Episode #313 – Dolittle

You can’t have one of #TheTwoFriends without the other! In this episode, we’re joined by David Sims of the Blank Check Podcast and film critic for The Atlantic, to talk about Robert Downey Jr.’s next iconic blockbuster character, Dolittle. Meanwhile Dan makes a pitch for fart acceptance, Stuart forgets our mission statement, David gives us a taste of what it was like to see Dolittle in the theater, and Elliott does an extremely aggravating bit with a raccoon finger puppet.

Also – EXCITING NEWS! Since the coronavirus pandemic has kept us from touring, we’re going to bring our live show to you via the internet! On Saturday, June 6, at 6 pm Pacific / 9 pm Eastern, we’ll all be doing a video livestream on our YouTube page, complete with all-new live show presentations, a discussion of classic bad movie Howard the Duck, and a little audience interaction of some sort.

It’ll be free to watch, but we’ll be encouraging viewers to donate to some COVID-19 relief charities, and those who donate can be entered to win some Flop House prizes! Hope to see you then!

Talk about a guy who knows where to find fantastic beasts!

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Wikipedia synopsis of Dolittle.

Movies recommended in this episode:

Le Corbeau

Bad Education

Floating Weeds

Mid-August Lunch

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May 23rd, 2020



  1. Gerald Fnord says:

    Dave sounded more sane than I expected. I mean, I have enormous respect for the way he made his own way in comics, and sure, comics creators are often cranks, but after issue #200 I wished he would just go into the castile soap business and put his editorials on the labels.

    • Vardulon says:

      It took me like twenty seconds of staring at your comment before I figured out that you were pretending Dave Sim was the guest. LOL – I feel like a dupe.

      • Gerald Fnord says:

        No, _I_ feel like I ripped-off Gilda Radner’s old ‘Emily Litella’ bit, though I was thinking ‘clueless’ instead of ‘deaf’.

        I’d like to ask Mr Sims, though, if someone’s made that mistake for real.

  2. Vardulon says:

    The movie about a high seas adventure where Charles Darwin was the villain is ‘The Pirates – an adventure with Scientists’.

    • Gerald Fnord says:

      Funny to see this, having just finished “The Science of Discworld IV: Darwin’s Watch”, in which Darwin appears.

      Is “The Pirates” a ‘Christian’ movie?

      • Alfje17 says:

        “The Pirates” is an underrated Aardman movie, but Darwin isn’t really the villain, more like a co-protagonist

        • Vardulon says:

          No spoilers, but I’d lean towards villain. Not a Christian movie at all, just a delightfully entertaining madcap comedy adventure, very much in the way Doolittle fails to be.

  3. Vardulon says:

    Here’s a low-bitrate version for people with data caps – https://archive.org/details/the-flop-house-episode-313-dolittle-tc-low-bitrate

    (Sorry it’s so late!)

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