Welcome to Look Hughes Talking. We're two Los Angeles based comedians, Tim and Anthony, and we want to talk to you about Hughes...John Hughes! Join the two of us, weekly, as we travel through Hughes' angst filled body of work. We'll cover everything he's written or directed, from classics like Pretty in Pink, to forgotten adventures like Nate and Hayes. Spoilers will run rampant, so be sure to watch the movies along with us, or don't! Just remember, life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and listen to our podcast once in a while, you could miss it.
In part 2 of the Best of Hughes we're visited by Stephanie Altholz, Trevor Yasuda, Chris Laxamana, Jasmine Elist, Claire Stanton, Jeff Galante, Tony Czech, Jeanette Maus, Emily Wilson, Abra Moore, Chris Kleckner, Julie Birke, James Bricker, Chris Dugovich, and Christopher Douglas Reed. We pass through Hughes gold including Flubber, Reach the Rock, Drillbit Taylor, and Beethoven. Don't forget to follow your dreams kids. Even if that means becoming a widower.
The first half of our Best Of series includes appearances by, Darren Hayes, Andy Williams, Emily Wilson, Drew Droege, Laura Hughes, Drew Talbert, Madeleine Coghlan, plus Tim Stanton and Anthony Armentano, of course. Grab a special crew, your favorite plastic pastry, and roll over and show us what you got. Ladies...don't forget...use that urinal like a man. Thanks for listenting!
We've watched the good, we've watched the bad, we've watched them both, and now we have been generating a podcast for a year, and we thought we did pretty good, we hope you thought so too, so thank you for listening! We'll be back with a little something next week. Tell us how you feel about Kurt Loder.
Actor Christopher Douglas Reed is our guest for the final Hughes' movie, Drillbit Taylor (Owen Wilson, Nate Hartley, Ian Roberts, Troy Gentile, David Koechner, Leslie Mann, Matt Walsh, Lisa Lampanelli, Josh Peck, Danny McBride, Cedric Yarbrough, Stephen Root). The show opens with a short chat about the state of San Diego sports. Later, Anthony uncovers the fact that half the film was shot at local coffee chains, Tim talks about body hair, and Chris wants you to use his MeUndie promo code. A special guest (Darren Hayes) pops in...who could it be? (Darren Hayes)? Adam Baldwin and Chuck Liddell join Hughes alum, Frank Whaley for a cameo bonanza, Bueller gets referenced, and Tim pleasures zombies. John Hughes' favorite slur returns. Enjoy! Last Hughes Movie! We'll be back with the gathering of a lifetime.
Maid in Manhattan (Jennifer Lopez, Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson, Stanley Tucci, Tyler Posey, Frances Conroy, Amy Sedaris, Marissa Matrone, Bob Hoskins) is our movie of the week, when we watch the second to last Edmond Dantes film. The guys talk about pepperoni, strange extras, and Tim has some suggestions for J. Lo's hair. Chris and Anthony questionably recreate a missing scene, and we find out that a job in management is practically unattainable. Anthony remembers the one time he attended a high school, film award ceremony. Some call us the state assemblyman of podcasts, some call us, "too young".
Tim's 16-year-old cousin, James, stops by for a podcast about the Ed Helms and Christina Applegate led Vacation (Skylar Gisando, Steele Stebbins, Chris Hemsworth, Leslie Mann, Beverly D'Angelo, Chevy Chase, Charlie Day, Ron Livingston, John Francis Daley) continuation. We don't spoil this one for you since it's still in theaters, so SAFE LISTENING AHEAD! We talk about the current state of bullying in high school, Anthony talks about the current state of Linda Cardellini, and Sigmund Freud pops in to give some much needed analysis. Adam Scott Aukerman may have snagged a big fish when U2 visited U Talkin' U2 To Me? last week, but someone equally important to our show visits us from beyond the grave.
The guys dust off the old VCR to welcome comedian and actress, Julie Birke, to the show for a movie they wish never existed, Reach the Rock (William Sadler, Alessandro Nivola, Brooke Langton, Norman Reedus). Time doesn't just stop during Hughes' last 90s venture, it dies. Julie and Anthony talk about Scream. Julie and Anthony talk about Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Julie and Anthony talk about Friends. Tim listens patiently. Tread lightly, because "spoiler alert", we spoil everything. And remember to shed those layers when you go for your inebriated, midnight swims.
