Episode 45: G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

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In the Tatumverse, Channing plays at least two characters named Duke: first in She's the Man, and also in this week's movie, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, a movie we're surprised has a sequel. In this episode, Wesleigh shares her Groundhog Day Marathon experience and fan theory, our friend Bob calls in to talk action figures and what they meant to him, we wonder why no girls' toys have made it into blockbuster franchises, and lament that JGL is completely wasted in this role.

Show Notes

IMDb: G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)
Rotten Tomatoes: 35%
Rated: PG-13

Weatherman by Delbert McClinton:

Groundhog Day Marathon at Gateway Film Center
Park and Rec: The Good Place, MBMBaM TV show
Good Place/Wizard of Oz tweet:


Lin and Tobi peg dolls via TeeRico:


Boom Boom Pow by Black Eyed Peas:

Not Sponsored by Cisco or Double Bubble
Chekhov’s Gun
Wallace and Gromit:


Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Groundhog Day
  • The Truman Show
  • Jumanji
  • Futurama
  • G.I. Joe: The Movie (1987)
  • G.I. Joe (90s TV cartoon)
  • Battleship
  • Clue
  • Scooby-Doo (2004)
  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
  • Star Trek
  • The Lego Movie
  • Wonder Woman
  • Xena: Warrior Princess
  • Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
  • My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  • G.I. Jane
  • Harry Potter
  • Phantom of the Opera
  • Cowboys and Aliens
  • The Hunger Games
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  • Doctor Who
  • Three Musketeers
  • Spy Kids
  • LOTR
  • Dudley Do-Right
  • Captain America
  • Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
  • Lego Batman
  • Watchmen
  • Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back


Episode 31: La La Land w/ Bob


Cue the synchronized dancing: this week Viewing Party talks La La Land with friend of the podcast, Bob! During this episode we discuss our favorite and least favorite scenes, pitch SNL, accuse Katie of making out with a member of KISS, and look at more random photos on Wesleigh’s phone. Now with more high-fives than any other episode!


Meet our guest, Bob!

Longtime friend of the pod Bob joins us this week for La La Land! You can follow him on Instagram at @rorofoshow or Snapchat at rorof0show.

Improv: Epicenter Event Space, Oct. 31 7:30-10:30

Show Notes

IMDb: La La Land (2016)
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Rated: PG-13

Not sponsored by Focus on the Family
Park and Recs: Bob DOESN’T rec Iron Fist or The Mummy, does rec The Big Sick
If famous directors made tasty recipe videos:

Wesleigh’s pot roast Snapchat video
Jasper Fforde books - The Eyre Affair
Alejandro González Iñárritu
Harrison Ford punched Ryan Gosling in the face (GQ article):


MBMBaM “good job” horn + Lin-Manuel’s double beep hand gestures
Synecdoche: term for a word that is a part that represents a larger whole
Channing in Hail, Ceasar!:

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Fight Club
  • Star Wars
  • LOTR
  • The Princess Bride
  • Jerry McGuire
  • Crazy Stupid Love
  • Battle in Seattle
  • Snakes on a Plane
  • IT
  • UP
  • Birdman
  • Mortal Combat
  • The Revenant
  • Babel
  • Aloha
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • West Side Story
  • flash mob show with Howie Mandel
  • What Would You Do?
  • Spider-Man
  • Hard Candy
  • Mary Poppins
  • The Notebook
  • Whiplash
  • Anchorman
  • Inception
  • This Means War
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Parks and Recreations
  • Hail, Caesar!
  • Silver Linings Playbook