Silver Linings Playback 34 – Star Wars Holiday Special

Joel Murphy and Andy McIntyre watch maligned movies and find their silver linings. For the month of December, they are watching Christmas movies.

When Silver Linings Playback launched in May, Joel and Andy spent the month watching maligned Star Wars films. So it’s only fitting that they end the year by watching the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special, a made-for-TV movie so reviled that for years the cast refused to talk about it in interviews and George Lucas tried to have all copies destroyed.

[Editor’s Note – While it isn’t officially streaming anywhere, bootleg copies of the special can be found on YouTube, including this link right here.]

Theme Song: “Bankin’” by Bronson Scott

Star Wars Holiday Special

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Hobo Radio 567 – Beskar, Grogu and Prowse

Joel Murphy and Lars Periwinkle talk about a wide range of Star Wars topics this week, including the life of David Prowse (who played Darth Vader in the original trilogy), Baby Yoda’s name reveal in The Mandalorian and whether or not beskar is the strongest fictional metal.

This week’s music:

  • Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
  • End – “Sleigh Ride” by Mambo Zombies

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Hobo Radio 565 – We’re big in Kenya

Like everyone else in America, Joel Murphy and Lars Periwinkle have been anxiously awaiting the results of this year’s Presidential election. While they wait, they try to take their minds off things with their usual pop culture shenanigans.

Joel and Lars discuss the first episode of season two of The Mandalorian, Republicans trying to intimidate people from Philadelphia and the surprising fact that Hobo Radio is popular in Kenya.

This week’s music:

  • Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
  • End – “Ee Mungu Nguvu Yetu (Kenya National Anthem)” performed by Swinky

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Hobo Radio 556 – Fixing Star Wars

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Joel Murphy and Lars Periwinkle return to one of their favorite subjects: Star Wars. They discuss the rumor of a Donald Glover Disney+ Lando series and look at what the future may hold for the franchise.

The dynamic duo also talks about two new streaming movies – The Old Guard and Palm Springs. And they spend some time appreciating Bill Paxton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Willem Dafoe and Alfre Woodard.

This week’s music:

  • Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
  • End – “Music” by Sarah Shoumer

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Silver Linings Playback 4 – Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker

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Once again, Joel Murphy and Andy McIntyre are rewatching a maligned film in hopes of finding a silver lining. They are finishing out the month of May with Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker, the final chapter in what has been dubbed the Skywalker Saga.

Joel is fired up this week. As listeners of Hobo Radio may remember, he was not a fan of this film when it was originally released (you can hear that episode here) and his opinion hasn’t softened on his second viewing. He and Andy vent their frustrations with Rise of Skywalker and then, miraculously, find its silver lining.

Theme Song: “Bankin’” by Bronson Scott

Rey holding a double bladed lightsaber and looking evil, for some reason

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