A Fan’s Guide to “Picking Favorites”: Episode 30, Drunk Fast Food Remakes


By Shannon Fox, @shannonfox


What’s this? Has everyone’s favorite nickname-giver finally returned from the Canadian wilderness? Well, no- Zac just Skyped in this week, since he’s still shooting “Heroes Reborn” in Toronto, but we’ll definitely take it!  And not only that, but he brings with him some extra sass and yet another nick-name for Kentucky.  Oh, Zac. We’ve missed you, sir!


You can find this week’s episode on iTunes and Soundcloud.


This Week’s Guest: 

Tone Bell! (@tonebell)



Tone is a comedian, actor, and writer that you may know best as RJ the Bartender on “Whitney” or Tedward on “Bad Judge”.  He also hosted “Jerks with Cameras” on MTV.  But if you don’t know him yet, make sure you check him out on “People Are Talking”, Fridays on NBC  this fall!  You can also catch him on tour, specifically this weekend in Ohio; find his upcoming performances here!  He’ll also be filming his upcoming Comedy Central special in Boston on June 11th at The Royale- you can get tickets here!


Tone’s Stand-Up

“People Are Talking”


Favorite Drunk Moment

IS THIS REAL? IS THIS REALLY A TOPIC?  I AM SO EXCITED.  Okay, drunk stories are the BEST, whether you imbibe or not.  Okay, yes, sometimes they can also be the WORST (as proven by Tone’s story, poor guy), but they can also be filled with the magic and wonder that only booze goggles can bestow.  Obviously, I don’t have pictures of the guys’ actual stories, but make sure you take a listen- they’re pretty funny!


Drunk and Snowed In on Christmas Eve



Meeting Courtney (his wife) in New Orleans and Drunk-Texting Her A Lot (thanks for grabbing this pic from Zac’s episode of Esquire TV’s “The Getaway” for me, @Principia!)



Seeing His Friend Reggie Pee Into A Mini-Fridge at a Hotel in San Diego



Oscar Party with Tom- er, Jon Hamm


Extra Mentions:

Barefoot Wine




Favorite Movie You Would Re-Make

Okay, let’s all just admit it: there are way too many remakes and reboots coming out of Hollywood nowadays.  Some DO turn out pretty good (Star Trek, I think, is a pretty good example) and some should have probably not been made at all.  So let’s hope, for the guys’ sake, that if any of their choices get remade, they get remade RIGHT!


Trading Places

Three Days of the Condor


The Night Shift

Soylent Green (be aware, this trailer is REALLY spoiler-ific)


Ice Pirates

It’s a Wonderful Life


Flash Gordon

Extra Mentions:

Mother, Jugs and Speed

Mod Squad

Mr. Mom

The Last Starfighter

Swamp Thing

They Live


Favorite Fast-Food Item

You know, fast food shouldn’t taste so effin’ good if it’s that bad for you, that’s all I’m saying.  And I’m saying this WITHOUT ever even trying In N’ Out!  And it also doesn’t help that it’s so much CHEAPER than healthier food.  Like, hey fast food restaurants, help a girl out with avoiding being a Jabba the Hutt impersonator and stop being so delicious and accessible, especially when drunk or hungover.  Deal?


Chik-Fil-A Sandwich (Wheat bun with Polynesian sauce)



McDonald’s Fountain Coke



Del Taco, “Taco Tuesdays”



McDonald’s French fries


Extra Mentions:

Zaxby’s Chicken Fingers


Double-double from In N’ Out


Neapolitan milkshake



Note: They DO, in fact, sell poutine at McDonald’s in Canada. Or so their website says.


Random Notes from Shannon’s Brain

  • This week’s “Hey, You’re Awesome” Award goes to… KENTUCKY ‘MURICA BIAS!! Because that STORY about drunk-texting Courtney when they first met is JUST PERFECTION.  HE IS OFFICIALLY THE MOST ADORABLE PERSON ON THE PODCAST.  I COULD JUST SMOOSH HIM.  Also, I am even more impressed with Courtney that she didn’t run for the hills after that whole fiasco.  Aw, she’s his LOBSTER!
  • That being said, to Tone saying “You don’t marry a girl you met in a bar”? UM, MY HUSBAND DID, THANK YOU VERY MUCH! *aggressively high-fives husband*
  • If you haven’t yet seen Zac’s episode of “Deadbeat” where he plays Abraham Lincoln, maybe save yourself- it’s a great and hilarious episode, but I still cannot get the “I’m Lincoln and I’m thinkin'” song out of my head.
  • Remember those mysterious “back rooms” at video rental stores? I literally used to get mad at my dad that I couldn’t go in.  My parents told me that all of the “really scary” movies were kept back there, and I was all like, “GUYS I CAN HANDLE IT, I SWEAR”.  Ohhh, the innocence of youth.
  • I am completely against animal cruelty, obviously, but if you eat meat, do yourself a favor and never in your life watch a PETA video.  Yuck.  Like I get what they’re trying to do, but… seriously. Yuck.
  • The whole “peeing in incorrect places while drunk” thing- I don’t get it.  Like, I’ve been pretty well sloshed and have never either peed on myself OR in any place other than a bathroom.  I’ve fallen asleep in a bathtub afterwards, but that’s beside the point.
  • Kentucky, Razzle- I really love you guys, but those “robot impressions” were just… well… maybe don’t do them anymore.  You’re still awesome, though.
  • That dude in the Flash Gordon trailer is totally Jafar from Aladdin, right? I mean, it sounds just like him.


That’s it for this week’s recap!  Remember to subscribe to and rate the podcast on iTunes, and send YOUR favorites to @thenerdmachine on Twitter with the hashtag “#PickingFavorites”!

You can find our hosts all over social media:

Kentucky/Dave: Twitter

Razzle: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook

Zac: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook

Tyler: Twitter, Facebook


Thanks for reading! See you next week!

    One Comment

  1. JayneJune 3rd, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    Another lovely recap, thanks Shannon!!
    It was lovely to have Zac back again – with another nickname for Dave LOL … I laughed a lot at the ad breaks! Graze and Amazon, please keep sponsoring this podcast!!

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