The guys help their American friends celebrate the 4th of July with a commentary of Roland Emmerich's Independence Day. They discuss the team of Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich and their rich history of disaster films.
Joe reveals why the US Military backed out of consulting on the film and the battle to get an African American sitcom star to become one of the most bankable actors in the world. They discuss what actors were almost in the film and why Robert Loggia wouldn't leave his trailer one day.
They talk about the circumstances behind their trip to see this movie on vacation and another terrifying life event related to this film. An important filmmaking record held by this movie is revealed and Joe talks about how Will Smith and the crew got severe sunburns on location.
They discuss what distinction this movie's score earned during awards season. Joe uncovers which character was saved from death and highlight an alternate ending.