Angus and Sal start to butt heads in their workspace, but relationship counselor Dr. Marry Plath (Chelsea Fahey) arrives just in time to share relationship advice.

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We Rank in Peace, Earthlings.

Space. Another frontier of fictional characters we have not yet fully explored on Ranked yet. As we try to still discover life outside our small little blue planet called Earth in the real world, we can at least rely on fiction to come up with some other worldly creatures to pit against each other on a Top 5 list. Join Tuong La and Exotic Extraterrestials Rich Hilborn, Chelsea Fahey, and Angus MacDonald as they beam up and probe out a Top 5 Aliens list.

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Ground Rules

  • Pulling from all mediums of fiction (ie books, movies, tv, video games, etc.)
  • Nominating a specific alien but when you can’t you nominate the species.
  • Ranking on the merits of both the specific alien and the species of alien. In other words, when discussion of the character gets exhausted, must lean on the alien aspects of the character to make your case
  • Another “plane” or “dimension” does not usually mean it’s alien ie A demon is not an alien
  • Our definition of Alien is “not of this world”.
  • Hybrids of Aliens can count. ie can have human DNA
  • Nominations that are more inherently “alien” get the edge over nominations that are basically human-like

*Spoilers* Below is our Top 5 list from this episode as well as our own personal unordered  lists.

Group Top 5

5. Goku (Dragon Ball Z – Saiyan)

4.Optimus Prime (Transformers – Cybertronian)

3. Stitch (Lilo & Stitch – Experiment 626)

2. Chewbacca (Star Wars – Wookies)

1. Xenomorphs (Alien)

Tuong’s List

  • Xenomorph (Alien)
  • Chewbacca (Star Wars- Wookie)
  • Goku (Dragon Ball Z – Saiyan)
  • E.T
  • The Thing
  • Pizza Planet Aliens (Toy Story)
  • Kang & Kodos (The Simpsons)
  • The Na’vi (Avatar – Na’vi)
  • Prawns (District 9)
  • Any of the aliens in Mass Effect (Salarian, Turian, Korgan, Quarians, Asari, etc.)
  • Space Invaders
  • Darkseid (DC Comics – Apokoliptans)
  • Mr. Burns (The Simpsons in episode “The Springfield Files”
  • Venom Symbiote
  • Metroid
  • Piccolo (Dragon Ball Z – Namekian)
  • Lying Cat (Saga)
  • Prince Robot IV (Saga)
  • Beta Ray Bill (Marvel – Korbinite)
  • XCOM Aliens
  • Arrival Aliens
  • Thanos (Marvel – Titan)

Rich’s List

  • Ax – (Animorphs – Andalite)
  • Superman/Kal-El (DC Comics – Kryptonian)
  • Dr. Who (Dr. Who – Time Lord)
  • Q (Star Trek – Q)
  • Steven Universe (Steven Universe – Gem/human hybrid)
  • Trance Gemini (Andromeda -Solar Avatar of Tarn Vedra)
  • Space Orcs (Warhammer 40k)
  • Spock (Star Trek – Vulcans)
  • Taelons (Earth: Final Conflict)
  • Thor (Thor – Asgardian)
  • Quark (Deep Space Nine –  Ferengi)
  • Zerg and Protoss (Starcraft)

Chelsea’s List

  • Stitch (Lilo & Stitch – Experiment 626)
  • Alf (Alf – Melmac)
  • Marvin the Martian (Looney Tunes – Martian from Mars)
  • Groot (Guardians of the Galaxy – Groot)
  • Mork (Mork & Mindy – From planet Ork)
  • Body Snatchers
  • Cromulons (Rick & Morty)
  • Klingons (Star Trek)
  • All Men in Black aliens
  • The Nerdlucks (Space Jam)
  • Yoda (Star Wars)

Angus’s List

  • Predators (Predator – Yautja)
  • Optimus Prime (Transformers – Cybertronian)
  • Dr. Zoidberg (Futurama – Decapodian)
  • Garrus Vakarian (Mass Effect – Turian)
  • Krombopulos Michael (Rick & Morty – Gromflomite)
  • Jeff (People from Earth)
  • Ewoks (Star Wars – Ewoks)
  • General Ackbar (Star Wars – Mon Calamari)
  • The Martian (Mars Attacks)
  • Slurms Mackenzi (Futurama – Slurm Worm)
  • Neutral Aliens (Futurama)
  • Mordin Solus (Mass Effect – Salarian)
  • The Hive (Destiny)
  • Boros (One Punch Man)

