British boys get stranded on a tropical island, and you won't BELIEVE what happens next! ...They get naked and try to murder each other. It's Lord of the Flies, a book written out of spite for a different book written 100 years earlier. We look at provocative shell art, learn why choir boys are the evilest kind of boy, do some truly terrible British accents, and refuse to stop referencing…
You guys, this show is a whole year old! In celebration, we bring you, from the depths of Shakespearean obscurity: Titus Andronicus, the play that asks "What if Shakespeare was possessed by Eli Roth and then wrote a play?" and “Can you do a Michael Caine impression without a tongue?” and also “Are goth kids still a thing?” Enjoy the murder, mayhem, and monologuing that only Big Willy can provide.
They say it's a sin to kill a mockingbird, so we get to sinning with Harper Lee's immortal required reading classic. Learn how Lee plagiarized her own life, why Atticus Finch needs to sharpen his lawyer skills, and how all problems can be solved by punching and/or kicking. Megan chronicles the thrilling exploits of a pair of pants and RJ finally nails an impression.
It’s a new year with new experiences to have and new challenges to face! Like having your schedule completely derailed by medical emergencies! (On an unrelated note, RJ met his unfortunate demise under circumstances that are neither mysterious or criminally suspicious). Megan and RJ Jr. Part 2: The Sequel answer submitted questions in this special minisode that is kind of sort of related to literature…ish. 2018, baby!
We’re celebrating the last episode of the year with a double-feature of A Christmas Carol and The Gift of the Magi! Embrace the holiday spirit of giving rocks to Baby Jesus, spending money you don’t have on things you can’t use, multiple ghosts telling you what a jerkoff you are, and the spectacular debut of Oh No! Lit Class Theater. Happy Holidays and God help us, every one.
Who wouldn't want to be an Invisible Man? Playing awesome pranks, sneaking into R-rated movies...wait, this isn't that one? This is the one about racial and social inequality and the failure of identity due to society's perceptions and prejudice? Oh. Join us as we hunt for shirtless pictures of Ralph Ellison, endure entirely too much Symbolism, and struggle to define postmodernism while our old professors are off somewhere, laughing uproariously.
We celebrate Thanksgiving by bringing America back to its awful roots with The Crucible, a play about the Salem witch hunts written during the communist witch hunts. Grab a turkey leg, accuse your aunt of being a witch, and enjoy spoilers for various Bruce Willis movies, puritans casually wandering in and out of other people's houses, aggressive financial advice, and a surprise lesson on the praying mantis.
Come take a trip with us to the Bradbury-Future of Fahrenheit 451: where firemen burn books, buildings, robots, each other, whatever gets in the way of the flamethrower, really. Along the way, we'll learn how far Ray Bradbury got with a little gumption and a pair of rollerskates, write the crossover fanfiction no one was asking for, sing some Adele AGAIN, and - most importantly - punish RJ for his…
Our Halloween celebration continues with the master of Gothic horror, Edgar Allan Poe! Cower in fear at the return of the curséd city of Boston! Tremble in horror at how out of touch we are with popular music! Shake your head with pity at the tragedy of Poe and his alarmingly poor life choices! Also, Willem Dafoe walls Steve Buscemi up in a cellar. That happens...Happy Halloween!
Is there a more recognizable literary monster than Dracula? Maybe, but who cares, IT'S A HALLOWEEN EPISODE! Join us as we learn why wolves make great lockpicks, create a Halloween "Dream Daddy" DLC, debate the merits of a manly brain, and listen to RJ do The Worst Impressions Ever. The scariest part of this episode? We're literally too stupid to say "Bram" right.