โœŠ๐Ÿป McThankYou Meals, Nationwide's Voices & More

A look at HBO Max, because there just aren't enough subscription video streaming services out there. Plus: McDonald's gets McThankful, and Nationwide is hearing "Voices," as the Ricks are back with some all-new Loaded Questions. From May 18. 

IN THIS EPISODE

๐Ÿ“บ Another week, another new subscription video streaming service (at :30 seconds)

๐Ÿ” McDonald's has a message for healthcare workers and first responders (at 1:52)

โฏ Nationwide Insurance lets you give some advice to your future self (at 2:54)

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๐Ÿ”‘ 3 Keys to Marketing in a Post-Pandemic World

The Ricks share some of insights on marketing's new normal. Non-essential worker Barbie makes the most of quarantine. Baby reveals come to Zoom. Plus, are virtual barbers head and shoulders above the real thing? From June 26. 

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IN THIS EPISODE

โœ‚๏ธ Weeks into lockdown, Rick W. is digging for his Flowbee (at 1-min, 11-second)

๐Ÿ’‡๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ Rick M. decides to cut his own hairโ€”so what could go wrong? (at 1:50)

๐Ÿ“ˆ Do out-of-work barbers have a future in consulting? (at: 3:00)

๐Ÿ  Sheltering-in-dreamhouse: Meet non-essential worker Barbie (at: 4:10)

๐Ÿ› Just how much has the coronavirus pandemic changed marketing? (at 5:38)

๐ŸŒŽ The digital world's population boom (at 6:50)

๐Ÿ• BOPIS with a side of pizza: Your business model, revisited (at 9:12)

๐Ÿ’ˆ Will the new barbershop experience come with nitrous oxide? (at 11:00)

๐ŸŽช Can VR save trade shows? (at 11:34)

๐Ÿค‘ Is it time to cut your marketing budget? Or double down? (at 16:05)

๐Ÿค Deal making in a post-handshake world (at 16:57)

๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป Baby reveals, by way of Zoom (at 19:30)

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โค๏ธ 5 Brands Millennials Love Most

It's a quick round of Loaded Questions as we reveal the five most beloved brands to Millennials. From March 22.

IN THIS EPISODE

๐Ÿฅœ Enter: Gif Peanut Butter - but isn't it really a soft "G"? (at :25 seconds)

๐Ÿ’˜ Which 5 brands have Millennials needing a few minutes alone? (at 1:35)

๐Ÿ’— โ€ฆ And what about Generation Z? (at 3:05)

๐Ÿ“– Ebooks and white papers: Where do they best fit in the marketing funnel (at 3:3)

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๐Ÿ“บ Top 5 Spots You Didn't See During the Big Game

๐Ÿ• The top 5 spots you weren't allowed to see during Super Bowl 2020. From February 3. 

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Pop Quiz: 2020 Super Bowl Commercials

๐Ÿ“บ It's a super-sized game of Rick and Rick Loaded Questions about some of this year's biggest Super Bowl commercials. Who scores? Who fumbles? And which spots do you remember best? It's an AdBowl 2020 pop-quiz with a Rick and Rick twist.

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IN THIS EPISODE

๐Ÿ“ธ Will the real Kyle Shanahan please wave for the camera (at 50-seconds)

๐ŸŽ In a first, Steve Wozniak is mentioned in a conversation about the Super Bowl (at 2-min, 2-sec)

๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป โ€ฆ Then again, so is George Takei (at 2:38)

โ˜๏ธ Parachute Pants: 30 years later, and you still can't touch thisโ€”thanks to Cheetos Popcorn (at 3:47)

๐Ÿซ #SnickersFixTheWorld: Who knew the solution to all our problems was to feed the Snicker's Hole? (...anyone besides us, that is) (at 4:56)

๐Ÿ’‘ Google monetizes an old man's memories in a moving spot (at 5:58)

๐ŸŽจ Missy Elliott and H.E.R. Paint it Blackโ€”but what exactly is "it"? (at 7:01)

๐Ÿš Met Life sends you four different kinds of loveโ€”'cuz you're going to need it (at 8:20)

๐Ÿง—๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Microsoft Surface scores a touchdown (at 10:05)

๐Ÿš™ "Tough Never Quits," but neither do Kia's product shots (at 11:46)

โšก๏ธ Martin Scorsese and Jonah Hill par-tay with Coca-Cola Energy (at 12:47)

๐Ÿบ Budweiser celebrates the typical, awesome Americanโ€”and automates "Wassup" with home smart devices (at 13:25)

๐Ÿฅ‘ Quibi, Pop-Tarts, Audi's "Let It Go" and more: The Super Bowl 2020 WTF Department (at 14:47)

๐ŸŽ The Porsche museum is ready to roll, and we're here for it (at 15:57)

๐Ÿ“บ Our final takeaways on AdBowl 2020 (at 17:16)

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๐Ÿฟ Gen Wow Review: 'Star Wars Ep IV: The Rise of Skywalker'

We need to talk about that final battle with Palpatine, his regenerative powers, his ever-changing strategy, that whole Force Dyad deal between Rey and Kylo Ren, what Finn wanted to tell Rey, where the Babu Frik is the Baby Yoda merch, and a whole lot more. It's our super-sized, spoilerrific review of the final chapter of "The Skywalker Saga." 

