68 minutes | Feb 1, 2022

Climbing Intensely Down (In the style of an adrenaline field undercover cop movie like Point Break, The Fast and the Furious, and Terminal Velocity... )

In a World...where some people need to push just a little farther, higher, and faster to live life on the edge...one man will get drawn into a world few ever experience. Torn between duty, justice, love, and the need for the adrenaline rush only a mega slip ‘n slide can bring, Detective Jensen will find himself...Climbing Intensely Down… This show features the improv games Scenes Without the Letter, Gibberish Switch, Questions Switch, and Cutting Room. Plus some mad cap slip ‘n sliding - and otters!! About this Episode In this episode, we pay homage to adrenaline fueled, undercover police, “got a little too close,” action movies like Point Break, The Fast and the Furious, Terminal velocity, and more! We play some fun improv games and somehow the “adrenaline activity” ends up being extreme slip ‘n sliding!  Oh, and we completely mix-up the Charlie Sheen skydiving movie (Terminal Velocity) and the Wesley Snipes skydiving movie (Drop Zone). Whoops! Links Point Break on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point_Break The Fast and Furious on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fast_and_the_Furious_(2001_film) Terminal Velocity on Wikipedia:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terminal_Velocity_(film) Drop Zone on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drop_Zone_(film) Time Codes Segment 1 - Discussion the Genre Tropes: 04:56 Segment 2 - Creating the Movie Outline: 11:34 Segment 3 - Picking the Improv Comedy Games: 16:26 Start of show: 23:20 Improv Game - Scenes Without the Letter: 25:40 Improv Game - Gibberish Switch: 30:24 Improv Game - Questions Switch: 38:54 Improv Game - Cutting Room: 52:15 End of show, into announcements: 1:06:38 More Information About the Show, Mike, and Avish Subscribe to the podcast: http://avishandmike.com/subscribe/ Our Website: www.AvishAndMike.com Our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/143183833647812 Avish’s site: www.AvishParashar.com  Mike’s site: www.MikeWorthMusic.com/   Transcription of the “Discussing the Genre Tropes” Segment (Unedited and Un-Cleaned up) Avish Parashar: This brings us to segment one. Avish Parashar: All right now we're gonna spend five minutes discussing the tropes commonalities and cliches of this genre i'm going to set my little duck timer here for five minutes hello, the duck timer and away we go all right Mike why don't you kick us off, especially since it's fresh. Michael Worth: In your mind why don't know. Michael Worth: As Bourbon fresh that can be um so the trump's of this particular genre is it's always a young, law enforcement officer in point break it was obviously. Michael Worth: FBI and for terminal velocity I think it was FBI as well anyways The point is, there is a vexing series of crimes that happened that have some sort of. Michael Worth: cool hiccup to them like either they are the criminals either dress funny or they break in and an interesting way and nobody can figure them out there, like super super professional and. Michael Worth: one cup kind of notices something about them, that makes him think that they're not your typical criminals so that's kind of the the first trip is there's like some sort of. Michael Worth: reveal like I think in terminal velocity like left behind, like some polymer and the polymer is that kind of stuff you'd use in a parachute or something like that you don't mean like. Avish Parashar: yeah point break. Avish Parashar: Just based on the schedule of the break ins are like we think these guys are running backs to fund their surfing habits. Michael Worth: Right exactly and then one of them had a when they move the camera they have like a clear. Michael Worth: surfing line like when they when they move the cameras. Avish Parashar: yeah. Michael Worth: So for 10 so that's the the big trope now what that means is that basically um the young COP has to go undercover into this adrenaline filled sport that these robbers are kind of engaged in. Avish Parashar: yeah and he usually like he just gets in with one crew and then by chance that crew happens to be the criminals, but he doesn't know at first he just like trying to get into that world, so it looks up some people. Avish Parashar: And then they think like oh this other gang is probably it, but then turns out that's not it like an employee goes red hot chili peppers wherever it. Is. Avish Parashar: it's. Avish Parashar: A chili peppers right, I was like yeah this is Anthony kiedis and flee I don't know about the other two. Michael Worth: yeah. Avish Parashar: that's awesome so, then you get you get the sequences where he has to like prove his worth. Avish Parashar: and learn kind of the. Avish Parashar: drag racing the surfing skydiving whatever right. Michael Worth: Right now, in point break and I think, also in terminal velocity the coach is usually the love interest. Avish Parashar: I was like helping him, does he was like two people right there's like a mentor figure like a vin diesel and Patrick swayze. Avish Parashar: yeah who's kind