In this episode, Thomas talks to Matt about nature versus nurture, growing up in the 50s, and dead bodies. What he doesn’t talk about is how the title of this week’s movie is also the title of one of his favorite songs: Stand By Me. Wil Wheaton goodness and a young (but not TOO young) John Cusack! Also, dancing with trains and some realities of what it’s like to be twelve years old, all crammed into one ham handed story about friendship.
Does Matt have a depressing realization? Does Thomas speculate on what River Phoenix could have been? Is Matt recording between drinking binges? Does Thomas briefly confuse Jerry O’Connell with Dean Cain?