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Season 2, Episode 47 · 1 year ago

The Golden Age of Comedy Movies


The early 2000s were a real treasure trove of comedy movies, most of which involved Seth Rogen or Judd Apatow. Superbad, The 40 Year Old Virgin, many to choose from!

This week, Mike & Mike talk about:

  • Our favorite comedy movies from the last 20 years.
  • Mike Wells is about to be a dad.

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We always want you guys to be a part of the show, so join in on the conversation. All you got to do is head over to our website, www dottblpod dotnet, and you can click on the blue microphone and leave us a voice message, which will respond to on the air. You can also use our website to access our official discord server and chat with us at all kinds of other listeners just like you, at any time you want. Once again, head on over to our website, www dottblpod dotnet. Welcome to the Basement Lounge podcast with your host Mike Shay and Mike Wells. Sit Back, grab a drink, relax, let's see where the time takes us. Enjoy, but I'm having a much better day at work than Alec Baldwin did the other day. Chits, that's how you gonna open up sound and open up this fucking show. That's a cold open. Yeah, it is. Holy Shit. I really read a lot into it, but I mean apparently, what I know is the guy said Cold Gun. Yeah, gave it to him and he just so he's practicing whipping out the gun or something like that, and it went off. It went off. It's this is essentially how Brandon Lee died doing the crow is. So when blanks still have projectiles. Yeah, but it's literally just the cap that holds the yeah, the gunpowder. It's not a it's not a bullet around. So depending on the proximity, it can still kill you, which is how Brandon Lee died, and that's what happened here. Is How close was he? I guess pretty fucking close, because it hit the director and the cinematographer. The director got out the hospital. The cinematographer is the one who died. Yeah, which is it's a complete fucking freak accident. I mean I think that in brandonly are the only two I can think of this ever actually happening. Yeah, but like, the more people are are digging into at the shit because apparently, like, this wasn't the first time there had been an accidental discharge on the set of this movie. Oh, the first time someone got hit? What? And then you find out that, like, I had the crate, that Sam crew crew quit earlier through, walked out, walked off the set because it was like, you know, day after day, day or two after the cinematographer died, and I'm time about before Oh, really you that that morning. I think what I had heard that morning they had to find a new crew that morning. That's fucked. I think that's well, because he's also the producer of the movie. Yeah, and so I guess they're finding out that, like he didn't have, because you have firearms on a movie set, you're supposed to have like x number of qualified officials there to supervise, and I guess they didn't. Oh, so they're finding out that, like he was cutting corners to try to just get the movie made and this happened, which is not not fucking good at all. But I guess right now he's just kind of shut up in his house and not talking anybody, which I accidentally kill somebody. Yeah, that's good, fuck you up a little bit. So I can I can understand him wanting to, you know, disappear for a little bit, but he's he's going to be in some trouble. Yeah, he's going to be in some major trouble. But then what I'm seeing now is all these movie and TV show sets are saying, okay, no more, because you could, because a lot of movies that's also will have like actual live guns, live rounds, and then you have to have like professional stunt people using them. Well, because that's like what Keanu Reeves did with with John Wick. Yeah, but a lot of these movie sets are saying they're no longer going to use and those are what they call prop guns. Prop guns doesn't mean a fake gun, it means a real gun that's like faken with fake ammunition. They're saying they're no longer going to use live ammunition on sets. That's why I tweeted out the other day. I was like, okay, wait, so hundreds of people die every year and I can't think you have many. Thousands of...

