Good morning and welcome back to another awesome episode of The AudioVillains Podcast! This one is special because the show recently turned a year old and we are at episode 40! To celebrate our birthday we decided to go back and reflect on our journey, where we started and what has been going on with us and the show. This is just one episode of a double shot that we recorded recently so get ready to laugh until your stomach hurts. As always you can email the show, email@example.com.
Episode topics –
- The beginning of the AudioVillains
- Our early crappy equipment
- What’s going on in our lives
- The Code Seven Podcast Network
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By Ricardo — 8 years ago
Earlier today I was watching “The Adventures of Ichabod Crane and Mr. Toad” when something struck me funny. In one part of the Ichabod Crane portion of the movie, there is a song that tells a few things about him.
Who’s the town’s ladies’ man?
Gets around like nobody can?
Has to be none other than
Ichabod, Ichabod Crane
Now as a kid, we don’t pay attention to everything that is being said in the song. I immediately began to laugh because of the adult humor that’s added in there. My sisters had previously mentioned this and I thought they were joking but sure enough the song in the movie tells about how Ichabod gets around. I sat back and thought about other cartoons and children’s movies in general that I grew up watching. Were there others out there that included adult humor that I didn’t get as a kid? Of course there was!
The first one that came to mind was Disney’s Pinocchio. The portion of the cartoon I want to reference is where the boys are hauled off to the island. All of these punk kids are taken to a place where they are given all kinds of food and at one point Pinocchio and his friend are smoking cigars and drinking beer. The horrifying part of all this is when they turn into donkey’s. As a kid you don’t understand why they are turning into donkey’s except for maybe the fact that they have misbehaved. Watching it as an adult you put two and two together and realize that turning into a donkey references the animals other name; Jackass. This is Disney’s way of humoring adults and passing the message that if you misbehave, smoke cigars, and drink beer you’re being a Jackass. The same goes for old Looney Tunes episodes because there would be times where characters would do something stupid and they would morph into a sucker and it would be labeled as such. There were also parts where a character would turn into a donkey and labeled, “Jackass”. It’s really funny if you think about it.
Cartoons seem to be laced with adult humor in order to keep parents content while sitting through entertainment targeted at their children. Another cartoon that comes to mind is Spongebob Squarepants. I can’t say that I have actually watched a full episode but a few years ago I was up late channel surfing. I stopped on Nickelodeon and there was an episode of Spongebob on. I left it on as background while I typed up a paper. I wasn’t paying too much attention to it but I looked up in time to catch some adult humor. I don’t remember what built up to the punchline but Spongebob says,
“Patrick! You’re genius is showing!”
Patrick, the dim-witted starfish friend, pulls on his shorts and looks down toward his crotch. I laughed at first and then realized why my wife didn’t want our son watching it. He was around four at the time and I know he would have never gotten the joke but I was surprised. And don’t get me wrong here. I’m all about adult humor and I have a great sense of humor, but the scene caught me off guard.
Another movie that cracks me up as an adult is Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory. I loved this movie growing up and I still do but the humor is so much better as an adult. Gene Wilder, who plays Willy Wonka, is excellent in this film. The way he pulls off his sarcasm is priceless. As a kid the jokes fall flat because you don’t get them. When a kid does something they were told not to do and Wonka throws out sarcasm one can only appreciate it as an adult. Think about all the scenes in the movie or watch it again for that matter. You will pay much more attention to the dialog and the adult humor within. One scene that makes me laugh out loud is where everyone is trying to find the tickets and there is a scientist who is introducing a super computer to some suits in a lab. The computer has the ability to tell them where the golden tickets are but this computer doesn’t want to help cheat in any way.
The end of the clip is awesome because as an adult you know exactly what the scientist is telling the computer it can do with a life-time supply of chocolate. I mean, the look on his face tells it all. It’s stuff like this that cracks me up over and over. I missed so much as a kid when I was watching these movies and cartoons. There are two parts to every kid friendly movie/cartoon. There’s the fantasy that relates to children and then there’s the portions soaked in adult humor. I may have to re-watch everything from my childhood for the hidden grown up humor. There has to be a lot more out there that I have not seen yet. If you can think of any let me know. I’m always up for a good laugh. Cheers!Post Views: 409
By Ricardo — 8 years ago
I have been searching for the author of this quote. I have found several attached to it but in the end it all means the same. It’s something I often feel. I had the wind knocked out of me earlier today. I was not struck physically but the result was the same, the loss of air. I saw you today. And…I have seen you in passing but it was nothing like today. I had just left from a friends house and decided to go to the store for a few things. I pulled into the parking lot and headed up front. When I got there I had to wait for a few cars to pass in order for me to turn. As I pulled up to the stop sign I saw a couple people coming out. I stopped to let them pass and I froze. It was you, son. It felt as though someone had socked me in the gut. I couldn’t breathe and all I could do was stare. I was stuck in slow motion as you and your mother walked passed me. I saw some of myself in you at that age. Your walk is all me and as I caught my breath your mother turned her head at my direction. I quickly hid my face and continued on.
I parked a couple rows down. I sat there for a moment fighting back my tears. I was overwhelmed with emotion and my heart pounded against my chest. I looked into my side mirror and I could actually see you standing by your van. I took a deep breath, got out of my car and made my way to the entrance of the store. As I got close to the entrance I turned and saw you running with a cart. I wanted to run and meet up with you and tell you,
“Hey, can I get that cart from you?”
I would have respected your mother’s wishes. I would have kept silent as to who I really am. It would have meant the world to me to just hear your voice and interact with you. Instead I held back and simply watched you put the cart away. You ran back and I had to chuckle because you run just like me. I fought back my tears once again and walked into the store. The moment was short but I’ll never forget it. You were so close to me. I wanted to say hello, I wanted to beep…I wanted to do anything just to make you turn and look at me. Maybe you would somehow recognize me after all these years. I have to admit that when I saw you today it was like seeing you for the first time. You took my breath away when you were born and you did the same 12 years later. When we finally speak, I will be able to tell you everything I have been wanting to tell you. Until then…maybe you’ll stumble upon this. Maybe you will find it interesting and moving. Maybe…just maybe you’ll be able to connect the dots. Maybe…until that day Richie.Post Views: 334
By Ricardo — 3 years ago
With all of the B.S. going on in the world right now I thought I would do a funny episode with the always epic Rob “Big Mac” McMullen. In this episode we share some personal stories along with a few funny 9-1-1 tapes. A big thanks goes out to the person who hooked me up with the tapes. They are awesome and shows what we deal with in dispatch. It’s definitely light hearted and if you are looking for a laugh then make sure to check this out and share!
As always if you have any questions or you want to be a guest on the show, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Episode topics –
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- Rob’s trip from hell
- A Ricardo recap
- I’ve locked myself in my car – 9-1-1 call
- I want my soup – 9-1-1 call
- Report of stolen false teeth – 9-1-1 call
- There is no one to make lunch – 9-1-1 call
- Put it in the wrong place – 9-1-1 call