#59: The Last Jedi: Skywalker, Rian Johnson, and the Tit Monster


Hello Listener! We’re so glad to have you around. Have you ever had green milk? Well Luke has. Not long after drinking green milk, Luke blew up. Please don’t blow up. 

Sean and Matt kick it into hyperdrive on this extensive episode that begins in a state of mystery and ends in a state of clarity. That is the miracle that is, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Rian Johnson throws all of Star Wars fandom and Nerdom into a loop(er) with his peculiar take on most people’s favorite myth. And the result is something that peers deep at the dark nature of humanity. 

Don’t be fooled by the bizarreness of TLJ, it has stuff to say. There are touching relationships, self-knowledge, and much less Boyega. Perhaps that is the film’s strength. 

Rey is learning to be a Jedi from Luke, a man who is definitely not her father. Leia flies through space. Po is a douche. Finn is pointless. Dern kicks ass. Kylo wants to wear a mask. Despite these formulaic elements, TLJ speaks broadly about the rise of fascism and charlatans in our society. 

Join us on our Millennium Falcon, brush the dirt from your shoulder, and scream like Chewbacca’s stupid puffin, cuz the shit is about to get totes rizzeal. 

#58: Forrest Gump


Sean and Matt discovered something of the highest form of Snob during this one. A new mission! It is time to write Forrest Gump Fan Fiction. 

Gump is a wonderful Hanks film directed by Bob, Steve’s friend. It covers thousands of years of world history, revealing that Forrest is the most important person in the world. 

Sean and Matt are a bit baffled by this movie. They particularly wonder, why was it made? It is universally loved, well-made, and incredibly iconic. Yet, its purpose seems a mystery. Perhaps, it was all about Sinise. 

Well listener, open up your box of chocolates, grab your paddle, and lace up those sneakers, something is about to bite you!

The General is ready to take you on a ride through history, filled with many, many Hanx yells! 

#57: The Santa Clause/Jingle All The Way

Whether it's rediscovering the beauty of childish mystery or buying into the paradigm that salvation is through material possessions alone, one thing is for sure, 90s fathers really suck at Christmas!

In today's special, two-film Snob, Sean and Matt enlist the help of a third Snob, a Snob ye astute listener know!  Amanda Pumpkins is back, and what a treat it is for her to join us once again!  With two hyperactive movies on the horizon, Amanda's grounded perspective helped keep this Snobbersation from flying higher than Old Arnold dressed as Turtle Man!

The movies of the day are Jingle All the Way - starring Arnold and Darth - and The Santa Clause - starring Timothy A, and Judge R.  Both movies have kids with dreams, both movies have fathers who just can't quite get their shit together, and one movie has Phil Hartman as the neighborhood player.

Just what exactly are these two movies trying to say about fatherhood in the age of materialism?  How do these near tragedies reflect the blinding optimism of the 90s?  Is Tim Allen really a huge Donald Trump fan?  Apparently, the answer is yes.  AAAAHHHHOOOOOOO (Tim Allen sound).

These questions and more are explored and many laughs are had!  What a joyous Snob this is and what a Christmas miracle to be joined by Amanda Pumpkins.  We wish you, only listener, many sweet Snobs and may all your materialistic dreams come true because, according to the 90s, that's where happiness lies.  Unless you're Tim Allen who is delusional not only in The Santa Clause, but in real life as well.

Merry Snobmas!