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Week of 8.18.14
George Takei in studio. He’s talking about his new documentary, To Be Takei. Says Takei has tape over his mouth, and that’s where it should be. George says Howard opens the movie and has a wonderful comment, but that Brad steals the show. After talking about their sex life and George taking the leftover soaps from hotels, Howard said that they left all the good stuff out of the documentary. Howard’s agent, Don Buchwald saw it and loved it. George said his first role was the overdubbing of the Japanese in the movie Rodan. Howard said he loved that movie. Then George was in Ice Palace with Richard Burton and Robert Ryan and then went on to Playhouse 90 Made in Japan. George is still angry with Arnold Schwarzenegger, and refuses to see any of the Expendibles movies. Howard was talking about a power party he went to that had lots of heavy hitters. He talked to Jamie Foxx and Robin said she still hates Django Unchained, and Howard said it’s still one of his favorites. George said Boyhood is a great movie.
Howard was asking Eric the Actor about not playing a gay guy. Howard and George both mentioned great actors who’ve taken gay roles like in The Dallas Buyers’ Club and Brokeback Mountain. Eric said he’s not homophobic because he watched the movie Philadelphia. Robin said that even Will Smith, who played gay in Six Degrees of Separation wouldn’t deliver a gay kiss, so there is still that reluctance from big Hollywood stars to play gays. Eric again plugged his appearance on Yucco’s Brickleberry. Big Foot was in studio plugging his new movie The Jersey Shore Massacre. He talked about putting his fingers up a postman’s ass for $50, but he wouldn’t kiss him. Robin said that was the same rule Julia Roberts had in Pretty Woman-she wouldn’t kiss her clients, either. Fred played a bit from the new film Cock (Shark)-Nado. Wolfie was talking to convention goers, and asked fans which star was the meanest. One fan said the girl from Tank Girl. Howard didn’t know who that was, and Robin said she was also in A League of Their Own and Wolfie said she was in Break Point with Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze, which Howard said he didn’t remembered. The fan had given her $30, and she told him it was $60 for a autograph and a picture, and got up in his face screaming at him. They wondered how she would get that much money. George said he only gets $40 for an autograph at the conventions. Wolfie said William Shatner gets $100. George said he’d have to talk to Brad about changing his price. George said he was in Larry Crowne with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts.
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Week of 8.11.14 They’re Back Live
Howard said he saw David Bowie’s documentary, Said it was really good, but needed more concert footage. From Mark’s Friggin.com: Robin said in this movie Tony Visconte doesn’t have an English accent anymore. Howard asked if that was bullshit. Robin said he was from Brooklyn. Howard said that’s a mystery they’ll have to solve.
Howard was talking about Israel, and he says Jon Voigt wrote a pro-Israel article shaming other Hollywood stars from talking against Israel protecting himself. Howard said Jon Voight is in Ray Donovan – and he loves that guy and loves the show. Howard says it shows that if Jon Voight understands what’s going on over there, it shows that you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure this out: if you were getting your house burnt down, you’d beat that person up, wouldn’t you? Of course you would.
From MarksFriggin.com: Howard said he saw a movie called ”The Last Days Here” and asked if Richard saw it. Richard said he did and it was great. Howard said this band called Pentagram was around in the 70s. He said the lead singer was such a nightmare that the band fell apart. Howard said that they couldn’t perform because of the lead singer’s problems. Richard said they went to Gene Simmons house to be signed and they weren’t even able to do that right. Howard said the movie was so great. He said the ending is great. Howard said it’s so compelling. Richard said their music was so way ahead of their time.
Howard was talking about seeing Sharknado 2 Robin said it’s really compelling. Gary said he watched it with 12 people and no one wanted to turn it off. Howard said “I was ready to see Benjy die a horrible death and they robbed me of that moment” because they went to black instead of showing him being eaten. Howard says his belly falls out of his shirt. Benjy said it does, but it’s his character’s belly. Howard was talking to Richard about his alcoholism, and said he saw Roger Ebert’s Life Itself, and Roger was an alcoholic and just decided he needed to quit and he did. Howard likes a new vampire show, The Strain, says it’s realistic. These guys actually eat people, they don’t fall in love. Ralph called in to try to explain about a plane that there are old vampires and young ones. AGT talk.
They’re excited Jeff Bridges will be in studio today. The Big Lebowski is Richard’s favorite movie. Asked him about working with Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Robin saw Hoffman’s most recent A Most Wanted Man and said it’s really good. Robin said Starman was also great. Jeff said in Star Man he was imitating a bird; Howard had always thought it was a child. Robin reads off a huge list of his great movies: Tucker, Against all Odds, Crazy Heart., Fabulous Baker Boys, Robin said after White Squall she wanted to learn how to sail. They both loved Last Picture Show – Jeff really liked Cybill Shepherd, but she was with Bogdonavich at the time. Had a 20 yrs reunion and made Texasville, and was as much fun making it as the first, seeing everyone 20 years later. Howard says he loves that movie. Howard asked him if his dad was embarrassed to be in Airplane, a movie that made a parody of his old roles. He said his dad loved doing that and Howard said his dad was great in that. He talked about Iron Man and doing lots of improv with the scenes, then compared it to working with Barbra Streisand in Mirror Has Two Faces, where she’s attentive to every detail. Jeff said he loved working with her, it was a great experience. He’s in to plug The Giver. He’d wanted to do that one for years. Found a children’s book and tried to get it made. He turned down Tom Hank’s role in BIG-just didn’t feel right,. He doesn’t remember if he turned it down or if he didn’t get the role, but Hanks was so good. He saw the movie and enjoyed it so much. Robin said she didn’t get Heaven’s Gate, but got Door In The Floor. Howard asked him about doing TV because it’s so good now, with shows like Breaking Bad. Jeff said what really blew him away was True Detective. Talked about Thunderbolt and Lightfoot that Clint Eastwood produced and he was up for an award. Howard said he’d heard that Clint was upset that Jeff was up for an award and he wasn’t. Jeff said he’d never heard that. Talking about King Kong and Jeff said the props department made a mistake and made 2 gigantic right hands. Jessica Lange almost got crushed in the hands during the making of the film. Jeff said he saw a great movie on the plane, Chef. Robin said she saw it and liked it, too.
Into commercial, they played the mashup with Scarface and Maria Menounous’ laugh. For Hanzi, they played the Warner Brothers cartoon That’s All Folks, and then a Baba Booey parody to the Game of Thrones.
On Tuesday, Howard talked about the death of Robin Williams. Talked about all his movies. Howard said his performance in The Birdcage, the remake of La Cage aux Folles, was brilliant. He could have screwed it up and played it over the top gay, but he was great in that. He was in Good Morning Vietnam, and Mork and Mindy, World According to Garp, Moscow on the Hudson, Jumanji, Dead Poet’s Society, Awakenings, One Hour Photo, Jack. Howard said this guy’s a genius, an amazing talent. Eric the Actor called in, and Howard said he sounds like Robin Williams in Popeye. Eric said his favorite Robin Williams film was Patch Adams, which wasn’t critically acclaimed, but Robin stood by it because he said the audience loved it. Eric also loved Robin in the Night at the Museum movies. Robin thought it was odd that Eric liked Robin Williams’ movies for kids. Howard said that lots of people enjoyed that franchise, but then Robin said they were all 5!
Robin worries that Ben Affleck won’t be a good Batman. She said he’s only good in things that he writes, like Goodwill Hunting and Argo. The director of Bridesmaides and Heat , Paul Feig, is afraid to hire Eric the Actor, as he’s superstitious about Eric killing a project, and all the difficulties working with Eric presents. Eric just recorded lines for Yucco’s show Brickelberry, and everyone hopes that stays on the air. Also, the hope is that he stays off Walking Dead for the same reason.
On Sternthology, Gary Busey was on. Talked about the Buddy Holly Story, and his son, Jake, who looks just like him and was in Starship Troopers. Played Gilbert Gottfried in studio talking about being on the set of Beverly Hills Cop with Eddie Murphy. He’d worked with Eddie for a season on SNL, but when Eddie walked on the set, he looked at Gilbert and said, “Don’t I know you from somewhere?” Bernie Mac’s interview was replayed when he was plugging Mr. 3000 and talked about his breakthrough with Kings of Comedy.
On the Greg Fitzsimmons Show, the news was broken about the death of Robin Williams. Talked about his great movies Mrs. Doubtfire, Goodwill Hunting, Fisher King.
Random Staff Tweets:
Ralph tweeted his favorite Robin Williams’ films:
Jon Hein tweeted: I hope that somewhere out there Mork & Mearth are having a good laugh. One of the all-time greats.
