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Episode · 9 months ago

033 - The Smartest in the World Redux

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This week, we discuss the continued adventures of Alton being the smartest member of the family. Additionally, we talk the Bad Batch, Schmigadoon (as in "What the heck am I watching?"), The Snoopy Show, Space Jam: A New Legacy, and a throwback with Over the Hedge.

Well, Hello and welcome to the Dad Dolorrian podcast, episode thirty three. This is going to be a big episode in terms of everything we have to discuss. While we've already done a special discussion on black widow and woke in the earlier episode from thirty two, we've got a lot of other stuff to cover since then. So, yeah, we're going to kind of get right into it. First of all, we're going to go back to a couple weeks ago there was the discussion of my son figuring out that he was the smartest member of the household. My wife pointed out that I forgot one major part of that story in terms of how he determined that he was smarter than the rest of us, and that was because he had beat his old man at candy land, and not just as old man is Mama to he beat us both a candy land and that was his justification for determining that he was smarter than us. Well, yeah, that, yeah, that's obviously not a great judge of smarts, considering it is a game of chance, and so that kind of made his chuckle and kind of having to make sure that he is aware of that. Oh so the other day he and I again me as quanker the robot, that we're having another discussion, and he wound up having another moment where he felt the need to explain to clanker, completely unprompted, what it was that made him smart, and that included telling him that Legos are made out of plastic, which right before he'd said that was one of the things that made him smart. He actually asked clanker what are Legos made out of, and I had to explain to him. He's like, yeah, I know that they're made out of plastic. The lego boxes are made from recycled cardboard. Fans require electricity, doors come from Home Depot. In other places, American flags are blue with stars, red and white. Stars in the Moon on only come out at night. Our legs in our knees and Tummies can't come off. These are all of the things that he claims that he knows that make him smarter than everybody else in the household. I'm just gonna with that, perk. Await for a minute, just think about all of the things that he has told you, because that is nowhere near the sum of all knowledge. That is not the eaching, if any of that information is in the eaching I would be completely surprised because I don't think that it should be at this point. But that was his a thing. And Yeah, then he also wanted to find out who clanker thought was smarter, Him Or clank at, Aka my wife, and that's a battle I'm not even going to try to fight. Like it is definitely clank yet in that situation, but it was just it was another one of those fun unprompted conversations where you're just like, I don't know where he's getting this stuff, and I mean he gets a lot of weird conversations, like you...

...kind of wonder where the heck is he getting this information? The other day he apparently was talking about how he needed to go to the obedience school. which what the obedience school is? It's not been anything that I've been able to deduce other than it sounds like it's a library, but they have Duncan donuts, which is weird because like you apparently have to read a magazine and they tell you that you win prizes and if you select the prize that's the Dunkin donuts, they appear instantly and he consumed all of them and, like I asked him for explanations about what this obedience school is and he goes in circles and I have no earthly idea what he's talking about for most of it, like and I'm like, well, is this something from Mickey Mouse Club House? Well, no, Micky comes, but it's not that Kate, like it sounds like the most random thing you could ever think of, like you're trying to figure out where in his brain it's coming from. I think he probably has a little bit of Daddy's, a creative brain that just kind of gets going on the imagination and comes up with stuff. But like, what about Duncan donuts? Like he's been to Duncan DONET's two times his entire life and so I didn't think they made that big of an impression on him, but apparently they did, because the obedience school has Dune Con donuts and also the beating of school is not in session on anybody's birthdays, which to me tells me that it's not going to be ever in session, because everybody has a birthday sometime right like I don't think there's any day in the world that somebody wasn't born. So yeah, that was a very interesting conversation to be having with him and trying to understand that, like they just say the darnest things and you don't always know where it's coming from. There he gets it. Like there are certain things that they'll do and like they will absolutely like you can tell it came from somebody. Case and point, one of the things that we noticed very early on is that he picked up a lot of mannerisms from one of his preschool teachers, Miss Ashley, who, like he drops like hand gestures while talking that you look at him and you go, oh my gosh, that's Ashley coming out, or like there's certain phrases that she has said around him that he picked up and when he says it, he says it exactly like her and like I just bust up laughing because it's like, okay, Yep, definitely saw Miss Ashley there. Okay, so that was that's the sort of thing that you get when you've got children, and so it's it's a wonderful blessing and a constant source of amusement and I love every minute of it's so we're gonna go ahead, we're going to take our first break. When we come back. We've got so much to talk about about streaming, so very much viewing, so much good stuff, even a little throwback that we did get to watch this week. So stay tuned for that. And we are back. Thanks again for tuning in to the dead Dolorian podcast. I am your host, Andrew, really grateful that you are here. Are Enjoying all of our discussions on parenting as well as whatever it is that we were watching. Mostly streaming nowadays because of the fact...

