November 16, 2023
Paul, Jason, and June dive into the 1987 Gremlins knockoff Munchies. LIVE from the Warner Theatre in D.C., the crew discuss using comedy props for sex toys, Dude’s tragic story, evil Harvey Korman looking exactly like the “My Pillow” guy, and why Melvis is the MVP of the movie. Plus, the audience Q&A brings out a Space Lawyer, drunk Fry Guys, and the thought-provoking question, “Are the Munchies against Apartheid?”
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332 — Munchies LIVE!
Paul Scheer [00:00:00] They aren’t as cute as Mogwai. They aren’t as gross as Ghoulies. They aren’t as evil as Critters, but they are more perverted than them all. We saw Munchies! So you know what that means.
Music [00:00:19] [Intro Song]
Paul Scheer [00:01:06] Hello, People of Earth. And hellow People of Washington, D.C.. We are live at the Warner Theater to talk about. Thank you. We are live at the Warner Theater to talk about the 1987 classic Munchies. Oh, Munchies. Munchies. It’s like gremlins, but cheesier. Munchies are a bunch of perverted aliens. And if you’ve not seen the movie, let me tell you a little bit about it. An archeologist finds a strange creature in Peru and takes it home. He dubs the creature a Munchie, but is unprepared for the ensuing chaos when the beast starts to mutate. Things get even more complicated when a con man steals the Munchie. And that’s what happens in a movie that took 12 days to shoot. In a movie in which the puppets don’t move their mouth. In a movie where there are more call outs to Gremlins than in the movie Gremlins. I love Munchies and I cannot wait to break it down with my two co-hosts. Please welcome to the stage, Mr. Jason Mantzoukas.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:02:45] What’s up, jerks!? That’s right. That’s right. How we do in D.C.? Fuck yeah! We did it. We fuckin did it. Holy shit. Oh, boy. We. Oh, man. I’m going to admit. Good. Great, great looking crowd. Great audience energy. I love every minute of it. But they seemed to watch the trailer for Munchies as if they were genuinely interested in the movie, which I found chilling. They were like.
Paul Scheer [00:03:25] It was disturbing to me. We’ve done six nights on the road.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:03:30] Six nights and as many movies per night. In six days. We’ve been watching these. I’ve been watching these during the day. Save the show. Just finished it in the hotel. Do I jerk off? No. What do I do here?
Paul Scheer [00:03:47] But I will say, every night there has been a reaction. Something. Here it truly was a moment.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:03:58] Of, like, polite enjoyment.
Paul Scheer [00:04:01] And maybe that’s just good Washington, DC behavior. You’ve all seen some crazy shit and you’ve had to be like, Yes. Oh yeah. And then you go home later and then you unpack it there, you. In a public space.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:04:17] At this point, they’re like, We got to chill out. We got to be cool. We can’t storm the stage.
Paul Scheer [00:04:21] Yes. A lot of people. I will say a lot of people in this room. There’s a lot of reddits that say that Munchies were responsible for January 6th.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:04:44] A lot of people are saying that Munchies were able to vote and they shouldn’t be. Well, because they got one of the Munchies, got voter registration, but then kept cutting itself in half. Suddenly they’re stacking the ballot box, these god damn Munchies.
Paul Scheer [00:05:01] Technically, in Georgia, that’s still legal. So they have these weird anti munchie laws or I guess pro munchie laws. Anyway, we’re going to get into a lot.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:05:13] I came so close to watching Munchie. I just want you to know.
Paul Scheer [00:05:16] I know I was nervous.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:05:17] When I was punching in you and it was like one of the first ones that came up and I was like, Well, that’s got to be it.
Paul Scheer [00:05:25] No.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:05:25] And it was not. And I’m so glad. I’m so glad I would have been out of my mind.
Paul Scheer [00:05:32] Not only is Munchies a rip off of gremlins, but it also the poster is also a rip off of Lady in Red or Woman in Red that Gene Wilder movie. Remember that Gene Wilder movie where the woman standing lady lady in red. The munchie is taking the same position as Gene Wilder.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:05:53] Wow. This movie, I could say so much about it. And you’re telling me munchie. Singular, is not a sequel, a prequel, a spiritual sequel, a legacy prequel?
Paul Scheer [00:06:07] No. Munchie has its own set of sequels. Munchies, one and done.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:06:15] Oh, well, you know, because they respect the craft. They nailed it. They were like, we can’t improve upon this. DC’s got to give it their stamp of approval, but otherwise we’re good.
Paul Scheer [00:06:26] Someone did it did put on the discord. Are you picking Munchies because of the rumored Gremlins three which was supposed to take place in D.C.? No. No. I didn’t even know there was a rumor about Gremlins three taking place in D.C.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:06:45] Only D.C. would be keyed into the rumors. Like as if. Well, everybody must know about the gremlins three rumor. Get it together, assholes.
Paul Scheer [00:06:54] But there is one woman who knows a lot about a lot of things, but I don’t know how much she knows about Munchies. We’re about to find out. Please welcome to the stage, June Diane Raphael. Wow. Wow.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:07:22] Wow. That’s a week into tour. That is next level flexibility.
Paul Scheer [00:07:29] That is.
June Diane Raphael [00:07:30] Thank you so much. I want to just quickly. I need to discuss DC’s reaction to the trailer. Yeah. I need to say something. I need to weigh in. I need my voice to be heard. Because. You all were silent. And then at what point. See, where my mind went is I was like, did they think we made this movie?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:07:58] Are they being polite? Or they’d be like, We should not laugh because they chose it for us. Thank you.
June Diane Raphael [00:08:06] There was such a very kind reverence for us and the show.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:08:12] And the thing was, they laughed at all the videos in the pre-show, everything, like generous with laughter and applause.
June Diane Raphael [00:08:22] And then.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:08:23] And then the trailer, you were like, (silence). The show the show is now, okay.
Paul Scheer [00:08:30] I got nervous that the audience left.
June Diane Raphael [00:08:33] It was absolutely shocking.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:08:35] Or had been like put to sleep.
Paul Scheer [00:08:38] Let’s talk about Munchies. The opening of Munchies begins with a young man named Paul who wears sneakers like mine. Who is clearly in Peru, a.k.a. Calabasas, California. And he is with his dad. And this opening moment, I want to play it up top because I want to just unpack where this movie starts because, yes, the Munchies are weird, but the interpersonal relationships between father and son in this movie. Oh, across the board.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:09:17] This movie has more to say about fathers and sons than every Wes Anderson movie put together.
Paul Scheer [00:09:24] Truly. Let’s watch it.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:09:27] If Wes Anderson were to watch this movie. He’d never make another movie again.
Paul Scheer [00:09:33] Let’s watch clip one here of Paul and his dad.
Movie Audio [00:09:36] Paul. Quit trying. You’re not going to L.A. to become a comic.
Movie Audio [00:09:42] Dad, Come on.
Movie Audio [00:09:43] No, you’re not, Paul. First of all, you’re not funny. Second of all, you don’t know what LA is like. It’s just like New Jersey with earthquakes. Come on, let’s go. The early bird catches the worm.
Movie Audio [00:09:55] Oh. Is breakfast ready?
Movie Audio [00:09:56] Dr.. Dr.. We found someone to translate the stone.
Movie Audio [00:09:59] Oh, great, Ramone. Exciting, Paul.
Movie Audio [00:10:02] Yeah, I’m psyched, really.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:10:04] Love it. I love that Paul is in a straight up Marty McFly. Yeah. Everything. Everything in this movie is referencing a beloved movie of its literal time frame, not even as an homage to something nostalgic from the past. But, like, remember this from eight months ago?
Paul Scheer [00:10:24] This is, to me, the closest that we’ll get to seeing what an AI generated film is. It’s like.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:10:32] And suddenly I’m on board?
Paul Scheer [00:10:35] It’s like people like Gremlins. People like Back to the Future will just mash it all up and it won’t make sense, but it will have a plot kind of.
June Diane Raphael [00:10:44] Sort of.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:10:46] Have you guys ever seen this?
June Diane Raphael [00:10:48] No.
Paul Scheer [00:10:48] No.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:10:48] No. Okay. Me neither.
June Diane Raphael [00:10:50] I’ve never heard of this.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:10:52] I had because, again, the VHS box, I remember very vividly. It was very crazy for me to watch this because I am the age these kids are supposed to be.
Paul Scheer [00:11:01] 40?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:11:01] So. Yes. So all of the styles, all of the references, everything in the movie is from my high school era, including like the convertible VW Rabbit.
June Diane Raphael [00:11:13] I love that car.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:11:14] The coolest cool girl car in school. It was like. Oh my God.
June Diane Raphael [00:11:19] It’s a sexy car.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:11:20] It’s so when you look at it now, if you took it out of context, you’d be like, What is that ugly car? It’s the hottest car in the world to me.
June Diane Raphael [00:11:30] Yeah.
Paul Scheer [00:11:31] I love that car.
June Diane Raphael [00:11:32] Well, this yes, this was this was made during a time where, like, high schoolers, all high schoolers were 37 years old.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:11:40] And were consumed with the Cold War.
