Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 16 – “Heartbeeps”

“These friendly robots are obviously not mischievous trespassers.”

Banana daiquiri expert Daniel Barnes and lumber (and its profitable by-products) specialist Corky McDonnell rip open a couple bags of beers to discuss Allan Arkush’s indelibly disturbing 1981 family comedy Heartbeeps, starring Andy Kaufman and Bernadette Peters as nightmarish robots who fall in love.   Recorded live over brunch and beers at Sac City Brews Neighborhood Tap House in the Tallac Village neighborhood of Sacramento, this episode of Dare Daniel is a surefire fix for your malfunctioning pleasure center.   Daniel and Corky decrease efficiency to discuss Borscht Belt androids, the botanical properties of bush-bots, Crimebuster party fouls and the profundity of “boi-yoi-yoing”-style comedy noises.

This week’s craft beer: Melvin Brewing’s Your IPA (7.1% ABV)

This week’s Darer: Dan Scott

Why did Dan dare Daniel and Corky to watch this movie? “This came up in my feed and I had to share it. I have a fondness for incredibly talented people doing incredibly bad films. Andy Kaufman and Bernadette Peters play robots who fall in love.”

This week’s referenced movies: Can’t Stop the MusicRock ‘n’ Roll High SchoolMagnoliaThe Man Without a FaceAn American Werewolf in LondonBasic InstinctGremlinsShort CircuitStar WarsFifty Shades of Grey; Cool Hand Luke; Stand by MeThe StingTaxi DriverClose Encounters of the Third Kind

Ratings for Heartbeeps: Daniel – Dare; Corky – Double Dare

Related clips:

*Original theatrical trailer for Heartbeeps

*Crimebuster breaks up the party (featuring Paul Bartel and Mary Woronov)

*Walking (and walking and walking) in the woods

*Val goes on the shelf

*Andy Kaufman apologizes for Heartbeeps on Late Night with David Letterman

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