From Under The Thumb Podcast

16
Jul

Episode 51 - Hi Lorna

This week Rob has to wait in for a delivery and realises he’s never had a grandma, Tim gets a £2 cheque for his birthday every year from his grandparents, we talk about non uniform day’s at school and the stress that goes with it and Tim gives us an idea of what his school was like.

We discuss the amazing story of Bob Lazar and his recent interview with Joe Rogan, we also wonder if this has sparked the ‘Storm Area 51’ Facebook group which everyone is joking about in the press.

Bob Lazar

Tim reveals that he gets Google notifications for Cliff Richard as Rob watches ‘Sightseers’ from 2012 and in the news we hear of a wedding pooper, how looking at boobs can increase the male lifespan and there’s a terrifying ‘gimp’ on the loose in the UK.

This week we finish with our ‘Beat The Intro Quiz’ so get your pen and paper ready and let us have your score sheets @underthumbpod on Twitter or on our Facebook site.

10
Jul

Episode 50 - Don’t Look Me In The Eye!

This week Rob has a rant about the local crossing guards / Lollipop Men and Women and has a window salesman with a wind problem, Tim watches Wimbledon in his whites whilst Marco brings him Strawberries and we ask if it’s OK to listen to your own podcast and think it’s funny?

Rob starts watching Stranger Things season 3 on Netflix, he’s also been a little unwell, Tim is watching the BBC drama The Bodyguard and then we play another round of our Beat The Intro Quiz.

We have news about a gent in Brighton who only dresses in clothes from the 1800’s ..and he’s only 25 too, we also tell you about Brad the Australian brothel investigator but is it the best job in the world?

Our movie retrospective for the week is Coming To America starring Eddie Murphy, we have clips, the original trailer, facts and we make some predictions about Coming 2 America which is in the pipeline.

Coming To America

30
Jun

Episode 49 - Octopus Legs

Tim is finally back from his holidays and tells us of a hen do on his flight and wonders if Captain Jack was the pilot whilst Rob rumbled Marco partying whilst the boss was away. Rob has been to an awards dinner with his wife and gets compared to Peter Crouch and has to go to an emergency Irish singing dentist and we have a conspiracy theory about teeth.

It has been Father’s Day since we’ve been gone and Rob had a problem with his takeaway delivery service and Tim breaks the news that ‘No Pants Man’ is moving away and the possible pitfalls of living a naked lifestyle.

Rob has finally seen the original Child’s Play film, Tim’s watched Heat, Luther and Hereditary whilst Rob rewatches Wolf with Jack Nicholson from the 90’s.

In the news we hear of a woman who loses her memory due to a strange reason, a phantom maid in Massachusetts, Boston and a woman loses her head in India.

Tim has provided this weeks Beat The Intro Quiz so get your answer sheets at the ready.

Our retrospective this week is focused on The Conjuring 2 from 2016, we have clips, the original terrifying trailer and some facts thrown in for measure.

Conjuring 2

3
Jun

Episode 48 - Bradford Shaft

This week Tim is going on holiday for a while but leaving Marco behind and his son is obsessed by dinosaurs, Rob met Barney the dinosaur back in the day, is introduced to BeardMeatsFood on Youtube and he almost loses it in Pound Bakery in Bradford.

Rob watches Billie Eilish on Radio 1’s Big Weekend and Tim looks at the biggest selling artists of all time, we have an amazing fact on Roger Whittaker and do people still have the attention span for movie trailers? 

Rob has spotted something mysterious in the Bradford night sky, he also watches ‘Us’ by Jordan Peele, Tim finally watches ‘Killing Eve’ and Rob has got his legs out.

Also Greggs bakery, Ainsley Harriott, Venessa Feltz, Old Town Road, Betting Ads in Football and Rob brings this weeks Beat The Intro Quiz!

Our movie retrospective of this week is Short Circuit from 1986 starring Steve Guttenburg and Ally Sheedy, we have the original trailer, clips, some fun facts and a shocking line by Skroeder, in a PG?!

Short Circuit

27
May

Episode 47 - One Swish

This week someone has tried to break into Tim’s house to get to his car keys, Rob changes the name of his Amazon Echo from Alexa in honour of Marco, Rob’s daughter has started an Instagram account for the cat and somebody has the gall to kick Arnold Schwarzenegger!

The new Terminator: Dark Fate trailer has been released but who has really directed it? Is it Tim Miller or James Cameron? Rob has to go out at 4am to pick up his daughter and a ‘Hold Your Breath’ game in the car that has to be stopped. Tim has released an update for his game The Corridor: On Behalf of the Dead, we talk about Game of Thrones without spoilers (as Rob hasn’t finished it yet), Tim’s finished The Big Bang Theory and Veep as Rob watches Ghosts on BBC.

We chat about a Twitter thread that discussed the films you’ve never seen that would amaze people and what have we shown our kids. In the news we discuss a mythical creature in Canada, Dear Dierdre has a sex dilemma to answer and a hate campaign involving The Addams Family.

Our featured movie retrospective this week is Twister from 1996, we have some interesting facts, clips, the original trailer and some very sketchy impersonations too, does it still hold up? If you remember it well, great, if not then why not re-watch it and then listen as we have all the spoilers.

