Episode Ten: Good Luck Chuck

Comedian Ritch Duncan joins us to talk about “comedian” Dane Cook, and his movie Good Luck Chuck — a poignant film about love lost, found, and crotch-biting penguins. Meanwhile Dan makes a plea for exploitation filmmakers to stick to their guns, Ritch explains when to allow a bird to ingest its own feces, and Stuart encourages our audience in an act of vandalism against video stores across the nation.

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0:00 – 0:32 Introduction and theme.
0:32 – 1:35 Welcoming special guest host Ritch Duncan, stand-up comic, and former editor-in-chief for Jest Magazine, and former writer for PRI’s Fair Game and Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn.
1:36 – 41:00 We upchuck Good Luck Chuck – a movie which, by the way, is about as unfunny and unpleasant as the first part of this sentence.
41:01 – 45:35 For the very first time, a movie manages to break the Final Judgement segment of The Flop House.
45:36 – 54:02 The sad bastards recommend.
54:03 – 55:12 Goodbyes, theme, and outtakes.

Two notes, one good, one bad:

The GOOD: I’ve discovered how to compress these files further, so that, going forward, the shows will not be monster 80 MB downloads. Sorry about the size of previous episodes. You’ll note that this one, despite being nearly an hour, is a svelte 25 MB.

The BAD: This episode has an (extremely, extremely quiet, but still noticeable) constant stream of background chatter. I do not know why. Most likely, the headphones for my TV were switched on, and near the mic, while recording, so that we could not hear this ambient noise during the session, but it got picked up on the podcast. Sorry about that — it won’t happen again. In the meanwhile, why don’t you pretend that you’re listening to this episode on old-fashioned terrestrial radio, and what you’re hearing is the next channel in the AM dial bleeding into this one. It’ll make you feel like you’re on a long road trip with your parents… except that your folks are inexplicably listening to three foul-mouthed guys kicking a movie while it’s down. Enjoy!

Wikipedia synopsis of Good Luck Chuck.