Headsup: A Dose of the Sillies

 

If you need a little bit of silliness mixed into your weekend, check out these recently released titles:

 

Johnny and Friends Steve Martin Robin Williams Eddie Murphy

First up is The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Johnny and Friends featuring game-changing comedians Steve Martin, Robin Williams, and Eddie Murphy.  This three-disc collection includes nine episodes of The Tonight Show that span across the seventies, eighties, and nineties in the heyday of host Johnny Carson.  All nine shows are complete (including the commercials from when they aired— a fun bonus!) and have not been previously released for retail.  Disc One includes three episodes (from 1976, 1982, and 1991) with the legendary once-banished guest (and eventual fill in host) Steve Martin, who appears alongside Jimmy Stewart, Karen Black, Sylvester Stallone, Cathy Ladman, Leon Redbone, and others.  Disc Two centers on the incomparable Robin Williams, whose three episodes (one from 1984 and two from 1991) show the unpredictable entertainer cracking Johnny up as he appears with Phyllis Newman, Steve Lawrence, Jonathan Winters, and Park Overall.  Disc Three belongs to Eddie Murphy, whose three episodes (all from 1982) show how Murphy skyrocketed to stardom in less than a year as he appears with fellow guests McLean Stevenson, Wayne Rogers, Albert Hague, Randal “Tex” Cobb, and Angela Bofill.  The DVD set is out now from Time Life but isn’t available on Amazon (except for one third party seller here) or Barnes and Noble as of yet, so keep an eye out for it at other places (suggested retail: $29.95).

 

 

Adventure Time Complete Seventh Season

Next we have Adventure Time: The Complete Seventh Season, which follows the much-loved citizens of Candy Kingdom as they embark on more adventures.  In this season of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series, we see Marceline’s quest to throw off vampirism and become human in the eight-part “Stakes” story arc, Jake and Finn being freaked out by the Blank-Eyed Girl, Princess Bubblegum’s attempt to grow a vegetable kingdom while exiled at Lake Butterscotch, BMO’s aspirations to become a cowpoke, and the stop-motion episode Bad Jubies, which won the Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Children Annie Award back in April.  Out now from Cartoon Network are all twenty-five episodes (at a run time of around eleven minutes each) across a 3-disc DVD set housed in a nice die-cut cover.  Bonus material on this one includes animatics, galleries, song demos, the featurette “Good Jubies: the Making of Bad Jubies” a hyperlapse of Bad Jubies, and “Behind the Title Cards” videos.  If you’re one of the literally millions of fans of the show (18 million on Facebook alone!), you can grab the DVD set on Amazon for $17.18.

 

 

 

 

By | 2017-09-24T22:24:31+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Headsup|0 Comments

RIP: Jonathan Winters

Jonathan Winters as Maude Frickert

One of the craziest men on the planet has left the planet. Jonathan Winters died of natural causes this past Thursday at age 87.

He had an amazing, ridiculous run of comedy. And influenced pretty much anyone worth knowing about. I was trying desperately to find my favorite Winters appearance ever: when he showed up with Robin Williams on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson back in 1991. The Carson folks have actually posted the first part of it here. But it was the very end that slayed me. Carson had lost control of the show and was desperately trying to end the show as there was no more time. Robin leans over to Jonathan, who is dressed like a Civil War Union Army general and is now pretending to be the oldest Civil War veteran still alive–and Robin says, “General?” (This is all from my terrible memory, so it’s heavily paraphrased.)

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By | 2017-09-24T22:27:57+00:00 April 14th, 2013|Stuff You Need to Know|0 Comments

Your Weekend Justice #123: Extreme Shorts Adventures!

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck. It’s the podcast that’s available on a Blue Light Special for a limited time only–now how much would you pay?? Anyway, this podcast was engineered–some might say over-engineered–by experts to escort you from the work week in the most chaotic manner possible. Please note: this podcast is profane, definitely oversexed and definitely overwrought. It is wrong and unsafe. You have been warned.

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Starpower by Jackie Stallone

Agenda:

  • Rox’s troll doll
  • Visited by Rock Lobster in the night
  • Nudity report
  • Widge vs. Oakley
  • Tanning notes
  • Tuffley vs. Jim Croce
  • Comic-Con vs. DragonCon
  • Pixar, Billy Crystal and Robin Williams
  • Christopher Lee, God
  • Who is Larry the Cable Guy in Bahrain?
  • Harry Potter vs. Pooh
  • The UK vs. Pooh
  • Jon and the Black Lotus
  • Magic: The Gathering tales
  • Kim makes a break for it
  • Men Without Hats?
  • Rox’s kryptonite
  • Chocolate Flavored Sandwich Cookie
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:39:04+00:00 July 22nd, 2011|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|11 Comments

    Stuff: Stephen King’s Musical (No, Not Carrie, Don’t Worry) and More…

    Kris Kristofferson

    Kris Kristofferson is such a badass that Randall Flagg wouldn't think to mess with him.

