S09.E04: The Royal Them

Jun 19, 2023, 09:00 AM

Mashed up movies and songs plus royal appearances.

We’re back in the Veridian Dynamics Division as newcomers Adam and Siobhan take on seasoned vet Larra! I mean…Adam and Siobhan are also taking on each other, I suppose. It’s still a 1v1v1 competition. They’re not teaming up AGAINST Larra, unless they did so under the radar and none of us noticed their devious plot. Regardless of whatever intentions or secret alliances there may be or not be (alliances that have been purely conjectured by the author of this copy, based on the dicey syntax of the first sentence that could have just been edited, but instead spun off into whatever this paragraph has become), our three players drop knowledge of film scores, pop music, and the place where their titles meet. Then things really heat up in round two when we talk about the non-royal performances of actors who’ve played kings and queens of England.


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🚀 Star Wars might be the only movie that hasn’t featured All Star.

💎 Vicki Sue Robinson might only have had one big hit, but she sang back-up on some songs you know and was the singing voice of characters on the cartoon Jem.

🏁 Jinkx Monsoon is a winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

🐓 The Octo-Chicken scorebreak. The octo-chicken: it’ll solve the wings shortage, if we can get it out of that web. And fix the venom issue. [7/10 Not sure this isn’t a thing already]

👸 The play The Audience had Helen Mirren as Elizabeth II.

🪓 Eric Bana was Henry VIII in The Other Boleyn Girl.

🤖 Yes, the Destroyer from Thor is a robot.

📏 Edward I was called “longshanks” ‘cause he was real tall.

🥵 The Solar powered ovens scorebreak. Solar powered ovens: Sure, the sun causes the plastic to leach toxic chemicals into the food, but how big a deal is that? [4/10 Uncomfortably close to reality]

🪶 Alan Moore is now sometimes credited as “The Original Writer.”

🗼 Barad-dûr is not, actually, the good tower, no matter what Dan says.

📚 Jane Eyre is by Charlotte Brontë.

🔥 Hadestown also tells the story of Hades and Persephone

🌸 Chrysanthemum did eventually come to the US, but was undercut by Thoroughly Modern Millie

🧱 Adam runs Bricks & Minifigs in Kalamazoo

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