The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.100!!! The WGVH FILM REGISTRY Top 100 (pt.1: #100-#66) with ALL EIGHT HOSTS of the WGVH!!!

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It’s the 100th episode of the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR and ALL EIGHT HOSTS are here to celebrate–DANNO KLONOWSKI, MATT RISNES, RAFE GUTTMAN**, ANDY LUNN, JEREMY ZOSS, CASEY NELSON, ANDY SWART and DAN NORDQUIST!!!

To celebrate 100 episodes we are debuting the WGVH FILM REGISTRY, and inducting 100 films into the Registry!!! These are not necessarily the BEST 100 films, but they are 100 films that mean the world to the eight of us, and 100 films we feel everyone needs to experience at least once.

Since there are 100 discussions, episode 100 is broken up into three parts for your listening convience. This episode contains WGVH Film Registry entries #100-#66:

ROBOCOP (87), THE LIMEY, SAFE MEN, THE ONE I LOVE, COMMANDO, JEEPERS CREEPERS, GALAXY QUEST, OFFICE SPACE, TRADING PLACES, WEIRD SCIENCE, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, SCOTT PILGRIM vs THE WORLD, THE BIG LEBOWSKI, BAD LIEUTENANT, STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT, EVIL DEAD 2, NORTH BY NORTHWEST, TETSUO: THE IRON MAN, GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, BIRDMAN, ROYAL TENNENBAUMS, AMERICAN MOVIE, DAWN OF THE DEAD (78), MONA LISA, CAPE FEAR (91), STAR TREK 4: THE VOYAGE HOME, VERTIGO, ADAPTATION, THE INCREDIBLES, TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY, PARIS TEXAS, DUNE, and I HEART HUCKABEES.

NEXT WEEK: #65-#31!!!

(** The WGVH is not responsible for the actions or whereabouts of RAFE GUTTMAN) 

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.99: BLACK METAL / WHITE WALKERS

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On the 99th(!!!) episode WGVH co-founders MATT RISNES and DANNO KLONOWSKI are together again for the final double-digit episode of the series!

FIRST: MATT and DANNO have some UNO HITTRES including: GAME of THRONES s.5, HANNIBAL s.3, EX MACHINA, HORRIBLE(ABSURD), The EQUALIZER and much, much more!

THEN:  A couple weeks back MATT was going to see a BLACK METAL show, and so he invited DANNO, Host 8 DAN NORDQUIST, and old pal & WGVH Guest JOHN “Judas-Goat” WREISNER along for the rock.  What follows is tale of what happens when two middle-aged black metal enthusiasts and two middle-aged nerds see the bands VATNETT VISKAR, NECROPHAGIA, and the headliner 1349 at a beer release party…

FINALLY: MATT delivers another installment in the WGVH HISTORY OF… series with the story of BLACK METAL! Starting off with bands like BATHORY to DARKTHRONE to DISSECTION to INQUISITION to he and DANNO seeing 1349 and a lot more in between! Enjoy an oral and audio HISTORY of BLACK METAL, WGVH style!

Thanks to MATT for this and most of the last 99 episodes, 21 great years of friendship, and, as always, to YOU for listening!

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.98: Agent 007–DRAPER, DON DRAPER! with Host 004–The LUNN, ANDY LUNN!

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On the 98th(!) ep. DANNO KLONOWSKI is joined once again from all the way from across the pond by Host 4 of the show ANDY LUNN for two in-depth discussions on two great pop culture touchstones: MAD MEN and JAMES BOND!!!

(SHOW NOTE: Somehow in the saving process this episode went from STEREO to MONO. Trust me, I’m more annoyed than you are, because seriously: THIS IS THE BEST EDITED EPISODE OF THE SERIES TO DATE!!! –danno) 

FIRST: MAD MEN has come to an end, and so THE LUNN and DANNO, both huge fans, have both a discussion of how it all ended and a retrospective look back at the series in general via a discussion of it’s classic and memorable characters.

