Ohhh Ranked-a-da!

Our favorite little country up in the north of the world is turning 151 and we are here to celebrate! When we think of our favorite celebrities, it’s funny how a lot of them happen to be Canadian eh? So sit back, cozy up on your favorite chesterfield, grab some Timmies, and join Tuong La and Crazy Cool Canucks Leslie Cserepy, Angus MacDonald, and Laura Gordon as we rank our favourite Canadians of ALL TIME!

Let us know your favorite Canadian celebrities and new Top 5 ideas here  – – > ranked@podcavern.com

Ground Rules

  • They don’t need to be alive right now
  • The person can be a citizen and didn’t need to be born in Canada
  • The level of “Celebrity Fame” internationally will also be considered
  • We are looking at celebrities not historical figures
  • Any Canadian Celebrity would count whether that is a musician, movie star, TV, author, YouTuber, etc.
  • We aren’t necessarily ranking on how “good people” they are

*Spoilers* Below is our Top 5 list from this episode as well as our own personal nominations throughout the episode.

Group 5

5. Wayne Gretzy

4. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

3. Gord Downie

2. Jim Carrey

1. Celine Dion

Tuong’s List

  • Ryan Gosling
  • Seth Rogen
  • Jim Carrey
  • Drake
  • Justin Bieber
  • Shania Twain
  • Rachel McAdams
  • Keanu Reeves
  • Mike eyers
  • Neil Young
  • Gord Downie
  • Nathan Fillion
  • Ryan Reynolds
  • Leonard Cohen
  • Wayne Gretzy
  • Sidney Crosby
  • Lilly Singh
  • Phil Hartman
  • Donovan Bailey

Leslie’s List

  • Jim Carrey
  • Christopher Plumber
  • Leonard Cohen
  • Michael Cera
  • Rachel McADams
  • Shawn Cullen
  • Tom Green
  • Jay Baruchel
  • Margot Kidder
  • Nathan Fielder
  • People from Kids in the Hall
  • People from Body Break
  • People From Red Green Show
  • Andre De Grasse
  • Mr. Dressup

Angus’s List

  • Keanu Reeves
  • James Cameron
  • Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Nickelback (jk)
  • Avril Lavigne (jk she married the guy from Nickelback)
  • Ryan Reynolds
  • Jim Carrey
  • Gord Downie
  • Phil hartman
  • Barenaked Ladies

Laura’s List

  • Sandra Oh
  • Shania Twain
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Celine Dion
  • Alessia Cara
  • Shawn Mendes
  • The Weekend
  • Bryan Adams
  • Mathew Perry
  • Dan Aykroyd
  • Catherine O Hara
  • Colin Mocherie
  • Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir

 

This week Leslie and Angus are joined by none other than Matt “The Human Wheel” Barrow. Together they punch up hollywood scenes and discover things like how to use soap in space and what Alfred does when he’s not butlering for Batman. Join us and help us figure out if this was all a dream or not!?!

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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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Heritage Minutes: Basketball

Source: Historica Canada –

CREDITS:

 

Starring: Brian McKay, Larry Reynolds, Kirk Austensen, Ted Dykstra, John Paul Graham, Jeff Knight , Andrew Simms, Scott Spidell, Steve Yorke

 

Distributed by: CBC Television & CTV Network

Batman Year One – I am Batman…I am the 99%…

Source: unintent –

CREDITS:

 

Directed by: Sam Liu & Lauren Montgomery

Written by: Tab Murphy

Based On: Batman: Year One by Frank Miller

Produced by: Bruce Timm, Alan Burnett, Lauren Montgomery, Sam Register

Starring: Bryan Cranston, Ben Mckenzie, Eliza Dushku, Jon Polito, Alex Rocco & Katee Sackhoff

Production Company:  Warner Premiere, DC Comics & Warner Brothers Animation

 

Distributed by: Warner Home Video

Inception – Dream World Cafe Scene

Source: thequizandquestions –

CREDITS:

 

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Written by: Christopher Nolan

Produced by: Emma Thomas & Christopher Nolan

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger & Michael Caine

Production Company: Legendary Pictures & Syncopy

 

Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures

Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use. No copyright infringement intended.