...people have died in last couple years from mass shootings. One fucking accidental, freak accident death on a movie says something. Everyone's all about changing shit with guns on set, like fuck all the way off. Really. Yeah, Jesus Christ, there are some really get fucked up memes that come out of it. Oh, they're hilarious. I feel bad. I hate myself for laughing at him, but I try to make one that was very tasteful, but not like I think I wrote, like worst episode of thirty rocks I ever scrat think everybody seen that one. But like there's some really good memes, dude. I saw stuff that was like referencing like beetlejuice, because he was in beetle juice about like getting the book of the the guide to the undead or something like that. And well, rust is also hey level on call of duty. I'm multiplayer really and then somewhere I was like I would never want to go one on one without bald and Russ multiplayer left while I was like that's fucking insane. That's that's fucking brilliant. Holy Shit, that he that's a rough week. Yeah, that's a that's a bad day at work. That's at that point you got to figure in the movie. Get shut down like them. Never let it died. Yeah, like Brandon the crow was different because they were basically done shooting. It was like the last week of shooting when he died and they just used stunt bubbles, I think, to fill in the gaps or whatever. But yeah, this is like they were freshened to shooting this fucking movie and, like you're saying, it sounds like it was plagued from the beginning. Yeah, that's why it sound like at that morning, I mean I think I read it's all right, a, ready, right. That morning they were the crew walked out for something. Then that happened. I know it was a it was another walk off after I can't remember her name, though. The cynathograber died. But apparently, like he's kind of in the clear, somewhat in the way because of the fact that you can, I guess the audio has them saying the one guy saying cold gun. Right, he thought it was yeah, fine, yeah, I don't think he I don't think he'll face any criminal charge. Now he's gonna get the shit suit out of him by the family, though, for sure. And I it was straight accident. I mean there's nothing more. Yeah, it was. It's not more cut and dry than beef jerky. I don't know. I mean it's really I mean it's just that that's a sad it's a horrible, horrible accident. Yeah, it's a good but but it's yeah, it's all. He went there that day and I'm gonna shoot this fuck himsograber way. It's got make it look like an accident. I'm real right. I think ALC ball. It's crazy, but they really use that fucking crazy. I think I took this one down, if I shouldn't say as a man, I will really try to impersonate trump by saying hess fuse, when trump was like I can go out of fucking viit that, but here she's somebody still. I was like, I took that one down. I think that's you got a twitter for your kid, now for your yeah, chill. The Dad fit and I had one of my best tweets ever, I think, ever, written like, and I'm saying this like, I think it's a fucking great tweet. Let me see if I can pull it up, because I don't think people get the levels of this tweet. I really I sweeted twice today. Now, fantas snap. Right now would I be considering an abortion text. What Texas? Go after him? What was it? Let me find I gotta go. Hold on, so I don't follow it. My baby doesn't follow anybody and either. mean. Okay, I thought is once I take my first twelve steps as a baby, people are going to think I'm a recovering alcoholic and I accept that because the first step of the twelve steps is excepting that as I had so gold and that's that. That joke has levels. Yeah, I've been making fun of this fucking and the new ant man in the Wasp logo.

Yeah, there's not supposed to say both. To say quantum mania. That that's what it's a fucking supposed to say. This is like what you said. Oh yes, it's it's Peter going to or the one I put today, which is the picture of master chief and it just says halo intensify. But then I saw, yeah, your what one week, two weeks from baby, next Monday. Next Monday is when is the do date? Or is that when your C section? Doing C section? Yeah, if if he doesn't flip, it's a C section. If he does, it's induced. I was a c section baby, or, as my mother lovingly puts it, a tumor baby tumor baby yea to be removed. I still want to. I still trying to figure out what I want to say to doc, to the DOC. Okay, get it out of my wife. It's going to be interesting as it like. Has It hit you yet, like, Holy Shit, I'm going to be a dad now. It hasn't hit me yet because, partially at will me my I've haven't had sex in a while, so I haven't physically hit the baby with my Dick, who was there much of a risk to begin with? Now she's not amazing. Like the last thing you want to do is like have sex to somebody that like is not comfortable at all. Oh, yeah, again, I'm not going to be like hey, I want to have sex and like kind of not guilt into it. Be Like be like yeah, that's just, you know, because I know I might even box. She's not in the mood, like she's not like she's miserable. Yeah, she's ready for this to be over with. Yeah, I mean that's hit me. Yeah, I mean it will mean. Yeah, it's something to think. I mean, I'm excited. I'm crazy excited. Yeah, I you don't think about seem might meet my son for the first time. Gives me a like warm feeling inside. That's the most human I've felt my entire list human thing you've ever said on this fucking Shit. Probably so. Yeah, now, I mean, wellready, it just she's miserable or just like all right, let's do this, motherfuckers. Guys got the room and everything set up and everything's member stung. Fuck. Yeah, Dude, so many folks forget to do that. They forget to like they like I will bring the baby home and go from there and then they realize like, Oh shit, we need we have nothing set up and rooms Ding. A lot of times we were told of the bread baby pretty much sleep in our room for the first like six months to a year. Oh Yeah, I've heard that too. Yeah, so it's kind of like, why the fuck do we put this room together? And then my parents didn't do that with my little brother and sister. It was like nut crib right away, which pissed my youngest brother off because he ended up having a share a room. We don't really somebody rooms in the so whenever you know, baby had a crying fit, he didn't sleep. Now we're it's exciting, it's different. Yeah, I'll be dead in five weeks. Probably has now a sleep. But yeah, that's just piss I'm literally pissed because Halo comes out in December and the baby and try and play Halo. That's what I'm pissed about. That's what that's your mind is right now. Look a Halo, if any, looks so good, really good. That God fucking kid. You know, sometimes it feels like life really gives you the raw deal. So give yourself some raw comfort in the form of edible cookie dough from dope. Dope is committed to reducing the stigmas around mental health and addiction recovery, well making the world a little sweeter one spoonful at a time. They've got flavors ranging from classics like chocolate chip and snickerdoodle to crazy concoctions like Brownie batter and Ntella Banana. Plus. They donate a portion of every sale to the she recovers Foundation, a nonprofit charity with a mission to connect, support and empower women in or seeking recovery. Just head on over to dopecom Dou ghpcom, put together a killer sample pack and use the Code Tblo five to get five dollars off your order at check out.