NEXT: With great decorum and British Stiff-Upper-Lipidness The LUNN is subjected to 10 questions about his favorite James Bond: ROGER MOORE on the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR MOVIE GAME..

FINALLY: DANNO vowed at age 12 to NEVER watch a JAMES BOND film. The LUNN has been in love with BOND for probably even longer. And so, as another WGVH “DANNO’s HOMEWORK” experiment: ANDY recommended 3 BOND films for DANNO to watch–not LUNN’s favorite films, but 3 he thinks will WIN DANNO OVER on the series! Lunn’s picks were: GOLDFINGER, The MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN, and SKYFALL. Also DANNO watched CASINO ROYALE because he heard MADS MIKKLESON was the baddie. So…how did it go? Did DANNO fall in love with BOND? Did he HATE IT so much and with such conviction he convinces THE LUNN he’s wasted his life? Listen in and find out!!!

Thanks once again to Host 4 ANDY LUNN for the lovely chat, and as always to YOU for listening!

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.97: WHY AREN’T YOU DEAD ALREADY?! with AARON “Captain Honkass” WALLACE

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On the 97th episode DANNO KLONOWSKI is joined once again by 201 Proof Television’s AARON “CAPTAIN HONKASS” WALLACE!

FIRST: HONKASS and DANNO have some UNO HITRES including: AARON’s latest issue of WASTED QUARTER–#70 “ABANDONED ENGLEWOOD” (which is more Barnes & Noble Non-Fiction book than zine), the legal “perks” of living in Colorado, COMEDY 103.1 (which you can stream!), after half our lifetimes FAITH NO MORE has finally put out a new album–SOL INVICTUS!–and much, much more!!!

NEXT: HONKASS has his knowledge of the #1 “Alternative” Billboard hits of 1994 tested on The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR MOVIE GAME!!!

FINALLY:  People die every day. Sometimes they are celebrities. But most celebrities are still alive…tho several of them probably SHOULDN’T BE! So DANNO and HONKASS each pick 5 CELEBRITIES who should be DEAD by now. Not just being judgemental jerks, the AARON and DANNO discuss WHEN and HOW they should have died to ENSURE THEIR LEGACIES, instead of having lived long enough to see it destroyed. So, it’s a classy talk. THANKS, AARON!

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.96: KNEEL BEFORE ZOSS!!! with Host 5 JEREMY ZOSS

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On the 96th WGVH host DANNO KLONOWSKI is joined once again by friend and Host 5 JEREMY ZOSS for an UNO HITTRES SPECTACULAR!!!

FIRST: JEREMY and DANNO have UNO HITTRES including: The END of MAD MEN, KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK, the 6th Yahoo-exclusive season of COMMUNITY, and much more!

NEXT: JEREMY’s knowledge of FILMS STARTING WITH THE LETTER ‘Z’ is tested in the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR MOVIE GAME!

FINALLY: JEREMY and DANNO round out this UNO HITTRES SPECTACULAR by FINALLY getting around to discussing 50 SHADES OF GREY and TWILIGHT on the WGVH, as well as SIMON PEGG’s thoughts on pop-culture’s influence, MAD MAX: ROAD FURY (of course), and even much, much more than before!

Thanks once again to Host 5  GENERAL ZOSS for being on the show, and as always to YOU for listening!

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.95: STAR TREK HORIZON with TOMMY KRAFT

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On the 95th episode DANNO KLONOWSKI is joined by TOMMY KRAFT, the writer/director/producer/editor/score composer/fx guy/EVERYTHING on the upcoming fan film STAR TREK HORIZON!

FIRST: Meet TOMMY KRAFT, DANNO just did! TOMMY is a filmmaker in Michigan who is nearly ready to debut his fan-film and passion project STAR TREK HORIZON!

HORIZON is a film set a few years after the events of the series STAR TREK ENTERPRISE and TOMMY tells HIS tale of how the Federation and Romulans went to war–a story the ENTERPRISE writers themselves were planning to get to before its abrupt cancellation.