We’re raaanking in the rain!

This week’s episode is all singing, dancing, and showstoppin’ ragtime fun! Join Tuong and Jazz Hand Experts Axandre Lemours, Ali Harris, and Nicole Milne as they tap-dance their way into our hearts and rank the top 5 best musical films!

Did we miss anything? Email us your favorite musical films and new top 5 ideas to ranked@podcavern.com!

Ground Rules

  • Music is integral to the story, they don’t have to necessarily have to be sung out loud, but it has to be key to the movie’
  • Doesn’t need to be necessarily be classified as your traditional musical
  • Just because it has a great soundtrack doesn’t mean it qualifies. The music itself needs to play a keypart in the movie. (ie: if the movie is stripped out of this film would it still work?)
  • If a theater production of the musical was filmed then that does not count (ie: Shrek, Newsies)
  • If it is a movie adaptation of a musical it counts

*Spoilers* Below is our Top 5 list from this episode as well as our own personal nominations throughout the episode.

Group Top 5

5. Whiplash (2014)

4. Moulin Rouge! (2001)

3. Lion King (1994)

2.Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

1. Grease (1978)

 

Tuong’s List

  • Baby Driver (2017)
  • La La Land (2016)
  • Whipash (2014)
  • School of Rock (2003)
  • Lion King (1994)
  • Sing Street (2016)
  • South Park: Bigger, Longer, & Uncut (1999)
  • Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
  • Grease (1978)
  • Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  • Drumline (2002)
  • High School Musical (2006)
  • Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)

Ax’s List

  • Whiplash (2014)
  • Mary Poppins (1964)
  • La La land (2016)
  • School of Rock (2003)
  • Hairspray (2007)
  • Chicago (2002)
  • Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
  • Once (2007)
  • Begin Again (2013)
  • Sing Street (2016)
  • Last Five Years (2001)
  • The Saphires (2012)
  • Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)
  • Dreamgirls (2006)

Ali’s List

  • Across the Universe (2007)
  • Camp (2003)
  • Rent (2005)
  • Prince of Egypt (1998)
  • Bring it On (2000)
  • Wizard of Oz (1939)
  • Empire Records (1995)

Nicole’s list

  • Grease (1978)
  • Moulin Rouge! (2001)
  • Fame (1980)
  • Chicago (2002)
  • That Thing You Do! (1996)
  • Sound of Music (1965)
  • Newsies (1992)
  • High Fidelity (2000)
  • The Commitment  (1991)
  • Once (2007)
  • Waiting for Guffman (1997)

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Talkin’ Tuong, a monthly show where your host Tuong La talks about three of the hottest pop culture topics and interacts with the PodCavern fans LIVE on Facebook! This month, Tuong puts on his nerd cape and tackles Deadpool 2, God of War, and Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Have any thoughts for next month’s episode? Do you have any thoughts about the things we covered this first episode? Send them all over to talkintuong@podcavern.com!

Time Stamps

Intro 0:00 – 4:20

Deadpool 2  – 4:20 – 18:08

God of War 18:08 – 30:30

Solo: A Star Wars Story: 30:30 – End

 

The Boys are back! All three of The Improv Punch Up hosts are in the PodCavern to record a new episode…. Wait a second where’s Tuong? He’s supposed to be here. Leslie and Angus will have to keep it together until he arrives. Come and see what can change when you’ve been frozen for 6 days, or what happens when you approach an alien in a cafe and tensions rise in the PodCavern. Could this be the end of Punch Up!?!

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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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Demolition Man – Awakening

Source: Blue Cereal

CREDITS:

Directed by: Marco Brambilla
Written by: Robert Reneau, Daniel Waters and Peter M. Lenkov
Produced by: Joel Silver, Michael Levy and Howard Kazanjian
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock and Nigel Hawthorne
Production Company: Silver Pictures

Distributed by: Warner Bros.

