A few years ago I was flipping through Twitter and saw this joke:
Those first two guys who thought Superman was a bird or a plane, what were they so excited about?
Weeks later I was at an open mic and I heard a comic tell the same joke on stage. I couldn’t figure out why it felt like I had heard that particular comic’s material before, even though I knew I had never seen him perform. Eventually I remembered the tweet. I cared for about a day and then decided not to anymore. If I were to start worrying about every open mic comic who steals material I’d drive [...]
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's two guys sitting around talking into microphones about Superman for a little while!
This week, Tim and Tom discuss the new, darker turn Superman has taken in the new Man of Steel movie, memories of the Batman/Superman cartoon show, the finest portrayal of Superman in any medium (Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman), Smallville, the time Superman died and everyone bought a thousand copies of the comic and some other stuff. Also, we argue a lot about Batman, because that's kind of "our thing."
But first, Tom talks about the time he gave some ungrateful young adults directions on [...]
How much do you want to see a full episode of this? With Christopher Nolan wrapping up his Batman saga this summer, this seems like the logical direction for the next trilogy. George Clooney once again is a good fit, considering his ability to grow a white moustache. Now, he just needs to beat out Burt Reynolds.
Pete Holmes's version of Batman has always been less slick than most interpretations of the character, but there's one superhero he can definitely get the better of. Superman may have superhuman strength and X-ray vision, but he's no match for Batman's quick wit.
The BIG GAME is next week, and we're spending every waking moment preparing for it. After some initial confusion regarding the Super Bowl vs. Big Game Hunting, we talk about various foods found at Superbowl parties, Domino's Pizza foray into different types of food, the merits of having a party every Sunday evening, why Superman can't play in the Super Bowl, why Batman is a bad detective and debate whether or not an NFL player should be allowed to get a free pass to Disneyworld if it's possible that he was involved in a violent crime.
We also announce the details of our upcoming tour in UK and Ireland [...]
This week we're of course talking about a movie that isn't coming out for two years, doesn't even have an official title, and very little information has been released about: Batman vs. Superman. Also this week we discuss Tim's upcoming train vacation and go over five entries into the new Tim and Tom Solve Your Problems song contest, almost half of which are disqualified immediately. We also solve a listener email about whether he should try to date his best friend's sister long distance.
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Lost Roles is a weekly column exploring “what might have been” in movie and TV comedy as we take a different actor, writer, or comedian each week and examine the parts they turned down, wanted but didn’t get, and the projects that fell apart altogether. This week, we turn our attention to Chris Rock, one of the most prominent stand-ups of his generation as well as an accomplished actor and writer. Let’s take a look at the roles Chris Rock almost played over the years, including Jimmy Olsen in Tim Burton’s Superman movie, voicing KITT the Talking Car in the Knight Rider reboot, and starring in a Richard Pryor [...]
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