 

Special Guest List – Brendan Knowles

  • The Na’vi (Avatar – Na’v)i)
  • Piggies – (Enders Game)
  • Starship Trooper Aliens
  • Avatar Aliens
  • Cloverfield Aliens
  • MIB Aliens
  • Prawns (District 9)

 

 

Time to nut up or shut up because we got a Spooktastic 👻 October edition of Talkin’ Tuong for you w/ special guest Jesse Anderson!

Listen as we put on some clown make up and chat about Joker🤡, escape from our meth-filled past as we gush about El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie🚗, and blow out the brains of the undead while talking about Zombieland: Double Tap.🧟‍♂️

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Time Stamp

Intro 0:00 -17:22

Joker

17:22-43:32

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

43:32 – 1:06:19

Zombieland: Double Tap

1:06:19 – 1:23:50

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1:23:50 – END

 

 

Angus starts his new, not so glamorous, job with the Super Human Action Response Team filing paperwork in a dim basement. He meets his new partner/superior Sal Bedfellow (Matthew Whalley) and the two get to know each other.

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BRAAAAAIINNSS!

Zombies aka The Living Dead aka Biters aka Creepers aka (a thousand other ghoulish names) has permeated mainstream culture in a big way for decades, especially when George A. Romero launched his vision of what we perceive as the “modern zombie” today. Whether it’s your slow shuffling zombie to your horrifyingly fast flesh eating zombie, there has been a number of different haunted takes throughout all types of fiction and mediums. On this year’s Spookifying Halloween special of Ranked, join Tuong La and Undead Creepers Samantha Leggatt, Angus MacDonald, and Taylor Fleming as they celebrate these pop-culture monsters, eat the brains of the living, and come up with the Top 5 Things Featuring Zombies.

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Ground Rules

  • Nominations can be from be all types of mediums and fiction
  • If you pick something from a franchise, pick a specific movie or part of that franchise (ie: The Walking Dead Show OR Book, or Zombieland 1 OR 2)
  • Loose definition of “Zombie”. As long as the “Zombies” exhibit “zombie-like” characteristics, then the nomination counts still.
  • NOTE: Some of the honorable mentions in particular are a VERY loose definition of zombies

*Spoilers* Below is our Top 5 list from this episode as well as our own personal unordered  lists.

Group Top 5

5. World War Z (The Book)

4. Epidemiology (Community Halloween Special, Season 2 Episode 6)

3. Night of the Living Dead (1968)

2. Shaun of the Dead

1.The Last of Us

Tuong’s List

  • Zombieland
  • Epidemiology (Community Halloween Special, Season 2 Episode 6)
  • Night of the Living Dead (1968)
  • Walking Dead (Graphic Novel)
  • Train to Busan
  • Left 4 Dead 2
  • Dying Light
  • Last of Us
  • Zombie Run App
  • DCeased
  • Marvel Zombies
  • The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror III – “Dial Z for Zombies”
  • Ophiocordyceps Unilateralis

Sam’s List

  • World War Z (The Book)
  • The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror III – “Dial Z for Zombies”
  • Plants vs Zombies
  • Warm Bodies
  • The Walking Dead
  • Afterlife with Archie (Archie Comics)
  • Hotel Transylvania
  • Thriller (Michael Jackson Music Video)
  • I am Legend (Even though they are more like vampires..)
  • Zombie – Song by The Cranberries
  • Idle Hands
  • Death Becomes Her
  • Last Kids on Earth

Angus’s List

  • Resident Evil 4
  • Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks
  • Last of Us
  • Marvel Zombies
  • World War Z (The Movie)
  • The Girl with All the Gifts
  • Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare
  • Dead Space
  • The Mummy (Mummies are kind of like zombies..?)
  • Frankenstein (Frankenstein’s monster is kind of like a zombie too?)
  • Dead Snow: Red Vs Dead
  • Half Life
  • Land of the Dead
  • Army of Darkness
  • The Addams Family
  • Dead Alive

Taylor’s List

  • Shaun of the Dead
  • 28 Days Later
  • Train to Busan
  • Dawn of the Dead (1978)
  • Dawn of the Dead (2004)
  • Evil Dead 2
  • White Zombie
  • Rob Zombie (The band)
  • The Battery
  • Zombi 2
  • Wreck
  • Immortal Hulk
  • Strange New World – The Batman TV Episode 2006
  • Wanderers (Book)

Gobble Gobble!

