HO HO HO!

Season’s greetings PodCavern friends! On part 1 of our 2017 Christmas themed episodes of Ranked, Tuong La and Santa’s Elves Laura Gordon, Samantha Leggatt, and Colleen Wang gather around the fireplace ,with a nice cup of holiday wine, to decide once and for all what is the most worthy thing to go into a giant Christmas sock.

Got even better stocking stuffer ideas? Send them and any Top 5 lists you want to see in the new year at ranked@podcavern.com!

Ground Rules

  • No “gifts”.
  • The size of the stocking is “standard”. Roughly elbow to pointer finger for length.
  • Stuffers must go inside the stocking  (obviously)

*Spoilers* Below is our Top 5 list from this episode as well as our own personal unordered lists.

Group Top 5

5. Toiletry (razors, deodorant, chapstick, toothbrush, mini shampoo, floss, practical sh**)

4. Scratch Tickets

3. Funky Cool Socks

2. Chocolate Letter

1. Gift Cards (Chapters*)

*Spoilers* Below is our Top 5 list from this episode as well as our own personal unordered lists.

Tuong’s List

  1. Small board game
  2. Personalized Flask
  3. Funky Cool Socks
  4. Little packets of hot drinks (cocoa, hot chocolate, tea, coffee)
  5. Chapstick
  6. Fun holiday spice
  7. USB stick
  8. Tickets to a play
  9. Head Massager
  10. Back Scratcher
  11. Shot Glass
  12. Cell phone popup for your case
  13. Bath Bomb
  14. Sea Monkeys

Laura’s List

  1. Chocolate Letter
  2. Magazine
  3. Chapstick
  4. Loofah
  5. Chocolate Orange
  6. Coal

Colleen’s List

  1. Chapter’s Gift Card
  2. Scratch Tickets
  3. Hand Made Treat (cookies, jam, etc.)
  4. Citrus Fruit
  5. “Gift of Friendship” –  movie tickets, paint night, escape room
  6. Mints
  7. Gum
  8. Japanese “powder” candy

Sam’s List

  1. Cosmetics
  2. Toiletries
  3. Kinder Surprise (3 pack)
  4. Ornaments
  5. Chocolate
  6. Coal
  7. Can of Wine
  8. Gift Cards
  9. Oranges
  10. Box of Nails

Crush + GRIMprov’s resident goofball Jordan Moffatt steps into the ring with hosts Tuong and Angus as we learn about monkeys + keys, adding conflict at 400x speed, and visiting the council of wizards.

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Below are the video clips we used in the show (these clips are not our own and were used for creative purposes) All the Rights in This Content Belong to Their Respective Owner/s.

 

1) Jumanji (2/8) Movie CLIP – What Year is It? (1995) HD

Source: Movieclips

CREDITS:
Director: Joe Johnston
Producers: Scott Kroopf, William Teitler
Screenplay: Greg Taylor, Johnathan Hensleigh, Jim Strain
Story: Greg Taylor, Jim Strain, Chris Van Allsburg
Starring: Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, David Alan Grier, Bonnie Hunt, Jonathan Hyde, Bebe Neuwirth
Production Company: Interscope Communication, Teitler Film
Distributed by: TriStar Pictures

2) Hunt for Red October – Jonsey Reports

Source: BKTestTube


CREDITS:
Director: John McTiernan
Producers: Mace Neufeld
Screenplay: Larry Ferguson, Donald E. Stewart
Starring: Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn, James Earl Jones, Sam Neill
Production Companies: Mace Neufeld Productions, Nina Saxon Film Design
Distributed by: Paramount Pictures

3) LOTR: The Return of the King – “The Ring is mine!”

Source: Darth Darth

CREDITS:
Director: Peter Jackson
Producers: Barrie M. Osborne, Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson
Screenplay: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson
Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Liv Tyler, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys- Davies, Bernard Hill, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Hugo Weaving, Miranda Otto, David Wenhan, Karl Urban, John Noble, Andy Serkis, Ian Holm, Sean Bean
Distributed by: New Line Cinema

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Crush Improv’s own Kristine Shadid joins hosts Leslie and Angus this week as they discover an underground sphincter market, the interworkings of Uber Meth, and Jenny Craig’s many “presidential” connections.

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Below are the video clips we used in the show (these clips are not our own and were used for creative purposes) All the Rights in This Content Belong to Their Respective Owner/s.