JD tweeted a scene from Dead Poets’ Society #RIPRobinWilliams
Week of 8.4.14 Vacation
Replay of Darryl Hanna, Quentin Tarrantino interview when they were promoting Kill Bill 2. Howard loved the original and sequel, Robin wasn’t a fan of the first one, but said she was looking forward to the 2nd. Warren Beatty’s interview was replayed when he was promoting Bulworth. Robin said it was really funny, a great movie. Howard said he can’t trust her opinion, because she liked the Last Action Hero, but that he’s going to see it because Halle Barrie looks like she’s got her hands all over Warren. Said he chose well for his leading lady, and he’s going to go see it just to see her. Howard said Bonnie and Clyde was one of the best movies ever, and then Robin reminded him of Heaven Can Wait, which they also both loved. He told Warren that even if he didn’t bang all those broads, there’d still be stuff to talk about because he made all these good movies. He asked him about Ishtar, wondered if Dustin was a pain in the ass? and then said he’s never seen it. Warren said that Dustin wasn’t a pain in the ass and that Howard should do him a favor and watch that movie. Opened show with scene from King of Comedy. Eric the Actor’s call was played when he calls Johnny Fratto for a hit on a phone caller. Artie & Howard say it’s like the Godfather.
Random Staff Tweets:
Sal tweeted: Supported my turtles tonight and saw #TMNTMovie with my human kids. Loved it!
Jon Hein tweeted: Finally got to watch #TheFlash pilot. Easily the best fall TV pilot I’ve seen so far, and I’ve seen a lot of them.
Jason tweeted: put on godfather and was almost late to Janis’ concert. Had to force myself to turn it off. Never go against the family
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Week of 7.28.14
Maggie Gyllenhaal was in studio. Her mother was a screenwriter and wrote Running on Empty. She’s in to plug her new TV movie/mini series airing this week The Honourable Woman. Howard said that her career really took off after the film with James Spader, The Secretary. He said Mr. Skin said that that film had the #1 scene men used for jerking off. When Howard wondered if there was any sexual tension between the two during that movie, she said that one time he made a point of ordering really expensive chocolates that he ended up asking her into his side of the trailer to share with her. Then he would come up to her in between scenes and touch behind her legs below her skirt, so yes, she was hot for him, but it was all prep for the movie, building up that tension so it would be real on screen. Before that movie, James Spader was more known as a pretty boy from Sex, Lies and Videotape. Howard asked her if any actor had been inappropriate with her during filming, and she said not any of the serious, great actors. They’re too focused on their performance. She was first in Donnie Darko with her younger brother Jake. He got into acting before she did, and he got her the job. She said when she met Jeff Bridges the day they started shooting Crazy Heart, he came up to her and said “Here’s my heart,” and she said she told him that she gave her heart back to him. Said he was truly great to work with. She was nominated for an Oscar for that movie, but Monique won for Precious. She knew she wasn’t going to win, but said there was still that one moment when she thought she just might. When Howard asked her about being typecast after The Secretary, she said she was offered lots of those parts later, same way she was offered lots of girls out of jail pictures after Sherrybaby.
Maggie talked about her role in World Trade Center. She felt she’d made an acting mistake in a scene when she was waiting for word on her husband. She felt she should have played it more hopeful that there would have called to say he was fine instead of playing the scene with dread that it would be bad news. She said they missed an opportunity for the dramatic fall. She loved working with Oliver Stone on that movie. She said he would have told her to play it differently if he would have felt that way, too. He would tell her “You were so good this morning and now you’re awful!” That could have destroyed her, but she knew that he liked her, so instead of just being hurt, she asked him “Can you help me?” She said he took her hands in his and said, “Yes! I give you the power of Zeus!” She said she didn’t work much with Heath Ledger in Batman, but had met him when he worked with her brother in Brokeback Mountain. She went on vacation with them and got close to him then. Said they were brave those playing gay roles. She said her husband, Peter Sarsgaard, also gets lots of gay roles.
Howard was talking to Richard Christy about playing drums with Metallica, and he asked him what they talked about. Richard said they found they all loved the John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness. so they talked about that and other horror movies. The AGT cast was in studio. Joan Rivers was in studio, and they talked about A Piece of Work, her documentary. They also talked about Jerry Lewis. Howard said his older movies are great, but Joan said he’s a bitter, unhappy man. Lots of talk about Benjy’s Sharknado 2.
On the WUS, Jason and Jon Hein said the Lego Movie was awesome.
Random Staff Tweets:
From Richard Christy: Sorry, Bachelorette Finale, Evil Dead II is on.
From Jason Kaplan: Holy shit, #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy was AWESOME! Best Marvel movie since Iron Man. I want to see it twice more! Then, when Jason was asked if he would use his Man-Boob rating for the movie, he answered: “ha! It’s a double d!” When asked if double d was a higher rating than the “2 man boobs up” he gave for Justice League: Flashpoint Paradox? he answered, “Yes!” And, later, “If you missed my Guardians of the Galaxy review yesterday, I gave it three thumbs up (the third thumb being the little one in my pants)”
JD tweeted: Love the documentary “Jodorowsky’s Dune“ and then later JD tweeted “looks good @RyanPhillippe - trailer for “Catch Hell“ & then Totally recommend “Guardians Of The Galaxy”. Fun, funny, entertaining. Everything a summer movie should be. Great job @JamesGunn
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Week of 7.21.14
Two premieres of staff cameos in movies this week: Ronnie’s My Man Is A Loser, and Benjy’s Sharknado 2. Zach Braff was in studio. He’s in the Broadway play of Woody Allen’s Bullets Over Broadway. Howard said he saw Woody Allen on Broadway in Play It Again, Sam with his parents when he was just a kid. He thought Woody Allen was great in that. Zach is in to plug his movie that he funded by Kick-Starter: Wish I Was Here. He got Mandy Patinkin from Homeland for just one day to film his part. They talked about Casey Casem’s body like a scene from Weekend at Bernies. Howard wishes they would release all the footage that was left out of the movie Woodstock. Says there were so many great performances that didn’t make the released movie. James Garner died, and Howard talked about him known for being in Maverick and The Rockford Files.
Dan Bilzurian was in studio to plug his new movie The Equailizer, which opens in September. He has been in Olympus Has Fallen and had to shave his beard. He was in Lone Survivor and was one of the financiers, giving $1 million in exchange for a small part. When he was cut out, he tried to sue, but dropped suit when he realized that he would get 1.5 million back from his investment. The new Untitled James Brown Documentary was produced by Mick Jagger, as well as the movie Get on Up, that is also about James Brown. A caller who saw Dawn of the Planet of the Apes complained that Gary needs to ok his side projects with Howard first. Howard asked JD what movies he’s watched with his new girlfriend, and he said Three O’Clock High and Scarlett Johansson’s new movie, Lucy. Howard asked him if that was any good, and JD couldn’t tell him. Said it might be too artsy-fartsy for Howard, but Scarlett does get naked in a few scenes. He said he’d do better to look those up on Mr. Skin than watch the whole movie. Then Robin asked JD if she would like it, and he thought she would.
Eric the Actor called in and they played a new theme song using the Ack Ack from Mars Attacks! Eric again denied he sounds like that, but then Fred played Eric saying “I don’t say Ack Ack!”, and said that’s where that sound byte comes from. Robin said the The Rock, Dwayne Johnson was in the new Hercules movie. He said he never would have guessed that The Rock would someday be making major motion pictures. Howard said that those old Hercules movies were great with Victor Mature (was he thinking about Sampson and Delila? Steve Reeves was in 1958′s Hercules). Robin said “Victor Mature didn’t go on to Streetcar Named Desire, Howard.”
On the WUS, they were talking to JD about going to romantic movies with your girlfriend. He had said last week that he had watched Kentucky Fried Movie with her. Ronnie said The Notebook didn’t make him cry, but he did tear up. Gary said his son and some friends went to see The Fault In Our Stars and said they were laughing because it was so funny to hear the people behind them crying so hard they were choking, unable to breathe. JD said he watched Just One of the Guys with his girlfriend as well as True Romance. Then they talked about a Zach Efron movie where he’s a soldier and loses memory and he takes over the identity of a dead soldier and goes to visit his girlfriend, another Nicholas Sparks book (he also wrote The Notebook), this one called The Lucky One from 2012. Ronnie said “…that was a pretty sad-ass movie.” No one could remember the name of the movie, but they all saw it. JD then calls Ronnie the Nicholas Sparks expert. Michael Rapaport sat in on the WUS saying he called Gary to ask to come in to plug his documentary Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest and Gary never called him back.
