Trailers Without Pity Episode Guide

30 Dec

Trailers Without Pity was a web video show written, voiced and edited by brothers Omar and Pablo Gallaga. It ran on NBC Universal/Bravo-owned from October 2008 through 2012 for four runs of shows. Episodes typically ran 4-5 minutes long and featured the “Super Gallaga Bros.” in animated form talking about movie trailers, intercut with stills from the film (often with word balloons or captions) and stock photos.

After several versions of a test episode called Trailers Trashed (“Season Zero”) for the movie Hancock were made in the Summer of 2008, the eventual format, which is more of a visual recap of a trailer rather than a re-enactment/puppet show, was settled upon and continued to be the template for the series. It was heavily influenced by the format of Daniel “djb” Blau’s The Week Without Pity videos.

For the purposes of this episode guide, all links from the movie titles go to the original entries where they appeared on Terribly Happy/Bloggystyle. There, the context and back story of each videos is often explained. Due to issues with outdated video embed codes, TWOP links are also provided as direct links to where each video can still be viewed. If you’re trying to view the videos on an iOS device, you’re better off downloading the official iOS TWOP app, where the videos can be viewed on an iPhone/iPad, etc.


Season Zero

EpisodeMovieDescriptionTWOP linkAirdate
0HancockOriginally called Trailers Trashed, this was the test-run episode that led to Trailers Without Pity.N/AJune 24, 2008



Season One

EpisodeMovieDescriptionTWOP linkAirdate
1-1Quantum of SolaceIn the debut episode, Pablo and Omar try to figure out how much Quantum is in a Solace.TWOP link.Oct. 7, 2008
1-2WatchmenIs Zach Snyder really legendary enough to pull off adapting the graphic novel? No, it turns out.TWOP link.Oct. 20, 2008
1-3Fast & FuriousVin Diesel goes vroom vroom! 2 much so.TWOP link.Nov. 3, 2008
1-4The Tale of DespereauxLittle adventurous, possibly suicidal, mouse -- big world.TWOP link.Nov. 11, 2008
1-5The Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonWait a minute, if he's aging backward and his wife dates him when he's a child, does that make her a pedophile?TWOP link.Nov. 17, 2008
1-6Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceHarry looks deeply into the pensieve and we look deeply into Harry's movie trailer.TWOP link.Nov. 24, 2008
1-7Star TrekTo boldly reboot a tired franchise with Hot Uhura and the bad guy from Heroes...TWOP linkDec. 2, 2008
1-8ValkyrieA movie about Nazis released on Christmas day? What could be better?TWOP linkDec. 10, 2008
1-9Bride WarsAnimated Samuel L. Jackson lends a hand to sort through this chick-flick shit.TWOP link.Dec. 16, 2008
1-10Terminator SalvationWe came back to the future to tell you about this movie... but not too much because... PARADOX!TWOP link.Dec. 24, 2008
1-11X-Men Origins: WolverineRemember when Hugh Jackman did that Air Jordan homage, fighting a damn helicopter? Good times.TWOP links.Jan. 6, 2009
1-12Monsters vs. AliensThe Poor Man's Pixar scores by not being a fakey-fakey Howard's End knockoff.TWOP link.Jan. 22, 2009
1-13KnowingThe premonitionistic thriller suffers at the hands of Omar's Nicolas Cage impression.TWOP link.Feb. 3, 2009
1-14G.I. JoeIn which Destro has no cool mask and The Baroness gains a boob job. TWOP link.Feb. 18, 2009
1-15Tranformers: Revenge of the FallenWe'll put in some jive-talking robots and make Megan Fox run around for three hours. What could go wrong?TWOP link.March 4, 2009
1-16Funny PeopleWe'd line up for anything Judd Apatow does, no matter how serious and self-important he might get; that's the problem with this movie, actually. Bonus audio clip!TWOP link.March 21, 2009
1-17Public EnemiesMichael Mann lines up an incredible cast for some gangster action, see? Mwah, see?TWOP link.April 1, 2009
1-18Where the Wild Things AreOmar finds himself less psyched about the movie than most by making the mistake of reading the book as an adult.TWOP link.April 14, 2009
1-19G-ForceRelax, hip comedians. We're not going to take you to task for cashing the paycheck on a crappy movie like this. Much.TWOP link.April 28, 2009
1-20The Boat That RockedBefore it was renamed to Pirate Radio, this romantic comedy/music romp seemed promising.TWOP link.May 12, 2009
1-21Inglourious BasterdsHoly crap, what are we gonna do with 800 Nazi scalps? We're gonna need, like... a Scalpatorium!TWOP link.May 27, 2009
1-22BrünoSacha Baron Cohen goes beyond Borat into way gay territory. Hope you like comedic assplay!TWOP link.June 10, 2009
1-23I Love You, Beth CooperThe more teen movies change, the more they stay exactly the same. It helps when you steal like crazy.TWOP link.June 23, 2009
1-24District 9How clever was that documentary-style trailer that never showed the aliens? Too clever.TWOP link.July 8, 2009
1-25GamerGrab your joystick! Or whatever they use to play the home game of The Running Man in ¡El Futuuuuuro!TWOP link.July 21, 2009
1-26Jennifer's BodyThe one with the photo of Omar trying to hand Megan Fox a flower.TWOP link.Aug. 3, 2009
1-27SurrogatesVirtual facsimiles of Omar G. and Pablo G. discuss the living-by-proxy sci-fi film. It's a foxy proxy.TWOP link.Aug. 18, 2009
1-28AvatarWho knew it would be the biggest movie of all time? James Cameron, probably. Yeah, that sonofabitch probably knew.TWOP link.Sept. 2, 2009
1-29ZombielandAre zombies totally over? Damn, man, like not even close! Our oven-roasted brains needed more.TWOP link.Sept. 16, 2009
1-302012Uncle Pepe makes a cameo as we discuss the Mayan-calendar influenced apocalyptic thriller.TWOP link.Sept. 30, 2009
1-31A Christmas CarolCGI Jim Carrey rides... a crotch rocket of some sort? Because of Christmas? OK, then.TWOP link.Oct. 13, 2009
1-32Ninja AssassinHoly crap, did you see that knife? And that sword? And the throwing stars? Neither did those dead guys.TWOP link.Oct. 28, 2009
1-33Sherlock HolmesSherlock Holmes kickboxes? God's own jumper cables, Robert Downey Jr., can breathe life into anything. You'll see!TWOP link.Nov. 11, 2009
1-34The WolfmanHirsute Benicio Del Toro, we salute you. With our hairy arms.TWOP link.Nov. 29, 2009
1-35Alice in WonderlandWhy don't you two just get a room already, Tim Burton and Johnny Depp? I mean, damn.TWOP link.Dec. 7, 2009



