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Week of 3.10.14
Howard was talking about his father calling him Miss American and “Schoofer” from an old German monster movie Frankenstein rip off that he’d watch with Howard. I’m unable to find anything about that movie. His father loved to watch the old Tarzan movies and 3 Stooges with Howard. Howard wants to produce Hanzi starring in The Bachelor. Howard won’t be watching 12 Years a Slave. JD was offered a chance to direct an episode of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, and he’s going to take the opportunity, but is worried that it will be a public forum if he fails. Everyone is encouraging him to take this chance since this is his dream. On the Wrap Up Show, Jason says he loves True Detective. He says there’s a line between Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaugheysaying something like “there comes a point where it’s weird when a man doesn’t have a family.” and he wonders that about JD and he’s sad for him. Jason said he watched This Is The End again over the weekend, and he said that during the apocalypse, people do what they always do. The actors make a sequel to Pineapple Express just because that’s what actors do. Howard said Jon Hein watches TV like the study he read about African Americans, so Fred played music from The Lion King when Jon Hein walked in. Howard says he’s annoyed at himself for watching so much of Beverly Hills Housewives. Howard said he’s watching Justified and Banshee. Howard hasn’t watched House of Cards yet. Gary is going to watch Shameless Monday night. Talked of the Son of the Beach when an actress refused to kiss Tim Stack.
Benjy filmed his part as an extra in Sharknado 2. Benjy said he plays a homeless man prophetizing the end of the world. So his take on the shark attack is to be in rapture rather than be terrified. Benjy is used to sneaking into other movie trailers and stealing the food, so it was weird he was offered the free food.
Week of 3.3.14
Oscars talk from Sunday night. Howard said Jonathan Winters didn’t make the “In Memorandum.” Robin said he was in It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” and Gary agreed that this was one of the great movies ever. The Gilligan’s Island professor was left out, too. Howard said it was Heath Ledger from Batman who screwed that up. Now if a big star dies after the cutoff, they do them that night, not wait until the next year. Howard said that Gravity was robbed by not winning Best Picture. He said it should have won more awards. Robin said when are they ever going to make a film like that with basically just one woman carrying the entire film. Adam Carolla called in to plug his new show ”To Catch a Contractor.” Bryan Cranston was in studio. He mentioned directing an episode of Malcolm in the Middle and working on Breaking Bad. He talked about his parents being married various times, and that his mom was like Blanche from Streetcar Named Desire; trusting the kindness of strangers. Howard said he’d done all this great stuff, was in Argo and now he’s doing a Broadway play-shouldn’t he be a huge blockbuster? Bryan says he’s also doing Godzilla.
Howard is now journaling, and wishes he could do a journal like Guillermo Del Toro, director of Pans Labrynth and Hellboy, also sketches in his journal. Guillermo published his journal book , A Cabinet of Curiosities. Howard says it’s a beautiful coffee table book.
Benjy announces he will be in Sharknado 2, and a caller calls “Bullshit” on Howard for not getting all the info from Heidi Klum about those pictures of her on a boat. Fred plays the clip “Bullshit” clip from Ed Wood. Callers tell Howard how much they like Howard’s episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
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Week of 2.24.14
David Arquette is in studio to plug his Happy Faced Killer. During Robin’s news, Robin was reading a story that a guy said in 15 years robots will be smarter than us. Howard asked Robin if she had seen Her which is about a robot girlfriend. He and Robin really liked it. The star of Avatar is in the news. Sam Worthington was charged with assault against a photographer. Howard wonders how it is that he could be in the most successful movie ever and no one knows his name or who he is? Howard said he’s signed up for 3 Avatar sequels. Now Howard says he hated the make believe village and those blue people. Robin said it was too long. Robin said what’s really good and not getting any press is RoboCop. Howard thought it tanked, but knew that Ralph said it was good. Robin said it was a very good update of that film. #1 at the box office is the Lego Movie. Also in Robin’s news, the oldest living Holocaust survivor died. She was the subject of the documentary The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life. Howard said he really liked the First 48 and Jon said it was great, too. David Arquette said he wishes for a day when there won’t be a need for a show like First 48 in this world.
Blossom star Mayim Bialik was in studio. She got her start in Beaches playing Bette Midler’s daughter. Her singing voice was dubbed, as Bette wanted the girl to have a professional sounding trained voice, as she was playing a mini-Bette. She’s in the Big Bang Theory now. She was hired to play the female version of the male lead. She said she doesn’t watch TV with her kids, though she did sit down and watch Disney’s Robin Hood with her kids and ex-husband. Fred uses Mars Attacks! music during Eric the Actor’s phone call.
Sam Simon was on the phone telling Howard to watch The Cove an award-winning documentary about the Japanese slaughter of dolphins and their mistreatment in captivity. He also recommended for Howard and his fans to watch Glass Walls.
Mr. Skin Visits. 02/25/14. 8:35am
After the break Howard came right back. Howard said that Mr. Skin is coming in with his 15th Annual Awards. Howard said that they have pictures up on HowardStern.com if you want to follow along. Howard said there’s a great nip slip from Tina Fey. Mr. Skin said that was at the Emmy Awards in High Definition. Howard said they highlight the pictures so well. Mr. Skin said it’s a skill. Skin said that he wishes that she’d do a nude scene. He said she had fun with it too when she hosted SNL a short time after that. Howard said that she must see that her nip is slipping out. Mr. Skin said that some people do that but he doesn’t think Tina Fey did that. Howard said she acts like she’s not hot but she is hot. Howard said maybe she would do that.
Howard said Mr. Skin is promoting his 15th Annual Anatomy Awards now. He said that they have 40 categories this year. Mr. Skin said that there are so many places to get celebrity nudity. He said they have nude hosts in movies on so many networks now. He said they have Netflix and a bunch of movie networks showing that kind of stuff. He said even Amazon is doing original programming with celebrity nudity. He said the landscape is much bigger now than it was in the past.
Howard said his Skinpire is doing better than ever. Mr. Skin said that 2013 was their best ever. He said even better than when they were mentioned in the movie ”Knocked Up.” Howard asked why they’re so successful when porn is free online. Mr. Skin said they have a fun web site and it’s very detailed. He said it’s a one stop shop too. He said they do all the work so you have screen shots and all of that. He said they get 10 million unique visitors per month there. He said they’re better than ever at convincing people to come there.
Howard asked about this gay web site that they started. Mr. Skin said that his guys came to him and asked him why they don’t do naked guys. He said he resisted that but then they convinced him it was time. Mr. Skin said that he started the site based on his expertise. Howard said Gary asked Mr. Skin about Julia Roberts and Mr. Skin knew where she showed breast in Pretty Woman. He said it’s at 1:35 in the movie.
Mr. Skin said that they started MrMan.com and his guys are going through every show and movie anyway so they might as well pick out the men. He said that the first 3 months of MrMan.com are blowing away the first 3 months of MrSkin.com He said the traffic is about 50/50 but the people who pay is higher. He said he has guys going through the material trying to find ”back sack” which is when guys bend over and you see the back of their ball sack. Howard asked who some of them are. Mr. Skin said Jason Mews bends over in Knocked Up and you see his ball sack. He said that in Breaking Bad Bryan Cranston was wearing the tighty whiteys and you see a ball fumble where his balls come out. He said that if a private part comes out they have to do their job and tell people about that.
Howard said they must need gay guys to pick that stuff out. Mr. Skin said that the guys doing it aren’t gay but they go through it and find the scenes. He said that they might need to get paid a little more to do it though.
Mr. Skin said that he doesn’t go on MrMan.com and did some research for Howard. He said if you want to see some of the playlists they have ”Dongs and Thongs” playlists and ”Wet Willys” playlists. He said that they have shots of Leo DiCaprio and people like that in there. He said that they have a password for Robin if she wants to see. Mr. Skin said that Robin Williams has done full frontal so they have stuff like that. They talked about some of the other nude men that they have on the site like Richard Gere. Howard said a lot of people were disappointed with the size of that one. Mr. Skin said he wasn’t. Robin said she was.
Howard said that he heard that Mr. Skin has a sponsor for his Anatomy Awards. Mr. Skin said that this guy invented a topical spray for men who are premature ejaculators. He said they’re geniuses.
Howard asked who has a big cock on MrMan.com. Mr. Skin said that Michael Fassbender and Collin Farrell have big ones. He said that Liam Neeson has a big one too. He said he’s not sure what movie he was in because he’s not that familiar with that stuff. He said you can find out on MrMan.com.
Howard said that they have to get down to the Anatomy Awards. He said that Tina Fey won for best Nip Slip. Newdcomer of the Year is Margot Robby. Howard said that they gave an award to the woman in the Blurred Lines video. Her name is Emily Ratajkowski. Mr. Skin said that she was topless in the video and she’s been in the top 10 on Mr.Skin for the most visited. He said she has done a lot of topless modeling and those breasts are real.
Howard asked about Best Lesbian Scene. Mr. Skin said there’s a movie called Blue is the Warmest Color. He said this movie is great. He said it’s so good it’s rated NC-17. He said they have a scene that goes on for 12 minutes where they’re eating ass and going down on each other. He said this is the greatest lesbian scene in the history of film. He said it’s as close as you can get to porn in a regular movie. He said it’s everything Howard would love.
Howard asked about Best Full Frontal. Mr. Skin said Rosario Dawson is the woman who won. He said that she was in this movie and she was fully shaved and she walks right toward the camera. He said she’s gorgeous in this movie.
Howard said Best TV Show Nude was Masters of Sex. Lizzie Kaplan had a bunch of nude scenes in that show; she used to be on True Blood. Mr. Skin said Michael Sheen is in the show and he’s dating Sarah Silverman now. Mr. Skin said there’s a ton of other girls on that show.
Howard asked about Best Back Burger which is when you see a girl from behind and you see vagine though her legs. Mr. Skin said that the winner was Sarah Butler. He said that she’s in The Stranger Within and other movies; she was in the remake of I Spit On Your Grave. He said that there’s a lot of Back Burgerage in that movie; you can see it because she’s so thin. Mr. Skin said that this is probably the best Back Burger of all time. Howard said that she’s so thin that you can see it very clearly. Mr. Skin said this is all in High Def so it’s very clear.
Howard took a call from a guy who said that Howard’s butt was hanging out at the VMA awards. He said that must be on MrMan.com. Mr. Skin said he thinks it is. Da Vinchi’s Demons actress has the best long nipples, or “niplastic.” Crystal Fairy won best Monster Muff. She was the little girl in Field of Dreams. Spartacus actress won best buttocks. She used to be the Michigan Long Jump Champion.
Howard asked about Best Pearl Necklace. Howard asked how they do that in a movie. Mr. Skin said that they did it on Girls. He said that the guy pulls out and he does it on the girl’s chest. He said the girl turns around and you see the goo on her breasts. He said you never see that on a TV show. Howard said Lena Dunham is good for Mr. Skin because she brings a lot of nudity to the show. Mr. Skin said they’ve never had that scene in an R-rated movie or anything.
Howard asked about the Best Niptastic Nips. Mr. Skin said that her name is Laura Haddica. Howard asked who won Monster Muff this year. Mr. Skin said that was Gabby Hoffman. Howard said they have the pictures up on his web site now.
Howard asked if they have a Best Fart Lighting Scene. Mr. Skin said that Toni Collette pulls down her pants and lights a fart in a movie. A lip slip that can be seen only in the trailer from Frozen Ground star was also in High School Musical.
Howard said that Best Lip Slip was up next. Mr. Skin said that it was Vanessa Hudgens and she had a bit of a lip slip in this movie trailer. He said it wasn’t in the movie so it was only in the trailer. Howard said no one can see this without freeze framing the shot. Howard said that’s why MrSkin.com is so important.
Howard said Best Hand Bra is another one. Mr. Skin said Sarah Silverman won this one for Susan 313. He said she did a TV show and they released this show on YouTube. He said that she’s holding her boobs and they loved it.
Howard said that Breast Picture of the Year was won by Wolf of Wall Street. Mr. Skin said that had a lot of sex scenes going on in it. He said it was just fantastic. The girl who plays Leonardo’s 2nd wife has a great nude scene.
Howard said the next category is the lifetime Skinchievment Award. Howard said she has to be hot and A-list. This year it was Charlize Theron. Mr. Skin said that she’s been doing nudity for a long time, since 2 Days in the Valley. He said she’s been naked about 10 times. Howard said they have a complete retrospective of the movies she’s been in nude.
Mr. Skin said that they released the movie ”The Grand Hotel” on Blu-Ray and Gretta Garbo showed breasts. He said that she’s one of the most famous actresses ever. Howard said he guesses he’d want to see that.
Howard said there’s this woman on True Detective and she may win for the Best Nude Scene for 2014. Mr. Skin said it happened this year so they can’t include her. He said her name is Alexandra Dedario.
Howard took a call from Speech Impediment Man who asked who the guy is with the biggest cock in Hollywood. Mr. Skin said that it’s probably Liam Neeson.
Howard took another call from a guy who brought up the Amish girl in Banshee. Howard said that show is one of the best shows. He said he loves it. Mr. Skin said they do have a lot of hot naked babes. They have a hot girl on the show and Mr. Skin said he thinks she’s the hottest Amish girl ever.
Howard took a call from Hanzi who had something playing behind him. Howard gave up on him when he didn’t answer. Howard gave Mr. Skin some plugs for his 15th Annual Anatomy Awards. He said he can’t believe it was 15 years ago that they started it. Mr. Skin said it’s a crazy thing. Howard said he remembers when he came in 15 years ago and wondered when he’d be in prison. He said he’s still not in prison. He said that’s the amazing thing.
