半桶水 (第二季)
Half in the Bag (season 2)
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Half in the Bag (season 2)
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes16集 (乃2個短片)
Original channelRedLetterMedia
Original run2012年1月8日 – 2012年8月7日
Production company(s)RedLetterMedia
Season 1
Season 3
List of Half in the Bag episodes

The second season of movie review series Half in the Bag originally aired from January 8, 2012 to August 7, 2012 on Blip. Shortened episodes were released on YouTube by Machinima.

Mike and Jay continue to milk Mr. Plinkett of his life savings, but a series of misfortunes leaves them homeless and jobless. While traveling to the VCR Repair Shop for new work, they discover they are marked men. Meanwhile, Mr. Plinkett begins a relationship with femme fatale Sheila, who lures Plinkett into the world of modern technology and plans to disrupt Mike and Jay's long-running VCR scam.



The second season continues the format established in the first season, in which co-hosts Mike Stoklasa and Jay Bauman play VCR repairmen who discuss movies while swindling their client. As established in "Harry's Next Review", Half in the Bag takes place in the same universe as Mr. Plinkett Reviews. Many one-off supporting characters named Rich are portrayed by Rich Evans, who previously starred as the lead in the short Richard Edlund VS His Sons, and fans speculate that the Half in the Bag universe is populated with Richard Edlund's human progeny.


Production of season two coincided with the production of Game Station 2.0 and Red Letter Media's move to a new studio location in May 2012.[1] The living room set is absent for many episodes. Reviews were instead shot in a variety of locations, including the Riverside Theater, a moving car, and the Red Letter Media studio, which served as a warehouse and a backroom in Collector's Edge Comics. A new set was built to depict the Lightning Fast! VCR Repair Shop on-screen. Exteriors were shot around Walker's Point as well as downtown Milwaukee.

Rich Evans made his first appearance as a reviewer in Episode 15 "The Amazing Spider-Man", playing the proprietor of Collector's Edge Comics. Josh Davis, Jack Packard, and Jocelyn Ridgely all return for appearances. Tim Heidecker contacted the Red Letter Media crew about a collaboration during his comedy tour stop in Milwaukee in 2012. Jessi Nakles served as camera operator for several episodes.


Main article: List of Half in the Bag characters



  • Rich Evans as Harry S. Plinkett, Margaret Thatcher, Richard Edlund Jr. the Comic Book Guy, DJ Jammer, George Lucas (14 episodes)
  • Jocelyn Ridgely as Sheila (3 episodes)
  • Josh Davis as Phil the Exterminator (1 episode)
  • Jack Packard as FUCK-BOT 5000! (1 episode)
  • Nick Packard and Jessi Nakles as Robot Wranglers (1 episode)

Guest starsEdit

  • Patrick Beck as Goon (2 episodes)
  • Michael Denk as Goon (2 episodes)
  • Linda Cieslik as Old Lady (1 episode)
  • Tim Heidecker as Tim (1 episode)


Episodes aired on Blip from January to August 2012. Shortened episodes were released on YouTube until February 2012 as part of a distribution partnership with Machinima.


