Episode 53: Sometimes You Sing to the Bear, and Sometimes the Bear Sings to You

About This Episode

The Screeners are missing their only mommy host for this episode, but that won’t stop them from doing a kid-friendly episode...right after Jump Cuts, that is.

OK, so “Jump Cuts” might be a bit of a misnomer for this episode’s first act, but Chris really likes the audio bump he recorded for it, and everyone else is too lazy to come up with a replacement, so we’ll let the pretense continue for at least one more show.

The four Screeners who did show up this time tend to have TV viewing habits that are...let’s say “distinct”. Since they don’t all watch the same things, they’ve decided to do a round of mini-reviews of shows that have caught their eye recently. With Josh digging up a CNBC show and Daniel implying that there’s a Hulu original that might be worth watching, this segment might just be the most eccentric thing the Screeners have done since Chad named a foreign language movie his top pick of 2015. Of course, no one else has watched Phoenix to see if he had a point, so we’re just going to keep mocking him for it.

The Bare Necessities: $175 Million and a Lot of Green Fabric

Unsatisfied to ruminate about just the small screen, the Screeners looked around for a movie to review as a group this week and landed on Disney’s live-action remake of The Jungle Book. After all, how wrong can you go with casting Bill Murray and Christopher Walken as talking animals?

The group is down one more voice for this segment, as Josh wasn’t able to make it out to the theater, but we’re pretty sure the other 3 can successfully fill the 45 seconds of content he usually adds to main events. We won’t spoil the review here, except to say that we had no idea how little Chad likes kids. Tsk, tsk, Chad.

Speaking of Talking Animals…

Looks like the Screeners might actually be sticking with this “top 3” thing. In honor of The Jungle Book, they’ve decided to recap their favorite movies that feature (though don’t necessarily “star”) talking animals. Josh is back to participate, but does he have enough of an inner child to even give this topic a fair chance?


That’s enough cuteness for one episode. As always, find us on Facebook to join the conversation—and come back next time when we’ll be talking about Captain America: Civil War and our favorite superhero fight scenes of all time.