Mark and Brian share some final thoughts on Gremlins 2: The New Batch, while "Ricktivities" continue elsewhere. The gents discuss the Warner Bros. strategic release of the film against the Dick Tracy movie, recap the Key & Peele sketch about brainstorming all the wacky Gremlins and learn how the director came to have free reign during the making. The lads also ponder whether Gremlins may be within the same shared universe as Growing Pains, play a round of "King of the Thing" pitting your favorite Looney Tunes against one another and they try to obey the rules of owning an AMC Gremlin car. Whether you're dealing with a Mad Mogwai or a Monster Motorcar, just tweet these "Green Guides" @5DollarBinPOD for all things Gremlin!
Mark and Brian have a "reviewsit" of Gremlins 2: The New Batch, while Rick is off engaging in "Rick-tivities" like hunting for Yeti. Mark shares how he used to watch this movie when he was young in the coatroom during parties his parents attended, add a proposed plot point that could have added Judge Reinhold back into this sequel and identify the multiple cameos and pop culture references throughout the film. The lads also determine the character of Daniel Clamp to be an allusion to Trump, Richard Branson and other business magnates, compare the 'real-world' interruption scenes that featured Hulk Hogan or John Wayne depending on the version and they even discover a "Rick Gremlin" within the brood. Is this episode civilized? No, clearly not, it is FUN but in no way civilized!
Mark, Rick and Brian share some final thoughts on Honey, I Blew Up the Kid while some delicious brownies slowly cool in the background. The lads touch upon the spin-off 'Honey, I Shrunk the Kids' TV series, Brian quizzes his co-hosts in a guessing game of real vs. fake episodes of the show and they all sample some draft beer-flavored jelly beans. The fellas also brainstorm a new idea for the Food Network, pit some fictional smarties against one another in a round of "King of the Thing...Science Edition!" and keep circling back to projects involving the late, great Harry Anderson as a mini tribute to him. Whether you're more of a Bunsen or a Beaker, you can tweet these "Mad Science Muppets" @5DollarBinPOD to make your own pop culture professor picks and join in on the scientific silliness!
Mark, Rick and Brian have a "reviewsit" of Honey, I Blew Up the Kid while also engaging in a quick chat on local waste management practices. The lads discuss the original title of this Honey, I Shrunk the Kids sequel, share how the New Mickey Mouse Club heavily promoted the film when it was first released and describe the former Epcot attraction "Honey, I Shrunk the Audience." The fellas also coin the term 'Baby-prov' for the performance of Rick Moranis in many scenes, touch upon the following direct-to-home video sequel and discover the very strange shared universe connection of the movie to the Indiana Jones series AND Citizen Kane. Grab your favorite GIANT stuffed animal and get ready to do the LONG version of the hokey-pokey with 3 dudes in their "Terrible Thirty-Somethings" because this episode is HUGE!
Mark, Rick and Brian share some final thoughts on the "movie" Space Force, while also pondering over all the things the month of April brings with it. The lads attempt to push the film into the realm of the Mandela Effect, walk the cinemaniacs through their casting couch process and come up with some ideas for a second-tier Expendables film franchise. The fellas also play a round of "King of the Thing" pitting practical joke props against one another, learn that Brian's grandmother was the primary target of his youthful pranking growing up and they all become frequently distracted by a variety of food products. Grab a crepe or a can of fake snakes, then tweet these "Funny Fools" @5DollarBinPOD to share a tale or two right out of your own jokester journal!
Mark, Rick and Brian have a "reviewsit" of Space Force, while also giving props to the late great Stephen Hawking. The lads see how accurate the film's predictions were for how 2005 would look, point out the random assembly of actors that appear throughout and discover the many blatantly "borrowed" ideas from the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises. The fellas also touch upon the mysterious proposed sequel, Rick displays his continued disdain for the character of Marlene and they all play the game of "How Short Could You Make This?" to determine what scenes could have easily been cut from the movie. Whether you're scaling a mountain, lost in the woods or just playing some classic arcade games, come board the "silly shuttle" to outer space cinema because this episode is over the moon!
Mark, Rick and Brian share some final thoughts on Lethal Weapon, while Brian receives some presents in celebration of his birthday weekend. The lads learn of some swapping that occurred between the productions of Lethal Weapon and Die Hard, educate the masses with an important life lesson on power tools and attempt to try on some child-sized Star Wars bracelets. The fellas also argue over the original lineup of SNICK (the Nickelodeon Saturday Night lineup), judge buddy cop duos pitted against one another in a round of "King of the Thing" and work together to fill out a Golden Girls mad lib. Tweet these "Goofy Gifters" @5DollarBinPOD if you also have an adjective to describe the hijinks of four saucy Florida gals, then let the silly syntax commence!
Mark and Rick have a "reviewsit" of Lethal Weapon, while Brian is stuck in San Francisco. The gents discover an audio clip that pretty much sums up the thesis statement of this 4 movie mismatched cop series, ponder plot points if they were to make a Lethal Weapon 5 after all these years and share how they both used to confuse actors Gary Busey and Nick Nolte. The lads also touch upon the parody film Loaded Weapon 1, discuss 80s methods of making an actor look much older and stumble upon a weird coincidence involving the Gobots. Hop in the squad car with these "Badge Buddies" because this episode is the only one on the force to be registered legally fun!
Mark, Rick and Brian share some final thoughts on The Cutting Edge, as they close out the ceremonies on their Winter Olympic movie coverage. The lads get a chuckle out of D.B. Sweeney's Twitter bio, run through the multiple Cutting Edge sequels and pitch one of their own that features the sport of Curling. The fellas also wonder what Olympic event the Wolfman would excel at, pit hockey players against figure skaters in a round of "King of the Thing" and engage in a little barbershop singing. Feel free to tweet new jump moves to @5DollarBinPOD, throw stuffed bears at these "Silly Skaters" and hope they don't have a triple salchow!
Mark, Rick and Brian have a "reviewsit" of The Cutting Edge to continue their nod to the ongoing Winter Olympic games. The lads find out what the "D.B." in D.B. Sweeney stands for, demonstrate their expert grasp of figure skating terms and make Disney animated connections for both of the film's stars. Rick also shares his real-life Cutting Edge experience and understanding of ice skate parts, the fellas pitch themselves to star in the 4th sequel of the movie series and wonder if anyone remembers the 90s kids game Mr. Bucket. Make sure to check this one out before these "Hockey Hooligans" attempt a triple axel toe loop and you have to remind them about the "TOE PICK."