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๐Ÿค“VR Takes You to 'Lovecraft Country,' 'The Batman' Trailer's Uncanny Similarity to 'Se7en' & More

In this episode: "The Matrix 4" and its transgender allegory is on its wayโ€”without Agent Smith or Morpheus. HBO's experiential promotion for "Lovecraft Country." Is "The Batman" a trailer thief? Netflix has a 'Three Body Problem.' Plus Loaded Questions and a whole lot more.

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๐Ÿ›น Rick W. gets his new Tony Hawk game, complete with limited edition skateboard (at 1 min, 6 sec)

โœˆ๏ธ Rick M. wasn't the guy flying a jetpack past commercial airliners on approach to LAX โ€ฆ at least not this time (at 2:46)

3๏ธโƒฃ Netflix's "Three Body Problem" may be a good one to have (at 3:26)

๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ "The Matrix 4" is on its wayโ€“without Agent Smith or Morpheus (at 4:52)

๐Ÿ’ฅ "The Animatrix," revisitedโ€“why it was better than Matrix 2 and 3 (at 6:46)

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿฆฐ Did you know "The Matrix" series is an allegory about transgenderism? Neither did we (at 7:34)

๐Ÿฆ‡=โผ? "Holy Double Vision, Batman!" If the trailer to "The Batman" looks familiar to you, this may be why (at 10:43)

๐Ÿ‘“ HBO takes its experiential marketing prowess to virtual reality to promote "Lovecraft Country" (at 12:04)

๐Ÿท Did Elon Musk's Neuralink presser pull a Cybertruck? (at 14:47)

๐Ÿค• Just how much damage has the pandemic done to media spend in 2020? (at 15:42)

๐Ÿฟ It's official: Summer 2020's box office champion is โ€ฆ (at 16:26)

Approximately 18-minutes, 15-seconds. For US audiences.

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๐ƒ The Bronco is Back, ComicCon@Home, BK Augments Your Sesame Seed Buns & More

The Ricks are bowled over by the 2021 Ford Bronco. Burger King augments your sesame seed buns. Apple's "Underdogs" ask "Is everyone wearing pants" during video calls. "The Boys" whale of a season two trailer, and more. From August 2. 

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IN THIS EPISODE

๐Ÿ‘๐ŸปOne Rick tries out a new biometrics hack, and it doesn't end well (at :56-seconds)

๐Ÿฆนโ€โ™‚๏ธThe Boys Season 2 Trailer drops at the ComicCon that wasn't (at 2:23)

๐ŸŽThe Ford Bronco is Back (Minus the Ford) (at 7:36)

๐ŸŽApple's "Underdogs" are hit and miss on working from home (at 10:58)

๐ŸŽคBurger King's augments your sesame seed buns (at 13:07)

๐Ÿ”KFC's 3D Printed Chicken Nuggets * (at 14:38)

๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ปCES 2021 pulls a ComicCon@Home (at 15:29)

๐Ÿ•Is Domino's Noid back on the prowl? (at 16:46)

Approx. 18-min, 15-sec. For US audiences.

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๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘„๐Ÿ‘ How 'It Is What It Is' Took Silicon Valley by Storm, Dos Equis' Social Distancing Cooler

Dos Equis toasts its new six-foot-long social distancing cooler. The secrets of latent semantic indexing. The secret "Princess Pride" remake. And WTAF is "It Is What It Is"? The Ricks have answersโ€”plus some Loaded Questions of their own.

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๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธFourth of July memories (at 1-min, 4-sec)

๐Ÿ‘ธ๐ŸฝSomething to Quibi about: Celebrities stage their own "Prince Bride" fan film (at 2:32)

๐Ÿ“ฑMIT Tech Review: What grown-ups don't get about teens, tech, and social media (at 4:19)

๐Ÿ“บMental Floss unearths cringeworthy commercials from the '80s and '90s (at 6:45)

๐Ÿ˜ŽDos Equis has a new seis-foot ice cooler for a summer of social distancing (at 9:30)

๐Ÿค–'b' role: The new sci-fi thriller starting an actual AI robot in the leading role (at 11:09)

๐Ÿ—‚What you need to know about Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI) (at 12:36)

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘„๐Ÿ‘"It Is What It Is" wasn't what you thought it was (at 14:00)

Approximately 16-minutes, 13-seconds. For US audiences.


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๐Ÿฅฝ How COVID-19 Will Shape VR, Brands You Want to Shelter With Most, R-Rated Justice League & More

"The Mandalorian" tries on some 501's. The Justice League stars in a gory new R-rated animated movie. ADWEEK asks: What brands would you want to shelter with most? Starbucks switches up its strategy for the time of COVID-19, and more. Brought to you by Taskin, the first name in stylish, premium-quality travel gear.

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๐Ÿš€ Disney+ hit "The Mandalorian" tries on some of their favorite 501's (at 1-min, 34-sec)

๐Ÿ’ฅ The SuperFriends it ain't: The gory new, R-rated "Justice League" animated movie is pure <BLEEP> (at 3:38)

๐Ÿ•น Virtually House Bound: The impact of COVID-19 on the future of virtual reality (at 5:07)

๐Ÿ˜ ADWEEK wants to know: With what "house" of brands would you want to shack up with most? (at 9:39)

๐Ÿ––๐Ÿฝ Turns out James T. Kirk may be into little green men, too (at 12:53)

๐Ÿง—๐Ÿปโ€North Face joins brands boycotting Facebookโ€“will more join the party? (at 14:09)

โ˜•๏ธ Starbucks' plans for a post-"third place" world (at 14:45)

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Approximately 17-minutes, 3-seconds. For US audiences.

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๐Ÿ”‘ 3 Keys to Marketing in a Post-Pandemic World, Non-Essential Worker Barbie, Virtual Barbers & More

The Ricks share some of insights on marketing's new normal. Non-essential worker Barbie makes the most of quarantine. Baby reveals come to Zoom. Plus, are virtual barbers head and shoulders above the real thing?

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โœ‚๏ธ Weeks into lockdown, Rick W. is digging for his Flowbee (at 1-min, 11-second)

๐Ÿ’‡๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ Rick M. decides to cut his own hairโ€”so what could go wrong? (at 1:50)

๐Ÿ“ˆ Do out-of-work barbers have a future in consulting? (at: 3:00)

๐Ÿ  Sheltering-in-dreamhouse: Meet non-essential worker Barbie (at: 4:10)

๐Ÿ› Just how much has the coronavirus pandemic changed marketing? (at 5:38)

๐ŸŒŽ The digital world's population boom (at 6:50)

๐Ÿ• BOPIS with a side of pizza: Your business model, revisited (at 9:12)

๐Ÿ’ˆ Will the new barbershop experience come with nitrous oxide? (at 11:00)

๐ŸŽช Can VR save trade shows? (at 11:34)

๐Ÿค‘ Is it time to cut your marketing budget? Or double down? (at 16:05)

๐Ÿค Deal making in a post-handshake world (at 16:57)

๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป Baby reveals, by way of Zoom (at 19:30)

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Approximately 20 minutes, 40 seconds. For US audiences.

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