October 1st, 2020
This month Lee is back with the second half of his look at the scores and soundtracks of the AIP Beach Party films, this time covering the spin-offs and unofficial sequels in the series.
Selections from Les Baxter's Score for "Beach Blanket Bingo" (1965):
--Bonehead's New Love
--Beach Blanket Bingo
"Ski Party" (1965):
--The Gasser & Ski Party --The Hondells
--We'll Never Change Them --Deborah Walley
--Paintin' the Town --Frankie Avalon and Deborah Walley
--I Feel Good --James Brown and The Famous Flames
"Sergeant Deadhead" (1965):
--How Can You Tell --Deborah Walley
--Two-Timing Angel --Donna Loren
--You Should've Seen the One That Got Away --Eve Arden
"Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine" (1965):
--Dr. Goldfoot And The Bikini Machine --The Supremes
"Fireball 500" (1966):
--My Way That Gets Me My Way --Frankie Avalon
--Step Right Up --Annette Funicello
"Thunder Alley" (1967):
--Theme from Thunder Alley --Band Without A Name
--Riot in Thunder Alley --Eddie Beram
--What's a Girl to Do --Annette Funicello
--Calahan's Theme --Loraine Singers
--Theme from Thunder Alley (Instrumental) --The Sidewalk Sounds
Opening and closing music: End Title from "Horror Express" by John Cacavas & In Un Altro Bar from "Revolver" by Ennio Morricone.
September 1st, 2020
In part one of a two-part series, Lee is going to surf through the music of the AIP Beach Party films. In this installment he's picking the soundtrack stuff he liked the most from the seven "official" films that make up the series. In part two he'll cover the spin-off films and some of the Les Baxter score work.
"Beach Party" (1963):
--Beach Party & Don't Stop Now --Frankie Avalon
--Swingin' and a-Surfin' & Secret Surfin' Spot --Dick Dale & the Del-Tones
--Promise Me Anything (Give Me Love) & Treat Him Nicely --Annette Funicello
"Muscle Beach Party" (1964):
--Running Wild --Frankie Avalon
--Muscle Bustle --Donna Loren
--Surfer's Holiday --Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello & Dick Dale
--Happy Street --Stevie Wonder
"Bikini Beach" (1964):
--Record Run & Bikini Drag --The Pyramids
--Love's a Secret Weapon --Donna Loren
--Gotcha Where I Wantcha --The Exciters
--This Time It's Love & Bikini Beach --Annette Funicello
--Because You're You --Annette Funicello & Frankie Avalon
--Dance and Shout --Stevie Wonder
"Pajama Party" (1964):
--Pajama Party & Stuffed Animal --Annette Funicello
--Among the Young --Donna Loren
--Where Did I Go Wrong --Dorothy Lamour
--There Has to Be a Reason --Annette Funicello and Tommy Kirk
"Beach Blanket Bingo" (1965):
--Beach Blanket Bingo --Annette Funicello & Frankie Avalon
--It Only Hurts When I Cry (Beach Blanket Bingo Version); It Only Hurts When I Cry (Studio Version) & New Love --Donna Loren
-- Follow Your Leader --Harvey Lembeck
-- Cycle Set --Dona Loren & The Hondells
"How to Stuff A Wild Bikini" (1965):
--How to Stuff a Wild Bikini --The Wild Bikini Chorus
--Give Her Lovin' --The Kingsmen
--Better Be Ready --Annette Funicello
--The Boy Dext Door --Harvey Lembeck
"The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini" (1966):
--Geronimo --Nancy Sinatra and The Bobby Fuller Four
--Stand Up and Fight --Piccola Pupa
--Don't Try to Fight It Baby --Quinn O'Hara
Opening and closing music: End Title from "Horror Express" by John Cacavas & In Un Altro Bar from "Revolver" by Ennio Morricone.
May 18th, 2020
Lee is joined this week by two of his regular co-hosts on the Cape Sh!t podcast to talk about John Hughes' "Weird Science" (1985). Is it a classic of the 1980s? Does the film hold up at all, or is it just one big, dated misfire, full of rape, racism, and bad jokes? Somewhere in-between? The hosts ponder this and also tackle listener comments and talk about what they've watched as of late.
