We're back from our mid-winter hiatus with a deep dive into America's favorite funnyman, James Bond, with actor/mo-cap dude Walt Gray! If we're being honest this is a fine episode but I got to talk about moe. for like five minutes and force my audience to listen to a pretty sick Rebubula so that was pretty 1997 of me. On the non moe. front we have a heated discussion over who the best Bond is, what we love about the series and why Sheriff JW Pepper is the best character of all time don't @ me libs.
This week we're on the road with an episode recorded in The Big Muddy, Portland Oregon! Joining us is returning guest/very very nice boy Sam Kusek (@slamkusek) to discuss everyone's Mom's favorite topic: Tattoos! We go deep on the how and why of body art, and Brandon tells the story of the time he spite drafted an actual NFL player that made fun of him on the bus in 4th grade to his fantasy team only to bench him for the season. It's deeply, stupidly petty, but he got 2nd place in the league so it all works out? Who knows! Or cares!
This week Beth is out of town, so Brandon is rolling solo and it goes about as well as you'd expect*. Joining B-Fuuunk this week is actor/puppeteer/30s film star brought to life Libby Letlow (@libbygetslow) to discuss Steven Spielberg's Animaniacs. We got both zany to the max AND put bologna in our slacks as we talk about this gem of a 90s cartoon, how it affected Libby's sense of humor and perhaps the dirtiest joke in television history.
*It goes sideways almost immediately
We're back from the holiday break and we are about to get SAD as Jordan Kurtzman (writer/comedian/Pin-Up Squirrel, @jordankurtzman) joins us to talk about those charming young lads The Smiths. We talk about how her music tastes formed, what she loves about the band's sound and lyrics, and delve deep into the complicated topic that is Morrissey himself. Jordan also straight up laughs at me for saying I saw Dweezil Zappa, and you know what? I'm not ashamed of it! I've, in fact, seen Dweezil Zappa at least six times AND I'D SEE HIM AGAIN GOT DANGGIT!!
This week we're joined by superfan Drew Mollo to discuss Ghostbusters, a topic that has never caused any controversy or prompted any heated, wildly unnecessary arguments ever. Nope. Not a one. We talk about the movies, sure, but we go very deep on the fandom and what it means to be a Ghostbuster. Brandon also tees up what would have been a WORLD CLASS JOKE until he screws it up like a goon.
This week's intro clip is Jon Glazer and H. Jon Benjamin as Soundtrackapella opening for Yo La Tengo in 2002. You can find the entire performance here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPzO3PvfO00&t=697s
This week's outro music is Neil Cicierega's amazing remix, "Bustin'": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tdyU_gW6WE
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On this week's show: The walls are shifting as we take a deep dive into the greatest game ever period don't @ us, Spelunky, with Chris Plante (@Plante, co-host of The Besties and executive editor at Polygon)! This episode was recorded before the surprise announcement of SPELUNKY 2, but we're just gonna pretend that discussing it on this show is what willed it into existence.
This week, game developer Asher Vollmer (Creator of Threes!, @ashervo) joins us to talk about pre-Disney Star Wars games. We also talk about running Mitch McConnell over with a bumper car, which of the boys from Final Fantasy XV are teens*, and Brandon's awkward story of getting third-base-blocked by a Nun at a screening of From Justin To Kelly.
*All of them
Half audio commentary, half history gossip sesh and ALL PARTS PARTY, Beth is joined by guest host Ashley Rode (Friend of the Pod) and Christin Liberty (@neroslyre) to discuss Oliver Stone's 2004 flop Alexander. We discuss the historical accuracies and inaccuracies, make out scenes and everything in between, but we mostly focus on Colin Farrell's wig.
Plus: An accidental intermission thanks to a poorly timed Greek food delivery!