Mac and Me- Wheelchair Scene

Source: YoNoEntiendo –
CREDITS:

Directed by: Stewart Raffill
Written by: Steve Feke and Stewart Raffill
Produced by: Mark Damon, William B. Kerr and R.J. Louis
Starring: Christine Ebersole, Jonathan Ward, Tina Caspary, Lauren Stanley and Jade Calegory
Production Company: New Star Entertainment and Vision International

Distributed by: Orion Pictures

Donnie Darko – Family Dinner scene

Source: Viral Film –
CREDITS:

Directed by: Richard Kelly
Written by: Richard Kelly
Produced by: Sean McKittrick, Nancy Juvonen and Adam Fields
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Drew Barrymore, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mary McDonnell, Katherine Ross, Patrick Swayze and Noah Wyle
Production Company: Flower Films

Distributed by: Pandora Cinema and Newmarket Films

Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use. No copyright infringement intended.

How much you liftin’ bruh?

Look we all know that staying actively fit is a good thing. Whenever we are feeling sluggish, guilty, or just want to get our sh*t together we all end up eventually spending too much money on a gym membership we sometimes use. Whether you actually like going to the gym or not, we can all agree there are several people who go that we just want to strangle because let’s face it, the gym attracts some of the worst people out there. Today join Tuong La and gym rats Spencer Galipeau, Nathalie Lengacher, and Alex MacInnis as they call out the worst people and rank the top 5 Pet Peeves at the gym!

Did we miss anything? Email us your pet peeves, gym stories, and new top 5 ideas to ranked@podcavern.com!

Ground Rules

  • Could be any type of gym
  • The pet peeves that we rank don’t need to be universal to what everyone else would nominate as a pet peeve (ie. a personal pet peeve would still count even if someone else doesn’t share the same sentiment)

*Spoilers* Below is our Top 5 list from this episode as well as our own personal nominations throughout the episode.

Group Top 5

5. Dropping Weights

4.Locker Room Traffic Jam  (when you can’t get to your locker after a workout)

3. Put your dick/Ego Away (ie: people who are always naked and people who are always obsessed with their physical body)

2. Equipment Hoarders

1. People who grunt and scream while they work out

 

Tuong’s List

  • Locker room traffic jam
  • Constant cell phone use
  • quarter squats
  • no form
  • people who bug you while you are working out
  • getting told how to work out in a condescending way
  • put your weights away
  • equipment hoarders
  • creepy dudes
  • People who don’t stretch
  • announcing what type of protein you areusing
  • not cleaning the machines
  • people who don’t work out their legs
  • not putting a lock on your locker so whenever you try to open a locker it’s full of shit
  • new years resolution gym people

 

Spencer’s List

  • people who don’t clean up their weights
  • screamers and grunters
  • smelly people
  • gym-lationships (PDA at the Gym)
  • people who steal machines without asking
  • kids atthe gym
  • gym telemarketers

Nat’s List

  • People who drop their weights
  • people who come late to class
  • people who always want to talk at the gym
  • not putting stuff away
  • putting weights in the wrong place
  • not cleaning after yourself
  • creepy staring guys
  • gym couples
  • people who dress up at the gym

Alex’s List

  • people who lift too way too much then the can handle
  • people who are know-it-alls
  • training with an injury and not taking care of the injury
  • people who show up late
  • people who try to impress others but aren’t really there for themselves
  • creepy dudes
  • not knowing proper techniques
  • girls who dress up at the gym

 

The Improv Embassy/ TREVOR’s Chelsea “Queen of the Hell-Sea” Fahey joins forces with Tuong and Leslie as they find out that Mark Wahlberg is reaching out to the community, a young lover learns to win a girl’s heart through pranks, and Mr.Miyagi gets fired with an avalanche of callbacks!

 

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.


