You’ll slash your eye out, Kidder! To close out our truncated season, it’s a Twisted Christmas double feature, as Paul and Arlo explore both of Canadian auteur Bob Clark’s yuletide classics: 1974’s proto-slasher Black Christmas and the 1983 staple A Christmas Story. The boys separately find each of these movies to be deeply annoying…but who couldn’t stand which one?! Just kidding, Paul’s not that into the horror movie and Arlo can’t stand the cutesy nostalgic one. We have a brand, and we’re sticking to it. Plus, our favorite movies and TV shows of 2023.


NEXT: Merry Christmas and happy New Year! We’ll potentially be back in January potentially with a guest and potentially discussing a movie. So much potential for 2024, can’t wait to squander all of it!


00:00:49  -  Intro

00:09:03  -  Black Christmas

00:57:31  -  A Christmas Story

01:49:06  -  Outro / Next


  • “Call Me” by Blondie, American Gigolo (1980)

  • “BB Gun” by Roger Alan Wade, All Likkered Up (2005)



Direct download: Episode_503.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:36pm CDT

What is there for a young, mixed-race woman to do in feudal Japan? Reject all traces of her femininity, assume the masculine identity of a ronin, and seek revenge on any of the four white men in the whole country who could potentially be her father. Is Mizu a demonic half-breed, an enlightened warrior, or something else altogether? Created by Michael Green and Amber Noizumi, Blue Eye Samurai charts Mizu’s journey of self-discovery and bloodlust, and Paul and Arlo are along for the ride. The boys discuss the show’s brilliant fight choreography, each character’s attempt to break free of their constraints, the tremendous voice performances of Maya Erskine and Brenda Song, and that Metallica cover. Plus, Arlo pays homage to big bald daddy Godzilla.


NEXT: ho ho no! It’s a Bob Clark double feature on the finale of our truncated season 14, as Twisted Christmas rears its festive face once more. Black Christmas and A Christmas Story are basically the same movie, right?




00:00:55  -  Intro / Guest

00:30:10  -  Blue Eye Samurai

02:00:12  -  Outro / Next







  • “For Whom the Bell Tolls” by Emi Meyer, Blue Eye Samurai (Soundtrack from the Netflix Series) (2023)

  • “Pale Blue Eyes” by The Velvet Underground, The Velvet Underground (1969)





Direct download: Episode_502.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:27am CDT

We’re crash-landing back into regular podcasting with the Max original animated series Scavengers Reign. Created by Joseph Bennett and Charles Huettner, the seeds of Scavengers Reign were planted in an Adult Swim short before blossoming into a brilliant sci-fi series teeming with surrealist detours and bits of body horror. Paul and Arlo rave about the show’s Cronenberg-meets-Miyazaki vibe, laud the series’ refusal to provide easy answers, and hope against hope that this beautiful, otherworldly thing will continue to thrive in a second season. Plus, Arlo is the worst.


NEXT: more Western adult animation with heavy influence from the East, as the boys confront Netflix’s Blue Eye Samurai.




00:00:45  -  Intro / Arlo is the worst!

00:27:55  -  Scavengers Reign

01:53:45  -  Outro / Next







  • “Interstellar Outer Space” by Anderson East, Maybe We Never Die (2021)

  • “Slime Creatures from Outer Space” by “Weird Al” Yankovic, Dare to Be Stupid (1985)





Direct download: Episode_501.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:07pm CDT





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