IN THIS EPISODE:

โš”๏ธ Gen X-wing fighters: A nostalgic, 42-year history of The Force (at 1 min., 38 sec.)

๐Ÿš€ From dystopia to the Death Star and heroic derring-do (at 4:02)

๐Ÿ‘ฝ Episode IV: An unsure thingโ€”and an unmade, low-budget sequel (at 5:09)

๐Ÿ‘พ Where's the Baby Yoda and Babu Frik merch? (at 7:04)

๐Ÿ’ต Box Office Bonanza? Or total bummer? (at 7:21)

๐ŸŽฅ The Fandom Menace: Was making "Skywalker" a mission impossible? (at 8:16)

๐Ÿ’ฅ The plot quickensโ€”is it the ultimate Chiasmus gift? (at 10:17)

๐ŸŽฌ Bond, Psychic Bond (at 13:39)

โœŒ๐Ÿป Rey of lightโ€”how she beat Palpatine (at 14:32)

โ™›  Master chess? Or random changes? (at 17:22)

๐Ÿ”Œ What's with all these new Force powers? (at 19:36)

๐ŸŽ  The ultimate Chiasmus gifts (at 21:30)

๐Ÿน  Sexuality and "Force sensitivity"  (at 22:50)

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป  Piece de resistance: Keeping the faith  (at 25:31)

๐Ÿ’ฃ  The empire's single point of failure (at 26:50)

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป Final grades (27:50)

๐ŸŽ„ Party of 5? Or 4? (at 31:00)

๐Ÿ“บ  "Skywalker's" stars, as seen on TV (at 31:42)

๐Ÿค–  How well do you know your droids? (at 32:30)

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๐ŸŽ„ 'The Free Guy,' Coke Zero Lightsabers, 'Crisis on Infinite Earths,' 2019's Fastest-Growing Brands

๐ŸŽ„ "The Free Guy." Coke Zero bottles wage an OLED-based lightsaber battle. Netflix makes it safe for other nice brands to make the naughty list on Twitter. ''The Crisis on Infinite Earths" has begun. The Peloton Wife gets a new beginningโ€”thanks to Aviation Gin. The 5 fastest-growing brands of 2019, and more. From December 8. 

IN THIS EPISODE:

๐ŸŽ One Rick is ready for Christmasโ€”the other, not so much (at :40 sec)
 
Taskin logoWelcoming our new sponsor, Taskinโ€”the first name in stylish, premium-quality travel gearโ€”taskinsf.com (at 1 minute 32 sec)
 
๐Ÿ’Š Blue Pill, Red Pill: DC or Marvel? McDonald's or Taco Bell? Rick W. has a surprising answer (at 2:55)
 
๐ŸŽฌ Ryan Reynold's "The Free Guy" trailer drops, and the Ricks are here for it (at 3:56)
 
๐Ÿ’ฅ "The Crisis on Infinite Earths"โ€”the mother of all TV crossovers has officially begun (at 5:57)
 
๐Ÿ“ฃ Netflix tweets, "What's something you can say during sex, but also when you manage a brand Twitter account"โ€”you won't believe how other brands respond (at 8:43)
 
๐Ÿธ The Peloton Wife gets a new beginningโ€”courtesy of Aviation Gin (at 10:25)
 
โš”๏ธ Coke Zero bottles use OLED diodes to wage a lightsaber battle between Rey and Kylo Ren (at 12:18)
 
๐Ÿ“ˆ Door Dash, Impossible Foods, White Claw, Postmates and ?โ€”the 5 fastest growing brands of 2019 (at 13:37)
 
๐Ÿง’๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿผ Which brands win most with Millennials and Boomers? (at 14:24)
 
๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ Which CPG brand helped create Santa as we know him today? (at 15:19)
 
Approx. 17 minutes, 32 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.

๐ŸŽ Cybertruck Blows Up The Internet, The Lightsaber That ... Meows? And More

๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ Tesla's Cybertruck takes the Internets by storm, and not all goes well. The holiday yule log gets spit-roastedโ€”ASMR style. Our Top 3 Tech Toys Gone Wrong. The 'Christmas Pizza' that's covered in turkey and gravyโ€”and served in a singing box, plus a whole lot more. 

