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#1 Dan Engler

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 04:19 PM

Do you have questions for Paul Scheer about HDTGM, movie-related matters, or the gang's other projects? Ask them in this thread and Paul will answer them as his schedule and/or interest permits.

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 05:16 PM

What are your thoughts on how bald people are represented in Hollywood? For instance, the predominance of bald characters as villains/antagonists.

and who is your favorite bald Hollywood star, not named Bruce Willis?

Bonus question: Why did Andre betray his bald brethren in the League flash-forward by wearing a wig or somehow growing huge grey birdsnest/ponytail combo?
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Posted 26 January 2016 - 05:22 PM

Bald people are threatening to the "haired" - we present them a grim look into their potential future. They might view us as villains but we are just people at peace with ourselves. So they have to attack us.

Re: Fave - Statham & The Rock...Pretty much the entire cast of the Fast & Furious Films and JK Simmons.

Re: Andre - He saw a technological advancement in hair and he took it. He's a coward.

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 05:22 PM

Have you ever had to abandon a planned movie at the last minute for any reason (e.g. too bad, or just not right for the show)?

EDITED TO ADD: What was it?
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Posted 26 January 2016 - 05:31 PM

Paul, how do you guys choose the movies to cover on the p-cast?
P.S. Sorry to hear about your death.

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 05:36 PM

View PostPaul Scheer, on 26 January 2016 - 05:22 PM, said:

Bald people are threatening to the "haired" - we present them a grim look into their potential future.


So true. I've been using this in my fantasy league all year. Balding a photo of my opponent for my team icon. It has had devastating effects. Grim look into their future indeed.

Thanks for answering. You're MY favorite bald star! (and then the Rock)
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Posted 26 January 2016 - 06:16 PM

  • What show or movie from your youth did you fantasize being a part of?
  • Is it difficult being away from your son when filming?
  • Do you find as much joy and bewilderment "bad" television as you do in "bad" movies?
  • What was your best/favourite halloween costume?
  • Have you seen the show Hoarders?


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Posted 26 January 2016 - 07:48 PM

Cameron is always pretty good with coming up with some fun, random questions for us to chat about whenever threads are starting to die down and we're waiting for the new ep/minisode. I'm going to borrow one of those and expand a bit on it because I thought it was fun to hear everyone's answers last time.
  • What was your favorite HDTGM movie to watch?
  • What was your favorite movie to discuss on the podcast?
  • Have there been any movies that almost turned off?
  • Have there been any movies where you started watching and thought "Oh shit. What are we going to talk about with this?" (either because you enjoyed the movie or because it was just boring bad instead of fun bad)
  • Aaaaand finally, not counting Nic Cage, who's your favorite HDTGM All-Star? Is there one person that you see is in a movie that gets you all amped up?

(And big thanks to Dan for getting this thread going!)
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Posted 26 January 2016 - 09:34 PM

View PostPaul Scheer, on 26 January 2016 - 05:22 PM, said:


Re: Fave - Statham & The Rock...Pretty much the entire cast of the Fast & Furious Films and JK Simmons.

No Patrick Stewart?!
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I think the only question I have at the moment is what ever happened to the Green Lantern episode? The Smurf episode is pretty understandable as to why it was removed as Jayma Mills being on the League, but I can't see why the 25th favorite superhero in America no longer has an episode dedicated to him.
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Posted 27 January 2016 - 04:48 AM

Groundhog day is coming up so I am listening to Stephen Tobolowsky on "I was there too". its the movie I've watched more than any other. at least once a year. but I always have some questions after watching it but i have been afraid to ask. maybe Paul is the man to answer them. hold on cause this could get messy:

after the scene where Phil Conners jumps off the tower we see him on a morgue table with Rita and Larry standing over him. does this mean the world continues on as normal even though Phil starts another Groundhog day?

or does the world continue until 6am and then reset?

or are there 000's of worlds out there dealing with the repercussions of Phils actions during each Groundhog day and when Phil starts a new day, is a new world is created?

does Phil just disappear from the worlds where he doesn't die during Groundhog day? does everyone just forget about him? or maybe there are now loads of phils out there thinking something else reset normal time???


does this make any sense?? typing out thoughts on time travel(ish) movies is never a good idea.

