The uber-talented Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele, Keanu) joins Anna and Sim this week for another hilarious episode of Unqualified. Teeing off on themes from his new film “Don’t Think Twice,” Keegan and Anna offer reflections on fame, talent, success and providence. Keegan leaves no doubt that he’s among the best improv performers in Hollywood when he and Anna revisit the studio-executive scenario from prior episodes. His hysterical (and inspired!) pitches for sequels to Titanic and Rosemary’s Baby are sure to have you in stitches! Later, they talk to a woman whose high school boyfriend, (the “one who got away”) surprised her with a romantic — yet ambiguous — gesture nine years after their break-up. It’s up to the Unqualified crew to deduce what he meant–and what her next move should be.
Buckle up “Unqualified” fans, because sh*t is about to get real. In Part 2, James and Anna explore topics including sexual pressures imposed by society, fear of rejection, struggles with perfectionism, and what it means to be a leader. Later, James draws on his psychology degree even more when the gang calls a woman whose long-absent birth mother is suddenly seeking to reconnect. Listen in as Anna and James help her grapple with complex family dynamics and questions of self-identity.
In the words of Chris Pratt, Guardians of Galaxy director James Gunn “runs deep.” How did he get the GOTG gig? What inspired his vision for the franchise? And what in the world is a “bukaki”? James answers all these questions and more in Part 1 of this week’s episode. Anna and James also bond over their competitive spirits, love of cream of wheat, and of course, their shared affection for Chris Pratt. And stay tuned ’til the end when Anna and James exchange outrageous Chat Roulette prank stories. Trust us, you’ll be shocked!
Dave Bautista continues to surprise and delight in Part 2 of this week’s episode. First, he, Anna, and Sim try to help a woman figure out the best way to propose to her long-term boyfriend. The gang (along with surprise guest Chris Pratt!) then talks to a woman who is having trouble getting her boyfriend to clean up after himself. Anna and Dave share their own cohabitation strategies; their advice may surprise you! And be sure to stick around until the last five minutes when Chris revisits the goat-f*cking hypothetical posed to Dave in Part 1. Trust us, this is one conversation you definitely won’t want to miss!
For a total badass, former WWE star Dave Bautista (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (Drax), SPECTRE, upcoming BLADE RUNNER) sure is a nice guy. In this week’s two-part episode, Anna and Sim meet up with Dave in Atlanta, on location for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: VOLUME 2. Dave shares his remarkable journey from the streets of San Francisco, to the WWE ring, to the set of a blockbuster franchise—with a few stints in jail along the way! The gang also discusses life on the set of GOTG2, Dave’s all-time favorite workout playlist, and the wonder that is Japanese toilets. Later, they play a new WWE-inspired game, in which Dave must match famous wrestlers with their catch-phrases. Dave even comes up with a wrestling name and signature move for Anna – you’ll never guess what it is!
Everyone knows that VEEP star Anna Chlumsky is charming and impressive. You might not know, however, that she is also a Star Wars super nerd, a Belgian beer connoisseur, and is extremely well-informed about digestive health. Anna shares all this and more when she joins Anna and Sim in this week’s episode. Listen in as both Annas and Sim talk about male vs. female gold-diggers, weird pregnancy cravings, and the importance of following one’s instincts. They also play a hilarious new game: Politician or Real Housewife? Finally, the girls try to help a pregnant woman figure out how to handle her judgmental and competitive mom friends.
Part 2 picks up with calls from two Unqualified listeners in need of relationship advice. First, Anna, Sim and Paul talk to a woman whose husband is a terrible gift-giver. Listen in as Paul enlightens her about the “Languages of Love” and the gang brainstorms about how to point him in the right direction. Next, they call Brittany, a woman who has been involved for six months with a stand-up comedian she met on a dating app. Paul and Anna leave no stone unturned in trying to help her figure out whether she likes him enough to commit to a possible long-distance relationship and, if so, how to talk to him about their relationship…as illustrated through another hilarious role-play. Their advice may or may not be good, but one thing is for sure: Brittany’s boyfriend is going to be in a state of shock by the time he finishes listening to this episode!
Actor/Comedian and Improv genius Paul Scheer (The League, Fresh Off the Boat, “How Did This Get Made?” podcast) stops by Anna’s house this week for another hilarious two-part episode. Picking up where his podcast co-host/prior Unqualified guest Jason Mantzoukas left off, Paul and Anna role-play a scene in which an ebullient screenwriter (Paul) must come up with plots for hilarious movie titles proposed by his studio executive boss (Anna). Later, Paul offers everything from conversation etiquette tips to unforgettable impressions, including Batman auditioning for an erectile dysfunction drug commercial and Indiana Jones passing out samples at Costco. Anna also shares the story behind the Unqualified cover photo and practices her sales pitch for chicken nuggets. Plus, Paul brings an item that Sim describes as the “weirdest thing [they’ve] ever had on the show.” You’ll never guess what it is! And be sure to tune in tomorrow when the gang hits the phones to dish out relationship advice!
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