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—Reddit AMA, 19 October 2014


Dan: On this episode we watched...
Elliott: Don't. Do not. No.
Dan: We watched...
Elliott: No, no no.
Dan: We watched a movie called...
Elliott: No, I can't even bear it.
Dan: Nothing But Trouble.
Hodgman: Nothing...But Trouble.
Stuart: Nothing...But Trouble.
Elliott: My tummy hurts.
Hodgman: I've never felt more repulsed by a film.

Official Show Notes[]

"It's the moment we promised would never happen: we watched Elliott and Dan's stated least-favorite movie of all time, Nothing but Trouble. (Don't worry—despite Elliott's joking claim that if we ever did this film it would be our last, this is NOT our final episode). And to help us out with this special MAX FUN DRIVE episode (donate! ), we welcome self-proclaimed minor television celebrity, Mr. John Hodgman. Meanwhile, Elliott breaks out his Jane Campion accent, Stuart reveals his popcorn secrets, And Hodgman joins in at making fun of Dan's pronunciation."

Movie Summary[]


No one man should have all this power.


­I have to say that it was a great joy of my life to inflict this movie on Mr. John Hodgman and look over at him at certain points when I knew what was about to happen, just to see the look of bafflement and disgust on his face.
       —Dan @10:22
­It is an attempt to make Texas Chainsaw Massacre as a comedy.
       —Dan @17:00

Final Judgments[]

  • No longer his least favorite movie of all time (Dan) @1:12:52
  • Still a bad-bad movie (Stuart) @1:14:17
  • Verges on bad-bad (Hodgman) @1:14:46
  • Didn't hate it as much as he did as a child, a bad-bad movie (Elliott) @1:16:23

Better Than[]

Episode Highlights[]


  • Max Fun Drive @01:47
  • Dan's illness @04:30
  • Ban Danny, mascot for Band-Aid brand bandages @06:20
  • P.G. Wodehouse: Hat Thief @07:12
  • Accent work @07:42
  • Foodfight! @11:43
  • An inside joke that only makes sense to Dan and Elliott @12:10
  • Movies that taught the Floppers that movies can be bad @15:04
    • Nothing But Trouble, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Toys
  • A tangent about tangents @16:30
  • Peeing in a Magical Fountain @1:00:30

Movie Pitches[]

G.I. Jane
Jane Campion's autobiographical biopic about her intestinal problems. @08:26


­I'm Joan Hodgamin.
       —Hodgman @00:59
­Unless the trouble is big and happening in a China that is smaller than normal size, I am not interested.
       —Elliott @10:18
­We all love [bars]; that's where the alcohol lives.
       —Dan @11:39

Flop House Housework[]

Listener Mail[]

Mailbag Song[]



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  • The Sting (1973) by George Roy Hill (Dan) @1:54:35
  • Witchtrap (1989) by Kevin S. Tenney (Stuart) @1:59:08
  • Broadcast News (1987) by James L. Brooks (Hodgman) @2:04:54
  • The Housemaid (1960) by Kim Ki-young (Elliott) @2:06:09


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