Episodes

Episode 0: 5 Minutes of Banzai Preview

Brett Stillo and Josh Horowitz discuss the Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension 5 minutes at a time. This preview episode covers the trailer to Buckaroo Banzai, which includes lots of bow tie.

Episode 1: A Highly Unusual Person (Minutes 1-5)

Brett Stillo and Josh Horowitz begin analyzing the Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension with minutes 1-5, featuring the lost “home movie” opening with Buckaroo’s backstory, his parents, a gravity catapult, and the evil Hanoi Xan.

Episode 2: Einstein’s Brain and a Tuna Sandwich (Minutes 5-10)

Sean Murphy (keeper of the Buckaroo Banzai FAQ on figmentfly.com) joins forces with Brett and Josh to discuss Minutes 5-10, which features red glasses, Eskimo neurosurgery, prep for an iconic jetcar’s run, and the contents of Buckaroo’s briefcase.

Episode 3: Blue Collar Space Program (Minutes 10-15)

For Minutes 10-15, Brett and Josh are joined in the Texas desert flats by Reels and Wheels podcast hosts Sid Bridge and James Rodatus, dissecting the 1982 Ford F-350 Jet Car, its jaunt into the 8th Dimension, and a bit of Dr. Emilio Lizardo.

Episode 4: A Slam Bang Origin Story (Minutes 15-20)

Brett, Josh, and Pete the Retailer from the Star Wars Minute podcast discuss Minutes 15-20. Topics include Buckaroo Banzai merchandise, Dr. Lizardo’s comic book-like backstory, a young Mike Ehrmantraut, monkeyboys, and Artie the Promoter.

Episode 5: My Grandma Named Me Pinky (Minutes 20-25)

For minutes 20-25, Josh and Brett are joined by singer, songwriter, and actor Billy Vera, who played Blue Blaze Irregular Pinky Carruthers in the film. The minutes cover Artie’s Artery, Penny Priddy, Buckaroo’s deep lines, and a bit of Dr. Lizardo.