Episode 420

Playing Ball With A League Of Their Own

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August 17th, 2022

1 hr 32 mins 16 secs

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Beloved baseball movie in which there is no crying A League Of Their Own is the latest film to get a series reboot -- with a bunch of twists -- on Amazon Prime. We talked to Yahoo! Sports's Liz Roscher about the casting, the bifurcated stories, whether the baseball holds up, what happened to the Rockford Peaches' manager (and to Candy Bar Guy #1), and all that 2022 dialogue rattling around 1943. Is it a homer, or a whiff? We also went Around The Dial with Never Have I Ever, Drag Race's international entries, the Better Call Saul series finale, and a This Fool follow-up before Liz tasked herself with getting a Series 7 ep of Taskmaster into the Canon. The state of New Jersey was a winner, the surveillance state was a loser, and we rolled ourselves a nice fat Game Time about S04.E20s. Should you put that mustard on a hot dog, or your face? Only one way to find out -- with an all-new Extra Hot Great.

Show Topics

  • A League Of Their Own
  • ATD: Never Have I Ever
  • ATD: Drag Race France
  • ATD: Better Call Saul
  • ATD: This Fool
  • The Canon: Taskmaster S07.E04 Ollie
  • Winner and Loser of the Week
  • Game Time: Watch TV Every Day

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