June Diane Raphael [00:11:43] Yeah.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:11:44] Commies and the big one and spies.
June Diane Raphael [00:11:48] But what’s so weird about this relationship is.
Paul Scheer [00:11:51] Which I loved.
June Diane Raphael [00:11:52] I did too.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:11:54] They’re still together in my mind. In my mind. Long live Paul and Cindy.
June Diane Raphael [00:11:59] Paul and Cindy, first of all, let’s start with the positive. They did have a lot of chemistry on screen.
Paul Scheer [00:12:03] They were so good.
June Diane Raphael [00:12:04] They really did. They were very natural together.
Paul Scheer [00:12:06] I love their choice not to react to anything.
June Diane Raphael [00:12:11] Me too.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:12:11] Nothing.
Paul Scheer [00:12:13] Never seen phased. But they’re like that.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:12:16] Absolutely not. And that that goes for that extends to the rest of the people in the world. Nobody has a reaction to anything happening in the world. I will say another way this movie mimics my childhood is those were the only kinds of sex toys in bed that we would have allowed. Also, an inflatable hammer, a laser gun.
June Diane Raphael [00:12:43] Here is my question, though, were those were the were we supposed do in the world? First of all, I didn’t even know whose house it was. I thought it was Cindy’s house. And then she was an older woman for about half of the movie. So I had to do a complete, like, reset.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:12:57] When they were teenagers. I was like, I don’t think so.
June Diane Raphael [00:13:01] I do not.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:13:02] Respectfully, no.
June Diane Raphael [00:13:04] With all due, I disagree.
Paul Scheer [00:13:07] And we might look back on it and find out that they were both 18. But in 1987, it just was weird. It was a weird time.
June Diane Raphael [00:13:16] Okay, so. So then I realized and the reason why I thought that it was Cindy’s house and that she was already out of high school and that this was a crime was because.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:13:29] It was because she’s also with the police guy?
June Diane Raphael [00:13:32] Well, no, because when they get back to the house and when I guess we’ll talk about the art direction and the sets for roughly two hours.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:13:40] What on Earth could we talk about?
June Diane Raphael [00:13:44] But I. But the father says that he’s going to go to a hotel. Now, so I think he’s staying at a hotel and that it’s Cindy’s home. And I was I was in a different movie for a very long time. But but once I realized I was like, okay, wait, no, this is Paul’s house. This is his father’s house. And the uncle.
Paul Scheer [00:14:07] The father goes to a conference.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:14:08] And we got to just say the father is played by Harvey Korman. Comedy legend.
Paul Scheer [00:14:13] Yes.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:14:13] Not getting nearly the applause. He should be right now. This audience, which I believe should be full of moms and dads, night out, should all be. Wait. I’m like, can everybody who’s here on Mom’s and mom and Dad’s night out stand up? Yes, yes, yes.
Paul Scheer [00:14:34] Love that.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:14:35] Look at this. Mom and dad’s night out! Oh, this is incredible. I love it. I love it.
Paul Scheer [00:14:42] Well, Harvey Korman plays two roles, two brothers. I just want to go back.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:14:47] Oh, but I just want to reiterate, Harvey Korman plays two roles and one, and they almost never share the screen. They can, but it’s like Harvey Korman, the dad. The dad of Paul needs to leave so that the uncle can arrive as if it’s a play.
Paul Scheer [00:15:07] The movie feels like a play. It also that plotline, you can’t tug on it too tightly because it will fall apart immediately. I don’t understand the larger implications, but I want to just go back.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:15:20] Tug on it too tightly and it will fall apart completely. That a shirt.
Paul Scheer [00:15:24] Just like a Munchie, don’t tug on their string too tightly or they will fall apart. The son opens up the movie pretending to be Kirk, but not doing a Kirk impression from Star Trek. He’s like Star Date two three, 5.4 and, I’m with my dad, who’s a Klingon. So when the dad says you’re not funny, hard agree.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:15:50] At the end of the movie. At the end of the movie, when he decides to not go to college but pursue comedy, I was like, go to college.
Paul Scheer [00:15:59] He’s doing nothing. When you set up a main character in, the first thing another character says is “You are not funny.” It is hard to laugh at that character because we understand the world thinks he is not funny.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:16:15] The number of times I wrote “Oh, Paul isn’t funny” in my notes because Paul is trying in the whole movie to be quippy and funny and he’s got comebacks, clever things, and none of them work.
Paul Scheer [00:16:29] He says one thing which I wrote down, he goes, “What about my sports rundown?” End of scene. But that’s no, that’s not an out.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:16:39] That’s not the end of the scene. Then she gives him the cut. She’s giving him the rundown of Battle of the Network stars. As if that’s his sports, which it’s not funny as well.
Paul Scheer [00:16:51] But I’m saying that they leave that scene. He, like, walks at the camera. What about my sports rundown? Cut to car.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:16:59] Cut to car. As if the audience is going to be like. Yes.
June Diane Raphael [00:17:03] It’s so tough. I mean, the other thing, Paul. Paul Scheer. Not Paul from the movie. The other thing is that so, so once I realized that this was his home, then I put together that those, that those things that were in his bedroom, the sex toys were part of his prop comedy. And that had to be.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:17:25] Got to be. Otherwise he’s too young to be having sex.
June Diane Raphael [00:17:29] Right? Because he has he has that big hammer and then.
Paul Scheer [00:17:33] Inflatable hammer. Playing Doctor.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:17:35] Which he would have had to inflate before the sex. Imagine if you were making out. And then I was like, hang on a second. (Blowing noises).
Paul Scheer [00:17:43] And he keeps the hammer like within arm’s reach because she she’s surprised by it. Want to play doctor? Yes. Clink. Okay.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:17:54] But I will say, even with all of the preposterous ness, the laser gun, the all the stuff, they still had legitimate sexual chemistry.
June Diane Raphael [00:18:03] They did.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:18:03] I was on board for.
Paul Scheer [00:18:06] 100 percent. I thought he was attractive. I thought she was attractive.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:18:09] I felt like a creepy munchie.
June Diane Raphael [00:18:10] I felt like a creepy Munchie as well. I didn’t understand though.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:18:14] Is that the t-shirt? I feel like a creepy Munchie.
June Diane Raphael [00:18:19] I genuinely didn’t understand parts of the sex scene, though, and I didn’t like that. I didn’t like that feeling of not knowing. When she says when she says, Paul, that she doesn’t understand. She says, I wrote it down. She said, “That’s not a watermelon. What is that?” I don’t understand that.
Paul Scheer [00:18:41] That’s not a watermelon?
June Diane Raphael [00:18:42] Where she said, I’m behind, I’m behind the watermelon or I. What was that?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:18:49] Does anybody know what that was?
Paul Scheer [00:18:50] I think somebody saying a Gallagher reference.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:18:53] I think maybe you’re right. I bet you’re right because that’s a comic.
Paul Scheer [00:18:57] I think that he is a prop comic on the rise. Maybe he turns out to be Carrot Top. I don’t know. But I will say.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:19:07] Is this Carrot Tops?
June Diane Raphael [00:19:08] Origin story?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:19:10] Biopic. Is this Carrot Top’s biopic?
Paul Scheer [00:19:13] I’m I’m on board to say yes. I mean, they also are in a twin bed playing Space Invaders?
June Diane Raphael [00:19:22] I didn’t like that. You know, I don’t. Yeah. Not interested in comedy sex.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:19:27] Feel like they were too young to be having sex. There was too many little kid toys there. And not for nothing. We haven’t mentioned this. The Munchie gets in on the action. And I didn’t care for that one bit. I didn’t like that the Munchie crawled in. I didn’t like that she was like that’s too rough. I didn’t like that.
June Diane Raphael [00:19:49] Listen, I do. I had a realization while I was watching Munchies, which was like, There’s so many movies we’ve watched like this. I don’t know. I don’t remember them.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:19:59] Can you name four?
June Diane Raphael [00:20:00] No, I can’t. I don’t remember them because I have to remove them from my files. But I. I feel like the creatures in this time, late 80s, early 90s, they were always teenagers. The creatures were always like hormonal teen boys. They were never female. Like, I don’t remember any Gremlin.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:20:26] You’re forgetting about the lady Gremlin, the sexy lady Gremlin in Gremlins 2.
Paul Scheer [00:20:33] Who wore lipstick.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:20:34] You know, because she has lipstick.
Paul Scheer [00:20:36] But you’re right.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:20:37] But you’re absolutely right. You’re absolutely right. It’s a Smurfette situation.
June Diane Raphael [00:20:42] It is. And it’s it’s so interesting because they’re always like hormonal teen boys who are looking at porn and eating junk food.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:20:51] And you would think the gremlins would be women, because if you get them wet, they go crazy.
Paul Scheer [00:21:00] Not to go too far down the rabbit hole of getting gremlins wet. But I will say this, I respect Gremlins for having three rules clearly stated at the top of the film.
June Diane Raphael [00:21:14] Yes.