 

PLANET OF THE APES (1968) – Lady Liberty Destroyed

 

Source: Fox Home Entertainment AU – Access All Areas

CREDITS:

 

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner

Writers: Michael Wilson and Rod Serling

Producer: Arthur P. Jacobs

Starring:Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowell, Maurice Evans, Kim Hunter, James Whitmore, James Daly, Linda Harrison

Production Company: APJAC Productions

 

Distributed by: 20th Century Fox

Pretty In Pink – Flirting In The Record Store

Source:NotoriousDillinger –

CREDITS:

 

Directors: Howard Deutch

Writers: John Hughes

Producers: Lauren Shuler

Starring: Molly Ringwald, Harry Dean Stanton, Jon Cryer, Annie Potts, James Spader & Andrew McCarthy

Production Company:  Paramount Pictures

 

Distributed by: Paramount Pictures

The Karate Kid Part II – No Mercy Scene

Source: Movieclips –

CREDITS:

 

Director: John G. Avildsen

Writers: Robert Mark Kamen

Producer: Jerry Weintraub

Starring: Ralph Macchio and Noriyuki “Pat” Morita

Production Company: Delphi V Productions

Distributed by: Columbia Pictures

Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use. No copyright infringement intended.

 

 

“MOOOOM THE MEATLOAF!”

In honor of Mother’s Day, Tuong La and mama’s boys/girl Axandre Lemours, Even Gilchrist, and Catherine Ballachey scour through the vast sea of fictional moms and make a Top 5 list of the very best!

Did we miss anything? Send your own nominations and new ideas for Top 5 Lists here – – > ranked@podcavern.com

Ground Rules

  • Has to be fictional (books, tv, movies, video games, plays, etc.)
  • Can’t be based on a real person unless the adaptation of that person is very fictionalized.
  • Doesn’t have to be a biological mom
  • Can be technically a mom, but doesn’t have to necessarily portray mother qualities
  • Doesn’t have to be the female gender necessarily

*Spoilers* Below is our Top 5 list from this episode as well as our own personal nominations throughout the episode.

Group Top 5

5. Aunt May (Spiderman)

4. Skylar White (Breaking Bad)

3. Cercei Lannister (Game of Thrones)

2. Marge Simpsons (The Simpsons)

1. Molly Weasley (Harry Potter)

 

Tuong’s List

  • Molly Weasley (Harry Potter)
  • Tracy McConell (How I Met Your Mother)
  • Marge Simpson (The Simpsons)
  • Kitty Forman (That 70’s Show)
  • Daenerys Targaryen (Game of Thrones)
  • Kala (Tarzan)
  • Elastigirl (The Incredibles)
  • Sarah Connor (Terminator)
  • Gemma Teller (Sons of Anarchy)
  • Lucille Bluth (Arrested Development)
  • Marion McPherson (Lady Bird)
  • Emily Spier (Jennifer Garner)
  • Mom (Pokemon)
  • Aunt May (Spiderman)
  • Linda Belcher (Bob’s Burgers)
  • Joyce Buyers (Stranger Things)
  • Liane Cartman (South Park)

Axandre’s List

  • Linda Belcher (Bob’s Burgers)
  • Aunt May (Spiderman)
  • Elastigirl (The Incredibles)
  • Lucille Bluth (Arrested Development)
  • Malory Archer (Archer)
  • Vivian Banks (Fresh Prince of Bel Air)
  • Norma Bates (Bate’s Motel)
  • Claire Dunphy (Modern Family)
  • Regina’s Mom (Mean Girls)
  • Katey Segal’s characters from Eight Simple Rules, Married with Children, and Sons of Anarchy
  • Cercei Lannister (Game of Thrones)
  • Amy Mathews
  • Mom from Blackish
  • Perdita (101 Dalmations)
  • Catelyn Stark (Game of Thrones)
  • Lois Wilkerson (Malcolm in the Middle)

