Sounder SIGN UP FOR FREE
The Dadalorian Podcast
The Dadalorian Podcast

Episode · 1 year ago

022 - It's that time of year...

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

This week, Andrew fights through seasonal allergies, and we talk about Mighty Ducks Game Changers (Including charachter development for Koob, and fantastic mom-casting), and Falcon and the Winter Soldier (without even getting to THAT cameo, because workingthrough an allergy haze is hard...)

Dad To worry, because parents a complicated well, hello and welcome to Episode Twenty Two of the Dad Lairian podcast. I am your host, Andrew Wow. If you are wondering, why does he sound different this week? Well, let me paint the picture for you. It is the middle of April. It is the point in which everything is in bloom and it is apparently high pollen count for aspens and birches and Oh ash trees, and as it happens, I have two out of those three in my yard and apparently I am fairly allergic to them. So not just me, as it turns out. Apparently my youngest is also verily urged to them. At first I thought it was a cold, but I have been absolutely miserable today and stuffy, and I actually when we came home from Church this afternoon, I wound up going and laying down in the bed. Just was planning to take a quick hour two nap. I wound up sleeping from about one o'clock all the way up until five o'clock and before my wife finally came in and said Hey, you need to get out, this is like the end of the day and you've just slept through everything like I've just was absolutely wiped and so that has been my daytoday. It was not the day that I was planning to have today because, yeah, I have, of plenty of things that I need to get done, but this was just not a great day. It was just a when got live stream run for church and then I came home like and I was basically I also was really, really tired. I wound up basically almost falling asleep at the wheel, which is not normal for me when I'm running live stream. I'm usually very alert and on top of things, and I was just like trying my best not to doze off. So yeah, but any case, I feel like I've been hit by a truck, which you like before anybody's like, Oh, is it covid? It's it's not covid. I feel like this about this time every year, like it's just stuff goes into bloom Paul, and counts go up and my body's like Oh, yeah, no, you are going to be feeling like garbage for a few days here. So that's that's been my day, like it's been overall, like the weekend as a whole has not been bad. My wife and I actually wound up getting to go on a date for the first time and I don't even know how long. Like you know, the used to be we would get out for a consistent date every month and with everything being closed, you know, dining out and all that like, it's been few and far between in the last year, and so we had a friend who offered to watch the boys for us. We wound up going and getting dinner and then realizing we don't know what to do after dinner at these points because, you know, they're still not a lot of stuff that's open. So that was but it was good. It was good. We went to Menzana for dinner over and wake us we go and for those who don't know, it's a very good restaurant, really nice. Well, you usually go. It was our half her. Actually it's the midway between our birthdays dinner. So basically we kind of celebrate our birthdays together, like they're at the opposet ends of the month. So Amanda is is the second, mine is the twenty four, and so we will go and have a nice dinner just the two of us, just to celebrate both of our birthdays at the same time. Well, we got there and to kind of back the story up a little bit. One of the things that we discovered, that my wife discovered actually, was that one of her favorite desserts at the restaurant law provence, is now no longer available at law provence, and that is the lemon graffiti, which was amazing. It was a dark chocolate with lemon and I think it had hazel nuts in it. Like it was such a wonderful dessert and it is no longer on their menu. So two thousand and twenty cost us that. And we showed up at Manzana, and the reason we go to Manzanna is primarily for dessert. The food is fantastic, don't get me wrong, but we really go for they have a chocolate banana cream pie that is...

