Brandon and John spend most of this episode answering the question “what the (fudge!) happened to Cuba Gooding Jr.’s career?” Our journey takes us down a rabbit hole of terrible, terrible trailers for terrible, terrible Cuba Gooding Jr-starring films of the 1990s, an analysis of Gooding’s career choices, and a review of some of his musical performances from his films. Fair warning: he’s no Cuba Gooding, Sr.
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*00:07:47: “Confirmation” – We discuss the casting and development of this upcoming Clarence Thomas Biopic for HBO.
*00:14:18: “Straight Outta Compton” Lawsuit – Suge Knight killed someone on the set of this NWA biopic, and the family is suing. We discuss the case and (carefully) the perpetrator.
*00:19:31: “Hot in Cleveland” Cancellation – John’s favorite multicam sitcom is ending its six-season run. We mourn its passing.
*00:21:56: WTF Happened to Cuba Gooding Jr? – The main event. This man won an Oscar and yet can barely be arrested in Hollywood. We try to figure out why?
*01:00:13: Anachronistic Songs in Movies and Other Randomness – People on the internet are upset about “Selma” concluding with a rap song. Brandon rants about how many movies set in X time period conclude with or contain hideously anachronistic modern songs.