A Fan’s Guide to Picking Favorites: Episode 48, Radio Recorded Evil Dead Franchise

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By Shannon Fox, @shannonfox

 

WELCOME, FOOLISH MORTALS, TO YOUR VERY VAGUELY HALLOWEEN-THEMED EPISODE OF “PICKING FAVORITES”!  Okay, let’s be honest, it’s definitely NOT Halloween-themed, but there was talk of Evil Dead and being naked and drenched in blood so we’ll take what we can get, right?  Also, we learned quite a bit about the inner workings of Razzle’s mind (basically, he’s the donkey from Shrek since dragons seem to be his mate of choice), didn’t we?

 

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

 

This Week’s Guest:

Ray Santiago! (@RealRaySantiago)

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Ray is an actor and producer that you may know from Meet the Fockers or the TV series “Dexter”.  Make sure to catch Ray in his new series, “Ash vs. Evil Dead” premiering THIS SATURDAY, October 31st, at 9PM on Starz.  Remember to follow along with Ray’s character with the hashtag “#PabloHasSeenSomeShit”, and if you’re in the LA area, head over to Mann’s (TCL) Chinese Theater in Hollywood TONIGHT at 7PM in your best Evil Dead cosplay for the premiere of “Ash vs. Evil Dead”!

 

“Ash vs. Evil Dead”

Suburban Gothic

Sex Ed

 

Favorite Movie Franchises

Nowadays, pretty much EVERY moderately successful movie is turned into a franchise, isn’t it?  Or every moderately successful older movie is rebooted and turned into one years later, right?  And even though we’re all just really waiting for Jaws 19, these are some good alternatives .

Ray:

Nightmare on Elm Street

Kentucky:

Star Wars

Razzle:

 Back to the Future

Extra Mentions:

Evil Dead

The Terminator

“The Californians”

Attack the Block

MC Hammer “Addams Family Rap”

 

Favorite Song Recorded Off the Radio

Let’s go back to the days of cassette tapes and listening to the radio for a minute.  Did anyone else record TV episodes on audio tape and listen to them later?  No? Just me? Okay then.  Also, what a random topic for Razzle to want to be featured so badly, am I right?

Razzle: 

“J.A.R.”, Green Day

Ray:

“This Is How We Do It”, Montell Jordan

Kentucky:

“Take On Me”, A-Ha

Extra Mentions:

Angus

“Jump, Jump”, Kris Kross

Ernie and the Banana on “Sesame Street”

Maria on “Sesame Street”

“Sesame Street” at Nerd HQ

 

Razzle’s Favorites/Secret Psychological Game

Favorite Color: Black

Because It Makes Him Feel: Angry/Thin/Empowered

Favorite Body of Water: Pacific Ocean

Because It’s: Warm/Peaceful/Free

Favorite Animal: Dragon

Because They’re: Strong/Majestic/Mysterious

Waking Up in a White Room, Naked, he feels: Curious/Alone/Scared

 

Random Notes From Shannon’s Brain

  • This week’s “Hey, You’re Awesome Award” goes to… RAZZLE! Again.  And yes, most of his points came from his Ernie impression.  LISTEN, IT’S MY RECAP, I DO WHAT I WANT.
  • Ray asking Kentucky “You know that show ‘Hookers on the Point’?” made me laugh for five full minutes.
  • RAZZLE. DIDN’T. PICK BATMAN.  AS. HIS FAVORITE. FRANCHISE. Let that sink in guys. (And god help you if you have a picture of a sink ready because STOP THAT)
  • If you haven’t seen Attack the Block, you should do so immediately, it’s AWESOME.
  • I was at that “Sesame Street” panel at Nerd HQ a couple of years back.  I literally cried.  IT WAS COOKIE MONSTER IN REAL LIFE.  And yes, I agree, let’s get some “Sesame Street” on Picking Favorites!
  • I love when random singalongs happen on this show.  FOR A DAY OR TWWOOOOOOOO!!!!
  • Since it’s my favorite holiday and totally doesn’t get as much love as the others, I want to say HAPPY HALLOWEEN, GUYS! I hope you all have so much candy that you feel just SLIGHTLY nauseous, but not enough to throw up because what a waste of candy.
  • I don’t know, I think Razzle KIND OF cheated on this, since it’s supposed to be NATURALLY included in the conversation through the episode, BUT:

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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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