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Title: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: cinemanarchist on December 22, 2010, 09:56:14 AM
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How Did This Get Made?

Paul Scheer and friends discuss terrible movies. Much hilarity ensues.

http://www.earwolf.com/show/how-did-get-made (http://www.earwolf.com/show/how-did-get-made)
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: Reelist on December 12, 2011, 03:19:25 AM
(http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lsieeqxZCA1qzx3jto1_400.jpg)

How Did This Get Made?

Paul Scheer and friends discuss terrible movies. Much hilarity ensues.

http://www.earwolf.com/show/how-did-get-made (http://www.earwolf.com/show/how-did-get-made)

Yes, I have to second that this is a very entertaining podcast. Saves you from watching a ton of crap movies without missing out on the fun of dissecting their awfulness. Though you'll probably want to watch some of them so you'll be able to join in. My favorite one so far was on 'Leprechaun in the Hood', I never thought I'd be able to appreciate the fact I spent $5 to rent that movie until now.
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: polkablues on September 23, 2012, 08:30:30 PM
How Did This Get Made? is just a compendium of movies Reelist has seen off my recommendation.
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: mogwai on September 23, 2012, 09:40:53 PM
How Did This Get Made? is just a compendium of movies Reelist has seen off my recommendation.

Listening to their "Jaws 4 - The Revenge" review made my day yesterday.
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: polkablues on September 23, 2012, 09:51:02 PM
The "Tiptoes" episode is my favorite, and one of the few that's just as good if you haven't seen the movie.
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: Reelist on September 29, 2012, 12:03:18 PM
I think my favorite is the Gigli (http://www.earwolf.com/episode/gigli/) episode, only because it nearly accomplished the impossible task of getting me to watch 'Gigli' ( made it about an hour in. that movie is AIDS )


There are so many back episodes I still haven't listened to. I love when that happens.
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: polkablues on September 29, 2012, 12:40:15 PM
I think my favorite is the Gigli (http://www.earwolf.com/episode/gigli/) episode, only because it nearly accomplished the impossible task of getting me to watch 'Gigli' ( made it about an hour in. that movie is AIDS )

Can't blame me for that one.
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: Reelist on October 03, 2012, 09:58:06 AM
Listening to their "Jaws 4 - The Revenge" review made my day yesterday.


Great episode! I highly recommend it. So many funny parts, I definitely need to see Jaws 4.


You guys will LOVE when they say PTA ripped off the original introduction for the opening of Magnolia
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ek2EAJInAco


"you know PTA, he only steals from the best" .. HAHA



Jaws 4: The Revenge (http://www.earwolf.com/episode/jaws-4-the-revenge/)




Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 19, 2013, 03:37:35 PM
This should be hilarious. How Did This Get Made? (http://www.earwolf.com/episode/the-odd-life-of-timothy-green/) does 'The Odd Life Of Timothy Green' with Tim Heidecker.

P, if you only ever listen to one movie podcast, I'd say that be it.

I started listening to How Did This Get Made about a week ago, and I can't stop. I don't know why. It's just really infectious.

I have a pretty low tolerance for annoying/grating people in podcasts, and Jason Mantzoukas comes close, but for whatever reason he doesn't quite cross that line and I enjoy listening to him. Even though he has a tendency to pick from a handful of words and phrases. On paper, it should tire me to hear him call every movie "next-level bonkers" and to hear Paul cry out "it makes... no... sense!" at least 5 times per podcast. But I can't stop listening.

I watched the first several episodes of NTSF:SD:SUV (which Paul Scheer created), and it's fantastic.

Then I watched an episode of The League, and that was less impressive, though Paul and Jason are both quite good in it, and definitely the highlights of that particular episode (S2E1).

I also realized that Jason Mantzoukas is in Enlightened.
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: Reelist on March 19, 2013, 04:54:45 PM
Thanks for reminding me there's a new one up today. What's your favorite so far?
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 19, 2013, 05:31:59 PM
Thanks for reminding me there's a new one up today. What's your favorite so far?

Hmm... Maybe From Justin To Kelly or The Wicker Man or The Devil's Advocate. I'm not sure. They're all kind of blending together. At first I picked out random episodes that interested me, but now I've just started from the beginning.

