Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: The AV Club, Director David Wain, Jordan Ranks America

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David Wain
Keith Phipps
Nathan Rabin
Jordan Morris

The AV Club Recommendations

Keith Phipps and Nathan Rabin of The AV Club recommend their all time favorite classics - Rodney Dangerfield’s 1981 comedy special No Respect and ‘50s Japanese film The Burmese Harp directed by Kon Ichikawa.
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Director David Wain

Writer, director, comedian, and actor David Wain has worked on many projects, from cult classics to commercial successes. From his early days on MTV’s sketch comedy show The State he moved on to write and direct the cultishly popular film Wet Hot American Summer. David returns to our show to trace his career path, discuss what made The State such a special comedy troupe, and of course talk about his new Judd Apatow-produced comedy, Wanderlust. The film opens in theaters nationwide on February 24th. It stars Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston.
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Jordan Ranks America

Jordan Morris gives the good old U.S. of A. a run down of the top 5 most important things happening within its borders this month. Old friends, Blu-ray movies, how will he break it all down?
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The Outshot: DJ Quik, Pitch In OnA Party

If you bring the potato salad, we’ll bring the chili as Jesse pines after potlucks with this week’s Outshot, DJ Quik’s Pitch In OnA Party.
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David Wain film "Wanderlust"

I enjoyed the interview. The clip of that scene where someone kills a fly reminded me of short film Mel Brooks once made for a TV special many years ago (it was a spoof of 60 Minutes). His contribution was a supposedly lost film of Adolf Hitler at home with friends. When Eva Braun (played by Teri Garr) kills a fly in her mashed potatoes, he lectures her about how she could do such a terrible thing. Did she stop to think that the fly had a family, wife, children? I have no idea why I am bringing this up. You just reminded me of it.