This week on The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show my guest is one of the best-selling authors of all-time, R.L. Stine. We discuss how he transitioned from comedy to horror, Ermahgerg Gerseberms, and if scaring kids in 2013 is any harder than it was twenty years ago.
My guest on this week’s Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show is Moira Quirk from Nickelodeon’s Guts. I will personally guarantee that after listening to this episode you will know everything you ever wanted to know about being the referee on Guts. We discuss why the show chose to focus on glory instead of prizes, the time she ran the Agrocrag, and what it’s like to voice an elven thief in Skyrim.
The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show comes out every Tuesday (except the first Tuesday of the month) on iTunes, YouTube, and JeffRubinJeffRubinShow.com. No new episode next week, but I’ll be back on 4/9 with one of the best selling authors of all-time - R.L. Stine.
And you’re not listening because?
I appeared on this podcast. We talked a lot about TV. You listen?
On this episode of Queue The Day, Jim and Geoff are joined by Alex Rabinowitz of Pop Culture Brain for a post-mortem of the Fall TV season. The gang also catches up on what they’ve been watching and tries their best to comfort Jim about his obvious post-partum depression following the 30 Rock finale.
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ACT I - “LIVE NEWS, GIRLS”
ACT II - “WEAPONS OF COUNTER-PRODUCTION”
- The Americans [FX] [Hulu] [Vudu] [iTunes] [Amazon Instant]
- House of Cards [Netflix]
- 30 Rock: “Hogcock/The Last Lunch” [NBC] [Hulu] [Vudu] [iTunes] [Amazon Instant]
ACT III - “QUEUE THE DAY”
- The Mindy Project [Fox] [Hulu] [Vudu] [Amazon Instant] [iTunes]
- Doctor Who [BBC America] [Netflix] [Vudu] [Amazon Instant] [iTunes]
- Last Resort [ABC] [Hulu] [Vudu] [Amazon Instant] [iTunes] [YouTube] [Xfinity]
- Animal Practice [NBC] [Hulu] [Vudu] [Amazon Instant] [iTunes] [Xfinity]
- The Following [Fox] [Hulu] [Vudu] [Amazon Instant] [iTunes] [Xfinity]
- The Walking Dead: Season 3 [Vudu] [Amazon Instant] [iTunes] [Google Play] [YouTube]
- Smash [NBC] [Hulu] [Vudu] [Amazon Instant] [iTunes]
- BuzzFeed: “How ‘Smash’ Became TV’s Biggest Train Wreck”
All our music is by Severin Bozung of Bozung Music:
This week on The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show my guests are Amanda Needham and Tyler Robertson, two Portland-based artists who create the costumes, sets and props for IFC’s Portlandia.
Even if you don’t always consciously notice it, Tyler and Amanda’s art helps separate Portlandia from other sketch shows. In this episode they reveal where those clothes from, the most challenging props in the history of Portlandia, and which sets are real Portland locations you can visit.
“[Scrabble] sets are found in roughly one-third of American homes.”
“Scrabble’s not really a word game. It’s a math game with word tools.”
- Matt Graham, comedian and Scrabble expert, on this week’s Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show
Matt Graham is a man with an interesting resume. On the comedy side he’s written for SNL and Conan (on which he also appeared several times as a standup). On the Scrabble side he’s placed second in the Scrabble World Championships, been featured in the Scrabble book Word Freak, and was a central character in the Scrabble documentary Word Wars. This week on The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show we discuss the strategy of high-level Scrabble, Matt’s vintage board game collection, and tips for Scrabble enthusaists who have yet to memorize all the 2-letter words.
Matt’s one man show, This Too Shall Suck, is currently running in New York. Get tickets at thistooshallsuck.com!
EPISODE 80: RIDER STRONG
This week, Nikki and Sara report from sunny LA where they’ve been busy killing on Conan, writing for the Creative Arts Emmys, and tackling their first red carpet. Soon Rider Strong drops in and describes life in the 90s when you’re deluged by fan mail. You may know Rider best as Shawn Hunter from Boy Meets World, but nowadays he’s a full-fledged DIY director and a successful one at that: he and his brother are currently developing the feature version of their TriBeCa Film Festival-featured short The Dungeon Master. Rider explains how and why he worked to break out of an easy typecast rut and transition to a more creative and meaningful career. The conversation later veers from favorite modern TV to kissing for an audience, but it all just works on this brisk and positive episode.
You had me at Rider Strong.
“Of the 26 rehearsal sessions we had, I saw [Danny Boyle] at all but two of them… him being around all the time really added to everyone’s enthusiasm and positivity.”
- Mike Reeve on participating on the Olympic Ceremony
This week on The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show my guest is Mike Reeve, one of the 7,500 volunteers who participated in the Olympic Opening Ceremony. That’s him at the pointy end of the big arrow in the picture above. We discuss what it’s like to go to a dance audition with no dancing experience, how director Danny Boyle articulated his vision to the cast, and what you actually get for participating.
