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Poole-ing Resources

The purpose of this post, originally published over on my A Blog Named Scooby-Doo! blog, was to present an image of a wood carving made for my interview subject, Duane Poole, by one of the artists who worked with him at the Hanna-Barbera studio. Ultimately, I forgot to present the image as part of my show notes for the podcast episode it was discussed in so I instead turned it into a bit of a blog post.

A Blog Named Scooby-Doo!


If you don’t already know, this month’s installment of A Podcast Named Scooby-Doo! features writer and story editor, Duane Poole. Duane has worked on such shows as the Scooby-Doo/Dynumutt Hour, Laff-a-Lympics, the Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo Show, and wrote the first feature-length primetime Scooby-Doo special, Scooby Goes Hollywood.

As part of our conversation in the second part of the interview, currently available on YouTube and from all good podcast providers, we discussed working on the character of Scrappy-Doo and the cultural hatred he seems to have gathered around himself. Duane rather enjoyed writing for the show with Scrappy around as it added a new dynamic to play with in a formula that everybody thought was starting to get really played out. Ratings were down and the ABC wanted something new and fresh that they could market to their Saturday morning audience.

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For Your Consideration Episode 17: Troll 2 (1990)

It was never our intention to include Troll 2 as part of the show but we decided for this, our 17th episode, we would revisit a joke we made in our very first episode. It ended up being a really good show and surprised me with how serious we actually took our commentary of the movie. Not that we got all elitist film critic or anything, but we also did just lampoon everything about it. Also, it spawned an audio commentary which I will be reblogging here a bit later, which is cool.

For Your Consideration

Troll2FYC is very pleased to bring you a brand-new episode featuring the film you were probably least expecting to see, 1990’s cult-classic horror, Troll 2. That’s right. We were just as surprised as you to find ourselves sitting down and putting Claudio Fragasso’s visionary tale of druids, ghosts, and vegetarian goblins under the ol’ FYC hotlamps but we really wanted to pay off a throwaway joke we made in our very first episode and this is the result. Oh, and don’t judge a podcast by its self-deprecating description because you just might be surprised by what Dustin and Mike actually have to say about the best worst movie ever!

via Episode 17: Troll 2 (1990)

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For Your Consideration Episode 16: Brazil (1985)

Another episode I thought turned out quite well. The film is one I’ve been waiting a while to get to and we’ve more or less settled on a format that we like for the show. The discussions are looser, more interesting, and I’m less precious about content. At this point I’ve started editing more liberally to keep things tighter and more on point. I think for the better.

For Your Consideration


This week on FYC, your intrepid hosts get their 27b/6 forms in order and pay a visit to the wonderful dystopian bureaucracy of Terry Gilliam’s 1985 film, Brazil. Currently positioned at #54 on the BFI Greatest British Films of All-Time list, Mike and Dustin are keen to do a little interrogation of the movie and retrieve what information they can for their commentary to determine if Brazil is indeed a masterpiece or a museum piece.

via Episode 16: Brazil (1985)

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For Your Consideration Episode 15: Platoon (1986)

I like the breezy, conversational style that we capture with this episode. Admittedly, the earlier episodes of the show do have a more rigid, structured feel to them, but with last week’s show (The 39 Steps) and this one, I think we’re definitely into the second stage of the shows evolution. Also, it’s just a generally decent conversation about the film, Platoon.

via Episode 15: Platoon (1986)

For Your Consideration Episode 14: The 39 Steps (1935)

Another episode of the podcast that I’m really happy with. I feel like my co-host, Dustin, and I have really started to find out rhythm and things are tightening up. I also like how our discussion about the Hitchcock thriller, The 39 Steps, went. It was the first time seeing the film for me and it was a fun episode to put together overall. Continue reading “For Your Consideration Episode 14: The 39 Steps (1935)”

For Your Consideration Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Audio Commentary)

This weekend I had two events sort of dovetail into each other: I saw Captain America: Civil War and circumstances outside of my control left me without a new episode of my podcast, FYC, to release. Rather than simply ignore the latter, I decided to combine it with the former and set about recording an audio commentary for its predecessor, and my favourite Marvel film, 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Continue reading “For Your Consideration Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Audio Commentary)”

For Your Consideration Episode 13: Star Wars (1977)

I’ve decided to introduce some new content by posting episodes of my film commentary podcast, For Your Consideration, here on the Meanwhile… page starting with our May the 4th celebration show featuring…yup, you guessed it.

I’m actually really happy with how this episode turned out. It’s probably my favourite that we’ve done, so far. I’ve heard a lot of Star Wars commentaries over the years and I can genuinely say I believe we talked about some stuff that I have yet to hear anywhere else. No easy task, to be sure. Also mostly regarding Leia, which is cool. It gets a little girl powery around the 7 minute mark. Good stuff. Check it out. Continue reading “For Your Consideration Episode 13: Star Wars (1977)”

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