THEN: DANNO and TOMMY get into a discussion about being a one-man filmmaking show in this crazy modern age where such things are possible, Kickstarting his project and Age of Crowdsourcing, of course STAR TREKs of all kinds, and much, much more.

NEXT: TOMMY’s knowledge of his beloved STAR TREK ENTERPRISE is tested on the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR MOVIE GAME!!!

FINALLY:  DANNO and TOMMY list their TOP 5 FAVORITE THINGS PERIOD about STAR TREK!

Thanks so much to TOMMY for the lovely chat. Be sure to check out HORIZON’s trailer and the film when it comes out, and as always to YOU for listening!

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.94: FURY ROAD and OTHER FUN FICTIONAL APOCALYPSES with RYAN COLLER

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On the 94th episode DANNO KLONOWSKI is joined once again by an old friend of the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR, RYAN COLLER!

FIRST: Nary a second is wasted as RYAN and DANNO jump right into UNO HITTRES with MAD MAX: FURY ROAD!!! It’s SPOILER-IFFIC so if you haven’t seen it yet, skip ahead. We also briefly discussing sharing the TERMINATOR series with the youth.

THENRYAN has his knowledge of the man, myth, and legend himself–JOE THOMAS–tested on the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR MOVIE GAME! (Again, you have no idea who that is, so SKIP!)

FINALLY: Inspired by FURY ROAD, RYAN and DANNO list their TOP 5 FAVORITE APOCALYPSE BOOKS/GAMES/COMICS/FILMS/etc!

Thanks to RYAN for being on the show again, and as always to YOU for listening!

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep 93: COON RAPIDS ASSEMBLE!!! with SEAN NELSON and Host (?) CORY SWAP

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On the 93rd episode DANNO KLONOWSKI is joined by long-lost friend SEAN NELSON and once again by (new WGVH Host?) CORY SWAP!!!

FIRST: Meet SEAN! Then some UNO HITTRES including SWAPS recap of WIZARD WORLD MINNEAPOLIS including run-ins with KEVIN SMITH and JASON MEWES, the comics of Z.M.THOMAS, DANNO rants against CAPITALISM, and much, much more.

NEXT: CORY goes head-to-head against SEAN in the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR MOVIE GAME!!!

FINALLY: We review AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON and figure out PHASE 4 for MARVEL. You’re welcome, KEVIN FIEGE. SWAPS had to leave early which is why he just kind of disappears.

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.92: The FILMS of #95PLATINUM with Host 7 ANDY SWART

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On the 92nd episode host DANNO KLONOWSKI is joined once again by former co-worker in the wacky world of HOME SHOPPING, podcast darling, and WGVH Host 7 ANDY SWART!

FIRST: ANDY has some TALES OF HOME SHOPPING(!) then DANNO and ANDY have some UNO HITTRES including: FURIOUS 7, STRETCH, ATARI: GAME OVER, a whole lotta TV like DAREDEVIL, BLOODLINES, the beginning of the end of MAD MEN, and much, much more.

THENAndy has his knowledge of #95PLATINUM tested once again–this time about the film WATERWORLD–in the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR MOVIE GAME!!! 

FINALLY:  SWART and DANNO take a look back at the mostly wretched cinematic year that was 1995. We discuss the WORST FILMS (EMPIRE RECORDS wins!) and list our Top 10 FAVORITES, and man are those lists out there.

Thanks to the Mook himself, SWART,  for being a part of the show, and as always to YOU for listening!

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.91: GEEKAGEDDON

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On the 91st episode, MATT returns to join Host DANNO KLONOWSKI for a conversation of GEEKAGEDDIC proportions!!!

FIRST: MATT shaves his beard then waxes his nostalgia over some musicians who are no longer with us, but have meant the world to MATT for most of his life.

THEN:  Some UNO HITTRES including: Marvel/Netflix/Whomevers DAREDEVIL, OTHER SPACE, ANTHROPROPHEGUS: GRIM REAPER, PAIN & GAIN, a marathon of lesser CHRIS EVANS, and much, much more.