Catherine’s List

  • Molly Weasley (Harry Potter)
  • Skylar White (Breaking Bad)
  • Beverly Crusher (Star Trek)
  • Aunt Viv (Fresh Prince of Bel Air)
  • Claire Huxtable (Cosby Show)
  • Nancy Botwin (Weeds)
  • Daenerys Targaryen (Game of Thrones)
  • Joanne Taylor (Home Improvement)
  • Senator Amidala (Star Wars)
  • Lily Potter (Harry Potter)
  • Mother Courage (Mother Courage and her Children)

 

Even’s List

  • Lorelai Gilmore  (Gilmore Girls)
  • Beatrix Kiddo (Kill Bill)
  • Moira Rose (Schitt’s Creek)
  • Dragon (Shrek)
  • Kitty Forman (That 70’s Show)
  • Lucy DesCoutere (Trailer Park Boys)
  • Godzilla
  • Sophia Burette (Orange is the New Black)
  • Steve (Stranger Things)
  • Alana (Saga)

 

 

The Meus’s Dana “The Schniper” Schiemann joins Tuong La and Leslie Cserepy as they learn that a young girl wants to date Mario as a drug deal goes down, a kid confesses to his dads what they are really made of, Cassio Pftpft reigns down his awesome liquid voice to the people.

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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1) Super Mario Bros. (1993) – Fungus Trampoline Scene

Source: MegaKoopaBro64

CREDITS:

Directors: Annabel Jankel, Rocky Morton
Writers: Parker Bennett, Terry Runte & Ed Solomon
Producers: Jake Eberts & Roland Joffe
Starring: Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper & Samantha Mathis
Production Company:  Hollywood Pictures, Lightmotive, Allied Filmmakers & Cinergi Pictures

Distributed by: Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

2) Wet hot American Summer – I said no!

Source: Obi Wan Shakobi

CREDITS:

Director: David Wain
Writers: David Wain & Michael Showalter
Producer: Howard Bernstein
Starring: Janeane Garafalo, David Hyde Pierce, Molly Shannon, Paul Rudd, Christopher Meloni & Michael Showalter
Production Company: Eureka Pictures & North Coast Group

Distributed by: USA Films

3) The Sixth Sense – I see dead people

Source:  HorroRviXenKate

CREDITS:

Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Writers: M. Night Shyamalan
Producers: Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy & Barry Mendel
Starring: Bruce Willis, Toni Collette, Olivia Williams & Haley Joel Osment
Production Company: Hollywood Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, The Kennedy/Marshall Company & Barry Mendel Productions

Distributed by: Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use. No copyright infringement intended.

The day of Infinity War as finally arrived!

10 years ago Marvel started a revolution for comic book nerds around the world with the very first Iron Man. What followed was the birth of a cinematic universe that has dominated today’s pop culture. Through 18 movies, they have been slowly building the foundation of the biggest comic book event since…well ever. To celebrate this momentous occasion, join Tuong La as he gathers the Infinity Stones with the help of Stenley Philippe, Stephen Peeling, and Glen Barlas as they look back and rank the very best Marvel Movies leading up to Avengers: Infinity War.

Did we get our order all wrong? Did we completely flub up our nominations? Send that and new ideas for Top 5 Lists here – – > ranked@podcavern.com

Ground Rules

  • specifically talking about the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies (no Marvel Netflix, SHIELD, animated shows, etc.)
  • The movie will be judged on the base of how enjoyable it is on it’s own, how important it is to the MCU, it’s villain, how they balance humor, rewatchability, etc.

*Spoilers* Below is our Top 5 list from this episode as well as our own personal nominations throughout the episode.

Group Top 5

5. Thor: Ragnarok

4. Black Panther

3. Captain America: Civil War

2. Guardians of the Galaxy

1.Captain America: Winter Soldier

 

Tuong’s Nominations

  • Captain America: Winter Soldier
  • Avengers
  • Ant-Man

Stenley’s Nominations

  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Black Panther
  • Doctor Strange

Steve’s Nominations

  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Spiderman: Homecoming
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. II

Glen’s Nominations

  • Iron Man
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

 

Honorable Mentions

  • Iron Man 3
  • The Incredible Hulk

 

….everything else meh