I do wish they'd give their guests more room to talk sometimes. It's like everyone gets excited and talks over each other.
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: polkablues on March 19, 2013, 06:20:21 PM
Sleepaway Camp. That episode is in a whole world of its own.
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: mogwai on March 20, 2013, 11:36:24 AM
Jaws 4 the revenge is my favorite so far. Devils advocate comes second.

"STOP! Reset!" :yabbse-grin:
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: ©brad on March 22, 2013, 11:50:58 AM
I gave "Devil's Advocate" a try based on y'alls reco's and it was indeed very funny. Maybe a tad long but I laughed more than I usually do on podcasts.

"STOP! Reset!" :yabbse-grin:

Okay so Tony Gilroy wrote the latest drafts of Devil's Advocate and "stop, reset" is something you'll find in his other scripts. In Michael Clayton, Tom Wilkinson says it during one of his rants. Also Gilroy will often use "stop, reset" as direction for dialogue if a character needs to reassess a situation. It's funny how writers grab onto certain turns of phrase and reuse them again and again. Hearing them make fun of it on the podcast was hysterical. I also liked how they spent 2 hours trashing the movie only to all admit they loved it (or more hate-loved it). Devil's Advocate is batshit insane but a lot of fun. It's one of those always-on-TV-yet-impossible-to-turn-off movies (like The Shining, Goodfellas, Clueless, Mean Girls, etc).
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 26, 2013, 12:34:30 PM
This deserves its own thread...

Anyway, I heard Paul mention in a prequel episode that he and June are married. I was not expecting that.
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: Reelist on March 26, 2013, 12:53:48 PM
great idea JB! I've been meaning to do this for awhile...


I was not expecting that.

that Paul would ever once in his life get his dick wet? Yeah, me neither..


Best Episodes ( In order of appreciation )

Gigli (http://www.earwolf.com/episode/gigli/)

The Wicker Man (http://www.earwolf.com/episode/the-wicker-man/)

Leprechaun In The Hood (http://www.earwolf.com/episode/leprechaun-in-the-hood/)

Jaws 4: The Revenge (http://www.earwolf.com/episode/jaws-4-the-revenge/)

I Know Who Killed Me (http://www.earwolf.com/episode/i-know-who-killed-me/)

Punisher: War Zone (http://www.earwolf.com/episode/punisher-war-zone/)

Jingle All The Way (http://www.earwolf.com/episode/jingle-all-the-way/)
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 26, 2013, 06:39:32 PM
Paul Scheer and June Diane Raphael: Comedians Who Bond Over Terrible Hollywood Movies (http://blogs.laweekly.com/arts/2013/02/paul_scheer_june_diane_raphael_how_did_this_get_made_podcast_couples_2013.php)
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: mogwai on March 26, 2013, 10:37:55 PM
This deserves its own thread...

Anyway, I heard Paul mention in a prequel episode that he and June are married. I was not expecting that.

I also heard that she had to marry him in order to be on the podcast. Sounds quite serious.

I just made that up. :yabbse-smiley:
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: Reelist on April 02, 2013, 07:28:27 AM
You don't need to be embarrassed by that one. Spice World was actually pretty great.
Aw, man. If polka liked it that means I have to watch it now!


Definitely need to watch it now... New How Did This Get Made? (http://www.earwolf.com/episode/spice-world/) with Parks and Rec's Retta!
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: mogwai on April 07, 2013, 06:58:11 AM
I hope they make "Face/Off" in the future. That movie is very weird.
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on May 20, 2013, 10:37:59 PM
Everyone who listens to this podcast needs to give in to the weekly plugs and check out Burning Love (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=12615.0). June is freaking amazing in Season 2. You don't really get a sense from the podcast what an intense actor she is. The other surprise: she's actually funnier than Jason is (as an actor).

Also, Paul is featured prominently in the first several episodes of Season 2 as a "party motivator" character, and he's fantastic.
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on June 06, 2013, 06:28:20 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=juwnJjtx4FE
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: Pubrick on June 06, 2013, 06:31:55 PM
is that supposed to not make me want to listen to this podcast?

you make a convincing case.

also why not embed? we paid a thousand dollars for the feature!
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on June 06, 2013, 07:35:17 PM
I tried embedding first, but embedding is disabled for that video.

