TalkRadar Clip o' the week: Alan Wake and The Quest for The Billionth Thermos

Seriously, we know you’re busy people! We also know a lot of you reading GamesRadar haven’t ever listened to our filthy, stupid podcast: TalkRadar. We understand your trepidation. They're too long, podcasts are boring, etc… Well, here’s a bite-sized clip we humbly ask that you try super-quick like! It may not be what you were expecting

Let’s state this right off: We love Alan Wake. However, with its ultra-serious tone, ceaseless first-person narration, and a maddening number of Thermos brand thermoses to distract yourself with, the game is very easy to make fun of. So, with all due respect to its execution and ambition, lets mock it mercilessly in our very own Alan Wake sketch?!

I can’t speak for Henry Gilbert (he’s not here today,) the man who wrote this awesomely goofy piece, but I can only assume he wrote the piece out of some affection for the game. You’ll have to have played Alan Wake a bit to really get it, but assuming you have, you’ll think it's f***ing hilarious. Plus, we love making old-timey radio production pieces like this, but they take a lot of time. So if you like it, by all means, link the vid around to your buddies and help us spread the Gospel of TalkRadar so we can make more. Amen.

Jun 23, 2010

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  • elpurplemonkey - August 13, 2010 8:27 a.m.

    God I fucking love this clip. It's a lot funnier now that I've played the game. We need more Hank on tdar.
  • boourns - July 22, 2010 12:43 p.m.

    great work Hank!
  • YuGiOhisbetterthanMagic - June 24, 2010 5:38 p.m.

    god damnit, i missed like 20 Tdars cuase of school... i have to get back on the band wagon or all my freids will think im gay!
  • hist - June 24, 2010 4:03 p.m.

    This was fucking hilarious the first time I heard it. I'm so glad you decided to post this on the site! I'm spreading it around. Keep 'em coming.
  • Zanthis - June 24, 2010 3:12 p.m.

    Hehe, damn I love T-Dar
  • philipshaw - June 24, 2010 11:28 a.m.

    This was great sketch, keep doing the Talkradar Clip o' the week because I send them to my friend who doesn't have time to listen to a podcast over 2 hours
  • insidious420 - June 24, 2010 1:48 a.m.

    LOL, I haven't played the game but that's not necessary to find this hilarious! Nice job.
  • Vitoruss1 - June 24, 2010 1:07 a.m.

    @Mexiflan That might be the best desicion of your life. Great job, Hank, that was hilarious. You're quite the wordsmith! And to you, Mr. Antista- I can just imagine you being an Olde Timey narrator to a Disney cartoon or something.
  • Tenfey - June 24, 2010 12:11 a.m.

    My lunchbox doesn't have a thermos, you lucky son of a bitch.
  • Mexiflan - June 23, 2010 11:48 p.m.

    Oh god,i HAVE to start listening to talkradar.
  • Redeater - June 23, 2010 11:42 p.m.

    You know the worst thing about this game is that despite being in development limbo for years............when you collect every single collectible in that game you get nothing...... throw us a bone next time guys! I was hoping for at least some unlockable original skin complete with scarf!
  • ventanger - June 23, 2010 11:25 p.m.

    Who the fuck leaves these out everywhere?! I mean these are quality items, these Thermos brand thermoses. Almost as good as Verizon cell phones and Energizer batteries! Hilariously well done Hank M. F. Tank (totally non-ironic name by the way), you must do another one in the vein of the metaphor laced narrative of Max Payne 3!
  • RebornKusabi - June 23, 2010 10:14 p.m.

    This is a cool idea! Compiling and distributing your sketches to the main site outside of your 3 hour long podcasts is a great idea, seriously! Good sketch too, it's completely spot on!

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