Episode 386

Coming Home To Being The Ricardos


December 22nd, 2021

1 hr 31 mins 9 secs

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About this Episode

Being The Ricardos, Aaron Sorkin's latest project as a big-screen writer-director is...also very much a small-screen project, so we are claiming it. Look, it's about TV (specifically, the stars and making of I Love Lucy) and it's kind of on TV (members can stream it for free on Amazon Prime Video), so IT COUNTS. Anyway: joining us for the discussion is actual film critic Tim Grierson! Around The Dial takes us through film-to-TV adaptation Finding Magic Mike; TV-to-film-back-to-TV adaptation MacGruber; Insecure; How To With John Wilson; Dead Asleep; and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. John Potts asks us to choose a TV getaway for our next imaginary holiday. Ilan brings us back to the TV-to-movie pipeline with a Canon presentation on The Simpsons episode "Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie. Then we name the week's Winner and Loser before closing out with a Game Time that really decks the halls. No need to arrange a multi-cam setup: this podcast is for your ears only!

Show Topics

  • Being The Ricardos
  • ATD: Finding Magic Mike
  • ATD: MacGruber
  • ATD: Insecure
  • ATD: How To With John Wilson
  • ATD: Dead Asleep
  • ATD: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • Extra Credit: TV Getaways
  • The Canon: The Simpsons S04.E06: Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie
  • Winner and Loser of the Week
  • Game Time: The Caroling Burnett Show II

Show Notes


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