Ep. 16 – “The Ballad of Freddie Plastic” OR “You Say to Hero, I say Tomorrow”

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SUPER HERO? OR SUPER MENACE?

When a clueless security guard is caught in a nuclear meltdown at the plastics factory, Mike and Oppenheimer witness the birth of a powerful new superhuman — but will mild-mannered Freddie Plasington choose to be a hero …or villain? And just who is pulling Freddie’s strings?

Plus, the gang in the Hadron Bunker attempts to answer the age old question: Marvel? Or DC? (Answer: The suburbs are weird.)

(Science fiction/Comedy) 41 minutes

Written by
Michael McQuilkin and Richard Wentworth

Starring
Richard Wentworth as Dr. Francis “Oppenheimer” Valdini/Suburban Children/Suburban Husband
Michael McQuilkin as Mike Wilkinson/Purse Snatcher/”Boss”
Lisa McQuilkin as A.S.H. LE
Michael Atkinson as Cyrus/Cop Number Two
Kevin Harrington as Higgs_B

Special guests
Tim Conway as Freddie Plasington/Freddie Plastic
Katey Falvey as Purse Lady/Cop Number One
Wendy MacLean as Suburban Wife

*Please note: this Hulk origin panel sequence is only for comparison purposes. Freddie Plastic’s origin is far cooler. – Ye Eds

 

Ep. 13 – “Product® Placement” OR “How To Secede in Business By Really Trying”

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When a rogue sales professional breaks ranks with ProductCorp® and drops in on Mike and Oppenheimer, it’s up to the gang in the Hadron Bunker to help him find a new job — or face the wrath of the ProductCorp® Armada! But can Cyrus, ASHLE and Higgs_B get the hang of the ad game before it’s too late?
(Science fiction/Comedy) 41 minutes

Written by
Michael McQuilkin and Richard Wentworth

Starring

Richard Wentworth as Dr. Francis “Oppenheimer” Valdini/Rick
Michael McQuilkin as Mike Wilkinson/Mitch
Lisa McQuilkin as A.S.H. LE
Michael Atkinson as Cyrus
Kevin Harrington as Higgs_B
Christine McGlade as Miss Ellen Müllenmeister
Rick Canavan as Tim

Many thanks to Christine “Moose” McGlade for guesting on this episode! You Can’t Do That On Television was a huge influence on our comedy aesthetic, and Christine was a huge part of why that show worked. Working with Christine and witnessing her top-notch timing and characterization is a complete thrill, and a dream come true — we hope she’ll come back to the Hadron Bunker soon!

Christine “Moose” McGlade is our special guest!

Christine McGlade as Moose on “You Can’t Do That On Television”. Moose is one of Television’s all-time greatest voices of reason.

Rick Canavan hosts The Comedy Studio in Harvard Sq. Cambridge every Friday night. He claims his nickname was also “Moose”.