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How Have We Never Seen This Before?
How Have We Never Seen This Before?

Season 3, Episode 6 · 1 year ago

Talladega Nights: "If You Ain’t First, You’re Last.”

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

In Season 3, Episode 6, Lauren and Isabel discuss the Will Ferrell movie, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.

Join us as we talk about how this movie is oddly similar to Cars, if Will Ferrell’s humor is problematic, AND how we watched two different movies again! Also, we have a new quiz for you this week: Which Will Ferrell Character Are You?

Check out the quiz we took here: https://www.playbuzz.com/richardg11/which-will-ferrell-movie-character-are-you

If you want more of How Have We Never Seen This Before, check us out on social media: Instagram/TikTok - @howhaveweneverpodcast Twitter - @howhavewenever

And shoutout to Michael Beaumont (@monitorcomics) for the AMAZING artwork!

This is a podcast where two best friends talk about movies they've never seen before. I'm Isabelle and I'm Lauren and this is how have we never seen this before? Okay, before. As as we begin, right, I have to say that our third cohost is fired because he's late. He's like and he's literally wild and he bites my shoelaces and bites my fingers and I just can't have that in the middle of a podcast. It's unprofessional. We need a professional workplace here. We are the epitome of professionals. If, if he can decide to show up on time, you know, really put in the effort, he can work his way up again. Yeah, hoppy, I'll start as an assistant. Um, it's realised my mind, because I'm sorry if I get so much louder everybody, but yeah, I don't know, then hops that'll make it back the you know whose story this reminds me of? It reminds me of the story of Ricky Bobby, the ballad of Ricky Bobby, the ballad of Rickey Bobby. You don't. It's kind of funny. It's almost as if we reviewed that this week. Oh my gosh, I literally just watch that today. What me too? Okay, yeah, well, the bits over, the bits over. But we we watched talladate, talidate. Can you say Talladaga nuts? Yeah, I didn't know that. Like is it actually? It is a real place? Right, Oh, I have no idea. Okay, yeah, so Talladaga Nights, the ballad of Rickey Bobby, is a parody of a biopic, like story whatever. You know, biopic, biopic, biopic. You know how stupid you are. How do you say a biopic? Yeah, because it's like a I know, I aggress how you. I know that's how you spell it, but like sometimes people say it so fast that I never know how you but I feel like biopic sounds like a surgery. Yeah, going to get biopic surgery. Yeah. Well, essentially it is a parody of a biopic, you know, the sort of like hi Lo hi style that a love my sister. You know, the storyline that'll lot of classic American movies follow. Yeah, and, as with last no, two seasons ago, when we watch step brothers, I am ninety nine percent certain that we watch two different movies, even though we haven't talked about it yet. Yeah, I was looking up like facts about the film and there is an UN their unrated version. Yeah, because obviously there would be if Sasha Baron Cohen's in it. So so when I went to like look it up, I so I watched this on nextffinity and they were three options. Actually, I had to pay for the other two, so I went with the free one and I noticed, like this was I don't know, because I can't tell if they cut things out, but I noticed at one point they dub the kids talking. Oh good, this will be fun, and I know, if I know, they were not mouthing what they were saying. It was it was obvious. Great, Yep, you know, that's all you. I think that I may have watched the regular version, you know, because I did not watch this movie legally. But it's fine, you know, you gotta do what you gotta do. I'm not paying for a movie like watching them every week, like, can you imgine effect to like? Okay, yeah, like three dollars for an st movie every week? But no, and I'm not watching it in standard definition. Are you kidding? No, no chance. I will watch it for free, ten ATP minimum. Any who. So I guess we'll get into our first segment of the episode, which is a little quiz that is well found for us. So this week we're doing which will ferrell movie character are you given that we have waatched two...

