“I don’t condone this sexy yet reckless behavior, Susan Cooper!”

Paul Feig has brought some of the most iconic properties in the last few decades into the world from Freaks and Geeks to The Heat to even Bridesmaids. This week, we watch a Paul Feig film that isn’t talked about enough that is full of a non-stop barrage of jokes and laughs.  So join Tuong and Super Spy Krystal Merrells as they talk about improv and the comedic brilliance of Melissa McCarthy in 2015’s Spy!

You can find out more about the work Krystal does in the field of Food, Nutrition, and TBI over at -> https://kjmnutrition.com/

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Under the Sea, under the sea!

It’s time to dive into the deep blue ocean on this week’s episode of Ranked! We have touched upon how wild sea creatures are on a previous episode of Ranked (see Top 5 Interesting Animals You’ve Never Heard About), so it stands to reason that fictional sea creatures would be even WILDER. So join Tuong and The Upford Network’s /Natural Toonie’s  Tom Zalatnai,  Kendalyn Aldridge, and Greg Schulz as they sail through the vast expanse of the great blue sea to bring you a list of Top 5 Fictional Sea Creatures!

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Ground Rules

  • Fictional nominations include anything from pop culture, books, movies, TV, etc.
  • If the fictional nomination is based on a real live sea creature, we will be considering only the fictionalized version of that creature (ie Free Willy)
  • Nominations must come from the sea/ocean but we won’t be TOO nit-picky on the bodies of water the creature comes from
  • You can nominate an entire species if there is not one specific character you want to nominate
  • Tie breaker consideration will be ‘How much time does this creature actually spend in water’. For example, if the creature is technically from the sea but they spend most of their time on land, is it really that great a representation of sea creatures?
  • Not a ground rule but humanoid sea creatures like Aquaman, are overall less interesting for this type of list.

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

Group Top 5

5. The Nokk (Frozen II)

4. Ariel (The Little Mermaid)

3. Lion Turtle (Avatar: The Last Airbender)

2. Spongebob Squarepants

1. Godzilla

Tuong’s List

  • JAWS
  • Cthulhu (The Call of Cthulhu)
  • Ariel (The Little Mermaid)
  • Sebastian (The Little Mermaid)
  • Professor Zoidberg (Futurama)
  • Spongebob Squarepants
  • Mr. Krabs
  • Plankton
  • Nemo (Finding Nemo)
  • Crush (Finding Nemo)
  • Dorie (Finding Nemo)
  • The Alligator (Peter Pan)
  • Street Sharks???
  • Gyrados, Lapras, Squirtle (Pokemon)
  • Jormungandr (God of War)
  • Emerald Weapon (Final Fantasy VII)
  • Leviathan

Tom’s List

  • Spongebob Squarepants
  • Enguarde the Swordfish (Donkey Kong)
  • Kapp’n (Animal Crossiong)
  • The Kraken
  • Lugia
  • The Leviathan
  • Tamatoa (Moana)
  • Sea Biscuit (has sea in the name technically counts…)
  • Ursula (The Little Mermaid)
  • The Big Blooper (Super Mario Sunshine)
  • Gomamon (Digimon)
  • Whamon (Digimon)
  • The Octonauts

Kendalyn’s List

  • Gyrados (Pokemon)
  • The Serpent (The Chonicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader)
  • The Nokk (Frozen II)
  • Ursula (The Little Mermaid)
  • Kaiju (Pacific Rim)
  • Moby Dick
  • Aquamaria (Static Shock)
  • Barbara Manatee (Veggie Tales)
  • Leviathan
  • Davey Jones (Pirate of the Caribbean)

Greg’s List

  • Godzilla
  • Lion Turtle (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Kit Fisto (Star Wars: Clone Wars)
  • Kraken
  • Leviathan
  • Ponyo
  • Ebirah (Godzilla)
  • Kyogre (Pokemon)
  • Admiral Ackbar

“Well, Hello Clarice”

Thanks to the bone-chilling performance of Anthony Hopkins, The Silence of the Lambs has become a franchise that has no shortage of sequels and spin offs that is continuing to be milked for all it’s worth.  But what’s the big deal anyway? Join Tuong La and intrepid FBI detective in training, Kelley Oliver, as they watch this classic psychological thriller horror  for the first time and crack the case on why 1991’s The Silence of the Lambs is one of the most revered movies of all time.

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You’ve hunted around your backyard and what did you find?? A brand new episode of the Improv Punch Up!
 
The boys meet up in the Simulacrum to punch up Hollywood’s latest blockbuster…GODZILLA VS KONG! Godzilla loses his job and doesn’t know what to do! Kong is stranded on an island and only wants to know his family!! A certain waskilly wabbit goes on a murderous rampage!!!
 
The scene is set for a triple threat deathmatch of the ages, featuring NO SWEARING whatsoever, some…..unfortunate…..side effects of puberty, and a SHOCKING conclusion that will leave you asking….What’s Up Doc????

