The A-Team - #07

Fan Service: The A-Team - #07

Join Cole Gallian, Kim Newman, Austin Hardwick, and Stan Lewis as they discuss Pokemon, Gainax, Drifters, and more on this week's Fan Service!

This episode originally aired December 2, 2016.

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  • AwkwardessLuLu FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    no, if you want a pokemon for a dad, you want Entei! Entei is the best father figure, watch the third movie!

  • IronChefKevin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Occasionally cool

    3 months ago

    Austin is crazy intense. I mean all power to him, but it's just kind of funny to see how HAM he goes when he's not stuck in the side cock, and I mean even when he his he goes pretty wild.

  • firegodmc10 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 months ago

    9:14 that literally looks like gorillaz

  • EVApilot_011 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 months ago

    Kim is always a joy

  • GawsHawg

    6 months ago

    Love Live is great

  • moriuh FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold bees???

    6 months ago

    I wish they'd had Andrea or Kdin as a guest instead of Kim. Haven't been a fan of her since she made a transphobic joke back in the early episodes of Fan Service before it was made into an official series. 

  • Broreale

    6 months ago

    I still don't see how Japanese anime somehow approaches WW2 and genocide better than Western media. We're reminded of the Nazis being bad guys ALL THE TIME. The Japanese use Hitler as a prop, and they don't even dare to mention their own war crimes. Another reason why I just can't watch Drifters, it's juvenile humor and weirdo racism/sexism dressed up as a wacky anime adventure.

    • wickedsnakes FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      I won't spoil that show, but I have to agree that the interaction between Toyo and Joan of Arc is very sexist, like how he dismissed her achievements as a warrior just because she is a woman. His misogynistic attitude makes it really difficult for me to root for the drifters :(  

    • Spaceminer_ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 months ago

      I think that their making fun of the subject is how they treat it better.  The US has plenty of war crimes we don't talk about, but we continue to reinforce the crimes of others.  At a certain point, you have to stop treating terrible things as taboo and learn about them to avoid making the same mistakes.  The juvenile humor is probably a matter of taste, but as far as the racism/sexism, that is likely an artifact of the era the drifters come from.  To reference what wickedsnakes said below me, the fact that one character dismisses another based on gender is not so much the show being sexist as it is highlighting how that character is sexist.  If that makes it hard to root for the drifters, then I suppose that adds to the complexity of the show.    (Disclaimer: I've not actually watched drifters, so my information on the show is based solely on fan service)

  • JustinJowers FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    Thank you Kim!!! Because Cole was about to skip the best part of that Keijo episode with the nipple hip toss.

  • CCaprice FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    Lelouch lives!!! (Extra punctuation just for Miles).

  • GayleST FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    Ok, but that "final" scene where Lelouch is "alive" it's just a fan animation! The sub version ends exactly like the dub version. It's like the fake ending of Captain Tsubasa where supossely Oliver was in a coma all the time and he doesn't have legs e e

  • GWHDeven FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    So far this has been my favorite episode of Fan Service and it's not because of the 20 minute talk on Pokemon.

  • ThePunkHippie

    6 months ago

    The thing with Mr. Mime creeps me out but also makes me laugh

  • Destiiel FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Destiiel

    6 months ago

    Is Cole Explains a recurring thing? Cuz I need to start watching this every week if it is.

  • AgentMilew FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Inquisitor

    6 months ago

    Uncomfortable Cole...its okay, it'll be over soon.

  • Tacochu FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Taco Master

    6 months ago

    Holy shit Austin is so hyper no wonder they have to keep him locked in the side cock

    • pixieprinces FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      I love it. Austin is basically me when talking about things I love.

    • Invader-Jim FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      @pixieprinces - That explains so much.

  • carltannler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HotCarl

    6 months ago

    The reason why I stopped watching the anime is because Ash has to start all over every damn season.  I watch all through Johto and then stopped because Ash will meet a rival and then his Pikachu who should be like level 80 something shit will lose to a god damn elekid or whatever that grass starter is that looks like a snake and it's horseshit.  Then by the end, in the pokemon league pikachu is strong again and Ash can finally use all his pokemon that are still super strong like Charizard or Snorlax.  It is just so frustrating to see Ash do so well in the pokemon league and then he's a dumb fuck who doesn't know anything about pokemon all over again.  For the last couple of seasons I've only watched gym battle episodes or pokemon league episodes(still haven't seen any of x and y)because it's just too damn frustrating to see him become an idiot all over again. Fuck...rant over.

  • jtlandry2010 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    I liked these guys but AUSTIN SIT TF DOWN MY DUDE!  lol

  • Cgull1234 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    I enjoyed the episode but the talking over each other, unnecessary comments & over-dramatic reactions kind-of ruined parts of this for me. On the plus side when they're all just discussing or joking around they make an amazing group and I would like to see more from all of them in the future.

  • HerculePyro FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Hercule Pyro

    6 months ago

    Generations sucks when you consider it could have been an anime based off the manga.