"Weird Science" IMDB
Kerry on YouTube
Greg on YouTube
Where all we often review beer together on YouTube...
Featured Music: "Deep in the Jungle" by Wall of Voodoo & "Weird Science" by Oingo Boingo.
August 26th, 2019
Lee and Daniel finish off this latest round of sex comedies with "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" (2008). How does this Judd Apatow-produced film stack up to his other comedies he's been involved in? Can Lee, after drinking far too much during an earlier podcast, be able to stick to his format, form coherent thoughts, and manage to even remember what the title of the film is? Daniel, at least keeps on track in this one. Listener comments, and what the hosts have been watching as of late, also get mentioned.
"Forgetting Sarah Marshall" IMDB
Featured Music: "You Can't Break a Heart and Have It" by Frank Black & "Dracula's Lament" by Jason Segel.
August 12th, 2019
Lee and Daniel are back to tackle yet another sex comedy. This time it's another low-rent Canadian production, "Pinball Summer", from 1980. A themed sex comedy, much like "Joysticks", does it manage to deliver on its premise of arcade-based entertainment? Does it give us enough T&A on top of that? If not, how would Lee, as much more sleazy producer, sex this stuff up? Is the film even worth watching at all? Short shorts; bare male asses; pranking rich people; and not bothering with an ending are all things that are talked about in what might be one of the show's most off-the-rails episodes, as what the hosts have watched, and listener comments, instantly turn into a shit show before they even get to the film review.
"Pinball Summer" IMDB
Check out Lee's latest appearance on Cinema Beef
Featured Music: "Voyeur's Motel" & "Pinball Summer" by Jay Boivin & Germain Gauthier
August 5th, 2019
Lee and Daniel take a trip to California to check out the jazz scene and discover the proper volleyball moves that will help them feel up young beach bunnies in "California Dreaming" (1979). Living in cars for a month; surfing; being understanding of your Aryan lunkhead boyfriend; and Seymour Cassel being far too into his daughter's sex life are just some of the things talked about in this far deeper-than-expected sex comedy. Listener comments and some initial thoughts on "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" are also talked about.
"California Dreaming" IMDB
Featured Music: "Come on and Get Ready" by Henry Small & "California Dreaming" by America.
July 29th, 2019
The whole crew is on board for the podcast's long-overdue return to sex comedies. Up first it's the last of Troma studio's initial four sex comedy releases in 1983's "The First Turn-On!!". This sex comedy, formatted as an anthology film, has a lot to mull over. The hosts talk about how this might have been the first true Troma film, the gross-out gags, and the surprising positive attitudes towards sex given its genre and when it was made. Where's the rape? Is it so cleverly dumb that anything "offensive" just isn't? Would the hosts eat food stored in a cave? Why is Lee angry about the soundtrack? What can Paul tell us about a circle jerk involving a cracker? All of this and more (as well as listener comments) are covered.
"The First Turn-On!!" IMDB
Featured Music: "Tears and Synthesizers" by The Modern Thinkers & "Come Back to Me" by Shrapnel.
June 18th, 2018
Lee and Daniel are back to cap off this run of the sex comedy series, this time with their friend and returning special guest Kit Power, who suggested the films they cover in this episode. We get to see more of the on-screen talents of Ann-Margret in the flashy Elvis film "Viva Las Vegas" (1964) & in the deep-but-depressing "Carnal Knowledge" (1971). Was Elvis a good actor, or did Ann-Margret steal his thunder? Can two people have six or seven dates in one day? Is a mash-up of "Viva Las Vegas" and "Death Race 2000" a good idea? Are there any easy answers to how to help the deeply flawed characters in "Carnal Knowledge"? How does Jack Nicholson fuck, and would we sleep with him? Also: what we've watched as of late and some REALLY terrible Elvis impersonation.
"Viva Las Vegas" IMDB
"Carnal Knowledge" IMDB
Buy Kit Power's books here
Read Kit's non-fiction here
Listen to Watching Robocop with Kit Power podcast here
Featured Music: "C'mon Everybody" & "Viva Las Vegas" by Elvis Presley.
