It's January. And January means winter. And winter means hockey! So, with that in mind, the guys sat down to watch the 1977 Paul Newman classic, Slap Shot.
The Chiefs, a minor league team from Charlestown, Pennsylvania, are...not good. Attendance is low, the team is hated, the players are mediocre, and the general manager is constantly coming up with new and ridiculous ways to promote the games.
|Not to mention exposure to poorly-chosen hairpieces and suits.|
|"Have you tried wearing a leather coat with a fur collar, Ned?"|
|This was before "MMMBop" became such a big hit for them.|
As the crowds grow and the team gets more wins, Reg finds out who the owner is and even manages to get a meeting with her, which does not go well. She informs him that, while she probably could get a buyer for the team, it would be a better move, financially, for her to fold the team.
|She'll save a fortune in hair care products alone!|
When the Chiefs make it to the playoffs, Reg decides that his final game is going to be a clean one with no fighting. Unfortunately, their opponents, the Syracuse Bulldogs, have filled their roster with some of the worst, most violent players in the Federal League.
Will the Chiefs triumph by playing clean? Will Reg and Francine get back together? Will Brayden start paying more attention to his wife than his dog? Will Morris (Brad Sullivan) stop rubbing up against people and saying "snatch" a lot? Will Jack Hanson have to drink some of that stinkin' root beer? What about Denis Lemieux (Yves Barrette)? Also:
|Why? Just why?|
There's also some vicious lashing-out at so-called Star Wars "fans" in The Lobby (as we as some spoilers...you have been warned), Hellboy teaming up with Ron Weasley in Coming Soon, some tough calls in Larry's List, a new segment from Jake called Jake-ing Off, and a tribute to Derek's mom in Inside My Head.
So lace up your skates, tape up your stick, and tune in to this week's episode!