The holidays are here and they’re going to the dogs (and also Dean Cain). That’s right, we’ve got two Dean Cain-and-dogs-and-Christmas-and-Santa movies coming up this month, and we’ve got two special guests to help us keep our sanity. In this mini episode, we reveal our special guest and the film for next week’s episode. We also have a lot of questions regarding whether the dog will talk.

On this mini episode, we kick off our Month of Thanks! Throughout the month of November, we’re thanking you, the listener, by diving into our list of recommendations and picking four films that listeners have suggested for the show. That means four weeks of full-length episodes. Will we survive this? Let’s find out!

We’re getting into the Halloween season by talking about horror movies (we’ve never done that before right?)! Actually, we talk more about “Halloweenifying” our names on twitter than we do about the movie we’re discussing next week.

This mini episode was recorded during my visit to Minnesota and as a result, Skinner’s daughter Holly picked the movie that we’ll be talking about in full next week. Listen in on this mini as we predict the movie’s plot just based on its (rather descriptive) title. We also invent a fake Subway restaurant chain and quiz Holly on armadillos.

For this mini episode, we decided to try something different: recording in the same room. For the first time, we recorded an episode in person. Because this is a special occasion, Skinner decided to put our fate in my hands with something he called a Redbox Challenge. Will I pick something good? Will we survive? There’s only one way to know for sure!

We prepare for the end of summer by revealing the last movie in our Summer Scare-a-thon Spooktacular Special Marathon (or WHATEVER we’ve been calling it). If only Dr. Hackenstein was actually about a computer hacker and not a lame retread of Frankenstein (probably! We haven’t watched it yet!).

We gamed the system a little bit for next week’s movie, the selling-my-soul-to-the-devil-to-be hot comedy Hunk, but I can guarantee it won’t reach the dizzying heights we predict it will in today’s mini episode.

We keep rolling right along with the Summer Spooktacular (or whatever it is we’re calling it) by revealing our next film: My Mom’s a Werewolf. This title is so obvious, it’ll probably zig when we expect to zag and have no werewolves at all!