Howard said that Mr. Skin has MrMan.com now and he must be secretly gay. Howard said they do say that his ass is on MrMan.com too. Mr. Skin said they are very comprehensive. Howard said they have many more categories over at MrSkin.com. Robin asked when she gets the password for the site. Mr. Skin said he’ll take care of that. They went to break a short time later. On the Wrap Up Show, Mr. Skin and Gary talked about Shameless also having great nude scenes.
And Again: Thanks to MarksFriggin.com for Howard’s thoughts on Harold Ramis’ Death. 02/25/14. 6:35am:
“Howard said Harold Ramis is like the Beatles to him. He said he was a great innovator. He said that he was 69 years old. Howard said he had him on the show one time and he was one of those guys who wrote a movie and didn’t have to be in it. He said he was the straight man and didn’t need to be the guy getting the big laughs. He said he was a great writer/director. He said he wrote Groundhogs Day and directed it too. He said that would make him one of the greats. He said he’s not sure why he wasn’t more celebrated when he was alive. Howard said he wasn’t celebrated like so many others were.
Howard said the amazing thing is that when you look at some of his films you realize how great some of them were. He mentioned Ghostbusters, Caddyshack, Animal House and many others. Howard said Harold Ramis and Bill Murray had a falling out after Groundhogs Day and they never did get an explanation on that. Howard said they were great collaborators. He said that it must have been uncomfortable for Bill after Harold died. Howard said that something went down with them and they weren’t friends anymore.
Howard said Stripes was a kick ass movie too. Jon Hein came in and told Howard that he had more on the feud. He said Ramis said that Bill Murray was going through a divorce during the filming of Groundhogs Day and he basically told him not to act like a child during the filming and after that they stopped being friends. Howard said that he upset the king. Howard said Bill must have his side of the story too. Maybe he was upset that Harold wasn’t more sensitive while he was going through tough times.
Howard said that Harold Ramis was a journalist and he went to interview people at Second City. He talked to them and thought that he could do comedy. He said that’s when his comedy career began. Jon said that he wrote stuff back to back and it was all great stuff. He ran down the list of things that he wrote and directed and they were legendary. He said that he thinks that he let other people shine instead of taking it himself. He said he never got the credit he deserved.
Howard said he was blown out when he met the great Harold Ramis. Howard said he flew under the radar though. Howard said that they have guys like Judd Apatow that are heralded. He said that the writer/director is more celebrated these days. Howard said that today they have Ben Stiller and people like that who are celebrated. Robin said back in the day the comedy guys didn’t get that recognition.”
Sternthology played an interview with Harold Ramis in studio. Howard asked him if he’s ever directed a dud, and Harold said Club Paradise. He thought that was a bomb. Howard asked him about Bill Murray being a pain in the ass during Groundhog’s Day, and he said he was. He also asked him if Andie was a pain as well, saying no one was looking for her. The last thing she’d been in was Tarzan, and they wouldn’t let her speak in that movie. Howard asked Harold about the other actresses who auditioned for that part, and he said Sharon Stone had also auditioned. Howard said she’s had nothing going on since her crotch shot in Basic Instinct. He said she couldn’t have gotten the role, because they would confuse her crotch with the groundhog.
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On the news, JD said that Armed and Dangerous was his favorite Harold Ramis movie (he co-wrote that one)
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RALPH CIRELLA (@MYGEEKTIME) 2/21/14, 2:09 PM NERD ALERT! NEW Guardians of the Galaxy TRAILER…looks GREAT! PERFECT CASTING with @prattprattpratt youtu.be/pTZ2Tp9yXyM, and then 2/25/14, 8:26 PM …on a positive note @NBCAboutaBoy is on tonight…one of my favorite pilots…hope it continues to entertain….GREAT CAST/WRITING
JD Harmeyer (@jdharm) 2/21/14, 1:34 PM Steve Brule on an airplane….Feb. 27 cannot come soon enough youtu.be/275ufGZweZc
On Sternthology: The anniversary of Wendy’s first call. Howard wondered if her life is like the movie My Other Sister?
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Week of 2.17.14
Due to President’s Day, Monday is a repeat of the Birthday Bash: Bryan Cranston’s Walter White from Breaking Bad, Lena Dunham in Girls, Robert Downey, Jr. in Iron Man and Sherlock, Dave Groh’s directorial debut in Sound City, and Rosie O’Donnell’s song parody from Grease. Howard 101 reruns has Billy West as Mr. Smith from Lost in Space talking to grown up Will Robinson, Bill Mumy on the phone.
Howard talks about Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, and then goes off on the Bachelor. Why all these girls are going nuts for this guy whose job it is to interview athletes and then it comes out that he’s been a deadbeat dad, not even able to pay his court ordered $200/month child support. Lots of talk about the late night wars with Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, Conan Obrien, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert. Howard and Robin thought Joe Walsh was the best thing in the Beatles special.
Howard’s watching Walking Dead, but hasn’t seen this week’s episode yet, and Robin says it’s excellent. Robin says she’s watching House of Cards and True Detective and they’re really good. Talking about Woody Allen’s child molestation charges after he’s been nominated for Blue Jasmine and Bullets Over Broadway is being turned into a Broadway show. Zach Braff is taking the John Cusak role. They’re making a sequel to Sharknado. Harry Potter’s author is writing books under a different moniker. Seth Meyers was in studio and talked about during his SNL audition, he did Russell Crowe from the Gladiator, in a skit doing a talk show, but all he would say is “Are you guys entertained? but Lauren Michaels said Seth’s head wasn’t big enough.
RALPH CIRELLA Tweeted: (@MYGEEKTIME) 2/19/14, 12:07 AM YES! DEF my fav HITCH FLICK “@MrSpaceG1: One of #RalphsFavoriteThings is on @tcm tonight at midnight! #NorthByNorthwest #DVRSet”
Then the Jason Kaplan Fan Club Tweeted: J Kaplan Fan Club
@JasonKapFanClub If @Siriusjay finds that he needs to parachute out of a plane, he’ll be all set since he recently watched Drop Zone! pic.twitter.com/XjATYS1Szc
Sal (@salgovernale) 2/20/14 11:30PM answered @Annoyancy – when does your episode of Law & Order air? Twitter, saying “Feb 26 on NBC”
Week of 2.10.14
Monday starts the week off with Mammory Lane. Howard talks about his favorite birthday gift was a poster from The Thing With 2 Heads which Howard thought was called The Man With 2 Heads. Fred plays Mars Attacks! music for Eric the Actor. Here’s the image by Doc Ivan of Howard’s desire to remake this movie.
Tom Chiasano said Tim Allen stole Toy Story 2. Robin said she should start seeing cartoons with Tom, since he goes to see so many. M. Night Shyamalan wrote Stuart Little and wrote and directed the Sixth Sense. She’s All That he was a ghost writer. Howard said he loved it, and Robin said he should keep that quiet. Robin said even Freddie Prinze Jr. hated it, and so does M Knight. Howard loved Sixth Sense. M Knight is now working with Bruce making Unbreakable. “yeah, Baby” Sound effects from Austin Powers while Howard is talking to him about the perks of having 3 hit movies. Talking to Lawrence Taylor who was getting ready for a wrestling match, Fred played sound effects from the 3 Stooges while LT’s opponent talked about knocking himself out by landing on the mat. Near Dark was a movie that Natalie Maine’s husband was in. Richard said he’s a big fan. Kyra Sedgwick was in studio and Howard asked her about working with John Travolta in Phenomenon. Howard asked her about John and Scientology, and she said she was young and curious about it and asked him-John never pushed it on her. Kyra said he was really a great guy. Robin said Phenomenon has one of the sexiest scenes on film ever. Sal was in studio and Howard was talking about how he needs to stop bothering his guests, like the time he told Ben Stiller he wasn’t funny in Meet the Parents, and told Jon Stewart he wasn’t funny and needs to fire his writers.
Talking about Nicole Bass’ lawsuit, and Fred breaks into his Herman Munster impression. Robin was seen out with Troy from CBS News seeing Hope Floats while she was seeing Mr. X. During the Sal Planning to Sleepover at Howard’s House episode, the movies Misery, King of Comedy and Single White Female are referenced. Howard says Sal needs to watch King of Comedy. With Billy Joel in studio, he talked about the movie My Life, saying he loved that movie. Howard and Robin both said they didn’t think that anyone would like that movie, but they really did love it. Howard was talking to Smelly James the intern while he was acting a comedy he wrote that he’s acting out with Ralph, and Howard said the Diary of Anne Frank was funnier. He also said that he was talking fast, and should be in Pulp Fiction, as that’s how they talk in those movies. William Shatner from Star Trek was in studio, and Fred plays the music from Exodus when Howard asks him about being Jewish. A fan is upset that Shatner doesn’t dress up as Captain Kirk all the time, and Howard says that the Lone Ranger and Superman did that, but they both went crazy later.
Richard talks about the movie Screwballs when talking to Scott the Engineer about his bowling on the WUS.
RALPH CIRELLA (@MYGEEKTIME) 2/13/14, 9:55 AM Well, i did the UNTHINKABLE…I went to see @RoboCop …Even worse, I LIKED IT!
Richard Christy (@cwotd) tweeted: 2/15/14, 6:22 PM Coolest Movie Monster Ever. #thething pic.twitter.com/F2oLAKv5tn Richard Christy (@cwotd) 2/15/14, 5:08 PM John Carpenters The Thing the perfect movie to watch on a snowy day in NYC pic.twitter.com/nErgnGRkWc
JD Tweeted on 2.16.14: I can’t think of a documentary that’s as crazy and disturbing as “The Act Of Killing“. Everyone should see it.
Week of 2.3.14
Talking about Friday’s Birthday Bash: Bryan Cranston’s Walter White from Breaking Bad, Lena Dunham in Girls, Robert Downey, Jr. in Iron Man and Sherlock, Dave Groh’s directorial debut in Sound City, and Rosie O’Donnell’s song parody from Grease. There was talk about some of the Whack Packers not behaving themselves at the party. Howard suggested to Jeff the Drunk that he and some come dressed in Hannibal Lecter garb to any next event.
In Robin’s news on Tuesday, they talk about the Woody Allen scandal, and Howard, Robin and Gary say Blue Jasmine is really good. Howard says Woody Allen just makes good movies, so Hollywood isn’t going to shun him for his behavior. Jerry Seinfeld was on phone to plug Howard’s appearance in Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, (Howard’s episode airs Thurs) and talk about his Seinfeld bit during the Super Bowl. Also talked about Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s death. Howard said he was a great actor and felt really bad for the guy.
Week of 1.27.14
Started with Grammy’s from last night, and then talked about the Bachelor special, that doesn’t do well in ratings, which should be called The Loser, as none of these guys have jobs. Howard said he saw The Butler last night. He really liked it, as did Robin, though she thought Forest Whitaker’s makeup was distracting. Howard said Oprah was really good. It’s about a man coming up from the deep south and becoming a butler at the White House and working with all the different presidents. Robin Williams plays President Eisenhower. Howard says somehow he got a preview from the studio of the new Jason Reitman movie Labor Day is a really good romantic movie by Jason Reitman. Josh Brolin and Kate Winslett. Howard says it’s very good. It’s a chick flick and girls will love it. Howard loves romance. Saw 60 Minutes with Jay Leno, who is either so evolved or a robot. Robin watched Sound City, the Dave Grohl documentary, about how great the old musicians were. Now these musicians just play with a computer and don’t necessarily have any musical talent.
Howard asked Richard about Event Horizon, and he said it was great. Says they go into a black hole and find hell is in there and it follows them around. It’s got Sam Neil and Lawrence Fishburn. Richard also said he didn’t love Blue Jasmine, but did love Dice in it. Howard said it was because Richard must have seen it sober, as Richard says everything’s fun when he’s drunk. He also drank and watched Breakfast Club Sunday morning and loved it. Howard said that’s a great movie. Eric the Actor called in, and Fred used his Mars Attacks! “ack ack” as well as a new song parody about Eric missing the “Time of Your Life” from Dirty Dancing about Eric missing the birthday show.
Howard and Robin were saying how good-looking Jared Leto is, and he’s trying to do the Johnny Depp weird thing by having a coffin in an interview. They said he was really good in Dallas Buyer’s Club and played a really good looking woman. Howard said he was so pretty, that’s why after the movie he grew that beard.
Comedian Jeff Garlin was in studio from The Goldbergs and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Howard says no one can believe he hasn’t seen Curb Your Enthusiasm yet. Robin said she definitely can’t believe he hasn’t seen it yet as it’s so good. Howard said he met Larry David once who told him he was a big fan of the show. Jeff had a stroke during the first season of the show, and he says if you watch that season you’ll see him looking like Baron Von Stroke. If it would have happened in the 3rd or later season, Larry would have been more confident, and they would have used his handicap as a joke on the show. Now he’s doing yoga, meditating and not eating any sugar and is doing great. He said he was woke up dizzy and communicating all of a sudden like Silent Running. He’d had back surgery, and was on meds, but went to hospital and they confirmed he’d had a stroke. His wife is the casting person for big movies like 40 Year Old Virgin and shows like The Office. They talked to him about the Late Night Wars, as he used to be Conan O’Brien’s roommate and is still a good friend of his. Robin called him the Zelig of show business, as he seems to know everybody.