FINALLY: MATT and DANNO, like you, watched that new STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS trailer. And the BATMAN vs SUPERMAN: DAWN OF SADNESS. And the TYRMYNYTYR: GYNYSYS. But we don’t just discuss the content, we discuss why one of these trailers was a triumph of marketing that is going to break all records, and the other two have already lost half their box office. And Matt has a cathartic confession…

Thanks to MATT for being able to do this in person, and as always to YOU for listening!

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.90: ADAPT THIS! with ZANDER CANNON (& Ted Anderson)

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On the 90th(!) episode host DANNO KLONOWSKI is joined once again by THE BEST CARTOONIST of 2014 ZANDER CANNON!!!   Comic author TED ANDERSON was also hanging around ZANDER’s studio while we were recording, so he contributes here and there too.

FIRST: ZANDER and DANNO discuss Z’s new series from Oni Press–KAIJUMAX!!! Then it’s onto UNO HITTRES including: ROBOT OVERLORDS, GOING CLEAR, the comics of ZAC GORMAN, and much, much more!

THEN: ZANDER’s knowledge of GODZILLA is tested on the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR MOVIE GAME!

FINALLY: ZANDER and DANNO tell Hollywood which comics they MUST and MUST NEVER ADAPT to the big or small screen.

Thanks to Zander and Ted, and as always to you for listening!

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.89: The COMING SUPERHERO APOCALYPSE with KEANE AMDAHL

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On the 89th episode host DANNO KLONOWSKI is joined for the first time by former co-worker, chef, food blogger, and karaoke master KEANE AMDAHL! 

FIRST: KEANE and DANNO play catch-up, and then move onto UNO HITTRES including: POWERS, EASTBOUND & DOWN, The UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT and much, much more!

THEN: KEANE has his knowledge of the CATWOMAN tested in the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR MOVIE GAME!!! 

FINALLY: DANNO and KEANE break down the coming SUPERHERO APOCALYPSE for you–every “announced” MARVEL and DC movie and TV show between now and your death. What looks good? What looks terrible? How do you spell ‘entropy’?

Thanks to Keane  for doing the show–it was great to see you again!–and as always to YOU for listening!

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.88: PITTCATCHER

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On the 88th episode, MATT returns to join Host DANNO KLONOWSKI for our fruitiest episode yet!

FIRST: Some UNO HITTRES including: MAPS TO THE STARS, SEDUCED & ABANDONED, DEAD SNOW 2, and much, much more.

THEN: MATT goes bonkers for FOXCATCHER. DANNO is more of a QUIZ SHOW man.

FINALLY: MATT and DANNO take a look back at the career of “the Last Movie Star” BRAD PITT, and each list their TOP 5 Favorite Pitt performances.

Thanks to MATT for being able to do this in person, and as always to YOU for listening!

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.87: The MUSIC of #95Platinum pt.2(of 2) with Host 7 ANDY SWART

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On the 87th episode host DANNO KLONOWSKI and former co-worker in the wacky world of HOME SHOPPING, podcast darling, and WGVH Host 7 ANDY SWART wrap up their 3 episode arc! The greatest trilogy ever???  …probably.

THIS EPISODE: ANDY and DANNO conclude the MUSIC of #95PLATINUM discussion with the much-anticipated TOP 5 albums of 1995!!!

NEXT WEEK: MATT returns(!), but SWART and DANNO will reunite soon(er or later) for The FILMS of #95PLATINUM!!!

Thanks to the Mook himself, SWART, for 3 episodes of fun, and as always to YOU for listening!

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.86: The MUSIC of #95Platinum with HOST 7 ANDY SWART

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On the 86th episode host DANNO KLONOWSKI is  joined for Round 2 of the #95Platinum talk by former co-worker in the wacky world of HOME SHOPPING, podcast darling, and WGVH Host 7 ANDY SWART!

