The Geekbox: Episode 155

Ray Barnholt and Brock Sager join us again this week, filling in for Karen Chu (who’s off running another Disney marathon). Anyone who’s not caught up on True Blood (and cares), beware of the major spoiler at roughly the 37-minute mark!

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The Geekbox — Episode 155 (2012-01-31)
Wherein we discuss Stretch Armstrong, Ferris Bueller’s new car, artistic advertising, celebrity homicide, Ace Attorney 5, Ong-Bak: The Game, terrible comedies, the Simpsons’ decline, Sherlock, Justified, opening credits, vocoders, awesome movies, Prometheus, Liam Neeson’s recent years, and Rambo vs. Dumbo. Starring Ryan Scott, Ray Barnholt, Adam Fitch, Ryan Higgins, and Brock Sager.
Running Time: 1h 6m 34s
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10 Responses to “ “The Geekbox: Episode 155”

  1. Leann says:

    Ok…I’d like to point out two things about the Simpsons.

    Number one: In this episode, a comment was made that Simpsons episodse are made a lot faster now because it’s all digital. It’s not really. Each episode of the Simpsons still takes about 6 months to produce because it is still traditionally animated. Animators in the U.S. draw-out the keys and then send it overseas so that studios can draw the inbetweens. Unlike a show like South Park that uses Maya for the animating, The Simpsons is still using traditional animation practices. They did stop doing cel paintings (and converted over to digital ink and paint), but that was during season 14, not recently.

    Number two: I have always felt that Simpsons episodes become funnier the more times you see it (which, oddly enough, is the opposite for Family Guy). Older episodes are often considered funnier because people have seen those episodes hundreds of times. If you wait ten years, then people will like today’s episodes, and the first seasons will be unbearable to watch.

    For once, I agree with Higgins. Stop all the hatin’. 🙂

  2. Gabriel says:

    Holy shit Adam, shut the fuck up and let someone else talk!!

  3. sdf says:

    probably the best thing since the dance number in Spiderman wahtever

  4. Jon says:

    One of the best podcasts out there! Although, it’s just not the same without Karen, IMHO.

    PS: Adam Fitch should consider speech therapy classes. I have no idea WTF that kid is saying most of the time.

  5. Jidane says:

    Fox really threw us a curve-ball with Prometheus. First they say it is an alien prequel, then no, and now it’s about the first humans to go to LV-426. I think they just want to distance themselves from the franchise name because of the last 4 movies to bare it (Alien 3, resurrection, AVP, AVPR.) It probably won’t have Xenomorphs either.

  6. Carl says:

    Boy did you ever need to kill this episode.
    Worst episode ever!

  7. Mr Workaday says:

    Hmmm I disagree with why this wasn’t great to listen to. Many interesting conversations, and everyone had something to say – I don’t understand the hate for Brock at all. But Ray Barnholt’s thinly veiled contempt for Adam Fitch oozed from every word he spoke – oftentimes spilling over into into open hostility! I really like Adam and Ray as contributors, but they’re obviously a poisonous combination when put together, and the tension running through this episode was not much fun at all.

  8. Urgh says:

    This episode was very unpleasant to listen to. Next time Karen is away I humbly request you use a potato instead of a Brock. I feel a potato, with it’s starchy disposition and dirt-living, would have many more coherent, interesting things to say that a Brock. Also that Ray Barnholt sounds like he’s having a very boring stroke all the time. In conclusion, worst episode ever, except for that one where it was just Ryan and Ryan and Adam, which was so terrible it actually erased happy memories I had of completely unrelated things.

  9. Feanor says:

    No, Ryan is dead wrong about the Simpsons because he lacks the critical capacity to understand what made the show great and recognize that those qualities just don’t exist anymore. That Neil Gaiman episode he loved so much was garbage.

  10. DarthEnderX says:

    Gotta say, Ryan is spot on about Simpsons.

    The first couple seasons are terrible, the current seasons aren’t as good as they used to be, but it’s STILL one of the funniest shows on TV, and 99% if the people who claim it’s been shit for over a decade haven’t watched an episode in that long and don’t know wtf they’re talking about.

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