GYMKATA

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2025

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GYMKATA

This week, the episode Jessica and Spencer have been training in the woods for their whole lives: Gymkata. In 1985’s action film spectacular, the dear departed Kurt Thomas must travel to the very real and geographically consistent nation of Parmistan to try to survive THE GAME, a totally unnecessary obstacle course where people kill you at the very beginning. We discuss:

  • For a closed central Asian nation, everyone sure is American and can come and go as needed
  • Very 3-dimensional female characters with clear goals and lines (JKKKKKKK)
  • MULLETS
  • Men holding giant birds for no reason
  • Cool technological weapons, like a…little axe?
  • That thing where you find a dead body and hear a BOIYOINGGGGG sound
  • The most accurate depiction of US military presence in Asia ever committed to film
  • A horse just decking some dude
  • An actual character named Thorg
  • How Kurt Thomas is fully, unironically good at action movie
  • The “Village of the Crazies” and how it gets DARK
  • A guy in a white robe with the butt cut out (!)
  • And of course, the iconic town square pommel horse fight: featuring RANDOM GOAT

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