Sneaky Dragon Episode 292

by David Dedrick on July 8, 2017

Hola, Sneakers! This week’s episode starts with sweat; moves onto some vague notion of an upcoming anniversary or something; looks into Coke phrases; gets uncomfortable; warches unsuitable movies in the park; says RIP to Tina’s Groove; reveals The Littlest Hobo; watches Highway to Heaven; puzzles over Goldilocks, eggs and bed choices; pets some “dangerous” dogs; exults in dog ownership; schmoozes Scholastic; uses comedy to change people’s minds; gets sincere; makes its comedy personal; says RIP to privacy; isn’t going to see Spiderman: Homecoming; writes a better third Spiderman movie; experiences bad time travel; recommends movies; creates a better Gilligan’s Island sequel; creates a better Incredible Hulk sequel; and, finally, goes out on a song.

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n matsumoto July 9, 2017 at 9:34 am

Every time a Spider-Man movie comes out, I shout to the entire world: “IT’S SPELLED SPIDER, HYPHEN, MAN”

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Ian Boothby July 11, 2017 at 12:14 am

You’re doing God’s work.

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n matsumoto July 12, 2017 at 8:56 am

By the way, I grew up reading Goosebumps so please tell R. L. Stine I love him

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Louise July 9, 2017 at 1:52 pm

I’ve been looking forward to seeing “The Big Sick” so I’m glad to hear Ian et al enjoyed it. The lead actor, Kumail Nanjiani, co-wrote it with his wife Emily V. Gordon based on their true life experiences. And it was directed by Michael Showalter (who wrote and directed an indie movie called “Hello My Name is Doris” starring Sally Field which I really liked.) So although Judd Apatow was the producer, I wouldn’t call it a Judd Apatow movie per se, just as though he was a producer on Lena Dunham’s “Girls”, I don’t think of it as a Judd Apatow TV series.

Regarding Goldilocks: my mother, a porridge and science-based fact aficionado, was also troubled over why the porridge in Mama Bear’s medium-sized bowl was “too cold.” I remember when I was a kid, she came up with a theory that Mama Bear’s bowl was wide and shallow and thus dissipated heat quickly. We never considered the option that Mama Bear was exercising portion control. Nor did we question why Papa Bear and Mama Bear were sleeping in separate beds. Perhaps they were estranged, or maybe one of them had restless paw syndrome.

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Ian Boothby July 11, 2017 at 12:16 am

In the first versions of the story, Goldilocks is eaten by the bears so for them this is a great day. They went from eating gruel to girl.

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KittyLugnut July 10, 2017 at 11:14 pm

Happened to be in a commenting mood and wanted to chip in on the topic of comedy changing minds. I’m a little ashamed to say it now, but when I was a kid/early teen, I may have been what one might call homophobic and transphobic. I don’t think I ever directly mocked anyone, but I definitely had a negative, “ew that’s weird” opinion of alternative sexuality. Then I saw The Birdcage. As wild and stereotypical and over the top as the characters were, I loved them and empathized with them, and essentially changed my views over the course of two hours. More than that, I think through experiencing that change of mind and heart and finding prejudice within myself that I didn’t realize existed (or perhaps more accurately didn’t realize was wrong), I became a more empathetic and understanding person overall. All that from a comedy movie!

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Heather L. Gilbraith August 8, 2017 at 5:27 pm

Some insight into “Out for a Rip”; it became a more popular Canadianism after Shark Tank’s song “Out for a Rip” was released a few years ago and went viral: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-glHAzXi_M

And, interestingly enough, after Coke came out with the “Out for a Rip” bottles, Shark Tank responded by issuing a lawsuit in the form of a song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_CffUwXhQE Turns out they trademarked the phrase after their song became popular.

The Simpson’s dog Santa’s Little Helper is a greyhound, but Mr. Burns’ attack dogs are definitely dobermans! I think in terms of dangerous dog breeds the Space Dogs who transform into “Bonetron the Mighty” from Futurama #75 have them all beat.

Being able to own a dog one day is my dream as well. Don’t think we’ll ever be able to afford a house (not in Vancouver, anyway) but the dream is maybe to find a suitable pet-friendly rental somewhere? Feels like a pipe-dream, but there you go! Best of luck to you Ian, I’m rootin’ for you!

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Ian Boothby August 10, 2017 at 1:56 am

Rooting for you too! And thanks for the Bonetron shout out!

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