But yes, the podcast is exactly like that. You get used to it.
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: 03 on June 06, 2013, 11:25:15 PM
is that supposed to not make me want to listen to this podcast?

i think the placement of the word 'not' could have been better. that is all.
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: Pubrick on June 06, 2013, 11:54:34 PM
you're right, in my mind I was yelling it at the top of my lungs so I should've capped it, that would've worked.

otherwise after makes me or want to.

How Did That Get Posted?
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: polkablues on June 07, 2013, 12:29:05 AM
I like Yo Gabba Gabba as much as any other five-year-old, but I question the necessity of posting that video in this thread just because Paul Scheer is in it.
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on June 07, 2013, 10:33:36 AM
My deepest apologies.
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: polkablues on June 07, 2013, 12:55:56 PM
My deepest apologies.

I'm glad that we can finally put this ordeal behind us, comfortable in the knowledge that the response was wholly proportionate to the offense.
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on June 25, 2013, 03:03:15 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/7f/Howard_the_Duck_(1986).jpg/220px-Howard_the_Duck_(1986).jpg)

http://www.earwolf.com/episode/howard-the-duck-live/

Today's episode on Howard the Duck is absolutely one of the best ever. It's like a magnification of everything I like about the show.

Which makes it kind of overwhelming at times. I had to take it in two separate doses. Jason can get a little over-excited during the live shows.

June's various theories and metaphysical inquiries are definitely the highlight. She's at the top of her game in this one.
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: polkablues on June 25, 2013, 03:27:04 PM
I haven't seen that movie since I was eight. I'll have to find somewhere I can rewatch it, then listen to the episode.

The Fast and Furious 6 episode was great, too. They brought back Adam Scott, who did the Fast Five one with them. There's something so engaging about the episodes where they loved the movie they're talking about (Fast Five, Crank 2, Drive Angry, Punisher: War Zone); the enthusiasm is infectious. It helps that I agree completely about the last two Fast/Furious movies, which are the best non-Bourne action movies of the 21st century.

The worst episodes are the "it wasn't as bad as I was expecting" ones, like The Odd Life of Timothy Green (which consisted almost entirely of Tim Heidecker rationally laying out the reasons why the movie works).
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on June 25, 2013, 05:04:30 PM
I also saw the movie, or part of it, when I was very young. I remember being really disturbed, and quite aware that it was not made for me (a kid) or possibly anyone. I also did not understand it to be a comedy. The colors, the mood, and the existence of this mean talking duck all made me feel sick.

I haven't actually disliked an episode, but I know what you're getting at. I liked the Timothy Green episode... they did a good job deconstructing it... but you're right that the ambivalence made it a very different episode.

I think the Fast & Furious episodes and Punisher would have worked infinitely better for me had I seen the movies. And I know I should see them. Drive Angry and Crank 2, however, worked just fine without the viewing experience, because of how demonstrably insane they are.

I'd argue that the weakest episodes are the ones where the movie was simply bad in an uninteresting way. This is kind of the worst case scenario for them. The Tourist, Battlefield Earth, Last Airbender, maybe Godzilla, possibly Leprechaun In the Hood and Joyful Noise.
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on June 25, 2013, 06:52:42 PM
Alright, that inspired me to post my top five. I've listened to every episode at least twice (except today's episode I guess) and put an embarrassing amount of thought into this.


1. Howard the Duck (#65 (http://www.earwolf.com/episode/howard-the-duck-live/), Live show with Kristen Schaal)

It would be intellectually dishonest to put this anywhere below #1. I know it's kind of early, but this one is going to stand the test of time. It has everything in great quantities. This is unquestionably June's best episode, and one of Jason's better live performances. It's 89 minutes of joyful insanity. A tour de force of deconstruction.


2. Sleepaway Camp (#48 (http://www.earwolf.com/episode/sleepaway-camp/) with Zack Pearlman)

As Polka said, this episode is in a whole world of its own. It takes everything in their power to break things down, but with this film their analytic skills hit something of a brick wall. The results are sort of mindblowing.