The WUS goes to San Diego for ComicCon, and they talk about the flight. Richard said he wanted Christmas in July, so he had Christmas Vacation loaded on his computer and he will watch it on the flight while quoting all the lines with Sal. Jon said he felt sorry for whoever gets the 3rd seat. Then they talked about when Richard and Sal go shopping together every Christmas and call it their Pretty Woman moment. They try on jeans and check each others’ butts to make sure they fit right, and always end up buying the same brand and cut of jeans. Talked about the Munsters TV show, and then the TV movie based on the series, Mockingbird Lane.
GEEKTIME! is back LIVE from ComicCon and Ralph talked tons of movies: Inception, Spider Man, Evil Dead, Green Lantern, Batman, Thor, Batman vs. Superman, Drag Me To Hell, Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, Arrow, Avengers…
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Ralph tweeted: JUST saw #TheFLASH…LOVED IT! GREAT cast, writing, drama…and it moved QUICK, no pun intended!
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Week of 7.14.14 They’re Back Live!
There’s a new song for Eric the Actor by Eli Braden using “Ack Ack” from Mars Attacks! JD has a new girlfriend, and he watched Kentucky Fried Movie with her. Howard thought that was a mistake. He needs to watch romantic stuff with her like The Bachelor. Jenny McCarthy was in studio talking The View. She is getting married within the next few months to Donnie Wahlberg who is in Blue Bloods and the reality show The Wahlbergers. She is starting a new radio show on Sirius called “Dirty, Sexy, Funny with Jenny McCarthy.” Howard said the Asian woman for The View should be Mr. Miyagi from Karate Kid.
Fred played a bumper from The House of Cards (Tards) with Wendy and Gary the Retard. Nicole Bass was in for a Dating Game show, and Fred used his Fred Munster laugh. Howard said that True Blood now truly blows. He’s liking The Strain, at least the first episode. Howard said he wants to see Life Itself, the movie about Roger Ebert. He said he’s heard from Chas, Roger’s widow, and she’s real excited about the movie. Robin said it’s getting great reviews, but Howard says it will make him too sad. He said we’re all going out some way, but he wants to keep his dignity. He says Roger was such a great talker and he lost his ability to talk. He was a talker, but he never lost his spirit. Howard wants to see the new Justin Theroux series The Leftovers.
John Oliver was in studio talking about his new show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and being on Jon Stewart’s Daily Show. He said he got into a good college only because he went to a rough high school like the Hogwarts of schools. He had known of Sasha Baron Coen, but he and his fellow students were surprised when they saw him doing Ali G, that it was brilliant. They had had no idea how talented he was. John said when he came to America, his agent told him not to sign any leases longer than 3 weeks, as America is known for firing its stars. He said when he came to America, he was like Fievel Goes to America. During the news, Robin talked about Sandra Bullock and her intruder. Howard said she should take her Gravity money and spend it on more security! Talking about JD and his new girlfriend. Fred was doing them having a conversation, and Robin said the girl sounds like the woman from Throw Mama From the Train.
On The Tapes, Howard was talking about the movie The Secretary with James Spader. Howard loved it, but Robin said she had to stop watching it it was so bad. Howard said he loved the S & M – doesn’t like it in real life, but loves to watch it in the movies. James Spader is a real creepy boss, and has his secretary bent over the desk for a day and a half. And then he calls her in when she makes a mistake and it starts all over. The James the Smelly Intern bit was played when they had him read his comedy play on the air that had no laughs. Howard said it reminded him of Rupert Pupkim in the King of Comedy.
Random Staff Tweets:
JD Harmeyer (@jdharm) 7/17/14, 2:48 PM Proud of my friend @timheidecker – first episode of “Decker” delivers on all levels. youtu.be/zA-EqQhF_9o
Week of 7.7.14 Vacation Week
Uma Thurman interview was replayed when she was in to plug Kill Bill, which Howard said he loved. The played Artie reciting scenes from Animal House after it was announced that the guy who played Dean Wormer had died. Replayed Howard’s weekend at Jackie’s Jetty Party, and Howard said it was like Weekend at Bernie’s. Geoffrey Rush’s call into the show was replayed. Howard talked to him about Quills, Shine and The King’s Speech.
On the WUS, JD said the Raid was awesome, and he just saw Raid 2, which is good. Richard Christy said the best ending to a movie ever is from Invasion of the Body Snatchers. He says Donald Sutherland’s scream was great and it’s the best invasion movie from the 70′s.
Random Staff Tweets:
Ralph Tweeted: TWO WORD REVIEW FOR @FargoFX FUCKING BRILLIANT! Just give whoever is nominated THEIR EMMY AWARD NOW! #PERFECT SHOW; and then responded to“@kemilio: so what’s better? Fargo or True Detective?” : Not even CLOSE! TD was a bit of a BORE for me + WEAK FINALE #OVERHYPED #YACKYACKYACK. …and then in response to“@cwr2: @FargoFX agreed, though I’m a little bummed it’s only one season : AH, thats part of the GREATNESS…it was a 10 HOUR MOVIE.
Then Ralph tweeted: LIAM NEESON in @NonStopTheFilm Plot’s a little DOPEY but FUN FLICK pic.twitter.com/jtuhl2m5EL
Week of 6.30.14 Vacation Week
Replay of JD losing his virginity, with lots of clips from Napoleon Dynamite. Fred played The Look of Love from Austin Powers when JD was trying to tell the story. Ground Hog Brothers were replayed, and Howard said they reminded him of Deliverance. They replayed the Gay Dance Party from Philadelphia. Talking about when the guys on the staff last cried, Fred said that the movie The Orphans made him cry. He said it wasn’t all that good of a movie, but the way it ended made him cry. He said that he’d also cried at Cinema Paradiso
Week of 6.23.14
Melissa McCarthy was in studio. She had been in Gilmore Girls. Then she was in Bridesmades and Jason Bateman saw that and said he wanted her for the part in Identity Thief, even though that part had originally been written for a man. Howard said he really liked that one. She’s in to plug her new movie Tammy. Adam Levine was in studio to plug a new movie he’s in Begin Again that he made with Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo.
Random Staff Tweets:
Jason Kaplan tweeted: Robocop (reboot) was really close to being a good movie. Close. Special effects were great.
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Week of 6.16.14
Jason Biggs was in studio. He’s now in Orange is the New Black. He said he was first in studio with Freddie Prinze, Jr. when he was plugging Boys and Girls, Howard thought he was in to plug American Pie, but he said when he was in studio last he was on Broadway in The Graduate with Kathleen Turner and Howard and Artie kept making fun of Kat-a-leen and he couldn’t talk because he had to see her that night. He was in with his wife who he met on the set of My Best Friend’s Girl. She was in the show Angel. He was in Anything Else directed by Woody Allen, who hired him because he looks so Jewish. During the making of the movie, Woody asked him what he was doing for the next holiday and he had to tell him he wasn’t Jewish, and his jaw dropped.
Howard said he’s panicking, thinking he’s way behind on watching all the new superhero movies. He said he did see the 2nd Thor, which was shit. Howard saw the last Game of Thrones and says that the entire rundown of the show is on the front page of the news. It’s not a review, it’s a recap. Robin wants to know “How is that news?” Fred is playing the Machete laugh juxtaposed to Beetlejuice’s, and the Twilight Zone theme during an aspiring director’s call (Rinnell Reed?), and Mars Attacks! music for Eric’s call. Sia was in studio and she wrote the song for the ending of Six Feet Under, which a caller said was the perfect song for the ending of that show.
Random Staff Tweets:
Ralph Tweeted: The AWESOME 2nd season of Kevin Spacey’s House of Cards will be available on DVD Thursday/19th. and then another “I PRAY DAWNofAPES is as good as the trailer! YES, SADLY this is the kind of thing I pray for…” and ” Speaking of POTA…RODDY McDOWALL is highly UNDERRATED…his body langue (sp), eyes/facial espressions REALLY brought character to life #HOLDSUP
MUTT tweeted: Really enjoyed this weeks Robot chicken, thanks Seth Green on Adult Swim
AN IMDB-A TRACTION (CORRECTION): It had been originally written here that Ralph said he was annoyed whenever Loki came on the screen in Thor 2 and the girls swooned. IMDB-A now is printing a traction: In June or 2014, Ralph Tweeted a rebuttal: DUNNO what u guys are talkin about but whoever quoted me is a DOPE! Said NOTHING CLOSE to that..LOKI was BEST PART!What girls? Still have NO IDEA WTF ur talking about, saw a private screening…don’t think there were even any girls there!
