Here's professional R.E.M. fan Adam Scott hiding in the video for 1992's "Drive"

When he’s not too distracted by all that “star of stage and screen” bullshit, A.V. Club favorite Adam Scott periodically embraces his true calling in life: serving as a comedy/music podcaster, originally on Earwolf’s U Talkin’ U2 To Me, and now on its sequel series, R U Talkin’ R.E.M. RE: ME? In both shows, Scott…

Adam Scott and Scott Aukerman have a new band-based podcast, R U Talkin' R.E.M. Re: Me?

And dos, tres, catorce: Adam Scott and Scott Aukerman are back with a new podcast. In the spiritual tradition of their previous, centuries-old podcast, U Talkin’ U2 2 Me?, the pair have found a new muse: Adam Scott’s favorite band of all time, R.E.M. It is a foregone conclusion that we will not listen to this band.

Fan favorites Womp It Up! and U Talkin’ U2 To Me? emerge from hibernation with surprise episodes

In Podmass, The A.V. Club sifts through the ever-expanding world of podcasts and recommends the previous week’s best episodes. Have your own favorite? Let us know in the comments or at podmass@avclub.com.

Sitcoms make the worst 1st impressions, but here are 1st impressions of Ghosted, 9JKL, and The Mayor anyway

Sometimes a pilot is enough. That’s the message CBS sent earlier this week when the network ordered a full season of its Big Bang Theory prequel, Young Sheldon, two days after its primetime debut. The announcement followed strong ratings for just that one episode, but the confidence of the CBS brass is probably based…

Wet Hot’s 10-year anniversary ends, and ends, and ends happily ever after

The hard part of processing the final act of Ten Years Later is figuring out what exactly happened to the Camp Firewood crew. It’s also the fun part. A lot of stuff happens between “Dance” and “End Summer Night’s Dream,” and for the vast majority of the Wet Hot characters, the conclusion of Ten Years Later is about as…

Ben’s epic nose job is among the surprises when the Wet Hot gang meets Ten Years Later

The Wet Hot American Summer Cinematic Universe is crammed tightly with goofy gags and absurd premises, many of which could be spun off into their own series. (I, for one, would enjoy a dark origin story chronicling the genesis of Coop’s superhero alter-ego, Miss Patty Pancakes.) Michael Showalter and David Wain chose…

The spirit of Wet Hot American Summer is alive and well Ten Years Later

Michael Showalter and David Wain have an ear for dialogue. It’s one of the things that makes them such sharp film parodists, the type who don’t settle for re-staging a famous scene or putting a popular film’s words in a new context. They pick up on the bigger picture—how that scene looks, or how those words sound—and…

Adam Scott to play familiar character in Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later

Pretty much everybody you knew and loved from the original Wet Hot American Summer and its Netflix prequel were there in the first trailer for Netflix’s sequel series Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, but Bradley Cooper’s Ben—Amy Poehler’s theatrical partner and Michael Ian Black’s husband—was strangely…

Life imitates art, still fails to be a pizza, as Adam Scott accidentally makes a calzone

The late, lamented Parks And Recreation never lacked for running jokes, but one of our favorites centered on the culinary habits of hapless public servant Ben Wyatt. As played by Adam Scott, Ben was relentlessly teased by the people of Pawnee for his love of the calzone, the delicious baked treat that’s basically a…

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Big Little Lies proves that “women’s pictures” are for everyone

From the start of the series, the murder framing Big Little Lies—the intended draw—somehow became its least compelling element, in favor of exposing the intimate lives of this group of first-grade moms. Some of the things they turned out to be hiding were psychological, like Renata’s abject fear of failure. Some were…