Jeff did a movie with Julia Roberts called Full Frontal, and she was really rude to him. When he asked what her problem was with him, another actor said she said when she saw him, she thought he’d be someone she’d see at dinner at not like, and he’s thinking “what the fuck does that mean?” Then he had a scene with her where he made a joke that made her laugh, came up with the name Baron Von Bigcock, and she liked him after that, but he says it’s too late-he has no use for her. She was making Mona Lisa Smiles and doing press for it when he told this story and it made big news in The New York Daily News and The Enquirer. Later, Julia was plugging Ocean’s 11, and was asked about Curb Your Enthusiasm. She said “There are only two types of people in the world, ones, who watch the show, and ones who don’t and the ones who don’t are idiots.” and then Jeff found out that George Clooney had said that, and she was just repeating what she’d heard.
Jeff started Curb Your Enthusiasm with Larry David after he’d done Seinfeld and Sour Grapes. They were coming up with an idea for an HBO special, and Jeff’s idea was to make a show about the making of an HBO special, and that would be the special. The HBO executive heard the pitch and said “How can I NOT do that?” and then it was turning out so well they made it into a series. Then he did a Baywatch and played the evil disc jokey part that Howard had turned down. He was to kiss Pamela Anderson and she she said she’s not making out with this guy. Then after they worked together awhile and he made her laugh, she said, “I’d totally make out with you!” He told Howard that with Howard’s interest in photography, he needs to see his documentary Finding Vivian Maier about a brilliant photographer who no one knew about until after her death and they got into her storage and found all these amazing photographs. He said he’s also in Laggies, playing Keira Knightley’s father that comes out this year. He was in Daddy Day Care with Eddie Murphy, who he says is brilliantly funny, and it kills him he doesn’t make funny movies or do stand up anymore. He says it was so bad, when he had to do press, he would just say it was a good movie for kids. Neither he or Eddie did the sequel. He said he would have done it for $ 300,000 for three weeks’ work, but they wouldn’t go for it, which Howard said was nuts, as the first one made a ton of dough and cost nothing to make. Jeff said he got his best reviews by NOT doing it, as the reviews of the sequel said that “Eddie Murphy and Jeff Garlin must have had something better to do.” He did a voice in WALL-E, and blew his voice with all the yelling in that movie.
Talking to JD about the date he won to the birthday bash. Ronnie says he should be taking control of this, as she’s now bringing a friend. JD said he would just take it as it goes, “Que Sera, Sera” like The Man Who Knew Too Much. Howard said the Richard Sherman from the Seattle Seahawks is now sounding like a Stepford Wives from Disney, as he’s not nearly as animated as before. Eric Stonestreet from Modern Family was in studio.
On the Wrap Up Show, Ronnie said he loved Steven Seigal movies. Under Seige was the best. Says Seigal’s movies are horrible, but the action is great. He also loves Jason Statham movies, and The Mechanic is his favorite of those.
Week of 1.20.14
Monday-off due to Martin Luther King’s Birthday. A replay of Chris Robinson’s interview. He asked him about getting married by a Shaman to Kate Hudson, and Howard said it sounded like Dances With Wolves. Howard asked him about her not liking her Almost Famous co-star Bijou Phillips. John Popper played Win Fred’s Money, and they asked him about Modern Times by Charley Chaplin and John Wayne’s last movie. It was The Shootist, but Fred guessed Rooster Cogburn. They played Billy West doing an Alzheimer’s Frank Sinatra talking about his movie The Man With the Golden Arm, and Howard says he rode bikes with Ralph and Ralph was all decked out with the shorts and no shirt, and that Howard rides a bike looking like the Wicked Witch of the West from the Wizard of Oz
They’re back live Tues. Howard starts the show saying he likes Banshee and Justified. Robin was off-mike talking about Lone Survivor, which Howard said was good. Howard said he saw the new Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit movie with Chris Pine and it’s really good, it’s like a Mission Impossible. He announced that the Professor from Gilligan’s Island died over the weekend. The only surviving members left are Marianne and Ginger. Robin said they should have continued to film that show like Survivor, and now there would be only the girls left to fend on their own. Howard said they’ve announced Batman vs Superman has been delayed until 2016, and wonders what he’s going to do?
Aaron Eckert was in studio to plug I, Frankenstein. Howard said this is the role of a lifetime, but Aaron he said he doesn’t believe it. He’s been told that before and has never seen that yet, so doesn’t believe it. He was in Rabbit Hole with Nicole Kidman, where they play a couple who lost their child. He was so into character he went to a real support group and told the movie story as his own to this group of grieving parents. Howard asked him if Nicole was with him. He said no, she was probably on a beach somewhere. He played Two-Face in Batman with Heath Ledger. He said Heath raised the bar for all comic book movies. He would be talking to himself in character hours before the shoot. They were talking about other actors and Howard asked Aaron if he’s seen American Hustle yet. He said no, and Howard said it was a good movie. He said Bradley attaches himself to the best directors. Aaron made The Pledge with Sean Penn and Jack Nicholson. At one point he asked Sean how he should play a part, and Sean told him to pretend he’s in a theater watching the previews with a girl. He said you need to make the girl want to fuck you. Then he was shooting a scene where Benicio Del Toro blows his brains out, and he and Jack run into the room looking for shell casings. Jack picks up what he thinks will be a casing, and turns out to be a tooth. After the shoot, Aaron asked Jack what he was thinking while he was staring at the tooth, and Jack said he was counting to 10. He was in Rum Diary with Amber Heard and Robin said there is the sexiest scene you’ll ever see on film in the water in that movie, and Howard asked him if he was aroused. He said he was, and he stayed in the water after they called cut. He said he did get excited in a scene where he had to make out with Julia Roberts in Erin Brockovich.
Jonah Hill is in studio, and Robin and Howard said he was great in Wolf of Wall Street, and that the movie was great. Even Ronnie loved it. Fred was playing a Dave Grohl song when Jonah walked in and Jonah said the documentary on Dave Grohl is really good (was it this one): Foo Fighters: Back and Forth. and also Sound City which was directed by Dave Grohl is also really good. After Super Bad, he was offered a lot of those kinds of funny movies, but Howard said it would have been like if Sean Penn would have stayed doing Spacoli in Fast Times at Ridgemont High forever. Jonah said that Sean was so good as Spicoli because he’s such a great actor. Then he made Cyrus with John C Riley and Marissa Tomei. He got to play a different king of character, then he got Moneyball with Brad Pitt and then Wolf of Wall Street with Leonardo DiCaprio, which he’s been nominated for awards. Robin said Cyrus was a great part after Jonah said he knew he wanted to play Cyrus because he couldn’t put the script down. He turned down Hangover and Transformers to do Cyrus, an indie movie that he got paid $2 for. He said again that Cyrus was based on Benjy, especially the blank stares. Howard said Dallas Buyer’s Club was really good. They really liked This is the End, and he got an e-mail from Brad Pitt saying it was a great movie, too. Martin Scorcese said he filmed Wolf of Wall Street like it was like it was the last of a trilogy after Goodfellas and Casino. John Berenthal from Walking Dead (who is also a boxer) has a scene where he has to punch Jonah in the face and Martin Scorcese didn’t think it looked real enough, so Martin asked Jonah if he could hit him for real. He looked at Leonardo to see what he thought, and Leonardo looked away, and Jonah interpreted that as telling him that Martin knows what he needs and even Leonardo doesn’t question it, so he said ok. Said it didn’t hurt as bad as he thought, but hurt later for days. Leonardo got a nomination, too, and Howard said he should, because his performance was great. Jonah said he only made $60,000 for Wolf of Wall Street. He said that was the least amount they could legally pay him, but he would have sold his house and given Martin the money to have that part. He told Leonardo that he wanted that role after reading the script and he would kill any other actor trying to play that part, so they might as well hire him. Howard asked him if he’ll continue to make funny movies, and he said that he just finished making the sequel to 21 Jump Street, which Howard really liked. He talked about having the most fun sitting at the Wolf of Wall Street table at the Golden Globes. Howard asked him what he thinks about Woody Allen refusing to go to the award shows, and Jonah said that we know Woody obviously makes some odd choices. He said Blue Jasmine was one of the best movies of the year. Jonah talked about having to pull out a fake penis during the film, and he thought the best line at the Golden Globes was when Amy Pohler said “If I wanted to see Jonah Hill masturbate at a pool party, I’d go to one of his pool parties.” After his Moneyball nomination where he lost to Christopher Plummer for Beginners, he said that Dustin Hoffman predicted he’d lose to him. Howard said it really is for the body of work, not for an individual performance. He’s nominated this year against the guy in Captain Phillips, which Jonah says is pretty fucking amazing, and is the favorite to win, Howard hasn’t seen it yet. Howard said he also recently saw the Great Gatsby and Leonardo was great in that.
He liked the new Superman, but it was the same story over and over again. Exorcist music played during a news story about a mother stabbing her children trying to perform an exorcism. “Try to think, but nothing happens” 3 Stooges quote from a failed birthday show ticket winner and later by Howard. Caller said Michael Douglas was going to be in Ant-Man, and Howard said he was going to play the title role years ago when it was being directed by Stan Lee.
During the JD Dating Game, one of the contestants answered JD”s question about his favorite movie is the French movie Amelie. Although JD didn’t agree, he was impressed she’d even heard of that movie.
Kevin Nealon was in studio talking about Weeds and SNL and a new movie he made with Drew Barrymore. They were talking TV, and Kevin said there is almost too much good TV to watch. Howard said Banshee is great. Kevin said he’s watching Downton Abbey with his wife and it’s great. Howard says he won’t watch it’s, as it’s too pretentious – should be called Downtown Abbey, then Kevin said they should do an urban version and call it Downtown Abbey. Howard said Homeland and Breaking Bad are great, too.
The Wrap -Up Show Gary referenced Young Frankenstein. Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein, and Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein that De Niro was in. Then Sal came in to talk about the movie he wants to make “Bringing Back Boris” about a modern day scientist who has some disfigurement issues digging up the grave of Boris Karloff and making the body into the Frankenstein monster just like in the old movie.
Ralph tweeted: Just watched the 2 new eps of Continues to be one of the BEST shows on TV! GREAT ACTING, CASTING and WRITING!
Stern Anthology: George Carlin was in studio, and Howard told him, “I can’t lie to you, but I didn’t like the movie,” talking about Prince of Tides, but he thought George was good in it. He asked him how he got the part of the gay neighbor, and George said he had to go to Barbra’s apartment to audition, and then after he read the part, he asked her for the part, staying in character. Howard said he couldn’t do that, and that George was well enough known that he shouldn’t have to audition, and ask Barbra for a part. Howard said George was better than Nick Nolte who mumbled his way through the entire movie. Howard wanted to see it with his wife, but Richard Simmons wanted to see it with him, so they went together. Then he wonders if Richard read for the part, too, but quickly says that Richard’s all man, though he loves Barbra. Howard says Barbra’s supposed to be this therapist, she’s got these big nails, she’s crossing and uncrossing her legs and within 3 minutes Nick is banging her on the couch. First he’s crying “This guy had sex with me” and then in 3 seconds he’s on the couch banging Barbra and he’s cured, and his wife takes him back. Thought it was kind of silly.
Jon Hein (@jonhein)
1/24/14, 9:04 PM
Just finished watching #Philomena w/my better half. Sweet film, very well done. Dench & Coogan are great. Very compelling story.
Richard Christy (@cwotd)
1/24/14, 7:40 PM
Freaking out that I get to watch Spinal Tap with my wife tonight, she has no idea of the Heavy Metal brilliance of this movie. Then wrote: John Carpenters The Thing – Greatest Ending Of All Time. Unhappy Endings rule pic.twitter.com/llQWtQ8yiO
Ralph tweeted between fans: @WicMets: why does batman returns get such a bad rap?” (@MYGEEKTIME)Dunno, I LOVE IT! GREAT VILLAIN casting including the LEGENDARY CHRISTOPHER WALKEN! “ and then, “@gremlin401w: Walken had best line. Bruce Wayne, why are you dressed like Batman? (@MYGEEKTIME) Actually it was when he said “WAS BATMAN” and shot him
Week of 1.13.14
Howard talked about the Golden Globe awards and Blue Jasmine being such a great film, and that Woody Allen deserves his award, even though he’s a scum bag, he does have a great body of work. Queen Latifah is in studio to plug her Queen Latifah Talk Show. She talked about getting the role in Chicago (Harvey Weinstein really fought for her to be in it, and no one else could see it) and Bringing Down the House, which she said her production company rewrote the script, especially the black dialogue. She was in Fresh Prince of Bel Air with Will Smith, and Living Single. She was also in Spike Lee’s Jungle Fever, and said she was sick during the making of the movie. Michael Ian Black was in studio and said he wasn’t allowed to direct Run, Fat Boy Run; says it was an ok movie. Fred played WWZ preview with “Bobo’s not so stupid” clips.