...will ferrell movies? So I think we're qualified and this is on play buzz. Let's start. My wires are so easy. Awful adds by. Okay, oh my gosh, there's so many options. Okay, first, what situation best describes your character flaw? I let my personal life interfere with my professional life. I try my hands at many different things that may or may not be the best of ideas. I tend to not speak up for myself, or I go to meet an over read to situation. I spend too much time focusing on the physical aspect of relationships, or I've let past experiences and behavior affect my current relationship. If why are these all me? Is One of my flaw. I'm this is like the sats not which is the correct answer? Which is the best answer? I can't even choose the UM I'd say, well, this is just like the Gemini and me speaking, I do try my hands at many different things, like I am a Jack of all trades, but Um, I'm not like great at one thing. Okay, well, this is going to be all you this week. So we'll go down what we what we because, like every other weeks, like it's you asking me other question. So this week I'm asking you on a question. Okay, sounds good. So we'll just see who you are and not put myself through that. I feel like this is easy on you then. Okay, what best describes your work environment? There's pictures for those of you who can't see, but is it a quote unquote, work from home situation, unpredictable, full of eccentric characters, Testostero driven and highly competitive, professional, monotonous and repetitive, or hazardous and very dangerous? Um I would have to go with the work from home vibe. That's me every night. So number three, what situation best describes the problems you and those close to you are facing right now? So are you trying to get back into I guess it's supposed to be doing in activity after being banned, trying to stop an instant while uncovering something bigger, trying to reconcile how people perceive you after public mishap, trying not to kill your sibling while attempting to keep the family you know intact? Or trying to figure out the mysterious force that's the universe and the meaning of life. Okay, so, like I would say, mentally my brain is always trying to reconcile how people perceive me after every public mishap I have. But I do spend quite a lot of time not sleeping and thinking about the mysterious force that is the universe. But I don't true. I think it's the first one really. Okay, what best subscribes your ideal situation in the future? Redeeming myself and capturing that glorious moment. I think I know what what movie that one's like. Trying that, making amends for past actions and settling current affairs, becoming independent and cherishing new friends and family in my life, becoming more comfortable in my own skin and accepting myself, or moving on to new relationships after failed previous one. I didn't mean know it. There's some of my throat right there. Show Um, I think I would go in becoming independent. You know? Okay, do you know? That's like my only goal in life right now, the only goal I have. That's true. Isn't that so sad? No, that's a good goal, okay, which part of the country. Do you live in the East? That's like a weird I've like never like it's the east coast, but like I would never say we live in the east. Yeah, but like what if you're from Ohio? Yeah, or Kentucky? I don't know. What does that even like? Is that the Midwest? Can people even live in Ohio? Why is it? It's like the northeast, the south and then the west and like there's the Midwest, but like that's everything in the middle. But why did they call the Midwest? Why wouldn't they...

...just call it the middle? I don't get. There's no mid east because, yeah, I don't know. Okay, someone explained. Okay, okay, we live in the east. All right. What does your typical weekend consist of? CAN WE DO PRE COVID? Yeah, okay, yeah, seeking help and advice on how to stop various circumstances from occurring. Getting into altercations at bars because someone messed with a Jukebox, getting thrown out of an event for being disorderly, the heaven of mean ones, you know, disorderly, getting into altercations that require law enforcement intervention, or figuring out a way to get along with siblings and family. Let's I don't I don't know. I don't get into altercations at bars. Oh, except, okay, wait times. One time I went into the bathroom about this bar at my school and I like went into the bathroom, came out, my friends were with me and I went to wash my hands in the sink and I had to like lean over these two girls who are like sitting on the floor, and one of them like tried to fight me because I was blocking them because they were looking, because one of them lost their tooth and they were looking for it. Toothless girl tried to fight me more. Oh my God, I think that could count for like the jukebox one. Yeah, we'll go with that. Okay, what quote are you most likely to say? Is this how you conduct yourself in a democracy? Know that one. Do we need to read the right now? which situation are you most likely to encounter? Oh, there's no words. I guess like tied up, Kidney, kidnapping, maybe car accident, you're interviewing a bear, and then like road rate, road range. I definitely have some road rate. Okay, which activity are you more likely to take part of? Okay, these aren't there's no words here either. Going on TV, maybe, yelling, playing basketball? MMM, doing your taxes maybe, and I guess that's a party. Going to a party, you know, in this panoramic, I think you would get canceled for going to a party. So we can't do that. Oh, this pomegranate, you have to do. Yeah, no, cut the cameras. I think that, therefore, having set all of that, I would be on TV. Yeah, yeah, that's that's what I was saying, because yet none o the rest really thanks. Yeah, non, this panoramic. Okay, which too? which two? Okay, maybe there's gonna be like more option. Let's go and want to bring Prius or race car. Okay, I'm trying to save the environment here, so preous. Okay. HMM, which too? Okay, which quality? With those around? You say you exude the most. Are you driven? You can answer this one. It's all. You're pretty witty. You think I'm witty. Do not like that answer? No, it's fine. I just didn't think that you would say that. All. That's such a compliment. Oh good, okay, all right, it's gonna like cover with my hand so you can see you are your Ron Burgundy. Honestly, that's fine, I'm okay with that. So you are Ron Burgundy from anchorman. People either lover or there's so much bad spellion grammar. But it's not your fault that you're sort of a big deal. Remember, someone is always watching, so stay classy, a classy San Diego. Okay, that was a kind of bad quiz. My apologies, I don't I don't know why, which to which? To Which? To what I was I didn't want to take the quiz because then...