    Movie news sites give you a lot of information. But it is a lot of information. Don’t you just wish you could find out what you actually need to know and leave the rest alone? Never fear, we are here. Well, I mean, it’s us…so fear a little. Anyway, subscribe to the Stuff feed or get this as a free email newsletter. Anyway you want it, that’s the way you need it.

  • It’s official. Ghost Brothers of Darkland County is back on the schedule at the Alliance here in Atlanta. Why should you care? It’s a musical with a score by John Mellencamp and book by Stephen King. T-Bone Burnett is musical director. Apparently a three-CD version of the musical has already been recorded with a full cast, which included Kris Kristofferson, Elvis Costello, Roseanne Cash, Mellencamp, King, Sheryl Crow, Neko Case and Joe Frazier (yes, the boxer). I want this album five minutes ago. Show dates? April 4-May 13, 2012. No, you can’t stay on my couch. Source.
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:42:23+00:00 April 2nd, 2011|Stuff You Need to Know|2 Comments

    7 Movies That Could Have Been Improved By Adding Zombies

    Zombie Crossroads

    I’ve always been of the opinion that zombies improve just about everything. That’s easily said, of course, when you’re talking about taking something good and making it even better. But what if we put this to the test: what if we tried to take something that was crap and improve it with the judicious application of the undead? I found seven films and tried a thought experiment: could zombies improve them? Here are the results.

    Please note: the object was not to turn the films into instant classics but rather to simply improve them. You might argue that adding just about anything to the following films would improve them, whether it’s zombies or cotton candy or even just painting over the screen with black paint…but duly noted and let’s move on.

    7. Showgirls. Infamous for being the only film in the history of cinema that copious amounts of nudity could not save, can the undead win where boobs did not? Perhaps. When Elizabeth Berkley’s character knocks Gina Gershon’s character down the stairs…instead of Gershon being put out of commission and into the hospital, what if she died? And then came back to life in a call back to EC Comics-style revenge stories and brought gnawing death to all those who had wronged her, ending up with Berkley and then finally, Joe Eszterhas and Paul Verhoeven themselves?

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:49:27+00:00 August 7th, 2010|Stimuli|0 Comments

    Stuff You Need to Know, Thursday, July 17, 2008

    Chopper Zombie
  • Okay, so Audible just did a bit called “Dueling Narrators” where they put audiobook readers of the same work up against each other in a kind of Iron Reader sort of deal. The much beloved Jim Dale beat out Tim Curry for reading Peter Pan…but Christopher Hurt beat out Uncle Ray reading Uncle Ray’s own Fahrenheit 451? Holy shit. This I have got to hear now.
  • So how do you roll out a multi-platform zombie project? You get in bed with Devil’s Due on a graphic novel called Chopper Zombie, about a motorcycle builder killed for his superfuel who comes back from the dead to provide beatdowns to the corporation who had him killed. Then you produce a movie based on the comic. Then you launch the book at Comic-Con next week where you’ve got a “custom zombie chopper” created by the folks from Monster Garage. This is all because you are Thom Beers, the producer of the show. Again, not a bad strategy if you ask me. One of the films I saw early on that shaped me was Demons, in which our hero rides a motorcycle through a cinema infested with zombie-esque demons while he lops off their heads with a katana blade to the melodious strains of “Fast as a Shark.” So I’ve always had a fondness for the crotch rockets when it comes to anti-zombie work. Official site is live here.
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    By | 2017-09-24T23:15:31+00:00 July 17th, 2008|Stuff You Need to Know|6 Comments

    Win Comic Relief on DVD!

    Comic Relief: The Greatest… and the Latest DVD cover art

    Comic Relief: in the UK, it’s a party like you wouldn’t believe, culminating in Red Nose Day every two years and finds an entire country having a good time and doing good for other.

    In the United States, you’d be hard pressed to remember the last time it aired on television. Or at least the last time it aired and anyone paid attention.

    Still, there has been some funny stuff on Comic Relief, and that’s what Shout Factory is celebrating with the recent release of Comic Relief: The Greatest… and the Latest. You get uncensored footage, behind the scenes stuff, interviews and more, across two discs.

    Comedians on the DVD include Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Robin Williams, Lewis Black, Dane Cook, John Candy, Jennifer Coolidge, George Carlin, Mike Epps, Jim Carrey, Susie Essman, Dave Chappelle, D.L. Hughley, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, Eugene Levy, Richard Lewis, George Lopez, Jon Lovitz, Bill Maher, Howie Mandel, Dennis Miller, Dudley Moore, Catherine O’Hara, Jeremy Piven, Harold Ramis, Carl Reiner, Chris Rock, Ray Romano, Rita Rudner, Bob Saget, Garry Shandling, Martin Short, Sarah Silverman, Jon Stewart, Fred Willard and Steven Wright.

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    By | 2008-03-17T20:45:15+00:00 February 16th, 2008|Contests|2 Comments