Paul Scheer [00:21:14] This movie makes no rules. There’s one which I understand, which is don’t cut them up, which is a dark rule.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:21:24] Not only are there no rules, but like gremlins, you get rules. But the gremlins don’t talk. The mistake was the Munchies are constantly learning speech and getting better and better at talking. And in ways that nobody then is like, how come the animal we got is talking? Now now speaks English. It says “Pyramid.” Clearly in the opening scene I was like, How come they’re not being like, did this fucking thing just say pyramid?
Paul Scheer [00:21:50] It says adios immediately. First of all, let’s go back and I want to hit that moment you talked about earlier as if it’s a play because they walk into this cave in Peru, Machu Picchu. And okay, the centerpiece of a small set is this giant Incan god. Harvey Korman walks to the side walls. Ooh. Ah. And then what is this? As if. As if it was, like a giant set that he did not see. And then the son says to a piece of cardboard and it’s made out of gold. It’s like we all have eyes. This is not a radio play. That is cardboard. That thing was this in the center of the room that you you didn’t just stumble into it. But they are acting multiple times as if we can’t see it.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:22:46] Yeah. And then when they find the Munchie. When they find the Munchie, it’s in the dark.
Paul Scheer [00:22:55] You can’t see it.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:22:55] For me, the first, my first. The thing that tells me very clearly this is something rare is that the Munchie is wearing its own clothes. The Munchie is wearing clothes that have like a belt and like metallic pieces. And once again, nobody seems to think it’s weird that the Munchie speaks English, that the Munchie is wearing Munchie clothes. And then when the Munchies split and then split and then split, they all wear clothes as well.
June Diane Raphael [00:23:28] They sure do.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:23:29] And what? Give me Munchie rules, please.
Paul Scheer [00:23:33] And they come out with personalities. When the Munchie is split open, one of the Munchies goes, Oh, what did I drink last night?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:23:42] Yes.
Paul Scheer [00:23:42] Nothing. You were not alive last night.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:23:45] One of the Munchie is French. When did we get a French munchie? Get the fuck out of America.
June Diane Raphael [00:23:55] It’s so hard because it does seem like the. Seems like one of the rules is that Munchie is have been existing on some plane that we don’t know about and they are not. I didn’t get the sense that they had been born, but they had been resurrected. And so they have been. They have been or they had been on pause. On ice.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:24:19] Well, they had literally been, I think, statues. I think they had been statues Then exposure to something caused them to become. Hold on. Somebody crowd is cumming. There’s a man in the crowd who’s cumming. Guys, please don’t fuck during the show.
Paul Scheer [00:24:38] I love your enthusiasm, but I worry for the people next to you.
June Diane Raphael [00:24:43] Is that it? Okay, so now I’m understanding this. No, I think you’re right.
Paul Scheer [00:24:49] Wait, wait. Hold on. They can get turned into stone if they get electrocuted, which is a rule that we don’t learn until it actually happens. And we’re not even positive that that’s a rule. It just happens.
June Diane Raphael [00:25:01] But that’s what what Jason’s saying, though, is that once they’re electrocuted and turned into stone, the reason. Now I’m understanding this, the reason why they’re he smashes them is because if he doesn’t, they will come back.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:25:16] At the very end of the movie when he gives the stone, the stone, the recently petrified Munchie. They give it to the bearded museum curator. He’s driving away in a pickup truck? I don’t think so. Lightning hits the back of the pickup truck and the Munchie comes back to life and you hear it go like (Munchie noises).
June Diane Raphael [00:25:38] See, I thought Munchies would only come back to life, though, if they were sort of, like, regenerated. Like a new piece of an old Munchie.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:25:49] A new piece of an old Munchie.
June Diane Raphael [00:25:54] Coming this fall on NBC.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:25:56] A new piece of an old Munchie.
June Diane Raphael [00:26:01] I thought that’s when they came back to life. I didn’t realize that lightning also brought them back.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:26:06] I want to be very clear. I don’t think the movie is interested in interrogating the rules of Munchies at all. But late in the movie, Paul does figure out that lightning or electricity petrifies the Munchies. So my assumption is the same thing. Must have freed them. From a person who maybe who really is a Munchie expert.
June Diane Raphael [00:26:27] Are there any Munchie Experts here?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:26:28] Is there a is there like a Munchie expert?
Paul Scheer [00:26:31] Unless you are Roger Corman, the producer or the director.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:26:38] Did something happen at the beginning of the movie that tied the lightning to the Munchies waking up?
Paul Scheer [00:26:45] I believe that something Machu Picchu is tied to. The man who’s coming is. This gentleman is wearing a Munchie’s shirt.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:26:53] Oh, wow. Oh, yeah.
Paul Scheer [00:26:55] What’s your name?
Audience Member [00:26:56] Tim.
Paul Scheer [00:26:57] Tim, you are dressed as the Dude.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:27:00] Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah, Dude, that not the Dude from Big Lebowski, but the Dude from the movie. Yes, absolutely.
Paul Scheer [00:27:07] Okay. So tell me what you know.
Audience Member [00:27:11] So when I watched the trailer, there was a scene that was not in the movie where you see lightning strike the statue and that’s how the first Munchie comes to life.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:27:20] Why would they cut that? I guess maybe because. Well, no, it doesn’t make sense. Yeah. You know what? We need a director’s cut of Munchies?
Paul Scheer [00:27:30] Here is. Here is my bigger. My bigger issue. The father, Harvey Korman Prime. Not the evil Harvey Korman. Harvey Korman.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:27:41] Evil Harvey Korman is essentially. Did anybody else feel like Evil Harvey Korman was Mike Lindell?
Paul Scheer [00:27:51] Yes.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:27:51] The Mypillow guy. I could not get that out of my mind, both in look and the entire ethos. I feel like Mike Lindell has built his entire character off of Harvey Korman, Cecil Waterman in this movie.
Paul Scheer [00:28:11] But wait, I want to talk about this moment here, we’re talking about these Munchies. They find an alien. And the father comes home and says, okay, well, I have to go to a lecture. Watch the Munchie.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:28:26] Can I back up? Yeah.
Paul Scheer [00:28:28] Wait. Why wouldn’t. I mean, it seems like. Why would you go to a lecture? You found an alien. Wouldn’t your first priority be like. Let me get the word out. Let me figure out this.
June Diane Raphael [00:28:42] And by the way, is it an alien?
Paul Scheer [00:28:44] It could be a baseball glove with a mouth.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:28:48] I agree. Nobody is really interested in the most interesting thing in the movie, The Munchies. Right? Paul and Cindy want to have sex. Harvey Korman has got to go to a thing. Cecil Waterman is only interested in his toxic waste food empire with Little Ed and Big Ed are just trying to do law enforcement. We haven’t even touched on Melvis. Give me a Melvis spinoff now. Melvis is the MVP of the movie.
June Diane Raphael [00:29:25] I literally watched that and I was like, Oh God, there are no roles like Melvis anymore.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:29:30] There aren’t. You’re absolutely right. When they do lights up in the elevator, and Melvis and Big Ed are making out.
Paul Scheer [00:29:41] Best part of the movie.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:29:43] Like this movie is a
Paul Scheer [00:29:44] home run. There are so many things, though, that go on in this movie that we just accept. And I feel like I. First of all, how does Cindy know that the Munchies will enjoy a strip tease?
June Diane Raphael [00:30:01] I think for Cindy, because Cindy turns it on a number of times in the movie.
Paul Scheer [00:30:06] Right.
June Diane Raphael [00:30:07] With little Ed. Like a number of times. So I feel like Cindy is just at a point where she’s like, if I need something, I’m going to like, striptease.
Paul Scheer [00:30:17] Who did she almost run away with? Was it like a impersonator in Hawaii? It was like a Joe Montana impersonator. She almost married or ran away with a Joe Montana impersonator.
June Diane Raphael [00:30:32] This is the thing that I love so much about the movie. There are these references to people we never see. There’s a reference to Duke’s girlfriend, Denise, and they talk about her, the two women in the beach just playing with a tire.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:30:49] Yeah. And a ball, a tire and the ball. So there was a game. So they were like, Do you want to go play tire ball at the swimming hole?
June Diane Raphael [00:31:00] And they are, I want to say like 18 years old?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:31:04] All at the golf course at the end. Every character.
Paul Scheer [00:31:07] The mini golf course.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:31:09] The 36 hole mini golf course.
June Diane Raphael [00:31:11] This movie is very special. Very, very special. That scene alone, that the tire scene where they’re just floating around having a conversation.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:31:22] Yeah, and they’re high school. They are 40 year old women.
June Diane Raphael [00:31:28] They discuss.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:31:30] Which is great.
June Diane Raphael [00:31:31] They discuss Dude’s girlfriend and they reference her. She’s a woman named Denise who runs the salad bar. The salad bar manager at that restaurant. Beef land? Western beef.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:31:48] Western Beef Land. I wrote that down too.
June Diane Raphael [00:31:53] Once she was brought up, I was like, when are we going to see her? When are we going to see her? Like, I could not wait to meet this woman that runs the salad bar.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:32:02] They also so derisively describe Dude as a burnout Santa Cruz Deadhead. What a savage takedown of Dude.
