BFG Podcast #059: ‘Pistol’, ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’, and ‘Stranger Things 4’

Our editor and writers break down the culture

In this week’s astonishing edition of the BFG podcast, editor Neal Pollack destroys passers-by and celebrates what looks to be a legendary summer of pop culture. First it’s the Old Punks segment as Neal welcomes Jim Sullivan to talk about ‘Pistol,’ Danny Boyle’s terrific miniseries about the rise and fall of The Sex Pistols. Jim assures Neal that Malcolm McLaren, who he met in person, really was like that. And Johnny Rotten in the show may not look much like Johnny Rotten, but he sounds and acts like him, and that’s good enough. Sod off, you wankers.

Then it’s Old Nerds on parade, as Rob Kutner and Scott Gold join Neal for a legendary ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi‘ round table. “It’s a Chewie, not a chubby,” Rob says, establishing the high level of discourse right away. Everyone loves sad middle-aged Obi-Wan and everyone agrees that this iteration of Darth Vader is freaking terrifying. The men of BFG also manage to criticize Moses Ingram’s portrayal of Reva, ‘The Third Sister,’ without being racist, which is nice. And Scott closes with a joke about the bounty hunter Bossk that you must hear to believe.

Finally, it’s ‘Stranger Things’ time. Neal is planning to write a ‘Stranger Things’ article, but this season of Stranger Things is twice as long as The Ring Cycle, so it’s taking him a while to get through. He and Chris Lites both like the goings-on in Hawkins, Indiana, with the monster fighting, and find all the side plots distracting and annoying.

SMASH CUT TO AN EGG IN A FRYING PAN.

No, that’s just something that ‘Stranger Things’ does for no reason…every scene. At the BFG Podcast, we’re much more subtle.

SMASH CUT TO A CAR TRUNK SLAMMING WHILE AN 8os SONG PLAYS.

Enjoy the show.

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