Next week on the show - Fred Graver!
If you’re not familiar with Dan Harmon’s Harmontown, it’s literally over an hour of Dan Harmon doing whatever he wants (perhaps you’d be into that), which could be stories, making Donald Glover play the role of himself while reading an e-mail from a weird relative that’s not a big…
This week’s Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show guest is Keith Gow, creator of The Tommy Westphall Multiverse.
The Tommy Westphall Multiverse is a chart that connects over 250 TV shows into a single continuity. So, for instance:
- In an episode of I Love Lucy spin-off Here’s Lucy, Lucy was held hostage in a bank with Detective Mannix from Mannix.
- Mannix also appeared on an episode of Diagnosis Murder to solve a cold case with Dr. Mark Sloan.
- There was another episode of Diagnosis Murder that centered around Oceanic Airlines which is, of course, from Lost.
Thus, one could conclude that I Love Lucy takes place in the same universe as Lost (and Diagnosis Murder, and virtually every other show of the past 50 years).
Listen to the episode and learn about how the chart was researched, how long it took to put together, and how the Power Rangers meeting the Ninja Turtles ripped a hole in spacetime.
Next week - Episode 50, the one year anniversary show! Pat Cassels, Sarah Schneider, Josh Ruben, and Dan Meth all stop by for something special.
The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show has been killing it lately.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, not only is the Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show the best podcast you’re not listening to, it brings you information you had no idea you wanted to know about.
Last night Marc Maron picked a fight discussion faux fight with Patton Oswalt. This sort of reminds me of what we’ve all been told about the back table at the Comedy Cellar in New York, wherein some of the best comics bust each others’ balls before and after their sets. Anyway, if you missed the exchange, I have some good news. I’ve laid it all out below in easy-to-read play-style format.
Marc Maron: Okay, fuckers! Beddy bye time!
Maron: I’m tired of this word crack house.
Patton Oswalt: Goddamit, I can’t sleep.
Maron: Shut the fuck up and go to bed.
Oswalt: YOU go to bed, motherfucker.
Maron: I’m not tired anymore. Entertain me, little man. Since your so AWAKE.
Oswalt: I hope you drown in a patchouli pit at Bonnaroo tomorrow. And the last thing you hear is “Sugar Magnolia” played on a washtub.
Maron: I hope your child wakes up.
Oswalt: I hope your inner child gets colic and snot-shits on your soul.
Maron: Shut up.
Maron: Hey, could you call me? I need a long winded wordy explanation of something simple.
Oswalt: Just listen to the first 10 minutes of any episode of your podcast.
Maron: Oh, shit. I’m down. I’m hit.
I would watch this.
Back in the day we used to stroll the aisles of Blockbuster for hours trying to find the perfect movie to watch, only to proclaim in frustration that everything there was crap. Today, we have podcasts who do this for us.
From the co-creator of beloved Netflix-recommendation web video show Whatcha Gonna Queue, Jim Rohner, comes Queue the Day, a brand new weekly podcast in which you are sure to hear about amazing, little-known movie recs that you can watch right now, from guys who know shit about movies and will help you out in a witty and informative way.
It gets the official PCB stamp of approval, so no more complaining.
The premiere episode of a new podcast recommending the best in streaming video content. There are things on Netflix, Hulu, Vudu, Beeblebrox, Balrog, and all the other streaming services that you should be watching. We help you queue the day. See? Hosted by Jim Rohner (@nolanfixesteeth) and Geoff Gresh (@geoffgresh). Visit us on the Internets at http://queuetheday.com.
Direct link to this week’s podcast (mp3).
Selected Films Discussed in This Episode:
- The Innkeepers (Rent on Vudu) (Rent on Amazon)
- Frontline: Inside the Meltdown (Stream on Netflix) (Stream/Buy on Amazon)
- Too Big to Fail (Watch on HBO Go) (Download the HBO Go iOS app)
- Overboard (Stream on Netflix) (Rent/Buy on Amazon)
- The Boondock Saints (Stream on Netflix) (Rent/Buy on Amazon)
- Overnight (Queue the DVD on Netflix)
- Groundhog Day (Stream for free on Crackle) (Buy on Amazon)
Further Watching & Reading:
- Ti West on piracy and indie film distribution: “Shoplifters of the World Unite” (via IndieWire)
- Films by Ti West available on Netflix Instant: The House of the Devil, Trigger Man, Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever
- Film School Rejects: Redbox Moves to Take Over the Home Video Market
- GigaOm: With Viacom deal, Amazon looks like a real competitor to Netflix (via theVideoUprising)
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The next episode of Alec Baldwin’s podcast Here’s the Thing will feature Lorne Michaels.
Above is an audio preview courtesy of NPR. How mad do you think Marc Maron is?