๐Ÿ“‰ Harvard Business Review Quantifies Why You Shouldn't Cut Spend & 'The Boys' Season 2 Curve Ball

๐Ÿ’ฅIn Part 2 of our latest episode, the Ricks are flummoxed by Amazon's frustrating new release schedule for "The Boys" Season 2. Burger King co-opts Twitch's donation system and not everyone's happy. And HBR puts the data to why you really don't want to cut spending right now. From Sept. 1.

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๐Ÿฆนโ€โ™‚๏ธ "The Boys" Season 2: Three episodes up front, but then only 1 per week? Say it ain't so, Amazon! (at :20-seconds)

๐ŸฅŠWho'd Win a Fight Between John Wick and Neo from "The Matrix"? (at 2:07)

๐Ÿ”Whopper Handout: Burger King's latest marketing stunt co-opts Twitch Streamers' donation system (at 5:39)

๐Ÿ“ŠHBR on why you really don't want to cut marketing, R&D and more right now (at 8:39)

Approximately 12-minutes, 42-seconds. For US audiences.
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๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘„๐Ÿ‘ How 'It Is What It Is' Took Silicon Valley by Storm, Dos Equis' Social Distancing Cooler

Dos Equis toasts its new six-foot-long social distancing cooler. The secrets of latent semantic indexing. The secret "Princess Pride" remake. And WTAF is "It Is What It Is"? The Ricks have answersโ€”plus some Loaded Questions of their own. From July 5.

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๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธFourth of July memories (at 1-min, 4-sec)

๐Ÿ‘ธ๐ŸฝSomething to Quibi about: Celebrities stage their own "Prince Bride" fan film (at 2:32)

๐Ÿ“ฑMIT Tech Review: What grown-ups don't get about teens, tech, and social media (at 4:19)

๐Ÿ“บMental Floss unearths cringeworthy commercials from the '80s and '90s (at 6:45)

๐Ÿ˜ŽDos Equis has a new seis-foot ice cooler for a summer of social distancing (at 9:30)

๐Ÿค–'b' role: The new sci-fi thriller starting an actual AI robot in the leading role (at 11:09)

๐Ÿ—‚What you need to know about Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI) (at 12:36)

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘„๐Ÿ‘"It Is What It Is" wasn't what you thought it was (at 14:00)

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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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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)

Approximately 20 minutes, 40 seconds. For US audiences.

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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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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. 

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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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๐ŸŽง Silent Coca-Cola Print Ads You Can Hear, AI-Generated Leadership Slogans & More

The Loaded Questions keep flying as we recall some of our favorite memories from Season 2 of Rick and Rick Rule the World.

IN THIS EPISODE

๐ŸŽง Silent Coca-Cola print ads you'll swear you can hear (at 9 sec)

๐Ÿง  The technical name for the psychological effect Coke uses in those ads - it's SCIENCE (at 1 min, 09 sec)

๐Ÿ”ฅ โ€ฆ Revisiting the knee-slapping family fun of "Brightburn" (at 2:09)

๐Ÿฐ The Top 3 "Game of Thrones" character names parents are giving their newborns (at 3:17)

๐Ÿšฝ What Rick M. really wanted the GoT characters to do with the Iron Throne โ€ฆ (at: 4:02)

๐ŸŒŽ How the Ricks are going wide (at 4:47)

๐Ÿคช Which was more fun for the Ricks - Season 1 or Season 2? (at 5:54)

โ˜•๏ธ How ingesting too much of a good thing can go bad fast (unless it's Ricks Pez candies, of course) (at 6:28)

๐Ÿ•ด AI-created leadership slogans gone bad (at 8:01)

๐Ÿ›‹ IKEA's plans to turn your living room into the set of your favorite TV show (at 932)

๐Ÿ‰ The Ricks nail their rendition of "Never Ending Story," the sex lives of Muppets, pre-Internet gaming, still obsessing about Shamrock Shakes, the trouble with time capsules and more (at 10:33)

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๐ŸŽง ASMR Affirmations for Creative Directors, AI Leadership Slogans, Whopper Overload and More

It's an epic round of Loaded Questions as the Ricks recall some of their favorite moments from Season 2 of Rick and Rick Rule the World.

IN THIS EPISODE

๐ŸŽง Top 5 ASMR Affirmations for Creative Directors (at 1 min 3 sec)

๐Ÿ€ Our Lucky Charms-inspired St. Paddy's Day IPA - the Breakfast of Leprechauns (at 4:01)

๐Ÿˆ For the first time ever, the Ricks pick the same #1 favorite Super Bowl spot โ€ฆ (at: 6:30)

๐Ÿ– โ€ฆ Not that we didn't have to revisit that whole Hyundai's 7 Levels of Hell controversy (at 7:55)

๐Ÿ”ค Rick M's prediction for Google parent company Alphabet gets an update (at 9:34)

๐Ÿฟ The Ricks fight over "Spider-Man Far from Home" (at 10:24)

โšก๏ธ Ricks don't let Ricks repeat Ricks without rubbing it in (at 12:00)

๐Ÿ” Rick and Rick experience Whopper Overload (at 13:52)

๐Ÿฅค Shamrock Shake memories, babies named after GoT characters and other moments from Season 2 (at 15:35)

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Approx 19 min.

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