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Week of 6.9.14
Al Roker was in studio talking about making Sharknado 2 with Benjy. Howard asked him if a Sharknado was ever actually possible, and Al said that the chances of this happening, the sharks surviving the tornado vortex, then surviving on land and then eating people are very low. Train was in studio and performed their new song. Howard said it had a cowboy sound, and Pat said it sounded like from a Tarantino movie like Django Unchained. Robin said it was good that Howard interviewed Train’s backup singers. She said ever since she’s seen the documentary 20 Feet From Stardom she is very sensitive to all that the girls add to the song. In Robin’s news, she reported that a computer in Russia has now beaten some test that proves they are thinking, which she says is really scary. Howard said that’s like The Terminator.
Sal watched Gettysberg or some 4 hour documentary on the Civil War and now knows all about the war, that it was fought over slavery. He’d never known that before. He’s going to watch a movie on WWII next. Before he saw the movie, he thought the Confederate flag was something the Dukes of Hazard flew out of their car. Mutt and then later a caller said told Howard that Sal needs to watch Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter to learn the history before the Civil War. Howard said that was right, because the vampires were into the politics of what caused the war. Howard watched the 2nd season of House of Cards over the weekend and said it’s really great. Robin loves it, too. The guy from Boardwalk Empire is going to be in the new Daredevil movie on Netflix. Howard said Netflix hit a home run with House of Cards. Robin said Netflix also has Orange is the New Black, which is also great. Hugh Jackman, Wolverine, was the MC of the Tony’s last night. Howard says Hugh is not gay, but it makes you wonder when you see him jumping around on stage like he did. Howard said this week’s Game of Thrones was a horrible episode, but 2 cool things happened. He won’t say because lots of people haven’t seen it yet.
Willie Nelson was in studio. He said he wrote On The Road Again for the movie Honeysuckle Rose. He met his wife when she was doing makeup for a movie. When Bobo called in to ask Howard what he thought about Arsenio being cancelled, Howard said that he had been booked on the show, and Howard was really looking forward to talking to him for lots of reasons, but one is that he’s in his favorite movie, Coming to America. Halle Berry has to pay her ex-boyfriend. Howard said she hasn’t done anything since X-Men banging Billy Bob Thornton in Monster’s Ball, but Robin said she’s been in lots of stuff since then. Sandra Bullock’s house was broken into, and Howard wondered how that could happen. She was already a millionaire and then got tons of money from Gravity from starring in and also had the back end-why doesn’t she have better security? Some AGT talk.
for Jason Kaplan, who says Ghostbusters is his favorite movie.
First time Wendy called in. They asked her if she’d seen I am Sam, Forrest Gump, and Forrest Gump II, the one with Tom Hanks and the volleyball Wilson.
Random Staff Tweets:
From Ralph: If you’d like to unwind on a MONDAY night with a good laugh, I’d highly suggest watching @nbclastcomic REALLY GOOD group tonight
From JD: Trailer for “Birdman”…new film from director of “Amores Perros”…looks awesome youtu.be/xIxMMv_LD5Q
From Jason: Justice League Movie to Hit May 2017, Wonder Woman & Green Lantern/Flash/Crossover same year: http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/justice-league-movie-to-hit-may-2017-wonder-woman-green-lantern-flash-crossover-coming-same-year-20140612#.U5sQE2rQ6ME.twitter
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Week of 6.2.14
JD’s back from directing It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Howard again said that Danny DeVito is a huge guy; was in Twins, War of the Roses. Gary took JD to a big Hollywood Party afterward and he met the director of huge movies like Silver Linings Playbook, David O Russel. Robin said he actually directed that one, too. The maid from The Brady Bunch died, as well as Maya Angelou who wrote I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Then some AGT talk. Howard got an advanced copy of 22 Jump Street and really liked it. Robin said A Million Ways to Die in the West is really funny. She said Sarah Silverman was great in it. Goldfinger song parody played for Benjy’s weight loss challenge.Katie Couric was in studio plugging her documentary about food, Fed Up. She also talked about how good the Joan Rivers’ documentary, A Piece of Work is. Howard and Robin loved that one, too.
Jonah Hill was in studio plugging 22 Jump Street. Said he never wanted to do sequels, but this one is really good. He wrote it, but didn’t want to direct. Howard said Ice Cube is really good in the movie. He wanted to know if he’d had him audition for the part. Jonah said no, that he wrote the part for him. He wanted the guy who wrote “Fuck the Police” all those years ago to play the head of the police. Jonah said he had Ice Cube in mind when he started writing it as a kid in his parents’ home. He asked Ice Cube if he’d do the part, and he agreed. Jonah said he’d seen him in 3 Kings and Friday and knew he was good. Robin said those were good movies, too, but Howard said he hadn’t heard of them. Howard said he was great in this movie, but didn’t get him in the first one. Howard said the girl who played his daughter and Jonah’s girlfriend was really hot. Jonah said he deliberately didn’t give Channing any scenes with girls and made him the nerd because he gets the girls in all his other movies. Jonah said he wrote it, so he’ll get the hot girl. They talked again about Wolf of Wall Street and Moneyball, and him taking his mother to the Oscars. Because of Jonah’s role in Moneyball, Jonah ended up buying Eric the Actor his Oakland A stadium from his wish list. Fred played the Mars Attacks! music during Eric’s call.
Sterntholody played the first time Jon Hein called in, and the discussion of TV shows Jumping the Shark: The Munsters and The Adams’ Family (which Howard said never did-said was always good) Happy Days, Mary Tyler Moore (when Georgeanne joined the cast), Andy Griffith Show, Mayberry RFD (hated Ken Berry after Andy left), Fantasy Island (the white guy who came on after Herbie Villachez left), MASH (lasted longer than the war), Cheers (after Diane left), Mr. Ed, Gilligan’s Island (when song was changed to say Professor and the rest instead of listing the cast separately), Sanford and Son (after Lamont left),..
Random Staff Tweets: From JD:6/8/14, 12:04 PM “Death Bed: The Bed That Eats” might be up there with “The Room “, it’s THAT good at being bad.
Week of 5.25.14 Vacation Week JD’s in California directing It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. They re-played a phone interview with Emilio Estevez. Robin said how much she loved The Breakfast Club. A caller asked if he was going to make another Mighty Duck movie, and he said he was done with any movie with a # after it. An old Samuel L. Jackson interview was played, discussing Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown and Shaft. Howard asked him about the Star Wars prequel movies and how bad they were. Samuel said he had told George Lucas he wanted to be in it even if he was just a storm trooper. He didn’t read the script-just the few pages that he was in. Howard asked him if at any time Liam Neeson was awake during the filming. Tom Sizemore interview, so talk of Black Hawk Down.
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And then Fred played the theme during Robin’s news when talking about if Howard were to announce he was coming back to terrestial radio, and when other radio shows wouldn’t even get enough ratings to get a number, just an asterisk in the book. for A caller said Godzilla wasn’t good-the monster’s hardly in it. JD said in IMax 3D and said it was awesome. He saw it with Richard who got really drunk. The theater bathroom was full, so Richard peed into the bathroom sink. Richard said the movie was great, too. He agreed there should have been more of the monster, but the other creatures were great. It was like the old Mothra and Rodan monster movies. When Godzilla first screams and breathes fire-Richard was so excited he spilled the wine that they snuck into the theater. Both Richard and JD said the story was pretty weak, but Howard said the story was always weak. Howard didn’t get a chance to see Godzilla yet, but says the previews look really cool. The box office was over 90 million, way better than expected. Then they talked about Richard’s love of the Halloween movies. An Eric the Actor discussion of the cancellation of Legit (with the accompanying Mars Attacks! music played by Fred). Howard said the Twitter followers were harassing Eric, saying to keep him off Game of Thrones, as they don’t want that cancelled, but to put him on The View to get that off the air. Howard saw and really liked (said he actually bought) the Riddick,(JD says the first movie of the series is Pitch Black) movie with Vin Diesel. Howard said it was really good. Didn’t explain his special powers-he’ll have to go back and watch the original.
