Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Completely Conspicuous 278: The Mod Squad

Part 3 of my conversation with guest Ric Dube as we dissect a swingin' episode of I Dream of Jeannie. Listen to the episode below or download it directly (right click and "save as").

Show notes:
- Recorded at More Lost Time world HQ
- Watch the episode along with us at the CompCon YouTube channel
- Season 2 of I Dream of Jeannie, episode aired in April 1967
- Larry Hagman, R.I.P.
- Did Americans really throw "mod parties"?
- Pre-Summer of Love '67
- Barbara Eden hasn't really done anything else
- Young Dabney Coleman makes a cameo
- Bill Daily plays the George Costanza-esque sidekick
- Sitcom lies are so badly written
- This show was a clear ripoff of Bewitched
- Jay breaks out his Paul Lynde impression
- Trying to create a new dance craze
- Unrelated sight gag in the kitchen
- Imagining a darker turn of events
- Much of the episode was people dancing
- Dube: Too much plot and not enough going on
- The whole master-servant theme was odd
- Dube goes off on Kate Hudson
- Modern version would make the guy dumb and the woman smarter
- Coming soon: We pitch remakes of old shows
- Lassie reimagined
- Bonehead of the Week

At the Drive-In - One-Armed Scissor

Shellac - Watch Song
Jawbox - 68

Completely Conspicuous is available through the iTunes podcast directory. Subscribe and write a review!

The At the Drive-In song is on the album Relationship of Command on Grand Royal. Download it for free at Epitonic.
The Shellac song is on the album 1000 Hurts on Touch and Go. Download it for free at Epitonic.
The Jawbox song is on the album My Scrapbook of Fatal Accidents on DeSoto Records. Download it for free at Epitonic.
The opening and closing theme of Completely Conspicuous is "Theme to Big F'in Pants" by Jay Breitling. Find out more about Senor Breitling at his fine music blog Clicky Clicky. Voiceover work is courtesy of James Gralian.

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