Our friend and artist extraordinaire Timothy (@kuroverse on Twitter) sits in for Kareem as we tackle a docket filled to the brim with racism: both old Hollywood racism and new Hollywood journalistic racism. Also joining in on the fun are invisible phantoms, Eddie Winslow, diminutive R&B producers, the gang from “Community”, and even Maynard G. Krebs. It’s, like, crazy, man!
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*00:01:00:00: PreRoll: How Racist is “The African Queen”? – John asks Brandon to rate the potential racism level of “The African Queen”.
*00:05:11:25: Favorite Classic TV Shows – We discuss two of our favorite classic TV shows, “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis” and “NewsRadio”.
*00:16:13:24: Darius McCrary Owes $5000 – The artist formerly known as Eddie Winslow gets pinched for four figures’ worth of back child support.
*00:18:46:08: Racist Deadline Article – Deadline Hollywood’s TV journalist Nellie Andreeva commits her discriminatory fears of a darker 2015-16 TV season, and we discuss the fallout.
*00:28:22:05: “Community” and Taraji P. Henson – John reviews the now Yahoo!-based sitcom (and drops a Virtual Boy reference!), and we also discuss the real-life Cookie Lyon sending her real-life Hakeem Lyon to an HBCU after an incident with the police.
*00:40:48:24: Tech Talk: “Becoming Steve Jobs” – John breaks down the new unauthorized biography about our play-uncle, which leads to discussion about Pixar. Somehow, another California, one Marion “Suge” Knight, maneuvers his way into the convo.
*00:54:48:23: Nintendo Wii U – Timothy and John discuss the Wii U and other current game systems.
*01:01:39:29: “It Follows” – Brandon reviews the indie horror film, which, given its throwback style, leads to us also discussing classic Hitchcock films.
*01:15:56:00: “The African Queen”, Blu-Rays, DVDs, and Racism – John’s discussion of one of his newer Blu-Ray acquisitions leads to a discussion of other films set in/dealing with Africa, Africans, and/or African-Americans.
*01:39:23:17 Jermaine Dupri Backtracks on Plagiarism Comments/Outro – Just after the whole Robin Thicke case was settled, Jermaine Dupri claimed that Ciara’s new single “I Bet” was a rip-off of Usher’s “U Got It Bad”, which he produced. Apparently, this week, he’s…backtracked?