This week on The Bastardcast, Jason and Jeremy giggle a lot and discuss the future of the Justice League Movie, the latest EXCITING comic book litigation news, Ghostbusters 3 (We ain’t afraid of no ghost, but we are terrified that Dan Aykroyd is going to actually get to make this), sending Animal Hospital to a farm where it can roam free, the genius of Simon & Simon, and the great celebrity sperm hoax of 2012.
Following HEADLINES, the boys let Anne Sisk class up the joint and her and Jason regale Jeremy with tales from the badlands of New York Comic Con. Toy hunting, star spotting, Stan Lee molesting — all the con-tales are here for your willing aural cavities.
After Anne smartly flees, Jason and Jeremy enter the VERSUS arena (Attention corporations, the arena naming rights are still available and we have NO standards… just saying). What happens in the VERSUS Arena? Real, raw, naked debate. Well, not naked, but not far off. This time, Jason takes the stance that He-Man is better than Lion-O and his Thundercats and MOTU figures look on in horror and glee while Jeremy tells the world why he thinks pussies with swords always trump men in loin-cloths with a Dorothy Hamill haircut.
By the way, gentlemen, the question that you will be asking all of your friends has arrived: Are you a Sword of Omens or are you a Power Sword? No fucking clue what we’re talking about? Just listen to the podcast and you’ll see… well, you’ll hear. Just listen to the show!
Today was to be the day. A day we would all rejoice and bask in the wonder that would be the return of Community. We would laugh, we would cry, we would grow together. Then NBC pulled the rug out from under our first steps into this new utopia when they announced the season premiere was on hold indefinitely. I hate you NBC.
Well, the Greendale Seven have released a video with a subtle message (ok, it’s pretty blatant to be honest) about the lack of Community on our TV tonight. According to Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) it was all Britta’s (Gillian Jacobs) idea. Oh Britta.
So Let Troy (Donald Glover) and Abed (Danny Pudi) sooth your tortured soul and remind you that October 19th is not just a day on a calendar, no it is a moment in our hearts. You will also see that Pierce (Chevy Chase) and Jeff (Joel McHale) are still in fine form. Oh, and Chang (Ken Jeong) and Dean Pelton (Jim Rash) also make an appearance that doesn’t deansapoint.
Also, there is a damn funny Annie’s Boobs joke in there because Animal Hospital sucks.
Community has returned after a three month hiatus that had fans freakin’ out with fear their favorite comedy was getting axed. Thankfully, Community prevailed and is back where it belongs, Thursday nights at 8pm on NBC. Make sure you join us every week as we recap the continuing exploits of Greendale’s most infamous study group.
Last night’s episode, “Urban Matrimony and the Sandwich Arts” was for a Community episode, pretty normal. In fact, “what is normal?” was what this episode was all about. It’s almost as if this was meant to hook new viewers tuning in who might have been initially turned off by the constant barrage of pop culture references and absolutely insane situations common at Greendale. Personally, that’s what I love about the show but last night’s episode also proved these characters can grow and develop moreso than most sitcom characters are ever allowed to.
Right off the bat we depart from what’s normal for Community and have an episode focused on Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown). She’s always been the most underused character on the show and it’s great to finally have an episode where she shines. It begins with Shirley and Pierce (Chevy Chase) contemplating a joint business venture with a sandwich shop but that’s immediately interupted by Shirley’s ex, Andre (Malcolm-Jamal Warner) serenading her a la Boys II Men and proposing, again. She accepts, again, and we’re off with a wedding episode. Those pull in the high ratings, right? Good, because this is Community‘s chance to finally win over anyone not yet in on the joke and maybe stick around for those six seasons and a movie.