You'll also get free shipping nationwide. So grab some dope today and get ready to lick that spoon clean. You guys, pick a name yet? Yeah, do you not want to say now yet? Okay, not yet. Cool, cool, it's going to be a letter between a and Z. Oh, fantastic. Yeah, not Elon's kids. It's just pull was from seven or from Scithfield, and I'm gonname my kids seven to seven. Just sounds good. It does kind of sound or Jersey waiting right way. Yeah, where they're going around the guys like it's a chlamydia. It's a nice word. I name my daughter Klamitia blank. So good. Yeah, it's that's a fucking great movie. Yeah, I think that's the one I can watch just on repeat. We're talking about quality, like movies today at work, like comedies and like I'm not big Will Ferrell Guy, like I like. I think the movies I like. It has her step brothers, which I hated the first time I watched it. You know a lot of people tell me that. Yeah, I hated said brothers for sem I watch a second now I was like this is fucking awesome. I had a buddy of mine at work because we get the syndicated movies. He hated it when he saw it in theaters, but he loved like the PG thirteen. Really he was like he's I don't know, maybe you just maybe. I think he said like the radar felt like it was just trying too hard. I don't know, but I love that movie personally. I loved it from them when I saw that anchor man, I like my to like anchor man's a gem. Yeah, Anchor Man's I think his best movie. Like the rest of our I was like, all right, whatever, and people love talenting and I it's I don't really yeah, doesn't make me really laugh. I think it's definitely a like it's got okay, so anchor man, I think, is really funny, but it's also a really good movie. Yes, Talladega Knights has really funny bits. Yeah, but as a movie as a whole it's not that great. Yeah, it's not that great. Stranger than fiction was the one that made me scratch my head the first time I saw changing in fiction. I love. I don't know. I don't think of that as a comedy, though. Sure we're talking about comedies at work. Yeah, just like punch trunk love. I like punch trunk love as not a comedy, as not comedy. Those two are comedy as being like well, Farrell's really good and stranger in fiction he is. And I think, I think the thing with that movie was like it was my because it was that came out when Will Ferrell was at his peak. Yeah, and it was marketed like it was just another will ferrell movie, and so I went to go see it. It wasn't what I thought it was going to be and at, you know, seventeen year years old, I was like, I don't know, like this or not? See All my what I love about that many so much is that he finally reads the end of the story and he's yeah, he's under his impression he's gonna die. He knows he's going to die, and then he's like I have to like. Well, even dust Hoffman tells him. He's like, I've read it, you have to go through with it. Yeah, he's like you have to let this happen. Like yeah, it's beautiful. You had it. Yeah, I love that movie now. It's so good and I really like Maggie jolling hall on that too. Yeah, I'll usually go back and forth with her, but I really like her and that jelhaw is just a weird person. She has well, he's her feet stink and smell. So not a big Will Ferrell van, what are the ones? You guys' Sessa? No, I love the messing out, but I'm more of the stone or kind, like I love like all the Seth Roguan movies. Okay, yeah, fucking Super Bass so good. Oh, super bad is amazing. I have that Dick Picture Book. Oh, did you get it. I bought that. Mine is in a box somewhere. Oh, I bought I didn't know somebody. I didn't buy some my gouts ever, my birthday and like I actually tweeted it out on I like at seth attack, Seth row against. I rogan loved it and retweeted it. I was like, Oh, mass, I remember, because they had those it. They had those at hot topic is where you can buy them, and they were wrapped and sell of Fane and have like a Prenal visory sticker on them and Shit so good. So I had to see the movie yet when I wasn't, because it came out when I was like a senior in high school, Freshman in college. I just thought it looked funny. So I just bought the notebook. They get it because...

