Shawn Bourdo

From the Couch Hole: Keep the Vampires from Your Door

Previously on FTCH, Furiosa met with the Idea Man to say, "Please let me get what I want." That included ...
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From the Couch Hole: Good Times for a Change

Previously on FTCH, I played your song out on Fury Road. I saw the TV glow in a quiet place ...
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From the Couch Hole: Or a Man Who Makes Potions in a Travelin’ Show

Previously on FTCH, the ring of terror was beyond Thunderdome over the cheeseburger melts. Madame Web took the sweet child ...
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From the Couch Hole: Where Do We Go Now?

Previously on FTCH, from me to you the Earth Mama makes the best root beer floats. The Road Warrior was ...
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From the Couch Hole: If There’s Anything That You Want

Previously on FTCH, Mad Max said, "One day I'll fly away. So talk to me." The Sympathizer stocked the house ...
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From the Couch Hole: I Follow the Night

Previously on FTCH, the Eightfold Fence Musical was full of Sprite Chill. It was half a world away when the ...
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From the Couch Hole: I’ll Book Myself Into a Soul Asylum

Previously on FTCH, the 13th apostle was the sympathizer for the war on the Planet of the Apes. There was ...
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From the Couch Hole: All My Little Plans and Schemes

Previously on FTCH, there was a civil war because of the Martian chronicles about the best limited television show of ...
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3 Godfathers (1948) Blu-ray Review: Director John Ford in Living Color

The Warner Archive Collection has released John Ford's 3 Godfathers (1948). This is the director's third independently produced film and ...
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From the Couch Hole: Sat by the River and It Made Me Complete

Previously on FTCH, there was a zone of interest about the rise of the planet of the apes who said, ...
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From the Couch Hole: The Calendar on Your Wall Was Ticking the Days Off

Previously on FTCH, last week the eclipse was just a jade in the shade in the New Empire. The Baja ...
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From the Couch Hole: Time Can Erase the Things We Said

Previously on FTCH, last week the Ghostbusters were called in by the mysterious stranger. They went to Skull Island and ...
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From the Couch Hole: In This Life I’ve Seen Everything I Can See

Previously on FTCH, last week on Star Island, the Shogun smelled old books and sizzlin' cheese burgers. Godzilla and Kong ...
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From the Couch Hole: We Can All Get Together and Ease Up Our Mind

Previously on FTCH, last week Morbius and Monsieur Spade narrated the anatomy of the fall. Venom didn't give the best ...
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From the Couch Hole: Beautiful Faces and Loud, Empty Places

Previously on FTCH, we returned to Dune for chocomania with the Shogun. The blade runner said, "Wish you were here" ...
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From the Couch Hole: Same Old Show, In a Different Town, On Another Time

Previously on FTCH, inside Llewlyn Davis they found Coca-Cola spiced with hot honey. The drive-away dolls have been searchin' such ...
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From the Couch Hole: Good Things in Life Take a Long Time

Previously on FTCH, the Lord of Light arrived in his midnite cruiser with maple syrup grahams. On Dune, the color ...
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From the Couch Hole: So Glad That You’re Here Again

Previously on FTCH, there was a murder at the end of the world on Dune. The messiah asked for black ...
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Book Review: John Ford (Revised and Expanded) by Joseph McBride and Michael Wilmington

Joseph McBride previously published biographies of Steven Spielberg, Frank Capra, and three books on Orson Welles. He also wrote a ...
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From the Couch Hole: Looking from a Window Above

Previously on FTCH, Dr. No met Jim Dandy in their past lives in Babylon. From May to December, we had ...
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From the Couch Hole: All the Lights Are Changing Green to Red

Previously on FTCH, the little women were poor things that had to call an exorcist who said "This is a ...
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From the Couch Hole: I’ve Been So Many Places In My Life And Time

Previously on FTCH, the Barbie in the multiverse of madness was the rabbit hunter, so beware of darkness. The Golden ...
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From the Couch Hole: Watch Out, Take Care

Previously on FTCH, we were full of pork belly in 2001 when we met at the Einstein Intersection with Monsieur ...
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From the Couch Hole: Just Like a Song in Days of Yore

Previously on FTCH, we started the year on Dune with a 'Shroom Swiss burger. The heroes used the Iron Claw ...
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From the Couch Hole: We Could Steal Time, Just for One Day