I know it was coming. You know, I'm convinced that like a twelve year old made that quiz death. Okay, HMM, so let us begin with the Ballad of Ricky Body. Oh, but first we gotta go through our characters. Okay, for some reason there are so many stars in this movie. Like all list off who I can remember and then you tell me if they're on the list. Okay, so we've got I mean, I guess I'll just count will ferrell, John C Riley, Jane Lynch, Amy Adams, that guy who plays fix it, Felix Junior. No idea. Well, anyway, we've got the the pit master guy. I know that's like a term for barbecuing, but like it's a pit stop. I'm like the main guy is like really big. Oh, yeah, then Sasha Baron Cohen, his dad, the Guy Plays His dad, is famous too. Yeah, I think Gary Cole. Yeah, then, I think that's it that I can remember. Is His wife famous, like the person plays his wife? Yeah, Leslie Bib oh Um Packard. Oh, yeah, from I can't remember his name, but yeah, I exited out of the tabs. Yeah, I don't know the name, but yeah, there's so many famous people. Okay. So getting into the actual movie, we open the movie with someone driving a long a country road. It turns out it is a woman and labor and her husband and he's driving so fast that they skip the hospital and he slams on the brakes and it's somehow causes the baby to the the baby to come out. We that's what it opened with. Next we see that there is a kid in school and his name is Ricky Bobby, Aka the main character of this film. And it's it is it bring your parent to school day. I literally called was called this cone career day. I wrote Parent Job Day, Bring Your parent to school. Well, anyway, it's career day and Ricky Bobby's dad is nowhere to be seen. So we find out that he spends his life racing cars and sleeping with women, the dream, apparently, and he also has his best friend named cal I could swore. They said his name was Brennan and then later on his name is cal and I was really confused. Oh, so did I. I didn't catch his name at first because it felt like there were two different names going on there. They said like it. They only said it once. So, yeah, I think it was just like they're talking to a different kid. Yeah, I don't know, sorry, I just felt like really confuse me at first. Yeah, it was confusing. But next his dad randomly shows up and it turns out that he is a horrible person. He tells the kids, and I quote, it is the fastest who get paid and the fastest who get laid. And then what a quote. You know, if I were in high school, I make that my yearbook quote. Those are just the work. He also says, and I quote, and this is the one, that you have to remember if you ain't first, you last. That is also true when there are two people competing. Yeah, yeah, but honestly, second place is great. Okay, second place is not first loser, it's second winner. There's also like not a'man. There's like more pressure because you want to be first. Did you ever say that the quote in Elementary School? First is the worst, second is the best. Third is the one with the hairy chess. We always said treasure chess. So he wanted to be third. No, you wanted to be second if, in the mind you had a hairy chest. I remember lining up in kindergarten and like we would say that and like we always said treasure chest and know well, I guess that your school was better. Anyway. I've we like skip his entire life. Then and we're at a NASCAR race. I like can't remember the word and like my dad's going to kill me that I can't remember the word. But like the pit stop guys, he's one of them. He like fills the car gas or changes the tires in the middle of a race and they're like the laughing stock of of NASCAR racing and the drivers like we're in last place, I'm giving up, I'm...

