Miscast Commentary

MCU Commentary #8 - Captain America: The Winter Soldier - “Be Fun About It.”

Published February 22, 2019

Joe and Todd continue on through the MCU with Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

They challenge any listener who binges the podcast to reach out and talk about the pleasant surprise that this movie was.

The Russo brothers are discussed. The guys talk about what TV work got them the Marvel gig and what the first question was that they asked about Chris Evans.

A fan theory regarding a truck in the chase scene is revealed. Joe shares what he believes to be the flaw with old Hollywood films and reveals which MCU star was left out of this movie.

They talk about which actors wrote some of their own dialogue and Joe tells a story about a man going after his wife. Joe points out a location reused from a previous Marvel Movie.


MCU Commentary #7 - Thor: The Dark World - “Order Yourself a BiFrosty.”

Published February 15, 2019

The guys enter a Dark World as they provide commentary for Thor: The Dark World.

The guys talk about Directors who tackled multiple MCU Movies, the existence of DC Analogs to Marvel Characters and when the same movie comes out multiple times in a short period.

Zachary Levi's involvment in the movie is explained. Joe talks about why Kenneth Branaugh was unable to direct the movie.

Joe recounts an embarassing moment on his first date with his now wife.

A difficult shooting location for the movie is revealed. They discuss a breakdown with another famous director and how it led to Natalie Portman not wanting to be a part of the project.

Joe talks about the original plan for Jane. Idris Elba's dissatisfaction with shooting this movie is explained.

The ask the question "How much does Thor weigh?"  

MCU Commentary #6 - Iron Man 3 - “Bread, Todd. Bread.”

Published February 8, 2019

The guys begin Phase 2 of the MCU with their commentary of Iron Man 3.

They start out by having a difficult time naming bands.

They discuss Jon Favreau's view of appearing in, but not directing this installment of the franchise, Shane Black's writing career and which iconic movie character he almost killed off.

The Mandarin's development from Chinese Stereotype to what we see on screen is talked about.

The reveal what Captain Marvel cast member was almost a major role in this movie and the Marvel One Shot that reveals the truth about the Mandarin is discussed.

Another strange technical glitch interrupts the guys. Joe reveals an interesting trend that is found across all Phase 2 Movies.

The guys investigate Shane Black's obsession with Christmas.  


MCU Commentary #5 - Marvel’s Avengers - “Where All the Mothers Have the Same Name”

Published February 1, 2019

All of the guys MCU commentaries has culminated in the end of Phase 1 as they tackle Marvel's The Avengers.

The guys compare themselves to Conan O'Brien's podcast and plead for high-end advertisers and talk about the fate of Hollywood big wigs.

They discuss which characters were MVPs and which were woefully underutilized in the movie. Joss Wheden's career as a writer/creator is discussed, including earlier ties to other Marvel/Disney Projects.

The trouble with casting dual identity characters is explored and Joe confesses to a crime. Joe pitches the best formula to using The Hulk in a Movie and mourns a cast member, while pointing out how presumptuous the character is while dying.

The guys try to tie a weak reason to an interesting cameo. Joe points out a number of 30 Rock references that did not age well.

The guys devise a back story for the Chitauri. Joe also reveals why Cap isn't eating in the post-credit scene.  


MCU Commentary #4 - Captain America: The First Avenger - “The Tooch Is Loose!”

Published January 25, 2019

As the guys near the end of Phase One of the MCU, they reintroduce themselves to Captain America: The First Avenger.

In this episode, Joe explains why "The First Avenger" is a misnomer, the guys talk about theme park rights and the reasons for Joe Johnston being brought on to direct this movie.

The multiple plans to "Shrink" Chris Evans' Steve Rogers are explained. Stanley Tucci's unexpected relations are revealed.

Joe recalls a story about casting Two-Face in Batman Forever and reveals some famous former roomates of some of the cast. The guys try to unwrap how one is deemed worthy of the super soldier serum.

Todd recounts a recent encounter with a Coyote. Joe talks about how he turns on his own son and starts a new MCU Fan Theory.

Todd tries to answer the question "Can Captain America take a bullet?" The parallels between this movie and Wonderwoman are discussed.  


MCU Commentary #3 - Thor - “Letting Some Things Occur”

Published January 18, 2019

The guys take a step deeper into the MCU as they introduce Thor into the mix.

They discuss the hiring of Kenneth Branaugh, Asgardians vs. Kryptonians and some interesting casting trivia.

Joe talks about the old Conan sketches that portrayed Thor as a high-voiced hero. The guys share their thoughts on Chris Hemsworth as a specimen.

