Half in the Bag (season 1)
Half in the Bag (season 1)

Half in the Bag (season 1)
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes21
Original channelRedLetterMedia
Original runMarch 11, 2011 – November 20, 2011
Production company(s)RedLetterMedia
Season 2
List of Half in the Bag episodes

The first season of movie review series Half in the Bag originally aired from March 11, 2011 to November 20, 2011 on the RedLetterMedia site. Truncated episodes were released on the Machininma channel. Episodes grew in length as the series progressed and focused on newly released movies, cult classics, fan conventions, local Milwaukee culture, and original RedLetterMedia productions. Many collaborators from previous RedLetterMedia productions make guest appearances.

The show revolves around Mike and Jay, two unscrupulous VCR repairmen, who scam the elderly Mr. Plinkett by pretending to fix his VCR.


Main article: List of Half in the Bag characters



  • Rich Evans as Harry S. Plinkett, Mike Spiduski, George Lucas, Harriet Plinkett, Plinkett's great-great-great-grandson, and himself (17 episodes)
  • Jack Packard as Mailman Tommy, FUCK-Bot 5000, Jack the Audience Member, and himself (3 episodes)
  • Hannah Spear as Valerie Lapomme / Sexy Nerd Girl (3 episodes)
  • Lora Story as Officer Cooper the Undercover Hooker, Sue Peterson, and herself (2 episodes)
  • Keri Lynn SanFelippo as Hooker and Dancer (2 episodes)
  • Josh Davis as Phil the Exterminator (1 episode)
  • Jocelyn Ridgely as Queen Voluptuor (1 episode)
  • Dan Benavente as Warner Bro 1 (1 episode)
  • Peter Aksamit as Warner Bro 2 (1 episode)
  • Jessi Nakles as herself (1 episode)
  • Alexandre O. Phillipe as himself (1 episode)
  • Gillian Bellinger as Rhoda Rhodenstein (1 episode)

Guest starsEdit

  • Michael Denk as Goon ("Drive Angry and the Adjustment Bureau")
  • Tim Higgins as Goon ("Drive Angry and the Adjustment Bureau")
  • Chelsey Patti as Amy the Massage Therapist ("Battle: Los Angeles and The Galaxy Invader")
  • The Watchman as himself ("Super and The Watchman")
  • Tim Towne as Police Officer ("Troll 2 and Best Worst Movie")
  • Nichole Kane as Hooker ("Troll 2 and Best Worst Movie")
  • Crystal Weiderman as Hooker ("Troll 2 and Best Worst Movie")
  • Mandie Mutchie as Waitress ("What's Your Number? and The Black Ninja")


