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Episode 528: Sir Sean Connery's Scottish Haggis Challenge ft. Joanna Dark

by James Jones, Greg Leahy, and Jon Lindemann - June 24, 2017, 7:38 pm PDT
Total comments: 4

Fans have held out hope that one of Rare's famous N64 characters would make its way to a Nintendo game. Who knew what they had in store...

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E3 is over, and most of the RFN Crew has returned home. Gui is still out in the Scottish Highlands, seeking fame and fortune as the last Highlander. A "short" episode actually delivered, with a quick New Business and a bunch of Listener Mail.

Greg kicks us off with impressions of the Hey! Pikmin and Ever Oasis demos. After that, we're right into the mailbag. This week we answer questions about: buying stuff with our face on it, being terrible at games on camera, Capcom's Switch absence (in light of the Monster Hunter World announcement), and reminding our curious listeners that Retro's next game is Texas Brisket Challenge. You can defend the honor of various meats by sending us an email.

The word for this episode is "raucous."

This episode was edited by James Jones. The "Men of Leisure" theme song was produced exclusively for Radio Free Nintendo by Perry Burkum. Hear more at Bluffs Custom Music's SoundCloud. The Radio Free Nintendo logo was produced by Connor Strickland. See more of his work at his website.

This episode's ending music is Elysium of the Blue Sky from Xenoblade Chronicles 2, composed by Yasunori Mitsuda. It was selected by James. All rights reserved by Nintendo Co. Ltd.


EnnerJune 24, 2017

The steady escalation of this commentary crew becoming more and more deranged is...

d e l i c i o u s .

Like prime rib.

MASBJune 25, 2017

Gui's a good guy. I believe bon homme is the term. But if this episode is the typical result, maybe he should take an episode off every few months.You don't need any guests or fill-ins. Just these three guys. This episode was "off the chain" as the cool kids say.

I loved how James went into Jon right away, no rhyme or reason. I suppose Jon provided the rhyme, but I digress. I had to turn up the volume to hear Greg at first. I thought he was sick, but I guess he ws just marveling at how fast the show went off the rails before he was even introduced. Then James not transitioing properly, so Greg was caught off guard that his segment had come up.

Then James not getting that Jon was refering to the three E3 RFN episodes. Admittedly Jon did say he hosted three episodes when he only did two, but James knew what he meant!

On the subject of scarves, I'll just repost I what I suggested earlier:

Maybe use the cartoon heads from the t-shirts on each end/both sides of the scarf. That way, even on the coldest days, the scarf and the thought of RFN will warm the cockles of my heart! Depending on how you wear it, it can match your mood! Do I feel like Jon Lindemann or James Jones today?

Remember, the Hyrule Warriors scarf was limited to 300 copies in the US and I assume commands premium prices on the collector's market. Just think how much more valuable an even more limited edition RFN scarf would be. It could be a sound investment as well as a fashion statement and a philosophy of life.

Brisket versus Prime Rib. Calling Prime Rib, deli meat? You've gone too far mr. joooooonnnneeesssss (channeling that egg guy here). I'm with Team Jon on this one. Both meat choices are great, but with prime rib being slandered, I'll have to have an extra helping during Independence Day activities.

The return of Joanna. Sean Connery. I suggest someone write a script for Jon and Greg. Jon would play Sean Connery., starting with a Russian accent then quickly going Scottish to be true to life. Greg returning as Joanna. I'll write it myself if there's interest. It'll be challenging to make all of Joanna's dialogue a question. The scribes at Rare set a high bar.

Even Charlie Rose makes an appearance in this episode! If a rash of 5 star reviews don't appear on iTunes as a result, then people just don't know what's good.

ClexYoshiJune 25, 2017

I think Jon catches the Clap every week when you guys start recording.

Manufacture one scarf.  Just for the writer of that listener mail.  Then create a store page on your website with a picture of the scarf that perpetually states it's sold out.

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