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Cruisin’ Together: Special Version Episode 8 – The Cowboy Cruise Cameo Question (and) Cruisin’ Together: 10.5 – Young Guns


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Chris and Gregg saddle up for a very special “Special Version” episode, joined by “fan since day 2” Jon Thurmond to delve into the mystery of the curious case of the Cruise cowboy cameo in the movie YOUNG GUNS. Amidst talk of the 1980s, Rubik’s products, and witches, they examine roughly 7 seconds of footage to determine if a rumored cameo is indeed Tom Cruise in cowboy disguise.

And if it is Tom Cruise, how do they resolve YOUNG GUNS’ omission from their comprehensive and chronological assessment of Tom Cruise’s filmography?

That comes in the form of an unprecedented point-five episode inside a “Special Version” episode, where Gregg and Chris welcome “fan since day 2” Jon Thurmond to break down YOUNG GUNS, Cruisin’-style – plot recap battle is waged, Top Toms are told, and Cruise Controls are called out in between discussions of Jon Bon Jovi’s YOUNG GUNS 2 soundtrack, unused takes from YOUNG GUNS 2, high-pitch basketball, what’s the best Batman movie, a good bit of music talk and some singing, lot’s of apologies from Gregg, and…recoil!

Not to be outdone, during the break, there’s debate over pie, consideration of John “Bowser” Bowman, Chris ventures to name four listeners, and Gregg brings up another questionable Cruise cameo.

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Cruisin’ Together: Special Version Episode 7 – InsTOMgram, Episode 2: Feel the Need?


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Chris and (Cousin) Mike strap in once again for another installment of their ancillary spin-off “InsTOMgram,” taking their patented deep dive into the first trailer (teaser?) for TOP GUN: MAVERICK. Lots of bird talk (i.e. ducks and wingspans) , sports talk (i.e. volleyball and football), and Star Wars talk (i.e. Chewbacca and Luke Starwalker). Plus, some dream casting, that show Friends, and they ask and answer the question, “Who is Goost?”

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Cruisin’ Together: Special Version Episode 6 – Crewsin’ Together



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Chris and Gregg present their friends’ show, CREWSIN’ TOGETHER, about the filmography of Terry Crews. Co-hosts Branwyn, Tyler, and David get right into discussing THE 6TH DAY, complete with segments like “Crucial Crews,” “David’s Science Nook,” “Terry Cloth,” trivia and more. They cover a lot of ground and laughs are had, but Gregg and Chris aren’t on the same page regarding their feelings about the CREWSIN’ crew and the show they did do.

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Cruisin’ Together: 43 – Mission: Impossible – Fallout


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Gregg and Chris return for a new episode, just like Tom Cruise returns as Ethan Hunt, for the sixth installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise, Fallout. And this time they’re joined from the other coast by writer, editor and podcaster David Brothers. After shaking off their ring rust, talk quickly turns to tricycles, big wheels and bicycle accidents. The case of Steve Winwood gets re-opened, Wikipedia woes are shared, and Gregg offers a fan theory connecting the Mission: Impossible franchise to another Tom Cruise film, Minority Report. Everyone brings something to a mixed medley of Top Toms and some controversial Cruise Controls, plus talk of what might be next for Tom Cruise and the Mission: Impossible films to come. And as they do, Gregg reports on shirtlessness, Chris gives everyone the fitness lowdown, and new words are coined! Plus, another epic-length mid-show break with talk of Duck, Duck, Goose, patents, and…the possible return of intern Jeff/Geoff?!

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Cruisin’ Together: Special Version Episode 5 – InsTOMgram, Episode 1: Feel the Need


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Chris has a new wingman with past guest (episode TAPS) and past guest host (episode VALKYRIE), Mike Levin (AKA Cousin Mike), for an “emergency,” “very important” Special Version episode covering Tom Cruise’s social media! But worry not, as Mike and Chris have plenty to say on behalf of Gregg and on Gregg’s behalf, make a point of keeping to the “classic” CRUISIN’ TOGETHER format, including the “classic” themes and jingles you always hear on the show, and are very careful to not talk about movies. You will, however, hear Chris and Mike cover weather forecasting, concrete socks, and Val Kilmer’s social media. Is this a Special Version Episode or its very own S-Corp LLC podcast feed? What of hashtag day two? Will Gregg ever get his 5%?