...absolutely to die for and like, I remember the first time that I heard about it, I was like, chocolate banana cream, that sounds terrible. Spoiler alert, it's not terrible, it's amazing. If you get the chance, go get it. But we wound up going and that was not listed on their menu and my wife and I kind of looked at each other like, oh no, two thousand and twenty caught us another. I'm sorry, two thousand and twenty cost us another dessert. This is unacceptable. Like we were both like downtrodden and like, I mean, the food was still going to be good, but they didn't have the dessert we wanted. And so the waiter came took our order and my wife asked, Hey, did you guys get rid of the chocolate banana cream pie? And he looks at US and goes, it's funny, you should mention that. He said they just brought it back as a special right now, and so we do actually have it. Works working to get everything back on the menu that we used to have, but you know, just with skeleton crew and women in capacity, we can't do all of it, but we did just start bringing this one back. So it's not on the menu yet, but we do have it. We're like great, so put the order. Put the order in for dinner. He comes back at the end of the meal and goes into by the way, we are actually out of the chocolate Panana cream pie, and my wife like she had this look where she looked like she might dive across the table screaming, like yeah, it was kind of amusing, and then he's like, I'm kidding, we do still have it. So let me go get that for you. And so, yeah, that was that was that. So we briefly thought we lost two desserts in two thousand and twenty, but in fact we only lost one regardless. It's a fantastic dessert. If you get the chance, coachock it out. But that it has been what we were up to this week. So this weekend, I should say. Well, we're going to go ahead and head to our first break. This is going to be a little bit shorter show than usual because I am trying to save my voice because I am raspy and I don't sound great right now and I'm sitting in like the most awkward, like Unorthodox Position Right now. My computer is up on my desk, I've got my microphone sitting on a folding cheer sitting in front of me and I am sitting on the floor on a bath mat that we bought that we didn't like in the bathroom because it absorbed too much water, but it's great for anti fatigue matting both whoa my work computer. So yeah, it is definitely not. Wait, there's a reason that I'm not doing video podcast. I don't really have a pretty set up like a lot of the podcasters out there who will do a video and audio and this is absolutely like if you were to look at me right now, you'd be like, what the crap is this guy doing, because I am on the floor, like you can see a bed behind me. There's just it's not it's not the ideal set up for a podcast. will put it that way. All right, we're going to head to that first break, saving my voice. We will be right back. Welcome back. Thank you so much for tuning in for the dead learning podcast. If you want to support this podcast, I'm going to go ahead and throw out my usual speel. We have the dead larrying covert. You can go to buy me a coffeecom that is our membership program. You'll get advanced notice of what our broadcast is going to be about as well as there is a monthly get together where we get together and play some games, and at least right now it's playing games. I don't know how that's going to work in the future. Is More people get more advanced gaming systems and I am still on an xbox one because I don't think I'm probably going to make a jump to the xbox series X. is that what the new one is. Whatever the new one is, it's going to be a while before I make that jump. I the xbox want to. Let's be honest, I got into that probably five years after it it released, so I'm a bit of a slow uptake. Will figure something out going forward, but it is something where I want to have social time where we can kind of get together, talk nerd stuff, talk fatherhood and have just some fun activity. Like right now we don't have a whole lot of activity outside of our homes and so this is,...

