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Author: MaximumFun, Dan McCoy, Stuart Wellington, Elliott Kalan

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The Flop House is a bi-monthly audio podcast, devoted to the worst in recent film. Your hosts (Elliott Kalan, Dan McCoy, and Stuart Wellington) watch a questionable film just before each episode, and then engage in an unscripted, slightly inebriated discussion, focusing on the movie's shortcomings and occasional delights.
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Somebody gave Stuart a movie, and he watched it! And now he's telling us about it!Also, watch The Flop House LIVE show LIVESTREAM for CHARITY in your OWN HOME next Saturday, JUNE 6!
Ep. #313 - Dolittle

Ep. #313 - Dolittle

2020-05-2301:41:38

You can't have one of #TheTwoFriends without the other! In this episode, we're joined by David Sims of the Blank Check Podcast and film critic for The Atlantic, to talk about Robert Downey Jr.'s next iconic blockbuster character, Dolittle. Meanwhile Dan makes a pitch for fart acceptance, Stuart forgets our mission statement, David gives us a taste of what it was like to see Dolittle in the theater, and Elliott does an extremely aggravating bit with a raccoon finger puppet.Also - EXCITING NEWS! Since the coronavirus pandemic has kept us from touring, we're going to bring our live show to you via the internet! On Saturday, June 6, at 6 pm Pacific / 9 pm Eastern, we'll all be doing a video livestream on our YouTube page, complete with all-new live show presentations, a discussion of classic bad movie Howard the Duck, and a little audience interaction of some sort.It'll be free to watch, but we'll be encouraging viewers to donate to some COVID-19 relief charities, and those who donate can be entered to win some Flop House prizes! Hope to see you then!Wikipedia synopsis of Dolittle.Movies recommended in this episode:Le CorbeauBad EducationFloating WeedsMid-August Lunch
Dan joins in the missed movie fun with his report on "Geteven" (yes, all one word) AKA "Road to Revenge," a passion project that's more passion than project.
How can we follow up heavy-hitting guests like Griffin Newman and Chris Weitz, you may ask? Uh, well how about with JAMELLE BOUIE, New York Times columnist and guy you've definitely seen saying smart things on the news. Why does he like us? Who knows! But he stopped by to discuss Sonic the Hedgehog, about some sort of hedgehog who has definitely never been pregnant on the internet. Meanwhile, Jamelle gives us his history with SEGA, Stuart uses literary terms correctly, Dan only has old man references, and Elliott adds a few physics goofs to Sonic's IMDB page. Wikipedia synopsis of Sonic the Hedgehog Movies recommended in this episode: Newsies - Sammy recommendation! Gemini In the Soup Wheels on Meals Barry Lyndon
Stuart tries for extra credit (no one tell him that Flop House extra credit isn't a thing), by checking out the puppy-kidnapping family comedy Rusty: A Dog's Tale and reporting back to the guys.
Ep# 311: Rambo: Last Blood

Ep# 311: Rambo: Last Blood

2020-04-2502:00:111

Guys, we're so excited for our guest this episode. He's a big-time Hollywood gent who's worn many hats -- and to name just a few: he wrote and directed About a Boy. As an actor, he co-starred as "Chuck" in Chuck and Buck. He was one of the producers of The Farewell. The man co-wrote a Star War (Rogue One), for Pete's sake! And, as we never get tired of reminding him, he directed Twilight: New Moon. But up until now, he's been missing one line on his resume -- Flop House guest. I'm sure now he weeps, for he has no worlds left to conquer. Chris Weitz is on this episode! And we're sorry we made him talk about Rambo: Last Blood! Meanwhile the rest of us do some shit. We won't waste your time. Just listen. Wikipedia synopsis of Rambo: Last Blood Movies recommended in this episode: Easter Parade Support the Girls What's Up, Doc? Harakiri
Griffin Newman came back (for reals, not one of these "we actually recorded it at the same time") to chat for a bit about Watto, Star Wars in general, his career, and, of course, Tom Selleck.
Ep. #310 - Bloodshot