Harvey Weinstein was in to plug August: Osage County and Philomena. He said he was wanting to get the word out about August: Osage County, because some of the critics are upset the ending is different than the play. He says it’s how the play was supposed to end, but the in the production of the play, they were unable to get a car on the stage for the character to drive off in. He said Howard and Robin should go see it and tell their audience truthfully what they think, because he knows they will love the movie about a crazy family and end up sending all their fans. Said it’s for all men to see. He said Philomena is a true story about an 80-year old woman who had gotten pregnant as a teenager. Her father had sent her away to a convent, and the nuns ended up stealing the baby and selling it to the highest bidder while telling the woman that her baby had died. She hires a reporter to track the child down. Harvey says it’s not a sad story, he says it’s really great. He said he wanted to make Lord of the Rings but couldn’t get funding. Howard said his movies Kill Bill 1 & 2 are his favorite movies. He said Quentin Tarantino didn’t see it as two movies, but Harvey told him to shoot the entire script, and it would come to him where the ending of the first should be, and it did. He asked him if he ever did a bad movie, and he said Playing for Keeps and Killshot, that has Mickey Rourke, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dianne Lane in it. He said great cast, he just got everything wrong. He said Crossing Over with Harrison Ford was another awful one. He saw it once it was all edited together and knew it was awful. He called Quentin Tarantino to watch it and help him save it, and Quentin called him back and said the patient is dead- he couldn’t help fix it. He confirmed Queen Latifah’s story about fighting for her to get the role in Chicago. He said it was originally going to be Madonna as Roxie and Nicole Kidman in the roles that Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renee Zellweger eventually played. Bette Midler was another name that was considered for one of those roles. Harvey told the story of the meeting he went to about producing the Goodwill Hunting script. He said he had talked to Kevin Smith who did Clerks about how great the script was, and when they went into this meeting with all the studio executives all the executives agreed how great it was. Then Harvey said he was curious as to why the blow job on page 60, how that fit in with the rest of the movie, and no one knew what he was talking about. Turns out that Matt Damon and Ben Affleck wrote that part just to test to see if these idiots actually ever read any script at all.
They talked about other movies he made that Howard loved. Django Unchained, Silver Linings Playbook, which Harvey said originally cast Anne Hathaway. He said he had a hard time getting funding for The Artist. It was a hard sell making a black and white silent film. He also made The King’s Speech, which Howard said is great, but would be a hard sell, because it doesn’t sound like it would be easy to push to make a film about a king who stuttered. Harvey talked about working with the director of Shakespeare in Love.
On the news, Robin said Sea World is still making tons of money, even after all the killer whale attacks, and the movie Blackfish, that exposes the hell these creatures live in captivity.
Elephant Boy was in studio for the Whack Pack Birthday Bash tickets. During the Sternthology segment, they played his first appearance, when Howard said he sounded like the Elephant Man, and Robin said like the guy from Goonies. They played an older segment Quentin Tarantino and Harvey Weinstein’s appearance together from years ago plugging Jackie Brown. He played an Elvis Impersonator on a segment of Golden Girls. Quentin first writing credit was True Romance, then wrote and directed Reservoir Dogs. He had written Natural Born Killers, but Oliver Stone got to direct, and he didn’t like the changes he made to the script. Said the only things that were the same was the names of the main characters. Howard said he didn’t get that movie, either. Pulp Fiction was next and made him a superstar. Howard hated Batman with Uma Thurman, though Harvey said she was the best thing about the movie. Howard said she was the worst thing about the movie, but he blames the director, Schumaker. Harvey said he’s a great director, as he did Flatliners, St Elmo’s Fire, so Howard said those movies were ok. Quentin said that Schumaker also wrote Car Wash, which he says is one of the defining movies of the 70′s. Robin saw Amistad and Donald Trump had come in with a date for a make out movie and this wasn’t for that so they left. Quentin said it was like the Seinfeld episode when they made out during Schindler’s List.
Oscar talk on the Wrap Up Show, Jon Hein was surprised that Robert Redford wasn’t nominated for All is Lost. Gary & JD are disappointed that their favorite song from Inside Llewyn Davis wasn’t nominated. JD thinks that Jonah Hill deserves the nomination, and some people are saying he doesn’t. Bad Grandpa is nominated for best hair and make-up, and Gary wants everyone in the academy to vote for that movie so the Johnny Knoxville can get an Oscar.
JD Harmeyer (@jdharm) 1/16/14, 12:26 AM “Wolf Of Wall Street” is so f’ng good. The “cerebral palsy” segment is one of the best things ever filmed.
Tweets from RALPH CIRELLA (@MYGEEKTIME) 1/19/14, 7:45 PM YES, EXCELLENT CHANCE it will win a RALPHIE for BEST COMIC BOOK MOVIE of 2014 RT @Fingers5Scott: just watched Iron Man 3, what a great movie RALPH CIRELLA (@MYGEEKTIME) 1/19/14, 8:11 PM See #GRAVITY is in theaters again…DEF going (for the 4th TIME), HIGHLY RECOMMEND u do the same and see it on the BIGGEST 3D SCREEN U can!RALPH CIRELLA (@MYGEEKTIME) 1/19/14, 8:25 PMI couldn’t get through it, I’ll TRY to watch again and let u know “@bfnmac17: going American Hustle tomorrow, on a rare day off. Thoughts? NICE! U do RAYLAN? “@f_francavilla: great ep. of @JustifiedFX last night, had to draw our favorite bad boy BOYD. francavillarts.tumblr.com/post/734218204…” RALPH CIRELLA (@MYGEEKTIME)1/18/14, 12:04 AMJust watched the 2 new eps of @JustifiedFX Continues to be one of the BEST shows on TV!GREAT ACTING, CASTING and WRITING! #TRIPLETHREAT
Week of 1.6.14 They’re Back LIVE!
JD had Tweeted about this movie last week, and mentioned it on Tuesday’s show, but called it The Untouchables by mistake. He meant “The Intouchables“. He said Jon Hein recommended, and he really loved it. Howard loved ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ & ‘Blue Jasmine’. He said Beth drug him to see Saving Mr. Banks. He thought he’d hate it, but it was great. Said Tom Hanks was so great, and Emma Thompson deserves an Oscar, but then said Cate Blanchette also deserved it for Blue Jasmine. He said both these performances are great, and these woman can act their asses off.
Howard loved ‘Gravity’ but Robin did not. Robin said she was irritated by Sandra Bullock. Wanted to tell her to shut up and grab something. She wondered how they let someone that unstable into space? Says she looks great in her space suite, floating around. And then Robin told a big SPOILER ALERT that won’t be repeated here. Robin asked Howard if he’s seen Orphan Black Howard said he hated it. Robin said she liked it, but wasn’t sure if Howard would. They both didn’t like the ending, said it sucked. Fred played the new Sound of Music commercial with Howard playing and singing every part. Robin said it was a great idea-why put somebody in who can already sing-why not be challenged?
They were talking about Wolf of Wall Street. Howard said it was really good, but was too long. Robin said the Leonardo DiCaprio performance was incredible, and he could win an Oscar for that. Jon and Gary had Sal in the Wrap Up Show to compare this movie with his dealing when he worked on Wall Street. He said it was really good, reminiscent of Goodfellas. Howard said the Rolling Stones concert video of their Hyde Park Sweet Summer Fun performance was so good. Says Mick Jagger’s hair is great. The only one not fun to watch was the drummer. Robin said she saw the movie Don Jon and wondered if the guys agreed with the character saying men didn’t like to give oral sex? Howard and Fred said that was mostly true, though it is fun to please a woman you’re into. Then Howard said they should talk to Ronnie, as he’s the sex freak of the staff. They talked about being with a girl who was smelly, and Fred played the Little Rascals’ sound effect.
Robin said she watched The Godfather on NYE with her nephew. Zach Quinto from Star Trek and American Horror Story was in studio plugging his production Banshee Chapter about a guy who disappears after taking drugs. Howard said he watched a Rolling Stones show. It wasn’t Gimme Shelter or Shine a Light (it was Return to Hyde Park). He says it was great. Says those guys still put on a great show. The only one boring is the drummer. Fred replays the trailer for There Will Be Blood 2 about Robin’s heavy cycle.
Wrap Up, Jason hasn’t seen Wolf of Wall Street and said all he knows about stocks is from the movie Boiler Room. Gary said he saw Alaska the Last Frontier about Jewel’s family and it’s great. He said when he thinks of Mateus that Ronnie drinks, he thinks of the Donald Sutherland character in Animal House. Gary thinks Benjy’s girlfriend sounds like the fast-talking Barbra Streisand character in What’s up Doc?
Jay Thomas said he loved Beasts the Southern Wild . Said it was shot around his hometown and he can’t believe the people they used and the settings. Said it’s a great movie.
Ralph Tweeted(@MYGEEKTIME) 1/4/14, 10:58 PM Based on @richardroeper ‘s B+ just checked out THE CONJURING…not surprisingly he was CORRECT! VERY GOOD.
JD Harmeyer (@jdharm)1/10/14, 7:11 PM FYI: If you’ve seen “Her“, or about to see it, Kristen Wiig is the girl Joaquin Phoenix has phone sex with. (news via @JimmyKimmelLive ) Jeff Vennard (@JeffVennard)
1/10/14, 10:09 PM @jdharm And the dude pretending to be a chick he hangs up on a moment earlier is Bill Hader.
Week of 12.30.13 – Best of 2013
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Replay of Michael J Fox was in studio plugging his new TV show. He said Eric Stoltz was supposed to be in Back to the Future, but he must not have been cheesy enough or rolled his eyes, so he got the part. He had been making Family Ties, and they didn’t want to let him off to do the picture, but the 2nd time they asked, they let him go. He’d been making Teen Wolf, which Michael says was a low-budget metaphor for puberty. It was a hit because it was released after Back to the Future. Afterwards, he felt he owed the producers of the show, so he stayed on the show. Howard said it was crazy to watch this big movie star in this TV show. Michael said if he was smart, he wouldn’t have been on TV telling Mallory to get off the phone. Then at 29, he was told he had Parkinson’s, and had only 10 years left to work, so he took any job he could.
Get My Grandpa Laid contest sponsored by Bad Grandpa. Whoopi Goldberg was in studio talking about the Color Purple and Ghost. Paul McCartney was in studio and Howard asked him about writing the theme song for Live and Let Die. He said he was asked to write it only, but Paul said no way, he wanted to write and then record it with Wings. He read the book on Saturday, then wrote the song on Sunday. Robin Thicke was in studio and said his wife is in the new 2 Guns and it was her idea to do a scene topless. He also wrote the closing song in Despicable Me. Derek the Actor called in, and Fred plays the music from Mars Attacks!
Joseph Gordon-Levitt was in studio promoting Don John, which he stars, wrote and directed for only $ 3-4 million, which was half the budget of 500 days of Summer. Howard said he couldn’t take his eyes off the screen, as it really shows how guys watch pornography. Joseph says it also shows that she watches as much romantic comedies as he watches porn, so that neither one can really connect with real people. We’re all used to one way satisfaction and are addicted to TV. He was in 50/50 which was rated R, and he wanted to make this an R movie so that they can talk how they really talk. Howard says Tony Danza is amazing as his dad. Joseph said he played his dad in 1993 in Angels in the Outfield. Howard asked him about the rumor that Christian Bale told him during the filming of The Dark Knight Rises not to do his own movie – Joseph said that was not true – it was Christopher Nolan, the director of that movie and also Inception. He didn’t tell him not to make it, just asked him if he was really sure he wanted to do it all: write, direct and star. He got real pumped up during this movie, like it was a part time job. He used Channum Tattum’s trainer. Gained 12 pounds of solid muscle. He didn’t feel that great though. He felt much better during the filming of a movie where he played a bicycle messenger. He had to ride a bike every day and felt really healthy. He had known he wanted Scarlett to play the lead. He went to see her while she was filming Avengers and wanted to talk to her about it before she read the script. The end of the Batman movie implies he is going to become either Robin or Batman, so Howard asked him if he was upset he wasn’t asked to play the new Batman. He said no, that he had made a trilogy, and it’s over. The new Batman will start another story. When Howard asked what TV he watches, he said Louis CK makes brilliant half hour movies. Joseph was in the TV show 3rd Rock From the Sun as a kid. The final year of the show he decided to go to college and the producers were generous to let him out. He went to Columbia College and got tons of pussy because he was famous. He has trouble thinking if he’s getting attention from girls due to being famous or do they like me? His inspirations were Hal Ashby movies Harold and Maude, Shampoo and Being There and Woody Allen movies. The first role he had in a movie that broke was Mysterious Skin, Brick, Looper and the Lookout. He played Lincoln’s son and Howard asked him about the stories of Daniel Day-Lewis always staying in character and how weird it was. Joseph said he’s not always Lincoln, just stays in the voice and the mood. He received a handwritten note on old parchment paper by quill and ink from him – he’d studied the Lincoln’s penmanship. When Howard asked him about working with Spielberg, He says Spielberg worked with them to capture the actor’s energy on the film; he even called him Mr. President. He was told that Daniel wanted him for the part. Howard asked if he was going to play Dr. Strange and he said he’s not up for that.
Seth Rogen is in studio, and Howard tells him that This Is The End is really good. It’s about Seth Rogen and James Franco with a bunch of other empty-headed Hollywood people at James’ house when the world ends. Howard says James Franco plays a guy who is constantly ready to suck Seth Rogen’s dick, as Seth’s the writer who gets James all his jobs. Howard asked if their real life relationship was like that, and Seth said it goes both ways. Howard asked Seth about the story that Barbra Streisand’s son was jealous of her relationship with Seth during the filming of The Guilt Trip. Seth said that James Franco really drank piss, like Divine ate shit in Pink Flamingos, which Howard saw when he was high at a midnight showing and it was too much for him and freaked him out. Emma Watson from Harry Potter movies is in Seth’s movie and he says she’s really small and very pretty, though he realized she was going to be hot in the first Harry Potter movie. Seth called that the pervy moment for the world when everyone realized she was going to be hot. Seth said she was great in the Perks of Being a Wallflower. Howard asked Seth if he was worried that he might get an X rating for this movie, and Seth said they’d heard that Team America got their sex scenes by the censors by filming it much more graphic than they wanted, knowing the censors would tell them to tone it down to what they wanted originally. Seth said there is a scene where the devil is fucking Jonah Hill and they show his penis, so they decided to make it very large and veiny, and the censors let it pass. Howard guesses the reason is that it was a monster dick, not a real one. Howard watched it on his iPad. Seth said his movie is coming out the same weekend as the new Superman Man of Steel movie, and they talk about how ridiculous it is that they’re telling the same Superman story of him growing up with the same farmer father to instill values and the same villain. Howard says he hated Behind the Candelabra , the Liberace movie. He says it’s a hatchet job written by Boober making Liberace look like a vampire that fed on the blood of young boys. Said it was a piece of shit. Michael Douglas, Rob Lowe and Matt Damon were all great, but the movie was shit. We don’t learn anything about why Matt Damon wouldn’t have just said “fuck no” when Liberace told him he wanted Boober to have plastic surgery to look like Liberace. Howard said there was no back story explaining their relationship, it’s just about him being gay. The movie Super 8 is the movie that gave him the bad rep with the movie studios because the advance copy they sent him never got back to the studio, and now he can’t get another advanced copy. Jason Kaplan said the movie Pineapple Express is the first movie that spoke to him.
