S06.E12: The Great American Pop Culture Dinner Party

Apr 11, 2022, 09:00 AM

Here we are, the last playoff match of season before next week's championship bout! Returning victors Ian, Megan, and Danny test their knowledge of a thing we do not talk about. Round one will throw a dinner party for our favorite title characters before round two dives into the byzantine logic behind the titling of movie sequels. A customary lightning round caps off a tense match. See you next week for the season finale!


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👊 If you were in college, you definitely saw the Fight Club rules on a poster, but for everyone else...

🚗 Apparently, you all remember the 1983 John Carpenter Christine, rather than the 1958 Pierre Gaspard-Huit Christine, about the doomed love of the Baroness von Eggersdorf.

💾 The distinction between Tron the movie and "Tron" the character in Tron the movie is a little difficult if you weren't paying close attention to the mostly nonsensical plot.

🍆 The Mahna Mahna scorebreak: Mahna Mahna - The song Jim Henson discovered after it was used over footage of young women in a sauna in a "documentary" about sex in Sweden called Sweden: Heaven or Hell. [7/10: informative, but a little on the wordy side]

🏔 Whatever else you want to say about 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain, you've never seen Jim Varney like this (with a sword, trying to kill some children).

👮‍♂️ Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol was the last in the franchise to feature Steve Guttenberg. They made three more.

🧛🏻‍♂️ The Lost Boys sequels are The Tribe and The Thirst.

🪩 Unfortunately, we had to take out the oddest game in the Castlevania franchise: the pachinko version of Rondo of Night that advertises "graphic violence."

🤔 The Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. Scorebreak. Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr: I'm sure Dan will have something for this. The Imperial Presidency is both presicent and the most scathing imaginable rebuke of Nixon, and I love that they wound up as neighbors later in life. [8/10 straight pandering, but I'm not above that.]

😵 Sean Bean really does get killed on screen a lot.

🧌 Karnak is one of The Inhumans! Everyone loves The Inhumans!

💭 Alternately, Carnac was a bit on Johnny Carson.

📚 Megan wants listeners to support local public and school libraries.

💰 Danny wants them to support their local Planned Parenthood

😶‍🌫️ Ian doesn't have anything to plug himself, but he seconds what Megan and Danny said.