Academy Awards Flopstacular 2009!

WARNING AND APOLOGY: Our Floptacular episodes must be cursed. Last year’s Academy Awards show featured a nearly inaudible Elliott, and this time around Stuart’s mic appears to have gone dead — and we somehow managed to overlook this until editing time. We’ve done our best to “fix it in post,” but it’s still highly noticeable. Luckily, Stu’s a rather laconic fellow anyway. We’ve made a real effort to increase our sound quality over the last 20 shows, so we’re embarrassed that this one had issues. Please bear with us, and we’ll do our best to keep this from happening again.


We discuss the Academy Awards, one of only eighteen nights of the year when Hollywood takes some time out of its busy schedule to honor itself. Meanwhile, Elliott takes us on a tour of old-time character actor impressions, Dan covers the Flop House red carpet, and Stuart is nearly inaudible.

0:00 – 0:26 – Theme
0:27 – 45:34 – We discuss the Oscars. Oh surely the skies will be dark tonight as all the stars are in Hollywood’s Kodak Theater!
45:35 – 55:35 – Letters from listeners.
55:36 – 56:39 – Goodbyes, theme, and outtakes

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We promised links to the websites of listeners Chuck and Jen Lastnamewithheld, and here they are.

Here’s the gay cowboy montage that Elliott co-produced for the 2005 Oscars: