Episode 270: Imagine The Story I’m Telling Is Awesome

The Overthinkers tackle, God help us, “Getaway” starring Ethan Hawke and Selena Gomez.

Ben Adams, Peter Fenzel, Mark Lee, and Matthew Wrather overthink l’affaire twerk, Getaway starring Ethan Hawke and Selena Gomez, the Donkey-effing conundrum, and why Broadway (and Disneyland) have an outsized cultural impact.

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5 Comments on “Episode 270: Imagine The Story I’m Telling Is Awesome”

  1. Chris Morgan #

    Well ACTUALLY, that article about Winnie Holtzman and HBO was on Hitfix, not AV Club.


  2. Justin Mohareb #

    Well, when Spamalot came to Toronto, the audience definitely liked You won’t Succeed on Broadway.


  3. cat #

    As someone who would call herself a Broadway fan (who is admittedly based in the NY area) I would still argue that Broadway has a reach beyond the actual theatregoers. Schools all around the country are putting on productions. People live through the scores on various albums. And I think the Broadway community tries to embrace a lot of that. More often that not sites like Broadway.com and Playbill.com don’t hate on movie adaptations of plays or musicals that are adaptations (even when they probably should) as the dissolution of a brand.


    • cat #

      Oh by the way, thank you for all the terrible accents. I always enjoy them. Even when I’m lurking and not commenting.


  4. Fred #

    I came to the New York City area for college, married a Long Island New Yorker, and stayed for the past 25 years, just so you know my perspective on the New York City view of the world. I’ve been to a couple of Broadway shows. I completely agree with your comparison of City Bikes to “A meadow for unicorns in Central Park.” New Yorkers would complain about either one. The interesting thing about living 35 miles from Manhattan is that we are affected by New York City in many ways, yet people here want to keep it at arm’s length. Thanks for providing the perspective from inside the city.


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