Anthony starts the show off in a drive time fashion to welcome their guest, Chris Kleckner. In honor of this years' Ed Helms and Christina Applegate Vacation reboot, the guys watch the last of the original Griswold adventures, Vegas Vacation (Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Ethan Embry, Marisol Nichols, Wallace Shawn, Sid Caesar, Wayne Newton, Jerry Weintraub, Christie Brinkley, Miriam Flynn, Julia Sweeney). Anthony shares a dark fantasy of his, Darren remembers the days he had to slum it at the Mirage, and Chris channels Sid Caesar. Tim Stanton shows up in various forms, plus Anthony and Chris share stories of being underage in Vegas. The guys talk about the delicate art of drinking via straw. A long forgotten Republica song is welcomed with open arms.
As Just Visiting comes to a close, the guys discuss everything from Peter Schilling's Major Tom (Coming Home) to Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? contrinutors, Rockapella. Tim tells us where mints originated, Bowie humor is the best, and Tara Reid is perfectly cast. Darren's livelihood is saved by a deleted recording, and Bill Cosby find his way into the conversation, yet again. Tim asks the question, "What's with Prince and colors?" As the episode comes to a close, one of the guys is sad that he'll miss out on Vegas Vacation.
Darren opens the show with an in-depth analysis of the comic relief in Star Wars, then does an impression of a beloved Princess Bride character. It's safe to say, Tim loves Just Visiting (Jean Reno, Christina Applegate, Christian Clavier, Tara Reid, Malcolm McDowell, George Plimpton, Bridgette Wilson, Matt Ross), the other two, not so much. The French language is butchered, a Tone Loc beef is settled, and one of the hosts is related to a Muppet. Later, Tim Tebow's fire still burns bright, and there's a much needed VeggieTales breakdown. Anthony begins writing the next French disco hit. The show closes with foreskin chat.
Tim and Anthony continue their Home Alone 3 conversation with Abra Moore. Tim's in awe of Alex Pruitt's gigantic brain, and Anthony gets distracted by a Chicago Bulls locker. Abra talks about her diary, and Tim shares some of his grandfather's classic entries in his own diary. Boobs escape the boys, and the butt trauma is aplenty. Traps are elevated to a new level, and the topic of horror movies comes up. Anthony remembers a terrifying James Brolin movie from his childhood, and Tim's bedside manner is nonexistent. The trio answers the question: Does height really matter in the dating world? And Anthony relates everything to Friends. Cinefile! Located on Santa Monica Blvd, near the freeway.
This week, it's Home Alone 3 (Alex D. Linz, Olek Krupa, Lenny von Dohlen, Haviland Morris, Kevin Kilner, Rya Kihlstedt, David Thornton, Scarlett Johansson, Seth Smith, Neil Flynn), with friend of the show, Abra Moore. Hughes goes John Woo, Sixteen Candles' Haviland Morris returns as a mom, RC Cars reign supreme in the 1990s, and the Pruitt family is obsessed with dat booty. Anthony gets awkward during Robin Williams' Jack, and tells a farfetched story about a recent Uber ride. Abra talks about living on a farm with a duck, and Tim finds a new favorite actor in Darren T. Knaus. The boys' love Cinefile, local video sanctuary, and home to the world's only Chris Elliott section.
The Hughes adjacent episodes continue, with one for South Park's 80s teen-centric Season 6 episode, Asspen. Darren and Tim return from their hiatus, and immediately shots are fired at one of last week's guests, Emily Wilson. Tim gets a song off his chest, and Darren can't keep his cool at the movie theater. The guys talk about wetting the bed, what not to eat when you go out, and skiing. A special guest appears at Anthony's door, and Joe Cocker dies for the second time! Tim and Darren try out their bad standup. Serious Michael Jackson talk closes out the show. The boys leave you with a song in your hearts.