Robin saw The Counselor with Cameron Diaz and Brad Pitt and really liked it. JD said it was terrible-you never know what’s going on. Robin said that JD was too stupid to follow the story. Ralph and Jason saw Captain America at the IMax. Jason dropped his sneaked beer bottle into the theater and it made a loud noise as it rolled down the entire theater. Howard hasn’t seen any of these films- hasn’t seen Spider-Man, either because he’s too busy. There are college courses about TV shows: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Seinfeld, Twilight Zone, The Brady Bunch, The Apprentice and more. More talk of Eric’s curse of the cancelled shows: In Plain Sight, Fringe. Talking about the new Star Wars movie and JJ Abrams bringing back the original cast. Howard wonders how he’s going to write them being old into the story. He said he was at Jimmy Kimmel’s house and JJ was there and they were talking Star Wars, but Howard zoned out. Howard talked about the book the director Guillermo del Toro who did Hellboy and Pan’s Labryinth wrote with all the artwork and his journal that is Howard’s inspiration for his dabbling into the arts now. Howard was talking about JD’s upcoming director gig with It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. JD said he’s read the script and called in a few suggestions. Howard wonders how JD will introduce himself to the crew-especially big stars like Danny DeVito? Howard said someone wrote in to say that JD sounded like Pete’s Dragon. He stayed up Tuesday night to get caught up on The Blacklist. He hasn’t seen the Bachelorette yet, but has it on tape. The woman they picked was on The Bachelor, and Howard didn’t think she was that great to begin with. Howard says he’s just about had it with the Khaleesi from Game of Thrones deciding that she’s not going to get naked anymore. She had the perfect scene for her to get naked and have sex. Howard said it was ridiculous for her to not take her clothes off for that scene. Robin said he should blame the writers for that. The guy got naked and then the camera cut away. He said if he was a writer on that show, he’d have something happen to her so that she no longer looked like herself and then get another actress to play her part. A called said they should have one of the dragons burn her face. She’s also a brunette and has these big dark eyebrows and this bright blonde wig. Shouldn’t the makeup and hair guys figure that out? Howard loves the big girl and the midget. Robin says they should get together. Howard thinks the kids would be awfully weird if that happened. Howard thinks the girls that get naked are porn stars. Doug Stanhope and girlfriend Bingo were in studio. From Marksfriggin.com: He told Howard his mom was kind of a Beavis and Butt-Head kind of mom. Howard said that it must have been the greatest thing ever when the paramedics went to drag out Bingo, walking right past he hospital bed, thinking she was the dead one. Howard said that’s like an episode of The Munsters. He said they’d try to drag Herman out and they’d have to say that he’s still alive. Doug said he did Louis CK’s show once and he didn’t have to stretch to play the part. He said Louis told him to try out and see what happens. Doug said he’s really not a good actor but he did it anyway. He said he was spending days walking around in the yard doing his lines to the dogs. He said he knew the whole script. Doug said he doesn’t have a hard time remembering. Then Louis doesn’t call back. He said he told him he sucked and he could have just said he was right and let him off the hook. He said he realized he was doing the Stern Show and he was going to do the lines during the interview. He said he was going to make it look like he stole the entire script from the show. He said then Louis called and said he had the part and ruined his plan.
This from http://superfanworld.com/superfans after Howard’s rant about Wheel of Fortune’s Pat Sayjak tweeting dumb stuff:
On The WUS, talking about Doug Stanhope being with his mother when she ended her life, Richard Christy mentions Amazon Women on the Moon having a funeral that he says was really funny. Staff Tweets: From Jon Hein: Saw Godzilla. Fun summer flick (not exactly Citizen Kane). History shows again and again how nature points out the folly of men. #BOC AND… Just caught up on Sunday’s Mad Men. That last ep is the way great TV is made, folks. Fantastic all around. From Ralph: Love @Jeopardy…never know what to expect, some nights it makes me feel SMART, other times like a COMPLETE IDIOT…kinda like a GIRLFRIEND! AND…Often asked…What’s a good show to #BINGEWATCH? HIGHLY RECOMMEND @ShawnRyanTV’s THE SHIELD with @MichaelChiklis GREAT SHOW/GREAT FINALE!
Week of 5.12.14 Ike Barinholtz was in studio from Neighbors, which made 52 million this first last weekend. He said he didn’t get any of the back end of the movie money, but did get free Kraft service with all he could eat. He said he improvised his role, which they can’t show in the trailers, because he’s screaming the N word. Both Jimmy Kimmel, who was also in studio, and Robin said it was good. Howard again complained that the studios won’t send him a copy. Ike said he smoked pot on the first day of shooting with Seth Rogen. He was told he wouldn’t be shooting until late in the day, and then all of a sudden they were ready for him and he was still stoned. He said being in Seth’s trailer is like being with a stoned mogul. He sits there smoking pot cutting a movie, reading a script and yelling “It’s looking great!” to someone on the phone all at the same time. He says Ronnie the Limo Driver looks like the guy from Rocky 4. He gave the staff a trivia challenge, with a question about what is Richard’s movie he lives to watch on his birthday? Fred knew it was Halloween the original and Halloween 3. Ike started on Mad TV and SNL and is now on the Mindy Project.
Fred played the trailer of Maria Menounous’ laugh as Scarface‘s gun, and then Psyche’s Robin song parody from The Jeffersons. Adam Carolla was in studio and said that he was watching the 3 Stooges and realized that Curly wouldn’t be considered fat anymore. He said most women in America are bigger than that-he said just look at Disneyland employees. He said that douche bag guys at the stripper joint drinking Red Bull and vodka take the douche factor, starting maybe at a 6 and take it up to 11 (from Spinal Tap) Adam Carolla’s Catch a Contractor was renewed for a 2nd season. It was announced that Legit has been cancelled after Eric the Actor’s guest appearance, Sharon Osbourne was in studio talking The Talk and AGT. Howard said since the network live version of The Sound of Music was so successful last year, they announced that they’re doing The Music Man this summer. Howard said it’s going to have to be either Hugh Jackman, Neil Patrick Harris or Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) saying those are the guys, right? Howard said they’d had to go to Hugh Jackman if they want big ratings. Then Howard said Fox will be doing a live Grease. Robin asked when they’re going to pull out Bye Bye Birdie. Howard said he was doing that-he’ll be the Elvis character.
Robert Duvall was in studio. He says his best role was Lonesome Dove. He loved the production assistant and wrote love letters to her, which gave him the romantic feeling for the role. He was never able to close the deal with her. He’s in two new movies, The Judge and A Night in Old Mexico, which he says is a yarn, and he sings to his grandson. Howard said Duvall is in 6 of the top 100 movies of all time: Network, Godfather ‘s I & II, Apocalypse Now, MASH and To Kill a Mockingbird. Duval says Angie Dickenson was his hottest co-star. Said she had great legs, and told the cinematographer what lighting to use for her legs to look the best. He was with her in Captain Newman, MD. He said she was prettier than Ursula Andress, who he was in Nightmare In the Sun, which he says is the worst movie ever – says it was a nightmare. He said he did hook up with Faye Dunaway for one-time oral sex in Network, but then he denied it. Howard asked him about Ellen Barkin in Tender Mercies. He said she could “outrun me”. Howard said he always plays the aging cowboy, but he said he played a Cuban barber with Richard Harris in Wrestling Ernest Hemingway. He was in The Chase. Duvall says Marlon Brando was the greatest, and any actor that says they weren’t influenced by him is lying. When Howard asked him about today’s actors, he said that Brando would have taken off his hat 3 times for Matthew McConaughey for his part in the Dallas Buyers’ Club, and that he thought River Phoenix was great in The Master, and Brad Pitt was great in Snatch. But he says just because they’ve done some great acting, doesn’t mean they are consistently great actors. He says Bill Murray and James Caan are the funniest men he’s ever met. Howard said Bill Murray said Duval was so serious he scared everyone on the set when he was making Get Low. Duval said that wasn’t true. When Howard asked him about rumors he fought with John Wayne during the filming of True Grit, he said that wasn’t true, that he was fighting with the director. When he would say action, he would tell the actors to tense up, which he thought was crazy. When all 3 actors, Duval, De Niro and Pacino were up for best supporting actor for The Godfather, Howard says it was crazy that Joel Grey won for Cabaret. Gary said the 11 minutes of Apocalypse Now with Duval is the best 11 minutes of the movie, and that year Melvin Douglas won for Being There, which Robin said was a great movie, but Gary said everyone still talks about the scene with Duval going down the river, and no one talks about Being There anymore. He mentioned other good performances: Eric Branna in something and Unbroken. Howard said Apostle was great, and Duval1 said that Harvey Weinstein tried to sabotage that movie; he says he’s not a good guy.
