Episode 197 - Samurai Champloo (サムライチャンプルー)

Sketchy welcomes back Darwan and his girlfriend Whitney for a discussion of "Samurai Champloo," an anime series. Later, we discuss Darwan's "Nightwing Mixtape." Enjoy!

City Is Mine
Nightwing Mitape

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Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 5:02pm EDT

Episode 196 - Olive, the Other Reindeer

Sketchy discusses the first Christmas cartoon (not counting The Nightmare Before Christmas) is almost 4 years. And it's a request! It's "Olive, the Other Reindeer," featuring the voices of Drew Barrymore, Dan Castellaneta, Matt Groening and REM's Michael Stipe. Take some time for yourself and away from your weird family to listen to this episode. Merry Christmas!

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Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 8:09pm EDT

Episode 195 - The Good Dinosaur

Every Disney-Pixar film is like a gift. Some would argue Cars 2 sucks, but Ryan thinks it's ok. For this episode, we'll be discussing "The Good Dinosaur," featuring the voice of none other than Sam Elliot! It features the voices of other people, but that's the one we care about the most. Enjoy!

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Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 9:48am EDT

This week we discuss everyone's favorite blockhead, Charlie Brown, and the rest of the peanuts gang (created by Charles Schulz) in "The Peanuts Movie!" Enjoy!

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Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 6:29pm EDT

Episode 193 - Creepy Music Videos

This one's a few weeks late. It's obvious because it's still part of October-Themed Halloween Month. In this one, we watch a series of music videos and discuss them. The videos are below:

Flowers - Emilie Simon
Turn The Lights Off - Tally Hall
Ghost - Mystery Skulls
Bremen - PigPen Theatre Co.
Source - Fever The Ghost
Five Nights At Freddy's 2 Song - The Living Tombstone

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Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 5:16pm EDT

Episode 192 - Courage the Cowardly Dog

This week it's "Courage the Cowardly Dog," a recent classic from Cartoon Network as October-Themed Halloween Month keeps on keepin' on.

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Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 7:17pm EDT

Episode 191 - Tales From The Cryptkeeper

This October-Themed Halloween Month podcast is for the rich kids. We discuss three episodes from "Tales From The Cryptkeeper," the cartoon adaptation of HBO's "Tales From the Crypt," which is itself a television adaptation of the E.C. comics series of the same name. Still with us? Good. Enjoy!

Episodes Watched:
- Season 1 Episode 5: The Works...In Wax
- Season 1 Episode 8: Hyde & Go Shriek 
- Season 1 Episode 10: Gorilla's Paw

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Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 8:23am EDT

Episode 190 - The Ren & Stimpy Show: Haunted House

We're continuing October-Themed Halloween Month discussing the episode "Haunted House" from The Ren & Stimpy Show season 2. Featuring the voices of John Kricfalusi as Ren and Billy West as Stimpy, this specific episode shows what happens when the two spend the night in a house that's meant to be scary. There's also a discussion on 90s era Nickelodeon Halloween programming. Pretty niche. Enjoy!

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Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 8:33am EDT

Episode 189 - Halloween Is Grinch Night

It's officially OCTOBER-THEMED HALLOWEEN MONTH! Kicking us off is the Dr. Seuss creation "Halloween Is Grinch Night," the 1977 made-for-TV prequel of "How The Grinch Stole Christmas." And it's weird. Enjoy!

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Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 10:54am EDT

Episode 188 - Thumbelina (1994)

No, this is not for October-Themed Halloween Month. We're just a little behind. So, enjoy this happy, light-hearted episode where we discuss Don Bluth's "Thumbelina" and prepare yourself for what's to come!

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Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 9:03am EDT

Episode 187 - Gargoyles

Remember how serious "Gargoyles" was? Yeah, so do we. I'm already bummed thinking about it. Sketchy revisits Goliath (voiced by Keith David) and the other gargoyles in the twists and turns of this serious, yet pretty cool 90s Disney series. Enjoy!

