A Fan’s Guide to Picking Favorites: Episode 37, Buddy Cop Horror Video Game Characters


By Shannon Fox, @shannonfox


I love when people do impressions of “typical radio DJ voice”.  Anyway!


As we drift closer towards the end of summer, our boys continue to bring us happy-fun-podcast times, lots of reminiscing, and sometimes smelly boy farts.  Speaking of farts…aw, it’s like there has been this huge, maple-leaf shaped hole in our lives, and now it’s been filled with the return of Tyler Labine to the podcast, via Skype! Welcome back, Tyler, we missed you, buddy.  (But is he in California? Is he in Canada? The world may never know.)


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


And don’t forget to tune into “Geeks Who Drink”, Thursday nights at 11PM on SyFy (and send a tweet to SyFy telling them how much you like the show)!


This Week’s Guest:

Zack Pearlman! (@zackpearlman)



Zack is an actor that you may know best from “The In-Betweeners” or “Mulaney”!  He’s also had appearances on “Community” and “Workaholics”, and starred in the movie The Virginity Hit.  You can catch Zack in Staten Island Summer on Netflix, or in September you can see him in The Intern, starring Anne Hathaway and Robert DeNiro.


Staten Island Summer

The Intern

“The In-Betweeners”


Favorite Buddy Cop Comedy

ALL RIGHT.  I was CONVINCED that the guys had done “Favorite Buddy Cop” movie before, but it turns out that they’ve just done “Favorite Buddy Movie” and “Favorite Cop Movie”, but never put the two together.  YOU WIN THIS TIME, GUYS, BUT I’M WATCHING YOU. Also, the whole thing where Razzle gets annoyed when L.A. is misrepresented in movies? I HATE when shows are set in New York but filmed in California, because it never looks ANYTHING like New York.  Harrumph.


Lethal Weapon 3


Stake Out


Lethal Weapon


Tango and Cash

Extra Mentions:

What Women Want

Real Men

Mississippi Burning


Favorite Horror Movie Character

Okay, but now what are you guys going to pick for the HALLOWEEN episode of “Picking Favorites”, hmmm??  Also, I would’ve definitely accepted Razzle’s choice of Large Marge, since that scene SCARED THE BEJESUS OUT OF ME as a kid (although, I was also scared of car washes, so maybe I’m not the best example to say what’s scary or not).


Jack Torrance (The Shining)


The Cast of Sleepaway Camp


Ash (Evil Dead: Army of Darkness)


Michael Myers (Halloween)

Extra Mentions:

Top 25 Horror Characters List

Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man (Ghostbusters)

Large Marge (Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure)

Freddie vs. Jason, scene with Tyler’s brother, Kyle!


Favorite Video Game Character

HADOUKEN!!  (Nope, that’s all I want to say. Carry on.)





Lara Croft



Banjo Kazooie





Extra Mentions:

Earthworm Jim




Random Notes from Shannon’s Brain

  • This week’s “Hey, You’re Awesome” Award goes to… TYLER. Oh, Tyler Labine.  You KNOW that Tyler is back on the podcast when 1) the first question to the guest is whether the carpet matches the drapes, and 2) free porn sites are listed for the listeners’ education (IT IS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES, GUYS), and 3) he mentions how he wrote the theme song AND then screws up trying to play a potential new one.  God, I missed Tyler.
  • Razzle’s Crush of the Week: Rachel McAdams. (Yep, I think I’m making this a new random note.  But hey, he didn’t mention Batman!)
  • I feel like if I played a drinking game during this episode and drank every time the word “dude” was said, I would be DEAD, dude.
  • When they were talking about Rain Man in the beginning, I was THROWN into a panic because I had a temporary memory lapse at the title of the movie, and I refused to look it up, so I just sat there, wide-eyed, thinking “DUSTIN HOFFMAN AND TOM CRUISE” very loudly in my brain.  That’s some behind-the-scenes extras on the recaps, folks. Enjoy.
  • Okay, but I found Razzle’s “Gyros Reborn” joke to REALLY FREAKIN’ FUNNY.  DON’T LET THEM BRING YOU DOWN, RAZZ.
  • Speaking of, please tweet Razzle (you can find his Twitter handle below) and tell him how much you love him, that poor little lamb.  And remember: #DoWhatDaveSays.  #BecauseTylerSaidSo.


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!

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