I think, a way for us to connect just across the country. And you know, I don't go into it thinking like Oh, I need to do a zoom call, like I try to avoid it just being a zoom call. I want to have some fun with it. But we'll figure out different ways to do that and see what we can come up with on that. So that'll be going forward kind of the different stuff that we are looking to do. So yeah, any case, this week what we watched, I'm going to lead off this week with mighty Dux game changes because you guys, I'm going to be totally honest with you, this show I did not realize this was going to be as good as it is. It is surprisingly like it gets all the nostalgia notes but at the same time gives you enough newness that it's a lot of fun and it's you know, we're four episodes into it. I think it's a ten episode season that we've got going on here, and last episode they got what I'm calling their banksie. As far as the kid who is better from the other team, in this case the ducks, who was really going to help improve their team, to join their team. Now it's different in the sense that with banks he didn't have a choice. They redrew the districts and figured out that he wanted to be a hawk all his life and he is now in the district five area. So he needed to come to the ducks and that was kind of how that one worked out. In this case you've got the character of Sophie, who is their version of banks and she is a fantastic player, but she wants to come play for the don't bothers. The only problem is her parents are hugely like driving her to be part of the ducks so that she can get into Harvard and like all of this stuff like this is not something she has a choice in. And it's really fascinating because you know that her parents really did not approve of her coming over, because they joked the episode where they were recruiting her. Her Mom saw the Jersey that they gave to her and was like that's ridiculous. So he duck, you're going to be a duck. Can you know you don't want to be the best player on a terrible team kind of thing, and I'll ruin your college chances. And it's really it's kind of a fun commentary on the whole thing with parents trying to figure out ways to get their kids into college and all that. And there was it was a very well thought out thing in this case because in the mighty ducks he didn't want to come over to the team. In this case she wants to come over to the team, but it's getting her parents to sign off on it. And we start out the episode and find out that she has actually been still going to the duck's practice, then turning around and coming to the don't bothers practice and has been putting off getting the permission slip for her parents. Gets to the point where she thinks, I'm not going to get the permission slip for my parents, because there's no way they're going to sign off on this. So she winds up forging the signature. Well, this leads to trouble, as you might imagine, because she is running back and forth between practices and she forgets to take off the don't Bothers Jersey on her way over to the ducks practice, and so she takes off her jacket and there's the thing. And her parents are already white livid for this and they wind up going over to the ducks practice, not ducks practice, I'm sorry, the nope don't bothers practice facility, and in doing so there's a confrontation with Sophie and her parents. And in the background of all of this there is kind of the main thing going on this week is the ducks mom's skills challenge. We're basically the MOMS from the ducks take on the moms from another team, and the team that was supposed to do it was backing out this season and so it winds up going to the don't bothers and they basically say if the don't bothers beat the ducks during the mom's skills challenge this time,...

...then sophie can be a duck. No more questions asked, that sort of thing. And it was a very great set up because you have Alex, who is Evans Mom, who's running the team and she is having to take on basically her boss, who is one of them ducks moms in the slop shot challenge, and it was fantastic just getting to see this. For first of all, you realize how good a job the casting directors did in picking the MOMS for the ducks, not the ducks, I'm sorry, the MOMS for the don't bothers because you could look at them and, like, Alex has them all show here's her, have them show a picture of their kids, so they knew which kid went with which MOMS. And in most cases you didn't need to see which kids mom like was holding up a picture of the kid, because you looked at the moms and went yep, that is definitely one, the one that belongs with Soandso and like it was just phenomenally well casted. Well then, on top of that, you wind up getting to the skills challenge and Alex's boss has actually been the record center on the slap shot challenge and I think her record last year had been like thirty five miles per hour, and so it winds up coming down to Alex and her boss and they basically go three shots. Best Shot Wins, and it was fun because you had Gordon actually helping to train the MOMS a little bit on this, and he specifically is working with Alex on the slap shot and trying to get her to channel her anger and to kind of stand up for herself. And it was interesting because she was very much a pushover and like, you know, one of those things where they asked her to do something in the office and she's like, Oh, okay, I can do that, and like all of that, because she went to law school but then did not wind up finishing law school, so she's not a lawyer, she's just a law clerk, but she's doing all of the work in the firm, which I think, going back and looking at it, I think is still the ducks worth firm, which makes it more interesting too, because you're still tying back to Ducksworth. But the basically Gordon winds up being White, the Cruise Ramirez to Alex's lightning, the Queen, and kind of going use that. And so they come down to the last shot and Alex got twenty four miles per hour and twenty five miles per hour. Her boss just ran a new record at forty miles per hour on her slap shot and there was a whole discussion about time that they had pie flown in from Georgia, Pecan Pie, and she loves pecan Pie, but they didn't save any for her, even though she did all of the work on this and kind of tapping into that rage. And so there's this great scene where she's getting ready to take the shot and Gordon Goes Alex and she turns and he picks up from behind the bench a slice of pecan Pie and takes a bite of it, and that was enough to get her to fire off a forty one mile per hour shot. Beats her boss in the slap shot challenge, blowing everybody's minds because at this point it had been tied between the don't bothers and the ducks mom's and you're like yes, and you see Sophie celebrating with her friends and all that. Well, not so fast, my friend. You wind up going and realizing one of the DAD's was video recording the whole thing and he basically gets them off on a technicality and says that Alex stepped across the line, which she did, but it was barely across the line and the bottom line is she still got a forty one mile per hour shot off. So it...

