Iron Man Part 1: Cave Lessons

In this episode on Iron Man:

The Madames discuss the first half of 2008’s Iron Man, who happens to be Amy’s favorite Marvel character. In Part 1 of their two-part discussion, some important questions crop up as we discuss Tony Stark’s introduction & time in captivity:

Had the Ten Rings henchmen ever seen RoboCop? 

Just how high is Pepper Potts’s high horse?

Who is the superior James Rhodes? (Spoiler alert – it’s Don Cheadle.)

On a scale of 1-10, how weird is it now to hear JARVIS’s voice?

And we have plenty to say about Obidiah Stane, the man who is not an android, alien, or wizard, but rather the most nefarious villain of all: a rich, powerful white man. 


Tony Stark in Afghanistan before becoming Iron Man
Tony Stark

Iron Man is the first film of MCU Phase 1 & the Infinity Saga. It stars Robert Downey, Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges, and Terrence Howard.

References in our episode:

RDJ didn’t last that long on SNL:

Enjoy the following Janice compilation:

We’re glad Yinsen wasn’t like John Turturro in Secret Window:

Mark Strong does play a good guy occasionally:

Yinsen wasn’t quite as bloodthirsty as Maximus:

The Ten Rings looking like the Detroit PD:

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