The Worst Idea of All Time
December 5, 2014 8:47 AM   Subscribe

Guy Montgomery and Tim Batt have a podcast. A podcast with the very appropriate title The Worst Idea of All Time. It's a bad movie review podcast, but with a horrible, hideous twist: the hosts review the same bad movie, Grown Ups 2, every week. For a year.
posted by showbiz_liz (41 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
 
....the title undersells it.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 8:57 AM on December 5, 2014


This ends in cannibalism, doesn't it.
posted by Etrigan at 9:02 AM on December 5, 2014 [8 favorites]


I do not understand why they do this thing
posted by clockzero at 9:04 AM on December 5, 2014 [2 favorites]


They put a twist on it, then, didn't they?
posted by thelonius at 9:11 AM on December 5, 2014


I feel like this is gonna end in murder-suicide by maybe week 10.
posted by poffin boffin at 9:27 AM on December 5, 2014 [4 favorites]


They... should not have done this thing.
posted by sparklemotion at 9:27 AM on December 5, 2014 [2 favorites]


I feel like this is gonna end in murder-suicide by maybe week 10.

...they're already in the 40s.
posted by johnnydummkopf at 9:29 AM on December 5, 2014 [2 favorites]


I checked episode 1 to get a baseline reference point, and they seem fairly rational. I then jumped over to episode 38, and find that after hearing a song in the end credits and knowing a friend that was into the band, they were given what the friend believed to be "the best live album EVER." They now think REO Speedwagon's live album is "dope."

Grown Ups 2 - Not Even Once
posted by chambers at 9:30 AM on December 5, 2014 [3 favorites]


...they're already in the 40s.

have you listened to episode 10 though? what if it's just screaming.
posted by poffin boffin at 9:35 AM on December 5, 2014 [14 favorites]


Season two, they only review Jack and Jill.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:39 AM on December 5, 2014


An idea this fundamentally and radically wrong, carried to execution, cannot help but negatively affect the whole fabric of reality -- forteana, religious mania, mass suicides, virgin births.
posted by wotsac at 9:41 AM on December 5, 2014 [4 favorites]


They... should not have done this thing.

Ok... I'm halfway through the first episode, and TBH? I could totally listen to 52 episodes of these guys talking about this nonsense.
posted by sparklemotion at 9:42 AM on December 5, 2014 [3 favorites]


What.. what if they get to a year and decide to keep going?
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 9:43 AM on December 5, 2014 [3 favorites]


This is amazing. What if after 52 rethinkings the movie opens up and ends up being their favourite? Through sheer repetition can any movie become great? I know it works with pop songs. Favouriting for later listens. Thanks!
posted by wyndham at 9:47 AM on December 5, 2014


An idea this fundamentally and radically wrong, carried to execution, cannot help but negatively affect the whole fabric of reality -- forteana, religious mania, mass suicides, virgin births.

...dogs and cats, living together...
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 9:50 AM on December 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


http://xkcd.com/915/
posted by zeek321 at 9:55 AM on December 5, 2014 [9 favorites]


What if after 52 rethinkings the movie opens up and ends up being their favourite?

"Adam Sandler is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life."
posted by Atom Eyes at 9:56 AM on December 5, 2014 [11 favorites]


What.. what if they get to a year and decide to keep going?

Ok but what if they get to the end of the year and find that for dark unspoken reasons they are unable to stop?
posted by poffin boffin at 10:02 AM on December 5, 2014 [6 favorites]




My understanding has always been that taking dinosaurs off of Isla Sorna was the worst idea in the history of bad ideas, but I guess there was some room to lower that bar.
posted by doctornecessiter at 10:21 AM on December 5, 2014 [3 favorites]


I've never seen the movie. I think I might listen to every episode for a year, and then watch it.
posted by Itaxpica at 10:24 AM on December 5, 2014 [2 favorites]


My understanding has always been that taking dinosaurs off of Isla Sorna was the worst idea in the history of bad ideas, but I guess there was some room to lower that bar.