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 05:42 AM

Hey Paul, firstly I want to say thank you for all that you do and the countless hours of joy you've brought to all our lives. Now the questions (albeit fairly standard ones)

- Is there any movie that you'd consider to be a "bad movie" that generally gets a pass or is thought of as good?
- Conversely, is there a movie that you actually think is really good but gets labeled a "bad movie"?
- Is there any bad movie out there that you just do not get the love or cult following for?
- Which HDTGM movie would you love to remake?
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Posted 27 January 2016 - 12:26 PM

Are we temporarily on a Monday release schedule or will next pair come out of Fridays?
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Posted 27 January 2016 - 01:01 PM

Did June see Force Awakens?
Did she like it?
Was she pleased with the answer of BB-8's mission according to the plot?

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 01:47 PM

Hey, Paul!

I hate to be that guy that bombards you with a ton of questions, but I thought of a few others--the first of which is more "you" related than "show" related, so I hope I'm not over stepping my bounds...

1) I'm sorry if this comes off as pandering, but is there any hope for an Aliens vs Parker follow-up? If not, have you thought of doing any more creator owned comic work? I read the TPB of Aliens vs. Parker about a year ago, and loved it! You have a real knack for writing and I'd really enjoy reading more. Although, if I may be so bold, I did catch one tiny C&O worthy thing in it. Not a big deal or anything, but I thought it was funny considering it was something you've called people out for on the show. ;)

2) After an episode has been released, and you run into someone who might have been involved with a movie you've covered, how is it typically received? Has anyone ever been super pissed, or do most people take it for the good-natured fun that it is? Have you ever been surprised by someone's take on the show? Obviously, any specifics are at your discretion.
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Posted 28 January 2016 - 07:39 AM

I completely understand why you have not yet done a non-English language film, but would you ever consider doing one? Like if it was spectacularly bad regardless of whether or not you understood the dialog.
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Posted 28 January 2016 - 05:54 PM

View PostCameron H., on 26 January 2016 - 05:22 PM, said:

Have you ever had to abandon a planned movie at the last minute for any reason (e.g. too bad, or just not right for the show)?

EDITED TO ADD: What was it?


It was that Tyler Perry Movie that we made Scott watch but we switched to Sharknado

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 05:55 PM

View PostLando, on 28 January 2016 - 07:39 AM, said:

I completely understand why you have not yet done a non-English language film, but would you ever consider doing one? Like if it was spectacularly bad regardless of whether or not you understood the dialog.


Hmm...That might be tough. I'm open to it but it would have to really something special

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 05:58 PM

View PostCameron H., on 27 January 2016 - 01:47 PM, said:

Hey, Paul!

I hate to be that guy that bombards you with a ton of questions, but I thought of a few others--the first of which is more "you" related than "show" related, so I hope I'm not over stepping my bounds...

NO BOUNDS OVERSTEPPED

View PostCameron H., on 27 January 2016 - 01:47 PM, said:

1) I'm sorry if this comes off as pandering, but is there any hope for an Aliens vs Parker follow-up? If not, have you thought of doing any more creator owned comic work? I read the TPB of Aliens vs. Parker about a year ago, and loved it! You have a real knack for writing and I'd really enjoy reading more. Although, if I may be so bold, I did catch one tiny C&O worthy thing in it. Not a big deal or anything, but I thought it was funny considering it was something you've called people out for on the show. ;)

Whats the C&O?

Nick and I (My comic writing partner) wrote a few books for Marvel...It's been really fun. We'd love to write more independent books but right now we are focusing a new animated show for Adult Swim.

View PostCameron H., on 27 January 2016 - 01:47 PM, said:

2) After an episode has been released, and you run into someone who might have been involved with a movie you've covered, how is it typically received? Has anyone ever been super pissed, or do most people take it for the good-natured fun that it is? Have you ever been surprised by someone's take on the show? Obviously, any specifics are at your discretion.

The closest call I've had with someone was the director of ALL ABOUT STEVE, he directed an episode of Fresh Off The Boat. Super great dude and I think that because our show is done with positive vibes and not aggressively snarky. We get some leeway. And mostly the people involved on "bad" movies often know it and just can't admit it publicly.

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 06:01 PM

View PostMick_, on 26 January 2016 - 05:31 PM, said:

Paul, how do you guys choose the movies to cover on the p-cast?
P.S. Sorry to hear about your death.


Thank you for your condolences! I had a good run.

It's not a simple process, it's a lot of working with Avaryl and Nate and then a have a giant list that I try to pick from. But we are always trying to avoid just mediocre films.

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 06:03 PM

View PostLando, on 27 January 2016 - 12:26 PM, said:

Are we temporarily on a Monday release schedule or will next pair come out of Fridays?


Sorry, I've been slammed. I'm working on a brand new show and between going to Sundance and shooting some other shows..I've been having a hard time making deadlines. Like i've said before I'm pretty much a 1 man band. So sometimes I get swamped. I apologized.