I can’t think of a better way to kick off our 200′s than with our April Fool’s Day show. The wonderful thing about Who Asked You? is that most of our stories from any given episode sound like they could be a joke. That’s why our April Fool’s show is so easy to put together. And that’s why it’s so hard for the guys to figure out what’s real and what’s not. I thought this year’s show would be rather easy to figure out. Boy was I wrong. The guys are each fooled multiple times. This made me very happy. I stuck in a fake DVD that IS NOT coming out on Tuesday. Can you guess which one? The fellas couldn’t!
Now, our first story of the show is all true. Ordinarily I wouldn’t have included such an easy one on the April Fool’s episode, but this could not be ignored. It of course, is the news that Michael Bay is turning the Teenage MUTANT Ninja Turtles into aliens in his new live-action movie. You’ve no doubt heard about this already. By all accounts, we really wish this were an April Fool’s prank. And so does a good portion of the Internet. Bay made the announcement at a Nickelodeon presentation and the blogosphere, Twitter, Facebook and most other website errupted with hatred and rage. The backlash was so bad, Bay had to make an official announcement on his website. Anytime you have to make an announcement because your target audience hates your script idea before the script is even finished, means you should rethink your idea. But no! Not Michael Bay. He’s pushing forward and simply telling everyone to “chill”. Meanwhile, Hollywood politics are in full effect as voice actors from the previous films take either the fans’ side or Bay’s side. Basically, the ones looking to score a voice gig on the project are the ones buttering up Bay.
Once we’re warmed up, it’s time to really get the foolery going. Keep in mind, one, some or all of these stories may or may not be real. No cheating! News has come down that movie theaters are mad 3D didn’t take off the way they thought it would. Awww, you mean most sane people didn’t want to cough up $17 to wear a giant pair of plastic glasses that blurs and desaturates the screen? Who’da thunk it? So, their plan is to level off the ticket prices. In other words, lower the price of a 3D ticket and raise the price of the 2D one. They’ll meet somewhere in the middle meaning we’ll all have to pay even more to see a crappy remake, sequel or comic book adaptation. Orrrrr will we?
Streaming video is apparently growing in popularity and in price. We enjoyed the killer deal from Netflix for far too long… as part of an effort to pay their bills and pay for production of exclusive content, the monthly price for their streaming only service is nearly doubling later this year. Or is it? Yeah it is. Or maybe not.
This next story had the entire Who Asked You? Crew fooled. It was announced this week that a TWINS sequel is in the works. This was the 1988 film in which Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito find out they’re long lost brothers and classic 80′s comedy ensues. The director of the first one, Ivan Reitman, will produce this sequel. Here’s the part that swayed the guys’ opinion of whether this was for real or not… The story will apparently center on a triplet played by Eddie Murphy. April Fools? Perhaps… what did Dennis, Mike and Charlie choose? Find out by listening in.
And lastly, does it sound like an April Fool’s joke that a gas station is offering self-serve beer on tap? What if I told you for about $3 plus the price of the beer, you could buy a 64-ounce growler and fill ‘er up while filling your tank? Do you think I’m foolin’ you on this one? I just might be. After all, it’s illegal in most, if not all states to have an open alcohol container in your car. I’m sure a Solo lid with a red straw sticking out of it doesn’t count as unopened. How could this possibly be legal? Is this possibly real? Take your best guess on this one. Join in the fun for our April Fool’s edition of the show and see how many you guess right and how many the gents got as well.
New Releases for Tuesday, April 3rd:
War Horse (4-Disc Combo: Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy)
We Bought a Zoo (Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy)
Shasta McNasty (Complete Series)
Black Butler II: Complete Collection (Limited Edition, Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
3rd Rock From the Sun (Season 3) and (Season 4)
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey
Designing Women (Season 6)
Roseanne (Season 3) and (Season 4)
Bob (Complete Series)
Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen
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