of mentoring to to be, but then yeah there's like someone who you're really green, let me teach you and that's like a love interest but, like a love interest the mentors like the head of the bad guys. Michael Worth: yeah exactly so um now here's the question that I have for this kind of trope does the. Michael Worth: Good guy witness a crime or is he already or does he become one of the criminals first look i'm trying to remember, if, like like. Avish Parashar: hey go either way and that'll probably come out but yeah there's usually like a mid movie crime. Avish Parashar: yeah that he's he's using involved in right maybe accidentally he doesn't want to be, but protect his cover or you know I think like. Avish Parashar: You know the love interest. Michael Worth: yeah I think. Michael Worth: yep yep i'm like yeah that's what happens is you kind of perfectly gets involved he doesn't want to, but to keep his cover yes to kind of join up with it right. Avish Parashar: yeah and there's always like the whole part I the whole point of this is that, even though he's undercover he starts to get drawn both the the activity, and especially to like the mentor like he really. Avish Parashar: feels a connection there and see them as a friend like almost like families these very conflicted about like doing his job at stopping them versus like hey this has become my friend and buddy. Michael Worth: I was gonna say that that's a big critical part is is he starts to kind of when he dances with monsters, and he becomes the master starts to look like you know, family and friends so exactly. Michael Worth: um and then the final act now uh I didn't finish point break last second I fell asleep, but does the bad guy bad the shadow mentor or the bad guys. Michael Worth: up the ante and F3 forcing the good guy to make a decision like does the Gary busey character get killed or something like that, because sometimes that happens where they the the team ratchets up to some level unacceptable crime. Avish Parashar: And the good guys like Well, no, I think there's a couple ways to go, I think. Avish Parashar: I think either yeah they ratchet up the crime, and I think that kind of happens in point break I forget exactly what the shoots bore there's like a third. Avish Parashar: group or something, and so, like the bad guys that the heroes close to. Avish Parashar: Still, a criminal but it's sort of redemptive like I think in both important break like kiana let's. Avish Parashar: Patrick swayze surf away I think yeah I think I forget we kind of hang out at the end, but like vin diesel I think gets away so there's like that the bad guys get stopped, but I think the main mentor guy kind of gets away or the hero, let them get away. Michael Worth: yeah yeah exactly and then I think um I think the people that we want to play i'll play PG were like the criminals do end up getting arrested. Avish Parashar: not killed listed like maybe the main guy gets like. Avish Parashar: The other thing I think that's critical to this genre is a. Avish Parashar: fun thing. Michael Worth: To do it's. Avish Parashar: it's our crack know is part of it is like pulling behind the curtain, so you really learn about the world of drag racing or skydiving or surfing so there's some minutiae in there about the culture and. Avish Parashar: The activity and. Avish Parashar: To an outside observer it's almost ridiculous right like I live my life quarter mile of a time and. Avish Parashar: You know the the obsession they have with surfing like so it's all it's kind of over the top there's like a. Avish Parashar: Like they're not actually playing it for laughs, but I think part of the appeal of like a point break this many years later, is it's sort of ridiculous. Michael Worth: It really is over the top espn ridiculous the over the top soundtrack is also a ton of fun like. Avish Parashar: Oh yeah. Michael Worth: Oh God it's great man it's like you know funny enough, you know weird way top gun has some elements of this point break because of the adrenaline junkie kind of thing more of. Avish Parashar: It I just don't have the undercover bit, but yeah the adrenaline junkie the whole that whole thing is there and don't worry, we are on episode coming. Michael Worth: Oh baby I. Avish Parashar: went to the other depending when this drops maybe the top episode already came I don't. Michael Worth: Whatever so. Michael Worth: This is. Michael Worth: This is not citizen kane or you know touch of evil you. Avish Parashar: Know it's. Avish Parashar: it's barely Harry and the hendersons. Michael Worth: speed of which. Michael Worth: An awful thing improvising a movie the style of chinatown oh God oh. God. Michael Worth: alright. Transcription of the “Creating the Outline” Segment (Unedited and Un-Cleaned up) Avish Parashar: So that brings us to segment two. Avish Parashar: Alright, so now we're gonna spend five minutes hashing out a high level outline number one we use a four act structure similar three x we just split the log act three into two parts and. Avish Parashar: This is the outline we're going to roughly follow but improv being what it is we may aban
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