In this episode Jamie Cochrane joins me in talking about 2 movies with proper names in the title, highly stylized, and released in December 2004 . These movies have a lot in common… Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
Release: 2004
Director: Brad Silberling
Stars: Jim Carrey, Jude Law, Meryl Streep, Emily Browning, Liam Aiken

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Release: 2004
Director: Wes Anderson
Stars: Bill Murray, Anjelica Huston, Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett, Willem Defoe, Jeff Goldblum

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events – TV Show

There are 3 seasons of the show with 25 episodes. From the looks of it I got to the 2nd episode of season 2. Also, they do 2 episodes per book in the series except for the final episode.

The Aflac Duck

Yes, it is technically product placement but only if you catch it and have seen any of the commercials.

Here’s a commercial. The duck is voiced by Gilbert Godfrey. https://youtu.be/o6pkAriA7aI

Here is the clip I am talking about. https://youtu.be/tsIYleoAQpY

It’s real!

Count Olaf’s Car

According to IMDB, Count Olaf’s car is a 1960 Imperial Crown Limousine by Ghia.

And, interestingly, Mr. Poe’s car is the Tatra 603, a car built during the Cold War in Czechoslovakia.

I don’t remember any other cars in the movie.

Seymour Cassel

He’s been in a lot of things. You’ll recognize him.

Visual Comparison

Here is a visual comparison between Jacques Cousteau and Steve Zissou. I can see it.

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