The Protagonist Podcast #155: Christmas Special 2017 “That is like bringing a bazooka to a knife fight.”

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It’s The Protagonist Podcast Christmas Special 2017! Producer Andrew sent Joe and Todd the titles to 8 holiday specials they’ve never seen, and they each made up a plot summary (though Joe went overboard and shot well past a simple summary on one). Listen and let us know if you’d watch any of these made up movies.

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The Protagonist Podcast #153: The Gilmore Family in Friday Nights Alright for Fighting: S06 E13 of Gilmore Girls (TV 2006) “Dinner with Rory! How delightful! Well, spit-spot. Alert the corgis’.”

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Joe and Todd are joined by guest Kate Darowski to discuss Gilmore Girls. We talk about the charms of the show, the intergenerational family dynamics, and debate the merits of various boyfriends.

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The Protagonist Podcast #149: The Entire Cast in Hocus Pocus (Film 1993) “I’ll put a spell on you!”

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Todd and Joe are tackling a Halloween classic as they discuss the characters from a Hocus Pocus. They talk about the importance of tone for a children’s scary movie, the villains motivations, and where the film feels a bit off but also where it really hits the mark.

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The Protagonist Podcast #146: Cady Heron in Mean Girls (Film 2004) “Well, this has been sufficiently awkward.”

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Joe and a Todd are joined by special guests Lena English and Tayler Iversen to discuss Cady Heron from the film Mean Girls. We talk about accurate exaggerations, high school drama, and how important the resolution is for the film’s message.

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The Protagonist Podcast #139: Stanley Yelnats in Holes (Novel 1998) “It was all because of his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig stealing-great-great-grandfather!”

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Joe and Todd discuss Stanley Yelnats and Hector Zeroni from the novel Holes. They talk about the structural perfection of the plot and the character arcs.

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The Protagonist Podcast #136: Chuck Bartowski in Chuck (TV 2007) “Chuck is the computer.”

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Joe and Todd talk about Chuck Bartowski from the TV show Chuck. They discuss the spy genre, issues of technology as explored in pop culture, and the overall charm of the show.

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The Protagonist Podcast #122: Monty Brewster in Brewster’s Millions (Film 1985) “None of the above!”

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Todd and Joe talk about Monty Brewster, played by Richard Pryor in the 1985 film Brewster’s Millions. They talk about the art of adaptation, the highlights of the film, and how they’d spend millions of dollars.

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The Protagonist Podcast #120: Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson in Parks and Rec (TV 2009-15) “You had me at meat tornado.”

120: Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson in Parks and Rec (TV 2009-15) “You had me at meat tornado.”

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Todd and Joe talk about Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson from the sitcom Parks and Rec. They discuss the evolution of the series and each character’s unique kind of humor.

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The Protagonist Podcast #118: Special: Great Quotes from Great Movies “May the force be with you.”

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Todd and Joe are joined by Nik English from The Fandom Podcast to talk about movie quotes. Why do we use them, what are the most quotable films, and is there really a Princess Bride quote for every occasion?

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The Protagonist Podcast #115: The cast of Corner Gas S01E01 “Ruby Reborn” and S06E06 “Good Tubbin'” (TV 2004-09) “Safety Pete can talk!” “Boy, can he ever.”

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Todd and Joe talk about a fantastic Canadian sitcom, Corner Gas. They discuss Davis as well as the rest of the crazy characters in Dog River, Saskatchewan. They touch on kinds of comedy, the pleasure of purely episodic television, and acknowledge a beautiful book ending of the pilot and finale.

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