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Heads Up. with Jeff and Sean

Podcast by Jeff and Sean

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The Doubtfire Initiative

We look at Meerkats, expand the universe of Mrs. Doubtfire, and discuss Jolly Ranchers.

1hr 9mins

29 Mar 2020

Rank #1

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Die Hard and Little Sheldon

This Episode we check out and improve the Star Fish, expand the universe of The Sixth Sense, and talk orange flavored Tic Tacs.

1hr 9mins

28 Feb 2020

Rank #2

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Wet Mouth

We take a learn and improve on Octopuses, look at missed opportunities in the Star Wars movie universe, and eat Sweet Tarts

1hr 52mins

19 Dec 2019

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Heavy Brains

This episode we look at Orcas, the movie Free Willy, and review peanut butter M&Ms.

1hr 1min

2 Sep 2019

Rank #4

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Shite Hawks

This time we are talking black kites, The Rocketeer, and Tony's Chocolonely

1hr 4mins

6 Aug 2019

Rank #5

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Summoning Circles and the Allure of Contact Juggling

We're back! And by listener request we take a look at opossums. Then we see what could have been if Hollywood would have made sequels or expanded the universe of the movie Labyrinth. After that we talk about the candy Sno-Caps and their parent company Nestlé. All while Sean adds to his list.

1hr 23mins

19 Jun 2019

Rank #6

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What You Are Doing is Not Bragging I Assure You

This week we look at sea turtles, try to franchise Liar Liar, and look into some strange advertising.

1hr 21mins

10 Apr 2019

Rank #7

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Cute Squirt Guns Full of Blood are Bad for the Environment

This episode we have Bret back to talk about horny toads, to franchise the movie Click, and to eat Snickers.

1hr 15mins

20 Mar 2019

Rank #8

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Jeer Suckers in Suits

We look at anteaters, we try to create a cinematic universe around the film Junior, and we discuss Nestlé Chunky

1hr 8mins

7 Feb 2019

Rank #9

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Blind Carbon Copies

We talk Snails, deal with Work emails, explore the Twins universe and eat Bottle Caps.

1hr 6mins

25 Jan 2019

Rank #10

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All Natural Fresh Squeezed Extra Pulpy Home Style Bug Juice Brought to You by Underwear

We talk spiders, whoppers, and the greatest generation. So get ready because it definitely gets juicy.

1hr 2mins

1 Jan 2019

Rank #11

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Where Even the Words are Gross

We bring back Bret. Talk about prairie dogs, The Hurricane Heist trailer, and Milky Ways.

1hr 15mins

16 Feb 2018

Rank #12

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The Shape of Paddington

We start this episode by finding out whether you can still be friends with someone who relates to a lesser panda. After, we take a look at the Paddington 2 trailers to see if we can figure out what this movie is all about. Then, sometimes you feel like a nut and sometimes you feel like Jeff’s candy picks are a personal attack. Talking pointsHeads Up morning zoo crew, red panda, spirit animal, climb down head first, false thumbs, inbreeding depression, fur trade, escape from chain link fence, ocean’s 10,000, galoshes, the curious case of the pop-up or Paddington goes to jail in a flash, Knuckles McGinty, Sally Hawkins, fish monster, every movie happens in the same universe, the “almond” joy of personal attacks, nut oil, when is a but not a nut?, eating train cars

1hr 13mins

22 Jan 2018

Rank #13

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Weekend at Merlin's

This episode starts under the sea, correcting one of God’s mistakes. Then we reflect on the “Year of the Wizard” and see what knowledge Jeff has gained in 2017 by creating a treatment for Heads Up very own wizard movie. After we send the “Year of the Wizard” off with a Kiss. Talking pointsLobsters, semen, Enthrilled, voice box, bossy, Wanda Sykes, wizards, Bernie, Merlin, in door plumbing, Milton, Snavely, paste, wrapper

1hr 10mins

31 Dec 2017

Rank #14

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Getting That Cheese

This episode we talk sheep, the movie Willow, and gummy worms. Talking pointsrat race, sheep, shupe, Willow, 90s sensibility, Gumped, George Lucas, DeMoulas on notice, Haribo, grapes all skin

