This week on The Last Row Podcast, we dig up the dirt on the 1992 caveman comedy, Encino Man. Drew and Badway discuss the career of Pauly Shore, how Sean Astin’s character is the obvious villain of the movie, and what an awful idea it is to dig your own pool. The guys are also talking nugs, chillin, grindage, beaks, lobes, melons, Betties, crusters and juice wheezing…if you’re into that sort of thing.
After another small break, Drew and Badway are back to break down Disney’s 1994 classic, Blank Check. From batting cage to inflatable boxing ring, the guys tally and critique all of Preston Waters’ purchases as he carelessly blows through $1,000,000 in less than a week. Other topics include the inner workings of the Waters brothers business (Hand and Foot), a return of the villain scale, whether adults should question an 11-year old spending time with a mysterious older businessman named Mr. Macintosh without having met him, and Shay Stanley’s dedication to going undercover. Finally, the guys uncover a 20+ year old movie bombshell, simply known as “Plan 442.”
National Treasure is not only a movie, but the perfect way to describe Nicolas Cage. The Last Row Podcast recognizes this fact, and re-visited the action/adventure classic for this week’s episode. Topics include: Nic Cage as a cryptologist, Sean Bean as potentially the worst financier and an even less effective murderer (or the best attempted murderer?), Jon Voight’s obvious disinterest in playing a non-slimeball, the improbable love connection between Cage and Diane Kruger, and much more. The episode wraps with speculation on another sequel, and an exercise in swapping Cage’s roles with recent Oscar winners.
In the debut episode of The Last Row Podcast, Drew and Badway revisit a childhood classic: The Mighty Ducks. They discuss Gordon Bombay’s REAL motivation for coaching the Ducks (hockey moms), pee-wee hockey locker room cancers, and the origins of the word “cake eater.” They also re-live a “Coach Riley” moment from Badway’s childhood basketball career, break down little Gordon Bombay’s improbable 198 goal season in the pee-wees, and blow your mind with a new theory about the existence of Hans.