3. From Justin To Kelly (#57 (http://www.earwolf.com/episode/from-justin-to-kelly-live/), Live show with Nick Kroll)

Jason is in absolute top form in this live episode, and that's really all it needs to become a classic. In some live episodes he tries a little too hard (Anaconda), but he gets it just right in this one. Also features the most thorough and engaging wardrobe discussion of any episode.


4. Stop! or My Mom Will Shoot (#61 (http://www.earwolf.com/episode/stop-or-my-mom-will-shoot/) with Kate Spencer)

This is definitely one of the most fascinating episodes they've done. They discuss screenwriting theory, gender politics of the early 90s, suicide fixation, the sexualization of babies, and the movie's many oedipal themes. Plus a few things I dare not spoil.


5. Barb Wire (#46 (http://www.earwolf.com/episode/barb-wire/) with Jesse Thorn)

I'm pretty sure Jesse Thorn is my favorite HDTGM guest. He's sharp as a tack, as they say, throughout. But June shines in this one too. The feminist discussion (which sort of spans the whole episode) — or as Jesse Thorn calls it, "Barb Wire in conversation with Naomi Klein" — is priceless.
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: Reelist on June 28, 2013, 09:10:10 AM
I agree that Howard The Duck is their best episode. I've never heard anyone have that much fun talking about a movie ( when they found the clip of Howard trying to fly was probably the highlight. ) The audience was also in top form. This show is infectious. Not only does it make me want to watch these terrible movies that I wouldn't normally give a second glance to, I actually wish I was a part of it, and that I could talk to my friends about movies like these guys do. I wonder if we can figure out some xixax equivalent, where we all agree to watch some piece of trash and try to break down its logic. It would have to be one that they haven't covered on the show, but could or should have been. Would it work in text form? Think about it, start pitching some possible candidates. I can't come up with any now, I'll have a few later...


JB, you said you've listened to every episode twice? Does that mean you've seen all the movies too? You're a loon.
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on June 28, 2013, 12:49:29 PM
I have seen very few of the movies. Certainly less than 10. Mostly during my childhood and/or against my will. I haven't actually watched any in preparation for the podcast. I might have to start doing that, though.

It's funny, I've never really been a fan of watching bad movies. What I love about the podcast is the deconstruction; it just happens that these disastrous and insane movies seem to provide the deepest well.

Coincidentally, this topic was explored on the latest Judge John Hodgman. And I mostly feel the way he does. To make a bad movie worthwhile, you need what he calls "stagecraft," whether that's MST3K, a group of friends actively participating, or a podcast like this one. And, with only a few exceptions, HDTGM does such a great job conveying the movies in a concrete way that I don't feel the need to watch them.

As for a Xixax incarnation, I don't know, maybe. Perhaps a live shoutboxing would be interesting. Or maybe it's better to chat in some other format so people can more easily chime in on their tablets or whatever, then we could copy and post it on the forum later. It might be worth trying out if we could find an especially good candidate.
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: BB on June 28, 2013, 03:53:27 PM
I nominate Death Wish 3.
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: Reelist on June 28, 2013, 08:37:03 PM
Stand Up Guys
Straw Dogs (2011)
The Green Hornet
Cop Out
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: polkablues on June 28, 2013, 09:14:54 PM
McTiernan's Rollerball remake
Highlander 2
or GTFO
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: Reelist on July 11, 2013, 04:18:21 PM
Sharknado.



I have very little doubt that HDTGM will be covering this movie. Let's beat 'em to the punch!
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on July 11, 2013, 04:47:29 PM
I'm not sure something that self-aware would work. Much like Birdemic 2, from what I've read.
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: Reelist on July 11, 2013, 09:26:26 PM
Yeah, I didn't get around to watching it anyway. We'll think of something!


I was scrolling through Polka's old posts to give him some speckt and I noticed this:


from "Worst Films of 2002"

I've said it before and I'll say it again... ROLLERBALL!!!!!!!!!!!

By far the worst of 2002, and probably the worst since Highlander 2.  Rollerball brings new shame to the filmic medium.  I'm thinking of buying the DVD.


guess I'll mark those down as two more I need to see  :roll: if you really haven't changed your mind in a whole decade


EDIT: Just bought the DVD at a garagle for 50 cent. LET'S DO THIS!!!!
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on July 16, 2013, 08:29:59 PM
Sharknado.

