Show #122: You Are a Gummer, I’m Not the Banana Guy

The honterd ‘n’ twosecondth episode of our podcast, Paul and Storm Talk About Some Stuff for Five to Ten Minutes (On Average), is now online.

This week’s episode: the Swedish Chef vs. Ozzy Osbourne, in which being cogent and likable are paramount; The Sarandon Quotient for determining acting/stardom ratios; the perils of leftover candy and the conscientious disposal thereof; bubblegum preferences and why spearmint is the most humane flavor; mutant dental powers, doo wop, and Sugar Daddies; pushing gum in elementary school and the false allure of carbon paper; and we heartily recommend The Thrilling Adventure Hour and The Big Broadcast.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION ALERT: Who in film/TV has a perfect balance of acting ability and starpower?

Show #122: You Are a Gummer, I’m Not the Banana Guy



  1. Alpha Kennyone
    Posted November 10, 2011 at 8:45 pm | Permalink

    I wish PUSA was on the cruise.

  2. Posted November 10, 2011 at 8:55 pm | Permalink

    Acting ability and starpower:

    Alan Rickman.
    And the entire cast of Cougar Town.

  3. Lena
    Posted November 11, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    We already talked about this, but my favorite part of Beyond Belief is Paget Brewster. I also happen to be a crazy Criminal Minds fan because of her.

  4. Brett Glass
    Posted November 12, 2011 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

    I agree with one remark in this podcast: Johnny Depp does indeed muddy the waters. Hopefully, as he’s thrown to the crocodiles. (Nothing bananambivalent about that!)

  5. Dromeda
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Permalink

    Judi Dench. I will go see a movie with her in it, no matter if she’s playing a retired black ops sniper or if she’s playing Queen Elizabeth.

  6. Robin (the Mini-Minion)
    Posted November 29, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

    I tend to prefer character actors to movie stars, so I’m a little biased toward that end of the spectrum. That said, I’d offer the following examples of acting-to-starpower balance — Gary Oldman, David Tennant*, and Glenn Close. That’s really all I can come up with at the moment. Now if you want to get into a discussion of under-appreciated actors, I’m your girl.

    * Watch Secret Smile and the recent RSC Hamlet film if you don’t believe me on that one.

  7. Ben
    Posted December 7, 2011 at 12:09 am | Permalink

    What about Helen Mirren?

  8. Mike Smith
    Posted February 24, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    I would think that the pinacle of Movie Star Character Actor is Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Although I would personally vote for William H. Macy for having a huge range and has starred in quite a number of movies.

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