The second game in our stellar series has us putting on the throwback jersey as we cast our minds back to some of the baseball episodes that lay within the earlier seasons of fan favourite animated sitcoms! Homer Simpson gets called up to the big leagues; Hank Hill finally makes manager at Strickland Propane; and Bob Belcher has yet another idyllic piece of his youth shredded before his very eyes. Mortifying mascots and the most under-handed of pitches round out another classic showcase of animation and athleticism. Give us an A!
Sunday, 22 November 2020
Saturday, 31 October 2020
Anthony Askew braves our dread waters on a moonlit Halloween night in search of his faithful old dog who's still got a few tricks left in him! For a direct-to-video movie with no great weight of expectation on it Scooby Doo On Zombie Island sure did push the boat out in terms of doing much more exciting things with the Mystery Inc gang after decades of rehashes had inured audiences to their schtick, and is credited with revitalising the franchise as a whole. Was it the witty self-awareness? The monster butts? Was Terror Time really THAT good of a song? Our investigation proceeds after the link, within which we can also share the Halloween treats of our Post-Podcaste Repaste!
Saturday, 10 October 2020
Almost 5 years to the day since we last had him on, Leon Everett of Ace Comicals emerges from the mists of time to lay to rest a legendary hero, whose long and continually inspiring journey finally came to a close against all odds. Samurai Jack seems a story whose timelessness was due to its lack of a definitive ending, but director Genndy Tartakovsky saw a ripe opportunity to bring the curtain down alongside much of the original creative team. With a more sombre and brooding atmosphere that throws that distance of years into stark relief can Jack really go home again? The call of the void, stupid sexy Aku and more Twin Peaks Series 3 comparisons than one would expect add up an epic saga of a recording, leaving us hungry for a heroic feast of a Post-Podcast Repaste!
Saturday, 3 October 2020
The God Of High School abandons all pretense of academic advancement and goes all in on apocalyptic encounters between dieties and magical nuclear warheads. A grand spectacle to be sure, but not enough to detract from the respective grand finales of Deca-Dence, Appare-Ranman and The Millionaire Detective, which in their own ways arrive at the shared viewpoint of collaborating with the most unlikely of comrades towards a mutual beneficial goal (also, sticking it to all the old rich bastards wrecking things for everybody!). We're crude but effective!
Sunday, 27 September 2020
Striding out onto the field with a cocky swagger is a whole new ball game for SOTSM as a one-off idea has swerved wildly into a format wherein we look over baseball episodes in otherwise non-baseball cartoons. Special correspondent Jake De Búrca is called up to serve as somebody with hands-on knowledge of the sport, depicted this time around in a trio of episodes from the world of anime! Dorohedoro #7, BNA: Brand New Animal #5 and Dragon Ball Super #70 form our starting line-up for what we hope is a championship season! Put on a helmet and get in the game!
Saturday, 26 September 2020
Deca-Dence takes quite a turn and breaks out the power tools before the hammer comes down on human and cyborg civilisation alike! Fences are mended as BNA closes out, a contractor takes on a lucrative job in The Millionaire Detective, Great Pretender reveals the whole blueprint and we put the screws to The God Of High School! HAH! They didn't say we couldn't put puns in the main body of the text!