Devin and I are back with our best guesses for this year’s Oscar winners. Here are our respective ballots, compiled separately.
Devin and I wrap up 2018 with reviews of some of their favo(u)rite movies of this year: Roma (0:00 – 13:20), Widows (13:20 – 23:20), Can You Ever Forgive Me? (23:20 – 29:00) and The Favourite (29:00 – 37:30). Plus: brief mentions of one movie that Devin saw but Mark didn’t (The Front Runner, ) and one movie that Mark watched but Devin didn’t (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs).
Devin walks me through a therapy session as we unpack the current state of Saturday Night Live.
- Political satire (0:00 – 19:30)
- Alec Baldwin (19:30 – 27:00)
- Weekend Update (27:00 – 38:00)
- Pete Davidson (38:00 – 46:00)
- Mark’s theory on hosts (46:00 – 50:00)
- Why we keep watching (50:00 – End)
Some sketches we discussed:
- Robert Mueller/”The Bachelorette”
- #resistance bros at the bar
- Watching the presidential election returns
- Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer
- Adam Driver as a despicable oil baron
- “The Sink”
- “Wells For Boys”
- “Black Jeopardy” with Tom Hanks
- Killer ceiling fan
- Adam Driver monologue
- Cast jealousy over Pete Davidson’s new stardom
- Pete Davidson talking Ariana on Weekend Update
- Pete Davidson proposing to Maggie Rogers
- Pete Davidson’s Dan Crenshaw joke
Mark and Devin celebrate the five-year anniversary of their podcast (!) by exploring their pop culture origin stories and uncovering a few embarrassing secrets along the way.
Here are some things that were true on Sept. 15, 2013 — the day Mark and Devin released the first episode of The M&M Report:
The #1 song in America was “Roar” by Katy Perry.
The #1 movie in America was Insidious: Chapter Two.
The host of The Tonight Show was Jay Leno.
The host of The Late Show was David Letterman.
The most recent Beyoncé album was released following months of advance notice.
Cardi B was not yet of legal drinking age.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian were not married.
Justin Timberlake was kinda cool — but only for a couple more weeks.
Drake’s music career consisted of one mixtape and two studio albums.
Jonas Brothers were still together.
Bill Cosby was months away from NBC announcing his comeback in a new sitcom.
Donald Trump’s most recent trip to Russia was in 1978.
Mark and Devin look ahead to a busy movie season and preview their most anticipated releases: Widows (2:30-6:00), If Beale Street Could Talk (6:00-9:55), Backseat (9:55-18:05), Roma (18:05-23:15), Mary Queen of Scots (23:15-25:15), First Man (25:15-31:55) and The Land of Steady Habits (31:55).
Nicole Holofcener profile in the New Yorker.