1) Gladiator (4/8) Movie CLIP – Are You Not Entertained? (2000) HD

Source: Movieclips


CREDITS:
Director: Ridley Scott
Producers: Douglas Wick, David Franzoni, Branko Lustig
Screenplay: David Franzoni, John Logan, William Nicholson
Story: David Franzoni
Starring: Russel Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed, Derek Jacobi, Dijimon Hounsou, Richard Harris
Production Companies: Scott Free Productions, Red Wagon Entertainment
Distributed by: Dreamworks Pictures

2) Breaking Bad S04 E06 – “Cornered” – “I am the one who knocks”

Source: Dan Lysiak

CREDITS:
Created by: Vince Gilligan
Directed by: Michael Slovis
Written by: Gennifer Hutchison
Starring: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Bob Odenkirk, Giancarlo Esposito, Johnathan Banks, Laura Fraser, Jesse Plemons

3) Forrest Gump – I know What Love Is

Source: Louai Hammad


CREDITS:
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Producers: Wendy Finerman, Steve Tisch, Steve Starkey
Screenplay: Eric Roth
Starring: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, Sally Field
Distributed by: Paramount Pictures

4) Scott Steiner’s Math Promo Sacrifice 2008 ACTUAL FOOTAGE

Source: Scream Thy Last Name


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Welcome to the inaugural episode of The Improv Punch Up – the show where we take another pass at famous clips from movies, tv, video games, etc. and make them ‘better’ through improv! Join your hosts Tuong La, Angus MacDonald, and Leslie Cserepy as we see what it’s like to be Aquaman, sit down with Darth Vader and Luke at a cafe, and see what Peter Parker thinks about the day after his infamous spider bite!

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Below are the video clips we used in the show (these clips are not our own and were used for creative purposes) All the Rights in This Content Belong to Their Respective Owner/s.

 

1) The Notebook (1/6) Movie CLIP – If You’re a Bird, I’m a Bird (2004) HD

Source: Movieclips

CREDITS:
Director: Nick Cassavetes
Producers: Lynn Harris, Mark Johnson
Screenplay: Jeremy Leven
Story: Jan Sardi (adaptation)
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, James Garner, Gena Rowlands, Sam Shepard, James Marsden, Joan Allen
Production Company: Avery Pix
Distributed by: New Line Cinema

2) Star Wars: Episode V – I am your Father scene (HD)

Source: Sheldon Chan

CREDITS:
Director: Irven Kershner
Producers: Gary Kurtz
Screenplay: Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan
Story: George Lucas
Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, David Prowse, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, Frank Oz
Production Company: lucas film LTd.
Distributed by: 20th Century Fox

3) Peter Parker Gets His Powers – “Big Change” – Transformation Scene – Spider-Man (2002) Movie CLIP HD

Source: TopMovieClips

CREDITS:
Director: Sam Raimi
Producers: Laura Ziskin, Ian Bryce
Screenplay: David Koepp
Starring: Tobey Macgquire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Cliff Roberston, Rosemary Harris
Distributed by: Columbia Pictures
2) Star Wars: Episode V – I am your Father scene (HD)

 

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Warning: this episode will make you salivate.

Since the dawn of sandwiches, people around the world have experimented tasty solutions on what goes best between two slices of bread. Unfortunately, there are people out there whose sandwich game is a little stale. Well not to worry, because today  Tuong La and self proclaimed sandwich connoisseur’s Leslie Cserepy, Johnny McArthur, and Sarah Finn are here to save the day and talk about ingredients that will bring your sandwiches to a whole NEW level of delicious!

Did we change your life in sandwiches? Did we miss something entirely? Write into ranked@podcavern.com and let us know your favorites!

Ground Rules

  • The idea of this episode is to not nominate the “basic”‘ toppings and garnishes . (ie Lettuce, tomato, butter, etc.)
  •  However, if you can really sell it then it would be up for discussion
  • NOT nominating full sandwiches

*Spoilers* Below is our Top 5 list from this episode as well as our own personal unordered lists.

Group List

5. Avacado

4. Brie

3. Egg

2. Banana Peppers

1. Bacon (obviously)

Obviously we at the PodCavern felt like it was our duty to stuff all these ingredients into ONE sandwich. So without further ado we present to you fine folks the FIG JAM Sandwich (Fuck I’m Great Just Ask Me Sandwich).

