Episode 7: Rude Awakening (1989) & Doctor Who (1996)

Everybody must get stoned! On Episode 7 of ERITFM we are joined by Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada’s Jason Whyte to chat about two MORE illustrious Eric Roberts performances. First we discuss the late 80s hippy-dippy comedy RUDE AWAKENING which involves huge, ridiculous beards, talking fish and a CRAZY ending that almost redeems the whole big barrel of nonsense. Then we TIME HOP back to 1996 and the ill-fated DOCTOR WHO TV MOVIE which was meant to launch a new era for The Doc, but instead it went over like a wet balloon. Or a broken TARDIS. Or something. It DOES feature Eric Roberts hamming it up as THE MASTER, though, so YAY!

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Lots of great ERIC ROBERTS news on this week’s ROBERTS REPORT, including talk about:

This brand spankin’ new FUNNY OR DIE sketch featuring ER as Donald Trump’s lawyer:


John Depew’s upcoming crime thriller LAZARUS RISING about a hit man on the run and a woman with a secret try to evade teams of assassins headed by the lethal and relentless Mr. Gray.


And the upcoming TV series SANGRE NEGRA, which should be hitting VOD any time now. Featuring Eric Roberts and Erik Estrada! THE TWO ERIC/Ks!

Music for this episode:

Break #1 – “Rude Awakening” by Bill Medley

Break #2 – “Doctorin’ The TARDIS” by The KLF

Break #3 – “Success” by Sigue Sigue Sputnik

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