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.

Episode 6: It’s Got Jeff Goldblum In It (Minutes 25-30)

Brett and Josh discuss Minutes 25-30 with Aimee Pavy from the Twelve Chimes It’s Midnight podcast, covering the Tragedy of Dr. Lizardo, the horrible Dr. Cotton, a BB video game, a red boombox, and how everything is better with Jeff Goldblum in it.

Episode 7: Cheetos Flying Through Space (Minutes 30-35)

Returning guests Audra Wolfmann and Desmond Miller help discuss Minutes 30-35, which includes backstory on Penny Priddy / Peggy Banzai, Team Banzai’s impromptu press conference, spaceships resembling Cheetos, and a pay phone call from the President.

Episode 8: Elephant Bravo, Sponsored by Thermopod (Minutes 35-40)

For Minutes 35-40, Justin Coote from the OverlookHour podcast joins Brett and Josh in discussing phone booths, Elephant Bravo clearance, 1980s blue lightning, comic book dialogue, Harley-Davidsons, low-budget chases, and Thermopods.

Episode 9: Frog Skin Camo

Brett and Josh discuss Minutes 40-45 with Bunkhouse member Curtis Bloes of the Better Off Dead Minute. These minutes follow the adventures of the hunters Bubba and Bert, the Fall of John Valuk, Red Lectroids, and Perfect Tommy’s radio call for help.

Episode 10: Bright Colored Sofas and a G-Cipher

For Minutes 45-50, Josh and Brett are joined by MxM podcasters Jonathan Carlisle and David Johnson. Discussions cover Blue Blaze Irregulars Scooter and Casper Lindley, bright colored sofa sales, Gear-Up, black lectroids, and the CompuPro System 8/16.

Episode 11: War of the Worlds and a Michelob

Brett and Josh discuss Minutes 50-55 of Buckaroo Banzai with Jim O’Kane from the Airport and Rocketeer Minutes. Topics include the many Johns of Yoyodyne, the Black Lectroid John Parker, 300 Baud Modems, Orson Welles, and a can of Michelob.

Episode 12: But… he was Orbocop!

Special guest Asterios Kokkinos gives his spirited take on BB as we discuss Minutes 55-60, which includes the return of the Goldblum-ometer, the Perfect Tommy Wardrobe Recap, a “hologram” John Emdall, bubble-wrap masks, and a doomed lab assistant.

Episode 13: Watermelonesque

This week we discuss Minutes 60-65 with Hong Kong / Denver Cavaliers Neil Brown and George Hendricks from the Mogwai Minute. The minutes cover skungy spider-ticks, flaming file cabinets, more Goldblum-ometer readings, and of course, the watermelon.