November 12, 2019
We’re joined by comedian & host of the ‘Insane in the Men Brain’ Podcast, Rich Wilson, for our most sprawling and epic episode yet, talking everything from class representation in media, the importance of diversity, incel culture, classic comedy and... oh yeah, 1993's ‘Robin Hood: Men in Tights’
Liam examines how the gentle tone of early Mel Brooks' movies often make up for some of their more dated humour, thanks Sir Patrick Stewart's cameo appearance in Men in Tights for saving the movie and uncovers forgotten Frankie Howard flick, ‘Up the Chastity Belt’ complete with camp Robin Hood on his research deep dive.
Matt attempts to break down the various eras of the spoof genre, feels vindicated when 1998's 'Mafia' turns out to be a real movie after all and tells the story of his childhood stage acting debut and his own experience as a 'man in tights'.
While guest star, Rich Wilson tells us how his podcast encourages men to talk more openly about mental health & toxic masculinity, recalls the unique experience of seeing Star Trek: The Motion Picture at the tender age of 7 and pays loving tribute to frequent Mel Brooks collaborator, Madeline Kahn.
"BUT BACK TO MEN IN TIGHTS!" became the catchphrase of this episode. How does a chat about such a silly spoof lead to a full blown dissection of modern media taking in The Sopranos, Joker, Tony Hancock, Michael Jackson, Breaking Bad, Curb your Enthusiasm, the films of Guy Ritchie and much, much more? Hmm, let me see the script! For the rest of you, download now to find out.
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