Documentary January concludes with a 3D feature, full of fast bikes, fun folks and, as with all good documentaries, a body count. Strap in and rev up for a finale and a half.
It’s been a while since we watched American Splendor but that doesn’t mean we can’t shoe-horn in a follow-up in a month devoted to documentaries. Johnny spends the time believing R. Crumb is dead all along, and Andrew wonders as ever why he even does this.
Welcome Michael Moore to doc month, the duo watch his first feature and examine Flint, Michigan as a tourist location, a home of some of the worst human atrocities in the western hemisphere and a sheriff’s deputy that seems to be the Brundlefly of Lionel Ritchie and Paulie from the Rocky franchise.
Andrew takes Johnny on a comedic journey through an old joke that barely has a punch-line in an episode full of them. Take heed when Ringo Starr drops by to chat, and both hosts attempt to tell their own versions of The Aristocrats.
Johnny takes the reigns at the end of Music Month with one of his recent favourites, IN 3D!!!! Andrew learns things about Katy Perry, like she is a singer, and also she is a human being, and Johnny tries not to cry.
Music Month begins with a look back at, erm, no, a look to the past, yeah, of Bob Dylan and his time in England. Bob comes to the studio to explain himself and his hatred of journalists, and we all wish we could watch Donovan instead.
Werner Herzog tags in for Andrew as we sit through his documentary on cave painting and discuss other topics for Herzog to make films about.
Sir Anthony Hopkins joins the team to watch a story of a metal band's attempts to succeed in a second documentary about overwhelming ambition and dreams this month. But will it motivate or crush Andrew and Johnny (And Sir Anthony Hopkins)?
The mystery movie you've been waiting for. What could it be? Oh, it's the episode title? Well, Johnny has not seen a Werner Herzog documentary and Andrew is mortified, that is cinematic importance. So get ready for jokes about horrible bear death. And not much else.