Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

26. Smylo Ren (The Acolyte, S01E05)

Honourable Mention

Stray Observations

  • </Smiling Friends, S02>
  • "Ouch!"
    "It's a salad."
    "The croutons sting." (Clipped, S01E05)
  • "Is that one that one's sister?" (Clipped, S01E05)
  • ♫: Nine Inch Nails – "Together" (The Bear, S03E01)
  • ♫: Weezer – "Getchoo" (The Bear, S03E04)
  • "Stop thinking about pussy."
    "I'm not thinking about pussy. I'm thinking about a tax return." (The Bear, S03E05)
  • "Oh, you want me to go grab a duck? Sick. What kind of duck? Freshwater? I saw one at the park." (The Bear, S03E05)
  • "Fuck you, C-fold!" (The Bear, S03E08)
  • ♫: The Smashing Pumpkins – "Disarm" (The Bear, S03E10)
  • </The Bear, S03>

Looking forward:

Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

25. Squirt or Die (The Boys, S04E04)

Stray Observations

  • "Hey. What's the matter? Did somebody do something to you?"
    "An optometrist stuck his finger in my ass." (Clipped, S01E04)
  • "Do you think David Stern is gonna touch a hair on my pubic region?" (Clipped, S01E04)
  • "Uh, I-I got you a Wii Fit."
    "I don't want a Wii Fit. I want my job." (Clipped, S01E04)
  • </Top Chef, S21>
  • "Anyway, the hamster CVS is under the DJ booth." (Fantasmas, S01E03)

Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

24. Skate or Die (The Boys, S04E03)

Stray Observations

(Ren Faire, S01E03)

  • </Ren Faire, S01>
  • "Dude, I'm down to destroy this racist system we work for right after it buys me some crepes." (Clipped, S01E03)
  • "Go up to Lucy's through the back."
    "But all her snacks are low-fat!" (Clipped, S01E03)
  • [phone buzzing]
    "What is that, two mosquitoes fucking?" (Clipped, S01E03)
  • "Man, I'm trying to do 20 minutes twice a day. That's what David Lynch does." (Clipped, S01E03)

(Clipped, S01E03)

  • "I heard that this hotel makes its own ice cream. Why don't you take Ryan and try and find some, huh?"
    "What a great idea. Go for it, sport. Just nobody come back pregnant. Just kidding. I'm kidding, I'm kidding. They're too young. Although, Ryan could spew goo if he wanted to." (The Boys, S04E01)
  • "Come on. I do not want to miss Smash Mouth." (The Boys, S04E01)
  • "Hold up, I thought he ate a dog."
    "He ate out a dog." (The Boys, S04E01)
  • "Motherfucker. I just logged in five minutes ago."
    "What's happening?"
    "This shit."
    "Uh… Oh, okay, yeah, you got to hit 'Keep me logged in.' But, uh, spoiler alert, that will not keep you logged in." (The Boys, S04E01)
  • "Are you ready to stop re-using your catheter and start living your life?" (The Boys, S04E01)
  • "Ferrell fucking Streep." (The Boys, S04E02)

(The Boys, S04E02)

  • "I was leaving his dorm in the morning when I noticed it for the first time. A puzzling discovery. An empty Gatorade bottle. Soon, I'd learn that all young, straight men are obsessed with collecting these in their bedroom." (Fantasmas, S01E02)
  • "Ugh, these are not the emojis I need. What I need is an emoji that is a garden filled with broken statues, each representing one of my exes. That's for when someone texts me asking, 'Hey, who's at the club?' An emoji that is one of the spoons from Beauty and the Beast finally getting turned back into a human but then realizing he's still a servant. That's for when you get a promotion at work. An emoji of an orange that contoured itself to look like a peach. You can use that when you text, 'Hey, I'm just getting ready.' An emoji of the planet Jupiter shocked when he realizes that scientists have been referring to him as a gas giant. That's for when someone accidentally texts something about you to you. An emoji of me sitting at the urgent care and the nurses recognizing me and going, 'Not this bitch again.'" (Fantasmas, S01E02)

L'appel du vide

—Is this a sequel to Sound of Freedom? Spiritual successor?