Neil Patrick Harris was in the studio. He’s in Hedwig and How I met your Mother, Doogie Howzer was his first break, and then he was in a movie with Whoopie Goldberg, Clara’s Heart. He’s now In new movie about the West, kind of like a Blazing Saddles that’s with Charlize Theron and Seth McFarland, A Million Ways to Die in the West and Gone Girl He’s gotten to be good friends with Richard Christy after making Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay. He says that movie made him cool again, and revived his career. He shares his love of haunted houses. He’s now living in NYC doing his play Hedwig and the Angry Inch, so is excited to talk to Richard and find out all the great ones to see on the East Coast. In Robin’s news, the guy who directed Searching for Sugar Man was found dead.
Sternthology: Replay of 1998′s interview with Lou Diamond Phillips . Howard said La Bamba was a great movie and he was great as Ritchie Valens in it. When he was in studio in 1998 to plug The Big Hit, all Howard could talk to him about was his ex-wife who left him for Melissa Etheridge. Howard thought that was the worst thing that could ever happen to a man was his wife leaving him for a woman. He wanted to know if he’d had a clue his wife was gay before she left him. Lou said that he didn’t, but that he’d realized he must be naive. Each time Howard thought of another question to ask him, Fred started playing Melissa Etheridge’s “Come To My Window” and he’s ask Lou if Melissa is singing about his wife, and if she actually did come to his window. He wanted to know if he was a good lover, “Were you able to deliver the goods?” and again he said he thought he was, but that he was naive about a lot of things. He wanted to know how his wife had met Melissa , how she told him she was gay. Lou said that she told him 20 minutes before he was supposed to go out and do a scene. Howard was furious that his ex-wife was entitled to half of Lou’s earnings since she had left him, especially for a woman. As Howard starts each question, Fred starts with the “Come To My Window.” This has been awhile ago, and Lou had brought in his new wife of 4 years who was beautiful and she confirmed that Lou was a good lover.
Random Staff Tweets: Jason Kaplan Tweeted: Everyone I’ve talked to that has see the
#Flash pilot tells me it’s the greatest thing they’ve ever seen. I. Cannot. Wait. When Jason Kaplan was asked on Twitter later what his favorite comedy movie was, he replied: I did not and I’m not sure I have one. Ghostbusters is my favorite movie, and it’s a comedy so go w/ that. Steve Brandano later Tweeted that it was either Life Aquatic or Swingers. Ralph Tweeted: NERD ALERT! Just watched last 4 eps Arrow REALLY GREAT! esp 21 “CITY of BLOOD”, GREAT WORK by @amellywood, should get an EMMY NOM! JD Tweeted: I declare the “Winner or Sinner” bit on Comedy Bang! Bang! the best thing on TV this week. Ronnie Mund Tweeted: responded to @CreepBJ: How many “Dudes” do you give it? Just went to see Seth Rogan’s New Movie Neighbors!! Funny Stuff!! GIVEit4Duudes Jason Kaplan tweeted after the cancelling of Community after 5 seasons that “At least it went out strong” Ralph tweeted: One of the best parts of @24fox is the return of WILLIAM DEVANE…wish he worked more…GREAT ACTOR! And then William Devane responded: I’d be HONORED! “@WillDevane: I work exactly as much as I want to…You could always take me out to dinner if you wanted to see me more! FINALE WEEK for some of my fav shows… TONIGHT: @NBCBlacklist @Castle_ABC TUESDAY: @AgentsofSHIELD WED: @CW_Arrow THURS: MOD FAM MOST DEF! REALLY looking forward to the FINALE…looks like it’ll be GREAT, “@larose717: @CW_Arrow has been insane! They turned it up to 11” Ralph: Don’t forget…Arrow FINALE TONIGHT! Been an EXCELLENT 2nd season and much like Agents of Shield FINALE I’m expecting it to be GREAT!, and then, CONGRATS to EVERYONE involved on a GREAT season2 (OF ARROW), including tonight’s JAMPACKED FINALE! Sal Tweeted: Godzilla! Wow! Great movie. Random Movie Posters from http://superfanworld.com/superfans:
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WEEK OF 5.5.14 Howard was talking about Eric the Midget’s performance on Legit, and says they use the same shaky camera like in Blair Witch Project, which he says he’s still mad at the movie and no one remembers it anyway. He feels “Keep the camera still and do some fucking acting!” Louis C.K. was in studio, and they talked about him in Blue Jasmine, and his emotional reaction to meeting Woody Allen and his show Louis. One of the stories in the show have his character hoping to take over for David Letterman, and Louis had big stars giving him advice, like Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno. He talked about getting the part without auditioning for Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins. Seth Rogen was in studio plugging his new film Neighbors. There is a great scene where the neighbors are fighting by putting bottle rockets up their butts and shooting them at each other. Seth said they took that scene out because of time issues. Howard said they should always make room for that. Seth said it will make the DVD extra, though. Seth said that he met Louis CK when he was doing stand up for the movie Funny People. Louis came on stage and the crowd went wild after Seth not doing so well. He said when Louis knew what Seth was there doing, he told him, “Good luck with that!” because most actors playing stand up comedians don’t do well. Seth said they did play stand up pretty well. Seth said he loves Louis CK’s movie Pootie Tang. Seth said that making the films Guilt Trip and Green Hornet when he did was perfect timing to learn about what doesn’t work in movies. He was led to do those movies when he was trying to be conservative. He says he learned that’s why R rated comedies work, and PG-13 don’t. He has to hold back with a PG 13; they would do something really funny off script and then realize it couldn’t go in the movie. He said he really liked his Neighbor co-star Zach Effron, even though he didn’t want to like him because he’s so good-looking. He said he saw Zach’s penis base during the filming of a scene where they’re pretending to pee together, and said that it has a girthy root. Which Howard said wasn’t fair-this guy’s got everything. Seth said Zach looks like a committee of gay men designed him. They talked about the prosthetic dick they used in the movie This is the End. Seth is working on an R-rated Pixar-like animation movie Sausage Party that will be released in 2015. Howard says comedies need to be R-rated to be good, and Seth says the Anchorman movies are PG, and they’re funny.
During the news, Howard thinks Oscar Pestorius’ “M’Lady” sounds like Dr. Smith in Lost in Space. Howard thinks the fact that Bobo makes notes and writes everything down in a notebook for his calls is straight out of King of Comedy. He wonders if he’s like Robert De Niro and gets up and early and rehearses in a mirror. Gary said Howard needs to see the movie Big Fan, and that’s Bobo. Gary was telling the story of trying to get into the after party after the White House Press Dinner and Howard said it was like he was out of a John Hughes’ movie 16 Candles and Gary was the Molly Ringwold character. Larry King was in studio talking about Barbra Streisand and other famous people he’s interviewed. He said she has amazing attention to every detail. Howard said her movie Yentl is genius. Larry is going to see Bullets Over Broadway, and Howard said that movie is genius. Larry said even Woody’s bad movies are great failures.
When Captain Janks came out and Howard asked if anyone was surprised. Gary said that nothing surprises him anymore, and Janks wasn’t like Robin Williams in the Birdcage wearing a tied shirt to show his belly. A caller told Howard that Mel Brooks had said Blazing Saddles was the funniest movie ever and wanted to know if Howard agreed. Gary tweeted later that he agreed. Howard said that’s a great movie, but he thinks Brooks’ Young Frankenstein was an even funnier movie. Robin said she likes those, and even thinks Spaceballs is funny, but Howard said that Mel Brooks lost it on that one. Howard said any 3 Stooges movies are funnier than anything. He says Back to School was better than Blazing Saddles, or even Rodney Dangerfield in Caddyshack. He loves Bill Murray, but didn’t like the gopher stuff. Then Howard said Coming to America is funnier than all of those. When Jason Kaplan was asked on Twitter later what his favorite comedy movie was, he replied: I did not and I’m not sure I have one. Ghostbusters is my favorite movie, and it’s a comedy so go w/ that. Steve Brandano later Tweeted that it was either Life Aquatic or Swingers. Mike Judge of Beavis and Butt-Head and King of the Hill was in studio. On the WUS, Gary says Marianne and Bobo talking is straight out of King of Comedy. Gary says Guilt Trip isn’t the best movie, but that Seth Rogen was really good in it. Gary said that when JD meets fans taking the studio tour, it’s like the Cone of Silence from Get Smart comes down around him, unless it’s a celebrity hot chick, and then he turns his chair completely around. Jason said he was introduced to a famous baseball player, and all he could remember about him was that he was in the best episode of the Simpsons, where professional baseball players join Homer’s league, so that’s what he asked him about.
