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Dan: On this episode we discuss Chappie.
Elliott: Charles Chappie-lin. The silent comedian.
Stuart: Robots!

Official Show Notes[]

"Remember when Chappie fever swept the country, with all those pet Chappies, and tickle-me-Chappies? Meanwhile, Elliott describes a literary-technique-based dystopian future, Stuart continues to explain the Internet, and Dan just checks out for a while. Like, he totally doesn’t talk for seven minutes or something. Sorry, it was a long week."

Movie Summary[]


Johannesburg is patrolled by humanoid police drones.

Alternate Titles[]



In the near future, a mechanized police force patrols the streets and deals with lawbreakers–but now, the people are fighting back. When one police droid is stolen and given new programming, he acquires the ability to feel and think for himself. While the robot, dubbed "Chappie", puzzles out human behavior, the authorities begin to see him as a danger to mankind and order; they will stop at nothing to ensure that Chappie is the last of his kind.

Final Judgments[]

  • Best movie he's ever seen (Stuart) @57:30
  • "I feel like it's mostly a bad-bad movie, but it's getting really close to a movie I kind of enjoy." (Dan) @1:01:00
  • Elliott forgot to give a final judgement but seemed to not like the movie

Episode Highlights[]


  • Wall-E @01:40, 41:55
  • Other words for "robot"
android, botsko, can man, clicker, droid, electro-man, manacizer, metal dude, people machine, replicant, robut, synthetic humanoid

Movie Pitches[]

Family Ties, the space sitcom
Michael J. Fox has an alien sidekick.
The year is 2047, and all alliteration has been deemed a thoughtcrime. Thursdays are no longer Thirsty. But the Good Grouping of Grammar Gang has the case, an underground rebel pirate group dedicated to words that start with the same letter placed next to each other. Can they survive? No. Must they survive? Yes. @07:45


  • ­Can we stop talking about the movie for a second? Let's talk about shorts some more.
           —Stuart @20:20
  • @41:55
Elliott: At the end of Wall-E, Wall-E gets the crap beaten out of him. Like, he essentially dies. And it's like: "Oh no!" But I wasn't like: "This is really making me uncomfortable in how much they're beating on Wall-E." You know what it is? I realized—
Dan: You were like: "Get him!"
Stuart: "Get that fucker!"
Elliott: I'm like: "Get that damn robot!"
Stuart: "Piece of shit!"
Elliott: "Thinks he can love? Beyond his class?"
Dan: "Thinks he's better than me? He's not better than me!"
Elliott: "Stupid robot! Can you do this?" and I'm just peeing all over the TV.
Dan: Elliott, sit down!
Elliott: No!
Dan: Put your penis away.
Elliott: No, no! My family's gotta learn about this someday!
  • ­Ben Kenobi's just an old perv who lives in a cave.
           —Elliott @47:40



Listener Mail[]

Mailbag Song[]



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"My Comeuppance" from Chris Lastnamewithheld (director of Twilight: New Moon) @1:13:45


  • Dead or Alive (1999) by Takashi Miike (Stuart) @1:26:40
  • Dead or Alive 2: Birds (2000) by Takashi Miike (Stuart) @1:27:40
  • Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015) by Douglas Tirola (Dan) @1:28:00
  • Premonitions Following an Evil Deed (1996) by David Lynch (Elliott) @Time
  • Wife (1953) by Mikio Naruse (Elliott) @Time