Episode 401: Everyone’s Entitled To My Opinion
Brendon Small/Walter – Brendon Small
Jason Penopolis/Coach Jon McGuirk/Perry – H. Jon Benjamin
Melissa Robbins – Melissa Bardin Galsky
Paula Small – Janine Ditullo
Josie Small – Loren Bouchard
Mr. Lynch – Ronald Lynch
Synopsis: Brendon takes up writing internet reviews, neglecting his
latest movie in the process. Lynch is declared Interim Principal,
a fact which McGuirk exploits immediately.
· This episode is the first episode of season 4.
· Adult Swim pushed the premiere of HM season 4 back by two
months, from November 2003 to January 2004. However, contractual obligations
forced Adult Swim to play one season 4 HM episode in 2003. Therefore,
this episode originally stealth premiered (unannounced) at 3 AM on
November 11th, 2003 (for both contractual reasons and to please HM
Lawn Gnomes (click for picture):
· The Chemistry class has a Lawn Gnome
in a jar.
· “O’Pinion Where Art Thou?” – A psychiatrist is baffled when
she meets a man without any opinions.
The Movie-Episode Connection:
· The episode focuses on Brendon giving his opinions to a movie
website; the movie is about a man with no opinions.
Brendon’s Reviews/Movie Credits (big thanks to ‘Q Buckley’ for transcribing
these [so I wouldn’t have to =P ])
· Email (with misspellings):
Dear www.movie weiner or winner.com
So in conclusion. Yes, yes I know it's a funny way to start a review,
but as far as I'm concerned there's no arguement.
Helium Buffon is a funny, smart, clever, hilarious, feel good, high-energy,
tear-jerker, that taked you on a crazy edge of your seat ride through
the world of balloon delivery guys and turns it into a crazy world
of "buffon" delivery guys when Jeb suddenly has to take
over the business.
· Website Front Page:
MOVIE WIENER OR WINNER
"House Videos" is the greatest! The images on the celluloid
are a gift from the aliens who spawned us humans! Hey everyone I also
play guitar and I'll be performing this Monday at the Snack Shack.
C U there!
In my opinion I felt that SEARCHING FOR ZEMO was too cartoonish for
an animated film. I mean things happened that defied logic and physics.
I don't think I'm too uptight here people. Just because it's a "cartoon"
it doesn't give it license to be a "cartoon".
So in conclusion... The Maytrekks: Unleaded was like a chocolate
donut with sprinkles... looks tasty but oh, so hollow. Skip the donut
and go back for seconds with XXXmen 2! I also checked out THE BULK
this weekend and I gotta tell ya... I got angry and green during this
· Spoken #1:
The suspense was suspenseful and the comedy was funny, but Movie Guy
says, read the book instead - the phone book that is - because it
has less characters than this movie. I mean, what is it with these
· Spoken #2:
Alone At the Top, is the story of a love triangle among a circle of
friends and two best friends torn apart by success and failure and
jealously and success.
[This part was just typed, not spoken] The on screen sex was hot.
It tingled my prebubescent loins like guppies in a hot
· Spoken #3:
Movie Guy says it's a winner. But leave before the ending because
it was too scary...
· Credits of “All That Violence” (many names were
based on the names of crew members; if so, I’ll put it in parenthesis
on the right):
Written and Directed by
the Messiah - Aya Fukuda (Art Director)
Davio - Johnny Deep
Pops - Tanny TeVito
Dr. Wrong - Tom Cooze
Agent K.D. Terwillger - Penelope Cooze
Miss Jamielyn - Drew Scarymore
Detective Phil Burger - Queefer Sutherland
Jack "Cadillac" Ferraiolo - Vin Weasel
Sugar Booger - Queen Latimah
Kim O'Neil - Herself
Dr. Wong's Disco Death Squad
Amanda Lattrell (Animator)
Justin Simonich (Animator)
Philip Julie Andrews
Dave Tata (Animator)
Nude stunt doubles
David SanAngelo (Storyboarder, Animator)
Alan Foreman (Animator)
Random Observations & Facts:
· www.movieweinerorwinner.com is indeed a real site.
· Melissa is making a crown of flowers during the soccer game.
· McGuirk uses the soccer ball as a seat as he drinks Spaz
· Front Page of MovieWeinerOrWinner:
This weeks winner: Fluffy Attack
This weeks wiener: Something Else
· Brendon reads a book in Chemistry class: “World’s Hardest
· Wires can be seen hanging out of McGuirk’s car.
· Lynch’s door has the name “Lynch” taped over the name “Plum”,
and Shannon writes “Interim” above “Principal”.
· Poster in Lynch’s office: “Kitty Power”
· Melissa’s “new earring” in the movie has Christmas tree lights
· Brendon’s check comes from the Happy Joy Joy Bank, and is
for a “Fein Review”.
· The “All That Violence” press pass features a woman dancing
on a tank.
· McGuirk’s keg has the word “Lemonade” badly taped over the
label “Black Hole Brew”.
· McGuirk rubs himself with Crispo Shortening.
· Lynch wears kitty underwear.
· Tow truck Tina wears “assless” pants.
Past Episode References:
· The picture of Albert Einstein first seen in “Broken Dreams”
is on the wall in the Chemistry Class.
· Lynch’s “Kitty” costume can be seen in a glass container
in his office.
