In the seventeenth episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by two-time guest, Tim Capel (Talkin’ WCW) to do a live watch of the 1993 comedy, Groundhog Day. The guys discuss Bill Murray-type roles; Staten Island Chuck; awkward conversations; what is a hamlet?; the top kinds of places to get drunk; violently taking out mailboxes; 50 First Dates; sweet vermouth; Stephen Tobolowksy; doing good deeds and which holidays they would and wouldn’t like to repeat over and over. So, we’re off to see the groundhog, don’t drive angry, say a prayer and drink to world peace.
In the sixteenth episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by Matt Souza (Jenny And The Gems) to do a live watch of the 2004 comedy, Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy. The guys discuss male chauvanism in 1970’s newsrooms; the vast array of suit colors the news team wears; newsmen rumbles; the difficulties of acquiring German pornography; what exactly was in Sex Panther cologne; baby panda births; chain store restrooms; Baxter the dog; inter-species communications and why was Tim Robbins playing a part clearly written for John C. Reilly? So, be on the look out for the invitation to the pants party, remember that milk is a bad choice and stay classy Place To Be Nation.
In the fifteenth episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by Nick Duke (Hard-Traveling Fanboys) to do a live watch of the 2003 comedy, Bad Santa. In this special Christmas edition, the guys discuss the outrageous behavior of Billy Bob Thornton's character, Willie; the creepy kid that stalks him; Santa fetishes; the appeal of Old Granddad Whiskey; the late comic greats John Ritter & Benrie Mac; the many MADTV alums that show up in bit parts; the Transformers franchise; holiday drinks and laborious process of putting up Christmas decorations. And what exactly is a Fraggle-Stick?
In the fourteenth episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by Mike Cook (Place To Be Nation member) to do a live watch of the 1987 comedy, Spaceballs. The guys discuss the many references to other space adventure movies like Star Wars, Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, Alien, etc; the characters that Mel Brooks plays in his movies; merchandising; the great casting, including Rick Moranis as Dark Helmet; why Michael Winslow isn’t relevant anyone; luggage lock combinations; the Spaceball salute; being surrounded by assholes and much more. So make sure Mega-Maid doesn’t go from suck to blow, keep an eye out for the bleeps, sweeps and creeps and May The Schwartz Be With You!
In this special holiday quickie edition of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by Jennifer Smith & Mirandia Berthold (Geek N’ Sassy) to do a live watch of the 1965 TV special, A Charlie Brown Christmas. Before they dive into the special, the gang discusses Christmas traditions (as both a child and a parent); their disdain for The Elf On A Shelf; Keepsake Ornaments; singing snowmen; the rules of decorating a Christmas tree; their favorite Christmas songs; Hallmark movies; the frustration of putting together toys; favorite foods to eat on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the Southern bias towards egg nog and much more.
In this special holiday quickie edition of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by Mirandia Berthold & Jennifer Smith (Geek N’ Sassy) to do a live watch of the 1973 TV special, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. Before they dive into the special, the gang discusses their favorite side dishes, dressing vs. stuffing, turkey calls, how they prefer their cranberry sauce, what the best type of pie is, Thanksgiving traditions and much more.
In the lucky thirteenth episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by Mirandia Berthold (Geek & Sassy) for this special Halloween Edition to do a live watch of the 1988 comedy, Beetlejuice. They start with a quick review of the new animated film The Addams Family and then they discuss quaint New England towns; Tim Burton’s signature design and directorial style; the genius of Michael Keaton; rules of being a ghost; having to stay in the same condition you died for eternity; the significance of the number three; children with psychic powers. So, read your handbook for the recently deceased, avoid those pesky sand worms and whatever you do, don’t say his name three times!