Ep. #310 - Bloodshot

2020-04-1102:21:21

First off, how are you guys? Everyone doing okay? We hope so. Take care of yourselves. Secondly, my lord were we excited to have Griffin Newman, of many, many things, including the Blank Check podcast and Amazon's The Tick, but MOST IMPORTANTLY, the world's #1 Vin Diesel fan, join the show to discuss Vin's latest vinsanity, Bloodshot. Meanwhile Elliott takes us on a tour through the 4th most popular comics publisher of the 90's, Griffin offers a unified Diesel theory, and Stu and Dan do some bullshit, we're sure, but, honestly, that's really the most important stuff, because those two lovable scamps can talk up a storm! Wikipedia synopsis of Book Club Movies recommended in this episode: Funny Face Death by Metal Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning Doc
Elliott gives us a preview of his son Sammy's novel, and then things take a turn.
Ep. #309 - Book Club

Ep. #309 - Book Club

2020-03-2801:37:25

In our first episode recorded after shit got real, we take a change of pace, and discuss your aunt's favorite movie, Book Club. Can a cast of wonderful old pros elevate the world's most banal script? Meanwhile, Elliott presents his Golden Girls hypothesis, Dan's a huge crybaby, and Stu bravely soldiers on, through his COVID-19. Wikipedia synopsis of Book Club Movies recommended in this episode: Tommy Come to Daddy The World, the Flesh and the Devil The Music Man
Ep. #308 - Verotika

Ep. #308 - Verotika

2020-03-2101:33:48

Please read... bear with us on this one -- this was originally intended to be our Maximum Fun Drive episode, before the world exploded. So it may seem a little choppy in places, where we chopped out some fairly extensive MFD talk* (also there's some minor equipment/audio interference toward the end -- sorry). Thank you to our intrepid editor Jordan Kauwling for going above and beyond. Anyway, even though this would normally not be a full episode week, we thought we'd post it now anyway, to help keep folks' spirits up, and if you're wondering why we don't even mention the GIANT GLOBAL PANDEMIC, it's because we taped it before shit got real. Anyway... OH WHAT AN EPISODE. We're joined by screenwriter and Switchblade Sisters host, April Wolfe, to discuss Wolverine himself, Glenn Danzig's directorial debut, Verotika -- an anthology of "sexy" (?) horror tales. And this time we even managed to give April a working microphone! Brief content warning: because this is an "erotic" horror movie by Danzig, there are some references to violence against women. Honestly, the movie is so incompetent that the awful stuff mostly seems ridiculous in context, but if any reference to that is upsetting, be aware (the episode keeps it to a minimum). * As Jesse notes at the top of the show, the MFD has been postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, although members should have gotten information to access the bonus content for this year, including The Flop House's "lost" episode on the movie Life (the Jake Gyllenhaal one, not the Eddie Murphy one), and a Judge John Hodgman where the learned judge adjudicates whether Elliott can drag Dan's Twitter jokes. If you still want to become a member, you can go to maximumfun.org/join and become a sponsoring member of the community at any time -- during this pandemic we want to take care of yourselves first and foremost, (and probably second and third too). Then if you have anything extra, donate to disaster relief. But if you're fortunate enough to have EXTRA extra, memberships do help keep Max Fun staffers and podcasters salaried, at this time when everyone is struggling, and help keep the network afloat. Enough jabber! We love you all! Please stay safe and healthy, and we're honored to be there with you while we all struggle through this, if only in your headphones. -- Verotika has no Wiki page. Movies recommended in this episode: The Lawnmower Man The Lodge First Cow The Farewell
Is Holmes & Watson somehow an even worse version of the Sherlock Holmes stories than Sherlock Gnomes? Will Elliott and Stu be able to console Dan about the latest insult to his beloved hero? Join us for this live show, taped last year in Portland, Oregon, to find out! Wikipedia synopsis for Holmes & Watson Like this live show? Join us in the future! – The Flop House in Toronto – April 18!
FH Mini - No I in Team

FH Mini - No I in Team

2020-03-0717:49

In this minisode we take on the topic of teams of specialists, like you might find in heist films. If you want to dictate a future minisode, tweet at us @theflophousepod.
Ep. #306 - The Fanatic