1hr 11mins

26 Nov 2017

Rank #15

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Murder on the Heads Up Express

Things get spooky as our bi-hosts attempt to earn their stripes after learning of a murder on the Heads Up Express. Join our stallions as they show off their knowledge of the animal kingdom with more zebra facts than there are zebras in Madagascar. Hear tales of real people living out the actual plots of not great movies. Then we continue 2017’s mission to help Jeff understand wizards by watching Hocus Pocus. We bring back a fan favorite segment: Jeff, Movie Summarizer because Sean only saw less than five minutes of an indeterminable part of the movie. After that, prepare your ears as we discuss Candy Corn. Some say, “love conquers all,” but only Sean can conquer love. Things are said about gingerbread men that can’t be taken back and then worse things are said about Taco Bell. So listen, if you dare. Talking pointsHoofing it, Death Becomes Segment, stallions, Racing Stripes, Madagascar, Hocus Fuckus, Buttus Pocus, morality czar, the pit, on the border of food, On Blast with Sean

1hr 12mins

30 Oct 2017

Rank #16

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Potter's Eleven

Get your DSL ready as we tackle the big issues like; what kind of internet access do astronauts have? If a tweet is posted on your behalf is it still yours? How much does Jeff know about Kim Kardashian West? We also tackle the final "film" in the Harry Potter series The Deathly Hallows Part 2. Harry Potter assembles a crew Danny Ocean style to break into a bank and they spend less time on it then they spend wandering in the wood in the previous movie. We ponder what an appropriate funeral would be for a house elf and what kind of magic their bones may contain. We also Skor some sweet candy. Talking Points:E.T. Tweet Home; Famously Blackberry; Blame the Old Wand Seller; Tough Guy on the Fly; "Lupin, Quote Thyself"; Hagrid Is Here Too!; Wormtail's Waifu; Cry 'Em Out

1hr 37mins

22 May 2017

Rank #17

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Harry Potter and the Dolph Lundgren of Romance

Wizard Year 2017 continues with Harry Potter 2: Snake Stuff. Is Harry Potter actually Lord Voldemort, a la Fight Club? Does Hagrid try to get Harry Potter killed? Just what kind of judicial system do these wizards have, anyway? The threads of Dumbledore’s plot are becoming more tangled, but we sort it out for you. Come along for a magical train ride, if some stupid elf doesn’t lock you out. Elves – always jerks. (And, in keeping with Bret and Jeff’s obsession with the love lives of pre-teens, they pitch a new podcast, Potter After Dark. Buncha pervos in this one, dawwwwgs.)

1hr 33mins

12 Feb 2017

Rank #18

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Harry Potter Begins

2017 is the Year of the Wizard, everyone knows that. Yeah, you didn't ask for it, but that's how magic works. Most of this year we're going to be getting into some eldritch magics, examining the questions we all must face at one point or another: what does it mean to be a wizard? We're starting off with some deceptively labeled "children's entertainment" in the form of Harry Potter and Sorcerer's Stone (the film). Did you know Hagrid labors under an enchantment of mind-control? That Harry Potter is a loaded gun, ready to unload at the slightest provocation? That the Houses of the school are a dystopian method of societal control? We get into some quidditch nonsense too. Join us for some arcanum obscura while we expose the dark designs behind every action in Hogwart's hallowed halls. Welcome to wizard middle school. Hope you have life insurance.

1hr 17mins

24 Jan 2017

Rank #19

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Beefcake Bret

Our first guest: photographer and professional bodybuilder Bret Woodard! We treat him to some good old Massachusetts hospitality - we taunt and mock him and generally treat him poorly. I hope you like sound effects, because Bret teaches Jeff how to edit, and he also takes on the disabled. Don't worry, we get to some solid advice in this one too - how do you know your Facebook post is good? What makes a nerd? Also there's a list of parks Jeff once visited, which of course is riveting. Don't forget to stay tuned for AuntWatch 2016.

1hr 33mins

14 Dec 2016

Rank #20