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Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 3:23pm EDT

Episode 186 - A Scanner Darkly

Sketchy takes acid in the form of "A Scanner Darkly." This 2006 rotoscoped film by Richard Linklater is based on the Philip K. Dick novel of the same name and has an all-star cast featuring Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey, Jr, Woody Harrelson, Winona Ryder and Rory Cochrane. Enjoy!

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Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Episode 185 - Clarence

Sketchy discusses a cartoon that the hosts can identify with a little too well. It's "Clarence" on Cartoon Network! Enjoy.

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Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 7:13pm EDT

Episode 184 - Bojack Horseman

Sketchy discusses the Netflix animated original series "Bojack Horseman." If you haven't seen it, watch it immediately. Then come back and listen to us. Enjoy!

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Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 12:23pm EDT

Sketchy does that thing where it discusses animated shorts. This time the shorts are from independent animators on YouTube. The list is as follows:

- Heat vs Repulsion
- Alight
- Kagemono: The Shadow Folk
- Into The Woods
- Clouds
- Link To The Awesome
- Game Grumps Animated: Thumb Surgery

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Direct download: Episode183.mp3
Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Episode 182 - Sketchy Best Of Vol. 1

It's a "best of" episode! Sorry, but we're behind and this is the best way to catch up. Enjoy!

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Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 7:43am EDT

Episode 181 - Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue

Sketchy discusses Ryan's dream-come-true of a made-for-TV special this week. It's "Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue," featuring all the great 80s-90s Cartoon characters including Garfield, Muppet Babies, Alvin & The Chipmunks, Winnie the Pooh, Alf (who was more live action if we're being honest), the Smurfs and Michelangelo from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Why did they all come together? To keep you from doing drugs! Enjoy!

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Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 1:28pm EDT

Episode 180 - The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones

The two, biggest cartoon families meet in this... off-kilter and convoluted crossover. It's The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones! It was Ingrid's pick. Blame her. Then enjoy!

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Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 11:48am EDT

Episode 179 - Ratatouille

Remy has a talent for taste and a passion for cooking. The only problem is... he's a rat. This week, Sketchy discusses "Ratatouille," the 2007 Disney-Pixar critical darling, directed by Brad Bird and featuring the voice talents of Patton Oswalt and Janeane Garofalo.

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Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 9:49pm EDT

This week, Sketchy discusses the 2014 DC Universe Animated Original Movie "Batman: Assault on Arkham," featuring a variant of the Suicide Squad. It also features the voice talents of Kevin Conroy, Hynden Walch, Giancarlo Esposito, and John DiMaggio. Enjoy!

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Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 8:29am EDT

This week it's Ingrid's pick with 1985's "The Care Bears Movie." Though it wanders without a strong plot and makes little sense, it's still worth discussing here on Sketchy. Enjoy!

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Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 11:42pm EDT

Episode 176 - Star Wars: The Clone Wars (animated series)

Matt joins Animator and Friend-of-the-show, Justin Marchert, to discuss "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," the animated series. Enjoy!

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Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 7:02pm EDT

Episode 175 - Inside Out

Disney-Pixar productions set the bar for modern animation and are among some of the best films of the last decade. "Inside Out" is the 15th feature-length film from Disney-Pixar and the topic of this episode. Does it hold up to Pixar's standards? On this podcast, it depends on who you ask. Enjoy!

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Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 9:54am EDT

Episode 174 - The Brady Kids

This week, Ingrid and Ryan discuss "The Brady Kids," the animated adaptation of "The Brady Bunch." They deconstruct it more than anyone ever intended (or should). Enjoy!

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Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 12:14am EDT

Episode 173 - My Neighbor Totoro (となりのトトロ)

We finish our double feature with the 1988 Studio Ghibli film "My Neighbor Totoro" by Hayao Miyazaki, the fun contrast to last week's film "Grave of the Fireflies." The recognizable "Totoro" serves as Studio Ghibli's mascot, akin to Mickey Mouse and Disney. So, even if you've never seen the film, you've likely seen this character pop up in something. And now he's popping up in our podcast. Enjoy!