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WEEK OF 4.28.14 Talking about Craig Ferguson leaving his talk show, and Robin said the movie he did about a pot grower teaming up with an older woman, Saving Grace, was really funny. Howard says the movie 30 days of Night makes so much sense. All vampires should move to Alaska-they’re dumb to not do that. Eric the Actor was on the phone to plug his appearance on Legit. Thanks again to Marksfriggin.com: James Franco in studio to plug Palo Alto which opens on May 9th. James is on Broadway in Of Mice And Men until July. He said he has a book of poetry called Directing Herbert White: Poems. His co star in Palo Alto , Emma Roberts, was in American Horror Story, which James said she was great in. James also wrote the movie and said that he didn’t want to adapt the movie himself; he wanted someone else to take it and do something with it. He said he met Gia Coppola who is Francis’ grand daughter. Howard asked if he had anything against her because of who her grandfather was. James said no. He said she wasn’t even a director at the time. He said she was a photographer. He said that her photographs were in the same vein as his book. He said it was focusing on youth but not making it for a youth audience. Howard said she got his vibe. James said he took the leap and got Gia to do it. Howard gave James a plug for his movie and asked if Emma Roberts is hot. James said she’s tiny but she is hot. Howard asked if he bangs his co-stars. James said he’s getting to the point where many of his co-stars are married or engaged. He said Emma is engaged. Howard said a lot of people get engaged and don’t end up getting married. James said he’s had friends get married young and they should wait. He said if the relationship is working then just stay in it. He said he really respects marriage. He said his parents were together their whole lives.Some thought the recent scandal where he was said to be with a much younger girl was just a publicity stunt, because in the movie he’s a coach after younger girls. He hadn’t wanted to play that part. He said nothing happened with that girl. They just took a photograph together after the play and she posted it on Instagram. He had no way of knowing how old she was.
David Spade was in studio to plug the new Grownups movie. He said there was no hassle about money. He knows Adam Sandler is fair, and he has fun with these guys making the movie. He says they all go out and do their own stuff, and then come back to get together and do these movies and have fun. Rerun of the Metallica interview when they were in to plug their movie Through the Never in 3D movie that Howard said was really good. Howard asked him how they auditioned that guy for the role of a guy getting beat up at a concert? When Howard was talking to James Hetfield about his fucked up childhood, and asked him how he could be a good father now. He said he was in the documentary Absent which was about growing up without a father. Also the Lord of the Anal Ring Toss with Artie as the winner. On the WUS, Jason said the League and Wilfred are brilliant, so he’s going to give Legit with Eric the Actor a chance.
Random Staff Tweets Jon Hein Tweeted: Loved every ep thus far. RT @DanTown22 Thoughts on Game of Thrones so far this season? Ralph tweeted: FINALLY saw CAP 2 REALLY enjoyed it…A LOT of GREAT moments including the storyline but it never really clicked for me and got GREAT.
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Week of 4.21.14 Reruns while Howard’s in LA for AGT auditions Daryl Hall’s interview when he was plugging Live at Daryl’s House, One of Henry Hill, writer of Goodfellas, calls into the show. Howard said he loves his laugh, and Ray Liotta did it through the entire movie and it was great. Doug’s taking his daughter’s picture in Howard’s chair, Howard wondered who was allowed to take pictures in William Shatner’s Star Trek chair? They played Juliette Lewis’ call in to the show, and they talked about Natural Born Killers. Howard says she’s great when she’s dancing around the diner-says she has those great psycho eyes, and she’s always been sexy in all of her movies. He says Tommy Lee Jones should sue Oliver Stone because of the role he had him play. Robin said that role was a caricature. Howard asked her what it was like to have Rodney Dangerfield squeeze her ass, and she said she didn’t like it.
Ike Turner was on the phone, and Howard referenced What’s Love Got To Do With It? by asking Ike if he hits his new wife with a shoe. They played a mash-up with Ed Wood‘s Bela Lugosi (“Fuck You! Karloff doesn’t deserve to smell my shit!”) as a guest on Inside the Actors’ Studio. Also played was the Martin Landau “Home” speech from the same movie to open the show. Replay of Howard’s stay at Dominic’s house, and he described the scrubbers in the kitchen and the basement pool room being like something out of Tales from the Crypt. Chariots of Fire music was played behind farts and Robin’s gasps. The Ashton Kutcher interview was replayed. Howard really liked his movie Spread. Ashton said it was tough after shooting that movie. He felt like a porn star, after filming sex scenes for 6 days in a row, he was burned out. He was plugging his new movie Killers that he made with Kathryn Heigl, and talked about taking over for Charlie Sheen in Two and a Half Men and getting his start on That 70′s Show. Howard asked if she was a pain in the ass, and he said no, that was just a “thing” she had with the makers of Knocked-Up. Howard and Robin make fun of Scott the Engineer for taking his son out of school to see the premier of Star Wars. They played Dice Clay’s interview that he recited with Artie scenes from the Godfather and Donny Brasco. Artie said he doesn’t know Donny Brasco as well. Howard said he loves that movie. WUS: Jon Favreau sat in and gave JD advice on how to guest direct an episode of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. He talked about starting out writing Swingers which opened the door for Elf, which then went on to the opportunity to do the Iron Man movies, and his new one Chef. JD says later that the scene in Swingers where he’s on the phone with a girl is one of the best in the movie. Someone from the Hangover also sat in. On the Jay Thomas Show, he talked about the movie C.H.U.D. This movie is considered so bad that it has its own yearly celebration in Los Angeles, and it’s coming up this weekend. Jay Thomas is always asked to appear after the showing of the movie. He says during the entire screening, people are screaming at the screen, heckling everybody in the movie, all the special effects and the horrible script.
Random Staff Tweets: From JD: Watch or DVR “Dinner w/Friends with Brett Gelman and Friends” tonight at midnight on Adult Swim. It’s hilarious. Random Fan Movie Posters from http://superfanworld.com/superfans:
Week of 4.14.14 Bam was in studio plugging his new Bam’s Bad Ass Game Show, where Howard says people are going to die. They talked of his history in the Jackass movies and the other movies the guys have done, like Johnny Knoxville in Bad Grandpa. Howard said he can’t understand people liking the Fast and the Furious movies. He said the first one was ok, but the next six were crazy. They need to remove half your brain for you to sit through them. Talking about the Movie awards show and the cast of the Hunger Games remembering Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Howard said he uses the same guitar that they used in the book the Heroine Diaries by Nikki Sixx. Howard was upset about the New York Post’s spoiler about Game of Thrones. He’s not going to get into it, as not every one has seen it yet, but it ruined a great moment for him by knowing what was going to happen. Robin said she saw the article and knew it was going to be a spoiler, so she quickly turned the page. Robin will watch it tonight before she hears what the spoiler is. The next day she said she saw it and liked it. Then Howard wondered where they are taking that boy in the woods that can’t walk? He says he favorite character is that little guy “Teriyaki Sauce” Robin’s hoping that girl will fall in love with him. Howard’s done with the Kaleesi and she’s announced that she’s a serious actress and is not going to get naked anymore. He says she needs to get Caesar Milano to train those dragons, because they’re getting out of control. Howard said he was having trouble keeping up with this show last season, but this season has been really good so far. Howard talked about Coming to America being James Earl Jones’ best role ever, even though he’s won Tony awards for his work on Broadway. Howard says it’s such a great movie. In it, he plays President Geoffrey Joffrey, the best role ever. He said there are lots of actors who became really big, like all the stars of Private Parts. A caller asked him if it was better than Harlem Nights, and Howard said it was much better. Valerie Harper was in studio from Rhoda, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and is plugging her show Signed Sealed Delivered that will be on this weekend. Random Staff Tweets: Jon Hein Tweeted: “Saw the first two eps. Liked it a lot. 2nd ep is better than the 1st.” In reply to @JPalo asking ” Did you watch Fargo yet? Any thoughts? Ralph Tweeted:
Was privileged w/ an advanced copy of ‘Dinner W/ Friends W/ @brettgelman & Friends‘ – It’s amazingly hilarious! JD Tweeted about 3 movies he saw at Tribeca:
& Emory Cohen as Casper in “Beneath The Harvest Sky” is a must see performance. Great movie. #TribecaFilmFestival &
“Manos Sucias” – highly recommend if you get a chance to see it. Colombia, drugs, Spike Lee produced. I liked it a lot #TribecaFilmFestival Random Fan Movie Posters from http://superfanworld.com/superfans:
Week of 4.7.14 Howard talking the beginning of AGT tapping. He says Howie Mandel takes over the Snapple Room with his antics, and he looks like the dad from Leave it to Beaver with her head in a newspaper while everything’s going on. He says it’s like Howie’s (Pee-wee’s) Playhouse. Carol Leifer was in studio. She used to be the writer for Seinfeld and SNL. Talking to Benjy about Sharknado 2. Robin’s News, Mickey Rooney died. Howard said he was busy watching the Frankenstein Shooter movies on Saturdays rather than Rooney’s Andy Hardy movies. Talking about Goonies. Howard said wasn’t that a shitty movie? and Robin said it was a cute movie and she loved it. She said Howard’s thinking of Gremlins. She said they haven’t decided if they were making a sequel and have some of the old cast in cameos, or pick up the story with these characters now older. Captain America: Winter Soldier opened last weekend and was top grossing-est movie ever. Set the record. Robin saw and says it’s really good.
