What was your first episode of HDTGM?
Mr. Nanny. I was hooked right away, and as soon as I got home, I found the movie to check out the guy tossing the dog into the water. I'd seen the movie 5-6 times before and never noticed!
Look at my username, and take a wild guess.
A clip or moment that you'll always remember? (timestamps are nice )
The first moment I knew right away would be an instant classic was June's "They're here!" freak out during Runaway, when she thought Lois the Robot had taken over her electronics to listen to This American Life.
The episode you revisit the most
No Holds Barred. The grunts, Hulk impressions... just hilarious! Some friends and I now call each other Jock-ass and say, "Take a leak!" all the time.
The movie that you loved or hated watching
Miami Connection is one of my favorite movies of all time now. I even own a Dragon Sound shirt!
Super Mario Bros. bored me to tears. I didn't find it entertaining at all, even in a bad way.
How HDTGM fits into your weekly routine
I check for the mini-episode immediately on Friday to find out the next movie. I tend to listen to the latest full episode whenever I have a long-ish car ride or am cleaning the house, whichever comes first.
What the show has meant to you after all these years or any other sappy stuff
I actually came about HDTGM during a rough patch in my life. I'd just started an hour-long commute to a job I ended up hating. It was a toxic work environment that had me stressed to the point I'd feel nauseated and couldn't sleep. Having this podcast on during those drives distracted me from the dread of going into work and allowed me to relax after leaving. It was the lighthearted break from life that I needed (I left the job after a year), and I'll forever be thankful to Paul, June, and Jason for that.