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Gotta Recap: A Samurai Jack Rewatch Podcast

Each week, two friends watch and discuss an episode of the classic Cartoon Network series, offering praise and poking fun (frequently at themselves). Hosted by Nick Mantegani and Brendan Riley.

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Episode XVI: Jack and the Smackback

Can you smell what Jack is cooking? Our favorite samurai warrior, newly dubbed “Two Sandals the Treacherous,” finds himself trapped in a spooky dome and forced into a fierce fight to the death. Is Jack ready to rumble and claim his crown as the king of this ring? Come find out with us! Special thanks to Jake Lester for our theme song. Brendan does our artwork- find him on Instagram. Follow us: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram Have a question or comment about the show? Email us at gottarecap@gmail.com and we may read your message on a future episode.

59mins

28 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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Episode XV: Jack Tales

Shorter stories means a shorter podcast episode...right?? Wrong! After daydreaming about a Cartoon Network fighting game, Nick and Brendan bloviate about this series of smaller tales starring Jack and a cast of bizarre, disparate characters. Do they all work well together? Come find out! Samurai Jack Cartoon Network classic commercial/bumper playlist from @MalcmanIsHere: CLICK HERE Special thanks to Jake Lester for our theme song. Brendan does our artwork- find him on Instagram. Follow us: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram Have a question or comment about the show? Email us at gottarecap@gmail.com and we may read your message on a future episode.

58mins

21 Jul 2021

Rank #2

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Episode XIV: Jack Learns to Jump Good

Season 2 has arrived, and Nick and Brendan couldn't be more excited to jump into it. Jack learns how to up his up's from a pack of friendly monkeys. Training montages? Check. Aku pranks? We got 'em. Little pink gorilla butts? Oh yeah baby, they're here. Join us, and jump good! Perhaps one day we'll learn to podcast good... Special thanks to Jake Lester for our theme song. Brendan does our artwork- find him on Instagram. Follow us: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram Have a question or comment about the show? Email us at gottarecap@gmail.com and we may read your message on a future episode.

50mins

14 Jul 2021

Rank #3

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The Best Episodes of Samurai Jack Season 1

BONUS: Season 1 is a thing of the past! Join Nick and Brendan as they recap what made the first 13 episodes of Samurai Jack such a special experience. Then, things get (mildly) heated as they present their personal rankings of each episode, then use the power of science to create an objective, definitive order from worst to best. Thank you all for a great first season- we're only just getting started! Special thanks to Jake Lester for our theme song. Brendan does our artwork- find him on Instagram. Follow us: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram Have a question or comment about the show? Email us at gottarecap@gmail.com and we may read your message on a future episode.

1hr 12mins

7 Jul 2021

Rank #4

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Episode XIII: Aku's Fairy Tales

Once upon a time in the future, an all-powerful demon had a hard time using his words to win over a room full of small children. The demon tried to appeal to the young ones through classic stories and folk tales, but couldn’t quite get the details right and maybe did more harm to his reputation than good. Will they all live happily ever after? Tune in to find out as Nick and Brendan cover the final episode of Samurai Jack Season 1! Special thanks to Jake Lester for our theme song. Brendan does our artwork- find him on Instagram. Follow us: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram Have a question or comment about the show? Email us at gottarecap@gmail.com and we may read your message on a future episode.

55mins

30 Jun 2021

Rank #5

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Episode XII: Jack and the Gangsters

Our latest episode has all of the Samurai Jack staples that you expect: a mystical jewel granting world-bending powers, an epic battle between a heroic warrior and a shapeshifting master of darkness, and.... robots carrying tommy guns!? Nick and Brendan take a ride through the roaring '20s (3020s?) and quickly realize their takes on this wild episode are much further apart than they expected. Will their friendship survive this hour-long recording? Let's find out together, see! Nyah! Nyah! Special thanks to Jake Lester for our theme song. Brendan does our artwork- find him on Instagram. Follow us: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram Have a question or comment about the show? Email us at gottarecap@gmail.com and we may read your message on a future episode.

57mins

23 Jun 2021

Rank #6

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Episode XI: Jack and the Scotsman

Ach! Jack runs into a fellow warrior on the road, but this boisterous blowhard may be more than his subdued samurai sensibilities can handle. Nick and Brendan wrangle with a whole slew of Scottish insults and dig through an episode bursting at the seams with goofs and gags like a haggis-filled basket. Special thanks to Jake Lester for our theme song. Brendan does our artwork- find him on Instagram. Follow us: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram Have a question or comment about the show? Email us at gottarecap@gmail.com and we may read your message on a future episode.

1hr 5mins

16 Jun 2021

Rank #7

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Episode X: Jack and the Lava Monster

By Odin's beard! Thou hast happened upon a tale for all ages, fraught with despair and heroicism, not worthy to fall upon a mere mortal's ears. Steel thine headphones, and venture forth into the epic saga that is this podding cast: Must Recount!  Following a recent Twitter trend, Nick and Brendan compile their Mount Rushmore of Cartoon Network characters. They then dig in to a truly over-the-top episode of another Cartoon Network property, taking time to marvel at the meticulously-designed obstacle courses and melodramatic Viking warriors. It's a doozy! Special thanks to Jake Lester for our theme song. Brendan does our artwork- find him on Instagram. Follow us: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram Have a question or comment about the show? Email us at gottarecap@gmail.com and we may read your message on a future episode.

57mins

9 Jun 2021

Rank #8

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Episode IX: Jack Under the Sea

Ahoy, mateys! Dive overboard with Samurai Jack and plunder the ocean depths for treasure, such as... a time machine? Sounds too good to be true! Nick and Brendan entertain some SamJack FanFic, then discuss the chillest and squishiest episode of the series yet. You will get wet; you may get soaked! Special thanks to Jake Lester for our theme song. Brendan does our artwork- find him on Instagram. Follow us: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram Have a question or comment about the show? Email us at gottarecap@gmail.com and we may read your message on a future episode.

53mins

2 Jun 2021

Rank #9

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Episode VIII: Jack vs. Mad Jack

Argh! Gah! D'oh! Nick and Brendan didn't feel like making an episode this week, but they recorded one and are pretty dang P.O.'d about it. Jack fights off a score of cartoonish bounty hunters trying to score the huge price on his head, and grows increasingly more frustrated, as anyone would. Aku hatches a clever scheme, and Jack must defeat his most menacing foe yet: himself!? Special thanks to Jake Lester for our theme song. Brendan does our artwork- find him on Instagram. Follow us: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram Have a question or comment about the show? Email us at gottarecap@gmail.com and we may read your message on a future episode.

52mins

26 May 2021

Rank #10