NEW EPISODE: BRANDED TO KILL, 20K LEAGUES

Just when you thought Suzuki month couldn’t get any weirder, Thom and Tom watch and discuss the film that got Seijun Suzuki blacklisted from the Japanese film industry for a decade, the utterly bonkers Branded To Kill (26:40). But first, Siblo takes Whalen deep for a Hole In The Carpet segment on Disney’s 1954 FX landmark 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (2:50).
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WE MADE IT TO 50! SUZUKI MONTH CONTINUES WITH TOKYO DRIFTER, PLUS IN OR OUT?

The Carpet unfurls across Japan’s technicolor streets and snow-kissed valleys as Tom and Thom whistle their way through Seijun Suzuki’s wild 1966 film Tokyo Drifter (41:40). But first, your Carpeteers are joined by Rad design man and Fringe Drinking co-host Ryan Williams to play a little In or Out?, dishing takes on Zack Snyder, found footage films, and watching movies with subtitles(2:30).

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WELCOME SUZUKI MONTH, PLUS HAPPYTIME MURDERS AND SUPPORT THE GIRLS

Siblo and Whalen begin a month immersed in Seijun Suzuki’s esoteric crime films with 1963’s Youth of the Beast (30:40). In Rad Ticket, your Carpeteers wrestle with the puerile pleasures and harsh critical reception of Brian Henson’s The Happytime Murders (4:25) while Siblo dishes quick takes on Andrew Bujalski’s latest, Support the Girls (22:20).

ZAZ 3: AN AMERICAN CAROL, WALL TO WALL, plus THE MEG, BLACKKKLANSMAN, AND MORE

Siblo and Whalen close the book on Zucker, Abrahams, and Zucker month with a Bad or Rad? segment on David Zucker’s FOX News-approved Dickens riff An American Carol (49:00) as well as a broad discussion of the trio’s work in Wall To Wall Carpet (1:08:55). But first, your Carpeteers punch a couple few Rad Tickets by discussing The Meg (3:15) and BlacKkKlansman (14:00), with quick takes on Are We Not Cats, Madeline’s Madeline, and Crazy Rich Asians (38:05).

ZAZ 2: TOP SECRET, RUTHLESS PEOPLE, PLUS CATCHING UP ON PAUL FEIG’S SPY

Siblo and Whalen pivot from the vintage ZAZ classics Airplane! and Police Squad! to the trio’s minor fare, including the troubled 1984 cult fave Top Secret! (24:00) and the Devito/Midler pairing Ruthless People (42:40). But first, they patch up a Hole in the Carpet as Siblo catches Whalen up on Paul Feig’s 2015 send up Spy(4:05).

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Airplane! Police Squad! Ghost!!!

The Carpet follow Lynne Ramsay month with some much-needed levity by yucking it up with the comedy trio Zucker, Abrahams, and Zucker, beginning with their uproarious 1980 hit Airplane! (38:00) and their short-lived cult favorite TV series Police Squad! (1:05:25). But before that, Siblo and Whalen Carpet Clean what may be the most widely seen ZAZ-related film of all: Jerry Zucker’s Oscar-winning 1990 fantasy romance Ghost (3:55). Looks like we picked a bad week to quit film clubbing!

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