A caller asked Howard if he’s heard about the prequel to Walking Dead they’re making. Howard said the prequel would be Walking Alive-he’d rather see what happened before the virus hit in flashbacks that are in the show. Howard said he feels the same way about the prequel to Breaking Bad, Go Ask Saul. He’s not that interested to see Saul’s story, but he knows he’ll watch it, because he liked that character. Robin read a story that Ben Affleck was quitting Batman and a black actor was to play Batman-turns out it was an old April Fool’s joke on the internet that Robin fell for. Howard said he didn’t care which color Batman or Superman was, but he wondered if they would change the story somehow-would he be adopted? Covering Oscar Pestorius’ testimony during his trial Howard thought he sounded like Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther movies. Eric the Actor says he’s going to be in Legit on SFX (and Fred plays the Mars Attacks! music). Howard says the Kaleesi on Game of Thrones doesn’t want to get naked anymore. Howard says, “Honey, that’s all you’ve got going for you. You’re not that great of an actress. She’s good in the role, but she’s not that great of an actress. I hate it when a actress who’s hired for a role decides they won’t do what they’d agreed to do.” Danny Trejo from Machete was in studio. Howard loves saying the title of the movie and says it’s got to be a great movie with a title like that. It’s like a Mexican James Bond, where he’s killing everyone and has all the hottest girls. He’s now plugging Bad Ass 2: Bad Asses with Danny Glover on DVD. He talked about being on the set of Runaway Train to help keep a friend of his, who was a PA on the film, sober because there was blow everywhere. As he was there, one of the guys asked him if he wanted to be an extra and he asked “Extra what?” When he went to change his shirt for the scene, one of the guys recognized his tattoo and knew who he was and tapped him to teach Eric Roberts how to box. Then he ended up boxing with him in the movie. His friend, Eddie Bunker wrote the robbery scene from Straight Time with Dustin Hoffman, and you can make good money writing robbery scenes. Jon Favreau is now making a movie Chef.about a guy who lost his restaurant. Rob Lowe was in studio. He’s been in West Wing. He had grown up with Charlie Sheen as a friend, so Martin Sheen was always the crazy dad. Says he walked around on Halloween with a baseball bat. Rob said he was probably in some kind of Apocalypse Now flashback. After Liza Minelli had won the Oscar and was touring in Cabaret , Rob was only 12 and he got backstage and hung with her and the Wizard of Oz‘s Tim Man’s son. It was in Columbus and he was in Cincinatti at the time, and just figured he wanted to meet her. It never occurred to him that was weird, and she let him right in. When Rob went to the Playboy mansion, he said there was an area that was out of Indiana Jones and the Grotto. It was so smokey he couldn’t see and each girl was more beautiful than the last. He auditioned for The Outsiders with all these great actors that were so young at the time. He is still great friends with all the guys in that film. He said Tom Cruise knows who he is, and didn’t take a part when he couldn’t feel it. When Howard asked him if he feels bad for Ralph Macchio as he never made it big like the other guys from the film, and Rob says he’s probably the happiest of all of them with a good balance of work and family. Howard asked him about Diane Lane, and Robe said she wouldn’t look at any of the guys in the movie. Matt Dillon was the guy who could always close the deal, and he couldn’t get Diane Lane. Rob said he ended up taking 3 other movies with her just to try and get her. He auditioned for Footloose, and killed his knees during the dance. He says he is not a dancer. Robin and Howard said he was so great in the Liberace movie. Rob said he based that on every guy he used to see at the Laker’s games. A caller asked if Howard had seen Rob Lowe’s movie The Specials about older superheros. Says it’s really good. Neither Robin or Howard had ever heard of that one. Robin said that documentary about the Dave Clark 5 is amazing and has some great old footage from the 60′s. It has them working with Freddie Mercury and lots of other stars that is amazing to watch. A caller asked Howard if he’d seen Cryptid the Swamp Beast on the History Channel. Said he’s in it and it’s really good. Howard said he’d look for it. Robin said she finished watching Being Human and didn’t realize she was watching the season finale until it was over. Talking about Chasing Maria Menounos and Robin said they’re lying in bed talking about listening to Howard in the morning. Random Fan Movie Posters from http://superfanworld.com/superfans:
Week 3.31.14 Talking to Sal and Richard about their yearly XMas shopping together, Richard said it’s like Pretty Woman. Richard used the quote from Full Metal Jacket “Me love you long time” in discussing their relationship. On the Wrap Up Show, Gary said it reminded him of that scene in Brokeback Mountain, and a caller thought it was odd that Gary knew that scene so well. On Robin’s news, she said Noah was the number # at the Box Office, and said they need to use Maria Menousous’s sound byte “Noooo-ah” for that movie. 2nd at the Box Office was Divergent, and Muppets Most Wanted was #3. Howard said he loved last night’s season finale of Walking Dead. Robin said she hasn’t seen it yet, so they didn’t talk about it. Pitbull was in studio and says the only TV he watches is House of Cards and that Kevin Spacey is great in that, and Bloomberg News. Howard said the Dice Clay made him audition for a part in the movie Ford Fairlane and it was the most degrading experience. Howard didn’t tell his agent, who later couldn’t understand why he’d put himself through that for a movie that was obviously going to be bad, but Howard said he wanted to experience everything. He said the director, Renny Harlin was a real dick to him. Wouldn’t even look up or at him at all while he was reading. He had gone into a hotel room to meet with him. Said it was awful. Amy Schumer was in studio. She has been in Girls, and loves Lena Dunham-says she’s a genius. Howard says he loves the way she walks around naked. Her show Inside Amy Schumer has its 2nd season premier tonight. It was the top rated show on Comedy Central last season, but she says she still doesn’t make any money at it. She says Comedy Central says they can’t know if the show is really a hit, you must wait til the 2nd show, then when the 2nd is good, they say you must wait til the 3rd show, and now they’re saying til the 2nd season. Howard played a clip of Michael Jackson doing the vocal tracks for all the musical and vocal parts of Beat It, showing what a musical genius he was, even though he couldn’t read music or play any instrument. Robin said they show that really well in the movie of his practices for the concert that never happened in This is It. It shows him doing all harmonies, even all the strings and horns. Howie Mandel was in studio and mentioned a movie he did with Ted Danson called A Fine Mess. Talking TV on Wrap Up, Ronnie saying he watched Once Upon a Time because of his girlfriend Stephanie. wives, but he really enjoyed Cinderella on Broadway. Gary can’t see going to the musical Rocky, though. He says the show Arrow is starting to annoy him, but it’s alright. They still can’t call him the Green Arrow-and he’s the Green Arrow! Robin said she’s realized that Justified has spend the entire season on trying to get one shipment of heroine. Howard says it’s like Sons of Anarchy, where they’re the Bad News Gang and can’t do anything right. Howard says Walking Dead is brilliant. Howard hated the old Batman TV series that was a campy version of Batman. He wanted it to be taken seriously. Robin said she watched it because of the great actors they got to play villains. Jon Hein interviewed Adam West one time and he got pissed when asked about the campiness of the show, as he considers that great acting. He said he still loves the old Superman TV series, and he still watches it. It was great in the 2nd season when Superman had a gut. After all the Sal & Richard talk, a tweet for SternFan Adam Kap
@adrockKAP These guys are the greatest. Drawing of Sal and Richard in Brokeback Mountain
Random Staff Tweets: Richard Christy Tweeted: Celebrating my bday Eve w amazing lasagna thx to my awesome wife
@KristinChristy & my 4th favorite movie of all time: Halloween III, Season of the Witch JD Tweeted: If that helps people watch “Inside Amy Schumer” tonight, so be it. Amy’s awesome. 10:30 tonight on Comedy Central; and he tweeted it was a “Bummer” that David Letterman is retiring. From Jon Hein: Really liked the @FargoFX pilot. Moody, dark & Billy Bob does what he does best. Tough to bring a flick like that to the small screen. Kudos