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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

"How Did This Get Made?" How didn't this get made earlier?

I just discovered what might be my favorite podcast. "How Did This Get Made?" features host Paul Scheer with June Diane Raphael and Jason Mantzoukas talking about awful movies -- wondering, as the title suggests, "How did this get made?"

The given description of the podcast is as follows:
Have you ever watched a movie so terrible, so unwatchable, that it actually is amazing? I'm talking about movies like Wild Hogs, Crank 2: High Voltage, The Room, Howard the Duck, or any movie past 2001 with Steven Seagal. If you answered yes then this show is for you. We love these terrible movies and on each episode Paul Scheer (Human Giant) leads a roundtable discussion with June Diane Raphael (Flight of the Conchords) and Jason Mantzoukas (The League) along with a celebrity guest to try to make sense of ONE film that makes absolutely no sense. We'll share our WTF moments, favorite lines, and even read your thoughts on the film, just send them to - Because the best part of a bad movie is talking about it afterwards. Note: For fullest enjoyment, watch the movie before listening!

I've always found Paul Scheer hysterical, and I think this podcast is the perfect platform for his comedy. I haven't seen either of the movies discussed in the first two episodes, but I don't need to now that I've heard the awful commentary detailing the movies in their entirety. Though the description recommends watching the awful movies before listening to the podcast, I don't think that's necessary (especially if you don't want to spend $10 to sit through two hours of Nicolas Cage or Christina Aguilera).

I'm almost anxiously looking forward to a podcast on a horrible movie that I enjoy. Surely the commentary will be hilarious, but will it ruin my illusions about the quality of the film?

You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, or listen to the episodes Earwolf. Note the "Explicit" label, which is there for a reason. Listener discretion is advised.

-- Cheryl Sadler

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