Yeah, I'm way late as usual, I'm almost never on top of this podcast because of how many other podcasts I listen to, and my tendency to bank episodes for long drives. But...
First episode I think must have been Birdemic because Weird Al was the guest (how cool would it be if they could get him back?). Must have been 2012-ish because I listened to it on a drive back from St Louis. From there I ping-ponged around the back catalog based on how interesting the movie looked until I finally started enjoying the show for its hosts and filled in most of the rest of the gaps.
Clips: I think I've said this late on a Howdy post too, but in Junior where they pitch a sequel featuring an unholy Danny Devito baby spawned from Schwarzenegger. I want to see that animated so bad.
And maybe this violates the "always remember" because I didn't remember it from the first time, but I relistened to The Apple recently, and the whole run where they bust on Paul for not catching the obvious biblical metaphor is absolute gold. What I did remember from the first time was Andy Richter trying to recreate the BIM song.
Weekly routine: Like I said, I tend to bank HDTGM episodes for car trips because it really is one of the best driving podcasts out there. By now listening to them at work almost seems wrong, like they're too much of an event for that.
I almost never watch the movies for the podcast because I think I just don't have the attention span for watching movies very often, although I've been trying to fix that lately. I rented Skyscraper for the podcast on Friday because I had meant to see that in the theater due to heat wave induced boredom, but I never got around to it. Rhea's comment about checking her phone during the movie really spoke to me. I wouldn't recommend the movie either, but that episode was really enjoyable for me for the note-comparing experience. Still too afraid of the movie quality overall to do this on the reg though.
So with a small sample size to draw from, my favorite movie watched was Island of Dr Moreau which I saw in the theater back in the day and again on video for Rifftrax. I cheered in the middle of my old cubicle farm when Paul announced it as their next movie, as I was in the verge of suggesting it. So fascinatingly bonkers, and so sad that it's a rare Jason-less episode. "Guys...he's so smol."
Hated: Vampire's Kiss, which I watched in prep for the Now Hear This festival. Some good Cageness in there, but BOY was it ever uncomfortable. I had to stop it after his sexual assault of Alva and pick it up later.