...that nobody ever goes out for anything, but you do occasionally get those things, like last week's discussion of black widow. Regardless the this week, for the stuff that we've been watching, it was a bit of a mortgage Borg in terms of different stuff that we've watched, because we've watched quite a bit this week. So the bad batch most recently was the first thing that I would have to bring up, and getting to see Hara and her parents and have Omega be the reason that they wind up going back to save her parents. It wound up being great and just the getting to kind of see early Hara when she's really first starting out but getting ready to rebel, and when she has to work with her friends to get the bad badge out. It was a very fun episode. Really enjoyed it. Really enjoyed getting to see how Haro knows how to scramble her ship's Colms so that are not her colms but her beacon, so that they don't identify the ship that was. There was a lot of stuff in there. We Know Felony likes his tie into all of his other stuff and I think Haro was no exception. I do hope that this means at some point down the road will get to see Omega and live action, but regardless of whether or not we do, the connection between her and Harrow was, I think, phenomenal and and I was the type of thing that I kind of feel like you kind of don't get enough of, is these people who are children that are in the aftermath of this war or in the foremost part of this rebellion, and kind of seeing the impact that these wars had on them and them getting ready to kind of know what they have to do in order to continue on. Like it was, it was a good episode. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thoroughly enjoyed the breakout there. Enjoyed getting to see chopper getting to work and also getting to see Haro do her first takeoff and landing and yeah, there was so much, so much going on in this episode. Really, really enjoyed it. Going to be interested to see how the last four episodes play out, but it will be a lot of fun from here on out, is all I can say for sure. So next up we watch something that we wouldn't normally have watched, like and it's one of those things, one because, like usually we're watching kids stuff for the most part. Like we get to watch our own stuff occasionally, but for the most part most of what we watch is kids stuff. I'm just going to be honest with you. And the other day we decided we were going to try something different that we hadn't seen before, and that is Schmigadon now, if you don't have apple TV plus, I can't say I blame you. Honestly, there's not a ton of stuff on there that I'm interested in. I have it because I have a one year subscription thanks to my phone purchase when I most recently bought one. But regardless, it is a I wouldn't pay money for it. But the majority of...

...what I watch on there is the stoopy show, which it is actually surprisingly good and we'll get to that in a minute. But Amanda and I sat down and watch the first episode of the show Schmigadoon, which, long story short, a couple of doctors who are in a relationship that is not going anywhere go on some couples like hike thing to bring their relationship closer and wind up wandering into a little town that they can't get out of. That is basically based off of Brigadoon from the old gene Kelly musical. For those of you aren't familiar, and let me be honest with you, guys like I watched a lot of musicals as a kid. So like this, it kind of peaked my interest because I'm like it was like you're doing kind of a send up of it. It's actually produced by Warren Michaels, who is known for SNL. So that could mean a good thing or a bad thing. I I'm not sure. It's going to depend on if we're getting kind of classic Horn Michaels or the more tired Warren Michaels that I feel I doesn't really do anything fresh. I'm not watched SNL in years, like it's just hasn't been relevant to me. But I grew up watching some of it back in the early two thousands and, you know, enjoyed some of that and some of the older classics that were out there. So it'll be interesting. The CAST. It's Keygan, Michael Key, key can Michael Key, I think it is. I can never remember. It's not Jordan Peel. So yeah, keeking a Michael Key, I think is the name. Yeah, and CECILY strong from SNL, and so it right there. You get two funny people going into this and it'll be it'll be interesting to see how the rest of the series plays out. We've only watched the one episode so far. It was well done, I have to say, like it kind of has that old timy musical feel. There may be some Innuendo that I'm like Kay, I didn't really need that, but thanks. But overall, like, I think it'll be interesting to kind of see how it plays out and we'll go from there. So that was a little bit different from our viewing habits. We also watched a lot of the snoopy show, which, if you have not watched the snoopy show and if you have apple TV plus and are not planning on canceling it or you're just not sure what to watch like. It is actually a surprisingly enjoyable show that kind of has up good feel for the peanuts characters. Like it feels a lot like the old TV specials, like, you know, Charlie Brown Christmas all of that. The animation is definitely a little bit newer than what you're used to, but it is still kind of looks like that old pencils drawn. It's not like the dream works animation version of the peanuts. But overall it's a fun, fun little show. It's basically the episodes, if I remember correctly, are broken into three kind of mini episodes that kind of serve as the different comic strips in the series. But overall, like they're all fun snoopy getting into mischief, that sort of thing, and you get all of the right kind of nostalgia the notes out of it. The other thing is the composer who does the soundtrack for it is phenomenal in terms of replicating that kind of Vince Garralti field to...