June Diane Raphael [00:32:13] But we never meet Denise. And we go to Western beef land. But she’s not there. And I was just like, And that’s the thing about that woman. What’s her name Melvis? There are these characters somehow we never even get to lay our eyes upon who are so rich.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:32:34] Including many of the Munchies. Just to just backtrack a moment to when you said when when when Paul and Cindy are pinned down by the Munchies outside the model home from Arrested Development that they appear to live in, Let’s be clear. They appear to live in the model home from Arrested Development. Anyway.
Paul Scheer [00:32:58] Which is trying to be bought by Harvey Korman’s brother because he needs more land to hide more toxic waste?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:33:08] I mean, but he has like acres and acres of land under the city.
Paul Scheer [00:33:13] Which when you get to the final battle, seems very empty.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:33:17] When. Yes. Oh, yeah. When Cindy and Paula pinned down because the Munchies have a shotgun and Cindy does the striptease. One of the Munchies says must be jelly because jam don’t shake like that. Who taught the munchies how to be creeps? Who taught the Munchies how to be creeps? And can I take a class?
June Diane Raphael [00:33:41] I don’t know. Ramone?
Paul Scheer [00:33:42] Jason, do you not remember?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:33:46] No.
Paul Scheer [00:33:47] This is what was said in my household.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:33:52] When?
Paul Scheer [00:33:53] Must be jelly. Because jam don’t shake like that. This is in a podcast episode.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:33:59] Our podcast?
Paul Scheer [00:34:01] Yes.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:34:02] What episode?
Paul Scheer [00:34:03] You guys just. Which one? Talking cat.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:34:07] Why do you remember that?
June Diane Raphael [00:34:11] What is talking cat?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:34:12] You are honestly. This podcast is taking up too much space. You’re all mom and dad’s on a night out. Remember your children? Not the episodes that we talk about stuff from our childhood. You idiots.
Paul Scheer [00:34:28] My stepfather had a little bit of a belly, and my mom would rub his belly and go. Must be jam because jelly don’t shake like that.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:34:38] And you could. You were privy to that?
Paul Scheer [00:34:41] Saw it happen all the time.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:34:42] That you that you like honestly should have been removed from that house. And maybe this is word for word what I said the last time, but that is reason to call Child Protective Services. I don’t think you should have had to hear that. Know that. See that.
Paul Scheer [00:34:59] I jumped out of my seat because you and Jessica told me that is not a thing that people say.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:35:07] Well, I’m happy to be proven wrong, except I’m sad for you. This is this victory is heartbreaking for you.
Paul Scheer [00:35:15] But I will say, maybe you’re right. People don’t say it. Munchies do. Munchies from another planet.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:35:21] Was your mom dating a munchie? Was it Arnold? They call him Arnold because of the pig from.
Paul Scheer [00:35:30] Green Acres.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:35:31] Oh, green acres. Okay. The movie has no original ideas at all.
Paul Scheer [00:35:37] I do want to talk about the lynchian vibes in this film, which is the evil brother is always on TV.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:35:48] Incredible commercials.
Paul Scheer [00:35:50] I have some commercials to take a look at.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:35:52] I love every one of them.
Paul Scheer [00:35:53] Clip three Let’s take a look at some of these commercials.
Movie Audio [00:35:57] I am teasing water. You know, it must be over 60 grand of food around the market now. But there is only one original. Cecil’s all natural wine cooler made out of wholesome California products. Seasons is the very real thing. All of the Valley’s best steaks and crunchy tater tots featuring the mile long 700 item salad bar. This steak is so tender it doesn’t even taste like meat. I just love those tater tots. Yeah for beef so tender it melts in your mouth. It’s western beef land. Four convenient Valley locations. Thank you.
Movie Audio [00:36:39] There’s nowhere to go and nothing to do. Let’s go break some windows at the junior high. I’m up for some vandalism, Dude. You see, that’s what happens when American youth doesn’t have the proper recreational facilities. When they don’t have a video arcade they can go into to develop the necessary hand-eye coordination that’s so vital in the computer age. Well, they don’t have a couch snacks emporium to go into where they can get food so they can grow up to be big and strong. And why? There are special interest groups opposed for their own selfish reasons.
Paul Scheer [00:37:14] Okay, so stop it for it there. Here’s my thought.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:37:18] That is Mike Lindell.
Paul Scheer [00:37:21] The movie begins as they drive into Sweetwater or Sweet Valley, whatever the community is. Is the community only like Ferris wheel or amusement park things? Because it seems that the entire community is a mini golf course and multiple food stands. And he also controls all the televisions and has an elaborate system of listening in on all the houses.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:37:49] Why does he need his brother’s house? He has everything. He does. And you’re right, the listening stuff is real creepy city.
June Diane Raphael [00:38:00] Here’s my question. And that commercial about video games and arcades are those two kids, Paul and Dude? When they were younger?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:38:12] I don’t think so. I think these are modern. Contemporary.
June Diane Raphael [00:38:16] They sure did look like Paul and Dude.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:38:19] I thought it was your son’s Gus and Sam. The movie, I will say, genuinely has a very anti meat message.
Paul Scheer [00:38:31] Right.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:38:32] Multiple characters are vegetarian anti-red meat.
June Diane Raphael [00:38:35] I appreciated that part.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:38:37] Including like, Big Ed and like a lot, the movie has a real if there’s a message to the movie, it’s don’t eat red meat.
Paul Scheer [00:38:46] But our main character, our Paul, is so upset that his girlfriend’s gone vegetarian that she’s really explaining it to him. You think that we could still go to other places. And he’s like, Well, maybe for a fish. It’s like, well, actually not there because that is fried beef, which felt like like, wow, what is that? Why are we going down this rabbit hole?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:39:03] It felt like that was the movie telling the audience, you know, McDonald’s fillet of fish fried in big fat beef fat. I felt like that was them, like trying to be like, no, red meat is bad. And here’s a strange place you might not know it is.
Paul Scheer [00:39:16] But in a movie in which we are putting up vegetarianism, we are also brutally treating animals because the way that Mike Lindell. That fish tank is disgusting.
June Diane Raphael [00:39:33] So gross.
Paul Scheer [00:39:33] It is green. It is so gross. And this is before any attacks. This is. He is over feeding those fish. He is not cleaning that tank.
June Diane Raphael [00:39:45] You are right, though, that this movie, this movie is more interested in interrogating, like the mystery of red meat than like the mystery of aliens.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:39:59] Or whatever they are.
June Diane Raphael [00:40:00] Or just talking animals. And I like that about it.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:40:06] Well, it’s interesting because Harvey, Mike Lindell, Harvey Korman is so much more upset by the death of his tropical fish than he is by his stepson, Dude. Even Dude’s stepmother, because there’s an it revealed that she adopted Dude from a previous relationship.
June Diane Raphael [00:40:25] If anyone knows how Dude was adopted and what the circumstances were. Raise your hand. I want because I could not. I listened to it twice.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:40:38] I have a theory, but I want to say this movie is the music, the look, the poppy, the colors, is fun. It’s constantly telling you we’re having fun, right? Yep. Dude’s storyline is a tragedy.
Paul Scheer [00:40:54] It is.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:40:55] If the movie was about Dude, it would be heartbreaking. He is adopted by Melvis when Melvis was with his father, who I believe has perished.
June Diane Raphael [00:41:09] I don’t know that that’s true. I thought he was adopted when Melvis’s cousin abandoned or died.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:41:18] Okay. Oh, so that’s it.
June Diane Raphael [00:41:20] Which actually endeared me more to Melvis because I don’t think Melvis had a romantic relationship with Dude’s parents.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:41:31] Yes, you’re right.
Paul Scheer [00:41:32] I don’t think that Melvis’s is really in love with anybody. Truly, I think she’s in it for the money.
June Diane Raphael [00:41:39] I have a question, if I’m Melvis, I’m like, Why didn’t you cast me in this commercial?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:41:44] Yeah.
June Diane Raphael [00:41:46] There’s a perfect part for her to eat the tater tot.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:41:49] Yeah.
Paul Scheer [00:41:52] Maybe she had to leave early that day on the 12 day shoot.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:41:56] I felt so bad for. I felt so bad for Dude, even though he like cuts a munchie the first munchie in half. But his life, he is just trying to listen to the Dead. He’s just trying to listen to the Dead.
Paul Scheer [00:42:13] But how? Let me ask you a question. How was he killed?
June Diane Raphael [00:42:20] Oh, Paul.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:42:22] I believe he’s killed when the Munchies turn the volume on the stereo up so loud that he’s. And he’s listening to Truckin? I think. And it kills him because the jam is so powerful.
June Diane Raphael [00:42:40] Is that right?
Paul Scheer [00:42:40] These Munchies are super violent, yet they just raised the volume. He could at any point take off the earphones, but he is killed by loud noise.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:42:53] By volume and like like the Munchies should turn it up. And he’d be like, all right. Like he feels like to me, the the bus driver from The Simpsons.
