Baconsale Episode 87: Christmas Showdown – Die Hard vs. Lethal Weapon

On this week’s episode, Baconsale takes on two of the greatest 80s action flicks of all time: Lethal Weapon and Die Hard. However, we’re not discussing which film is better. Instead, Kent and Joel are debating which movie is more Christmas-y. They’ve each picked a side, they’ve done their research and they’ve taken notes on all of the Christmas music, all of the Christmas decorations, all of the Christmas themes and all of the cocaine the looks like snow. Kent gets a little mainstream, Joel gets a little emotional and now it’s time for you to have yourself a merry little podcast.

20 comments

  1. chidwick1 · December 12, 2016

    I’ve never actually seen Die Hard.. I saw Lethal Weapon on tv when I was like 6 years old, once or twice. Going off your arguments I’ll say Kent definitely tried harder, but I think Joel won this. Also, I think Jacob could hold his own in that debate you guys were going off on. #TeamJacob #stillhaven’tboughtashirt

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    • Joel · December 12, 2016

      WHAT??? -for the first sentence.
      YAY!!! -for the third sentence.
      PSSSH! -for the last sentence.

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  2. chidwick1 · December 12, 2016

    Cocaine? Ladies of the night? Nudity?… Wow, these are great Christmas movies hahaha

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    • Joel · December 12, 2016

      They are unconventional, it’s true.

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  3. crewdutler · December 12, 2016

    Yipee ki yay! Mother Family Friendly!!!

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    • Joel · December 12, 2016

      I don’t know whether to call a Family Friendly on this or not…

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      • crewdutler · December 12, 2016

        Sorry, would you rather it be: Yippee ki yay mother firing gun

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  4. crewdutler · December 12, 2016

    I just looked up the screenplays for both Die Hard and Lethal Weapon. Both use the word “Christmas” to describe the set (ie. Christmas lights, Christmas trees, etc) but I only counted the times the word “Christmas was spoken by a character. Here is the tally:

    Lethal Weapon: 9
    Die Hard: 8

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    • crewdutler · December 12, 2016

      In looking at the context each time “Christmas” is spoken, Lethal Weapon seems to be much more Christmas-y.

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      • crewdutler · December 12, 2016

        Lethal Weapon 2 takes place at Christmas time too. Jingle Bell Rock is an important part of the opening scene.

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    • chidwick1 · December 13, 2016

      I’m guessing you’re buying a #FamilyFriendly shirt to support Joel, judging by your comments.

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      • crewdutler · December 14, 2016

        Sorry, but I will not be getting a baconsale t-shirt. They are pricey! I usually don’t spend more than $5 on t-shirts. But if I were to buy a shirt, it would just be a baconsale shirt not a hashtag shirt. However, if I can cast a vote and be entered in the contest without a purchase, I would indeed be voting for #FamilyFriendly. I just don’t think Kent really cares, and I do not always like Jacob’s twists.

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  5. chidwick1 · December 12, 2016

    Just noticed if you go to the top of the page you can make the snowflakes change direction according to what side of the page your cursor is. Cursor to the right, snowflakes go to the left. Cursor on the left, snowflakes go right…. it’s a slow day at work guys.

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    • chidwick1 · December 12, 2016

      The snowflakes changed!! Now they follow the side of your cursor instead of going opposite..

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    • chidwick1 · December 12, 2016

      They just changed back! This site is messing with me.

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  6. chidwick1 · December 12, 2016

    BTW is the Rogue One review going to be a Baconbit or a full episode? And is Emily coming back for round 2 of beat up on Joel for liking a new Star Wars movie more than the prequels?

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    • Joel · December 13, 2016

      It’s probably going to be a BaconBit, simply because I don’t think I can take another hour-long beating.

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      • crewdutler · December 14, 2016

        Does that mean that Emily will be joining the team for the baconbit?

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  7. GoofyFoot · December 13, 2016

    Die Hard is the most Christmas of the two. Prior to this, I couldn’t have even told you that Lethal Weapon took place during Christmas.

    Kent wins! 😀

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    • Joel · December 13, 2016

      Yay! Kent! You finally got a vote!

      Liked by 2 people

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