Episode 26: 2015 Year-End Spectacular

We made it! An entire year of Forgotten Failures is in the books, and why not mark this momentous turning of the calendar with some reminiscences, or by handing out awards, or by sort of doing both in this one-of-a-kind special featuring all your favorites: Mick Jagger, Australian rockabilly, descents into madness, etc. You better listen, because this involved way too much editing.

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Episode 2: Final Mission (1994)

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What does AC Slater’s big brother really do in the military? Maybe he’s a drug-addled “virtual reality” pilot hypnotized by his helmet.

And who’s behind the conspiracy? The alcoholic colonel played by Steve “Rail Drinks” Railsback? General Corbin Burnside? The guy with the mishmashed facial hair colors? The short-haired software vixen? Darrill, Lindsay, MikeD and MikeR investigate the truth.

This technoactionadventure from 1994 dares to ask the question “What is virtual reality?”, and answer it with “Virtual reality is when you’re flying an actual plane through actual reality, and your helmet makes it looks like you’re in a video game simulator, and also you need drugs to make it work.” Also stars Elizabeth Gracen, Hal Havens, and Billy Wirth as the hero who resembles Tom Cruise in Top Gun and happens to be named Tom.

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Episode 1: Frozen Assets (1992)

frozenIn this seminal episode of the Forgotten Failures podcast, the film chum (consisting of Mike D. , Darrill and Lindsay), have attracted the attention of the sophomore effort from romcom power couple, Shelley Long (as Grace Murdoch, single and hating it sperm guru) and Corbin Bernsen (as Zach Shepard, possible bachelor degree forger, pick up artist and business man).

The chum discuss all things Newton Patterson (played by a spry Larry Miller who is the shining star of this movie), how uncomfortable angry slapstick is, effective negging, floral patterns, nurse prostitutioners/brothjobs and how New Yorkers are made.  Lindsay and Darrill also demonstrate a concerning lack of knowledge about sperm.

Yes, sperm.  Because this entire movie revolves around putting a sperm bank back in the black through a town wide sperm count competition.

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