Paul Scheer [00:43:07] The relationship between the father or the stepfather and the son is so violent. He punches him, kicks him in the balls, slaps him in the face.
June Diane Raphael [00:43:21] He almost strangles him to death.
Paul Scheer [00:43:24] And only because he likes the Dead? He did ask for $500.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:43:30] For the weekend. For the weekend. Just for the weekend while he hacky sacks alone indoors. As someone who went to Middlebury in the early 90s and has extensive experience with hacky sacking, it is strictly outdoors. And in a group.
June Diane Raphael [00:43:51] I spent a lot of time as the movie progressed wondering what happened to Dude’s body.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:43:58] Was it? I also wondered that because I was like, when they’re there and they’re getting ready to go there, they’re getting all physical. Mike Lindell and Melvis. They start to get all physical. I was like, Is Dude’s body still right there in the chair?
Paul Scheer [00:44:11] 100%.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:44:13] And is that like, juicing it a little? Oh, this is an era. Like this. There’s so many movies like this. And Paul, earlier you ran them down. Critters, critters, Chud, Gremlins, Ghoulies. Alf on TV, there’s so many movies that are like this that have this whole thing. Cindy, from this movie, looked it up. Also in Critters. Also in Critters.
June Diane Raphael [00:44:40] By the way. Cindy was amazing.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:44:42] Cindy was electric.
Paul Scheer [00:44:44] Love Cindy.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:44:46] Harvey Korman. Electric.
June Diane Raphael [00:44:51] So good.
Paul Scheer [00:44:51] I will just say that there’s a couple of things I want to talk to you and we’ll get to the audience. But I would be remiss if we didn’t just for a moment discuss the grandma. The grandma in the car.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:45:02] Incredible.
Paul Scheer [00:45:04] Does she have a grenade or did they have a grenade? The the grandma.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:45:08] They have the shotgun still.
Paul Scheer [00:45:10] And the grandma is fighting them as if we’re in some sort of Mad Max world.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:45:16] Which I would love.
Paul Scheer [00:45:17] I would love that.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:45:18] Grandmas versus Munchies.
June Diane Raphael [00:45:20] Well, I had missed that. It was the 4th of July. So when she started throwing fireworks at them, I was like, wow, this woman.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:45:28] They explode her car. The Munchies are. The Munchies steal Dude’s car, which is a Gremlin?
Paul Scheer [00:45:37] Yes. Which I believe. I believe the license plate says, “Oh, no, Gizmo”
Jason Mantzoukas [00:45:45] Does it really? Incredible.
Paul Scheer [00:45:46] There it is.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:45:47] Wow. So that’s incredible. Oh, Gizmo. So they steal a Gremlin. The Munchies proceed to joyride in this gremlin for, I’m going to say 50 to 60 minutes of the movie. It’s just them driving. That’s it.
Paul Scheer [00:46:03] Them driving, creating havoc. And then the other 40 minutes are them just playing at a miniature golf course, not interacting with humans at all.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:46:13] I’ll be honest, the humans in this movie are reprehensible in every single way. I side with the Munchies. I think the Munchies get it. I want to live a munchie life. I don’t want to be Paul or Cindy or Harvey Korman Prime or Mike Lindell Harvey Korman or Melvis or Big Ed or Little Ed. I want to be with the Munchies. Cruising around, getting girls bikini tops off.
June Diane Raphael [00:46:40] Here’s the thing. At a certain point in the movie, I’m like, Oh, the the humans are the Munchies. And what I mean by that.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:46:50] Well, what do you mean?
Paul Scheer [00:46:51] Hold on.
June Diane Raphael [00:46:54] What I mean by that is that the humans have been ingesting toxic waste.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:47:01] Yes.
June Diane Raphael [00:47:01] For, I don’t know, a decade. How many years has he been in business?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:47:06] In myriad ways, yes. As well as asbestos.
June Diane Raphael [00:47:10] Oh, my God. So I was like, oh, I think maybe where we’re headed is finding out that the Munchies have more humanity and have.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:47:21] I think they do.
June Diane Raphael [00:47:23] And humans are about to turn into aliens that they can’t.
Paul Scheer [00:47:27] We are talking about creatures. If you’ve not seen the movie that.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:47:31] Stop the podcast now and watch it.
Paul Scheer [00:47:34] That are the equivalent of and maybe some of you will remember this or not, but like a little thing that you would put on the tip of your pencil that just has. They don’t move. They are Munchies are on sticks. Their mouth doesn’t move, their eyes don’t move. They are just being like, it’s like.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:47:54] This Munchie here. This Munchie on the on the poster that you have on the on the screen behind us. For those listening at home is so much more like realized and so much more.
June Diane Raphael [00:48:03] I have to say, Paul, I don’t think that munchie is from the movie.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:48:05] Is this munchie from this movie? I didn’t see that munchie at all.
June Diane Raphael [00:48:08] I never saw this munchie.
Paul Scheer [00:48:09] That is an artist’s representation of a Munchie because.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:48:12] This Munchie looks like the x man long shot.
Paul Scheer [00:48:15] I could not find I could not find a high res image of a Munchie because Munchies are not. They’re not ready for primetime. Look, Munchies are truly mostly robed.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:48:32] And they are like Jawas was with the head of Gonzo’s the Rats from The Muppet Show. Right? That’s what they’re like. It’s like Gonzo’s rats from The Muppet Show. But with Jawa robes.
Paul Scheer [00:48:47] And they never move. We never see them move.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:48:51] I want to say before you jump out there, I found the quote because we were talking about Dude’s lineage before and I knew I wrote it down, but I just found it. Mike Lindell, Harvey Korman says, “Why did you adopt that kid?” And she says, “I guess I felt sorry for him since he was so ugly and stupid.” Justice for Dude. This poor kid was doomed from the start. Paul has every opportunity afforded to him and is only rewarded with child like sex and more opportunity? Gives something to Dude.
Paul Scheer [00:49:28] All right. I’m going out to the crowd to see what people have.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:49:31] Be careful, Paul.
Paul Scheer [00:49:32] I will. Hi. How are you? What’s your name?
Audience Member [00:49:34] Madeline.
Paul Scheer [00:49:35] And your question.
Audience Member [00:49:36] Well, Headmistress Raphael.
June Diane Raphael [00:49:38] Yes.
Audience Member [00:49:40] I would first of all, like to know if these creatures that we see in these movies, they’re horny teenagers innately, or looking at a titty magazine is what makes them weaponize women’s bodies.
June Diane Raphael [00:49:52] So it’s such a great question because when when when we’re in Peru and were first introduced to our first munchie, I was like, oh, I like this guy.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:50:03] Arnold?
June Diane Raphael [00:50:04] Yeah, like his little voice. And I was very endeared to him. And then, yeah, he became a man and.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:50:16] He gets cut in half first. And then then when he gets cut in half.
June Diane Raphael [00:50:23] One of the first things that they do is put a pornography in front of him.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:50:29] Well, they give him candy first, like ET.
Paul Scheer [00:50:31] Right. Then he throws it away and they go, oh, we got a little bug. Oh yeah. Hilarious joke. Then they take them on a 12 hour flight back to San Francisco.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:50:42] I feel like when he gets cut in half and suddenly is multiple Munchies, that’s when they’re super creepy.
June Diane Raphael [00:50:49] Yes. But I do think that there’s something said in Peru that seemed really important, but it happened super fast where that Paul’s dad talks about how quickly Munchies can learn. And so I think that they are learning there. That’s the reason why they speak Spanish in the beginning of the movie because of where they are. And then they are very quick learners. So I do think that one of the reasons why they become sexualized and so obsessed with boobs is because of what’s happened with that magazine.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:51:21] But that’s not a bad thing, right?
June Diane Raphael [00:51:23] No, it’s devastating, actually. Oh, it’s devastating to me.
Paul Scheer [00:51:30] All right. Your name and your question.
Audience Member [00:51:33] Hi. My name’s Maya. I wanted to discuss the fact that Big Ed was at a riot control convention and then came back with a massive gun. Is this movie acab? Is that like what we’re supposed to take away from it?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:51:49] I mean, keep in mind, little Ed says earlier if she wasn’t so cute, I’d mace her. After a routine police stop where he’s using his power to, like, keep her under his thrall. It is very not cool at all. Little Ed.
June Diane Raphael [00:52:09] It’s so funny because I didn’t hear that about Big Ed, and I. I missed it. And I did wonder why he had that riot helmet on for most of the.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:52:18] He was just coming and he picked up, I think, the gun. All of it came from the convention.
Paul Scheer [00:52:23] I think some of it, though, was because he was bald. I think that.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:52:30] Interesting.
June Diane Raphael [00:52:32] Say more, Paul. Say more.
Paul Scheer [00:52:34] I think as a bald man, I can say that in 1987, times weren’t kind to the bald and he felt like his masculinity might have been.
June Diane Raphael [00:52:48] You think he felt that way, or the director of The Munchies?
