Get your bleep buttons ready, then throw them away for this week! That’s because after Trip, Tanya, and Valerie figure out how their champions would deal with shenanigans from a mirror universe, they’ll name movies by the sanitized-for-TV versions of iconic profane dialogue. Low culture yields to high culture in round two when we look at real-life, peer-reviewed academic studies of our favorite pop culture, and try to make sense of what those bigwigs in their ivory towers think they know about. Stick around for when it all comes down to the lightning round.

Quizzes Played

Pardon My Goatee

Which champion would do the best job of impersonating their own evil twin from an evil mirror universe?

Yippee-ki-yay, Mr Falcon!

Identify the movie from an edited-for-TV line of dialog.

It's All Academic

Guess the movie, TV show, or music from excerpts of published academic articles about them.

Taking License

Questions about licensed properties comics published by Marvel Comics.

Who's That Girl?

Questions about the life and career of Madonna.

Don't Call Me Shirley

Questions about films produced, directed or written by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, or Jerry Zucker.

The Riddle

I started by shining shoes back home,

I'm often aided by some nephew's tome.

At sniffing out riches, I'm more than a pro,

But I regret leaving Goldie up there in the snow.


Scrooge McDuck made his first dime shining shoes back home in Scotland, and in his search for riches and adventures, he often gets clues from the "Junior Woodchuck's Guidebook," which, somehow, contains all of the lost knowledge of the Library of Alexandria. In his quest, though, he wound up leaving behind his one major love interest, "Glittering Goldie" in the Great White North.

Match Results

Episode Notes

The Flintstones comic scorebreak. The Flintstones comic: for when you want a story about a vacuum cleaner to make you cry.
The Karl Ove Knausgard scorebreak. Karl Ove Knausgard: he's got issues with all you people, and now you're going to hear about them.
The two Barbie comics that ran for most of the 90s were Barbie and Barbie Fashion.