Joe discusses the quote "You act for free. You get paid to wait" and its relevance for these major productions. SHIELD's role in the movies gains a little more steam.

The guys talk about their feelings about camping and share a tragic story bout a frog and a bonfire. Modern day hip hop is subject to the guys' judgment. They also tackle Pizza vending machines, The Rock, The inevitable time when most of the current MCU cast of characters has been spent and the concept of a meal at a movie theatre.  


MCU Commentary #2 - Iron Man 2 - “Slowly Vodka Dying”

January 11, 2019

Our 2nd trip into the Marvel Cinematic Universe is also our 2nd Iron Man and they talk about the introduction of Scarlett Johansson into the MCU (and who had to pass on the job), Seth Green's record short cameo in the movie and cameos from two other Stars of Marvel Movies.

Todd further reveals his aversion to technology and they talk about the animator who helped storyboard the movie.

The Elon Musk Connections to Stark and the production itself are discussed. Joe and Todd talk about their times hurting themselves and each other in the name of fun growing up and the ramifications of that fun.

The guys address a disruption by Joe's neighbours (We will tell this story another time). They give their praise to Kevin Feige and Joe expresses the need to continue finding new voices in the form of new directors into the MCU, citing the great discoveries Marvel has made so far.

Joe translates to make one line in this movie mean something totally different. Todd asks how to get on the Dark Web. A very important appearance from another member of the MCU is confirmed (though we don't believe it was intentional).

Fan theories of other big movies are also discussed.  


MCU Commentary #1 - Iron Man - “We Coulda Stopped that GOOP Website.”

Published January 4, 2019

The beginning of our tour of the Marvel Cinematic Universe begins at the beginning.

The guys are watching Iron Man and they talk about why Robert Downey Jr. was cast, the keen eye of Marvel Studios to pick out the best talent and what would have happened to the rights to many Marvel characters had this movie failed.

They make predictions of what the next threat to the Avengers will be after Endgame.

Joe and Todd debate who would win between Iron Man and Batman.

Joe explains why The Incredible Hulk has been omitted from our MCU Schedule.

A brief recap of the Rise of Clark Gregg's Agent Coulson and Joe's biggest regret about Coulson post-Avengers is shared.

The pioneer of the modern Post-Credit scene is watched and discussed.  


Episode 59.5 - Coming Attractions

Published December 30, 2018

The guys finish the year with their final Coming Attractions episode for the next few months, announcing the beginning of their tour of the MCU leading up to Avengers: Endgame.

They review he year in the news, in movies and fantasy pitch a number of new projects.

The breakneck pace that Netflix is releasing movies is discussed as is the criteria for winning the Oscar for most popular film.

Joe gives a shout out to a listener who reached out about our Christmas Story Episode and pitches an episode of Everybody Loves Raymond.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate is briefly reviewed.

The guys select their favourite Miscast Commentary movies for 2018. Todd talks about his experiences watching Forensic Files.  


Christmas Bonus Episode - A Christmas Story - “Keep Your Kids Off the Pole.”

Published December 25, 2018

Joe goes behind Todd's back this week... WITH HIS OWN WIFE! Carrie Findlay rejoins her man in the studio as they cover one of the all time holiday classics, A Christmas Story.

They talk about the Movies that the Director had to do to make this and the filming location near and dear to them.

Peter Billingsley's resume and celebrity connections are discussed. Carrie talks about the original house from the movie and how you can see it today.

Two different sequels to this movie exist and Joe discusses each of them. Joe recounts a gruesome story from school and Carrie interrupts his 2nd, more gruesome story (It ended with the kid getting hit in the growth and it busting open.

They explain their policy on decorating early for Christmas and discuss the idea that, in the past, a movie that moves down the top 10 in the box office could actually move back up.

Joe laments his decision to create a more comfortable studio seating situation.  


Star Wars Holiday Special - “Who Knows What the Back Door Is?”

Published December 22, 2018

Happy Life Day Folks! We dive into YouTube for the biggest hidden gem in the Star Wars Universe, the Star Wars Holiday Special.

The guys talk about the production value, George Lucas' intentions and who actually created this turkey.

The tropes of variety specials are discussed as is the special being the debut of Boba Fett. Joe reveals George Lucas' efforts to suppress the special and the big star who the studio didn't want to be cast.

Joe's high school rap name is unveiled. The concept of being forced to enjoy a musical performance on TV is discussed.

Joe talks about the scandal surrounding the release of the Boba Fett action figure after this special.

A connection between the special and Joe's day job is uncovered.  


