Friday, April 30, 2010

Waiting For Guffman

For the last episode of the Month of Guest, co-host Jeffery Heatherly and I take a look at Waiting For Guffman (1997), Christopher Guest's first mockumentary. Among other things, we discuss the formation of the Guest aesthetic, the sexiness of Matt Keeslar, Fred Willard's surprisingly subdued performance, the worst fake musical ever made and our desire to own Remains Of The Day lunchboxes. It's an episode they'll be taking about even on Nebali!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Best In Show

Co-host Jeffery Heatherly was such a fan of A Mighty Wind that he requested we watch another Christopher Guest mockumentary - and thus was born the Month of Guest. This week we discuss Best In Show (2000), a film about dogs and the (slightly insane) people who love them. As usual, the conversation touches on not just the film but a variety of only vaguely related cultural references. We would also again like to stress that Jeff does not hate dogs.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

A Mighty Wind

Co-host Jeffery Heatherly and I discuss Christopher Guest's 2003 mockumentary A Mighty Wind, a comedy with surprising emotional depth. I sing "Ave Maria" à la Michael Hitchcock and dispel any rumors about band camp that might have been started by American Pie. Jeff offers his opinion of folk music and laments how talented comedians are shortchanged in film and television. It's an episode you'll love to hear even if it's not autumn.