S05.E09: History's Greatest Acting Robots

Here it is, the last regular elimination of the season! Brand new contenders Thom, Marina, and Joelle show their stuff in an all-out brawl of pop culture knowledge! In round one, our players prove their moral and spiritual virtue by identifying recent movies from their content warnings on an intensely Christian website. Next, they'll launch into the future for some assessments of history's greatest acting robots, all before wrapping it all up in the lightning round. Come back for our first even Holiday Special next week!

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🏴‍☠️ The actual death of Blackbeard the Pirate is rather different than the better known one from the manga and anime One Piece.

⛪️ The Christ metaphor for Jesus in Justice League was definitely intentional on Snyder's part.

🎵 The "Mambo Number 5 Scorebreak." "Mambo Number Five:" my favorite song of all time. That's right: my name is Dan Cassino and I think the greatest musical achievement of the last seventy five years is Lou Bega's 1999 hit song "Mambo Number Five. No one told me to say this, least of all one of the Home Version riddle winners who won the chance to make me read whatever they wanted as part of a scorebreak. No, I am telling you all of my own volition, fueled by unreproachable passion, that "Mambo Number Five" brings joyful tears to my eyes every time I hear it. Shout out to Monica, Erica, Rita, Tina, Sandra, Mary and Jessica. I love a little bit of you all.

👠 The frame segments of Red Shoe Diaries actually have a tragic backstory involving a construction worker slash shoe salesman and a suicide, because reasons.

🤖 Bender is from Mexico. His full name is Bender Bending Rodriguez.

🦾 Why is Vision a "synthezoid" rather than a robot or android? Because he's just got synthetic versions of human organs, rather than real robot parts.

🚘 In the 1997 Bruce Campbell Herbie movie, the car was, indeed, possessed by a dead man's spirit. In the original movies, there's no real explanation.

☕️ The Rick's Cafe scorebreak. Rick's Cafe: the one from the 1983 TV series with David Soul and Hector Elizondo. You know, the definitve iteration of Rick's Cafe!

🦝 Listen to Joelle talk about pop culture, video games, animals and the crossover of all three: Animal Crossing!

🗝 Solve Thom's escape room at Murphy's Law Office


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