Listen to Gobbledygeek Episode 418 – “Gobbledyween: Tremors (feat. Jason Tabrys)”

Fred Ward and Kevin Bacon, masquerading as Paul and Arlo, in Ron Underwood’s ‘Tremors’ (1990).

Gobbledygeek episode 418, “Gobbledyween: Tremors (feat. Jason Tabrys),” is available for listening or download right here and on Apple Podcasts here.

Perfection, NV, pop. 14, is adding three more country bumpkins to its census: Paul, Arlo, and Jason Tabrys, writer for Uproxx and Den of Geek, who is returning to the show after a stunning two-year absence. The gang is here to continue the month-long horror celebration Gobbledyween by discussing Ron Underwood’s 1990 creature feature Tremors. There is discussion of Kevin Bacon’s small head, Burt Gummer’s voting record, the simple efficacy of S.S. Wilson and Brent Maddock’s script, why the Graboids are great movie monsters, and more. Long-time listeners will know that when Jason Tabrys is involved, more means more.

NEXT: we want all our garmonbozia. Jessica Shipp joins us to discuss Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me.

BREAKDOWN

  • 00:00:28  –  Intro / Guest
  • 00:06:00  –  Tremors
  • 01:33:40  –  Outro / Next

LINKS

MUSIC

  • “Good Vibrations” by The Beach Boys, Smiley Smile (1967)
  • “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” by Jerry Lee Lewis, Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On (Single) (1957)

GOBBLEDYCARES

Listen to ‘Gobbledygeek’ Episode 280, “No Mo’ FOMO (feat. Jason Tabrys)”

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Gobbledygeek episode 280, “No Mo’ FOMO (feat. Jason Tabrys),” is available for listening or download right here and on iTunes here.

I took the turkey’s pen
Here we go again.
It’s Koko with that joke flow that cannot slow, you’re like “oh, hell no”
But oh yes… success!
Tabrys is here to explain with the help of his inability to refrain
From outshouting Paul and AJ
On topics that are like dropkicks to your brain
Yo here’s what this episode of Gobble is set to contain:

Random Dave Koz mentions!
Adult hyperactivity on display!
A random remembrance of The Postman Always Rings Twice!
How there’s too much good stuff to watch and the resulting Fear Of Missing Out syndrome!
Things get weird!
Things get sexy!

Special Guest: Waterdancer, writer, and amateur knuckleballer A. Jason Tabrys

Next: how to train your lady dragon? For another Geek Challenge, Paul and Arlo watch the very, very loosely connected martial arts movies Lady Snowblood and The Last Dragon.

(Show notes for “No Mo’ FOMO.”)

Listen to ‘Gobbledygeek’ Episode 246, “Oh God, It’s Jason Tabrys (feat. Jason Tabrys)”

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Gobbledygeek episode 246, “Oh God, It’s Jason Tabrys (feat. Jason Tabrys),” is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.

Once and future Koko the Showfucker (and, one supposes, veteran pop culture writer/editor) Jason Tabrys is once again spreading his distinct brand of cheer to Gobbledygeek like so much plague. When he’s not hawking Jason Juice, M. Tabrys talks with Paul and AJ about fall TV, including accusations of Muppety ignorance; the Dear Fat People video and whether or not YouTube flashes-in-the-pan like it are worth spending our precious outrage on; and what the preponderance of fan theories means, if it means anything at all. But it’s mostly Jason Juice.

Next: the Geek Challenge rises from the dead. Paul must watch Peter Jackson’s 1992 gorefest Dead Alive, while AJ must endure the 1984 post-apocalyptic teen movie Night of the Comet.

(Show notes for “Oh God, It’s Jason Tabrys.”)

Listen to ‘Gobbledygeek’ Episode 231, “A Eulogy for Koko (feat. Jason Tabrys)”

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Gobbledygeek episode 231, “A Eulogy for Koko (feat. Jason Tabrys),” is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to mourn the passing of one of this world’s brightest lights: Koko the Showfucker. Jason Tabrys, veteran pop culture writer and one half of Radio Bastard, has returned to Gobbledygeek having outlived his podcast-wrecking parasite. Left to his own devices, Jason only manages to sidetrack Paul and AJ into discussions of the 1993 film Airborne, his favorite knish place, and of course, how AJ is so very young and stupid. In between, the gang ostensibly chats about their increasing disconnect with this thing we call “nerd culture.” Koko lives.

Next: Mere Smith, author of Cowface and Other Hilarious Stories About Death and writer for such fine television programs as Angel and Rome, returns to the show to discuss the feminism of Mad Max: Fury Road.

(Show notes for “A Eulogy for Koko.”)

Listen to ‘Smoke Gets in Your Ears: A Mad Men Podcast’ Episode 6 (feat. Jason Tabrys)

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Smoke Gets in Your Ears: A Mad Men Podcast episode 6 is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.

After a short break, AJ, Kenn, and Joe have returned to talk more Mad Men. To help them discuss the first three episodes of season 2, the gang is joined by noted Billy Joel enthusiast/Radio Bastard co-host Jason Tabrys. Kenn and Joe aren’t thrilled by these opening episodes, so AJ and Jason attempt to set them straight; much horse-related humor, discussion of Don’s unglamorous aging, and alpha hipsters follows. Plus, don’t miss another exciting installment of Hamm Watch!

(Show notes for Smoke Gets in Your Ears episode 6.)