Tuong’s List

  1. Avocado
  2. Banana Peppers
  3. Duck
  4. Bacon
  5. Turkey/ Gravy (left over Thanksgiving)
  6. Cream Cheese
  7. PB and J
  8. Meatballs
  9. Pickles
  10. Hummus
  11. Mac  & Cheese

 

Leslie’s List

  1. Fried Egg
  2. A “whisper” of Fig Jam
  3. Pesto
  4. Grilled Cheese for the Buns of the Sandwich
  5. Left over Spaghetti
  6. Left over Thanksgiving
  7. Pickled Turnips
  8. Seaweed/Nori
  9. Peppercini
  10. Hottest Hot Sauce
  11. Honey
  12. Thinly Cut Steak
  13. Siracha Cheese Wiz
  14. Sun Dried Tomatoes
  15. Spicy Eggplant
  16. Arugula

Johnny’s List

  1. Spinach
  2. Italian Salad Dressing
  3. Potato Chips
  4. Maple Peppercorn Bacon
  5. Roast Beef
  6. Horse Radish
  7. Au Jus

Sarah’s List

  1. Bacon
  2. Brie Cheese
  3. French Fries
  4. Moose Meat
  5. Nuetla
  6. Smoked Salmon
  7. Kale
  8. Slice of Pear

Civil War has broken out in the PodCavern..

With Justice League rounding out a pretty amazing year of comic book movies (so far), we decided to nerd out and discuss once and for all what the best superhero teams are. Join Tuong La and our own rag-tag Avengers Angus MacDonald, Stephen Peeling, and Matt Barrow as we dive deep into the world of superheroes and do our best to keep Ragnarok from ruining our friendship. (Special guest list by Chelsea Lepage!)

Did we miss any super teams? Send them over and any Top 5 ideas to ranked@podcavern.com

Ground Rules

  • Superhero Team-Ups can be from a variety of mediums including comic books, movies, tv, video games, books, etc.
  • The “team” must be heroic in some way
  • The team must consist of two or more
  • Must specify what iteration of the team it is. Ie: what version of the Justice League

*Spoilers* Below is our Top 5 list from this episode as well as our own personal unordered lists.

Group List

5. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Tommy as White Ranger, Jason as Red Ranger, Billy as Blue Ranger, Trini as Yellow Ranger, Kimberly as Pink Ranger, Zack as Black Ranger)

4. X-Men (90’s Cartoon)

3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

2.  Justice League (Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Aquaman, The Flash, Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern)

1. MCU Avengers (Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, The Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye)

 

Tuong’s List

  1. Justice League (Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Aquaman, The Flash, Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern)
  2. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Tommy as White Ranger, Jason as Red Ranger, Billy as Blue Ranger, Trini as Yellow Ranger, Kimberly as Pink Ranger, Zack as Black Ranger)
  3. MCU Avengers (Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, The Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye)
  4. Guardians of the Galaxy (Star Lord, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Gamora, Drax)
  5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  6. Bat Family (Batman, Alfred Pennyworth, Barbara Gordon, Batwing, Batwoman, Damian Wayne, Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Tim Drake)
  7. Overwatch
  8. Goku and Vegeta
  9. Young Justice (Aqualad, Robin, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian, Zatanna, Red Arrow, Rocket, Sphere, Artemis)
  10. Watchmen – Minutemen
  11. Stretch Dude and Clobber Girl

 

Matt’s List

  1. The Incredibles
  2. The Justice Ducks – Darkwing Ducks
  3. Big Hero 6
  4. Watchmen
  5. Bat Family
  6. Green Arrow and Green Lantern

Steve’s List

  1. Young Justice
  2. Batman + Robin (Bruce Wayne + Dick Grayson)
  3. The Avatar Gang  – Avatar: The Last Airbender (Aang, Katara, Sokka, Toph)
  4. Thor and Hulk (Thor: Ragnarok)
  5. Night Owl and Rorschach
  6. Old Man Logan and Hawkeye
  7. Deadpool, Captain America, Wolverine (The Good, The Bad, The Ugly 2013 comic run)
  8. Brock Samson & Molotov Cocktease – Venture Brothers
  9. Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood Gang

Angus’s List

  1. X-Men (90’s Cartoon)
  2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  3. Uncanny X-Force (Wolverine, Deadpool, Archangel, Psylocke, Phantom X)
  4. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
  5. MCU Avengers
  6. Alpha Flight
  7. Street Sharks
  8. The Good, The Bad, The Ugly (Deadpool, Captain America, Wolverine)
  9. Watchmen
  10. The Incredibles
  11. Teen Team – Invincible
  12. The Super Best Friends – South Park

 

 

Special Guest List – Chelsea Lepage

  1. Hellboy and Abe Sapien
  2. Harley and Ivy – Batman: The Animated Series
  3. Swamp Thing and Animal Man – DC New 52 Rotworld Story Arc
  4. The Phoenix Five (Avengers vs X-Men)
  5. Finn and Jake (Adventure Time)

 

quack..quack..QUACK..QUACK..QUACKQUACKQUACK!