See also: List of Half in the Bag episodes
集數 總集數 精選電影
Featured films
Guest stars
1 22
2011 Re-cap:
The Muppets (2011, BV)
The Descendants (2011, FoxS)
Super 8 (2011, Par.)
Melancholia (2011, Magn.)
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011, Par.)
Friends With Benefits (2011, SGem)
Bridesmaids (2011, Uni.)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2007, Par.)
The Social Network (2010, Sony)
Rich Evans
Jay Bauman
Icon-Plinkett Youtube-logo
After a hiatus, Mike and Jay return to Mr. Plinkett's house to find him dead. They perform a lifesaving technique to revive Mr. Plinkett.
2 23
The Devil Inside (2012, Par.)
Flyin' Ryan (2003, New Concorde, DVD)
The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005, SGem)
The Last Exorcism (2010, LGF)
Cloverfield (2008, Par.)
Rich Evans
Mike Stoklasa
Icon-Plinkett Youtube-logo
Hoping to claim Mr. Plinkett's life insurance benefits, Mike and Jay hatch a plan to murder him.
3 24
Red Tails (2012, Fox)
Reckless (1997, Harlequin)
Glory (1989, TriS)
Saving Private Ryan (1998, DW)
Flags of Our Fathers (2006, P/DW)
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006, WB)
Rich Evans
Mike Stoklasa
Icon-Plinkett Youtube-logo
Mike tries to fix the VCR because he wants to watch Reckless.
4 24/25
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Under duress, Mike promotes the 3D re-release of The Phantom Menace.
5 25
B-Fest 2012:
Best of the Best (1989, TriS, DVD)
Disco Godfather (1979, Xenon, DVD)
Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977, CE, DVD)
Road House (1989, UA, DVD)
To Catch A Yeti (1995, USA Films, VHS)
Josh Davis,
Jessi Nakles,
Rich Evans (archive footage)
Jay Bauman
Icon-Plinkett Youtube-logo
Phil the Pest Exterminator is called into Northwestern University to deal with an unknown infestation. Tracking the pests to Mr. Plinkett's house, he chats with Mike and Jay about B-Fest.
6 26
Chronicle (2012, Fox)
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012, Sony)
Skyline (2010, Uni.)
Crank (2006, LGF)
Crank: High Voltage (2009, LGF)
Rich Evans,
Jocelyn Ridgely,
Linda Cieslik,
Gillian Bellinger
Jay Bauman
Icon-Plinkett Youtube-logo
Mr. Plinkett plunges headfirst into the world of online dating, but his date threatens to unravel Mike and Jay's VCR scam.
7 27
Silent House (2012, ORF)
John Carter (2012, BV)
The Recovered (2008, Gravitas Ventures, VOD)
The House of the Devil (2009, Magn.)
Rich Evans
Jay Bauman
Icon-Plinkett Youtube-logo
Mr. Plinkett has a date with Sheila at Best Buy, where she convinces him to purchase a DVD player.
8 28
The Hunger Games (2012, LGF)
Jeff Who Lives at Home (2012, ParV)
Cyrus (2010, FoxS)
Garden State (2004, FoxS)
Showgirls (1995, MGM)
21 Jump Street (2012, Sony)
Rich Evans,
Jack Packard,
Jessi Nakles,
Nick Packard
Mike Stoklasa and Jay Bauman
Icon-Plinkett Youtube-logo
Mike and Jay are forced to fix Mr. Plinkett's DVD player and accidentally bring a monster to life.
9 29
Cabin in the Woods (2012, LGF)
The Three Stooges (2012, Fox)
Rubber (2010, Magn.)
The Brady Brunch Movie (1995, Par.)
Rich Evans
Jay Bauman
Icon-Plinkett Youtube-logo
Mr. Plinkett finally becomes fed up of Mike and Jay's antics.
10 30
Zaat! (1971, Cultra, Blu-Ray/DVD)
Rich Evans
Jay Bauman
Icon-Plinkett Youtube-logo
With Mr. Plinkett away, Mike and Jay have squatted in his house for five straight days. When he returns, they scramble to clean the mess they have made.
11 31
Mike Stoklasa
Icon-Plinkett Youtube-logo
Homeless and penniless, Mike and Jay head to the VCR Repair Shop for new work. They stop to watch The Avengers at the Oriental Theatre and Mike visits Copenhagen while Jay plays Tetris.
12 32
Battleship (2012, Uni.)
Dark Shadows (2012, WB)
The Beverly Hillbillies (1993, Fox)
The Addams Family (1991, Par.)
Addams Family Values (1993, Par.)
Alice in Wonderland (2010, BV)
Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985, WB)
Ed Wood (1994, BV)
Beetlejuice (1988, WB)
Batman (1989, WB)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (2001, BV)
Planet of the Apes (2001, Fox)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005, WB)
Sleepy Hollow (1999, Par.)
Rich Evans
Jay Bauman
Icon-Plinkett Youtube-logo
Using a homemade tinfoil helmet, Jay tries to block the homing beacon implanted in his head, which has disastrous consequences.
13 33
Prometheus (2012, Fox)
Lost (2004-2010, ABC)
Alien vs. Predator (2004, Fox)
Avatar (2009, Fox)
Land of the Dead (2005, Uni.)
The Ward (2011, XMP, DVD)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008, Par.)
Drag Me to Hell (2009, Uni.)
Bad Biology (2008, Media Blasters, DVD)
Rich Evans
Jay Bauman
Icon-Plinkett Youtube-logo
Mike and Jay return to Mr. Plinkett's house after seeing a movie.
14 34
That's My Boy (2012, Sony)
Party Down (2009-2010, Starz)
The Making of Milwaukee (2006, MPTV)
Pink Flamingos (1972, Saliva)
Rich Evans,
Patrick Beck,
Michael Denk
Jay Bauman
Icon-Plinkett Youtube-logo
Continuing their journey to the VCR Repair Shop, Mike and Jay accept a ride from two affable strangers, but the strangers have sinister and murderous intentions.
15 35
Moonrise Kingdom (2012, Focus)
Spider-Man (2002, Sony)
Spider-Man 2 (2004, Sony)
Spider-Man 3 (2007, Sony)
Superman (1978, WB)
Superman II (1981, WB)
Superman III (1983, WB)
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987, WB)
Superman Returns (2006, WB)
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001, BV)
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004, BV)
The Darjeeling Limited (2007, FoxS)
Rich Evans,
Patrick Beck,
Michael Denk
Mike Stoklasa
Icon-Plinkett Youtube-logo
Richard Edlund Jr. heroically saves two vagrants from being murdered, but his goodwill brings an ill wind.
16 35/36
Rich Evans
Icon-Plinkett Youtube-logo
Mr. Plinkett places an order for his prescriptions.
17 36
The Dark Knight Rises (2012, WB)
The Dark Knight (2008, WB)
Batman Begins (2005, WB)
Memento (2000, NM)
Inception (2010, WB)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991, TriS)
Jocelyn Ridgely
(voice only)
Rich Evans
(voice only)
Jay Bauman
Icon-Plinkett Youtube-logo
Mike and Jay sneak into Mr. Plinkett's house to use his phone and inadvertently win tickets to see The Dark Knight Rises.
18 37
Step Up Revolution (2012, LG/S)
A New Hope (1977, Fox)
The Empire Strikes Back (1980, Fox)
Return of the Jedi (1983, Fox)
Rich Evans,
Jocelyn Ridgely,
Tim Heidecker
Jay Bauman
Icon-Plinkett Youtube-logo
Having returned to the VCR Repair Shop, Mike and Jay uncover a far-reaching conspiracy spearheaded by an old nemesis.


  1. Red Letter Media, LLC (June 6, 2012). "Half in the Bag set time lapse". Retrieved February 25, 2016.