I was getting ready to go to college. Think it was going to be a notebook. That opened it and I was like what the Fuck it story in the movie so fun. That's such a good fucking movie. Like that movie and fucking this is the end and a pineapple express. I have a spress. Is fucking amaze that you talk about a fucking adrenaline rush and a fat movie. Give me, gives me stressed. Say who, motherfucker? The Craig robust no, yeah, yeah, the big black guy from the office. Yeah, Craig Robinson, man, fucking was this damn it bride'. They're all so good at it, like as much as like, how come out that Franco's a complete piece of shit. Yeah, but God damn the all those movies are so funny. Well, you watch a movie like that, you hear the premise, you assume that seth Rogan's going to be the Franco character. Yeah, the beat Nick Stone or Guy. But Franco again, piece of shit, but pulls that off so fucking well. Oh, he does, and beautifully. And that Rogan, you know, he's dating the fucking like high schooler or whatever. It's crying on the phone, I love you so goddamn much, and he sit there's that having a trackus like he'd seeking missiles dogs. And my one of my favorite scenes is like where they're making fun of the fact that they don't believe they can try and you like the saying signals right to but then they like fuck it, Wa they just break all the phones and the COP, the female Cossack we have. We couldn't fucking tryangulate their singles signals because they broke their photoes like twenty minutes later, and I'm my God, Damn, that's so fun is it? Didn't believe it was real for a guy who's so fucking funny. There are lots of ways you can help support what we do here at the basement lounge, and it's really easy to figure out how. You can just head over it a TBLPOD DOTNET support you'll find links to all of the places you can donate, like Kodah fee or buy me a copy. Or you can even head on over to our patreon and become a monthly member of our VIP section, where you can unlock all kinds of awesome rewards and gifts like membership cards, stickers, exclusive roles in our discord server and so much more. Just head on over to tblpod dotnet support and join our growing community. Today, all those Seth Rogan Jud apeth howls from from the early two thousands are so fun. I mean light, not forty year old, but Um, I love four year old version. Forever versions guests. That throws in for a little bit. Yeah, so it's Jonah Hill. Well, it's kind of that's one of those movies that kind of got a lot of because Paul ruds in that Kevin Hearts and Kevin Hearts in it. Ratio stands as a bit part in that movie. Yeah, it's all be yeah, like a lot of them bounced. I mean that was the one that kind of it's solidified. Steve Carrell HM knocked up, not Oh, knocked up as fucking even that where he faced the count. Yes, she is Catherine. He hated working with her. Well, because then I remember, because there was a bunch of interviews. Average all she would do was just shit on the movie and Seth Rogen was like fuck her, it's a great movie and that movie fucking blew up and movie was Hilariy has no career now. No, because gray's anatomy didn't pan out and she tried to do a couple of Rom coms and that was the last. Anybody hurt her. They didn't even bring her back for I watched grays an atomy at work and and they brought her character back in name only. They mentioned her being around, but never show her. That's funny. Yeah, that's when you know you've been written off for it. Oh yeah, yeah, yeah, I love knocked up. One of my favorite of that era was role models. Roll Miles is great too. I I quote that movie all, especially Paul Rud I quote that movie all the time. That starbucks scene the beginning with him and Elizabeth. Thanks, thanks. He he's like sorry, do you mean you want? was kind of get a large coffee. Oh you mean you mean a venty? No, I mean a large. Well, sir, the largest fancy. No, tall is large. Grande is Spanish for large. VENTI's Italian...