THIS EPISODE: ANDY and DANNO get right into the discussion of the MUSIC of #95PLATINUM proper by having a discussion about their TOP 10-6 albums of 1995.

NEXT WEEK: SWART and DANNO conclude the MUSIC of #95PLATINUM with their TOP 5 albums of 1995!


The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.85: UNOs & INTRO to #95PLATINUM with Host 7 ANDY SWART

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On the 85th episode host DANNO KLONOWSKI is overjoyed to be joined once again by former co-worker in the wacky world of HOME SHOPPING, podcast darling, and WGVH Host 7 ANDY SWART!  Not only that, this is the start of a 3 episode stand with SWART!!! 

FIRST: ANDY has some TALES OF HOME SHOPPING!

THEN: Danno and Andy have some UNO HITTRES including THE AFFAIR, INHERENT VICE, and much, much more.

FINALLY: The #95PLATINUM discussion begins as ANDY has his knowledge of the events of #95PLATINUM tested in the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR MOVIE GAME!!! 

NEXT WEEK: SWART returns and he and DANNO have part 1 of a discussion about the MUSIC of #95PLATINUM!

Thanks to the Mook himself, SWART,  for being a part of the show, and as always to YOU for listening!

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.84: PREDATOR vs ALIENS

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On the 84th episode, MATT returns to join forces with DANNO vs PREDATORS and ALIENS!

FIRST: Some UNO HITTRES including JUPITER ASCENDING, THE RAID 2, THE GUEST, DANNO finally watches MAD MAX 2, and much, much more!

THEN:  Viewer Mail! …VIEWER MAIL!!! Honest to god VIEWER MAIL that leads into discussions about 50 SHADES OF GREY, SNL40, and CHARLES BRONSON and more!

FINALLY: MATT and DANNO take a look back at the combined PREDATOR, ALIEN, and AVP series’, ranking them from worst to best and discussing each in depth–including how the comics of these franchises in the 80’s and 90’s influenced the films.

Thanks to MATT for being able to do this in person, and as always to YOU for listening!

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.83: UNOS & OSCARS with Host 5 JEREMY ZOSS

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On the 83rd episode of the WGVH, host DANNO KLONOWSKI is joined once again by Host 5 JEREMY ZOSS!

FIRST: JEREMY and DANNO have some UNO HITTRES including: DANGER 5 (s.2), ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE, WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, and much more!

NEXT: JEREMY’s knowledge of former Academy Winning pictures is tested in the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR MOVIE GAME!

FINALLY: JEREMY and DANNO have their 2nd ANNUAL OSCAR GENTLEMAN’s AGREEMENT in which a sixer of beer is on the line as the two gent pick what SHOULD win of the nominations, not what WILL win based in other award ceremonies.

Thanks once again to Host 5 for being on the show, and as always to YOU for listening!

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BACKSEAT DIRECTORS with KYLE POLING and DANNO KLONOWSKI ep.1: The MATRIX REVOLUTIONS

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Welcome to BACKSEAT DIRECTORS episode 1! This first installment of a (hopefully) monthly podcast is the BLOODBATH & BOOMSTICKS and WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR cross-over extravaganza you never asked for–AT LONG LAST!!! 

BACKSEAT DIRECTORS features KYLE POLING (BLOODBATH & BOOMSTICKS) and DANNO KLONOWSKI (WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR) doing not only the usual brand of delightfully entertaining cinematic chit-chat they have both become beloved for both on their own shows, but also in instances they have joined forces beforeOH NO!!! BD will have DANNO and KYLE discussing the ideas, style, and craft of a specific filmmaker(s) who has a new project in theaters via the process of watching and live-commenting on an older film in their imdb.

For the first episode to commemorate the long-delayed and probably terrible JUPITER ASCENDING, we have chosen to discuss LARRY and LANA WACHOWSKI’s most-assuredly terrible THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS. Literally listen as KYLE initially intends on defending the film as a guilty pleasure to then just feeling gross, bored, and guilty for having said he liked it. As that this is a podcast, and that the film in question totally fails in keeping our attention, KYLE and DANNO also get into pretty in-depth discussions of JOHN WICK and INTERSTELLAR.