Katie Couric was in studio. Howard was asking her about dating after her husband had died, and wondered if she’d need to do a Jack Nicholson Something’s Gotta Give by going and seeing all her old boyfriends and apologizing. He also asked her if her husband made a tape for their daughters before he died, and she said that they’d seen My Life with Michael Keaton where he does that long before they knew her husband was ill, and it destroyed her. During his illness, they always had hope, and she said whenever they got more bad news, she always said to him they would beat it, and never would have asked him to make a tape. That would have been admitting he was dying.
James Franco was in studio to plug Spring Breakers. He says he thought Spring Breakers would change cinema the way Tree of Life did years before. Howard said it looks pretty fucking hard core and is looking forward to seeing it. He talked about hosting the Oscars with Anne Hathaway the year he was up for 127 Hours. Said Colin Firth won that year for The King’s Speech. He was going to do a bit dressed as Cher in Burlesque, but it was cut. He talked about losing the lead roles in Spider-Man and Seabiscuit both to Tobey Maguire. Sam Rami asked him to take the role of Spider-Man’s friend. He had to think about it, as the only other good and successful superhero movie up to that point had been Tim Burton’s Batman. So the news was reported that he was thinking about taking the role, and he heard Howard and Robin talking about it on the air, calling him an asshole and saying “James Franco has to think about taking the friend role in Spider-Man. Yeah, right! What’s he got going on?” Howard said that probably James Franco was too good looking to play Peter Parker. Again, Howard said he loved Your HIghness. James said he went to school with Danny McBride and they used to sit around and make up names for movies, and they came up with that one. James talked about James Brolin in Goonies, being a good bad guy with his severe face. He talked about getting his big break in Freaks and Geeks, and then his role in Pineapple Express, which Robin said was a great movie. James didn’t like his movies Tristan + Isolde, Annapolis, Flyboys, and Whatever It Takes, He said he got the role in Milk after Sean Penn saw him in James Dean, He started smoking and wouldn’t speak to his family for 3 months while becoming James Dean. Said it was weird in Milk having to kiss Sean Penn, but it really was just kissing like another human being, just the beard felt weird. He said they went all out with tongues and everything. Howard asked if he always stays in character like Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln and then Howard told the story of the time he’d been on The Larry Sanders Show, and Garry Shandling had to talk to the staff to see if his character would eat yogurt. Howard wanted to scream, just eat the fucking yogurt. James said he’s still friends with Tobey Maguire, who’s making The Great Gatsby, now. They talked about the director of American Beauty. that he was in Detroit for 6 months filming Oz the Great and Powerful, and that the dad on Your Highness is also the dad on Game of Thrones, Howard told him the guy who wrote Pretty Woman was also going to write Fartman at one time. James Franco was in Freaks and Geeks with Robert Davi, who was in Goonies and The Profiler Says he’s a great bad guy, has a severe face, which Robin called acne. That’s where he met Judd Apatow. Howard asked if he stayed in character like Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln. He said he does if he needs to learn an accent.
David Spade was in studio. He talked about working with Chris Farley in Tommy Boy and Black Sheep. He said that Chris Farley had been offered Jim Carey role in Cable Guy, but had signed a 2 picture deal so couldn’t do it. He said Grown Ups was the highest grossing film, so now they made the sequel. David said that Chris’ movie career hadn’t been going well, as Almost Heroes with Matthew Perry didn’t do very well at the box office. David also talked about Eddie Murphy being pissed for years about his SNL’s Hollywood Minute joke he did about Eddie Murphy after the movie Harlem Nights bombed, “Look, kids, here’s a falling star!” He also got booed when he joked about Jim Carey over-acting on Ace Venture, as everyone loved Jim Carey and that movie. David said that he doesn’t like watching Joe Dirt when it’s on, as it’s not a good one.
Mike Tyson was in studio, and when Ratso, his biographer came in with a beard, they jokingly called him The Bad Seed. The movie of his one-man show, Undisputed Truth, will be on HBO on Saturday night. Bobo called in scared because of some medical tests, and Robin said he sounds like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, and they play the “you can act like a man!” from Godfather. Bill Hader of SNL was in studio. When Howard asked him about his audition, he asked him if he’d seen A Chorus Line – it depicts the worst audition process. It’s a cold room, the ones you’re auditioning for have seen all the greats and no one laughs. Bill said he makes good money from voice-overs, and Howard said Shrek‘s Eddie Murphy does the donkey in his basement and makes millions of dollars. He’s going to be in The Skeleton Twins with Luke Wilson. He’s also going to be in The To Do List. Gary brought up My Favorite Year when he was talking about how awkward it is when the writers have to talk to someone else to to relay a message. Jimmy Kimmel was in studio and said he’d seen the new Star Trek Into Darkness movie and it’s great. Eric the Actor’s call was once again underscored by the Mars Attacks! soundtrack.
Jon Hein Tweeted: Jon Hein (@jonhein) 1/1/14, 11:00 PM Saw Wolf of Wall Street w/my better half. It’s long, but well worth seeing. And I thought WE were a crazy couple from Long Island.
Ralph Tweeted: RALPH CIRELLA (@MYGEEKTIME) 12/30/13, 12:44 AM NO, but I’m in the middle of LONE RANGER and it’s surprisingly good “@KStock98: Ralphie Cakes! Did you see 47 Ronin? It sucked.”
And then from also from JD: I’ve always liked the show “Eagleheart”, but this third season has been fantastic. Crazy and hilarious.
During the Shuffle, talking about Gary’s audio book. Fred played 2001 music when talking about Gary’s typing. Talking about his list of what he’d want to listen to on a desert island, Howard wanted to know where he would play the records? Fred said he’d invent a coconut turntable, and then Robin wondered if they would use the bird’s beak as the needle, like in the Flinstones.
Richard Christy (@cwotd)
1/3/14, 7:56 AM
“@eljefekenney: @cwotd theyre showing the Thing at my local theater in PA tomorrow @colonialtheatre” Lucky! My fav film 2 watch in the snow
RALPH CIRELLA (@MYGEEKTIME)
1/3/14, 12:10 AM
Just caught up on THE GREAT @FrankDarabont ‘s #MOBCITY REALLY GOOD, better and better every ep. and of course GREAT WORK by @jonnybernthal! & RALPH CIRELLA (@MYGEEKTIME)
1/3/14, 12:03 AM
NOT GR8 on ANY LEVEL #aBITofaSTUMBLE “@Robnite1972: @RobMichaels420 last Thor wasn’t gr8, but in Marvel Universe it’s a gr8 add on…”
JD Tweeted: JD Harmeyer (@jdharm) 1/4/14, 1:55 PM Thank you to @jonhein for pushing me to watch the French movie “The Intouchables“. I loved it. Highly recommend.
Week of 12.23.13 – Best of 2013
Thanks for Mark’sFriggin.com ‘s complete rundowns of every show.
Replay of Jerry Seinfeld’s interview when he came in to plug his new series. Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. He’s been in the Bee Movie and the series Seinfield, . Howard said that his favorite Seinfeld episodes are when Kramer gets the Merv Griffin set for his living room, when George takes off his bathing suit and reveals his small penis and the masturbation episode. Howard asked if Rosie O’donnell had auditioned for the Elaine part, and Jerry couldn’t remember as there had been so many people that auditioned. Larry David had left before the final 2 seasons, and Jerry said he probably could have continued the show longer if Larry had stayed, but that it worked out great. He says he has a great sense of timing with his comedy and life and knew it was time. He was grateful that Larry left when he did because it gave him the chance to run the entire show by himself for 2 years. It was crazy but he did it. Howard said it was great that Jerry hired Michael Richards for Kramer, because he had been this crazy comic who was great on the Fridays show, but no one knew how to put that comic genius to work and use his talent correctly. Jerry said that Michael took that character to the limit and he was great. Howard said another comic who hasn’t had that kind of chance to show his genius in TV or movies is Martin Short, and Jerry said he could have done the Kramer part well, too, but Michael was brilliant. He talks about making it big, and he enjoys the Shawshank Redemption slog of stand-up.
Robin revealed her battle with cancer, and said she had been unable to watch Breaking Bad during his chemo treatments, as she was going through the same.
Yucko the Clown was on plugging his show Brickleberry on Comedy Central. He was supposed to be on Fox following The Simpsons, but they put on Jonah Hill’s short-lived cartoon Allen Gregory.
William Shatner was in studio, and they talked about Star Trek. Howard said James Spader is great in The Blacklist, and William said he was always great in Boston Legal and could memorize the lines instantly.
Metallica was in Studio talking about their 3D movie Metallica: Through the Never.
Howard said that his favorite Seinfeld episodes are when Kramer gets the Merv Griffin set for his living room, when George takes off his bathing suit and reveals his small penis and the masturbation episode. Howard asked if Rosie O’Donnell had auditioned for the Elaine part, and Jerry couldn’t remember as there had been so many people that auditioned. Larry David had left before the final 2 seasons, and Jerry said he probably could have continued the show longer if Larry had stayed, but that it worked out great. He says he has a great sense of timing with his comedy and life and knew it was time. He was grateful that Larry left when he did because it gave him the chance to run the entire show by himself for 2 years. It was crazy but he did it. Howard said it was great that Jerry hired Michael Richards for Kramer, because he had been this crazy comic who was great on the Fridays show, but no one knew how to put that comic genius to work and use his talent correctly. Jerry said that Michael took that character to the limit and he was great. Howard said another comic who hasn’t had that kind of chance to show his genius in TV or movies is Martin Short, and Jerry said he could have done the Kramer part well, too, but Michael was brilliant.
Jason Bateman was in studio to plug Identity Thief. Howard hasn’t seen it yet. They talked about his role in Juno, which he said he had turned it down before his kids talked him into doing it. They talked about The Switch with Jennifer Aniston. Howard and Robin said that was a funny movie, and Hancock, which Howard said didn’t do well, but Robin said it had done well at the box office. He asked Jason what it was like kissing Charlize Theron, but he said he was so nervous he couldn’t remember, though when pressed, he did say that he was sure he didn’t have a boner.
Louis CK was in studio, and he talked about auditioning for a Woody Allen movie coming out soon Blue Jasmine. Howard said he’s a weird guy and talked about Mia Farrow finishing her last movie with him even after they broke up, Husbands and Wives. Louis said he didn’t get the part he auditioned for, Dice got it.
Quentin Tarantino was on the Shuffle plugging Jackie Brown He said he had to have Pam Grier for this part. He brought her back from obscurity. She was the woman he thought of because, growing up, she was cool and hot, in charge and poised. She’s in her 40′s but looks in her 30′s, which is how he pictured this character. She has the ability to play it cool. He said that the fact that the money only cost $12 million to make, so there’s no way it’s going to bomb. He’s off the success of Pulp Fiction When asked about the use of the “N” word in his movies, he said he went to a movie by a black director, and the dialogue had a white man saying “I’m going to get this African American actor for this part” and he said people don’t talk like that. He writes like people speak. Howard asked him about Spike Lee’s criticism of him, and he said that Spike Lee can write the Johnny Cash story, that’s fine. He’ll watch it and either like it or not; he doesn’t need to go around bad mouthing it. He said that Spike Lee is also screaming about Amistad; he’s just an angry guy. Howard told him he heard that Donald Trump went into Amistad with a girl hoping for a makeout movie, and after 20 minutes came running out. Quentin said it was like that Seinfelt episode where they made out during Schindler’s List. In another segment, Howard said he’s fixated on the Coolio song, Gangster’s Paradise, like the guy in Dangerous Mind.
Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong from Revenge of the Nerds were in studio. Howard asked them if they’d seen Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower, a recent nerd movie. Howard said them acting in that movie was like Sean Penn doing Fast Times at Ridgemont High, their agents must have told them it would be a horrible movie for them to make if they were serious actors, but for each of them it turned out great. Curtis Armstrong had also been in Risky Business, which he said was a good movie, and Howard said it was a great movie. Robert Carradine’s father was John Carradine, who was in some of the greatest movies ever made. Howard asked him to name some, and he said Stagecoach, Grapes of Wrath and Captains Courageous. They said Anthony Edwards stopped them from making Revenge of the Nerds III, as he turned it down to do the TV series ER. Robert Carradine likened his brother David’s death to the movie Argo, the fact that it won’t be solved. Howard said David’s suicide never made sense, as his career was just revitalized and was taking off after his role in Kill Bill & Kill Bill: Vol 2, so agreed it must have been a homicide. Howard has made fun of his death for years, as he was found bound like he had been masturbating and practicing auto-erotic asphyxiation. Robert said there was no way he could have bound himself like that, and there were footprints around his body, so he knows someone else strangled him trying to make it looks like a self-inflicted accident. Lena Dunham was on the phone, and said that Judd Apatow had seen Tiny Furniture, and that’s how she got the job in her TV series Girls.