๐Ÿš€ Rise of Skywalker: How will this chiasmus conclude the chiasmi? (at :42 seconds)
 
๐Ÿ“บ What the hell is The Mandalorian? And why isn't that Boba Fett and Yoda? (at 2:28)
 
๐Ÿ“ Tesla Cybertruck: Big splash, or botched launch? (at 3:45)
 
๐Ÿ”ซ Our Top 3 Tech Toys for Holiday 2019โ€”including a Lightsaber that โ€ฆ meows? (at 6:30)
 
๐Ÿ’ฃ Our Top 3 Tech Toys Gone Wrongโ€”including one inspired by Tesla (at 8:30)
 
๐Ÿ• The Christmas Pizza comes lathered with turkey, gravy, and a psychotic theme song (9:54)
 
๐Ÿฅฉ The Beef Drool Log comes with ASMR-like sound effects and โ€ฆ an AI-based personal assistant?  (at 11:15)
 
๐ŸŽ„ Cardi B or Anna Kendrick? Will the holiday TV spot imposter please stand up? (at 12:25)
 
๐Ÿ› From Santa's WTF workshop: animal dissection kits, fluffy pets with removable fur and other gifts for children (at 13:18)
 
โ˜ƒ๏ธ Some holiday chestnuts about goosing the kids, making memories and more (at 14:00)
 
๐Ÿฅ The Ricks reveal the title of their future Claymation holiday television special (at 14:58)
 
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๐Ÿฆƒ A Pringles Thanksgiving, Singles Day Stats, Twinkies Cereal, Why VR Stinks & More

Singles Day scores $1 billion in its first :60-seconds. "Arson Frog" and "Okay Boomer" have meme warfare raging among generations. Plus: Twinkies cereal ignites a social media storm, what fMRI tells us about holiday shopping behaviors, why the future of VR may stink, Loaded Questions, and more.  

IN THIS EPISODE

๐Ÿ“บ 'Prime' Evil: 'Man in the High Castle' Season 4 (at 1 minute, 43 sec)

๐Ÿคฏ Meme Warfare: 'Arson Frog' Catches Fire as 'Okay Boomer' Explodes (at 3:26)

๐Ÿ’ฉ Smell-o-Vision: Why the Future of VR Might Stink (at 5:50)

๐Ÿ’ฐ $1 Billion Sold in :60-Seconds: Our Singles Day Scorecard (at 7:16)

๐Ÿคข  Turducken Pringles: Any way you stack 'em, someone's sure to cry fowl (at 8:53)

๐Ÿฅฃ Twinkies for Breakfast: Social Media Cause Cรฉlรจbreโ€”or Cereal Offender?  (at 10:08)

๐Ÿ‘บ Why Deep Fakes Mean Real Trouble for Business in 2020 (at 11:44)

๐Ÿ› Google Data: Top 3 Best (and Worst) Holiday Purchase Influencers (at 13:06)

๐Ÿง  What fMRI Brain Scans Tell Us About True Shopping Influencers (at 13:50)

๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ Six Fewer Days for St. Nick: Online Retail's Race Against the 2019 Calendar (at 14:58)

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๐Ÿฟ Gen Wow Review: 'Terminator Dark Fate'

It's our spoilerific review of Terminator: Dark Fate (trailer below)โ€”complete with Sarah Conner, the Rev-9, and a Terminator T-800 named Carl. Plus Loaded Questions: The Terminator Edition. Warning: SPOILERS, SPOILERS, and more SPOILERS.

 

IN THIS EPISODE:

๐Ÿค– The latest Terminator: Dead on arrival? Or underrated awesomeness? (at 1 min, 15-seconds)

๐ŸŽฌ The plot quickens: Sixth in the series? Or third? (at 3:12)

โœ Erasure: The John Conner Controversy (at 5:04)

๐Ÿ˜Ž I'll be (call)back (at 5:54)

โ‰๏ธ No, seriously: How did Sarah know to save Dani and Grace on the bridge? (6:35)

๐Ÿ’‰ Sarah and her sodium something-something (at 8:17)

๐Ÿ˜ญ Carl's conscientiousness and bad SFX (at 9:34)

โœˆ๏ธ The mystery military man and his EMPs (at 10:34)

๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ The politics of Dani (at 11:28)

๐Ÿ“– Let's get Biblical: Rev(elations) 9 and beyond (at 11:50)

๐Ÿค™๐Ÿผ Call me maybe: 1-888-WTF (at 12:49)

โœ… Final grades (13:29)

๐Ÿ‘ฝ James Cameron plays musical chairs (at 14:56)

๐Ÿฅค "Too nice": You won't believe who almost got Arnold's role (at 16:06)

๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป "Shock to the System": You won't believe who almost played the T-1000 (at 16:38)

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Approx. 17 min, 47 sec. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud, and all other streaming services.