    • RDV-1996 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RDV

      6 months ago

      No it COULDN'T be based on the manga. That's the point of generations. It's stuff you didn't get to see in the games, because your character wasn't there.


      If they wanted to make an anime based of the manga, they'd make one...

    • HerculePyro FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Hercule Pyro

      6 months ago

      Yeah and I'm annoyed they didn't make an anime on the manga, end ash's story and bring a good story to the screen.

  • UPdawg101 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    I like this B-Team, but they talk over each other way too much.

    • RDV-1996 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RDV

      6 months ago

      They aren't used to be on-camera talent. With enough experience, they'll learn

  • oxguy3 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    6 months ago

    Came into this like "ugh, backup crew", but actually really enjoyed these guys! Kim was hilarious, was great seeing Austin front and center, all in all a great episode. Definitely want to see these guys back on in the future!

  • Phatnaru FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    I have nothing against the alternate members, but I am pretty bothered that they talked about almost nothing but pokemon this week.

    • Invader-Jim FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      I don't complain about FS talking about anime I don't particularly like but yea, they wasted way too much time with it. 

      Oh look at all this news Kerry missed out on revealing and other legitimately interesting shit. Haha fuck it, let's chat about Pokemon.

      Got really annoyed when they where confidently wrong about a few of the pokedex entry comparisons. I have only played X/Y and what they said was different and now darker in Sun/Moon was almost exactly the same...

  • Burnsciple FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    I DEMAND more members of RT animation! Want to meet the whole crew before this gate canceled.

  • RDV-1996 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RDV

    6 months ago

    While i have nothing against Kim, she kinda ruined "Cole Explains" for me, it's not "Cole and Kim Explain". She kept budding in on it


    I love it when Cole explains something half-assed and they ask questions, or make up their own versions of it. With Kim explaining what he actually meant, or filling in information Cole left out, it kinda ruined it.


    The rest of the episode was great though! lovable cast!!!!!!!!

    • BrownBrick FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      I was just about to comment this. I completely agree with you

    • Invader-Jim FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      I thought this as well, but I realised he usually gets interrupted in a somewhat similar manner by either of the main cast so for me to ridicule her of that would be unfair.

    • RDV-1996 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RDV

      6 months ago

      @Invader-Jim


      But the others have no idea what actually happens, that's what made it hilarious. Having someone else "clarifying" what he actually means, takes the fun out of it.


      With Cole explains, half the fun of it is him explaining it really badly, the other half is the reactions and the confused faces of the others. With Kim budding in all the time, it kinda lost both of them.

    • Invader-Jim FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      I totally get what you mean and you are right, that is what makes it funny as fuck. 

      I stopped watching this ep a couple of secs after Cole put the chair down on the floor coz reasons, meaning I only saw her interrupt him the once iirc which makes it harsh for me to criticise her for that alone.

      So yea, idk if she did it constantly throughout but if so, then I agree with you 100% and I'm reeeally glad I stopped watching when I did.

  • Blakeus FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    I wish Ash wasn't the worst trainer ever. Some gyms he never actually beat the leader for his badge, and he's never beat an elite four.

    • RDV-1996 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RDV

      6 months ago

      I think a lot of pokemon trainers, never beat the elite four. there'd only be a select few of them...


      And Ash earned those badger through other means. Like helping and showing kindness. In the anime, it's not just beating the leader, but showing you earn it. And every leader has his own interpretation of what it takes to earn their badge.


      Even in a game (heartgold, soulsilver) one of the leaders refused to give you a badge,after you won, because she thought you didn't earn it.

  • Wynaro FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The First

    6 months ago

    The Ends I believe are supposed to be people who tried to do good, and then were betrayed. Jesus being the epitome of such. The Drifters are just warriors. Nobunaga was never trying to do anything good, so his betrayal was an understandable one, not one worth holding an eternal grudge against humanity.

  • ironhorn17 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    I really enjoyed kim's personality. Please have her on again. 

  • canhasaname FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Michelle

    6 months ago

    Drifters has been getting better and better. Didn't think I would like it but omg I look forward to it every week. Almost as much as Yuri on Ice. And it looks like I've gotta get Pokemon on my watch list. I'm never gonna finish this que of anime.


    Also... FINALLY MORE STAN! A+++

  • BigMacMike FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Oi

    6 months ago

    alive?

  • jgrater4 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    Best podcast

  • tumblingstars

    6 months ago

    if you guys wanted to do a podcast just about pokemon i would not complain. love the a-team, hope we get to see you guys even more! 

  • Invader-Jim FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    Great. Now I can't even get through the always awesome Cole Explains because of these stupid cunts. I could barely handle 60 secs of it. 


    How the literal fuck does Side Cock function on a daily basis if this is how he reacts to a silly anime? Get back in ya box mate, it seems you were made "fact checker" for a reason.

    Oi, showerboi, you ain't 4 so that teddy bear ain't cute. Grow the fuck up.


    I have so many negative complaints with this week's effort that I just can't finish this ep. Maybe it improves in the final 29min 19secs, it sure as fuck can't get any worse, right? But I will never know.