Paul Scheer [00:52:49] So much testosterone. That’s why he doesn’t have hair. But yet.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:52:53] Wait, you’re saying he doesn’t have hair because he has too much testosterone?
Paul Scheer [00:52:56] That’s the truth. Look it up.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:52:57] He’s so manly as to be is to eschew the need for hair?
Paul Scheer [00:53:02] That’s the way it works. Anyway.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:53:04] Is it? I’m fucked.
Paul Scheer [00:53:07] That is a scientific fact,
Jason Mantzoukas [00:53:10] Too much hair.
Paul Scheer [00:53:11] So he. He was trying to keep himself very masculine with having that chrome dome because at one point when he does take it off, they make fun of him.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:53:30] Yeah. No, they do.
Paul Scheer [00:53:32] It’s a sad story. This movie has a lot of sad stories. This is, like I said, a lynchian tale.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:53:40] Keep in mind Harvey Korman prime and Paul’s home. I, I. Well, no. Maybe I’m wrong. Sorry. Mike Lindell and Dude and Melvis’s is home. Has like a gun rack in the living room.
June Diane Raphael [00:53:54] That’s right.
Paul Scheer [00:53:56] I thought that was a pool cue rack.
June Diane Raphael [00:53:59] Here’s what was in that room. A pool table. A pool cue.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:54:05] They came from, like stamps of some sort.
June Diane Raphael [00:54:08] Yes, from a bunch of green stamps that didn’t know what that meant. Then there’s also, like, a fondue maker and a platter of.
Paul Scheer [00:54:19] Can we talk about when the Munchies get into the kitchen, Beth. Can you put that kitchen picture up? And one of the Munchies goes, “Ah, this is the ugliest kitchen I’ve ever seen.”
Jason Mantzoukas [00:54:29] Again, I agree with the Munchies.
Paul Scheer [00:54:31] But how do they know what a kitchen is?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:54:33] I think I’m Team Munchie.
Paul Scheer [00:54:38] I’ve just been given a Robert Picardo ice cream helmet.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:54:44] I was just. I have it in my notes. I have it in my notes. Has anybody come with the ice cream cone hat and gotten one. Great. Anybody else? Ice cream cone hats? Where? Stand up if you’re wearing an ice cream cone.
June Diane Raphael [00:55:00] There’s one.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:55:01] Where? Oh, there. There’s two there up there. Where we’re at right now. Right there. Ice cream. Cone hat. Ice cream cone hat. Yeah. You did it. You did it. It was worth it. Mom and Dad, night out. We made ice cream hats.
Paul Scheer [00:55:19] By the way, the ice cream cone family. I love them a little buddy Holly. But I will say this, Beth. The other slide here, too. This movie is so janky that when they pull up to the realty sign, they clearly just taped “and clinic.”
Jason Mantzoukas [00:55:39] I loved this. I was so upset we didn’t get to go into the Red Coat Realty and Clinic because I wrote it in my notes thinking, Here we go.
Paul Scheer [00:55:50] And then when they get to the clinic, the next slide, the one that you just showed. You will see they just masking taped a little cross on the door, the one that we just saw before this.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:56:01] I mean, that car is sexy as hell. Yes. Great.
Paul Scheer [00:56:05] It is. That is the clinic.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:56:08] I loved that the ice cream dad kept getting mauled by Munchies. And that part of his personal mythology is that he’d previously been mauled by a bear. What a fucking hero.
June Diane Raphael [00:56:22] That’s all I’m saying. This movie gives backstories and narratives to the most unsuspecting characters. I loved it.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:56:35] You could make a spinoff every character. The women from the lake who are cheerleaders. Cindy’s own story. The Munchies.
June Diane Raphael [00:56:42] Denise.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:56:43] Everybody.
Paul Scheer [00:56:43] We didn’t even talk about the smaller people who worked at the French fries station.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:56:49] Yes.
June Diane Raphael [00:56:50] Yes. I’d watch a whole movie about.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:56:54] Of just the work conditions at Burger or whatever it was called.
Paul Scheer [00:56:58] And one of them was a child.
June Diane Raphael [00:57:00] Beef Land.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:57:01] Beef Land?
June Diane Raphael [00:57:02] Western Beef Land.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:57:03] What? Burger land. It was called Burger land.
June Diane Raphael [00:57:07] But wait a second, so Burger Land is not Western Beef?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:57:10] No different.
Paul Scheer [00:57:11] Western Beef Land is a restaurant. Burger Land is a side of the road.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:57:17] I mean, you all watched it, you idiots. This is crazy.
Paul Scheer [00:57:23] I am up here in the balcony.
June Diane Raphael [00:57:25] Wow. Paul, that was quick.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:57:27] Be careful.
Paul Scheer [00:57:28] Amazing crew. Look at this.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:57:29] Be careful, Paul.
Paul Scheer [00:57:31] Amazing.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:57:32] The D.C. balcony is absolutely dangerous. All right. What do we got? What do we got?
Paul Scheer [00:57:38] All right. We got somebody. I want to talk to these three guys who are dressed in the fry guy costumes from the just aforementioned roadside burger stand. All right, so the three of you. Four of you. Okay. Welcome. Hi.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:57:56] You’re adult men.
Paul Scheer [00:58:00] Please post pictures. All right. Here we go.
Audience Member [00:58:04] How are you doing?
Paul Scheer [00:58:06] Great. How are you?
Audience Member [00:58:08] I’m great.
Paul Scheer [00:58:09] Great.
June Diane Raphael [00:58:09] Oh, boy.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:58:12] The balcony is wasted.
Paul Scheer [00:58:15] This guy has never seen this show before.
Audience Member [00:58:18] Never seen the show before.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:58:19] Have you heard the show before?
Audience Member [00:58:21] No.
Paul Scheer [00:58:23] Wow. And yet he is.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:58:25] Yet he’s in full costume. A hero, D.C..
Paul Scheer [00:58:32] Did you see the movie? Oh, he is not.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:58:35] He has not seen the movie.
June Diane Raphael [00:58:37] Why are you in costume?
Jason Mantzoukas [00:58:38] He was abducted by a friend, put into a costume, brought to this show. And he’s in the balcony, of course.
Paul Scheer [00:58:47] And is so confused about what’s happening. Does anyone?
Audience Member [00:58:51] I’m confused as well, too.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:58:53] Oh, boy.
Paul Scheer [00:58:55] Anyone have a question of these fry guys?
Audience Member [00:58:57] I have one.
Paul Scheer [00:58:58] Great.
Audience Member [00:58:59] What’s that smell?
Paul Scheer [00:59:01] Dukie from. From. From.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:59:04] Holy shit.
Paul Scheer [00:59:06] I’m moving on. No holds barred.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:59:07] It’s Sunday night. You guys have to work and run the country tomorrow. What the fuck are you up to? Get it together. The balcony is full of monsters with 40s taped to their hands. Respect yourselves.
Paul Scheer [00:59:30] I am back with someone from the Discord.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:59:33] How do you know? What is Discord? What is discord? I think Discord is people who are at odds with each other. Is that what it is?
Paul Scheer [00:59:44] Well, the discord has a lot of different people, but this person that will be introducing has a very special greeting for Jason.
Audience Member [00:59:54] Hello, fellow Nahanter.
Jason Mantzoukas [00:59:56] Are you kidding?
Audience Member [00:59:57] I am not. My family started the tides.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:00:00] Fuck you. Well done. Oh, wow. This is wild. Do I know you?
Audience Member [01:00:08] You’re about ten, 15 years older than me.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:00:11] Okay, be cool. Okay. Be cool, guy. 10 to 15? Just cause I’m 50 and you’re in that balcony doesn’t mean you can condescend to me. You think you’re fucking better than me? You think you’re fucking better than me? I’ll fucking kick your ass. I’ll meet you at fucking short beach and I’ll fucking be your ass, dude.
Paul Scheer [01:00:41] All right, so this gentleman has not only a question, but brought with him an expert to help us unpack.
Audience Member [01:00:53] So Cecil talks about how he would have had to bribe NASA for an endorsement. Now, I don’t believe NASA does endorsements, but my colleague here is a space lawyer and he can speak to that.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:01:08] Space lawyer. Oh, shit.
Paul Scheer [01:01:16] All right, man. Is that your official title? Space lawyer.
Audience Member [01:01:23] Space law counsel.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:01:25] Holy shit. That’s right. That’s right. People from Nahant hang out with space lawyers.
Paul Scheer [01:01:34] All right, so the question stands. Will NASA take bribes? Now, I’m not counsel for NASA, so I can’t speak on behalf of NASA. But as I understand, they do not do endorsements.
Paul Scheer [01:01:52] NASA does not do endorsements.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:01:54] Can I ask, just out of curiosity, what is the most interesting space case you’ve had?
Audience Member [01:02:04] I can’t talk about clients, so.
Paul Scheer [01:02:07] Oh, Oh, wait. Let me ask you this. Have you ever represented anyone who was attacked by a Munchie? Space creature or not? I don’t know. Has there been any Munchies in court?
