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31 January 2023
Almost Plausible is one year old, so Emily, Shep, and Thomas take a look (er, listen?) back over the first year’s episodes and give you some extra insights into the show.
Part 2 of our Year One Review episode. Almost Plausible is one year old, so Emily, Shep, and Thomas take a look (er, listen?) back over the first year’s episodes and give you some extra insights into the show.
In a world of marshmallow islands and hot cocoa oceans, a community scrambles to save their homes after years of corruption and ecological mismanagement. One family must find a way to rally the working class together to literally take back their land from the billionaires.
A long-forgotten videocassette for a Sesame Street style TV show turns out to be a portal into the puppet world. But when a pair of children go through the portal and meet a strange new friend, their parents have to race to save them from a very grown-up danger.
Who doesn’t love eggnog? Well, you might not, but we love it! And for the main character of this episode, eggnog is the only good thing about the winter holidays. But that love of eggnog, along with his humbug attitude toward Christmas, make him a perfect—if unlikely—candidate to become a Santa Claus (not *the* Santa Claus, just *a* Santa Claus). Join an all-star cast as they engage in some classic “reindeer games,” and help Ben Affleck find his Christmas Spirit.
If birthday candles really did grant wishes, what would you wish for? In this episode, a magical birthday candle gives our main character near immortality, making it so that he only ages when the candle is burned. But as is often the case with magic, things don’t work out as expected.
We’re going medieval on this episode about a mute palace servant whose sole job is to baste the king’s turkey legs. When the queer king can’t (or won’t) produce an heir, the turkey baster is called in to assist—but probably not in the way you’re thinking. It’s a farce of mistaken identities, complete with sex, murder, and a happy ending (*ahem* several, actually).
We roll the dice on a more serious romance story in this episode. It’s the late 1940s, and a pretty young pip painter at a dice factory catches the eye of the new guy. Unbeknownst to him, she has some serious post-war baggage, and the shadow of her late war hero husband looms over their nascent relationship. Join us as we explore (and poke fun at) gender role stereotypes in post-World War II America.
Things get spooky when we tell scary stories about candy corn around a campfire. In the woods. At night. Despite Emily and Thomas bringing beer and making s’mores, Shep hates the entire experience—the reason why is revealed when he tells his story. But surely there’s nothing lurking in the woods, right?
We take a brief departure from movie plots on this episode, and instead come up with a kid’s book (or “children’s novel” as Shep keeps calling it). Join Raccoon, Bear, Dog, and an ever-growing cast of characters as they try to help Raccoon on his quest to get to the moon. It’s a heartwarming tale of loneliness, friendship, and a junk yard.
This week our film is a period piece set in the 1970s… Er, wait, that’s not right. It’s set in the 1890s. James spends a decade in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. To pass the time in his cell, he draws on the wall with chalk. To his surprise, he’s able to enter his drawings and live out his dreams. Upon his release, James struggles to reintegrate with society and tries desperately to get back into his fantasy world.