    I almost feel bad saying this, but if the main cast is away, I suggest cutting your losses and taking the week off. A repeat of this 'episode' should be avoided at all costs. Struth.


    Only good thing to come from what I have seen so far was the Panty and Stocking recommendation which I am now thoroughly enjoying, so cheers for that.

    Stocking FTW!

    • pixieprinces FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      Dude if you hate it so much then no one is forcing you to watch and I understand trying to give an opinion but calling people cunts and telling them to grown up is so disrespectful to these amazing people who put out content for you to enjoy and you clearly do sense you have a first membership for thing like this. Seriously show some more respect for these guys cause they deserve it.

    • Invader-Jim FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      @pixieprinces - That's right, no one forced me to finish watching, so I didn't.


      If there was a way for you to check my comment history you would realise that this is my first negative comment directly related to RT content and in my opinion, deservedly so. 

      I always thank RT for content I thoroughly appreciate and on numerous occasions have introduced people I meet in my day to day life to their shenanigans who would have otherwise never come across them. Why? Because RT is fucking awesome.


      How dare you proclaim I must show respect for something/someone the one time I didn't. 

      Who the fuck do you think you are?

      I would rather be honest with both myself and these amazing people than blow hot air up their arse's so as to not hurt their feelings. To me honesty is best policy and I call a spade a spade. 

      If anything I was too nice.


      How is it disrespectful to tell an 'adult' to grow up when he waltz's on camera with a teddy bear only to assume the big spoon position for the duration of the episode I forced myself through?

      He didn't do it for a laugh, so why did he do it?


      Being a male Aussie I find your distaste of the world cunt highly amusing.

      So crawl back into your nice cool safe space my sweet special snowflake before the temperature of the real world completely melts you.


      YOU

      OVERLY

      SENSITIVE
      CUNT.

  • ajsyav FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    Anyone else notice how sad Cole looked whenever the camera focused on him?

  • Choirman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Professional Shopper

    6 months ago

    I love how Austin talks with his hands!

  • DuoZero4 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Water we Waiting For!

    6 months ago

    A-team is pretty awesome.

  • IstabbedJulliusCeaser FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    I've been waiting for someone to mention Code Geass on this show since the beginning. I liked Austin, but I like him so much more knowing he loves Code Geass.

    I have very few friends who've seen it, so I had almost no one to geek about the third season with. Like Austin, I saw the dub, but unlike Austin, I put the two-and-two together and realized Lelouch was alive. He was never altruistic enough to be a Christ like figure, and he always had contingencies on his contingencies.

    As for the plot? Since everyone thinks he's dead, he can continue to be Zero. Someone has to protect Nunnally. Plenty of intrigue to be had that way.

  • killerrin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    This episode was amazing. Usually backup crews are 75/25 on the content, but you guys did absolutely amazing. Love "The A Team".


    Also loved the sweater Cole, Crunchyroll-Hime chan FTW

    • Invader-Jim FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      This is without doubt the worst episode to date purely because of the cast.

      Jesus wept... 

      It has taken me over 3 hours to get up to Cole explains because apparently I can only handle these fuckwits in verrry small doses. 30+ mins of overdramatised PokeBS didn't help matters either.


      These 3 Stooges were so atrocious they dragged an always amusing Cole down to their level. You can see it in his eyes, he knew throughout the ep that it was a total clusterfuck.

  • Icky427 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Icky

    6 months ago

    I love austin in the main cast, he has so much energy! then cole just BROKE him talking about keijo!!!!!!!! (yes i had to look up how many exclamation points there were XD

  • MrWeebles FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    Holy jeez kim is cute, notice me senpai

  • DuckMcGuck FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    This is incredible. Please have this cast on more often. I am begging you.

    • Invader-Jim FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      PFFT WAT??!?

  • Invader-Jim FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    I wonder if Side Cock always stands when he wants to talk over others and is the reason they put him in a booth...

  • Ace_High94 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    which subbed version is lelouch revealed to be alive still because i went back and watched the last episode and when C.C. is riding around in the cart it just shows the paper crane then ends

    • farson135 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      What he was referring to is the Japanese release. Video.

  • FletcherJY FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    Main cast needs 100% more Kim

  • Vongnakhone FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    When Austin says Code Geass: Season 2 takes the plot up to "eleven" i died. Don't know if the pun was intentional or not, but I am dead.

  • Ckikzilla FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    OKAY but who is Cole's best girl? I'm betting Nozomi

  • PureMatty FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    austins reactions are the best

  • hotchetos FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    Really good episode, had a bit of low expectations but this was my favorite

  • b12n11w00t FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    Hey I know that Stan guy from the Gauntlet. :)  I dug this lineup, it was really cool to see even more enthusiasm for anime than the normal cast. Definitely want to check out the pokemon anime

  • EarlVOstar FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    Austin needs to be part of the main show more often. I absolutely love his reactions to Cole explains and their Pokemon conversation

  • thirdhistory FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    Cole I love your sweater <3