Movie & Other References:
· Jason and Melissa's therapy sessions in the movie are shot
exactly like the therapy sessions in "The Sopranos". Jason
is dressed as Tony and Melissa is dressed as Dr. Melfi. Here's a comparison.
· The name "O' Pinion Where Art Thou" is a reference
to the Coen Brothers "O Brother, Where Art Thou?".
· One of the reviewers on movieweinerorwinner.com is called
“Joeynice”. Joeynice was the username of a hardcore Home Movies fan
who often praised the show on several EZBoards throughout the web,
particularly in the early days of the show. "Landstander"
was not mentioned. >=(
· The Hot Dog Guy is quickly spliced into the ending credits
of “All That Violence”, a la Brad Pitt’s splicing of ‘similar’ images
in “Fight Club.
· The credits of “All That Violence” feature many celebrity
End Credits: Brendon, Jason and Melissa finish their movie/Lynch
is in Principal Monthly
dubba-u dubba-u dot This episode ruled dot com. I had a little personal
mixup when the ep was stealthed, so I missed it, but I was glad to
see it when it re-aired...albeit months later. The basic plot was
good-- I had always wanted to see Brendon as a critic. The subplot
with McGuirk and Lynch was golden. The Tow Truck Tina bit was hilarious.
Melissa's starting to turn into more of a really loud, dynamic character,
IMO (not that she wasn't already, but moreso now.) The 'www' thing
was close to overdone, but it was still funny. The ending was pretty
good as well, and overall, I give this ep an A-.
Fone Bone: This
was great. I just discovered Home Movies recently, and have become
a fan very quickly. I love Brenden, Jason, and Melissa's arguments.
They're so non-linear it's surreal. Coach McGuirk trying to get Lynch
to abuse his power was funny. "I don't drink soda!" Paula
and Brenden always have great moments together. "When I make
a mistake you just pat my head and... Ow! Ow! Ow!" They seem
more like great friends than mother and son. But at least Brenden's
cool enough to appreciate it. Walter and Perry? They're my favorites,
which is cool because there really isn't a character on the show I
histerical. Best episode this season, so far. So pissed that I missed
it in Nov . but I'm glad I saw it last night. I love jokes like the
whole WWW discussions. Thats what makes Home Movies funny, IMO.
To just love stupid, pointless arguments like that especially when
you realize they are supposed to be only 8 yrs old.
Jason is starting to grow on me the more he becomes confident, telling
Brendon what he doesn't like, standing up for himself. And the Wedgie,
wouldn't you have fired McGurk ?
I give to a 4.5 out of 5. Not perfect but close.
haven't been on here for a long time. Well, if there's a new HM episode,
you can expect me to be on here.
There are two things that I should mention beforehand -- 1.) I was
extremely tired while watching this episode. 2.) I was (and still
am) incredibly sick while watching this episode.
I know I should probably view it another day when I'm feeling better,
but whatevs. I was kind of underwhelmed by the episode, generally.
I'm sure jokes were flying over my head constantly (me being in the
worst state possible), but those that did stick weren't particularly
funny to me or anything, save for a few. McGuirk was featured quite
a lot in this episode. He was pretty funny. And I love, of course,
the whole movie-weiner-or-winner.com thing (Melissa: "You don't
have to say w-w-w"). The little amount that Paula was featured
was really good.
But... I dunno. Expect a completely revised review next time I catch
this episode (again, in a much better state). Unless I have the same
unfortunate opinion. Blah. B-
Colin Knoph: Well,
this was a really good episode. It wasn't the best season premiere,
but it was entertaining. My favorite scene was when Brendon, Jason
and Melissa were waiting for McGuirk and they were talking about elk
and drunk teenagers.
The main story about Brendon was really funny. I loved how Melissa
couldn't stand them saying "www.". One problem was there
was barely any Paula in the story and no information about Andrew
and Linda's baby. The McGuirk and Lynch story was a little dull, but
most of McGuirk's dialouge was funny.
All in all, it was very good. It is no "Shore Leave" or
"The Art Of The Sucker Punch". But it was a great episode
to help us wait for the new episodes in January. I give this episode
an A-. Not perfect, but very entertaining.
The Landstander: Not
too many reviews, given the original airing was out of place. Still,
an all around good episode, and a nice start to season 4.
Brendon starts writing reviews for a movie website, and subsequently
stops paying attention to his own movies. But that's actually worth
discussing, as season 4 seems to have a running theme which took me
a rewatch to notice. Brendon is, very often, getting frustrated/bored
with/annoyed by his own movies, and seems to want to move on to different
things. This will come up a lot in season 4, actually, and this being
the first episode it's a good start to that arc.
Nonetheless, the actual movie here was pretty damn funny. Beyond
the take on "The Sopranos" (which I highly enjoyed), there
was Brendon's Irish accent, a good ending and ELK. Even Paula had
a few nice scenes, including that great "Did you find my checks?!"
bit. The plot was pretty loose on Brendon's side, which is much more
season one in style.
McGuirk's plot, however, was pretty season four in style. Lynch gets
to be interim principal, and McGuirk subsequently wreaks havoc. Some
of it was legitimately very funny (I've rigged the soda machine),
and I liked when the two plots connected with Lynch and Brendon on
the monkey bars. But other McGuirk scenes came off as a bit too much.
And what the hell was that Tow-Truck Tina thing?
A funny episode to start off the season. Recommended.