We went off topic for a special episode to welcome some new fans, but now we’re back on track. When we last left No Holds Barred, Rip’s younger brother (Randy, a.k.a. Randy the Dipshit, a.k.a. Dumbass Randy) had just taken a brutal beating. He’s in pretty bad shape. He’ll need a lot of physical therapy and a little bit of love. Luckily, Rip is here to provide both. Plus, some talk about other podcasts, Clint’s movie theater neuroses, and a begrudging guest appearance from Clint’s long-suffering wife.
You may have heard about us on Never Not Funny. Start here to learn what we’re all about and hear clips from our discussions of the Rocky movies, No Holds Barred, and more. Grab a bag o’ corn, friend, and enjoy!
“Find My Way” by Magnolia Brown
“Dangerous Drug” by Magnolia Brown
Introduction: Episodes 1-2
Wrestling: Episodes 3-5
Rocky: Episodes 6-14
No Holds Barred: Episodes 17, 19-27
Other: Episodes 7.5, 15, 16, 18
We've been clear in past episodes that we think Rip's little brother Randy, aka Dipshit Randy, aka Dumbass Randy, is a moron. This week, he proves us right. Find out how as we continue our review of No Holds Barred.
“Find My Way” by Magnolia Brown
“Dangerous Drug” by Magnolia Brown
Not many movies would stage a romantic scene, a children's field day, and a brutally realistic attempted rape back to back to back. But there aren't many movies like No Holds Barred. Listen in and feel safe. Because we hate it when you're hurt. Or scared. You know?
It’s a tale as old as time. You’re on a business trip. You break up an armed robbery and murder two men using pies and plates of watermelon. You get stuck sharing a hotel room with a beautiful woman. As a gentleman, you divide the bed in half with a vertical sheet, swallow your toothpaste and mouthwash, do some bare-assed pushups in the middle of the night, and ruin it all by destroying the bed with an elbow drop. Find out how Hulk Hogan handles this classic situation as we continue our review of No Holds Barred.
We hope your office didn't make dinner reservations, because we know just the place. Pie throwing, reckless endangerment of innocent lives, pie throwing, racist stereotypes, pie throwing and more in our discussion of the No Holds Barred diner scene.
Welcome back to our extended review of the 1989 film No Holds Barred. It’s all action this week, with several brutal fights and only two corporate meetings. What’s more, we see Brell’s vision and well-placed sources pay off as he sets the next big thing in motion – Battle of the Tough Guys. Join us for all the pulse-pounding action as three of America’s finest fighters answer the call, Rip comes face-to-face with his nemesis (through a tiny basement television), we learn some critical backstory about Ordway, and we collect more vital clues about World Television Network’s corporate structure. The fire rises, brothers.
This week we continue our review of No Holds Barred, Hulk Hogan’s first starring role in a film. This episode, we find ourselves in the film’s longest scene so far, a daunting nine minutes of pulse-pounding action as we explore the dark and dangerous world of urban underground hillbilly fighting. Joining us will be our three favorite executives – Brell, Unger, and Ordway. Together we’ll be dealing with sources, big ideas, bathroom etiquette, and iconography. Also, we may discover a vital clue about the WTN corporate structure. Don’t miss it.
Welcome to another installment of No Holds Barred, a gritty 1989 film about brutal, high-stakes street fighting. This week, we cover the fourth corporate board meeting in its first 20 minutes of runtime and a business dinner at an absurdly fancy French restaurant. Also featured are a fully clothed Joan Severance, the film debut of Raul Apartella, and the much anticipated conclusion of our NFL Playoff contest. It's a high octane thrill ride, so don't miss it.
There are board meetings, attempted murder, grown men soiling themselves, and more as we examine the next few minutes of No Holds Barred. We also share our predictions for the NFL playoffs (pre-recorded on January 2). So grab some fruit juice or something, sit down in a chair made for a man of great stature, and give it a listen.
Brothers, we’re back from Hulkmas break with a fire in our bellies, ready to rip back into Hulk’s first starring turn in a film. But like a fine wine or a barrel-aged can of Hogan Energy (powered by Socko), such excellence has to be savored one sip at a time. So join us as we discuss the early scenes of this masterwork and set the stage for a multi-part retrospective on the 1989 classic No Holds Barred.
The Yule log has burned out. The stockings have been packed with care. Turkeys have been thrown into the alley. But, brothers, you still haven’t pinned this holiday season one, two, three. Not until you’ve celebrated Hulkmas. So join us for the traditional two hour discussion of holiday movies and music, Hogan or otherwise. We’ve got godzillas, tragic snow golems, and Bea Arthur. It’s a Hulkmas miracle!
After Rocky 3, one thing was clear: Hulk Hogan needed more lines and more responsibility. Join us as we begin our discussion of Hulk's first leading role and the 64th highest grossing film of 1989 - No Holds Barred.
No matter your political leanings, we can all agree that a major event in our nation's history took place recently, a shift that will affect our country for generations. We're of course referring to this podcast's completion of the Rocky series and renewed focus on Terry "Hulk" Hogan. So join us as we examine Hulk’s place on the political stage. We're gonna have discussions. We're gonna have discussions that are so good. Believe us.
It's important to spend holidays with the ones you love, so we know you'll want to spend this one with us. It's a day of food, football, and Hulk Hogan, so join us as we wish everyone a happy Hulksgiving.
We’ve taken a beating. Our eyes are swollen shut. Our hands are broken. We’re bleeding internally. It’s time to stop the fight. Join us as we throw in the towel and say goodbye (for now) to the Rocky series.
There are a lot of bad people in the Rocky universe. This week we're here to discuss some of the more traditional villains in the series - namely Clubber Lang, Ivan Drago, and Tommy Gunn. We also discuss Adonis Creed, Mason Dixon, and more in our penultimate Rocky episode.
As we near the homestretch of our Rocky coverage, there's just a few characters left to discuss. This week we knock out two, Tony "Duke" Evers and Robert Balboa. And of course, that leads us to cover infanticide, long developing murder plots, artificial intelligence, and cyborg romance theories.
So come along brothers, as we examine one of the most absurd childhoods in cinema history.
Action Jackson. Chubbs Peterson. Dillon, that son of a bitch. Carl Weathers has played a lot of parts in his career, but we're here to talk about his most iconic role, Apollo Creed. We've already spent a lot of time on the Rocky series, but there's still plenty of meat on that bone. You take it home, throw it in a pot, add some broth, a potato, baby you got a stew going!
There are a lot of villains in the Rocky movies. But the two worst people in the series can be found in Rocky's corner. Join us as we explore two of the worst men a boxer could ever have in his corner, Paulie Pennino and Mickey Goldmill.
They say that behind every great man is a great woman. Or at least a painfully shy pet shop employee in a giant sweater. This may be our most offensive episode to date. Don't miss it.
We’re back for round two of our 1000 part Rocky series. This week we wrap up our discussion of the title character. Also, the sad end of Gazzo, our nerdy college pastimes, and a detective with a spotted face.
We send belated birthday wishes to our hero and inspiration - Hulk Hogan.
In 1975, a struggling actor wrote a script. Little did he know that 40 years later, two idiots from Texas would spend hours discussing it. Listen to our first major departure from Hulk Hogan’s career as we discuss westerns, karate, rubber balls, and more in part one of our Rocky retrospective.
Rocky 3. Hulk Hogan's film debut as Thunderlips the Ultimate Male. This week we break it down in sickening detail and discuss Vince McMahon Sr.'s urine. Also, find out if Clint is proud of Jacob.