In this special holiday quickie edition of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by Jennifer Smith & Mirandia Berthold (Geek N’ Sassy) to do a live watch of the 1966 Halloween special, It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Before they dive into the special, the gang discusses their favorites candies, their favorite costumes that they’ve worn over the years, Halloween traditions and much more. So, before you head out the pumpkin patch, go for tricks and treats (hopefully you don’t get any rocks) and most importantly don’t be a blockhead!
In the twelfth episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by David Sunday (Sunday Groove) to do a live watch of the 1993 comedy, So I Married An Axe Murderer. The guys discuss the crime noir aspects of the movie; hot cartoon characters; the greatness of Alan Arkin; the awesome early 90’s soundtrack; the Thigh Master; the SNL influence; the Woman Woe-man Whoa Man poems and the Scottish slang! So, move that heed! If you can, carrying that gargantuan cranium about. And let's get pissed!
In the eleventh episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by Jason Sherman (PTBN’s E-Ticket Attraction) to do a live watch of the 1989 comedy, Bill And Ted’s Excellent Adventure. The guys discuss the Keanu-sance; 80’s fashions; The Penn Brothers (Sean, Chris & Michael); Cool Ranch Doritos; jobs you have in high school; actress Diane Franklin’s filmography; the bromance between Billy The Kid & Socrates; whether or not Napoleon was a jerk; and the greatness of George Carlin. So, head to the Circle-K, say hi to Missy, I mean mom and be excellent to each other. Also, San Dimas High School football rules!
In the tenth episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by JT Rozzero (Place To Be Podcast) to do a live watch of the 1999 comedy, Dogma. The guys discuss 90’s fashion; growing up in Roman Catholic families; the careers of Matt Damon & Ben Affleck; Kevin Smith’s knack for dialogue; and give their thoughts on the View Askewniverse as a whole. So, grab yourself a Mooby Burger, “Buddy Christ” and don’t forget to put the car in gear.
In the ninth episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by J Arsenio D'Amato (This Week In Sports) to do a live watch of the 2005 comedy, The 40 Year-Old Virgin. The guys discuss poker games and guy talk; the freakiness of Elizabeth Banks’ character; morning wood; sex euphemisms; wounded gazelles; chest waxing; the joys of speed dating; J’s hatred of hibachi as well as the many quotable lines. So, go get yourself some hood rats, get your Asia poster framed, and cancel all your afternoon appointments because we gonna need more wax!
In the eighth episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by Greg Phillips (Hard-Traveling Fanboys) to do a live watch of the 1997 comedy, Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery. The guys discuss the groovy 60’s fashions; the great cast of supporting characters including many cameos of recognizable faces; the endless amount of quotable lines; the great use of visual comedy; what it would be like if Jim Ross was cast as Dr. Evil; as well as what the possibility of a new installment in the series may be. So, don’t look at me like I’m frickin’ Frankenstein, do not pass gas before me, find out who Number Two works for, and throw me frickin’ bone here! And who throws a shoe, honestly.
In the seventh episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by Miranda Berthold (Geek & Sassy) to do a live watch of the 1997 action comedy, Men In Black. They discuss Will Smith’s 90’s fashion choices; what it would be like to wear an Edgar-suit; the moons of Uranus; the greatness of Frank The Pug; Big-Ass cockroaches; and their hopes for the latest entry in the MIB franchise, Men In Black: International. Please don’t sell a reverberating carbonizer with mutate capacity to an unlicensed cephalopod, grab your neuralizer and don’t forget to make this look good.
In the sixth episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by Jennifer Smith (Freak-Out Drive-In) to do a live watch of the 1994 comedy, Dumb and Dumber. They discuss the betrayal that almost dooms Harry and Lloyd’s friendship; Jenny’s interest in becoming a bartender; the legend of Sea Bass; the insane haircuts sported by the two main characters; all of the birds in the movie including poor Petey; the Pretty Woman-esque montage; and the Farrelly Brothers setting most of their movies in Providence. So, don’t spill the salt, suck back on grandpa’s old cough medicine, and don’t forget it’s okay, I’m a limo driver!