While Tim and Darren are away, Anthony will play, and he's joined by fresh, new guest, Jeanette Maus and weathered, Bueller veteran, Emily Wilson for the Lifetime movie of a lifetime, A Deadly Adoption (Kristen Wiig, Will Ferrell). They talk about bad husbands, shelter living for the fashionable, and the best excuse when someone finds out you're not really pregnant. This crew witnesses the politest sex scene in the history of TV moviedom. Emily teaches us about dirty "thots" and learns about the Crash Test Dummies, Jeanette eats breakfast, and Anthony airs his apartment grievances. We get some personal stories about Kristen Wiig and Tori Spelling, then delve into the at home classics, Evil Bong and the Gingerdead Man. Never forget Charlie, and the Dock is a character!
This week's movie, Flubber (Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, Christopher McDonald, Ted Levine, Clancy Brown, Wil Wheaton, Edie McClurg, Jodi Benson) angers Tim, excites Darren, and makes Anthony feel nostalgic. The guys talk about missing Robin Williams, robot great, Weebo, and what it takes to win a college basketball game. John Hughes gives us yet another movie with two bumbling flunkies. Plus, it's okay to enslave sentient beings created in a lab. Anthony shares a traumatic Halloween experience, and reveals that he's already finished season 3 of Orange Is the New Black. Darren tries to sabotage the show, and the gang alienate alleged listeners Wil Wheaton and Fatboy Slim. Everyone shares the terrible things they'd do to Flubber.
Tim and Anthony welcome Tony Czech to the show for this week's 101 Dalamatians (Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Hugh Laurie, Joely Richardson, Joan Plowright, Mark Williams) episode. Before they recap the movie, Anthony reads a list of director Stephen Herek's most influential films, including The Mighty Ducks and the unapologetic Mark Wahlberg vehicle, Rock Star. Tony defends NCIS, Anthony has a bone to pick with CSI, and Tim can't wrap his head around the number of dogs in the movie. Two of the guys have their world rocked, when they learn about Clarence Carter and his 1985 hit, "Strokin'". Glenn Close survives a vat molasses, and delivers a number of maniacal laughs. The 90s classic Sega CD is mentioned.
This week, we watch John Hughes' 1994 box office bomb, Baby's Day Out (Joe Mantegna, Lara Flynn Boyle, Joe Pantoliano, Cynthia Nixon, Fred Thompson, Eddie Bracken, Matthew Glave), a movie Tim has waited this entire show to see, but first he weighs in on Miracle on 34th Street. The show includes an impressive gorilla suit, genital mutilation, and a Baby named Bink. Darren discovers a failed Baby's Day Out video game, and Tim has a grand old time. John Hughes loves Looney Tunes, and Anthony can't stand babies. The show ends with a chat about wealth and charity.
Darren and Anthony watch the 1994 remake of Miracle on 34th Street (Elizabeth Perkins, Dylan McDermott, Richard Attenborough, Mara Wilson, James Remar, Jane Leeves, Jennifer Morrison), but first they shoot out some short feelings about Tomorrowland, and David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars. The show stumbles into flatulence talk. Darren shares an online run-in with Mara Wilson, and Daryl Hall shares an intimate moment with all of us. Anthony reminisces about the Jurassic Park trilogy, and claims that acting is just a whole lot of one particular bodily function. The movie takes both men by surprise.
Tim and Anthony watch Home Alone 2 (Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Catherine O'Hara, Tim Curry, Ally Sheedy, Devin Ratray, Brenda Fricker, Rob Schneider) and record a proper episode. The guys also talk about The People vs. George Lucas, and the differences between the Pigeon Lady and Old Man Marley. Tim does his best to sabotage the show with his digestive system. Plus, Joe Pesci speaks like a rabid dog. Tim shares a recent movie theater experience, and the show wraps with a spolier free chat about Mad Max: Fury Road, and Anthony can't wait for the Mad Men finale.
We tried our best to give you Home Alone 2 this week, but sometimes life doesn't work out the way you want it to. It's okay! Anthony's here to settle the angst. He talks about a recently received email, and issues an apology. Shonda Rhimes and Steve Coogan are mentioned. Plus we just want you to know how much we love and appreciate you. Thanks for listening!