Twister

16
May

Episode 46 - Drip Dry

This week Tim’s been plastering his back room so we can shower before the show, we talk about the new episodes of Lucifer of Netflix and Charlie from Casualty and Rob finds the connection between Manchester City and Noel Gallagher hilarious.

We talk about the new track from Lil Dicky called Earth which is an.. erm.. experience, hear Rob’s Andy Murray impression as Tim watches some tennis and Tim wants to be buried when he dies whilst Rob wants to have his ashes made into something good.

In the news, Seagulls would kill for a Greggs pasty, a man falls into a grave and a cleaner gets trapped in a lift.

This weeks movie retrospective is a look back on Paul Anderson’s ‘Event Horizon’ starring Sam Neill and Laurence Fishburne from 1997; we have clips, the original trailer and facts about the deleted scenes, some of which have been lost forever.

Event Horizon

9
May

Episode 45 - Just Cock And Balls It!

This week Tim has got a dodgy doorbell, Rob dares Tim to talk about the new royal baby as Nicholas Witchell has a breakdown on air, Tim talks about the glaring Game of Thrones error with a Starbucks cup and Marco helps Rob ‘Manscape’. We’ve been to see Avengers: EndGame but we’re not giving anything away, in fact, we don’t agree with lifting the ban on spoilers so soon, and then Marvel release a Spiderman trailer including spoilers!!

Rob’s been watching Chambers on Netflix that stars Carl from 1990’s ‘Ghost’, we’ve never seen Philadelphia starring Tom Hanks but Rob loves the lead track from the movie, Tim watches ‘Blockers’ starring John Cena and Rob watches ‘Happy Death Day 2U’.

In the news a Middlesbrough resident has defaced the holes in the road in a bid to get them fixed, a lad spends his life savings in a strip joint in Liverpool and a fisherman finds a diamond ring in a fish!

Rob brings a movie score quiz to the podcast to change things slightly, a point for the name of the film and a point if you can name the composer, then we look back, in depth, on ‘Sleeping With The Enemy’ starring Julia Roberts from 1991, we have the original trailer, clips our ratings and we’re in awe of Martin’s moustache.

Sleeping With The Enemy

2
May

Episode 44 - Broke The Seal

This week Tim wants to celebrate a new band he’s been listening to, the boys are both trying to stay away from Avengers: EndGame and Game of Thrones spoilers as a man shouts out spoilers in Hong Kong. Rob has been reading about how people love to hear mouth sounds on podcasts and watches Stan & Ollie, he’s also been to see Shazam with his daughter and her boyfriend (she’s twelve) for their 1 month anniversary (?!) and we discuss filming Tim’s ghost and he watches Russian Doll on Netflix.

In the news we tell of a woman who had something living in her eye, a lady who’s lips nearly fell off her face and a steamy romp in Brisbane, Australia; it’s also at this point that Rob’s headphones explode.

Our movie retrospective of the week is Arachnophobia from 1990 with spoilers, clips, the original trailer and some nice facts thrown in, find the movie somewhere and then listen to this afterwards.

Arachnophobia

26
Apr

Episode 43 - Eight Legged Demon

We are back after an Easter break but it was actually because Tim had a water leak in his house, Rob’s been affected by a spider in his lounge during a quite night in (that’s every night by the way) and Marco has had a haircut. Rob’s still on his diet but has enjoyed Easter anyway, Tim’s seen Captain Marvel and he’s been watching The Orville and Star Trek Discovery.

Rob’s been watching Russian Doll on Netflix, Tim’s disgusted with The Big Bang Theory final season, we talk about zombie apocalypse shows briefly and Rob stumbles across SAS: Who Dares Wins.

In the news we tell of a man who cut off his manhood in a bid to go viral online, the lady who married a zombie doll is back in the papers again and a man is taking his parents to court for getting rid of his porn collection.

Our movie Retrospective of the week is The Abyss by James Cameron from 1989 which is known to be one of the most difficult films ever made, we’ve got the best trailer we could find, some of the stories from the set and some clips thrown in.

Abyss

11
Apr

Episode 42 - It’s Weird The First Time

This week Rob’s diet is going very well but Marco’s brownies are just going to waste and Rob still won’t let Marco bathe him. Tim turns up looking like one of the Gallaghers, movie trailers are too long as we talk about the latest Annabelle Comes Home trailer and we ask how many adverts do you need before a film starts at the cinema?

Tim’s other half believes the ghost in his house looks like Adrian Brody and also thinks Terence Trent Derby is dead. We talk about some of the strange things the Amazon Echo does without being prompted and we remember when we stumbled upon a Bollywood premiere in Bradford.

In the news we find a New Yorker who gets locked out of his iPad for 49 years and Slattery’s café has a chocolate challenge for you.

Tim brings this weeks Beat The Intro Quiz and then we dive deep into the 1990 Sci-Fi / Action movie Total Recall, with the original teaser trailer, some clips and some facts you may not know., with the original teaser trailer, some clips and some facts you may not know.

Total Recall