See also: List of Half in the Bag episodes
No. in series
No. in season
Featured films Airdate Guest stars Editor Links
1 1
Drive Angry (2011, Sum.)
The Adjustment Bureau (2011, Uni.)
March 11, 2011
Rich Evans,
Michael Denk,
Tim Higgins
Jay Bauman
Icon-Plinkett Youtube-logo
Mike and Jay, two sleazy VCR repairmen, start work on an elderly man's broken VCR.
2 2
Battle: Los Angeles (2011, Sony)
Cloverfield (2008, Par.)
The Galaxy Invader (1985, Moviecraft)
March 15, 2011
Rich Evans,
Chelsey Patti
Jay Bauman
Icon-Plinkett Youtube-logo
Mike and Jay work on the VCR while Mr. Plinkett gets a massage.
3 3
March 26, 2011
Rich Evans (credited),
Sexy Nerd Girl
Mike Stoklasa
Icon-Plinkett Youtube-logo
Mike and Jay drink beer and talk about Sexy Nerd Girl's V.
4 4
Sucker Punch (2011, WB)
April 1, 2011
Rich Evans
Jay Bauman
Icon-Plinkett Youtube-logo
Mr. Plinkett attempts to watch Night Court on his still-broken VCR.
5 5
Your Highness (2011, Uni.)
Samurai Cop (1989, Media Blasters, DVD)
April 14, 2011
Rich Evans,
Josh Davis
Jay Bauman
Icon-Plinkett Youtube-logo
Mr. Plinkett hangs up a picture of Jesus while Mike and Jay meet Phil, a pest control exterminator.
6 6
Scream 4 (2011, W/Dim.)
April 22, 2011
Mike and Jay check out some anime, some magna, and, most importantly, eat some pocky.
7 7
Super (2011, Color, IFC)
May 9, 2011
Rich Evans, The Watchman
Jay calls Mike back from vacation to help dispose of a body, but the Watchman finds out.
8 8
Troll 2 (1990, Color, Filmirage)
Best Worst Movie (2009, Color, Magic Stone Productions)
May 22, 2011
Lora Story, Tim Towne, Keri Lynn SanFelippo, Nichole Kane, Crystal Weiderman, Rich Evans, The Watchman (archive footage only)
Mike and Jay watch Troll 2 with Officer Cooper, but there's more to her than meets the eye.
9 9
Summer Movie Roundup
Thor (2011, Color, Paramount)
The Hangover Part II (2011, Color, Warner)
X-Men: First Class (2011, Color, Fox)
May 22, 2011
Rich Evans (credited)
After accidentally fixing the VCR, Mike and Jay spend an afternoon watching VHS tapes.
10 10
The 2011 48 Hour Film Project
The Great Space Jam (2011, Color, RedLetterMedia)
June 29, 2011
Lora Story, Jocelyn Ridgely, Dan Benavente, Mike Stoklasa, Jack Packard, Peter Aksamit, Jessi Nakles, FUCK-Bot 5000
Mike and Jay take time off to participate in Milkwaukee's 48 Hour Film Project.
11 11
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011, Color, Paramount)
July 20, 2011
Rich Evans, Jack Packard (uncredited)
Mailman Tommy has a package for Mr. Plinkett.
12 12
Captain America (2011, Color, Paramount)
The Rocketeer (1991, Color, Disney)
July 24, 2011
Rich Evans
Mr. Plinkett threatens to fire Mike and Jay if they don't clean up.
13 13
Cowboys and Aliens (2011, Color, Universal)
August 6, 2011
Rich Evans, Sexy Nerd Girl (archive footage)
Vandals hurl bricks through the window to send messages. Mike has a cinematic bowel movement.
14 14
August 15, 2011
Rich Evans
Mike and Jay attend a science fiction convention.
15 15
August 26, 2011
Rich Evans, Freddie Williams II, Sexy Nerd Girl
Mike, Jay, and George Lucas attend Chicago Comic-Con.
16 16
Fright Night (2011, Color, DreamWorks)
Conan the Barbarian (2011, Color, Nu Image)
August 31, 2011
Rich Evans
Mike and Jay wake up after throwing a huge party to discover that Plinkett's VCR is missing. Mr. Plinkett goes to see a movie, but gets a haircut.
17 17
September 16, 2011
September 21, 2011
Rich Evans, Alexandre Philippe
While waiting for a tow truck, Alexandre O. Philippe talks about Star Wars with Mike and Jay.
18 18
Drive (2011, Color, Bold Films)
Contagion (2011, Color, Warner)
September 28, 2011
Rich Evans
Mike and Jay must discreetly dispose of a VCR.
19 19
Robot (Enthiran, 2010, Color, Sun Pictures, IN)
The Last Circus (Balada triste de trompeta, 2010, Color, Tornasol, ES)
October 11, 2011
Rich Evans, Keri Lynn SanFelippo
Mike and Jay check out the Milwaukee Film Festival and use a time machine to steal Plinkett's VCR before it gets stolen. Plinkett's great-great-great-grandson comes from the future to steal the VCR.
20 20
What's Your Number? (2011, Color, Regency Enterprises)
The Black Ninja (2003, Color, MTI Home Video)
October 21, 2011
Gillian Bellinger, Rich Evans, Mandie Mutchie, Jack Packard
After Mr. Plinkett turns his living room into a comedy club for extra cash, Mike and Jay talk movies with Rhoda, a stand-up comedian, in between her sets.
21 21
Jack and Jill (2011, Color, Columbia)
November 20, 2011
Rich Evans
Mr. Plinkett's sister comes to visit for Thanksgiving.




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