Hot Rod + Alan Partridge Alpha Papa

Hot Rod + Alan Partridge Alpha Papa
Podcast: Double Feature
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New-beat comedies starting long running television personalities. Memes, YouTube and the age of Internet video. Clueless protagonists or mas...

Posted July 31, 2014
Hosted by Eric Thirteen & Michael Koester
Tags:All PodcastsYear 7

Episode Notes

New-beat comedies starting long running television personalities. Memes, YouTube and the age of Internet video. Clueless protagonists or masters of their craft? Hot Rod and The Lonely Island. A revisit on Saturday Night Live and SNL films. Digital shorts, whatever the fuck that means. Steve Coogan plays Alan Partridge. Creating tension by placing the audience in a siege. Stockholm syndrome as a film-goer. A twenty year running character makes his film premiere in Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa. Isn’t this the ending from Falling Down?

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Hot Rod

Hot Rod


Released: August 3, 2007
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Director: Akiva Schaffer
Writer: Pam Brady
Starring: Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, Bill Hader

Self-proclaimed stuntman Rod Kimble is preparing for the jump of his life - to clear fifteen buses to raise money for his abusive stepfather Frank's life-saving heart operation.

Alan Partridge Alpha Papa

Alan Partridge Alpha Papa


Released: February 27, 2014
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Director: Declan Lowney
Writer: Peter Baynham, Steve Coogan, Neil Gibbons, Rob Gibbons, Armando Iannucci, Patrick Marber
Starring: Colm Meaney, Steve Coogan, Tim Key

When famous DJ Alan Partridge's radio station is taken over by a new media conglomerate, it sets in motion a chain of events which see Alan having to work with the police to defuse a potentially violent siege.

 
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