Thanks to the lingering horrors of Heartbeeps, Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell have robots on the brain this week.
After briefly reliving their traumatic review of the 1981 Allen Arkush clunker starring Andy Kaufman and Bernadette Peters, the hosts try to upgrade their moods by picking their all-time favorite movie robots (of course, this only leads Daniel to pitch woo to CHAPPiE while Corky pitches a CHAPPiE and the Bear TV pilot).
These two products of suburbia also preview next week’s episode, a review of George Clooney’s Suburbicon that gets so spicy that it shows up on the Scoville scale.
Elsewhere, Daniel plants microphones in the backyard to send a message about fairness, Corky mistakes Arnold Schwarzenegger for Ellen Page and both hosts make the connection between Catskill of Heartbeeps and Zingbot 9000 on Big Brother.
Dare Daniel Question of the Week: What is your favorite movie robot?
Corky’s pick: HAL 9000, 2001: A Space Odyssey
Daniel’s pick: Robocop, Robocop
New Dares: Alien Origin (Joe Campbell); Junior (Mike Dub)
Original theatrical trailer for Suburbicon
HAL 9000: “I’m sorry, Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that.”
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