Rank #1: 113. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze: LIVE! (w/ Adam Pally)
Go Ninja! Go Ninja! Go!!! Paul, Jason AND June (not to mention special return guest Adam Pally of Happy Endings and The Mindy Project) are all here in a very special How Did This Get Made LIVE from Irving Plaza in New York City! They’re talking about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret Of The Ooze. They’ll cover everything from the horrific amount of pizza to why these are the most charmless turtles imaginable to April O’Neil’s strange relationship with the turtles. Plus, we hear from Vanilla Ice himself on how Ninja Rap was born before getting into Audience Q&A!
Rank #2: 108. Con Air LIVE! (w/ Seth Grahame-Smith)
Recorded LIVE from Largo in Los Angeles, filmmaker and author Seth Grahame-Smith joins Paul, Jason, and June to discuss Con Air, one of the most requested movies in a night of Nicolas Cage films. They cover everything from Nic Cage’s southern accent, Jason’s unconditional love for the movie, June’s love of plane movies, and much more. Plus, everyone talks about John Malkovich having the greatest villain death of all time during audience Q&As!
Rank #3: 43. Wild Wild West (w/ Kevin Smith)
Kevin Smith comes prepared with his Kenneth Branagh & Salma Hayek impressions on this week’s How Did This Get Made? Kevin joins Paul, Jason, and June to share his early involvement with a Superman movie that reveals the origin of the giant spider. We also get into Dr. Loveless’s spider fetish, the huge robot dildo, how racist the old west was, and Bai Ling.
Rank #4: 74. Halloween III: Season of the Witch
It's a HDTGM first as Paul, June, and Jason go guestless this week to tackle the terrifyingly terrible Halloween III: Season of the Witch. They'll discuss Dr. Sexy Detective sleeping with everyone, the robots full of goo, the evil Irish novelty toy manufacturer's reason for his big Halloween plan, Marge Guttman's bedwear, and Stonehenge lasers. The gang also explains how they would turn humans into robots if they were evil masterminds right before getting into another edition of Second Opinions. 8 more days 'til Halloween!
Rank #5: 66. Demolition Man: LIVE! (w/ Wyatt Cenac)
Recorded LIVE at SubCulture in New York, Wyatt Cenac joins us as we dive into the futuristic world of Demolition Man! We discuss the frozen Sylvester Stallone cube, the slang of the future, the possibility that Wesley Snipes improvised every one of his lines, Denis Leary’s rant, and seashell wiping. Get ready for some spot on Stallone/Snipes impressions!
Rank #6: 64. After Earth (w/ Paul F. Tompkins)
Giant birds, weird wheelchairs, and ghosting are just some of the unbelievable things that are found in the Will & Jaden Smith vehicle After Earth. Paul, June, Jason, and Paul F. Tompkins discuss future British accents, an emotionless Will Smith, and animals that do nothing but kill. They also talk about the possible references to Scientology, a future with no doors & only a sword as a weapon, and June’s interpretation of what really happened in the birthday candles flashback scene.
Rank #7: 70. Gymkata: LIVE! (w/ Michael Showalter)
Recorded live at Largo in Los Angeles, Michael Showalter joins Paul, June, & Jason to discuss the next level bonkers movie that combines gymnastics & karate, Gymkata! They’ll get into the Kurt Thomas flipping as he talks to himself scene, the questionable effectiveness of arrows in the film, flag ninjas, the village of the crazies, and the infamous pommel horse scene. Plus, audience questions make us wonder how the director of Enter The Dragon went from working with Bruce Lee to Kurt Thomas. Make sure to go check out Hell Baby in theaters on Sept. 6th or right now on iTunes !
Rank #8: 42. Batman & Robin (w/ Matt Mira, Jesse Falcon)
Superhero butt shots, bat nipples, and freeze puns are all up for discussion on this week’s How Did This Get Made? The Nerdist podcast’s Matt Mira and Marvel’s Jesse Falcon join us to chat about a movie that easily can be seen as a really long action figure commercial, Batman & Robin! So Stay cool and be sure to winterize your podcast ears!
Rank #9: 37. Speed 2: Cruise Control (w/ Scott Aukerman)
Are you listening to this podcast on a computer? If so, you could be a villain in Speed 2! In this epic summer sequel we lament the absence of Keanu, marvel at the lack of deaths when a cruise ship levels a community, and wonder why computer genius Willem Dafoe has a gun if he never uses it. Do you have a bad summer movie you think we should cover?
Rank #10: 39. Godzilla (w/ Chris Gore)
Pop on your headphones, but be careful no giant dinosaurs sneak up on you! Attack Of The Show’s Chris Gore bravely sat through Godzilla to discuss this summer movie disaster with the HDTGM crew, and it’s agreed that cute baby Godzillas eating popcorn aren’t enough to save this one. Keep suggesting bad summer movies for us to cover, and join HDTGM’s Summer Movie League to compete for a cool prize!
Rank #11: 65. Howard the Duck: LIVE! (w/ Kristen Schaal)
Recorded live at Largo in Los Angeles, Kristen Schaal joins Paul, June, & Jason to ask burning questions regarding duck boobies, how a duck’s penis works, and duck evolution in the world of Howard the Duck. Everything from Lea Thompson’s strange sexual relationship with Howard the Duck to the disturbing Jeffrey Jones electricity scene will be discussed. Oh yeah, there will be duck puns! Be sure to check out the screen grabs that were discussed in this episode on the Earwolf page!