...was a glaring technicality. Her boss knew that she lost, she knew that she'd won, but because of the thing, sophie realized that she's not going to get to be a duck. Not so fast, my friend. Again you see her become disappointed in it and you see her dad watching and her mom was originally the one that was going to sign off on the permission slip if they wound up winning, and her dad signs off and says, look, I saw how happy you were where you realized there when you thought you were going to be on the team. And this is kind of the right thing for him to do. And so he basically gives her the ability to go and play for the don't bothers so that she can get out of the hyper competitive ducks team. And it's very fascinating the juxtaposition, because the don't bothers are very clearly like what the original ducks were there, the misfits, so the outcasts. They are not great at hockey, but they're starting to learn, whereas the ducks or now what the Hawks were in the original movie, what interesting here to is the fact that you get to see a little bit more into the lives of the players, and so in this particular episode, one of the other things that was going on was a sleepover where Nick wants to invite Evan over for a sleepover at his house and winds up doing so, but then they wind up also inviting Kube, who is the Goalie, and he's really been kind of in a funk and depressed and he wants to go back to his basement and back to go back to his screens, and they go to their basically, Evans like can coop come to like I think it'd be a good team building thing, and he's like okay, fine. So Nick winds up inviting them both over for a sleepover and coup basically sits on his phone the entire time. Well, Nick's MOM's actually have a thing in place where they basically take all of the devices at the end of the night, and coop doesn't know what to do at this point because he lives with his screen like. He makes the comment that his family is a screen family. They don't ever talk to each other, which, like this show has commentaries on just about anything you could want, and it's fascinating how they do it. Well, in this particular case, they decide that they're going to get coop's phone back and they realize that it's right there next to nick's mom and they need to a distraction and they're trying to figure out what's going to distract them and they really love show tunes and coops like show tunes. And the next scene is coop standing in front of Nick's MOMS and singing show tunes, keeping their attention and like he's got this brilliant singing voice and you're looking at this. I mean he's this big dude who basically sat in his basement and played video games all the time. They wind up finding him online because he's playing a video game goalie and they figure out that he actually does have fast hands for catching, but he's never played actual hockey, and so they wind up recruiting him during the beginning of the show. And like it was interesting because then they get back to the room and they realize that his batteries only at one percent and that he didn't bring a charger and it dies and they're like who do you want to go home? He's like no, I actually had more fun getting my phone than I did actually using the phone anytime recently, and so like it was. It was a really fun kind of situation there where you got to see up some character development from him and see him actually starting to have a little bit of fun, and I think that's one thing that's going to be interesting is you get to explore the characters a little bit more than you did during a twohour movie, because you're basically getting, you know, ten episodes. So it'll be fun to kind of see where that all pans out, just how it all comes together. But it definitely it was a lot of fun. The skills challenge bit was hilarious and again that props to the casting people for casting the mother's for the...