...getting out, and then they put ricky in the car and he's an amazing driver, although like I don't get it, because he catches up with everyone even though they were there waiting for so long that he had to be at least a lap behind it least. And also, how does he just know how to drive? Like it doesn't you know how to drive? Okay, let me circle, let me just let me throw you into a Nascar race and see if you can drive alongside those people and catch up. It's just a circle. I know there's like some skill to it, but it is okay. It's an oval. It's just a noble no, a lot of it is like I don't know a lot about racing, but I know that it's strategy and like where you are on the track is like very much relevant than like you need to know where you are now. But that's where I like get messed up, because like he shouldn't have been near anyone and like he's instantly in the rights. Like he shouldn't have been anywhere near anyone because he was so far behind. Well, it is a parody, so I guess we can't take everything up face value here. Yeah, anyway, so he's like kind of messy, doesn't know how to act like after the race and everything, but we find out his best friend is cow. It's that's Jauncy Riley, and they have this like handshake thing that's shaken bake. So we basically just see the progression of Ricky Bobby's career at this point, and he like he's always winning, with cal coming in second, because cow has now become a racer as well. We see Ricky get married to a fan in the crowd and she becomes his wife. She like flashes her boobs at him. Right, that was in your movie. Yeah, okay, signature on the same page. Yeah, and we see Amy Adams as his assistant as well, at least from what I can tell, she's like only in this one scene and then in at the very end. Yeah, pretty much, okay, and we also find out after that he has two kids. One of them is named Texas Ranger, and I can't I and something else. That's what I wrote for the second Kise. I think Walter. That's that's too like normal. Yeah, I think that's the that's the gay. Let me look it up. Oh, it's Walker, not Wal Walker. That's like I guess that's not that weird. But they they live in a mcmansion, which I think is so much Nick Mansions like kill me, and I know that. Like, okay, I used to live in one. But I just love the idea of MC mansions and how like trashy a lot of them are, especially in the south, and the fact that he had like a Hummer, like he had a bunch of cars out like lined up outside his house. It's so funny to me. So like while we're seeing the house, they're saying grace for like ten minutes because there's this whole thing that ricky thinks Jesus is a baby or like only likes to think of Jesus as a baby, and his wife is like he's a grown man. And I don't know, but basically during every grace he has to mention power raid as like a brand deal and like product placement, and I would just love to know how much either like funding or how to say to pay for all that product placement. LIKE NASCAR is full of that. So I can't imagine how they got all that into the movie. Yeah, definitely, and I don't know, I think that was like all of the product placement and there was definitely like what made the movie so funny to me. It like takes it to a different level of like satire when you have that kind of stuff and like it goes from being just like a dumb will ferrell movie to like actually something with like meaning, like making fun of like American culture, like the ignorance in America, and like all of the product placement in sports and like sponsorships and sports and how that plays such a huge role in things. Yeah, that's so weird because that's literally what I just read about for my my US history class room. I really. Yeah, or like article is on how sports change during the one thousand nine hundred and thirty two Olympics, actually super interesting. Yeah, and I think it's cool that this movie disguises itself as being like a dumb will ferrell movie that's like slapstick comedy, and then you also have like this element in it that mocks American culture and I don't know, I feel like it's better than some some of his other ones that are loved to mock American culture. That's my favorite to me. Lacking Americans, yes, and the fact that at this dinner table they're all eating KFC and Dominos and fast food, and it's just so funny that like someone...

...who's considered an athlete, a professional athlete with all of these like sponsorships, is supposed to be like really healthy and stuff is eating like KFC, Domino's, McDonald's and all that fried food. One part that like goes through the entire movie that we first see and while they're at the table saying grace and everything, Ricky's wife's father also lives with them and he mentions that they're kids are being raised wrong because they're like swearing at him, which I wasn't able to hear because it was all cut out. Oh, they like threatened to kill him. Actually, AH, okay, so they do that and they're there. Why, like insane. But yeah, that's where I could tell like I knew I was missing something from this. I think those kids are actually like there. I don't they made the movie for me, even though I didn't like know what they were saying all the time. Yeah, I was just gonna say, like I know that like they were dubbed over for you. See, you might not have like gotten the full acting experience from them, but when I was watching it was really funny and like they kind of brought like this realism to the movie, like they would like talk about things that they're like selfaware about, and so it kind of like breaks the fourth wall in a sense, and I thought that was really clever. No, I really they were. I think they were my favorite part of the movie. Yeah, so now we are back to racing and it turns out that Bobby Ricky, bobby, I like. Yeah, he has to Ricky's. It's hard. He essentially leaves two tickets for his deadbeat dad at every race and he just never shows up. That made me so sad. Yeah, it is kind of sad. And he ends up winning that race by driving in reverse. Doesn't that happen in like either cars or Herbes? Reminds me so much of cars. Did is that happens right? I let I think so, and I was trying to think. Did this come out before cars or did cars come out after this? I don't know, but it also like it also very much reminds me of Herbie. Did you see that one? I haven't seen that in forever. I used that used to be one of my favorite movies. But yeah, so he ends up winning that race and reverse and people keep telling him that he needs to be more careful with his driving or he's going to actually die, which makes a lot of sense. And so after that they decide to celebrate and cal kind of confesses that he wants to win because they always pull off these stunts together and it's always cal that comes in either second or third every time, and so he wants to win, but ricky bobby's like no chance, like I'm winning always, and so he's like, okay, I'm just going to keep bottling it up then, which is foreshadowing for what happens. You know, you should never bottle things up people, because it'll just come out in a worse way later. So then all of the sudden jazz music starts playing, and you know these southern men are put off by jazz, it seems. They only like country music. is so like, okay, back to our quiz. Is supposed to be the part where like getting mad about the jukebox. Yeah, okay, that's what I thought at least. Yeah, yeah, so they start freaking out and all of a sudden Sasha Baron Cohen walks in with this terrible French accent and his name is Jean Girard and he is a gay Formula One driver. And so I guess when these southern Christian men who think America is the best country in the world, find out that he is French and that he is gay. You know, they they lose it a bit because you know, that's that's pretty accurate for some people in this country, unfortunately. And so Jean is asking what Americans have done for the world and they cannot name a single thing that is distinctly American. Like they they say Chinese food. Now, pizza, no, chimy, Chonga's no, you know, because America's melting pot of many different cultures, which is what makes special. But Um, the only thing we've brought US consumerism. Yeah, and really bad covid rates. That too, of and so Jean is like, I've come here to defeat you, to take you down, and so they get into this fight and Jean kind of pins down Ricky Bobby and tries to make him say that he loves crapes. We're also break his arm and...