Everybody get up it’s time to (space) jam on this fictional sports themed episode of Ranked! Join Tuong La and unlikely team of misfits Joel Empey, Catherine Ballachey, and Kenneth DeBaeremaeker as we rank a Top 5 List; and try to come behind at the last minute with a weird trick play that we invented at the last second to win your hearts.

Did we miss any fictional sports teams? Have ideas for other Top 5 Lists? Send them over at ranked@podcavern.com!

 

Ground Rules

1. If it is based on a true story or a true team then it does not count. ie Ballers, The League, Money Ball

2. If the fictional team came first before the actual team then it counts.

*Spoilers* Below is our Top 5 list from this episode as well as our own personal unordered lists.

Group List

5. Milwaukee Beers – BASEketball (1998)

4. Springfield Nuclear Power Plant Softball Team – The Simpsons (Homer at the Bat)

3. Average Joe’s – Dodgeball (2004)

2. District 5 Ducks – Mighty Ducks (1992)

1. Tune Squad – Space Jam (1996)

 

 

Tuong’s List

  1. Tune Squad – Space Jam (1996)
  2. South Parks Cows (baseball) – South Park (The Losing Edge)
  3. Springfield Nuclear Power Plant Softball Team – The Simpsons (Homer at the Bat)
  4. Blue Mountain State Mountain Goats – Blue Mountain State
  5. Average Joe’s – Dodgeball (2004)
  6. Myrtle Beach Mermen – Eastbound and Down
  7. The Ducks – Mighty Ducks
  8. Gryffindor Quidditch Team – Harry Potter
  9. Zanarkand Abes (Blitzball) – Final Fantasy X
  10. Team Shaolin – Shaolin Soccer (2001)
  11. Cobra Kai Dojo – Karate Kid (1984)
  12. Wild Cats – High School Musical (2006)

Joel’s List

  1. Average Joe’s – Dodgeball (2004)
  2. Milwaukee Beers – BASEketball (1998)
  3. Blue Mountain State Mountain Goats – Blue Mountain State
  4. Washington Sentinels – The Replacements (2000)
  5. Dennit Racing  – Talladega Nights  (2006)
  6. The Sandlot –  The Sandlot (1993)
  7. The Lady Bugs – Ladybugs (1992)

Catherine’s List

  1. Rockford Peaches -League of  Their Own (1992)
  2. Greendale Human Beings – Community
  3. Miami Sharks – Any Given Sunday (1999)
  4. East Compton Clovers – Bring it On (2000)
  5. The Niners – Deep Space 9
  6. Washington Sentinels – The Replacements (2000)
  7. The Sandlot – The Sandlot (1993)
  8. Men With Brooms (2002)
  9. Gas House Gorillas – Looney Tunes

Kenneth’s List

  1. District 5 Ducks – Mighty Ducks (1992)
  2. Charlestown Chiefs – Slap Shot (1977)
  3. The Little Giants – The Little Giants (1994)
  4. Cleveland Indians (1989)
  5. West Canaan Coyotes – Varsity Blues (1999)
  6. Gymnastics Team – Old School (2003)
  7.  American Team –  Beerfest (2006)
  8.  Volleyball Team – Top Gun (1986)
  9. New York Knights – The Natural (1984)
  10. The Toros – Bring it On (2000)
  11. Angels – Angels in the Outfield (1994)
  12. The Bears – Bad News Bears (1976)
  13. Springfield Isotopes – The Simpsons
  14. Peacocks of ULA – Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

 

Hey fellow PodCavern friends!

We are creating a new podcast for the PodCavern (about time!) and we need to work out some kinks before we release the show! This is strictly test audio so we can submit our feed to all your favorite podcast players. Stay tuned for more details.

-Tuong

Submitting for the approval of the PodCavern…

The Halloween madness continues with spine tingling true tales of terror! Gather around the campfire and join Tuong La “Mort”, Angus “The Murderer” MacDonald, Catherine Ball”SLASH”ley, and Taylor “The Phantom” Fleming as they spin dark stories of murders, mysteries, and mayhem.