Previously on FTCH, way back in 2023, the boy and the heron went to a castle in the sky for ...
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From the Couch Hole: Best of the Rest 2023 – You Can Burn The Midnight Oil With Me

From 2005-2013 and 2014-2022, I punctuated each year with an ever increasingly complex Best of List. In 2021 I returned ...
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From the Couch Hole: Best of TV/Streaming 2023 – Every Day Here Is the Freakin’ Super Bowl

From 2005-2013 and 2017-2020, I punctuated each year with an ever increasingly complex Best Of List. In 2021, I returned ...
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From the Couch Hole: Best of Film 2023 – I Still Don’t Understand What the Play Is About

From 2005 through 2013 and then, after a hiatus, from 2017-2021, I have punctuated each year with an ever increasingly ...
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From the Couch Hole: With a Pretty Girl Dancin’ to Jug Band Music

Previously on FTCH, Godzilla raids again for the cherry game fuel. Godzilla and the Muppets sang, "We're the best of ...
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From the Couch Hole: We’ve Got Good Vibes

Previously on FTCH, Napoleon and the duellists met the boogeyman. The Muppet family and the scientist made a coldplay for ...
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From the Couch Hole: Pulling the Puzzles Apart

Previously on FTCH, Holly was one of the warriors with poems, prayers, and promises. The Muppets were long riders on ...
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From the Couch Hole: How Long It’s Been Since Yesterday

Previously on FTCH, Priscilla told a horse's tale about the bling ring. The lullaby was a cure and it was ...
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From the Couch Hole: Softly Through the Shadow of the Evening Sun

Previously on FTCH, we found ourselves in Y3000 sitting in the rockin' chair for a time of changes. In Cut ...
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From the Couch Hole: Just Rock Me Away from Here

Previously on FTCH, we were enlightened by Mr. Roboto about holiday stuffing. We spent five nights at Freddy's with Dolores ...
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From the Couch Hole: With Parts Made in Japan

Previously on FTCH, don't look now but there was a photograph of the masque of Red Death that led to ...
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From the Couch Hole: ‘Til You Come Home Again to Stay

Previously on FTCH, we entered the crawlspace on a Midnight dreary but we said, "Don't be afraid of the dark." ...
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From the Couch Hole: It Seems I Don’t Get Time Out Anymore

Previously on FTCH, we visited with the Midnight Club and found that suicide is painless. If it isn't, there's always ...
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From the Couch Hole: Through Early Morning Fog I See

Previously on FTCH, we discovered that not a day goes by that the two stagecoaches don't leave with the baby. ...
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From the Couch Hole: I Just Go On Thinking and Sweating

Previously on FTCH, there was a stalker eating street tacos. Henry Sugar told him, "Send in the clowns," and the ...
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From the Couch Hole: Don’t You Love the Farce

Previously on FTCH, there was a haunting in Venice and Carmella Creeper is dead again in The Void. In Flavortown, ...
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Scooby-Doo! and Krypto, Too! DVD Review: Plays Cards Across a Vast Spectrum of Fandoms

The 35th entry into the Scooby-Doo! Direct-To-Video Movie series arrives on September 26, 2023. Scooby-Doo! and Krypto, Too! continues a ...
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From the Couch Hole: I’ve Been Out Walking

Previously on FTCH, Archer and Gator were not accused in the killing of a Chinese bookie. I ranked the best ...
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From the Couch Hole: As the Ocean Crawls Onto the Shoreline

Previously on FTCH, the enforcer Josey Wales named the best soda ever. It was in a broken dream that Python ...
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From the Couch Hole: In the Days Between the Hours

Previously on FTCH, the muskrat love between Frances and Margot got the Mayans kicking and screaming at the wedding. The ...
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From the Couch Hole: Doin’ the Town and Doin’ It Right

Previously on FTCH, we were all dressed for the Fall Festival in harmony with the rabbits and the frogs. There ...
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From the Couch Hole: Is This the Only Place You Thought to Go

Previously on FTCH, what we did in the shadows was rad and included some teenage mutant ninja turtles. The Super ...
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From the Couch Hole: Too Long in the Wind, Too Long in the Rain

Previously on FTCH, we let out with a "Chim Chim Cher-ee" even when some Pudd'nheads said, "It's bad for ya." ...
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From the Couch Hole: When The’s ‘Ardly No Day Nor ‘Ardly No Night

