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Episode 148: Nerdist Podcast
Joel David Moore
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Nerdist Podcast #148: JOEL DAVID MOORE

Actor Joel Moore is a terrificly funny dude who discusses his jump from doing tons of commercials to tv guest spots to films like “Avatar”. And, why it would be horrible to be “leading man” in the entertainment biz. Plus! Sailor Moon-ism! Take a walk down memory lane to when this podcast was recorded the day after Halloween. Do you even REMEMBER that long ago? This is like an audio timecapsule!!!

Follow him @JoelDavidMoore


  1. Alex says:

    Correction; _white_ Americans can get away with any crime.

  2. Ladybug says:

    Loving the Foxfire references so hard! One of my all-time favorite movies. :)

  3. Tim says:

    I thought I was the only person that saw Looker. My prepubescent self ran accross it on VHS taped off of cable. Nerdy, sci-fi, and a slowmoable scene of scanning a naked woman into the computer. Man I wanted Poser (the software) to be able to do that.

  4. Vee says:

    Chris, I only gave up my deeply beloved Treo 750w this year. 2011.

    It had a freaking awesome GPS ap I could use WHILE talking on the phone, AND sending an email at the same time. Also, removable memory card for music. Word.

    It was super clunky, and the screen was small. But it was touch screen, the battery lasted forever, and the buttons were actually easier to use than the screen keyboard on my Droid phone.

    I love my amazing new space-age phone, but am still frustrated at having to quit one application to do another (and to manually kill aps).

    Ok, sorry for the passionate phone geek out. I work for myself, and that bit of tech has been a cornerstone of my very reason for living for some time.

  5. JustSomeDude says:

    Fun episode. The Apple fanboy-ism was of course insanely over-the-top, as usual (you call yourself nerds…), but otherwise always fun to hear you guys with whoever you have in the room. :)

  6. Declan says:

    sorry if I missed it, (listened while at work) but wish you guys had talked about Grandma’s Boy a little!! F’n hilarious movie! Great job though, keep the great podcasts coming!

  7. Cameron says:

    Nirvana came and went. Good old Nirvana. Tear down the mainstream!!!!

  8. Jen K says:

    I hereby nominate H’wick for host of the Sci/Tech Academy Awards! They may not be Avatar-level, but cool shit gets invented for movies all the time. Kubrick’s developing low-light cameras to shoot Barry Lyndon in natural/candlelight comes immediately to mind.

  9. scully says:

    I really appreciate an episode that references Halloween in December. It servers to further stoke my desire to add a nativity scene in my front yard complete with a zombie in the manager.

  10. Duncan7 says:

    Actually, there *is* a movie called “Firefox,” in which a PTSD-addled Clint Eastwood occasionally crashes because he forgets to think in Russian.

  11. James says:

    Chris will you be doing a show while your in london?

  12. Alex says:

    Yes, Bobcat does have the “Chinese Cymbal” tattoo. It used to be posted on the Bob and Tom website.

  13. Kimi says:

    Also love the whole Sailor Moon, and Nirvana ref (while talking about Jewish graveyard)

  14. Kimi says:

    I love this!!! Love remembering all the trends. :3

  15. Ethan Allison says:

    This was amazing and awesome. Love the stories about avatar, and the porn parody stuff is something you can’t un-hear. Yeah!!!

  16. Aaron Sheco says:

    The binkies were a rave thing. Ecstacy=jaw grinding=immense jaw pain next day. This is averted most often in raves with gum or pot candy to keep the mouth busy. However, pacifiers have been used and were quite trendy in the scene for the same purpose.

    That’s the origin as far as I can trace it in Central California.

  17. Rob S. says:

    In Revenge of the Nerds 2 Lewis sent a text message from his car. He had to use a typewriter and a satellite. I always got Foxfire confused with Firefox.

  18. Wesley Marshall says:

    Matt, my dad helped work on some of the distribution of Sky Captain. I actually really liked that movie. But on another note, great episode. Enjoyed listening.

  19. anncoultersadamsapple says:

    Waiting for the episode where Jonah and Chris finally go off on Matt for not turning off his phone is what it was like waiting for Walter to kill Gus on Breaking bad.

    The payoff is going to be amazing.

  20. There’s not hostful because I’m in London. While the guested eps can be spread out over time, we try to record the hostfuls the week they go up, just to keep them current. So, it’s my fault, really! But Joel is a terrific replacement for an hour of just myself and the young ladies talking at each other. Back next week!

  21. Livius says:

    Just finished the episode.
    Yeah there was a little metallic sound at the start that gave you a robot voice Chris.

    Sailor Moon, that brings back some memories, I was around 6 back in ’97 when they showed this with Sonic the Hedgehog on USA.
    Yeah his name is Tuxedo Mask. I remember so much of this.

    Loved this episode too. Joel is really funny.

  22. RaphyL says:

    Matt’s Fire-Fox joke made almost made me pass out from laughing.

  23. Amrehlu says:

    Note: Hentai is simply animated or drawn Japanese porn. Tentacle porn is called Tentacle porn, if you had gone as that costume, Chris, you would have been a “Hentacle.”

  24. Beth Kaelin says:

    I do love Joel Moore but…no Hostful? :(

  25. Branden Dorrance says:

    Adios Turd-Nuggets!!!