Alec Baldwin was in studio to plug Blue Jasmine. He and Howard made fun of Sharknado and the Lone Ranger; said he would have liked to continue 30 Rock, but after Tina’s 2nd baby, she wanted to stop the long hours. Alec had also worked with Woody in .Alice and To Rome With Love. Alec says Cate Blanchette was one of the best actresses now. Howard said he had worked with Meryl Streep in It’s Complicated, Howard said he liked that movie, but Alec says that was just a romantic comedy. Alec says Howard’s house is a combination of Xanadu and the opening sequence of Citizen Kane with all the animals. Alec worked with director Adam Shankman on Hairspray and Rock of Ages, but then Howard mentioned The Shadow, and how much he liked that movie, but it tanked. Alec said he really admired Daniel Day-Lewis with his performances in Lincoln, My Left Foot and The Age of Innocence, and how he handles his personal life.
Mark Wahlberg was in studio to plug his new movie directed by Michael Bay, Pain & Gain. He’s going to work with him in The Transformers next. He said he only comes in to plug movies he really believes in. Last time he was there was for Ted which was so successful they’re working on a sequel now. Says he’s also in Broken City. Mark said he played a father in Lovely Bones and Howard and Robin said that was a great movie. Howard was talking about Sling Blade with Billy Bob Thornton, and said When We Were Kings, the story of the Mohammed Ali/George Foreman, was an amazing story. Mark said he had an agent that was like the one in Broadway Danny Rose and he had asked him to do something a charity that Jerry Sandusky was on the board charity, so now Mark researches everything before he associates himself with it. Howard said Mia Farrow finished filming Husbands and Wives with Woody Allen after the scandal broke between her daughter and Woody.
JD Harmeyer (@jdharm) Tweeted: 12/23/13, 4:16 PM “American Hustle” is David O. Russell’s best film yet. My dad even stayed awake through whole thing. No higher praise than that.
Jon Hein (@jonhein) Tweeted: 12/23/13, 3:03 PM My Top ’13 TV-10 Rectify 9 Veep 8 Justified 7 HouseofCards 6 OrphanBlack 5 GoodWife 4 MadMen 3 BoardwalkEmpire 2 GameofThrones 1 BreakingBad
RALPH CIRELLA (@MYGEEKTIME) Tweeted: 12/23/13, 9:07 PM Watching TRADING PLACES on AMAZON PRIME…GREAT “not so obvious” CHRISTMAS MOVIE #STRIPuLITTLESHIT #favXMASflicks
RALPH CIRELLA (@MYGEEKTIME) Tweeted: 12/25/13, 3:58 PM Watching another of my #favXMASflicks, THE REF…GREAT and HIGHLY UNDERRATED @KevinSpacey MOVIE
RALPH CIRELLA (@MYGEEKTIME) Tweeted: 12/25/13, 3:58 PM Watching another of my #favXMASflicks, THE REF…GREAT and HIGHLY UNDERRATED @KevinSpacey MOVIE
RALPH CIRELLA (@MYGEEKTIME) Tweeted: 12/23/13, 9:07 PM Watching TRADING PLACES on AMAZON PRIME…GREAT “not so obvious” CHRISTMAS MOVIE #STRIPuLITTLESHIT #favXMASflicks
Jon Hein (@jonhein) Tweeted: 12/23/13, 3:03 PM My Top ’13 TV-10 Rectify 9 Veep 8 Justified 7 HouseofCards 6 OrphanBlack 5 GoodWife 4 MadMen 3 BoardwalkEmpire 2 GameofThrones 1 BreakingBad
JD Harmeyer (@jdharm) Tweeted: 12/23/13, 4:16 PM “American Hustle” is David O. Russell’s best film yet. My dad even stayed awake through whole thing. No higher praise than that.
Week of 12.16.13
Howard was talking about the “Getting Grandpa Laid” contest winner who died choking on a steak minutes before he was to get laid, and Robin said it’s like the Final Destination movies. She said a guy didn’t die in the accident, but he was going to die anyway. Howard again talks to Richard about he and his wife’s drinking, and Fred says his marriage sounds like Days of Wine and Roses. Robin said that The Diary of Anne Frank is going to be made into a cartoon for kids, and Howard couldn’t believe it. Then he remembered that he was the one that came up with the idea for turning Schindler’s List, and they played Sal singing “Greased Lightning” from Grease about putting Jews into the oven. Fred played the preview for There Will Be Blood 2, based of the conversations about Robin’s heavy menstrual cycle and her mood swings. They talked about NBC replaying Sound of Music because it got so many viewers, but Howard said it was like Sharknado; everyone could watch to see how bad she really was in it. Howard said at least she’s cute, but Robin said they put her in these “um-pa-pa” outfits and pinafores and white doilies. Robin’s news about a woman who tried to find her adopted son only to find out he’d been killed Howard said was like an episode of the Twilight Zone. Steve Carrell will be in to plug Anchorman 2 and Ben Stiller to plug his Walter Mitty movie later this week. Robin said the new Hobbit is a fun movie to watch and the dragon is great. Howard isn’t interested in seeing these movies.
The Golden Globe nominations were announced by a guy who sounded to Howard like a man who is grown but always sounds like a kid with a kid’s voice like the guy in Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings, Elijah Wood. Some movies listed receiving nominations for either best picture, actor/actress or supporting actor/actress: Savings Mr. Banks, Gravity, Blue Jasmine, Labor Day, Captain Phillips, Rush, American Hustle,. Dallas Buyers Club, Nebraska 12 Years a Slave, When Howard said Robin liked this movie, she said she wouldn’t say she liked the movie, but it’s a movie that everyone should see because it’s part of our history.
When Robin said she read an article about Meryl Streep and how great she is, Howard said that Robin was the greatest actress in her episode of Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Fred played “Good for you!” from Christian Bale’s outburst at the lighting guy during the Terminator. Fred and Howard loved the ending of Homeland. Fred ruined the ending for Howard, sending him a joke about it before Howard was able to watch it. Howard’s episode of Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Drinking Coffee will air on Feb 6, 2014. Howard said the season finale on Sons of Anarchy was completely fucking insane. There are 3 guys left. They kill everyone and then can’t make a dime. Robin thinks they’re in trouble now. She said they introduced a great character, then started writing his character badly, then hung him. Steve Carrell was the 3rd biggest box office draw for 2013. The biggest draw was The Rock who used to come on the show before he was Dwayne Johnson. Robin said he is the biggest box office draw because he was in every movie. The #2 draw was Robert Downey, Jr. due to the Iron Man movie. Then all the Fast and Furious guys came in next and then Sandra Bullock because of Gravity(which Howard really wants to see), Jennifer Garner because of Hunger Games and Billy Chrystal because he did a voice on Monsters University. Howard wonders if that should count?
Steve Carrel is in studio. Howard talks to him about his career. He was in the Dana Carvey Show, Bruce Almighty, Anchorman, The Daily Show, The Office, 40 Year Old Virgin. Get Smart. He talked about Mrs. Kravits from Bewitched when they asked him about living next door to Miley Cyrus, and her saying he gives her the stank eye. He said that’s not true. Howard wanted to know why they haven’t done Get Smart 2 yet, and he said the script isn’t ready. Howard said he was smart to stay with the Office even after he was a big movie star. He had worked with James Gandolfini in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and was in the process of a making another movie with him when he died. Steve Buscemi was in that movie, too. They both think he is great in Boardwalk Empire. Talking of Anchorman 2 and all the pre-promotion that Will Ferrell’s doing for the movie. Robin said they’ve been promoting this movie for over a year. Will Ferrell based this character on an anchorman in Detroit that Howard actually remembers when he was there. He said they had made a huge billboard with the guy’s face and first name Mort plastered over it. Turns out Mort meant “death” in French, so the Canadians all freaked out and they had to take it down. Howard says he loved the first movie. It was so dumb, and the stupid movies are the best. Steve said it was good. They talked about those anchormen of the 70′s and 80′s and how they were all dumb, but were good looking with good hair and could read. Steve said the sequel is set when news becomes a 24/7 thing, and they had to fill in all that time with no-story stories. Before he became famous, his wife was on SNL. He would have loved to get on there, but did end up doing the voice of a Smeigel cartoon of one of the gay ambiguous couple.
Talking about how great Fast Times at Ridgemont High when Sean Penn says he’s gonna fly to Hawaii to catch some waves and then go catch some Stones. Then they play an actual clip when he’s being interviewed by a newsman, though Howard had thought it was by Ray Walston who’s in My Favorite Martian who played his teacher, and Spicoli says “me and Mick are going to London and jam with the Stones.” Howard says they need to do a sequel to see what Spacoli is doing now, but Sean Penn wanted to retire that character. He only does serious stuff now. Talking about Ronnie’s sex tapes, Fred uses a line from the Exorcist “The power of mistletoe (Christ) compels you!” Caller who won tickets to the birthday bash said she looked like someone from House of Cards, and Howard said he watches that.
Ben Stiller was in studio, and talked about people knowing who he is even in Russia because of the Night at the Museum movies, not There’s Something About Mary. like Howard thought. He’s in to plug The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Talked about his early career, Ben turned down the offer to direct Goodwill Hunting. He never read the script, but passed because he was told these 2 unknown guys-kids at that point-were attached to it. He was talking about getting breaks from people when he was a nobody and getting to watch the making of Streets of Fire and talk to Rick Moranis and he’d been a huge fan of SCTV. He worked with Speilberg with Empire of the Sun and he would talk to him for hours about directing Jaws. He wanted to direct, so he quit SNL also because lots of his writings didn’t make it on the air. He did the Madagascar films with Chris Rock and would have to ad lib with him, and Chris was so good, he’d get depressed. Ben knew he didn’t want to direct Zoolander (went over budget and he had to put in his own money), or Tropic Thunder and wanted someone else to direct those two. He worked with the writer of Pursuit of Happyness, The Weather Man. on Walter MItty. Talking about his filmography: Cable Guy, Flirting with Disaster, Reality Bites. Meet the Fockers Howard said the studios always know a Ben Stiller movie will make money, and Ben said he’s made some that tanked, too Said There’s Something About Mary didn’t open well, but built by word of mouth. Howard said that Crockodile Dundee was the last big movie that started slow and built. Robin said American Beauty did that, too, but Howard said that wasn’t a big blockbuster. The Robin said Matrix was the same way, too. Walter Mitty is opening up the same day as The Wolf of Wall Street. Howard asked him about watching his movies with a real audience to see if it gets laughs and redoing it if it doesn’t. He said you wouldn’t go into 12 Years a Slave like that – it wasn’t made for laughs, but he does do that. Zoolander didn’t make a bunch of money, but it stands up through time. Howard said his kids didn’t see it in the theaters, but it’s actually become a “thing.” They’ve written a script for a sequel, but not sure if they want to make it since the first one was so funny. Thinking of working with Robert Downey, Jr who approached Ben and wants him to direct him playing Gepetto to a computer generated Pinocchio. Ben says he portrays the character like a cross between Jake Lamata from Raging Bull and Chico Marx.
Robin talking of all the people we’ve lost in 2013, and Howard said he’s on the 3rd day of trying to watch Fast and Furious 6 – it’s such a shitty movie. Paul Walker should have stayed home and put cream on his face to protect it. Fred originally was going to play the 2001 music with farts behind the list of those who’ve died. James Gandolfini from the Sopranos died, as did Edith, Jean Stapleton, from All in the Family and Annette Funicello who was in all those beach movies like Bikini Beach with Frankie Avalon. Robin’s news about Russia, and Howard said he felt bad for Ben Stiller going to Russia to promote his film. They all talk like Klingons from Star Trek and are backwards like the Klingons are, too. Hanzi called in with his conspiracy theories, and Gary said he’s like the Matrix where he’s the only guy who knows what’s going on.
On the Wrap Up Show, Gary said he loves Steve Carrel’s movie Crazy, Stupid Love. Jason said The Ben Stiller Show was the best sketch show ever, and had the most funny people on it, except for Janeane Garofalo. Jason also says that the Ben Stiller directed Cable Guy stands the test of time. Benji referenced Risky Business out of nowhere to try to remember Wally George as an old rapper. Jason said Ben’s dad, Jerry Stiller of Stiller and Merea, was the dad in Seinfeld, and then on King of Queens, and Jason says he’s always great.
The Shuffle replayed when Mitch Hedberg was in studio talking about Oliver Stone’s dad taking him to a prostitute to lose his virginity. Howard said that actually was creepy; he remembers seeing Barbarella in the theater with his Dad and being freaked out thinking that his dad was probably aroused. Heidi Fleiss’ interview when Tom Sizemore from Black Hawk Down called in was played.
Ralph tweeted: Even though it’s not based on a comic book when thinking about the GREATEST SUPERHERO MOVIES, U MUST consider ROBOCOP #illBUYthatFORAdollar
Week of 12.9.13
Howard started the week of saying he and Beth got a private screening of his friend’s Peter Berg’s new movie Lone Survivor who also did Friday Night Lights. It’s about some Navy Seals in Afghanistan who run across some goatherders. They let them go even though they know they have ties with the Taliban and then all the Seals ended up dead except one. But they had a code to not interfere with civilians and couldn’t kill them. Mark Wahlberg plays the sole survivor that runs into this village where their code was that anyone that came into their village must be welcomed into the village and then protected. Howard said he highly recommend it, that it was a beautiful story. He said the violence is so realistic, and that Hollywood can glam up the violence, but this is really realistic. He said the best way to see a screening is to be friends with the director and see it in a private screening with comfortable seats and no people. Howard says if there are no annoying people in the theater, he’ll be sure to give the movie a good review. It comes out Jan 10. He thinks it will be a smash. They want to release it in limited release so it’s in time for Oscar nominations.
