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"On this episode of The Flop House we discuss the surprisingly long 88 Minutes."

Official Show Notes[]

"It's a new day in America, and what better way to celebrate the first African-American president than with Al Pacino's thriller 88 Minutes? What, you don't understand why that's appropriate? Maybe that's because you're racist. Meanwhile, Dan makes a baldfaced plea for sponsorship, Elliott proves his facility with numbers (as long as they're in the titles of movies), and the ghost of Stuart looms large over this episode."

Movie Summary[]


On the day that a serial killer that he helped put away is supposed to be executed, a noted forensic psychologist and college professor receives a call informing him that he has 88 minutes left to live.


Famed forensic psychiatrist Dr. Jack Gramm enjoys a reputation as one of the most sought-after profilers around. His expert testimony has resulted in the conviction of many criminals, including serial killer Jon Forster. On the eve of Forster's execution, one of Gramm's students is murdered in a vicious copycat crime, and Gramm himself receives an ominous message informing him that he has less than 90 minutes to live.

  • Pacino rents a taxi but insists on doing all the driving. @19:25
  • It's neither Crank nor D.O.A. @22:40

Worse Than[]

Final Judgments[]

  • Bad-Bad Movie (Dan) @33:00
  • Bad-Bad Movie (Elliott) @35:30

Episode Highlights[]


  • President-elect Obama unknowingly owes his victory to Elliott's radioactive Doritos® dust @01:50
  • Elliott dreams of having an endorsement deal from Popeyes which is paid in kind @03:20
  • Bratz @07:40
  • Road House @26:20
  • Dan's Cat attempts to knock over a lamp. @35:00
  • Elliott remembers watching Memento in college. @37:15

Movie Pitches[]


  • ­I was so excited about 88 Minutes, and being as depressed about it as I am now, it makes me second–it makes me double think my excitement about our eventual watching of Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, which is another one I've been very excited about.
           —Elliott @27:50
  • ­Mr. Magorium better be good (in a bad way).
           —Elliott @44:40
  • ­Man, the Comedy Central party. 30 Rock was there. [...] Gina Gershon was there, I saw her in person...Who else was there...?
           —Elliott @45:05

Listener Mail[]

No listener mail this time.


  • Synecdoche, New York (2008) by Charlie Kaufman (Elliott) @37:35
  • Winter Beast (1991) by Christopher Thies (Dan) @42:10

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