S08.E06: Get To The Choppa

Feb 13, 2023, 10:00 AM

The Predator and cartoons. Together at last.

Click click click! Heat that sound?!? It can only be one thing: the ominous, predator clicking of the Yautja. What's a Yautja, you ask? It's the fancy name for the deadly alien species known to moviegoers as the Predator! Yeah, you probably thought you were cool for knowing the term Xenomorph, didn't you? Well now the Yautja has come to let you know your pop culture vocabulary isn't QUITE as good as you thought it was. Anyhoo, Dan cooked up some VERY silly ideas for ways in which Predators could end up in other pop culture properties, then Dave (no, not that Dave), Jess, and Nick had a good time coming up with their very silly titles. Round two is an audio extravaganza that looks at the vanity cartoon projects of several celebrities over the years, in case you were worried that that Predator game wasn't dumb enough. Also, there's a lightning round, as though that would surprise any of you.


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🥗 Souplantation was supposed to be coming back, but there have been just a series of problems.

❤️‍🔥 Castiel is the angel from Supernatural who saved Dean from hell, and eventually declared his love for him, launching a thousand fanfics.

👨🏻‍🦰 None of our match-ups are as wild as the actual comics of Archie vs Predator.

📖 The name “Yautja” comes from a novelization of some Predator comic books. Because that’s a thing.

😈 The Clash at Demonhead Scorebreak. The Clash at Demonhead: I have a jetpack, and can swim in lava? This is amazing! Wait, what do you mean that the solutions to puzzles are all randomly generated? Why would Scott Pilgrim like this game? [8/10 Did not realize that this was an actual game]

🪲 The Beatles cartoon is mostly forgotten, but it ran from 1965 until just before the band broke up.

🕵🏻‍♀️ Mary Kate and Ashley in Action had them, of course, as super-spies.

🔫 Barb Wire was a Pamela Anderson action movie based on a comic series, with a plot stolen from Casablanca.

🏒 Pro-Stars just assumed that kids wanted to see athletes as super heroes.

😳 Kelli O’Hara might be a little embarrassed by having been on As the Wrench Turns, but she was also in Sex and the City 2.

⚔️ The Drizzt Do’Urden. Drizzt Do’Urden: He’s a ranger, and like all dark and cool and stuff, and he has two swords and a panther and all the girls like him, but he’s just too dark and in book 16, he, wait where is everyone going? [1/10: Why you trying to get people mad at me?]

👩‍⚖️ Law and Order: Trial by Jury really did have a great cast: Bebe Neuwirth! Candace Bergen!

🚊 Chuggington has been on “hiatus” for some time.

🦖 Yes, there are briefly pterodactyls in Citizen Kane.

🎮 Dave can be found speed running on Twitch.

🤔 You can also find him playing social deduction games on Traitor Tuesdays on Twitch.

🎧 Jess is on The Cas Cast, a podcast covering the Supernatural episodes Castiel appears in. Find it wherever you get your podcasts or visit the show page at The Cas Cast.

🐦 Nick is on Twitter.

🕵️‍♂️ Nick can also be found at Spy Brunch.