It’s that time of year again where friends and family gather around and give thanks to the Turkey/Tofurkey gods! But whether you like Turkey or not, there is no denying that Thanksgiving has turned into a tradition where families bring out their A-game for dinner. This week join Tuong La  and Food pilgrims Geoff McBride, Jesse Preece, and Desiree Connors Warmington as they brace their stomachs for turkey-itis and rank Top 5 Thanksgiving Foods!

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Ground Rules

  • Including Food and Beverages
  • Don’t have to nominate a specific recipe, however mentioning can support your argument
  • Acknowledge that one person’s Thanksgiving meal might be different than another. As long as its food that they have during Thanksgiving then it’s fair game to nominate.
  • Topping or sauces are separate nominations.
  • Making the food is not part of the consideration. We are more trying to think about if it’s something we would want to eat.
  • Each food nominated is nominated as if it is in the best prepared state. (ie: the perfect way to cook a Turkey)

*Spoilers* Below is our Top 5 list from this episode as well as our own personal unordered  lists.

Group Top 5

5. Turkey

4. Brussel Sprouts

3. Gravy

2. Stuffing

1. Pumpkin Pie

 

Tuong’s List

  • Turkey
  • Double stuffed baked potatoes
  • Dumplings (Xiu Mai)
  • Scalloped Potatoes
  • Clam Chowder
  • Corn Bread
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Pecan Pie
  • Roast Beef
  • Apple Pie Crumble
  • Roasted Vegetables
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Wheat Beer

Geoff’s List

  • Butter
  • Gravy
  • Tin Peas
  • Cranberry Relish
  • Creamed Onions
  • Roasted Root Vegetables
  • Green Beans
  • Oysters or Oyster Stuffing

Jess’s List

  • Yorkshire Pudding
  • Lasagna
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Gords or Squash
  • Bubble and Squeak
  • Baked beans
  • Mac and Cheese
  • …the blood of the innocent. (because pilgrims y’know?)

Des’s List

  • Apple Cider Mimosa
  • Stuffing
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Fluffy Bun or Buttered Buns
  • Apple Pie
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Meat Pie

 

 

On this episode of The Improv Punch Up Tuong La is back! Alas, when the boys are about to record their no doubt hilarious episode, the podcast feed is interrupted and hijacked by the Punch Up of the FUTURE! Instead of Leslie, Angus and Tuong listen as Skywalker Cserepy, Bloodflap and Tuong La Punch Up disastrous movies while they wait for the Sun to explode!

All joking aside The Improv Punch Up has been an absolute joy to produce for 50 EPISODES! We are so grateful to all of the people who joined us on the show and all of the people who gave it a listen along the way. Since we started the show we have had to move to different cities to pursue our passions. Because of this, it pains us to say that The Improv Punch Up will no longer be a regularly scheduled show. But fear not Punch Up fans, there are still many more Punch Ups to come! They will come when we are able to reunite and record together again.

Below are the video clips we used in the show (these clips are not our own and were used for creative purposes) All the Rights in This Content Belong to Their Respective Owner/s.
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Geostorm – Heat Wave

Source: Vejai

CREDITS:

Directed by: Dean Devlin
Written by: Dean Devlin, Paul Guyot
Produced by: David Ellison, Dean Devlin, Dana Goldberg
Starring: Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Alexandra Maria Lara, Daniel Wu, Eugenio Derbez, Amr Waked, Adepero Oduye, Robert Sheehan, Richard Schiff, Ed Harris & Andy Garcia
Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures, Skydance Media, Electric Entertainment & RatPac-Dune Entertainment
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures

Armageddon – Funny Shotgun Scene

Source: Hey, It’s Mr. V

CREDITS:

