The guys answer some recent listener email, discuss the Oscar-hopeful character drama Tár starring Cate Blanchett, then debate their top pretentious characters in film.

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  1. Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg in “The Social Network”
  2. Jeff Daniels as Bernard Berkman in “The Squid and the Whale”
  3. Jack Nicholson as Col. Nathan R. Jessup in “A Few Good Men”
  4. John Goodman as Walter Sobchak in “The Big Lebowski”
  5. Paul Dano as Paul Sunday in “There Will Be Blood”
  6. Paul Giamatti as Miles in “Sideways”
  7. Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly in “The Devil Wears Prada”
  8. Guy Standing in Line in “Annie Hall”
  9. Jeff Goldblum as Ian Malcolm in “Jurassic Park”
  10. Campbell Scott as Roger Swanson in “Roger Dodger”


  1. Cal Hockley – Titanic (1997)
  2. Benjamin Kane – Wayne’s World (1992)
  3. Mavis Gray – Young Adult (2011)
  4. Veruca Salt – Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
  5. HAL 9000 – 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  6. Biff Tannen – Back to the Future (1985)
  7. Draco Malfoy – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)
  8. Helen Harris – Bridesmaids (2011)
  9. Jasper – Klaus (2019)
  10. Troy Dyer – Reality Bites (1994)


  1. Rob Gordon (John Cusak) in High Fidelity (2000)
  2. Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) in The Social Network (2010)
  3. Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) in the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy
  4. Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) in Fight Club (1999)
  5. Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) in Gladiator (2000)
  6. David Wooderson (Matthew McConaughey) in Dazed and Confused (1993)
  7. Joaquin Phoenix in I’m Still Here (2010)
  8. Steve Stifler (Seann William Scott) in the American Pie series
  9. Vizzini (Wallace Shawn) in The Princess Bride (1987)
  10. Kipland Ronald “Kip” Dynamite (Aaron Ruell) in Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

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