Got your own scary, spooky, horror stories you want to share? Send them over at ranked@podcavern.com !

Ground Rules

– Don’t have to be proven. So long as it hasn’t been debunked it is fair game

– Obviously since they are “REAL” stories, fiction doesn’t count. (duh)

*Spoilers* Below is our Top 5 list from this episode as well as our own personal unordered lists.

Group List

5. Tuong’s Gotta Pee (personal story – see episode)

4. Sundress and Dark Eyes (personal story – see episode)

3. The Hinterkaifeck Farm Murders

2. A Startling Development  (personal story – see episode)

1. The Water at the Cecil Hotel

 

Tuong’s List

  1. Exorcism of Latoya Ammons
  2. The “Mad Scatter”
  3.  Tuong’s Gotta Pee (personal story – see episode)
  4. Killing of Tim McLean
  5. Face Eater
  6. America right now

 

 Angus’s List

  1. The Water at the Cecil Hotel
  2. The Lincoln Shining
  3. Bloody Benders
  4. Lead Masks Case
  5. Mysterious boats washing up on japan
  6. Fog alone outside (personal story – see episode)

Catherine’s List

  1. Myrtle Plantation
  2. A Startling Development (personal story – see episode)
  3. Charles Melville at the Chateau Laurier
  4. Banff Springs Hotel
  5. Black Donnellys

Taylor’s List

  1.  The Dyatlov Pass Incident
  2. The Hinterkaifeck Farm Murders
  3. Sun Dress and Dark Eyes (personal story – see episode)
  4.  Ghostly Old Lady Shh-ing (personal story – see episode)

“Hello Po…”

October is here and so is the kickoff to our month of Halloween themed Ranked episodes! Join Tuong La and terrifyingly bone-chilling guests Leslie Cserepy, Rich Hilborn, and Colleen Wang as we talk about the Top 5 Spooky Characters in fiction!

Did we miss some spooky characters on our list? Email us your favorites/other Ranked topics here!  – – –> ranked@podcavern.com

Ground Rules:

– Fictional Characters

– Can pull from books, tv, film, video games, etc.

– “Spooky” can include traditional “scary” characters as well as “unintentionally scary”, “campy”, etc.

*Spoilers* Below is our Top 5 list from this episode as well as our own personal unordered lists.

Group List

5. Oogie Boogie – The Nightmare Before Christmas

4. Weeping Angels – Dr. Who

3. The Purple Man (aka “Kilgrave”) – Jessica Jones

2. The Thing – The Thing

1. Jack Torrance – The Shining

 

 

Tuong’s List

  1. Frank – Donnie Darko
  2. ReDead – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  3. Tinky Winky – Teletubbies
  4. Pennwise – It
  5. Grady Daughters – The Shining
  6. Freddy Krueger – Nigthmare on Elm Street
  7. Jason Voorhes – Friday the 13th
  8. Jack Skellington – Nightmare Before Christmas
  9. Hannibal Lecter – Hannibal
  10. Leatherface  – Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  11. The Sisters – Kubo and the Two Strings
  12. Pigsy – Manhunt
  13. Regan MacNeil – The Exorcist
  14. Queen of Hearts – Alice and Wonderland

 

 

Leslie’s List

  1. The Thing – The Thing
  2. “It” – It Follows
  3. Oogie Boogie – Nightmare Before Christmas
  4. Gustavo Fring – Breaking Bad
  5. Jigsaw – Saw
  6. Cujo – Cujo
  7. Freddy Krueger – Nightmare on Elm Street
  8. Xenomorph – Alien
  9. Coraline’s Mom – Coraline
  10. The Alien – Signs
  11. Heath Ledger’s Joker – The Dark Knight
  12. Willy Wonka – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  13. The Raven  – Edgar Allan Poe

 

 

Rich’s List

  1. Weeping Angels – Dr. Who
  2. The Purple Man (aka “Kilgrave”) – Jessica Jones
  3. Chucky – Child’s Play
  4.  Bloody Mary
  5. Blair Witch
  6. Michael Myers – Halloween
  7. The Batman Who Laughs

 

 

Colleen’s List

  1. Dolores Umbridge – Harry Potter
  2. Jack Torrance – The Shining
  3. Jaws- Jaws
  4. Every re-occuring villain in a police procedural
  5. Ramsay Bolton – Game of Thrones
  6. Raptors – Jurassic Park
  7. A – Pretty Little Liars