Angel Studios acquired North American distribution rights to Possum Trot, adding the title Sound of Hope to capitalize on the company's 2023 box office success, Sound of Freedom. [source]

—No, it's cynical branding.

Christians saving children – a new Independence Day tradition?

Sound of the Planet of the Apes.

The Olympics opening ceremony on July 26 will be broadcast live at more than 150 IMAX theaters nationwide, kicking off at 1:30 p.m. ET. [source]

Struggling cinemas losing four hours of IMAX screen money on opening day of Deadpool and Wolverine because IMAX controls what plays on its screens.

Shit, IMAX giving up money…

Q: More impressive roster of filmmakers: Alien franchise or Batman franchise?

Team Alien
Ridley Scott
James Cameron
David Fincher
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Fede Álvarez

Team Batman
Tim Burton
Joel Schumacher
Christopher Nolan
Zack Snyder
Matt Reeves

Predator Film Idea: A Predator preys on the production of an Alien film.

Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

23. Q (Fantasmas, S01E01)

Stray Observations

  • "Before I took this job, I was a professional actor for a long time, and so I still dabble in it. Here's me as Shrek." (Ren Faire, S01E01)
  • "I have to take Viagra and Cialis, and I have to have a shot of testosterone once a week. And I'll tell you, that works. And if you get a shot every week, you can have an erection until you die. And that's my goal. And if I really, really wanted to die the perfect way, it would be to have a woman screw me to death, and that should end of it, and I would just be dead. That would be the perfect way to go, other than sodium pentothal." (Ren Faire, S01E01)

(Clipped, S01E02)

  • "Elgin Baylor, arguably one of the top 10 players ever in the NBA, and he's the first dude to ever really play above the rim. And then he went to the Clippers' front office for a long time. Today, with a discount pork cutlet in his basket, he looked like he'd had a curse put on him." (Clipped, S01E02)

(Clipped, S01E02)

Wah Gwan Delilah

John Stamos has recorded a song for Willy's Candy Spectacular, an upcoming live musical that takes inspiration from a disastrous Willy Wonka-inspired event in Scotland earlier this year. [source]

Inspired or creatively bankrupt?

Reality Series Idea: In each episode, a team of musical theatre talent creates a musical based on a randomly selected intellectual property.

I Want to Violently Crash into the Windshield of Love


Is the incorporated Roman numeral IX larger so it doesn't read as "Resident Evil X"? In which case, I would just use an Arabic numeral 9.

Do you think Capcom kicks itself for missing the opportunity to incorporate a Roman number VI for RE6? It's the cleanest incorporation.

Which came first: The decision to set RE8 in a village, or a way to incorporate a Roman numeral VIII in its title?

Capcom also could have split the L in "Evil" into two Roman numeral Is, à la Scream VI:

What words feature "IX" in them?

Resident Evil Helix.

Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

22. Malala on a horse (We Are Lady Parts, S02E02)

Stray Observations

  • "Nothing is more precious than independence and freedom." (The Sympathizer, S01E07)
  • </The Sympathizer, S01>
  • "I know it's seafood. I'm really hoping that Manny's just going to follow up to narrow that in."
    "Um, is it like a porridge?"
    "What the fuck?"
    "No. Okay."
    "What? What? Why? When was the last time you ate a seafood porridge?" (Top Chef, S21E11)

(Top Chef, S21E11)

  • "I don't want to talk to vendors!" (Hacks, S03E09)
  • "You are not an assistant. You are a manager and a great one. So, please, stay here with me and be my partner."
    "Oh, my God, I'm so sorry. I thought you were a man. They're gay."
    "What? I am a man."
    "But you said 'partner.'"
    "Leave us alone!" (Hacks, S03E09)
  • </Hacks, S03>
  • ♫: Melanie – "Look What They Did to My Song, Ma" (We Are Lady Parts, S02E01)
  • "Who drew this?"
    "Some hоrny Picasso."
    "Dude, it's a watercolor. It would be a hоrny Monet." (We Are Lady Parts, S02E03)
  • </We Are Lady Parts, S02>