This week, Julia Rohed of Mercy Street Theatre Company joins us to squeak about the 2003 remake of Willard, starring the ever-creepy Crispin Glover as an eccentric mama’s boy who starts doling out his own brand of justice against those who wrong him – with the help of a few friendly rats. It’s a surprisingly eccentric, Raimi-esque dark comedy with a wicked sense of humor, and we take it all in with our custom cocktail and drinking rules!
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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: The Death of Socrates
This Brandy Alexander variant includes some nutty flavor (since that’s the rats’ favorite food) in the amaretto, which you can serve with a nice brie.
2 parts brandy
1 part amaretto
1 part cream
dash, fresh nutmeg
Combine brandy, amaretto, egg white and cream in a shaker with ice, and shake vigorously until the egg white is nice and foamy. Strain into a cocktail glass and top with nutmeg; serve with your favorite cheese.
DRINKING RULES FOR WILLARD:
- Every time you see a clock or watch
- Each time the camera cuts to an ominous shot of scheming Big Ben
- Whenever you see a quirky label or product name (“Numm Nuts,” “Mouse-Prufe II”)
FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:
Willard shrieks, “That’s it for you, Ben! I loved Socrates, but I! Hate! You!”
Join us next week as we celebrate Connickuh this year with the William Friedkin horror-drama Bug!