Directed by: Michael Bay
Written by: Jonathan Hensleigh, J.J. Abrams & Robert Roy Pool
Produced by: Jerry Bruckheimer, Gale Anne Hurd & Michael Bay
Starring: Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Liv Tyler, Ben Affleck, Will Patton, Peter Stormare, Keith David & Steve Buscemi
Production Company: Touchstone Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films & Valhalla Motion Pictures
Distributed by: Buena Vista Pictures

Walking with Dinosaurs – End of the dinosaurs

Source: gunner9365

CREDITS:

Directed by: Neil Nightingale & Barry Cox
Written by: John Collee
Produced by: Mike Devlin, Luke Hetherington, Amanda Hill & Deepak Nayar
Starring: John Leguizamo, Justin Long, Tiya Sircar & Skyler Stone
Production Company: Reliance Entertainment, IM Global & BBC Earth
Distributed by: 20th Century Fox

No live stream for this month’s edition of Talkin’ Tuong but the show still must go on! For this month’s episode, Tuong gathers up all the juicy news from September and also gets talkin’ about Brad Pitt in space with Ad Astra, seeing if the second chapter of IT floats as high as the first, and placing himself in the middle beside Zach Galifianakis in Netflix’s Between Two Ferns: The Movie!

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Time Stamp

Intro 0:00 -16:33

Ad Astra

16:33-25:34

IT: Chapter 2

25:34-31:18

Between Two Ferns: The Movie

31:18-36:39

END

36:39 -END

Mmm nature’s candy…

Nothing beats that sweet delicious flavor you get from snacking on your favourite fruit. Not only do they have a mouth watering unbeatable taste to them but they also contain a wide variety of vitamins and minerals to keep your body healthy! You can juice em up, you can put them in a pie, you can make a kick ass cocktail with them –  they got versatility for days! Join Tuong La and Fruity Patootie’s Colleen Wang, Victoria Luloff, and Leslie Cserepy as they take a nice long juicy bite into making a Top 5 Fruits list!

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Ground Rules

  • Wikipedia Definition:
    In botany, a fruit is the seed-bearing structure in flowering plants (also known as angiosperms) formed from the ovary after flowering.Fruits are the means by which angiosperms disseminate seeds.
  • Can bring samples to the table to make arguments
  • We take into consider the fruit in it’s peak ripeness. However, we also take into consideration how seasonal it is.
  • Must specify the type of fruit (ie What kind of Apples)
  • You don’t necessarily have to “eat” the fruit. Some fruits are used mainly for it’s juices in other meals.

*Spoilers* Below is our Top 5 list from this episode as well as our own personal unordered  lists.

Group Top 5

5. Peaches

4. Gala Apples

3. Cherries

2. Raspberries

1. Banana

Tuong’s List

  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Pineapple
  • Oranges
  • Blackberries
  • Dragon Fruit
  • Green Grapes
  • Pineapple
  • Avocado
  • Watermelon
  • Granny Smith Apple
  • Cantaloupe
  • Olives
  • Cucumber
  • Pumpkin
  • Lemon

Colleen’s List

  • Any Apples really (Gala Apples)
  • Green Grapes
  • Red Mango
  • Lychee
  • Cocoa Beans
  • Star Fruit
  • Papaya
  • Coconut

Victoria’s List

  • Peach
  • Tomato
  • Raspberries
  • Kiwi
  • Ground Cherries
  • Passion Fruit

Leslie’s List

  • Cherries
  • Banana
  • Clementine
  • Blood Orange
  • Nectarine
  • White Flesh Nectarines
  • Lime
  • Honey Dew
  • Pomegranate
  • Chili Peppers
  • Bell Peppers
  • Golden Delicious Apple
  • Rainier Cherries

This time on The Improv Punch Up we decided to show you the fans a peek behind the curtain!  When we have a guest on we usually do a practice scene or “Practice Punch Up” to get the creative  juices flowing. We tell the guests these won’t appear on the podcast but guess what…we lied! Because they are just too fun to keep locked away. Is this a shameless attempt to scrape together another episode or an inspiring look at our guests before the episode has begun? You decide!


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Special thanks to:

Nicole Bedford, Laura Hall, Rich Hillborn, Jordan Moffatt, Chelsea Fahey, Sachin Sinha, Krystal Merrells, Joel Garrow, Patrice-Ann Forbes, Al Connors, Vinny Francois, Victoria Luloff, Sam Leggatt.