Episode #169 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) LIVE!

Recorded on 1/9/2015 in front of a live, sold out crowd in The Bell House in Gowanus, Brooklyn.

A huge thanks to Mr. Matt Carman (1/2 of the excellent zine “I Love Bad Movies“) for recording the show and making sure we sound as good as we do.

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That one guy is really the Leonardo of the group.

That one guy is really the Leonardo of the group.

Wikipedia synopsis for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

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January 10th, 2015



  1. Wildride says:

    For plot holes, it’s kinda hard to overlook the fact that, by the end of the second prequel, the Jedi know that the troopers are clones of a bounty hunter that works for the Sith lord leader of the separatists — And literally nobody ever mentions this. “The clones turned against us? How could this have happened?!?”

    Keep in mind, this is a standout plot hole in a movie series where two characters inexplicably have a private conversation where they sometimes refer to one of said characters in the third person — For no reason. And the, “Hey, I know I’ve got a monster face now, but I’ve killed all the Jedi because they were plotting against us, no I don’t have any evidence of that to present to you, but now, for security reasons, I’m declaring myself Emperor, even though I claim to have wiped out the threat that necessitates me doing that — Toodles.”

    Dishonourable mention: “Hey, is it weird that apparently a dead Jedi paid for a clone army (that he told nobody about) and nobody asked him to do that? Should we maybe look into that?” “Nah, that seems fine.”

  2. Ufotofu9 says:

    Great show. Love it. You guys had great chemistry live.

    I must say, I really liked Dave’s question, and I think it deserves more thought. Same with the question about the movie with the biggest plot-hole: be back to the future II:

    Doc Brown claims that Marty must come with him to fix a problem in the future. That’s is completely illogical since a problem in the future that you know about can simply be fixed by waiting until the future occurs. You don’t need to take a time machine to fix it immediately.

    It also goes against everything we know about Doc and his philosophy of not screwing around with the space-time continuum.

    • Wildride says:

      There’s also that unresolved plot hole of what Marty did in the 50s that turned Claudia Wells into Elisabeth Shue.

    • Andy says:

      Looper. The basic premise in itself a gaping plot hole. That movie was so offensively stupid. Gah I get enraged all over again just thinking about it.

      • Rory says:

        I’m not sure how valid a criticism this is. There are a plethora of valid hypotheses concerning time travel and whether or not the “grandfather paradox” can or cannot be overcome. At this point, it seems as valid a plot device as any of the other mind-bendingly bizarre phenomenon in theoretical physics we likely won’t ever have the opportunity to actually encounter as a species.

  3. Nina says:

    Not exactly the biggest gaping plot hole, but in Lady and the Tramp, how is Tramp able to READ?

  4. Branden says:

    I was actually dreading this episode, knowing it was a “live” event. Usually live podcasts suffer through a whole host of problems- most notably bad audio issues. I was happy to hear you guys nailed it, 100%. Great job! I totally give you permission to have more live events in the future. 😉

  5. Ufotofu9 says:

    Here is the ‘Inverse Ninja Kill Law’:

    For X number of Ninja occupying a volume V, the competing levels of awesomeness would lead to Y confrontations.

    Thus a given number of confrontations, the time delay T between a kill increases.

    Leading to the Inverse Ninja Kill Law: \int_0^t \!\!\!\ T = Y^n_i, where Y = \int \!\!\!\ (e^{-X(V)}/V) dV

    This formula translates roughly as;
    The effectiveness of a group of Ninja is inversely proportional to the number of Ninja in the room at the time.

    So for very large values of X and for very small values of V, the time delay T tends towards infinity, meaning that it is theoretically possible to kill a Ninja while they are busy engaging in perfectly symmetrical fighting with one other.
    (Note: For each Ninja you kill, their effectiveness as a group will only increase. This is known as the ‘Oh Shit’ paradox.)

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  7. Gratch says:

    The name for the Whole Foods movie: “Lettuce Prey”.

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