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Imperial Trouble Episode 100: Mark Meer and Beau Brown

It’s our 100th episode! Jason is joined at MomoCon by puppeteer Beau Brown of The Puckin’ Fuppet Show, and actor Mark Meer of Mass Effect and Versus Valerie. Topics include playing Salvador Dalí for 50 hours, who wore the Statue of Liberty better, and who’s the real monster.

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Let Me Go On: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Shrek’s Wife At Dragon*Con

I’m at Dragon*Con, the world’s largest fantasy and science fiction convention. I point to a man and woman in green face-paint and say, “Hey, that couple is cosplaying as Shrek, and Shrek’s wife.”

My friends correct me: “You mean Fiona.”

Later, I meet a guy who shows me a shitty tattoo on his forearm that he’d gotten of his girlfriend. He says, “I know it’s ugly, the tattoo artist messed it up. It might as well be Shrek.”

So I say, “Why don’t you just go full Shrek? Get all of Shrek’s friends in there, too. Shrek & Company. The donkey, Shrek’s wife…”

He corrects me: “You mean Fiona.” Sure, I guess. Fiona. The lady ogre that Shrek took as his bride. Am I not giving the love of Shrek’s life the respect she deserves? Do you want me to use her maiden name as well? Did they hyphenate?


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Imperial Trouble Episode 89: Dragon*Con 2012!

Jason, Sam and Bunny Nick Fury’ed Dragon*Con 2012 and assembled the greatest team of podcast guests the world has ever seen! This episode includes interviews with Harrison Krix of Volpin Props, Grant Imahara of Mythbusters, Mark Meer of Mass Effect, Billy West of Futurama, Beau Brown of Bob and Carl: Sci-Fi Janitors, Sylvester McCoy of Doctor Who, and Jack Walsh of Four Days at Dragon*Con!

Topics include favorite Con costumes, wealthy abandoned babies, the discovery of sugar in space, filling in as C-3PO, a Bob Newhart/Baldur’s Gate crossover, censorship of cartoon violence, puppetry, rolling R’s, and a surprisingly capable impression of Humpty Hump from Digital Underground.

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