Cruisin’ Together: 42 – American Made


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Gregg and Chris strap in to discuss American Made, joined by comics and television writer/producer and Tom Cruise super-fan, Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Outcast, Invincible), who doesn’t even wait to be introduced to join the fray. With a Hollywood honcho in their midst, Chris suggests Robert might be a more special guest than others and Gregg addresses the elephant in the room, after which, the gang covers such important topics as: milk mustaches, complete hair sets, the name of that game Chewbacca “wins” in Star Wars, and gender-bending the Dark Universe franchise. Plus, in an epic mid-show break, they analyze Tom Cruise’s “Valkyrie Butt,” Gregg makes a request to be on another podcast, Chris undersells himself, and Robert talks about night pizza. And not to be outdone, bad puns get dropped, words get misused and mispronounced, tangents are regretted, and Robert births a new segment for the show!

 

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Cruisin’ Together: 41 – The Mummy


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Chris and Gregg rise from their state of rest to talk about The Mummy. With them to discuss it is their old friend, Tim Smith 3. And three is the magic number as they get into numerology, memories of Y2K, and the time Gregg didn’t die in a car and Chris might’ve run into a tollbooth. After covering their expectations for the movie, Gregg coins the word “intermonstral”, they rank the monsters, and they talk about mummy mechanics, wrappings vs. fashion, and mummies and draculas getting poofed. And after the break, there are issues with character names, Chris helps Gregg decipher one of his notes, they offer suggestions for Dr. Henry Jekyll, and of Brendan Fraser’s Golden Globes clap gets the spotlight. Also, Russell Crowe’s in The Mummy, so long time listeners know what that means!

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Cruisin’ Together: Special Version Episode 4 – The Lego Batman Movie



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Gregg called Chris in to record a Special Version episode for a movie Gregg saw but Chris hasn’t…at least, they don’t know if he has or not, as Gregg didn’t tell Chris what movie until they were recording. And outside of some technical issues, Chris’ guessing games and Gregg’s clumsy and arduous recap, the fellas discuss squatting vs. homesteading, Mr. Jaws, the difference between an “Easter egg” and a simple reference, double-stuf Oreos, and wonder what VCR stands for. A special version of a special version episode, to be sure.

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Cruisin’ Together: 40 – Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

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Gregg and Chris are back to talk about Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, joined by guest, Brian “Full Meal” McBeal (and his Sam Elliott-esque-ness). It’s been a while since they last recorded, but despite that, they quickly discuss failed guest-booking plans, Malcolm Gladwell’s bibliography, Jack Reacher novel purists, buckets v. pails, Tangerine Dream as the sound of the ’80s, and Ghost-inspired movie mash-up mayhem. During the mid-show break they make a call to action for a celebrity guest and have Kittridge news. Plus: a suspense-filled recap battle, confusion between Jack Reacher’s powers and Ethan Hunt’s powers, Gregg doesn’t get a Chris reference, Chris doesn’t understand a Gregg reference, Gregg tells a personal story and Chris corrects it…and a fitness report, a shirtlessness report, and new jingles!

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Cruisin’ Together: Special Version Episode 3 – Reflectin’ Together

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Previously, on CRUISIN’ TOGETHER…Chris and Gregg watched every movie Tom Cruise ever acted in, recorded a podcast for each one with a rotation of guests, ranked all 39 movies, and posted a survey for listeners. Now, they look back on it all…the show, the survey, and the experience. Joined by Jacob Chabot, they reflect on the show premise vs. its conceit, set off many song triggers, get into the minutia of counter-equipped toys, tally the Recap Battle scores, discuss survey results, address Target’s recent commercials, respond to some tweets, read an email, and explore hot sauce’s relationship to anger. Plus, Gregg quizzes Chris on his many show-ending “last word(s)”, Jacob double-flips “Eating Crowe” and presents a Tom Cruise Quiz, and of course, Chris sings.

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