Welcome to Episode #54 of the Kibbe and Finnegan show! If you’re new to the show, Mike Finnegan and I have taken our Dukes of Hazzard fandom and turned it into a full fledged automotive podcast Gong Show of sorts, completed with a full episode review from The Dukes of Hazzard. It’s every 40-year-old’s dream, right?
You can find every episode here on The MuscleCar Place and iTunes and Google Play, and from time to time we’ll also be posting video clips and (and even) full shows to Finnegan’s Garage on YouTube. If you click the “Download” link at the top of this post you’ll be able to stream it on your phone directly. You can also pull the RSS feed as well.
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We’ll be adding in a live show stream in the future – so be sure to follow us online for notice of when that will be happening. Look for this show to publish twice monthly here (or maybe even MORE often), in iTunes, and on Finnegan’s YouTube channel! You can also sign up to win future prizes and get show notifications by visiting http://www.kfshowgiveaway.com to sign up. You’ll get a follow up e-mail that confirms you’re not a robot, and once you’ve clicked the acceptance link you’re done. That’s it!
Have a question for the show? Just hit is up:
Finnegan Twitter: @Finnegan999
Kibbe E-mail: email@example.com
Guess what? We have new Christmas duds, featuring Santa Claus behind the wheel of the fastest sleigh ever made (Generally Speaking, of course). Available in red, white, and black, these Christmas tees should fit in well at any race track as well as an ugly Christmas sweater party. We have hoodies too. Seriously.
If you would like to support the show in a really tangible way (i.e. to buy something), please consider purchasing one. We chose the best American Apparel super-cuddly shirt as the base, and the design is a one-off by our own pal Kirk. Visit KFSHOWSHIRTS.COM
to pick one up!
Available to order until Dec 25.
Christmas Vacation: The Hap Happiest of Reviews!
K&F Show Summary:
Need a jolly nuthouse of a movie, full of classic Christmas one-liners? Friend, wait no more. It’s Christmas, and since we already reviewed the Dukes Christmas episode last year (Episode 15) we decided to tackle the best of the best in Christmas hijinks known to man: Christmas Vacation. All you need to know is Ellen Griswold wears that one special blouse, Clark puts 250,000 twinkle lights on the house, and Eddie dumps the RV poop tank into the sewer. You serious, Clark?
Legit Episode Info:
-Written by John Hughes –
-Starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Randy Quaid, Johnny Galecki, and Juliette Lewis
-Directed by Jeremiah Chechik, the second director to take the film after Chris Columbus quite because he hated Chevy Chase – and then went on to direct Home Alone
-Original Release Date: Dec 1, 1989
Insider Movie Specific Nerd Trivia:
-Like the 1983 original, Christmas Vacation is based on a short story, “Christmas ’59,” written by John Hughes for National Lampoon in December 1980.
-If Clark’s childhood home featured in those old movies looks familiar, that’s because it’s the same house featured on Bewitched as well as The New Gidget. Except it’s not a house at all; it’s part of the Warner Bros. back lot, located on what is known as Blondie Street. This is a different location entirely that the Warner Backlot, the holy land of Dukes of Hazzard.
-Christmas Vacation marked the final film of Mae Questel, who began her career as the voice of Betty Boop in 1931.
-The old Dodge pickup, that tailgates Clark and the family, in the opening scenes of the movie, was previously used as Kurt Russell’s work truck in Overboard (1987).
-Cousin Eddie’s RV is a 1972 Condor II on a Ford Chassis, owned privately and bought by a collector a few years ago for $7500
Dream Board Update: Goals to Accomplish Before Episode 200
1. Get Diet Coke to Sponsor us….or just Kibbe. FAILED 2. Be characters in the Disney/Pixar movie, Cars 3. Finnegan is the General. Kibbe…is wishing he was the General. FAILED.
3. Syndicate the show onto TV and radio, having awesome guests in studio, with Dale Earnhardt Jr. on regularly to be our best friend.
4. Get John Schneider himself on the show with us. Pray to God he actually likes us and isn’t freaked out. NOV 2017: THIS IS GOING TO HAPPEN!
5. Blow up the podcast so that it becomes a regular weekly show, interviewing celebrities, and actually providing a living for us capable of allowing us to race cars anytime we want plus let our wives get the shoes they like.
6. Get our own studio.
7. We each get a General Lee (real car – not a toy).
8. Get a Voiceover Guy to announce the segments.
9. Jump a car together. Kibbe wants to go 30-feet vertical.
10. Make a Dream GL that is based off of a 1973 NASCAR Charger (like the 1/16th scale AMT model)
11. Kibbe needs a new wallet to replace his “George Costanza”.
Mike to get a new truck for legit towing. DONE!