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Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 10:52am EDT

Episode 172 - Grave of the Fireflies (火垂るの墓)

This week it's the first part of a double feature. It's the 1988 Studio Ghibli film "Grave of the Fireflies," directed by Isao Takahata, which many describe as one of the saddest films of all time. So, it's appropriate that Sketchy, the saddest podcast of all time (sad as in pathetic), discuss this heartwrenching film.

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Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 10:09am EDT

Episode 171 - Pete's Dragon

This week it's the 1977 live action Disney musical "Pete's Dragon" that sprinkles in a few bits of animation (directed by Don Bluth) amongst such stars as Helen Reddy ("I Am Woman") and Mickey Rooney (from that racist part in "Breakfast At Tiffany's"). We figured it was just enough animation to qualify for this show. Enjoy!

Happy Up Here
by Röyksopp

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Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 10:45am EDT

Episode 170 - The Gorillaz

This episode has been planned for a while. It's a discussion of the animated band "The Gorillaz," formed by "Blur" frontman Damon Albarn and the "Tank Girl" comic book series creator Jamie Hewlett. With several albums (including the coveted "Demon Days"), a number of music videos, a rich backstory and an impressive list of collaborators (De La Soul, Lou Reed, Danger Mouse, and more), there was a ton to talk about. So, get into it and enjoy!

Happy Landfill
by The Gorillaz

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Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

Episode 169 - Daria

Sketchy discusses a listener request. It's MTV's "Daria," and it's as 90s alternative as you remember. Enjoy!

You're Standing On My Neck
by Splendora

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Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 5:54pm EDT

Episode 168 - Big Hero 6

Several months after it won the Oscar for "Best Animated Feature," Sketchy finally decides to discuss "Big Hero 6." Featuring the voice talents of Scott Adsit (from 30 Rock), T.J. Miller (from everywhere), Ryan Potter and Daniel Henney, this film touches on a lot. So, stop reading and start listening. Enjoy!

Mr. Roboto
by Styx (Kids On Drugs dubstep remix)

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Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 10:04am EDT

Sketchy discusses the 2011 "Batman: Year One" and the DC comic by Frank Miller on which it was based. This story examines a young Bruce Wayne (Benjamin McKenzie) testing the waters of vigilante justice and a new lieutenant named James Gordon (Bryan Cranston) who just joined the Gotham police department. Enjoy!

And Here We Test Our Powers Of Observation
by The Bad Plus

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Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 3:13pm EDT

Episode 166 - Tiny Toon Adventures

This week it's "Tiny Toon Adventures," a pick by Ingrid. Produced by Steven Spielberg, this 90s television series featured a new generation of Looney Tunes characters and a plethora of pop culture references. Enjoy!

Ana Ng
by sElf

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Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 9:49pm EDT

This week it's the Dreamworks 2015 animation "Home," starring Jim Parsons (Big Bang Theory) as "Oh", an alien belong to the race "Boov" that kicked humans out of their house and made Earth its new home. Rihanna also stars as "Tip," a girl who escaped the initial purge and who's looking for her mom. Tip and Oh team up to help each other out... even though they can't stand each other... and even though Matt hated this movie. Enjoy!

Stay Home
by sElf

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Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 8:31pm EDT

Episode 164 - Song of the Sea

Sketchy falls in love with 2014's "Song of the Sea," an Irish animated film by Tomm Moore (The Secret of Kells) that was nominated for an Academy Award. Featuring the voice talents of David Rawle and Brendan Gleeson, this film explores the Celtic myth of the selkie from the perspective of the a little girl and her brother. Enjoy!

Good To Sea
by Pinback

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Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 11:55am EDT

Episode 163 - The Story of Menstruation

This week Sketchy mines the annals of YouTube for this unexpected Walt Disney Production "The Story of Menstruation." It's a short, 10-minute educational film about the importance of cycles (with some good advice, ladies). Enjoy!

