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Lichman & Rizov “Live” at Grassroots Tavern: Episode 11, “Matt Zoller Seitz’s scarily accurate Cookie Monster impersonation”

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Lichman & Rizov “Live” at Grassroots Tavern: Episode 11, “Matt Zoller Seitz’s scarily accurate Cookie Monster impersonation”

Hey Gang. We’re back with our 11th (ok, 10th) episode and it is a shocking revelation. Sure, we’re as surprised as you that we’re still doing this, but without this podcast we’d go hungry. Well—okay, Vadim would. He feeds off your emotions, I feed off Grassroots’ liquor. We’re like a cinephilic fanboy shark.

And what better way to celebrate than discuss Speed Racer, the fear of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (before all the review/release hoopla began) and even welcoming our new overlord: 3D cinema. But wait, to prove the second verse is the same as the first, what better way to celebrate all these topics than with our special guests Odie “Odienator” Henderson and THND founder Matt Zoller Seitz.

Surprising to no one, we wound up spending quite bit of time at Grassroots and outlasted two tables of overtly confused yipsters as we cackled over Cookie Monster impersonations, 3D dreams and coming to terms with why we’re excited for Indy 4 even if Spielberg is utterly neurotic about controlling his franchises. But we love ya anyway, Stevie.

So it’s without further ado I present to you Episode 11—the single longest episode we’ve done yet—“Matt Zoller Seitz’s scarily accurate Cookie Monster impersonation.” Because once you hear “Cookie, Good!” you’ll do an audio double-take.

Special thanks again to Odie—for telling us the horrors of frats and “ultimate fighting”—and Matt for coming out and joining us.

As always, if you ever see Vadim or me at the bar, buy us a drink. Seriously. Eleven episodes in, we’re due for a free drink. We’re even considering advertising. Especially if you’re advertising booze, loose morals or Yakitori Taisho. JL

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John Lichman is a freelance writer who contributes to The Reeler, Primetime A&E and anyone with cash. He works odd jobs to afford his vices, sleeps on couches and can drink Vadim Rizov under a table.

Vadim Rizov is a New York-based freelance writer whose work has appeared in The Reeler, Nerve, and, oddly enough, Salt Lake City Weekly.