Previously on FTCH, we were hanging on the telephone for the Omega Man and Boba Fett. There was Juneberry, Joe ...
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From the Couch Hole: I’m in the Phone Booth, It’s the One Across the Hall

Previously on FTCH, the biggest part of me was a combination of Oppenheimer and Obi-Wan and a mashup of Twinkies ...
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From the Couch Hole: Try to Stay in the Middle

Previously on FTCH, there was the return of the Killer's Hook and the Pickwick Papers said, "Thank you for smoking." ...
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From the Couch Hole: There’s a New Sun Arisin’

Previously on FTCH, the heat was on Indiana Jones and we were holdin' onto yesterday. We said what we would ...
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From the Couch Hole: My Yesterdays Have All Gone By

Previously on FTCH, the last of Sheila went to Asteroid City for the Ultimate Coca-Cola on a beautiful day. The ...
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From the Couch Hole: Don’t Let It Get Away

Previously on FTCH, the brotherhood celebrated their Independence Day with beef, brownies, and a side of soylent green. The Sandman ...
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From the Couch Hole: See the Lights Do a Long Slow Fade

Previously on FTCH, Arthur reminded us "The best that you can do is fall in love with Churro Kit Kats." ...
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From the Couch Hole: I Know It’s Crazy but It’s True

Previously on FTCH, we asked, "Do you hear the rain when you're gone?" It's a Gilded Age at the Grindhouse ...
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From the Couch Hole: And in the Day, Everything’s Complex

Previously on FTCH, the 100th episode was brought to you by Dr. Pepper Float, Cuban Sandwich, and Strawberry Lymonade. Mr. Blue ...
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From the Couch Hole: And Today Is the Day We’ve Waited For

Previously on FTCH, there was a sick puppy with a problem of the jugular vein. We had to go slow West ...
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From the Couch Hole: I Fell Asleep Amid the Flowers

Previously on FTCH, in the pitch black we were slip slidin' away down the quicksilver highway with an old pro. The ...
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From the Couch Hole: The Information’s Unavailable to the Mortal Man

Previously on FTCH, it was just you 'n' me once upon a time . . . in Hollywood. We caught a ...
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From the Couch Hole: Simple and Free

Previously on FTCH, there was a summer freeze and a fire walks with me. We went to the Kazbar and said ...
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From the Couch Hole: While Color Lights Up Your Face

Previously on FTCH, there was a fire witness to the inferno of the honey habanero chips. Beau is afraid that it ...
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From the Couch Hole: To Take the Blues Away

Previously on FTCH, when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, we zoomed in on blackout cake and baby bundts. We had a cam ...
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Pop Tarts Apple Jacks Cheese Box

From the Couch Hole: You Chased the Day Away

Previously on FTCH, we had a beef with the worst ice cream to ever cross paths with the Couch Hole. But ...
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From the Couch Hole: Show Me Where to Look

Previously on FTCH, we were down at the Mendocino County Line pushing daisies and looking for bodies, bodies, bodies. The Peeps ...
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From the Couch Hole: As the Sun Sank West

Previously on FTCH, we were a good person made of stardust who traveled from the meta moon to the Garden State. ...
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From the Couch Hole: Stare into Space

Previously on FTCH, we had three cheeses in our chips and fruity cereal in our ice cream. It was stormy weather ...
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From the Couch Hole: You’ve Really Made the Grade

Previously on FTCH, we mused about once upon a time in the West with roulette and a poker face. We drove ...
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From the Couch Hole: Well, My Time Went So Quickly

Previously on FTCH, we went under the silver lake to investigate the Dain's Curse with cavemen. There was fast twitch and ...
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From the Couch Hole: Not Really Sure How to Feel About It

Previously on FTCH, it was a thematic whale of a tale about Dicky Moe, Moby Dick, Mobius, the Whale, and we ...
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From the Couch Hole: Call Me Ahab

Previously on FTCH, the was a killing and a nightmare that was meaner than evil. The strawberries and cream mixed with ...
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From the Couch Hole: I Know Your Eyes in the Morning Sun

Previously on FTCH, we had a red harvest in the pastures of plenty. There was a starry flare that brought a ...
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From the Couch Hole: I Slept on the Ground in the Light of the Moon

Previously on FTCH, we went from Pandora to the High Plains and drifted back to the water. The yellowjackets were breaking ...
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The view of oreo most oreo cookies

