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Powetcast 150 – The Last Meal

The last meal. In this episode Zac brings in as many guests as he could reasonably handle to deliver conversations on what we would do if we had one last request. Your last movie, your last game, your last song. Hear those answers from Will Talley, Crazy, Adam Garnder, Jim Chadman, Al Shipley, Sean Corse, Captain Genius, Phil Bond, and Zac Shipley.

You may not realize it, but you’ve been waiting for this podcast. I’m sorry it took five weeks to get it to you, but it should be worth the wait.

This clocks in at 2 hours, 25 minutes, but it is in 10 to 15 minute segments so it should still be easy to listen to.

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Robert Hegyes, Epstein from Welcome Back Kotter, dies at 60

Robert Hegyes as Juan Epstein in Welcome Back Kotter

Actor Robert Hegyes, best known for portraying Epstein in the hit comedy Welcome Back Kotter, died of a heart attack early this morning.

Robert’s character, Juan Luis Pedro Philippo DeHuevos Epstein, was the tough guy on the show, often cracking jokes, and often being the subject of them. After Welcome Back Kotter Robert went on to do other TV work and ultimately retired from acting. Robert Hegyes will be missed, and his contribution to comedy will not soon be forgotten.

Welcome Back Kotter cast

Source: The Huffington Post

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Napoleon Dynamite animated series first impressions

Napoleon Dynamite cartoon - Napoleon, Pedro and Deb in the cafeteria

Tonight Fox premiered the first two episodes of the new Napoleon Dynamite TV series. Is this a new hit for Fox’s Animation Domination block or will it go the way of Allen Gregory?

I’m a huge fan of the Napoleon Dynamite movie, so I was both worried and excited at the prospect of a show. Despite the excitement of an animated version of a favourite movie of mine, there’s always the concern that this would turn out to be a piece of garbage that’s an insult to the film, like other animated series based on great movies such as Spaceballs and Strange Brew.

Napoleon Dynamite cartoon - Kip Create and Uncle Rico pretending to be a child

It’s still a bit early to make any final judgements, but I found the show to be pretty funny. Though not as consistently funny as the film, each episode included some pretty solid jokes which made me laugh, which really is all you can ask for from a comedy. The show was reminiscent of the movie, and although some dialogue seemed unnaturally repetitive from what we’ve heard, the general tone seemed pretty consistent, while adding a certain level of cartoon silliness as we can only expect from such a show.

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Allen Gregory has been canceled

Untitled Allen Gregory Project

Allen Gregory, a hilarious show that everyone hated, the best thing in Fox’s animation domination block, has been canceled.

Where did Fox go wrong? Fox went wrong in cancelling this show! You, the audience went wrong in not embracing its brilliance! This hilarious comedy is the greatest new one in years, which means absolutely nothing, because all the comedies on TV right now suck because you idiots can’t tell a good one if it takes a shit between two piece of garbage Fox animated shows that all you mouth breathers are supporting!

Jonah Hill voicing Allen Gregory

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Bill Murray makes a “Cool Story Bro” joke decades early

Bill Murray drops the original "Cool Story Bro" with "Beautiful story.  Tell Reader's Digest, will ya?" in Scrooged

Many have debated the origin of the term “Cool Story Bro”. While specific usage of those words seems to be restricted to the past 5 or so years, the first usage of the quote is often attributed to the 2001 movie Zoolander, as a character says “Cool story, Hansel”. Here we have Bill Murray’s character Frank Cross saying “Beautiful story. Tell Reader’s Digest, will ya?” to a man who’s objecting to the idea of stapling antlers to a mouse, played by Ralph Gervais.

Download an mp3 of Bill Murray saying “Beautiful story. Tell Reader’s Digest, will ya?” in Scrooged.

One might be tempted to attribute the quote to the film’s writers Mitch Glazer and Michael O’Donoghue, but a quick look over the script indicates that it may have been an ad lib, as the original quote is just “Go tell Reader’s Digest!”. An earlier version of the script doesn’t have that part of the exchange at all (see page 43). Of course we can’t discount the possibility of further script rewrites or improper transcription for the online copy.

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Lonely Island Featuring Michael Bolton – “Jack Sparrow”

It seems like only yesterday we went sailing on a board with T-Pain, now Michael Bolton hits the high seas with Lonely Island.

The Lonely Island’s first album Incredibad was a big hit around the Powet.TV offices, and the new album is sure to be just as entertaining. its available now for download or on CD and vinyl.

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Paul And Storm And Urbaniak And Wheaton Get Down On “Friday”

We we we so excited.

Master thespian James Urbaniak, best known to our readers and Dr Thaddeus Venture, has put the nail in the coffin of the “Friday” meme by joining comedy music professionals Paul And Storm on stage for a dramatic reading of teen scream Rebecca Black’s hit(?) song. Also joining is Wil Wheaton, who raps.

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Deadpool vs Charlie Sheen

Last week Marvel Editor Axel Alonso asked fans if they’d like to see a team up with Deadpool and troubled TV star Charlie Sheen.

Because this is the internet, and we don’t actually think Marvel would follow through, and if they do we don’t want to wait, someone has already come through with this page.

Ben Christian and Cory Smith of The Independents deliver us less of a team up, and more of an adversarial meeting. But, as they said, strike while the iron is hot.

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