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Episode 28: “Suburban Commando”

In this New AmericaOn This Very Screen looks to its favorite, most enduring patriot when we finally crack open a feature we’ve been talking about for ages: The Bollea Collection. And when it comes to our favorite American hero (brother), we had no problem starting this special podcast series off with the 1991 action/comedy gem, Suburban Commando. In this mullet-infused, skateboard-riding, cinematic equivalent of Zubaz pants, Hulk “Terry Bollea” Hogan plays Shep Ramsey, an intergalactic space warrior who arrives on Earth to… charge his car battery, essentially. Living with a suburban family headed by Christopher Lloyd and Shelley Duvall, Shep learns the ways of Earth by basically destroying fucking everyone and everything he happens to come across, all while avoiding space bounty hunters (one of whom, you might recognize).

In this episode, the boys discuss early ’90s nostalgia, the unbearably long (and numerous) montages of the Hulkster getting used to Earth, and another strange heel turn/face turn that may or not allude to a “highly-touted” gay love scene between Hogan and Christopher Lloyd.

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Did You Know? The original casting for this movie had Arnold Schwarzenegger in the titlular role, with Danny Devito playing Christopher Lloyd’s part. Unfortunately, this project was passed on by both actors, and instead given to Hogan/Lloyd to prove, once and for all, that cocaine use can be on both sides of the camera.

Episode 06: “The Condemned”

Swaggering into the spotlight of On This Very Screen’s sixth episode is the Texas Rattlesnake, himself, Stone Cold Steve Austin, with rated-R action-thriller, The Condemned! Are you a fan of heavy-handed social commentary? Plodding fight scenes? Rob Hoffman from f*cking Suits?! Then you’ve hit the jackpot as the gang is joined by stand-up comedian, Dash Kwiatkowski, to discuss squandered death scenes,  the movie’s unhealthy fascination with sexual assault, and what happens when characters are literally more developed on your Wiki page than in the actual film.  Buckle up, ’cause this one’s an absolute riot!

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Did You Know? Bah Gawd, Stone Cold wasn’t originally cast as main protagonist, Jack Conrad, but rather British SAS agent-turned-psychopath, Ewan McStarley. Yeah. The Vinnie Jones character. Christ, almighty, what we would do to hear the “Austin 3:16” quote in an English accent…