Listen to Episode 176, “A Fetid, Pestilent Marshland (feat. Jason Tabrys)”

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Gobbledygeek episode 176, “A Fetid, Pestilent Marshland (feat. Jason Tabrys),” is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.

Koko the Showfucker is back and he’s prepared to fuck the show right into–well, okay, a little of that happens, but for the most part, Jason Tabrys’ return to Gobbledygeek is a little more focused than normal. Among the topics discussed are the Veronica Mars movie and its abundance of fan-service, the Cosmos controversy, and the fact that Captain America 3 and Batman & Superman: Friendship Is Magic opening on the same day is going to keep the idiotic flames of the Marvel/DC fan war raging long into the night. Then there’s the big one: When you hate something–say, oh, The Big Bang Theory–is it fair to continue harshly criticizing it on social media even when you know someone who likes it? The (different, conflicting) answer(s) may surprise you (or not)!

Next: you might remember the Four Color Flashback series AJ did on the blog about the Claremont/Byrne Uncanny X-Men, or he and Paul dissecting Preacher. Well, we’re bringing that feature to the show starting next week. At the end of each month, we’ll be discussing one volume of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, and spoiler alert: Paul and AJ really, really love this comic. Joining us for this introductory episode is Broken Magic author, The Deli Counter of Justice co-editor, and Brony for life Eric Sipple.

(Show notes for “A Fetid, Pestilent Marshland.”)

Listen to Episode 166, “Turbo-Man and the Shelf Elf Insurrection (feat. Jason Tabrys)”

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Gobbledygeek episode 166, “Turbo-Man and the Shelf Elf Insurrection (feat. Jason Tabrys),” is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.

Remember that present you always wanted for Christmas but never got? Well, Arnold Schwarzenegger is ready to strap on a jetpack to put it in your hot little hands, as your merry Gobbledy-elves ring in the holiday with a discussion of the 1996 “classic” Jingle All the Way. On hand is Elf King Jason Tabrys, who once more degrades the show with his unique brand of festive chaos, er, cheer. This lively band of Santa’s helpers marvel at the fact that Ahnuld could ever pass for a weathered everyman, express amazement that Sinbad was a person who existed, and reveal the true nature of Elf on the Shelf (it ain’t pretty). Plus, Paul and AJ become more estranged than ever before, which is saying something.

Next: this is the end, my only friends, the end (of season 4, that is).

(Show notes for “Turbo-Man and the Shelf Elf Insurrection.”)

Listen to Episode 162, “Gobbledygeek Versus The BastardCast Versus Gobbledygeek (feat. Jason Tabrys & Jeremy R! Hudson)”

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Gobbledygeek episode 162, “Gobbledygeek Versus The BastardCast Versus Gobbledygeek (feat. Jason Tabrys & Jeremy R! Hudson),” is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.

It has long been foretold by mad prophets clinging to their tattered robes, wild eyes staring at the heavens: “HE WILL RETURN!” As blood-red clouds gather on the horizon and lightning cracks the sky in two, he descends on his rainbow death unicorn. Jason Tabrys licks a lollipop made of skulls, dragging behind him Jeremy R! Hudson, who claws at the earth in a futile attempt to avoid his fate. That’s right: the BastardCast duo lays siege to Gobbledygeek this week, gods of mischief exploding chaos all over what is normally such a tight, well-ordered show. Ahem. Jason and Jeremy join Paul and AJ to talk angry badgers (whom AJ is the victim of), The Walking Dead (which AJ is insufferable about), and the state of the comic book industry (wherein AJ is not particularly victimized nor offensive, rather they all have a thoughtful, fascinating conversation sure to enrich your understanding of the quintessentially American business of show). Plus, badgers, did I mention badgers? There are badgers.

Next: badgers. Or, alternatively, Thor: The Dark World.

(Show notes for “Gobbledygeek Versus The BastardCast Versus Gobbledygeek.”)

Listen to Episode 152, “The Killing Bastard (feat. Jason Tabrys)”

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Gobbledygeek episode 152, “The Killing Bastard,” is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.

The people have spoken! Fan-favorite bastard Jason Tabrys, winner of the Gobbler’s Choice Award for Most Chaotic Fun guest, returns to the show at last. This time he and the boys talk about Batman’s hard-earned sexual gratification, scholarly tweets, reading ebooks in front of the real books, and Paul tries to defend his love of dance. Also, midget Gary Oldman. No words I can put here could ever possibly prepare you for the glorious chaos of this episode. Wade in and enjoy.

Next: Mere Smith returns! (Oh, and Sipple too.) As they prepare for the upcoming Toronto Word On The Street festival, the dynamic duo join us to talk about artistic collaboration.

(Show notes for “The Killing Bastard.”)

Listen to Episode 133, “Pope Bastards (feat. Jason Tabrys)”

Pope Francis I and Jason Tabrys, a match made in Heaven.

I apologize to all Catholics everywhere.

Gobbledygeek episode 133, “Pope Bastards (feat. Jason Tabrys),” is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.

Jason Tabrys of The BastardCast joins Paul and AJ for a weird, wild, blasphemous, and–yes–sexy experience. Everything from the new Pope to Jurassic Park IV gets discussed, including thoughtful ruminations (sure) on the Veronica Mars Kickstarter and whether or not digital comics will destroy the print market. Very little of it makes any kind of sense, which we suppose is par for the course.

Next: we’re hopping across the pond, at least virtually, as the excellent, very British Wesley Mead guests.

(Show notes for “Pope Bastards.”)