...then ricky bobby kind of refuses after trying to negotiate, and so Jean breaks his arm and then it is revealed that Jean is now his teammate. They have the same like corporate sponsor, I guess. Is that how were? I think the same. No, they have different corporate sponsors, but they're on the same team, like within racing. There's different teams and there's usually two or three people on a team that are racing at the same time. Thanks, I didn't know that. I don't know. What are your thoughts on that scene? I feel like it it's kind of controversial the bar. HMM. Why? I don't know. I feel like I get that that it's mocking Americans rather than like gay people, but also it's like playing into like gay people being the butt of a joke. So I don't know how you felt about that. Oh, you just mean John in particular? Yeah, yeah, I mean, like I feel like right now it's especially just like talked about with gay people should play gay roles and like with James Cordon and the prom and like I agree. I think this was movie was a while ago and just people just didn't think about it. I felt like it was more so mocking like French people more than gay people most of the time, except like the whole part about like you have to kiss me, which like happens later on, which is just like weird. Like I don't like I know some things. Like I'm just like like what's the point, like why do you have this in here? Yeah, like it was the movie could have been fine without it, you know. Yeah, I I also understand that it is supposed to mock like the homophobia of some like people in the south. I get that like religious people in the south like obviously have some issues with homophobia. So I I don't know, may I'm feeling planted. Maybe they could have, could have done it, but not like adding a kiss part is just like just like too far from me. HMM. Yeah, I feel like if if you want to get away with something like that, you have to make it strictly so the person of the minority here is like the one in power. Like I feel like really successful shows and movies that do that make it so that people who are prejudiced and hateful and big gets it makes them look stupid, and so I feel like it did that for some of the bits in this but also at the end. Yeah, it makes it switches that, and so I feel like in this scene it was okay because it made them look stupid and not gay people weren't at the butt of the joke. But yeah, yeah, that's right. Yeah, yeah, that's what I was getting at. So now we are at that night's race. We'd like found out about Jean being on their team and it's Ricky's just like being super reckless because all he wants to do is beat John. He even like sold his window space like with product placement, so like he can't see because of the giant sticker in front, which is funny, and he's literally like playing, not playing, but like racing, like it's bumper cars. He's hitting everyone left and right and all of a sudden cows car dies, so they can't do that slingshot thing. So after cows car dies, Ricky hits John's car and Ricky's car flips and he like thinks that he's on fire, but he's not. He and then he like strips and he's like running through the the lanes, the the racing lane, and the next thing we see he's like in and out of a coma in a hospital. And this part was like so I mentioned this when we watched. Never have I ever like I just did not understand why they knew you're gonna bring this up. I just didn't understand why they had to have her be in a wheelchair for like twenty seconds of the show and then never mentioned again. And it like it wasn't even part, like it never happened to Minnie Kaling, like it was basically for her life, and that's why I was like, Oh, maybe, but that never happened to her, and I just didn't understand why they added it. And again here I'm like why, like why was it necessary for him to be so traumatized? But not traumatized like that he had to be in a wheelchair for two minutes of this movie.