...for hundred and twenty. You're an idiot and three language. It's called a venty because it's Italian for twenty ounces. venty twenty, idiot, which goes not really, not cool. He's good. It's kind of the lass. That was kind of the last breath of Sean William Scott to yeah, it was. I don't know why. I don't know. He popped up in that lethal weapon show for its last season, but oh, yeah, that's right, he did. Any yeah, because they will, because they had to get rid of what's his face? What's his face? Were being a prick. Yeah, and then that show, which I actually liked that show. But yeah, all those four year old virgin I never saw. I love you, man. That's fucking good. Everyone tells me how good that move is. Good, I love you, man's great, because I what's his face? I can't. Is it Jason Segel? Jason Segel and Paul Mean Paul Rudd? Yeah, it's Paul Right. Yeah, now Jason Seagulls just like. Why? I will always say it one of the most underrated comedies that were Evers, for getting Sarah Marshall. Oh, I know nobody talks about that. Movie so good and movies of so fucking funny. That was again like Pek Russell brand, but, like Jason Segel, was riding high on how I met on how I met your mother. And I love you, man, and movie and fucking talk about like the return of me lacunist suddenly and and Kristen Bell hitting it big, and movie so fucking funny. But I love you, man. Likes so Luther Rigno, isn't? I love you, man. Is He really? Yeah, what's his face? I can't think of the guy's name, actors name, but the guy who played the one of the main cop, the blond cop that wore the boots in the shorts and Reno, one who can his name, Hum Tom Holland. I call him on Instagram. He's Tom Tom Lennon. Yes, he's so fucking funny. He's in it is really yes, the whole premise is like he realized he doesn't have any friends. Right, he's getting married. Okay, Andy Sandberg's in that movie, is she's yeah, and then like he meets Jesus Se Gauls HMM, at a open house that he's randomly just goes, okay, this is funny and like it just basically trying to get like these people to be his. He needs the best man. Okay, and it's really good. It's a saw movie, but of the hit, I mean forgetting Sarah Mostral. So fucking good. But he got this is the end. Yeah, juresy, this is forty. Now it's someone I actually I have seen parts of as the only one I haven't seen all the way through. I've seen it. I've seen it, but not all the way through one sitting. That one it's it's a little more not as funny. Yeah, it's, let's kind of in that same vein of punch drunk love where it's like there's funny parts in it, but like it's just kind of dark because, like they get to the part they talked about, like they have a super dysfunctional marriage and it's affecting their kids and gets a little fucked up at times. It's good, but it's it's just fucked up. It's like up, yeah, it's Oh, yeah, it's very life. It's peep two people having a hard time coming through the fact of they're forty. Yeah, but also Leslie Man is so fucking funny at I don't I mean she's funny in general and I guess being married to Jud Appathau. Yeah, I forget they're married. Did you ever hear the story about her doing George of the jungle and Judd appathat was a stock and Brendan Frasier on set? No, so she did this interview, she was on, I forget, you can interview something recently and she mentioned how when she was shoot George the jungle, she's like, I had the biggest crush on Brendan Fraser and she's like my because her in jet at are married that point. He's like he knew about it and whatever. So, you know, we cast in this movie and she's like all all they would do is talk about Brendan...

