363: Being the Ricardos, with Alison Rosen

Episode 363

26th February 2022

Alison Rosen, of Alison Rosen is Your New Best Friend, joins us to discuss Being the Ricardos, the movie where Aaron Sorkin DEFINITELY understands comedy.

Episode notes

We’ve got a new best friend, and it’s Alison Rosen! She drops by to discuss the Oscar-nominated Being the Ricardos, a movie that expresses Aaron Sorkin’s deep and not at all bizarre understanding of how TV comedy works, and how it’s the most solemn, earth-shaking thing that could ever exist, filled with people staring very seriously at jokes until their genius strikes them and they spew an impeccably-worded monologue about someone slipping on bananas, or whatever.

Wikipedia entry for Being the Ricardos

Movies recommended in this episode:

Jackass Forever

The Card Counter

I’m Your Man

The Stepford Wives

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  • Alison Rosen

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The Flop House is a bimonthly audio podcast devoted to the worst in recent film. Your hosts (Elliott Kalan, Dan McCoy, and Stuart Wellington) watch a questionable film just before each episode, and then engage in an unscripted, slightly inebriated discussion, focusing on the movie’s shortcomings and occasional delights.

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