Two Nerds recorded a whole ass podcat about the movie Nope, then my damn phone ate it. So to console ourselves, we went ahead and watched all the Mummy movies — The Mummy (1999), The Mummy Returns, The Scorpion King, The Mummy (2017), and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. This may seem like a non sequitur, but there’s a connection between Nope and The Scorpion King: The family in Nope are horse trainers, and worked on The Scorpion King before the director decided to go with camels. Then one of the main characters, O. J., wears a The Scorpion King hoodie all through the third act. I’m still not sure why this detail in Nope, but it was fun to do a deep dive into grave robbers getting themselves cursed.