I'm going to go with Lead. Lead in paint, lead in gas, lead in Roman pipes.

Oh, also "Jack & Jill"
posted by leotrotsky at 10:26 AM on December 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


Is this something I would need to watch GU2 to understand?

Also, according to today's WSJ Rock wrote his current movie, Top Five, while on that set. So it has that going for it.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 10:38 AM on December 5, 2014


For what it's worth, Lead is easily worked and super useful. Just also extremely toxic.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 10:42 AM on December 5, 2014


What if after 52 rethinkings the movie opens up and ends up being their favourite? Through sheer repetition can any movie become great? I know it works with pop songs.

I seem to remember some feature (maybe on the AV Club?) where a small group of people listened to a couple of "bad" songs ~10 times in a row and recorded their impressions after each one. IIRC, the Celine Dion song (I wanna say "It's All Coming Back to Me Now") turned out to have good staying power, but the other one--maybe something by Nickelback?--just made them angrier each time they heard it.
posted by psoas at 10:45 AM on December 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


My understanding has always been that taking dinosaurs off of Isla Sorna was the worst idea in the history of bad ideas, but I guess there was some room to lower that bar.

Is it Ghostbusters 2?
posted by brundlefly at 11:27 AM on December 5, 2014 [2 favorites]


I understand suffering for your art but some things are just beyond the pale.
posted by octothorpe at 12:15 PM on December 5, 2014 [1 favorite]




I do not understand why they do this thing.

I have seen Foodfight over 20 times. I can understand why they do it, although I don't think I can explain why. (I'd link to the Livestream, but it looks like it may finally have been taken down. I'm sad? That's a bad thing, right?)
posted by JHarris at 1:20 PM on December 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


Ooh, great timing, Fanfare just opened up to Podcasts. Who wants to have to listen and discuss this Podcast for one year?
posted by FJT at 2:25 PM on December 5, 2014




Is it Ghostbusters 2?

The sad thing about Ghostbusters 2 is that a few halfway-decent ideas occasionally peek out between the pimping of the new logo (the better to sell more merch) and the fruitless quest to find something for Sigourney Weaver to do that's worth her time.
posted by Halloween Jack at 2:48 PM on December 5, 2014


the fruitless quest to find something for Sigourney Weaver to do that's worth her time

To be fair, that's a problem rather larger than just Ghostbusters II.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 2:50 PM on December 5, 2014 [2 favorites]


I'm actually one of the few GB2 apologists. I like Vigo, I like Peter MacNicol and I like the mood slime. Definitely some neat ideas, but it's simply not as funny. Not even close.
posted by brundlefly at 3:54 PM on December 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


On the other hand it doesn't feature Dan Aykroyd getting a blow job from a ghost. So it's got that going for it.
posted by brundlefly at 3:55 PM on December 5, 2014 [3 favorites]


but the other one--maybe something by Nickelback?--just made them angrier each time they heard it.

I'd be interested in discovering the specific aural stimulus that caused this; I get a similar reaction listening to the majority of political speeches.
posted by The Zeroth Law at 7:21 PM on December 5, 2014


Welp, this reminded me to check in on Lawrence/Julia and Julia. I guess I'm glad it ended well for him there. And by ended well, I don't just mean "ended up in rubber room."
posted by jenfullmoon at 11:42 PM on December 5, 2014


I kinda like it. Bold new meta-concepts emerge as creativity eats its own tail.
posted by Jessica Savitch's Coke Spoon at 9:54 AM on December 6, 2014 [1 favorite]


Podcast as jail sentence...interesting. What do you mean it isn't?
posted by lon_star at 11:01 AM on December 6, 2014


Is this where I shamefully admit to liking Grownups 2? No? Ok then, uh...uh...I got a snake, mang!?
posted by Literaryhero at 3:45 PM on December 6, 2014


I'm up to episode 11 now, and these two guys are so charming and delightful and I'm really worried about their sanity
posted by showbiz_liz at 9:44 AM on December 7, 2014 [1 favorite]


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