Crankcast Episode 76 – 032107

Mike hates Lee Van Cleef ... as a ninja!I'm sorry, I really am … I'd skip this one.

This week on a completely unprofessional and somewhat depressing Crankcast … Jenny, the announcer girl, stops by to say "Hi!" before she heads back to school. We ramble without direction for a good bit before finally reading emails.

Feat. music clips by Casey McCauley and Of Montreal.

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Episode 76 – Time: 56min. – File Size: 25.7mb

27 Responses to “Crankcast Episode 76 – 032107”

  1. Drew M Says:

    First…god, I’m such a douche….

  2. crank! Says:

    Heh … this isn’t Newsarama my good man.


  3. Taber Says:

    First of all Cat’s Eye isn’t technically a kids movie, but the breath stealing troll was cool.

    Also, the Australian “last man on earth” movie is The Quiet Earth, directed by Geoff Murphy who went on to direct Young Guns 2, Under Siege 2, and Freejack. The Quiet Earth is great and I think was released on DVD by Anchor Bay last year.

  4. Will Says:

    I gotta add Cat’s Eye to my Netflix queue, It’ll be great since I’m were getting a kitten today.

    I’m sure the kids will love it. ;-)

  5. G. Noel Gross Says:

    So cool. Breath-stealing troll WITH ironic use of “Every Breath You Take.”

  6. theamazingwally Says:

    What is up with that high pitched sound in the background?
    It sounds like someones got a kettle on.

  7. crank! Says:

    The high pitched sound is old radiators kicking in … I’ve gotten used to it.


  8. Josh Flowers Says:

    Oh ok I’ve heard that in other episodes but never asked. I thought maybe it was a squeal of a train or some one secretly loved tea.

  9. crank! Says:

    Oh the train will come once the windows are open … as well as the sound of a nice Darjeeling on the brew.


  10. Jonix Says:

    I’ll give you a Happy Meal for a Crankcast t-shirt.

    The kid’s name should be “Badass Anakin McGuffin.”

  11. crank! Says:

    I’m sorta sad I didn’t say the obvious … name him crank!


  12. McGuffin Says:

    thank you taber for the movie name. thats one less movie to try and remember now. i saw cats eye when i was 6 or 7 on HBO. freaked me out, in case you can’t tell from my emails, which mike and crank seemed to tear to shreds with their anti happy demeanor this show. i knew i should of written them in japanese. damn! the baby thing was a joke by the way. we’re naming him moog fluxcapacitor mcguffin. my wife just doesn’t know it yet…..crank will be his nickname.

  13. McGuffin Says:

    i really did buy a car for a happy meal.

  14. crank! Says:

    I really bought a Cadillac for a game cartridge. It happens.

    Sorry for the lackluster this ep … we were a bit off.


  15. McGuffin Says:

    next week will be amazing!! spectacular!!! sensational!!! web of!!!

  16. Sean McKeever Says:

    I have discovered through the miracle of myspace that Groble is, in fact, still alive.

  17. M. Bender Says:

    Hey Crankers,

    Alan Partridge was originally the sports commentator on The Day Today, a satirical mock news programme here in the UK – also, Coogan’s segment with Alfred Molina in Jim Jarmusch’s Coffee and Cigarettes is one of that film’s best.

    And hey, we have five terrestrial channels.

  18. crank! Says:

    5! See …. now if I never spoke about that which I do not know we’d miss out on the me making an ass of myself part.


  19. crank! Says:

    Sean McKeever, P.I.

    It’s got a nice ring to it.

    Has Groble not been visiting your neck of the net much either?


  20. G. Noel Gross Says:

    No tea kettle!?!

    I’d been picturing Crank and Mike side by side. Sipping chamomile. Pinkies extended.

  21. G. Noel Gross Says:

    Can we do an Amber Alert for Groble?

  22. the amazing wally Says:

    Jenny: You are indeed correct about the Cookie Monster though I dont think that his name has changed…
    they have changed his attitude to “cookies are a sometimes food” in response to the childhood obesity “problem” in america.
    and now a moment of silence.

  23. Will Says:

    Please for the future episodes my client… Mike “DC EXCLUSIVE” Norton will require Chicago deep dish pizza and jelly beans to be on hand in the green room prior to recording, as well as Orange Blossom honey for all that tea brewing in the background.

  24. crank! Says:

    He’ll probably require some sort of re-breather as well if he keeps coming over and inhaling all my second-hand smoke while he’s sick.


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  26. mr prema donna Says:

    Ya I say H all the time, anyway I hope you relate that story of you exchanging a videogame cartridge for a caddy in the next episode. H

  27. Josh Flowers Says:

    I’m glad you played Of Montreal. I’ve been obsessed with them lately.