From the Couch Hole: ‘Cause We All Have Wings

Previously on FTCH, I thought that top guns were mad men. I went maverick over tangy Cheetos that take my breath ...
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From the Couch Hole: Watching in Slow Motion

Previously on FTCH, during a rainy night in Georgia, we were turning red like a spicy nacho dip. Or was it ...
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From the Couch Hole: Tryin’ to Find a Warm Place to Spend the Night

Previously on FTCH, further on up the road with the Swiss Miss, things on Pandora were all quiet on the Western ...
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From the Couch Hole: Where the Road Is Dark and the Seed Is Sowed

Previously on FTCH, we kicked off the third year of FTCH with some roadwork with Tar that was so easy even ...
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From the Couch Hole: Take That Look of Worry, I’m an Ordinary Man

Previously on FTCH, way back in 2022 we left you with a cliffhanger as Valdez was coming. There was a Zapp ...
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From the Couch Hole: Best of the Rest 2022 – Haunted by the Ghost of You

From 2005-2013 and 2014-2021, I punctuated each year with an ever increasingly complex Best of List. In 2020 I returned ...
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From the Couch Hole: Best of TV/Streaming 2022 – Let Justice Be Done Though the Heavens Fall

From 2005-2013 and 2017-2020, I punctuated each year with an ever increasingly complex Best Of List. In 2021, I returned ...
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From the Couch Hole: Best of Film 2022 – Movies Are Dreams, Doll, That You Never Forget

From 2005 through 2013 and then, after a hiatus, from 2017-2021, I have punctuated each year with an ever increasingly ...
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From the Couch Hole: In Our Hearts We’ll Understand

Previously on FTCH, on a Wednesday at four past midnight the lady is waiting. There was a son of flubber and ...
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The view of penny on bed blanket

From the Couch Hole: Sharing My Secrets and Wishing My Wishes

Previously on FTCH, we celebrated a love story, a birthday song, and a Christmas list. There were fairy tales and fable ...
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From the Couch Hole: Some Things Are Not Spoken of

Previously on FTCH, we celebrated a perfect day with brownie batter, sriracha chips, and trust. The legend of lobo and the ...
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A bowl full of heb apple pie potato chips

From the Couch Hole: When It Gets Dark, We Go Home

Previously on FTCH, there was a fruit quake, hot honey, and a rainbow connection. We had hearts in Atlantis, banshees in ...
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The view of the daisy dog on the floor

From the Couch Hole: And What’s on the Other Side

Previously on FTCH, we had a web of fear because of mayo and chutney. There were two running men, a black ...
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From the Couch Hole: I Was Alone, I Took a Ride

Previously on FTCH, we had a week of love and happiness with waterworks. There was sun on the chips and nutty ...
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From the Couch Hole: The Power of Love

Previously on FTCH, we called the warlords on the black phone from the last house on the left. We had scary ...
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The hostess scary cakes, a packet view

From the Couch Hole: Why Worry When It’s Warm Over Here

Previously on FTCH, Michael was back for Halloween, Ben returned, and Jet Screamer made an appearance. The Hocus Pocus were fruity, ...
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Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo! DVD Review: A Love Letter to the Original Series

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided the writer with a free copy of the DVD reviewed in this Blog Post. The ...
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From the Couch Hole: Come Fly with Me

Previously on FTCH, Mr. Harrigan's phone called the Midnight Club at the asylum and they answered. "This must be the place." ...
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From the Couch Hole: Make It Up As We Go Along

Previously on FTCH, we were back with tales from the crypt and back with brookie-o's. We were sailing home as a ...
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The view of the oreo brookie packet

From the Couch Hole: Can You Hear Me?

Previously on FTCH, we were on vacation and Midnight Mass comes at night with dream and reality. Home was Ding Dongs ...
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From the Couch Hole: Holy Moly, Me Oh My

Previously on FTCH, we went back to the mid90s for a metamorphosis and some VooDew. There was a Count Chocula who ...
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Hodor, a black cat laying on the floor

From the Couch Hole: There’s No Turning Back

Previously on FTCH, we had some Voodew and moonlight to see the hearty dippers. The story from the West Side showed ...
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From the Couch Hole: Got My Good Side On

Previously on FTCH, we had pebbles that were fruity and pretzels that were beer cheese. We had a skeleton crew, four ...
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From the Couch Hole: And Talking Is the Only Way, Then Rap On