Rank #12: 72. Toys (w/ Drew McWeeny)
HitFix’s Drew McWeeny joins Paul & Jason to discuss the less charming and more preachy Willy Wonka aka Robin Williams in Toys. It takes a special kind of movie with a strange choice of casting, tone, and plot for us to truly ask “how did this get made?” And this movie delivers. We get into everything from LL Cool J’s interrogation scene to the big reveal of Joan Cusack’s character. Oh yeah, we didn’t forget about the sea monster.
Rank #13: 40. Judge Dredd (w/ Erica Oyama)
Pick up a plate of recycled spaghetti and join Erica Oyama and the How Did This Get Made? crew for a look at Judge Dredd. Block wars. That about covers it. Join us on this trip to Aspen with Rob Schneider and enjoy the horrible sets and futuristic insanity. Enjoy!
Rank #14: 63. Fast & Furious 6 (w/ Adam Scott)
Standing ovations were made and tears were shed as Paul, June, Jason, and Adam Scott strapped themselves in for another Fast & Furious adventure complete with fast cars, amnesia, and family. They discuss why the incredible feats these drag racers accomplish must make them superheroes, Tyrese & Ludacris absolutely killing it as the comic-relief, Han’s long emotional journey, the larger than life body of The Rock, and the jaw-dropping post-credits scene that made Adam Scott declare that director Justin Lin must be a fan of How Did This Get Made. Plus, everyone names their favorite character and explain why. Be sure to grab your tickets for LIVE tapings of How Did This Get Made? on Saturday, June 15th at Largo in Los Angeles and Thursday, June 27th at SubCulture in New York !
Rank #15: 112. Jupiter Ascending (w/ Franklin Leonard, Razzle Dangerously, Josh Richmond)
This week Paul & Jason are joined by two special guests, from “Blacklist Table Reads”, Franklin Leonard, and from the equally popular “Picking Favorites, Razzle Dangerously. They try, and almost succeed, to understand the plot of the Wachowskis’ ‘Jupiter Ascending’. All the hard hitting questions are asked, including; why do no two aliens look the same? At what point did Channing Tatum realize what he was in for? Does being part dog help you in space? And why is our theme song so loud?
Rank #16: 78. Crossroads (w/ Jeff Rubin)
It’s not a music video and not yet a movie. Jeff Rubin of The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show joins Paul, June, and Jason to discuss Britney Spears in 2002’s Crossroads. They talk about why you shouldn’t judge the movie from the poster, the many similarities to Adventures in Babysitting, the heavy secrets montage, and the very dark ending. Plus, Paul gives everyone a Pop Quiz that features some insane trivia!
Rank #17: 75. Daredevil (w/ Ed Brubaker)
Writer and Daredevil expert Ed Brubaker join Paul, June, and Jason to break down Ben Affleck's blind performance in both the theatrical version and director's cut of Daredevil. They'll cover everything from the sitcom looking streets, Bullseye treating his forehead like a nipple, the playground fight/dance scene, and the huge subplot involving a drug addict played by Coolio which was cut from the theatrical version. Spoiler: June loved it!
Rank #18: 177 The Disaster Artist (w/ James Franco, Seth Rogen, Tommy Wiseau)
On a very special episode of How Did This Get Made?, Paul speaks with the stars and writers of The Disaster Artist which includes James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Ari Graynor, Michael H. Webber, Scott Neustadter, Greg Sestero, and Tommy Wiseau. Plus, we present the classic HDTGM episode on The Room with Steve Heisler from The AV Club and Greg Sestero! This episode is brought to you by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: BONKERS), Spotify, Casper Mattresses (www.casper.com/HOW), and Hello Fresh (www.hellofresh.com/bonkers). Check out new HDTGM merch over at https://www.teepublic.com/user/howdidthisgetmade Where to Find Jason, June & Paul: You can see Jason, June, and Paul in The Disaster Artist in theaters now. Paul’s new comedy Drive Share is available on Go90. Paul can be seen on Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, Opening Night, and Veep. You can see June and Paul on NTSF:SD:SUV:: on HULU. June stars in Grace and Frankie on Netflix, as well as Lady Dynamite alongside with Jason. Jason can be seen in The Good Place, The House, The Lego Batman Movie, How to Be Single, Sleeping with Other People, and is still indeed in The Dictator.
Rank #19: 76. Fair Game (w/ Danny Zuker)
Modern Family's Danny Zuker joins Paul, June, and Jason to figure out how Cindy Crawford was given a starring role in 1995's Fair Game. They'll discuss the absurdity of someone having a pizza account, Cindy Crawford being awful at seducing a super nerd, and what exactly the film's title refers to. Be sure to get tickets for Paul’s Christmas Spectacular and a LIVE Holiday edition of How Did This Get Made? (2nd LATE show added) at Largo in Los Angeles on December 12th & 13th!
Rank #20: 196. 196 The Meg: LIVE! (w/ Nicole Byer, Adam Scott)
HDTGM All-stars Nicole Byer (Nailed It!, Why Won’t You Date Me?) and Adam Scott (Big Little Lies, R U Talkin’ R.E.M. RE: ME?) join Paul and Jason to talk about the 2018 science fiction thriller The Meg starring Jason Statham. Recorded live at Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles, they talk about Statham’s incredible diving, the secondary characters being stereotypes, and the Meg eye stab. This episode is brought to you by Fossil (www.fossil.com/bonkers) and the Move the Sticks podcast from NFL.com. Subscribe to Unspooled with Paul Scheer and Amy Nicholson here: http://www.earwolf.com/show/unspooled/ Check out our new website over at www.hdtgminfo.com! Check out new HDTGM merch over at https://www.teepubli…wdidthisgetmade Where to Find Jason, June & Paul: @PaulScheer on Instagram & Twitter @Junediane on IG and @MsJuneDiane on Twitter Jason is still not on Twitter