Our final episode features two Blue Blaze Irregulars from the World Watch One Newsletter, Dan Berger and Steve Mattsson. We cover Minutes 100 to the film’s end, including mysterious lettering, the legendary Banzai Credits March, and a few surprises.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.