Coming Attractions

Published December 14, 2018

Todd is back from sea and catching up is on the menu in this latest Coming Attractions Episode.

The guys talk about a German chocolate spill and announce not only the next movie, but the Bonus Christmas Movie.

They chat about the trailers for Avengers Endgame and Brightburn and debate about their anticipation of Aquaman.

Fortnite and Videogame microtransactions are discussed. Joe talks about some of the biggest Dick Moves in online gaming.  


Die Hard 2: Die Harder - “Where’s That Research?”

Published December 7, 2018

Joe and Todd Defy Bruce Willis himself and celebrate the Christmas Movies that are the Die Hard Movies, as they cover Die Hard 2: Die Harder.

The guys discuss the spoilers found on the movie cover, the Movie Novelizations that they have read and discuss what to do while waiting at the airport.

They discuss the fictional country of Val Verde that is mentioned in this movie as well as a previous Miscast Commentary Flick and how Reginald VelJohnson could have been Samuel L. Jackson in Die Hard 3.

Awards show hosts are compared. Joe discovers that there actually is a source in this movie to the weirdest TV censorship ever.

Todd calls out Joe on a lack of research and Joe calls out Todd for a lack of microphone etiquette.  


Coming Attractions

Published November 30, 2018

Joe is solo this week and gives his Spoiler-Free review of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, talks Thanksgiving Box Office and announces the first movie in our December All-Holiday Movie Lineup. He also announces a guest host for the Christmas Bonus episode. 


 Gremlins 2: The New Batch - “Man-Todd!”

Published November 23, 2018

We finish November by finishing our first series of movies. The guys are watching Gremlins 2: The New Batch.

They discuss what this, Star Trek and Total Recall have in common, explain why so many of the Gremlins are so uniquely designed and invite Joe's Dog to join the podcast.

We discuss the cast member who was responsible for an actor appearing in Lord of the Rings.

Excuses for why this movie bombed are shared.


Coming Attractions

Published November 16, 2018

Joe comes in solo with a brief tribute to Stan Lee, confirmation of the show's New Year schedule and news about the new Disney Streaming Service. He announces next week's movie and reminds everyone about the new Facebook group and its recent activities.  


Transformers: The Movie - “Pick Your Gangs Wisely, Children.”

Published November 8, 2018

Joe and Todd have "The Touch" this week as they lend their commentary to the 1986 Animated feature Transformers: The Movie.

The guys talk about the legacy of Transformers and its latest iterations, Joe rehashes his pitch for a better Transformers Cinematic Universe and reveals the trick to this movie getting a wider release (and a higher rating).

The guys talk about a connection to The Simpsons, share their biggest complaint about the animated Transformers series and discuss how dark this movie is.

They talk about the toys they had as kids and, for the first time ever, the movie has to be paused so the guys could evacuate the building.

Joe talks about George Lucas' plans (according to an interview) for Episode 7-9.

They highlight Frank Welker's 800+ credit career


Coming Attractions

Published November 2, 2018

Joe and Todd are coming at you today with a look at what's to come for the rest of the year from Miscast Commentary as well as a major announcement for the new year.

The guys talk about the latest developments in Marvel Television and the upcoming Disney streaming service.

They announce next week's movie, Joe recounts encounters with a lazy bully from middle school and the guys talk box office for Halloween.

Joe announces a move to a new Facebook group and a new event that you'll all want to be present for.


Halloween 2 - “Alan Smithee!”

Published October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween!! The guys continue their foray into the Michael Myers story with Halloween 2.

They talk about the movie that the Director put an Alan Smithee on, an upcoming True Lies reunion and how Jamie Lee Curtis met Christopher Guest.

Joe explains the status of Michael Myers' mask and reveals an SNL alum with a very small role.

The guys staff the Hospital with classic horror characters. The guys discuss their opinions about Rob Zombie's Halloween remake and confirm the new Halloween's place within the canon of the franchise.  


Evil Dead - “Calmer Heads Prevailed. We’re Committing Suicide!”

Published October 26, 2018

We open the Necronomicon this week as we enter the universe of The Evil Dead.

Joe talks about some of the low tech techniques used in this movie, compares the budgets of this and another of our classic horror movies and the accommodations for the cast and crew during production.

The fate of the cabin and a time capsule left behind are revealed.

Joe tells a story of how he listened to old tapes and discuss a crew member who went on to be a big time director.

They pitch how we could have put Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash together in an organic way.

They uncover the effort to remove the ban on this movie in certain countries and who was involved.

Joe talks about a college film he made and asks about Religion and Demon fighting.