Posts Tagged ‘Walt Disney’
YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour turns 500 episodes old this week and your friends in podcasting celebrate this august milestone with one of their most bizarre shows ever, and it’s truly an episode where everyone is dying to get in … You see, after meeting up at a certain historic building in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles to discuss such topics as a recent Guillermo del Toro exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Dean’s art work AND Dean’s long-awaited graphic novel, Dean and Phil go on a field trip to Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, one of the most unusual cemeteries in all the world! Never mind their usual segment “Celebrity Deaths”, in this episode your friends in podcasting celebrate death itself! Sound odd enough for you?
Dean is travelling, so he and Phil won’t be able to celebrate the lives of a couple amazing women who died this past week until they get together in L.A. to record several shows this week. In the meantime, they pre-recorded this, their third “Top Ten” show of the ten they have planned to commemorate year ten of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour. This week, in anticipation of La La Land opening, your friends in podcasting count down their Top Ten All-Time Favorite Movie Musicals! This episode has it all: Singing, dancing, comedy, romance AND the firestorm of a great debate as Dean and Phil get into a heated, and hilarious, argument over the merits of Baz Luhrman and his post-”Moulin Rouge” career. It’s 80 minutes of podcasty goodness featuring some of the greatest talents to grace the silver screen!
How do your friends in podcasting follow up on one of their best episodes ever? Well, they start by playing a hilarious voicemail message left by listener Jon Lawlor in the wake of the “Harry Potter” discussion he prompted. Then, they celebrate 67 years of broadcasting excellence by Vin Scully. Then, they engage in perhaps the funniest “celebrity death” they’ve ever covered, remembering the “worst boss in the world”. Dean’s latest comedy shows, Phil’s hosting of An LABC Home Companion, and a Cindy Sherman exhibit are all discussed in “Live Events of the Week” as is the pilgrimage Phil made to Walt Disney’s grave to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the opening of Walt Disney World. Dean answers a question from a listener like you (yes, YOU) about how to prevent air travel from wrecking you physically. Finally, Dean and Phil compare notes on several films, including one of the most overlooked comedies of the 1930′s, a Japanese horror film from the 1960′s that was the most expensive Japanese film ever made at the time, and a charming independent comedy from Ireland that boasted Gene Wilder’s first lead role in a movie. Enjoy brand new episode 490 of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!
In the blog post on Facebook previewing this week’s show, your friends in podcasting promised to discuss if Australia is trying to kill Dean Haglund, all the things you should’t do on a road trip, and the unparalleled legacy of the biggest movie star of all time, Humphrey Bogart. They promised to explain why the funniest film from the comedy filmmaking team of Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker (“the makers of the original Airplane” – no, not the Wright Brothers) was also their least successful. They promised to tackle the essential spy films of all time and what those films have to say about the times in which they were made. All that plus the latest Tom Cruise movie news, Bill Murray returning to Ghostbusters, Christopher Guest returning to making mockumentaries, and the reports that Gene Wilder might come out of retirement. And for those whose interest runs more towards episodic television, Dean and Phil were planning for you, too, with a question for Dean about Australian shows, with Phil weighing in on “Wayward Pines” and the continued cultural significance of “The Prisoner”, with the latest news surrounding the Wachowskis’ “Sense8″, HBO’s “Westworld”, HBO’s “Deadwood”, HBO’s “Sesame Street” (yes, you read that right) and, of course, the revival of “The X-Files”.
Not only did your friends in podasting get to all of it, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness even managed to remember Julian Bond, discuss the spooky happenings on Mars and some legendary silent films. Dean and Phil, changing the way you listen to the internet, by giving til it hurts!
Fires in Los Angeles, triathlons in Long Beach, weddings in Virginia, award ceremonies in Washington, D.C., anti-Islamic YouTube videos, the mysterious Toynbee tiles, the fluoridation of our water supply …
What AREN’T your friends in podcasting talking about on this week’s installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour?!
If you miss a little bit of today’s show, you’ll miss a lot!
Hear your friends in podcasting discuss: The Olympics, Lance Armstrong, David Lynch, Walt Disney, Phantom of the Paradise, Paul Williams, “Bones”, absurdism vs. surrealism, Placido Domingo vs. the most interesting man in the world, the Sight and Sound poll, Vertigo, Alfred Hitchcock, The Ghastly Love of Johnny X, Kevin McCarthy, The Queen of Versailles, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spider-Man, ParaNorman, Hope Springs, The Bourne Legacy, the banking industry and the economic recovery in Iceland.
All that, plus “what we’re reading” and the return of the “Chillpak Hollywood Wingnut of the Week”.
Also, if you’re interested in being turned onto some cool comedy podcasts you might enjoy, then definitely check out Succotash!
A few weeks back, our friends at Combat Radio and YOUR friends in podcasting, went to the Disneyland resort to celebrate Dean Haglund’s birthday.
Now, you can join Dean, Phil Leirness, Ethan Dettenmaier, Lota Hadley, Jimmy Moreno, Ralph Panuzzo, C-3PO and Abraham Lincoln for an all-hands-on-deck assault on the Happiest Place on Earth!
Hear Phil and Dean waiting on the early morning streets of downtown Los Angeles, reminiscing over some of their earliest shows, tearing apart the latest Disney live-action release and getting spied on by none other than star of Midnight Run and Get Shorty, Dennis Farina!
Learn all about a miraculous beverage (The Combat Quencher) and the top-secret Club 33.
Hear Dean setting the record straight on lemmings, the Epcot Center, Walt Disney’s frozen head, the submarine ride, and the “bastion of cultural imperialism” he believes Disneyland to be.
It’s Dean Haglund’s birthday party and he’ll make vacationing families cry if he wants to!
This week, on YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour.