"Man of Steel"
URL: linkShow: Half in the BagReleased: June 20, 2013
Season 3, Episode 55 (18)Time: 39:30
Reviews: Man of Steel
Edited by: Jay BaumanMusic by: Matthew Baamonde
Cast: Mike Stoklasa, Jay Bauman
Guests: Rich Evans

"Man of Steel" is the eighteenth episode of the third season of film review web series Half in the Bag, and 55th episode in the series overall. The episode aired June 20, 2013 on Blip.[1][2]

In this episode, Mike and Jay discover that Mr. Plinkett's house is scheduled for demolition. To pull off one final scam, they stall the construction worker with beer and a movie.


A microwave magnetron has destroyed all working VCRs in Mr. Plinkett's house and in the aftermath, Mike and Jay are re-hired by Mr. Plinkett to repair his VCR. The duo learns that the City of Milwaukee has scheduled the destruction of Plinkett's house to build a freeway, but Plinkett remains blissfully unaware.

Hoping to graft Plinkett for the last time, Mike and Jay request advance payment, however, Plinkett has run out of checks and must retrieve his checks from his old home. Their plan hits another snag when Richard Edlund Jr., a union construction worker, arrives to start the demolition. Mike and Jay appeal to Richard's indolence with an offer of cold beer.

The three stall for time at the repair shop while discussing Man of Steel. However, their scam fails when Plinkett learns of the impending destruction of his house. As Plinkett packs up his life, he releases Mike and Jay from their contract. Resigned, the three leave.

Richard then returns with a sledgehammer and joyously destroys Plinkett's home.

Summary and ReviewEdit

The Man of Steel is a new reboot of a remake to a sequel of Superman. It stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, a 7-11 logo, and Kevin Costner as a Sears logo. In this film, Superman punches a bunch of energy while Metropolis is destroyed and all of its citizens die, except for Laurence Fishburne and a secretary. General Zod also wants the Kodak to save Krypton.
— Mike Stoklasa


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"Zack Snyder, Superman IV, and The Justice League"

URL: linkShow: Half in the BagReleased: June 26, 2013
Season 3, Episode 55 (19) / ExtrasTime: 6:34
Reviews: Man of Steel
Edited by: Jay BaumanMusic by: Daniel Palkowski
Cast: Mike Stoklasa, Jay Bauman
Guests: Rich Evans (uncredited)



Mike, Jay and Rich discuss Zack Snyder's directorial style, Superman IV: Quest for Peace, and the new directions for the future Justice League movie.



This episode shot and filmed between June 14[3][4] and June 20.[1][2]

Plinkett IntroductionEdit

  • I don't even know what this show is happening ...


  1. Man of Steel. Dir. Zack Snyder. Warner Bros. Pictures, 2013. Film.[3][4]

Season 3, Episode 55 (18)
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  1. 1.0 1.1 Red Letter Media, LLC (June 20, 2013). "Red Letter Media on Twitter: "Half in the Bag: Man of Steel ...". Retrieved January 17, 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Red Letter Media, LLC (June 20, 2013). "Half in the Bag: Man of Steel". Retrieved January 17, 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Man of Steel". CBS. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Man of Steel (2013)". Flixster. Retrieved April 1, 2017.

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