Previously on FTCH, we pumped it up with cinnafuego and a fruit mix-up. There was a prince, a pauper, and uncut ...
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From the Couch Hole: Until You Can Feel It

Previously on FTCH, we were cheeto cheese and peach cobbler. We were pulp and mash in dream world and the dark ...
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From the Couch Hole: Take My Hand, Come Undercover

Previously on FTCH, we lingered over some tangy tamarind, strawberry watermelon, and chili cheese. There was a Spider Island, a swamp ...
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From the Couch Hole: This Is Goodnight and Not Goodbye

Previously on FTCH, there were nightmares, dreamscapes, murders on the midsommar, but we left you with a peaceful easy feeling with ...
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Rigby backyard ball, a dog on the grass

From the Couch Hole: With a Billion Stars All Around

Previously on FTCH, in our house there was a doctor, a lawnmower man, a P.I., and a moonshine war. We were ...
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From the Couch Hole: I’ll Light the Fire, You Place the Flowers in the Vase

Previously on FTCH, we were mellow and looked a life from both sides. We found Forrester, had soft snickerdoodles, hot peppers, ...
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From the Couch Hole: Don’t You Know I’m Feeling Mellow

Previously on FTCH, we spent time at the Amazing Kingdom of Thrills, went to the Moon, and had a fear of ...
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From the Couch Hole: To Brighten up Even Your Darkest Night

Previously on FTCH, we captured love and thunder in a bottle. There were strawberries, apricots and a cuban sandwich to make ...
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From the Couch Hole: If I Had a Box Just for Wishes

Previously on FTCH, there were stranger things afoot, a plan and execution, and a baby cart to Hades. Along with a ...
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From the Couch Hole: If You Get Round to It

Previously on FTCH, a couple weeks ago there was an odd assortment of berry lemonade chips, spicy pickle chips, and elotes ...
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From the Couch Hole Special Edition: Best of 2006 Redux (You’re Gonna Walk with Me and Talk with Me)

I'm taking a break on the First Anniversary of FTCH. I love my usual format because it allows me to ...
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The rigby back seat, a dog on the ground

From the Couch Hole: Ooh, He’s Here Again

Previously on FTCH, it was a week with nutty ice cream, spicy almonds, and corny potatoes. Suzanne led us through butterflies ...
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Scooby-Doo! and Guess Who?: The Complete Second Season DVD Review

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided the writer with a free copy of the DVD reviewed in this Blog Post. The ...
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The Beatles and India: An Enduring Love Affair Blu-ray Review

This new feature-length documentary directed by Ajoy Bose was released June 21, 2022 by MVD Visual on DVD and Blu-ray. ...
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From the Couch Hole: You Can Hear the Boats Go By

Previously on FTCH, it was a week of sweet almonds, sweeter pastries, and the sweetest dew. Love grew for the Northman ...
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From the Couch Hole: And Nobody Knows Like Me

Previously on FTCH, it was a COVID-delayed episode that featured purple thunder and a machine that can create rainstorms. There were ...
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A Persian cat sitting on the bed

From the Couch Hole: And You’re Just in Reach

Previously on FTCH, it was another flamin' hot episode. It was a solid 8 1/2 of night fliers, eclipse deaths, and ...
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From the Couch Hole: I Have a Picture Pinned to My Wall

Previously on FTCH, it was a flamin' hot episode with old bay seasoning. There was lawn mowing and fire starting and ...
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From the Couch Hole: No Talking, Just Looking

Previously on FTCH, there was a lone wolf for vengeance and a doctor for sleep. Mr. Uggs watched over caramel cookies ...
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From the Couch Hole: I’ll Be the Ticket If You’re My Collector

Previously on FTCH, there was a striptease with a divorce at a funeral. We mixed cinnamon toast with charms and for ...
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From the Couch Hole: Of Nothing in Particular

Previously on FTCH, there was Billy Summers trying not to be caught and Columbo trying to catch them if he can. ...
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From the Couch Hole: Do You Know What You Want

Previously on FTCH, Tom Sawyer was a detective and the Bunnymen were under a killing moon. There was a witch, bad ...
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From The Couch Hole: Under Blue Moon, I Saw You

Previously on FTCH, Tom Sawyer was abroad and everything was everywhere. At the same time, the city was on fire, ...
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From the Couch Hole: Inside You the Time Moves