Season Two

EpisodeMovieDescriptionTWOP linkAirdate
2-1Clash of the TitansKraken? Don't you mean delicious, mouth-watering crackers? No? OK, our bad.TWOP link.Feb. 9, 2010
2-2Iron Man 2Robert Downey Jr. is better than Steve Jobs, but his nemesis Mickey Rourke looks like an Erector Set.TWOP link.Feb. 24, 2010
2-3Kick-AssThe Google Generation gets its violent fantasia/comic book superhero movie. We feel old!TWOP link.March 12, 2010
2-4Sex and the City 2I'm a Samantha! I'm a Charlotte! Guess what? Nobody cares!TWOP link.March 22, 2010
2-5Toy Story 3Little Andy! All grow'd up! Excuse us while we cry for two hours.TWOP link.April 5, 2010
2-6Knight and DayWhat the Hell IS this Tom Cruise/Cameron Diaz movie!? Social scientists are still trying to sort out the wreckage.TWOP link.April 20, 2010
2-7The A-TeamParachuting tank firing action!? Mohawks?! Liam Neeson?! It all seemed so awesome, once upon a time.TWOP link.May 7, 2010
2-8Dinner For SchmucksYes it's true, we could not resist the siren song of a movie with a synonym for "Penis" in the title.TWOP link.May 25, 2010
2-9InceptionChristopher Nolan is all, "Remember how I blew your mind? Get ready for the Re-Blow-Ening."TWOP link.June 4, 2010
2-10Scott Pilgrim vs. The WorldGrab your hoodie, it's about to get twee like Mario Bros. 3 in here. Beware the Michael Cera backlash!TWOP link.June 23, 2010
2-11Piranha 3-D"You're missing it! Tuna got mad!" In 3-D!TWOP link.June 29, 2010
2-12The ExpendablesEvery action actor ever tries to match up to the awesome that is Terry Crews. Most will fail.TWOP link.July 14, 2010
2-13MacheteGrab your Hispanic Puro Raza Oye Como Va ID card! It's about to get all Spanglishy up en la casa!TWOP link.Aug. 2, 2010
2-14The Social Network"Like" it? I "Superpoked" it! Uh... friend.TWOP link.Aug 10, 2020
2-15RedCome for the retired A-list hitmen, but stay for our super-creepy animated Morgan Freeman! TWOP link.Aug. 25, 2010
2-16Due DateRobert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis try to give birth to 8 lbs. of healthy American comedy. TWOP link.Sept. 9, 2010
2-17Morning GloryIt turns out America didn't want to see a comedy about a national morning TV show. But you could watch a video about that comedy!TWOP link.Sept. 22, 2010
2-18BurlesqueLiving monument and fishnet pioneer Cher smacks down Christina Aguilera and her off-putting dance moves.TWOP link.Oct. 12, 2010
2-19Tron LegacyWhere were you damn hipster neo-geeks when Omar was sad and lonely, watching Tron by himself, wearing thick glasses?TWOP link.Oct. 19, 2010
2-20Black SwanDarren Aronosfky makes Natalie Portman cry and gets called a genius. Lars Von Trier must be jealous.TWOP link.Nov. 2, 2010