Audience Member [01:02:20] Well. They’re not alive anymore, so I can’t talk about.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:02:24] Is there anything is there anything? Again, cut this from the podcast. Nobody’s going to talk about it. Is there any space specific that you have knowledge of that you can share with us? Don’t blow it now, my friend.
Paul Scheer [01:02:43] His friend has advised him. No. But now I have a friend here. I’m not going to blow up his spot unless he wants me to, but here we go. All right, You have more? Go out on top.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:02:58] Now the Nahant guy wants to talk more? Classic Nahant.
Audience Member [01:03:04] All right. So my question is about the business of his bribing the USSR. So he says the Soviets endorsed it because I cut them in for a percentage. How is that not more expensive and more illegal than bribing NASA?
Paul Scheer [01:03:25] Good question.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:03:26] Unclear. You would need a space lawyer to answer it. Except this asshole’s real tight lipped. Next time, hang out with with gossipier space lawyers.
June Diane Raphael [01:03:37] Yeah you brought him up there. He gave us nothing.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:03:41] You know you’re going to give me a space lawyer. This guy better fucking show up with details. He better be like, I know where the where the Munchies are buried. All right, What do you got?
Audience Member [01:03:53] Okay, so towards the end of the movie, in the factory, we see a shot that has graffiti in the background that says Stop Apartheid.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:04:04] I wrote this. I wrote this in my list of things. I wrote this in my list of things that were from my high school experience. Go ahead.
Audience Member [01:04:14] Okay. My question is, based on your assessment of their behavior throughout the movie, are the Munchies against apartheid? And did they write that?
Paul Scheer [01:04:24] Wow. Now, that is a question.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:04:27] That would be quite incredible. I feel like. Yes, give it up for this hero. I do feel like the Munchies are the only people who are the only beings in the movie that understand the truth. So, yes, I believe them.
June Diane Raphael [01:04:41] Again, the munchies have more humanity than the humans in this movie.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:04:45] Yes. I agree. Full stop.
Paul Scheer [01:04:47] I will also say, though, the Munchies do refer to Harvey Korman as a honkey.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:04:53] That’s true. So what this this opens? I don’t know. I wish I knew.
Paul Scheer [01:05:00] All right. So obviously, we had opinions about this film, but there are people out there with a different opinion. It is now time for a second opinions.
Audience Member [01:05:09] Nasty little Munchies blowing up old ladies cars. Running online to give this movie five stars. Don’t you know how it goes when you give a Munchie a porno? Whatever you do, don’t go and chop, chop, chop, chop. Chop, chop, chop.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:05:32] Yes, Joni!
Paul Scheer [01:05:36] What are your names?
Audience Member [01:05:38] Jocelyn and Owen.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:05:43] With a Joni Mitchell song.
Paul Scheer [01:05:45] Let me just tell you. Jocelyn and Owen. Killed it. Costumes. Check. Duo. Check. Hit that moment. Moment. Got out.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:05:56] Got out. And the song choice was based on Joni Mitchell. Home run.
Paul Scheer [01:06:02] All right, our final one. Our fry guy.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:06:07] He’s wearing fries that say BM.
Audience Member [01:06:13] Balcony Monsters, not bowel movement.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:06:15] Okay. Also a tank top that says Dookie.
Paul Scheer [01:06:18] That’s right. From no holds barred.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:06:21] And a headband. Okay. Okay. Let’s do this.
Audience Member [01:06:27] That’s how I’m keeping cool, man.
Paul Scheer [01:06:30] This can go, like, one of two ways. And I will say this. I’m excited for either outcome.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:06:39] By the way. I’ll say this DC. Every single person has crushed. This is going to be the icing on the cake. Get ready, my guy.
Paul Scheer [01:06:50] Turn that microphone up so it gets there. There you go. Push it up. All right, here we go.
Audience Member [01:06:54] Give me a second to breathe here.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:06:56] Take your time. You need to do any warm ups? A theater vocal. Warm up, man. A silk slip. Stop it. Don’t go for another show on tour.
Paul Scheer [01:07:10] And now it’s time for second opinions.
Audience Member [01:07:14] I’ve got a pocket. Got a pocket full of French fries. I’ve got a second opinion. That’s all mine. Oh. Oh.
Paul Scheer [01:07:27] Take it. Take it. Take the out!
Jason Mantzoukas [01:07:32] You should walk away now. I’ll be honest. You should walk away now. You want to keep going?
June Diane Raphael [01:07:39] Of course he’s gonna keep going.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:07:39] You want to gamble? You want to let it roll? Let’s see what you got.
Audience Member [01:07:44] Oh. Oh. All right. All right. Try as you might, and you’re never going to screw me. Cut me in half. And now you got two mes. Oh. Oh.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:08:00] Okay. Pretty good. Keep going. Keep going.
Paul Scheer [01:08:03] You don’t have to stop between each verse to check in with us.
Audience Member [01:08:08] You can’t hear me. You can’t.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:08:09] Thirty minutes later.
Paul Scheer [01:08:11] You’re on a microphone. We can hear it.
Audience Member [01:08:13] Let me finish this. I’m bringing it home. All right. We’re done. We’re done. Some toxic waste makes cow stacks taste good on my plate. Some toxic waste. Some toxic waste. Down in the caves, Some toxic waste. Munchies are great.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:08:40] Pretty good. Pretty good. We didn’t need the chorus. We didn’t need the chorus. Get out of here.
June Diane Raphael [01:08:49] I loved it.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:08:50] Escort that man from the building.
Paul Scheer [01:08:54] Holy cow. DC.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:08:57] DC. Wow. Great job.
Paul Scheer [01:09:00] We’re still going to get you home in time to relieve the nanny. Here we go. These are five.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:09:09] How many people have a baby sitter? Incredible stuff.
Paul Scheer [01:09:16] All right, here we go. There are 144 reviews of Munchies on Amazon. 56% are five star reviews. Aaron Smith from the UK in 2019. Titles his review. “If you like it growing up, you’ll like it.” And writes this. “I watched this as a kid. And it was amazing. For years I’ve been trying to find it, but no luck until it was on Amazon. It’s in Spanish, but you can change it to English. It was done in the 80s. So if you’ve never watched it growing up, you might not like it. It’s the same thing as like gremlins and critters, but cheaper. Five stars.” This one written by by Drew Campbell says this. “Support women directors. Five stars.” And then I didn’t see this until right now. And I love it. Michael Mark Geddes writes this. “It’s like a really weird play. Five stars.”
Jason Mantzoukas [01:10:57] Agreed. I agree. Mount this as a stage production.
Paul Scheer [01:11:05] Munchies on stage. Now here’s a couple of things that are interesting about Munchies. Budget unknown. When you Google Munchies and budget, you get advertisements for the for the 420 Carl’s jr snack sack.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:11:23] Wow. Because it’s what when you have the Munchies but are on a budget?
Paul Scheer [01:11:28] I guess so. And Molly Reynolds, our super producer, Molly Reynolds, writes “Opening weekend? Unknowable. Domestic gross? Who knows?” Now, Jason, to answer your question, Munchies 1987 has no connection to Munchie 1992.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:11:47] Which I think we have to do. Yes. Next time we’re in D.C., we’re doing Munchie. I’m calling it now. This guy is freaking out. He says they are related.
Paul Scheer [01:12:01] Okay. It’s. It says in this in name only sequel to Munchies, a new kid in town, Gage Dodgson, can’t find his place in the new environment despite having such a cool name. The kids at school bully him and the girl he likes and his mom is about to marry is a scoundrel. Everything changes for Gage when he stumbles into a munchie, a friendly gremlin like creature that dresses like a lounge singer and stars and sounds like a stand up comedian and has magic powers.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:12:29] Ooh, I wonder if it’s Paul. Having been turned into a Munchie. Have you seen it?
Paul Scheer [01:12:39] All right. Gentlemen, says in the trailer for Munchie, it said, if you like the movie Munchies. Well, this seems like kids movie.
June Diane Raphael [01:12:48] What a crazy tagline.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:12:50] Yeah, because that really isn’t related. It’s just like, Hey, if you like that movie, here’s another movie.
June Diane Raphael [01:12:57] Yeah, with a similar title.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:12:59] It’s unrelated entirely, but if you like that, you might like this.
Paul Scheer [01:13:04] Here’s what I will say this about this movie, whether or not I recommend it, I kind of do recommend it. It’s insane. But I also felt like it was full of missed opportunities. I wanted more. Are they violent? Are they mean or do they just want to do some cosplay? Because they really feel like they’re more content playing pirates on a mini golf course than killing money or attacking people.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:13:28] Munchies just want to have fun. At one point the Munchies say something that I was like Munchies. I get it. They go to the video store and they say, I want to see a naked woman. And I was like, these Munchies just want to hang out, man. I believe Munchies are just stoned people. They just want to watch movies, eat food, mess around, joyride in a Gremlin. They’re just hanging out.
Paul Scheer [01:13:54] And I will say this about the Munchies. There is something really chaste about this film. Like it is a little perverted. They are a little weird, but there’s no nudity. And I was surprised. The restraint. It’s a PG movie. Oh, yeah. So this is for kids.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:14:12] There’s almost no cursing either. No, no, there’s very little.