...kids so phenomenally well, because you knew which kid went with which mom without ever having to see the pictures of them together. It was great. So all right, we are going to head to our last oh no, why're not heading to our last break? We just got done with that. We haven't even gotten to the other thing, which is Falcon in the winter soldier and okay, wow, that was a heck of an episode, so I will be fascinated to see where this all lands. Spoiler alert as always. First of all, the confrontation between Walker and Falcon and Bucky, where Walker is trying to basically beat them and retain his shield. That whole sequence was amazing. And you wind up with Sam losing his wings to Walker because he rips them off, and then Bucky has the shield at one point and then he tosses the shield and Sam winds up with it and it winds up basically they are. Bucky winds up dislocating Walker's arm and then they wind up basically having a team up smash where they basically Ram that dude's thick skull into the shield for the knockout blow, and it was a fantastic fight sequence. I loved it. Then you kind of go back to state side and for all of the slow nusher slowness of the story, as far as you know, I always say there are parts of it where I'm not a huge fan of where they cut off. Like I understand that this is, you know, one basically ginormous feature film, but it's something where the cut points had been lacking for me and I felt like there's some pacing issues early on, but this episode you get really Sam feeling the different ways that he is about kind of taking on the mantle of Captain America. He winds up taking the shield back the wings, he winds up leaving with his he winds up leaving the wings with his handler, with the Air Force, who that kid, apparently in the comic books, winds up taking up the Falcon Mantle. And so somebody was saying this could be kind of one of those moments, kind of like terrence Howard in the first iron man film looking over at the iron man suit, going next time like he could very well be the next Falcon like, because this is the type of thing that Marvel's been planning years in advance. But you get the box and everybody asking the question what's in the box? What's in the box? Well, I think it's obvious if you've seen the black series, figuring that's out or not out. But then announced it actually has basically the captain America Falcon Costume where he's got the wings but he's also got the shield and that is coming from Waconda. The will condons, also picking up Zemo and dropping him off at the raft. I'm pretty sure this is an obvious set up for the thunderbolts, because you've got Zemo, for sure. You've definitely got Walker, who gets discharged by the US military for going in freaking murdering somebody in the middle of a plaza with everybody in their phones while out. So that kind of became an international incident. But he is going to be a fascinating character in the end of this. So we find out that Sharon Carter is actually the one behind battrock the leaper, and he hired him to go help the flag smashers with what they're doing. But it's it's weird because you kind of start to think that maybe Sharon is the power broker. It's just seems really out of character for it, and I know that she's changed as a character sense the blip and we don't know...

...everything, it's true, inspired since then, but the fact that she hired battrock and battrock is basically intending to kill Sam like he's made no bones about that, and they are going to take on the council that is in charge of getting everybody posted whip into where they belong, and so that's going to be coming up, but Salmon Buckyerre definitely gonna have to go up again. And then you get that post credit Stinger with John Walker becoming ace hardware Captain America. And I say ace hardware because the dude is making his own shield. He is welding hit one of his metals onto it, hammering it out like it kind of reads a little bit like iron man making his suit of armor. And then he uses rustolium spray paint. Now, guys, you know that I have a diy blog as well. I have used rustolium spray paint and while I love that product, I don't think that rustollium spray paint is really built for the battle testedness of a captain America Shield and I just don't see that as being something that's going to work especially well. Maybe it's just me, but regardless, it is definitely one of those things that I'm like, Oh, okay, that is where we're at here. So that was the other big thing that we watched this weekend. We didn't watch a ton of other stuff this weekend. It's just been kind of a busy weekend. We spend a lot of time outside with all of the Nice weather. So that's kind of been what we're up to. So we're going to head to our last and then we are going to come back and do our question of the week. Stay tuned, and we are back. Thanks again so much for tuning in to the DEADELORIAN podcast. This week's Pod next question of the week is if you could ask one person question, one question, and they had to answer truthfully, who and what would you ask? I'm going to be a little bit silly on this, because anybody who knows me knows that I am not somebody who's going to rob another person of money, that sort of thing, but I am just going to go out there and say it. I would ask Jeff Bezos for his bank account pin number. The dudes got plenty. He can spare a little bit. I'm just saying, okay, I'm not really going to steal money from Jeff Bezos. Don't don't start judging me, but yeah, that I think. That's kind of my humorous answer for that this week. So all right, we are going to take off this week. Thanks again for tuning in. Appreciate you guys, whatever you were doing today. Hope you're crushing it. Take care. Will see you next week and remember parenting is a complicated profession. STAY SAFE OUT THERE.

In-Stream Audio Search

NEW

Search across all episodes within this podcast

Episodes (38)