The Flop House: Episode #50 – Delgo

When a podcast reaches a certain age–say 50–it may find itself susceptible to a midlife crisis. It might buy itself a shiny red convertible mixing board. It may dump one of its hosts for a hot young blonde. Or maybe it just regresses, with an animated kid’s film like Delgo. Meanwhile, Elliott tries out some of his Jabberjaw molestation jokes, Dan reveals the surprising owners of the Delgo website, and Stuart is having none of it.

0:00 – 0:34 – Introduction and theme
0:35 – 3:40 – We devote a little time to patting ourselves on the back for reaching fifty episodes.
3:41 – 28:51 – We celebrate our fiftieth anniversary by discussing Delgo, the movie most likely to inspire blank stares in our audience, followed by the phrase “What the fuck’s a Delgo?.” Maybe we’ll get our shit together for the 100th.
28:51 – 29:58 – Pause for station identification
29:59 – 35:55 – Final judgments
35:56 – 40:40 – Flop House Movie Mailbag, plus some discussion of a wacky cross-country adventure.
40:41 – 47:40 – The sad bastards recommend.
47:41 – 49:19 – Goodbyes, theme and outtakes.

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Wikipedia synopsis of Delgo


Elliott’s next 92Y Tribeca screening: The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek, with guest co-commentator, Kristen Schaal (The Daily Show, Flight of the Conchords). Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 8 pm – $12.

Dan’s sketch group, Mr. Whitepants, at The Magnet Theater on Friday, Dec. 4, at 7 pm, AND at The Creek in Long Island City, on Saturday, Dec. 5, at 6 pm – Free!

Also: come see the Channel 101 NY Channy Awards at 8:30pm, Thursday, Dec. 10 at 92YTribeca ($6). Dan’s webseries 9 AM Meeting was nominated for four Channys!

The bar of Stuart’s heart and his favorite watering hole: Sharlene’s. Stalk him after our recording sessions!

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November 22nd, 2009



  1. Matt says:

    Wow, you guys gotta lot of mileage out of my letter. Anyway, glad you left the invite open, so uh, just let me know if you ever decide to cross country on double side car motorcycles and when you’ll show up. And sadly, there is only ONE Popeye’s in all of Minnesota.

  2. wiggie says:

    Word on the Minnesota street (from my single source of a woman my wife used to work with) is that it’s not that great of a Popeye’s compared to non-Minnesotan Popeye’s. Every time I hear Elliott talk about it, I think about trying it out…but *shrugs* it’s a whole 10 minute drive away.

  3. Matt says:

    I used to live in LA (I went to USC) and there was one down the street from the campus. I can honestly say that there is no noticeable difference between the one in Minneapolis and the one near USC. Maybe I just like fried chicken?

  4. wiggie says:

    That is excellent news, I’ll have to hit them up for some of their chicken sometime soon…when it’s warmer and leaving the house makes sense.

  5. Agh jesus I became such a Jojo nerd lately that the mention of it put a huge stupid grin on my face.

  6. Agh jesus I became such a Jojo nerd lately that the mention of it put a huge stupid grin on my face.

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