The Buddies drink Mike’s delicious, even boozier reinvention of the Nutty Irishman while they relive their thrilling couples’ trip to Toronto. Stories include Japanese cheescake shop wars, charcoal ice cream-related suicide and harrowing border-crossing pro tips.
Also: Songs too annoying to be used in Hell! Meat sweats! And drunken, excitable behavior!
Okay, we only picked this sketch because we searched the archives for “sports” and “canada/canadian,” because we have GUESTS this week. Who we DIDN’T know beforehand. Jay and Dan, our noppelgangers from Canada, pull us into a Canadian wormhole and we force them to watch whatever this is.
The Buddies knock back painfully spicy Jinn + Ja rum cocktails while committing the most cardinal of geek sins, reviewing a movie neither of them has seen. But since the drinks burn so good and the movie being reviewed second-hand is Batman vs. Superman, everyone agrees that it’s cool.
Except maybe Ben Affleck.
The super-powers of Super Delegates get explored, although little is known about these strange and elusive Democratic creatures.
The Buddies then risk life and botulism when they open a decade-old US military MRE, or Meal Ready to Eat, which they purchased years previous at a Canadian Army-Navy Surplus store. Figure that one out! Some surprising discoveries are made about military food technology, as well as military-grade instruction writing.
Also covered: the Dungeons and Dragons alignment of General Zod! Extra S’mike abuse! And a very special guest introduction/birthday wish!
It’s Debbie Downer time, kiddos! The Buddies sip on dry soda and gin and fall into the Pit of Despair, but instead of a lovable albino and the Six Fingered Man, instead the frightening real world creeps in.
Ahhhhhhhh! Real worlds are scary, amiright?
Depressing topics covered and mocked include police militarization, gerrymandering, racism and the allegations against the former lead singer of everyone’s favorite Canadian A Capella group, Moxy Fruvous!
Mike also relays his two, count ’em, TWO true experiences with having the NYPD draw guns on him and his friends. It was worse than it sounds. Also, he explains what taking Miracle Berry pills is like. Hint: bring lemons.
On the lighter side of depressing stuff, the Buddies review Spy (it was good!), British women bottling air (it’s stupid, but hey, good for them!) and writing kid’s books (it don’t take no college degree!)
Well wash your hands three times and grab a scalpel, healthy listener, ‘cuz Buddies In Space are gonna cut you open and stuff you full of…humor…
OK, that started better than it ended up, huh?
Mike shares why waiting on doctors sucks and how he coped with it (hint: it involves snark). Videogames get a healthy talkin’ about as S’mike shares his experience getting caught up with the Augmented Reality Game/viral marketing I Love Bees campaign back in the day for Halo 2. Mike shares his excitement for his impulse Xbox One purchase and is mocked by S’mike for it.
And rightfully so.
Vintage comic books also get a healthy exploration, as they are ridiculous and are just asking to be made fun of.
Also: Bear rape! The Death and Ret-conning of Superman! The horrible Justice League trailer that tells the entire movie plot!
The drink of choice in this episode is tepid organic apple cider with Jaeger Honey Bourbon. With a bee hive top and everything. For serious.
He’s an amazing stand-up, a writer for @midnight, and he was kind enough to pull this week’s album up on his phone since I gave away my vinyl to the last guest who picked it as that week’s album. Dan Telfer breaks down his love of “The Great White North” and sketch comedy in general, and then, because we haven’t had the discussion on the show yet, we talk Cosby. Because we both used to love him, and we both have our ways of expressing our change of heart. It’s a good episode.
His film What If?, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan opens in limited theatres today, and nationwide Friday, August 15. Elan Mastai is Canadian, and isn’t afraid to change his accent to subvert the US and take it over. Again, his film opens today.