seagull, shares bonus content from the live show, and reveals next week’s movie.