I have very little doubt that HDTGM will be covering this movie. Let's beat 'em to the punch!

I'm not sure something that self-aware would work.

I think I owe you $5 or something.
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: mogwai on July 20, 2013, 02:13:40 PM
I agree that Howard The Duck is their best episode. I've never heard anyone have that much fun talking about a movie ( when they found the clip of Howard trying to fly was probably the highlight. ) The audience was also in top form. This show is infectious. Not only does it make me want to watch these terrible movies that I wouldn't normally give a second glance to, I actually wish I was a part of it, and that I could talk to my friends about movies like these guys do. I wonder if we can figure out some xixax equivalent, where we all agree to watch some piece of trash and try to break down its logic. It would have to be one that they haven't covered on the show, but could or should have been. Would it work in text form? Think about it, start pitching some possible candidates. I can't come up with any now, I'll have a few later...


JB, you said you've listened to every episode twice? Does that mean you've seen all the movies too? You're a loon.

What did the guy in the audience say which made everyone in the room roar with laughter? It's when one of the hosts start sing a bit of Queen's "We are the champions". The episode in question is the "Howard the duck" one.
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on July 20, 2013, 03:38:00 PM
I think that was a duck pun. Not a great one but it was well-timed and unexpected.
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: mogwai on August 06, 2013, 11:21:18 AM
The director of Jaws - The Revenge, Joseph Sargent is interviewed on the prequel episode 69. Short but funny.
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: Reelist on August 06, 2013, 12:00:06 PM
The director of Jaws - The Revenge, Joseph Sargent is interviewed on the prequel episode 69. Short but funny.

I've never listened to one pre show. How long are they?
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: mogwai on August 06, 2013, 01:22:45 PM
The director of Jaws - The Revenge, Joseph Sargent is interviewed on the prequel episode 69. Short but funny.

I've never listened to one pre show. How long are they?

Around 10 and 20 minutes.
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on August 06, 2013, 03:07:05 PM
You must listen to the mini episodes. Even though it's Paul solo and he's only had guests a couple times. Listen for Corrections & Omissions and Q&As. They often follow up on interesting things from the previous episode.

Plus you get to be entertained by Paul's improv skills and all the bizarre things he says. I like the little songs he makes up sometimes. After watching some of Human Giant, I realized this is definitely one of this things.
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: Pubrick on August 06, 2013, 04:10:25 PM
Wait.. there's such a thing as 10min podcasts?

thanks for the heads up, i might finally give this a go.

who knew you could have a life and still listen to these things.
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: ©brad on August 06, 2013, 06:37:03 PM
If you want some fun, brief comedy I suggest you give the 10 Minute podcast (http://tenminutepodcast.com) a try, particularly any episode with "Shawna" in the title.
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: mogwai on September 25, 2013, 01:14:13 AM
They talk about this movie on the latest podcast:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Juk8R28_RuM

Anyone who've seen it? I remember seeing bits and I didn't understand anything although I seem to like these kind of bizarre movies. Judging by the trailer above it's mostly a Robin Williams show off with his regular comedy routines.
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: polkablues on September 25, 2013, 01:24:51 AM
I own the DVD, I've seen it three or four times in my life.

I actually really enjoy the movie. It's truly bizarre, visually stunning, has a fantastic soundtrack, and Robin Williams is actually fairly restrained for the most part. I haven't listened to the HDTGM episode yet, but I'm curious what they have to say about it.
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: Reelist on September 25, 2013, 01:41:54 AM
Nice, I needed something to fall asleep to. The Breaking Bad podcast is too deep, only one more episode...I can't take it  :cry: I hear the series is ending too. Listened to The Glimmer Man today and that was the funniest shit I've heard in a long time, hearing Zoukas, Scheer, and Lajoie bounce off eachother made me think I should finally start watching The League.

