November 30, 2023

Episode 221 - GOOD BURGER 2

Welcome back to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger 2, can we take your order? How about a bonus episode with the combo of Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell proving they've still got it after all these years?

We're still dudes making our own special sauce as we celebrate the origins of our podcast and enjoy some classic Nickelodeon silliness in this hangout episode. That'll be eight bucks.

Good Burger 2 (2023)
Directed by Phil Traill
Written by Kevin Kopelow and Heath Siefert
Starring Kel Mitchell, Kenan Thompson, Kamaia Fairburn, Alex R. Hibbert, Fabrizio Guido, Emily Hinkler, Elizabeth Hinkler, Anabel Graetz, Lil Rel Howery, and Jillian Bell 

November 17, 2023


It's time for another Thanksgiving twin bill, and this year we're getting gluttonous with Gremlins and Gremlins 2: The New Batch. We're celebrating the sensibility of Joe Dante as he and his collaborators hurl a hearty 'nyah-nyah' at cherished American institutions from Christmas to capitalism.

Nate Tapp lifts up our holiday spirits in our anything-goes appreciation of these chaotic, cartoony classics. This is G1 and G2, people!

Gremlins (1984)
Directed by Joe Dante
Written by Chris Columbus
Starring Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, Frances Lee McCain, Polly Holliday, Dick Miller, Glynn Turman, Judge Reinhold, Corey Feldman, and Howie Mandel as the voice of Gizmo

Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
Directed by Joe Dante
Written by Charlie Haas
Starring Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, John Glover, Robert Picardo, Robert Prosky, Haviland Morris, Dick Miller, Gedde Watanabe, and Christopher Lee with Howie Mandel as the voice of Gizmo and Tony Randall as the voice of the Brain Gremlin


October 20, 2023


Spooky season becomes spoof-y season with our frightfully funny double feature of Scary Movie and Scary Movie 2. These two Wayans-fueled installments created the blueprint for modern movie parodies with raunchy, sophomoric gags that pantsed everything and everyone in pop culture.

We say "Wazzuuuup!" to returning guest Kevin Taylor and find out if the no holds barred humor we loved in middle school gives us juvenile thrills or cringey chills.

Scary Movie (2000)
Directed by Keenan Ivory Wayans
Written by Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Buddy Johnson, and Phil Beauman; and Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer
Starring Anna Faris, Regina Hall, Jon Abrahams, Shawn Wayans, Shannon Elizabeth, Lochlyn Munro, Dave Sheridan, and Marlon Wayans

Scary Movie 2 (2001)
Directed by Keenan Ivory Wayans
Written by Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Alyson Fouse, Greg Grabianski, Dave Polsky, Michael Anthony Snowden, and Craig Wayans
Starring Anna Faris, Regina Hall, Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, David Cross, Tori Spelling, Kathleen Robertson, Christopher Masterson, Chris Elliot, and Tim Curry

September 22, 2023

Episode 218 - BLADE

Just as poorly-received pulp serials and campy eye candy threatened to drain the superhero genre of its box office life force, new blood appeared in the form of a human-vampire hybrid with a serious vendetta against so-called "suckheads." Based on a character from Marvel's 1970s horror titles, Blade not only reimagined its titular antihero, but also set a stylish new standard for comic book action movies in the next decade and beyond.

We're thrilled to welcome new guest Ryan Davis, who helps us debate the origins of pureblood vampires, explain the methodology behind a good GameFAQs walkthrough, and ponder why some MFers are always trying to ice skate uphill.

Blade (1998)
Directed by Stephen Norrington
Written by David S. Goyer
Based on characters created by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan
Starring Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, N’Bushe Wright, Donal Logue, Udo Kier, Sanaa Lathan, and Kris Kristofferson

August 25, 2023

Episode 217 - THE PHANTOM

The Summer of Serials comes to a rousing conclusion with The Phantom, in which a bemused beefcake is surrounded by campy and/or deadpan scene partners gobbling up the exotic scenery. This underrated swashbuckling adventure capped the '90s revival of pulp heroes, and also sowed the seeds of the truly global big-budget superhero productions that were yet to come.

Jake Beal helps us Slam Evil!™ as we unravel the mysteries of the Ghost Who Walks. Hang on to your skintight purple bodysuits, listeners, because this one is un-be-liev-ableeeeee!

The Phantom (1996)
Directed by Simon Wincer
Written by Jeffrey Boam
Based on characters created by Lee Falk
Starring Billy Zane, Treat Williams, Kristy Swanson, James Remar, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, and Patrick McGoohan

July 21, 2023

Episode 216 - THE SHADOW

The Summer of Serials continues with The Shadow, a flashy showcase for perhaps the granddaddy of urban crime-fighting vigilantes (including a certain nocturnal crusader in a cape). Combining Art Deco decadence with the angsty theatrics of the MTV generation, The Shadow revives the lurid spirit of prewar crime fiction with a delectable garnish of camp.

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? John Parton knows! And he's the perfect guide for this morally gray journey, as we fire off opinions faster than a terrified hoodlum empties a tommy gun at an invisible adversary.

The Shadow (1994)
Directed by Russell Mulcahy
Written by David Koepp
Based on the character created by Walter B. Gibson
Starring Alec Baldwin, John Lone, Penelope Ann Miller, Peter Boyle, Ian McKellan, Tim Curry, Sab Shimono, and Jonathan Winters

June 30, 2023

Episode 215 - DICK TRACY

The podcast gets pulp-y as we launch the Summer of Serials - a celebration of Hollywood's infatuation with the heroic icons of pre-WWII comic strips, radio dramas, and matinee serials. First up is Dick Tracy, as Warren Beatty dons the canary yellow overcoat and fedora to battle goons and gangsters blessed with easily distinguishable physical features.

We call up Alex Rodriguez on our trusty two-way wrist radio to celebrate the film's embrace of the comic aesthetic and marvel at Detective Tracy's staying power in pop culture for nearly a century.

Dick Tracy (1990)
Directed by Warren Beatty
Written by Jim Cash and Jack Epps Jr.
Based on the characters created by Chester Gould
Starring Warren Beatty, Al Pacino, Glenne Headly, Charlie Korsmo, William Forsythe, Ed O’Ross, Dustin Hoffman, Mandy Patinkin, Dick Van Dyke, and Madonna