June 4th, 2018
The sex comedy series continues. The whole gang is back together to tackle two well-known porn parodies that came out long before the recent porn parody fad of the last few years. They cover 1974's "Flesh Gordon", as well as its sequel from 1990, "Flesh Gordon Meets the Cosmic Cheerleaders". Inbetween their own terrible jokes and wild tangents, Lee, Daniel and Paul consider the level of humour in both films, the production value of the films, the festishes on display, and how offensive one ten minute sequence is on almost every level (hint: it involves shit... walking, talking shit). They also cover what they've all watched and/or purchased as of late.
"Flesh Gordon" IMDB
"Flesh Gordon Meets the Cosmic Cheerleaders" IMDB
Featured music: "Stuck On You Baby" by The Groovaholics & "The All American Hero" by Terrea Smith.
May 21st, 2018
Lee and Daniel continue their look at sex comedies, again trying out something old and something more "modern". This time out it's the Italian anthology sex comedy "The Queens" (1966), featuring four beautiful ladies of the period, and then they take another trip to Canada to take a look at the "Police Academy" rip-off "Recurits" (1986). Lee also talks about two films he recently watched.
"The Queens" IMDB
Featured Music: "Le Fate Shake" by Armando Trovajoli, "Maga Magò" by Armando Trovajoli & Titti Bianchi, and "Recruits (Ride Hard, Live Free)" by Thor.
May 14th, 2018
We're back for more sex comedies this episode with Lee and Daniel. This week the hosts drool over the silly and charming "The Swinger" (1966), featuring the beautiful Ann Margret. Then they go to T & A High School to see some boobs in "Screwballs" (1983).
A great sequence from "The Swinger"
"The Swinger" IMDB
Featured Music: "The Swinger" by Ann Margret, "Shake that Thing" & "This Heart's on Fire" by Johnny Dee Fury.
May 8th, 2018
After almost two years of going in other directions, Lee and Daniel bring the podcast back to their sex comedy series. Starting off they look at what might be the prototype for the teen beach movie in 1963's "Beach Party", and then they jump twenty years ahead to look at one of the most obvious dick joke flms ever made with 1983's "Joysticks". Listener comments are also covered.
"Beach Party" IMDB
Catch Lee on a recent episode of Cinema Psyops
Featured Music: "Beach Party" by Frankie Avalon; "Surfin and A-Swinging" by Dick Dale and the Del-Tones, and "Joysticks" by Ray Knehnetsky.
July 31st, 2016
Lee and Daniel are back to finish off their second run of sex comedies. This week they look at the four films in the "Meatballs" franchise, although they mostly focus on the final two parts. Is it really a franchise? Are any of the sequels any good at all? Should they do a commentary track for "Meatballs Part II"? Tune in to find out. Also covered: listener comments and Daniel surprising Lee with the challenge of impersonating Vinnie Jones, if he were to appear in films not actually in his resume, like he had done briefly in the previous episode. No promises on the quality of the Vinnie Jones impersonation!
"Meatballs" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079540/combined
"Meatballs Part II" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087700/combined
"Meatballs III: Summer Job" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093516/combined
"Meatballs 4" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104837/combined
Watching Robocop With Kit Power Podcast: http://talkingrobocop.libsyn.com/watching-robocop-with-kit-power
Featured Music: "Are You Ready for the Summer" by Elmer Bernstein & Norman Gimbel, Sung by The North Star Kids Chorus, and "Summertime Blues" by Eddie Cochran and Jerry Capehart.
July 24th, 2016
Lee and Daniel are back for their second-to-last installment of this continuation of their look at sex comedies. Covered this time are the dive-in classic "Gas Pump Girls" (1979) & the box office flop from 2004, "EuroTrip". How exactly does one pump gas in little-to-no clothing? Are all European men rapists? Will absinthe make you see things? All of this and more is pondered in this episode! Also: a new version of the desert island game, listener comments, and what they've watched as of late.
"Gas Pump Girls" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077597/combined
"EuroTrip" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0356150/combined
Featured music: "Scotty Doesn't Know" by Lustra & "Du" by David Hasselhoff.