Toys is a weird movie, I saw it when I was really young and it had an effect on me. You'd think it'd be fun, Robin Williams as a toy inventor, but it's incredibly lifeless and dull. I've never made it through the whole thing and I probably attempted at least 5 times. It's not a kid's movie, it's about the world of toys from an adult perspective in this sanitized corporate setting that creeps me the fuck out, frankly. I have no desire to watch it, but I'm really looking forward to hearing them dissect it. EDIT: Of course Polka likes it

BTW, I've been watching some of the HDTGM picks with friends lately. All About Steve, Demolition Man, and Jack & Jill so far ( could've sworn they did Jack & Jill but haven't been able to find it ) They've all been terrifically bad, but Jack & Jill is just an atrocity. It's fucking painful watching Adam Sandler play that part. I found myself thinking of thousands of ways they could've made a better movie with less effort.
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on September 25, 2013, 12:23:14 PM
I saw Toys as a kid. I think I was mostly confused and thought it was dumb. I don't recall the weirdness being interesting.

BTW, I've been watching some of the HDTGM picks with friends lately. All About Steve, Demolition Man, and Jack & Jill so far ( could've sworn they did Jack & Jill but haven't been able to find it ) They've all been terrifically bad, but Jack & Jill is just an atrocity. It's fucking painful watching Adam Sandler play that part. I found myself thinking of thousands of ways they could've made a better movie with less effort.

June keeps bringing up Jack & Jill, and they've talked about doing it, but they haven't done it yet. She did compare the Jack/Jill relationship (which she thought was sweet and touching) to some relationship in another movie. Don't remember which.
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: mogwai on October 22, 2013, 05:02:37 AM
The halloween episode is out now and they discuss "Halloween 3". I'm about to start listen to it. If you'll haven't seen it then it's the most vile movie ever made. The worst part is that there's no Michael Myers character in it.
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: Reelist on August 28, 2014, 08:27:40 AM
Anyone who's still on the fence about this show and not sure if you wanna waste your time on it or not should check out their past two episodes The Howdie Awards (http://www.earwolf.com/episode/the-1st-annual-howdies-pt-1/) it's a best of compilation where they revisit some of the zanier parts of the show
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on August 28, 2014, 11:25:49 AM
Yeah they were great highlights. Honestly though for a new listener I'd rather recommend whole episodes, because it's all much better in context, and the awards were like a massive spoiler reel. My list is here (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=12506.msg326490#msg326490).
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on November 07, 2014, 03:02:39 PM
Badger from Breaking Bad is this week's guest.
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: ©brad on November 08, 2014, 09:44:16 AM
This podcast fell out of my rotation for the past year or so (there's only so many podcasts you can listen to at one time). Of the most recent episodes which are essential?
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on November 08, 2014, 12:47:40 PM
That's an irresistible assignment. Alright, from the past year, these are the must-listens:

Ernest Goes To Jail
Jack Frost
Gooby
Fair Game
Monkey Shines

Classic essential stuff in all of those episodes.

Depending on your level of interest in Hulk Hogan, you can also add No Holds Barred and Mr. Nanny. Skip the Howdies.

EDIT: Removed "A Winter's Tale" from the list. It's maybe for superfans only. Definitely listen if you're ready to get submerged/lost in a very dizzying episode. They struggle to get their arms around this one, which is a rewarding listening experience, but perhaps an acquired taste.
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on December 13, 2014, 10:45:27 AM
This week's episode on A View To A Kill (James Bond film) is one of the best in a while. The guests are great and everyone's on their game.

It's a live show and ends up being their longest episode to date at 1 hour 54 minutes. Probably best to split up the listening experience.
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: mogwai on December 13, 2014, 03:59:28 PM
If only the audio was less distorted.
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on December 13, 2014, 04:12:01 PM
I thought the audio was fine. It was horrible on a couple recent live shows though... one was borderline unlistenable. It's episode 99, get it together!
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: mogwai on December 14, 2014, 03:10:05 PM
It was good though and I hope they review more bond movies.
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 22, 2015, 05:31:53 PM
Has anyone listened to The Flop House? It's inferior to HDTGM, but it's apparently the original bad movie podcast, and it's good enough to try.

Elliot Kalan is a strong contender for Most Irritating Voice in Podcasting. You haven't experienced nasally giggles until you've heard his. This is probably the only thing keeping me from binging the show. Nevertheless, I would characterize him as an annoying genius. His non sequiturs can become exhausting, but he goes on these improvised flights of comedic connection that are sometimes mindblowing. Oh and he's the head writer of the Daily Show.

