30 days of TAH #2
Day two is all about the music!
I have to say, I have a massive weakness for Colonel Tick Tock’s theme. I loved the concept too, that they talked about in one of the behind the scenes episodes, about having this ludicrously long, grandiose theme and then having Craig Cackowski come on stage, do like, one thing, and then leave, only to be played out by a reprise of the same ridiculously long theme.
And of course, I love the Sparks Nevada theme, and am always sure to shout “POW” when I’m listening to it, or to at least silently mouth it if I’m on the bus.
As for my favourite song otherwise, I do love ‘Pour Me Another’ from ‘The Piano has Been Thinking’. Especially the bit where Croach sings. Just hearing Croach sing is like, the best thing ever. And really, what a nice voice! (It also helps that the reason he’s depressed is that he can’t fulfill his onus to Sparks, what with him having left with a lady. I mean, read into that what you will.)
30 Days of TAH #1
Tell us how you got into The Thrilling Adventure Hour!
I was just starting to get big into podcasts last summer, and a friend sort of casually mentioned it. I was already a fan of old radio serials, I used to listen to this fairytale one from the 40s when I was a kid that I had on cassette tape. At first my favorite segment was ‘Tales from the Black Lagoon’ and then ‘Moonshine Holler’, but as the show wore on I became increasingly addicted to ‘Sparks Nevada’. As soon as I heard ‘The Agony of the Feet’ I was hooked.
I really like the variety of segments they had early on in the show, Jefferson Reed, Moonshine and Tales. I definitely skipped ahead with Tales from the Black Lagoon, Ben Chapman’s voice was so adorable, and the Jimmy Stewart bit almost killed me. I really wished that story would come to a conclusion, it was great.
So I watched this movie last night and cried for an actual straight 20 minutes. And that’s not an exaggeration. Like, continuous tears. My eyes still hurt.