The Recasting Couch Ep. 51: The 40 Year Old Virgin

40 Year Old Virgin

The 40 Year Old Virgin. This episode has it all. Steve Carell’s breakout role that may have shaped the trajectory of his Michael Scott character, forever altering the landscape of modern television comedy. We also have attempted murder. We share the more embarrassing family story outside of The Muskrat Incident. Needless to say this is a must-listen. Continue reading “The Recasting Couch Ep. 51: The 40 Year Old Virgin”

The Recasting Couch Ep. 42: A League of their Own

A League of their Own

In celebration of the baseball season starting, this week we recast A League of Their Own. This 1992 ode to women’s baseball was so much fun to recast. I’m not sure if this counts as a “TRC After Dark” episode or not, but the Jameson and laughs were flowing freely and we go all over the place in this one. Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Rosie O’Donnell, and Madonna all headline this “based on a true story” feature about the Rockford Peaches in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Continue reading “The Recasting Couch Ep. 42: A League of their Own”

The Recasting Couch Ep. 40: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

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This week we recast one of our all-time favorite comedies, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. A film that feels like it was specifically written for the brilliant comedic stylings of Michael Caine and Steve Martin, is actually quite the opposite. This film was first intended to feature David Bowie and Mick Jagger after the success of their hit video for Dancing in the Street, an idea brought to you by copious and copious amounts of cocaine, by the looks of it. The original production also had Sean Young as the part of Janet Colgate, before she dropped out and made way for Glenne Headly. Talk about a pair of Hall of Fame happy accidents. Continue reading “The Recasting Couch Ep. 40: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”

The Recasting Couch Ep. 32: Batman Forever

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Oh boy. Batman Forever.

In retrospect, that’s a kinda hilarious name, seeing as they immediately replaced every single role for the sequel except Alfred (natch…) and Robin (Mike’s favorite 90’s heartthrob, Chris O’Donnell), and was almost instantly forgotten within the cultural zeitgeist. If it weren’t for it’s fantastic soundtrack, it may be on the same level as Batman and Robin, instead of accepted as slightly better. Continue reading “The Recasting Couch Ep. 32: Batman Forever”

The Recasting Couch Ep. 28: Men In Black

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“Unh…here come the MIB’s…unh…here come the MIB’s..unh…The good guys dress in black, remember that, just in case you ever face-to-face or make contact. The title held by me, MIB, because you thought what you saw you did NOT SEE.”

Remember that song you heard 5,000 times during the summer of 1997? Well that song actually had a movie based off of it… Continue reading “The Recasting Couch Ep. 28: Men In Black”

The Recasting Couch Ep. 27: Hudson Hawk

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Hudson Hawk is the 1991, musical, heist, action, comedy starring Bruce Willis, Danny Aiello, and Andie MacDowell. This remains Bruce Willis’ one and only writing credit and was a passion project for him. Unfortunately, it was universally panned and is by no means a good movie (Mike would disagree). However, it’s a fun movie that could have been good if there were any sort of tonal consistency. Wikipedia says that it’s based off of a “clockpunk” technology, which I refuse to believe is an actual thing. Even worse is taking “clockpunk” and mixing it with classic Italian-American standards, and it somehow makes less sense than it sounds. Continue reading “The Recasting Couch Ep. 27: Hudson Hawk”

The Recasting Couch Ep. 26: A Knight’s Tale

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This week’s episode is about one of my favorite guilty-pleasure movies; A Knight’s Tale. This movie stars Heath Ledger, Rufus Sewell, and Shannyn Sossamon, but is really filled out by some great supporting work from Paul Bettany, Alan Tudyk, Mark Addy and James Purefoy.

A Knight’s Tale was the big coming out party for Heath Ledger as he had really not done much before this other than 10 Things I Hate About You, which seems really strange because what is essentially a sports movie about a sport that hasn’t been seriously played for hundreds of years is not exactly the formula for a break out, but that’s exactly what happened. He’s undeniably charming, his acting is solid, and you can tell that he did a lot of the stunts himself, which definitely adds to the entertainment factor. Continue reading “The Recasting Couch Ep. 26: A Knight’s Tale”