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Sep 28, 2012

Movie Meltdown - Episode 195 

This week, we are joined by our special guest co-host Jay Mohr. Jay has been acting for years, starring in movies from Cameron Crowe's "Jerry Maguire" to Clint Eastwood's "Hereafter". He was a member of the "Saturday Night Live" cast as well as the creator of NBC's "Last Comic Standing". Not to mention his lengthy stand-up comedy career and hosting his own podcast "Mohr Stories". 

And this week Jay sits in for our "Sofa Theater" feature, as we discuss Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing".  Well... we start off talking about "Do the Right Thing". Eventually we spiral off into "Jungle Fever"... and "Platoon"... and "Reservoir Dogs"... and "Cape Fear"... and "Nutty Professor II: The Klumps"? Yeah, we cover a lot of cinematic ground in this episode. And all of it is made even more enjoyable as Jay occasionally falls into impressions of the characters from the movies. It's an interesting discussion of race relations mixed with entertaining performances from numerous movies.  

And as someone in the group throws down on a Philly Cheese Steak, we then move on to discuss... Burt Wonderstone, Steve Buscemi, a weird fraternity, meeting over the JC Penny, Gregory Peck, Rope, the mounting pressure of an extended take, Get Low, save the rec center, casting yourself in a movie, Boo Radley, Tomorrow, ad libbing with steve carell, Goodfellas, Ozzie Davis, Norman Reedus, Pluto Nash, how to do opening credits, Letterman's monolog, The Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Bad Lieutenant, fine dining,  Rick the Improbable, The Godfather, The Walking Dead, Ossie Davis, Holly Hunter, running into Rachel Dratch, a magician's union, Clockers, Joe Pesci, Robert Mitchum, Barton Fink, Rosie Perez, Scarface, dancing like a fool, Colin Quinn, Eddie Murphy, Reggie Jackson's hitting stats, and starting a kickstarter campaign.

Spoiler Alert: In the middle of all the goings on of this episode, we reveal many plot points for "Do the Right Thing". Oh yeah, and Jay spoils key moments in "Jungle Fever" and "Platoon" as well.

"A conversation with me, is like when you just move the radio knob real quick."

For all of Jay's tour dates and the link to his podcast, visit his website at: http://www.jaymohr.com/