Starring the cream of UK writer/performers and comedians over its lifetime, including Simon Pegg, Sue Perkins, Miranda Hart, Nick Frost, Bill Bailey and Armando Iannucci, this is the complete and utter award-winning silly panel game that's not about music, sport, advertising or hats.
I needed a good laugh & got this one with no idea what it was about, and was pleasantly surprised to discover just how fun & funny it is. Highly recommended.
Mike has teamed up with director Eric Martin to adapt the novelization into a fully immersive cinematic audio experience, and an epic all-star cast has come together to introduce Stinker to a whole new generation of fans! It's Smokey and the Bandit meets Every Which Way But Loose meets Smokey and the Bandit Parts 2 and 3. Feel the thrill as Stinker teams up with old pals Boner and Jumbo, plus new friends Buck and Rascal the Chimp, for a crazy ride across the highways and byways of Bicentennial America.
In the late 70's & early 80's (thanks primarily to Burt Reynolds and director Hal Needham setting the tone of the genre) Southern-Fried Trucker movies & TV were all the craze. They were outrageous, fun loving, anti-establishment thrill rides that surprisingly managed to function as family entertainment because they had something for EVERYBODY. For us kids, there were the car chases, odd animal sidekicks, & tons of sophomoric jokes that we wouldn't *completely* get until we were older. Adults enjoyed the irreverent humour that thumbed it's nose at snooty "Northeastern" intellectualism & reveled in blue collar working men & women's pride.
"Stinker Lets Loose" is a rowdy celebration of this era of American film & TV that evokes all the nostalgia of that era without taking itself too seriously. Or even, AT ALL. But it's a GOOD thing, this satirical look back. It lovingly pokes fun both at itself & the entertainment genre it seeks to emulate. It brings back everything that we loved about this time, but through the filter of a modern day P.O.V. that allows us to laugh not just at the insanity of Stinker & company's adventures---but also to laugh WITH them as they move from one ridiculous setting to the next. It's just pure FUN. And man, is it FUNNY.
It's clear that everybody involved in creating this production was significantly invested in it & determined to make "Stinker Lets Loose" as much of a damn good time for the listener that they possibly could. And they pull it off AMAZINGLY well. You will lose yourself in the nostalgia for that bygone American era that the story recreates, and revel in the sheer ridiculousness of it all at once. It's fun, it's crazy, the performances are magnetic & AMAZING, it keeps the story moving at a great pace, and even though it's comedy satire, its written SMART. And not just "Country Smart"...as Stinker might be apt to say. It's SMART satire for everybody to enjoy. So pop yourself open a cold one, sit back, and have a damn great time with Stinker and the gang. You will NOT regret taking this big rig marathon muscle car ride.
Also? Don't ever get physically caught by a horned-up monkey about to travel by air. This should be common sense, but malt beverages can be historically known to impair sound judgement. Consider it a Pro Tip.
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