Season Three

EpisodeMovieDescriptionTWOP linkAirdate
3-1Battle: Los AngelesWhat if Independence Day and District 9 had a three-way with Black Hawk Down that resulted in a baby? Man, that's one ugly baby.TWOP link.Jan. 31, 2011
3-2Sucker PunchHey, isn't this by that guy that ruined Watchmen?TWOP link.Feb. 15, 2011
3-3Scream 4Aren't you a little old to be running from serial killers in a movie?TWOP link.March 1, 2011
3-4Water for ElephantsWho doesn't love a circus? Well, the elephants, probably.TWOP link.March 28, 2011
3-5ThorA hero and a hammer and some Norse Code.TWOP link.April 4, 2011
3-6Cars 2It's not just us, right? These vehicles are completely soulless, correct?TWOP link.April 19, 2011
3-7X-Men: First ClassIt's a prequel because, frankly, the non-quel movies weren't really working anymore.TWOP link.May 3, 2011
3-8Super 8J.J. Abrams tries to capture that old Spielberg magic; we'll cry even if he doesn't.TWOP link.May 17, 2011
3-9Green LanternIn brightest day, in darkest night, please don't let this movie be as goofy as it might.TWOP link.June 3, 2011
3-10Cowboys & AliensHarrison Ford acts grumpy while Daniel Craig shoots aliens while riding a horse.TWOP link.June 15, 2011
3-11Rise of the Planet of the ApesMonkeys take over the world. And we're not totally against that!TWOP link.June 28, 2011
3-12Conan the BarbarianHe's not just strong, he's Pec-Tacular!TWOP link.July 14, 2011
3-13MoneyballSabermetrics! It's what's for statistical analysis to win at baseball (and for dinner)!TWOP link.July 26, 2011



Season Four

EpisodeMovieDescriptionTWOP linkAirdate
4-1The MuppetsJim Henson's felt family returns to theaters. That could be great, right?TWOP link.Nov. 3, 2011
4-2New Year's EveGarry Marshall has his way with another holiday, this time with an ominous countdown.TWOP link.Nov. 15, 2011
4-3The Girl with the Dragon TattooDavid Fincher + extremely popular gritty material with another Trent Reznor soundtrack? Just start engraving the Oscars already.TWOP link.Dec. 1, 2011
4-4War HorseHow will Steven Spielberg direct a touching tale of a boy and his horse for Christmas? By subbing in "Ho ho ho" with "Hay hay hay." TWOP link.Dec. 14, 2011
4-5The GreyLiam Neeson battles ridiculous wolf puppets in a snowy wilderness. Awooo!TWOP link.Jan. 9, 2012
4-6Star Wars Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace in 3DWe're not keen on seeing this one again in ANY dimension.TWOP link.Jan. 19, 2012
4-7The Hunger GamesThe tale of Katniss, as played by Jennifer Lawrence, and her contest to the death is like catnip for us!TWOP link.Feb. 2, 2012
4-8American ReunionWhen a pie-humping boy becomes a pie-humping man with a wife, a kid and a mortgage.TWOP link.Feb. 17, 2012
4-9The AvengersThis has, like, a LOT of superheroes. If you're into that sort of thing.TWOP link.March 2, 2012
4-10PrometheusThe prequel to Alien that has geeks aflutter and atwitter and a facehuggin'.TWOP link.March. 15, 2012
4-11The DictatorCan Sacha Baron Cohen retame the wild comedy genre he helped create?TWOP link.March 29, 2012
4-12The Amazing Spider-ManThe superhero movie with the best hair you've ever seen.TWOP link.April 11, 2012
4-13The Dark Knight RisesChristopher Nolan is like, "And THAT'S how you end a Batman trilogy. I'm OUT!"TWOP link.April 26, 2012

13 Responses to “Trailers Without Pity Episode Guide”

  1. John Taylor December 30, 2010 at 9:48 pm #

    I don't know when you find the time to do this, but gosh it's good. Just watched the one on Black Swan. It was "on point" I

  2. John Taylor December 30, 2010 at 11:48 pm #

    I don't know when you find the time to do this, but gosh it's good. Just watched the one on Black Swan. It was "on point" I think.

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