June Diane Raphael [01:14:16] I’m surprised I didn’t that was not my experience watching this movie. I thought for sure at one point, I was like, I think I’m listening and watching a munchie jerk off. And it felt to me very perverted.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:14:31] Do munchies have dicks?
June Diane Raphael [01:14:34] Oh.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:14:37] Oh, no? DC, you’re not into that? After second opinion songs, you don’t want to think about Munchie dicks?
Paul Scheer [01:14:42] I think that Munchies probably are into dry humping.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:14:47] Munchies are into petting.
June Diane Raphael [01:14:50] I don’t know. I did not like when the Munchies were at the golf course and looking at, you know, those girls, the two girls bent over in in, you know, full coverage briefs.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:15:04] One of the Munchies.
June Diane Raphael [01:15:05] Always full coverage undies in the 80s.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:15:08] One of the Munchies floats away on balloons? The Munchies are just messing around.
June Diane Raphael [01:15:15] Paul, I would not show this movie to our children.
Paul Scheer [01:15:19] I will say one of our children was watching over my shoulder.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:15:24] Was it one of your children or was it a Munchie?
Paul Scheer [01:15:28] And he started laughing so hard at what those Munchies were getting up to. I mean, and he wasn’t even listening to the sound.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:15:41] We really we’d never find out what the Munchies want. Like, what.
June Diane Raphael [01:15:45] They want to live. They want to live.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:15:47] They just want to multiply and just keep because that seems to be when they’re in the tunnel at the end, they seem to be purposefully getting themselves chopped in half so they can really generate.
June Diane Raphael [01:15:58] So they just want to keep on truckin.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:16:04] So good. That’s true.
Paul Scheer [01:16:06] Then let me ask one final question.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:16:09] No, it’s the end of the tour. We got to do at least an hour more.
Paul Scheer [01:16:14] Am I right? Am I right in in saying the Munchies only kill one person and that is the person who’s a stoner, which would be their biggest enemy because. They hate what they see because they are him.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:16:33] I feel like Dude, I feel like Dude should have been in league with the Munchies. They seem to have.
Paul Scheer [01:16:42] Paul should have been Dude.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:16:43] It’s. It’s for me, it seems antithetical that Dude, a stoner Santa Cruz Deadhead would shoot anything with a shotgun.
Paul Scheer [01:16:53] Immediately. His first reaction is must kill this violently. But. People who hurt people or people who are hurt or hurt people. I don’t know. There’s something there.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:17:05] Hurt people hurt people?
Paul Scheer [01:17:06] Hurt people hurt people.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:17:09] I did write, Melvis when there in Michael Lindell, Harvey Korman appears to drive an ice cream truck everywhere he goes. And when he picks up Melvis, she’s reading a tabloid with gremlins on the on the back. She’s like reading.
June Diane Raphael [01:17:26] What was that?
Jason Mantzoukas [01:17:28] I couldn’t make heads or tails out of the movie’s meta moments.
June Diane Raphael [01:17:32] The thing that I’m most disturbed I have to share with our audience is that I was we we were on a train from Philadelphia to D.C. last night, and Paul and I both had our computers open and I knew he had started to watch the movie. And I was pretending to watch the movie, but I wasn’t ready to. And Paul passed me a few times and we got to the hotel. My computer was out again and I knew he thought I was watching the movie. And then this morning he said because he had he again, he had passed by my screen a few times. And this morning he said, Wow, you were really up late finishing the movie. And I was like, I didn’t watch it. And he said, no, I was. What, you. I saw the movie on your computer and I said, no, that wasn’t the movie. And then he said, What was it? I said, The Real Housewives of Orange County.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:18:30] Wait of which one?
June Diane Raphael [01:18:31] Orange County.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:18:33] To be fair, a lot of them look like.
June Diane Raphael [01:18:35] Well, that’s what I. You really did catch a number of glimpses of my computer screen.
Paul Scheer [01:18:41] And they were always in the water on a lake. And I was like, oh, that’s I clearly have.
June Diane Raphael [01:18:46] They went on a girls trip to Montana this season.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:18:51] Just them and a couple of Munchies and a ball and a tire. I love that both of us are trying to do the same joke right now. Go ahead.
Paul Scheer [01:19:03] I don’t have it. Go for it. I mean, it’s the same.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:19:06] “I’m dating a munchie.”
Paul Scheer [01:19:07] I was going to do like the turn the camera like “I like to eat garbage out of the fridge. Doesn’t make me a bad munchie.”
Jason Mantzoukas [01:19:15] “I don’t like that Janice brought up Munchie to this weekend.”
Paul Scheer [01:19:21] Would you both recommend the film?
June Diane Raphael [01:19:24] Yes.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:19:24] Hundred percent.
Paul Scheer [01:19:26] Should we do the sequel?
June Diane Raphael [01:19:27] I never. I had never heard of this movie before. I’d never seen it in a in a VHS store. I was stunned at what I was watching.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:19:36] I was shocked that we haven’t done it before. This seems to me to be like everything I want in a movie.
June Diane Raphael [01:19:43] I know there are times with this podcast where I’m like, Well, surely like we’ll wrap it up, you know, we’ll wrap up the the podcast. We’ve done it.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:19:52] Yes, it’s over.
June Diane Raphael [01:19:53] It’s over. We did it.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:19:54] Over stayed our welcome.
June Diane Raphael [01:19:55] We did it and it was great that time. And then I see something like this and I’m like, Wow, there’s more work to do, huh? We have it.
Paul Scheer [01:20:06] Before we go, we need to decide on a shirt. I mean, there’s been so many different things that we’ve said tonight that could be great for a shirt. I don’t even know where to begin. Honestly, I feel like the Dude is.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:20:19] These guys are freaking out, right here.
Paul Scheer [01:20:20] All right, what do you got?
Audience Member [01:20:25] Combine the Munchies and MyPillow logo?
Paul Scheer [01:20:25] Oh. Okay. I like this. How about Harvey Korman holding a munchie, like, on MyPillow and it says, my munchie.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:20:39] Does it say my munchie or my munchie pillow?
Paul Scheer [01:20:44] No, my munchie. That’s pretty good. We like that? Okay. Thank you so much, DC. This is the fun. The last show. Our merch is out of the lobby. Thank you for coming. We will be back. And remember, don’t chop a Munchie.
Jason Mantzoukas [01:21:03] Go relieve the babysitter. Eat shit, DC.
Paul Scheer [01:21:08] And thank you so much to the staff of the Warner Theater, our amazing tour manager, Beth Thomas, and everyone in the audience who made it possible. What a great show. We love being out on the road. DC is such a fun town. If you want to keep the magic of Munchies with you, well, you can check out the shirt that we designed live with the audience that night. It is. Well, I mean MyPillow. But with Harvey Korman, I can’t really describe this shirt. It’s just amazing. It’s MyMunchie. The shirt. You get a sticker, laptop case, whatever you want. Just go to TeePublic.com/stores/HDTGM. And if you’re in the buying mood, make sure you check out our ugly holiday How Did This Get Made sweaters. They’re on Podswag. If you go to Podswag.com/Bonkers, you can get 30% off any of the amazing ones. And we were giving these away on our last tour. Geostorm. Team Fred, Team sanity. I’d rather have no dad than a snow dead or snow dad. But no, Dad. Whatever it is, you can get it. Just go to Podswag.com/Bonkers. By the way, people, I’m going to be in a brand new holiday movie. It’s called Family Switch. It’s on Netflix. Me, Jennifer Garner, Ed Helms. So many good people. Check it out. I think you will like it. It’s a switch movie. It’s a Christmas movie. And by the way, just a heads up, we are taking Last Looks off for Thanksgiving, but don’t fret. In its place. We will be rereleasing our favorite episode of all time. That’s right, the Nic Cage, John Travolta action classic Face Off. If you want to find out what our next movie is going to be after that, make sure you tune into that Face Off rerelease because I will announce our next movie at the top of that episode. And don’t worry, we will still be covering Munchies on a future Supersized Last Looks episode. So don’t forget to send us your corrections and omissions or leave us a voicemail at 619-PAUL-ASK. That’s 619-PAUL-ASK or just keep on writing your comments in our discord at Discord.gg/HDTGM. Remember you can find us everywhere online. If you love the show tell your friends. It really does help. I mean that really is the best way to promote the podcast. Word of mouth. Plus, it’s more fun when you can watch these movies with people, you know? And last but not least, I got to say thank you to all the listeners who support the show every week and our entire behind the scenes team who keep this show running. I’m talking about our producers Scott Sonne, Molly Reynolds, Avril Halley, our engineers, Casey Holford and Rich Garcia, and our associate producer, Jess Cisneros, who makes those amazing social media videos. That’s all I got, people. Bye for now.
November 26, 2023
Guest Conan O’Brien
Conan O’Brien (Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend) joins Paul, June, and Jason to discuss the 1993 romantic comedy and the final installment in the series, Look Who’s Talking Now starring John Travolta and Kirstie Alley.