July 17th, 2016
Lee and Dainel are back for another entry into their sex comedy series. This time out they look at "Summer Job" from 1989 & "Bikini Drive-In" from 1995. One of these may just have made the bottom 5 films they've ever reviewed for the podcast. Also they cover listener comments, what they've watched as of late, and there's some interesting follow-up to the films they covered in the previous episode.
"Summer Job" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098411/combined
"Bikini Drive-In" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112504/combined
Featured music: "Munchie Invasion" by Mr. Moderation.
July 11th, 2016
Lee and Daniel continue the sex comedy series. This time they tackle the film Daniel claims is the 'Citizen Kane' of the genre in 1984's "Hardbodies", and then they look at yet another obscure Canadian production, "Perfect Timing" (1986). Also: Lee briefly covers the short from Astron-6 called "Cool Guys", which is heavily influenced by "Hardbodies" and similar films... as well as "Jacob's Ladder"? Listener comments and the other stuff the hosts have watched as of late are also covered.
"Hardbodies" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087385/combined
"Perfect Timing" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091746/combined
Download and/or watch "Cool Guys" here: http://www.astron-6.com/coolguys.html
Download "Perfect Timing" here: http://rarelust.com/perfect-timing-1986/
Read Jack Graham's articles:
"Psychic Landscape 1: Conjuring the '70s": http://www.eruditorumpress.com/blog/conjuring-the-70s/
"Psychic Landscape 2: Ladies' Night": http://www.eruditorumpress.com/blog/psychic-landscape-2-ladies-night/
Featured Music: "Hardbodies (Theme)" by Krak; "Cool Guys Titles" & "Cool Guys" by Jeremy Gillespie; and "Building Up" by Marvin Dolgay.
July 3rd, 2016
Lee and Daniel get into the second installment of their return to the podcast's sex comedy series. This time out they go all the way back to 1973 to talk about the softcore romp, sure to cause a rise in your Levi's, "The Cheerleaders", and then they jump ahead to 1986 to check out one of (if not the) most obscure Canadian-made sex comedies, "One Night Only", and its introduction to the viewer of 'THE SCARY CAVE'. Also covered: listener comments, what they've watched as of late, and a follow-up to a question Lee posed on the Facebook group about the child of Bob and Carol from the film "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice", covered in the previous episode.
The Cheerleaders IMDB:
One Night Only IMDB:
The BB&BC's look at "The Cheerleaders": https://badassesboobsandbodycounts.com/2016/04/10/ep172-the-cheerleaders/
Featured music: "I Like What You're Doing to Me" by the Honey Boys.
June 27th, 2016
This week Lee and Daniel jump back into their look at sex comedies. Before they jump right into the den of sleaze for the rest of the series, they start off by cleaning their palates with a much more respectable sex comedy from 1969, "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice": a film that tackles the topic of open relationships, among other things. Also covered: listener comments and what they've watched as of late.
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064100/combined
Daniel's article about Quentin Tarantino's "Death Proof", "Pulp Frission", over at Eruditorum Press: http://www.eruditorumpress.com/blog/pulp-frission/
Featured Music: "Main Title From 'Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice' (Hallelujah Chorus)" by Quincy Jones.
June 28th, 2015
Daniel and Lee return to finish off their sex comedy series with a fairly in-depth look at 1984's "Revenge of the Nerds", as well as a bit of talk about the 1987 sequel and a very brief look at the aborted TV pilot and the made-for-TV sequels. Rape, racism, tits and toilet humor are all discussed this time out, as well as nerd culture in general. Also: listener comments and what we've been watching as of late, our favourite films from our Sex Comedy series and some recommendations for other sex comedies we didn't cover.
TOR.com article on "Real Genius" and "Revenge of the Nerds" here.
Featured music: "Fuck Me, Ray Bradbury: by Rachel Bloom. See the video.
June 22nd, 2015
Daniel and Lee are back with their second-to-last entry in their extended look at sex comedies. This time out they look at 1991's "Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College", and then they review the 1988 remake of Roger Corman's "Not of This Earth", featuring Traci Lords' very first non-porn performance. Also: listener comments, a round of Movie God, and what they've been watching as of late.
Featured Music: "Bestiality" by Ennio Morricone.