HMM. No, that's very valid. I also like understand. Didn't we find out that it was like actually a condition, where some people like, yeah, it is a condition, but it just didn't like come across that way, at least to me, like when we watched it. HMM. And again here it's like it's they definitely didn't like look that up. Yeah, I don't think they needed it, but I I get that, like it was to show how how much his loss impacted him, but they could have done it in a different way. Yeah, I feel like they could even just like he could have just stayed in the hospital bed and like what's the point of putting in a wheelchair out playing basketball and then like kicking people with his legs? Yeah, they could have. I mean they could have thought of something funnier than that. Yeah, and then I can just walk again. So yeah, it's it's kind of insulting. Oh, this is also a problem that I had with step brothers, but their use of the Ar slur was I don't you probably didn't get that. I didn't have I didn't get any either one, so I didn't know. Yeah, well, it was like the same situation again. And I get that it's supposed to be mocking like bigot bigots in the south. Like I get that, but also, at the same time, like perpetuating language like that is harmful. Doesn't matter if it's a joke or not. Yeah, and like like it. I don't think he would ever say that today. And like it's like it's not like canceling him, because it was like no one was like people were saying it, but it wasn't being heard by everyone. So people just like didn't think anything of it. So it's not like I'd like I was reading it to cancel culture earlier, but like it's not like cancel will fair rols just like no, he knows. No, I'm not saying that. You were saying that either. Ye, like he like he knows better. Now everyone knows better. And like most people know better now. It's like you grow from that, you know, and like you wouldn't see that in one of his movies today. Yeah, I feel like that's that's good. Like, yeah, we can see that. Like back then he said it. He's learned from his mistakes and like he knows now that that's offensive and now it's on in his movies and like that's fine, but I feel like it's good to like mention that to show, yeah, show a little bit about like how things have changed. Yeah, definitely. Yeah, anyway, fun. So He's out of his coma, he is playing basketball in a wheelchair, even though he can walk. So then his friends tell him that he can walk. They go and visit him and they're like, dude, like you can walk, like just get up, and he ends up stabbing himself to prove that he doesn't have feeling in his legs and then through this incident he's like, Oh, I could walk, I'm fine, and then just walks out of the hospital and he needs to rest for a while obviously, but cal asks him if he can let him win a few times and he's like Nope, no chance, it's me, and so he then finds out that he's been kind of like replaced by Jean Gerard and he has another mental breakdown. Yeah, so he then goes back to racing, but he's so scared that he's driving twenty six miles an hour and like isn't taking any risks. And so his wife is like no, I can't be dating someone or I can't be married to someone who's a loser. So she's like, I guess I'll replace you with cal. And so the three hours that Ricky Bobby's gone, CAL decides to get engaged to Ricky's wife and decides to move in with her. And so they're like oh the sorry, you gotta go to Ricky and the kids. I was weird, like why did they make me kick out the kids? I thought that was so funny because like the way that they like he handled it. He's like will you be my best man for this wedding with your wife? He's like why? Why? Why would you think that I would say yes to that? And he's like, well, you can't let our French of how many years die, because you're like you just lost your career, you just lost your job, you just lost your wife, like you can't just lose me too. Like that is the definition of gas lighting people. So don't don't let that behavior ever interfere with your life. Yeah, when he's lost everything, he moves into back into his mom's house with his kids, and he becomes pezza delivery guy,...

