CONNICKUH SPECIAL: Copycat (1995) w/Burning Brigid Media

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Harry Connickuh, listeners! For our fourth celebration of O He With the Golden Voice, we (along with Kat and Michael of Burning Brigid Media) bring you a drinking game, cocktail and perplexed review of 1995’s Copycat, starring Sigourney Weaver and Holly Hunter as an agoraphobic psychologist and a cop trying to track down a copycat serial killer. Connick Jr. is in it way less than we thought, playing a grubby hick serial killer whose presence haunts Weaver and inspires the film’s main villain, but his chipped-tooth slurring and overacting is certainly one of the more memorable elements of this gimmicky, derivative thriller.

While Weaver and Hunter are both great in it, the characters are stuck in an unfortunately workmanlike thriller that can’t quite get over its own sloppiness. We also delve into a variety of  subjects, including poopsocking, ancient Chinese racial slurs, and a ukulele-based Connickuh carol for all to enjoy!

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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: The Cheerio Chiller

copycat cocktailFor this serial killer thriller, we chose to go for the cheapest pun in the book and make a cereal-based cocktail; we went with Honey Nut Cheerios to match the nuttiness of our amaretto and almond-milk based drink. With the addition of honey and vanilla flavors in the drink, and our own homemade strawberry syrup, you also get a nice bit of sweetness and tartness to cut through the creaminess of the beverage as a whole. Enjoy in any context, whether playing chess with Czech Mate or never, ever leaving her house.

2 parts Wild Turkey American Honey
1 part amaretto
1 part vanilla-infused vodka
3 parts almond milk
2 tbsp, Honey Nut Cheerios
3 tbsp granulated sugar
1 cup fresh strawberries
2 cups water

1) To make the strawberry syrup: combine sugar, water and strawberries into a saucepan and cook under a medium heat until the strawberries break down and a thick syrup forms. Strain out the strawberry pulp and set aside.
2) Combine Wild Turkey, amaretto, vodka and almond milk in a chilled glass and stir.
3) Splash strawberry syrup over the top.

DRINKING RULES FOR COPYCAT:

  1. Whenever Sigourney Weaver or any other character waxes philosophical about the motives, methods and so on of serial killers
  2. Any time you see a Dutch angle (you may also include that soft-focus “agoravision” that illustrates Weaver’s agoraphobia POV)
  3. Every time computer bullshit happens (e.g. Chess Demon, DOS IRC channels, “hacked your Internet address,” goofy Photoshopping)

FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:

Daryll Lee Cullum (Harry Connick Jr.) says, “Send me some o’ yer squirrel covers.”

Join us next week as we race toward the Finnish line with the Christmas horror flick Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale!

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