Robin said she saw Dallas Buyers Club, which was released early as well because to be eligible for the Screen Actors Guild awards. She says that Matthew McConaughay is actually acting now. He used to just run around with his shirt off and now he can act.
Gary watched the live broadcast of Sound of Music with Carry Underwood. Says she can’t act, but she sure can sing. Howard says girl’s got star power. It had over 18 million viewers. Howard said this had one of the best soundtracks, too, and sings all the songs. Gary watched the whole thing because it was live TV. She’s horrendous – very wooden, but is an amazing singer. He says not only are the songs great, but in the stage production they do the same great songs over and over, like Do a deer, Climb Every Mountain at least 3 times. . Then Howard says he would like to perform them for us. Robin said “That’s when they knew how to write music.” The guy from True Blood was the male lead and he was horrible as well. Said he was like on Broadway, where he’d take a step forward whenever it was his turn to speak or sing and move his arms and look at the audience. Carrie Underwood went on Twitter to reply to all the harsh criticism and said that mean people need Jesus.
Talking about Nelson Mandela’s death, and a caller into a California talk show that thought that Nelson Mandala also was an accomplished actor, and had been in Shawshank Redemption, and the host told her that that was actually Morgan Freeman who played Mandala in the movie Invictus. The caller was embarrassed and hung up. Howard said that Invictus was a great story about his life. Howard can’t believe the guy spent 47 years of his life in prison all because he stood by his principles, he would have crumbled immediately.
Howard announced that John Goodman will be in studio. Robin asked the John Goodman of Roseanne? and Howard said of movies, too, and asked Robin to name some of his movies and all Robin could remember was The Big Lebowski, then said he was good in Damages, and some other movie called something about The King Something-was King Ralph? When he came in after the break, they talked about his auditioning for SNL.not getting it, and he’s hosting this week. He said he wished he could do The Babe Ruth over. Thought he didn’t do enough research and give it enough time. His first movie was True Stories then he got Raising Arizona. He loves the Big Lebowski. He doesn’t make any money on the merchandising, but he watches and still loves it. When Dan Akroyd asked him to be in the Blues Brothers , he thought he could never replace John Belushi. Dan told him he wasn’t there to replace him, so he had fun and just liked to hang with the band. He idolized Belushi. Said he wanted to drink after watching Animal House. He was 26 when he started drinking, and became an alcoholic right away. He’s in the new Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis . Howard asked if they are weird and John said they’re regular guys. Said Billy Crystal had the idea that he and John would be in the room together while they were doing the voice over for Monsters inc . He said the movie wasn’t fun to make, as you have to read the lines over and over and never know which one will actually make it into the movie. He did it because he would always watch cartoons with his daughter. He thought it would be cool to be in one for her. John was also in Argo, He didn’t go to the Oscars when it won Best Picture. Howard asked John Goodman about doing TV because it’s so good now, with shows like Homeland and Breaking Bad. He said he is doing TV. Garry Trudeau wrote the TV show he’s doing now, Alpha House Some of Richard’s faaaaaavorite John Goodman movies, besides Big Lebowski, were C.H.U.D. Revenge of the Nerds. Howard didn’t remember him in that, but John said he played a football coach. He and Howard both said that was a good movie. John said he did the Flinstones for the money. He was doing a movie with Steven Speilberg, and one day he stopped and said he needed to make an announcement that he had found his Fred Flinstone. He doesn’t mind saying lines from Big Lebowski, but doesn’t like it when he’s asked to say “Yaba Daba Doo!” He’s been in two Oscar winners, Argo and the Artist. Jason said he saw the Big Lebowski with Richard and he brought an entire bar with him. John Goodman can relate to that. Richard asked John to say “Larry, That’s what happens when you fuck a stranger in the ass.” JD got mad that that’s the line he asked him to say, but then Jason came in and said it was his suggestion.
Howard saw the first few episodes of Mob City, from the guy who did Walking Dead and it’s really good. He likes anything to do with the mob. Blue Jasmine won an award, and Frozen was #1 at the box office. Hunger Games #2, Thor next, and Delivery Man was #5.
Howard was talking about Mandela’s death, and said that he’s surprised so many Africans dress like Americans. He was expecting them to all look like King Joffre Jeffers from Coming to America who dresses with a big lion head competing with his head and are wearing skins. He wants to see the ladies dressed like in the movie and with the neck rings and have everything look like the Lion King. Howard said after the success of the live Sound of Music, NBC asked him to do South Pacific, but Scott and Gary weren’t ready with the music. Howard sang Maria from West Side Story to a woman who got tickets to the birthday show who has cancer. Howard talked to Eric about his angry responses to Twitter; one of them said he had played the feet in the Wizard of Oz. Eric said he didn’t respond to that one. Wolfie interviewed George Takei about William Shatner prospering, but not living long, from Star Trek.
On the WUS, Gary said that Dice was really good in Blue Jasmine, and that the movie is excellent. Jon said that Cate Blanchette is getting nominated for her performance.
During the news, Robin was doing a story about the real-life guy in 127 Hours getting arrested for beating his girlfriend. Howard was amazed he could do that with his one good arm. Howard said the Jimmy Hendrix documentary found a way to make him boring.
Howard said his school was like Lord of the Flies, with kids out of control. He talked about some girls he went to school with that were worse than Precious. Howard said the new movie Saving Mr. Banks about the making of the Disney film, Mary Poppins, sounds like the most boring movie ever-who wonders who green lit this one? Then he was surprised to learn that it was actually a Disney movie. He thinks Emma Thompson sounds like the most boring woman-he’d never hire her to do the PR for any movie. Says that Disney must be rolling over in his grave.
Ralph tweeted that “Chasing NJ” is the worst show ever.
Wrap-Up Show, Richard Christy said the movie that made him want to drink is Bad Santa, even though it doesn’t show drinking in the best light. But he has to drink watching that movie. Talking about other John Goodman films, Richard loves the Hudsucker Proxy. When asked what other actors are his “faaaavorite”, that he would like to meet, Richard says Tom Atkins and the woman who dated Woody Allen. They were in Halloween Season of the Witch and Fog. Steven Van Zandt stopped by the WUS and they talked about his NetFlix show Lilihammer.
@JasonKapFanClub tweeted: @Siriusjay Fun Fact: Loves John Goodman esp. in King Ralph, The Man Who Wasn’t There, Hudsucker Proxy, & Big Lebowski (not in order) #wrapup. Later Jason tweeted: Jason tweeted: Wife and I rewatched one of our Faaavorit movies this weekend: “Falling Down“! A+!
Jay Thomas said he loved Dallas Buyer’s Club. It’s a true story from Texas and is fantastic. He liked Gravity, but his wife and neighbors didn’t. They wondered why they made her hot, but Jay said she’s an astronaut, so she’s in good shape. George Clooney’s making jokes in space, so it’s like he’s bombing with no noise. Jay thought he was watching Robert Redford’s movie, but got Lone Survivor instead.. He turned it off after 30 minutes. He kept waiting for Robert Redford to turn up. He said they made the first part real lovey-dovey with all the men talking about how much they love their girlfriends only so when guys can take their dates. He turned it off. Then he saw the Robert Redford one, which was All Is Lost. Didn’t like that one, either. Then he saw Inside Llewyn Davis and thought that was a piece of shit, too. It’s about folk singing in 1961, and they played each song in its entirety, unlike Once, which was a great movie and they only played the one song once.
American Horror Story
Grey’s Anatomy – doesn’t like
House of Cards
Wonder Woman – they ignored Ralph’s input for actress
Godzilla – trailer looks great
Huntsman – coolest trailer and not a good movie
Agents of Shield
Castle – geekiest show on TV
Star Trek 3 May of 2016
Zero Dark 30
Week of 12.2.13
Show starts with story of Paul Walker’s death from Fast and the Furious. Howard said he saw the first one, and and he couldn’t get through it, and he’s an idiot, and he understands there are 7 of them. Robin read a list of his movies. Howard said Varsity Blues he liked, but Robin said that wasn’t a Paul Walker film. Howard said the New York Times had a cruel obituary, saying that he’d gotten the role in the movie only because he was good-looking. Then Eric the Actor called in and Howard said hey, Eric, now there’s an opening in the Fast and Furious movies for you. They wondered how they were going to finish Fast & Furious 7, which they were working on now. Howard said they could portray Paul Walker as a cartoon, but then said they could do what they did when the guy from The Crow died and they finished the movie without him. Robin said she saw the Jimmy Hendrix documentary and it’s very sad. Howard said he’s halfway through it. Robin said Howard needs to see Contracted. Robin said it’s really, really good, so Howard said he’d watch it, as long as it’s not all about contracting a disease. Robin said she’s excited to see a movie she’s heard nothing about and really liked it. A called said later that the movie got horrible reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, and Robin said she didn’t like that site, and can’t trust their reviews or the fans’ comments about movies. She stands by her opinion that it’s a really good movie. Talking about his appearance on David Letterman last week and David wondering about Howard hanging around with Jimmy Kimmel, and Howard saying that his fans don’t want them to have friends and be happy, but he decided he needed friends. Robin said that he needed someone to cry when his car crashes, referencing to co-star Tyrese on film driving to the scene of Paul Walker’s place of death and crying hysterically.
Howard was wondering why Jennifer Lawrence is so big now, because the Hunger Games movies are terrible. Gary said he liked the books, but Howard said he couldn’t get through the first movie. Robin said, give me a gun so I don’t have to sit through the rest of it. She said they’re filmed like reading a book. Howard and Robin really liked the new Wolverine movie. Robin said “this one I liked” (when the movie was released, she’d originally said she was disappointed) . Howard said it can go horribly wrong when a superhero gives away or loses his powers, but this one was really good. Howard said he’s always wary when a superhero wants to take away his powers, like this one and in Superman. Or when a woman looses her looks, like Janice Dickenson. And Hugh Jackman is fucking ripped. Howard was told it’s because he eats chicken, and Howard said he used to eat a ton of chicken and never looked like that. Howard said Lady Gaga was criticized for doing a Muppet special scantily clad. Howard said she was wearing a bottomless outfit, and the Muppets were wearing…nothing? He said he might actually watch a Muppet special now. King of All Blacks called in and said Howard needs to see Croods Says it’s really good. As usual, he had to say it repeatedly, because no one could understand him. He finally spelled it out. Robin knew it was an animated movie, but Howard never understood the name. Fred played a voice mail from Richard’s dad about their chickens, and Richard said it’s like Babe.
Howard was with Beth last night, so didn’t get to watch Walking Dead.so instead watched Dr. Phil who had on Anna Benson, the ex-stripper, ex-wife of the baseball player who offered to sleep with the entire team. Howard said she was way out there and Dr. Phil said all he wanted to do was make her well, and Robin added “after I’ve exploited you.” Maria Bello, who was in A History of Violence, Coyote Ugly and Thank You For Smoking came out saying she’s been in a long-term relationship with a woman. She’s also had long-term relationships with a man, so she wrote an article saying why should who I have sex with define who I am? that Howard thought was really great.
Talking about Bobo’s penile procedure, Robin said they really need the medical advances like the Tricorder in Star Trek for these diagnostic procedures. They were talking to Richard about his drinking and his marriage, and Robin said it was like The Days of Wine and Roses. Howard said Sunday’s Walking Dead was a really great mid-season finale. He said the last 3 had been good. He thought it was a great idea to go into the Governor’s camp with a whole other story line. Fred played a mash-up with Breaking Bad and Beetlejuice. Kirstie Alley was in studio and Howard said he loved her new show, Kirstie. He’d seen the first 2 episodes. Ralph called in and said it was good, too. It has Michael Richards from Seinfeld and Fridays which Howard loved, and Rhea Perlman from Cheers. When she got the role in Cheers, she’d just finished making Shoot to Kill with Sidney Poitier. She talked about being in love with both Patrick Swayze during the making of North & South and then John Travolta during Look Who’s Talking, Too. When talking about her struggle with weight, Howard asked her about the Precious star, that there really are no roles for overweight actresses, and Kirstie didn’t even know who she was, making Howard’s point. Robin likes the Steven Van Zandt show Lilliehammer. She was trying to describe it as an ex-mob guy starting a new life, and Howard said is it that a tiger can’t change its stripes and she said yes. Howard talking about Steve Martin and his banjo playing and said the only time a banjo playing was appropriate was doing a male on male rape scene in a movie, like in Deliverance. Shuli had tape of his talking to Underdog Lady and Howard said she was falling in love with Shuli. Shuli said if they ever did get together, it would probably turn out like Misery.
On the Wrap-Up Show, Gary said his favorite line in Elf was in a scene recommending a pizza shop, Richard said he went to see Drag Me To Hell and some family brought a small baby who baby cried through the whole thing and especially every time it got loud. During a fight with Benji, Gary quoted from the West Wing; I serve at the pleasure of the president. Jason said the best sit com now is on HBO Ja’mie. Says it’s hilarious. The @jasonkaplanfanclub reminded Jason & I that Jason also said on the Wrap-Up Show that Seinfeld was the greatest sitcom of all time.
Jason tweeted: Every week I think no way Sons of Anarchy can get crazier than the last. And this season I’m always wrong. Great stuff!
Week of 11.25.13
Thanks to Mark’s Friggin, as much of this week’s info is from his site:
From 1998: Mulan did great at the box office. Howard said Disney is the only one who can do good cartoons. The one guy from Disney who said he was responsible for bringing back the great cartoons left, and they’re still doing great cartoon movies, so what does that tell you? Anastasia, not a Disney cartoon, bombed last year.
