Saturday, February 10, 2018

141: "Let's Just Talk About The Alien Penis" - What Planet Are You From? (2000)

What's this?  A movie we both enjoyed?  Hard to believe but it was Nora Dunn who brought us our first decent movie in quite some time.  Well, to be fair, she's only in two scenes and she gets overshadowed by Camryn Manheim's tattooed titties, but she doesn't do anything to harm What Planet Are You From? written by and starring Garry Shandling as an alien trying to impregnate a woman on Earth.  The makers of this movie seem to have given at least some shit about the product they put on film, which is very refreshing after the past few weeks of abysmal cinema.  We talk about SNL a little this week too and George's obsession with solving the Pat Stevens puzzle, we also pitch our own alien movie, question Garry Shandling's handsomeness and just generally praise the makers of this funny and human film.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

140: "Where Does The Poo Go?" - Envy (2004)

It's Amy Poehler week on Saturday Night Jive and we're talking about the 2004 film Envy starring Ben Stiller as a guy who gets jealous when his best friend, Jack Black, invents a spray that makes poop disappear.  Frequent Saturday Night Jive offender Barry Levinson directed this literal turd where Christopher Walken seems to be doing an impression of Christopher Walken.  We never get to find out where the poo goes but we do get to spend some time with the fascinating Bosco, who seems to live in the woods just to carry out errands for Walken.  This movie stinks.  Enjoy!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

139: "Don't Let The Fonz Touch Your Pee Pee" - P.U.N.K.S. (1999)

It's Randy Quaid week on Saturday Night Jive and we unearthed a kids film from 1999 called P.U.N.K.S. starring Quaid as a George McFly-esque dad who needs to be saved by his kid when his evil boss played by Henry Winkler wants to sell super human suits to terrorists.  It's pretty terrible but does have a certain kid power charm to it.  If you are an 8 year old boy you would probably love this movie, everyone else can probably skip it.  How old is too old for Henry Winkler to play The Fonz?  What constitutes 'Stranger Danger'?  Who puts cake on their bookshelf?  What was Hitler's answering machine message like?  Why can't bartenders see through a ZZ Top disguise?  These questions and more on this week's episode of Saturday Night Jive.  Enjoy!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

138: "You Can't Just Eat Poop" - Year One (2009)

Happy New Year, three weeks late.  We watched Year One directed by Harold Ramis and featuring SNL alums Horatio Sanz and Bill Hader.  This movie has it all, poo eating, vomit, farts and a guy peeing into his own mouth.  It's pretty terrible and what would a terrible comedy be without a confusing blooper reel at the end which confounds more than it does entertain.  Enjoy!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

137: "Who are you, Ruth Buzzi?" - Jingle All The Way (1996)

Merry Two Weeks After Christmas.  We watched Jingle All The Way starring SNL alums Phil Hartman, Chris Parnell, Laraine Newman and Jim Belushi.  Enjoy!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

136: "The Ballad Of Ellen Pompenew" - The Ridiculous 6 (2016)

Previously on Saturday Night Jive we pulled out Tim Meadows and Ellen Pompenew out of the hat.  That will all be explained.  Well, unforeseeable circumstances happened and we ended up with a lost episode so we called an audible and watched The Ridiculous 6 Adam Sandler's first Netflix original comedy.  It's terrible.  Enjoy!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

135: "Pamela Stephenson's Boobs" - Superman III (1983)

Whoever thought we'd be watching Superman III on the podcast?  Well, did you forget that Pamela Stephenson was in it?  Did you forget that Pamela Stephenson was a cast member on SNL?  Do you not have any idea who Pamela Stephenson is?  Well you will after watching Superman III, which, much to the surprise of both George and Ben, is their favorite Superman movie.  It's stupid, full of slapstick gags, has a main villain that doesn't even realize he is a villain and also includes a knock out brawl between Clark Kent and Superman.  Enjoy!