Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
A group of misfits enter a Las Vegas dodgeball tournament in order to save their cherished local gym from the onslaught of a corporate health fitness chain.
Things we discussed in this episode:
- Ryan has to read the movie summary for this episode because Ashley got the giggles. Check out the blooper at the end of the episode (1:09:20).
- 2004 was a good year. We discuss the joys of being teenagers with cars and money, but no real bills.
- Ryan coins the phrase, “Vince Vaughn factor.”
Our Predictions: Ashley and Ryan agree that the movie will not hold up.
- Ryan thinks that Stephen Root is handsome. News to Ashley.
- We discuss Patton Oswalt’s voice-over cameos and go on a bit of ride to Tangent City about voice acting.
- We mention Lori Beth Denberg’s cameo in the film, discuss All That. We talk about the live shows that she does with Danny Tamberelli (The Adventures of Pete & Pete) called Nostalgia Personified. Which is not a podcast like Ashley mentioned but was spawned from Danny’s podcast with on-screen big brother Michael C Maronna called The Adventures of Danny & Mike.
- Tangent City Alert: We discuss not wanting to get invested in new shows in fear of them being cancelled. Then later discuss watching Hulu’s The Great starring Elle Fanning and Nicolas Hoult, a brand new show.
- We bring up the trailers from our DVD copy of the movie including:
- Girl Next Door
- Pauly Shore is Dead
- Should we have a Pauly Shore week? (We already decided yes on this one.)
- We disagree about Bernice, who Ryan is adamant is played by a guy, but Ashley thinks it’s just a tall girl with fake mustache and arm hair. (After doing very little research, Ashley is correct. Bernice is played by a 12 year old (at the time) actress named Hayley C Rosales.
- Tangent City Alert: Ashley can’t remember the girl group that guest starred on an episode of Boy Meets World. Google says it’s Nobody’s Angel. Okay Google you win this time.
Ryan: The “Cagey”– Rip Torn (Patches)
The “Hanxy”– Jason Bateman (Pepper Brooks).
Ashley: The “Cagey” – David Joel Moore (Owen).
The “Hanxy”– Ben Stiller (White Goodman).
Does it hold up?
Facts from 2004:
- This movie was released on June 18th 2004.
- Hit TV Shows:
- American Idol
- Desperate Housewives
- Hit Songs:
- Usher ft. Lil Jon & Ludacris: “Yeah”
- Juvenile ft. Soulja Slim “Slow Motion”
- Outkast “Hey Ya!”
- Hit Movies:
- “Meet the Fockers”
- “The Incredibles”
- “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”
- Where you can stream it:
- HBO Now, HBO GO
- Rent on various streaming services.
- Movie streaming info from Justwatch.com
- Facts from https://pop-culture.us
- Music Clips in episode: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Fanas/Or_Up_We_Fall