I can't enthusiastically recommend any particular episode, but #169 (live episode on TMNT 2014) is pretty good, and Elliot is markedly more tolerable, as if he's properly modulated by the presence of an audience.

http://www.flophousepodcast.com/
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 14, 2015, 01:28:44 PM
I've continued listening to The Flop House and have grown to appreciate it without reservation. It has all the requisite insight and humor that you need from a bad movie podcast. It helps that I've become desensitized to Elliott Kalan. Once you cross that line, The Flop House is easy to love.

How Did This Get Made is still better, though. And listening to this rival podcast is illustrating why HDTGM is so good.

HDTGM benefits by taking the movies seriously. They take notes and do some preparation. (The Flop House guys don't.) They embrace the absurdity of the exercise and go at it with the full force of their analytical powers. The Flop House is more tangent-focused, and when their interest wanes, they just use the bad movies as an excuse to tell jokes. That works, but it's a less intense and ultimately less fulfilling experience than HDTGM, whose hosts completely bury themselves in the movie. I can't imagine Elliott & co. digging into Sleepaway Camp in the same way, for example. They don't care enough.

HDTGM deconstructs enough that they're able to extract humor from the movie itself; they're less dependent on tangents and silliness and references. They're able to conjure some kind of enthusiasm even for the most boring bad movies; in those cases, Jason's anger somehow keeps things afloat. When HDTGM watches a bad bad movie, the result is exhaustion, which can be entertaining. When The Flop House watches a bad bad movie, they can get a little depressed, which is less enjoyable. It probably helps that the HDTGM hosts are all experienced actors and know how to keep things fun.

The Flop House guys for some reason limit their selection to recent releases. There is no good reason for that; all it means is that they have a somewhat poor track record of finding good bad movies. HDTGM for example just did Zardoz. I would love to hear a Flop House podcast on that.
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on July 28, 2015, 04:06:24 PM
Just listened to the new episode on Sharknado 3. I have to say it actually sounds pretty great. Has anyone seen it?
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on May 16, 2016, 12:42:55 PM
Paul Scheer's new show, FILTHY PREPPY TEEN$, has begun. I don't know if it's any good, but it's a parody in the vein of NTSF:SD:SUV:: (which is great). Apparently they shot all 8 episodes in 11 days.

He was also interviewed for this on the Nerdist Writers Panel:

http://paulscheer.com/press-blog/2016/5/4/the-writers-panel-268-filthy-preppy-teen-nerdist


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWxyjh78KDI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6DwmSsOPlI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqASmI-IIzk
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: polkablues on May 16, 2016, 03:09:34 PM
Speaking of spoof shows featuring Paul Scheer and June Diane Raphael to varying degrees, I just binged Burning Love and The Hotwives of Orlando/Las Vegas over the past couple weeks. Both highly recommendable. I imagine if you have a base familiarity with the properties being parodied (The Bachelor/Bachelorette and the Real Housewives shows), they probably hit some notes that you wouldn't hear otherwise, but even if, like me, you're only vaguely aware of those things as cultural references, the shows still stand alone as pure quality comedy.
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on May 16, 2016, 03:41:11 PM
Burning Love is amazing. (Thread here (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=12615.0), with defunct links.) Where did you watch it? Cause it looks like it's only available behind the Hulu paywall.

I also had no familiarity with The Bachelor/Bachelorette, and it also worked for me just the same. After listening to this (http://read-weep.com/#!/episode.php/the-bachelor) and watching some of UnREAL, I started having flashbacks to Burning Love and recalling jokes from that show, which are suddenly funnier and sharper.

As I said in that thread, Burning Love has some legitimately transcendent moments, many involving June or Michael Ian Black, who seems to have been made for this role.
Title: Re: How Did This Get Made? (Podcast)
Post by: polkablues on May 16, 2016, 04:10:45 PM
Burning Love is amazing. (Thread here (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=12615.0), with defunct links.) Where did you watch it? Cause it looks like it's only available behind the Hulu paywall.

Hulu Plus is well worth the eight bucks or whatever a month.