The Flop House

Oct 24 2020 69 mins 77.6k

The Flop House is a bi-monthly audio podcast, devoted to the worst in recent film. Your hosts (Elliott Kalan, Dan McCoy, and Stuart Wellington) watch a questionable film just before each episode, and then engage in an unscripted, slightly inebriated discussion, focusing on the movie's shortcomings and occasional delights.



















































































































































































































































































































































































































































The Flop House: Episode Ten - Good Luck Chuck
Feb 25 2008 55 mins  
Comedian Ritch Duncan joins us, to talk about Good Luck Chuck, starring "comedian" Dane Cook, in a poignant film about love lost, found, and crotch-biting penguins. Meanwhile Dan makes a plea for exploitation filmmakers to stick to their guns, Ritch explains when to allow a bird to ingest its own feces, and Stuart encourages our audience in an act of vandalism against video stores across the nation. 0:00 - 0:32 Introduction and theme. 0:32 - 1:35 Welcoming special guest host Ritch Duncan, stand-up comic, and former editor-in-chief for Jest Magazine, and former writer for PRI's Fair Game and Comedy Central's Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn. 1:36 - 41:00 We upchuck Good Luck Chuck - a movie which, by the way, is about as unfunny and unpleasant as the first part of this sentence. 41:01 - 45:35 For the very first time, a movie manages to break the Final Judgement segment of The Flop House. 45:36 - 54:02 The sad bastards recommend. 54:03 - 55:12 Goodbyes, theme, and outtakes. Two notes, one good, one bad: The GOOD: I've discovered how to compress these files further, so that, going forward, the shows will not be monster 80 MB downloads. Sorry about the size of previous episodes. You'll note that this one, despite being nearly an hour, is a svelte 25 MB. The BAD: This episode has an (extremely, extremely quiet, but still noticeable) constant stream of background chatter. I do not know why. Most likely, the headphones for my TV were switched on, and near the mic, while recording, so that we could not hear this ambient noise during the session, but it got picked up on the podcast. Sorry about that -- it won't happen again. In the meanwhile, why don't you pretend that you're listening to this episode on old-fashioned terrestrial radio, and what you're hearing is the next channel in the AM dial bleeding into this one. It'll make you feel like you're on a long road trip with your parents... except that your folks are inexplicably listening to three foul-mouthed guys kicking a movie while it's down. Enjoy!


The Flop House: Episode 8 - I Know Who Killed Me
Dec 20 2007 48 mins  
Daily Show segment producer and Metro columnist Elliott Kalan joins us, to discuss Lindsay Lohan's tour de force dual performance as a girl and another, slightly sluttier girl, in I Know Who Killed Me. Meanwhile, Stuart discusses decorating plans for his evidence dungeon, Dan mentions a lost Neil Simon play that should stay lost, and Elliott fills us in on the life and works of Art Bell.0:00 – 0:32 Introduction and theme.0:33 – 36:54 I Know Who Killed Me - just as lurid as the title suggests? Or lurid-er?36:55 – 40:15 Final judgments.40:16 – 45:13 The sad bastards recommend.45:14 – 48:13 Podcasty business, goodbyes, theme, and outtakes.A note: we've eliminated the movie synopsis at the beginning of the episode, as we've heard people say that they'd rather just get into the fun stuff right away. However, if you want a little context for the discussion, we'll still post links to the Wikipedia pages for these films, which tend to have fairly thorough plot summaries.Daily Show segment producer and Metro columnist Elliott Kalan joins us, to discuss Lindsay Lohan's tour de force dual performance as a girl and another, slightly sluttier girl, in I Know Who Killed Me. Meanwhile, Stuart discusses decorating plans for his evidence dungeon, Dan mentions a lost Neil Simon play that should stay lost, and Elliott fills us in on the life and works of Art Bell.0:00 – 0:32 Introduction and theme.0:33 – 36:54 I Know Who Killed Me - just as lurid as the title suggests? Or lurid-er?36:55 – 40:15 Final judgments.40:16 – 45:13 The sad bastards recommend.45:14 – 48:13 Podcasty business, goodbyes, theme, and outtakes.A note: we've eliminated the movie synopsis at the beginning of the episode, as we've heard people say that they'd rather just get into the fun stuff right away. However, if you want a little context for the discussion, we'll still post links to the Wikipedia pages for these films, which tend to have fairly thorough plot summaries.









4.5 • 11 Ratings

Djdogmanfish Oct 01 2020
Hard pass. Got halfway through one episode and the jokes are terrible and endlessly drawn out (they find themselves hilarious, enough to laugh obnoxiously into their microphones) one guy is basically eating his mic, seriously, someone take his levels down! This is diet How Did This Get Made, you want a good podcast, go listen to that instead of this.

Jazzquatch Aug 12 2020
i enjoy the show even though they're old and so i only get 1 of every 10 jokes tbh I just listen for solo Dan ad reads






Sicname Jul 26 2020
Three of the funniest guys I've ever heard. They watch terrible movies so you don't have to.

DamDam Jul 13 2020
Skip the first 14 episodes. The guy who keeps dropping R-bombs doesn't last after that, never to be mentioned again. Don't do what I did and quit a few times because of Elliott's voice. You get used to it. These nerds love the Muppets and talk about film in ways I can't get enough of. Their banter is amazing!

Adam Lastnamewit Jul 06 2020
My favorite podcast for years now. I've been through the back catalogue a few times, and it never gets old. I haven't seen the vast majority of the films discussed on The Flop House, so don't be dissuaded if you aren't a bad movie afficionado. It's really about the comedy, the tangents, the bonhomie, and of course, words that sound like other words.

rumi.neri Jun 28 2020
Come for the bad movie recaps, stay for the tangents. It's one of the few podcasts that makes me laugh out loud. Thank you Original Peaches for the goofs during these weird times. 💕🍑 Start with BULLET TO THE HEAD - just.. iconic.

ridderbaas May 17 2020
Hours and hours of fun! Love the reviews and the jokes, but learned a bit about film as well!

James c May 09 2020
Great podcast!

GRATCHman42 May 04 2020
While Eliot may be slightly annoying, Dan's near constant sighing is a bit of a distraction, and the lovable but crude Stuart always has the last minute quip this podcast delivers on all levels for fans of movies and comedy alike.

kingofpuppies Apr 13 2020
My favorite podcast, bar none. And I listen to a lot of podcasts. Huge back catalogue, rife with hilarious bits. I've barely watched any of the movies discussed on the pod, and it's not at all necessary to do so! In fact, most of them are to be avoided. But the Flop House boys consistently spin straw into gold. If you've never listened, your best bet is any ep in which a Nic Cage movie is discussed.






LogHugger Apr 12 2020
Been one of my favorite podcasts for years. Seriously feels like you're just hanging out with your friends and talking about nonsense and movies. It's even more like that when you realize they're not listening to you just like your real friends...