**NOTE: This is not a “fan commentary”. We are not discussing the film as it unfolds commentary-style while watching it, but rather we are examining the film, the filmmaker’s other efforts, and, as in the case of this turkey, what we, as people who know nothing about the actual process of filmmaking, would have been done to fix the film. The point is: You can listen along while you watch the film if you want to, but we’re just so damn entertaining you don’t have to!**

UPDATE: DANNO is also a guest on KYLE’s BLOODBATH & BOOMSTICKS podcast #150 that also dropped this week: http://www.bloodbathspodcast.blogspot.com/

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.82: MATT & DANNO vs EVIL

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On the 82nd WGVH, MATT and DANNO are back together to solve all the world’s ills, and maybe banish a demon or two.

FIRST:  UNO HITTRES include MATT going to see the band MAYHEM, DANNO going to a screening of 1944’s DOUBLE INDEMNITY, things are afoot on LETTERBOXD, and much,much more!

THEN:  DANNO and MATT review and take on the recent political firestorms around THE INTERVIEW and AMERICAN SNIPER.

FINALLY: MATT and DANNO take a look back at the EXORCIST series–specifically the original, part 3, and DOMINION.

Thanks to MATT for being able to do this in person, and as always to YOU for listening!

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.81: 386-The Number of the BRIT!!! with Host 4 ANDY LUNN

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On the 81st WGVH host DANNO KLONOWSKI is joined once again from all the way from across the pond by Host 4 of the show ANDY LUNN! 

FIRST: OSCAR BAIT UNO HITTRES including The IMITATION GAME, The THEORY OF EVERYTHING, WHIPLASH, DANNO’s leftist rant about AMERICAN SNIPER, and much, much more.

NEXT: With great decorum and British Stiff-Upper-Lipidness The LUNN is subjected once again to WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR MOVIE GAME. Play along and see if ANDY can remember 10 of the 386 films he watched in 2014.

FINALLY: THE LUNN watched 386 films in 2014!!! So DANNO and The LUNN go over the best/worst of the new/old films he watched.

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.80: The GREAT SATAN! with JOHN Judas-Goat WREISNER

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On the 80th WGVH host DANNO KLONOWSKI continues to help the internet earn college credit towards a WORLD RELIGIONS degree, this time discussing SATANISM with old friend and Satanist JOHN Judas-Goat WREISNER!

FIRST: DANNO (re)introduces JOHN and then dive into UNO HITTRES, including: speculation about TRUE DETECTIVE s2, COHERENCE, THE DOUBLE, THE ONE I LOVE, TIME BANDITS, and much, much more!

THEN:  Before getting into a discussion of Satanism proper, JOHN has his knowledge of famous CINEMATIC SATANS tested on the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR MOVIE GAME!!!!

FINALLY: JOHN and DANNO take a look at the misunderstood religion of SATANISM! 

Thanks to JOHN for finally being able to have this chat, and thanks as always to YOU for listening!

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep:79: The WORST of 2014 with KYLE POLING

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WGVH host DANNO KLONOWSKI is happy to welcome back KYLE POLING of the BLOODBATH & BOOMSTICKS podcast on the 79th episode of the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR!!!

FIRST: We dive right into UNO HITTRES with KYLE’s take on GONE GIRL, DANNO and KYLE gushing over NIGHTCRAWLER, opposing takes on the trailer for MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, individual recommendations such as SUPER FUZZ, YOUNG ONES, and much, much more!

THEN:  DANNO and KYLE find AL PACINO‘s place in the MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE!!!

FINALLY: KYLE and DANNO take one last disgusted look back at 2014 with their picks for the WORST FILMS OF THE YEAR. 

Thanks to KYLE for being able to do this again! Please check out his BLOODBATH & BOOMSTICKS podcast! And of course, thanks  as always to YOU for listening!