Howard said he’s like the Elephant Man when he was talking about liking your own smells and looks. He says he loves the Michael Douglas movie Falling Down. This movie is also referenced again on Wednesday’s Wrap Up Show.
A caller called in to say Dirty Work was awful and got awful reviews. Howard says he loves Norm, but this movie looks like it tanks. Says he talked to Ivan Reitman when he was making Dave and offered him a cameo interviewing Dave. He turned it down, saying he’s no cameo!
A caller asked Artie if he’d written Dirty Work, as there is this one funny scene. Artie said he only acted in it. Bob Crane’s son was on the phone complaining about the movie Auto Focus made about his dad being a pervert. He says he was, but not as bad as this movie says. After he hung up, Howard wondered how the series Bob Crane was famous for, Hogan’s Heroes , ever got made, a TV sitcom about bumbling Nazis. Howard said it was produced by Bing Crosby’s production company. Jerry Springer was on the phone talking about his series and all the fights that are on his show.
The news, Robin played an interview with Ralph Fiennes and Anthony Hopkins plugging Red Dragon. Ralph Fiennes talked about getting into shape working with the same guy that helped Tom Hanks in Cast Away. Artie said he hates Ralph Fiennes because he pronounces his name Raaaph, not Ralph.
Michael Buffer called in and said Cinderella Man was the best boxing film ever. up there with Raging Bull. He didn’t really like Million Dollar Baby or The Contender. Howard, Robin and Artie agreed that Cinderella Man is not only a great boxing movie, but a great movie. Robin said it takes you through all the emotions and Russell Crowe should get the Academy Award for it. Michael said it might hurt that last year Million Dollar Baby won all the awards, and having another boxing movie the next year might hurt its chances for getting an award. Talking about Ronnie and not seeing a friend’s grandson, Artie does a scene from the Godfather.
The bonus feature of caller Juavier’s announcement of it being Eric the Midget’s 10 year anniversary of calling into the show, and Fred played the Mars Attacks! music. Anthony Hopkins was on the phone and said he saw Magic recently after 28 years and said it was really good. Robin says she’ll have to rent it again. Howard played Anna Nicole Smith outtakes from the movie Skyscraper.
There was a guy off screen reading her lines to her and she still couldn’t get them right. Howard said the American Taliban guy said he saw the Spike Lee movie Malcolm X and now Howard knows it’s all Spike Lee’s fault. He says no black people go to see these movies, just crazy white guys. On Robin’s news, Reese Witherspoon is being interviewed about her movie Sweet Home Alabama. Howard said she’s America’s sweetheart, and that’s the only way this movie could have been number one at the box office last weekend. He says it’s such a nutty premise, that this beautiful successful lawyer from the big city would decide to come home and marry this country Matthew (Jethro) Bodine-type guy. But America loves her, and go to see her awful movies.
JD tweeted that the Golden Globes deciding that Scarlett Johansson wasn’t eligible for an award for her performance in Her “is bullshit.”
Director Amy Heckerling’s nanny called in to complain about Gilbert Gottfried’s inappropriate Holocaust jokes. Howard said she’s a great director. She did Clueless and Fast Times At Ridgemont High. Then he asked what movie Gilbert did with her, and he said Look Who’s Talking 2, and Howard said he had thought she was a great director. Gilbert also broke into his Dracula impression. Howard talked about beating off to Anne Francis in Honey West when he was a kid.
GEEKTIME! 11.29 is a rerun of the Breaking Bad Finale show.
JD tweeted: German film “The Wall” about a woman isolated from the world by an invisible wall: show pace but very good. Highly recommend. and then Tweeted: Power watched first season of “Hello Ladies“…loved it.
Ralph tweeted that Almost Human is a GREAT SHOW.
Jason Kaplan tweeted: Finally saw the 1st Hunger Games. Biggest takeaway? Value your food so you don’t end up pining over the guy who rolled your bread in mud.
Week of 11.18.13
Howard and Robin both saw part of the Mike Tyson Undisputed Truth and thought it was really good. Said that Mike looks really comfortable in front of a crowd. Howard liked The Walking Dead last night. Howard watches Homeland because it’s over at 9:15 so he can then watch his T-VO’d Walking Dead all the way through and skip commercials. Said all seasons have been good; Robin said not all. He saw Sons of Anarchy, but not Boardwalk Empire yet, which Robin said was great. Howard was sent a movie by the studios that hasn’t been released yet. He watched it and said it was a great movie with Jason Stratham and Chuck Zito, Homefront. Said they spent the entire time killing each other and it was great. He doesn’t remember Kate Bosworth in it, but says that Wynona Ryder still looks great. He says he loves all of Sylvester Stallone’s stuff. Robin said not all are good, remember Escape Plan with Arnold is so dark, but Howard says he loves all of Sylvester’s shit, and maybe it’s ok that that one was done in the dark. Doing a story about Selena Gomez telling reporters they can’t ask her about Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus. Howard said there was nothing else they could ask her about-maybe ask her if she’s related to Gomez from the Adams’ Family. Eric the Actor’s call was once again underscored by the Mars Attacks! soundtrack. Talking about the tornado over the weekend, Howard wondered why it wasn’t a Sharknado?
Howard goofing on Gary, saying that giving Fred and Al Rosenberg the job of interviewing for the job of producer was like the 3 Stooges. He also said that Gary overcame great obstacles, because he didn’t like him the first time he looked at him. Gary said it was like The Elephant Man overcame his looks to be a great man. Howard announced he’s going to be doing AGT again next year, and he’s going to be doing Letterman this week. Howard said he watched an old movie on Hulu Plus, Notting Hill, with the guy who was with a hooker (Hugh Grant) falls in love with Julia Roberts and he loved it. While goofing on Scott the Engineer, the “Scott!” scream is played from Austin Powers. Wednesday’s show opened with that clip from Carnal Knowledge of Jack Nicolson yelling at Ann-Margret to get a job, or to try vacuuming. Sarah Silverman was in studio and talked about her nude scene with Michele Williams in Take This Waltz. She also talked about a movie she made, but wouldn’t say which one, where there was a simulated sex scene, and the guy’s erect penis kept punching her vagina, and she was really sore afterwards. She was surprised and hurt that no one had thought to protect her. She and Howard both said they liked the Cosby Show. More talk of the remake of Thing With 2 Heads.
On Friday’s live Wrap-Up Show, Richard quotes from Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
Jon Hein tweeted: Jon Hein
@jonhein Catching Fire: Better than the first. A bit slow and too long. Book is better, but it doesn’t have Jennifer Lawrence who is captivating.
Week of 11.11.13
Howard breaks into his “Karloff?” from Ed Wood. Fred plays music from Mars Attacks! for Eric the Actor., who’s still mad at being offered a guest role in Eric Andre ‘s talk show because he thinks it’s idiotic. Jason says it’s really funny. Robin says the new Frankenstein movie is going to have a good looking monster. Aaron Eckhart is going to be playing him. Howard says that makes about as much sense as The Thing With 2 Heads. He says that’s crazy-maybe he’s playing Franken-STEEN from Young Frankenstein. Robin says he’s going to be like an Avenger, a crime fighter. Howard says now there are too many zombies with the movies and Walking Dead. He says even Rob Zombie wants to change his name now.
The guy from Sons of Anarchy was in along with his wife. Howard and Fred love the show. They talked about him getting his start in the Punisher movies and Hooligans and The Shield. Howard asked him why he’d been critical of Mad Men, but then got sidetracked and never got an answer. He has a fear of dolls, which Howard does, too. He says it’s from the Twilight Zone Talking Tina, and he agrees. He said the people from Sons of Anarchy should beat up on the cast of Glee at the Emmy’s. Howard couldn’t believe Kurt Sutter would put his wife in bed with all these great looking guys without getting jealous, plus she’s raped and beaten in the series. He wonders how he can stand it. Katey says they can separate fiction from real life pretty easily. He says they look like the happiest couples in Hollywood.
Howard’s glad video stores are closing down. That way no one ever has to see him rent She’s All That. Howard saw Thor and said he didn’t love it. Couldn’t understand why the bad guys were pissed off. Robin said this Thor was better than the first. Robin said 12 Years a Slave is a great movie, but that Brad Pitt needs to talk to her about his career. He plays the nicest white guy in the movie. She says it’s an incredible educational movie. Fred played a fake movie premier of Scarface with Al Pacino and Maria Menounos, with her laugh being the machine gun.
The Stern Show Shuffle: Jonah Falcon with the 14 inch penis came in for George Takei’s bachelor party. He’s a big fan, but says he likes The Next Generation better than Star Trek and doesn’t like Enterprise. Robin said no one likes that one. He sings a song to George that Gonzo sings in The Muppet Movie. He said he’s been in lots of movies; played the best man in Just My Luck. When Howard’s talking about his prostate exam, Fred plays music from Gone With The Wind.
Howard played a clip from a beautiful girl actress from Friday Night Lights on the Mike and Kelly talk show, and even with a prepped story, she still couldn’t be interesting. Mike Tyson was in studio, and when Ratso, his biographer came in with a beard, they jokingly called him The Bad Seed. The movie of his one-man show, Undisputed Truth, will be on HBO on Saturday night. Bobo called in scared because of some medical tests, and Robin said he sounds like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, and they play the “you can act like a man!” from Godfather.
This Day In Howard History: Larry Pierce was in studio to plug his new movie, Dirty Country.
Week of 11.4.13
Richard Christy talked about watching an all-night marathon of horror movies on Halloween. He said Fright Night was his faaaavorite. He also saw American Werewolf in London, Burn Witch Burn (this one he fell asleep, said it was really bad)
My Fair Lady was one of the answers in the Win Fred’s Money game that Fred played against the Beast from the new game show The Chase.. The Beast is from England and hasn’t seen a lot of USA TV, but he’s been watching Boardwalk Empire, which they have another version in England. He watches Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, West Wing and couldn’t really get into Walking Dead. After just losing by seconds, Howard says Fred’s not stupid, he’s smart, a reference from Godfather. More talk about Howard and George Takei starring in the remake of The Thing With 2 Heads to be directed by JJ Abrams, because he did such a great job on Star Trek.
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Howard read from a guy’s blog whose pen name is a character from Fight Club. Gary came in and asked if Howard knew who this character was, which made Howard furious. He says he always asks him something when he feels real smug because he knows the answer. “Do you know…” Howard said he just found out that information and wants to show off his knowledge. He then asked Gary in his Gary voice if he knew which character Brad Pitt played in Thelma and Louise, Benjamin Button Money Ball and Troy? Fred plays music from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Last weekend, Bad Grandpa was bumped off top of boxoffice by Ender’s Game. Robin said it’s science fiction, so Howard will like it. Howard said he was watching Tavis Smiley interviewing Robbie Robertson from The Band. He was also watching Walking Dead and Homeland, and discussing if he should do AGT again next year. While goofing on Scott the Engineer, Howard and Robin broke into song from The Wizard of Oz
Robin said there are some great belly laughs in Bad Grandpa. She loved the farting scene and male dancers. She said Magic Mike has nothing on this one. Howard said it was really funny, too. India has launched a rocket to Mars, and Howard talked about how Man always screws it up. We never did listen to Star Trek‘s Prime Directive; we always interfered. He said maybe India was looking for better air up on Mars, because India’s such a shit hole and smells. Reminds Robin of her trip to India where she got off the plane after traveling for days, looked around and got back on. Says watching Slumdog Millionaire was all he needed to know about India, and he would never go there.
Howard said he talks to himself while he’s taking a shit, and sounds like Boardwalk Empire. Reading personals from the paper, a man looking for a woman with a large labia. While Howard is talking about how sick people are, Fred plays a clip of Dennis Hopper from Blue Velvet.
Howard said he ran into Director Guillermo del Toro, on his way out yesterday and didn’t know who he was at first. Says he loves his movies, especially Pacific Rim and Hell Boy. Robin loves his Pan’s Labyrinth. Fred said supposedly he was to have been the director of The Hobbit, and Fred said he would have loved to see his vision of the movie. Thor: The Dark Lord comes out this weekend, and Howard said that this will be an all nerds weekend, calling for a Nerd Alert from Austin Powers. Call of Duty Game is also coming out, so Howard said if Robin wants to get laid by a nerd this weekend, they’ll all be tied up. After a Fred and Benjy fight, Robin wonders how millions could get along at Woodstock, but not in their studio. Howard says Riley Martin sounds like the old Amos ‘n Andy and Foghorn Leghorn from Looney Tunes.
Ralph tweeted during the mall shooting that he really loves Blacklist, and wishes they would stop interrupting the show for useless no-information updates. He also tweeted that he loves Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Still loves Fringe and says fans of GEEKTIME! saved the show for more seasons.
Shuffle, They were talking about Jackie sitting naked eating. He had lost weight on Nutrisystems and was down to 180 and had to keep it down to get paid. He had given himself 2 enemas, but was porking his food, naked like a scene in Caligula in Vegas. They sent back food, and Howard says after watching Road Trip, he would never send food back, as they showed the cook putting the French toast down his pants. Eric the Actor turned down a role on Eric & Andre, as he thinks the host is an idiot. He was interviewing someone and kept eating the whole time. Robin and Howard think Thor is the worst franchise in the Marvel universe.
Ralph tweeted that he liked Blueblood, and a gay poster of Thor. He still maintains any remake of Robocop is blasphemy. Ralph says the new Dracula looks horrible. He really like Shark Tank. Steve Brandano tweeted a picture of Downton Abby with mice, called Mouseton Abby. JD stayed home Saturday night and watched Monsters Inc.
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