The Nerds conclude this Halloween themed October 2013 with an episode plagued by the intrusions of a certain ghost… he’s not very well known… you’ve probably never heard of him.
This week, The Moriarty Brothers team up to discuss the one topic they can’t shut up about: Batman. Join us as they discuss everything from the 1940’s serials all the way through The Dark Knight Rises.
Photo Credit: A Old Poster for the 1949 Columbia Pictures serial Batman & Robin.
It’s no secret that I love Mel Brooks. I spend every January, starting on New Year’s Day watching his movies all month long. I call it “Mel Brooksuary” (which inspired our very own Sean to try his own “Denzel Marchington”). I could spend this entire blog telling you why Brooks is a brilliant filmmaker that turned the parody genre into an art form. I could tell you about how he was a WW2 vet that diffused landmines and blasted the Nazis with pop music just to piss them off, or how he’s one of eleven people to ever EGOT, or how he belongs to an elite group of renowned comedy writers that all wrote Your Show of Shows together (including Carl Reiner, Neil Simon, and Mel Tolkin).
How many times do we actually get to release a new Halloween episode ON Halloween?! Almost never. Okay, once every 6 years, thanks to Leap Days.
So, this year we decided to talk about the cultural evolution of ghost stories throughout history, as well as story, and inspiration behind the first truly American ghost story: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
The month of Mel Brooksuary continues with The Nerds welcoming special guest Roxi Nobari to talk about Mel Brooks’ masterpiece Young Frankenstein.
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