Ep. #306 - The Fanatic

2020-02-2901:38:11

We've been wanting to tackle this one for quite a while, folks, and... oof. Be careful what you wish for. Adal Rifai of the podcast "Hello From the Magic Tavern" joins us to discuss The Fanatic, the movie that asks "What if Fred Durst directed a movie starring a career-self-destructing John Travolta as a man with a developmental disability, with his trademark Limp Bizkit sensitivity?" Meanwhile, Stuart invents the newest horror movie killer, Elliott attacks Dan for his nonexistent position on backstory, and Dan misses Leggs. Wikipedia synopsis of The Fanatic Movies recommended in this episode: Strange Behavior The Long Goodbye Grave of the Fireflies Come and See LIVE SHOW ALERT! – The Flop House in Toronto – April 18!
In this minisode we take on the topic of jobs in movies. If you want to dictate a future minisode, tweet at us @theflophousepod.
Ep. #305 - Little Italy

Ep. #305 - Little Italy

2020-02-1501:40:40

It's the second and final of our two contest winner-selected episodes, this one picked by Scott Yacychyn, who designed our delightful new Flop House "couch monsters" poster, which you can purchase HERE! It's a romantic comedy called Little Italy (or as they pronounce it, li'lit'ly), set in the world's most romantic city... Toronto! Meanwhile, Stuart gets mad at Elliott, Dan gets mad at Elliott and Stuart, and Elliott just keeps on singing a happy song. Wikipedia synopsis of Little Italy Movies recommended in this episode: Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (or whatever bullshit they re-named it) Tammy and the T-Rex (R-rated cut) Howards End LIVE SHOW ALERT! – The Flop House in Toronto – April 18!
FH Mini #1

FH Mini #1

2020-02-0812:38

Here's a little thing we're trying, sort of as a snack between episodes. Minisodes that are more tangent than show. On this first one, we ask: Goofy -- what's HIS deal?
Zar-who-what-now? We finally get around to one of our contest winner episodes, this one picked by Elizabeth Stege, who designed our delightful new Flop House Housecat t-shirt, which you can purchase HERE! It's a Full Moon Features (awww yeah, Stu) kaiju movie with about 5 minutes of giant monster action in the whole film. But what it lacks in reason to exist, it makes up for in... charm? We guess? Meanwhile, Stuart explains the advantages to playing with dead things, Elliott explains how time zones work, and Dan introduces an exciting new wrinkle to the show. Wikipedia synopsis of Zarkorr: The Invader! Movies recommended in this episode: VHYes Greener Grass Color Out of Space Sudden Fear LIVE SHOW ALERT! - The Flop House in Toronto - April 18!
Didja really think we'd pass up The Happytime Murders? The movie that many proclaimed the worst of 2018? Don't be silly! We just held onto the episode in our vault of live shows until it was no longer relevant! Please enjoy this live recording from... last summer? We can't remember. Taped at our ol' stomping grounds, The Bell House, in fabulous and increasingly unaffordable Brooklyn, NY! Wikipedia synopsis for The Happytime Murders
Ep. #302 - Cats

Ep. #302 - Cats

2020-01-1102:22:351

SURPRISE! It's an off-week extra episode, just because we didn't want to go ANY longer without discussing that purrfect mewowsical, directed by Tomcat Hooper: CATS! It's a show so big, we couldn't do it without the dual returns of Cats enthusiast, Jenny Jaffee, and musical theater authority, Ms. Natalie Walker who was AT THE MOTHERFUCKING CATS PREMIERE! We know that there's usually a bunch of gibberish at this point, teasing stuff from the episode, but just dive in, folks! IT'S CATS! Wikipedia synopsis of the "plot" of Cats Movies recommended in this episode: Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened Black Christmas (2019) CATS!
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Comments (10)

Yuki Okuma

I bet they're talking about the rise of Skywalker in this episode. xD

Jan 5th
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Jesse Moser

HOW'D IT GET BURNED?!?!

Dec 21st
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Mike Smith

dan and his perpetual cold should make a buddy cop flick

Feb 20th
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Shay Primrose

I give Eliot's ending 5/5 slinky slonks.

Nov 6th
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Callum Rudyk

His name is clint

Oct 26th
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William Goettle

I thought this was a good bad movie.

Aug 2nd
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Papyrus🔅

I really do love it

Apr 30th
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Jack Borden

Mrow MROWR!!

Nov 23rd
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Blake Wilkins

Jokes a mile a minute, love this podcast.

Nov 7th
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Nicolette Bananason

Whoo! The Flophouse!

Sep 16th
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