Monthly Archives: January 2016

278: Lieb Returns From AVNs

Matt Lieb, Bret, and Brendan are all back together for a Frotcast about Matt Lieb returning from the AVNs, R. Kelly’s amazing sex metaphors, Josef Stalin’s secret poop lab, Kevin Smith’s Yoga Hosers, and Vin Diesel at the toy fair. #Content! Enjoy our #Brand!

1:00 – Matt Lieb gets back from the AVNs.
3:45 – The story of the porn star who could only express appreciation sexually, which made him have sex with a horse.
15:30 – Matt Lieb tells us about his sad break up.
18:08 – Brendan discovers R. Kelly’s “Buffet,” and we have our minds blown.
34:55 – Is Russell Wilson a robot? We discuss the recent discovery that he complimented his girlfriend by googling “how to describe a beautiful woman” and plagiarizing the first result.
40:20 – Stalin spied on Mao by stealing his poop and having it inspected in a secret lab. Brendan obviously loved this story.
51:40 – “Kiss the ring, eat the pizza,” and other life lessons.
1:03:00 – Our most “old white guy” of segments, “Why can’t I understand what the rappers are saying anymore?”
1:07:30 – The mind-blowing plot of Kevin Smith’s ‘Yoga Hosers.’
1:16:30 – Dueling terrible British accents, starring Matt Lieb, and Brendan, as Michael Caine.

277: Justin Halpern, Laremy Talk The Revenant, Amy Schumer, and the OscarsSoWhite Oscar Boycott

The regular crew is out this week, but in their place I have Justin Halpern from Surviving Jack/Sh*t My Dad Says, and Whoop Dreams star and Seattle’s finest film critic, Laremy Legel, not to mention a boat load of #Content. We talk The Revenant, Amy Schumer, Lights Camera Jackson, the #OscarsSoWhite and Oscars boycott, the Deadpool trailer, and make fun of the Oregon militia dudes’ list of supplies. Enjoy!  

2:14 – The new paradigm of Distracted TV Watching. What shows do you watch we’re you’re actually not looking at your phone? 
4:25 – How the internet is making advertising even more terrible than before.
10:40 – We break down the “Amy Schumer Is A Joke Thief” video. 
14:50 – We discuss Lights Camera Jackson, his Amy Schumer joke, and him doing the same shtick for the last five years.
25:00 – Justin tells us about going to Kevin Bacon’s house.
31:40 – The Revenant. The bear attack and the Indian attack: when something’s badass enough that you stop caring about realism.
38:26 – Justin and I talk ‘The Witch.’ Can a period movie be *too* realistic? 
50:20 – #OscarsSoWhite. Specifically, how un self-aware do you have to be as a white person to write and “Actually” thinkpiece about which black people didn’t actually get snubbed?
56:40 – I make a case for crapping on certain movies without seeing them. 
1:01:00 – The Deadpool trailer, and the phenomenon of nailing a jokey tone without making jokes. Also, the “fantasy studio exec” phenomenon among TV and comic fans. 
1:11:00 – The Oregon militia dudes’ list of requested supplies, such as “hay” and “money.” 
1:18:00 – I finally catch up on Fargo season two, so I have a few raves, and lots of minor issues I need to bitch about. 

276: Sean Penn/El Chapo, What We Do In the Shadows, with Jane Harrison

Fresh off being named one of Podbean’s TOP 10 COMEDY PODCASTS OF 2015 (second year in a row), the Frotcast is back, to discuss Sean Penn’s El Chapo interview, The Revenant/Leonardo DiCaprio’s Oscar hunt, and What We Do In the Shadows. Guests include comedians Matt Lieb and Jane Harrison, joining Bret and Vince in the studio.

0:55 – Matt Lieb tries out a new catch phrase, with debatable success.
4:00 – Matt loved The Revenant and hated The Hateful Eight. No spoilers here.
6:50 – Does Leonardo DiCaprio want an Oscar as much as everyone assumes he does?
8:10 – Matt Lieb explains “the Pussy Posse” to Bret, much to Bret’s chagrin.
14:45 – I read my favorite bits of Sean Penn’s El Chapo interview. Matt debuts his new El Chapo character.
21:21 – “Do you think Sean Penn is really into Waking Life?” -Bret
40:00 – Charlie Sheen goes off his HIV meds.
48:33 – Smash Mouth’s incredible cover of David Bowie/Queen’s “Under Pressure.” A heated argument ensues over whether “Under Pressure” is one of Queen or David Bowie’s best songs.
1:01:00 – The shortlist of actors for Han Solo, debating the merits.
1:06:00 – Oh right, What We Do In the Shadows.

275: Making A Murderer, With Ashley Burns And Pauly Casillas

We discuss Making A Murderer, Netflix’s white hot new true crime series, with two blasts from Frotcast past: Uproxx Editor Ashley Burns (Burnsy) and Tuscon, Arizona’s freshest comedy voice, Pauly Casillas (Pauly Dangerously). Vince Mancini from FilmDrunk and Bret hold down the Frotquarters. Did Steven Avery do it? Should Brendan Dassey get a new trial? Will the pardon Steven Avery petitions make a difference? Which of these questions will we ponder before making fun of the accents and lack of underwear?

3:15 – I read our craziest Frotcast email of all time, from the guy who has apparently mentally catalogued every Jew in Hollywood and urges us to do same.
14:35 – Making A Murderer discussion begins in earnest. Bret explains why it makes him feel bad and had to stop watching.
17:35 – The formerly underrated dumb-soundingness of the Wisconsin accent.
21:00 – Burnsy on why the show is his worst nightmare, and he hates true crime.
22:30 – Living through the inevitable Internet detective and ensuing Internet reductive guy backlash.
27:20 – Steven Avery’s incredible lack of underpants.
30:30 – The incredible theory that this guy who doesn’t own underwear somehow pulled off one of the greatest crime scene scrub jobs in the history of man.
33:00 – Bret compares Making A Murderer to his disastrous bus ride.
34:30 – Jury Trial: The ultimate focus group. Burnsy explains what it’s like to be on a jury in Orlando, Florida.
37:00 – Bret explains how me breaking his nose got him out of a jury.
38:30 – We discover that in Florida courts, alligators are the judges. #SWAMPJUSTICE
52:35 – Steven Avery: Surprisingly good at pulling chicks.
54:00 – Burnsy defends guys not wearing underwear. The pros and cons of not wearing underwear.
55:14 – Pauly discusses his own trial, for assault with a deadly weapon.
58:28 – Why didn’t Steve Avery testify? Was this a good decision?
1:01:48 – Kim Jong-un was voted Best Dressed Man in North Korea for the fifth year running. Did Kim Jong-un come up with his own hairstyle or was it a stylist? 
1:10:15 – Email question from a 25-year-old virgin.