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Angus and Walter (Matt Barrow) still adjusting to Sal’s absence interview a former Sidekick and would be Hero Lightwave (Taylor Fleming, How’d We Get Here?). He sheds some light on how Sidekicks are treated in Super City….turns out not very well.

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Everybody needs a little rescuing – and that’s especially true if you’re an orphaned six-year-old who’s been kidnapped by a real monster of a woman and forced underground to look for a giant pirate diamond. But not to fear: Bianca, Bernard, and the Rescue Aid Society are here! This week the Dummies follow our plucky little mice heroes as they fearlessly confront one of Disney’s baddest villains and her crocodile cronies in The Rescuers!

Next Movie: The Fox and the Hound (1981)

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“There Are Six, Not Five. There Is No Us Without Him.”

The Snydercut is one of the weirdest things to happen in film in a long time. The Justice League came out in 2017 which was finished by another director and had a sub-par reception to it upon it’s release. Since then, the internet and even cast members were demanding the big studios to help realize Zack Snyder’s original vision of this movie with #ReleasetheSnyderCut. With enough persistence and whining, the internet finally got it’s way and the people actually got a new cut of this movie. So join Tuong, Matt Barrow, and Angus MacDonald as they watch over four hours of brooding and a lot of ideas crammed into one thing as they talk about Zack Snyder’s Justice League!

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**Imagine the following paragraph softly whispered in your ear**

You hear that? That’s the sound of an entire podcast episode dedicating to figuring out what the best sounds are! Autonomous sensory meridian response, or ASMR, has garnered immense popularity over the last decade. We all know sounds that we collectively disdain like nails on a chalkboard, but we often glossed over the sounds that we actually find enjoyable until ASMR came around. And while this episode is not strictly about ASMR, this week join Tuong La and the A-Team Angus MacDonald, Samantha Leggatt, and Leslie Cserepy as we rank the Top 5 Sounds that are sure to tickle your ears in the best way possible!

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Ground Rules

  • A song is not a sound
  • A jingle does not count (ie the Mcdonald’s jingle)
  • You can’t nominate a chord or note (ie the chord of G) unless you associate an instrument that goes with it. Reasoning is because the chord of G, while the same note, comes out sounding different on a guitar vs piano.
  • Chymes or a sequence of sounds are okay if they serve a single purpose and it’s not like an advertisement.
  • Ringtones are dicey territory
  • No concepts of sounds (ie The sound of defeat).
  • If a thing produces multiple sounds then it counts

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

Group Top 5

5. Lightsaber

4. Bamboo Wind Chimes

3. Thunderstorm

2. Crackling Fire

1.Cracking Open a Cold Can

 

Tuong’s List

  • Cracking Open a Cold Can
  • Horses Galloping
  • Walking on Crunchy Leaves
  • Zipping up a zipper
  • Bubblewrap
  • Water Boiling
  • Snare Drum
  • Writing on Paper with a Pencil
  • Turning a Newspaper
  • Cat Purring
  • Chopping Wood
  • Scissors Snipping
  • Lake Water Lapping
  • Fireplace
  • Thunderstorm
  • Biting into an Apple
  • Steak sizzling
  • Walking on Snow
  • Walking on Gravel
  • Blacksmith sounds (ie forging something)

Angus’s List

  • Crackling Fire
  • Ps2 Start Up Sound
  • Ripping a Bong
  • Popping popcorn
  • Waves at the Beach
  • Crunchy Leaves
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Chat Notification from your Crush
  • Your Doorbell from your Childhood Home
  • Cutting Construction Paper
  • Sizzling Meat on a Grill
  • Heavy Rain
  • THX Sound
  • Knife Coming out of a Knife Block

Sam’s List

  • Shovelling Snow
  • Dishwasher
  • Bamboo Wind Chimes
  • Cat Purring
  • Harmonica
  • The BWAH from Inception
  • Tim Allen’s ‘UHH’ Sound
  • Animal Crossing Talking
  • Quick Shuffling of a Deck of Cards
  • The Pop of a Champagne Bottle
  • The Clink When you are doing a Cheers with Crystal Glass
  • The “WAH” from Waluigi

Leslie’s List

  • Lightsaber
  • Thunderstorm
  • THX Sound
  • Children Laughing
  • Crystal Bowl
  • Wind Blowing on Trees
  • Piano Burning
  • The Super Mario Jump Sound
  • Wilhelm Scream
  • The Price is Right Fail Horn
  • Jason Voorhees Sound
  • Sound of Getting a Hair Cut

 

“Welcome to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger! Can I take your order?”

Hey look, moves in the 90’s were weird. But they were also wonderful because sometimes an idea is so bananas that it wouldn’t work in today’s world of cinema. That’s why on this week’s episode, Tuong and Alli “Mondo Burger” Harris take a look at this very special moment in movie history and watch the classic Nickelodean film about fast food rivalry and “being a dude” – Good Burger!

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Angus shows Walter Ego (Matt Barrow) the ropes at S.H.A.R.T. while visited by the great Super City director Claude Lancaster (Paul JP, The Pen Is Mightier). The guys get a graphic look into the business of making films in Super City.

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