Ep. 55: Nice Move, Tim Burton

Ep. 55: Nice Move, Tim Burton

Episode 55, ‘Nice move, Tim Burton’, on Christmas stories

In a move that will ensure that nobody can listen to this episode at an appropriate time, Dave and Steve release their Christmas-themed episode on Boxing Day, and they use it as an excuse to talk about the things that they love and hate about the holiday season. Surprise, surprise, for Dave it’s about his childhood and for Steve it’s some strange complaint about the state of… actually, it’s not entirely clear what he’s talking about.

  • Intro Clip: Frosty the Snowman.
  • Dave has the sniffles and Steve has the construction in his backyard.
  • Steve successfully changes up the intro. Barely.
  • Dave claims that Boxing Day is a statutory holiday. Given that there is no way to verify this, we will all just have to trust him.
  • Steve comes out hard against mothers.
  • The episode opens with a thrilling discussion of “X-Mas” versus “Christmas”. You won’t want to miss it.
  • Dave suggests that Charles Dickens was the real Father (of) Christmas.
  • Shoutout to friend of the show, Nicholas Cage.
  • Dave lies, but because it is so out of character, Steve believes him.
  • Does anyone actually track the box office returns for the nativity play?
  • As one would expect from a Christmas episode, Dave and Steve talk about Michael Caine.
  • Elf is so old that it can almost buy booze for Dave and Steve’s kids.
  • Other potential Christmas puns that one could make a film around: Deck the Halls, about a down on her luck card shark who finds herself playing a poker against Saint Nick and wins the keys to Santa’s sleigh, only to find out that she’s gotten a lot more than she bargained for; and Deck the Halls, about a down on his luck cough syrup executive who stumbles upon one of Santa’s elves and tricks it into using magic to create a brand new cough drop that will help save his career, only to find out that he’s gotten a lot more than he bargained for.
  • It sounds like Steve makes a habit of hate-watching Christmas films.
  • Dave says something bad about Love Actually, because he wants to alienate the shows base.
  • First rule of Christmas romantic comedy club: you don’t talk about Christmas romantic comedy club. The second rule is that The Family Man doesn’t count.
  • Apparently “going for coffee” doesn’t count as a date to Dave.
  • All of a sudden the podcast goes off the rails when Dave and Steve start talking about New Years holiday movies.
  • Is anyone else curious about what Dave’s mom thinks about the Planet of the Apes remakes?
  • Nothing gets Dave into the Christmas spirit like a Blue Cherry SlurpeeTM.
  • James Carrey Presents How the Grinch Stole X-Mas
  • Steve objects to the Marxist interpretation of Dr. Seuss when it is pretty clear that the man was much more of a Leninist.
  • Steve seems to be on a first two names basis with Billy Bob Thornton.
  • Steve has opinions about *Bad Santa.
  • Ghost bustin’, ground hoggin’, Jude Law.
  • Dave and Steve really should have talked about this Apple ad.