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­As we have noted many times on the show, Dan is the Leonardo or the Cyclops of the group: he is the necessary leader, holds us together, inspiring, noble, unmemorable, nobody likes him.
       —Elliott, Episode 57: Sorority Row @45:00


Dank McCoy is the man behind the podcast, Daily Show writer Taskmaster Dan "The Dannibal" "Donut Dan the Militia Man" McCoy maintains the well-oiled machine that is The Flop House. In addition to keeping the show segments within bearable limits of time and conversational matter (while contributing his own amusing banter), Dan sets up the podcasting gear and keeps the glorious bandwidth flowing. If the show was a meal, Dan is the plate. He created the show, so he should get more respect. Should.
Dan is basically the default human male, with no bells or whistles.
Dan is also a clone of his older brother John, who in turn is a clone of his older brother Robert. They have the same voice (right down to the accent), the same sense of humor, the same stutter when flustered (though Dan has worked to suppress his), the same sighing acumen, the same frustrations with humanity.
Dan hails from Eureka, Illinois, the smallest town. That's near Peoria, about a half hour away, where they have a zoo. A young McCoy attended Earlham College with Stuart . At some point he had a job in a fly-over state. Disliking the rigor of film school he moved to New York, where he lives with his cat.
Dan is often grumpy at work...well, make that angry...okay, just moody. Basically stays in a corner and is silent, really.
Suffered a debilitating knee injury while skiing in Vermont, which necessitated surgery and a lengthy recuperation. Which probably would have healed faster if only the people around him had expressed a modicum of heartfelt sympathy, but oh well.
Worked on an award winning animated web series that the Onion AV Club thought wasn't that great. Has written for Whim Quarterly and probably had some improv going at some point. Also found in podcasting form on Read it and Weep , Star Wars Minute (with Elliott Kalan), and Here to Help.
He's good. He's DAN Good.
Will often watch mediocre to decent movies on an airplane flight because there's nothing better to do, and thinks maybe you should watch those movies in the same situation if it comes up.
Time Warner Cable is not, as might be believed, an international media conglomerate with a vice-like grip on New York's cable television market, but an elaborate Kafkaesque scheme to drive Dan McCoy insane.

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Skills and Abilities[]

  • Does an impeccable Michael Caine impression.
  • Will die after using up his 1,000 Michael Caine impressions.
  • Possesses "a stupid mouth that can't say things right." (Elliott, Episode 141: Last Ounce of Courage @52:00)
  • Has hooks for hands.
  • Is the leader of a backwoods anti-government militia.
  • Did one of the voices on The Snorks.
  • Considers himself "1950s fit."
  • Has an unbelievably strong core.
  • Was the artistic director on Bikini Carwash II.
  • Can overcome pirate hip hop radio stations, if you give him a month or two. With ferrets.
  • Repeats song lyrics as if they were "jokes".
  • Once got a new pair of shoes instead of winning an Emmy.
  • Secretly a giant talking teddy bear and star of Gooby.
  • Banned from Star Wars conventions. (Episode 92: Country Strong @47:55)
  • Kind of weird during the afternoons.
  • Would totally bone a swan AND/OR cloud if they were a God in disguise. So fluffy.
  • Can grow a beard.
  • May be able to Quantum Leap.
Dan fb asses
  • Can't stop attending weddings. Probably checks out the bride's ass as she walks down the aisle.
  • Hey, is that your wife's ass?
  • Allergic to penicillin. Or maybe he isn't now. Only one way to find out.
  • Played Ban Danny, a spokesman for Band-Aid brand bandages.


  • I'm more handsome than you assholes give me credit for
Dan sighs
  • Mournful sighing
  • Oh hum
  • Moves along at a good clip
  • All right, well...fair enough.
  • Per Se
  • I'm gonna fuck this winch! Fancy rogering this winch? (Episode 94: Conan the Barbarian @19:40)
  • Oh Jesus...
Super sigh

McCoy's Law of Film Nudity[]

  • ­If there's no nudity in the first 20 minutes of a movie, there's generally not going to be any nudity.
           —Episode 163: Dracula 3D @12:55

Favorite Movie Of All Time[]

Alter Egos[]


  • Owl (Episode 163: Dracula 3D @46.59)


  • Data (Brent Spiner)
  • John McCoy

Dan McCoy: Globeflopper[]

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Notable Quotables[]

Elliott: Speaking for myself, angering Dan has gone from "something I occasionally do that I feel bad about it afterward" to "the reason I do the podcast". Dan: I'd like that to be read at my trial, in support of my "justifiable homicide" plea.