Frasier every night and they would piss off my husband. So they shocked this scene that end up getting cut from the movie where it's the two of them hanging out in like a like a hot spring, as if it was a Jacuzie or something like that, and Brendan Frasier was saying he's like and while we're sitting there trying to do the scene, I kept seeing like these eyes through the bushes or something like that. Come to find out it was it was judd appatow watching me the whole time making sure I wasn't moving in on his wife. She'sus, Jesus, Jesus, Jut appt out I know. Well, Brendan Fraser at the time was the it man and he was rocking an eight pack, and I mean look at him and George The jungle. They do just shred it. Yeah, yeah, now try think other this is the end. I love this, the end. Yeah, there reason why I love this and I found out Dannon bride scenes. They had the film with nobody else in the room because they kept laughing. Yes, fucking believe that one hundred percent, as could not stop. I believe that one hundred fucking percent the fucking forty virgin when he's actually ripping the hair off, as like Oh, I know that real, because he I think that they're trying so hard not to laugh, but then like it's for the one dude, like I gotta leave the room. Yeah, because I think they said they tried it was like some kind of prosthetic and it just didn't work. And there is so he finally was like screw it, just just take my hair off. That's Oh, Kelly Clark said, oh my clock, of all the things to say. You know. That's all add oh. Yeah, on the DVD. So you know how Seth Rogan and Paul Rodd key, you have the whole thing. They get how I know you're gay. Yeah, on the DVD, that whole thing goes on for like fifteen minutes. That to they just did. Mac her made you a pair. She show you know how I know you're getting your dictates, like Shit. Yeah, it's like fifteen minutes and I'm just ad libbing that shit and they'll finally, I think seth Rogan just breaks down laughing. They can't go on anymore. It's just so stupid. Oh yeah, that Shit, and also like four year old version. I look at his apart, meant through. Things go through my head. Jesus Christ and fucking goals, man. Yeah, that video game share and the fucking action figures everywhere, and I don't you can make that today because that Geek culture is so like, like popular now. They so make it. I think you're still geeks like that. Well, honestly, there's a little geeks like that, but geeks like that would don't have as a hard time, I see you're saying. Yeah, I mean, I guess we just have to be like if you just a really me of paper, just a vapor, vapor, fapous, that girl was a hoe four show. She was hurting for a scorn. They AH, my God, no one part where the tit just falls out. Yeah, that's how I'm blind, the blind date, the speed dating and things like. I like you, like I was in the checks, but you look kind of like a feminine masculine be like easy transition, which named Gina, China, and what your Seth Rogans like. You know who I was digging China when I was with banks. Is like this huge fucking freak. Oh God, yeah, and I hit it a couple of months ago. You do not. They set him up with the hooker that's actually a man, the one Adams Apple. Her hands are as big as I'm ray the giants. It's like telling me she's a man. Even hit even hook it up with her like on the side. fucking leslie man throws up all over him. In the car. I get a fucking France to dude tos. She makes a blow to the breath, a wiser for I deserved this. She pukes all over him. I'll still have sucks. Who you know? They're going to pass on the second. That's fine. Did you have a shellfish? I can tell that was bowner James. Like remember that? The POX... of porn? Oh, yeah, you're seen a you were seeing a school of rock. Yes, is called school of well, you get it starts Jack Black Cock and like when this girlfriend comes out in that sn and she's like frustrate about why they're not having sex or whatever. Is this is? This is a it's just like a rape drug. This is a rapist drug. Can Rape Me. Like that's a mentos. And he sholds at the model and what's this? Yeah, that was that was my that was the first time I ever saw cat dennings and anything too. Yeah, she's in that. She's the daughter. I still use that line at work all the time. Which one? There's a line. I was like, so is it true? If we don't use it, we lose it, and my boss like Jesus. When the one is an actual question. When the one kids like you got any magnums? And His dad's like shut up, you got a tiny little Jewe digness like your father. I caught my son in my marital bed doing things with a young lady that my wife was never even done. And what's your question? How do I get my wife to do those things? So there anyway I can get my church turn my daughter's puberty off for a few years? You want to turn would be so fucking good man. We hope you enjoy this week's episode of the Basement Lounge. If you guys want to know more about the show or get more involved in any way, shape or form, head on over to our website, tblpod dotnet. That's tblpod dotnet. Leave us a rating and review on the reviews page and click the little blue microphone to send us a voice message. Let us know what your thought of today's show and share your thoughts on what we talked about. We'll see you guys again and next week for a brand new episode. Every Wednesday. Eight am is when they drop. Until then, as always, live well, rock on, take care and bu bye.

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