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: 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 #3: 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 #4: 31. Birdemic: LIVE!
Did you guys know that there is a crisis with our environment? If not, you must not have seen Birdemic: Shock and Terror, this week's victim for a very special How Did This Get Made? LIVE! Our friend "Weird Al" Yankovic is on the panel to enjoy the CGI dancing, obvious typos, and complete lack of editing that made this thriller a cult classic. Also on hand is Whitney Moore, star of Birdemic, who tells us the truth about her robotic costar, shares insight into the audition process, and divulges information about the sequel. This is less like a podcast, and more like you're Just Hanging Out with some friends.
Rank #5: 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 #6: 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 #7: 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 #8: 57. From Justin To Kelly: LIVE!
Recorded live at Largo in Los Angeles, Nick Kroll returns as we figure out what is going on in the American Idol musical that is From Justin To Kelly! We discuss Kelly Clarkson’s outfit choices, if anyone could hear each other singing, and who’s which Grease character. We also talk about Justin & Kelly’s disgusting first meeting, the evil Paris Hilton stunt double, and the awful Pennsylvania Posse beat box on the beach. Who does Jason believe is behind the making of this movie? Tune in to find out!
Rank #9: 36. On the Line (w/ Ike Barinholtz)
On the Line is a tale as old as time, the love story of Turkey Sub and Hubcap. What happens when boy banders try their hand at acting? Bizarre sound effects, terrible musical performances, and lots and lots of chewing noises. Ike Barinholtz joins us to discuss a movie so shamefully bad that even its most ardent supporters hide themselves with nom de plumes. So tune into one of the 90,000 screens playing it, and while you're at it, pick up a brand new How Did This Get Made? t-shirt !
Rank #10: 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 #11: 33. Abduction (w/ Jessica Chaffin)
Oh, Abduction. We laughed, we cried (at least Jason did), we got uncomfortable, we were confused. Jessica Chaffin is our guest this week to unwrap the layers of awfulness that awarded Abduction its 4% score on Rotten Tomatoes. From the Pittsburghian influence to the subtle racism, we're here to try to make sense of it all. Rent Abduction from Amazon using this link to support the show, and join us for this train-ride to mediocrity.
Rank #12: 60. Street Fighter (w/ John Gemberling)
Finally a movie stayed true to its video game adaptation by having no plot. John Gemberling joins Paul, June, and Jason to figure out who is a native of Shadaloo, why Jean-Claude Van Damme pretends to be dead for a really long time, and what the hell was the reason for Van Damme to play a home video tape while driving a boat. They’ll also share their favorite lines, explore all the shoehorned elements of the video game, and explain to June what “street fighting” really means.
Rank #13: 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 #14: 53. Anaconda: LIVE! (w/ Michael Ian Black)
Recorded live at the Bell House with Michael Ian Black join us as we unfurl the catastrophe that is Anaconda! We discuss the cast including Jon Voight who plays his character as a French Robert De Niro from South America, Jennifer Lopez as a documentarian, and a guy named Mateo. We also talk about whether they should have let the snake talk, translation mistakes, and Jon Voight’s surprising athleticism. You mean there are snakes out there this big? Listen to find out.
Rank #15: 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 #16: 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 #17: 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 #18: 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 #19: 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 #20: 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?