Vanity Fair
by Mr. Bungles

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Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 2:51pm EDT

Sketchy continues its discussion from last episode with "Diebuster," the sequel to "Gunbuster." And it's even more confusing. Watch the series and not the condensed movie version of "Diebuster." Life will be better for you, I promise. Enjoy!

Groovin' Magic
by ROUND TABLE feat. Nino

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Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 10:05pm EDT

Sketchy discusses Gunbuster aka Aim For The Top!, a series much beloved by Matt that was condensed into a 90-minute film that seems like a mash-up of Pacific Rim, Starship Troopers and Interstellar. We discuss the film, which was difficult due to some scenes being left out. So, if you get a chance, watch the series first. And enjoy!

by Fireflight

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Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

Episode 160 - Bee Movie (w/ Ilia Iliev)

What's the deal with Bees? That's what Ryan, Ingrid and special guest Ilia Iliev try to figure out this week while discussing the 2007 Jerry Seinfeld animated film "Bee Movie." Enjoy!

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Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 8:43pm EDT

Episode 159 - The Pagemaster

This week it's 1994's "The Pagemaster" starring Macaulay Culkin as a live-action nerd and an animated hero. There's also a wealth of other famous voices, including Christopher Lloyd, Whoopi Goldberg and Patrick Stewart. Does this book-themed adventure hold up? Or does it fall flat? Listen and find out. Enjoy!

Sucked Out The Center
by sElf

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Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 11:23am EDT

Episode 158 - Leonard Nimoy Tribute

Leonard Nimoy has passed away, leaving behind a body of work extending to The Simpsons, Futurama, The Pagemaster, and some interesting studio recordings. Sketchy remembers him this week with this tribute episode. Enjoy and LLAP!

By Myself
by Leonard Nimoy

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Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 8:39am EDT

Episode 157 - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

This week, Sketchy discusses the 2009 film "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs." From the reliable duo Chris Miller and Phil Lord (Clone High, 21 Jump Street, 22 Jump Street, Lego Movie), this film surprised Ryan and Matt with how much they liked it (they didn't realize Chris Miller and Phil Lord made it). So, check it out! Enjoy!

Shining On
by Big D and the Kids Table

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Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 7:57pm EDT

Episode 156 - Year Three Review

Sketchy celebrates 3 years of no one listening! It's been a sad year. Enjoy!

The Perfect Drug/Shake It Off (mashup)
Nine Inch Nails vs Taylor Swift

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Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 11:53am EDT

Episode 155 - Sita Sings The Blues

Sketchy welcomes back Nafeeza Hussain to discuss Nina Paley's 2009 animated feature "Sita Sings The Blues" featuring the lovely voice of Annette Hanshaw. Enjoy!

Daddy Won't You Please Come Home
by Annette Hanshaw

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Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 11:43pm EDT

Episode 154 - Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (w/ David Smith)

Sketchy examines the phenomenon of the nonsensical, 90s cartoon that is "Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog." Ryan and Ingrid are joined by filmmaker and all-around awesome guy David Smith. Enjoy!

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Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 10:14pm EDT

This week, Sketchy welcomes back Darwan Pursoo who is now joined by his girlfriend, Whitney Fields, to discuss the exciting anime series "Death Note." Watch it, then listen to us. Then enjoy... in that order.

Damn Girl
by Dar-1

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Direct download: Episode153.mp3
Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 8:07pm EDT

This week, Sketchy discusses one of Matt's favorite anime films "Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer." Yes, it's a sequel, but it's not necessary to watch the first film in the series (so says Matt). Enjoy!

by Until June

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Direct download: Episode152.mp3
Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 9:29am EDT

For the last episode of 2014, Sketchy discusses "It's Such a Beautiful Day" by animator Don Hertzfeldt. The film itself is composed of the three short animations "Everything Will Be OK," "I Am So Proud of You" and the most recent one, which is also called "It's Such a Beautiful Day." 

Close You Eyes (And Count To Fuck)
by Run The Jewels

Bedding Music
by Waky Dawgster

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Direct download: Episode151.mp3
Category:Film & Television -- posted at: 7:19pm EDT