Previously on FTCH, we had a week dedicated to the Nineties. There were Langoliers and Violent Femmes. There was Armageddon ...
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From the Couch Hole: It Reminds Me of You (Nineties Edition)

Previously on FTCH, there was a case of dead poets for the Batman, Columbo, and the girl u want for ...
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From the Couch Hole: It Drips on Down in a Mist From Above

Previously on FTCH, there was Blondie in the flesh, and Bardot was created by God. There was an Outsider, an ...
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Cinema Sentries

From the Couch Hole: I Can’t Wait to See You

Previously on FTCH, there were thin Kit Kats and Twinkies in your creamer. We visited Berlin, French Connection, and Batwoman ...
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From the Couch Hole: Step Inside, The Lights Are Down, Let the Show Begin

Previously on FTCH, there was flamin' hot Fritos and jalapeno hot popcorn that were cooled down with Dunkin' beans. There ...
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From the Couch Hole: Just Afloat On The Sea

Previously on FTCH, there was a Stargirl and a Sugar Free Space cola. I included an hombre, a prophet, and ...
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From the Couch Hole: The Sky Above Won’t Fall Down

Previously on FTCH, there was Coke from Space and no one Leggo'd our Pop-Tarts. There was soft skin, ghosts, and ...
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From the Couch Hole: Gold and Silver Shine

Previously on FTCH, there was cheese in the crackers, rabbits on the run, and a death on the Nile. We ...
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Cinema Sentries

From the Couch Hole: Seven Horses Seem to Be on the Mark

Previously on FTCH, there was a Fantastic Planet, fantastic birthday cookies, and two fantastic detectives. We asked you to hold ...
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Cinema Sentries

From The Couch Hole: You’re Gonna Make the Flight

Previously on FTCH, there was adventureful imagination with one hoot, two Cheerios. and three cheeses. We elevated with King, got ...
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Cinema Sentries

From the Couch Hole: We’ll Begin with a Spin

Previously on FTCH, there was a chili cheese keg, fudgy cream, and layers of Lay's. We sat in the sunshine ...
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Cinema Sentries

From the Couch Hole: Turn All the Lights up to Ten

Previously on FTCH, we had a flamin' hot time with Yellowstone, chocolate Oreos and we adored Prince at his best. ...
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Cinema Sentries

From the Couch Hole: I’m Just Trying to Say

Previously on FTCH, we welcomed some clusters of the Reese's and Oreo Toffee variety. There was a ride along with ...
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Cinema Sentries

From the Couch Hole: When the Little Things You’re Doing Don’t Turn Out Right

Previously on FTCH, we started the new season with King, Mountain Dew (your constant writer's weaknesses) and we spiced up ...
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From the Couch Hole: It’s Only a Heartbeat Away

Previously on FTCH, your last regular episode featured a doggy named Bobby and cookies with a doggy named Snoopy on ...
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From the Couch Hole: Best of the Rest 2021 – No Need to Worry, No Need to Cry

From 2005 through 2013, my Sunday Morning Tuneage blog punctuated each year with an ever increasingly complex Best Of List. ...
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Cinema Sentries

From the Couch Hole: Best of TV/Streaming 2021 – Like a Rainbow Crafted by a Drunken Leprechaun

From 2005 through 2013, my Sunday Morning Tuneage blog punctuated each year with an ever increasingly complex Best Of List. ...
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Cinema Sentries

From the Couch Hole: Best of Film 2021: Don’t Cry in My Office

From 2005 through 2013, my Sunday Morning Tuneage blog punctuated each year with an ever increasingly complex Best Of List. ...
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Cinema Sentries

From the Couch Hole: Keep On Keeping On

Previously on FTCH, we walked with Hendrix, Who, and Woo. There were hot almonds, sour corns, and gingerbread candy bars. ...
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Cinema Sentries

From the Couch Hole: So Now You’ve Caught On

Previously on FTCH, we dove into sad ads with Apple and cheesy wings at Applebee's. With King, we went through ...
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Cinema Sentries

From the Couch Hole: Put a Smile on Your Face

Previously on FTCH, we pursued amusement parks, big drivers, and presidential assassinations with Stephen King, and along the way sampled ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “Service”

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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “The Well”

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Thoughtful & Abstract: Preacher: “Possibilities”

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Thoughtful & Abstract: Fear the Walking Dead: “Monster”

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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “The Last Day on Earth”

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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “East”

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