...and it turns out well. He like really can't drive, so he also loses his license and has to deliver pizza on a bike and actually ends up delivering pizza to his dad and gets really angry at him because he's just like now all of a sudd him back in his life and as he's peddling away, he shouts you're not my dad, you're not my day. Yeah, I love anyway, anyone who knows that vine. You're a real one. And later that night his dad shows up at his mom's house and is like I can help you get back into a car and get racing again. So, like at for this part it's like ricky getting better, but also his kids getting better, because his mom's like I'm not having this, like you are awful children. So for Ricky it's kind of back and forth, but I'll start with ricky. So for Ricky, the first thing they do is put or his dad puts a cougar in the car and is like if you can drive with this, like you can drive with anything. And then the next step is blindfolding him, and so he drives and he literally hits every car on the street and crashes into a house, and the final one is his dad wakes him up and is like I put a kilo thank you, saying I don't know Quelo of cocaine tape to the bottom of his car and the police are on their way. so through this giant police chase he realizes that he can drive really fast again and it turns out the cocaine is actually a bag of lucky charms. Nice. It take like two seconds for the police to like know whose license plate that is and find him. So like, I know, why is he not wanted? Yeah, that learning means no sense. But at the same time all this is happening, the kids start picking up trashed on the side of the road and they do ti Chi and they're just like all around great people again. You know, I love those kids. They're great. Yeah, so now that Ricky Bobby is getting better at racing, you know, he's befriended the Cougar, which he names Karen. He's gotten his license back, his kids are normal. So they decide what better place to go to celebrate your achievements then apple bees, sponsored by apple bees. I just that's so funny to me, like I love mocking American culture, like look, of course they go to applebee. Have you ever had like the Applebee's drinks? One dollar drinks, now, because I wasn't old enough, and then COPD and covid. Oh, I forgot about not covid but the fact that you weren't twenty one. We'll have to go and covids over. Yeah, I've heard their strawberry lemonaders whatever. Yeah, they're really sweet. So I don't know if you'd like it. Actually now that's what I would like. Okay, anyway. So we'll have to go to appleby's one day, but okay, when the Pandora is over. Um. So they're at Apple Bee's and his dad starts freaking out because, you know, he's explicitly says like there's something wrong with me where I have to mess things up, and so I'm a head out. Then he leaves and so Ricky Bobby Sad because his dad abandoned him again, and so he's at this bar, I think the pit stop, his name of the Bar, and he's playing this racing game that Jean Gerard is like the main character of, and his Personal Assistant, Aka Amy Adams, comes up to him and they start catching up and he's like I don't want to race again because my dad left me, and she's like no, you have to race and gives him this intense pep top and somehow, some way, it turns him on. And so they they they start doing the nasty on the table at this bar and everyone is freaked out, as as one would be. Does it actually go that far? Now? They don't like. Okay, it just shows them like heavily making out and making these weird noises. Okay, which is it was very uncomfortable and I'm really glad that no one was in the room with me when I watched this. Yeah, so that was that scene. So the next day ricky goes to John's mansion kind of to like. I honestly, I didn't listen to what ricky had to say to...

...him, but Jean basically said he needs someone to challenge him on the racetrack and like no one else is doing that. Like ricky was his challenger, like Katie Kirk was to Diane Sawyer. Yeah, I think he also was. Like he was also talking about the fact that he's just like undefeated. No one can even come close to beating him. So there's just so much pressure on him right now that he like kind of needs to lose, but he won't. He won't let anyone win. And it's also like, I don't know if he says it's but like it's no, it's not fun anymore when you just like winning all the time. I wish I could relate. It's not fun when you're losing all the time, to say. But basically we're at the race the next day and his team told him, or so they rebuilt his car and then they tell him that Glenn died, and Glenn is the guy from wreck it route, but anyway, they say he died to make him motivated, but he's not actually dead. He's just around the corner. It's kind of pokes his head stupid like. That was funny to me though. But they also repainted the car because he doesn't have any corporate sponsors anymore. So there's a giant Cougar on the front and it also says me so like it's all all ricky, like it's all me. It's like all him doing it. And right before the race starts, where he goes up to cal and is like, I'm sorry for how I acted and how I treated you, like I I wasn't very good friend, and this confuses him very much. That was the ultimate power move there. I know he wasn't trying to do it. I know it like is messing them so much. Yeah, I just think it's funny how like so nonchalant he is about the fact that he made so much money and cal is just living in his house, like complaining about living in his house and being like like this man, this mcmansion I'm in is awful, and I don't know, I just thought it was funny how he was so like nonchalant about that. Yeah, okay. So we get to the actual race and, like we said, cal is freaking out because Ricky apologized to him and he's like I took his wife, I took his house and I kicked him and his kids out, like why is he apologizing to me? And so he was really perplexed, if you will, by the he was really perplexed by the encounter and ricky ends up passing him. At this point, we also see that his dad has finally come to the race, except, you know, he only came to sell his tickets. But when I saw that I was like Oh, then I was like we're making some progress here, you know. And then CAL is ordered by the big boss man to take ricky out of the race or he'll be fired, but he's like no, and they're working together on their signature seling shot move. It kind of works, but then cal gets taken out, along with literally everyone else racing. So it's just Jean and Ricky now, and they both crash and start rolling, and the rolling last so long that they cut to an apple bee susial. I thought it was so funny. Chef's kiss, chef's kids, just like the peak of watching sports, like you'll see someone get absolutely destroyed, like playing basketball, and they'll be like Oh, and now we're going to cut to this Um, what's not gambling? One draft kings draft. Now we're gonna cut to this draft kings commercial where I'm gonna convince you to start gambling. Yeah, so that happened, and so they start spinning. That's spelled wrong on my notes. They start sprinting to the finish sign and they e meant their cars spinning. No, Nope, that the spinning has stopped. The sprinting has commenced and they both leap at the same time. And it turns out that ricky like wins, but not really, because they both left their vehicles. Wait, okay, so in this part, so like he wins by a hand he like reaches his hand out, and in cars, letting MC Queen wins by sticking his tongue out. Yeah, across the finish sign. I need to know. I sorry, I need to know which one came out first. Our Co host is now here. He's wiglan eats a little while, but he's here. He made it just in time for the end. He may eat my headphones, but will see. Yes, waits of what did...