...the music. The music feels very well put together and it feels like it does tie in very well to kind of the classic Vince Garralti themes that you've heard in the past and will kind of recognize, and so it really it's a very enjoyable little series. It's cute. Enjoy it. If you've got kids, definitely worth watching. If you're an adult, you might want to watch it just because it might be fun and your board, but if you're a peanuts fan, I think you'll really enjoy the series. I would I pay for Apple TV plus just for that. Probably not like most of the stuff that's on apple DV plus, I don't think. I'm not interested in, but regardless, it is what it is. So we also watched what I will dub the most unnecessary remake of a movie and known to man, and that is space jam, a new legacy. Okay, now let's be completely honest, guys. Space Jam, the original, was a whacky film because it involves the looney tunes and Michael Jordan and realistically it was a bizarre concept. How it worked, I don't know. Like I think it was panned by critics for the most part, but it's kind of achieved a cult status and really I think Michael Jordan was kind of the driving force behind it. That said, putting Lebron James in that class one I don't think of Lebron James as being kind of the Thea all media Maven that I think Jordan kind of was at the time. I mean, I feel like Jordan was just about everywhere when space jam came out, and so it was one of those things where like he had that kind of global presence and appeal. And I'm not saying that Wellbron James isn't recognizable or anything like that. I just don't feel like it's the same thing. I feel like Lebron has been chasing Michael Jordan for all of his life and it's just not the same. So yeah, going back to that, though, it is a fun movie. I am going to tell you. Don cheetle is really in his element in this role of the malicious ai who basically says who, Lebron, I want to put you in the movies, and he's like, heck no, because basically it's like they can take you and put you into any warner brothers property that you want and it wait. The whole concept is Corny, but really the original concept was pretty corny anyway. So it's not like this is anything new. But the fun for this winds up being, like it really does have a lot of good moments to it. Getting the ability to allow Lebron to see that the looney tunes need to be able to play their way instead of playing his way and kind of being themselves, and then using that as the lesson to you use for his son, that his son wants to play video games because he's making basketball camp, and the whole thing at the beginning with him getting a video game and then missing a game winning a shot as...

...a great school where it was. It's contrived. Let's be completely honest. I mean, this isn't even the man's real family. This is a bunch of actors pretending to be as family, which, you know, the president was set with the original space jam. I'm not knocking it, I just gotta Laugh. It's like, Oh, you're being a parent to these kids who aren't really your kids. Okay, yeah, so that was a lot of fun. Really, it was much more enjoyable than I was expecting it to be. I did set a pretty wild bar for it, but honestly, you guys, it's worth watching. If you've got HBO Max, I'd check it out. It made me laugh quite a bit. My Kids wubbed it, and I mean they kit. The kids loved the first one, so it was definitely, I think, a worthwhile watch. As much as I hate to say it, I still hate Lebron James and don't want them to succeed in the Los Angeles area, but this movie was okay, so that is that. Finally, we did do a bit of a throwback this week because Allen wanted to watch a movie the night after we watched space jam and I was looking through to see, well, what can I find, what is there out there that we might be able to watch, and I stumbled across on Hbo Max over the Hedge, which I own that movie. At least I did own that movie. I can't find the DVD anywhere. have no idea where it went, but I really thoroughly enjoyed that movie. I mean it's got such a stellar voice. Asked. You've got your Bruce Willis playing rj the raccoon, you've got Gary schandling playing vern the Turtle, William Shatner playing a possum and acting out death scenes like James t kirk was fantastic, and Steve Carrell is Hammy the squirrel. Oh my gosh, if there was ever a more perfect casting for a squirrel. Steve Carrell is very clearly, I think, the most perfect person you could put in that role and his version on Hammy was just phenomenal and I love that movie, so it had been a while since I'd seen it. Sat down and watched it with the boys. I mean the voice cast is fantastic, the plot is fun. It's really a fun, you know, movie to watch. I really wish they would have done a sequel. At this point I don't think we're ever going to see a sequel, although stranger things have happened, but it's definitely one of those ones where I think a sequel should have happened at some point and it just didn't get big enough at the time. But it was enjoyable family movie from DreamWorks Animation and Yeah, I thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed it and getting to go back and watch it. My boys did enjoy it as well, so kind of they got their laughs out of it. It was it was a good time. It was a good time. So we're going to head to our last break. When we come back we are going to go to our pod deck question the week stay too, and we're back. Thanks again for Tuning in to the DAD Dorian podcast. If you want to join us in supporting the podcast a couple different ways, you can do that. If you have not followed us on facebook or Instagram, go ahead...

