Monthly Archives: November 2014

230: Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976), With Jane Harrison

Bret, Brendan, and San Francisco comedian Jane Harrison are live in the Frotquarters this week to talk Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood,
a 1976 film starring Madeline Kahn, Bruce Dern, Shecky Greene, Art
Carny, and a million other people, which I was sort of hoping would be
terrible in a hilarious way, but is actually just not something I would
ever recommend to anyone. Ever. Jane described it as “Sort of like a dark The Artist if the dog was trying to f*ck the girl.”

Other topics include:

    The survivorship bias as it relates to SNL and Peanuts nostalgia. Can we see through our childhoods enough to ever be accurate about whether something was good?
    Hey, what’s up with Vine stars? We need a tween to explain this.
    The Serial backlash and the state of god dammit why can’t you just let me enjoy this?
    Dave & Busters and the “No Juan” joke bitched about ’round the world.


229: Bad Turn Worse Directors Simon and Zeke Hawkins

It’s just Bret and I on this week’s podcast, so plenty of room for nihilism and self-loathing. We open discussing Bret catching up with the stuff that’s “all that” in pop-culture, like Adult Swim’s Too Many Cooks and the Serial podcast. We discuss Serial and whether we think Adnan is guilty, and whether it’s all going to end with everyone horribly disappointed. At 25 minutes in, we bring on directors Simon and Zeke Hawkins of Bad Turn Worse, which opens today. They tell us about their favorite Texas crime movies, Jim Thompson, their screenwriter’s many pseudonyms, and then we talk famous filmmaking siblings. Turns out the Hawkinses got mad beef with the Duplass Brothers. The interview lasts until 53 minutes, at which point we talk about genre films, Kim Kardashian’s butt, and our favorite Christopher Nolan and Farrelly Brothers movies. Boom

228: Listen Up Philip With OJ Patterson

This week on the Frotcast, San Francisco comedian OJ Patterson joins Vince, Brendan, and Matt Lieb in the Frotquarters to talk about Listen Up Philip, the Jason Schwartzman celebration of navel gazing. We talk about Monique’s treatise on “Team Little Dick,” the Lena Dunham “molestation” drama, and rank our favorite Christopher Nolan movies, in honor of Interstellar. Enjoy!