S02.E06: Speaking In Tongues

Recurring uses of songs in movies and TV, along with fictional languages are the main focus of the games this week. And while that content doesn't sound particularly sporty, our players certainly are! We are pleased to welcome David Roth, Luis Paez-Pumar, and Dan McQuade from the new website Defector.com (risen from the ashes of Deadspin). They'll test their knowledge of songs included in movies as needle drops, and then move into nerdier territory when they identify various pop culture properties based on clips of the fictional languages created for them. And it's always a good game when it comes down to the lightning round!

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Episode Notes

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 🐴 My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic isn't new. It premiered in 2010.

 🔮 The scene in Mystery Men with All-Star is... rough to watch in 2020.

 🔨 Thor: Ragnarok is the Marvel movie for people who don't like Marvel movies, and the Immigrant Song sequence is a highlight.

 🥃 Tequila!

 🌍 The fictional country of "Qumar" lept from the West Wing and other shows to later volumes of Alan Moore's pastiche comic The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

 🇺🇳 The Dag Hammarskjöld score break. Dag Hammarskjöld, the second Secretary-General of the United Nations, but number one in our hearts.

 💸 Dan McQuade's story about Trump-Minions merchandise.

 🏈 Defector gets to ride in the front seat because it's a good site at sports.

 📡 Defector is also on Twitch!


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