...and do that. If you want to support US monetarily, we do have that option at the Dad Doloriancom buy me a coffee and on. There you can do a onetime gift. Or if you want to go ahead and support us on a more long term basis, there is our Dad Dolrian covert membership program and that will get you an advanced notice as to what the episode for the week is going to be about, as well as the entry into our dad delorrian covert meetings, which currently take the form of online video gaming. So that is where we are at on that. This week's Pod dext question of the week is do you have anything autographed by a celebrity? Well, I will say it depends on your version of celebrity. I thought about this long and hard and I really don't have a whole lot that's autographed by celebrities, with the exception of I do have some comic books that are signed by Aaron Low presty. Now, that being said, one you have to be a nerd to know who aaronoid presty is, because he has a comic book artist currently working for DC, but he has worked over the years for DC. He's worked for Marvel. I believe he worked for image comics at one point and possibly with dark. Course, I may be overstating my cousin's resume, but I do have to say it maybe gets a little bit less impressive to have the autograph of the celebrity when you are actually in fact related to them. So I grew up going to Thanksgiving dinners and Christmas dinners occasionally at my he's my second cousin, so he is my mother's first cousin, but we went to dinners at his house or his house his grandmother and his grandmother's house either. Good grief, I can't get my family relation straight. My great aunt's house, she and my uncle Tom would host big family gatherings and so we would go and he would be there and it was it was always a good time. I missed those days. We don't have as many of those big family reunion kind of situations anymore, but you know, growing up that was a lot of fun for me, and really I mean it's one of those things too. Like my cousin has done some really amazing work. He did actually do work on the planet hulk storyline, for those of you who are wondering if there's anything that he's done that you might have heard of. So the planet hulk storyline, which they tapped that a bit for the Thor ragnarok movie. They did not credit my cousin in the credits. If you were curious why they didn't credit him in the credits, I don't know, but I can tell you my first reaction to seeing hulk decked out as a gladiator was, holy crap, my cousin drew that. So so you know, that is kind of where it is. So I've got a few of his comic books that are stashed away somewhere with his autograph on them. But again, I think I can walk over to his house and knock on his door and have him autograph stuff like just because he's related, and I...

...don't think he's going to be like no, Andrew, I'm not going to sign it for you. Like I I'm not visited him in a while. I really do need to do that, but I occasionally will jump onto his facebook lives and heckle him. The really good one was a few weeks ago he was drawing a character named Maxima and I jumped on his live and said, Oh, and seething the character. I go well, I was expecting to see a niece on and that earned me him using whatever he's got for like his video soundboard thing, to use a three stooges thing on me. So that was it was a lot of fun. I was actually fun story. I was actually the ring bearer in his wedding and out of that I got a Gijoe tank that I no longer have. That, I think was probably worth some money now, but that is what it is. But yeah, so as far as a celebrity autographs go, my cousin's autograph is probably about the closest thing you're going to get. So yeah, hope you guys have a great week. Whatever you're doing, help you're crushing it and remember parenting is a complicated profession. Stay safe out there, my friends. Take care. I.

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