Monday, December 16, 2013

F This Movie! - Jingle All the Way Commentary (200th Episode!)

For our 200th PODCAST, we've recorded our annual holiday commentary. You can thank us by buying us a Turbo Man. YOU PROMISED.



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19 comments:

  1. I'll bring up that Fox was sued for stealing the idea of the movie from a screenplay. The plaintiffs stated not one, not two, but 36 similarities between the movie and said screenplay. Fox was found guilty and ordered to pay almost $20 million. However, the author died shortly after and the verdict was later overturned.

    Adam, the other parade announcer was on "Caroline in the City" . And no, I don't why my brain remembers that.

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    1. YES! Caroline in the City. It was like a rich man's The Single Guy.

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  2. Delightful.

    Look, you hit the nail on the head with the choice between The Artist and this. This may be really, really, really bad, but at least it's watchable. Either ironically or because it's a train wreck that you can't look away from. Plus, as far as I know, it's the ONLY movie about action figures set at Christmas and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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  3. I've run out of petrol while driving a number of times....just saying.

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    1. I stand corrected. I guess it does happen. But how did it happen? Were you just not close enough to a station?

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    2. Mine was my own carelessness. I thought I could push it farther than I actually could.

      Twice.

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    3. Mine was overestimating the tank capacity when the little light comes one.I would think of it as an "early warning" sign, rather than a "DANGER DANGER" sign. In conjunction with mainly doing lots of little trips that could easily be done with the light on, also being generally broke and preferring to spend my money on drugs and alcohol.....Dont judge me, It was the 90s! it was a confusing time, I didnt know if I was wearing flannel or baggy pants, listening to Cobain or Snoop. Welcome to white suburbia.

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  4. I'm not proud, but I've had that happen twice. Once was on a 9 mile bridge. Thankfully, that was 15 years ago and it hasn't happened since.

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  5. I remember seeing the trailer for this for the first time in '96, and laughing so loud when Schwarzenegger punches the reindeer that my then-girlfriend elbowed me angrily in the ribs.

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  6. I don't know, Doug. What is the capital of Thailand?

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  7. Congratulations on the 200th episode, the F Heads turn a horrible soulless movie like Jingle All The Way into an informative, hilarious podcast. Jingle is tied with Batman and Robin for Arnold’s worst movie. (Ironically, both those movies were barely mentioned in Arnold’s Total Recall Autobiography.)

    Did Arnold go through a bad stretch of movies or what from late 96 with Jingle All The Way to 2002 with Collateral Damage? (Although, I found The 6th Day to be OK.)

    Wait a second; Patrick doesn’t like The Walking Dead? Really? Really? In some geek circles, that’s considered blasphemy. I hope he’s joking about that.

    For next year’s horrible Christmas movie podcast, I recommend the 2006 Black Christmas remake. I only saw the “edited” version on the SyFy channel a week ago and good lord is it horrible. I’m glad to see Katie Cassidy is just as limited & wooden back then as she is now as Laurel on Arrow.

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    1. Thanks, JK. That was a rough stretch of movies for Arnold. I, too, kind of like The 6th Day, even though it's probably not very good. It's my favorite of that run.

      I'm not a fan of The Walking Dead. I watched the first three seasons and finally bailed on it this year. I don't miss it. Others on the site are still fans, which is great.

      I don't remember the Black Christmas remake. I saw it once a few years ago and have clearly blocked it out. Thanks for the suggestion!

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  8. Sounded like you were all having a ton of fun...it was fun to listen to.
    Douglas, you are correct....fuck the Vikings.
    It is funny when I think back to the conversations my wife and I had when we were naming our children....I would need to put much more effort into naming my taint. I mean my taint will have to live with it for the rest of its life.
    Definitely a fun listen and am thrilled I listened all the way though (not just Jan) because the child acting coach but was hysterical.
    I have never seen JATW, and listen while I was walking....didn't even cross my mind that I could have Netflix'd it until you mentioned at the end. After serious consideration, I don't know that I am going to repeat to see it, but I will be queuing up Christmas with the cranks. I like couch moves.

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    1. "child acting coach but" = "child acting coach bit"

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  9. Congrats on your 200th podcast!
    Loved the commentary, Guys. Thanks for keeping the Jake Lloyd impersonations to a minimum (for the sake of our hearing - seriously, Patrick your voice is like an icepick to the brain when you do that :-) ).
    I have never watched this movie and - sorry - never will. However, I would offer that the reason for having the Phil Hartman character sub-plot is so Ah-nuld can't fess up to his wife and apologize as JB suggested. Can't with someone right there ready to step up?
    In the meantime, may I suggest something less obnoxious and depressing for next year's podcast....Santa's Slay, for instance? ;-)

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  10. That only one sex organ joke which i won't spoil just made me spit hot Tea all over myself


    Also everytime I hear Jake Lloyd now I cant get the phrase "Are you an Angel" out of my head ;)

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