A Fan’s Guide To Picking Favorites: Episode 38, Black and White Scorsese Screenwriter Show


By Shannon Fox (@shannonfox)


Welcome back to your weekly recap of the “Picking Favorites” podcast!  Clearly, those of you reading this are not on vacation (otherwise, let’s be real, you wouldn’t be reading a freakin’ podcast recap), and I sympathize, friends.  While it seems like everyone around you is enjoying the last days of summer on a beach somewhere, let’s all hold hands and contemplate the many rapper names that could come from Don Knotts and his work.  Personally, I’m rooting for a new rap artist named “The Incredible Mr. Limpet”, but that’s just me.


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:

Jensen Karp! (@JensenClan88)


Jensen is a *deep breath* comedian, writer, producer, manager, art dealer, podcast host, former rap artist, and actor. Phew! He currently co-owns and operates “Gallery 1988” in Los Angeles and hosts the “Get Up On This” podcast on the Wolfpop Network.  Check out his article on “Lucha Underground” in Rolling Stone magazine, or find out more information about Jensen on his website.  Also, catch him on “#CandidlyNicole” Wednesdays at 11PM on VH1!


“Candidly Nicole”

“Hot Karl”


Favorite Scorsese Movie:

Martin Scorsese, and those luscious, wonderful eyebrows of his, is undoubtedly a talented and influential director.  That all being said, I have to stop and sit in a corner for a little bit because I just realized that I have not seen ONE of his films.  I’m not even joking. So I’m putting myself in time-out. *trudges over to the corner in shame*




The Aviator



Extra Mentions:

Kip Winger

Don Rickles


Michael Jackson, “Bad” (directed by Scorsese)

The Revenant


Favorite Screenwriter:

Aw, now I’m sad about Harold Ramis.  Nevertheless, it’s true, what the guys mentioned: it seems like EVERYBODY’S a screenwriter, nowadays.  Whether or not everybody SHOULD be remains the question, but in the meantime, we’ll celebrate those who do the thing and do it RIGHT (at least, in the guys’ opinions).  Also, no mention of Mel Brooks?? Come aaahhhnnn.


Charlie Kaufman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)



Harold Ramis (Ghostbusters)



Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction)


Extra Mention:

Dana Carvey Show

Rian Johnson (Looper)


Rhett Reese (Deadpool)


Gary Whitta (Star Wars: Rogue One, “The Walking Dead”)


The Hateful Eight (this trailer just got released TODAY, so way to be relevant, guys!)

From Dusk ‘Til Dawn

“Lucha Underground”


Favorite Black & White TV Show:

Once upon a time, television were wide and boxy, with turn-dials to change the between the few channels available which weren’t even in HD.  There was no DVR or streaming service available, and yes, you had to GET UP to change the channel or adjust the antennas to get a clearer picture.  Yes, television shows used to be in black and white, and it was a simpler time when no one could complain that “the Simpsons did it” and families gathered around the tiny screen without the ability to fast-forward through commercials.  How did they MANAGE?  WHAT SORT OF CAVEMAN-ESQUE EXISTENCE WAS THAT?!?

Jensen and Razzle:

“The Twilight Zone”


“The Andy Griffith Show”

Extra Mentions:

“Hitchcock Presents”

“I Love Lucy”

Don Knotts


The Ghost and Mr. Chicken


Random Notes from Shannon’s Brain

  • The winner of this week’s “Hey, You’re Awesome” Award goes to… RAZZLE!  I feel like we rarely hear his opinion when the topics stray to a more serious side, and I really liked hearing what he had to say about comedy and original content.  Don’t get me wrong, I like silly Razzle too, but it was awesome to hear his honesty (and frustrations) with the current trends in comedy.  We love ya, Razzle!
  • I think if there’s anything I would NEVER expect Kentucky to be a part of, it’s a From Dusk ‘Til Dawn-themed restaurant.  I learn new things about that man every week, I’m telling you.
  • They keep hinting at new projects on the podcast, and it is piquing my interest in a really intense way.  I know I’m not alone in this.
  •  I really liked that Jensen wasn’t afraid to tackle the sensitive issues in this episode.  AND that it seems like he’s brave enough to tackle sensitive topics for himself in his book that’ll be coming out.  I quite liked him in general, to be honest.
  • There are too many Shaquille O’Neal rap albums and Air Bud movies, by quite a lot.
  • I would personally LOVE a well-done reboot of “The Twilight Zone”.  Holy crap, that’d be amazing.


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. AndreaAugust 14th, 2015 at 12:56 am

    very cool episode again, guys! jensen sounded super awesome and like a very cool dude. looking forward to the next episode! i miss zac and tyler though..
    also thanks shannon for recapping the episodes so I can see what I probably missed. you da gurl!

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