...come first? So cars came out on June nine two thousand and six, and Talladiga nights came out on October twelve two thousand and six. So like they were both being filmed at the same time then right. Well, pis are probably they've been working cars for a while. But like, there's no way they both had the exactly same ideas for that. You know. No, like it's so close. Yeah, that's so bizarre. I've wonder because they were definitely wrapped when cars came out. I'm assuming. Yeah, I don't know, but that's that be crazy. Okay, so let's let's get to the end here. So, oh, as ricky bobby stands up, you can see an opaque like American flag in the background, which is chef's kiss as well, like we love to see the details here. I thought that was like very clever for this parody. Obviously, if it were like real, I'd be like that's so dumb, but it's parody and he kisses John and they're like buds. Now, okay, yeah, like, I like, I just like, what was the point of that? What was the point? Yeah, I mean, I do French. French people like kiss each other on the cheek. Maybe something was lost in translations, you know. Do you remember from French class we had a whole French culture section. Depending on what section of France you're in, you either do two kisses or, for most places, do too. Though with Covid it that is definitely too many for my liking. But yes, so, because they got out of their cars, ricky and John were both disqualified. So the third place winner who stayed in their car is the winner, and that turns out to be cal. Yes, somehow he's third, even though everybody crashed. Yeah, you know, it's fine. It's fine. They're also friends again and it kind of ends with Ricky being with his assistant, cal being with Ricky's previous wife and everyone's happy and everybody goes to Apple Bee's and everyone goes to Apple Bee's and that's the movie. I like. How and at least I feel like most will farell movies always do. Like the bloopers of like them. Did you know that there is a whole ninety minute, like full length movie of Anchorman bloopers? What is it called? When they owe, when they improv? Yeah, like their wines. I'd love Improv had but I think it's bout I don't know, you'd say both. But yeah, that was the movie I like. I don't know. I didn't like find it like that funny, like it was fine. There weren't any. There were a few parts and made me like Ull, you know, as one would, but I just think like the overall like cleverness of it, like disguising it as like a dumb American movie and like that being the parody is very funny to me. HMM, imagine it's not. So what were your overall thoughts? My overall thoughts, I mean, like I appreciate the running applebee's gag and I appreciate the kids but, like I said, some of the jokes are just like as I men like jokes, it's just like the bits I guess just like don't what's the point? Yeah, it's just I guess Will Ferrell is very hit or miss in my opinion, because a lot of it is dumb humor. But I feel like this was like the smartest movie he's done that we've reviewed. Lott of the two. Yeah, yeah, out of the two, but also like I'm trying to think of one that's like smarter that we like Acreman, I guess would be. I don't know, it's up there with anchorman. HMM, with the satire level. Oh yeah, yeah, and it wasn't as offensive as other movies. Like yes, there were a few parts that were that would be considered problematic today, but I'd say like overall, it wasn't as bad as I was expecting. But they also like remedy it and, like I didn't hear half the things you did. Yeah, so they're not going to play it with that in it, which is yeah, yes, like when I saw that Sasha Baron cone was going to be a gay Formula One driver, I was like, Oh my God, like, they could have taken it a lot farther...

...please. I'm so scared of what you're going to say and do. But yeah, it's okay for the most part. Oh, this has been fun. I'm like hoping we have like there's like a good release. I feel like a lot's coming out this month, but it's like the end of the month. Yeah, there's going to be some good ones at the end of the month. HMM. No, I agree. But yeah, go chick us out on instagram and twitter and tick tock and facebook and Youtube. Honestly, if you just type in how we never seen this, they will all show up. Yes, it doesn't matter where at is, they will be. Go followus on Tick Tock, though, because we post like highlights, more highlights and on other things. And where are you, like over twozero likes? Yeah, we've been feeling the love recently, so thank you to anyone on Tick Tock. Yeah, okay. Well, this has been fun and we'll see you next time.

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