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.78: 2014–The YEAR IN REVIEW

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MATT and DANNO are back together for a 2014 YEAR IN REVIEW on the 78th episode of the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR!!!

FIRST: No UNO HITTRES this time around (though they do get sprinkled in throughout) as DANNO and MATT jump right into the 2014 YEAR IN REVIEW. First up the boys discuss what the year meant for them personally, then they move on to solve all the world’s ills that cropped up over the past 365 days.

THEN:  DANNO discusses the 10(to 15) BEST TV SHOWS of 2014! …MATT interjects where he can. He kinda tapped-out of TV this past year.

FINALLY: Some UNO HITTRES (such as THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF TWO TO EIGHT BUT AT NO POINT JUST FIVE ARMIES) sneak their way into MATT & DANNO’s TOP 10 BEST FILMS of 2014!!!       MATT then submits his TOP 10 WORST FILMS of 2014 (DANNO and guest KYLE POLING will be back next week for a special WORST OF 2014 episode), DANNO has some words for BOYHOOD, a discussion on the fresh crop of 2015 trailers, and much, much more.

Thanks to MATT for being able to do this in person, thanks to all the WGVH co-hosts and guests who appeared in 2014, and as always to YOU for listening!

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Look as classy as the WGVH Hosts Danno and Matt

Don’t let 2015 come and go without buying the best t-shirt you know you will ever own. Or don’t. Whatever. We appreciate you listening in 2014 none the less!!!

 


The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.77: An Oral History of 201 PROOF TELEVISION with AARON “Captain Honkass” WALLACE

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December 22nd, 1994… 20 years ago today… #94Platinum… the final episode of a sketch comedy series created and starring DANNO, MATT, Host 8 DAN NORDQUIST, and many other COON RAPIDS, MN luminaries aired live on cable access NCTV… it was:

201 PROOF TELEVISION!!! 

And on the 77th episode DANNO KLONOWSKI is joined by one of original 201 co-host’s and 201 Players AARON “CAPTAIN HONKASS” WALLACE!

FIRST: Many a highest moon ago HONKASS moved to Colorado, so DANNO and HONK do some catching up, followed by some reminiscing of COON RAPIDS LORE–including the Holy Ground known as PHILLIPS 66!!! They then discuss AARON’s ongoing zine of over 20 years–WASTED QUARTER! Tales are told and MATT is mentioned so much it’s almost like was there for the recording of this episode.

NEXT: (At minute 54:00) To commemorate the 21st Anniversary of the “birth” of 201 PROOF TELEVISION the sketch comedy series, and the 20th Anniversary of live broadcasting of the final episode of 201, AARON and DANNO have an in-depth chat about the origins and evolution of the show itself and the friends who made it. From it’s ill-conceived, federal-broadcast violating first episode to it’s 40% pre-taped and edited series finale, the show saw many phases, hosts, ideas, and cast members come and go, and HONK and DANNO do their best to tell tales about them all.

FINALLY:  In addition the extensive talk, there are audio snippets of sketches edited in thru-out the conversation.  Full length videos of the sketches discussed here (and many more) are available on HONKASS’s youtube page.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkft4YtomsppV8m_p4rsvIA/videos

SPECIAL THANKS to everyone who helped make 201 PROOF TELEVISION possible, including:

BEN JOHNSON, JOHN WREISNER, KERRIE-ANN GOLDFARB(nee CHRISTENSEN), AARON “CAPTAIN HONKASS” WALLACE, DAN NORDQUIST, DANNO KLONOWSKI(nee OCHSENDORF), JOSH MEISTER, CORY SWAP, NICK the CHILD PORN STAR, CHAD BECKER, BENNO NORDQUIST, MATT RISNES, NCTV studios, NCTV’s MR. SWEATER and MS. BLOUSE, and too many more people who cameoed, ran cameras, and broke our hearts to mention. But THANK YOU to each and every one of you!!!

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